Food pantry combats hunger 1 empty bowl at a time

For three years, Homer Community Food Pantry has combined the love of good soup with an appreciation of handmade pottery to produce the perfect recipe for fundraising success.
This year’s “Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon” served the community soup, bread and desserts on Friday to raise funds for the Homer Pantry.
Proceeds from the luncheon go back to the community in the form of purchased can goods and basic staples, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables given out to those in need every week.
Aside from paying utilities, providing gas to purchase goods and groceries and make food deliveries, the food pantry relies on volunteers to help get food in the hands of those who need it.
Through in-kind donations from local grocery stores, soup donations from 18 restaurants and a number of volunteer dessert-bakers, the food pantry was able to continue their fundraising tradition this year.

Arts Briefs

Dan Bern plays Bunnell Street “With his acoustic guitar and a batch of witty and insightful songs, Dan Bern is rapidly becoming the voice of a new generation of folk music.” – NPR Dan Bern is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, novelist and painter. His music is often compared to that of Bob Dylan, Woody […]

Published Events, Nov. 18-24

WedNov18 Karaoke with Dax • 10 p.m. The Alibi, 453 East Pioneer Ave. Open Mic with Mikey’s Chair • 8 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3 Mile East End Road, 235-6002. Kwiz Night • 7:30 p.m. with picture round. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer Ave. Fried Chicken Dinner Night • Beluga Bar and Grill. 204 Ocean […]

Homer Mariner Hockey is ready to come home

The Homer Mariner Hockey team finished 0-2-1 in the weekend’s Palmer Hockey Showdown, falling to Wasilla 7-1 on Friday and North Pole 5-2 on Saturday.
On Thursday, the M’s played Palmer to a 3-3 tie, with goals by Tim Blakely, with an assist from Robby Larson; Blakely on an assist by Dawson Roberts; and Larson, who was assisted by Hunter Tillion.

Volleyball ends season with losses and learning at state tourney

The 2015 Homer Volleyball team ended its season with losses to Valdez and Kotzebue in the weekend’s Class 3A tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.
The Lady M’s opened against a strong Valdez team that beat them in three straight games, 25-16, 25-14 and 25-19. Valdez went on the state championship in four games against Monroe.
After falling to the Lady Bucs, Homer faced Kotzebue on Friday, this time falling in four games, 25-19, 20-25, 25-10 and 25-18.
In general, however, Homer assistant coach Beth Trowbridge said she is very proud of the team for working hard to get to the state tournament for the second year in a row.

Mariners wrestle to 2nd at Peninsula Duals

Apparently, Homer wrestlers are serious about this “state title” thing.
A week after outlasting 42 other teams to win the ACS Invitational, the M’s hammered Kodiak 60-24 at a Thursday home match. They went on to win six of seven duals in Nikiski on Friday and Saturday, falling only to SoHi 34-39 in the championship match of the Peninsula Duals in Nikiski.
Wrestling in the championship round at 220 pounds, Mariner freshman Jadin Mann won by disqualification when Soldotna wrestler Noah Smelzenbach threw an elbow and hit Mann in the forehead.

Glacier Kings skate away with Power Play Tourney title

Homer’s Glacier King Pee Wee Cs were crowned champions of the 2015 Peninsula Power Play Tournament in Kenai and Soldotna over the weekend. The annual tournament fielded a division of six Pee Wee Tier III teams from the southcentral Alaska area. Led by head coach Chris Owen and assistant Joanna Riley, the Glacier Kings beat […]

Public Safety – Nov. 18, 2015

FIRE        Nov. 9-15 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 11 EMS calls and one fire call. At 4:17 p.m. on Nov. 10, crews responded to an unattended burn pile at a residence off Pennock. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to one fire call and three EMS calls.   POLICE Nov. 10 Abandoned Vehicle: An officer […]

Courts – Nov. 18, 2015

The following records are cases and records filed in court.  Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Misdemeanor Benjamin Shelben Harden III, 31, violating conditions of release for felony Brittany Larissa Smith, 20, violation of custodial duty Cory Walter Johnson, 22, fourth-degree theft Judgments Lindee J. Sprong, 36, […]

Obituaries – Nov. 18, 2015

Homer resident Paul James Oskolkoff, 73, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at The Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church on Church Road in Ninilchik. Father Victor Nick will officiate. Paul will be buried at the Orthodox […]

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