Health

2014 Pink Cheeks Triathlon Results

2014 Pink Cheeks Triathlon Results

SPRD Press Release – The 2014 “Polar Bear Jump Off, Pink Cheeks Triathlon,” has been the big hit to look forward to for many weeks for the community of Seward and for its hundreds of participants.  Sports and Recreation is excited to share the excellent turnout of the Pink Cheeks Triathlon and wants to thank all the athletes that came […]

by · May 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Walk/Bike/Roll to School Wednesday May 7th

The Walk/Bike/Roll to School day is nearly upon us.  Children at the Elementary and Middle School are encouraged to participate.  There will be crossing guards at key locations to help children cross streets safely and the police department will also be patrolling the area.  If you are driving Wednesday morning, please drive carefully as they make their way to school. […]

by · May 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Recycling Gets Smarter, Simpler

Recycling Gets Smarter, Simpler

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Do the Seward Transfer Facility’s recycling containers ever confuse you? If you’re a lifelong recycler like me, with a truckload of carefully washed and separated cans, jugs, papers and bottles, and cardboard to recycle every so often—they may. I stand scratching my head in front of the green recycling containers, under the din of […]

by · April 29, 2014 · 4 comments ·

Walk/Bike/Roll to School May 7th

A Message from the Seward PTSA -  Spring has sprung and bike are coming out in full force.  Now that the sidewalks are clear of snow it is time to get out the bike helmets and tennis shoes and get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we have been having.   The annual walk/bike/roll to school day is scheduled for Wednesday […]

by · April 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Little League Kickoff and Registration THIS SUNDAY April 27th 1 PM

The winter is unquestionably over which means that…. It is time for another year of Seward Little League! The Kickoff and Registration Event will be at 1 PM  THIS SUNDAY April 27th at the Little League Field on 4th Avenue For 2014, we will be sponsoring Co-Ed teams in the T-Ball, Minor League, and Major League Divisions.  This is an opportunity […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!! Opportunity for Pediatric & Adult CPR/First Aid Certification When:  Wednesday, April 16, from 1:45-5:45 Where:  Seward Middle School PD Room Cost & Type:  $10 for a 2-year Medic First Aid Certification To register, call Nurse Emily at 907-224-7574

by · April 2, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Thirty march to end domestic violence

Thirty march to end domestic violence

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – A group of 30 men and women marched down Fourth Avenue, Seward’s main downtown street late Thursday afternoon, March 27th to support the cause of ending the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska.  These annual “Choose Respect” march and rallies that happen across the state are sponsored and promoted by Alaska […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Winter Bear performance on April 23

The Winter Bear performance on April 23

by · March 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

Lost Lake Run, Registration Opens at 6 AM, April 1, 2014 Tomorrow morning at 6 am Alaska Time the Lost Lake Run will be open for registration. Please take a moment to read the following announcements as the registration process has changed this year. New Website, Different Registration Form  With much thanks to Ms. Natalie Osborne of Wonderbuild.com. we have a new website this […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hurry, it’s the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!!!….Deadline is April 5th!

I ve been asked by the folks at epicurious.com to help spread the word about the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. This was the recipe contest for kids that Rowan and I took part in last summer. It was an unbelievable experience. If the ideas of eating and cooking healthy foods for kids wasn’t enough, the first lady hosted a state […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Domestic violence effort needs your help

Domestic violence effort needs your help

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Glance  through a month or two of  daily Seward Police Journals, and you will find numerous reports of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community. Many other incidents are never reported. Do you ever wonder if you are were sexually assaulted, or beaten up by your partner and made to live in fear, where […]

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Fukushima Monitoring Project off to Good Start!

Thank you everyone in Seward who has taken an interest and generously helped out with the Fukushima Project. The project has received a lot of attention and interest about the well being of Resurrection Bay. So far, over half of the funding necessary has been raised for the proposed water sampling analysis. In addition, several new Alaska communities have decided […]

by · March 23, 2014 · 1 comment ·
25 years later Exxon Valdez memories still stink

25 years later Exxon Valdez memories still stink

SEWARD, Alaska – By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Bob Linville was a commercial fisherman at the time of the March 24 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. He fished various places and setnetted in the bays of Prince William Sound. The oil spill, and its futile cleanup efforts left deep scars that forever changed the marine ecosystem, which […]

by · March 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

Dr. Hawthorne to begin OB/GYN speciality clinic in Seward

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Jo Lynn Hawthone  will be offering OB/GYN services to the residents of Seward, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing two days a month, beginning April 9th. And to answer the big question that everyone will ask-NO, she will not be delivering any babies in Seward. However, women are welcome to have their deliveries […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 5 comments ·

Current Happenings at the Seward Community Health Center

Seward CHC Press Release Seward Community Health Center’s Board of Director’s would like to announce the appointment of Patrick Linton from Kamuel, HI, as their new Executive Director. Linton has a MS degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and most recently served as the CEO for the Hamakua Health Center in HI.  Mr. Linton has […]

by · March 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Council hears finance woes, upbeat medical news

Council hears finance woes, upbeat medical news

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward City Council’s regular Monday meeting March 10th, was interesting in that we heard about the difficult working conditions in which the city finance department finds itself, without working software and lacking experienced staff. We also learned more about the latest finances of Providence Seward Medical & Care Center, and briefly […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·
New Community Health Clinic opens Monday

New Community Health Clinic opens Monday

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The new Community Health Clinic, (CHC) opens its doors in Seward Monday, March 10th, in the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building, exactly where the former clinic was. Patients who spoke with Sharon Montagnino, the CHC board and clinic interim executive director at a meet and greet Thursday evening were saddened to learn […]

by · March 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Seward Community Health Center Informational Night March 6

Seward Community Health Center will be holding an informational night on Thursday, March 6 from 6 to 7 pm in the waiting room at the Health Center site. This opportunity is for all new patients to have questions answered about services, making appointments and how to register for  the discount  fee program.  

by · March 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

Fukushima fallout, what can Seward do?

A report from the American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Section, was released earlier this week. Current findings show that water-borne plume of “radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster may reach the U.S. West Coast within weeks”. The cesium-134 laced fallout has steadily made its way across the Pacific Ocean via the Kuroshio current. Once it reaches North America, the plume […]

by · February 28, 2014 · 9 comments ·
Need Public Assistance?

Need Public Assistance?

Need Public Assistance? Food Stamps Medicaid Adult Public Assistance Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) General Relief Native Assistance Heating Assistance   Applications available at the Qutekcak Native Tribe   Interviews available for native and non-native applicants   No wait time, walk-Ins welcome   Contact:   Mariah Johnson, Fee Agent Qutekcak Native Tribe P.O Box 1467 Seward, AK. 99664 907-224-3118 […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Suicide Prevention Training at AVTEC a beginning

Suicide Prevention Training at AVTEC a beginning

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Thirty-nine faculty and staff members from AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology, and three others from SeaView Community Services and the Seward Boys & Girls Club attended a QPR Gatekeeper Training suicide prevention training at AVTEC last week during in-services. The class was provided by the UAA Center for Human Development’s Training Coordinator Eric Boyer, using […]

by · February 20, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

SEWARD CHC TO OPEN NEW HEALTH CENTER ON MARCH 10, 2014

SEWARD, Alaska – PRESS RELEASE from the Seward Community Health Center February 18, 2014 After more than three years of work by the community, the Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) will become a reality next month. The Seward CHC is working diligently to prepare for opening its doors on Monday, March 10th.  Many details will be taken care of in […]

by · February 18, 2014 · 3 comments ·
A Seedy Group

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, […]

by · February 17, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots during transition.

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots during transition.

Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots beginning Monday Feb 17th-Friday Feb 28th to help ease the burden on those requiring health care while the transition from Providence Seward Family Practice Clinic to the new Seward Community Health Center is being undertaken and the  Providence outpatient clinic will be closed. The GFMC staff will endeavor to do their absolute best to […]

by · February 14, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Council approves sewage funds, city help for clinic and manager pay raise

Council approves sewage funds, city help for clinic and manager pay raise

Heidi Zemach for SCN -  The Seward City Council took the first step toward addressing the many deferred-maintenance problems at the city’s aging sewage lagoon at Lowell Point by transferring 500 thousand dollars from its Water Enterprise Fund to the Wastewater Enterprise fund, and appropriating those funds toward future mitigation efforts yet to be named. At Monday night’s Feb 10th […]

by · February 12, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·