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Tapestry: Jimmy and Joy Ng leave Kodiak for good this time
Jimmy and Joy Ng have sold their house, packed up their bags and left the island. Previously, when they said their goodbyes, their Kodiak friends expected to see them again. Jimmy was in the Coast Guard and the Ngs always intended to return. But this time it’s different. The Ngs will be moving ne...
May 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blessing from the Katinas set for Wilson Auditorium
Disc jockey Marc Ignacio and Kodiak Christian Fellowship pastor, Pisa Faumui, have a lot in common. Both are jovial men who love music, love to help people and thrive on getting those people together for worship, entertainment and fellowship. And both thrive on the Christian sense of unity. “Beho...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Chuck Mackey was mentor to newcomers
Newcomers to Kodiak Island would do well to have a mentor who knows a little bit of history, the lay of the land and the character of its people. When I moved to Kodiak in 1978, Chuck Mackey was that mentor. He and his wife, Vickie, lived at Chiniak where he was a power plant operator for the clo...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Bishop David Mahaffey is 'everyman'
The jeweled mitre looks like a king’s crown and symbolizes the headship of the Orthodox Church. David Mahaffey wears one. Mahaffey was consecrated as the Orthodox Church in America’s Alaska bishop in Sitka earlier this year. He is the diocese’ first resident bishop since 2007, when then bishop, N...
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Robert Ponte thinks of brother as he rides his Harley
Robert Ponte and Andrew Colin were half-brothers, sired by different fathers. They shared the good and the bad. They endured the estrangement of living in a single-parent home. Robert empathized with Andrew when the boy was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The brothers enjoyed tinkering around with ...
May 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard chaplain feels God’s protection amidst strife
Chaplain Aaron Wesson calls it “one of the most painful and challenging times” in his life. Only days after his unit arrived in Sangin, southern Afghanistan, several Marines from the group were killed in action. “There was pain and sadness for those we had lost and also a burden for the families ...
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Ever resilient, Bob Hatcher embraced life
Legends don’t die easily. They get thrown down, crushed by adversity, but they rise up, even more resilient. Through their struggles they become stronger and more qualified to be called “legends.” To many, Bob Hatcher was a legend. An amazingly energetic man who never tired of working and sociali...
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community members reflect on meaning of Easter
Grief seems to have the final say: the death of loved ones, inspiring community leaders, precious pets; the collapse of vibrant dreams; the assault on life-preserving institutions and sacraments; the pall of war. Amidst the eulogizing, the insatiable longing for the touch of a person no longer th...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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