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Ukulele Workshop

April 2, 2014 5:41 pm1 comment

Ukulele Russ from Fairbanks is a frequent visitor to Seward where you can hear him play at the Yukon, he is an awesome ukulele player.  There is a good opportunity to get Ukulele Russ to teach a ukulele workshop for wannabe ukulele players in Seward during one of his trips to Seward this summer (I am thinking late June time frame) if the interest is there.  I am a wannabe ukulele player and will set it up if folks are interested.  Send me an email at dkoliver@alaska.edu and put UKULELE in the subject line to let me know if interested. […]

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Power Outage Scheduled on April 5

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Power Outage Scheduled on April 5

 CITY OF SEWARD         ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT POWER OUTAGE   The Seward Electric Department has scheduled a power outage for necessary repairs on Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00am thru 11:00am.  The affected areas are from Grouse Lake Road to Sealion Dr. Also Leierer Rd. and Alameda Rd. and portions of Port Ave. For further information call please call the City of Seward Electric Department 907-224-4073

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Pink Cheeks Triathlon Volunteers Needed

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SPRD is seeking adult volunteers to host the Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3rd. All the jobs are crucial to the success and safety of the event and participants. Volunteer jobs are: lap counters and timers in the swimming pool on Saturday morning to afternoon; traffic control/flaggers; finish line crew; bike queue helpers and monitors; check-in helpers on Saturday morning; chip check-in following the race; clean-up crew throughout the day and other great jobs. To volunteer, please call Shari Adelmann, 224.4057 or Maggie Wilkins, 224.5472. Go towww.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E094EADAB2BA13-pink3/3444643 or email sprd@cityofseward.net. Thank you! The whole community is encouraged to cheer on the hundreds of participants on […]

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Chick Fever is in the Air: Raising Backyard Poultry

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There are numerous reasons why we choose to keep small poultry flocks in our backyards with the joy of farm animals and a steady source of protein, eggs, and garden fertilizer just to name a few, but keeping our birds and ourselves healthy requires us to be proactive by creating a clean and healthy environment. Whether you’re ordering your first chicks this spring, have an established laying flock, are considering selling eggs locally, or perhaps you’re even venturing into the world of raising chickens for meat, we have a number of very helpful University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service […]

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Bee Keeping in Alaska

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While it is early spring many beekeepers in Alaska have already placed their “bee” order and are getting hives ready for their arrival.  If you are thinking about entering the fascinating world of beekeeping Cooperative Extension Service has a FREE publication titled “Beekeeping in Alaska” to help provide you with the information you’ll need.  From hive construction to early feeding to blossom time this publication provides both novice and advanced beekeepers with information to help you succeed. Your local Cooperative Extension Service is your year round resource for a variety of topics, visit us today at:  http://www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/kenai/  to find this […]

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Last Chance for Tax-Aide

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There is only one more week to take advantage of the AARP Tax-Aide service that provides free tax preparation and e-filing. Call 224-5604 for an appointment on Mon, Tues or Wed – April 7, 8 or 9. After the 9th, this service will end.

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Thank you for your support

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Thank you for your support

The Seward Tsunami Swim Club wishes to thank our community for the wonderful support you continue to show for our Seward youth. STSC has a steady census of fifty swimmers each season that work to their personal best in the pool. That means we have dedicated parents that give of their time and energies to the swim program as well. While swim fees cover only one third of the annual cost of the STSC program, the rest of the operating funds come from Swim-a-Thon each year. It is vital to the survival of our program in Seward. STSC is able […]

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CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

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CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS OF BABYSITTING AGE IN SEWARD!!! Opportunity for Pediatric & Adult CPR/First Aid Certification When:  Wednesday, April 16, from 1:45-5:45 Where:  Seward Middle School PD Room Cost & Type:  $10 for a 2-year Medic First Aid Certification To register, call Nurse Emily at 907-224-7574

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Thirty march to end domestic violence

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Thirty march to end domestic violence

  Heidi Zemach for SCN – A group of 30 men and women marched down Fourth Avenue, Seward’s main downtown street late Thursday afternoon, March 27th to support the cause of ending the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska.  These annual “Choose Respect” march and rallies that happen across the state are sponsored and promoted by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s office, but are  organized locally by the social service agencies such as SeaView Community Services, that receive state grants to provide help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This year’s event fell on the same […]

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Borough Assembly Report

April 1, 2014 11:59 pm0 comments

1 April 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   The committee portion of our afternoon began with a teleconference with the Kenai Peninsula Borough legislative delegates.  We were updated on the status of legislation, and the delegates answered questions posed by assembly members.   At our regular 6 PM meeting, Chief of Staff Paul Ostrander read the Mayor’s proclamations declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and also proclaiming April 1, 2014 as National Service Recognition Day.  Mayor Navarre was in Juneau today.  We also heard a presentation from Dale Banks of Loopy Lupine Distributing on composting, and […]

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No Foolin-Thornes goes smoke free

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No Foolin-Thornes goes smoke free
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Kenai Fjords Tours Adds to Fleet

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Kenai Fjords Tours Adds to Fleet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Local marine tour operator, Kenai Fjords Tours last week greeted the arrival of its newest vessel, M/V Callisto Voyager in the Seward small boat harbor. The shiny new catamaran brings to 10 the number of large, tour vessels operated by KFT out of Seward. Callisto joins its sister ships, Aialik and Orca in the voyager family. KFT General Manager, Ron Wille said that Callisto Voyager will complement the rest of the fleet by giving national park tours starting at 11:30 am and lasting 6 hours. Wille expects the first tour to cast off by mid […]

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Seeds of Faith Preschool Registration

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Seeds of Faith Preschool Registration
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This Week at the Seward Senior Center

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Saturday, April 5th the senior center will operate a Pizza and Cupcake Booth at the 2nd Annual Seward Spring Carnival.  The center is seeking volunteers for this event.  Volunteers are needed for set up of the booth from 9:30am to 11:00am on Saturday.  We are also looking for individuals who are able to assist with breakdown of the booth.  Breakdown volunteers are needed from 3:00 pm to 4:00pm on Saturday afternoon.  If you would like to volunteer, but are unable to help out at the event, the center is also in need of cupcake donations.  To sign up for this […]

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“I wouldn’t have missed it for the world”

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“I wouldn’t have missed it for the world”

The 64 Earthquake Commemoration – Heidi Zemach for SCN – The 50th anniversary of the March 27 1964 Good Friday Earthquake was marked by an event at the Seward Museum Library that was heartfelt, upbeat, and where many stories were shared and questions asked. A standing-room crowd of all ages packed the Community Room and foyer Thursday afternoon at the same time as the earth began to shake fifty years ago. Some 15-20 of the hundreds there had experienced the quake first-hand, while the rest were learning about its lasting impacts for the first time. The commemoration began at 5:30 […]

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FISHERMEN!!

March 31, 2014 5:19 pm0 comments

A Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class will take place in Seward Monday April 7th. The class will be held at AVTEC from 0800-1900. Topics include cold water survival, man overboard recovery, firefighting, life rafts, EPIRB’s, helicopter evacuation, abandon ship procedures, and immersion suits. Be prepared for an in the water practice session. This class meets USCG requirements for F/V’s. The class is free to commercial fishermen thanks to DCCED and NIOSH. All boaters welcome, but the cost for non commercial fishermen is $175. Space is limited. To register please call AMSEA 907.747.3287 or register on line at www.amsea.org.

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The Winter Bear performance on April 23

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The Winter Bear performance on April 23
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Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

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Lost Lake Run registration opens April 1

Lost Lake Run, Registration Opens at 6 AM, April 1, 2014 Tomorrow morning at 6 am Alaska Time the Lost Lake Run will be open for registration. Please take a moment to read the following announcements as the registration process has changed this year. New Website, Different Registration Form  With much thanks to Ms. Natalie Osborne of Wonderbuild.com. we have a new website this year. With this new site comes a new, and hopefully more user-friendly registration process. We have also moved the website from LostLakeRun.org to LostLakeRun.com — however the .org website should automatically redirect you to the .com site if you mistakenly […]

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Seward International Friendship Association Alaska

March 29, 2014 10:15 am0 comments

The Seward International Friendship Association [SIFA] will hold a meeting on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the K.M. Rae Building 125 Third Avenue. We will work on fundraising and activity plans for the Student Exchange program for 2014. Ryan Johnson has been selected as the first exchange student for this cycle, but we encourage other students in the Seward-Moose Pass area to apply through the Seward City Clerk. For more information please call Jim Herbert at 224-8000.

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Last Weekend to Register for the PFD

March 28, 2014 10:56 pm0 comments
Last Weekend to Register for the PFD

Last weekend to register for your PFD, Alaska! Donate to SOS Pets via Pick.Click.Give and be entered to win a 2nd PFD check! Even if you already registered, you can go back and donate. Go to http://pfd.alaska.gov/ and click on the green button. Thanks for all your support. Every dollar makes a difference to our local pets and their families.

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Rummage and Bake Sale

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Rummage and Bake Sale Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., downstairs at Resurrection Lutheran Church, corner of Third and Jefferson. Lots of clothes, toys, baby gear, dishes, books, household items and more, plus yummy baked goods! Proceeds go to the Sunday School’s effort to buy a farm for a family in a developing country through the ELCA World Hunger Program.

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SEWARD COMMUNITY/AVTEC JOB FAIR MONDAY APRIL 7, 2014

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It’s free and opened to the public.   The job fair is located at the AVTEC Student Service Center  519 Fourth Ave.  Event is from 12:30 to 3:00 Job Fair Employers List   ABC of   Alaska    Air   Force Reserve   AJEATT   AK Job   Corps    Alaska   Sealife Center    AK.   Native Tribal Health Consortium   AK   Operating Engineering-Employers Training   Alaska   State Troopers    Alyeska   Resort     Alyeska   Pipeline Services   Army   National Guard    Calista   Corporation    CH2MHILL     Coastal   Transportation   Cook   Inlet […]

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Valarie Kingsland Wins Library Award

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Newsletter of the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development March 28, 2014 Valarie Kingsland of Seward Wins Library Award Valarie Kingsland of Seward, the Alaska Library Association’s Alaska Native Issues Roundtable Chair, has received the Ken Haycock award by the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. Her citation reads in part: Kingsland’s impressive service accomplishments, valuable contributions to professional associations, and excellent academic record set her apart. She “clearly exhibits exceptional professional promise for leadership among the December 2013 and May 2014 graduating SJSU SLIS students.” See http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/news/detail/mlis-student-valarie-kingsland-stands-out-her-exceptional-professional  Kingsland said: “I’ve learned a great deal from many Alaska […]

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31st Annual Great Alaska Sportsman Show Helps Alaskans Plan and Gear Up for Outdoor Adventure

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31st Annual Great Alaska Sportsman Show Helps Alaskans Plan and Gear Up for Outdoor Adventure

          ANCHORAGE – The snow is only melting slowly, so it’s a bit early for gardening and flowers, but it’s not too early to start planning for summer fun. The place to start is the Great Alaska Sportsman Show, March 27-30 in Anchorage. For the 31st year, more than 500 vendors will pack Sullivan Arena, an outdoor tent, the parking lot and both sides of Ben Boeke Ice Arena for Alaska’s largest trade show. Attend one or more of the 100 free seminars, get the kids over to the Trout Pond, participate in the Bear Aware Scavenger […]

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