Health

Providence Seward community benefit partnership grants available

Projects benefitting health and wellness, community collaboration will be considered SEWARD, Alaska — Providence Seward Medical & Care Center’s Health Advisory Council (HAC) is pleased to announce community benefit partnership grants available to local service and not-for-profit groups in the Seward area. Projects benefiting community health and wellness will be considered, with special consideration for proposals demonstrating partnerships and collaboration across […]

February 1, 2016 ·
Give Your Heart a Fighting Chance

Give Your Heart a Fighting Chance

Heart disease and stroke are major causes of death and disability in Alaska.  Our knowledge about preventing and treating these diseases continues to increase.  Detecting the risk factors in your life and making positive changes can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke as well as improve your health if you already have disease.  The major risk factors include: […]

February 1, 2016 ·
2016 Seward Polar Bear Jump

2016 Seward Polar Bear Jump

A few photos of the Seward Polar Bear Jump. I’m sure there are a zillion more! Carol Griswold

January 17, 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 ·
Seward Veterans Outreach – Jan. 13

Seward Veterans Outreach – Jan. 13

Seward Veterans Outreach January 13 PDF  

January 8, 2016 ·
Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer kills over 80 Alaskans every year, but it can usually be prevented with proper screening and treatment.  The staff at Seward Community Health Center are ready to help prevent colon cancer in the Seward area. Colorectal cancer usually starts as a growth from the lining inside the colon or rectum.  The growths often start as polyp, which looks […]

January 4, 2016 ·
Wish Tree Super Hero

Wish Tree Super Hero

Every sponsor of a book from our Wish Tree is a super hero! You are helping every child in our community learn to love reading. Your support will help kids in Seward become strong readers! You are the person you are today partly because someone around you– a teacher, a parent, a librarian—connected you to books and reading. This is […]

December 31, 2015 ·
Seward Little League would like to thank the Seward Community Foundation in helping us to continue to Play Ball!

Seward Little League would like to thank the Seward Community Foundation in helping us to continue to Play Ball!

The Seward Community Foundation helps us meet the needs to make the Little League program available in our community. With the support of our local donors invested in the growth of Little League they are making sure that every child is afforded the opportunity to develop the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of […]

November 28, 2015 ·

Healthier Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, full of joyous celebrations and time with loved ones.  However, many people find that holiday cheer comes with an uninvited guest. Extra pounds. Seasonal baking, feasting, and parties can be a stumbling block for even the most well-intentioned individual. Here are a few tips to help keep those sneaky extra pounds from […]

November 27, 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 ·
December 22nd – Mental Health First Aid

December 22nd – Mental Health First Aid

    The Alaska Training Cooperative presents:   Mental Health First Aid Similar to First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to help those experiencing mental heath problems until professional help is available.   Who: All are welcome. This is a non-clinical public education training for anyone.   What: Mental Health First Aid   Date/Time: December 22, 2015 from 8:30am-5:00pm   […]

November 17, 2015 ·

SPRD Bulletin

SPRD Bulletin… Auto Tech Turkey Shootout Tip-off: Saturday November 28th at the Seward High Gym. B&C division teams are invited to a double elimination invitational tourney in Seward. Cash prize for the winning team if six teams participate. 1st & 2nd place prizes, team sportsmanship award and all-tournament team MVP. Special rates available at the Breeze Inn and the winning […]

November 13, 2015 ·

A Thank You to the Lions Club

A special thank you to the Seward Resurrection Bay Lions Club, a chapter of Lions International!  The Lion’s Club is dedicated to eradicating blindness worldwide and educating the public on early detection and treatment of vision disorders.  Not only did the local chapter make use of their Plus-Optix Vision Screener, they also donated their time and effort to assist in […]

November 12, 2015 ·

Community-Based Participatory Research in the Arctic: Sources of Environmental Contaminants on St. Lawrence Island

Tuesday, November 10, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (teleconference) Sign up Join scientists and community representatives for a discussion of exposure-assessment projects that have been conducted on St. Lawrence Island in response to community concerns over increases in the levels of cancers, reproductive problems, and thyroid disease on the island. A legacy of two Cold War military sites abandoned in […]

November 9, 2015 ·
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Film Festival

Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Film Festival

Join your snow-starved friends at the UAF Marine Center Rae building on Saturday, November 14 to watch the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival with 9 short ski and snowboard films. Beverages, bread and soups available at 5:30 pm. Films begin at 7:00. Admission to films is free for Seward Nordic Ski Club members; $5 for non-members. The Weight of […]

November 4, 2015 ·
Don’t Crack Your Cranium!

Don’t Crack Your Cranium!

Megan Koster with her new bike and of course, her helmet! The “Don’t crack your Cranium” program, developed by the Providence Seward Medical Center Trauma Department, is a collaborative effort between the hospital and the Seward Police Department to provide positive reinforcement to children wearing bicycle helmets. Representatives from the hospital and Seward Police Officers gave free Sweet Darlings gelato tickets […]

November 2, 2015 ·
New class starting!  Women’s Self-Defense!

New class starting! Women’s Self-Defense!

New class starting!  Women’s Self-Defense! A class necessary for all women. Price only $150.00 for a 5 week, 10 hour class!  Classes meet twice a week for 1- 1.5 hours. Trained Instructors in Senshido Self-Defense! Where:  Seward High School wrestling room. When:  Starting Nov. 3. Days:  Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:30. Scholarships available for anyone needing assistance (applications available […]

October 27, 2015 ·
Michael Patterson speaks about the importance of quitting October 28

Michael Patterson speaks about the importance of quitting October 28

October 24, 2015 ·

Water aerobics begins October 27

Water Aerobics  starts Oct 27 at the Seward HS Pool. Classes are on Tue & Thur, 5:15 – 6:15 pm.  $27.00 if you pay for Oct 27 – Nov 24. Drop in Fee $4.00. Call 224 – 9050 for more info and to sign up.

October 24, 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 ·

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 ·
Seaview receives national accreditation

Seaview receives national accreditation

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seaview Community Services has received national accreditation for its many programs. After spending more than two years making the required changes and program improvements, its board of directors rejoiced with staff members Monday afternoon. “There are a few national associations that accredit agencies. The one we used was the Council on Accreditation, and they […]

September 24, 2015 ·
Kenai Peninsula College Yoga Class

Kenai Peninsula College Yoga Class

 

September 19, 2015 ·
Middle Schoolers: Get to Know Sqord Pizza Party

Middle Schoolers: Get to Know Sqord Pizza Party

Open to all Middle School Age kids and their families and FREE!!! Come learn about the Sqord Booster and how you can get one for free. Saturday, September 5th @ 11:30 In the Community Room of the Seward Community Library and Museum. “The Sqord Booster is the all-new, go anywhere waterproof, practically indestructible, long life replaceable battery, sync with your […]

September 2, 2015 ·
Crimson Monarch as it receives 68,400 metric tons of coal from Usibelli mine in Healy, coming off the conveyor belt. Heidi Zemach photo.

DEC hears different views of AES’s permit to allow coal to fall into bay

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – About 35 people attended a public hearing by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on its plan to issue an individual pollutant discharge elimination system permit to Aurora Energy Services Inc., allowing it to legally allow coal to fall from its belt conveyor system, transfer feeder, and swing arm shiploader system into Resurrection Bay. […]

August 10, 2015 ·
August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

 

August 4, 2015 ·