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Emergency Workers Volunteer to Enable a Safe, 2016 Polar Bear Jump

Emergency Workers Volunteer to Enable a Safe, 2016 Polar Bear Jump

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — About 150 costumed jumpers and their several hundred cheering fans came to Resurrection Bay’s port city to defeat cancer. At the orderly prompting of the Master of Ceremonies, teams of jumpers plunged into boat-harbor waters which had developed a thin skin of ice the night before. They all deserve hearty applause. Nor should the […]

January 18, 2016 ·
This Friday at the Movies!

This Friday at the Movies!

Coming this Friday at the Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movies Series movie goers can look forward to Finding Nemo (G) at 6pm followed by Best In Show (PG-13) at 8pm. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show-time (at 5:30pm for Finding Nemo and 7:30pm for Best In Show). Concessions will be provided by the SOS Pets. Sustainability […]

January 18, 2016 ·
2016 Seward Polar Bear Jump

2016 Seward Polar Bear Jump

A few photos of the Seward Polar Bear Jump. I’m sure there are a zillion more! Carol Griswold

January 17, 2016 ·

Saturday Movie Matinee Series

Join us Saturdays January through April at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 3PM for a movie! First Saturday Hitchcock! Come watch a different Alfred Hitchcock movie on the 1st Saturday of every month. Second Saturday Hit of the Decade! On the 2nd Saturday of each month, we’ll feature a movie from a different decade 1950s-1990s. Fashions from the featured decade […]

January 16, 2016 ·
Genealogy Program at the Seward Community Library and Museum

Genealogy Program at the Seward Community Library and Museum

    Want to know where to start or what to do next to build your family tree?  Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for Getting Started with Genealogy, with Aleta McLain, on Saturday, January 30th, at 1 pm in the Community Room.  This program is free and registration is not required.  Please take a brief survey […]

January 15, 2016 ·
Alaskan Political Cartoons by Strine

Alaskan Political Cartoons by Strine

January 15, 2016 ·

Wilderness First Responder Courses in Seward: April 2016

Kayak Adventures Worldwide will again be sponsoring a Wilderness First Responder class and a WFR Re-cert class in April 2016.  Spots are limited and courses are filling up quickly. The Wilderness First Responder course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to evaluate medical emergencies and make decisions concerning field treatment and evacuation priorities. Wilderness First Responder is the current standard certification […]

January 15, 2016 ·
Seward B,C,S Dock Replacement

Seward B,C,S Dock Replacement

Turnagain Marine Construction will begin work on the replacement of Seward’s B,C,S Dock on January 18th. Construction activities will include: demolition of existing, float installation, pile driving, trestle construction & utilities. For more info please contact: 907-261-8960.

January 15, 2016 ·
ADFG Research Vessel Pandalus

ADFG Research Vessel Pandalus

January 14, 2016 ·
Seward Christmas Bird Count Results

Seward Christmas Bird Count Results

Seward Christmas Bird Count Results The Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count was postponed from Saturday to Sunday, January 3 due to fierce weather. What a difference a day makes! Miraculously, Saturday’s raging waters subsided to flat calm; the squalls departed, depleted and defeated. The clouds stubbornly persisted, shedding half-hearted sprinkles throughout the day just because. The temps rose from 33º […]

January 14, 2016 ·

Bear Lake Informational Meeting Scheduled

The Seward Rotary Club is hosting an informational meeting regarding the potential for a recreation area on public land on Bear Lake. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the research that has been done to date, and to roll out the survey that we will be making available to the public. The intent is to have […]

January 14, 2016 ·

POLAR BEAR SOUP-SUPPER AT SENIOR CENTER

SEWARD SENIOR CENTER is hosting a SOUP-SUPPER event on FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Cost is $5.00 per person, or, receive a free meal with a donation of 2 cans of food.  This is a benefit for the He Will Provide Food Bank and the senior nutrition program.  

January 14, 2016 ·
Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

BestOfHouzz2016PressRelease (1) Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward Alaska Awarded Best of Houzz 2016   Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World   Seward, Alaska, January 13, 2016 – Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward, Alaska has won “Best Of Customer Service” […]

January 14, 2016 ·
Seward's assistant fire chief Sean Corrigan (l.) receives the 2015 Alaska Firefighter of the Year Award from Acting State Fire Marshall Lloyd Nakano (r.). Photo by R. Smeriglio

Rest of Peninsula Recognizes Seward at Council Meeting; Civic Business as Usual Fills Out Agenda

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Politicos from the Kenai Peninsula flatlands attended Monday’s City Council meeting to recognize Seward achievers and to float some interesting ideas. Before and after the ceremony and recognition, Council attended to the nuts and bolts of managing a small city on a large bay. When not busy with Alaska state business, Speaker of the […]

January 14, 2016 ·

Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival Schedule of Events January 14-17

Purchase tickets for the Hotel Seward/American Legion Split The Pot fundraiser for Children with Cancer. Call 224-8001 or 224-5440 for information. 10- 5 Adventure Sixty North – Winter Wilderness Tour Company Exit Glacier – Snow Shoe, Snow Coach Tours, kayaking – Throughout the week. Please call or email in advance: adventure60.com 224-2600   THURSDAY, JAN. 14 7 – ? pm […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Sip and Paint comes to Seward!

Sip and Paint comes to Seward!

The “social painting” industry is now venturing to the smaller towns of Alaska. You heard it right – Alaska Owned and Operated, Paint this Town Alaska has decided to bring the “Sip & Paint” concept to those towns that often go overlooked. What is social painting, you ask? You may recall seeing many of your friends and family in the […]

January 13, 2016 ·

Seward Middle School 2nd Quarter A/B Honor Roll

6th Grade: Kekoa Albino, Rowan Bean, Ryan Brown*, Gaia Casagranda, Caitlin Corrigan, Kai’Sha Croom, Michael Dague, Wren Dougherty, Karlye Ebberson, Gavin Foote, Joseph Foutz*, Kloey Fredrick*, Luke Gunter, Grant Hinders, James Milburn, Annika Nilsson, Aiden Perea, John Polasek, Hannah Schilling, Shelby Sieminski, Peter Spanos, Chynna Stanley, Sailor Terry. 7th Grade: Anevay Ambrosiana*, Reanna Brewi*, Zander Bircher, Lucas Brockman, Cody Bryden, […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, on the Senate floor if her concerns […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Part Two: Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – the Kenai Peninsula

Part Two: Alaskan Lands for Alaskans – the Kenai Peninsula

By Brandii Holmdahl,  KP Borough Assembly Representative – ** This is the second of a three-part story discussing the history and future impact of land entitlements to the Seward community. Part 1 is HERE. For  two years the Kenai Peninsula borough has been working to secure the remaining 44,000 acres of municipal entitlement land granted under the state constitution, formation of incorporated boroughs. Resolution […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Ceramics Tonight!

Ceramics Tonight!

TRAILS presents: Ceramics Night at AVTEC- 519 4th Ave.   Wednesday, January 13th from 5-7 pm.  Cost: $8, Pay at Door. The maximum number of participants is 15, first come first served. Create your own beautiful ceramics works of art! Maybe you want to make a vase for spring flowers? The ceramics room at AVTEC will be open to bring out […]

January 13, 2016 ·
Polar Bear Jump Off Kids’ Winter Carnival January 16

Polar Bear Jump Off Kids’ Winter Carnival January 16

January 12, 2016 ·
SPRD Bulletin January 8

SPRD Bulletin January 8

SPRD Bulletin…   Kids Winter Polar Bear Carnival Sat, Jan 16th from 2 to 4pm at the Sports & Rec (AVTEC) gym. Fun booths, prizes and more!   Wells Fargo Basketball Tournament January 23 & 24th in Seward! Adult basketball teams around the State are invited to compete in this hot double-elimination tournament hosted by Well Fargo Bank & Seward […]

January 12, 2016 ·
Holland America Line is now accepting grant applications

Holland America Line is now accepting grant applications

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE IS NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Community Advisory Boards (CABs) for grants to local service and non-profit groups in six communities within Alaska and Canada: Juneau, Ketchikan, Fairbanks, Sitka, Seward, and the Yukon. The CABs consists of civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line on local corporate […]

January 12, 2016 ·
Roots/Americana/Bluegrass Performers Thursday Jan 14 at Resurrect Art, 7pm with special guest Snow River String Band

Roots/Americana/Bluegrass Performers Thursday Jan 14 at Resurrect Art, 7pm with special guest Snow River String Band

Amanda Kerr and Danny Booth will perform at the Resurrect Art Coffeehouse this Thursday, January 14 at 7 PM. It’s a musical performance you won’t want to miss! They intertwine guitar picking, fiddle playing, sometimes mandolin, sometimes banjo, and tight vocal harmonies to deliver their own unique take on both traditional and more modern folk, old-time, and bluegrass songs. Amanda […]

January 11, 2016 ·

SOUP-SUPPER FRIDAY NIGHT

SEWARD SENIOR CENTER is hosting a SOUP-SUPPER event on FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Cost is $5.00 per person, or, receive a free meal with a donation of 2 cans of food.  This is a benefit for the He Will Provide Food Bank and the senior nutrition program. We are seeking DONATIONS of SOUP in a crock pot and BREAD.  […]

January 11, 2016 ·
This Friday at the Movies!

This Friday at the Movies!

Coming this Friday at the Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movies Series movie goers can look forward to The Peanuts Movie (G) at 6pm followed by Sicario (R) at 8pm. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before show-time (at 5:30pm for The Peanuts Movies and 7:30pm for Sicario). Concessions will be provided by the Boy Scouts. Note: Sicario is […]

January 11, 2016 ·