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Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Join us for an evening of stories, history and people. The Friends of the Seward Library will be having a book signing and Q&A with local author/historian Doug Capra. Doug is launching his new book, The Spaces Between, Stories From the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords. Starts at 6:30 pm for the Friends membership, this is a benefit of […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Saving our coasts a swim at a time

Saving our coasts a swim at a time

A Moroccan distance swimmer, and ambassador for the protection of the coasts, visited Seward August 14th to share his unusual challenge of linking all of the world’s continents together by swimming across the open oceans from one to the other. Hassan Baraka, 27, looking fit, lean and speaking with a heavy accent, addressed participants of at the University of Wyoming […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Governor proclaims Take Your Child to School Week August 18-22, 2014

Governor proclaims Take Your Child to School Week August 18-22, 2014

Take Your Child to School Week   Soldotna, August 15, 2014—Most KPBSD schools begin Tuesday, August 19, 2014, which is perfect timing to act on the proclamation by Governor Sean Parnell, making August 18 – 22, 2014, as Take Your Child to School Week in the state of Alaska.   “I am pleased to learn that the Governor is proclaiming next week as Take Your Child to School […]

by · August 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

“Seeds of Faith” Preschool — Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year

Summer is coming to a close and the preschool season is just beginning. “Seeds of Faith” Preschool has openings. Children may be 3-5 years of age. Preschool meets 9-11:30 AM, three mornings a week. Scholarships are available. For more information or to receive an application, call 224-7368 or email seeds.of.faith.seward@gmail.com. Seeds of Faith Preschool meets at Seward United Methodist Church.

by · August 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

Cathy Cuenin book signing, Q&A Tonight at the Library Museum

The Seward Friends of the Library are pleased to present author and retired nurse Cathy Cuenin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 for a book signing and Q&A about her book, “The Way I Walk: From Tugboat to Transplant.” Friends of the Library members are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join at 7 […]

by · August 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sophomore will attend Ohio anti-bullying march

Sophomore will attend Ohio anti-bullying march

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Seward Sophomore Kimberly “Kimmy” Hubbard, and her grandmother Jody Tuck, are going to be able to travel to Ohio to march in the River Days Parade in Portsmouth on August 25th after all. They’ll be joining a large anti-bullying contingent, made up of many of the area district’s schools, who learned recently of […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward girl’s poem against bullying touches Ohio

Seward girl’s poem against bullying touches Ohio

Seward High School Sophomore Kimberly “Kimmy” Hubbard, 15, was recently moved to pen a heartfelt poem against bullying. She’d just learned that Jonathon Schaff, 13, a young friend of the family, had killed himself back home in Sciota County, Ohio, where she, her twin Kyle, and four older siblings lived before moving with their grandmother to Seward. Hubbard was devastated […]

by · August 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Superintendent Atwater resigns from KPBSD

Superintendent Atwater resigns from KPBSD

Kenai Peninsula School District News Release -  Soldotna, August 4, 2014—During an executive session with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education, Dr. Steve Atwater, KPBSD superintendent, tendered his resignation, effective December 1, 2014. His resignation was formally announced and accepted during the public school board meeting. Dr. Atwater will leave KPBSD to become the new University of Alaska Associate […]

by · August 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Baneberry alert

Baneberry alert

Baneberry berries are now shiny, bright red, and very attractive. These berries are not poisonous to wildlife, but just 2 to 3 berries can kill a child. Look for the cluster of berries sticking up from a 2 to 3 foot high plant growing in shady places in the forest, meadows, and moist slopes. Rarely, the berries are white and […]

by · August 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Middle School Transition Camp

On Monday, August 11th, Seward Middle School will be hosting a transition camp for all incoming 6th and 7th graders which will go from 2pm – 5pm.  Students will be participating in fun acitivities to familiarize themselves with the middle school including games, a scavenger hunt, and practicing opening their lockers.  If you have any questions, please call the middle school @ […]

by · August 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
BALTO FILM FEST CLOSES CURTAIN

BALTO FILM FEST CLOSES CURTAIN

Filmmakers from Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Soldotna and Anchorage descended on Seward for their annual pilgrimage to the Balto Film Fest (BFF).  Created to develop meaningful networking and workforce development opportunities in conjunction with anticipated curriculum for students of the Balto School at the Jesse Lee Home, the BFF has quickly made a reputation of being a filmmaker’s film fest. An […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Art Of Pollination

Art Of Pollination

In honor of National Pollinator Week, Chugach Arts Council has published its 2nd annual edition of a  beautiful book of art.  Artists from around Alaska and the U.S. contributed to make this a stunning tribute to one of our most valuable and fascinating resources, our pollinators.  Art can inspire and  inform as well as illustrate.  Conservation and awareness are key […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

The third annual Balto Film Fest kicks off tonight with an evening of adventure, focusing on the real life drama of the Alaskan outdoors. Learn to get the most out of your Go Pro. University of Alaska professor DB Palmer teaches the first and only adventure film making degree program in the State.  Palmer will be at the Seward Library/Museum […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward hosts Comic Workshop

Seward hosts Comic Workshop

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Anyone can create a comic book. At least this is the mantra Kaisa Leino promotes. Leino traveled from Helsinki, Finland to Seward, Alaska earlier this summer in order to help Dr. Tuula Hollmen with her research at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Returning to the SeaLife Center for a second summer, Leino decided […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

A one minute film created in 24 hours using one prompt – the Togo 24 Hour Sprint promises to be very popular amongst those participating in the Balto Film Fest. It affords a great opportunity to dip a toe in filmmaking to try out a new position or work with new people. To qualify for competition, films must be one […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Safe Kids’ Ashley Ferguson comes to Play & Chat!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Come meet Ashley Ferguson at Play & Chat.  She will introduce herself and tell us about the program now that we have a local representative.  Safe Kids teaches folks about car seat safety and provides low cost or no cost car seats to those who qualify.  Play & Chat meets at the Seward Library, downstairs, every […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Filmmakers from around the state will be descending on Seward the last weekend in July to participate in the Balto Film Fest. Those looking for adventure will find it on Friday, July 25th, first at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 6:00 p.m. with a free public Adventure Filmmaking workshop.  Attendees will get a taste of the University of Alaska’s […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Wednesday Evening Comics

Is there a comic artist inside you, just waiting to emerge?  Would you like to learn more about the comics as a genre or as an art form?  Or do you just want to try something new and spend your Wednesday evenings doing something fun and creative? Join us for a five week comic workshop offered by Kaisa Leino who […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
AVTEC Graduates Culinary & Heavy Equipment/Diesel Students

AVTEC Graduates Culinary & Heavy Equipment/Diesel Students

AVTEC held a graduation for students in the Culinary and Heavy Equipment/Diesel programs on June 20. Congratulations!

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
"Youth Sailing" kicks off the first week with calm waters on Bear Lake

Youths Sail on Bear Lake

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Before planes, trains and automobiles there was sailing. The craft dates back to one of the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia. Today however Devin Putney is bringing the ancient art to the youth of Seward. Putney had the idea to teach sailing for sometime. After a bit of help from local businesses and […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

MMR Race Preview

A group of veteran runners will lead a race course preview on Mount Marathon from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday June 21. This is the only date and time offered this year unlike in years past. The tours will focus on helping participants travel safely on the bottom third of the mountain. Tour leaders will guide uphill until “Squirrel’s Inn” and downhill through the […]

by · June 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

CERT Training in Soldotna

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is pleased to announce an opportunity for members of the public to attend our upcoming CERT training in Soldotna, beginning on June 23. CERT is designed to train people to assist themselves, neighbors, and their community in the event of a major disaster. Designed primarily for people who are not first […]

by · June 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

Preschool and elementary students register to earn prizes for reading.  Refreshments and fun science activities.  Date: June 7th – Saturday Time: Noon-2pm Location:  Seward Community Library & Museum Special thanks to the Friends of the Seward Library and the Imagination Library for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program!

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Art of Conservation, Our Oceans

Art of Conservation, Our Oceans

Just in time for World Oceans Day, Chugach Arts Council has published a beautiful book of art.  Artists from around Alaska and the U.S. contributed to make this a stunning tribute to one of our most spectacular and vibrant resources, the oceans.  Art can inspire and  inform as well as illustrate.  Conservation and awareness are key to protecting the  vitality […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Help me build a better classroom

Help me build a better classroom

By Naomi Wade – I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org: Calculating Minds: Tools for stepping into higher order math.Give to my classroom by June 6 and your donation will be doubled thanks to 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Just enter the code 100WOMEN on […]

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·