Local film available on DVD
“Raising Kid Colt – A Story of a Young Sandhill Crane,” invites you into the exciting world of a wild Sandhill Crane couple and their parenthood adventures. The incredible footage and documentation of these cranes was captured by amateur videographer, Nina Faust, who happily shares her land in Homer with a Sandhill Crane family.
Filmed over a span of two summers, the cranes learned to trust their neighbors, Nina and Kachemak Crane Watch co-founder, Edgar Bailey, as well as their seven pet Cackling Geese and two pet alpacas.
This 35-minute video, along with educational brochures, a Nesting Ecology Project, and a citizen science Sandhill Crane Count that Kachemak Crane Watch has sponsored, are available for $20. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-235-6262 to purchase your copy.
Scholarships announced for 2012
The second class of winners for Alaska Performance Scholarships were announced on Friday. Students completing a rigorous high school curriculum and achieving qualifying grade point averages and test scores are eligible for scholarships worth up to $4,755 a year for college or technical education. The state is phasing in the scholarship’s curriculum requirements, and the Class of 2012 faced more rigorous requirements.
Borgman appointed to arts council
Homer’s Diane Borgman was appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Borgman is a small business owner who had an extensive career in education, including 14 years as a principal or curriculum director for the Kenai Peninsula School District, nine years with the Northwest Arctic School District, four years as a teacher and principal in Kodiak, and six years as a teacher in California.
She won the National Distinguished Principal of the Year award for Alaska in 1991, and has also previously won the Governor’s Award for the Arts. She serves as president of the Homer Council on the Arts, a member of the Homer Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and has served with the Alaska Arts in Education and State Arts Education Consortium.
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