Author: Heidi Zemach

Carol Sousza cuts the ribbon, dedicating the new Senior Center van. Photo by Heidi Zemach.

Seniors Dedicate New ADA-accessible Van

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward Senior Center clients and supporters dedicated their new ADA, wheelchair accessible vehicle on a snowy Friday, December 18th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a trumpet fanfare. The ceremony took place on the sidewalk in front of the center, following a special brunch featuring holiday […]

Calendar funding Seward Music makes great gift

Calendar funding Seward Music makes great gift

The new Seward Music Association 2016 Calendar,  47th issue, is for sale at Cover to Cover Books on Third Avenue.  It costs $10, and is the main fundraiser for Seward Music (Boosters) Association. It features local youngsters’ artwork, important dates from Seward history, and buisiness ads. SMA uses the money […]

Behind the scenes of Reality TV special with Obama

Behind the scenes of Reality TV special with Obama

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Running Wild, Stranded in the Alaska Wilderness, the hour-long reality television show filmed while President Barack Obama was visiting Exit Glacier in Seward September 1st, airs Thursday evening, December 17th on NBC.  It airs at 10 p.m. EST. Viewers won’t see the U.S. President doing […]

Brooklyn shyly approaches Mr and Mrs. Santa. Heidi Zemach photo.

An even more caring Santa

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Five children enjoyed a pleasant, peaceful afternoon with Santa Claus and his wife Mrs. Claus Saturday at the American Legion Post 5. There were no booming “Ho ho ho’s” by Santa, no florescent or flashing lights decorating the place, or boisterous crowd noises, or lines to […]

ADEC’s coal permit revision out for public review

ADEC’s coal permit revision out for public review

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comment on its revised permit–one that allows Aurora Services LLC to continue incidentally releasing coal into Resurrection Bay while loading ships from the Seward coal conveyor belt and ship loader. Aurora manages the Seward storage transfer […]

Crimson Monarch as it receives 68,400 metric tons of coal from Usibelli mine in Healy, coming off the conveyor belt. Heidi Zemach photo.

Settlement reached in 6-year Seward coal case

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Aurora Energy Services LLC and Usibelli Coal finally reached a settlement December 8th in U.S. District Court for the State of Alaska with the Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Sierra Club’s Alaska Chapter over a six-year old legal case concerning the discharge of […]

Spring Creek Correctional Facility, Seward, Alaska - State of Alaska photo

Corrections Report Sheds Light on Prison Practices

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Gov. Bill Walker recently released a 20-page report detailing some widespread failings that occurred in Alaska’s prisons and jails, and troubling patterns in the corrections system that reviewers felt need to be addressed. Walker also replaced the Alaska Corrections Commissioner with Interim Commissioner Walter Monegan […]

Bonnie, the lucky boarder collie who was freed from a trap along a popular forest hiking trail. Photo credit Martha and David Story.

Dog narrowly escapes death in trap

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A pleasant winter hike on Sunday, Nov 29, turned into a scary race against time for Martha and Dave Story, of Cooper Landing, and their 3 ½-year old Border Collie, Bonney. The Storys were hiking with another couple and four dogs, including Bonney, on Coyote […]

Music Will Find A Way

Music Will Find A Way

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Music will find a way, despite the lack of a Seward Schools music teacher. When students arrived at school this fall, they soon discovered that there was no music teacher. The district had been unable to find a music teacher during the summer to replace Katrina […]

Port City Players auditions for Peter Pan Musical

Port City Players will be holding auditions for their winter production of the musical Peter Pan.  Auditions will be held at the United Methodist Church located 321 Fourth Ave from 4-7pm on December 15th and 16th.  Please bring a short song to showcase your vocal talents and be prepared to […]