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New 1-credit Beginning Birding class in Seward

Have you been enjoying watching the birds at your bird feeder all these years and are wondering who these beautiful birds are? Have you been casually bird watching, trying to decipher the field guides, and now feel you are ready for a little more formal instruction? Are you ready to buy a new pair of binoculars but aren’t sure which […]

by · January 31, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Movie at the Library Sun. 3pm

Movie at the Library Sun. 3pm

The Seward Community Library will be showing Ben X as part of the ongoing Film Movement Series this Sunday, Feb 1st, at 3pm. For those of you who could care less about the Super Bowl, come on down to the Library to watch this great film! Synopsis Ben is different. His life is a universe all to itself, where he […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Blizzard Warning – South Peninsula

WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER…COOPER LANDING 217 PM AKST FRI JAN 30 2009 …BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AKST THIS AFTERNOON FROM ANCHOR POINT SOUTHWARD… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AKST THIS AFTERNOON. STEADY SNOW COMBINED WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Yoly's Bistro to Close

Yoly’s Bistro is set to close after this weekend for the rest of the winter. I enjoy the fresh, lively food and atmosphere at the Bistro and really hope that they don’t close. We have many great places to eat here in Seward but the more variety the better. If you feel like I do, go have lunch or dinner […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Sea Arts Saturdays!

Sea Arts Saturdays! Learn science through art at the Alaska SeaLife Center each Saturday during the month of February! Open to children ages 7—12 with one accompanying adult Cost is $10 per child per session Hands-on activities with local artists 10:00am—11:30am Sessions limited to 15 children! Call ahead to reserve a space! Contact Jess Ryan at 224-6885 or jessica_ryan@alaskasealife.org February […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Bits of History with Lee Poleske

Bits of History with Lee Poleske from SewardCityNews on Vimeo.

by · January 29, 2009 · 2 comments ·

How do you go green and still have green in your pocket?

Some aspects of green living helps the environment, but not always your pocketbook. Do you have a way around your home, your work or your community that allows you to live environmentally-friendly and also helps you save money? I’d love to hear about it! I’m working on a writing piece that will help everyday people, like yourself, still be environmentally […]

by · January 29, 2009 · 1 comment ·

Library to Be Closed Tomorrow until 4pm

The Seward Community Library will be closed tomorrow until 4pm so that the computer systems can be rewired. There is a chance the Library will have to stay closed after 4, so please call before you make a trip into town in the evening.

by · January 28, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

FREE TAX SERVICE

Once again, the free tax preparation service provided by AARP and the IRS through AARP TaxAide is being offered to those with low and middle incomes. This is the largest volunteer-run tax preparation service in the nation. We are ready, willing and trained by the IRS to prepare and e-file your taxes. Don’t pay when you can have it done […]

by · January 28, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Fish-n-Chips: Casino Night at the SeaLife Center- Coming Up Soon

February 7, 2009 7-11pm Join us at the SeaLife Center for a night of food, fun, and festivities! Entry fee includes admission; buffet; 2 drink tickets; and a stack of chips for your wagering entertainment. James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, or Elvis attire optional! Try your luck at Roulette, Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Craps, and Wheel of Fortune. Cost: $75 for an […]

by · January 28, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Stella Needs a Home

Stella Needs a Home

1 yr old Husky/whippet mix Spayed female, healthy, current on vaccinations Good with other dogs, and most cats (is “pesky but not mean”). Crate-trained, housebroken. Smart, funny,…. (So, why are you getting rid of her?, you ask.  Good question….) We “inherited” Stella after her original owner died.  She is too young & active to fit in our household, with two […]

by · January 28, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

REDOUBT Update

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT Tuesday, January 27, 2009 12:48 PM AKST (Tuesday, January 27, 2009 21:48 UTC) REDOUBT VOLCANO (CAVW #1103-03-) 60°29’7″ N 152°44’38” W, Summit Elevation 10197 ft (3108 m) Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Unrest at Redoubt Volcano continues. Seismicity has waxed and waned over the past 24 hours, but remains […]

by · January 28, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

The Seward Community Foundation Has Additional Grant Funds Available

Additional Grant Funds Available! The Seward Community Foundation has received $5000 from the City of Seward to award during our annual grant process. This provides a total of $10,000 that SCF has available to support non-profit organizations and programs in our community in 2009. Grant proposals are being solicited that serve the needs of people in such areas as health, […]

by · January 27, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Children's Wellness Fair 2-14-09

There will be a Children’s Wellness Fair at the Seward Elk’s Lodge, 419 5th Ave. on Saturday, February 14, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Children will receive free screenings for vision, hearing, and developmental skills. Height and weight will also be checked and immunizations are available on request. The Women Infants and Children […]

by · January 27, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Possible Repeal of Daylight Saving Time in Alaska

Possible Repeal of Daylight Saving Time in Alaska

A l a s k a   S t a t e   L e g i s l a t u r e Representative Anna Fairclough – House District 17 My Fellow Alaskan, In direct response to a number of concerns raised by my constituents and various groups, such as K-12 educators, the elderly, northwestern rural communities, and others, we have […]

by · January 27, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
This week at Seward Middle School

This week at Seward Middle School

\ January 26, 2009 This newsletter is posted weekly on Edline and emailed to all accounts that are active on Edline. If you have questions about or need help with Edline, please contact Miss Fischer at 224-9017, or by email at nfischer@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. IN GENERAL. *Attention Read 180 students and parents: This is a reminder that students need to read 30 […]

by · January 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Chamber News

Several members have stopped by in the last few weeks to ask about the economy and what we hear for Seward. Seward’s Port operations are showing potential for growth, with an increased demand for coal, a strong presence from the commercial fishing fleet, and plans to expand Seward’s services with both a security dock and an expanded cargo dock. We’ve […]

by · January 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Senator Gary Stevens Capitol Report

Capitol Report for January 26, 2009 by Senator Gary Stevens Greetings from the State Capitol. Unseasonably warm weather greeted lawmakers as the first session of the 26th Alaska Legislature got underway Tuesday, January 20th. As you may know, I have been honored to be elected to serve as President of the Senate. It was a privilege to have my wife, […]

by · January 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·
Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Without fail, you’ve gotta love any book that begins with instructions on how to boil a frog. I prefer fried amphibians myself, with a good bit of hot sauce and a glass of cold, sweet tea, but to each his own I suppose. But live frog boiling? Why, that might be the way they do things down there in Colorado, […]

by · January 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Sporadic Bird Report

January 25, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:26 am, sunset 4:54 pm, length of day 7 hours, 27 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 43 seconds longer. Weather: Calm, 23º and partly cloudy this morning, rising to a balmy 33º under radiant blue, sunny skies all afternoon. About 6” of sparkling new snow covers the old crust, […]

by · January 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Inauguration Day Photos

I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to attend the Inauguration in Washington, DC. Although I was unable to use my ticket for a spot on the Capitol steps, like many others, due to the unexpected challenges presented by the masses, I ended up spending the day on the National Mall with the massive crowd who turned out to […]

by · January 26, 2009 · 1 comment ·

#14 Week of Jan 19th, 2009 Dave Carey, Borough Mayor Monday, January 19th Core Team Planning for Week Meeting. Meeting with Snowshoe Gun Club members. Interview for Road Director’s position. Site visit to Road’s Department. Packet Meeting for Assembly Meeting of February 3rd. Central Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board Meeting.

by · January 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Community Drum Making Class

QUTEKCAK NATIVE TRIBE IS OFFERING A HIDE DRUM MAKING CLASS DATE: February 2nd, 3rd, & 4th TIME: 5:00 TO 8:30 PM LOCATION: 216 4TH AVE. In the Yellow Building Please call Melanee at 224-3118 to sign up for the class since space is limited! Fee: $50.00 Deadline for Signing up is January 30, 2008

by · January 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Community Foundation Has Additional Grant Money

by · January 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·

Seward Community Choir Practice

Our first practice went great! We are blessed to have had 12 brave souls come strut their stuff during choir, many of whom haven’t sung in a very long time! It’s not too late to join us, so please don’t hesitate to drop in one evening and see if you like the music! Save the date! Thursday Evenings at 7PM […]

by · January 25, 2009 · Comments are Disabled ·