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Grocery stores remain open on holiday
As you’re putting the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving dinner, don’t worry if you’ve forgotten an essential ingredient to your hard-cooked meal. This year, Kodiakans will have several options for last-minute food shopping runs as area grocery stores keep abbreviated hours on the holiday to accommodate for dinner-related purchases. CostSavers, Kodiak’s Costco outlet, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as it ...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Massage therapists partner up
Two Kodiak massage therapists have joined forces to offer clients massage and injury recovery services in the same building. Northwoods Massage and BodyWorks Massage and Movement are located downtown at 326 Center Avenue, Suite 201. Linda Van Mun, owner of Northwoods Massage, brought her practice to Kodiak from Wisconsin in 2008. She spent the first 14 years of her career practicing in Wisconsin, which gave her ac...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Woodworker brings beauty and craftsmanship home from nature
There’s something holy about a forest. Walk along a cool wooded path at sunset, and you’ll realize why John Muir once said, “Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and give strength to body and soul alike.” That philosophy, or something like it, is what guides Dimitri Kulp, the face behind St. John’s Workshop, which creates Orthodox icon boards and handmade furniture. “...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business brings new type of healing to Kodiak
There’s a new way for people in Kodiak to recover from carpal tunnel, back pain and other aches. Lori Siebe, owner of Well Being Massage and Rossiter, has reopened her massage business with an additional service — Rossiter workouts. Rossiter is a two-person stretching workout intended to adjust connective tissue in order to allow people to move without pain. “The theory with Rossiter is that the issues are caused ...
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Musician shares her passion through teaching
Jodi Bart picked up the flute when she was seven years old. Three years later she started playing the trumpet, and by the time she was 12 years old, she was being requested to play at all of the military funerals in Ketchikan. “For some reason I just took to it,” Bart said. Bart continued playing through high school and had the opportunity to travel and play internationally. She auditioned for and was accepted to ...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health care businesses unite to hold fair
Local health care businesses have banded together to put on a community health fair in Kodiak. Saturday’s Kodiak Community Health Fair will be the first since 2008, said Kim Slade, wellness program coordinator for Healthy Tomorrows. The health fair starts at 8 a.m. in the Benny Benson Building at Kodiak College and runs until noon. More than 20 exhibitors from Kodiak and the mainland are expected to talk about hea...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chiropractic center moves to new location downtown
Dr. Robert Banks has been helping people recover from aches and pains for 22 years. Banks is the owner and chiropractor of Family Chiropractic Center, which has opened the doors of its new location in downtown Kodiak. Family Chiropractic Center is now located at 326 Center Avenue in Suite 100. “We’re pretty sure this is going to work out much better for us,” Banks said. “We think we have a much better location and...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business offers CPR, first-aid training
Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan almost drowned three years ago. She survived thanks to her first aid knowledge and the quick reaction of her golden retriever, which pulled her to shallow waters. “Three Septembers ago, my dog and I were out fishing and I fell in a hole in the river. … I wasn’t prepared and I never dreamed that our river had any places that were 12 feet deep,” she said. “I was hypothermic and losing consci...
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Center Star Training offers gun classes
For almost a decade, Ralf Lysdahl has taught Alaska State Troopers how to use firearms correctly. Now, in private business, he’s ready to begin training ordinary Alaskans. On Oct. 19, Lysdahl, an NRA-certified instructor, will offer his first class with his new business, Center Star Training. Lysdahl, a member of the Kodiak Island Sportsman’s Association and the Friends of the NRA in Kodiak, said the idea for the ...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tags going into sixth year
Kodiak Tags has been helping reunite pets and their owners for six years. Kodiak’s only dog tag engraving business is owned and operated by Nick Pletnikoff. He’s been running the part-time business since it started and said he enjoys engraving pet tags. “It’s a fun business,” Pletnikoff said. Kodiak Tags is the only tag business on the island, and is use by the Humane Society of Kodiak animal shelter and the Kodia...
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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