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Mike Rostad
 
Tapestry: Trapping journals trigger memories of adventure
They come to Kodiak for the adventure, and once they get the restlessness out of their system, they become domesticated, punching time cards, joining the Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, keeping up their homes, going to their children’s basketball games and plays. But the Call of the Wild is alway...
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Former Kodiak resident involved with prison ministry
Statistics can be discouraging to those who want to make a difference in the lives of prisoners. As former Kodiak resident, David Phillips, ministers to prisoners at the Palmer Correctional Center, he’s aware that 75 percent of those who are incarcerated return to prison. He finds another statist...
Apr 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Wine-tasting event will raise funds for memorial site
The other day, Dodi Cobban asked me if I’d like to buy tickets for the upcoming Fishermen’s Wives wine-tasting party and dessert auction. How could I turn her down? She slapped the tickets in front of me, but before I could reach for my pocket book, I asked Cobban and her friends, Wanda Jentry an...
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Easter celebration is climax of most important week in history
Protestant and Catholic Christians are observing what they believe is the most important week in history. The week began with Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem and a crowd exuberantly shouting “Hosanna, in the Highest” as they threw palm branches in His path. Several days later, on Good F...
Mar 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Kodiak shows up for Roy Madsen’s 90th birthday
Kodiak showed up in force Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center to wish 90-year-old Roy Madsen a happy birthday. The retired Superior Court judge, bear hunting guide and fisherman was congratulated by fishermen, pilots, honoraries of the bench, priests, enforcers of the law and even law...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Gardner driven by a passion like Patrick's
Lively dancing, Irish toasts and pitchers of green beer will no doubt highlight many St. Patrick’s Day parties this Sunday. What often gets bypassed in these celebrations is the missionary zeal that drove the English-born lad saint dangerous territory. Kidnapped at age 16 and brought to Ireland a...
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Peregrinos made many friends in Kodiak
A friendship is just a snapshot away. In 1979, while I was a Kadiak Times reporter writing a feature on Main Elementary teacher Jim Heikes, I thought it would be a good idea to photograph him with students on the playground. In one of those shots Jim was on a swing, holding a somewhat shy-looking...
Mar 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ladies part of revival fire in the north
The Arctic tundra is ablaze with spiritual renewal, ignited by zealous women who carry a burning love for God and a desire to liberate those enslaved by addiction, abuse, guilt and a myriad of other woes. Some of the women in this spiritual movement, known as Tundra Fires, had been caught up in d...
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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