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Super Yacht Christopher Visits Seward

Super Yacht Christopher Visits Seward

The 150.9′ performance world-cruising sailing cruiser and super yacht “Christopher” visited Seward Tuesday, docking just offshore of the Greenbelt.  It dwarfed passing tour boats and made specks of silver salmon derby boats. The impressive aluminum ketch, built in 2011,  features 3 staterooms and a study with accommodations for up to 12, and another 4 cabins for a crew of 8. Innovative technology includes […]

August 12, 2015 ·
Portage Transport seeks full-time, year round driver

Portage Transport seeks full-time, year round driver

Portage Transport is seeking a full time, year around van truck driver.  A class B CDL with Haz Mat endorsement is desired, but can be earned after being hired.  We are looking for a detail orientated person who can deal with customers under stressful situations.  Must know Anchorage and it surrounding areas, be able to drive in all weather conditions […]

August 12, 2015 ·

Seward Community Foundation on track for record grant year

In 2014, the Seward Community Foundation awarded nearly $10,000 in mini-grants to 13 different non- profit organizations in Seward and Moose Pass. Because of the generous donations of many supporters we have already exceeded that amount this year. Since January 2015 over $12,000 has been awarded! In the past two months mini-grants were awarded to the following organizations: • Seward […]

August 12, 2015 ·

NOW ENROLLING FOR Fall 2015 SEWARD COOPERATIVE TODDLER PLAYGROUP

We are currently enrolling children for the Fall 2015 semester of the Seward Cooperative Toddler Playgroup. This is a parent-led program open to children from ages 18 months to 3 years. It runs from August 31st – December 18th, 2015, and is held in the basement space of the Resurrection Lutheran Church. You can choose to participate one day a […]

August 12, 2015 ·

Art Walk in the Garden Awards

Friends of the Seward Library and the Garden Fairies wish to thank all of the community that stopped by during the Art Walk in the Garden event this last Friday! Thanks also to Nan Thompson and her sewing friends for the donations of the many ‘Fiber Art’ pieces and the individuals that gave. Over $600 was raised that will be […]

August 11, 2015 ·

Girl Scout Day Camp August 10-14th, Open to ALL Girls

GIRL SCOUT DAY CAMP in Seward this week, August 10-14th, is open for ALL girls entering Kindergarten-12th grade. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to attend. Time: 9am-5pm Place: KM Rae Building, 3rd Avenue Please pack a lunch. Cost is $20.00 per day. Girls can attend one or all days, and sign up day of camp. Full or part scholarship […]

August 11, 2015 ·
2015 Seward Silver Salmon Derby Winner’s Update

2015 Seward Silver Salmon Derby Winner’s Update

Seward Chamber of Commerce Release – August 8, 2015 Daily Derby Standings:   First & Second Place: Mens: Tie:  Ronald Eglody  & Howard Lazar  Weight:  13.36 Third Place:  Kamron Khalili   Weight:  12.66 Womens:  Joy Berger Weight:  11.48 Youth:  Riley Johnson Weight:  12.58   First Fish Prize $100: Loretta Bixby  Weight: 3.80 Daily:  60th Heaviest:  Lucille Gunnip Weight:  8.86 Random:  Jim […]

August 10, 2015 ·
Crimson Monarch as it receives 68,400 metric tons of coal from Usibelli mine in Healy, coming off the conveyor belt. Heidi Zemach photo.

DEC hears different views of AES’s permit to allow coal to fall into bay

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – About 35 people attended a public hearing by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on its plan to issue an individual pollutant discharge elimination system permit to Aurora Energy Services Inc., allowing it to legally allow coal to fall from its belt conveyor system, transfer feeder, and swing arm shiploader system into Resurrection Bay. […]

August 10, 2015 ·
Two Seward runners place second in 50-mile, 100-mile Resurrection Pass Races

Two Seward runners place second in 50-mile, 100-mile Resurrection Pass Races

Eric Johnson of Seward took second place in the Men’s 50-mile Resurrection Pass Race that took place on Saturday, August 8, with a time of 7:36:41. In the Men’s 100-mile Resurrection Pass Race, Seward runner Joe Nyholm took second place with a time of 20:31:06. For more information about this year’s Resurrection Pass Race, read the Peninsula Clarion here: http://m.peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-08-08/widman-takes-second-in-resurrection-50-miler#gsc.tab=0

August 9, 2015 ·
SPRD Bulletin August 7

SPRD Bulletin August 7

  SPRD Bulletin… Softball: The Competitive League softball season came to a close Sun, August 2nd . Seward Brewery took home the Championship trophey.  Seward Insurance too 2nd and the Hammer Heads 3rd.   The Sportsmanship Award was presented to team Exit Glacier Guides. All games that were played were very even in terms of skill and scores, kudos to all […]

August 9, 2015 ·
Fukushima monitoring project season two

Fukushima monitoring project season two

  In an ongoing effort to monitor the detectable radiation escaping into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima Japan, Seward will again take part in an annual water sampling at the head of our bay. Last year Resurrecton Bay Conservation Alliance partnered with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on this project to gain a better understanding of how ocean currents are dispersing […]

August 9, 2015 ·
Lost Dog, Near Boat Launch (update)

Lost Dog, Near Boat Launch (update)

UPDATE 10:25 am, Aug. 10:  A dog similar to the one pictured was spotted near First Lake this morning. If you are in the area, be on the lookout. He’s black with tan markings. He’s a chorkie. He got lost by the boat launch. Contact sewardcitynews@gmail.com or 907-362-0009 if found.

August 9, 2015 ·
Garden Club Workshop: Thanks!

Garden Club Workshop: Thanks!

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club gives its special thanks to Kirstie Willean and Katy Turnbull for providing the awesome garden-theme kids workshop on Friday, Aug. 7. During this most recent event, the third in a summer series coordinated by Kirstie and Katy, the kids created their own garden flags. These blooming young artists also meandered in to the Seward Community Library and Museum’s marvelous garden to […]

August 8, 2015 ·
Raven Rescue

Raven Rescue

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Seward, Alaska This morning around 11:30, I received an urgent call from Ozzie, a friend who had spotted an unusual, dark object dangling from a branch about 50 feet up near the top of a spruce tree. When a wing moved feebly, he realized it was a RAVEN, and this bird was not being playful. He was […]

August 8, 2015 ·

First Friday Art Walk August 7

Enjoy August’s First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 7, from 6-8PM! Nancy Angelini Crawford Alaska SeaLife Center                        301 Railway Ave James Minden and Sara Kirby Unfaithful Lovers ~ Music Chinooks                        1404 4th Ave Suzie Towsley-Ramsey Cover to Cover                         215 4th Ave Nathaniel Feemster Eight Arms Printing Company                    426 4th Ave Jules Wolfe & William Lawrence Ranting Raven                         320 4th […]

August 6, 2015 ·
NHRA Funny Car Driver Ron Capps Meet & Greet August 11

NHRA Funny Car Driver Ron Capps Meet & Greet August 11

Please join us at this NAPA event! Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 4-6PM at the NAPA Store, 1500 3rd Avenue in Seward We’d like you to join us as we welcome National Hot Rod Association Funny Car Driver Ron Capps for a meet & greet! All Ron Capps merchandise purchased at these events will benefit local non-profit organizations.    

August 6, 2015 ·
Win BIG! Enter the 60th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby !

Win BIG! Enter the 60th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby !

     Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release –  Seward, Alaska  August 5, 2015  60th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby Saturday, August 8-16, 2015!!!! Are you ready to reel in some BIG fish and net some BIG cash? The Seward Chamber of Commerce and City of Seward are proud to present the 60th Seward Silver Salmon Derby, August 8th through […]

August 6, 2015 ·
Steinbrecher inducted into Hall of Fame

Steinbrecher inducted into Hall of Fame

Famed Seward coach, social studies teacher and athletic director Roger Steinbrecher was inducted into the AASA Alaska School Activities Association (AASA) High School Hall of Fame Sunday, August 2nd at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage.  His family, friends and several colleagues from Seward High School were there to celebrate and honor a man they loved and miss. Steinbrecher was one […]

August 5, 2015 ·

Title 1 Pre-K Screenings being held for Fall 2015 Classes

The Title 1 Pre-K program at Seward Elementary is currently taking applications for the fall 2015 classes. This program is a FREE, half day program open to ALL children who qualify and will be 4 by September 1, 2015. Screenings are being scheduled on August 17, 2015. Please stop by the elementary school to complete an application and schedule a […]

August 5, 2015 ·
Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Enjoy a walk through the finest flower garden in Seward during this month’s First Friday festivities. The Seward Community Library Association will be hosting 13 pieces of fiber art in the garden located on the south side of the Seward Community Library & Museum (corner of 6th and Adams). Proceeds from sale of the artwork will go towards maintaining and […]

August 5, 2015 ·
Another Kid Craft & Care During August Art Walk

Another Kid Craft & Care During August Art Walk

This will be held at Seward United Methodist Church from 6-8 pm on Friday, August 7th.  

August 5, 2015 ·
The Good Time Travelers perform August 9

The Good Time Travelers perform August 9

A high voice, smoky and soulful; a low voice, rich with bravado. Pete Kartsounes and Michael Kirkpatrick come together as The Good Time Travelers. United by a passion for performing, this songwriting and pickin’ duo presents original songs about ‘the journey.’ It’s a simple endeavor: a guitar, a mandolin and two microphones-traveling light, this band fills up your heart, but […]

August 5, 2015 ·
New mural adds touch of Seward’s past to Chamber building

New mural adds touch of Seward’s past to Chamber building

A bright Seward Mural Society mural commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ’64 Good Friday Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated Seward, was recently mounted on the front wall of the Seward Chamber of Commerce building.  It brightens the grey exterior wall of the newly-renovated building, complemented by colorful flower arrangements. Seward artist Carla Rogers’ 4’x8′ mural was painted by volunteers at the […]

August 4, 2015 ·
August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

August 22 auction and dinner at Fox Island to support firefighter & EMT training

 

August 4, 2015 ·
Fysah to perform August 7 & 8

Fysah to perform August 7 & 8

  An American Soul Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist from Seattle, WA, Fysah will be performing at the Yukon Bar on August 7 & 8 beginning at 9PM to start her Alaskan Black Country Tour. For more information about Fysah, please visit www.fysah.com.

August 4, 2015 ·
Familiar Holland America cruise ship diverted to Seward for repairs

Familiar Holland America cruise ship diverted to Seward for repairs

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Holland America-Line cruise ship M/S Statendam, which used be a regular sight in Seward during the summertime, made an unexpected return visit Monday, August 3rd, adding to the growing number of people and cruise ships the town has seen during this particularly busy summer tourist season. The Statendam, which is on a 14-day […]

August 3, 2015 ·