Seward History

Hubbard’s Found Not Guilty!

Justice has been served. I thank all the jurors and judge for their commitment to work toward a just end. I am grateful that our justice system does work. I am grateful to live here.

Boat for Sale

Boat for Sale

Boat for Sale S/V Gipsy, classic Scandinavian sailing workboat of 50 feet, lying at end of F-float, made of old timber, iron and salt, character in the rigging, heartache in the hull, ratlines and baggywrinkle still good, smells of tar and rum, stories to tell, ideal boat for aging writer, by appointment only, if interested contact Seward Harbormaster at 907 […]

50 Years of Tremors

50 Years of Tremors

SEWARD, Alaska – By Alexis De Leon For Seward City News – In memoriam of the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 It had been a long wait for winter to end, when the sun finally peaked out over the snowed covered mountains, waking up the citizens of Alaska, March 27, 1964. The weekend was well under way as cheerful Alaskans […]

Where were you on March 27, 1964?

http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/GG/Blue_Ervin_-_Alaska_Earthquake.mp3 Enjoy this song about the quake. Just a kid in Kodiak, I remember this day very well. Chill, It’s a Drill! Mary Tougas

by · March 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Alaska, Events, Seward History
Moose Pass & Seward Postmasters Retire on Friday

Moose Pass & Seward Postmasters Retire on Friday

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Marcia Shea, the beloved Postmaster of Moose Pass will retire on Friday March 21. Shea has spent the last thirty years manning what can be viewed as the epicenter of the small Kenai Peninsula community of roughly 220 residents and said that she has truly enjoyed serving the community she loves. “I have the […]

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami’s have only days left to reach out and find their sponsors/pledges for Swim-a-Thon and many young swimmers have been working up their endurance to try for the 200 lengths limit during the two hour swim time. The event will be March 28, at the Seward pool. STSC has been providing an aquatic swim program in Seward for over 20 […]

Celebration of Life for Vanta Shafer

Celebration of Life for Vanta Shafer

On Saturday, February 1st, there will be a Celebration of Life for Vanta Shafer.  It will be upstairs at the AVTEC Commons on 4th Ave. from 3-5.  All who knew, and loved her, are invited to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.                                  

Snow River String Band at Anchorage Folk Festival

Snow River String Band at Anchorage Folk Festival

The Snow River String Band, a new bluegrass group from Seward, facilitated by Jim Pfeiffenberger, performed in front of an audience of 900 at the Anchorage Folk Festival Friday night, Jan 17. Check them out, video included below!

by · January 20, 2014 · 2 comments · Alaska, Arts, Events, Seward History, Video
Fiction book reveals Seward’s WW II history through a child’s eyes

Fiction book reveals Seward’s WW II history through a child’s eyes

HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN – Judith Tritz, of eastern Washington, writing under the pseudonym of Polly Bigelow, her favorite aunt , has penned a book of fiction set in post WWII Seward: When Raven Dances; WW II Invades Young Lives in Seward Alaska. Tritz became intrigued with that particular part of Seward history over many years of visiting her son Mike, […]

by · December 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Events, Seward History

Wallace “Skip” Fletcher

Beloved local resident Skip Fletcher passed away early this morning at Providence Seward Medical Center. Marie thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed. If anyone would like to drop anything by for the family, please contact Skip and Marie’s daughter Kambe Padgett.

Iditarod pioneer Dan Seavey releases book on the first great race

Iditarod pioneer Dan Seavey releases book on the first great race

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward musher and Iditarod Race pioneer Dan Seavey officially launched his new book, The First Great Race; Alaska’s 1973 Iditarod during a book- signing event at the Seward Community Library Museum Saturday Nov 9th.  It was a fitting place to launch it, surrounded by family, friends and well-wishers, and Seavey, an experienced high school history […]

by · November 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Alaska, Events, Seward History
Dan Seavey Launches New Book

Dan Seavey Launches New Book

Don’t miss this Alaska history lesson… DAN SEAVEY – “The First Great Race” Book Signing Saturday, November 9th, 1-4pm (Author Presentation at 1:00pm) Seward Community Library Museum Seward Community Library Museum is honored to host Dan Seavey for an introduction and signing of his new book “The First Great Race,” a personal account of Alaska’s first Iditarod Race in 1973. […]

by · November 6, 2013 · 1 comment · Alaska, Events, Seward History
Griswold receives historic preservation award

Griswold receives historic preservation award

Carol Griswold has been chosen to receive the 2013 Seward Historic Preservation Award by the Seward Historic Preservation Commission. It’s an award established to recognize the contributions of dedicated individuals or organizations who preserve aspects of Seward’s heritage. Griswold was recognized for the many beautiful interpretive signs she has created over the years that can be found along the walkways, bridges, and public parks […]

by · October 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · City of Seward, Seward History
Seward celebrates 110th Founder’s Day with special guests

Seward celebrates 110th Founder’s Day with special guests

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN The new Seward Library Museum building filled with people remembering and celebrating the city’s storied history Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in honor of Seward’s 110th Founder’s Day. The crowd included more than a handful of Alaska and Seward pioneers, officials and visiting dignitaries from Seward’s sister-city, Obihiro, Japan. The event was sponsored by the […]

by · August 29, 2013 · 2 comments · Alaska, City of Seward, Seward History

FOUNDERS’ DAY PUBLIC CELEBRATION

Hosted by Resurrection Bay Historical Society & City of Seward Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 2:00-6:00 pm  Seward Library Museum, 239 Sixth Avenue 2:00-6:00 Doors open – Mingle in Museum at no charge Obihiro Display & Storyboards  “Bits of History” (Movies running in Museum) –Obihiro Movie –Founders Day Movie (Hourly raffle drawings in Museum) 3:00 Opening Program & Introductions […]

by · August 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Announcements, City of Seward, Seward History
City Welcomes Obihiro Sister City Dignitaries

City Welcomes Obihiro Sister City Dignitaries

Heidi Zemach for SCN There was plenty of dignified speechmaking, gift-giving, and folks documenting the big event with cameras and videos at Monday night’s August 27, 2013 Seward City Council meeting. The City of Seward formally introduced a high-level delegation from its Sister City of Obihiro Japan, visiting for Seward’s 110th Founders Day this Wednesday. The delegation included Obihiro Mayor Norihisa Yonezawa, […]

by · August 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · City of Seward, Seward History
‘The Man Who Got Us Through’ Mark Ganser retires from AVTEC

‘The Man Who Got Us Through’ Mark Ganser retires from AVTEC

After almost 32 years of dedicated service to the State of Alaska — and instructing over a thousand students —Mark Ganser is retiring on June 21. He has served as the AVTEC IT Department Head for 10 years. Ganser began working at AVTEC in August 1981 teaching the Electrical Systems course and Power Plant program for the Mechanics Department. At that […]

Chief David Squires Retirement

Chief David Squires Retirement

Chief David Squires Retires from the Seward Fire Department Over 28 years Of protecting our community Stop by the Seward Fire Station And help him celebrate Friday May 31, 2013 2pm to 5pm

Museum and Mural Dedication

Museum and Mural Dedication

The Seward Community Library Museum has two events this Saturday May, 11th. Everyone is invited to attend the new mural’s dedication and the museum’s grand opening. The mural dedication is at 12:30pm, followed by the museum grand opening ceremony at 1:00pm. Admission to the museum is free following the ribbon cutting ceremony. The library will open at 2pm following the […]

by · May 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Alaska, Arts, Seward History

Annual Historic Preservation Award Nominations

Seward has quite a history. For over 100 years now its citizens have come and gone; enriching our sense of place with each life and event. Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before, Seward would not be the exemplary city it is today. And without the people and organizations who gather and preserve our past […]

by · May 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Alaska, City of Seward, Seward History
Largest mural in Seward goes up

Largest mural in Seward goes up

Nichole Feemsters’ mural is going up on the South side of the Library Museum building.  The install is being conducted by Harmon Construction.  The vibrant colors of the mural match the colors that change with the light on the siding of the building. Nichole’s design is centered on the idea of stories.  We are beginning to see a family, sitting […]

Mural panels get top coat

Mural panels get top coat

The mural panels painted during the paint weekend got their last top coating this Saturday.  The ‘Top Coat Gang’ has now placed a top coating three different times to get all of the panels ready for their install.  Nichole Feemster would like to thank all the volunteers that have come out to help with the mural that she has spent […]

Bits of History – Eastern Mountains

Welcome to Bits of History! Lee has already taught us about the mountains on the western side of side of Seward. Now he takes us on a journey to the mountains east of Seward. Special thanks goes out to Harold Faust for assisting in the research of this “Bits” segment.

Mural almost finished!

Mural almost finished!

                    Nichole Feemster thanks the wonderful community folks that signed up and stopped in to help with the panels this last weekend.  18 panels, size 4×8, were given their first, second and sometimes third coats of paint during the paint weekend at the cruise ship terminal.  Thank you to the Alaska […]

by · April 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Announcements, Arts, City of Seward, Events, KPB, Moose Pass News, Seward History, Uncategorized