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Tapestry: 103-year-old JP Pestrikoff delights in teaching
What are the day’s highlights for a centenarian? A conference with his caretaker? A meal that’s still tasty to a century-old palate? One of those rare days when he can get out of the house and visit the neighborhood? Providing he can hear it, the ring of the telephone, the knock at the door? Comp...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: Doctrinal purity is treasured at Lighthouse Baptist, says pastor
The Apostle Paul admonished a young Christian leader named Timothy to “let no man despise his youth” and to be a role model. Wes Stafford, pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church, quotes that scripture with personal insight. He’s been in Timothy’s sandals, providing spiritual guidance to people who, ...
Sep 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Martha Garcia's 'place' will always be Kodiak
Martha’s place is now in Juneau, but the local epicure and interior decorator will always have a spot in Kodiak, if not a physical address. For more than 20 years, Garcia brought the spicy flavor of Mexican food to the streets of Kodiak in her lunch wagon, Martha’s Place. Martha closed her mobile...
Sep 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: Indian pastor visits Kodiak
In the past, Christian ambassadors from Europe and the United States evangelized the people of India. Today, Indian missionaries and evangelists are returning the favor by bringing the Gospel to an increasingly secular West. One of the Indian emissaries, Arun Michael Lall, recently spoke at Kodia...
Aug 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Betty (Betz) Lukin was ready for her earthly farewell, but her loved ones weren’t
“I’m ready!” goes a line of an old Gospel tune. Betty (Betz) Lukin loved that song and sang it with certainty. She really was ready to leave this world, just as joyously as she had lived in it. This spring Betz made that final journey, leaving behind friends and family who wished that she could h...
Aug 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Burnetts fondly recall Uganda trip
Rafting the Nile River was the perfect father-and-son field trip for John and Caleb Burnett. They had been volunteering in Jinja, Uganda, where John’s brother-in-law heads the Global Theological Seminary and now they were enjoying the challenges of paddling the longest river in the world. But the...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Laktonen’s Compass Rose will inspire library patrons
Kodiak-born artist Jerry Laktonen got a lot of help installing his work, Compass Rose, on the wall of the new Kodiak public library. Laktonen, who now lives in Granite Falls, Wash., drew from his seafaring experience as well as that of his Alutiiq ancestors in creating his own interpretation of t...
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: New Berean pastor is ‘people’ person
Kodiak’s “heat wave” was a refreshing relief for Paul Winegeart. Winegeart, his wife Melanie and their four children moved from sweltering110-degree weather in Texas to the island early this summer where Paul will serve Berean Baptist Church as senior pastor. “It’s absolutely gorgeous here,” said...
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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