Seward History

“There’s a Freedom Here” provides Pat William’s experience of Seward’s 100 year history

“There’s a Freedom Here” provides Pat William’s experience of Seward’s 100 year history

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Patricia Ray Williams’ new book, There’s a Freedom Here: My 100 years of Living in Alaska, came out in print in time for her to see and appreciate it before she died, September 18, 2014, not long before what would have been her 105th birthday. A celebration of her life is being held in Seward […]

October 19, 2014 ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 ·
Pat Williams’ birthday party is Oct. 20

Pat Williams’ birthday party is Oct. 20

You’re invited to join in the celebration of what would have been Pat Williams’ 105th birthday. There will be a potluck birthday party from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library and Museum at 239 Sixth Avenue. Although Pat Williams died in her sleep on Sept. 18, friends and family want to honor […]

October 15, 2014 ·
Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

Mount Marathon Race Civil Suit Settled Out of Court

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A civil wrongful death suit brought July 26th, 2013 by the estate of Michael LeMaitre, the rookie runner who disappeared without trace during the July 4,  2012 Mount Marathon race, against the Seward Chamber of Commerce has been settled out of court. The settlement of $20,000, a figure suggested by the Chamber’s insurance company […]

October 15, 2014 ·
Capra’s insightful new play debuts

Capra’s insightful new play debuts

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Arts Council and Port City Players debuted Doug Capra’s nuanced and thought-provoking historical play Wednesday evening during this week’s Alaska Historical Society’s 2014 Conference, being held this week in Seward. The reader’s theater version of the play, And Now the World Again, is based on the life of artist Rockwell Kent, and his […]

October 2, 2014 ·
Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Under auspiciously clearing skies after days of rain, the local directing group of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm, National Heritage Area (KMTANHA), along with the National Park Service and the US Forest Service, dedicated an interpretive sign near L. V. Ray Peak in Moose Pass, Alaska on Tuesday, August 26. A small crowd gathered at […]

August 29, 2014 ·
Dan Seavey Book Signing Event

Dan Seavey Book Signing Event

  Meet legendary musher and Seward local Dan Seavey for a book signing at the Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center.  August 22, 9 AM to 12 PM.

August 22, 2014 ·
Celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday

Celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday

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. […]

July 24, 2014 ·

Friends of the Seward Library have new website

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 […]

July 15, 2014 ·
Comment Period Ends, Five Comments Made on City Dredge Permit at SMIC

Comment Period Ends, Five Comments Made on City Dredge Permit at SMIC

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 […]

June 3, 2014 ·

Drop by the library today

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

May 23, 2014 ·
Patty Linville retires as City Librarian for 16 years, sees many changes in Seward

Patty Linville retires as City Librarian for 16 years, sees many changes in Seward

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 […]

May 20, 2014 ·
All Hail M/V Tustumena

All Hail M/V Tustumena

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 […]

May 13, 2014 ·

LOGO Contest

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 […]

April 29, 2014 ·

LOOKING FOR OLD PHOTOS

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 […]

April 29, 2014 ·

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.

April 16, 2014 ·
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 […]

April 3, 2014 ·
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 […]

March 27, 2014 ·

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

March 27, 2014 ·
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 […]

March 19, 2014 ·
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 […]

March 17, 2014 ·
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.                                  

February 1, 2014 ·
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!

January 20, 2014 ·
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, […]

December 1, 2013 ·

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.

November 21, 2013 ·