Thank you, Homer from “Homer Events” for supporting a couple of rather unique events in our 2016 Winter Carnival.
I refer to the Mr. Homer Pageant hosted by Chris Story, (thanks Chris), which this year had five entries. (Each year is a little crazier than the last.) Erik Schreier was selected as this year’s Mr. Homer, and he is very much looking forward to making appearances at Homer community events and get-togethers during his reign.
Young fishermen — check out this event! Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program hosted the sixth-annual Alaska Young Fishermen’#s Summit on Jan. 27-29 — this year in Juneau. Due to the generosity of both Alaska Sea Grant and our local commercial fishermen’#s organization, North Pacific Fisheries Association, we were able to attend the summit, which […]
A little kindness goes a long way About two weeks before Christmas, my 99-year-old mother, Nadine Pence, was at Safeway admiring the poinsettias. As she was buying her groceries, a woman she did not know gave her a beautiful poinsettia. I would like to thank this woman for her kindness. My mother is still enjoying […]
Legion donation boosts reader packets Thanks to the generous donations of American Legion General Buckner Post 16 to Homer Homemakers FCE for the past few years, the club has been able to expand its outreach to families in the Homer area. Prior to receiving funding from Post 16, the club provided Raise-a-Reader packets to parents […]
Another holiday season has passed, and once again our Homer community looks forward to a new year. Though these types of letters have been consistent through the years, it remains ever worthy of redundancy. Once again, the people and businesses of Homer have reflected the very essence of what Share The Spirit is all about.
Meat industry – 9, consumers – 0 The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released yesterday by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption. The reduction was recommended by the government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee […]
Your fork is a deadly weapon Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life? Unfortunately, gun violence and traffic accidents are still the leading causes of death among young people. Fortunately, however, our fork — yet another deadly […]
Quilt raffle supports HVFD The Homer Volunteer Fire Department Membership Association would like to thank the community for their participation in our 2015 quilt raffle fundraiser. Thanks to your generous participation, we are able continue supporting the city’s volunteer firefighters and EMTs. Congratulations to raffle winner Darcy Mueller, and safe and happy holidays from all […]
Helping Homer find the cross It’s that time of the year again when Christmas decorations are up and around. Last year, there was some buzz about a big, lighted cross somewhere along East End Road. People were reportedly looking for the cross, driving along roads and driveways — ending up in private yards. Some were […]
To the lovely Homer community The “4-H ALLs” would like to thank Bruce Turkington at Spenard Builder’s Supply for donating wood to build our tool/tack boxes this past Saturday. Our young 4-Hers learned woodworking skills such as using drills, hammers and sanders to make their own handy toolboxes. I also want to thank Sherry and […]