Let's Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

December 16, 2008 6:54 pmComments Off
Let's Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

The Seward Community Library is excited to announce an upcoming discussion series:  Love and Forgiveness in the Presence of the Enemy – with Doug Capra, brought to the community through a generous grant and support from the American Library Association in partnership with The Fetzer Institute. Beginning January 29th, a Sign-Up sheet will be available in the Library.  Participants will receive copies of the books they choose to read and discuss, and an information packet prepared by Program Scholar Doug Capra.  The group will meet every other week to share in lively discussion, their thoughts and feelings about the books. […]

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Let’s Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

6:54 pmComments Off
Let’s Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

The Seward Community Library is excited to announce an upcoming discussion series:  Love and Forgiveness in the Presence of the Enemy – with Doug Capra, brought to the community through a generous grant and support from the American Library Association in partnership with The Fetzer Institute. Beginning January 29th, a Sign-Up sheet will be available in the Library.  Participants will receive copies of the books they choose to read and discuss, and an information packet prepared by Program Scholar Doug Capra.  The group will meet every other week to share in lively discussion, their thoughts and feelings about the books. […]

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Holiday Hiccups

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Holiday Hiccups

Here are photos from “Holiday Hiccups” a performance of ten Christmas skits at Resurrect Art over the weekend.  The cast played to 2 full houses – Sold out!   This photo is from “The Great Parking Space Race with Monica and Jolund Luther, directed by Linnea Hollingsworth. This is a photo of the actors in “The Christmas Truce”, directed by Rachel Walker.   The men are Joe Hewitt, Greg Carpenter, Kyle Scneider and Brian Walker. The scene referred to the truce between the Americans and Germans on Christmas Eve during WW I. This is “Return to Sender” directed by Heather laVerne.  Actors […]

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Flares

December 9, 2008 2:45 pmComments Off
Flares

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Posted: 08 Dec 2008 12:01 PM CST A couple times a year, students from the marine program at AVTEC (a local vocational school), light off a wide variety of signal flares along the waterfront.  This allows them become familiar with there operation and use.  I thought it made for an interesting photo opp.

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Seward Harbor Sunrise

December 3, 2008 8:57 am3 comments
Seward Harbor Sunrise

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Seward Harbor Sunrise Posted: 02 Dec 2008 06:00 AM CST Seward Boat Harbor at Sunrise, Alaska. This beautiful sunrise was Monday morning. This time of year, because the sun rises at such a shallow angle compared to the horizon, the colorful portion of the sunrise lasts 15 minutes or more.  I always have to adjust my thinking when I travel to a place like Arizona.  There the sun rises nearly perpendicular to the horizon, and the best color can disappear after 5 minutes or less.

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Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair, December 5-6, 2008

December 2, 2008 11:41 amComments Off

Come on over to the Seward Christmas Arts and Craft Fair at the cruise ship terminal  this weekend.  The fair is on Friday, Dec 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, and Saturday December 6 from 10:00 to 6:00.   All types of great local arts and crafts will be available, including  stained glass, pottery, framed art,   fleece, jewelry, body and bath items, candles, fabric art, flowers, wood carvings, knives, crystals, ornaments, and more, much more!  Get your photo taken with Santa!   Hope to see you there!

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Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair, December 5-6, 2008

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Come on over to the Seward Christmas Arts and Craft Fair at the cruise ship terminal  this weekend.  The fair is on Friday, Dec 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, and Saturday December 6 from 10:00 to 6:00.   All types of great local arts and crafts will be available, including  stained glass, pottery, framed art,   fleece, jewelry, body and bath items, candles, fabric art, flowers, wood carvings, knives, crystals, ornaments, and more, much more!  Get your photo taken with Santa!   Hope to see you there!

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Tree

November 26, 2008 7:01 pm2 comments
Tree

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Snow covered tree along Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska. Sticking with the tree theme – here is another image from Sunday. The gloomy, dark storm clouds moving up Resurrection Bay, really helped emphasis the fresh white snow on the branches. This weather has me thinking it might be a good time to point out my old post on winter photography tips.

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Seward Community Band Holiday Concert

November 23, 2008 9:37 pmComments Off
Seward Community Band Holiday Concert

The Seward Community Band Presents   A PATRIOTIC CHRISTMAS  The Liberty Theater Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 – 3 PM FREE ADMISSION

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Mountain Alpenglow

November 18, 2008 11:07 amComments Off
Mountain Alpenglow

The Latest from The Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Mountain alpenglow, Seward, Alaska. Here is another new image captured right from our front porch late last week - it feels like cheating! I love how only this one peak from the entire range emerged from the clouds – and if that wasn’t enough, it then became briefly illuminated with wonderful alpenglow.  We get some of our best light this time of year. About This photo blog by professional photographer Ron Niebrugge and his wife and business partner Janine will cover all type of issues, opinions and experiences related to outdoor photography. Go here […]

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Puffin Paintings on SALE

November 14, 2008 11:18 amComments Off
Puffin Paintings on SALE

One-of-a-kind paintings created by the Alaska SeaLife Center’s avian artists are on sale for the holiday season! Normally $150, these unique works of art are priced at $100* through December 24th! Each painting comes framed with an inset puffin photograph, and includes a biography of the artist. For more information or to place an order, visit the Alaska SeaLife Center website at http://www.alaskasealife.org/New/visitors/index.php?page=puffin_paintings.php or call 907-224-6890. Proceeds help support the care of the Center’s resident birds. Thank you for your interest in the Alaska SeaLife Center’s feathered friends!  We hope you will visit us soon! *Price does not include $15 […]

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Choking Man – Today @ 6pm at the Library

November 12, 2008 12:45 pmComments Off
Choking Man – Today @ 6pm at the Library

Choking Man will be shown today at 6pm at the Library.  There is no charge for admission and all are welcome, though kids under 17 should be accompanied by an adult. About the film: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this intense blend of drama and magical realism from famed music video director Steve Barron. Newcomer Octavio Gomez Berrios gives a quietly effective performance in the “title” role. Also starring Mandy Patinkin.

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Library Film Festival begins Nov. 10th @ 6pm

October 28, 2008 11:25 amComments Off
Library Film Festival begins Nov. 10th @ 6pm

The Seward Community Library is proud to present, “A Series of Films”.  This collection of six films comes from our participation in the Film Movement, an organization committed to the wide distribution of award-winning independent and foreign films.  Here is the line-up: Monday Nov. 10th @ 6pm – Noise Tuesday Nov. 11th – Library will be closed for Veteran’s Day Wednesday Nov. 12th @ 6pm – Choking Man Thursday Nov. 13th @ 6pm – XXY Friday Nov. 14th @ 5pm – The Violin Saturday Nov. 15th @ 4pm – Days and Clouds Sunday Nov. 16th @ 4pm – The Grocer’s […]

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Seward Music Fest Thanks

October 24, 2008 12:15 pmComments Off

On behalf of the entire planning committee of the SMAF I would like to send out deepest gratitude to all who helped make this year’s music festival a total success. The momentum we are experiencing is exciting. People come to Seward from far and wide within our fair state as well as Outside! I would also like to thank and remind Seward Citizens at large that this festival really is you. The fact that so many people love and support it, show up and have a good time is what really what makes it so successful. It’s so great to […]

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Weird Book of the Week

October 19, 2008 4:09 pmComments Off
Weird Book of the Week

Pooh and the Philosophers by John Tyerman Williams This books sets out to prove that the whole of Western philosophy – from the ancient Greeks to the existentialists – may be found in the works of A.A. Milne. Throughout the book “The Great Bear” is said to illuminates the most profound ideas of the the great thinkers. A Declaration of Intellectual Freedom: The views expressed in this article do not represent the opinions of the City of Seward or the Seward Community Library.

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October 14, 2008 10:41 amComments Off

AVTEC’s own Alaska Culinary Academy restaurant, The Academy Café, is open Oct. 28 through Dec. 12 (closing date is tentative and may change) during the Ala Carte and Dining Service classes. This is a combination of two classes that run consecutively, rotating the students through all areas of fine dining, from actual food production to dining room set-up and service. The Café is a perfect opportunity for students to get hands-on training in an actual restaurant setting.At the Café, diners will experience a scrumptious, constantly changing menu that students themselves create and present. This Fall’s menu will have a “Cajun~Creole” […]

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Weird Book of the Week

October 12, 2008 3:10 pmComments Off
Weird Book of the Week

Heavens to Betsy! & other curious sayings by Charles Earle Funk Ever notice how colorful our language is? You might be familiar with “to go scotfree”, “ride the gravy train”, “pain in the neck”, “Sam Hill”. These phrases and more appear in this book to give you an idea of where these phrases originate and what they mean. If you or someone you know can be found “speaking by the card”, its time to discover another subtle way to put it. Come take a peek at this book to learn more about your language, even if its just to give […]

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Painting the 2008 Mural

October 7, 2008 12:29 pmComments Off
Painting the 2008 Mural

Here is a photo of us painting the 2008 mural. The Master Artist is Ed Tussey from Homer.  He used an air-brush to completely paint the water.  The shapes were tiny so it took a long time to paint the mountains and other detail.  The mural is 10 X 40 feet and will be installed in May.  The Seward Mural Society also sponsored a children’s mural during the Seward Musica festival. All the artists enjoyed working with a music background and all the great food and art booths.

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Weird Book of the Week

October 6, 2008 6:13 pmComments Off
Weird Book of the Week

What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life by Niki Anderson This book will make you want to curl up near a sunny window with fabulous feline insights like these: – When you’re frightened, arch your back and believe you’re a lot bigger. – When life gets intense, get out your toys and bat them around. – If something is worth chasing, don’t stop until it’s captured. – It is folly to take a second lap of sour milk. These quips and more are bound to inspire greatness. If anything, it’ll inspire your smile! A Declaration of Intellectual Freedom: The […]

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7pm Tonight An Alaska National Guard Documentary

September 30, 2008 9:46 amComments Off

Eye to Eye with Ivan is a historical documentary that documents the origin of the Alaska National Guard during WWII. The movie then segues into the Cold War mission of the Guard. The Guard was literally the “eyes and ears” of the US military along the coastline of Western Alaska. While the rest of the nation’s Guard units were on a peacetime footing, the Guardsmen were a covering force that was deployed onsite and were reporting on Soviet incursions.   The movie is a compilation of B & W original footage, current interviews with former guardsmen and modern commentary from […]

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As Ryan Writes: On Hunting Moose

September 23, 2008 5:03 pmComments Off

        With such monumental change hinged in solid rock, held fast to the fading sun, this does not seem the time for idle pleasures. Snow is coming. Green life dying. All of us are facing a world somehow distant to the senses, yet clear as ancient ice when its travel courses brimming pools of open water – reservoirs of memory traced yet again with the spears of early frost. This is where it all begins.         We were hunting moose and the sky was falling; wet blankets draping endless, on and high above the trees, until the cold could handle […]

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Upcoming Music Festival

September 16, 2008 7:11 amComments Off
Upcoming Music Festival

The Seward Music and Arts Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary in the fall of 2008 with musicians and performers from all over the state along with artisan booths and food vendors. The music begins Friday, September 26th and wraps up on Sunday, September 28th. The festival is an exciting capstone to the summer that appeals to Alaskans and remaining travelers alike. The revival of the Seward Music and Arts Festival began 5 years ago with the desire to create a quality multi-media arts festival in Seward. Our festival remains committed to youth involvement, education, and creative inspiration, as well as […]

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A Sense of Place: A Seward Column

September 10, 2008 10:47 am2 comments

In a way, my first discovered love lay stretched within that moment of time I found in music.  Wound tight in tune through chances offered rhythmic and welcome.  I did not question love then, nor understand it as there was no need to.  It was merely a presence, as my parent’s voices tumbling soft into my ears in sleep, that I knew was good, and right and strong.  I welcomed love and music with the same delight I found in toys and snakes, fish sticks and frogs.  A little boy who understood only enough to know everything.  At least all […]

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Jim Craig is coming to the Library! 9/12 @ 5pm

September 5, 2008 12:18 pmComments Off
Jim Craig is coming to the Library!  9/12 @ 5pm

High-flying Pilot and talented novelist, Jim Craig, will be signing copies of his book, North to Disaster, next Friday, September 12th at the Library. Please join us at 5pm to meet the man behind the manuscript. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Refreshments and snacks will be served. (Photo courtesy Seward Phoenix Log)

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