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Upcoming Events at Seward Community Library & Museum

Community Game Night begins Tuesday, October 7th from 6-8pm in the Library/Museum Community Room.  BYOG (bring your own game). Socialize, make friends, play some fun games and enjoy light refreshments! Game night is for those 18 years and older. There will be a few games on hand, but you are encouraged to bring your own favorites. Alaska Book Week is October 4-11.  […]

by · September 29, 2014 ·
SMAF Art Show Results

SMAF Art Show Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Seward Music and Arts Festival Art Show!  There were so many great contributions this year!  The show was juried this year and here are the results: Community Show: First Place: Lindsey von Borstel Kracken   Second Place: Brandii Holmdahl Dream Maid Third Place: Reside in Solitude Gretchen Lindquist Seward Middle and Seward […]

by · September 28, 2014 ·
The 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival September 26-28

The 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival September 26-28

 ARTS – CRAFTS – BEER GARDEN – FINE FOOD – ART SHOW – MURAL SOCIETY PROJECT  MUSIC – MUSIC – MUSIC www.sewardfestival.com Friday SEPTEMBER 26 5-5:45 Snow River String Band 6-6:45 The Cremation of Sam McGee – A Circus Arts Variety Show 7-7:45 Hanna Yoter 8-8:45 Emma Hill 9-9:45 Green Tara & her Handsome gents 10 – 11 Rebel Clef […]

by · September 26, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Big Fat Buddha

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Big Fat Buddha

Big Fat Buddha found its way in 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. As music scene veterans, the band attributes their longevity to energetic live shows and a dedicated fanbase – many of whom follow the band’s performances statewide. Big Fat Buddha offers music in flavors to satisfy rock, funk, soul, and even bluegrass aficionados. Dwelling on the “funk rock” vibe, singer/guitarist […]

by · September 26, 2014 ·
The 2015 Alaska Railroad Print

The 2015 Alaska Railroad Print

Alaska Railroad Corporation Press Release –  Alaska Railroad sets annual print sale-and-sign events 2015 artwork features Whittier for the first time ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) will release its 2015 annual poster/print at four public sale-and- signing events featuring artist Dawn Gerety who will sign the prints and posters. ANCHORAGE: Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., […]

by · September 26, 2014 ·

Opinion: New NPFMC management plan should prioritize bycatch reduction

By Pete Wedin – The summer of 2014 represented a different kind of summer for Alaska fishermen. While commercial halibut fishermen have had their catch limits reduced for a number of years, this year the reductions hit charter fishermen in Southcentral Alaska as well. Anyone who went out on a charter boat out of Homer, Whittier, Seward, or Kodiak knows […]

by · September 26, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: 907

SMAF Performer Spotlight: 907

The roots of 907 sprouted from distant directions— the South, Midwest and Alaska — and migrated through the rich traditions of folk, soul, rock, country and bluegrass. The point where these paths of Americana converge is where 907 diverges into Alaskana. In Alaska, utility is beauty, form is function and sincerity survives. 907 is the melody of that mentality. See […]

by · September 26, 2014 ·
Peking receives community gift

Peking receives community gift

On September 3, local business owners John and Mimi Park of Peking Restaurant were attacked at their establishment, leaving them badly bruised and beaten. The crime appeared to be a random act that shocked Seward residents. See the full story here . Shortly afterward, local Sewardite Josh Estes rose to the occasion to start a fund for the Park’s to assist them in their […]

by · September 25, 2014 ·

Peninsula Art Guild First Thursday Art Reception October 2

Peninsula art guild is hosting a First Thursday Art Reception for the 2014 Experimental art show called “Beyond the Covers” on October 2nd, 2014 from 6 to 8:00 PM at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Avenue in Olde Town Kenai – across from the oilers Bingo Hall.

by · September 25, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Hannah Yoter

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Hannah Yoter

Hannah Yoter is well versed in the language of acoustic music. Growing up in Alaska she began playing guitar at a young age and played in a bluegrass band. After high school she decided to leave Alaska for North Carolina and pursue music even further. In North Carolina she found herself immersed in and inspired by the old time Appalachian […]

by · September 25, 2014 ·

Seward Blood Drive

Blood Drive at Providence Seward Mountain Haven Friday October 10th. Call Brittany at 224-2988 to reserve your appointment today (no walk-ins). Eat well, get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids. Help save a life today!!

by · September 25, 2014 ·

Suicide prevention training for ordinary folks

The entire student body at AVTEC will be taking a “Gatekeeper” suicide prevention training Monday, September 29th, and residents of Seward are invited to also take the training Tuesday night at AVTEC Auditorium, from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. QPR is the method used at the core of the training. It stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, and is a simple educational […]

by · September 25, 2014 ·
Reds Burgers closes Monday

Reds Burgers closes Monday

James Minden and Sara Kirby, of Red’s Burgers stand at the corner of Seward Highway and 302 Van Buren St., will soon be closing for the winter. They want to remind everyone that they can still come out and get their last fix of gourmet burgers, garlic fries, and shakes until they close on Monday (Sept 29th) at 6 p.m. […]

by · September 25, 2014 ·

6.1 Earthquake hits Southcentral Alaska

From the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer – A 6.1 earthquake has hit Southcentral Alaska from 60 miles Southwest of Talkeetna. A tsunami is not expected.

by · September 25, 2014 ·

Seahawks Football Home Game

Come out at 4:30 this afternoon (Thursday 9/25) and support Seward Seahawks as they play another home game. This team has been beating the odds from Nome to Valdez, in a winning streak practically unheard of for a good many years, and is setting itself up to go to state. Witness for yourselves how they’re doing it.

by · September 25, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Tamba Hadzi

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Tamba Hadzi

Tamba Hadzi is an eight-member ensemble from Homer. As active participants in Alaska’s thriving marimba community, they all share a love of the music of Zimbabwe. The traditional and contemporary music of Zimbabwe’s Shona people, as originally taught by Dr. Dumisani Maraire, is the foundation of their repertoire, which also includes original compositions by their various teachers from Washington, California, […]

by · September 25, 2014 ·
Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Heidi Zemach for SCN – After hearing from a few concerned neighboring business owners who want delivery and emergency access behind their businesses, Seward City Council postponed a resolution for two weeks allowing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Charles “Scottie” Bald reassigning the 8,300 square foot Marina restaurant property on Fourth Avenue to Seward Lodging […]

by · September 25, 2014 ·

Historians, museum professionals to meet

Lots of folks are helping to get everything ready for the start of the joint annual conference of Museums Alaska and the Alaska Historical Society next week in Seward. More than 190 museum professionals and historians from across the state will be in attendance at the Oct. 1-4 event. Resurrection Bay Historical Society is hosting the conference, which starts with […]

by · September 24, 2014 ·
Blessing of the Pets — Sunday, 12:30 @Seward United Methodist

Blessing of the Pets — Sunday, 12:30 @Seward United Methodist

by · September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Emma Hill

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Emma Hill

Emma Hill grew up in Alaska, coming from the small village of Sleetmute and later moving into Palmer for high school. In 2006 Hill decided to move to Portland, a thriving music scene, to continue her education and pursue her musical aspirations. In 2007 Hill met Daste and they began their collaboration. Seven busy years, four widely well-reviewed albums, and […]

by · September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Snow River String Band

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Snow River String Band

  Kick off the 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival with Seward’s own Snow River String Band. Come see them on Friday, September 26 at 5PM at the Seward Music & Arts Festival.

by · September 24, 2014 ·

High School Pool closed September 25 & 26

The Seward High School pool will be closed this Thursday, September 25, and Friday, September 26.

by · September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Steve Norwood

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Steve Norwood

Steve Norwood is an original , founding member of the Photonz, from Girdwood, AK. He is currently recording his original songs, as well as performing solo at various places around Southcentral Alaska.His styles range from folk rock to bluegrass, and he is mainly influenced by the likes of Paul Simon , Jerry Garcia and  Neil Young. Hear him play at […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·

City Express seeks drivers

CITY EXPRESS IS LOOKING FOR CLASS “A” & “B” DRIVERS TO WORK PART TIME, OTR & LOCAL DELIVERIES. CALL JOANNE @ 907 224-5605 OR 907 362-1473

by · September 23, 2014 ·
Marathon Wrestling Fundraiser Re-Scheduled

Marathon Wrestling Fundraiser Re-Scheduled

The Marathon Wrestling Club fundraiser has been re-scheduled Please join us on Friday, October 24th from 6pm – 9pm for our 2nd annual Taco Feed/Auction fundraiser for Marathon Wrestling Club.  All proceeds will benefit Seward area youth!  Tickets on sale now, $20.00 per person, please contact Jewel Williams at 907-422-7130 for more information, to purchase tickets or to donate an item for […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·