Community News – Nov. 4

Landen to lecture on Bhutan Join Dr. Paul Landen, KRC-KPC associate professor of psychology and eastern religion, for his travelogue presentation, “Bhutan: The Hidden Kingdom”. Bhutan, land of the dragon, famous for measuring its gross national happiness, is the only Mahayana Buddhist country in the world. In the foothills of the Himalayas, it is bordered […]

News Brief & Announcements – Oct. 28

Empty bowls luncheon A benefit for the Homer Community Food Pantry will be held  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Homer United Methodist Church. Get soup for $10, or soup and a handcrafted bowl for $30. For more information, call 399-2007. Thefts increases at boat harbor There has been a series of […]

Gather your ghosts and goblins

Halloween in Homer brings four days of frightening fun for the family, with a variety of offerings to keep even the most critical candy collector happy during the hauntings. Following are some family friendly frights and fun: Wednesday, Oct. 28  • Paul Banks Elementary School will host its annual Halloween Parade at 12:20 p.m. Students […]

Community News – Oct. 28

Townsend to speak on improving issues Trudy Townsend, coordinator of the “Creating Sanctuary” program in The Dalles, Ore., will share the history, methods and results of an inspiring community resilience building initiative. The initiative is  designed to “re-script the future of our community,” by improving issues related to everything from poor performance in schools to […]

Homer Farmers Market wins USDA funding

• Look for increased education, food access and support for healthy, local foods throughout the region. HOMER – Since 1999, the Homer Farmers Market has served the greater Lower Peninsula through providing access to fresh, local foods, flowers and crafts. The Market has grown substantially in the past five years, and the board of directors […]

News Briefs and Announcements – Oct. 21

Anchor Point Fire and EMS meets tonight The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area Board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Anchor Point Fire Station on Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700. Dr. Berg covers climate change Dr. Ed […]

Community News – Oct.21

Learn the brown bear family tree Kenai National Wildlife Refuge’s John Morton will speak about his studies of the Kenai brown bear at the Pratt Museum tonight at 6 p.m. Morton will discuss the brown bear population using DNA analysis of hair samples. This is has been a massive field study and should be a […]

‘Mariners on the Move’

Homer High faculty members nominate one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families attended a celebration on Friday catered by the HHS Culinary Arts class. First-quarter students include: Lia Jacobsen, Ziza Shemet Pitcher, Hannah Fraley, Michelle Lee, Cody Bond, Stanly Swoboda. (Not pictured: Megan Howe and Alexis Herrera)

‘Double Your Dividend’ winners

Seventeen lucky Alaskans who made charitable donations through Pick.Click.Give. were chosen as the winners of the 2015 “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes. Of the 22,000+ people who released their names so nonprofits could thank them, seventeen were chosen at random to win a cash prize of equal to the 2015 dividend amount – $2,072. Winners donated […]

News Briefs and Announcements – Oct. 14

Get lost, Columbus The 2015 Alaska Federation of Natives convention  opened Monday in Anchorage with Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Gov. Bill Walker giving an alternative name to the federal holiday on which it began. At remarks opening the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference, Berkowitz signed a local proclamation declaring the second Monday in […]

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