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Win a dinner for 2 at Chinook’s from the Seward Prevention Coalition

April 11, 2014 10:36 am0 comments

Win a dinner for 2 at Chinook’s!  Complete a survey for the Seward Prevention Coalition and be entered to win a dinner for two at Chinook’s.  Hard copies are available at the Seward Community Library Museum and Resurrect Art Coffee House or it can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/22ZY7CK.  The deadline for entry is May 16th.        

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Maritime Industry Well Represented at Job Fair

April 10, 2014 6:09 pm0 comments
Maritime Industry Well Represented at Job Fair

By Rick Smeriglio for Seward City News – Between 100 and 200 persons, mainly students, attended the annual job fair hosted by Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward on Monday, April 7. At least six maritime employers handed out applications and company information. Several said they had hired from AVTEC programs in the past. Riki Clark, crewing administrator for Crowley Maritime Corporation, said  she had hired one person on the spot that day. Although various freight-, research- and cruising-related companies had limited positions currently open, one new operation in Seward had six open. Vigor Industries, likely purchaser of the shipyard […]

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Lowell Point Road Rock Roulette

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Lowell Point Road Rock Roulette

Lowell Point Road can be a dangerous drive. In the winter, it’s avalanches. When the snow melts,  it’s rock slides. A rock “moat” collects some of the gravel and rocks along the largest slide area, but every day, large and small rocks bounce over onto the roadway. At times the debris blocks the road, requiring heavy equipment to remove it. The question is not, “How safe is Lowell Point Road?” but “When is someone going to get hurt?” The borough and city need to address this serious issue ASAP. Locals and unsuspecting visitors should not have to play Rock Roulette […]

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Cooperative Weed Management Annual Workshop

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Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area Annual Workshop   The Annual Weed Workshop will be held at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Rd. Friday April 25th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM This FREE workshop provides an opportunity to learn about Invasive Creatures in our Community, what controls are being used, what are the risks, what to watch for and time to ask questions of the experts.  From Pike to Elodea, roadside vegetation and Reed Canary Grass, there are topics of interest for folks on the Kenai. We hope you can take the time to attend, learn and […]

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Free Landscape Design Talk!

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Free Landscape Design Talk!

Have you ever wondered what makes some gardens absolutely outstanding? Would you like yours to be one of those too? Or are you just ready after a long winter to see colorful Alaska gardens in bloom? In cooperation with the UAF Cooperative Extension, the Resurrection Bay Garden Club presents award-winning Alaska garden designer and author Brenda Adams on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Seward Community Library Museum as she reveals one of the most important secrets to stunning garden beauty. Her FREE presentation “Compelling Combinations – Creating Sizzle and Subtlety” will guide you in the use of […]

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Seward Schools Site Based Council Meeting Tonight (Thursday) at 6:30pm

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Seward Schools Site Based Council April meeting will be tonight (Thursday) at 6:30pm at the Seward Middle School. The agenda can be found here: Agenda – April 10, 2014 SSBC

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pesticide applicator training

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Alaska Certified Pesticide Applicator Classes April 28th, 29th & 30th 2014 in Kenai   Do you need pesticide applicator classes to test to become certified by the DEC Pesticide Program in Alaska?  Cooperative Extension Service will provide the training and materials needed to take the exam to become a certified applicator.  This three day class is the only on-site training offered in 2014 on the Kenai Peninsula.  Cost is $30.00 plus category materials. To register for this training and pay online visit:  https://bit.ly/ces-workshops .  If you need more information you can visit the pesticide safety education website at: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/ah/psep/pesticide-training-sessio/ Or […]

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Seward High Track and Field Fund Raiser…Community Mile on Thursday (donations for your participation are welcome) and Pasta Feed 4pm-7pm on Friday!

April 9, 2014 2:00 pm0 comments
Seward High Track and Field Fund Raiser…Community Mile on Thursday (donations for your participation are welcome) and Pasta Feed 4pm-7pm on Friday!
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SBCFSA Meeting April 21

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The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board will hold a work session Monday, April 21 at 7:00 pm, at the KPB Annex office in SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122.  The topic will be SBCFSA News Articles. More information is available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123 between 9AM and 3PM Monday thru Thursday.  Public is welcome.  Please note the SBCFSA board will hold regular meetings the first Monday of each month, and work sessions the third Monday of each month.  

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Mayor Navarre Available Here In Seward!

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Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Tuesday, April 15. He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 9:30 am until noon at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122. Mayor Navarre welcomes input, insights and discussion on issues that affect the Seward area, including surrounding communities, as well as the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Individual appointments may be scheduled by calling Michele Aranguiz in the mayor’s office at 714-2157. The Borough Assembly is holding its regular meeting in Seward that evening. The agenda is posted on […]

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Deep Gratitude for Our Seward Heroes

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The morning of 3/24 held surprises for some of us.  When I caught  my toe on a frozen chunk of ice and went down with a force of exponential gravity, shattering the femur, on my new hip, I knew instantly I was in big trouble. As I lay there on the side of the road, waiting for the ambulance to arrive, it was comforting to know one of the responders would be Sue Schmidt, a veteran with the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Sue is a close friend and we knew she’d know what to do.  I had no idea I’d […]

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Sea Monster Sculpture

April 8, 2014 4:17 pm0 comments
Sea Monster Sculpture

   

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McKnight on inspiring life-long learners

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McKnight on inspiring life-long learners

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Elementary 5th grade teacher Terri McKnight has been selected as a BP Teacher of Excellence. Many Seward-El teachers have been nominated in the past, and McKnight has been nominated before, but this is the first time she actually filled out all the required paperwork, said Principal David Kingsland. Like most teachers, McKnight focuses her time on attending to her students, so things such as awards are relegated to the back burner. McKnight is deserving of the recognition—and is the only teacher remaining at the elementary school who was there before Kingsland arrived 14 […]

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Kenai Fjords National Park Weather Summary – March 2014

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Weather in the Kenai Fjords area was dominated by sunny skies for most of March, resulting in another month of below normal precipitation. Near mid-month, a week of storms added snow to the snowpack, but not nearly the amount required to bring snow depths up to normal. March was the third month in a row to experience an above normal monthly average temperature. This continues the warmer-than-normal trend we have been experiencing since June 2013 (with the exception of December, which was colder than normal and August which was normal). As recorded at the Seward airport, the monthly average temperature for […]

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Chat with Mayor Navarre – Tuesday, April 15

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Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will be visiting Seward on Tuesday, April 15.  He will be available for informal discussion and questions with community members from 9:30 am until noon at the Seward Annex, in the Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122.  Mayor Navarre welcomes input, insights and discussion on issues that affect the Seward area, including surrounding communities, as well as the Kenai Peninsula Borough.  Individual appointments may be scheduled by calling Michele Aranguiz in the mayor’s office at 714-2157. The Borough Assembly is holding its regular meeting in Seward that evening.  The agenda is posted on […]

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Kenai Fjords Tours Thanks Seward Boys and Girls Club

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Kenai Fjords Tours Thanks Seward Boys and Girls Club

Kenai Fjords Tours would like to thank the Seward Boys and Girls Club for contributing their lovely artwork to our Marine Science Explorer Program. With the guidence of Justine Pechuzal, amazing community artist, the students transformed a white box into an enchanting underwater look at Resurrection Bay. While studying the intertidal ecosystem in our backyard, students added paintings to the box until it reached its completed form. The box will serve as a cover to an onboard intertidal aquarium used aboard the M/V Alaskan Explorer. This is the 20th anniversary of the Marine Science Explorer Program. During that time over forty-four thousand students […]

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Live Music April 11

April 7, 2014 6:51 pm0 comments

Emma Hill Friday April 11th 7pm Resurrect Art Coffee House ($10) Emma Hill is not afraid to sing. In fact, her voice’s countrified richness, delicate inflections and fear-no-range transitions make it easy to imagine that’s all she ever does.” – Willamette Week “…[I]ntimate, heartfelt, sincere…” -The Long Journey, Italy “Delightful vocals allied to some strong songs makes this girl from the far North worth a listen.” – Maverick Magazine “Homey vocals with heart.” – Jukebox Heroines “Emma Hill is a young woman with plenty of creative power.” – Hooked on Music Germany “Rooted in Americana and spouting a folk pop sensibility.” – No […]

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AK Community Forest Council seeks applicants

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Are you interested in helping create healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities in Alaska? Consider applying for a seat on the Alaska Community Forest Council. The Council is a nonprofit and state advisory organization that works to improve Alaskans’ quality of life by expanding and caring for urban and community forests. An application and information about the council is attached and can also be found on the web at: http://forestry.alaska.gov/community/council.htm. Applications are due no later thanTuesday, April 29, 2014.  New appointees will be notified in late May and the terms begin on July 1, 2014.   Send applications by mail, fax, or e-mail to: […]

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Native Art Classes at Qutekcak

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Native Art Classes at Qutekcak

  Native Art Classes at Qutekcak The 2014 Alaska Native Art classes are going strong at QNT.  Participants have been enjoying trying their hands at traditional native arts. Classes began in February and will continue through May.  The classes are open to all. Join us on Wednesdays at 11am for basket weaving, and 1pm for carving and Fridays at 1pm for skin sewing. Some of the upcoming projects will include traditional wooden masks, decorative kayak paddles, trapper hats and mittens, and grass baskets. The classes are led by professional native artists and tools and materials provided. Donations are welcome.  Contact: […]

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Seward & Moose Pass Pick, Click, & Give PFD Results

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The Seward Community Foundation thanks all of the Pick, Click, & Give PFD donors of Seward and Moose Pass for an astounding $34,300 given to local organizations!! Local organizations receiving P,C, & G donations include the Alaska SeaLife Center, Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., RBCA, Seward Arts Council, Seward Community Foundation, Seward He Will Provide Food Pantry, and SOS Pets. This is phenomenal generosity by our citizens. The Seward Community Foundation had an increase of 17% in numbers of donors, with an increase of 23% in the amount donated, to $5,400 this […]

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Resurrection Bay Bead Society Launches in Seward

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The Resurrection Bay Bead Society is a community group dedicated to everything related to jewelry making & beading.  It’s a small group of beaders and jewelry makers living in and aroundSeward. Anyone interested in sharing knowledge, learning new skills, and gaining insight and inspiration for jewelry making or beading is welcome to attend monthly gatherings, and “membership” is free. The society’s inaugural meeting has been scheduled on Saturday, May 3, 2013 from 12 – 2 pm Seward Community Library, upstairs in room 205 Refreshments served For more information, please email rezbaybeadsociety@gmail.com or call Brenda Ballou (organizer) at 907-362-0628 Visit the website at http://rezbaybeadsociety.vpweb.com/default.html

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Children’s Carnival Today

April 5, 2014 11:50 am0 comments
Children’s Carnival Today

The Children’s Carnival is today (Saturday) from 11:00-3:00 pm at the Cruise Ship Terminal. There’s food, games, dancing, and much more to raise awareness and funds for efforts against domestic violence and assault.

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Familiar faces.

April 4, 2014 8:50 pm0 comments

Is it life imitates art; or art imitates life? The movie crew is in town shooting a movie. The news crew was in town shooting the movie crew. I’m sure everyone will recognize several familiar faces. http://www.ktva.com/seward-is-location-for-feature-film-694/

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Port and Commerce Advisory Board Meets, Hears Input, Expresses Frustration

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By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – City of Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board met in council chambers for a work session on April 2. After hearing reports from Alaska Railroad and Seward Harbormaster, PACAB heard input about increases in a passenger fees that city of Seward collects and deposits into the Harbor Enterprise Fund. Passenger vessels that use city of Seward docks, including charter fishing, tour, water taxis and guides currently pay $3.50 per passenger into the fund. The HEF, which obtains money from various sources, helps finance improvements such as new floats, fish cleaning-stations and harbor enlargements. Between […]

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