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Library Museum Facility Update

Library Museum Facility Update

On Thursday, December 10th, from 5:30-7pm the design team for the Library Museum project will be presenting the updated and refined 35% schematic design drawings composed from their week long community review.  Presentation will be in the meeting area at the Seward Community Public Library basement. The architects are developing their proposal for the new Community Library and Museum and […]

December 7, 2009 ·

Thank You to our Giving Community

Seward Public Health, the City of Seward, and all Seward Schools send out a belated, formal “Thank You” to all of the volunteers who helped make the school-based H1N1 Clinics a success in mid-November. Volunteers included medically-trained community members and parents. CJ Rea, Deb Bond, Stacy Lane, Jim Spanos, Sarah Spanos, Heidi Zemack, Jena Petersen, Mark Beals, Ina Hawkins, Brent […]

December 7, 2009 ·

Remember last Christmas when Port City Players brought you Holiday Hiccups? Well the fun is back this year with Stocking Stuffers by Geff Moyer. Six short skits and sketches that will have you laughing and in the Holiday spirit. See Uncle Sam, Easter Bunny, Cupid and other holiday icons plot against the ever so popular Santa, and Barbie breaks up […]

December 7, 2009 ·

Gingerbread House Decorating Day

Tuesday, December 15th 3:15p.m. -4:30 p.m. Seward Elementary School Mr. Barnwell’s Science Lab Cost:  $20 Ages: kindergarten-6th grade ~Registration is limited to 15 students ~ Register by Wednesday, December 9th Pre-made, pre-assembled houses ready to be decorated ~ We provide the gingerbread house, candy, frosting, and the fun! Join the Seward High School Nordic Ski team in creating a holiday […]

December 7, 2009 ·
Cop Talk

Cop Talk

Attention Duck Hunters at the Airport- Discharging a firearm within the city limits is illegal, but according to city resolution, an exception may be made for duck hunting at the airport.  Permission must be granted by the Chief of Police or his/her designee for each day of the hunt.   Contact the police department at 224-3338 for more information. Questions, comments, […]

December 7, 2009 ·

Mark Your Calendars!

Cabaret 2009

December 7, 2009 ·

Not Too Late for Flu Shots

Flu shot are once again available. Check with your pharmacist at Safeway (224-6960) for availability. We are also expecting H1N1 shots. We have H1N1 and seasonal FLU MIST in stock. Since this is a live virus, certain requirements must be met, but for those who do not like shots, they are a viable alternative. Get the flu fears behind you […]

December 6, 2009 ·
Chickens seen at Lost Lake Trailhead

Chickens seen at Lost Lake Trailhead

2 chickens were seen at Lost Lake Trailhead at about 7:30pm Sunday night.

December 6, 2009 ·

CALLING VOLUNTEERS FOR TAX-AIDE

  AARP Tax-Aide is… • the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service;   • a charitable nonprofit that provides a quality service that helps taxpayers with low- and middle-income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers are…   • over 32,000 individuals who give their time and expertise to help others;   • […]

December 4, 2009 ·

Hunter Education Class

If you are interested in taking a hunter education class – Basic or Muzzle Loader – call 441-2027 for information and packet.

December 4, 2009 ·
Avalanche Awareness and Rescue Weekend

Avalanche Awareness and Rescue Weekend

Avalanche Awareness and Rescue Weekend Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13 FREE to the public!  Commercial courses covering the same depth cost over $300. 6 hours of workshops and beacon practice in Seward on Saturday. Full day in the field at Summit Lake on Sunday. Avalanche beacons will be loaned to those who do not own one (supplies are […]

December 4, 2009 ·
Christmas Wish Tree at Library

Christmas Wish Tree at Library

The Children’s Christmas Wish Tree at the Seward Community Library is now in place.  The Wish Tree is decorated with cards describing highly rated books for children and young adults that would be great additions to the library.  Individuals and organizations are invited to select a card or cards from the tree, and to sponsor the purchase of the item.  […]

December 4, 2009 ·

Disaster Notice

Following the storm surge on December 1, 2009, the city manager is preparing to formally declare a disaster. An official declaration will be issued later today. Seward and area residents should exercise extreme caution when traveling on Lowell Point Road . The aftermath of the December 1st storm surge has created some erosion on the shoulder of the road at […]

December 4, 2009 ·

Full Moon snowshoe/ski tonight

Greetings, Please consider joining me tonight for a Full Moon snowshoe/ski along the West shoreline of Kenai Lake. We will meet at the Primrose campground parking lot at 8:00 p.m. and head out along the shoreline to return in an hour or two. There is a possibility that there may be some cloud cover and North wind, so bring a […]

December 4, 2009 ·
Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

Alaska Logistics to expand Seward operation

(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) The Seward City Council has agreed to have City Manager Phillip Oates negotiate a lease with Alaska Logistics, LLC, to construct a large vessel maintenance, repair and storage enclosure at the Seward Marine Industrial Center in support of their Western Alaska Barge Service. Alaska Logistics has operated a barge service from the railroad dock […]

December 4, 2009 ·
Holiday Train Update

Holiday Train Update

Yes, we know that you likely know by now that the Holiday Train has been canceled. But…the Holiday Bazaar and Passport programs are still on as scheduled!  Both typically draw locals as well as many Anchorage and Peninsula residents that make the drive on their own.  With great hotel rates and specials around town, there’s no reason not to come […]

December 4, 2009 ·

CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL Tomorrow!

2009 CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL SATURDAY, Dec. 5th, 11:00am – 4:00pm 336 Third Avenue, Seward Senior Center        Games, Gifts, Café, Raffle Bring the kids and enjoy the fun!

December 4, 2009 ·
Library Museum Design Process

Library Museum Design Process

The design team is busy working and will be back into the community to give us another peek at design progress December 10th with an evening meeting in the basement of the Seward community library.  More details to come, meanwhile, our quilt raffle is stilling going on.  Tickets will be available at the holiday craft fair this coming weekend! RBHS […]

December 3, 2009 ·

Seward Music in December!

Seward Elementary and Community Band Concert – Dec. 6, 2009 – 3 PM The Seward Elementary and Community Bands are proud to present “Marching Into Christmas”, an ode to the holiday season and to the nation we live in, all rolled into one jam-packed concert! Time honored favorites and seasonal celebrations are planned for this family-friendly concert, presented in the […]

December 3, 2009 ·
November 2009 Weather Summary

November 2009 Weather Summary

Weather Summary from the Kenai Fjords National Park Service November was a great month to give thanks:  to the snowplow operators on Thanksgiving weekend, for good ice skating in the middle of the month, for some wonderful snow conditions late in the month, and for the late (but not really that unusual) first snow of the year.  As measured at […]

December 3, 2009 ·

ANNUAL CARNIVAL IS HERE!

2009 CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL Saturday, Dec. 5th, 11:00am – 4:00pm 336 Third Avenue, Seward Senior Center Games, Gifts, Café, Raffle Bring the kids and enjoy the fun!

December 3, 2009 ·

Still searching for Seward’s Angels – nomination forms are out- let us know who in our community might need a little help this Christmas Season; With a gift from the Seward Fire Department Angel Tree Program. We are searching for families from Lowell Point to the Wye- your local Fire Departments will deliver gifts the week of December 16th. Angel […]

December 3, 2009 ·
Stormy Seward!

Stormy Seward!

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Big waves, high tides and hard winds hit Resurrection Bay yesterday, Seward, Alaska. These benches sit along a bike trail on the Seward Waterfront.  The bike trail should be visible in the photo, but it is buried under a foot of water, mud and rocks.  This wave actually broke over the tops of […]

December 3, 2009 ·
USCG Cutter Mustang has a young female executive officer

USCG Cutter Mustang has a young female executive officer

(By Heidi Zemach for the SCN) Cindy Travers, from North Baltimore County, Maryland, never dreamed that she would be an executive officer, serving on a U.S. coast guard cutter in south central Alaska. When she told classmates of her plans to attend the coast guard academy in New London, Connecticut after high school, they couldn’t believe it. “A lot of […]

December 2, 2009 ·

City Calendar

PUBLIC HEARINGS SEWARD CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS December 14, 2009 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will conduct a public hearing on the following items of business at its regular meeting of December 14, 2009. 1.  Resolution 2009-134, Authorizing The City Manager To Enter Into A Special Contract With The Alaska Railroad For Discounted Electric […]

December 2, 2009 ·

Borough Assembly Report

From Sue McClure I’m back from the 11-10 Assembly meeting. Among items of local interest: We heard the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Quarterly report, presented by the School Board President and the Superintendent. Enrollment is only 25 students less than last year, which is less of a decline than in previous years. It should be noted that one of […]

December 2, 2009 ·