Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

March 26, 2014 12:02 pm0 comments
Tsunami Swim-a-Thon Friday

It’s here! The last days before the Tsunami swimmers go into the pool for their two hours of time to attempt to complete 200 lengths of the pool! Final pledges are being taken for Swim-a-Thon. Tsunami swimmers can be sponsored two ways for this event; flat/one time amount or by the length. So, if a sponsor gives a per-length sponsorship of .50 per length and the Tsunami swimmer was able to do 40 lengths of the pool, it would be a $20 sponsorship. Many choose to sponsor per length, it is encouragement to the swimmers, they try for as many […]

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Moose Pass & Seward Postmasters Retire on Friday

March 19, 2014 7:34 pm1 comment
Moose Pass & Seward Postmasters Retire on Friday

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Marcia Shea, the beloved Postmaster of Moose Pass will retire on Friday March 21. Shea has spent the last thirty years manning what can be viewed as the epicenter of the small Kenai Peninsula community of roughly 220 residents and said that she has truly enjoyed serving the community she loves. “I have the best job in town,” said the beaming great-grandmother of four. “It has worked out for me perfectly.” Shea said that she will continue to reside in the small mountain hamlet, enjoying the company of her life partner and fellow Postmaster […]

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Borough Assembly Report

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18 March 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure – March is one of four months each year that the Assembly meets only one time, rather than two.  Our committee meetings (which are open to the public) began at 3 PM, during which we may ask questions of the administration or sponsors of legislation, prior to the regular meeting.  If you are hearing our meetings on the radio and it seems that we don’t discuss much or ask many questions, it is because of our committee structure.  One interesting item from the Policies and Procedures meeting was the report […]

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Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

March 17, 2014 12:39 pm0 comments
Tsunami Swim-a-Thon is coming!

Tsunami’s have only days left to reach out and find their sponsors/pledges for Swim-a-Thon and many young swimmers have been working up their endurance to try for the 200 lengths limit during the two hour swim time. The event will be March 28, at the Seward pool. STSC has been providing an aquatic swim program in Seward for over 20 years and many of our Seward community are alumni of the Seward Tsunami swim program. STSC’s aquatic program is the only sport in Seward that combines ages 5 to 18 into one group. The program promotes healthy exercise, team building, […]

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Swim-a-Thon for Seward Tsunami’s

March 5, 2014 5:42 pm0 comments
Swim-a-Thon for Seward Tsunami’s

This year, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual Swim-a-Thon kicked off on February 24th. Swimmers have the month of March to gather pledges for their two hour swim on Friday, the 28th. This is the club’s sole fundraiser with donations pledged to young athletes who earn them by swimming for two hours straight. By the time their two hours are over, they could have swum up to 200 lengths of the pool or 5000 yards or 2.8 miles and burned over 500 calories and have been kept afloat by orange wedges, parents’ cheers, community financial support, and the promise of […]

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Moose Pass musher finishes Jr. Iditarod

February 23, 2014 3:58 pm1 comment
Moose Pass musher finishes Jr. Iditarod

Conway Seavey has won the 2014 Jr. Iditarod. He crossed the finish line at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska at 7:50 a.m. this morning (Sunday Feb 23rd) with 10 dogs on his team.  Seavey, 17, of Sterling, Alaska has Seward roots. He is the youngest son of last year’s Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey and mother Janine, and grandson of Dan and Shirley Seavey, of Seward.  Seavey began mushing when he was four, following the example set by his three older brothers, his father and his grandfather. He has now finished the Jr.  Iditarod four times. His main focus […]

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Moose Pass 14 year-old set to race Jr. Iditarod

February 21, 2014 4:58 pm0 comments
Moose Pass 14 year-old set to race Jr. Iditarod

“My name is Ashley Guernsey, and as many of you know I will be running the Jr. Iditarod this year.  I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone that has helped me by cheering for me, sponsoring me and just making my life better every day.  I really appreciate everything that everyone has done for me.  The Jr. Iditarod is on the 22nd and 23rd of February.  You can follow me live with GPS trackers here www.jriditarod.com ” Guernsey, 14,  is the youngest of the 10 mushers (aged 14-17) competing in this 124-mile race, which is somewhat shortened, re-routed race  this year due to lack […]

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The Lynx and the Hare

February 20, 2014 2:40 pm2 comments
The Lynx and the Hare

Chugach National Forest employees working at the USFS compound at Crown Point, off Kenai Lake, glimpsed some wonderful creatures Tuesday afternoon. Irene Lindquist took this photography of a Lynx. After watching him for about 10 minutes from their office, she and Alex followed his tracks behind the building to see where he had gone. Not long after the lynx ran off into the woods, a Snowshoe hare came up from the lake and sat in the open for 15 minutes. (See its photo below) Irene hopes he hasn’t become kitty food-he was really cute!   

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1st Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous is Happening this Weekend !

February 11, 2014 12:40 pm0 comments

Get outside for some winter fun and help support our small town community for the First Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous happening February 14th through 16th.  There will be lots of activities for the whole family: ski races, raffle drawings, rummage sale, great food, music, bonfire and more.  Contact the Trail Lake Lodge for more details : 288-3101, or like us on Facebook.  Just look for Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous.   See you there! Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous Schedule of Events    Friday Feb 14th:     Fabulous Valentines Dinner at the Trail Lake Lodge.  Special menu and horse drawn sleigh […]

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4H Meetings in Moose Pass

February 5, 2014 1:05 pm0 comments

By Anna Milligan It has been a very busy year for the Moose Landing 4H club. We have club meetings every second Tuesday of the month at the Moose Pass Community Hall. At meetings we learn about health and safety, and talk about what we are learning. We also play games and have a good time with each other. Wendy Bryden is coaching the First Lego League robotics team for 4H. The “Moosebots” robot table came in tenth place out of twelve teams at a competition in November. By the next competition in January, their robot table placed fourth out […]

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Worm Composting for Winter

February 4, 2014 12:36 pm0 comments

Winter Composting with Worms Composting in the winter is no fun!  The weekly long, slow trudge out to the compost pile at 20 F below isn’t even an Alaskan’s idea of a good time. Fortunately there is an easy, fun alternative for composting during the Alaskan winter: Vermicomposting! Vermicomposting is the feeding of kitchen food scraps to worms.  In addition to cutting down on what goes to the trash bin, they can be effectively turned into rich compost that is beneficial as both a soil amendment and slow release fertilizer. Does it sound too good to be true?  It’s not! […]

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Help Young Musher with her First Junior Iditarod

January 29, 2014 10:30 am0 comments
Help Young Musher with her First Junior Iditarod

By Erin Knotek – I would like to share a story with you about a fourteen year old teenager from Moose Pass named Ashley Guernsey. Ashley is the oldest of four children of Russell and Melissa Guernsey.  You see, since Ashley was six years old, she has wanted to be a dog musher. The movie “Season of the Sled Dog” was a favorite of hers when she was little. By age nine, Ashley had her own two sled dogs named Abigail and Spot. She devoted her time to training her dogs.  Dan Seavey, who ran in the first Iditarod in […]

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Seward Community Foundation to offer more

January 27, 2014 9:25 am0 comments
Seward Community Foundation to offer more

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward Community Foundation will give $85,175 to nonprofit organizations to help them accomplish well-defined projects deemed to have the greatest impact on people in the Seward/Moose Pass communities. Grants are awarded in areas such as health care, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development. The total available for the 2014 competitive grant cycle is almost $30 thousand dollars higher than the $56,000 that community foundation awarded in grants last year. Representatives of several local non-profits such as Alaska SeaLife Center, Independent Living Center, Seward Music Association, Seward Senior Center, […]

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Cooking Dried Beans and Lentils

January 10, 2014 1:43 pm0 comments

Cooking Dried Beans, Peas and Lentils A southern tradition to bring luck and prosperity in the upcoming year is to serve black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Whether or not you’ve recently eaten black eyed peas to honor this tradition consider serving legumes throughout the year for a healthful option at any meal. Legumes- dried beans and peas are inexpensive, tasty and good sources of protein, iron zinc, potassium and fiber. Cooperative Extension Service has a free publication that includes information on cooking, combining bean with other ingredients to make a complete protein, and recipes. […]

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Christmas Eve Worship at Seward & Moose Pass United Methodist Churches

December 21, 2013 12:55 pm0 comments
Christmas Eve Worship at Seward & Moose Pass United Methodist Churches

If you’re looking for a worship service on Christmas Eve, Seward and Moose Pass United Methodist Churches welcome you.   The Christmas Story w/ “Paper Bag Pageant” 5 PM Seward United Methodist Church/331 Fourth Avenue We’ll tell the traditional Christmas story through story and song. During the service we’ll have our first ever “Paper Bag Christmas Pageant” a a no-rehearsal, intergenerational Pageant. There are roles and costumes for everyone who wants to take part, big and small. Come to church, grab a brown paper grocery bag with costume, put it on and enter the story when the narrator cues you. […]

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December at the Library

December 19, 2013 12:23 pm0 comments
December at the Library

The Wish Tree is up and is filled with book wishes!  This is the one time a year the library has out selections of books that staff would like to have new on the library shelves. Book selections are for all different age levels and interests.  Stop by to browse the ‘Ornament’ selections during library hours. For $20, you can sponsor one of these new books over the holidays and have your family name, or in memory of a loved ones name, placed on the book plate.  It’s fun to see the book plates inside the sponsored books  when browsing […]

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Bazaar This Weekend – Please Come!

December 4, 2013 8:35 pm2 comments

There will be an amazing number of Alaska artists and commercial vendors at the annual Seward Holiday Fair this weekend at the Train Depot.  Once the train came from Anchorage with hundreds of people who wanted to see Santa Claus, and Seward, but then there was an avalanche warning and the railroad stopped the trains at Christmas to Seward.  If we keep up our momentum, maybe they’ll change their minds again and bring up people from Anchorage which would bring big business to the town of Seward the first Saturday of every December. Until then, we the artists who are […]

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Clothes for the Philippines

November 18, 2013 2:45 pm0 comments

While driving to and from Anchorage this weekend, the radio announced that New Sagaya grocery, in Anchorage, is collecting used clothing to go to the Philippines.  Watching the news about Typhoon Haiyan and the total loss of life and homes made an impact and thoughts of ‘What can I do to help?’  Listening to the radio and New Sagaya’s announcement put my thinking to work. This week and next, a collection site for used clothing will be set up at the Hertz of Seward building.  The van used by the food bank ‘He shall Provide’, locally, will be loaded up […]

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Swim Club Start Up A Fun Time

November 13, 2013 9:53 am0 comments
Swim Club Start Up A Fun Time

Swimmers started their season with the Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) with a fun filled day at the pool. Head coach Matt Hershock with assistant coaches Emilee Sawyer and Katie Cornwell started the day with a review of the swimmers code of conduct. A document that all swimmers and parents read and sign stating that they will be kind, courteous and good sports with others and especially their team mates. Then, it was swim, swim, swim. The Seward Tsunami’s head coach Matt Hershock begins his eighth season with the club. He has seen many of his swimmers start out as […]

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Seward Tsunami Swim Club starts today

November 11, 2013 10:32 am0 comments
Seward Tsunami Swim Club starts today

Today, November 11, 2013, is the first day of the Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) swimming. SEWARD TSUNAMI SWIM CLUB (STSC) is a developmental and competitive swim team that provides a supervised aquatics program for Seward area youth ages 5-18. STSC is a member of Alaska Swimming, Inc., Alaska committee of United States Swimming (USS), which in turn is the national governing body for the sport and the organization which registers and insures athletes, sanctions events, and conducts competitions and development programs. STSC is a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. Swimmers (40+ swimmers […]

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