Heidi Zemach for SCN One hundred and sixty or so children in Kindergarten through second grades, dressed in their cute pajamas, with paper elf, reindeer hats or bowlers, delighted a jam-packed gymnasium filled with adoring parents and grandparents at Seward Elementary School Tuesday night as they performed their Winter Wonderland K-2 concert. They were joined by a somewhat older group of students who make up the elementary school’s beginning and advanced bands. The beginning band is augmented these days with a banjo, a fiddle, acoustic guitar and electric bass. Seward School’s lone music teacher Breighley Sexton, a very tall young […]
For nearly the past decade the Seward rotary club has been putting together funds and food to ensure every family in Seward can enjoy...
Heidi Zemach for SCN The Seward City Council, the co-applicant for the new Seward Community Health Center grant funding, wants to...
HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN - Alaska State Troopers now believe that more than one inmate was involved in the assault of an inmate...
HEIDI ZEMACH For SCN - There’s nothing quite as delightful a sound as voices blending together in harmony, and singers...
Seward Nordic Ski Club invites you to our 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Luminary Stroll. Ski – Walk – Snowshoe. Trails lit by candlelight! Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 6pm – 9pm. Divide Ski Trails (Mile 11.6 Seward Highway) No cost Bring warm clothes; head lamp; warm boots, skis or snowshoes. Cocoa – Cider – Campfire provided! Parking is VERY limited! Please carpool. A shuttle van to nearby overflow parking will be available. Questions? Call Ann 224-5372 If conditions are poor, the event will be postponed. Check SCN and SNSC websites for updates on or before December 29.Read more ›
I was inspired to do some deep cleaning in my supply closet and stumbled upon stashes of leather and leatherworking tools from the late 1990s I’d guess. This deduction is due to finding Seward’s own Kris Peck’s name stamped into one of the scraps. I decided to put this fine resource to use although I had literally no experience with leather tooling. A few Youtube tutorials and a visit to Tandy Leather in Anchorage later, we were in business. Students began with keychains to get the basic idea, and then moved onto a bigger project: wallets, holsters, belts, purses, dog […]Read more ›
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will have a special meeting on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. for the purpose of: Ordinance 2013-013, Authorizing Employees Of The Seward Community Health Center To Be Non-PERS Employees Of The City For A Limited Time, And Amending Portions Of Titles 2 And 3 Of The Seward City Code. Resolution 2013-117, Expressing An Intent To Exercise The Right To Approve The Selection Of The Executive Director Of The Seward Community Health Center. Resolution 2013-118, A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Seward, […]Read more ›
Come out and dance with us on the Winter Solstice! What it is: Solstice Dance and Potluck: An Exploration of Conscious Dance/Ecstatic Dance. Facilitation by Stefini Adkins, Music mixed by DJ Hank. Where: The Seward Community Library and Museum, downstairs meeting room. When: Winter Solstice, December 21st, from 6-9pm. Why: Conscious Dance is a free-form movement celebration of the experience of being in our bodies. It is a gateway to sacred play, a movement meditation, a dance-how-you-want space that makes you feel good in your skin. It’s a community event, a great way to celebrate the solstice as we turn our attention toward […]Read more ›
Check out the Holiday Wish Tree at Seward Community Library Museum. Each ornament on the Wish Tree displays a children’s, junior or young adult book the library does not have. Share the holiday spirit and sponsor one of the books displayed. It costs $20.00 to sponsor a book. Your name, or your family’s names will be placed on the bookplate. You can also sponsor a book in memory of a loved one. The Wish Tree will be up through the first week of January, 2014. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Read more ›
ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA ART SHOWCASE AND AUCTION This juried art show offers a unique opportunity to participate in an opportunity to showcase their work during a live televised auction shown around the state and online at alaskapublic.org. The event offers great exposure to audiences across the state through KAKM-TV, KTOO-TV, and KYUK in Southcentral, Juneau, and Bethel respectively. We are looking for two-dimensional art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, glass, mixed media, woodworking, stonework and other fine arts and crafts. Up to a 25% commission on selling pieces is offered. See website and donor form for details. Submission Deadline is Monday, December […]Read more ›
We at the Senior Center had a wonderful time at the Holiday Craft Fair! Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped us out and to all of you who stopped by our booth. Stop by the center this week for some holiday cheer! Monday, December 9 Stop by anytime and help us decorate. Tuesday, Dec. 10 The Seward High School Choir will give a performance at 12:45pm at the center. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Judy Warren visits to facilitate a Caregivers Support Group Meeting at 1:00pm. Friday, Dec. 13 A group of home-schooled children will visit us at […]Read more ›
Reposted from KTUU.COM – ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska State Troopers are investigating a Friday inmate-on-inmate assault at the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, with one Anchorage man facing possible charges and another reportedly in critical condition. According to a Monday AST dispatch, troopers received a call from a sergeant at the maximum security prison at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, reporting that 48-year-old Forrest Ahvakana had been assaulted by 25-year-old Jason Rak. “Ahvakana was transported to Alaska Regional Hospital for treatment,” troopers wrote. “He was listed in critical condition.” Troopers say first-degree assault charges have been forwarded to the state […]Read more ›
Marathon Wrestling Club will be holding sign-up/registration from 4:30PM to 6:00PM on Tuesday, January 14th in the High School Wrestling Room. Cost is $60.00 per child, ages 5 – 95. For more information please call 422-7130. Hope to see you there!Read more ›
A misdemeanor charge filed against Andrew Mezirow, 49, of Seward, of unlawfully retaining big skate as bycatch after the cutoff date, has been dropped. To learn more, visit Alaska Fisheries reporter Wesley Loy’s blog, the Brig: http://deckboss-thebrig.blogspot.com/2013/12/case-dismissed-against-seward-fisherman.htmlRead more ›
The Deadly Gentlemen, a unique, modern bluegrass quintet from Boston returns to Seward Monday December 9th for a public performance at the Resurrect Arts Coffee House and Gallery at 7:30 p.m. The group also performed for Seward high and middle school students during their advisory period at 10:35-11:00 a.m. Monday at the high school auditorium. The students especially applauded the fiddle, banjo and mandolin solos. The show is sponsored by Seward Music Association, which also funded two educational performances at Seward Elementary School last week with visiting fiddler and singer Amanda Kerr and Danny Booth, two former Anchorage bluegrass/folk musicians currently […]Read more ›
Rays Reusables will be having last of inventory sale this Sat Dec 7 from 1130-2pm. Located behind Shoreside Petroleum on Alameda st at the railcar storage units. Have lots of Christmas decorations and all sorts of inventory. Would really appreciate if all that read this would send this message on to their friends. I need help! So wear something warm and bring flashlight. Thank you to all that come by.Read more ›
NOW ENROLLING FOR Spring 2014 SEWARD COOPERATIVE TODDLER PLAYGROUP We are currently enrolling children for the Spring 2014 semester of the Seward Co-op Toddler Playgroup. This is a parent-led program open to children from ages 18 months to 3 years. It runs from January 6 – May 15th, 2014, and is held in the basement space of the Resurrection Lutheran Church. You can choose to participate one day a week (or more), and the sessions run from 9am-11:30am. ENROLLMENT IS NECESSARY FOR PARTICIPATION. The SCTP is an excellent and gentle introduction to the concepts of group play, following directions, […]Read more ›
SPORTS & RECREATION PHONES AND INTERNET ARE DOWN DUE TO THE POWER OUTAGE ON FRI, NOV 22ND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CALL 362-4062 TO RESERVE A COURT TIME OR 224-4011 FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS OR FOR ANY OTHER INQUIRIES. Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 21st at Seward Senior Center. 1st seating – 9 10am. 2nd seating - 10:30 – 11:30am. Enjoy delicious homemade breakfast with the big guy! Complimentary pictures with Santa, candy canes and holiday plush toys for the kids. Children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees require a ticket. Adults $9.00 Children $7.00. Limited seating! Please purchase tickets by 5:00pm December 20th. […]Read more ›
Seeds of Faith Christian Preschool, a ministry of the Seward Methodist Church, wishes to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to our program: American Legion Post 5, Apollo Restaurant, Christo’s Palace Restaurant, J&R Fisheries, Harbor Enterprises/Petro Marine, Dr. Michael Moriarty, Moose Pass United Methodist Church, and Seaveys’ Ididaride Sled Dog Tours. The majority of these donations are used to support our scholarship fund. Thank you again and Merry Christmas!Read more ›
Freezing Rain Advisory URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 433 AM AKST THU DEC 5 2013 AKZ125-052100- /X.EXT.PAFC.ZR.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-131205T2100Z/ WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 433 AM AKST THU DEC 5 2013 …FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST TODAY FOR THE INLAND VALLEYS… * LOCATION…INLAND VALLEYS. * ICE ACCUMULATION…UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH. * TIMING…THROUGH THIS MORNING. * IMPACTS…BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL […]Read more ›
SOS Pets Food Drive and Photos with Santa Breeze Inn Lobby, this Sunday December 8, 1-4pm. Celebrate the season with SOSPets! Have your pet’s picture taken with Santa. $5 donation for photos sent via email $10 donation for photos printed and mailed to you $2 for each additional print SOS Pets is also accepting donations of pet food for distribution to the Lions Club food bank. More info? Contact email@example.com. SOS Pets is a tax-exempt, 501c3 non-profit charitable organizationRead more ›
There will be an amazing number of Alaska artists and commercial vendors at the annual Seward Holiday Fair this weekend at the Train Depot. Once the train came from Anchorage with hundreds of people who wanted to see Santa Claus, and Seward, but then there was an avalanche warning and the railroad stopped the trains at Christmas to Seward. If we keep up our momentum, maybe they’ll change their minds again and bring up people from Anchorage which would bring big business to the town of Seward the first Saturday of every December. Until then, we the artists who are […]Read more ›
SEWARD, Alaska – Submitted by Dot Bardarson – Holland America is pleased to be a part of a matching grant from the Rasmusson Foundation with a check for the Mariner’s Memorial. Presenting the check from the community board of Holland America is Dot Bardarson to Ron Long and Arne Hatch. The Mariner’s Memorial is a light house with plaques inside, honoring Seward seamen who have died. It is located on the harbor breakwater and it has continuing plans for enhancement, this year with a wave wall wind-break with benchesRead more ›
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Hunting and trapping takes place in the Seward area and beyond, all along the entire Kenai Peninsula, although old-timers often grumble that the tradition isn’t nearly what it used to be, either in terms of the numbers of accessible wildlife, or the number of hunters participating. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Biologist Jeff Selinger, who works out of Soldotna and Jason Herreman, working of Homer attended the Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee Meeting November 14th to give some of the most current harvest numbers. The committee also discussed some statewide fishing […]Read more ›
3 December 2013 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure Our only meeting in December began with a joint budget work session with the KPB School District administration and members of the Board of Education. Superintendent, Dr. Steve Atwater presented an overview of the district’s financial outlook, followed by a discussion. With decreasing student numbers and less money expected from the State, the district is proposing to reduce its expenditures by $1.25 million for FY15. There will be a local budget meeting in Seward in February. Our committee meetings began at 2 PM, led off with a presentation […]Read more ›
A Message from the Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety Burny’s Fire Facts December 2013 December 2013 Statistics in Alaska from 2006 to 2011 show that Christmas Tree related home fires were responsible for 1 fatality and 3 civilian injuries. These fires caused $1,140,000.00 in property loss. During this same time period, in the month of December, electrical malfunctions attributed to 1 firefighter injury and $646,810,300 in property loss. Christmas Tree Safety ♦Cut your own Christmas Tree or buy a fresh tree that is not shedding it’s needles. ♦Use a deep, sturdy stand and refill water daily. ♦Keep tree away […]Read more ›
Ben Balivet and the Acoustic Oosik will be playing live this weekend: Friday the 6th and Saturday night the 7th at the Yukon Bar in Seward, starting at 9pm and playing till close. No Cover In addition! Ben Balivet and the Acoustic Oosik will be playing at the Resurrect Art Coffee House at 3pm on Saturday, the 7th of December. No Cover! The Acoustic Oosik has been described as “mellow muse” and “Frighteningly beautiful” …. With a sound somewhere between a Frank Lloyd Wright Painting and a Warhol Urinal… this outstanding three (and sometimes two ) piece will play original songs and […]Read more ›
By Heidi Zemach – Seward High School drama class debuted “Acting Can Be Murder,” the annual fall play Tuesday, December 3rd. There will be two more performances, tonight (Wednesday) December 4th, and Thursday, December 5th. A cast of 14 students worked very hard on this full length, 2 hour play, directed by Dan Marshall, with technical direction by Mark Techenbrock, and costumes and makeup by Nikki Berry. The play is darker than most Seward High School productions perhaps-but still a comedy, filled with double-meanings and misunderstandings, that gets many laughs throughout. Robin McKnight stars as Dolores Gordon, the understudy—and […]Read more ›