Tag: Seldovia Alaska

Seldovia’s Spring Clean Up Day in May

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mary Klinger
Spring Cleaning

Free Emergency Trauma Technician Course

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jan Yaeger

Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 9.12.55 PMHow are your first aid skills? Do you know how to splint an elbow? What’s the best way to stop serious bleeding? Someone you know isn’t acting normally. Are they just in a strange mood or do they actually have a medical condition that needs treatment? If you’re out on the water or in the woods and there’s a serious medical emergency, do you know what to do?

Alaskans pride ourselves on being able to take care of ourselves in challenging situations. Those of us who live off the road system have taken this a step further, deciding that the rewards of living in a lovely, small community away from crowds and traffic are worth a bit of inconvenience. But when emergency situations arise, we also face a higher degree of risk, because we live in a place where transportation out to advanced medical  Continue Reading

Thoughts to Ponder – The Innovation of Loneliness

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.52.21 AMWe live in the technology age, and with all the gadgets helping us to “connect” with each other – are we really more connected, or truly more alone?  I believe that the effort we must make to have authentic relationships is getting more challenging, as we are so busy with all of our Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.

Something I love about living in Seldovia, is that we are typically more connected one-on-one, as we see each other at the post office, restaurants, school, on the Otterbahn or waiting at the airport or harbor.  Because we live in a small community, and we know everyone, we are not as buried in our phones in public places as you would see on a subway or bus in the big cities.   However, I do believe we must be vigilant in seeing the true value of one-on-one contact compared to virtual friendships.  Enjoy this thought provoking video – don’t be lonely – Connect!

The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo.

Meet Seldovia’s New School Principal Alan Haskins and his Wife, Laura

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

AlanLauraHaskinsOur new principal Alan Haskins and his wife Laura, are excited about coming to Seldovia and working with our community and students.  Alan plans on moving to Seldovia in July to familiarize himself with our school and meet with the community in preparation for the 2014-2015 school year.  Laura will join him in Seldovia as soon as she gets their daughter off to the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.   They will be making an initial quick trip to Seldovia in June to celebrate Laura’s birthday and meet folks.  But until then, here’s a quick introduction to our new Principal/Teacher for Susan B English School and his wife, Laura!
Gazette:  What was your favorite part about Unalaska?  Both the teaching/coaching/admin part – and the lifestyle?
The Haskins:  Our favorite part of Unalaska has been the laid back lifestyle!  There’s no commute, and no rush!  People stop to talk to you at the grocery store and wave when they drive by.  It’s been a wonderful place to raise our kids and, Continue Reading

Celebrate Your March Birthday at the ‘Wood!

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Steph Blanchard

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