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Art Of Pollination

Art Of Pollination

In honor of National Pollinator Week, Chugach Arts Council has published its 2nd annual edition of a  beautiful book of art.  Artists from around Alaska and the U.S. contributed to make this a stunning tribute to one of our most valuable and fascinating resources, our pollinators.  Art can inspire and  inform as well as illustrate.  Conservation and awareness are key […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

The third annual Balto Film Fest kicks off tonight with an evening of adventure, focusing on the real life drama of the Alaskan outdoors. Learn to get the most out of your Go Pro. University of Alaska professor DB Palmer teaches the first and only adventure film making degree program in the State.  Palmer will be at the Seward Library/Museum […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Now Enrolling for Fall 2014 Seward Cooperative Toddler Playgroup

The Seward Cooperative Toddler Playgroup is currently enrolling children for the Fall 2014 semester. The SCTP is a parent-led program open to children from ages 18 months to 3 years. The fall 2014 semester will run from August 25th – December 19th, 2014, and is held in the basement space of the Resurrection Lutheran Church. You can choose to participate one day a […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday

Celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday

Come celebrate Alaska Nellie’s Birthday at the Seward Senior Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31. This event is held in remembrance of Alaska Nellie, a vibrant historical figure and pioneer roadhouse operator instrumental in the continuing construction of the Alaska Central Railway, a relationship that carried right on through to the days of the modern Alaska Railroad. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward’s Denali Foldager makes headlines in the Alaska Dispatch News

Read the article at the Alaska Dispatch News here: http://www.adn.com/article/20140723/denali-foldager-running-road-recovery

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run Supports Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program

16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run Supports Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – July 23, 2014 –The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 2. The fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been a busy year for the stranding program, admitting one spotted seal, two sea otter […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Elementary New Student Registration

Seward Elementary will be open for new student registration August 6th and August 7th, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Parents must fill out a registration packet for each new student and additionally must provide an original birth certificate, updated immunization records and a copy of a current IEP, if your child has one. Students do not need to […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Brewers & Doers Tonight, July 24

Brewers & Doers Tonight, July 24

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
From South Africa to Seward by Sail

From South Africa to Seward by Sail

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   Over a perfectly lovely cup of Sri Lankan tea in the literate saloon of their homey sailboat, Rainbow Gypsy, Cherry and Alec Yarrow recounted their voyage starting in Durban, South Africa that has landed them in Seward. Their voyage began six years ago with many roundings, setbacks, frights and delights along the way. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Matt Hopper & Peter Piek perform at the Res Art July 28

Matt Hopper & Peter Piek perform at the Res Art July 28

  Matt Hopper and German painter/musician Peter Piek will perform at the Res Art on July 28 at 7PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. Matt Hopper is a singer/songwriter and guitarist for The Roman Candles. He began playing guitar in high school near Hatcher Pass, AK. The Roman Candles has included over 100 members since inception in the late 90s. Hopper […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Bird Vetch, a pretty but noxious weed

Bird Vetch, a pretty but noxious weed

Watch out for a nasty invasive weed called Bird Vetch. Its pretty, blue to purple flowers are deceptively attractive. The tendrils at the tip of the plant help it to climb over other plants, growing over everything, even alders and willows. Seward has small, localized infestations, but you may have noticed this plant smothering other plants in large patches along […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 2 comments ·
BCVFD Fire Chief Beals to take leave of absence

BCVFD Fire Chief Beals to take leave of absence

The Bear Creek Fire Service Area Board reluctantly agreed by consensus to recommend that their longtime fire chief Mark Beals take a 90-day leave of absence. At a special meeting Monday night, they also recommended that Connie Bacon, a 30-year, much respected senior member of the fire department act as his replacement. Only one board member, Jena Peterson voted against […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Three Rescued after pleasure craft catches fire

Three Rescued after pleasure craft catches fire

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Three people were rescued by three vessels of Good Samaritans at around 4:50 Tuesday, July 24th when their pleasure craft Alaska Rose caught fire, burned and sank in the Cheval Narrows, near Cheval Island, Resurrection Bay. “We received a Mayday call over Channel 16, saying a boat was on fire. Quite a few good Samaritans were […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

A one minute film created in 24 hours using one prompt – the Togo 24 Hour Sprint promises to be very popular amongst those participating in the Balto Film Fest. It affords a great opportunity to dip a toe in filmmaking to try out a new position or work with new people. To qualify for competition, films must be one […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Report

22 July 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our second July meeting echoed the first, as we heard hours of public testimony and adjourned just before midnight. The ordinance with the most input and discussion was Ordinance 2014-25, which places the question of a borough-wide “bed tax” on the October ballot. It was amended down to 3%, […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward High Girl’s Basketball Team Car Detailing and Bake Sale Fundraiser

Seward High Girl’s Basketball Team Car Detailing and Bake Sale Fundraiser

WHO: SEWARD HIGH GIRL’S BASKETBALL TEAM WHAT: CAR DETAILING (inside of vehicle) AND BAKE SALE WHEN: AUGUST 1ST 1-6 P.M. & AUGUST 2ND 10-5 P.M. WHERE: 2608 CORNER OF DIECKGRAFF AND DIMOND BLVD COST: $50 PER VEHICLE TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT CALL WENDY STALLINGS AT (907) 491-0754 *WE WILL WASH THE OUTSIDE OF VEHICLE IF WEATHER PERMITS* (ADDITIONAL $20)  

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Regular Board Meeting August 4

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The agenda includes FY15 DCCED $500,000.00 Grant, Discussion on funding projects and priorities FY2015, Saw Mill Creek and a local projects update. Meeting agendas are available at the […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

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 ·
New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

New Fire Station’s Grand Opening

It had rained hard just before, but the sun popped out just in time for Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the community to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new fire station building Saturday, June 19th at 13105 Seward Highway, milepost 5.5. The station’s yellow and red fire trucks gleamed as they sat outside the three large bay doors, […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 7 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 ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

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 ·
Colton Leese plays Open Mic Night at the Yukon Bar

Sweet melodies of Seward

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Those looking to find entertainment will find that Seward is full of just that. Seward is a coastal oasis for live music seekers. Venues worth checking out have sprouted up since the summer season began. For starters the Seward Brewing Company officially opened their upstairs area to the likes of live music. […]

by · July 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Preparation work for the Huna Tlingit tribal house at Glacier Bay National Park will begin in August. Local craftsman, Josh Leatherman, who owns and operates Precision Timberworks will be heading up the prefabrication of the heavy timber frame and log structure here in Seward, subcontracted by PK Builders of Ketchikan. The National Park Service announced the $2.9 million contract award to PK Builders […]

by · July 18, 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 ·