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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 ·
Expedition Yacht visits Seward on world cruise

Expedition Yacht visits Seward on world cruise

Anchored serenely offshore of the busy Waterfront Campground, the impressive expedition yacht Dorothea III dwarfed the six-packs zooming back to the boat harbor with their silver salmon bounty. The 147′ vessel is on a spectacular world cruise from Australia to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Singapore. After visiting Alaska, it will go through the Panama Canal and […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Obihiro Students receive royal welcome

Obihiro Students receive royal welcome

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Four high school exchange students visiting from Seward’s Sister City: Obihiro, Japan, are exploring American culture and hospitality this week-Seward style. When the exchange students make their annual visit, as has been occurring for the past 40 years, they are treated to life with a host family, often with adults or teens who have visited […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments ·
“Amazing Race” spinoff brings couple to Seward

“Amazing Race” spinoff brings couple to Seward

Dana and Walt Stoddard, an active couple from Loveland, Colorado, received a memorable gift from their four grown children for their 30th wedding anniversary- a surprise pre-paid trip to Alaska. The Stoddards described the surprise, which their kids dubbed the “30th Anniversary Edition of the Amazing Race” on their last night in Alaska at Bear Lake Lodgings B&B near Seward […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
From South Africa to Seward by Sail

From South Africa to Seward by Sail

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN –   Over a perfectly lovely cup of Sri Lankan tea in the literate saloon of their homey sailboat, Rainbow Gypsy, Cherry and Alec Yarrow recounted their voyage starting in Durban, South Africa that has landed them in Seward. Their voyage began six years ago with many roundings, setbacks, frights and delights along the way. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Caines Public Use Cabins Get a Facelift

Caines Public Use Cabins Get a Facelift

For the second year running a group from the Sierra Club has come up to Alaska to help with Caines Head maintenance activities. The service trip had 9 folks from all over the lower 48,from California to Connecticut and points in between. With 9 extra hands assisting Park Specialist Tom Kain we were able to make substantial progress on the […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures

By Dot Bardarson – It’s incongruous.  Why would anyone ever want to do that?  Well, there are the thrill seekers, and it certainly is thrilling.  There are the sight seers, and the view from high up in the trees is certainly awesome.  And there are curious, normal people who don’t want to be left out of the loop. I don’t […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reindeer grabs the spotlight

Reindeer grabs the spotlight

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Tourists to Seward are usually delighted to see bald eagles, or possibly catch a glimpse of a moose or bear off the road. But when Shannon Bodo, a construction worker from Big Lake, rolled into town Tuesday evening with his flatbed trailer with his young reindeer, “Forrest” caged in the back , and took him out behind […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 4 comments ·
AKRR track repaired, all trains on schedule

AKRR track repaired, all trains on schedule

From the Alaska Railroad Facebook Page: The Alaska Railroad is pleased to confirm that all passenger trains will be traveling their regularly scheduled routes tomorrow, Friday June 20th, including the Coastal Classic Train to Seward and the Glacier Discovery Train to Portage, Whittier, Spencer Glacier and Grandview.

by · June 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge Launches Interactive Culinary Program

Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge Launches Interactive Culinary Program

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation Press Release -  Overnight guests at the newly renovated Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Alaska’s remote Fox Island now have the opportunity to not only enjoy the local wild salmon on their plate, but also learn how to prepare the salmon belly. In an interactive cooking class, lodge chefs teach guests about wild Alaska seafood, specifically the five types of […]

by · June 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·

The Seward Highway mentioned on the HuffPo

The Seward Highway is an inspiring drive according to the HuffPo. Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/smartertravel/10-inspiring-summer-drive_b_5473005.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

by · June 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Resurrection Roadhouse at Seward Windsong Lodge Receives Award of Excellence from TripAdvisor

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation Press Release – The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has once again awarded the Resurrection Roadhouse at the Seward Windsong Lodge with their prestigious Award of Excellence. In addition to Kenai Fjords Tours and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge also receiving this award again for 2014, CIRI Alaska Tourism celebrates the announcement of Resurrection Roadhouse being granted this […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Trip Advisor Award of Excellence

Kenai Fjords Tours Receives Trip Advisor Award of Excellence The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has awarded Kenai Fjords Tours and Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with their prestigious Award of Excellence. Only 10 percent of worldwide businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious accolade, which honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. […]

by · May 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

CIRI Alaska Tourism Wins a 2014 Hermes Creative Award

Anchorage, Alaska — CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation earned a 2014 Gold Hermes Creative Award in the “Website Overall/Business to Consumer” category for its recent website redesign. In preparation for the 2014 tourism season in Alaska, the company launched fully redesigned sites for Kenai Fjords Tours, Seward Windsong Lodge, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge. The sites incorporate a fresh, responsive […]

by · May 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
As Summer draws near, Resurrection Bay comes alive

As Summer draws near, Resurrection Bay comes alive

On Tuesday afternoon the Kenai Fjords Tours vessel Coastal Explorer departed from the Seward Small Boat Harbor to head into Resurrection Bay in hopes of seeing the ever elusive gray whales on their migration route from Mexico to the Chukchi Sea.  Driven by Captain Chris Overbeck, the Coastal Explorer found more than just a gray whale, it found Resurrection Bay coming […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward International Friendship Association Alaska

The Seward International Friendship Association [SIFA] will hold a meeting on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the K.M. Rae Building 125 Third Avenue. We will work on fundraising and activity plans for the Student Exchange program for 2014. Ryan Johnson has been selected as the first exchange student for this cycle, but we encourage other students in the Seward-Moose […]

by · March 29, 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 ·

ADOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2014-15 Winter Ferry Schedule

  ADOT&PF Press Release (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule pattern for fall, winter and spring 2014-2015 is now available online for public review. The documents can be accessed through a link on the AMHS homepage at FerryAlaska.com or directly through the following address: dot.alaska.gov/amhs/share/schedule/considerations.pdf This is an opportunity for communities to […]

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Zach Seligman finds the line.

Skiing the scenery: Mount Alice

By Chad Harder for Seward City News – SEWARD, Alaska – Anyone moving to Seward should catch on pretty quick that the best way through our long dark winter is to make the most of it. Skiing, dogsledding, skating, hiking, snowmachining, whatever, the key to avoiding cabin fever is to head outside, get some weather on your face and challenge […]

by · March 12, 2014 · 3 comments ·

Exit Glacier Area Open to Snowmachine Use

Kenai Fjords National Park announces that the Exit Glacier area is now open for snowmachine use.  The opening is months later this year due to warm temperatures that prevented the accumulation of adequate snow depth necessary to ensure resource protection.  Please recreate responsibly to avoid damaging park resources. Snowmachines are now permitted in the park’s developed area, specifically the road […]

by · February 19, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Vendors….

The annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Competition hosted by UAF SFOS Seward Marine Center will be held between Feb 28-March 2. ALL 150+ participants, coaches, visitors, chaperones etc will be on their own for lunch on Friday Feb 28th, and throughout the weekend have opportunity to venture into our town.  We always put together a welcome packet for all participants […]

by · February 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Group strives to promote local recreation

Group strives to promote local recreation

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Recreation Committee’s first meeting of the year 2014, which took place Wednesday Jan 8th over lunch at Apollo’s Restaurant, was a productive one. It was attended by 11 people, including a couple of community members. Most committee members offered enthusiastic suggestions for the future winter activities and events that it could become involved […]

by · January 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Holland America helps fund the Ocean Sciences Club

Holland America helps fund the Ocean Sciences Club

Jillian Chapman is happy to accept a grant check from Holland America to help fund its Ocean Science Club.  This is an after school program open to Seward middle and high school students. The Club meets for an hour and a half every week.  If focuses on science and real data with a hands-on approach, sometimes working with the researchers.

by · December 13, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Obihiro Mural Completed

Obihiro Mural Completed

Submitted by: Dot Bardarson Its done!  Mural art delegates are home from Japan.  The mural they painted was a success.  Lots of people came to the dedication where children held tethers that were attached to a large sheet covering the mural.  On a backwards count of “san, ni, ichi” the tethers were dropped, the sheet slithered down to expose the […]

by · November 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
The 2013 Obihiro Student Exchange Part II

The 2013 Obihiro Student Exchange Part II

By: Karoline Ernst “My Tale of the Two Sister-Cities” It was the best of trips; it was the worst of trips. The worst part was being without luggage for 4 days, and roasting in 90 degree weather; the best part… where do I begin?! One of the most beautiful places I visited while in Obihiro, Japan was the Millennium Forest […]

by · November 4, 2013 · 1 comment ·