Author: Kelley Lane

View of downtown Seward from Resurrect Art Coffee House, a local gathering place for Sewardites of all ages, a resiliency asset in our small town

Locals Build Seward’s Strength

by Kelley Lane for Seward Prevention Coalition– Winter can be emotionally and financially challenging in Seward. Fewer hours of daylight can affect mental health and our winter job market makes employment more difficult to obtain. These two factors alone can have far reaching impacts on the health and wellbeing of […]

View of downtown Seward, a close knit Alaskan community incorporating new research about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) into community programming. Photo by Kelley Lane.

How ACEs Play Out In Small Town Alaska

  by Kelley Lane for– Seward Prevention Coalition Seward is a thriving and warm community, full of people who care and want to nurture one another. Even so, the fact remains that we don’t all start with the same opportunities and that early childhood trauma can have a lasting impact […]

ReThink Recycling: Seward Strong Kickoff Meeting

ReThink Recycling: Seward Strong Kickoff Meeting

by Kelley Lane for Seward Prevention Coalition- Recycling options for Sewardites may improve in the coming year, thanks to efforts being made by a newly organized community group. At the Seward Strong event held on December 5th, members of the community adopted two initiatives to make our community stronger and […]

Kerry Schutter of the Cookery won an award at this year's Beers by the Bay event, held in Seward. Photo by Kelley Lane.

Cookery Chef Wins with Local Foods

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On a breezy Saturday night in early November, Sewardites and out-of-towners gathered for a celebration “with friends, food, and fermented beverages,” as the Alaska Sea Life Center website described the Beers by the Bay (BBTB) event. The evening boasted an invite-only appetizer chef-off […]

Seward's Teen and Youth Center hosted their popular goldfish game with youth and adult volunteers. Photo: Kelley Lane.

Annual Halloween Carnival Delights Locals

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Tuesday night’s annual Seward Halloween Carnival enjoyed high attendance. The event, hosted by the City of Seward Parks and Recreation Department, was held at the 20,000 square foot cruise ship terminal from 6 to 9 pm. The carnival featured booths constructed and hosted by local […]

How To: Seward’s Public Use Cabins

How To: Seward’s Public Use Cabins

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- One of the many things that I love about Seward is our abundance of public use cabins. These are cabins that are publicly owned and provide a warm and dry place to stay while out exploring our public lands. They are rentable through […]

The Intangible, a fishing boat based out of Petersburg, AK, undergoes repairs at the Seward Vigor site on Tuesday, October 3rd. Photo: Kelley Lane.

Vigor at SMIC: “Here for the Long Haul”

by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Vigor, a marine services operation located at Seward’s Marine Industrial Center (SMIC), is “here to stay,” according to Adam Beck. Beck is in charge of Alaska Operations for Vigor, and is based out of Portland, Oregon. He plans to spend a few days […]