Community news – Oct 10

Attorney Westerburg hands over practice

Local attorney Dan Westerburg announced he has transferred his law practice to his associate, Lindsey Wolter, effective on Oct. 1. Wolter attended Yale University and graduated with her law degree from the University of Miami Law School in 2003. She then worked for a Chicago law firm prior to her move to Alaska in 2006, where she served as assistant attorney general for six years.
Westerburg thanked his many clients over the past 22 years in Homer.
“Homer has been a great community to practice law and raise a child,” he said.
He and his wife, local realtor Kathy Westerburg, will maintain a home in Homer, with plans to spend several months with family in the Midwest.

Keeping it real
Homer High School student Katherine Dolma was named a finalist in the national R.E.A.L. Girl contest. “Justine—the “real-girl” focused national lifestyle magazine for teen and tween girls—features the winners of its R.E.A.L. Girl Contest in the October/November issue, which hits newsstands this week. This contest asks for teens to describe how they are Remarkable, Energetic, Aspirational Leaders and is held in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the USA. Dolma is a Girl Scout and has won numerous awards for her environmental leadership work in recycling.
“These young women represent All-American teen girls who have their sights set high to achieve at all levels of life,” said Jana Kerr Pettey, Justine’s Editorial Director.

Doing more for breast health 
With new breast MRI capabilities, South Peninsula Hospital is now the only location on the Kenai Peninsula where patients can receive an MRI-guided breast biopsy. What does that mean to you? Learn more at a free presentation, held in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center at 203 W. Pioneer Ave.  Dr. Maureen Filipek, certified radiologist at South Peninsula Hospital, will discuss this new technology, as well as its appropriate use and applications. Dr. Greg Hough, new general surgeon with a specific interest in breast health and cancer surgery, will join Dr. Filipek in this discussion.

Maureen Filipek, MD, is certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a special interest in women’s breast health. Before joining South Peninsula Hospital in 2010, she founded a task force in Oregon to help eliminate delays in breast cancer diagnosis, which results in faster care for women in need. In addition to her practice, she has authored numerous reports, articles and book chapters in her field of study.  Dr. Hough, board certified in general surgery, joined the hospital this summer, after serving as a trauma surgeon with the US Air Force.  His focus is on modern techniques, using a non-invasive approach to traditionally invasive procedures.
The event is free and open to the public.  Healthy refreshments will be served.  For more information 235-0397.

Random bagpiping

HOMER TRIBUNE/Naomi Klouda

HOMER TRIBUNE/Naomi Klouda

Kevin Moe plays his bagpipes in the rain Friday next to Ptarmigin Arts in celebration of First Friday. Moe is visiting Homer from Laramie, Wyo.

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