Business

Job Opening at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Sales and Cafe Agent This position is responsible for Front of House Reservations and Ticketing functions, Customer Service and Sales of all admission, tours, encounters, as well as visitor information capture and completion of the annual Visitor Survey. Café functions include taking and fulfilling orders in a timely, accurate and friendly manner, as well as cleaning and stocking of inventory. […]

May 25, 2015 ·

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge Earn Wine Spectator Award of Excellence again

CIRI Alaska Tourism Press Release – May 19, 2015 Once again, the carefully selected wine collections and culinary creations of Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge have won the nod of approval for the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Since 1981, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards has recognized the world’s best wine lists. Restaurant establishments […]

May 22, 2015 ·

SUNNY COVE SEA KAYAKING AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Recognized as a Top Performing Tour Company as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site Seward, Alaska – May 21, 2015 –Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler […]

May 21, 2015 ·

Phone scams reported in southcentral Alaska

Homer Electric Public Service Announcement – Utilities, including Homer Electric, are getting reports from businesses regarding suspicious phone calls. The phone scam is targeting customers in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula. The fraudulent caller impersonates a utility representative and requests payment for the customer’s supposed past due bill and threatens immediate disconnection of electric service if the bill is […]

May 18, 2015 ·
Home Staging- What’s in it for you?

Home Staging- What’s in it for you?

For most of us, our home is our biggest financial asset. When it’s time to sell and move on, we want to sell it for as much as possible and as quickly as possible. None of want to spend any more on the house we our selling…. None of us want to continue to pay a mortgage and taxes on […]

May 10, 2015 ·
Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

Prince William Sound RCAC announces Board Meeting

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announces that their annual board meeting will be taking place in Valdez on May 7th and 8th 2015. The meeting is to be held at the Bayside Community Church, 321 Egan Drive. The tentative times for public sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to […]

May 4, 2015 ·

May Day Sale at Resurrect Art Coffee House

Sale 20% off all wall art Friday May 1st (all day) Resurrect Art Coffee House May Day Special! If there’s a piece of art you’ve been admiring this is your chance to purchase it at 20% off!

April 29, 2015 ·

NOAA Fisheries 2015 Charter Halibut Community Meeting

NOAA Fisheries will be meeting with the charter boat halibut community at Seward Community Library tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28. There will be a presentation of the new regulatory changes for 2015 and open questions. The meeting is free to the public. For more information on the meeting, contact Officer Les Cockreham at 907-250-5188

April 27, 2015 ·
Seward Couple Creates Organic Skin and Hair Care Products

Seward Couple Creates Organic Skin and Hair Care Products

By Jason Aigeldiner for SCN – Alaska is full of upstart businesses, a lot of which were literally created out of necessity. Midnight Sun Organics, an organic skin and hair care product line developed by Seward residents, is no exception to this far north business model. For Shannon and Jacob Howard, their business was a byproduct of their need to […]

April 27, 2015 ·

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 ·