Recent News & Information

The results are in!

Last month the Seward Prevention Coalition conducted a community survey as part of their program Parents who host, lose the most: don’t be a party to underage drinking. Members of the community were asked to take part in the survey either online or on paper, at select establishments.  Everyone who […]

Another Mount Marathon rescue

Another Mount Marathon rescue

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward Volunteer Fire Department members gathered in front of the fire station late Wednesday afternoon, binoculars firmly to their eyes, staring up at Mount Marathon. It was a scene eerily reminiscent of last summer after a rookie Mount Marathon racer went missing on July 4th […]

Community Center Community Action Team BBQ

The Seward Prevention Coalition has a Community Action Team working on the development of a Community/Family Center for Seward.  They are looking for community members who are interested in helping with this endeavor.  Join them for a free BBQ this evening at TYC at 6pm and share your ideas on a community […]

2013 Balto Film Fest Deadline looms

2013 Balto Film Fest Deadline looms

         Reminder:  Deadline for Best Feature and Best Short submissions is Monday, June 17th.  See www.BaltoFilmFest.com for details, as well as information on the Balto 48 Hour Challenge and free film industry work force development workshops.  Official Submissions will be announced on July 1st. A big thank you to Charles […]

Friendship Across Water

Friendship Across Water

The new mural “Friendship Across Water” has been christened.  The dedication included a few remarks by members of the Seward Mural Society.  The group painted a replica of the mural that the city of Seward will be sending to Japan in September.  The replica is 1 quarter the size of […]

New Thai food van arrives

New Thai food van arrives

Mark Teckenbrock has a new enterprise: Thai food, cooked in a van he purchased and renovated for that purpose. The food van will mostly be located at the TelAlaska Building parking lot on Fourth Avenue and Jefferson Street, but will also be parked outside the Grazing Moose Summer market, across from Seward City […]

Marine Debris GYRE Expedition Sets Sail

Friday, June 7th,  the GYRE expedition team launched the Norseman into calm seas under warm and sunny skies.  LIKE and FOLLOW this amazing Alaskan expedition to see incredible photos and to read about the discoveries of the GYRE team: LIKE us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ExpeditionGyre/259144167564262?ref=tn_tnmn FOLLOW US on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ExpeditionGyre See […]

2013 July 4th Parade!

“Biggest Small Town Celebration“ FREE entry to the 4th of July parade! But wait!  There’s more! Prizes for entries will be awarded in the form of Seward Bucks. That’s right, Seward is so cool we now have our own currency!  Link to 2013 Parade Application: http://www.sewardchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/July-4-2013-Parade-Application.pdf  Please e-mail Erica Davis at visitseward@seward.net […]

Elite 9 Jazz CD Release Party in Anchorage

Elite 9 Jazz CD Release Party in Anchorage

ELITE 9 will release their first CD “You Don’t Even Have to Lift” on June 15th 7:30pm at the Seward Brew House!   The ELITE 9 jazz band has been performing in south central Alaska since 1999 currently consisting of vocalist (Linnea Hollingsworth), trombone (Paul Hettwer), guitar (Mark Teckenbrock) and bass (Daryl Hollingsworth).  All […]

Burn ban lifted

As of June 4, 2013, the Division of Forestry is lifting the burn suspension in place throughout the Kenai Peninsula.  Some areas have received precipitation and our forecasts are calling for continued scattered showers.  As a reminder burning permits are required April 1st – August 31st for open debris burning.  […]

Market opening signals the real beginning of summer

Market opening signals the real beginning of summer

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN Happy customers, bakers and local craftspeople filled the Grazing Moose Summer Market and  Artists’ Co-op building with hugs and laughter as it reopened for business Thursday, June 6th downtown, across the street from City Hall. They were  eager to view Joanie Merritt’s new sale items and see the […]

Seahawk Booster Club Golf Tournament in July

Happy Summer Everyone – Finally the snow is gone and we can think golf!  This year’s Booster Club golf tournament is going to be Saturday, July 27th at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna.  Tickets are now on sale for $100 (same as last year).  This includes the round of golf, longest drive […]

ASLC Dive Team

ASLC Dive Team

Why were all of these people at the high school pool with their dive tanks, masks and snorkels at the ready? Alaska SeaLife Center’s Dive Team leader Chip Arnold met them here for their annual swimming test. They had to do things like swim a length of the pool without surfacing, swim eight […]