Community News – June 19

Free pizza
“The R.E.C. Room is having a Free Pizza Picnic for young people ages 12-18 years old Thursday, June 20, from 3-5 p.m.  along with music, fun, and outdoor time.  Bring a blanket/chair/frisbee to enjoy on the lawn.  Food generously donated by local youth advocates and volunteers.  For information call 235-6736.

Kenai Peninsula Weed Smackdown
Help beautify the community by pulling invasive weeds at various locations around Homer as part of the 2013 Kenai Peninsula Weed Smackdown on June 29, 2013 from 11 a.m.-1:30 pm.  Free T-shirt to the first 35 volunteers and a free lunch for all volunteers.  Meet at the South Peninsula Hospital at 11 a.m.  to register.  For more information contact: Cheryl Anderson at cheryl_anderson@fws.gov or (907) 260-0129.

Hey there - HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson - The iconic landmark mermaid and fishermen on top of Land’s End has been moved to the hotel’s entrance. The fishermen with the spyglass are currently being refurbished and will join the mermaid atop the new sign shortly. They were carved by local woodcarver Brian Young.

Hey there - HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson - The iconic landmark mermaid and fishermen on top of Land’s End has been moved to the hotel’s entrance. The fishermen with the spyglass are currently being refurbished and will join the mermaid atop the new sign shortly. They were carved by local woodcarver Brian Young.

Bay Club pool closures
The following days and time the pool will be closed due to swimming lessons: June 24 and July 1 from 11-11:30 a.m.; June 25 and July 2 from 12:30-1 p.m.; June 26 to July 3 from 2:30-5 p.m.

Murkowski at chamber
For the second consecutive year Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be speaking at the July 3 Chamber Luncheon at the Best Western Bidarka Inn.  Lunch is served 11:45 a.m. and the senator will speak at noon. The senator will also serve as this years 4th of July Parade Grand Marshall.

Street Faire vendor wanted
There are vendor and performer openings for the Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20 on Hazel Ave. behind. The council is looking for performance artists including singer/song writers or groups, dancers, jugglers, magic, etc.  They would also like Alaskan artists to become vendors.  The application deadline is July 12.

RV parking in Old Town and downtown
The city of Homer has designated several areas to park and RV that are in walking distance of shops, restaurants and galleries in downtown Homer and in Old Town. At the Homer Chamber of Commerce on the Sterling Highway and at the old middle school parking lot on Pioneer Avenue. Look for signs or call the chamber at 234-7740.

Under construction
It is construction season in Alaska and Homer is undergoing many improvements. Natural gas pipeline: Retrofitting the city of Homer with natural gas pipeline. Expect short traffic delays in town and torn up rights of way. The resurfacing of the Sterling Highway into Homer resulting in a possible 20 minute delay. The paving/repaving of city roads: Klondike, Smoky Bay Way, W. Fairview, Soundview, Fish Dock Road and Ice Dock Road.

Trail riding
Gordy Hubbard, from Montana, where he worked with rescued horses would like to start a Trail Riding Group. If you are interested in participating contact him at 907-631-9652.
Grazing available on the North Fork Rd in the Epperson Knob area. Contact Cookie at Cookie’s Greenhouse for the particulars if you’re interested at 907-235-8915.

Bayview Park Work Party and Master Planning Design
Join Best Beginnings Homer, City Public Works Dept and volunteers at the Bayview Park Work Party on Wednesday July 10 from 10 a.m-3 p.m. Bring your rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, and buckets! Some food/snacks will be provided – feel free to bring a picnic along too! Fun for the whole family!!
Best Beginnings Homer (BBH) “Adopted” Bayview Park and has been working with parent volunteers and the City’s Public Works Dept. to address safety and general maintenance repairs. Over the last few years, BBH has funded a new toddler slide, adaptive swing for children with disabilities and boulders. Parent volunteers have built and installed stepping logs, a willow fort and small bridges for children to climb on.
BBH has contracted with Corvus Design in Anchorage to develop a master plan for the park that will include ADA and groundcover upgrades as well as 1-2 new elements. The master plan will be implemented over several years to allow for additional fundraising as needed.  A Corvus Design staff will be on hand at the work party to share ideas and gather community feedback for the master plan.
For more information on the party, contact Jenny Martin 435-7101.

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