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GIFT GUIDE: Baker opens shop in Mill Bay apartment
If you have tasted Sam Stahlhut’s cinnamon rolls, it is hard to believe he was banned from cooking for his family. Why? It involved a lasagna layered with 10 pounds of cheese. “You couldn’t chew it,” said Sam’s mother, Karen Stahlhut. “It probably cost me at least $100 for this lasagna.” According to Sam, it was worth every penny. “Best lasagna of my life,” he said. “I wish I had a time machine so I could go back ...
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Borough to negotiate with Providence for hospital lease
The Kodiak Island Borough will be negotiating with Providence Health and Services for the use and operation of the borough-owned hospital building as the current lease with Providence approaches its expiration date in 2017. At a Nov. 12 special meeting, the borough assembly entered an executive session “to discuss strategies in negotiating the hospital lease,” according to the motion made by assembly member Dan Ro...
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Researchers add to potential causes in whale deaths
Researchers studying the deaths of whales around Kodiak are rechecking photos for evidence of starvation, a new theory in the case, and they may work with other scientists studying a cluster of whale deaths in South America. In late August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared a string of 30 whale deaths in the Western Gulf of Alaska in late May an Unusual Mortality Event. The number of dea...
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MOUNTAIN VIEW: Traveling with kids
My mom once said that traveling with children on an airplane is like traveling with little time bombs. You never know when they're going to go off. And when they do go off, its not going to be pretty. On our recent family trip out East for the Thanksgiving holiday, I was the ticking time bomb. I started the trip with a lingering, brutal cold, needing sleep and rest. Any small need or request by the kids felt overw...
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Wrapping things up: All about presentation
The challenge of gift giving doesn’t end when you think of the right present for the right person. After all, the word “present” is also a verb, and as the great chefs say, “It’s all about the presentation.” We all remember the thrill of anticipation we felt as children the night before christmas, and tearing through wrapping paper put the finishing touch of excitement before seeing what was hidden under the tree....
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GIFT GUIDE: Kodiak nonprofits’ holiday partnership
In the season of giving, there’s also room for giving to people in need. This year, the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center, the Sun’aq Tribe and the Salvation Army are combining their holiday programs for needy families. “We’ve all had separate programs that only helped our clients,” said Lauren Humphrey, the outreach coordinator at KWRCC. “This year, we’re all partnering together and doing on big program f...
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Week in Words: Pilgrims' lexical journey
Ah, Thanksgiving. That time of year when our conversations around the golden turkey and cranberry sauce reveal just how racist our extended family members really are. There’s plenty to talk about this week, and one of the greatest (possible) ironies will be listening to drunk Uncle Todd complain irrationally about Syrian refugees while celebrating his Pilgrim ancestors. “Pilgrim” comes from the Old French “pelerin...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boughs of Holly: Garden club hosts wreath workshop
As snow blew outside, a group of Kodiakans got in the mood for Christmas by making holiday wreaths on Saturday. “This is the best turnout we’ve had,” said Patty Holmes, president of the Kodiak Garden Club, which has hosted the event for the past six years. Attendees filled the main room of the Marian Center and overflowed into a second room. In one corner were boxes filled with tree branches and pinecones, while a...
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Hard work of gaming
It may look like all fun and games, but breaking into one of the world’s fastest growing industries takes a “stupid amount of dedication,” according to a visiting expert. Video game producer Josh Clausen told members of the Kodiak Middle School gaming club Monday that they can succeed in the competitive world of game design if they put in the effort to hone their skills, work through a long and sometimes discourag...
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 24
Twenty years ago: A fire did an estimated $250,000 in damage to a former Kodiak Electric Association power plant structure on Marine Way. The building was being used to store boats and equipment. A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured crew member from a Russian freighter 100 miles south of Sand Point. Ten years ago: A newly reassembled Dall’s porpoise skeleton went on display at the Fort Abercrombie St...
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