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Gift Guide: For crafty types, holiday gifts can grow on trees
It’s a sunny Saturday, and the St. Mary’s Marion Center smells like a pine forest. On the floor of the brightly lit room, boxes of alder, holly and pine branches spray evergreen odors at the hands of a half-dozen workers. The Kodiak Garden Club’s annual wreath-making workshop is an opportunity for holiday decorating, but it’s also a reminder that for shoppers on a budget, holiday gifts can grow on trees. Colleen H...
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Gift Guide: Local stores offer plenty of sporting goods options
Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of holiday shopping options this holiday season. Kodiak’s three sporting good stores — Orion’s Mountain Sports Shop, 58 Degrees North and Mack’s Sports Shop — have everything from stocking stuffers to under-the-tree presents for the outdoorsman in your life. Mack’s Mack’s has several items new to the store this holiday season. Mack’s senior market manager Jesse Glamaan pointed out t...
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Gift Guide: Christmas in Kodiak punch card is incentive to shop local
Kodiak shoppers have a chance to win a $2,000 Visa check card by shopping locally during the holidays. This year 35 local businesses will participate in the annual Christmas in Kodiak punch card program, offering shoppers a chance to rack up punches for spending money on everything from food and gas to clothing and Christmas gifts. “What I hear from our listeners is that they love the promotion,” said KVOK general...
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Gift Guide: After family and friends, remembering Kodiak’s others
You’ve picked up presents for your kids, for your parents, and even your neighbor, but chances are you haven’t thought about others who need help in Kodiak. Christmas is the season of giving, and a few local groups are gearing up to help the underserved during the holidays. While the Salvation Army’s bell-ringers are the most visible part of that organization’s Christmas effort, it also participates in the annual ...
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Ahead of vote, borough advances with long-term care facility
As Kodiakans head out to do their Christmas shopping, the Kodiak Island Borough is considering a gift to Kodiak’s future senior citizens. Five days before Christmas, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will vote on whether or not to approve a 22-bed, $16.5 million long-term care facility next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. The facility is a nursing home in all but name, though it could be used by someo...
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Filling up on pie
Kodiak High School wrestlers pour pumpkin pie filling into crusts Tuesday at Kodiak High School. The wrestling team made 112 pies for a fundraiser. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Turkey Trot Thursday
Kodiak’s annual Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving morning. The 5-kilometer run or 2-mile walk begins 10 a.m. Thursday at the Teen Center. The race also finishes at the Tenn Center Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Proceeds go to the Kodiak High School cross country team. Each age group winner — middle school, high school, open, masters and seniors — receives a pie, while pies wil...
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Bear attempts to raid Kodiak Food Bank
Foiled from raiding a dumpster, a cocky bear took a swipe at the grand prize Monday as it attempted to raid the Kodiak Baptist Mission Food Bank. Trevor Jones, executive director of the Baptist mission, said the bear only succeeded in smashing a window but couldn’t squeeze through the small opening. “He didn't go in; we suspect all the noise scared him, and thank God, because I can't even imagine what would have h...
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KIBSD to focus on improving math performance
The Kodiak Island Borough School District will focus on improving students’ math performance under a new strategic plan accepted Monday by the Kodiak school board. The strategic plan, drafted for the 2013-14 school year, calls for the school district to increase math training opportunities for teachers and add advanced classes for students from sixth grade through 12th grade. Advanced course offerings would rise b...
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Business Spotlight: Discover Cove offers unique treatment to patients
Discovery Cove Recovery and Wellness Center of Kodiak has recently added a new member to its team in order to make services more available in Kodiak. Marjorie Massen, a licensed professional counselor, officially starts work at the center on Monday. Massen comes to Discovery Cove from Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center. She said she made the switch in positions because she liked the personal setting that D...
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