Wooden boating

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson The 2015 Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival celebrates traditional boats and boat-building skills with an appreciative nod to modern materials and techniques. The weekend’s annual Wooden Boat Festival events are put on through the volunteer efforts of Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society members and supporters.

fyi- Sept. 9

Report dead sea otter sightings With a recent increase in the number of dead sea otters washing ashore on Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet beaches — including multiple carcasses within short stretches of beach — members of the community are asked to report the dead sea otters to the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. The […]

First Homer Halibut Festival

First Homer Halibut Festival Sept. 19-Sept. 20 The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is kicking off the first ever Homer Halibut Festival in 2015 as an opportunity for the community to celebrate the iconic halibut resource of Homer and of Alaska. Halibut has played an essential role in building Homer’s diverse recreational and commercial fisheries, becoming […]

2015 Burning Basket ‘reaches’ for the heavens

ire really hasn’t been much of anything to celebrate this summer — until now. With the onset of September’s cooler temperatures and amid a cacophony of colorful falling leaves, local artist Mavis Muller brings her annual “Burning Basket” to Homer’s Mariner Park. Muller — along with a bussell of helpers — uses a variety of natural materials to build a structure that she plans all summer, builds in the fall and then ceremoniously sets ablaze. It’s what Muller calls a “community-based, interactive, impermanent art experience.

Fun with waves

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson With Labor Day 2015 a memory, plenty of boaters are still enjoying the waters of Kachemak Bay. Whether fishing, sailing or kayaking, the season has been holding strong with lots of sunshine and little rain for many fun outdoor recreations. Although Homer Spit businesses are beginning to shut down for the season, […]

First Friday brings out wood, windows and rubber boots

If you want a true taste of the art and culture that is “Homer,” check out the September First Friday venues around town this weekend. Galleries are offering a variety of colors and textures, using media from boxes, windows. marine debris — and even rubber boots. Artist receptions for each of the galleries will run […]

Obama cites Alaska in address urging action on climate change

In the first address of his historic three-day visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama urged participants in a State Department conference to take in Alaska’s “God-given majesty” as they contemplate the difficult steps to slow or stop the onslaught of climate change.
“I hope you have the chance to visit a glacier, or just look out your airplane window as you depart,” he told a crowd of foreign dignitaries and diplomats at the GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. “Remind yourself that there will come a time that your grandkids and mine — if I’m lucky enough to have some — they’ll want to see this.”
“Ask yourself,” Obama added, “are you doing everything you can to protect it?”

fyi-News briefs & announcements- Sept. 2

Homer seasonal food tax ends With September now upon us, the seasonal suspension of city tax on food is now if effect. Ninilchik EMS hosts 911 benefit Ninilchik Emergency Services will host the 13th-annual 911 benefit on Sept. 11 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds: 100 percent of the proceeds go to emergency services, which takes over […]

Community News- Sept. 2

   Authors Eriksson and Geddes to read at KBC Enjoy an evening of fiction and poetry with Canadian writers Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes, on 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. As a novelist and biologist, Eriksson combines a background in ecology with her life experiences to create works of fiction […]

Trowbridge steps down after 14 years as Homer Volleyball head coach

Homer Lady Mariner (now) assistant volleyball coach Beth Trowbridge calls this her “season of transition.” The change is bittersweet.
After more than a decade as head coach for Homer volleyball teams, Trowbridge made the difficult decision to transition out of the program, turning the head coaching position over to Pam Rugloski this season.
Ironically, Trowbridge took over the program from Rugloski (formerly Newton) 14 years ago.

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