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Top 5 Staging Tips for Home Sellers

Home stagers can make a number of small changes to a property that can dramatically shorten the time it spends on the real estate market while also increasing the final sales price. Home staging expert Debra Gould shares her five favorite tips for getting a house ready to sell: 1. Reduce drive-bys Imagine you’re a homebuyer on a house-hunting mission. […]

April 26, 2015 ·

Opinion: No Grocery Tax Increase

Assemblyman Dale Bagley’s Grocery Tax Increase Ordinance was voted down on Tuesday, April 21st at the borough assembly meeting in Seward. We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who sent an email to the assembly, called their assembly member, wrote a letter to the newspaper, or attended one of the several meetings. The assembly received 99 emails from people […]

April 24, 2015 ·

Business Retention and Expansion Program comes to Seward!

As part of the Seward Economic Growth Plan (SEGP) the Seward Chamber of Commerce, CVB is hosting an introduction to the Business Retention & Expansion Program, Executive Pulse on Thursday, April 30th downstairs at the Community Library from noon to 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity for business owners as well as community members to learn about the tried and […]

April 23, 2015 ·

UAF Seward Marine Center Maintenance Solicitation

Just and FYI…UAF has a SMC maintenance solicitation package on their website that I want everyone to know about. I didn’t realize it was due today @ 5pm but if a contractor you know would be interested in tossing a number at it for consideration, they should do it ASAP. https://www.uaf.edu/procurement/community/solicitations/current-solicitations/details/index.xml?id=199

April 21, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Free Home Staging Workshop

Free Home Staging Workshop

Free Home Staging Workshop-May 9th, 1-3 PM, Seward Community Library   Thinking of selling your house? Stop by for coffee and learn how to sell quickly and for top dollar in any market with home staging. Potentially increase your selling price up to 20%. Learn what you can do yourself, and how a home stager can help you. Submit photos of your […]

April 16, 2015 ·
Pat Williams Park rejected, new park site proposed

Pat Williams Park rejected, new park site proposed

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward City Council unanimously rejected a controversial proposal from a local group asking Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiative to donate .7 of an acre in Pat Williams Park near the Seward waterfront, so they could apply for a grant to construct some senior housing there. By Monday night’s April 13th regular Seward City Council meeting, […]

April 15, 2015 ·

Permitting & Agency Information Day April 16th, 10am-2pm

To be held at KM Rae Bldg., 125 Third Ave. The City of Seward, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area, Kenai Peninsula Borough, State, and Federal agency representatives will be available to assist with your permit application, summer project and provide information on: Planning, Permitting, Flood Risk Prevention, Updated Building Codes, Floodplain Management, National Flood Insurance Program, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, […]

April 14, 2015 ·
Grant Lake Draft License Application submitted; public comment period open

Grant Lake Draft License Application submitted; public comment period open

grant lake press release 4-7-15

April 10, 2015 ·

Best of Kenai Fjords National Park tour selected as one of “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Anchorage, AK: Alaska Heritage Tours’ Best of Kenai Fjords National Park tour has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s ninth annual “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” and will be featured in the May 2015 issue and on the National Geographic website: http://ow.ly/LoNVF The five-day package from Anchorage includes two-nights in each destination in Seward, allowing guests to […]

April 9, 2015 ·
Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge receives Guest Services Manager of the Year Award

Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge receives Guest Services Manager of the Year Award

Seward, AK:  Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge has been recognized as the Guest Services Manager of the Year.  Anna was recognized at the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association at the annual Stars of the Industry Event, January 24, 2015.  This award is open to any Alaska hospitality employees and is voted on by peers in the industry. Seward Windsong […]

April 9, 2015 ·
Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Friends of the Seward Library are having the first used books sale in the new facility! All proceeds go to library programs. Saturday, April 18, 2015. There is still time to bring us your used books! (If you do it soon!) Seeking volunteers to help with our sale. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48afaa2ca5f85-used See our website for more information: www.friendsofsclm.org The used books are […]

April 7, 2015 ·
To Attract Fishing Boats, Start With Infrastructure Say Fishermen at Seward Meeting

To Attract Fishing Boats, Start With Infrastructure Say Fishermen at Seward Meeting

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Seward fishing community showed up in force at a mid-day work session of City Council and the Port and Commerce Advisory Board. Council and PACAB had a question: How do we attract fishing boats to Seward? The fishermen and women had an answer: build more infrastructure and develop marine service businesses. Seward fishermen […]

April 6, 2015 ·
Sweet Darlings to remain open under local owners

Sweet Darlings to remain open under local owners

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Sweet Darlings opened recently under new local owners, and customers can expect the same delicious homemade gelatos, chocolates, taffy and fudge, specialty coffee and warm nuts. Bruce Vierkantz, who has made the chocolates for Hugh and Iris Darling for the past 18 years, is leasing the store in the historic Brown & Hawkins building, along […]

April 5, 2015 ·

Seward’s 1st Friday of the year on April 3

Seward’s 1st Friday season is beginning early this year!  Please join us Friday April 3rd from 6-8PM to view the exhibits, catch up with friends, and enjoy refreshments.   Sew-n Bee Cozy:  Deb Crosby~Local designer of Quilts Resurrect Art:  J. Jason Lazarus:  Stories fading fast~Remnants of the Alaskan Goldrush Eight Arms Printing Company:  Instagram Art Show~various artists Zudy’s Cafe:  Emily Brockman~original […]

March 27, 2015 ·
Senior Housing Proposal

Senior Housing Proposal

By Marianna Keil – Phase One of the Senior Housing project takes .7 acres of the Williams Park area. It was a compromise proposal. It allows the Senior Housing group an opportunity to apply for a grant. The Council has not committed to Phase 2. Some people have proposed the Rec Camp for consideration. As I stated at the Council […]

March 27, 2015 ·
Reluctant trash customers face power cutoffs

Reluctant trash customers face power cutoffs

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Council recently discussed some problems that certain residents had buying into the city’s mandatory curbside trash collection program, and other issues that had caused some consternation, during a work-session with representatives of Alaska Waste Inc. That’s the company with whom it contracts to provide curbside trash pickup service within the city. Alaska […]

March 25, 2015 ·
Kenai Fjords Tours Season Starts!

Kenai Fjords Tours Season Starts!

  Spring has sprung and the season has begun! Kenai Fjords Tours will be running its first Gray Whale Watch Tour this Friday, March 27th. It’s time to get out on the water and enjoy the return of all of our favorite critters! The Gray Whale Watch Tour runs Fridays and Saturdays starting March 27th with an additional trip added […]

March 24, 2015 ·
Expensive Medevac flight in store if hurt in Seward

Expensive Medevac flight in store if hurt in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Unlike other more rural, isolated parts of Alaska, Seward has a pretty decent road system heading to cities like Anchorage. But if you’re hurt in Seward, and need to be taken to Anchorage hospitals, or those with a higher level of emergency medical assistance, you’ll probably be flown there at great expense, when simply a […]

March 23, 2015 ·

Why Hire a Professional Home Stager?

There are lots of simple things homeowners can do on their own to decorate their homes to sell. They can get rid of clutter, repaint, clean or put out fresh flowers. So why hire a home stager?   Many homeowners are unsure of what paint colors to choose or where to move the clutter. The process of selling a home […]

March 22, 2015 ·

Alaska should learn from Kodiak’s energy independence

A forward from Seward Alternative Energy Group Source: Alaska Dispatch News – Opinion Comment by Carey Restino http://www.adn.com/article/20150315/alaska-should-learn-kodiaks-energy-independence At the recent meeting of leaders from around southwest Alaska, there was much conversation about the need for affordable energy in rural Alaska. In fact, that’s pretty much led every conversation in every meeting in rural Alaska when more than a few […]

March 16, 2015 ·
PACAB Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council

PACAB Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council

Public Notice ___________________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board’s (PACAB) regularly scheduled meeting on April 1st 2015 is hereby substituted with a Joint Work Session with the Seward City Council with the discussion topic of How to attract more fishing vessels to Seward At noon in Council Chambers. The PACAB Regular Business meeting will […]

March 13, 2015 ·

PACAB Hears from City Administration and Public

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At the regular Port and Commerce Advisory Board meeting on March 4, assistant city manager Ron Long briefed board members on a city administration initiative to modify the system by which city of Seward taxes vessels kept within city limits. Code requires the city to tax personal property such as a vessel, at its true […]

March 13, 2015 ·
Governor Walker Announces Strong Year for Alaskan Exports 

Governor Walker Announces Strong Year for Alaskan Exports 

March 9, 2015 ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker announced today Alaska exported more than $5.15 billion of goods in 2014—the second highest year ever for Alaskan exports, and a 13.8 percent increase over the previous year.  Nationally, exports rose 2.8 percent in 2014. “Alaskans across the state support the industries whose exports strengthen our economy,” Governor Walker said.  “Our Alaskan exporters applied […]

March 11, 2015 ·