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Homer’s reputation as one of Alaska’s premier arts communities will be on display this Saturday at the fifth annual Homer Street Faire. The faire runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free for everyone.

A bill in the Alaska House would establish a day to honor the late-Governor Jay Hammond. House Bill 130 would designate July 21st of each year as “Jay Hammond Day.” The bill had its first full hearing Wednesday and is making its way through the legislative process.

The City of Homer Planning Commission is considering changes to its rules that would solidify a policy about how many meetings a commissioner could miss before losing their seat. Changes also could require fewer members to approve measures.

The U.S. Air Force band Top Cover was in Homer this week and one of the group’s shows was at Homer Middle School. The band consists of two vocalists, a guitar player, drummer, bass player and keyboardist. The majority of the tunes the band plays are covers of pop songs.

"Three Guys No Wood," a shop that sits just outside the city limits of Soldotna, specializes in wooden bowls and other items. The unique shop is home to a variety of products produced by Kenai Peninsula woodturners.

A Homer flightseeing operator with visions of operating a heliport on the Homer Spit is one step closer to his goal. The Homer City Council narrowly defeated an effort to exclude heliports form a series of new zoning rules.

After an election season that saw him successfully fend off challengers in both the Democratic and Republican parties, Representative Paul Seaton is getting ready to go back to work in Juneau – this time representing a larger swath of the Kenai Peninsula.

Tech giant Google has named Homer as the 2013 “eCity” for the state of Alaska. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. Google refers to its eCity award recipients as “the new digital capitals of America.” 

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