Author: Heidi Zemach

Council okays income-based senior housing

Council okays income-based senior housing

Heidi Zemach for SCN- At its recent meeting, Sept 14, the City of Seward City Council agreed to allow two of the six senior houses planned for a proposed new six-plex facility on city-donated land, to be based on income. The vote was 6-1, with Councilmember Iris Darling voting in […]

Tougas purchases, rebrands waterfront hotel

Tougas purchases, rebrands waterfront hotel

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Tom Tougas has purchased the 90-room Holiday Inn Express on Alaska Railroad Corporation land at the Seward Small Boat Harbor, changed its name to the Harbor 360 Hotel, and is looking forward to giving it a more distinctly Alaskan flavor. “I’m very excited to […]

Kayak as we paddle. HZ photo.

A peaceful home away from home

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A cozy scenic gem lies just 12 water taxi miles away from Seward. Kayakers Cove, a hostel and paddlers’ paradise owned and run by Mike and Raylene O’Connor since 1998, is not for everyone. Only those hardy adventurous souls who love to kayak in […]

Walkers get a warm Seward reception

Walkers get a warm Seward reception

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- More than 60 Seward residents met informally with Alaska Governor Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker during a community open house at Seward Community Library Museum Friday afternoon, August 21st. The Walkers, who have been travelling throughout the state this summer, scheduled their Seward […]

Students welcomed to AVTEC and community for fall semester

Students welcomed to AVTEC and community for fall semester

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Students from across Alaska and beyond arrived in Seward this weekend to attend the fall semester of AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology, which began Monday. More students will arrive and leave with the individual training programs and certification courses offered. AVTEC held student orientation […]

Vision Quest completes AVTEC Dormitory Public Art

Vision Quest completes AVTEC Dormitory Public Art

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The new dormitory at AVTEC, which opened in January, 2014, has had its final work of public art installed, to be enjoyed for generations to come, thus completing the Alaska 1-percent-for Art funding set aside for state buildings and projects. A fantastical perforated aluminum […]

Steinbrecher inducted into Hall of Fame

Steinbrecher inducted into Hall of Fame

Famed Seward coach, social studies teacher and athletic director Roger Steinbrecher was inducted into the AASA Alaska School Activities Association (AASA) High School Hall of Fame Sunday, August 2nd at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage.  His family, friends and several colleagues from Seward High School were there to celebrate and […]

New mural adds touch of Seward’s past to Chamber building

New mural adds touch of Seward’s past to Chamber building

A bright Seward Mural Society mural commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ’64 Good Friday Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated Seward, was recently mounted on the front wall of the Seward Chamber of Commerce building.  It brightens the grey exterior wall of the newly-renovated building, complemented by colorful flower arrangements. Seward artist […]