Author: Kelley Lane

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 […]

Big Bay Beginnings Nearly Ready to Open Its Doors

Big Bay Beginnings Nearly Ready to Open Its Doors

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – The long awaited Big Bay Beginnings Child Development Center located at 520 Fourth Avenue (previously Resurrection Christian Church) was approved for occupancy by the City of Seward this past Wednesday (February 8th) and has its State of Alaska inspection scheduled for mid […]

Desert Hiking in Winter: The San Diego Trans County Trail

Desert Hiking in Winter: The San Diego Trans County Trail

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – In Seward, there are many ways that residents deal with the darkness and cold of winter. This winter, significant snowfall has returned recreational opportunities in the form of snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling to our community’s repertoire of winter activities. Other people change […]