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Historic homes demolished

Historic homes demolished

A  home on the Seward Historic Register at 420 Third Ave was demolished today. The original intent of the new owners was to preserve the almost 100-year old historic stucco home exterior and completely renovate the interior. However, as is often the case with older homes, serious problems surfaced from […]

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Investigation at Bear Glacier during 2018 Summer Season

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Investigation at Bear Glacier during 2018 Summer Season

Contact: Shauna Potocky, (907) 422-0530, shauna_potocky@nps.gov Seward, AK –Bear Glacier is located on the Kenai Peninsula southwest of Resurrection Bay and Seward, Alaska.  The lower (proglacial) lake in front of Bear Glacier is a popular recreation area for kayaking, sight-seeing, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and camping. Twelve kilometers above the terminus […]

Tamara and Phyllis standing by the aluminum recycling bin located next to the Seward Marine Sciences Building.

SEWARD’S RECYCLING HERO: Phyllis Shoemaker

“Seward is our home. My husband and I like being self-sufficient. For us, recycling, reducing, and reusing has always been a pretty natural way to live.” I first met Phyllis Shoemaker at a Sustainable Seward: reduce, recycle, renew monthly meeting a few months ago. This is a community-run group that […]

Booster Club Golf Tournament was a FUNtastic Time!

Booster Club Golf Tournament was a FUNtastic Time!

The 15th annual Seward High School Booster Club’s Golf Tournament was filled with sunshine, friendship, and best ball golf.  This year’s event raised over $5,100 for the High School’s athletic programs.  With a field of 68 players, a 75-degree sunny day and the Birch Ridge Golf Course in beautiful condition, […]

A changing ecosystem

A changing ecosystem

I have been driving back and forth on the Seward Highway between Nash Road and Hermin Lierer (Exit Glacier) Road several times a day ever since April 2002. Every time, I would always glance over at the marshy area on the east side of the road to take a quick […]

Vacation Bible School July 23-27

Resurrection Lutheran Church will host its annual Vacation Bible School this week, July 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon. All preschool- through elementary-aged children are welcome! There is no cost and no pre-registration required. This year’s theme is “Shipwrecked” – come enjoy songs, games, crafts and snacks with friends! Resurrection Lutheran […]

Sustainable Seward Tip of the Week

What does sustainability mean?  Sustainability is the process of maintaining change in a balanced fashion.  In order to be sustainable, we must use resources in a balanced way, a way that provides us what we need, but does not destroy the resource.  For an example of this principle, we can […]