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A long-time Homer physician has been elected Chief of Staff for 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. William Bell is a family practice physician and the medical director of Homer Medical Center. He has been on the hospital’s medical staff for over 30 years.

Five plays featured in Drama Slams of years past will vie for the “Best of Drama Slam” title this weekend at the Homer Council on the Arts. Pier One Theatre, in conjunction with the Homer Council on the Arts will present five productions both Friday and Saturday nights.

Homer’s wearable art show is returning this fall. Fiber artists from the Kenai Peninsula and beyond are invited to submit creations for the November shows. This year’s theme is “Show Off.”

Schools in Razdolna and Nikolaevsk could have a new Russian teacher for next year. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been accepting applications to fill the newly-created position.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is nearing the finish line on one of its marine debris art pieces, which is destined for the Anchorage Dena'ina Center in February. The 12-foot tall jellyfish is made  from garbage that has washed ashore on local beaches.

Thanks to a judge’s ruling, the City of Homer no longer has to worry about plowing an ice skating area on Beluga Lake. A Homer man who donated parkland to the city 30 years ago thought the city had an obligation to create an ice skating area.

A routine traffic stop in downtown Homer Saturday afternoon turned into an emergency situation when an Alaska State Trooper found a methamphetamine laboratory inside a vehicle. Twenty-six-year-old Homer resident Timothy Igou was arrested at the scene.

There aren’t many highways suitable for road-tripping in Alaska. But the ones we do have are dotted with plenty of interesting road-side attractions. In the third part of a series, we make a pit stop at the recently re-opened Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof.

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