Archive for April, 2012

Art for Parks: Celebrating Marine Mammals of Kenai Fjords National Park

Art for Parks: Celebrating Marine Mammals of Kenai Fjords National Park

What breathes air, gives birth to live young, has hair, is warm blooded, and lives in the waters around Kenai Fjords National Park?   You guessed it, marine mammals!     If you just haven’t seen your share of marine mammals lately we recommend you come out on the town on Friday May 4th from 6-8pm and stop in to Kenai Fjords National […]

April 30, 2012 · 2 comments ·
ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar Series:

ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar Series:

Presents:  Migratory Shorebirds of Northern Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Date:  Monday, May 14th, 2012 Time:  12-1pm  (Brown Bag Lunch) Where:  Alaska SeaLife Center,  Research Theater Seminar Speaker:  Sadie E.G. Ulman, Alaska SeaLife Center Free Seminar, Everyone Welcome! Chickaloon Flats is a tidal mudflat on Turnagain Arm, and a valuable area for migrating and breeding birds. Sadie will discuss results from […]

April 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Runner Creates Mt. Marathon Logo

Runner Creates Mt. Marathon Logo

Michael Marshall, a talented young student athlete and artist, also a freshman at Seward High School, has created this year’s winning Mt. Marathon Race logo. His design, Flag Mountain, was a clear favorite of the Race committee, which had many designs to choose from. It features the mountain, with American Flag, a tribute to the July 4th Independence Day race […]

April 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Calendar Music Art Contest

Calendar Music Art Contest

The Seward Music Boosters/Seward Music Association, is holding an art contest for the upcoming 2013 Calendar. We are seeking local children’s artwork, in a landscape (sideways) format, illustrating music being played, sung, or felt. The top 13 pieces, chosen by a panel of local artist-judges, will be featured in the calendar.   Proceeds from the calendar sales and ads go right […]

April 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
High School Play Opens Tonight!

High School Play Opens Tonight!

Tonight’s the opening performance of Seward High Drama’s production of CSI: Neverland.  It’s a marvelous merger of comedic mayhem, and promises to be a great night of entertainment for the whole family. Come support these young thespians Monday, April 30, Tuesday May 1st, and Wednesday May 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. at the High School Auditorium. Their drama teacher, director, is […]

April 30, 2012 · 2 comments ·
YoungLife is Coming Alive in Seward!

YoungLife is Coming Alive in Seward!

Young Life was incorporated in 1941 by Jim Rayburn, a seminary student and part-time youth minister in Gainesville, Texas. He wanted to reach out to kids who were disinterested in church. Rayburn took the challenge to go where the kids were, meet them on their turf and find a creative way to share the love of God with them. Rayburn’s […]

April 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Afternoon delight at Tea and Tomes

Afternoon delight at Tea and Tomes

Thank you ladies, gentlemen and children who packed the community room of the Catholic church for our Tea & Tomes event this Saturday. We served 65 persons at our sold out event. We wish to acknowledge the hard work of one of our Library Museum volunteers, Kim Hughes, who brought the idea of the afternoon tea to reality. Her friend […]

April 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Spring Creek Official Retires

Spring Creek Official Retires

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Tom Reimer, the Assistant Superintendent of Spring Creek Correctional Center, is retiring after 27 years of service in Alaska on April 30th. His friends and colleagues will give him a retirement gathering Wednesday May 2nd at the American Legion, and share stories about his legacy. Reimer was there at the very opening of Spring Creek […]

April 28, 2012 · 4 comments ·
64 Tea Cups ready for tea

64 Tea Cups ready for tea

                        Reminder that today is our Tea & Tomes event at the Catholic church. All our tickets have been sold. We want to thank the ladies of our community that loaned us the beautiful tea cups for our event today. Tea & Tomes, an afternoon tea for Library Museum […]

April 28, 2012 · 1 comment ·
Wind Turbine Being Hooked Up

Wind Turbine Being Hooked Up

By Heidi Zemach for SCN AVTEC’s 100kW wind turbine is finally being hooked up to the Applied Technology Building and will soon be physically connected up to the town’s electric grid. STG Engineers Incorporated, of Anchorage, the folks from whom AVTEC purchased the turbine, and who installed it, were in town this week working on the project. The turbine was […]

April 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

Imagination Library Book Bash Tomorrow!

The Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library will be hosting a Book Bash Saturday April 28th, in the basement of the Seward Community Library, from 10:30 am to noon. The theme for this event is Alaskan Animal Adventures and there will be crafts, activities, snacks, and reading related to this interesting and relevant theme. We will also be handing out free booklets […]

April 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Arts Council Supports Student Summer Arts Endeavors with Scholarships

If you are a student grade K-12 or the parent of a student in grade K-12 this offer is for you. The Seward Arts Council is interested in supporting students who are pursuing the arts during their summer vacation. This opportunity could be used by a family who would like help sending their children to D’Vinci Camp, or a teenager […]

April 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

Water Main Breaks

Earlier this morning, a break in the water main occurred in downtown Seward on Second and Jefferson. It appears that there are several water main breaks due to pipes freezing and bursting. City Staff are working diligently to repair all breaks in the water main. City Staff are planning on having all issues resolved later this afternoon. Thank you for […]

April 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

2012 Historic Preservation Award: Still Time to Nominate

As posted earlier, the Seward Historic Preservation Commission presents an annual award to honor locals who contribute to the conservation and preservation of Seward’s history. There have been some great ideas and discussion presented concerning our last post. We just want to clarify that nominations forms need to be filled out to nominate someone for this award. Applications may be […]

April 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

More Highway Closures

Wednesday, April 25 Update: • The Seward Highway at Trail River Bridge, is scheduled to be CLOSED from 10:00pm Thursday, May 3 through 6:00am Friday, May 4. • Beginning Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10, expect nightly CLOSURES at Trail River Bridge, between 10:00pm and 6:00am. Emergency access will be permitted. • Expect daily SINGLE-LANE TRAFFIC, short DELAYS and […]

April 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

Exit Glacier Area Closed to Snowmachine Use

Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier area for snowmachine use in order to prevent damage to park resources due to inadequate snow depth and warming temperatures.  The park is no longer taking reservations for the winter public use cabin at Exit Glacier.  Plowing has begun on the road to Exit Glacier.  The Alaska Department of Transportation has […]

April 26, 2012 · 2 comments ·
Mural Display at the Chamber of Commerce

Mural Display at the Chamber of Commerce

The Seward Mural Society has struck again.  Working with Cindy Clock and Dorothy Osenga at the Seward Chamber of Commerce, Al Lamberson, Sheila Morrow and Dot Bardarson created an informative corner in the Chamber show room.  The display introduces the visitor to Seward, Mural Capital of Alaska. Seward was named that by Governor Palin and the legislature before she left […]

April 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

Remove Studded Tires

Studded Tires must be off the roads by May 1st, or drivers caught with them could be subject to a correctable ticket with a $50 fine. This reflects an extension from Alaska Department of Public Safety’s traditional April 15th deadline, to account for the bad weather we have had here.

April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

Invasive Species Education

The annual Cooperative Weed Management Area meeting will be held next Friday, May 4th, at the Rae building (Seward Marine center), from 10-4. There will be representatives from the Alaska Railroad and Department of Transportation to discuss vegetation management. A representative from the Sealife Center to share invasive species cost estimates in Alaska. The National Parks Service, Resurrection Bay Conservation […]

April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Seward High Art: Linocuts

Seward High Art: Linocuts

Students began their prints with an original drawing.  On the drawing they planned 3 different colors to separate the various objects and shapes.  Within the shapes they added some texture.  They transferred their design onto linoleum, carved it out and printed the colors in layers.  This time we experimented with paper, printing onto colored paper, old maps, magazines, etc…  Here […]

April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·
Air Force Military Camp Closure Bombshell

Air Force Military Camp Closure Bombshell

The Seward City Council met Monday, April 23 and learned some interesting news items from City Manager James Hunt, and Assistant Manager Ron Long, both of whom recently returned from a lobbying trip to Seattle and Washington D.C. with Vice Mayor Jean Bardarson. (Photo of Rec Camp by Heidi Zemach) The Seward Air Force Recreation Camp, just off the Seward […]

April 24, 2012 · 21 comments ·
Only 64 Tea Cups…

Only 64 Tea Cups…

Only 64 tea cups are available for the Tea and Tomes Tea Party, so remember to pick up your tickets today, at the Library, for the Seward Community Library Museum fundraiser on Saturday, April 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Guests will be treated to sublime tea treats baked by Pastry Chef Amy Mow and […]

April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

ALASKAN ANIMAL ADVENTURES: Imagination Library to host Book Bash

The Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library will be hosting a Book Bash Saturday April 28th, in the basement of the Seward Community Library, from 10:30 am to noon.  The theme for this event is Alaskan Animal Adventures and there will be crafts, activities, snacks, and reading related to this interesting and relevant theme.  We will also be handing out free booklets […]

April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled ·

Teleconference: Public Health Impacts of Coal Transport & Export

Wednesday, April 25, 9:00 am Alaska Time Breathing coal dust has been linked to higher rates of cardiopulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), high blood pressure, lung disease, and kidney disease. Join this free one-hour teleconference to learn why: -160 Washington physicians are calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment (HIA) for the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal. […]

April 24, 2012 · 4 comments ·
Sea Otter Pup Doing Well In New Home

Sea Otter Pup Doing Well In New Home

By Heidi Zemach for SCN “Meshik,” a nine-week old Northern sea otter pup, brought to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward five weeks ago for rehabilitation from Meshik Beach in Port Heiden, Alaska, has safely arrived at his new permanent home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The pup appears to be doing very well in his new environment […]

April 23, 2012 · 1 comment ·