Community News – Feb. 6



A spit of fire

Buccaneer Energy sponsored a fireworks exhibit Friday night from the Deep Water Dock. It was part of the Industry Outlook Forum: Cook Inlet-Energy All Alaska where Buccaneer was a presenter. As the forum ended, the fireworks were let off.

Woodworth elected hospital president

South Peninsula Hospital’s Operating Board of Directors elected new officers and welcomed a new board member at its annual meeting in January.
Julie Woodworth was re-elected president, Kelly Cooper was re-elected vice president, Bernadette Wilson was re-elected secretary and Tom Clark was re-elected treasurer. 
In addition, the board appointed Dr. Todd Boling to a newly established three-year seat specifically developed for physician representation.  Boling is a general surgeon who has private practices in the Homer and Soldotna areas, and is on the active medical staff at South Peninsula Hospital. Three other directors were re-appointed for another three-year term, including Vickey Hodnik, DDS, Kelly Cooper and Matthew Hambrick. 

Take it to the river

Kachemak Bay Birders head to the mouth of the Anchor River on Saturday, Feb. 9. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the boat launch area at 12:30 p.m., or at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at noon to carpool.
All trips are co-sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to participate. Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one, and dress warmly for possible icy conditions. For more information on this trip, contact trip leader Michael Craig at 235-0631.

Big road continues

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. The discussion will take place at the library on Feb. 21, from 6-7:30 p.m.
KBBI and the Friends of the Homer Public Library team up during the month of February to record your stories. To learn more about this opportunity, e-mail
A book discussion group will take place at the library on Feb. 12 and 26 from 6-8 p.m. Additional events will be added and advertised via e-mail and websites.
The Big Read is locally supported by the Friends of the Homer Public Library and the Homer Foundation. It is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest, and Homer is one of 78 communities participating nationwide.

Catch backcountry film fest

The Backcountry Film Festival takes place Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at The Homer Family Theatre. The festival is sponsored locally by the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition. All proceeds will go to support these two organizations. The film festival features seven very dynamic short films focusing on backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Tickets are $10 at the door. Door prizes will be awarded at intermission, including a chance to win a Black Diamond backcountry ski package. 

Patrick McGaughey to speak at college

Patrick H. McGaughey, CPF, IOM is an international business speaker with a background of professional success in broadcasting will be the featured guest at a Homer forum. His professional experience combined with an examination of historical, current and future trends is the foundation for his presentations on business leadership, management, marketing, sales and personal performance.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, in concert with the Seward Chamber of Commerce, Kenai Chamber of Commerce, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and KPTMC has contracted to bring Mr. McGaughey to the Kenia Peninsula and specifically to Homer on Thursday.
After McGaughey does a Board Orientation and Organizational Strategic and Tactical Planning session with the board of directors for the Chamber, he will offer two additional sessions open to any and all non-profits in the area. The first session will run from 2-3:30 p.m. and will be open only to Executives of non-profits. The second session will run from 4-6 p.m. and will be a general Board Orientation/Q&A. Local non-profits will pay a $100 fee for this session, but that would allow all members of their board and staff to attend.
Contact Monte Davis or Debbie Speakman at the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center for more information.
Information on Patrick McGaughey can be found at

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