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CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!! Opportunity for Pediatric & Adult CPR/First Aid Certification When:  Wednesday, April 16, from 1:45-5:45 Where:  Seward Middle School PD Room Cost & Type:  $10 for a 2-year Medic First Aid Certification To register, call Nurse Emily at 907-224-7574

by · April 2, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Seeds of Faith Preschool Registration

Seeds of Faith Preschool Registration

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward International Friendship Association Alaska

The Seward International Friendship Association [SIFA] will hold a meeting on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the K.M. Rae Building 125 Third Avenue. We will work on fundraising and activity plans for the Student Exchange program for 2014. Ryan Johnson has been selected as the first exchange student for this cycle, but we encourage other students in the Seward-Moose […]

by · March 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Last Weekend to Register for the PFD

Last Weekend to Register for the PFD

Last weekend to register for your PFD, Alaska! Donate to SOS Pets via Pick.Click.Give and be entered to win a 2nd PFD check! Even if you already registered, you can go back and donate. Go to http://pfd.alaska.gov/ and click on the green button. Thanks for all your support. Every dollar makes a difference to our local pets and their families.

by · March 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Valarie Kingsland Wins Library Award

Newsletter of the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development March 28, 2014 Valarie Kingsland of Seward Wins Library Award Valarie Kingsland of Seward, the Alaska Library Association’s Alaska Native Issues Roundtable Chair, has received the Ken Haycock award by the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. Her citation reads in part: Kingsland’s impressive service accomplishments, valuable contributions […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness

 By Heidi Zemach for SCN – How many of us are truly prepared for the next big earthquake or tsunamis? The folks that deal regularly in earthquake and emergency preparedness are taking time to mark the 50th anniversary of the March 27th 1964 Earthquake in Alaska, with preparedness drills, education and commemorations. At 10:15 this (Thursday) morning there will be […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

It’s here! The last days before the Tsunami swimmers go into the pool for their two hours of time to attempt to complete 200 lengths of the pool! Final pledges are being taken for Swim-a-Thon. Tsunami swimmers can be sponsored two ways for this event; flat/one time amount or by the length. So, if a sponsor gives a per-length sponsorship […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Need Health Insurance?

The deadline to sign up on the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace is March 31st. For anyone who wants the peace of mind of having health care, or who wants to take advantage of the financial assistance available to millions of uninsured Americans, there’s no time to wait. http://www.HealthCare.gov Check out your options!

by · March 26, 2014 · 2 comments ·

Hurry, it’s the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!!!….Deadline is April 5th!

I ve been asked by the folks at epicurious.com to help spread the word about the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. This was the recipe contest for kids that Rowan and I took part in last summer. It was an unbelievable experience. If the ideas of eating and cooking healthy foods for kids wasn’t enough, the first lady hosted a state […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Balto School AmeriCorps positions 2014-2015

Balto School AmeriCorps positions 2014-2015

The Friends of the Jesse Lee Home and Balto School are currently recruiting two full-time AmeriCorps positions, Outreach Coordinator and Student Activities Coordinator, for the 2014-2015 term. Members will work with Balto School staff and community partners to create sustainable programs and outreach for the Balto School. Members will receive a living stipend and upon completion of service an Education […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Gray Whale Watch Tours begin this Friday, March 28th

Every year, the Gray Whales return to Alaska! Witness the amazing annual migration of California Gray Whales, traveling over 5,000 miles from Baja California to the nutrient-rich waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea! Get a front row seat as these magnificent mammals pass by the mouth of Resurrection Bay. Join our captains as they observe Gray Whales on one of the […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Little League is gearing up for the 2014 season

If you have a passion for Baseball and ready to share your knowledge with local youth players this is the time to get involved. We will have our first meeting Wednesday March 26th at 6PM at the AVTEC Student center 2nd floor lounge.   Topics will cover: Coaches for the new season. Registration date and uniforms for players. Date for the […]

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Spring Carnival April 5

Seward Spring Carnival April 5

by · March 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Rummage Sale March 29

Resurrection Lutheran Church (corner of Third and Jefferson) will hold a rummage and bake sale Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., downstairs. Donations of items to sell are currently being accepted and can be dropped off at the church upstairs during the pastor’s office hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday, 10 a.m. […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Jo Lynn Hawthone  will be offering OB/GYN services to the residents of Seward, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing two days a month, beginning April 9th. And to answer the big question that everyone will ask-NO, she will not be delivering any babies in Seward. However, women are welcome to have their deliveries […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 5 comments ·
Jason Bickling Awarded 2014 Region III Principal of the Year

Jason Bickling Awarded 2014 Region III Principal of the Year

Region III 2014 Principal of the Year, Jason Bickling Mr. Jason Bickling, Principal of Seward Middle School, is being recognized as the 2014 Region III Principal of the Year for going above and beyond the call of duty to best meet the needs of students. The following is an excerpt from his nomination: “In the months leading up to the […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·

SBCFSA Regular Board Mtg April 7th

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular meeting Monday, April 7th at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The agenda will include Correspondence from Lowell Point Community Council (LPCC) Regarding Coastal Flood Zones and the Spring Newsletter. The board will also be setting Work Session Topics for April and May. Everyone is […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 […]

by · March 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Get ready for parade for St. Paddy’s Day

Join in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held Monday, March 17. We’ll meet at 4 p.m. in the North Harbor Parking Lot and finish decorating our vehicles in preparation for the journey along Fourth Avenue to the downtown district. Keeping with tradition, we’ll toss candy to those watching along the parade route and play Irish music to everyone’s delight. Please […]

by · March 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

A Ready Seward Starts with YOU!

“Winging it is not an emergency plan,” is the theme of a current FEMA campaign. Sadly, national statistics indicate less than 20% of households are prepared for emergencies. March 27, 1964 is proof that disasters happen and in a big way in Alaska. If you have been procrastinating making a plan, making a kit, and haven’t been informed about emergency […]

by · March 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Spring Breakup Festival this weekend!

Spring Breakup Festival this weekend!

Hey folks don’t forget about the festival this weekend. Here is the schedule, we have more events that aren’t on the flyer. Please go to sewardevents.com for a complete schedule and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seward-Spring-Break-Up-Festival/160583607432269  

by · March 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Third known suicide in 2014

Wednesday afternoon, March 12, shortly after two p.m. Seward Emergency 911 received a call requesting an officer and ambulance for a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Washington Street. The man was taken to Providence Seward Medical & Care Center, and was pronounced dead. His was probably the third suicide in Seward in 2014. Police confirmed that this was […]

by · March 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer March 29

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer Saturday March 29th 7pm Resurrect Art Coffee House “Singer/songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer have a knack for capturing the passionate beauty of original comtemporary folk music.  Evoking tranquility and reflecton, their frank lyrics and life-affirming tales are woven around melodic lines that hold the fabric together…” Roots Music Report   “If you’re a fan […]

by · March 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·

SBCFSA Work Session March 17

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, March 17th at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The topic will be State DCCED Grant Mitigation Projects.  More information is available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123 between 9AM and 3PM Monday thru Thursday.  Public is welcome.  […]

by · March 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“Chill, It’s a Drill” March 27

“Chill, It’s a Drill” March 27

Chill, It’s a Drill! On Thursday, March 27 between 10:15 AM and 10:45 AM you may hear tsunami sirens and, if you are watching TV or listening to the radio, you may hear or see a message that a tsunami warning has been issued for all of Alaska.  However, it’s just a test to make sure that the tsunami warning […]

by · March 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
What’s SOS Pets been up to?

What’s SOS Pets been up to?

Well, let me tell ya!  SOS Pets (Save our Seward Pets) has been busy in 2013 following our mission to support the Seward Animal Shelter and be an advocate for local pets. With help from a grant from the Seward Community Foundation, we were able to pay for the spays and neuters of 23 shelter animals. Another 24 local animals […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Dr. Jane Lubchenco seminars available in Seward

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former Under Secretary of Commerce and NOAA Administrator, will be in Fairbanks next week.  She will give two presentations, a research seminar and a public lecture. Both talks will be video-conferenced to Seward and be available to the public free of charge in the K.M. Rae Marine Education Building at 125 Third Avenue. Jane’s research seminar is […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mount Marathon Race 2014 Logo Winner Announced

Mount Marathon Race 2014 Logo Winner Announced

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release -  The Mount Marathon Race 2014 Logo Winner is Caitlin Campbell. Cait Campbell fell in love with Seward in the summer of 2012, when she came to work for Kenai Fjords National Park. Watching the end of the Mount Marathon Race from the cliffs section, what stood out to her wasn’t the runner’s arduous […]

by · March 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·