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Seward Safe Kids’ Ashley Ferguson comes to Play & Chat!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Come meet Ashley Ferguson at Play & Chat.  She will introduce herself and tell us about the program now that we have a local representative.  Safe Kids teaches folks about car seat safety and provides low cost or no cost car seats to those who qualify.  Play & Chat meets at the Seward Library, downstairs, every […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hazardous Waste Collection Day July 26

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, July 26, 2014 TIME 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT WHERE Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK AGE RANGE All Ages COST Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers CONTACT INFO Emerald Alaska (877) 375-5040Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses.All businesses are required to pre-register with Emerald Alaska. […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

UAF Surplus Offer – Forklift

UAF Seward Marine Center is offering the following surplus item for sale to the highest bidder: Forklift, Clark Model 0500-30, s/n: 235-99-3415; Propane engine; 3000 pound capacity; functional; leaks oil; includes two manuals Prospective bidders can view this item at the UAF Seward Marine Center Warehouse, 201 Railway Avenue Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon and 1 to […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Quilt Entries needed for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is August 15, 16 and 17, in Ninilchik.  We are looking for entries for the quilt show.  Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild sponsors the show at the fair, and we’ll be collecting items to display at the show. On Friday, August 8th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., we will be at Sew’n Bee Cozy signing in […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Austin Miller to perform at the Res Art July 24

Austin Miller to perform at the Res Art July 24

  Austin Miller will be performing at 7pm on July 24. Tickets are $10 at the door. Austin Miller visited Alaska for the first time in July 2013 completely on a whim. He didn’t have any friends or family up there. It was a polar opposite from his hot and humid home in Orlando, FL. But after hearing enough stories […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Obihiro Exchange Students Welcome Party July 29

Obihiro Exchange Students Welcome Party July 29

by · July 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Lowell Creek residents and visitors were upset by the stench that returned to their community from the city lagoon last weekend. Some who had planned to stay at that most popular Seward scenic beach area left early because of the smell, according to one local bed and breakfast owner. Nine residents filed odor complaints with […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Opportunity to see Sea Otters at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release  Seward, AK – July 17, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently caring for three young adult sea otters rescued through its Wildlife Response Program. All three otters were rescued from Homer, AK on separate dates: MoJoe in June 2010, Agnes in April 2013, and Aurora in September 2013. All were originally stranded […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
John Craigie & Leah Jones to perform at the Res Art July 21

John Craigie & Leah Jones to perform at the Res Art July 21

John Craigie and Leah Jones will perform at the Res Art Coffee House on Monday, July 21, at 7PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. According to his website at http://www.johncraigiemusic.com, “For the past decade, John Craigie has ‘lived the life romantic’ of a continuously touring folk-singer, taking his unique musical style across the United States and the world. A […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

P & Z Commission Barely Musters Quorum, Considers Options

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Seward city code specifies a seven-member Planning and Zoning Commission with four needed for a quorum, but Seward currently has only four members in total and this causes problems, said Assistant City Manager Ron Long at a recent City Council Meeting. P & Z Commission Chair Cindy Ecklund agrees. After having canceled its last meeting […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Seasonal Custodian This position is responsible for the cleanliness and appearance of the building and grounds at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Education and Experience Requirements: One year experience in a similar position.  Experience working directly with the public preferred.  Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): Carries out proper procedures for cleaning and care of the interior and exterior of the Center. […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward High Cross Country Begins August 4th.

Seward High Cross Country Begins August 4th.

  The First Practice of the 2014 CC running season will be on Monday, August 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school wrestling room. We will have a short meeting after which we will officially begin a new season of Seahawk Cross Country. Be sure to bring your current physical to the first practice. You cannot start CC without it. […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Communal Tree dedicated at garden party

Communal Tree dedicated at garden party

  Friends of the Seward Community Library Museum welcomed the new Communal Tree sculpture to the Library Museum garden Friday July 11th. It was created specifically by artists Sandy Stolle and Sheila Morrow to complement the theme of the library museum, its building and story telling mural. Its wood is carved Yellow Cedar, and it has fused art glass embedded […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Kenai Fjords in the Field!

Kenai Fjords in the Field!

Summer is in full swing! Resource Management staff at Kenai Fjords National Park have been taking advantage of these long (and sometimes sunny) days to work on a whole host of exciting research projects.  We share these experiences in the “Kenai Fjords in the Field” blog, where you can learn about current research involving glaciers, wildlife, cultural resources, and more […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Filmmakers from around the state will be descending on Seward the last weekend in July to participate in the Balto Film Fest. Those looking for adventure will find it on Friday, July 25th, first at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 6:00 p.m. with a free public Adventure Filmmaking workshop.  Attendees will get a taste of the University of Alaska’s […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
SMIC, Harbor Improvements Dominate Council Agenda

SMIC, Harbor Improvements Dominate Council Agenda

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The City of Seward will spend $1.4 million to purchase a new 330-ton boat lift for Seward Marine Industrial Center, and will increase the cost of lifting these large boats out of the water by about 25 percent. Seward City Council passed a resolution at Monday night’s July 14 regular meeting allowing the city administration […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2014 Mt Marathon Race posters are up!

2014 Mt Marathon Race posters are up!

The latest Mt Marathon Race posters are up! View them either in person at the Chamber’s bulletin board at Third and Jefferson, or on-line at <http://mmr.seward.com/results/records/> and <http://mmr.seward.com/results/trivia-facts/> This year’s Race Facts and Trivia poster features the Marshall family. It’s a family tradition to run. Both Dan and Jackie finished in 70th place this year, and each received an award […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Helicopter hauling snow machine

Helicopter hauling snow machine

Today, I watched a helicopter hauling a more “normal” load, a snow machine, across the rugged face of Mt Alice up to Godwin Glacier. It sure looked Alaskan! Carol Griswold  

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Bluegrass Camp a family affair

Seward Bluegrass Camp a family affair

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Magic occurred here June 7-11th as Seward’s Bluegrass Camp for Kids returned for the week for the fourth summer, bringing nine accomplished young musicians to Seward to share their knowledge and love for music with 54 students and 15 adults. Enthusiastic six and seven-year-olds strummed on their ukuleles in a circle singing, “You are My […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 2 comments ·

SBCFSA Work Session July 21

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a work session at 7:00 pm, Monday, July 21, 2014.  The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office at Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, in Suite 122. The topics will include sand bags, and Saw Mill Creek. Light refreshments will be served. Please note the board will hold regular […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Voter Registration Deadline is Sunday, July 20

Office of the Lieutenant Governor Press Release -  July 14, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell reminds Alaskans that this Sunday, July 20 is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election. “Voting is a fundamental American right,” Treadwell said. “Protect and exercise your freedom by registering today.” The […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Tangled Lines Improv at the Res Art July 18

Tangled Lines Improv Comedy! Friday July 18th @ Resurrect Art Coffee House Show times at 7pm & 9pm Tickets: $6 in advance/$8 at the door If you want to see some improv comedy at its best ever(in Seward),come prepared to laugh! Bring friends,family,and someone from Wasilla. Also, bring a prop for us to use in our show!

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Friends of the Seward Library have new website

The Seward Community Library Association, SCLA, (a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library) has a new website. The community is invited to take a look at our new site and sign up for our newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening at the Library and Museum. We also invite the community to become a ‘Friend’ of the Seward Library by […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk

16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Marathon Ministries Vacation Bible School THIS WEEK Tuesday-Thursday

Come join us this week for Vacation Bible School -Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30PM at Marathon Ministries- corner of 3rd and Adams. Lots of games, crafts, snacks, music, puppets and learning about God’s Kingdom! Ages 5-12. Call with questions 907-422-0402. Everyone welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there.

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Helicopter hauls out crashed Cessna

Helicopter hauls out crashed Cessna

Monday afternoon, I happened to see a helicopter flying out of Godwin Glacier valley with an unusual and tragic load dangling from a long cable. It was a small white and blue plane with a bent right wing, missing right wheel, and bent prop. The helo carefully descended with the damaged plane to the Seward Airport and set it down. Later, I stopped […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL COMING!!!

This summer’s Seward Vacation Bible School – “WEIRD ANIMALS” – will be happening Monday through Friday, JULY 28th – AUGUST 1st, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 400 Third Avenue (at Jefferson Street), from 9 am to 12 noon each day. The program is for all children, from Kindergarten through 5th grade. There is no fee to participate, and families can register […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
It’s Magic at the Library July 18

It’s Magic at the Library July 18

Magic Workshop & Show – Friday, July 18th Seward Community Library & Museum, Community Room Magic Workshop for Kids @ 3:00 PM Come learn some great magic tricks to amaze and amuse your family and friends. The MagicGuy, Don Russell, will be instructing a short session on “Magic as a Performing Art.” Open to ages 7 and up.  Please contact the […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·