Author: Heidi Zemach

This youngster is enjoying the pumpkins.

Halloween is Fun

Halloween Seward-style was loads of fun on this very cold afternoon and evening. Businesses invited trick-or-treaters in for goodies during the afternoon, Seward Mountain Haven homes were decked out in pumpkins and ghosts, and residents invited local children by for sweet snacks. And as usual, the ARRC cruise ship terminal […]

Celtic Breton tradition arrives in Seward

Celtic Breton tradition arrives in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward schoolchildren in kindergarten through high school watched the Breton Pipers & Drums of Bagad from New York perform at the high school gym last Thursday. It was a marvelously uplifting, earsplittingly loud performance, and after a community potluck and public performance attended by […]

Recess at 20 Below is a blast

Recess at 20 Below is a blast

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Elementary School students, and a mixed audience of children and adults learned what it’s like for the kindergartners of Delta Junction, one of America’s coldest places in the wintertime, when they go out to recess at 20 below. Even though they’re Alaskan, our […]

Some exhibits make visit to Anchorage memorable

Some exhibits make visit to Anchorage memorable

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Make your next trip to Anchorage more memorable with a visit to the Anchorage Museum.  The new “Van Gogh Alive-The Experience,” exhibit that recently opened there is breathtaking, powerful experience like no other that gets you interacting simultaneously with the art, and the mind […]

AVTEC students Alex Pahno and Brett ___ with their solar demonstration project. Heidi Zemach photo.

Seward energy fair showcases the proven and the possible

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The second Seward Energy Forum and Fair drew a wealth of exhibitors, presenters, school students, and interested local residents to AVTEC, Alaska Institute of Technology Student Services’ Center on Friday Oct 9th  and Saturday Oct 10th. Many of the speakers, exhibiting agencies, and attendees were […]

Mariner rescued after fall from T-Dock

Mariner rescued after fall from T-Dock

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A rather daring, successful rescue took place recently off T-dock behind Icicle Seafoods in the Seward Small Boat Harbor, saving the life of an unidentified mariner who had fallen into the water while heading down the ladder to his boat after midnight. The September 19th […]

City Council's first biennial budget worksession, October 7, 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

City ponders how to fill a $1.3 million GF shortfall

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Just a few weeks ago, the City of Seward announced it had ended the 2014 fiscal calendar year in strong financial position, while also making substantial improvements to capital infrastructure.  The General Fund (GF), the city’s main operating fund, coming primarily from tax dollars, ended […]

Moose Pass Fire Department's new truck, on display at the 2015 Alaska Firefighter's Conference in Seward. Heidi Zemach photo.

2015 Alaska Fire Conference hits high mark

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward loved having 300 wonderfully trained, expert, professional Alaska firefighters, instructors and vendors  in town last week. Not only did we feel safer, but many hotels, restaurants, and other places like REDS hamburger stand remained open for them, and the locals who took the opportunity to […]

Candidates forum showcases city, assembly races

Candidates forum showcases city, assembly races

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward Chamber of Commerce’s candidates forum, held last week in advance of the Seward City and Kenai Peninsula Borough Regular Municipal Election Oct 6, was uneventful, although it did highlight some of the views and priorities of the candidates running in an unopposed city […]

Mike and Raylene O'Connor toast new owners Brian and Micheley Svabik, who take over the Resurrect Coffee House & Gallery October 1st, 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

Resurrect Art turned over to new owners

Heidi Zemach for SCN- After 13 ½ years of operating Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery in Seward, Raylene and Michael O’ Connor are pulling up stakes and selling their business to a younger couple, Micheley and Brian Svabik, who take over the business October 1st. The O’Connors had purchased the […]

Blackwater Railroad Company performs in clown costume. Heidi Zemach photo.

An amazing weekend of fun and frivolity

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A wooden painted cutout giraffe seated on an actual bicycle, mounted on a tightrope hung from tall rafters near the stage where more than 200 music and dance performances took place in front of a scary, grinning old fashioned clown face.  Sheets painted like […]

Seaview receives national accreditation

Seaview receives national accreditation

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seaview Community Services has received national accreditation for its many programs. After spending more than two years making the required changes and program improvements, its board of directors rejoiced with staff members Monday afternoon. “There are a few national associations that accredit agencies. The […]