Community news – Feb. 13

Wedding photography

The Smith-Lamphier wedding by Molly Warburton

The Smith-Lamphier wedding by Molly Warburton

Molly Warburton has one of the three weddings she photographed last summer featured in the winter/spring issue of the Alaska Bride and Groom.
Two of her photos were also used in last summer’s Homer Visitor Guide. The income from her photography helps with educational costs at UAF. Warburton is a graduate of Homer High School.

Good will visit

Vicki Sarber, the reigning Mrs. America, along with the reigning Mrs. World, and the 1995 and 2007 Mrs. Worlds recently concluded a goodwill visit to the nation of Vietnam. There they met with the president of Vietnam and appeared on Vietnamese television news broadcasts.

Roberts wins governor’s appointment

Francie Roberts, a teacher at Homer High School and a Homer City Council member, has been appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission. Roberts will serve a three-year term that expires March 1, 2016.
Members to the commission advise the governor on how to improve school standards and oversee ethics complaints. Roberts and others appointed by the governor must now be confirmed by the Legislature.

Big Read heads toward March 1 visit

As part of the Big Read event at the Homer Public Library, local artist Ann-Margret Wimmerstadt will hold a “memory” collage class, encouraging participants of all artistic levels to create art with memorabilia. The class will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the library.
Erin Hollowell, adjunct professor at Kachemak Bay Campus, will moderate a discussion about war poetry with examples from World War I and the Vietnam War, as well as poems about the conflict in the Middle East. 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the library.
March 1 is the address by “The Things they Carried” author Tim O’Brien. The public is invited 7:30-9 p.m. at the Mariner Theatre.
Share Your Story: KBBI and the Friends of the Homer Public Library team up to record your stories during the month of February. To learn more about this opportunity to share your story, e-mail

Stress getting you down?

A new Kachemak Bay Campus public lecture series takes on “The Biology of Stress: What do we know now?” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Pioneer Hall. Kachemak Bay Campus Psychology professor Brian Partridge will conduct a presentation and discussion on current research in neuroscience and health psychology. Learn what the scientific community has been able to tell us about the neurobiology and psychology of stress and how this information has the potential to impact our lives. This public lecture is free and open to all.

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