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Seahawks Football Home Game

Come out at 4:30 this afternoon (Thursday 9/25) and support Seward Seahawks as they play another home game. This team has been beating the odds from Nome to Valdez, in a winning streak practically unheard of for a good many years, and is setting itself up to go to state. Witness for yourselves how they’re doing it.

by · September 25, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Tamba Hadzi

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Tamba Hadzi

Tamba Hadzi is an eight-member ensemble from Homer. As active participants in Alaska’s thriving marimba community, they all share a love of the music of Zimbabwe. The traditional and contemporary music of Zimbabwe’s Shona people, as originally taught by Dr. Dumisani Maraire, is the foundation of their repertoire, which also includes original compositions by their various teachers from Washington, California, […]

by · September 25, 2014 ·
Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Council delays lease transfer of harbor business

Heidi Zemach for SCN – After hearing from a few concerned neighboring business owners who want delivery and emergency access behind their businesses, Seward City Council postponed a resolution for two weeks allowing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Charles “Scottie” Bald reassigning the 8,300 square foot Marina restaurant property on Fourth Avenue to Seward Lodging […]

by · September 25, 2014 ·

Historians, museum professionals to meet

Lots of folks are helping to get everything ready for the start of the joint annual conference of Museums Alaska and the Alaska Historical Society next week in Seward. More than 190 museum professionals and historians from across the state will be in attendance at the Oct. 1-4 event. Resurrection Bay Historical Society is hosting the conference, which starts with […]

by · September 24, 2014 ·
Blessing of the Pets — Sunday, 12:30 @Seward United Methodist

Blessing of the Pets — Sunday, 12:30 @Seward United Methodist

by · September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Emma Hill

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Emma Hill

Emma Hill grew up in Alaska, coming from the small village of Sleetmute and later moving into Palmer for high school. In 2006 Hill decided to move to Portland, a thriving music scene, to continue her education and pursue her musical aspirations. In 2007 Hill met Daste and they began their collaboration. Seven busy years, four widely well-reviewed albums, and […]

by · September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Snow River String Band

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Snow River String Band

  Kick off the 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival with Seward’s own Snow River String Band. Come see them on Friday, September 26 at 5PM at the Seward Music & Arts Festival.

by · September 24, 2014 ·

High School Pool closed September 25 & 26

The Seward High School pool will be closed this Thursday, September 25, and Friday, September 26.

by · September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Steve Norwood

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Steve Norwood

Steve Norwood is an original , founding member of the Photonz, from Girdwood, AK. He is currently recording his original songs, as well as performing solo at various places around Southcentral Alaska.His styles range from folk rock to bluegrass, and he is mainly influenced by the likes of Paul Simon , Jerry Garcia and  Neil Young. Hear him play at […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·

City Express seeks drivers

CITY EXPRESS IS LOOKING FOR CLASS “A” & “B” DRIVERS TO WORK PART TIME, OTR & LOCAL DELIVERIES. CALL JOANNE @ 907 224-5605 OR 907 362-1473

by · September 23, 2014 ·
Marathon Wrestling Fundraiser Re-Scheduled

Marathon Wrestling Fundraiser Re-Scheduled

The Marathon Wrestling Club fundraiser has been re-scheduled Please join us on Friday, October 24th from 6pm – 9pm for our 2nd annual Taco Feed/Auction fundraiser for Marathon Wrestling Club.  All proceeds will benefit Seward area youth!  Tickets on sale now, $20.00 per person, please contact Jewel Williams at 907-422-7130 for more information, to purchase tickets or to donate an item for […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·
New thrift store opens in Seward

New thrift store opens in Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Residents thronged into Seward’s new thrift store, Ukanuzit, in the Old Western Auto building at the corner of Third and Fifth, for its grand opening Saturday. The rain lifted and the sun came out for the event. Customers were treated to hotdogs and a home-cooked chicken jalapeno chili, but most of all they appreciated having […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·
Comments by Mike Navarre, Incumbent KPB Mayor

Comments by Mike Navarre, Incumbent KPB Mayor

By Mike Navarre – I have been honored to serve as Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor for the last three years.  I have received a great deal of support and encouragement since I announced my plans to seek reelection and greatly appreciate all of the support – thank you. These past three years as mayor have gone by quickly and, for […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·
Blackwater Railroad Company to perform September 26 & 27

Blackwater Railroad Company to perform September 26 & 27

Seward’s own Blackwater Railroad Company will be performing at the Yukon Bar on September 26 & 27 beginning at 9PM. Be there! http://blackwaterrailroad.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackwaterRailroadCompany http://sewardcitynews.com/2014/08/blackwater-railroad-company-a-band-on-the-rise/

by · September 23, 2014 ·

Robotics Reaching Many of Seward’s Youths

Did you know there’s a club right here in Seward that’s piping out future engineers? Okay so that’s not a guarantee, but at a minimum, this club is offering children the opportunity to dabble in STEM activities, which means activities geared toward science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s called the Seward Code Club. The Club, co-founded by Leigh Ray, Amy […]

by · September 22, 2014 ·

Seward PTSA Meeting September 23

The Seward PTSA meeting will be held on September 23 at the Elementary School beginning at 6:30PM.

by · September 22, 2014 ·
Blues Train returns to Seward

Blues Train returns to Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Alaska Railroad brought a sold-out train of devoted blues fans to Seward from Anchorage Saturday afternoon, although it’s the “shoulder-season” when daily passenger train service has ended. Riders were shuttled via Major Marine tour buses and taxis downtown to three participating hotels, and to the Pit Bar just outside of the city, where they […]

by · September 22, 2014 ·

Seward Community Foundation News

Seward Community Foundation News The Seward Community Foundation is pleased to announce a September mini-grant award going to the Seward Boys and Girls Club. The $500 grant will be used to fund a tutor to provide individualized math instruction in the established Power Hour Program. The Power Hour: Making Minutes Count is a homework help and tutoring program that encourages […]

by · September 22, 2014 ·
Comments by Tom Bearup, Candidate for KPB Mayor

Comments by Tom Bearup, Candidate for KPB Mayor

By Tom Bearup – My name is Tom Bearup, candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor.  My positions and opinions are based on Optimism, Respect and Accountability for and to the residents of the Kenai Peninsula. I have had experiences throughout my  life, in business, government and as former Mayor of the City of Soldotna that put me in the unique […]

by · September 22, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Sophia Street

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Sophia Street

  Sophia Street is a 23 year old musician that hales from Soldotna, Ninilchik and Homer. She got her start by winning a talent show in high school and used that tiny success to motivate and start playing shows around town and then eventually following the music scene to Anchorage, where she has since recorded an EP with Evan Phillips […]

by · September 22, 2014 ·
City of Seward Notice of Special Meeting

City of Seward Notice of Special Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, September 22, 2014 following adjournment of the 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting for the purpose of:  Resolution 2014-080, Authorizing The City Manager To Apply For, And Accept A Loan From The State Of Alaska, Department Of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Clean Water Fund, In […]

by · September 22, 2014 ·
The Obihiro mural is complete

The Obihiro mural is complete

By Dot Bardarson – Our Japanese artist and dignitaries have flown home after finishing the painting of Seward’s newest mural.  It was unveiled during the Seward Art Council’s annual membership dinner as part of the entertainment, with speeches from both sides of the globe. The first “Touch-up day” was interrupted by a cherished visit from Japanese Consul, Akira Iwanabe and […]

by · September 21, 2014 ·
The Rez seeks a new owner

The Rez seeks a new owner

 While the Seward community welcomes Susan Ernst back to town, it is coming as a disappointment as she prepares to close down The Rez, one of only two privately owned gyms in town. For those of us that live and work downtown, it has been a great, convenient place to stop in for a quick workout or class before or […]

by · September 21, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin September 19

SPRD Bulletin September 19

Halloween Carnival The Annual Community Halloween Carnival is coming up Friday, October 31st 6 to 9pm. Booth space is now available, reserve your spot today call Shari at 224-4057; email sadelmann@cityofseward.net or go to www.cityofseward.us  to download a form.  Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl at Forest Acres Park Sat, Oct 25th at 6:30pm Search for Mini Pumpkins, roast marshmallows and […]

by · September 20, 2014 ·

Pat Williams passes away

Pat Williams, a well-known and beloved Seward resident who lived here for most of her 104 years, died in her sleep early the morning of Sept. 18, 2014. The past nine years she had lived in Anchorage with her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Glenn Erickson. Seward City Council had already begun making plans for how to celebrate her 105th […]

by · September 19, 2014 ·