By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Bob Shafer of the Seward Journal wrote an excellent article highlighting Urbach’s 100th anniversary. Although there is some redundant information in the Q&A that follows below, I share with you the interview I did last month with Dorothy Urbach and her daughter Susan. I felt the frank wisdom and humor that shows through in […]
From the Office of Governor Bill Walker – Beginning Tuesday, February 24, 2015, people age 21 and over can legally possess,...
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council Monday Night unanimously approved the construction and use of warehouses for...
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward High School’s Debate Drama and Forensics team showed the state some outstanding competitive...
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From the Seward Legislative Information Office – Town Hall Meeting with Senator Peter Micciche March 7 3 – 5 pm Seward Community Library Everyone is Welcome! The link below is for the upcoming teleconferences for the week of March 2 to March 7. http://akleg.gov/index.php?tab2=type%3DAll%26com%3D%26startDate%3D2%2F27%2F2015%26endDate%3D03%2F07%2F2015%26chamber%3D#tab2 Paper applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund are available at the Seward […]
Got cookies? Your local community Girl Scouts will have cookie booth sales at Safeway through the end of March. For $5 you can invest in a Girl Scout and get a yummy box of Girl Scout cookies too! Donations are also welcome and accepted. Girl Scouts is a non-profit organization that builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make […]
New, Additional Lap Swims T & Th 6:00 – 8:30 am Sat 9:00 – 11:00 am (not on Apr. 4) Subject to change after May 18.
Spring Break Pool Schedule March 7 – 15 2015 Open Swim T & Th 1:30 – 2:50 pm M, W, F 6:30 – 7:50 pm Lap Swim T & Th 6:00 – 8:30 am, 11 – 12:30 M – F 5:00 – 6:30 pm Parent & Tot Swim T & Th 11:00 – 12:30
Girl Scouts of Alaska News Release – Friday, February 27 marks the beginning of Girl Scout cookie booth sales. Girl Scouts will be seen around town with tables full of Thin Mints and Samoas. 2015 marks the 98th anniversary of Girl Scout Cookies. In 1917 girls in Savannah, Georgia began selling cookies to finance their Troop activities. The tradition continues […]
Early Bird registration for the Iditatrow 2015 ends Saturday! $25 per person until 2/28/2015, after 2/28/2015 the fee is $35 per person! Team applications can be picked up at 5th Ave fitness at 213 5th Ave OR you can download a Team application at www.kenaicrewsers.org OR email firstname.lastname@example.org and request one be emailed to you. Come join the fun and […]
WHO: The Peninsula Art Guild is hosting WHAT: the First Thursday Artists Reception for the March 2015 Biennial Judge Exhibit WHEN: 6-8pm, March 5, 2015 WHERE: Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai across from the Oilers Bingo Hall
College Goal Alaska provides on-site expert assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first and most important step for federal, state, and even some private financial aid. The FAFSA is used for many forms of aid, from grants to loans to work-study. It’s even the application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship. You can […]
If you’re interested in hearing about what was happening in the town of Seward a full century ago, attend Thursday’s program at the Seward Community Library Museum. In 1915 the federal government was gearing up to complete the rail line to Fairbanks. The result was an economic boom for Seward as workers and entrepreneurs headed north to seize the opportunity. […]
The Seward Tsunami Swim Club sent a team of qualified swimmers to compete at the state level Age Group swim meet in Juneau, Alaska. This was a competition for swimmers with qualifying times, 14 years old and younger. Nineteen swimmers from Seward competed against 20 other teams from across the state. Seward placed eighth overall, with our boys placing fifth […]
Free, family friendly fly tying and instruction:Tie One OnTuesday, March 37pm-8pmResurrection Art CafeTrout Unlimited members given preference to tools and materials–open to the publicSponsored by Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited and Sportsman’s Warehouse. For more info on KPTU visit https://www.facebook.com/TroutUnlimitedKenaiPeninsulaChapter
There are still spots available for the Wilderness First Responder class sponsored by Kayak Adventures in Seward this April. The WFR Re-cert course is now full! Please be in touch any time with questions, or to reserve a space in the class!! The remaining spots will fill quickly. This is an invaluable wilderness medicine course, not just for guides but for anyone […]
The Seward Paddling Association (SPA) has been jumpstarted by a group of local folks who hope to create a thriving paddling community and educate both locals and visitors alike in minimizing risks while exploring these beautiful Alaskan waters. The SPA is currently holding an online fundraiser in hopes of raising enough funds to order safety / educational rack cards to […]
24 February 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure There was only one ordinance up for public hearing at this meeting, which lasted just over 5 hours. Ordinance 2015-02, sponsored by Mr. Wolf, would have put to an October vote of the borough residents outside the limits of the cites, the prohibition of commercial marijuana cultivation in those areas. […]
Give your artist within a chance to shine at this fun local arts event. Participants will be guided through the process of creating an original painting based on a masterpiece by a famous artist. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Participants will go home with their own ready to hang canvas! Bring a friend, be creative! Saturday, March 14, […]
At one time investors flocked to real estate, anticipating guaranteed and speedy returns. If you were one of the people who purchased rental properties to create the “passive income stream” that most get-rich-quick gurus recommend, you’ve probably become more nervous about that investment, especially if you’re relying on rental income to offset your mortgage costs. Whether you have investments in […]
PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT, February 24TH, AT SEWARD ELEMENTARY FOR FAMILY NIGHT AND A SPRING BOOK FAIR! 5:30-7pm WE ARE HAVING A SPECIAL TIME WITH ALL SORTS OF FUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES! IN ADDITION, OUR SPRING BOOK FAIR WILL BE HELD IN THE LIBRARY. ALSO, THE LION’S CLUB WILL BE HOLDING FREE VISION SCREENINGS. DON’T MISS IT!
Posted by Bob Shavelson at Feb 23, 2015 04:55 PM | Permalink The Chuitna watershed supports all 5 species of wild Pacific salmon. Today, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources released a public notice asking Alaskans to comment on whether water should be reserved in Middle Creek to protect wild salmon populations. This is one of the most important decisions […]
Alaskan Americana band, The Shoot Dangs, perform at the Yukon Bar on February 27 & 28 beginning at 9PM. For more information about the band, please visit their Facebook page or website at http://www.reverbnation.com/theshootdangs.
Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30PM is the monthly PTSA meeting at the elementary school. Hope to see you there!
Ceramics Night at AVTEC in February: Wednesdays, Feb. 11th -25th, 5-7 pm in AVTEC ceramics room. Cost: $8. Please note Ceramics Night will continue each Wednesday through March, with the last night on March 25th. Create your own ceramics! Wonderful volunteer staff will be available to guide you. Pay for Ceramics Night at the door the night of the […]