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Alaska author Dana Stabenow has big plans – and they have nothing to do with the plot of her next crime fiction novel. Stabenow hopes to turn her 10-acre property outside of Homer into a writers retreat dedicated to fostering the skills of female writers.

Homer’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet has going strong for 24 years, although last year saw some significant changes to the show. Audiences can expect to see some new twists in the production this year.

Homer resident and New York Times best-selling author Dana Stabenow has collected another award for her work – the 2012 Nero Award for “Best American Mystery.” The award honors “Though Not Dead,” Stabenow’s 18th installment in the popular Kate Shugak series.

A controversial plan to revamp the City of Homer’s water and sewer rate structure had another round of debate at the Homer City Council’s last meeting. But a final up-or-down vote on the issue has yet to be made.

The Homer City Council has approved a bond ordinance totaling $12.7 million. The money would be used for construction on the natural gas trunk line and distribution system with Enstar Natural Gas Company.

"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.

Artist Emily Johnson is bringing her multi-media installation Niicugni to Homer’s Pier One Theatre this weekend. The performance includes dance, music, storytelling and dozens of hand-sewn fish-skin lanterns.

The months-long, sometimes contentious debate over the City of Homer’s wintertime tax on non-prepared foods is finally over. The Homer City Council rejected a measure to reinstate the tax at its meeting Monday night.

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