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Ms Gene’s Place: A Local Jewel Nets a New Chef

Ms Gene’s Place: A Local Jewel Nets a New Chef

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – On a Sunday evening, amidst steady rain, we set off for a walk from our house in downtown Seward to Hotel Seward’s longtime, locally loved restaurant, Ms Gene’s Place, named as a tribute to the property’s’ former owner, Gene Snowden. Before we […]

The Last Ferry

The Last Ferry

The Last Ferry is an autobiographical essay by Michael Hankins depicting the Seward area in the late 1960s. Mr. Hankins grew up in Alaska and graduated from East High School in Anchorage in 1972. He wrote this essay out of a desire to share his experiences with the current Seward community, and […]

Fishlines: News from Alaska Sea Grant

Fishlines: News from Alaska Sea Grant

Upcoming Sea Grant Events April 1–May 31: Get Your Feet Wet!, statewide online July 20–22: Engaging Alaska Youth in STEM and Community Resilience, Fairbanks August 7–11: Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators annual conference, Homer September 7–10: Rainforest Festival, Petersburg September 20–21: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings, Anchorage October 12–13: Smoked […]

Teen Rec Room Will Be Closed on Tuesday May 23

Teen Rec Room Will Be Closed on Tuesday May 23

Please note a scheduling change which will close the teen only REC ROOM on Tuesday, May 23 in order to join the celebration of graduating seniors from Seward High School. Teenagers who remain committed to attending and passing high school courses are to be congratulated, since not every Alaskan makes […]

Seward Parks and Rec Bulletin

Seward Parks and Rec Bulletin

Please note a scheduling change which will close the teen only REC ROOM on Tuesday, May 23 in order to join the celebration of graduating seniors from Seward High School. Teenagers who remain committed to attending and passing high school courses are to be congratulated, since not every Alaskan makes […]

Xtra Puffs Puffin Mural Reception

Xtra Puffs Puffin Mural Reception

Sunny skies greeted the 5 pm reception on Saturday for Seward Mural Society’s most recent mural, the spectacular, 32′ tall “Xtra Puffs” by Master Artist Liza McElroy. The giant mural features a Tufted Puffin (“tough guys wear black”), and a Horned Puffin. Many of the volunteer artists were able to attend the […]

Save the Whale?

I noticed the other day some construction work going on around the large humpback whale and cormorant mural that is on the south side of Christo’s Palace restaurant. This started to concern me as the workers were painting red markers on the wall, some of them covering the mural. I […]

Jackie Pels to sign books

Author and historian Jackie Pels will be at the Seward Museum this Sunday to sign her latest book, “Framed by Sea & Sky: Community art in Seward, mural capital of Alaska.” The museum will be open from 1 – 5 p.m. Stop by and chat with the author of the […]

Alaska Police Standards Council Addresses Possession, Distribution, and Cultivation of Marijuana by Officers

Alaska Police Standards Council Addresses Possession, Distribution, and Cultivation of Marijuana by Officers

(Juneau, Alaska) – In February of 2015, following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Alaska, the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) examined the applicable state regulations prohibiting certified police, correction, probation/parole, and municipal corrections officers from using or consuming marijuana and determined by a unanimous vote that the regulations should […]

“Orphaned” Wildlife Best Left Alone

“Orphaned” Wildlife Best Left Alone

“Don’t touch!” That’s a phrase worth remembering from now through early July as newborn moose calves, young bear cubs and other wildlife babies start appearing in Alaska’s backyards, urban greenbelts, and along popular trails. Tug-at-your-heartstrings cute, they may appear helpless and abandoned, but a protective mother is likely nearby. Cow […]

Seward CITY FLAGS for sale THIS SATURDAY

Seward CITY FLAGS for sale THIS SATURDAY

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society is happy to announce the first availability of the new SEWARD CITY FLAG to the public! Come on down to the Mermaid Festival between 10AM and 6PM. The flags will be available at the Eight Arms Printing booth, thanks to gracious hosting by Miss Toni […]