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Halloween Mask, Costume, & Art Show October 11

Halloween Mask, Costume, & Art Show October 11

October 8, 2014 ·

Seward Music Association Meeting October 15

Everyone is invited to the Seward Music Association’s (also known as the Seward Band and Choir Boosters Association) annual meeting on October 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Seward Community Library (upstairs) to discuss what we can do to assist and augment the school music program for the current school year as well as into the future.   SMA has brought musical acts to the schools […]

October 8, 2014 ·

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Birding “Big Sit” October 11

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Press Release – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Keen Eye Peninsula Birders welcome your participation in the Fifth Annual Kenai National Wildlife Refuge “Big Sit”. The event will be held Saturday, October 11, from sunrise to sunset: (8:00 AM to 7:00 PM), along the Skilak Lake shoreline near the Lower Skilak Lake Boat Launch. A […]

October 8, 2014 ·
High School Halloween Dance October 11

High School Halloween Dance October 11

October 8, 2014 ·
An insider’s look at creating the 911 Museum

An insider’s look at creating the 911 Museum

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska members visiting Seward for their annual conference last week heard from a woman who has mastered one of the most difficult curator jobs one could imagine: creating the National September 11 Museum & Memorial in Manhattan. In a presentation Friday called “Too soon? Too sad? Too sensitive? Too […]

October 8, 2014 ·
Blackwater Railroad Company to perform October 10 & 11

Blackwater Railroad Company to perform October 10 & 11

Seward’s own Blackwater Railroad Company will be performing at the Yukon Bar on October 10 & 11 beginning at 9PM. http://blackwaterrailroad.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackwaterRailroadCompany http://sewardcitynews.com/2014/08/blackwater-railroad-company-a-band-on-the-rise/

October 8, 2014 ·

Unofficial Election Results-Seward/Lowell Point Precinct

Registered Voters 1781 – Cards Cast 609 34.19% Num. Report Precinct 1 – Num. Reporting 1 100.00%   Borough Mayor KPB Total Number of Precincts 1 Precincts Reporting 1 100.0% Times Counted 311/1781 17.5% Total Votes 298 NAVARRE, Mike 190 63.76% BEARUP, Tom 85 28.52% MARTIN, Carrol J. 21 7.05% Write-in Votes 2 0.67%   SBCFSA – SEAT A KPB […]

October 8, 2014 ·
SPRD Bulletin October 6

SPRD Bulletin October 6

SPRD Bulletin… Hello Basketball Referees, Clock, and Scorebook Keepers, The City of Seward has contracted with the Seward Sports Officials Association (SSOA) to officiate games, including scorebook keepers and clock timers for our competitive league games this fall. Interested officials will not be City employees nor City contractors. Rather, the SSOA will contract, schedule and pay officials through their local […]

October 7, 2014 ·

Alaska State Park Seward Citizen Advisory Board meets October 14

The Alaska State Park Seward Citizen Advisory Board will meet on October 14th, from 5pm-7pm in the AVTEC Culinary building, upstairs in the Banquet room.  The community is encouraged to attend and meet the board!

October 7, 2014 ·
Electronic health records coming to Seward CHC

Electronic health records coming to Seward CHC

October 7, 2014 ·
Seward & KPB Elections today!

Seward & KPB Elections today!

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The polling place for Seward/Lowell Point residents is at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward, Alaska. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department.

October 7, 2014 ·
“Blood Moon” tonight

“Blood Moon” tonight

With clear skies, the second total lunar eclipse of the year should be visible from Seward.  The lunar eclipse will start at 12:45 A.M. and become total at 2:30. The eclipse will complete at 3:30 AM.. The “blood phase” will only be visible for approximately 10 minutes. What is a “blood moon”?  According to Sky and Telescope a blood moon is when, instead […]

October 7, 2014 ·
Alaska DOTPF Plans Highway Upgrade, Holds Meeting in Moose Pass

Alaska DOTPF Plans Highway Upgrade, Holds Meeting in Moose Pass

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities held an open-house meeting in Moose Pass to share information about plans to rehabilitate the Seward Highway between mileposts 17 (Primrose Spur Road) and 22.5 (south of Ptarmigan Creek). About a dozen citizens attended. Mostly federal dollars with some state support will pay for the roughly $50- […]

October 7, 2014 ·
Senator Lisa Murkowski Visits Seward Middle School

Senator Lisa Murkowski Visits Seward Middle School

On Monday morning U.S .Senator Lisa Murkowski paid a visit to Seward Middle School before continuing her plans to also visit AVTEC, Aurora Energy, and meet with members of city council. Students and faculty pleasantly greeted Senator Murkowski for several minutes prior to a 30 minute two-way conversation with the sixth to eight graders in the audience. The Senator began by […]

October 7, 2014 ·

Seahawk Swim Meet Sat 11th

Come out on cheer on the Seahawk swimmers this Saturday as they host swimmers from Homer to Wasilla. More than 150 swimmers will be in town Friday night and all day Saturday. The meet starts at 10am Saturday. We are still in need of volunteers to be timers and help in the hospitality suite and food for the volunteers. Please […]

October 6, 2014 ·
Qutekcak Native Tribe receives grant for an Early Childhood Development Program

Qutekcak Native Tribe receives grant for an Early Childhood Development Program

Qutekcak Native Tribe Press Release – The Qutekcak Native Tribe is excited and honored to announce the receipt of a federal grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Social Economic Development Strategies SEDS grant: Early Childhood Development Program.  This project will develop a Preschool Program with a Daycare for our area’s most valuable asset; our preschool youth.  We are […]

October 6, 2014 ·
Join Alaska SeaLife Center for Family Science Nights

Join Alaska SeaLife Center for Family Science Nights

The Alaska SeaLife Center presents Family Science Nights! Please join our Education team for this free event on Friday, October 10, from 5:30-6:30 PM to learn more about our resident puffins. At 5:30, families will have the opportunity to participate in a puffin experience. From 6:00-6:30, we will be doing puffin crafts in the Rocky Coast gallery. With their black […]

October 6, 2014 ·

SBCFSA Meeting Tonight, October 6

The Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a regular board meeting at 7:00 pm, Monday, October 6, 2014.  The agenda includes a presentation by the American Red Cross. The meeting will be held at the KPB Seward Office in Sea View Plaza, 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. The board holds regular meetings on the first Monday of each […]

October 6, 2014 ·
Candidate Tom Bearup Meets Public at Seward Restaurant

Candidate Tom Bearup Meets Public at Seward Restaurant

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Mayor, Tom Bearup, spent all day Thursday in Seward and ended with a 3-hour session at Christo’s Palace restaurant to talk about whatever the public wanted to talk about. Many patrons in the regular, weekday-evening crowd did not seem to notice the free pizza and talkative candidate in […]

October 4, 2014 ·

Calling all Watercolor Artists!

Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a watercolor show in the month of November, 2014.  This will be at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Ave. in Olde Town Kenai – across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall.  If you would like to participate, please call Joy at 907-283-0515.

October 4, 2014 ·
Sue & Mike Banas named SPRD’s Sponsor of the year

Sue & Mike Banas named SPRD’s Sponsor of the year

SPRD News Bulletin – Seward Parks and Recreation Sponsor of the year for 2013 was awarded to Stylin’ Stitches ‘Sue & Mike Banas’ July, 31st 2014. They have sponsored numerous Seward Parks and Recreation events and programs. There is no limit to their kindness. Stylin’ Stitches has sponsored the adorable Diaper Derby event for over 10 years.  Sue & Mike […]

October 4, 2014 ·

Thank you from Tom Bearup

By Peter Zuyus – Tom Bearup, candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough, had a great visit to Seward yesterday.  He met with residents all day as he walked and drove around town. Tom had coffee and cookies at the Van Gilder earlier in the day and served pizza to folks at Christos Palace later. Important issues residents brought to Tom were […]

October 4, 2014 ·
My Summer in Obihiro

My Summer in Obihiro

By Ryan Johnson – This summer I was selected to be a part of the Seward-Obihiro program where I got to visit and tour Japan for a week. There I got to experience many things like tasting new foods, observing Japanese lifestyle and being able to tour around Obihiro. The experience was very great and enjoyable and I would most […]

October 3, 2014 ·
500 suicide gatekeepers trained in Seward

500 suicide gatekeepers trained in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward, AK – Seward’s middle school and high school students and their teachers, all of AVTEC’s students and staff, and 18 other community members were trained as suicide prevention “gatekeepers” using the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) method, established by Dr. Paul Quinnett, and promoted by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Some 500 […]

October 3, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center releases harbor seal pup

Alaska SeaLife Center releases harbor seal pup

Gobi, a female Pacific Harbor Seal pup that was found abandoned near Resurrection Bay Seafoods on July 3 of this year, was released by Alaska SeaLife Center staff at Lowell Point this afternoon. Through rehabilitation efforts, Gobi was deemed fit for release after she learned how to socialize with other seals and forage for her own food. After some hesitation about […]

October 2, 2014 ·