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Last Weekend to Submit Photos!

Last Weekend to Submit Photos!

It’s your last weekend to submit photos to Friends of the Jesse Lee Home’s (FJLH) Seward’s Day Photo Competition! Deadline to submit is 12pm noon on Seward’s Day, Monday, March 30th. Read more about the competition below. Two admission tickets to the Alaska SeaLife Center were just added to the prize package.   About the competition: In honor of the March […]

March 26, 2015 ·
Seward’s Day Photo Competition

Seward’s Day Photo Competition

Friends of the Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) is excited to announce its Seward’s Day Photo Competition. In honor of the Alaskan holiday honoring William H. Seward, FJLH is hosting a photo competition that aims to promote historic preservation in the 49th state. Through social media, FJLH is asking Alaskans to submit photos that capture how history is living on in their […]

March 10, 2015 ·
The price of going green and staying quaint

The price of going green and staying quaint

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward City Council asked City Administration via Seward Electric department head John Foutz to purchase 24 five-globe decorative lights and assemblies for the Third Avenue downtown district, at Monday’s Feb 23 regular meeting. The current street poles and arm assemblies would remain, but will be equipped with new brackets, globes, and […]

March 2, 2015 ·
Susan and Dorothy next to their infamous cast brass and oak model year 1908 National brand cash register, Jan 27, 2015.  The register still works.  Photo by Jason Aigeldinger.

Selling Success in Seward, the First 100 Years

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Bob Shafer of the Seward Journal wrote an excellent article highlighting Urbach’s 100th anniversary. Although there is some redundant information in the Q&A that follows below, I share with you the interview I did last month with Dorothy Urbach and her daughter Susan. I felt the frank wisdom and humor that shows through in […]

February 25, 2015 ·
Bethel Museum seeks assistance in finding stolen artifacts

Bethel Museum seeks assistance in finding stolen artifacts

  If you have information about the missing artifacts, please call the Bethel Police Department at 907-543-3781. For more information about the theft, visit http://www.ykhc.org/2015/02/04/native-artwork-stolen-from-ykhc-headquarters/.

February 6, 2015 ·

1947 SEWARD ALASKA

I posted pictures a couple of years ago that George Daniels gave me of 1947 Seward Alaska, but there were a lot more pictures that I didn’t post,thought I would share them. Most of the pictures are of Seward area, some of the later pictures are of George’s business in Port Townsend WA.,He was known as Fiberglass George. https://donutsdoo.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/territorial-alaska-1947-george-daniels/ Enjoy

February 4, 2015 ·

Putting Poems in State Parks: Poems in Place invites you to join us

Poems in Place Kickoff Events in Seward February 6th & 7th Poems in Place places poems by Alaskan writers on permanent signs in two of Alaska’s State Parks each year. This year we are seeking poems for Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Kodiak. ~ An Evening of Poetry will be held at Resurrect […]

January 22, 2015 ·
Thank You & Happy 2015 from Seward City News!

Thank You & Happy 2015 from Seward City News!

Welcome to 2015! 2014 was our first full calendar year of ownership of Seward City News.  April 17 will mark our two year anniversary, and what an adventure it has been. We have enjoyed providing this service to Seward. Delivering the most relevant news and information about our town to our readers is something we continuously think about. It is amazing […]

January 1, 2015 ·

Historic Preservation Commission Work Sessions canceled for December 17

The Historic Preservation Work Session scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 has been canceled.

December 16, 2014 ·
Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

Make a wish come true at the Library Museum!

The annual Wish Tree has been placed in the library and ready for you to help us place new books on the shelves! Each beautiful vintage postcard holds a book wish with suggestions from patrons and the library staff. For $20, you can make a book wish come true! Stop by the library museum during open hours, take some time […]

December 10, 2014 ·

Thanksgiving over 50 years ago

By Jeanie Greene – We woke up early, well some of us did. There were 7 kids in the Blatchford household in Sitka, Alaska. My eldest sister Ellen had foot surgeries scheduled at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital so my parents made the decision to move there from Nome. I was born in Sitka and what a fabulous place to grow up!!! […]

November 28, 2014 ·
Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

Sneak Peak: Alaska Starts Here

The Travel Channel will be airing a special on Seward named Alaska Starts Here. The premier is tomorrow Sunday, November 23rd at 9 PM according to their schedule HERE. From the Travel Channel: “Alaska Starts Here The weathered, worn, time-hardened port city of Seward, AK, explodes to 10 times its population every summer, offering untamed, raw Alaska adventures like wrestling monster […]

November 22, 2014 ·
Music and dancing in the stacks

Music and dancing in the stacks

A good time was had Saturday in the Library Museum at our celebration of the season. Music and dancing in the stacks, family story time, face painting, kids crafts, museum open and free, awesome finger foods and cider. Valarie Kingsland and the library staff, Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Friends of the library want to thank the community for […]

November 18, 2014 ·
Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

November 15, 2014 ·
Museum open and free Saturday 1-4 pm at the Open House

Museum open and free Saturday 1-4 pm at the Open House

Many of Seward’s community have not been into the new Museum space located just inside the entry of the Library Museum building. This Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1-4 p.m. during the open house celebration of the season, the museum will be open and free to the public. The museum is the new home of the collections of both the Resurrection […]

November 15, 2014 ·

Canned Food Drive for Seward’s food bank

Friends of the Library Museum is having a canned food drive for Seward’s food bank, He Will Provide. During our open house this Saturday, 1-4 pm or any time the library is open this Saturday, November 15, 2014, community may drop off canned food items that will go to the local food bank. Only non-perishables please, canned goods preferred. Come […]

November 12, 2014 ·

Open House at the Library Museum this Saturday 1-4pm

Come celebrate the joy of the season at the Seward Community Library Museum on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 – 4 p.m. with free guided tours, live music, kids activities, a special preview of the 2014 Wish Tree and much more! “This open house is a great way to explore Seward’s favorite library/museum and welcome some terrific new staff,” Friends […]

November 11, 2014 ·
Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

Lori Hamilton, PA-C, Joins Seward Community Health Center

The Board of Directors and staff of Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) are extremely pleased to announce that Lori Hamilton, a licensed and certified Physician Assistant (PA), has recently joined its staff as its first permanent medical provider. Lori, who started at the Health Center on Oct. 27, is seeing both new and established patients. She will be providing a […]

November 10, 2014 ·
“And Now the World Again” final performance this evening

“And Now the World Again” final performance this evening

The cast of Doug Capra’s play, And Now the World Again, gathered on stage last night before the opening performance. The play is about the life of American artist Rockwell Kent and his stay on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay during 1918-19. The final performance is tonight (Friday, Nov. 7) at 7 p.m. in the Seward High School theater.

November 7, 2014 ·
See “And Now the World Again” this weekend!

See “And Now the World Again” this weekend!

November 6, 2014 ·
And Now the World Again November 6 & 7

And Now the World Again November 6 & 7

Doug Capra’s latest play will debut on November 6 at 7PM and again on November 7 at 7PM. Bring in two cans of food for the food bank and received half off of general admission.

October 29, 2014 ·

In Appreciation of Pat Williams’ 105th Birthday Celebration

Thank you, Seward! The celebration of my mother’s 105th birthday couldn’t have been finer. Good friends sharing stories over good food, it was perfect, right down to the inclusion of her feline friend Jobah in the slide show. Thank you to everyone for bringing this lovely and healing event together and for being there, for always being there. She loved […]

October 27, 2014 ·
Grants Awarded, History Preserved

Grants Awarded, History Preserved

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – At its meeting in Moose Pass on October 23, the Corridor Communities Association of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTANHA) awarded over $31,000 in grants, much of it locally, with more pending. The non-profit organization receives the majority of it funding from National Park Service grants and in turn funds projects that […]

October 26, 2014 ·
Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

Unforgettable Alaska story told through youngster’s eyes

By Heidi Zemach for SCN –  My Name Is Not Easy isn’t an easy book to read. Although it is extremely readable, and frequently light-hearted and hopeful, it’s also a vivid reminder of, or introduction to a painful part of Alaska’s not-so-distant past—one that reverberates strongly today. It’s a fascinating book that evokes some key aspects of rural Interior Native Alaska […]

October 25, 2014 ·