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Marathon Wrestling Club 2nd Annual Taco Feed/Auction Fundraiser

Marathon Wrestling Club 2nd Annual Taco Feed/Auction Fundraiser

Mark Your Calendars!!! Please join us on Saturday, October 11th 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 our auction!!   Hope to see […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Community Foundation August Mini-Grant Recipients

Seward Community Foundation News The Seward Community Foundation is pleased to announce its August mini-grant recipients. Imagination Library: $500 – To help meet budget shortfall to continue delivering books to children enrolled in the program. The $500 grant will help cover the cost and postage/handling for the books delivered to 169 Seward and Moose Pass children by the Dolly Parton […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska State Parks- Seward Area Update Tonight

Alaska State Parks- Seward Area Update Tonight

The Seward Area State Parks Citizen Advisory Board will be holding a meeting today at 5:00-7:00pm at the Seward Library in the community room.  The board members will reunite to hear the parks’ summer accomlishments and discuss future goals that will benefit the Seward community.  Community members are encouraged to attend the meeting to see some of the maintenance that was completed this field season and offer input on future […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Volunteers Needed for Seward Middle Cross Country Meet 9/5

Volunteers Needed: Seward Middle School is in need of volunteers for this friday’s home Cross Country meet. If you are interested and able – please call Jason Bickling at 224-9025. Those able to volunteer: there will be a meeting at the finish line tent (on the football field) Friday at 3:00. See you there!

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Diva of Delirium to perform at the Yukon Bar September 5

The Diva of Delirium to perform at the Yukon Bar September 5

Come see Lulu Small, the First Lady of Entertainment in Alaska at the Yukon Bar on September 5 beginning at 9PM.  Lulu Small has been a favorite comedy/musical act in Alaska and internationally for over three decades. “LuLu’s powerful and entrancing 5-octave vocal range, combined with her larger-than-life musical talent, endless energy, uncanny wit and subtle humor, add to an entertaining evening […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

1st Friday Art Walk September 5

Visit these following businesses on Friday, September 5, for the 1st Friday Art Walk in Seward! Zudy’s:  Catherine Schneider~Original paintings and 3 dimensional artKenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center:  Tom Missel~”Alaska National Parks”-original oil paintings  (1212 4th Ave)Seward Senior Center:  “Seward Unleashed”-a collection of 8 Seward Senior Memoirs Resurrect Art:  Justine Pechuzal~”Have & Hold”`original pastels Eight Arms Printing Company:  “Name […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Programs for young children to resume at the Library

Toddler Music Group and Storytime will return to Seward Community Library & Museum the first week of September.  Storytime returns Friday, Sept. 5th at 10:30 am in the Children’s Room, and will continue each Friday throughout the school year.  Storytime is geared to children ages 3 – 6, however siblings are always welcome.  Each Storytime features a selection of the library’s wonderful picture books […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
What’s happening at the Seward Mariners’ Memorial?

What’s happening at the Seward Mariners’ Memorial?

By Nancy Erickson It may not look like much is happening in a timely fashion with Phase III of the Seward Mariners’ Memorial project, but that buzz you hear is workers at RP Art in Seattle bustling to complete construction of the wave wall in time for the next Samson barge. Due to problems with suppliers, the arrival date of […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Harvest Art Exhibition September 4

The Peninsula Art Guild/Kenai River Council on the Arts invites one and all to the Opening Reception for the Harvest Art Exhibit from 6-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 4th at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai.  For more info, call 283-7040, 12-5pm, Wednesday-Saturday.

by · September 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Temporary closure of brown bear hunting at KNWR

United States Department of the Interior News Release – Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Temporary Closure of Sport Hunting of Brown Bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced a temporary closure of sport hunting of brown bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The closure is effective September I, 2014 through May […]

by · August 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Memorial Service for William G. “Jerry” Blair

William G. “Jerry” Blair October 2, 1932 – August 22, 2014 William G. “Jerry” Blair, 81, of Seward, Alaska passed away on August 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.  Jerry was born William Girard Blair on October 2, 1932 in Barton, Vermont to Aime P. and Irene H. (Paquette) Blair.  Jerry grew up on the family farm, with three […]

by · August 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems is seeking applications for the following: FINANCE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the finance department at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Education and Experience Requirements: High school diploma, GED or equivalent; one year of experience in an […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

No SBCFSA Meeting Monday

Please be advised that the next Regular Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board Meeting will be combined with a Work Session to be held on September 22, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm. The meetings will be held back to back beginning with the Work Session. The Work Session topic will be Capital Project Requests. Please note that this is the […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Deep Chatham to perform at the Yukon August 31

Deep Chatham to perform at the Yukon August 31

  “Deep Chatham was formed by guitarist Julian Sikes and upright bassist Jeff Loops. Ferociously talented songwriters, the duo crafted a heavy handful of original songs characterized by driving rhythms, intricate harmonies, and haunting melodies. They immediately took their act on the road and began a relentless schedule of playing…music festivals, clubs, barrooms, and street corners from the deep south […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Tom Bearup: An Alaskan Story

By Peter Zuyus Tom Bearup came to Alaska in the year 1975, settling in the town of Soldotna.  Very soon after arriving in Soldotna, Tom became a Soldotna Police Officer.   Tom soon met his future wife Adele, a local girl. She was raised in the Sterling/Soldotna area and graduated Kenai High School.  They were married in Kenai on June 24, […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Under auspiciously clearing skies after days of rain, the local directing group of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm, National Heritage Area (KMTANHA), along with the National Park Service and the US Forest Service, dedicated an interpretive sign near L. V. Ray Peak in Moose Pass, Alaska on Tuesday, August 26. A small crowd gathered at […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Special Weather Statement from NWS

Special Weather Statement SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 407 PM AKDT THU AUG 28 2014 AKZ101-111-121-125-131-135-141-145-291500- ANCHORAGE-MATANUSKA VALLEY-WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-NORTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- SOUTHEAST PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-COPPER RIVER BASIN-SUSITNA VALLEY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANCHORAGE…EAGLE RIVER…INDIAN… EKLUTNA…PALMER…WASILLA…SUTTON…CHICKALOON…KENAI… SOLDOTNA…HOMER…COOPER LANDING…WHITTIER…SEWARD… GIRDWOOD…MOOSE PASS…VALDEZ…THOMPSON PASS…CORDOVA… GLENNALLEN…EUREKA…MCCARTHY…PAXSON…SLANA…TALKEETNA… WILLOW…CANTWELL 407 PM AKDT THU AUG 28 2014 …A COLD LABOR […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ron Broughton Fund Raiser

Ron Broughton Fund Raiser

HORSESHOE/BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR RON BROUGHTON RON FELL WHILE WORKING AND BROKE HIS BACK ON AUGUST 21ST. HE HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD AND NEEDS OUR HELP. PLEASE COME ENJOY A BBQ AND PLAY SOME HORSESHOES IN HONOR OF RON. SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 John Neal Memorial Park 820 Neal Park Rd Lyons, OR 97358 Please call Dan @ 503-551-4674 or Paula […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Do you live in a floodplain?

Please join us for a Flood Risk Information Open House Tuesday, September 9th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the City Council Chambers. In cooperation with FEMA, the State of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the City of Seward this will be a combined Flood Risk Information Open House. This Open House will provide the public with an opportunity to […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FISHAPALOOZA September 5-7

FISHAPALOOZA September 5-7

​FISHAPALOOZA: ​ The first run–September 5-7–​Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited and Southcentral Alaska TU members are invited to come together for the first annual fishing and conservation weekend​.​   Wet a line and lend a hand to protect cold water fisheries. Land and boat based river clean-up opportunities will be available through the Alaska Fly Fisher’s Kenai River Clean-Up.   ​Not […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Seward City News captured a few pictures during this year’s Lost Lake Run and has published some of the better ones below. Images by Steve and Sarah Fink. The 2014 race results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en Also donations to fund Cystic Fibrosis research are always being accepted through lostlakerun.com .

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Infant Nutrition and Family Health Classes

September 3, 2014 3-7pm in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Free to the PublicServices Supporting Seward Families … *Doula Services *Birthing Classes *WIC *Infant CPR *Breastfeeding Information *Car Seat Safety *Infant Learning Program *International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Information Supporting Alaska’s Future… GET CONNECTED!  

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

You’re invited to Founders’ Day

Celebrate the anniversary of Seward’s founding at the open house from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Seward Community Library Museum on the corner of Sixth and Adams. The Resurrection Bay Historical Society will serve cake and light refreshments at this annual event that recalls the establishment of a railroad town at the head of Resurrection Bay on Aug. […]

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Recruiting Volunteers

Alaska SeaLife Center Recruiting Volunteers

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Voter Registration Deadline September 8

In order to be eligible to vote in the October 7, 2014 City of Seward and/or Kenai Peninsula Borough Election, non-registered voters must register by September 8, 2014.  Contact the Office of the City Clerk to obtain a voter registration form, or click on the link here: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/vi_vr_how.php  

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·