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Fundraiser for Allen King

Fundraiser for Allen King

by · September 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Hiker Author Jennifer Pharr Davis in Seward Sept 9th

Jennifer Pharr Davis NPR interview – Jennifer Pharr Davis will be in Seward on Tuesday September 9, 2014. Mid day on Tuesday, Jennifer Pharr Davis will be doing a presentation for the high school students in the auditorium, in the evening starting at 6:30pm in the community room at the library museum. This event is co-sponsored by the Seward Arts Council […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
ALS and what it really means

ALS and what it really means

When my son Gabe started laughing at his phone, and explained that he had dumped a cold bucket of water over his head and called out his college buddies to take the A.L.S. challenge, I didn’t know what to think. What does dumping ice-water on your head have to do with the horrifying experience that my poor mother went through, […]

by · September 3, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Seward City News captured a few pictures during this year’s Lost Lake Run and has published some of the better ones below. Images by Steve and Sarah Fink. The 2014 race results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en Also donations to fund Cystic Fibrosis research are always being accepted through lostlakerun.com .

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Infant Nutrition and Family Health Classes

September 3, 2014 3-7pm in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Free to the PublicServices Supporting Seward Families … *Doula Services *Birthing Classes *WIC *Infant CPR *Breastfeeding Information *Car Seat Safety *Infant Learning Program *International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Information Supporting Alaska’s Future… GET CONNECTED!  

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Lost Lake Race Results

The results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en

by · August 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Small bubble aerators are a welcome sight at the City of Seward's passive wastewater lagoon lagoon. Heidi Zemach file photo

Lagoon work timing worries Lowell Point business owners

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Merrell Brothers, Inc., the lowest of three contractors to bid on the City of Seward project to drain, dredge and remove sludge from the two Seward lagoons, and conduct needed repairs, has told city officials it plans to begin working on the $3.9 million project in Seward next April. That information was disturbing to […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity in Seward August 25

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity in Seward August 25

Trust 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 health 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: August 25, 2014 from 8:30am-5:00pm    Location: AVTEC (Alaska’s […]

by · August 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

Participants came from Seward, Anchorage, and some came from as far as California to attend the annual Healthy Lifestyles Gathering, sponsored by Quetekcak Native Tribe. In addition to a community potlatch at the Branson Pavilion featuring halibut and hamburgers, there was dancing and drumming by a diverse group of Alaska Native and American Indian drummers. The annual gathering is to […]

by · August 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Tickets still available for Fox Island Auction & Dinner Cruise

Tickets still available for Fox Island Auction & Dinner Cruise

 This coming Saturday, August 23 is a day you won’t want to miss!  For just $60 you get a cruise on Resurrection Bay, prime rib & salmon dinner, and the opportunity to bid on some great auction items.  PLUS you’ll be supporting Seward and Moose Pass firefighters and EMTs.  And did someone say door prizes?!  Could this evening get any […]

by · August 17, 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 ·
Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Ten area residents and business owners of the Lowell Point area, including a few downwind or upwind from the city’s main aerated, passive sewage lagoon, described their symptoms at Monday night’s regular city council meeting: headaches; stinging, swollen, watery eyes; difficulty breathing, coughing and other respiratory ailments; reduced oxygen levels; stomach upset; and even mental confusion—all of which have been […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Picnic August 16

Celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Picnic August 16

by · August 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Providence HealthTalk: Cancer, The Year in Medicine

Providence HealthTalk Cancer: The year in medicine Wednesday, August 13th 6PM to 8PM Seward Community Library & Museum, Rm 205 Videoconference from the Providence Cancer Center Cancer: The year in medicine from cancer vaccines to fish oil to Vitamin D – Presenter: MARK A. MOYAD, M.D., MPH Get the latest on cancer prevention and treatment at a free presentation by […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

Seward CHC feels shortage of primary care physicians

The Seward Community Health Center opened a clinic inside the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building five months ago, replacing the outpatient clinic there. To date the SCHC has seen 600 patients for 1000 visits, and the numbers are climbing, said Patrick Linton, SCHC’s new executive director. But since opening March 10th, Seward’s new community health center has been […]

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Opinion: Seniors and Military on Kenai Peninsula Denied Choice of Doctors

Sumitted by Peter T. Zuyus –  After a long battle with bureaucrats, the Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors.  The Surgery Center could offer medical care to Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care patients at significant savings over Central Peninsula Hospital.  In addition,  the Surgery Center could save Seniors over 40%  in co-payments.  Medicare/Medicaid and Tri-Care will not reimburse for services […]

by · August 7, 2014 · 22 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 ·
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 ·
Further analyses confirms Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation

Further analyses confirms Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release – July 31, 2014 JUNEAU— The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received further results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the latest radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, state and international agencies that seafood in Alaska waters poses […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

July 30 Teleconference – Aamjiwnaang: A culture in shock with Ron Plain

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 […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

Conservation Groups Release Dust Monitoring Findings

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At a press conference held in Anchorage on July 17, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Global Community Monitoring released results of a 1.5-year-long, airborne dust sampling and analysis effort. Key findings from the 15-page report “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health” by Heidi Zimmer 2014, include that […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Disaster Drill Volunteers Needed

Providence Seward Medical and Care Center, in cooperation with the State of Alaska, the City of Seward and the Seward Community Health Center, is conducting a large scale Mock Disaster Drill and we are looking for volunteers interested in being made up and acting as injured victims of scenarios such as earthquakes, flooding and tsunamis during the drill. The actual […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

Analyses Confirms that Alaska’s Seafood is Safe from Fukushima Radiation

State of Alaska Joint Press Release –  June 27, 2014 JUNEAU — The Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health and Social Services (DHSS) have received results from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on radiation testing of Alaska seafood. The results confirm information from federal, State and international agencies that seafood in the North Pacific and Alaska waters […]

by · June 27, 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 ·