Come celebrate Alaska Nellie’s Birthday at the Seward Senior Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31. This event is held in remembrance of Alaska Nellie, a vibrant historical figure and pioneer roadhouse operator instrumental in the continuing construction of the Alaska Central Railway, a relationship that carried right on through to the days of the modern Alaska Railroad. […]
The Seward Community Library Association, SCLA, (a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library) has a new website. The community is invited to take a look at our new site and sign up for our newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening at the Library and Museum. We also invite the community to become a ‘Friend’ of the Seward Library by […]
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – The public comment period for City of Seward’s permit application to dredge and discharge at Seward Marine Industrial Center closed in late April. Five parties commented. According to Public Affairs Specialist Curt Bieberdorf of the Corps of Engineers, the agency that would issue the permit, the Corps has the application under review and has […]
Friday, May 23, 2014 is Patty Linville’s last day as Director of the Seward Community Library Museum. During regular hours at the library, the community is invited to drop by and say farewell. View flyer here
Patty Linville says she felt like she was always keeping a secret during the 16 years she worked as Seward’s head librarian. “Secretly, I knew I always had the best job in the City,” she chuckles. So, as Linville faces retirement, she does so with mixed emotions. Linville’s official title, as she steps down, is director of the Seward Community […]
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Longtime Sewardites can never forget and all patriotic Alaskans ought to salute the M/V Tustumena, not too long ago home ported here in Port City and recently overhauled at Seward Ship’s Drydock. As a workhorse ferry in rough, north Pacific waters, she has few peers. A tour of displayed mementoes on her bulkheads reveals […]
Friends of the Seward Library, a/k/a Seward Community Library Association(SCLA) is requesting submission of art to be used as a logo for the Friends. Art work can be hand drawn or digital in JPEG format only. Not more than four colors and needs to be able to be used as black and white or color in print materials. Friends of […]
FOR SEWARD FOLKS LIVING IN OR OUT OF STATE Does anyone have photos of clean up in Seward during the week or so after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake? Photos of the honey bucket truck, soldiers with their Bunny Boots standing guard, people being fed at the high school, city offices or civil defense offices with people in the hospital […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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’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 […]
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.
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!
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 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
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 […]
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 […]