Heidi Zemach for the Seward City News – Four high school exchange students visiting from Seward’s Sister City: Obihiro, Japan, are exploring American culture and hospitality this week-Seward style. When the exchange students make their annual visit, as has been occurring for the past 40 years, they are treated to life with a host family, often with adults or teens […]
The public is invited to help the Coast Guard celebrate a happy birthday by opening up the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang for public tours from 1pm-5pm on August 4. Please come and wish the Coast Guard a Happy Birthday!
Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks! Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 3rd Adventure Challenge Sat, July 26th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6.3 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridan trailhead then hopped on their bikes and rode 18.6 miles to the finish line across the bay at Spring Creek day […]
Shawn LaRose will be performing at the Yukon Bar beginning at 9PM on August 1 & 2. Shawn is a one man band that sings and plays guitar over pre-recorded backing tracks. A favorite throughout Alaska, he’s been performing for over 20 years. Visit his website at http://www.shawnlarose.com/home.html.
All proceeds support training for firefighters and EMTs in the Seward/Moose Pass area. This event has sold out for the last three years, so don’t wait! Call 224-3445 for your tickets today!
Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release - Some people judge the end of summer by the weather, some by events. For all you die hard Fishermen and women out there you know summer is coming to an end when the Seward Silver Salmon Derby rolls around. The last big event for the summer, so plan for it! August 9th-17th. Prizes […]
First Friday Art Walk Lineup for August 1 Zudy’s Cafe: Stan McNight, Jean Schwafel, & Carol Souza~Original Paintings and Pastels Also Nick Zweifel~Photography Seward Properties: Mackenzie Barnum~Photography Resurrect Art: Fiona Ritter~Black & White Portrait Photography Cover to Cover: Pinky Bleth~Jewelry & Fabulous Cupcakes Tember Eliason~Original Paintings Suzi Towsley~Photography Starbird Studio: Vladimir Zhikhartsev~Watercolors Ranting Raven: Wendy Smith-Wood~New Silk Creations Eight Arms Printing Co.: Bjorn Olson~”Corners of Alaska”~Adventure […]
Wednesday, July 30, 9:00 am – 10:00 am Join this free one-hour teleconference to hear how residents of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, an Aanishinaabek community located near Canada’s “Chemical Valley” near Sarnia, Ontario have been exposed to a range of harmful pollutants from the 63 petrochemical refineries that surround it. The community has an alarmingly low number of baby boys being […]
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 […]
Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release - Seward, AK – July 23, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce Alaskan artist Ray Troll as recipient of the 2014 Ocean Ambassador Award as part of the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. The Ocean Ambassador Award was created to recognize an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions in […]
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 […]
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 […]
Come celebrate Alaska Nellie’s Birthday at the Seward Senior Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31. This event is held in remembrance of Alaska Nellie, a vibrant historical figure and pioneer roadhouse operator instrumental in the continuing construction of the Alaska Central Railway, a relationship that carried right on through to the days of the modern Alaska Railroad. […]
Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – July 23, 2014 –The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 16th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 2. The fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. This has been a busy year for the stranding program, admitting one spotted seal, two sea otter […]
Matt Hopper and German painter/musician Peter Piek will perform at the Res Art on July 27 at 7PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. Matt Hopper is a singer/songwriter and guitarist for The Roman Candles. He began playing guitar in high school near Hatcher Pass, AK. The Roman Candles has included over 100 members since inception in the late 90s. Hopper […]
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 […]
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 […]
It had rained hard just before, but the sun popped out just in time for Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the community to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new fire station building Saturday, June 19th at 13105 Seward Highway, milepost 5.5. The station’s yellow and red fire trucks gleamed as they sat outside the three large bay doors, […]
Austin Miller will be performing at 7pm on July 24. Tickets are $10 at the door. Austin Miller visited Alaska for the first time in July 2013 completely on a whim. He didn’t have any friends or family up there. It was a polar opposite from his hot and humid home in Orlando, FL. But after hearing enough stories […]
Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Those looking to find entertainment will find that Seward is full of just that. Seward is a coastal oasis for live music seekers. Venues worth checking out have sprouted up since the summer season began. For starters the Seward Brewing Company officially opened their upstairs area to the likes of live music. […]
John Craigie and Leah Jones will perform at the Res Art Coffee House on Monday, July 21, at 7PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. According to his website at http://www.johncraigiemusic.com, “For the past decade, John Craigie has ‘lived the life romantic’ of a continuously touring folk-singer, taking his unique musical style across the United States and the world. A […]
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 […]
Tangled Lines Improv Comedy! Friday July 18th @ Resurrect Art Coffee House Show times at 7pm & 9pm Tickets: $6 in advance/$8 at the door If you want to see some improv comedy at its best ever(in Seward),come prepared to laugh! Bring friends,family,and someone from Wasilla. Also, bring a prop for us to use in our show!
The Seward Community Library Association, SCLA, (a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library) has a new website. The community is invited to take a look at our new site and sign up for our newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening at the Library and Museum. We also invite the community to become a ‘Friend’ of the Seward Library by […]