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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...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gift Guide: Shipping headaches made simple
Bell Telephone used to advertise itself as a way to “reach out and touch someone.” If you’re on Kodiak, it takes a little more reaching — especially for Christmas. If you’re a procrastinator, last-minute shipping deadlines to get gifts to family and friends by Christmas are approaching quickly. In one case, the deadline has already passed. Here’s a quick guide to making sure your gift makes it off the Emerald Isle...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Dawson finds roots in Kodiak
Kodiak’s newest business owner grew up 13 miles north of city limits — and about 5,000 miles east. While he’s a world apart from his hometown, Scotsman Matt Dawson seems to have set roots in his new Kodiak home by establishing AK Small Boat Services, a maintenance and caretaker service for the dozens of small boats that crowd the city’s harbors. “My wife is from Nebraska,” he said of his arrival 2 years ago. “She ...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Cavan's love of flowers has deep roots
While a cold wind blows across Kodiak’s brown grasses, step inside Silvia Cavan’s kitchen and you’ll see a different picture. Bright green stems and red blooms fill vases that line her kitchen counters, and the warm air is filled with a spicy scent. Cavan is the owner and sole employee of one of Kodiak’s newest businesses — Floral Expressions by Sylvia. While new in business, Cavan’s love of flowers has deep roots...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Massage therapist helps heal people
Getting a massage is about more than relaxation, or so says Blanca Claypool, a licensed massage therapist who has opened a practice in Kodiak. Claypool is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, which last week held the 16th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. Claypool held special massage events in Kodiak and provided information about the benefits of massage therapy during massage sessi...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Arctic Physical Therapy celebrates 15 years in Kodiak
The surgeon gets the credit for a successful operation, but when the cutting is over, the healing has only just begun. This month, Arctic Physical Therapy celebrates 15 years of healing Kodiak’s hurts, whether they come from age, a sports injury or surgery. After the physical therapy center at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, Arctic Physical Therapy is Kodiak’s biggest clinic devoted to helping people reco...
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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