Category: Health

New Community Garden Set to Break Ground this Summer!

New Community Garden Set to Break Ground this Summer!

In November 2016 Seward Wellness For All hosted Seward’s 1st Annual Seward Strong Planning Day.  The objective of the planning day was to identify two wellness initiatives for our community to focus on in the coming year.  Over 30 community members from diverse backgrounds attended the event, together brainstorming dozens […]

Seward Parks and Rec Bulletin

Seward Parks and Rec Bulletin

Volunteers needed for Pink Cheeks Triathlon. Registration, Traffic Control, Lap Timers, Finish line and more. Please sign up at Runsignup.com and search Pink Cheeks. Click on volunteer and pick a spot. We welcome responsible volunteers 12 and over. Call Josie at 224-5472 for more information. The 31st annual Diaper Derby […]

Social Security Disability Presentation Coming

Social Security Disability Presentation Coming

Wednesday, April 26th, 12:00pm-2:00pm upstairs at the Seward Community Library.  Bring your questions!  APRIL TOPIC:  UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY.    This is an interactive O.W.L. (Online Web Learning) program intended to inform and provide discussion with the local community in Social Security matters and the program will be offered monthly on the […]

Parks and Rec Activities and Upcoming Events

Parks and Rec Activities and Upcoming Events

Volunteers needed for Pink Cheeks Triathlon. Registration, Traffic Control, Lap Timers, Finish line and more. Please sign up at Runsignup.com and search Pink Cheeks. Click on volunteer and pick a spot. We welcome responsible volunteers ages 12 and up. Call Josie at 224-5472 for more information. Look for upcoming Softball […]

Barbara Gerlach, founder of Recovering Hope. Photo: Michelle Strubeck

Recovering Hope Offers Help to Those in Need

By Michelle Strubeck for Seward City News – We all have habits such as biting our nails, labeling ourselves as ‘shopaholics’, overeating, or smoking just to name a few. However, the lines between habits, compulsory behavior and addiction can sometimes be blurred. A habit is a repeated action or behavior that may not […]

Parks and Rec Events and Schedule

Sports and Recreation schedule Look for upcoming softball leagues! League starts in June Free gym walking in the gym is from 9:30 am to 11 am Indoor Park is offered Tue – Fri: 11 am to 12 noon Roller skating is Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm Rock Wall is every […]

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

There will be a Salmon Forum Thursday, April 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Seward Community Library. Please join us for an informational forum to discuss the biology, history, economics, and general status of Resurrection Bay salmon stocks (including Bear Lake). Forum guest speakers will include Jay Baumer […]

Community Garden Meeting Tomorrow!

Community Garden Meeting Tomorrow!

Are you daydreaming about Spring?  With the days getting longer, Spring will be here before we know it, and with it GARDENING SEASON!  Progress continues to move forward with local efforts to construct a new COMMUNITY GARDEN in Seward in Summer 2017.  Want to learn about this project, or interested […]

Spring Gardening, Composting, and Planting Workshops in Seward

Spring Gardening, Composting, and Planting Workshops in Seward

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer four gardening, composting and planting workshops this spring in Seward. Casey Matney, an agriculture and horticulture agent based in Soldotna, will teach classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the K.M. Rae Marine Education Building at 201 Railway Ave. The schedule includes […]

Carbon Monoxide Safety Announcement and Links

Carbon Monoxide Safety Announcement and Links

The Alaska State Fire Marshall’s Office would like you to review these links to help keep you safe from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/one-person-is-dead-and-seven-others-hospitalized-from-carbon/article_661b11e0-f7fc-11e6-8f3c-7388d9282baf.html UNITED STATES FIRE ADMINISTRATION https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/carbon_monoxide.html https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/heating.html NFPA http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/top-causes-of-fire/heating http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/fire-and-life-safety-equipment/carbon-monoxide VISION 20/20 http://strategicfire.org/

Sprouts in a square plastic sprouter. Photo: Allison Sayer

Sprouts: Alaska’s Cheapest Superfood

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News Sprouting is a great way to save money and eat healthy food. Most people know the basic procedure to make sprouts: Add a small amount of seeds to some kind of container, rinse and drain frequently, enjoy. I would like to share some […]

Healthy Food, Happy Bodies

Healthy Food, Happy Bodies

The 2015‐2020 US Dietary Guidelines provide Americans with needed direction for healthy food choices and a healthy eating pattern. For most Americans, eating more fruits and vegetables, and less salt and saturated fats can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. Almost half […]

How to Move More and Stress Less

How to Move More and Stress Less

Submitted by Dan Chabert of Runnerclick.com – Last week as I was waiting for the light to change during my morning run, I exchanged glances with the crossing guard who took one look at me and joked, “you don’t need to run, you’re skinny enough!” I smiled and responded, “it’s for […]

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support in Seward – March 25-26, 2017

Providence Seward Medical Center Trauma Program in conjunction with the Alaska State Trauma Program is offering a two day Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Class Saturday and Sunday March 25-26 from 8-5 both days.    This class is the gold standard in trauma education for EMS and is geared toward Emergency Medical Responders […]