Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Mike Rostad
TAPESTRY: Lasting friendship spanned elementary to adulthood
Guessing the identity of a boat coming into port was a game that close friends, Eric Olsen and Cecil Sholl, Jr., used to play. Cecil was usually the first to correctly guess the name of the boat. He knew boats; he studied them; photographed them and produced calendars featuring their photos. One ...
Nov 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Helping others is his delight
There are real victims in this world. A vast majority live beyond our shores. Christians beheaded by ISIS in the Middle East. Chinese and North Koreans suffering under the brutal yoke of Communist governments. Countless homeless refugees, displaced by war and the whims of nature: famine, earthqua...
Nov 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Native of Kodiak art collection for public viewing on Monday, Nov. 16
Former Kodiak resident Roger Pike has never been to Romania and Romanian artist Geanina Cantemir has never been to Alaska. They became friends without seeing each other and launched a project that resulted in the largest collection of Orthodox church paintings in the state. It all happened on the...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Community Baptist Church turns 75
May 23, 1941. Kodiak has changed overnight. Thousands of troops and civilians, some with their families, have flooded the town to build a naval base, roads and outposts, anticipating a possible attack by the Japanese. During the flurry of blackouts, drills and chatter of war, the Rev. George Sear...
Nov 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Village atmosphere at St. Herman’s Seminary
Villages – clusters of people bound by strands of blood, common history and language, a mutual struggle for survival and a shared interest in their children and the beliefs that answer the questions of the soul. Most of the students and their families at St. Herman’s Seminary come from villages o...
Oct 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Good times in Ninilchik
Until that day, I gave the church no more than a glance. My eyes were on the road, going from Homer to Anchorage or the other way around. Who had time to take the road up the hill to get a better look at the historic Transfiguration of Our Lord Orthodox Church in Ninilchik? But last fall, my wife...
Oct 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Local crime is everyone’s business
Crime in Kodiak. It’s the talk of the town. It’s on Facebook, in the headlines in the Kodiak Daily Mirror; it’s the topic of daily conversations and prayer chains. No one seems to be immune from its effects. A crime expert said that the summer’s rash of burglaries doesn’t necessarily constitute a...
Oct 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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KAMP steers wayward in the right direction
Hillary Clinton told us that it takes a village to raise a child. Kodiak Area Mentor Program (KAMP) says that it takes a community to steer the wayward “child” in the right direction. That “child” may be a teenager, a 30-something or a post-50. Pitfalls are scattered along the road of life and ag...
Sep 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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