The Homer Shopping Derby has done modestly well in sales of more than 800 tickets in its first season.
It continues one more week before time to wrap it up, said Homer Chamber of Commerce Director Monte Davis. Labor Day weekend will be the last chance for locals and visitors to use their punch cards as credit for shopping local.
The idea behind the derby was to act as a local stimulus for the economy and bring people into Homer businesses. At the end, a cash prize of $5,000 will go to the winner.
“It didn’t take off like I wanted, but this was the first year we tried it, and so that’s OK. We are going to tweak it for next year,” Davis said.
By Bronwynn Kelly VISTA Volunteer The Homer Farmers Market is a vibrant community, a wonder place to meet folks, hear some great music, and meet your food needs for the week. Here are a few more reasons that shopping at the market is a great idea. 1. Freshness. Produce is brought to market the same [...]
For many young oil company recruits, it was the first time riding a boat out on the water or spying the life forms inhabiting a tide pool.
Produce-fest Saturday Save U More has been working on expanding their produce section. “Check out and shop our expanded produce section. We obtained new eco-friendly produce coolers and also widened our aisles to make shopping easier,” says Produce Manager Pam Munro. “We brought in, and continue to bring in, more fruit, vegetables, nuts and other [...]
Time to gather up broken television sets, spent computers, inoperable printers and other no-longer-useful gadgets for the Annual E-Recycling Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28 at Spenard Builders Supply.
Sponsored by Cook Inletkeeper, the event is meant to help residents and businesses safely dispose of items that contain both toxic and reusable parts.
Electronic waste is the fastest growing part of America’s waste stream. Electronics may be safe to use, but when discarded they can leak toxic chemicals like lead, mercury, and cadmium, said Dorothy Melambianakis, coordinator of the event.
Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kenai relocated to new offices in Homer last week.
The Coast Guard moved into new offices in the historic Main Street Mercantile, built in 1936, during the first week of April in order to provide greater accessibility to the majority of the Unit’s customers and maintain a valuable connection with the people across the western Kenai Peninsula.
A commissioning ceremony for the new Homer location will be 10:30 a.m. May 3. The Marine Safety Detachment Kenai will be officially renamed Marine Safety Detachment Homer. The public is invited to attend the event.
Marine Safety Detachment Kenai is a six person office responsible for marine casualty investigations, pollution response and marine inspections throughout the western Kenai Peninsula. The move means all six are in the process of moving to Homer to staff the facility. Officer Lt. Sarah Geoffrion said they are excited to be moving to the historic building, and to Homer.
IRS Free File available for last-minute filers The tax deadline is fast approaching and even though the April 17 deadline offers a couple of extra days this year, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers who haven’t filed yet that IRS Free File is still available. “For taxpayers who find doing their tax returns too taxing, [...]
Senior housing units open Homer Senior Citizens Inc., celebrated the opening of four new housing units at Swatzell Terrace Tuesday afternoon, adding to the organization’s ability to offer housing to seniors to Homer. The units are already rented, with move-in dates set for Jan. 1. Fred Lau, the former administrator at the center, was able [...]
Three summers ago, Nancy Niezgocki and her husband were vacationing in Homer from Detroit, Mich. Nancy operates Old World Nuts in Detroit, and couldn’t help but notice a cozy building under construction on the Homer Spit. “I looked at it and thought, ‘that would be perfect for a small business on the Spit,’” she said. [...]
In a chance conversation on a Paul Banks school field trip, Rick Cline, owner of the Homestead Restaurant, came upon an offer he just couldn’t refuse.
El Pescador owners Jose and Carmen Ramos mentioned to Cline that they were hoping to lease out their restaurant on the Homer Spit this summer. And Cline had just the chef in mind to make it work.