Author: Carol Griswold

2018 Seward Polar Bear Jump part 1

2018 Seward Polar Bear Jump part 1

The north wind veered away from the Seward Boat Harbor, the sun shone brightly, and the water  at around 43º  was about 15º warmer than the air for the 2008 Seward Polar Bear Jump. According to the American Cancer Society website teams and 93 participants raised over $106,904 to help […]

Women’s March on Seward

Women’s March on Seward

On a brisk but sunny Saturday, January 20, about 65 women, men, and kids, and about  ten dogs participated in the Women’s March on Seward organized by Suzi Towsley and Fey Herold. Many carried handmade placards on the brisk walk around the downtown area. Among them: “Everything Could Be Better”, […]

F/V Legacy at SMIC for repair

F/V Legacy at SMIC for repair

The fishing vessel Legacy hit a rock in the Inside Passage area and limped to Ketchikan for a temporary patch on her steel hull. She then sailed for Seward where the Synchrolift hauled her out for a more permanent repair. The crew experienced quite a welcome with the 7.9 earthquake […]

It’s Dog License time again!

It’s Dog License time again!

Did you know that every dog over 4 months old in Seward city limits needs an annual dog license? In addition to complying with Seward code, a license will help the animal shelter quickly identify your lost dog and get him or her back to you quicker. If you think […]

Diversion Tunnel work continues

Diversion Tunnel work continues

Measure Twice, Cut Once (M2C1) recently installed an impressive staircase by the Diversion Tunnel Waterfall. Work on the Diversion Tunnel has now shifted to the lower end, so the staircase will provide safer access for the workers’ numerous trips to and from the tunnel. To reduce the flow through the […]

Maryann Bozza Obituary

Maryann Bozza Obituary

Maryann Bozza, 56, of Newport, Oregon died on December 28, 2017 of cardiac arrest. Born in Brooklyn NY to Richard and Connie Micillo Bozza, she earned a BS from Brooklyn College while working full time as a paraprofessional in the NYC public school system. She earned her Master’s degree in […]

Godwin Glacier in the sunshine

Godwin Glacier in the sunshine

Magnificent Godwin Glacier glowed in the mid-afternoon sunshine as shadows from adjacent mountain peaks crept across Godwin valley. Exposed faces of the tumbled seracs and crevasses flashed blue and green under the white, whipped cream snow. What a beautiful day! Carol Griswold Click on the photo twice to see larger […]

Maryann Bozza unexpectedly passed away

Maryann Bozza unexpectedly passed away

Former Seward resident Maryann Bozza unexpectedly passed away from cardiac arrest on Thursday, December 28 during a minor medical procedure in Newport, Oregon. Her death stunned the community and all those who knew and loved her. Maryann served in a leadership role in the coastal community of Newport as a […]

Seward Christmas Bird Count Results

Seward Christmas Bird Count Results

66 species plus two for Count Week with a total of 3241 birds just about wraps it up! But for more details, read on: After a stormy, windy and wet Friday with turbulent seas, a light snow greeted birders on Count Day, Saturday, December 16. The snow exhausted its supply […]

Moonrise over Mt Alice

Moonrise over Mt Alice

A  beautiful waxing moon popped up over the shoulder of Mt Alice this afternoon as the sun scurried to set behind the mountains in the southwest. The peaks and ridges cast long, blue shadows to the north, creating patterns not seen in the summer.  Length of day today, 5 hours […]

Baby Beluga at Alaska Sealife Center

Baby Beluga at Alaska Sealife Center

The  adorable, ever-smiling baby beluga, Tyonek, loves to play. Today after his noon bottle feeding, a staff person from the Shedd Aquarium dribbled water drops into his eager mouth. He discovered the floating pool thermometer and pushed it expertly around like a little tug boat. The water, incidentally, was 46º, […]