Easy Recycling

Each week, the Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) will share information and tips on recycling in the Homer area. Glass, aluminum, paper and cardboard can be recycled at Save-U-More, McNeil Canyon and in Anchor Point. Additional items that can be recycled at the Homer Transfer Station (dump): No. 1 and no. 2 plastic containers, stretchy […]

News Briefs & Announcements – Nov. 25, 2015

KPC to close for Thanksgiving holiday Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River and Kachemak Bay campuses, as well as Anchorage and Resurrection Bay extension sites, will be closed Nov. 26-29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no classes on Nov. 25, but locations will be open for general business. All KPC locations will […]

Community News – Nov. 25, 2015

HHA offers Homer High students free skate The Homer Hockey Association has invited Homer High School students to a FREE skate this Saturday, Nov. 28, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Take advantage of your time off and come out to the Kevin Bell Ice Arena over the holiday weekend for some fun on the ice. […]

News Briefs & Announcements – Nov. 18, 2015

Anchor Point responders hold board meeting The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Anchor Point Fire Station on Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700 Get the most from your marine electronics Kachemak […]

Community News – Nov. 18, 2015

Whiskey tasting Alice’s Champagne Palace hosts a whiskey-tasting event on Nov. 18, from 6–8 p.m. Whiskey, scotch, bourbon and appetizers will be provided at a cost of $50 per person. Reservations are required, and only 50 seats are available. Call 235-7721 or go to KBBI.org to make your reservations. All proceeds go to support KBBI. […]

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.

News Briefs & Announcements – Nov. 11, 2015

Sit in on Gasline discussions The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors will meet tomorrow, Nov. 12 in Anchorage, at the board room of the AGDC corporate office, 3201 C Street. It convenes at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend in person at the location mentioned above or by teleconference by calling […]

Community News – Nov. 11, 2015

Chamber hosts lunch with UA President For its November member luncheon, the Homer Chamber of Commerce hosts Dr. Jim Johnsen — recently appointed 14th president of the University of Alaska — today, Nov. 11, at Land’s End. The event starts at noon, with an optional $15 lunch, payable at the door. Johnsen will discuss the […]

News Briefs and Announcements – Nov. 4

Rasmuson announces Tier 1 Awards In the third quarter of 2015, the Rasmuson Foundation made Tier 1 awards for a total of $826,634. The Tier 1 program is a cornerstone of Rasmuson Foundation’s grantmaking and provides grants up to $25,000 for capital projects, technology upgrades, capacity building, program expansion and creative works. Applications are accepted year-round. Examples of […]

Homer’s 32nd Annual Health Fair Nov. 7

“The Health Fair is an all volunteer effort; no one is here to sell anything. This is a from-the-heart client service. That’s why I love this thing,” said Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Health Fair Coordinator Sharon Minsch. “When I joined Rotary in 2006, I did not know what a health fair was. Now I am one.”
Rotary partners with South Peninsula Hospital to put on the fair. According to SPH Public Relations Director Derotha Ferraro, the fair started in 1983, taking blood tests in a hallway at the hospital. By 1994 the fair had moved to the high school, with more and more informational and testing booths being included.

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