Improv act all about imagination, collaboration, truth and humor

For many, getting on stage in front of a crowd is a scary prospect. Even scarier would be getting on stage without any idea what you are going to say or do and trying to entertain your audience.
But for Martty Zeller and the other improvisational actors of Fresh Produce, a fluid group that has been gelling together off and on for three decades, that’s the fun of it all. You never know what’s going to happen, except you can almost be certain laughter will be a part of it.
Zeller said he first experienced improv theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, when he stumbled into a theater late at night with no idea what to expect. What he saw were two guys making up a scene on the spot. A very strange scene.

Community news – Aug. 25

Zumba’s Maria hosts Thriving Thursday at SVT Elder care expert and certified Zumba Gold Instructor Maria Santa Lucia will share tips and pointers on aging gracefully at this week’s Thriving Thursdays Class at SVT Health and Wellness. “Aging Well, Wisely and with Panache” focuses on exercising and appropriate modifications as we age. The class runs […]

Barrow football has ‘whale’ of a time in Homer

Back in the old days of Homer High School football, Mariner miscues in a difficult game could often be blamed on mud slicks, sod moguls or an occasional loose critter on the field.
Times have changed.
And while there are definitely many things the shiny, new Homer turf can provide its players, being the scapegoat for stumbles and slip-ups is no longer one of them.
While the weather for the Mariners’ first home game of the season on Saturday was really quite lovely, the Barrow Whalers were not. After grabbing a 19-0 first-quarter lead, Barrow scored another 16 points in the second quarter to head into halftime with a 35-0 nonconference lead.
Homer found the end zone in the third quarter, but lost the game by a final score of 47-6.

Sports Briefs – Aug. 25

Rams play Cougars in Fairbanks The Voznesenka Cougars struggled to hold onto the football as they opened their season in Fairbanks against the Monroe Catholic Rams on Saturday. Voz fumbled the ball four times, and Cougar quarterback Azure Reutov threw four interceptions in the 0-48 non conference loss. The Cougars brought only 13 players to […]

Consider All Aspects of College Savings Options

It’s almost back-to-school time. If you have young children going to public schools, your biggest expenditures may be on pens, pencils and notebooks. But if you want those same kids to go to college someday, you’ll eventually face considerably larger costs – so you may want to start preparing soon.
College is costly. For the 2015-16 school year, the average expense (including tuition, fees room and board) was nearly $20,000 at a public, four-year school, and more than twice that amount at a four-year private school, according to the College Board. Of course, cheaper alternatives are available – your children could go to a local community college for two years at a very reasonable cost, and then transfer to a four-year school.

City tightens leash on animals traveling lose in back of trucks

The days of dogs hanging their heads out the back of trucks, tongue flapping, is coming to close, in the Homer city limits anyway. Dogs, or any other animal for that matter, traveling in the back of a truck must now be leashed in such a manner that keeps all parts of the animal in the vehicle at all times.
Also outlawed is the practice of driving with your canine companion, not to mention iguana, bird or any other such creature in your lap.
The new regulations are part of a much larger ordinance pertaining to everything from impoundment fees for animal code violations to clarifying impound procedures. But of special interest to the council was language pertaining to “cross-tethering” your pet in the back of one’s truck.

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Aug. 25

SPH provides needle exchange on Tuesdays The Needle Exchange at the South Peninsula Hospital training room, 203 West Pioneer in Homer, offers safe disposal of used sharps, as well as sterile injection equipment, free rapid HIV/Hep C testing, Narcan prescriptions and referrals to treatment on the first and third Tuesday of each month — until […]

Beth Ann Mishko

Beth Ann Mishko died of ALS, in the South Peninsula Hospital at Homer, Alaska in the first hour of Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Beth was born Beth Ann Gill on Oct. 18, 1947 in the elevator of Mercy Hospital in Auburn, N.Y. Her family was in dairy farming as tenant farmers in five central New […]

Arts Briefs – Aug. 25

Burning Basket build to begin Homer Tribune Lead artist Mavis Muller brings her 13th-annual Homer Burning Basket to Mariner Park in early September. “EXPAND — Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening” is a community interactive impermanent art experience on the Homer Spit. Build week is Sunday, Sept. 4 through Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon-8 p.m. daily. […]

Public Safety – Aug. 15-23

FIRE Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 emergency services calls. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to three medical calls and one fire call. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to two fire calls and two EMS calls. Police Thursday, Aug. 18 1:34 a.m. A caller reported a REDDI vehicle on the Spit Road. An officer […]

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