The Butterfly Circus – an inspiring short movie! During this time of Thanksgiving, the real person, Nick Vujicic is a fabulous testimony to living large, knowing that each of us was created for a purpose, in spite of our shortcomings. To visit Nick’s site, visit here.
by Jenny Chissus
Tonight we had a great concert right here in Seldovia with the Grammy Award winning quartet – Riders in the Sky! Besides the colorful and very flashy outfits and witty dialogue, these gentlemen were a solid hit as they were smooth, professional and tons of fun! The room was crowded with folks from infants to seniors – and everyone had a fantastic time! This was not their first trip to Seldovia, the group came here 27 years ago – and they remembered us – even after all their fame and fortune with Grammys and Disney movies!
It was a true pleasure to spend the evening in the presence of such great musicians and accomplished performers – recognized in the industry! This was a real treat for Seldovia! Thanks for coming guys! I just grabbed these impromptu “hellos” from the group at the end of the concert – they were such great sports! Enjoy a fun and informal “howdy”!
Thanks to the Seldovia Arts Council for bringing these boys to town!
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Tagged Grammy Award, great concert, Riders in the Sky, Seldovia, Seldovia Alaska, The Walt Disney Company
video by Jenny Chissus
Sorry about the audio fluctuations.
video by Jenny Chissus
Thanks to everyone who came to watch the tournament and cheer on our Sea Otters! A special thanks out to Mark Janes – who has been a terrific coach, preparing this young team for a great year of High School Basketball!
Outstanding job to our Seldovia Sea Otter 2012 team: Aidan, Calem, Chance, Dustin, Dylan, Michael, Nathan, Nikolai, Robert, Sarah, Seth and Tim!
If you are traveling across the bay, the Region II Basketball Tournament starts this coming Wednesday, the 29th of February! Schedule has changed so please take note! Team seeding should be available to us on Tuesday, and we’ll update this site as information becomes available.
Tournament will be held in SOLDOTNA @ Cook Inlet Academy. Championship and playoff games will be held at KCHS.
WEDNESDAY (AT CIA):
12:30pm — Coaches Meeting
2:00 pm — Boys Game 1
3:45 pm — Boys Game 2
5:15 pm — Girls Game 1
7:00 pm — Boys Game 3
THURSDAY (AT CIA):
12:30 pm — Skills Contest
2:00 pm — Boys Game 4
3:45 pm — Boys Game 5
5:15 pm — Girls Game 2
7:00 pm — Boys Game 6
FRIDAY (AT CIA):
10:00 am — Boys Game 7
11:45 am — Girls Game 3
1:30 pm — Boys Game 8
6:00 pm — Girls Championship Game 4
7:45 pm — Boys Championship Game 9
SATURDAY (AT KCHS):
8:00 am — Coaches Scheduling Meeting
10:00 am — Boys Game 10
11:45 am — Girls 2nd Place Game 5
1:30 pm — Boys 2nd Place Game 11
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Tagged Aidan, Alaska, Basketball tournament, basketball video, Calem, Chance, Cook Inlet, Dustin, Dylan, Jenny Chissus, Kenai, Mark Janes, Michael, Nathan, Nikolai, regions, Robert, Sarah, Sea otter, Seldovia Alaska, Seldovia Sea Otters, seldovia sea otters basketball highlights, Seth, Soldotna, Tim
by Jenny Chissus
How exciting is it that we have another local author making great strides in the literary world! Tamara Rose Blodgett has been writing since 2007, pursuing her creative genius. Tamara is currently on her 6th book, and is working simultaneously on three completely different series! I had the opportunity to sit down with her at lunch today at the Tidepool (sorry about all the background noise – but it was a busy happy place!) to discuss her writing, her process and her successes.
Tamara Rose Blodgett's Currently Available Novels
Tamara has recently made it into the top of certain categories, and is thrilled to know that her readers are enjoying each book, referring them to friends, and impatient for the sequels! Her success has come as a bit of a surprise, as each story is so personal, and such an intimate creation – she just wasn’t sure if they would resonate with her readers. A serious confirmation that her stories are being read and enjoyed is that Death Whispers is in the TOP 100 for Children’s Science Fiction! Death Speaks is in the TOP 100 for Children’s Mysteries, Espionage and Detectives & Genre Fiction; Occult, and The Savage Blood is in the TOP 100 for Romance; Time Travel, Historical Fantasy, Historical Science Fiction & Fantasy!
Death Screams, book III in the Death series is due for release on Friday the 13th of January – so keep a look out.
Do take a look at Tamara’s blog – to see summaries, reviews and more.
It is important to note that there have been quite a few authors coming out of our little community. The following three authors share their love of the Alaskan lifestyle and adventures. Check them out!
For example: Dennis Lattery’s Hunts and Home Fires and his wife Sharon Lattery’s Cold Climate Clips and Erin McKittrick’s A Long Trek Home to name a few! We have enjoyed book signings and presentations here locally by these talented authors – and it is a real treat to see them succeed! There must be something in the Seldovia water! Happy Reading!
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Tagged a long trek home, Alaska, Arts, cold climate clips, Death Screams, Death Speaks, Death Whispers, dennis lattery, erin mckittrick, Historical Fantasy, hunts and home fires, paranormal, Science fiction, Seldovia, Seldovia Alaska, sharon lattery, Tamara Rose Blodgett, The Pearl Savage, The Savage Blood, Time Travel