Jim Miller brings art to healing

Ask Jim Miller if he’s an artist and he’ll say he doesn’t look at the masks, wood carvings, bone, ivory and metalwork he’s made for decades now that way.
“I don’t consider myself an artist,” Miller told the group gathered last week at the Pratt Museum. The Port Graham resident spoke at the opening of an exhibit of the museum’s rarely seen collection of Native Art from across Alaska. “I consider myself a wood-worker.”
However, many might disagree.

President says university essential to Alaska’s future

Despite taking the helm during a time of significant state cutbacks, new University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen said he is excited to head to Juneau and share with legislators the value of the investment they make in the university.
Johnsen, who has a background both with the university and with leadership positions for Alaska Communications and Doyon, Limited, an Alaska Native corporation, said that’s why he is touring the university’s community campuses, such as the two on the Kenai Peninsula.

Food hub organize to provide virtual market for local goods

Those searching for locally grown carrots, spinach, seafood and even flowers will have another option beyond the Homer Farmers Market next year thanks to a pilot project food hub being organized this winter.
If all goes according to plan, the food hub will create a virtual marketplace connecting consumers with producers and organizing a centralized location once a week where food and products are distributed.

Workin’ on the Dock of the Bay

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.

Public Safety – Nov. 18, 2015

FIRE        Nov. 9-15 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 11 EMS calls and one fire call. At 4:17 p.m. on Nov. 10, crews responded to an unattended burn pile at a residence off Pennock. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to one fire call and three EMS calls.   POLICE Nov. 10 Abandoned Vehicle: An officer […]

Courts – Nov. 18, 2015

The following records are cases and records filed in court.  Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Misdemeanor Benjamin Shelben Harden III, 31, violating conditions of release for felony Brittany Larissa Smith, 20, violation of custodial duty Cory Walter Johnson, 22, fourth-degree theft Judgments Lindee J. Sprong, 36, […]

Obituaries – Nov. 18, 2015

Homer resident Paul James Oskolkoff, 73, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at The Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church on Church Road in Ninilchik. Father Victor Nick will officiate. Paul will be buried at the Orthodox […]

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