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Tapestry: Dawson inspired as teacher, actor, singer
You can read some of the most flattering eulogies in social media. After longtime Kodiak teacher Doug Dawson died, his former students took to Facebook, commending and commemorating him for his influence in their lives. His sister-in-law, Ruth Dawson, wondered if Doug knew how much he was appreci...
Mar 18, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Key of forgiveness unlocks door to Lent
No grudges, a clean slate, ready for battle. That’s the state of the soul prepared to enter into the long, arduous Lenten journey that leads up to Holy Week, culminating in Good Friday and the Resurrection of Christ, known as Pascha (the West uses the term “Easter) celebrated this year on May 1. ...
Mar 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Bronze statue to replace Fiberglas bear
Standing in front of the towering fiberglass bear near the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center across from the Baranov Museum is not a substitute for seeing a bear roam and run in its natural environment. But it’s a start. A statue can give an idea of the breathtaking reality of the an...
Mar 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Young Life sponsors Taste of Kodiak event
Fun, food and faith are the main ingredients at Young Life or WYLdlife events, and Saturday’s Taste of Kodiak is no exception. But another element will be added to the mix — auction. This can be put in the “fun” category. The auctioneers, Joriah Barnett and Jakob Hartt, are very entertaining youn...
Feb 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Two mayors named Johnson
Other than their surnames and municipal positions, mayors Jimmy Johnson and Wally Johnson seemed to have little in common. Two distinct individuals, living on different parts of Kodiak Island, the men departed this life within the last year. They were alike in that they both took their mayoral du...
Feb 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Believers liberated by discovering divine love
Love penetrates the deepest recesses of theology. According to a widely circulated story, the German theologian Dr. Karl Barth was asked to share one of the most profound theological insights he had gained through many years of study and contemplation. Barth responded by reciting the first line o...
Feb 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Hospice helps bring the ‘best of times’ out of the worst
“If not you, then who?” It’s a question that prompted Margaret Kavanaugh to follow through with her intention to apply for the position of part-time executive director of Hospice and Palliative Care of Kodiak. Kavanaugh, a retired special education teacher, didn’t have “executive director” on her...
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: 2015 salmon season: low price, odd weather and lots of fish
This summer Neil Russell made one of the biggest salmon sets of his career. “One day we lowered the boat with a deck load, went back out and got two-thirds of another load,” said Russell, owner of the Second Wind. “It was one to remember because of the volume. I’m not going to forget that.” But t...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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