“Reach out and create! Don’t let the cold and dark get you down. The Peninsula Art Guild is planning a series of workshops in January at the Kenai Fine Arts Center to chase away your post holiday blues. Fimo Art, Life Drawing, Artist Cards, Water Color and Origami to name a few. Classes are for Kids and/or Adults and there’s one there for you. Check out our website www.kenaifinearts.com or call Joyce, 260-5996 for details/registration.”
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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
347 PM AKST TUE DEC 11 2012
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN IN EFFECT
FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM AKST WEDNESDAY ALONG AND NORTH OF
THE STERLING HIGHWAY…
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 11:06 AM PST
Here is another one from my hike last weekend.
Standing dead trees usually only remain standing for a couple of years in these parts thanks to our wet, extreme weather. The wet rots the wood, and the wind and heavy snow takes care of the rest.
So for these dead trees to be still standing after 50 years is remarkable. The reason they are still standing is interesting. This area subsided during the huge Alaska earthquake of 1964 and that allowed this area to be flooded by the nearby ocean. When the trees sucked up the salt water it killed the tree, but also preserved it. After time, the weather turns the trees white which is why they are often called ghost trees. These trees are extra white in this photo thanks to the snow and frost. There are numerous examples of these trees along the coast throughout South-central Alaska.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 04:00 AM PST
This was from a hike in Portage Valley this past Saturday. It was a bit cold for this time of year, at least in this area – the temperature varied from 10 to 15 below Fahrenheit. These trees were nicely back lit by nice golden light as the sun just peaked over the mountains on the horizon to the South – right about at high noon! A good portion of the Portage Valley doesn’t even see sun this time of year.
This reminds me of a post I did a few years ago that might be of value: 8 winter photography tips.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 11:39 AM PST
This was last night (Sunday) from my front porch! This is looking across the bay at Mt. Alice through a 70-200 telephoto. There is no question I have more photos of this mountain then any other subject!
I had hoped to photograph this scene on Saturday night since the last sunlight of the day would have been illuminating the mountain as the moon peaked over the ridge. But, unfortunately about the only clouds we have seen in sometime moved in during that one hour – go figure.
You are the reason I am Rebekah. You helped shape and molded me to the strong and independent women that I am today. You lead by example, how to care for others no matter what. You truly are the only man I know that would give the shirt off your back to a complete stranger and say “we will settle up later” and never see that come to fruition, but you didn’t care because that’s just the way you were.
You taught me so many things, like how to drive a manual transmission. You would have me drive you home, even when I was wasn’t old enough to have my permit, again you didn’t care, it was about the life lessons. You would always say “if you can drive this, you can drive anything”. I learned how to drive by driving your customers cars in and out of the shop, I don’t think they new that but oh well, I never hit anything. You taught me how to be a “grease monkey” and I have to say it paid off, I attracted my most amazing husband because of it!!! I am so grateful that Tim got to be a part of your life. You had so much trust in him.
You thought me how to love this land and my surroundings, and to never take it for granted. You taught me that fishing wasn’t called “catching fish”, because so many times we would go to the lake and catch nothing but that didn’t matter because I was with my HERO. You taught me how to shoot a gun and were always so impressed with the how I acted in the woods, weather I really did well or not I’m still not sure. You taught me how to ride an ATV/snow machine, and to work on them. I think we spent more time working on them then we did riding. You taught me how to find treasure in the smallest of things. You were always finding a new adventure for us.
You taught me how to work hard, and to be thankful for what I have. Life wasn’t about riches and gold, although you loved to look for gold.
You had the most amazing ability to tell stories, up until recently I really didn’t think most of them were true, until I saw a pic of the seal pup you had., I mean who really has a wild seal pup as a pet. But as it turns out that story was true. Sorry I ever doubted you. I wanted to become a diver because of all the amazing stories you told. I remember the first time I had the chance to dive, I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. You were so proud. You put that sense of adventure in my blood, and I cant wait to accomplish even a third of the things you were able to in your life. You did more things in your life than most people can dream of.
What saddens me the most is that my beautiful boys didn’t get the privilege to meet the amazing man that you were. I pray I will be able to teach them and shape them into to men you would be proud of. You are always in my thoughts and will truly be missed.
I love you Dad!!
Oh and Shirley, take care of him for me cause I know your next to him.
Your Indian Princess
Emmitt Lee Hill Sr. past away on November 17, 2012 in Dixon MT. An obituary and service details will be coming soon.
Saturday November 24th @7pm
All proceeds will go to help the Federer Family in this time of crisis
Finn Federer, born on September 26, was diagnosed with a heart defect called aortapulmonary window, a hole between the aorta and pulmonary veins. Finn had to take a life flight to Anchorage and then another from Anchorage to California. He had surgery on Friday November 2 and he is now on the road to recovery!
Join us on Saturday November 24 at 7pm upstairs in Chinooks for Casino Night! $5 at the door. There will be a taco bar, live music, door prizes, silent auction, poker, blackjack and more! Just a fun night to raise some money for Finn!
If you would like to donate directly please do so at Wells Fargo account # 6965479980 or at PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Please contact Dale Butts at 491-1049 or ask on this page!
Thanks for the support!
The Seward Police Department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in January 2013. The classes will be held one evening per week for approximately 10 weeks.
This will be a highly informative and interesting learning experience. The Citizen Police Academy will offer insights into the law enforcement profession here in Seward.
Prospective applicants must be at least 18 years of age, commit to attend 10 weekly sessions lasting 2-2.5 hours, sign any required waivers or agreements, and be subject to a criminal history and driver’s license background check.
There is no charge to attend this academy; however, the class size will be limited to the first 20 selected applicants.
We are currently accepting applications at this time.
Applications are available at the Seward Police Department.
Contact Sgt. Valadez at 224-3338 for more information.
Application deadline is December 7th, 2012.
On behalf of Seward Parks and Recreation and the Teen and Youth Center, we would like to thank everyone who helped us make the Halloween Carnival such a fun success.
Thank you to our co-sponsors Seahawk Athletic Booster Club for the assistance in advertisement, recruiting, and accounting. Special thanks to Kim Reierson & Martha Fleming. To members of the Seahawk Boosters; Erin Knotek, Raylyn Zweifel, Julie Lindquist, Amy Mow, Rachel James, Teri McKnight, Sharon Ganser, Terry Estes and Peggy Hamner, for helping with ticket sales. We appreciate you!
Thank you to Louie Bencardino, and Christy Terry of the Alaska Railroad for the use of the terminal and all the assistance. It’s a perfect facility for this annual community event. A huge thank you to Connie and Ron with Dependable Janitor for the incredible support of cleaning after the event each year.
Thanks to AVTEC for loaning us the table and chairs. Thanks go to the City of Seward Public Works Dept and the Seward Volunteer Fire Department for your assistance with the dunk tank, thank you Rich Adelmann, Steve Audette, Eddie Athey, Jonathan Gage & Stefan Nilsson. Thanks also to the Music & Arts Festival for loaning the felt backdrop.
Thank you to “Farmer” Pat and Dennis “The Chicken” Perry for volunteering each year to run the Chicken Hoop booth. We truly appreciate the assistance. Thanks to Caleb Cannady for your help cleaning ups and hauling supplies.
To the members of our TYC Councils and parents, thanks for your help decorating, setting up, running booths, sitting in the dunk tank and cleaning up! Shelly, Ashley and Maria Jackson, Sarah and Connor Spanos, Daisy and Rose Terry, Hunter Hollingsworth, Haley Boor, Hayley Unrein, Jaden Van Dyke, John and Maille Moriarty, Charlie Mack, Eddy Olesiuk, Logan Smith, Tia Miranda, Rhett Sieverts, Sully and Kinze Hauze, Elena Hamner, Eli Davis, Egor Sturdy, Tessa Adelmann, Neeka Erchinger, Brooke Estes, Hayden Tiner, Cambria Robinson and Kiana Clemens.
A big thank you to all the groups, classes, organizations & churches who gave up their evening to provide a fun activity at the various booths. Last but not least, thank you to everyone who came down and spent part of your evening at the Halloween Carnival. It truly was a wonderful community event. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!
Shareen Meehan Adelmann
Seward Parks and Recreation
Snow is swirling in the air…ski season’s on the way!!
Join the Seward Nordic Ski Club
for our annual MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL:
Sunday, Nov. 11th, 6-9pm
Seward Brewing Company
featuring High Lonesome Sound
Renew your membership, socialize with ski buddies, and kick your heels up to live high-energy bluegrass. Members receive 20% off food, and Seward Brewing will generously donate $1 from each pint purchased to SNSC.
Here are a few of the pictures I came across in his picture book from around 1950. I thought I would share with u. I have more if u would like to view some. Thanks Bob.
Seward Parks & Rec would like to welcome the new and returning members of the 2012 / 2013 Teen and Youth Center Councils. Each year 30 or more youth and teens volunteer to help bring quality programs and special events to Seward.
Elementary students in grades 5 & 6 serving on the Youth Council are Haley Boor, Hunter Hollingsworth, Ashley Jackson, Charlie Mack, John Moriarty, Eddy Olesiuk, Connor Spanos, Daisy Terry, Hayley Unrein and Jaden Van Dyke
Middle School students on the Junior Council include Eli Davis, Elena Hamner, Mckinze Hauze, Sully Hauze, Tia Miranda, Maille Moriarty, Rhett Sieverts, Logan Smith, Egor Sturdy and Rose Terry.
Teen Council is comprised of the following High School Students: Tessa Adelmann, Kiana Clemens, Iris Dougherty, Brooke Estes, Neeka Erchinger, Maria Jackson, Richie Mack, Cambria Robinson and Hayden Tiner.
Look for these inspiring youth and young adults keeping books at basketball games, running carnival booths, dressing up as elves for Breakfast with Santa, helping with After School Program, setting up dances, sitting in the dunk tank, wrapping presents for Christmas, assisting with races, helping kids at the Bike Rodeo, and many more events. Parks and Rec is grateful for the hours of service they contribute. We couldn’t do our programs without them.
Stop in or tune in to the City Council meeting on November 26 as our TYC Council members are introduced to the community.
Shareen Meehan Adelmann
Seward Parks & Rec
Aurora borealis over my seaside hometown of Seward, Alaska.
Please join us Saturday, November 3rd from 10am -5pm at the Holiday Inn Express to show your support for locally owned home-based businesses.
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your Holiday Shopping List from Jacara, Scentsy, NuSkin, Mary Kay, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, doTERRA, Velata, & Silpada.
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0313Z 28 OCT 2012
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS…EXCEPT ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…
WASHINGTON…OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
… TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN …
THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.
THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME – 0304Z 28 OCT 2012
COORDINATES – 52.9 NORTH 131.9 WEST
DEPTH – 10 KM
LOCATION – QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE – 7.1
A WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.
Ray Weaver of Ray’s Reusables had an artery replaced and is down for quite a while. As a sole business owner he has no one to keep the business going while he is on the mend which translates to no money, so….
This Saturday from noon to six come by Ray’s and bring your cash! We will have the specials ready!
Tell everyone you know, it is time to help a neighbor in need