The Great Alaskan Backcountry Cook-Off

March 15, 2014 5:33 pm1 comment
The Great Alaskan Backcountry Cook-Off

Allison Fong of Seward won the 2014 Great Alaskan Backcountry Cook-Off earlier this afternoon at the waterfront pavilion. Her dish, Backcountry Quesadillas was a chili-rubbed steak with melted cheddar cheese wrapped in a corn tortilla with carmelized onions and a garbanzo bean salad on the side. Contestants had one hour and a camp stove to cook and a tough critic, Chef Jay of the Hotel Seward, to impress. The Great Alaskan Backcountry Cook-Off was sponsored by Adventure Sixty North and was an event of the Spring Breakup Festival organized by the local YES Group. This event was a part of […]

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Get ready for parade for St. Paddy’s Day

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Join in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held Monday, March 17. We’ll meet at 4 p.m. in the North Harbor Parking Lot and finish decorating our vehicles in preparation for the journey along Fourth Avenue to the downtown district. Keeping with tradition, we’ll toss candy to those watching along the parade route and play Irish music to everyone’s delight. Please join in the fun.

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Spring Breakup Festival this weekend!

March 14, 2014 12:45 pm0 comments
Spring Breakup Festival this weekend!

Hey folks don’t forget about the festival this weekend. Here is the schedule, we have more events that aren’t on the flyer. Please go to sewardevents.com for a complete schedule and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seward-Spring-Break-Up-Festival/160583607432269  

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Join the Skiesta and help support the Seward Animal Shelter

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Seward folks, come one, come all and join the “Skiesta!” (just think fiesta with skis!). Skiesta is a fun fundraiser for the Seward Animal Shelter. It will be held on Saturday March 22nd at noon on Exit Glacier Road. Participants will ski, walk, snowshoe, run, crawl, etc. down Exit Glacier road and be entertained with some Mexican themed stations along the way. There is no entrance fee but participants are encouraged to make a monetary donation to the shelter or to bring a much needed supply like canned cat or dog food, cat litter pellets, or dish/laundry soap. It is […]

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Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer March 29

March 13, 2014 10:08 pm0 comments

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer Saturday March 29th 7pm Resurrect Art Coffee House “Singer/songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer have a knack for capturing the passionate beauty of original comtemporary folk music.  Evoking tranquility and reflecton, their frank lyrics and life-affirming tales are woven around melodic lines that hold the fabric together…” Roots Music Report   “If you’re a fan of modern folk and americana, you can’t go wrong with (the album) Seed of a Pine” Seattle Post Intelligencer-BlogCritics.org http://www.daveandmandymusic.com/

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SBCFSA Work Session March 17

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The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, March 17th at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The topic will be State DCCED Grant Mitigation Projects.  More information is available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123 between 9AM and 3PM Monday thru Thursday.  Public is welcome.  Please note the SBCFSA board will hold regular meetings the first Monday of each month, and work sessions the third Monday of each month.

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Mount Marathon Race 2014 Logo Winner Announced

March 10, 2014 1:59 pm0 comments
Mount Marathon Race 2014 Logo Winner Announced

Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release -  The Mount Marathon Race 2014 Logo Winner is Caitlin Campbell. Cait Campbell fell in love with Seward in the summer of 2012, when she came to work for Kenai Fjords National Park. Watching the end of the Mount Marathon Race from the cliffs section, what stood out to her wasn’t the runner’s arduous ascent up but their perilous hurtle down. Cait was also inspired by Mount Marathon itself, which–coming in from the bay, from the park, or from out of town–always made her feel happy to be back in Seward. Cait currently lives in […]

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Looking for Extras For ‘Sugar Mountain’ Movie Shooting in Seward

March 9, 2014 8:49 am0 comments

The feature film ‘ Sugar Mountain’ is now shooting in Seward for 6 weeks, from March 10th – April 18th. We need extras throughout the entire film, however, certain days are especially important to make our film work. FYI: You are welcome to come to MORE THAN ONE EVENT if you wish to – in the world of the film it’s a small town after all! We have a lot of calls and names to get through but we need and value you all greatly. We will call or email you some time within the next two weeks, but in the meantime […]

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Swim-a-Thon for Seward Tsunami’s

March 5, 2014 5:42 pm0 comments
Swim-a-Thon for Seward Tsunami’s

This year, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual Swim-a-Thon kicked off on February 24th. Swimmers have the month of March to gather pledges for their two hour swim on Friday, the 28th. This is the club’s sole fundraiser with donations pledged to young athletes who earn them by swimming for two hours straight. By the time their two hours are over, they could have swum up to 200 lengths of the pool or 5000 yards or 2.8 miles and burned over 500 calories and have been kept afloat by orange wedges, parents’ cheers, community financial support, and the promise of […]

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Seward High School teeming with Marine Science Experts

February 28, 2014 11:41 am0 comments
Seward High School teeming with Marine Science Experts

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Eighteen teams are competing today, Friday Feb 28th through the weekend at the 17th Annual Alaska Region National Ocean Sciences Bowl. About 200 people are expected to attend, with another hundred volunteering to help out at the event in jobs such as timing, judging, scoring, cooking, creating art-work, and much more.  It’ll be a quick economic shot in the arm for the Seward community during the off-season, but for the students involved it’s much more. The original written research projects that each group produces provides students the opportunity to work closely with professionals in the […]

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Guitar and Fiddle Workshop March 8

February 27, 2014 8:03 pm0 comments
Guitar and Fiddle Workshop March 8

Guitarist Danny Booth and fiddle player Amanda Kerr will hold a workshop for aspiring musicians on Saturday March 8 from 10 am – 12 noon. The first hour will be spent in separate groups, one group working on guitar skills and the other on fiddle. During the second hour, the two groups will come together to learn about accompanying, jamming, and playing together. The workshop is aimed at intermediate players who already know the basics of how to get around on their instrument. Both Danny and Amanda are award-winning musicians and experienced instructors. Danny is currently the bass player in […]

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Reminder about our Wilderness First Responder Classes this spring…

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Kayak Adventures will again be sponsoring a WFR class and a WFR RECERT class in April this year.  Please be in touch any time with questions, or to reserve a space in the class!! Contact Wendy at fun@kayakAK.com or 406.980.0762. Wilderness First Responder When :  April 19 – 27, 2014 Where :  Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost :  $625 More Info :  http://www.kayakak.com/wildernessmedicineclasses/ Wilderness First Responder RECERTIFICATION When :  April 12 – 14, 2014 Where :  Windsong Lodge, Seward AK Cost :  $275 More Info :  http://www.kayakak.com/wildernessmedicineclasses/  

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Iditarow starts March 2nd–sign up today!

February 24, 2014 3:18 pm0 comments

 IDITAROW!  IT’S BACK! The challenge:        TO BEAT THE IDITAROD DOGSLED TEAMS TO NOME! Teams of 2 or 4 will row as many meters as possible during the Iditarod, beginning Sunday March 2. Eligibility: Each team member pays a $25 entrance fee when registering by Monday February 24th or $35 after the 24th.  All proceeds benefit the Kenai Crewsers, Seward’s Rowing Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. HOW IT WORKS: Team members reserve 1 of 8 available indoor rowers (ergs) during gym hours at Rez Fitness and log as many meters as they can in a maximum of 30 minutes per […]

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Live Music Saturday, March 1

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A Live Recording @ Resurrect Art   Hawkins Wright  “Alaskan folk music we’re all used to but with a lyrical style all his own”Anchorage Press With his awesome, big time backing band: Kevin Worrell on stand-up bass & Kathryn Moore on the keys! Saturday, March 1st 7-9pm Please join us for a unique listening experience.  $10 at the door.

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Seward Senior Center Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

February 20, 2014 2:39 pm0 comments
Seward Senior Center Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, with a theme of “Dapper Trapper” became an afternoon of delightful laughter. From Mike’s famous fish fry to polishing off with Volunteer baker, Beth Jonhson’s Gold Nugget Brownies and Klondike Gold Bars was only the beginning. Following lunch, the camera lights came on, grips ready to hand over props, and the dressing room was busy with wool felted hats, buckskins and fur shawls being passed around.  Ready! Camera!  Action!

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AVTEC’s Culinary Academy Scholarship Dinner

February 18, 2014 9:08 am0 comments
AVTEC’s Culinary Academy Scholarship Dinner

  AVTEC’s 14th Annual Culinary Academy Scholarship Dinner is scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014, beginning with no host bar at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and silent and live auctions during event.  Featuring cuisine prepared by the Culinary Academy’s students.  Funds raised are applied to culinary scholarships and student competitions nationwide.  In the past, scholarship checks have been awarded to two or four culinary students a year.   12 corporate tables are available for $1500 per table, which includes six seats. One table sold in three individual pairs of 2 seats each for $500 a pair.  AVTEC is seeking auction donation items for live and silent […]

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COLLEGE GOAL ALASKA EVENT -Tuesday Feb. 18,2014

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Need Financial Aid for school next school year?? Please join us for : COLLEGE GOAL ALASKA February 18, 2014   from  4 pm – 7 pm AVTEC First Lake Building at 809 2nd ave. Upstairs in the Business and Office Technology Computer Lab. Get Ready The FAFSA is the first and most important step for federal, state, and even some private financial aid. You can get free help filling out the form through College Goal Alaska. To get the most out of the event, get ready! Go to FAFSA online and apply for a PIN code before attending College Goal Alaska. […]

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Meet Kenai Fjords National Park New Superintendent, Bekki Lasell

February 17, 2014 10:22 pm0 comments

Kenai Fjords National Park is happy to announce the arrival of our new superintendent, Bekki Lasell.  The park will be hosting a gathering at the Seward Community Library on Tuesday, February 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an opportunity for the community to meet Bekki and connect with National Park Service staff.  Light refreshments will be served. No formal RSVP is necessary. We hope to see you there!

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Nonprofit Organizations to Attend Fundraising Training

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Nonprofit Organizations to Attend Fundraising Training

The Seward Community Foundation invites local Seward and Moose Pass nonprofits to attend a video class presented by the Foraker Group on Thursday, February 20th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Seward Community Library & Museum Conference Room. The topic  is Making the “Ask” and Stewardship.  This fund development class will help your organization learn techniques of fundraising.  SCF is pleased to pick up the cost of attendance for qualified nonprofits. You will need to register on Foraker’s website at www.forakergroup.org.              

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A Seedy Group

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A Seedy Group

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club gives thanks to UAF Cooperative Extension Agent Lydia Clayton for her terrific talk on soil and the publications she provided! Almost two dozen participants learned a great deal about soil structure, nutrient and microorganism needs, soil testing and much more. The seed swap that followed was marvelous – thousands of seeds were up for grabs, including highly impressive stashes that were generously shared by Weezingreens’ Carol Souza, Lydia Clayton, Lori Draper, Judy Rough, CJ Rea, Carol Conant, Katy Turnbull, Deanna Trobaugh, Rebecca Brown and others. Special thanks also go to the folks who helped with […]

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Seward Vendors….

February 13, 2014 1:16 pm0 comments

The annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Competition hosted by UAF SFOS Seward Marine Center will be held between Feb 28-March 2. ALL 150+ participants, coaches, visitors, chaperones etc will be on their own for lunch on Friday Feb 28th, and throughout the weekend have opportunity to venture into our town.  We always put together a welcome packet for all participants and if your business is interested in placing any advertisements (coupons, brochures, menus, etc) in the packet please call 224-5261 for more information.  You can also drop off items at the Seward Marine Center @ 201 Railway Avenue. We are […]

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Soil Testing and Seed Swap!

February 12, 2014 10:32 pm0 comments

Is there something “up” with your soil that makes it difficult to grow much of anything? Join the Resurrection Bay Garden Club this Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. to hear Soldotna-based UAF Cooperative Extension Agent Lydia Clayton talk about the ins and outs of soil testing. This straightforward process can save loads of time by telling you exactly how you can “fix” many of your soil’s problems. Participants are also welcome to bring new or 2013 seeds to swap  after Lydia’s talk. Many gardeners find that they rarely use the contents of an entire seed packet, so this will […]

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1st Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous is Happening this Weekend !

February 11, 2014 12:40 pm0 comments

Get outside for some winter fun and help support our small town community for the First Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous happening February 14th through 16th.  There will be lots of activities for the whole family: ski races, raffle drawings, rummage sale, great food, music, bonfire and more.  Contact the Trail Lake Lodge for more details : 288-3101, or like us on Facebook.  Just look for Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous.   See you there! Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous Schedule of Events    Friday Feb 14th:     Fabulous Valentines Dinner at the Trail Lake Lodge.  Special menu and horse drawn sleigh […]

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Skiers Hit the Ground Ice at Boroughs

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Skiers Hit the Ground Ice at  Boroughs

By Marc Swanson – Even within the spectrum of comic tragedies, Shakespeare himself may not have had the guts to draft this one. It’s been a great season for the Seahawks ski team minus one rather critical element….yeah, the white stuff.  Since the season started the first of November we’ve been able to squeeze off perhaps a dozen practices on snow.  This has meant mixing it up with dryland, running, bounding up the Jeep Trail and, when possible, ice skating.  Meets have been far and few between.  Our last meet was the oatmeal slush 3 weeks ago.  Since then meets […]

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