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Baby Beluga preparing for 4000 mile trip

Baby Beluga preparing for 4000 mile trip

A  colorful pod of humans clad in chest waders descended on Tyonek’s outdoor pool this morning. Many hands helped to cradle the baby beluga while the vet drew blood samples from his fluke and performed a sonogram. Then the baby beluga was scooped up in a specialized sling with openings […]

Looking for Arts Leaders!

Looking for Arts Leaders!

The Seward Arts Council is excited to announce three board positions open for our spring election: President, Vice-President, and Member-At-Large.  Over the years, SAC has had many wonderful community members step up to these leadership positions that foster arts opportunities in Seward.  SAC hopes you will consider this important service to our […]

Seward Tsunami Inundation Maps

Seward Tsunami Inundation Maps

After the January 22 earthquake and tsunami evacuation event, and as the anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake approaches, it’s timely to review the updated tsunami inundation maps available at the Alaska Earthquake Center. https://earthquake.alaska.edu/tsunamis/atom I excerpted sections of that map and added labels for clarity. The following information […]

Sugar Strings Concert TONIGHT!

Sugar Strings Concert TONIGHT!

Tickets are selling fast! Get membership ticket in advance at www.sewardartscouncil.blogspot.com.$35 individual/ $60 family. General admission at the door, as available, $15. Doors open at 6:30, beer, wine & cupcakes for sale, raffle. Show starts at 7:30 at the Rae Building. Show your love for community art!

Baby Beluga gets a vet check

Baby Beluga gets a vet check

Tyonek  the baby beluga had an appointment for a checkup on Friday afternoon at the Alaska Sealife Center. The outdoor pool level was lowered over the course of many hours to allow easy access for the staff. As soon as the humans stepped into the now shallow water, the whale […]

Rez Art on a sunny day

Rez Art on a sunny day

Rez Art looked so warm and inviting on this blustery winter day, I stopped to take a photo. Winter hours open 7 am to 5 pm daily except for Sundays 8 am to 5 pm, with many very special evening events. Carol Griswold

Marathon Miners 2018 USA Wrestling Tournament!

Marathon Miners 2018 USA Wrestling Tournament!

Marathon Miners Wrestling Club will be hosting their 2018 USA Wrestling Tournament on March 2nd and 3rd, at the Alaska Railroad Terminal.  March 2nd will be Greco Roman style wrestling beginning at 5pm. March 3rd will be Freestyle Wrestling and a separate Girls only Freestyle tournament, wrestling starts at 10am […]

Anchorage Audubon Seward Field Trip

Anchorage Audubon Seward Field Trip

A  flock of about fifteen Anchorage Audubon Society birders enjoyed a fabulous field trip around Seward on Saturday despite the blowing snow and chilly temperature. With ten stops between 10 am and 3 pm, the group collectively spotted 35-36 species. Seward features many different productive habitats from the bay, to […]

New Bear Proof Food Lockers in Resurrection Bay

New Bear Proof Food Lockers in Resurrection Bay

New Bear Proof Lockers in Resurrection Bay Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (RBCA) would like to thank everyone that helped to make Bear Saver Bear Proof Food Lockers in Resurrection Bay a reality.   RBCA & State Parks volunteer Michelle Keagle at South Beach of Caines Head. RBCA was able to […]

Seward Area Hospice Program Director’s Report

Seward Area Hospice Program Director’s Report

Seward Area Hospice will have been a licensed volunteer hospice program for 1 year in March! We are so grateful and proud to support the community of Seward and surrounding areas. Seward Area Hospice would not be possible without generous donors such as Seward Community Foundation and Providence Foundation. We […]

Baby Beluga leaving Seward soon

Baby Beluga leaving Seward soon

Tyonek, the rescued Cook Inlet baby beluga will soon leave Seward for his forever home at SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas. There, another baby beluga male born about the same time in September 2017 at the facility awaits his new buddy along with other belugas. The date for his transfer has […]

TwinkleFest Kickoff Party – Tonight

TwinkleFest Kickoff Party – Tonight

Do you spend the summer anxiously awaiting November? Are you stringing Christmas lights the day after Halloween? Is your collection of ugly Christmas sweaters rivaled by no other? Join us tonight as we celebrate TwinkleFest 2018, a new holiday event, with a kickoff party! We’ll discuss ideas, plans, and delegate […]

Tsunami (Swimmers) Headed for Juneau!

Tsunami (Swimmers) Headed for Juneau!

Swimmers from North Pole to Ketchikan are converging on Juneau’s Dimond Park Aquatic Center this weekend, for the 2018 Alaska Swimming Age Group Championships. This is a gathering of top 14 and under swimmers from around the state. Athletes must meet time standards to compete at this event, and are […]

NOSB Art Show at Sea Life Center

NOSB Art Show at Sea Life Center

ocTAEpus by Kathleen Banks from Kodiak High School What is NOSB?  The National Oceans Science Bowl is an academic competition and program that addresses a national gap in environmental and earth sciences in public education by introducing high school students to and engaging them in ocean science, preparing them for […]