The North Face awards grant to HoWL
The North Face has awarded an Explore Fund grant to HoWL for HoWLin’ Year-Round. The Explore Fund’s mission is to inspire and enable the next generation of explorers by funding nonprofit organizations that are working to re-connect children with nature.
HoWL is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide outdoor experiential education to young people in Alaska. HoWL was selected from more than 900 applications submitted for the first of two grant cycles in 2012. HoWL was chosen because of its commitment to providing high quality Alaska wilderness skill expeditions to young people, teaching them environmental stewardship, leadership,and how to explore Alaska’s backcountry safely.
HoWL founder Libby Veasey said she was, “thrilled to receive the North Face Explore Fund grant,” adding that the funding will enable HoWL to purchase new four-season tents.
“That will allow us to operate year-round, teaching kids how to explore deep in the Alaska backcountry, regardless of the season,” Veasey said.
HEA holds meetings in Homer
The next three monthly board meetings for Homer Electric Association will be Jan. 8, Feb. 12, and March 12 in the Homer offices instead of Kenai. This is because the Kenai Board Room will be used for a temporary office space during remodeling in Kenai. The meetings will begin at noon, followed by presentation from the Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative. Note the new time for HEA meetings.
Country singer comes to Homer
Anchorage-based country singer, ICMA Nominee and CBM Records’ recording artist Doug Briney will bring his live show to the Down East Saloon in Homer on Jan. 3, from 7-9 p.m.
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