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City Passes GF Budget, Will Replace Fleets Aging Vehicles

City Passes GF Budget, Will Replace Fleets Aging Vehicles

  (by Heidi Zemach for Seward City News)   Photo: budget bloodletting The “bloodletting” known as the annual budget process has officially ended, and Monday night the Seward City Council approved a $9.8 million General Fund Budget for 2010, and $9.9 million for 2011, which retain the property tax rate at 3.12 mills. The council also passed a number of […]

November 24, 2009 ·

Seward Community Library Closed Wed. – Sat.

The Library will be closed from Wednesday 11/25 – Saturday 11/28. Normal hours will resume on Sunday, opening at 1pm. So, if Thanksgiving just won’t be Thanksgiving without John Candy or a favorite book, make sure to stop by tonight before 8pm. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

November 24, 2009 ·

Thanksgiving Eve Service

The community is invited to a simple service of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 25th, 7 pm, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3rd Avenue @ Jeffrson Street. The service will feature traditional songs, special prayers of thanksgiving, and the Thanksgiving Proclamation of President George Washington, establishing the first National Thanksgiving Celebration, held on November 26th, 1789 – exactly 220 years ago.

November 24, 2009 ·

Resurrection Lutheran to Install Pastor

Pastor Ron Nitz, who has been with Resurrection Lutheran Church (3rd & Jefferson) since May 1st, will finally be installed this coming Sunday, November 29th, at 4 pm. Complications in scheduling this event forced its delay until now. Bishop Michael Keys of the Alaska Synod, ELCA, will lead the service and preach for the event. The community is welcome to […]

November 24, 2009 ·

Alyeska Resort Opening Day

Wednesday, November 25! The Resort will be running both Magic Carpets, Chair 3 and Chair 4 for ski and snowboard operations from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Tram will be open for sightseeing and lunch at the Glacier Express. Groomed trails only, no off trail skiing. The entire mountain is designated a slow zone. Check our snow report or […]

November 24, 2009 ·

Celebrate Resurrection Bay Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest Entries at Wells Fargo

Seward Middle School Eighth grader Noah Hamlin’s poster is among the over 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 22nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Club International sponsors the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Noah’s poster was selected by Resurrection Bay Lions Club members for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of […]

November 24, 2009 ·

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The Seward City Council recently told City Manager Phillip Oates to proceed with negotiations with Seward Ship’s Drydock, Inc to determine specific capital improvements that the shipyard wants to make, and whether they are appropriate for a lease extension beyond its current 2029 expiration. The shipyards managers are seeking assurance that the lease with the […]

November 23, 2009 ·

Cedar & Sam Strike Again

Cedar Bourgeois and Sam Young traveled to the Muir Beach Race in California to test their mettle against some new competition on November 14, 2009  Sam would run the 17K while Cedar ran the 33K. It was the longest race that Cedar had ever entered, but she felt confident that she could do it in that she had run the […]

November 23, 2009 ·

SEWARD SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

336 Third Ave 224-5604 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, Saturday 11:30-2:30pm *LUNCH MENU week of Nov. 23rd: (Mon) SALMON BROC CHEESE BAKE(Tue) MEAT LOAF; (Wed) HAM & POTATOES AU GRATIN ; (Thurs) CLOSED; (Fri) CLOSED; (Sat) CLOSED, NO BRUNCH.  The Center will be CLOSED for the THANKSGIVING holiday, Nov. 26-28th. Saturdays this winter:  SENIOR BRUNCH 9:30-11:30, MOVIE @ 12 pm. FREE lunches  at the Center for SENIOR VETERANS this winter, […]

November 23, 2009 ·

A Rose by Any Other Name

No matter what you call it – chew, snuff, spit, snus, dip or iqmik – smokeless tobacco poses health risks from tooth loss to cancer. And although it’s less lethal than cigarettes, it’s not a safe alternative to smoking. All tobacco products pose health risks and all can be deadly. In Alaska, smokeless tobacco use remains above the national average, […]

November 23, 2009 ·

Libraries Are Information Repositories

This piece, written by Greg Hill is Fairbanks North Star Borough Library Director, ran in the Sunday edition of the FDNM.  (Fairbanks Daily New Minor) OPINION ARTICLE By Greg Hill, FNSB Library Services Director, 459-1027 Last Sunday’s Anchorage Daily News ran a front page article, the online version is titled “Are Local Libraries In Process of Checking out?”, about the […]

November 23, 2009 ·
The Green Beet: Giving Thanks

The Green Beet: Giving Thanks

By Jen Ransom One of my favorite Thanksgiving holiday menus lacked the typical turkey and stuffing fanfare one associates the upcoming holiday with. Living out in Bush Alaska with no family around and little need for a huge meal, my husband and I spent one Thanksgiving with a friend and his dog at our home in Iliamna. We gave thanks […]

November 22, 2009 ·
IMPORTANT CORRECTION!

IMPORTANT CORRECTION!

Tonight’s fundraiser is open to the public, not just to members and guests. Sorry about any confusion.

November 21, 2009 ·

Auxiliary Christmas Fundraiser Tonight!

Members and guests are invited to the annual Christmas kids and community fundraiser tonight at the Post. Dinner will be served at 6:00 with the auction and raffles following at 7:00. All proceeds are used for the local population.

November 21, 2009 ·

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: A stroll about town

Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report November 20, 2009 Cloudy, 14º, relatively calm! The pummeling north wind finally took a rest today. I seized the opportunity to enjoy a little walk about town with my binoculars. Sheltered in the spruce in my yard, DARK-EYED JUNCOS flitted in the understory, flashing their white outer tail feathers. The usual RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, and BLACK-CAPPED […]

November 20, 2009 ·

TOYS FOR TOTS and SPENDARD BUILDERS SUPPLY

This holiday season Spenard Builders Supply will be supporting the Kenai Peninsula Toys for Tots drive. Beginning November 1st through December 18th Seward Spenard Builders Supply will be a location to drop off NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS. Thank you in advance for helping make this holiday season better for those less fortunate!

November 20, 2009 ·

FIRE SAFETY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Cooking and heating-related incidents are the leading cause of residential structure fires in Alaska, accounting for almost 75% of the state’s total reported residential structure fires.  With the holidays approaching, warm, cozy homes and holiday feasts play a major role in our preparations for family gatherings.  It also increases the risks for fire.  These fires can be prevented and losses […]

November 20, 2009 ·
City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Monday, November 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. 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.  Certificate of Appreciation for Mike […]

November 20, 2009 ·
Seward Parks and Recreation Bulletin

Seward Parks and Recreation Bulletin

Turkey Reverse Volleyball Tournament Interested in playing a fun game of Volleyball?? Join SPRD for a pre-thanksgiving tourney Wed, Nov 25th @ 6pm up at the High School Gym $4 fee to participate and the tournament consists of round robin to single elimination format. Call 224-4054 for more info, see you there! “Eat Dessert First” at the TYC! Seward’s Teen […]

November 20, 2009 ·
Design Workshop Tonight 5pm – 7pm

Design Workshop Tonight 5pm – 7pm

The design team will be presenting tonight at the Seward Community Library basement. The ECI/Heyer design team have met with user groups and individuals all week, plus visiting both current locations and the new site,they will be presenting to the public their results from this input. While still early in their process, it will be a first look into the […]

November 20, 2009 ·

Seward International Friendship Association (SIFA) Annual Meeting

SIFA Annual Meeting UAF KM Rae Marine Education Building 125 Third Avenue 6-7pm Monday November 23 2009/10 SIFA sister-city update – Hannah Beutler, Maggie Herbert, Jed Wilde were chosen for the high school summer exchange last year. However, the City of Obihiro canceled all exchanges last summer due to concerns about the H1N1 flu. Hannah, Maggie & Jed will travel […]

November 20, 2009 ·
Seward Children Get Their Swine Flu Shots

Seward Children Get Their Swine Flu Shots

By Heidi Zemach for SCN   (Photos: Jordan Sewell gets a shot,  while Alexa Rose Knapp gets a nasal dose) About 182 pre-school and elementary school students bravely got their H1N1 “Swine Flu” inoculations at Seward Elementary School library Wednesday morning, with the help of 20 volunteers. The volunteers included nurses, a physician, EMT, and parents and community members. The pre-school […]

November 18, 2009 ·

Seward Highway Emergency Bridge Replacement Project

The DOT Bridge Section wishes to issue this reminder of its scheduled inspection for the month of November: The Trail River Bridge is located at about MP 25 of the Seward Highway. The next inspection of the Trail River Bridge is scheduled for November 20 and November 21 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. Loads greater than 30,000 […]

November 18, 2009 ·

Sporadic Bird Report: Brrrrrirds!

Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report November 17, 2009 Sunrise 9:02 am, sunset 4:22 pm, length of day 7 hours, 19 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 31 seconds shorter. Weather: Cold and clear this past week with a terrific north wind howling out of the arctic. Resurrection Bay is smoking as it releases heat to the frigid air. By […]

November 17, 2009 ·