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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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 1 comment ·
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 · 0 comments ·
Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

Library Museum open house 1-4pm Blackwater Railroad band

November 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 1 comment ·
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 · 1 comment ·
“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 · 0 comments ·
See “And Now the World Again” this weekend!

See “And Now the World Again” this weekend!

November 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
[Video] “3,022 ft.” the movie  & fund raiser

[Video] “3,022 ft.” the movie & fund raiser

A documentary about the Mount Marathon Race titled “3,022 ft.” is in post-production and is targeting Spring 2015 for release.  The movie focuses on the 2014 event and is being is being crowd funded, although it is well short of its goal. For more information watch the trailer above, visit their campaign page here  or visit their web site at 3022ft.com .

October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“There’s a Freedom Here” provides Pat William’s experience of Seward’s 100 year history

“There’s a Freedom Here” provides Pat William’s experience of Seward’s 100 year history

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Patricia Ray Williams’ new book, There’s a Freedom Here: My 100 years of Living in Alaska, came out in print in time for her to see and appreciate it before she died, September 18, 2014, not long before what would have been her 105th birthday. A celebration of her life is being held in Seward […]

October 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Your used books are wanted

The Friends of the Library Museum are needing your used books. Used book sales helps the Friends support library programs, like the Summer Reading Program, purchase of new books for all age groups and more. Our shelves are almost empty! With fall in the air, we are all getting our lawns, yards and homes ready for winter. Bag those already […]

October 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
An insider’s look at creating the 911 Museum

An insider’s look at creating the 911 Museum

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska members visiting Seward for their annual conference last week heard from a woman who has mastered one of the most difficult curator jobs one could imagine: creating the National September 11 Museum & Memorial in Manhattan. In a presentation Friday called “Too soon? Too sad? Too sensitive? Too […]

October 8, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Capra’s insightful new play debuts

Capra’s insightful new play debuts

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Arts Council and Port City Players debuted Doug Capra’s nuanced and thought-provoking historical play Wednesday evening during this week’s Alaska Historical Society’s 2014 Conference, being held this week in Seward. The reader’s theater version of the play, And Now the World Again, is based on the life of artist Rockwell Kent, and his […]

October 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Alaska Nellie Tombstone Stabilized

Alaska Nellie Tombstone Stabilized

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The headstone on Alaska Nellie’s grave has been stabilized and given a bit of an uplift thanks to the extensive volunteer effort of some fellow birders who care about preserving local history. Jim Herbert and Kerry Martin were attending one of local historian Lee Poleske’s annual Solstice cemetery tours this summer, when he mentioned that […]

September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Nominate Someone For Their Local Historic Preservation Efforts

City of Seward Press Release – Seward has quite a history. For over 100 years now its citizens have come and gone; enriching our sense of place with each life and event. Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before, Seward would not be the exemplary city it is today. And without the people and organizations […]

September 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Under auspiciously clearing skies after days of rain, the local directing group of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm, National Heritage Area (KMTANHA), along with the National Park Service and the US Forest Service, dedicated an interpretive sign near L. V. Ray Peak in Moose Pass, Alaska on Tuesday, August 26. A small crowd gathered at […]

August 29, 2014 · 2 comments ·

You’re invited to Founders’ Day

Celebrate the anniversary of Seward’s founding at the open house from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Seward Community Library Museum on the corner of Sixth and Adams. The Resurrection Bay Historical Society will serve cake and light refreshments at this annual event that recalls the establishment of a railroad town at the head of Resurrection Bay on Aug. […]

August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·