Author: Kelley Lane

Update on Street Paving & City Council Recap

Update on Street Paving & City Council Recap

City Council took place on a glorious Monday evening, with the swift breeze coming off of Resurrection Bay, boats streaming back into the Harbor and Mount Marathon looking resplendent in her evening summer light. The meeting itself was brief, quite unlike winter council meetings, which generally run for 2-3 hours. […]

Poleske explaining cemetery sections to tour participants. Photo: Norma Elletson.

Seward Celebrates Solstice with a Cemetery Tour

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Wednesday evening, June 21st, 50 Sewardites celebrated the Summer Solstice with a Cemetery Tour.  Cemetery tours have taken place for more than a decade on the Summer Solstice. Local historian Lee Poleske led the event with the competent support of Council Member Sue […]

Orca Island: Serenity in Resurrection Bay

Orca Island: Serenity in Resurrection Bay

In 1984 Susan and Dennis Swiderski had been married for three years and were living in Anchorage. They had a joint dream of owning a lodging business and towards that goal they purchased a single one-acre lot in Humpy Cove, just 9 miles outside of Seward, accessible then and now […]

Seward’s Housing Crunch Continues

Seward’s Housing Crunch Continues

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – It’s no secret that we have a housing challenge here in Seward. The shortage of adequate, high quality and varied housing is a common topic around town and thus when City Council scheduled a work session on the topic, the Seward Community […]

Ms Gene’s Place: A Local Jewel Nets a New Chef

Ms Gene’s Place: A Local Jewel Nets a New Chef

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – On a Sunday evening, amidst steady rain, we set off for a walk from our house in downtown Seward to Hotel Seward’s longtime, locally loved restaurant, Ms Gene’s Place, named as a tribute to the property’s’ former owner, Gene Snowden. Before we […]

Future of Alaska Railroad Docks & Terminal

Future of Alaska Railroad Docks & Terminal

On Tuesday evening, Alaska Railroad (AKRR) staff led by Project Manager Brian Lindamood presented current information about the Railroad’s plans to replace and expand the Dale R. Lindsey Cruise Ship terminal and the Alaska Railroad owned docks. A group of approximately fifty Seward citizens listened attentively as Lindamood presented the […]