Letters – Jan. 15

Finding love and compassion through pain

The passing of Steve Wolfe was such a fast, strange event, I hardly had time to grasp the reality of it. Early one morning, after a restless night, I lay abed and wondered how I could ever express my gratitude to those who reached out to me in my pain and gave me comfort and courage to stay the course.
I have had so many reach out in kindness, compassion and generosity. Even though I received it through a fog of confusion and grief, it was one of the sweetest experiences I have ever had.
I count myself a blessed woman living in a blessed community. I believe the tender mercies of Jesus Christ will continue to help us all walk with faith in every footstep on this journey through time and mortality.
Nina Wolfe

Leaving the ‘postal family’

On Jan. 3, 2014, I officially retired from the United States Postal Service as the Postmaster of Anchor Point. I have enjoyed my time serving the customers of Anchor Point and the surrounding communities.
I would like to thank my staff, Loretta Stapel and Christy Drake; HCR driver Carol Coleman and her alternates; retired HCR driver John Butcher; custodian Mark Chapman; the Nikolaevsk CPU manager Kira Tipikin and her daughter Olivia. It is due to their professional ethics and hard work that I have been successful in my position as postmaster.
I would also like to thank other postmasters and postal peers who have supported me throughout my years with the service. We are a postal family, and with open communication, we make an awesome team.
Most of all, I want to thank all of the customers who put their trust in us to perform our jobs with pride and dedication. We are here because of you. Again thank you and Happy New Year.

Eleanor H. Sarren
Postmaster Retired

What about Bob?

I’m living in frigid Florida, caring for my parents. I’m missing Homer a lot, but TV sure has enough shows featuring Homer.
I used to keep up with my friends there on Facebook, but no longer use that media due to privacy concerns. My e-mail address is rfolse@hughes.net.
Bob Folse

Thanks for helping Bigs and Littles

For National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank the following businesses who provided two for one discounts to our Bigs and Littles when they met for mentoring activities during 2013:
Homer Theater, Homer Bookstore, Boss Hoggz, Cosmic Kitchen, Homer Council on the Arts, Land’s End Resort, Two Sisters Bakery, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Pratt Museum, Homer Shotokan Karate Club, True North Kayaking, Pier One, Ashore Water Taxi, Bay Club, Damselfly Salon and Boutique, Tangles Hair Salon, Kevin Bell Arena, Homer Community Recreation, Jelly Beans Ice Cream and Gifts, Homestead Restaurant, Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery and Boardwalk Bakery.
We appreciate their continued support of mentoring in our community.
Jenny Martin
Community Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Kevin Bell Arena was bustin’ at the seams

On behalf of the board of directors and members of Homer Hockey Association, I would like to wholeheartedly thank K-Bay Marine Corps League for their support of our annual Christmas Eve Skate Party at Kevin Bell Arena.
This free community skate has become a tradition since the rink opened in 2005. Operating an ice rink is not a cheap endeavor, and we truly appreciate the support we receive from our friends and neighbors. It is wonderful to be able to open our doors and invite everyone to come out and enjoy an afternoon of holiday skating.
More than 200 people attended the event, and there wasn’t a single skate left on the shelf.
Thank you again K-Bay Marine for helping HHA provide this opportunity to our community.
Tim Stage
HHA President

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