Letters – Feb. 27

Rotary, Foundation gave money for youth

We send our thanks to the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and the Homer Foundation for their recent gift in support of Youth Resource and Enrichment Co-op), a program of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic.
Thanks to your kindness and the generosity of others in our community, Homer-area youth will be able to continue to access vital resources to keep them safe and help them make healthy choices.
At the R.E.C. Room, youth ages 12-18 have a free space to hang out, meet with friends, and tap into community resources such as job training /support, drivers license prep support and resources for youth in need.
The support from the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and the Homer Foundation has already made a lasting difference at the R.E.C. Room: our beloved Acoustic Fender Resonator guitar that is used almost daily (previously provided only temporarily via a loan) is now property of the R.E.C. Room, so it will live out its time in the hands of appreciative teens.
Know that your gift has already enhanced this space and resources we provide for youth in our community. We appreciate your kindness.

Anna Meredith

Youth Program Manager, R.E.C. Center

DDF helps with Readathon

The Paul Banks staff would like to thank Amy Christianson and the members of the Homer High Drama, Debate and Forensics team that took time out of the their busy high school day to support the Paul Banks Readathon last week with a visit to our school. It’s so nice to have all of our community sharing our enthusiasm for reading. Thank you, Mariners.
Wendy Todd
Paul Banks Elementary

Homer Foundation services land trust

Hats off to the City of Homer Grants Program for providing funding for local nonprofits through the Homer Foundation.
The grant we received allowed Kachemak Heritage Land Trust to increase its impact both through the direct use of the funds, and by allowing us to list the City of Homer as one of our supporters, thus providing a double bang for the City’s contribution. 
Our voluntary private land conservation work benefits our community by working with landowners to provide perpetual conservation services on land that is significant for conservation in our area. 
Marie McCarty, executive director,
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust

9/11 suspicions

I am a pious Scots-Irish Presbyterian Christian and I provide a synopsis and a clue about the fall of the World Trade Center Towers.
Synopsis: The towers fell fast. It took only 15 seconds – the same time as for a dropped softball. This astonishing speed forces the conversation: “Cascading concrete slabs engage in successive inelastic collisions. Reaction (inertial) forces from next-stricken slabs provide the only restraining (fall-slowing) forces. Applied (bracing) forces are absent. Brace-removing explosives are suspect.”
A Fortran-languaged program tracks the fall and deepens suspicions about explosives.
Clue: Loose change Google 9/11.
James Donally

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