Recent News & Information

Seward High School Drama Presents

The One That Got Away A Comedy in Two Acts Saturday, December 5th Sunday,    December 6th Monday,   December 7th Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – Show begins at 7:00 p.m. $7.00 Individuals/$20.00 Families A headline in the state newspaper reads: “Annual Women’s Fishing tournament Experiencing Record Number of Participants.”  This news is great for women who love the sport of fishing.  […]

November 30, 2009 ·

State relaxes restrictions on H1N1 vaccine

The Department of Health and Social Services, Section of Epidemiology, has decided to expand the offer of H1N1 vaccine to all Alaskans beginning Dec. 1, 2009. Previously the vaccine had been limited to people in the five priority groups. “The state has received more than 131,000 doses of vaccine and there’s more on the way,” said Sally Abbott, preparedness program […]

November 30, 2009 ·

Blizzard Watch – Eastern Peninsula

WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 452 PM AKST SUN NOV 29 2009 …BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. A STRONG WEATHER FRONT AHEAD OF A LARGE STORM SYSTEM OVER THE BERING […]

November 30, 2009 ·

Nonprofit Organization Training

The Seward Community Foundation and The Foraker Group invite you to attend training for your nonprofit organization at Seaview Community Services in Seward, December 16, 2009. Understanding Financial Statements 11:00 – 1:00 pm Do your eyes “glaze-over” during the financial reports? Do you want to better understand what the financial report says about the health of your organization? Do you […]

November 30, 2009 ·
White Friday

White Friday

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Snow covered alders and trees, Seward, Alaska. We have received a lot of snow over the last couple of days, and it keeps coming down!  As a photographer, and avid cross country skier, I love it! Believe it or not, this is a color photo.

November 30, 2009 ·
weather affecting the snowpack

weather affecting the snowpack

Many of our lives were put on hold late friday afternoon as mother nature shared with us our first big storm of the winter season. An avalanche crossed the Seward Highway near Mile 21.5 and closing the highway for about 24hrs. This 970mb low tracked into pws and the kenai mountains producing 19” of sweet chugach powder and 2.2” h20 […]

November 29, 2009 ·

Community Connections & Volunteer Fair- December 10th

As the largest state, Alaska also has one of the largest volunteer bases with nearly 190,000 people volunteering every year. Our local organizations enlist the help of many volunteers in an effort to create a better community.  This year, to raise awareness and involvement here in Seward, the Alaska SeaLife Center and its AmeriCorps volunteers will be hosting the very first Community […]

November 26, 2009 ·
Seward Parks and Recreation Bulletin

Seward Parks and Recreation Bulletin

Sign up for winter adult leagues coming this January at Sports & Rec: Basketball, Racquetball, Volleyball – Recreational and Competitive and Archery. Every Friday join us for open badminton from 7 to 8 pm. Call 224-4054 for more info. Family Events & Elementary, MS and HS Age Activities: Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show SPRD is bringing the Harlem Ambassadors back!  Mark […]

November 26, 2009 ·

SEWARD/BEAR CREEK FLOOD SERVICE BOARD MEETING

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold its next regular board meeting on Monday, December, 2009 at the Seaview Plaza Building, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, Suite 122 at 7:30PM. Please note that this is not our usual Monday. There is a short work session tentatively scheduled for residents along Sometimes Creek regarding flood mitigation issues that […]

November 26, 2009 ·

Thanksgiving and National Adoption Awareness Month

On the day before Thanksgiving and in National Adoption Awareness Month recognition, I’m resurrecting an old story. One I wrote about 7 years ago. On the first day, I open the big, wooden door and the children shout across the room “Masha, Mama”. They were told I was coming today. She comes and stands in the doorway, clutching a softened […]

November 25, 2009 ·
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 ·