By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Word that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the human consumption of a genetically modified animal for the first time ever Thursday, the dreaded “Frankenfish,” traveled fast in Alaska. Several Seward residents SCN spoke with were not happy about its implications, either for the Alaska fishing industry, or for consumers. In a town that prides […]
Alaska Delegation Responds to FDA Approval of GE Salmon Marks First Ever Approval of GE Animal for Human Consumption Washington, D.C....
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward area residents often keep an eye on the Lowell Creek Diversion Tunnel, and its outflow known...
By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Alaska State Troopers arrested Seward’s Christopher Spiers, 31, in Nikiski Monday night, November 9th, and...
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Christmas Break at the Seward Pool Dec 19 -Jan 3, 2016 Closed Dec 24, 25, Jan 1 Open Swim T & Th 1:30 2:50 pm M & W 6:30 7:50 pm Lap Swim M & W 6:30 8:am, 5:00 6:30 pm T & Th 11:00 12:30, 5:00 6:30 pm Parent & Tot Swim T […]
Bjorn Olson has bicycled over from Homer to screen his feature film, ‘Heart of Alaska’. The film will play in Seward one night before traveling on to Cordova, Valdez and Anchorage, where it has been accepted into the Anchorage International Film Festival. The film will screen at the KM Rae Building at 6:30 PM on Tuesday the 24th. Cost is […]
We have done many fun things this year with the generous support of the Seward Community Foundation, like going to the Performing Arts Center, halibut fishing, zip lining, skiing, horseback riding and so much more! We are thankful for the Seward Community Foundation believing in our TRAILS program. Thank you Seward Community Foundation! TRAILS promotes fun, safe, adaptive, and […]
SEWARD UNLEASHED VOL. II is on the drawing board right now… Get your Seward story published in 2016! Seward Unleashed Volume I was a literary success in 2014 and Volume II is underway to preserve the character, color and adventure of community members in the Seward surrounding area. We invite writers of all ages, styles, and stories to reflect on […]
This Thanksgiving week we want to express our heartfelt thanks to the Seward community for the outpouring of support we’ve received for the Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series as we’ve gotten this project up and running this fall. There will be no movies shown this Friday as our volunteers take a break to spend the long weekend […]
From the City Clerk and National Weather Service: HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM AKST THIS EVENING FOR TURNAGAIN ARM AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING,WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM AKST THIS EVENING. LOCATION,ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS. WIND,SOUTHEAST WIND […]
There is still time to order your Seward PTA Wreath or Garland! Click HERE to order! Checkout what your contribution will help bring to Seward schools in April 2016! Watch the video posted below. Click HERE to order your wreath and garland!
Port City Players will be holding auditions for their winter production of the musical Peter Pan. Auditions will be held at the United Methodist Church located 321 Fourth Ave from 4-7pm on December 15th and 16th. Please bring a short song to showcase your vocal talents and be prepared to cold read from the script. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic […]
The Alaska Training Cooperative presents: Mental Health First Aid Similar to First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to help those experiencing mental heath problems until professional help is available. Who: All are welcome. This is a non-clinical public education training for anyone. What: Mental Health First Aid Date/Time: December 22, 2015 from 8:30am-5:00pm […]
Bear Creek Volunteer Fire/EMS includes firefighting but more than that.. we do search & rescue and respond to medical emergencies too which includes cool toys! Bear Creek has a Snowmachine search & rescue team has toys which include an Polaris 800 RMK, Polaris 700 RMK, Arctic Cat 570 Bearcat & Polaris 900 widetrack with rescue sled. We also have cool […]
Brush and Chisel, an art show by Tom Missel and Sandy Stolle will be on view at Leah J. Petterson Gallery, APU Carr Gottstein Bld through November 29th. The two artists from Seward reflect on their natural environment, one with brush and one with chisel. Through two different mediums, each express their individual interpretations of the wilderness around them. After collaborating with […]
TRAILS presents: Ceramics Night at AVTEC, happening Wednesdays throughout the winter. Next Ceramics Night is November – 18th, 5 – 7 pm in AVTEC ceramics room. Please note that we will take a break for Thanksgiving and start back up on December 2nd. Cost: $8 Pay at Door. Create your own beautiful ceramics works of art! Maybe you want […]
It’s hard to miss the many seabird carcasses scattered along the beach, and in town beneath a Bald Eagle’s favorite dining branch. Scavengers like Ravens, Northwestern Crows, and Black-billed Magpies feast on the leftovers and reduce the carcasses to bones and feathers blowing in the wind. Common Murres are in trouble across South-Central, and no one knows why. Some Murres […]
Coming up Friday November 20th at the Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series we’ll be showing Home (PG) at 6pm followed by a pre-DVD release screening of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (PG-13) at 8pm. Tickets are $1/person and go on sale 30 minutes before showtime! Tickets have been going fast so plan to arrive early. Movies are shown […]
OUTDOOR GEAR AND SKI SWAP Time to clean out your closets and gear sheds! Buy and sell used outdoor equipment at our annual Outdoor Gear and Ski Swap. Ski rentals (peewee, elementary, and community), Barneys Ski Chalet will offer skis and boots, Chili Feed, Bake Sale, and SNSC membership sign up. Saturday, November 11am-1pm, Elementary School Enjoy our chili and […]
Seward has been extraordinarily fortunate to have a phenomenal pair of resident Trumpeter Swans. Last summer, the pair successfully raised four beautiful cygnets. The family delighted visitors and locals who watched them grow throughout the summer into winter. Then tragedy struck on January 4th when the swan family flew from the Lagoon towards the boat harbor. Two of the four […]
It is so cold, even the colorful Northern Sea Nettle jellyfish are frozen at the beach! The Northwestern Crows have to drink drips and ice chips from the frozen spigot! The waterfall is a glittering ice sculpture with rainbows!Stay warm! Carol
Despite the strong north wind and temps in the teens, three hardy hockey players enjoyed the first-of-season ice at Second Lake in Two Lakes Park this afternoon. Click on photos to enlarge.
SPRD Bulletin… Auto Tech Turkey Shootout Tip-off: Saturday November 28th at the Seward High Gym. B&C division teams are invited to a double elimination invitational tourney in Seward. Cash prize for the winning team if six teams participate. 1st & 2nd place prizes, team sportsmanship award and all-tournament team MVP. Special rates available at the Breeze Inn and the winning […]
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Seward Nordic Ski Club Membership Social featuring: 11th Annual Back Country Film Festival Soup, Bread, Beer, Raffle Prizes Saturday, November 14th – 5:30 at the Rae Building We need people to bring soup and baked goods. Thanks for all your help! SNSC
We’re trying to raise funds to offset the travel, safety, and miscellaneous costs associated with the boys/girls basketball teams. The teams are traveling as far away as Nome, Sitka, and Valdez this year. The campaign closes December 1. Purchase your Seahawk Pride shirts and hoodies with the links below. www.booster.com/seward-seahawk-school-pride PDF Flyer of image above Contact Maya Moriarty for more […]
The Alaska SeaLife Center’s next Family Science Night will be held Friday, November 20, from 6:00-7:00 PM! This event is free for Seward families and residents. Come learn more about the magnificent Steller’s eider and how the Alaska SeaLife Center is working to boost this population in the wild. Family Sciences Nights are made possible this winter by the generous support of […]
The Alaska State Parks Seward Citizen Advisory Board is currently recruiting new board members. The recruitment period will last from November 15, 2015 through December 8, 2015. Applications can be located at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/advisboardapp.pdf Interested applicants may email their application to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the Seward Ranger District Office at 334 Fourth Ave., Seward. Prospective candidates will be […]
SeaView Infant Learning Program and KPBSD are excited to host the annual Wellness Fair for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool age. This event will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 at SeaView Community Services: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Some of the services that day will be: Developmental Screenings Health Information Vision & Hearing Screenings Fingerprinting Kits Immunizations (by appointment only-422-1054) Fun […]