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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 · 0 comments ·

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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 · 0 comments ·
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 ·
The 2013 Obihiro Student Exchange Part I

The 2013 Obihiro Student Exchange Part I

By: Meret Beutler Konnichiwa! The Seward Sister City Exchange to Obihiro, Japan was the highlight of my summer. It was such an exciting experience and so much fun! The food was amazing (except for some odd flavors once in a while), and the people were great!  I hope that one day I will have the chance to return. But until […]

by · November 4, 2013 · 0 comments ·

Seward International Friendship Association Meeting October 16

There will be a meeting of the Seward International Friendship Association on October 16 at 7 pm at the K.M. Rae Marine Education Building, 125 Third Avenue.  The public is invited to come hear about the experiences of our Japanese sister city exchange students in Obihiro this past summer and learn about plans for next year’s exchange. For more information please call […]

by · October 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Alaskan Adventurer and Author Slideshow at the Library

Alaskan Adventurer and Author Slideshow at the Library

From the Author of A Long Trek Home… Small Feet Big Land Erin and Hig are best known for walking from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands, Join us for a free slideshow presentation and book reading hosted by the Seward Library Seward Library Saturday September 28th 2:00PM   Small Feet, Big Land follows the expeditions and daily life of a family […]

by · September 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
September 21 Obihiro Mural Update

September 21 Obihiro Mural Update

This photo was taken at the end of the first day of painting.  The animals have not been painted yet, nor details of mountains, signage etc. On the second day, a new group of Japanese artists arrived.  Here they are in what the Japanese call “the shed”, a spacious city garage.  Seward Art delegates were assigned 2 panels,  to oversee […]

by · September 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Obihiro Mural Update

Obihiro Mural Update

Submitted by Dot Bardarson Here is an update of progress on the mural that the city of Seward is giving to its sister-city, Obihiro. The Japanese artists gathered around for introductions and instructions for painting the panels.  We were provided with a spacious public works garage in which to work. Bethany Waggoner, one of the art delegates from Seward, shows […]

by · September 18, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Local woman to raise money for Fiji

Local woman to raise money for Fiji

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Those who attend Swinefest at Chinook’s Waterfront Restaurant Oct 5, will not only enjoy a tasty meal made from two whole roasted pigs with all the fixings, and live music from Blackwater Railroad Company, they also will be helping some of the poorest rural villagers in the South Pacific Island of Fiji. Cathy Gonzalez, a […]

by · September 4, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Seward art delegates prepare for Obihiro

Seward art delegates prepare for Obihiro

Submitted by Dot Bardarson With just a few days to go before take-off to Japan, the art delegates are tying up loose ends. Supplies that have been purchased here will be packed, along with the mural design and gifts for Japanese dignitaries. Schedules have been set up for Skype with the time difference in mind.  The final mural T-shirt order […]

by · September 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Celebrity Millennium Stranded Again, Cancels rest of sailings

Celebrity Millennium Stranded Again, Cancels rest of sailings

By Heidi Zemach for SCN That ill-fated 965-foot Celebrity Millennium cruise ship forced to stay in Seward for four days, along with three thousand passengers and crew members due to mechanical issues the Friday before last, continues to have similar problems with one of its two propulsion motors. The ship, which started out in Vancouver, was to have made several […]

by · August 20, 2013 · 1 comment ·

Airport runway restricted due to flooding

Even though Seward has a small airport that is only accessible by small aviation flights, with a longer and a shorter runway, and no airport terminal, state-mandated restrictions on its use can, and does impact the town. The recent flooding of Resurrection River onto the runway has occurred from time to time over the past few years. But only this […]

by · August 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cruise Ship Delayed Till Tuesday

Cruise Ship Delayed Till Tuesday

The Celebrity Millenium, which was to have taken off Friday, will remain in port in Seward until Tuesday due to engine trouble. It has 2,038 passengers on board and  1,364 crew members. The ship arrived four hours later than scheduled Friday morning after experiencing an electrical problem with one of the ship’s two propulsion motors, discovered while at sea yesterday.  The intricate repairs required to restore […]

by · August 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
A warm Seward welcome

A warm Seward welcome

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News   In halting, high voices, three shy 16-year old Obihiro students Maki Kimura, Chifumi Sato and Ayaka Hashizume read speeches that they had carefully written in English introducing themselves, their interests, and praising Seward’s beauty and kindness, and that of their host families. The Seward International Friendship Association, the City of Seward, and […]

by · July 31, 2013 · 2 comments ·
Review of “66-Days Adrift” author presentation

Review of “66-Days Adrift” author presentation

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Four people in Seward attended a presentation by author Bill Butler at the Seward Community Library Museum Monday night, video teleconferenced between six Alaska libraries.  It was a rough experience to try to make out all the details of his rather garbled tale, told in person to a small Juneau library audience, but viewed in […]

by · July 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Highway temporarily closed Tuesday evening

Courtesy of the Alaska Dispatch Septic truck dumps, closes Seward Highway: A septic truck rolled over Tuesday evening on the Seward Highway, closing the thoroughfare at Mile 27, between Moose Pass and Seward. The accident caused no serious injuries. The Alaska State Troopers say the septic truck spilled some of its smelly cargo onto the highway, forcing a temporary closure of […]

by · July 16, 2013 · 1 comment ·
Tustumena Return to Service Delayed

Tustumena Return to Service Delayed

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2013 Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov Tustumena Return to Service Further Delayed (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) today announced that the M/V Tustumena has been rescheduled to return to service August 20, 2013. The vessel was previously slated to begin serviceJuly 23. The M/V Tustumena entered a federal capital improvement project on November 1, 2012 at the […]

by · July 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·
Cruise Ship train passengers get a break

Cruise Ship train passengers get a break

By Heidi Zemach for SCN One of the cruise ship companies that docks in Seward every week has decided to give its train passengers a bit of a break. Every day during the May- September tourist season, the Alaska Railroad train comes into the Seward Depot at about 11:00 a.m., filled with passengers. During cruise-ship days, some of those passengers […]

by · July 9, 2013 · 11 comments ·
Major Marine Tours is proud to announce the acceptance of the “Certificate of Excellence” from TripAdvisor

Major Marine Tours is proud to announce the acceptance of the “Certificate of Excellence” from TripAdvisor

Happy Solstice Weekend Seward! Major Marine Tours is excited to announce that it is a Certificate of Excellence 2013 WINNER   We here at Major Marine strive to provide our guests with a uniquely Alaskan experience. The beautiful scenery and wildlife of the Kenai Fjords National Park, Resurrection Bay and Prince William Sound coupled with the outstanding customer service of […]

by · June 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Major Marine Tours Partners with American Red Cross of Alaska

Please join us for a Wildlife Cruise Fundraise Major Marine Tours is partnering with American Red Cross of Alaska Disaster Relief Fund for a Fundraiser. With the recent spring floods on our minds why not join us for a cruise to benefit the relief effort. 100% of the ticket sales benefit American Red Cross of Alaska Disaster Relief Fund courtesy […]

by · June 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·

Herman Leirer Road Open to Exit Glacier Nature Center

The road to Exit Glacier will open to the end of the road on Friday, May 24, 2013.  The Exit Glacier Nature Center hours of operation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily starting Saturday, May 25 through Labor Day.  Several inches of snow still cover the trails and rubber boots are highly recommended. For current conditions, please visit […]

by · May 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled ·