Photo courtesy of S. Hermann & F. Richter/Pixabay

Christmas Commentary: The gift of Christ’s love

Jesus has given us a gift of infinite value, writes Father Thomas Killeen.
Brandon Maxwell, Sabin Landaluce, and John Banks (L-R) hanging a seine at LFS Marine Supplies on December 10, 2019. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/for The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: A seine web Christmas tree

Santa's Elves aren't the only ones hard at work this Christmas season, writes Dick Shellhorn.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Cordova Center. (Dec. 6, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Tree-lighting festive despite rain

“The anticipation of the lights being turned on, with everybody waiting for that moment, was fun to experience,” said Jessicca Hoover, programs and events coordinator for the Cordova Chamber of Commerce. “My favorite part of the job is watching this event unfold that I’ve spent months working on. That was great.”

Hometown Holiday Kick-off returns with Shop Local contest

Considered the official beginning of the holiday season in Cordova, the Chamber’s annual Hometown Holiday Kick-off is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 with an expanded array of outdoor and indoor activities at the Cordova Center.
Goods dispensed at the Salvation Army food bank during a Nov. 23 Thanksgiving food distribution event. (Nov. 23, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Salvation Army reopens food pantry

Cordova’s Salvation Army food pantry has reopened after a seven-month closure. The food pantry dispensed goods to 38 families during a Saturday, Nov. 23 event, its first since April.
Just a few of the many patterns and styles of natural fiber bags by Casey Landaluce. Photo by Jane Spencer/For the Cordova Times

Your guide to finding a unique and personal gift for the holidays

Here is a selection of items from five local artists with handmade gifts available for the holiday season.

As holiday shopping revs up, so do scammers

While you might feel like Halloween just closed its haunted doors and it’s too early to hang the lights for Christmas, you’re mistaken. At least according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2019 holiday shopping trends.
Hats on display at Copper River Fleece. (Nov. 26, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

10 reasons to shop local for Small Business Saturday

Shopping at local businesses helps keep Cordova strong, writes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cathy Renfeldt.
Yaritza Mejias arranges a gift basket for Cordova Family Resource Center’s Holiday Gifts on the Go event. (Nov. 22, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

CFRC to auction 100 unique gift baskets

Gift shoppers looking for a shortcut can bid on pre-packed holiday baskets offered by Cordova Family Resource Center. The baskets will be auctioned off Saturday, Nov. 30 at CFRC’s annual Holiday Gifts on the Go event.
From left, Steven and Jaxon Pallas prepare care packages as part of the Operation Christmas Child program. (Nov. 9, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Kids play Santa, distributing Christmas gifts overseas

“It gets the kids involved in giving, rather than just getting,” says Pastor Steve Leppert.

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