Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Community Foundation’s endowment investment fund, now entering its sixth year, has continued to thrive and grow, even as state and federal funding to nonprofits shrink. At a press event at the Breeze Inn Thursday night, the foundation announced that it is willing to spend more than $120,000 in its 2015 grant cycle, which […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The six youngsters from Seward and Moose Pass who make up Snow River String Band performed Saturday...
By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Newborn babies and residents whose lives have been thrown into turmoil as a result of...
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Near the end of its run from Tacoma, Wash. to Anchorage, Alaska, motor vessel Midnight Sun partially...
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Tips for Successful Grantwriting Monday, February 9, 2015 5:30 – 7:30pm Seward Library/Museum Community Room (Downstairs) Join Seward Community Foundation (SCF) advisory board member and professional grant writer, Madelyn Walker, for a free seminar to help tune your grant writing skills. Beginning grant writers welcome – we’ll look at the basics, diffuse the grant […]
by Brent A. Ursel PA-C Everyone knows that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth and any child can name numerous Disney characters. Unfortunately, Disneyland is now becoming known for something not fun or magic at all-measles. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease control) 68 California residents, 3 Utah residents, 2 Washington residents, 1 Colorado resident, 1 Oregon resident, and 1 […]
KPBSD News Release – Soldotna, January 23, 2015— The KPBSD Board of Education seeks public input into its process to select a superintendent of schools. The school board has sole responsibility for the selection of candidates, final interviews, and selection of the superintendent, but would like to consider the views and interests of the public to help guide those decisions. A […]
On your mark, get set…SELL! How can a home stand out from the competition when there are several homes for sale at similar prices in the neighborhood, or worse on the same street? Consider these home staging tips for home sellers, provided by home staging expert Debra Gould, also known as The Staging Diva®: 1. Use higher-wattage bulbs. Bright rooms […]
Lisa Robinson, VFW State Service Officer, will be available at the Seward Job Center 809 Second Avenue on Monday, January 26 from 1:00 to 4:00pm to answer questions about VA entitlements and provide FREE assistance filling out the application forms. All Veterans are welcome – VFW membership is not a requirement.
By Jim Jansen – Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform. A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska’s long-term economic future led a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent […]
Poems in Place Kickoff Events in Seward February 6th & 7th Poems in Place places poems by Alaskan writers on permanent signs in two of Alaska’s State Parks each year. This year we are seeking poems for Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Kodiak. ~ An Evening of Poetry will be held at Resurrect […]
What might happen when the old knowing that lives inside poetry marries the voices of wind, river, forest, the pull of the tide, or the quiet rhythm of a lake and is available to all who pass by? From February 1 to April 1, 2015, Poems in Place invites Alaskans to submit poems for Caines Head Recreation Area, near Seward […]
US Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class, Shawn Eggert reports that Pyxis Theta, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker lost propulsion after leaving Port of Anchorage on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Coast Guard has no reports of injuries or pollution linked to the incident. Eggert said that USCG did not deploy assets to the scene. Tugs Glacier Wind and Stellar Wind escorted Pyxis […]
The musical trio Buttons & Strings will return to Moose Pass and Trail Lake Lodge this Friday the 23 to perform live. Buttons & Strings packed the house last year with a beguiling blend of lively traditional music, sing-alongs, tall tales, jokes, renditions of modern folk music and banter with the audience. Trail Lake Lodge will take orders from its dinner menu starting […]
Press Release – DATE: January 22, 2015 The Breeze Inn Motel in Seward is pleased to announce an extensive renovation project is currently underway throughout our facilities. As part of the renovations, rooms are receiving fresh paint, new carpeting, curtains and bedspreads. Additionally, the Breeze Inn Restaurant will be closed from February 9th until early March for a complete remodel […]
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER… COOPER LANDING 408 PM AKST WED JAN 21 2015 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM AKST FRIDAY. […]
JOIN US FOR A PRESS RELEASE EVENT! Seward Community Foundation Announces Funds Available for 2015 Grant Awards WHAT: The Seward Community Foundation Advisors will announce the opening of the 2015 Grant Cycle and the amount of money available for granting this year. WHO: Members of Non-profit Organizations in the Seward and Moose Pass communities are invited to attend. WHEN: Thursday, January […]
Both the Port and Commerce Advisory Board Work Session and Seward Recreation Committee Meeting have been canceled due to a lack of quorum.
20 January 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure Our second January meeting day began at 3:15 with committee meetings, followed by dinner sponsored by RCAC, the Regional Citizens Advisory Council. This is the watchdog group that was formed after the Valdez oil spill. At the regular meeting, we heard quarterly reports from both Central Peninsula and […]
The Girl Scouts of Seward’s Troop 263 visited the He Will Provide Food Bank recently. They brought with them special treats for the less fortunate families here in Seward – Girl Scout Cookies! Many thanks to the girls and their leaders.
The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, February 2, at 6:00 pm, followed by the regular board meeting at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The work session topic will be the FY2016 Budget. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway […]
Hey All, Upcoming movie night at SHS Theater will be: Wednesday January 28th, doors open at 5:30 Admission is: Suggested Donation of $5 Concessions for sale. Movie: Blackfish, a documentary film A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite Hosted by: NHS, and SHS Theater
Statewide teleconference 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 The brain is an extremely complex organ that has to undergo a variety of developmental stages in a particular sequence and at a particular time to develop properly. What happens when the developing brain is exposed to environmental toxicants such as lead, mercury, pesticides, PCBs, or PFCs? These and […]
The KPB Land Management Division is working with the State, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water in the land selection process. The State of Alaska has a process in place which must be followed in order to receive municipal entitlement lands. There have been multiple applications made by KPB to the State of Alaska for municipal […]
Hazardous Waste Collection Day Date Saturday, January 24, 2015 Time 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT Where Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond, Seward, AK <http://maps.google.com?q=3200+Dimond+Blvd%2c+Seward%2c+AK+99664> The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s hazardous waste program gives households and small businesses the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous waste and chemicals. Businesses are charge a fee; households are free. All businesses must pre-register with […]