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Zoe Adkins with Christmas Ornament - Photo by Quinton Chandler

For the first time the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will come from Alaska. Chugach National Forest is providing the 2015 Christmas tree and communities across the state are making ornaments to decorate it. On Friday Homer Council on the Arts held an Open Studio for Homer residents to make ornaments that will travel from the End of the Road to D.C. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

A couple in Nanwalek is sharing their story to help create a supportive space for others in the village on the path to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Mandy Dixon preparing a salmon noodle dish at La Baleine Cafe in Homer - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

A mother-daughter team from Homer will represent Alaskan cuisine at the 2015 World’s Fair in Milan, Italy. They hope to bring the wonders of wild seafood, game meat, berries, and even spruce trees to an international audience. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Nanwalek's annual Fun in the Sun festival - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

The village of Nanwalek, on the south side of Kachemak Bay, recently held its annual Fun in the Sun festival. For the kids, it’s a weekend of swimming, lawn games, face painting, and contests. But for the adults, it’s a way of teaching traditional values to the next generation. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Synergy Gardens freshly harvested garlic - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

A local farming couple is trying to change the way the state grows garlic by developing special strains resilient in the northern climate. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Lori Jenkins of Synergy Gardens holds garlic scapes her WWOOFers helped harvest - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Every summer, Homer and the surrounding area are inundated by a transient population that’s come to work for eco-friendly businesses. They’re called WWOOFers and they spend weeks in different places around the world learning how to live sustainably. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Nanwalek School - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

For students and teachers in the village of Nanwalek, this academic year will likely be very different from years past. They are the recipients of a technology grant from Apple that could change the face of education in the village entirely. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Homer City Hall - Photo by KBBI

The City of Homer is finished compiling residents’ ideas on how to make up a potential $1.3 million budget shortfall. Residents were polled during a late July town hall meeting and via an online survey both titled "Closing the Gap." KBBI’s Quinton Chandler discussed the results with Assistant City Manager Patrick Lawrence.

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