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Grant Writer Workshop Wed. Feb. 10

The “Tips for Successful Grant Writing” workshop is Wednesday evening, February 10th.  It will be held in the ground floor conference room at the Seward Community Library, from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm. The workshop is not specific to Seward Community Foundation grants, but has been scheduled before the March 1, 2016 deadline for annual grant applications, typically larger grants in […]

February 8, 2016 ·
King Crab deal  for your Valentine

King Crab deal for your Valentine

J & R Fisheries is currently offering Alaskan King Crab for $21 per pound, with free delivery in Seward City Limits. FedEx delivery also available for orders over 10 pounds. For more information or to place an order, call or text Matt at (907) 500-8415 J & R Fisheries Contact Page  

February 7, 2016 ·
Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

Sip and Paint Comes to Moose Pass

As Paint this Town Alaska continues to provide a fun and creative outlet for our socialites in Alaska, they now venture to Moose Pass for the 1st ever Sip & Paint event. This “Last Friday” themed art session will provide those in Cooper Landing and Moose Pass the opportunity to join in on the festivities. These events are an ideal […]

February 6, 2016 ·
Success in Seward

Success in Seward

The group posing with their Fancy Puffins! Chinooks held its first Sip & Paint event this past weekend and it couldn’t have been a better turn out! These events are an ideal way to “let loose” and break up those long weeks during the winter. “It gives us something to look forward to”, said one participant. “We had a BLAST”, […]

February 3, 2016 ·

Seasoned Firewood At A Great Price

Until March 30th cords of wood will be available. It is 2 years old and is made up of birch and spruce. It is split and cut for wood stoves; and is $200.00 cash a cord. Please call Levi if you would like to make arrangements for a delivery. It is beautiful firewood to quote my husband. Levi’s number is: […]

January 28, 2016 ·
Murkowski Secures Official Name Change of Alaska Pollock

Murkowski Secures Official Name Change of Alaska Pollock

Change Will Protect Both Fisheries and Consumers  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its list of acceptable market names for seafood as a direct result of Senator Murkowski’s successful efforts to include a provision in the year-end budget bill to allow only pollock caught in Alaskan waters to be marketed as “Alaska Pollock”. This change […]

January 21, 2016 ·
Small Town Sip and Paint

Small Town Sip and Paint

The “social painting” industry is now venturing to the smaller towns of Alaska. You heard it right – Alaska Owned and Operated, Paint this Town Alaska is bringing the “Sip & Paint” experience to YOU! What is social painting, you ask? You may recall seeing many of your friends and family in the lower 48 posting vibrant photos of them […]

January 19, 2016 ·
Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

BestOfHouzz2016PressRelease (1) Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward Alaska Awarded Best of Houzz 2016   Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World   Seward, Alaska, January 13, 2016 – Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward, Alaska has won “Best Of Customer Service” […]

January 14, 2016 ·
Sip and Paint comes to Seward!

Sip and Paint comes to Seward!

The “social painting” industry is now venturing to the smaller towns of Alaska. You heard it right – Alaska Owned and Operated, Paint this Town Alaska has decided to bring the “Sip & Paint” concept to those towns that often go overlooked. What is social painting, you ask? You may recall seeing many of your friends and family in the […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, on the Senate floor if her concerns […]

January 13, 2016 ·
First National Bank Alaska Board of Directors adds Tougas

First National Bank Alaska Board of Directors adds Tougas

First National Bank Alaska Press Release – Long-time Alaska businessman Tom Tougas joined First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors, the bank recently announced. Tougas’ rich history with the state’s tourism industry started in the 1970s as a tour bus driver while studying in college. Today, he owns Seward-based businesses Major Marine Tours and the 90-room Harbor 360 Hotel, and […]

January 8, 2016 ·
Last days for Book Sponsors

Last days for Book Sponsors

Sewardites, you are known for being last minute responders, here are the last two days to sponsor a new book for the children, youth and young adult readers in the library! The Wish Tree is up until Thursday January 7th, and the library is open until 8pm. If you have been wanting to stop in after work, Thursday is your […]

January 6, 2016 ·
Who Owns Alaska?

Who Owns Alaska?

By Brandii Holmdahl – Communities of the Eastern Peninsula are going to be impacted by land decisions that have been generations in the making. Current land ownership in Alaska has been impacted by three major events in history. The first occurred on October 18, 1867, when Russia sold the Alaska Territory to the United States. From 1867 until 1959 the […]

January 4, 2016 ·
6 House Showing Survival Tips for Life in the Real Estate Market

6 House Showing Survival Tips for Life in the Real Estate Market

  Whether you’ve already put in a conditional offer on your dream home or you’re being forced to move for a job transfer, if your house is on the real estate market you’re probably hoping to sell fast for the most money possible. Home staging is known to reduce the number of days a home spends on the market before […]

December 31, 2015 ·
ADEC’s coal permit revision out for public review

ADEC’s coal permit revision out for public review

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comment on its revised permit–one that allows Aurora Services LLC to continue incidentally releasing coal into Resurrection Bay while loading ships from the Seward coal conveyor belt and ship loader. Aurora manages the Seward storage transfer facility for Usibelli Coal and the Alaska Railroad Corporation. The […]

December 13, 2015 ·

How to Avoid Building up Debt This Christmas

Submitted by Sally Leader – Last week the Seward Angel Tree program kicked off, a program which provides gifts, food, and other essentials to children and families in need in the Seward City area.  Last year this program supported 60 families, and it is hoped that even more families in need of additional support can be reached this year. Alaska is a relatively […]

December 7, 2015 ·
Op-ed: Crane Purchase and Placement deserves Funding Priority in Seward’s Harbor

Op-ed: Crane Purchase and Placement deserves Funding Priority in Seward’s Harbor

Op-ed by Rhonda Hubbard – Mariners and harbor users have spoken for over a decade regarding the need for a working crane in Seward’s Small Boat Harbor. Seward is among Alaska’s top 5 fishing ports in value and volume and among the top 20 in the U.S. Yet unlike other major ports in Alaska, it has no independent working crane […]

December 3, 2015 ·
State Senator Peter Micciche at a Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon November 2015. Photo by R Smeriglio

Senator Micciche Addresses Alaska’s Budget Problem

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — State of Alaska’s fiscal woes and what to do about them will continue to occupy a place at center stage in the Legislature according to Senator Peter Micciche – District O (including Seward, Soldotna, Kenai and northern Kenai Peninsula). At last week’s Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Senator Micciche gave a brief outline of […]

November 25, 2015 ·
Visitors at Seward Resort pose with the wild fish they caught in, and around Resurrection Bay this summer. Heidi Zemach file photo.

Seward Fishing Community dismayed by FDA approving genetically modified fish

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Word that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the human consumption of a genetically modified animal for the first time ever Thursday, the dreaded “Frankenfish,” traveled fast in Alaska. Several Seward residents SCN spoke with were not happy about its implications, either for the Alaska fishing industry, or for consumers. In a town that prides […]

November 21, 2015 ·
New cleaning service moves to  Seward

New cleaning service moves to Seward

New to the Seward area, Stephanie who goes by “Stevie” and Phil Bassignani moved from Bristol Bay. The two have opened up a cleaning service called Pristine Clean and they hope to cater to the residents and businesses of Seward. Stevie, who grew up with a family cleaning business and several cleaning contracts in the Naknek/King Salmon area is excited to utilize […]

November 9, 2015 ·

ATIA Announces Tourism Scholarship Opportunities

ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), the state’s leading tourism membership organization, is encouraging all Alaska students interested in pursuing education related to the tourism industry to apply for one of its scholarship opportunities through the ATIA Foundation. The ATIA Foundation scholarship deadline is January 31, 2016. “ATIA members are dedicated to encouraging local hire within Alaska’s growing […]

November 9, 2015 ·
Seward Fisheries 14-ton crane at dockside. Photo by R. Smeriglio.

Port and Commerce Advisory Board Continues Push for Harbor Infrastructure

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — At its regular monthly meeting this November, Seward PACAB once again formally recommended a public-use crane in the small boat harbor. Additionally, the Board passed a resolution recommending about $12.3 million in various harbor improvements including a 5-ton crane. The Board seemed to reach consensus that the crane proposal had strong support and that […]

November 8, 2015 ·
John Schank 2014 Driver of the Year, Stands next to trailer with cradle ready to accept US Capitol Christmas Tree. Photo by H. Zemach

Private Sector Takes US Capitol Christmas Tree to D.C.

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Getting the US Capitol Christmas Tree from the Snow River floodplain to the west lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. costs the taxpayers very little. About 52 sponsors nationally, including some locally, have once again donated the wherewithal to transport an evergreen behemoth cross-country in one piece with celebratory stops along the […]

October 26, 2015 ·

Links to the Marijuana Control Board Hearing and to the Proposed regulations on Marijuana

Submitted by the Clerk’s Office, City of Seward – Alaska Legislative TV – currently running the Marijuana Control Board Hearings http://akleg.gov/includes/_player.php?live=MSC2-20151015-0900&time=1444929890 Regulations being proposed by the Marijuana Control Board https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=178479 Seward LIO time slot for the Marijuana Control Board Hearing on regulations is from 1pm to 1:30PM, Friday, October 16.   Seward Legislative Information Office PO Box 1769 Seward, AK 99664 […]

October 15, 2015 ·

AK SBDC Profit Mastery WS

On Thursday and Friday, (Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, 2015) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bryan Zak will present our 2-day Profit Mastery workshop in the AVTEC Conference Room in Seward. This is your best opportunity for knowledge-driven financial management education. This 16-hour hands-on course will help you set goals for the future of your business, control spending and […]

October 13, 2015 ·

FREE WORKSHOP at Frontier Trading Post, 233 4th Ave, Downtown Seward

Tired, Moody and Craving Sweets? FREE WORKSHOP at Frontier Trading Post, 233 4th Ave, Downtown Seward Saturday, October 10, 2015 10am -11am  Join us in October for our new 10-Day Blood Sugar Support Program, and reshape your life in ten days. Our free workshop can help support a well-functioning blood sugar metabolism and establish new habits to support vitality. This […]

October 8, 2015 ·