Pratt switches to fall schedule
Starting Sunday, the Pratt Museum swings into its fall schedule. The museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The Harrington Cabin will be open Wednesday through Saturday.
District 30 Democrats to meet
District 30 Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Real Estate office on 1529 Ocean Drive. Call Liz Diament at (914) 588-0332 for more information.
Rotary Health Fair coming up
The Rotary Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Homer High School. The free event has more than 60 exhibits, featuring information, demonstrations and screenings related to health and wellness. Low-cost blood tests are also available.
The Health Fair is sponsored by the Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club, in partnership with South Peninsula Hospital. For more information call 235-0397 or go to www.sphosp.org.
Voters to weigh in on pot smoking
On June 14 Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified an initiative to legalize pot in Alaska and establish a regulatory framework under which it can be grown and marketed. If backers get enough signatures, it will appear on the primary ballot in August. The Alaska marijuana debate started back in 1972, when Homer resident Irwin Ravin arranged to get charged for possession of two joints, testing a new “right to privacy” amendment to Alaska’s State Constitution.
Homer Chamber offers business seminar
The Alaska District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will conduct a workshop to help businesses in the area qualify for the HUBZone certification program. This workshop is 10 to noon Monday at he Chamber offices. HUBZone is a historically under-utilized business zone that gives the small businesses the opportunity to apply for a preference in seeking federal contracts.
These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone and by maintaining a principal office located there.. The two-hour seminar is designed to introduce participants to the program, help determine whether your business is eligible for the program and support your business’s participation in the program.
Following this workshop, Sam Dickey, Alaska District Director for the U.S. SBA, will then present another free workshop to provide information on the SBA 8(a) program. This is a logical, systematic approach to federal market access and enterprise growth to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. For more information, contact the chamber at 235-4470.
Gas prices continue to fall
Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.95/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 398 gas outlets in Alaska. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has not moved during the last month and stands 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
Another season of high school basketball will soon be here, and the junior high basketball season starts in October. If you have a desire to officiate and wish to become involved as an official, have questions, or need more information, please call Merlin Cordes 235-6636 or 299-0303 or Mike Etzwiler (235-7785). Junior high officiating is a great way to work into refereeing.
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