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The Hannah Yoter Band performs July 18

The Hannah Yoter Band performs July 18

The Hannah Yoter Band will perform at the Resurrect Art Coffee House on July 18 beginning at 7PM. For more information, please visit Hannah Yoter’s website at http://www.hannahyoter.com/

July 14, 2015 ·

Bingo every Monday Night

American Legion Women’s Auxiliary hosts Bingo every Monday night at 6:30pm at the American Legion corner of 5th and Jefferson. $26 to play 10 games. Come have fun and support local programs for veterans and scholarships

July 14, 2015 ·
Ukulele Russ to perform July 17 & 18

Ukulele Russ to perform July 17 & 18

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July 13, 2015 ·

Seward High Cross Country

Cross Country Practice begins on Monday evening, August 3rd. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the high school wrestling room. If you have been running, that is great. If you have not, no worries since the program is designed to bring you along at the optimum pace for your individual physical condition. If you have never run, this is […]

July 12, 2015 ·
Missing a guitar?

Missing a guitar?

Two full-size guitars were left behind at the Bluegrass camp  and are missing their owners. If one of these are yours, and your child attended the camp, please contact me (Heidi) and arrange to pick them up at hzemach@gmail.com Many camp songbooks were also left behind. I’m holding onto those too. (Update, we have returned them to their rightful owners. […]

July 12, 2015 ·
Guitarist Peppino D'Agostino will perform in Seward on August 28

Save the Date! Guitar Concert Aug. 28

Mark your calendar now for an evening of virtuoso acoustic guitar! Master fingerstyle guitarist Peppino D’Agostino will be in Seward for an evening show at 7 pm August 28 at the K.M Rae Building. Peppino D’Agostino emerged on the musical scene in the late 1980’s and helped redefine the boundaries of the acoustic guitar. His virtuosic technique, penchant for open […]

July 11, 2015 ·
Bluegrass Camp For Kids Group performs outside the Alaska SeaLife Center> Heidi Zemach photo.

Bluegrass Camp For Kids returns for fifth summer

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The heart of downtown Seward has been filled with 55 excited, energetic youngsters learning and playing bluegrass music and square dancing for the fifth straight summer this week, July 6-10th. Children between 5 and 16 attended the Seward Bluegrass Camp For Kids, run by Kate Hamre, a talented bluegrass musician and elementary schoolteacher from […]

July 11, 2015 ·
Museum is now open Sundays!

Museum is now open Sundays!

New Summer Sunday Museum Hours! The Resurrection Bay Historical Society (RBHS) volunteers will open the Museum on Sunday’s, from 1-5 pm through the rest of the summer season.  We at the Library Museum thank the RBHS volunteers for assisting the City to keep the museum open for our visitors  and residents  on a day the museum is not regularly staffed […]

July 10, 2015 ·
Kid Craft And Care During July Art Walk

Kid Craft And Care During July Art Walk

This is once again being hosted by the United Methodist Church at 321 4th Avenue. Care is provided from 6-8 PM on Saturday, July 11th.  

July 10, 2015 ·

2nd Saturday Art Walk July 11

2nd Saturday Art Walk! Saturday July 11th 6-8 p.m. Come out for an evening stroll, meet the artist, and enjoy the exhibit featuring Resurrection Bay and the surrounding area. Alaska SeaLife Center: Kwangsook Schaefermeyer Balto School:  Heidi Huso Cover to Cover:  Suzie Towsley-Ramsey Eight Arms Printing Company:  The Trucker Hat Design Contest Ranting Raven:  Faith Rose & Christy Favorite Resurrect […]

July 9, 2015 ·
Seward International Friendship Association awarded grant from Holland America

Seward International Friendship Association awarded grant from Holland America

Contributed by Dot Bardarson – Holland America awarded the Seward International Friendship Association with a grant to fund a volunteer project along the greenbelt foot path. The Tea House from our sister city, Obihiro, Japan, is getting a face-lift at the hands of this year’s exchange students, who are Alena Hamner, Billy Wolf and Mary Ramirez. Shown here is Jim Herbert, […]

July 9, 2015 ·

Calling Local Artists for the September Harvest Art Exhibit at the Peninsula Art Guild

SEWARD/MOOSE PASS ARTISTS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER OR APPLY FOR A SOLO OR GROUP EXHIBIT!!!! The Peninsula Art Guild is CALLING LOCAL ARTISTS to donate one or two original artworks for their SEPT, 2015 Harvest Art Exhibit and Auction, benefitting the Kenai Fine Arts Center.  Donations may be delivered to KFAC, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai by 4pm, Sat., Aug. 29.  Hours […]

July 9, 2015 ·

Kenai Fjords National Park alive with bubble netting whales

While on Major Marine Tours’ vessel Yukon Queen, John Coffey shot video of humpback whales bubble netting near Cheval Island in Kenai Fjords National Park.

July 9, 2015 ·

HOME STAY HOSTS NEEDED FOR OBIHIRO, JAPAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM!

Make a difference in the life of a student. Be a home stay for a visiting Japanese high school student. Share your home and broaden the mind of a young person as they experience life in Alaska! Dates available July 25 – August 4, 2015 for one or more nights. Contact Brenda Ballou, Deputy City Clerk, at 224-4046 for more […]

July 9, 2015 ·
Bluegrass Camp “Bands Around Town” on Thursday

Bluegrass Camp “Bands Around Town” on Thursday

Bands Around Town What’s “Busking?” It’s a colorful term for playing music on the street for money. This Thursday, July 9th,  between 3-4 pm, the Seward Bluegrass Camp for Kids participants will be showcasing their band’s talents throughout downtown Seward. Come see their nine bands sing and play, and throw a few dollars their way. The money will go toward […]

July 8, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

7 July 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   There were two major ordinances up for public hearing at the July 7 meeting. One, Ordinance 2015-09 that would have raised the sales tax maximum per sale to $1000 was tabled, pending an upcoming review of the entire tax code. The other, Ordinance 2015-14, which would have amended KPB […]

July 8, 2015 ·
Volunteer home hospice moving forward

Volunteer home hospice moving forward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – People with a terminal illness shouldn’t have to leave their own home, community, family, friends and pets in order to receive quality hospice care. Their loved ones shouldn’t have to struggle to care for them entirely on their own. That’s the feeling of many in the community who would like to change that. Unfortunately, […]

July 7, 2015 ·

SBCFSA Work Session July 20

The next Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area work session will be held Monday, July 20 at 6pm at the KPB Seward Annex office in Sea View Plaza at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122. Attendees from the Association of State Floodplain Managers Conference will present.  Public is welcomed. For more information contact the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123, […]

July 7, 2015 ·

The Bookin for Books Race is Back July 18, 2015

The Bookin for Books trail race is back this year, offering two race options; 3.8 miles from Divide (Mi.12) to Grayling or 6.4 miles from Primrose to Grayling Lake Trailhead.  Come run an enchanting and rolling trail through the Chugach Mountains to benefit the Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library, bringing free books to children ages 1-5. Training for the Tri-harder-athon? Come run […]

July 7, 2015 ·
Expedition Alaska Adventure Race

Expedition Alaska Adventure Race

After racing across 378 miles of Alaska Wilderness over the past 7 days, Expedition Alaska Adventure Race participants completed their final adventure on Sunday: running their own Mt Marathon race on the official route. Most teams wisely chose the Switchback Trail to avoid the Cliff and Waterfall. They all carried water, food, and gear; some had hiking poles. As a team event, […]

July 7, 2015 ·

SHARE SPACE OPPORTUNITY – Seeking Artisans & Antique Aficionados For Seward Retail Location

If you are an artist, artisan or antique aficionado and you want to have your own retail space at a reasonable rate, you may be interested in the concept of Share Space. I am seeking like-minded artisans who see the value in joining forces, and who are ready to make a 9-12 month commitment, to join me in filling the […]

July 7, 2015 ·
New Crisis Line Number for the Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Program in Seward

New Crisis Line Number for the Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Program in Seward

As part of our efforts to grow and expand the domestic violence / sexual assault program in Seward, we have implemented a new crisis line specifically for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and survivors. This crisis line is available 24 hours a day to those in need of assistance, support or in a crisis situation.  IF YOU ARE IN […]

July 7, 2015 ·

Temporary Closures Planned for Seward Highway in July

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Release – Seward Highway temporary closures planned Closures will be from 9:30-10:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through July (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The Seward Highway will be closed from MP 99 to 100, just south of Bird Creek, between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on each Tuesday and Thursday, through July, for construction […]

July 6, 2015 ·
Mt Marathon Race sees new level of competition

Mt Marathon Race sees new level of competition

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- SEWARD, Alaska – Ava Nappi, a cute little redheaded Seward girl stood at the finish line of the 88th July 4th Mount Marathon Race with her big sister and mother, watching the sweaty, muscular men’s racers arrive. How did she do in her own kids’ race? “I won!” says Ava, her beam spreading through her happy, freckled […]

July 6, 2015 ·
Monitoring seawater reveals ocean acidification risks to Alaskan shellfish hatchery

Monitoring seawater reveals ocean acidification risks to Alaskan shellfish hatchery

Reprinted with permission from NOAA. The article was originally published here: http://research.noaa.gov/News/NewsArchive/LatestNews/TabId/684/ArtMID/1768/ArticleID/11254/Monitoring-seawater-reveals-ocean-acidification-risks-to-Alaskan-shellfish-hatchery-.aspx –  NOAA, University of Alaska collaborate with shellfish hatchery Wednesday, July 01, 2015 New collaborative research between NOAA, University of Alaska and an Alaskan shellfish hatchery shows that ocean acidification may make it difficult for Alaskan coastal waters to support shellfish hatcheries by 2040 unless costly mitigation efforts are […]

July 6, 2015 ·
J Wagner to perform July 10

J Wagner to perform July 10

J Wagner is a songwriter from Austin,Texas who spends the majority of his time writing songs and the performing throughout the U.S. and abroad to perform them. Raised in the deserts of New Mexico and a frequent performer in that area, Wagner often draws his lyrics from this desert landscape. His song “If I Go, I’m Goin, has been covered by the country […]

July 6, 2015 ·