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National Novel Writing Month goings on

National Novel Writing Month goings on

If you’ve taken the 50,000 words in 30 days pledge for the month of November, be sure to stop by the Seward Community Library Museum on Saturday November 1st between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm for the NaNoWriMo Kick Off Event. Bring your creative drive, something to write with, and something calorically dense to share. Also at the Seward Community […]

October 30, 2014 ·
Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Friday 2-4 PM

Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Friday 2-4 PM

There are more than 20 downtown businesses participating in Halloween Trick-Or-Treating this year. All along 4th Street, from TelAlaska and Seward United Methodist Church to Alaska’s SeaLife Center and Zudy’s Cafe there are businesses welcoming trick-or-treaters. And don’t forget some of the businesses off of 4th, like Rez Art Coffee Shop, the Library, and our new Ukanuzit. If you take […]

October 29, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin October 29

SPRD Bulletin October 29

Join us for the Halloween Carnival this Friday from 6 to 9pm!! Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl and the Family Masquerade Ball Letter of Thanks! Little scarecrows, witches, goblins & princesses and were out in force for the Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl on Saturday, October 25th. Over 100 community members turned out for the annual event. Droves of costumed […]

October 29, 2014 ·

SBCFSA Regular Meeting November 3

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 6:00 pm, Monday, November 3, 2014.  The agenda includes a presentation by the Upward Bound High School project, and establishing the FY2015 State Capital Project Requests. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The […]

October 29, 2014 ·
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  Come Visit the Book Fair!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Come Visit the Book Fair!

The Seward Elementary Library has been turned into Sir Readalot’s Castle and is now filled with engaging, entertaining books.  On display are hundreds of affordable books for preschool through elementary aged students, including interesting non-fiction books, riveting chapter books, beginner reader books and gift hardback books.  There are several cookbooks and a handful of adult fiction books as well.  Consider […]

October 28, 2014 ·

Borough Assembly Report

28 October 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We welcomed the three newly seated assembly members, Blaine Gillman of Kenai, Kelly Cooper of Homer, and Stan Welles of Sterling/Funny River to their first meeting. This is also the meeting to reorganize the assembly, and Dale Bagley was unanimously elected President, and I was unanimously elected Vice President. […]

October 28, 2014 ·
If you love to SWIM, Seward Tsunami Swim Club is for you! FUN SWIM and Try outs, Nov 2 from 3-5

If you love to SWIM, Seward Tsunami Swim Club is for you! FUN SWIM and Try outs, Nov 2 from 3-5

Seward Tsunami Swim Club will be having a FUN SWIM and Try Outs for all swimmers interested in joining the club on Sunday, November 2 from 3-5pm at the Seward Pool.   Remember to check your clocks because of the time change! Swimmers must be between the ages of 5-18 and be able to swim from one end of the […]

October 28, 2014 ·

Halloween Medic First Aid/CPR Class

Yolanda Ifflander RN and Emily Mechtenberg RN will be providing a MFA/CPR class on Friday 10/31/14 from 10:30-2:30pm. This class will be held at Seward Elementary. We encourage babysitting-age kids and any community member interested in getting MFA/CPR certification for a bargain price of $12.00. Call us at 224-7574 to reserve your spot.

October 28, 2014 ·

USCG Haunted House October 30

The United States Coast Guard is hosting a free Haunted House at the USCG building on X-Float on October 30. The haunted house will be open from 6-7PM for kids and 7-10PM for adults.

October 28, 2014 ·

Thank You from Marathon Wrestling Club

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out and participated in Marathon Wrestling Club’s second annual taco feed/fundraiser auction, this past Friday. I spent a couple of evenings selling tickets for the fundraiser in the entry way of Safeway and I don’t know how many times someone bought a ticket and said “I won’t be able […]

October 27, 2014 ·

Seward El Looking for Exercise Bikes

Seward Elementary School is looking for used, but functioning, home exercise bicycles that are adjustable to elementary age children. If you have one that is just gathering dust and would like to see it put to good use, please drop off at the Elementary School Gym or contact Mark Fraad, Seward Elementary School PE Teacher, at 224-7565. (please feel free […]

October 27, 2014 ·
Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum October 30

Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Legalization Forum October 30

Come learn more about the pros and cons of marijuana legalization at a special forum this week Thursday Oct 30th, 7-8 pm Seward Community Library Museum   On the pro side: Larry Kirk, Chief of Police from Eastern Missouri: “The idea that we are now a ‘paramilitary’ organization has been detrimental to our profession. We have killed innocent people in […]

October 27, 2014 ·

In Appreciation of Pat Williams’ 105th Birthday Celebration

Thank you, Seward! The celebration of my mother’s 105th birthday couldn’t have been finer. Good friends sharing stories over good food, it was perfect, right down to the inclusion of her feline friend Jobah in the slide show. Thank you to everyone for bringing this lovely and healing event together and for being there, for always being there. She loved […]

October 27, 2014 ·
Halloween Bash with Crimeface Nelson featuring Orion Donicht October 31

Halloween Bash with Crimeface Nelson featuring Orion Donicht October 31

Crimeface Nelson featuring Orion Donicht will be performing at the Yukon Bar’s Halloween Bash beginning at 9PM on October 31. A costume contest begins at midnight with the winner receiving $100!  

October 27, 2014 ·
PTA Meeting October 28

PTA Meeting October 28

The Seward PTA will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 28th at the high school, beginning at 6:30.

October 27, 2014 ·
Why I Stayed

Why I Stayed

Image Courtesy of ZingerBug.com By Katie Cornwell – When I was in my mid-20’s I was in an abusive relationship.  It was not the stereotypical abuse that most people associate with domestic violence.  It is what I imagine takes place more often in relationships and is rarely defined as domestic violence.  This is my story. I had just graduated college, […]

October 27, 2014 ·
Grants Awarded, History Preserved

Grants Awarded, History Preserved

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its meeting in Moose Pass on October 23, the Corridor Communities Association of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTANHA) awarded over $31,000 in grants, much of it locally, with more pending. The non-profit organization receives the majority of it funding from National Park Service grants and in turn funds projects that […]

October 26, 2014 ·
Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  My Name Is Not Easy isn’t an easy book to read. Although it is extremely readable, and frequently light-hearted and hopeful, it’s also a vivid reminder of, or introduction to a painful part of Alaska’s not-so-distant past—one that reverberates strongly today. It’s a fascinating book that evokes some key aspects of rural Interior Native Alaska […]

October 25, 2014 ·
New Native association created to promote community

New Native association created to promote community

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A  gathering of 18 people held a potluck in the basement of the Seward Lutheran Church one recent Friday evening as leader/facilitator Kenneth Blatchford laid out his vision for Mount Marathon Native Association, the new organization. Blatchford, who most there call “Kenny” dominated the discussion, as others ate, drank coffee, nodded, smiled, raised their […]

October 24, 2014 ·
Don’t Crack Your Cranium

Don’t Crack Your Cranium

  The “Don’t crack your Cranium” program, developed by the Providence Seward Medical Center Trauma Department, is a collaborative effort between the hospital and the Seward Police Department to provide positive reinforcement to children wearing bicycle helmets. Local physicians and Seward Police Officers gave free Sweet Darlings gelato tickets to children observed wearing bike helmets. Those kids were then entered […]

October 24, 2014 ·
Missing Dog

Missing Dog

Pi, a dark brown/blackish Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix was last seen over a month ago in the Quest Woods neighborhood. Her collar was black with rainbow peace signs. If found, please contact Stephanie at 224-3351.

October 24, 2014 ·
Seward’s Annual Halloween Carnival October 31

Seward’s Annual Halloween Carnival October 31

October 24, 2014 ·
Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project Public Meeting November 6

Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project Public Meeting November 6

October 24, 2014 ·

Seward Community Foundation News

Your SCF – Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Count A $500 mini-grant was awarded to the American Red Cross of Alaska (ARCA), for the Seward Relief Cache Construction Project to build a cache to store relief supplies needed in the event of a disaster. The cache will be located on the grounds of Seward High School and students […]

October 23, 2014 ·

Make your reservations for the Academy Café

The Academy Café is open Tuesdays through Fridays, November 5 through December 17.  Reservations need to be made online and are open now.   Diners will experience Brazilian themed dishes created and presented by AVTEC culinary students.  To make reservations visit www.avtec.edu and under hot topics click on the link to Academy Café.

October 23, 2014 ·