Easter basket fundraiser returns in new format

After cancellation in 2020, Cordova Family Resource Center’s Easter basket fundraiser has returned in a new format.

Suppressed languages live on through Russian Orthodox ceremony

Anyone celebrating Christmas at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church receives a handout with hymns in Aleut and Church Slavonic, allowing them to sing along in these languages even if they don't understand them.
A nesting nativity contributed by Rachel Hatch. (Dec. 13, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Church gathers 76 nativities

On Dec. 13-14, a Cordova church was crowded with 76 baby Jesuses, 76 miraculous virgins, 228 wise men and a multitude of angels, sheep and donkeys.
Photo courtesy of Belle Mickelson

Christmas Commentary: Christmas in our hearts

Cordovans are blessed with an open and accepting community, writes the Rev. Belle Mickelson.
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Christmas Commentary: Spreading peace through faith

The Spirit of Christ can block out the distractions of the busy world around us, writes Jason Lee.
A variety of gift items available at the Salvation Army’s Christmas food and toy distribution event. (Dec. 17, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Food pantry adds Star Wars, Minecraft toys to its shopping list

"We all have fond memories of waking up on Christmas morning and seeing gifts waiting under the tree," said Jenni Ragland, service extension director for the Alaska Division of the Salvation Army. "To be able to provide that to some families who may not be able to do that for their children is, I think, just a wonderful thing to do.”
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.

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