Evening full of original works of fun

For many people, summertime is all about hitting the water, soaking up some sunshine and catching a big fish — or two.
For performance artist Mary Langham, summers are for circuses and circus camps. And every three or four years, she graces the “stage” and shares her art with the community. This is one of those years.

Commercial pot vote introduced for April

A proposal to put legalizing commercial marijuana operations back before Homer city voters drew significant public testimony again this week, most in favor of legalization, but in a tie vote, the council introduced an ordinance that would bring the issue back to voters this spring.

Council restricts vehicles on Homer beaches

A marathon meeting by the Homer City Council may have been dominated by marijuana regulation (see story above), but it was also the end of a debate that has stretched back beyond last summer on the issue of how to regulate automobile use on Homer’s beaches.

Super Saturated Sugar Strings to rock Bunnell

If Sunday’s powder-pounding wasn’t enough to satisfy your relentless craving for snow, you’re in luck.
As part of their Artist in Residency program, Bunnell Street Arts Center will host a “Snow Ball” at 8 p.m. Feb. 26, featuring live music by the Super Saturated Sugar Strings.

Alternative Violence Project hosts workshop

Karen Cauble and the Alternative Violence Project are offering a new way to learn about conflict resolution.
In cooperation with the Alaska Training Cooperative on Conflict Resolution Skills, an Alternative to Violence Basic Workshop will be held in Homer in March. The basic workshop offers experiential exercises and practice, with the goal of helping reduce conflicts at work and everyday settings.

‘MAPPing’ Homer’s future health needs

Homer is a community that cares. We turn out for fundraisers, volunteer at local events and nurture strong friendships. In fact, according to a study completed by MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, 64 percent of local respondents say they always have supportive and loving relationships in their lives.
MAPP would like to utilize this strength.

Algal toxins found in Bay’s marine animals

While toxic algal blooms are nothing new in Kachemak Bay, scientists were surprised to find levels of a type of toxic algae in marine mammals in the bay that has caused annual marine mammal die-offs in the California for decades now. While that algae toxin — domoic acid — has yet to present in quantities that would cause marine mammals to seize and die, its very presence is ominous given that conditions for an algal bloom in the area are improving each year as waters continue to warm.

Stylist Vicky Heath creates colors, cuts and confidence

Every client who walks through the doors of Tangles Hair Salon becomes a palette for Vicky Heath’s artistic creativity — as well as an outlet for her caring spirit.
Heath is a hair stylist and owner of Tangles, and making people feel good about themselves is one of her favorite parts of the job. She considers it her responsibility to create an atmosphere of trust and relaxation, and she does her stylists, Kristen, and Heath’s daughter Tiffany.

Beach erosion a ‘natural process’

Three things we know for sure will happen in Homer: death, taxes and coastal erosion.
This winter, there have been some catastrophic erosion events; luckily, this is not the norm.
“Usually, erosion is not visible for a while and then a big slough comes off,” said Carey Meyer, Homer’s Public Works Director.

Council weighs in on weed

Homer folks had a lot on their minds Monday night as they gathered at the City Council meeting to discuss two of the city’s hottest topics.
The meeting stretched over four hours, as the Homer Council and interested community members debated both marijuana and beaches.

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