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Seward Little League Girls Softball

Seward Little League Softball to begin Monday!

May 21, 2010 ·
Class of 2010 Graduates

Class of 2010 Graduates

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News The Seward High School Graduating Class of 2010, forty-one students, received their diplomas Thursday evening in the high school gymnasium as their parents applauded wildly, wept, and wondered how time had passed so fast. A slide show presentation of contrasting photos of each student as a baby, and then all grown up pressed […]

May 21, 2010 ·

8 pm free Concert on Beach

Welcome the Boy Scout Centennial Jamboree to Seward. The public is invited to the free concert tonight in at the beach. It’s a nice night for a walk, and there will be almost NO parking. Walk toward the Bay from Jefferson Street and toward the music. Bring your guests. Bring a folding chair? no smoking, no alcohol… probably a GREAT […]

May 21, 2010 ·

Seward Economic Development Assessment is out

And gives top billing to SCN; “All respondents use the Seward City News as their major source for community issues, services, and programs.” ! Seward Economic Development Assessment 2010-05-19 DRAFT.pdf (602kb)

May 20, 2010 ·

A Weekend of Charity Rummage Sales

Looking for a bargain to support a good cause? Wanting to get rid of items that have surfaced during spring cleaning? Well, this week you have three options to do just that while making the rounds of several huge fundraising rummage sales: Seward United Methodist Church (321 4th Avenue, south of Jefferson). Sale hours: Friday and Saturday 9am-3pm. Starting at […]

May 20, 2010 ·
Departures at Connections and Seward Middle

Departures at Connections and Seward Middle

  By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News   Mary Hicks advises Laura Beck on her new job. Plan and Hersrud are village bound   Seward Middle School teachers threw a surprise retirement party after school Wednesday for Mary Hicks. She is leaving Alaska for her log-cabin home in Michigan, and a life of travel with her husband between New […]

May 19, 2010 ·
City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. City Council Chambers 1.         CALL TO ORDER 2.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3.    ROLL CALL 4.    CITIZENS’ COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARING. 5.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA 6.    SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS A.  Proclamations and Awards 1.  Military Appreciation […]

May 19, 2010 ·
Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration

The Boys & Girls Club held an Arbor Day Celebration at Seward Elementary School. They unveiled a new mural the children had made, designed and realized by Justine Pezuchal. They performed songs about trees, and school officials and Mayor Willard Dunham dug a hole on the school lawn where a tree will be planted in honor of the late school […]

May 19, 2010 ·

5-18-10 Borough Assembly Report from Sue McClure

5-18-2010 Borough Assembly Report By Sue McClure We had two full days of business this week, starting with Monday’s budget presentations. We heard presentations of the highlights and budget requests from a total of 30 departments, service areas, senior groups, and others that receive borough funding. A good way to learn about the business of the borough! We passed, after […]

May 19, 2010 ·
8 Great Years!

8 Great Years!

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Wild wolves at sunrise, Denali National Park, Alaska. This old photo shot on Velvia slide film is still one of my favorite photos and memories, and as good as any for my annual trip down memory lane.  You see it was eight years ago that I left a wonderful job and took the […]

May 19, 2010 ·

Seward Music Association Meeting

The Seward Music Association (SMA) will be holding a very important meeting Wednesday the 26th, 5:15pm at the High School Music Room.  The SMA’s mission is to support music education in our schools and community, and to augment music learning and performance skills among participating students. SMA, formally incorporated as the Seward Band & Choir Booster Association, earned its non-profit […]

May 19, 2010 ·
Soccer Play Day & Summer Youth Soccer League

Soccer Play Day & Summer Youth Soccer League

Kick off another great season of Youth Soccer at SPRD’s Soccer Play Day Sunday, June 6th @ 2pm at the Elementary School Soccer Field. Kids ages 4-12 are invited to learn drills, go through skill stations and play games. Soccer Play Day is a great introduction to the sport and a great refresher for the soccer league veterans! Seward Youth […]

May 18, 2010 ·

Seward Softball

Softball Enthusiasts!!! Recreation Softball League starts Tuesday June 7th and Competitive League starts Sunday June 13th. Games are in the evening, usually between 5-10pm. New to town? This is a great way to meet people. If you want to play ball, we will help find you a team! Get signed up now for the best rates! Early Bird rates: Competitive […]

May 18, 2010 ·

Deadline for ACE Program Extended!

Deadline Extended!! DON’T MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! ADULT CITIZEN EXCHANGE WITH OBIHIRO, JAPAN The Seward International Friendship Committee is seeking 2 individuals within the community who would like to participate in the adult citizen exchange between Obihiro, Japan and Seward. Applicants must be 21 years of age. Yasuhiko Ohsono, one of the founding fathers of the Obihiro/Seward student exchange program […]

May 18, 2010 ·

Recycling in Seward gets a new look!

AmeriCorps members from the SeaLife Center have been working towards improving recycling in Seward. Recently they met with the Boys & Girls Club of Seward during April to teach them about reducing, reusing, and recycling. They also helped the boys and girls create collages of Seward out of recyclable materials. The artwork with recycling messages can be viewed around town […]

May 18, 2010 ·
Mile Club Kids

Mile Club Kids

Twice a year the middle school kids participate in a “fun” run in PE with Physical Education teacher, Angela Hammer, where they are timed at the beginning of the year and at the end.  This year had several students in the Seven Minute Mile Club as well as in the Six Minute Mile Club. Six Minute milers are Jack Broughton […]

May 18, 2010 ·

BREAST CANCER: ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PREVENTION

BREAST CANCER: ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PREVENTION is a free public lecture by Silent Spring Institute staff scientist Sarah Dunagan May 23rd, at the IMS Rae Building Auditorium in Seward. Reception at 5:30 pm; lecture from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. In the 1940s, a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer was one in 22. Today, her risk is one […]

May 18, 2010 ·
First Cruise Ship Marks another Tourist Season

First Cruise Ship Marks another Tourist Season

  (By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) Under gloomy weather, and intermittent rain, the summer tourist season in Seward officially began Sunday with the arrival of the first massive cruise ship, the Ryndam Holland America. It was transporting about 1200 passengers to Vancouver, with stopovers in Haines, Juneau, and Ketchikan. This summer 57 ships will dock in Seward, making […]

May 17, 2010 ·

PLANT & PASTRY DONATIONS WANTED

The SEWARD SENIOR CENTER is seeking donations of flowers, herbs and vegetable starts, baked goods and any other sellable items (smaller than your body) in anticipation of it’s spring fundraiser, the PLANT & PASTRY SALE, to be held on June 4th.   Plants can be dropped off beginning June 1st, and baked goods may be dropped off beginning June 3rd.  Other non-perishable items to be sold may be dropped off beginning May […]

May 17, 2010 ·

SEWARD SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

336 Third Ave 224-5604 Open Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00. Closed weekends. LUNCH MENU week of May 17th:   (Mon)SPAGHETTI;(Tue)SAUSAGE; (Wed)TURKEY ENCHILADAS; (Thurs)PORK ROAST; (Fri)BRUNCH 9:30-11:00am. FITNESS: Monday & Wednesday, Qigong 9:30-10:30am, Core Balance 11-12:00pm; Tuesday & Thursday, Walking for Wellness, 9:30-10:30am; Beginner’s Stretch ‘n Strengthen, 10:30-11:30am; Wednesday, Line Dancing, 10:30-11:30am; Friday, Core Balance 11-12:00pm.  Wii SUMMER Bowling league is just underway. Sign-up in […]

May 17, 2010 ·
TRAILS Events This Week

TRAILS Events This Week

TRAILS is an inclusive recreation program that promotes recreation for people of all abilities and is open to the whole community. We have lots of fun crafting, rafting, watching movies, kayaking, fishing and more! Here is what’s happening this week: Homemade Ice Cream & Movie Night on May 17th from 6-8pm in Glacier View Apartment’s Community Room. Ice cream, you […]

May 17, 2010 ·
Sign Up Now for Learn To Row Class

Sign Up Now for Learn To Row Class

Kenai Crewsers, Seward’s co-ed rowing club is offering a Learn To Row class May 29 & 30, 1-5:30pm both days, on Bear Lake. This fun class will help you learn the basics of rowing. If you can’t attend these dates, please call Lori, 362-3433, make up dates are available. Kenai Crewsers is a local non-profit club that encourages a healthy […]

May 17, 2010 ·
The Green Beet: Have You Pruned Yet?

The Green Beet: Have You Pruned Yet?

By Jen Ransom for Seward City News Pruning trees and berry shrubs is one of my most feared gardening adventures. The fear is two-fold: One, my husband is a naysayer for pruning – he wants the privacy that overgrown shrubs provide, he says – and two, I’m always fearful I’ll prune away too much and end up with little of […]

May 16, 2010 ·

About Exit Glacier Road

We took the kids for a wonderful walk yesterday, intending to walk the Exit glacier trail, but we ended up parking about a mile and a half away because the road was closed. We made it to the trail head , but by that time the kids were ready for the return trip. Does anyone know when they intend to […]

May 16, 2010 ·
Seward Community Foundation Has Fun Giving Away Grants

Seward Community Foundation Has Fun Giving Away Grants

On Thursday, May 6th the Seward Community Foundation spent a fun evening with donors and grantees awarding their 2010 grants to local nonprofit organizations. In all, $9,750 went to 7 different organizations. The evening started with Master of Ceremonies and board member, Jim Fredrickson, introducing the other board members: Paul Rupple-President, Kim Reierson-Vice President, Chellie Skoog-Secretary, Darcie Larson-Treasurer, Patty Beals, […]

May 16, 2010 ·
Dramatic Rescue on Godwin Glacier

Dramatic Rescue on Godwin Glacier

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) A pilot, a dog musher, and seven sled dogs were rescued unharmed from a mountain on Godwin Glacier late Saturday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard, after the helicopter they were arriving in flipped over in deep snow and white-out conditions. Pollux Aviation pilot Eric Ridington, of Wasilla, was bringing Fairbanks musher Jamie […]

May 15, 2010 ·