Tag: Dr. Larry Reynolds

Seldovia’s Small Town Doctor Retires

| March 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

Doc ReynoldsOne key to a successful community is the presence of medical care.  As a Realtor, this is a question often asked by buyers looking to either relocate or invest in our beautifully situated community by the sea.  I have always been proud to say that we have a great doctor, who lives in Seldovia full-time and serves our community alongside our volunteer Fire and EMS crews.

At the end of April, the question may be answered quite differently.  Our resident doctor, Dr. Larry Reynolds will be retiring after 40 years of service to the community of Seldovia!  I wanted to sit down with Doc and Cheryl (his wife and office manager) to go over this big transition for Seldovia, and for them!

It all began in 1974, when Doc and Cheryl were living in the San Francisco area in California.  As Cheryl tells it, she had grown up playing outdoors and living and loving that outdoor lifestyle, nature, the works.  As she grew, she saw the build up of the area, and her peaceful open spaces and woods were replaced by buildings and more buildings, and the fresh air became polluted, and she knew that she wanted to get back to a healthy environment.   After Doc’s residency, and Cheryl’s nursing education, they were both researching areas to go, where they could be out in nature, open a small practice to serve a small community, and Alaska had a lot of appeal.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 6.36.01 AMThey had some good friends in Fairbanks who invited them up to visit – so they packed their car and set off for their Alaska adventure in January!  They followed the ski runs as they drove north, and the skiing got better and better – the further north they went!  They stayed with friends in Fairbanks while they studied Alaska, and the demographics of the many small towns, rainfall, climate, population, etc.

Doc really liked the idea of Homer, so they visited and met with Doctor Eneboe who was the only practicing physician in Homer at the time, and he didn’t want a partner, Continue Reading

Enjoy This Photo Story of Seldovia’s 4th of July!

| July 4, 2012 | 4 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

In spite of the weather – the folks were out in full color, action and costumes!  There were many creative parade participants this year – some of which are showcased below!

Please allow time to load, as there are more than 70 photos – so depending on your connection, it may take a few minutes – be patient, it is worth the wait!  Also – once you open the journal – you will be able to click a photo and either scroll through the photos on your own full size or view a slide show! Enjoy!