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SOS Pets/A Cause for Paws at Holiday Arts and Craft Fair this weekend!

We will be at the Holiday Arts and Craft Fair at the railroad terminal this weekend. We need to get letters of support from the community to give to our city, borough and state representatives! We will have the whole setup there for you to write a few sentences about why you think we need a new shelter. We will […]

December 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Movie Night at the Library Returns SATURDAY, December 6th

Movie Night at the Library Returns SATURDAY, December 6th

The Winter Film Series at Seward Community Library & Museum returns this week. To avoid conflict with the holiday craft fair, this Friday’s showing has been moved to Saturday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. Call the Library at 224-4082, or stop by to find out the name of this special feature! Yes, there will be popcorn.

December 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Great Start Program begins December 4

The CAP Cadet Great Start program will commence Thursday, December 4 at 17:30 (5:30-7:30 pm) at the sliver CAP hanger on the Seward airport. This will begin a 5-7 week orientation to the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program. Cadets who complete all activities in this orientation will earn promotion to Cadet Airman and receive their first orientation flight (O-ride) in […]

December 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Attention Local Artists! ARRC Solicits Ideas for 2016 Official Art Print

  Alaska Railroad solicits ideas for 2016 official art print Alaska artists called to submit annual art contest entries by Feb. 27, 2015 Alaska Railroad Corporation News Release – ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) is now soliciting submissions for its annual commemorative artwork program. The artist selected will be commissioned to create artwork that is the basis […]

December 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward Elementary Winter Music Program Tonight!

Seward Elementary is pleased to invite you to attend the K-2nd grade winter music program tonight, Wednesday, December 3rd, at 6:30 PM. Students meet in their classrooms at 6:15. Students will be performing a variety of musical numbers and the audience will have a chance to join in and sing a few songs as well! We look forward to seeing […]

December 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·

GCI to offer the new rugged Cat® S50 smartphone to Alaskans

GCI First in United States to Offer Rugged Cat® S50 Smartphone Ideal for Alaskans New Android device can withstand below-zero temperatures, precipitation and being dropped onto concrete, among other features ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI is excited to be the first carrier in the nation to offer Cat Phones’ new Cat® S50, a rugged 4GLTE smartphone designed for use in challenging […]

December 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Check Out the Wish Tree at Seward Community Library & Museum

Check Out the Wish Tree at Seward Community Library & Museum

  The annual Holiday Wish Tree is up at Seward Community Library & Museum. Each “ornament” on the Wish Tree displays a children’s, junior or young adult book the Library does not have in its collection. Your name, family’s names, or other requested dedication will be placed on the bookplate. It costs $20 to sponsor a book. Share the holiday […]

December 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
150 Grit to perform in Seward December 5 & 6

150 Grit to perform in Seward December 5 & 6

  Coming from Soldotna, 150 Grit band members Zac Daniels and Billy Strain will be performing at the Yukon Bar December 5 & 6. Performances begin at 9PM. For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/150-GRIT/156631017700372?sk=timeline.

December 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Coding takes another step forward

Coding takes another step forward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Elementary schoolteacher Leigh Ray has helped the school secure a $10,000 award from Code.org., an international non-profit organization bent on furthering students computer science education and coding literacy. The award will provide the elementary school with computer hardware and accessories. Each award goes to one school per state, and the school is selected […]

December 2, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Forest Service Free Use Firewood Offering

Forest Service Free Use Firewood Offering

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog – “Seward Morning”

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog – “Seward Morning”

  Ron Niebrugge says: “From my hometown of Seward, Alaska this morning – bright and early at 9:30 a.m.!” 11/30/14 To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/ or follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NiebruggeImages?pnref=story.  

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Community Holiday Party December 4

Community Holiday Party December 4

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Freezing Rain Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 608 AM AKST MON DEC 1 2014 INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS   …FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON AKST TUESDAY FOR INLAND AREAS… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS […]

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reminder: Avalanche Awareness Class December 13

Reminder: Avalanche Awareness Class December 13

December 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

NOW ENROLLING FOR Spring 2015 SEWARD COOPERATIVE TODDLER PLAYGROUP

NOW ENROLLING FOR Spring 2015 SEWARD COOPERATIVE TODDLER PLAYGROUP We are currently enrolling children for the Spring 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 January 5th – May 15th, 2015, and is held in the basement space of the Resurrection Lutheran […]

November 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
10mm Below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th

10mm Below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th

10mm below AMMO DELIVERY will be in Seward December 14th from 10am to 8pm. We’ll be parked at the Napa store. We stock over 70 different calibers. For a complete list of our inventory and pricing, visit www.10mmbelow.com or call 907-330-4477 SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR DECEMBER SALE: 5.56 – Wolf Gold brass cased, 55gr FMJ M193 spec, 1000rnd case – […]

November 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department grows under new leadership

Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department grows under new leadership

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Connie (Elde) Bacon, the new fire chief at Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department, who replaced longtime fire chief Mark Beals, has been sustained by the excitement of responding to desperate calls for help, and the satisfaction of being trained to do exactly what is needed. Bacon, who was recently appointed to the position by Kenai […]

November 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Video – “Heart of Alaska” Kickstarter Campaign

Video – “Heart of Alaska” Kickstarter Campaign

“[A feature film] – What does the future hold for Alaska? One family walked and packrafted over 3 months and 800 miles to gain insight. From March through July of 2013 Hig, Erin, Katmai and Lituya walked and packrafted over 800 miles of Alaska coastline, around the edge of Cook Inlet. They fastidiously documented their adventure and have returned home […]

November 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Thanksgiving over 50 years ago

By Jeanie Greene – We woke up early, well some of us did. There were 7 kids in the Blatchford household in Sitka, Alaska. My eldest sister Ellen had foot surgeries scheduled at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital so my parents made the decision to move there from Nome. I was born in Sitka and what a fabulous place to grow up!!! […]

November 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Spreading Turkey Love Across America

Spreading Turkey Love Across America

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – Jeanie Greene, longtime host and producer of Heartbeat Alaska, whose family roots are in Seward, has been spreading the gift of Thanksgiving turkeys far and wide. She’s done this for 25 years, with help from her husband, Dennis. They  distributed 50 turkeys in Seward  in advance of this Thanksgiving. Some went to a local […]

November 26, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Calling all Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers!

Help spread holiday cheer by volunteering for the Alaska SeaLife Center’s annual Community Holiday Party on Thursday, December 4. Santa needs helpers for the following: -Baking cookies from 12:00-2:00 pm -Set-up from 5:00-6:00 pm -Manning cookie decorating and craft stations from 5:45-7:00 pm and from 7:00-8:15 pm -Helping in Santa’s room from 7:00-8:00 pm -Keeping drinks and snacks stocked in the Cafe […]

November 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Christmas Tree Cutting on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Christmas Tree Cutting on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge News Release – The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announces that the Refuge will open for Christmas tree cutting from Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014, through Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the Refuge with hand tools, […]

November 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Where are Alaska’s Giants and Gods?

By Doug Capra – As I thumbed through my Nov. 17, 2014 issue of The New Yorker, I came to the short story. The title caught my attention right away: “The Alaska of Giants and Gods” by Dave Eggers. I started reading. Here are the first two paragraphs: “There is proud happiness, happiness born of doing admirable things in the […]

November 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Meeting Report

25 November 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure Our meeting day began at 12:30 with the annual assembly photo session. Soon you will see the new group picture on our website, a tradition that includes framed copies on the walls of the assembly chambers. This was followed by an hour of training, mostly involving the use of our […]

November 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Filmmaker’s Work to be Shown at Anchorage International Film Festival

Seward Filmmaker’s Work to be Shown at Anchorage International Film Festival

Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Alaskan Earthquake Artwork: Seward Children of 1964, a documentary by Seward filmmaker Kris Peck, will be shown at the Anchorage International Film Festival early next month. The four minute film consists of a collage of fragments or details of crayon on paper drawings created by a handful of children who had documented what they saw […]

November 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·