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Alaskan men take a 14-hour boat trip to Costco to keep the city fed



Alaskan men take a 14-hour boat trip to Costco to keep the city fed

A food seller from Alaska was nicknamed his small-town savior for not allowing his neighbor to starve amid a coronavirus pandemic.

Toshua Parker, owner of Wholesale Ice Strait in Gustavus, began loading shipping crates on ships to make a 14-hour weekly trip to Costco in Juneau, 50 miles away, to supply his city with food.

Parker told the Post that he took $ 30,000 to “basically everything – like milk, land, meat” during his weekly trip to Costco.

Before the outbreak, Parker, 39, received shipments from Costco via the Alaska ferry system. However, the pandemic, along with a severe storm that damaged the city dock, caused the ferry to stop operating.

When the ferry system collapsed, Parker said he bought a “96 foot barge,” for fear the city would starve.

“The joke in the city is, we will be the biggest idiots ever,” Parker said.

Gustavus – who had no roads – began to run out of supplies when the city was locked, so Parker talked to local fishermen and decided to make a weekly trip with “a 96-foot military landing craft that had been converted” and scheduled a trip around the tides. and the weather to Juneau.

“When we arrived in Juneau, we couldn’t get off the ship because of restrictions. So a different group of men brought supplies to the ship. Our people loaded the goods on the ship, Parker said. Then the staff of 15, turned around and traveled 7 hour back to Gustavus where he used supplies to store grocery stores.

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“Hours make it worth it – you know who you serve and you see it every day,” Parker said about feeding Gustavus.

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The business owner told the Post things were “not perfect.”

Recently he ordered eggs from Costco in Juneau, and was later told that the store had an egg restriction per customer due to lack of eggs, he finally had “a few dozen eggs for the entire city.”

He “doesn’t know how long the restriction will last” and “frantically ordered 800 dozen eggs from Seattle.” A truck is scheduled to take the eggs, but then miss the barge. Five days later the egg arrived in Juneau.

“There were no eggs for two weeks then having 1,000 dozen eggs sitting there for a city of 400 people, is incredible.”

“We will continue to do what we do,” Parker said. He is optimistic about the future, admitting he will “need to adjust to the new normal.”

“Toshua saved the city,” Mayor Gustavus Casipit said in an interview with Good News Tanks. “I really don’t know what we would do without him.”

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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