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Religion: St. Mary’s priest is man of many talents, interests
What does an image of a man riding a donkey say about God? Quite a lot, says Fr. Frank Reitter, St. Mary’s Catholic parish priest. “God is one who carries us; He’s the one who leads us home; He’s the one who bears our burdens,” Reitter explains. Reitter made this theological statement in a short ...
Oct 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Gardening instincts kick in for Ginger Duncan at remote retreat
Hoophouses are becoming as common as banyas on Kodiak Island. And they’re just about as hot. Ginger Duncan found that out as she sweated away her summer days in her hoophouses and outdoor gardens at Alderwood Retreat on the shores of Kupreanof Strait. For years, Ginger and her husband, Stan, ran ...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: Summer camp volunteers feel kinship with monk and people of Ouzinkie
Members of an Orthodox Christian Mission Center team that visited Kodiak this summer felt a kinship with the saintly monk who evangelized the island more than two centuries ago. Before the team left, they also felt a bond with the people they came to serve. The Michigan team organized a weeklong ...
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Alitak superintendent finds purpose for everything
Woody Knebel, superintendent of Ocean Beauty’s Alitak processing plant, sees beauty in the ordinary. Everything serves an aesthetic purpose — even rusty wrenches that crumble with the slightest torque or an old wooden dory that was used in beach-seining operations at the turn of the century. The ...
Oct 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: Kodiak Island Experience…Alaska is nightmare’s dream come true
Kodiak Island Experience…Alaska is a dream come true for Bud and Cherie Carter who spend summers at remote Kupreanof hosting visiting pastors and their wives who come for a week of rest and relaxation in a refuge from a busy, often hectic life. But this beautiful retreat on Kodiak Island’s west s...
Sep 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: 103-year-old JP Pestrikoff delights in teaching
What are the day’s highlights for a centenarian? A conference with his caretaker? A meal that’s still tasty to a century-old palate? One of those rare days when he can get out of the house and visit the neighborhood? Providing he can hear it, the ring of the telephone, the knock at the door? Comp...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: Doctrinal purity is treasured at Lighthouse Baptist, says pastor
The Apostle Paul admonished a young Christian leader named Timothy to “let no man despise his youth” and to be a role model. Wes Stafford, pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church, quotes that scripture with personal insight. He’s been in Timothy’s sandals, providing spiritual guidance to people who, ...
Sep 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Martha Garcia's 'place' will always be Kodiak
Martha’s place is now in Juneau, but the local epicure and interior decorator will always have a spot in Kodiak, if not a physical address. For more than 20 years, Garcia brought the spicy flavor of Mexican food to the streets of Kodiak in her lunch wagon, Martha’s Place. Martha closed her mobile...
Sep 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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