First ‘Taste of Homer’ event planned
Bring your appetite to the first-annual Taste of Homer from 4-10 p.m. Sept. 21 at Wasabi’s Restaurant, 59217 East End Road.
The “Taste of Homer” features food and beverages from some of Homer’s best restaurants, along with live music by Los Holy Santos Gang and a silent and live auction to benefit the Homer Farmers Market.
The Homer Trolley will provide transportation to and from the Farmers Market parking lot between 4-10 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Homer Bookstore, Homer Chamber of Commerce, Homer Farmers Market, Land’s End and Wasabi’s. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.tasteofhomer.com. Early bird tickets are $35; tickets at the door are $40. Come find out what “Farm to Table” means in our community.
Participating restaurants include: Vida’s Thai Food, KBay Roasting Co., Homer Brewing Co., Fritz Creek General Store, Wasabi’s Homer, Vagabond Cafe, Lands End Resort/The Chart Room Restaurant and Lounge, A’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern, Fresh Catch Cafe, The Homestead Restaurant, Two Sister’s Bakery, Bear Creek Winery, Boss Hoggs, Captain Patties Fish House, Red Bird Sweets, The Homer Farmers’ Market, Seafoods of Alaska, Jakolof Oyster Co. and Al a Carte Cafe.
KBFPC welcomes new medical director
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic welcomes Dr. Hillary Seger, OB/GYN, as its new Medical Director. Through this voluntary leadership position, Dr. Seger oversees the provision of all medical services, clinical policies and quality assurance procedures at KBFPC. She provides ongoing consultation and advice to clinic staff and its team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. Seger currently practices at South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Medical Center. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the University of Utah. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Seger is the first OB/GYN specialist based in Homer.
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is a member-supported organization providing high-quality, low-cost reproductive healthcare for women, men and families of the southern Kenai Peninsula. For more information, call 907-235-3436 or go to kbfpc.org.
Whatever floats your (wooden) boat
The 21st-annual Wooden Boat Society’s Festival, dubbed “The Year of the Kayak.” started Thursday evening with mariners singing sea chantys and telling sea stories at the Salty Dawg Saloon.
The boat show behind Pier One Theatre got underway Saturday morning and resumed Sunday, with some adventurous youngsters rowing out into Mud Bay in four little boats.
John Miles taught toy boat building and youngsters were invited to bring previously made boats as well as create new ones. Many children participated, with their toy-boat creations acting as centerpieces on tables at Alice’s during Saturday evening’s auction. Blues Trollers provided the tunes.
Kevin Dee brought in several kayaks, including the umiak that Corey Freedman built this summer with Native youth at the annual Agaya 24-day youth camp. The camp is an enrichment program for young people from schools (half rural, half urban) that have a 50 percent dropout rate. Besides boat building, youth are tutored in science, math and more. The federally funded program encourages students to set lifetime goals and work toward achieving them.
Enhancing the festival was an acoustic songfest held around a driftwood fire. Everyone was invited to join in. There were demonstrations of nautical knot tying, assembling a “backpack” kayak that can be carried to distant waters and boat-building.
An auction of donated items at Alice’s Champagne Palace Saturday night raised about $1,800 for the Society. Carl Nostrand donated a kayak and had it carried into Alice’s for the auction. It brought $170.
Sunday the festival activities continued on the Spit with more boat building and boat rides.
Ground Truth Trekking authors hosted at visitor center
The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center features a special presentation and book signing by Hig and Erin Higman of Ground Truth Trekking at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the center. This is also an annual board meeting for the center, with board elections and desserts. The public is welcome.
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