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Religion: Daria Safronova-Simeonoff discovers church culture in Kodiak
It was suppressed for more than 70 years in her homeland, but when Daria Safronova-Simeonoff came to Kodiak Island, she discovered the Russian Orthodox culture that had been denied her. Simeonoff, the Church Slavonic language and Russian church history instructor and archivist at St. Herman’s Sem...
Jan 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestery: Kodiak fisherman recounts close encounter with death
James McCarthy didn’t know if he was dead or alive. He had to ask. On March 15, about five o’clock in the evening, McCarthy, his brother and skipper Peter McCarthy and crewman Makado (Mack) Odlin were hauling in the last pollock load of the day on the trawler Stella. The boat was six to eight mil...
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: Afghan, American friendship brings ‘peace on earth’
Faez Enayatulla is enchanted by the beauty of Christmas. He loves the multicolored lights, the decorated trees, the gleeful Christmas music and the telling of the Christmas story. In Faez’s native Afghanistan, a predominantly Muslim population doesn’t observe Christmas. The message of “Peace on E...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Herman Squartsoff: His heart was full, his freezers deep
With news of Herman Squartsoff’s death last week, Facebook friends posted a barrage of pictures and notes of sad farewell. In many of the pictures, Herman was on the water, joyful and content. The water gave him purpose. He harvested its fish, ducks and seals. He was not content to enjoy the sea’...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Best Christmas Pageant’ and live Nativity highlight Kodiak Christmas offerings
Colored lights glow all over town, Bing Crosby croons “White Christmas,” the choir rehearses for its big concert and “It’s A Wonderful Life” once again delights television audiences. In case you’re still not convinced the Yuletide season is here, Kodiak churches offer programs and activities that...
Dec 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestery: Doris Bacus is still the pillar of Mission Road neighborhood
The neighborhood on Mission Road has gone through some big changes since kids eagerly lined up to taste Doris Bacus’ chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls and pies. “I could bake two batches of cookies and they’d be gone in about 20 minutes,” Doris remembered. Now she doesn’t have anyone to bake...
Nov 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: New Salvation Army leaders focus on public education
Thanksgiving is the time to count blessings and share them, especially with those who don’t have much to be thankful for. The Salvation Army has been sharing since founders William and Catherine Booth broke ties with their Methodist brethren to bring salvation, clothing and food to the poor and d...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: David Sharp gets ‘rush’ out of communication
Communication has come a long way since the days when Kodiak Islanders vociferously paddled their kayaks from village to village to relay an important message. Today cell phones, the Internet and other quick ways of getting the word out are becoming so common that we take them for granted. The Al...
Nov 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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