Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Mike Rostad
Abba Father has unique location and ministry
Located in the heart of downtown Kodiak across from the boat harbor, Abba Father Christian Fellowship is on the periphery of the more established neighborhood churches. Many of the people who walk through its doors are transients: fishermen passing through, Coastguardsmen on cutters or patrols on...
Feb 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Samoan Dancers share, preserve tradition
Call it what you want — a melting pot, a tossed salad, a smoothie that retains the flavor of its ingredients. Kodiak is a blending of cultures: the Alutiiq, the First People; the Russians, perhaps the first Europeans to step foot on Kodiak Island soil; Scandinavians, Germans, Filipinos, Japanese,...
Feb 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Calvary Chapel has church in Bells Flats
It started with a couple of ladies meeting with Azarias and Stacy Basamania in their home, and now the Calvary Chapel draws between 20 to 30 people on a weekly basis in its own quarters in a Bells Flats building that also houses grocery and liquor stores. The Chapel, which is pastored by Azarias,...
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Schactler recalls trapping days
PHOTOS: BRUCE SCHACTLER as a young trapper (Photo Courtesy Bruce Schactler) Last December an old friend made a comment that I’ll never forget: “Something’s missing. Kodiak doesn’t have the vibrancy and pizazz it once had.” I had to agree. Although Kodiak is still an exciting, vibrant place to liv...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Masquerade Ball gives maskers a chance to entertain and be entertained
Why let a good tradition go by the wayside? For nearly a century, people of Kodiak Island have come together to greet the new year with dancing, masking and feasting at the Russian New Year’s Masquerade Ball. Jeannine Marsh, CEO of the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak hopes that the praznik continues far i...
Jan 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Orthodox Nativity, anticipation comes before celebration
“354 days until Christmas and people have their lights up already.” So goes a posting on Facebook. Christmas lights and music are hard to let go of. Some of the post-Christmas celebrants are anticipating “Russian Christmas,” which occurs Jan 7. This disparity in dates is due to various Orthodox c...
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Fond memories stoke the fires of Christmas
Some of the greatest Christmas gifts are the memories that glow in our hearts like the embers of a fire that can never be extinguished. LOIS STOVER REMEMBERS A COLD CHRISTMAS In the frigid Arctic region of the Kuskokwim River, dogs are indispensable, especially during the winter. Lois Stover, who...
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Table Time’ graced with divine appointments
The beloved Christmas carol “Silent Night” first made an impression on local author Christie Loney when she was a girl living in Forres, Scotland. Forres was a screening center for Polish soldiers who had been captured serving the German army during World War II. According to “Now Unto Him,” writ...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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