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Seward's Annual Paint Out

Seward's Annual Paint Out

You may see artists this weekend around Seward setting up easels for on-the-spot painting. A group of artists are coming and will join local artists for Seward’s annual Paint Out.  These artists are from Anchorage, Palmer, Homer, etc.  There will be a show of the artists’ work on Sunday at 2:30pm at Resurrect Art.  […]

Project Bookpiglet: 'Hotter than Hell'

Project Bookpiglet: 'Hotter than Hell'

‘Hotter than Hell’ by Jane Butel The first time I met Rosie was in the garden.  I was seven years old.  She was nine.  We kissed beneath the warm and sheltering cloth of tangled vines, bumping our heads against tomatoes warm to the core from a watchful sun, laughing at […]

Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering free testing of pressure canner dial gauges on Monday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Alaska, K.M. Rae Building, 125 3rd Ave., Seward. It is important to have pressure canner dial gauges checked annually to help assure home […]

Channel 3 Out

Channel 3 is off the air. A modulator is out and a new part is ordered. If all goes well this should be here and fixed in about a week. The electric department will keep us posted if it is more drawn out than that. –Jean

Additional Revenue Funds

This morning we received printed documentation of additional “One-time Stimuls” revenue. Our Finance Director said this was from the Federal Stimulus program. These are estimates: KPB                  $989,553 Homer               $167,415 Kachemak         $  14,205 Kenai                $212,158 Seldovia            $    8,638 Seward             $  80,939 Soldotna           $121,151 I will be developing a program, which will […]

2009 Holland America Grant

2009 Holland America Grant

Dave Crane from the local board of Holland America presented a check to Jennifer Headtke for the Seward Mural Society.  This is a grant for the 2009 mural to be painted by volunteers in September during the Seward Music Festival.  The mural will be mounted on the Masonic Hall and Elks […]

New Principal at Seward High

The administration will be placing Trevan Walker as the Seward High School administrator for the 2009-2010 school year. Because Mr. Walker is already under administrative contract for the district, this will be handled as an informational item in the July school board packet (no action by the Board required). Please […]

Moose Yearlings

Moose Yearlings

One of the best ways to find wildlife is to stop wherever you see a car or two pulled over to the side of the road. These two yearling moose were sauntering down Japanese Creek together at the Mile 3 bridges, in the middle of the day, oblivious to all […]

1st Friday Gallery Walks

Seward Arts Council invites you to join us for the 1st Friday Gallery Walk, June 5th, from 6-8pm.  Take a stroll through downtown, meet this month’s featured artists, and enjoy some refreshments and appetizers.   A Flyin’ Skein   219 4th Ave.  ~ Anne Knofel: “AK Babies and Photography” Alaska’s Beads […]

Borough Veto

Last Thursday, I notified the Assembly that I intended to Veto Ordinance 2009-23. My VETO became official on Monday, June 1st, when I sent my required Veto Statement to the Clerk for distribution to the Assembly. Yesterday, Tuesday, as part of the committee of the Whole, the Veto was included. […]

Photos of Margaret Branson needed

I need a few good photos of Margaret Branson, preferably in her trademark red blazer, suitable for use in a sign for the new Branson Pavilion. I can quickly scan or photograph the photos and get them back to you, no need to make duplicates. Please email me at c_griz@yahoo.com. […]

Free Webinar: The New Global Student

Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2009 Time: 4pm AST; 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern http://www.futureofeducation.com/forum/topics/maya-frost-the-new-global In 2005, Maya Frost and her husband sold everything and left their suburban American lifestyle behind in order to have an adventure abroad. The tricky part: they had to shepherd their four teenage daughters through high […]

In Loving Memory of Josephine Dudley

Life long Seward resident Josephine Dudley, 63, passed away following a long illness, May 29, 2009. A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm, Friday June 5, 2009 at the Seward City Cemetery. She was born in Seward October 5, 1945 to Martin and Jessie (Louis) Larson. A Celebration of […]

T.R.A.I.L.S Expresses Gratitude for Community Support

T.R.A.I.L.S Expresses Gratitude for Community Support

TRAILS (Total Recreation And Independent Living Services) would like to extend huge thanks to the various organizations that have donated time, money or services this summer. Huge thanks go to the American Legion for their generous donation of $500, the Alaska SeaLife Center for donating two multi-person passes as prizes […]

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

New for summer 2009, Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA) is proud to unveil its latest endeavor: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Nestled within the Native-owned 1,700-acre Pedersen Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary ,on the edge of a protected lagoon, the main lodge and guest cabins enjoy stunning views of Pedersen Glacier and the surrounding […]

SBCFSA Kwechak Creek Project

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will be working in Questa Woods on a stream bank restoration project to repair damage remaining after the 2006 flood. Work should start Monday, June 8, 2009 (weather permitting) and will be closely managed by Dan Mahalak, Project Manager from the Kenai Peninsula Borough […]