A new look goes up at the Ocean Shores Seaside Lodging this month, a redesign of the current mall into a hotel reception, restaurant and Federal Express office that could revitalize businesses in the area for better tourism access.
Mike Warburton’s design transforms the single-story mall into an historic cannery-like structure with its elevated roof. The architectural design makes sense for Homer’s seaside area overlooking Bishop’s Beach, where the Warburton’s have operated the Ocean Shores the past 18 years.
Note correction: Commencement is Wednesday, May 8. Michael Carey to speak at graduation Noted journalist, commentator and UAA Meritorious Service award and Honorary Doctorate of Laws recipient Michael Carey will act as keynote speaker at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College 2013 Commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held 7 p.m. May 8 [...]
A confessional covered in golden saffron fabric will sit poised on the edge of the bluff over Bishop’s Beach on First Friday.
Bunnell Street Art Center’s participatory art events allow for direct experience, courtesy of a group called “Cosmic Agents.”
The agents are talented creative people ages 35 and under who are shaping town art culture: painters, film makers, photographers, musicians, actors, yoga teachers, burlesque dancers, writers, poets, activists, farmers and anything in between.
Along with returning snow geese, dunlins and sandhill cranes comes an evening of poetry and song as part of Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival’s 10th-anniversary celebration.
The production by singer/songwriter Sunrise Kilcher reaches out to poets and musicians each year. This year, she’s putting the spotlight on the Seaside Singers, a collection of women who have kept right on singing since 1975. Alathea Clymer, one of the original members, recalled the first time Joan Evans decided to form the group.
“She looked at me and said, ‘you’re going to be in it,’ and I was. I can’t read sheet music, but I’ve been singing my whole life,” Clymer said.
While Kenai and Soldotna community members have a variety of places to recreate indoors, people in outlying communities often have to drive into town to hold or take part in late-afternoon, evening or weekend events. Sterling residents decided they wanted a place to call their own, and after much ado, a nearly 14,000-square-foot Sterling Community Center is set to open as early as next month.
“It’s not done yet, but we’re hoping it’ll be done by next month, and we’re planning a big open house in June,” said Grace Merkes, a trustee for the Sterling Community Club Board, which will be overseeing the center, located on the corner of the Sterling Highway and Swanson River Road.
Sweet Alaska On Thursday, Sierra Hargett completed a project on major land forms. A Homer Flex student, she opted to make a cake of Alaska that showed many of its mapping features. Hargett spent nine hours baking and creating the cake, going above and beyond in her vision. Annual Sandhill Cranes migration complete The Sandhill [...]
Four area schools are in the process of searching for new principals and the public is invited to weigh in on the process in candidate interviews ahead.
This afternoon at Homer Middle School, candidate interviews will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Parents and members of the public can sit in on the interview and provide written feedback afterwards. Another chance comes Monday at Homer High School during Kenai Peninsula School District interviews from 4 to 6 p.m. At the Susan B English School in Seldovia and in the Port Graham School, interviews take place on April 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Fire Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to seven emergency medical service and one fire call for the week of April 15 – 22. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to four medical emergency calls during the week of April 15 – 22. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to six medical calls and one fire call the [...]
How to continue funding the Boys and Girls Club’s home at the old Homer middle school building, now referred to as the HERC, continues to worry the Homer City Council.
Renovations of the 60-year-old building was deemed cost prohibitive after an engineer’s study last fall. It would cost the same amount to fix the structure as to tear it down and build a new one, a report by Klauder and Company Architects concluded in December. The cost estimate that came back after a building review was $8.5 million. The council’s discussion came on the heels of a rejected Community Block Grant request for $150,000.
Brentwood Higman and Erin McKittrick made a stop in Homer after walking the beach from Dog Bay to Kachemak Bay and around the rim to the Fox River flats. The couple from Seldovia is making progress on their 800-mile journey around Cook Inlet. After a visit with friends, including a dinner in their honor, the couple and their two children resumed their long walk. They expect to take several months to complete the journey around Cook Inlet to Cape Douglas. Homer people met them at Bishop’s Beach to walk and talk a bit as they went.