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This photo, found at the Seward Community Library, depicts Hankins' picnic spot during the railroad era.

Seeking Solitude in Seward

Seeking Solitude in Seward is an essay by Michael Hankins depicting the Seward area in the late 1960s. Mr. Hankins grew up in Alaska and graduated from East High School in Anchorage in 1972. He wrote this essay out of a desire to share his experiences with the current Seward community, […]

Plots Available in Seward’s New Community Garden!

Plots Available in Seward’s New Community Garden!

After a successful community garden Kick-Off event and seed starting workshop this past weekend, Seward’s new community garden, Garden by the Bay, is happy to  announce that we are accepting entries from anyone interested in gardening a plot in the new community garden this summer!  Interested gardeners should complete the […]

Hummingbirds are Back!

Hummingbirds are Back!

I  spotted a flashy male Rufous Hummingbird this afternoon at the beach at Lowell Point State Recreation Site, sitting at the very tip of a small spruce tree, checking out the scene. Weighing less than a nickel, this tiny wonder recently flew 2000 miles or more, following the Pacific coast from wintering […]

Well-Deserved Retirement for Penny Duncan

Well-Deserved Retirement for Penny Duncan

The following article was written by Seward High School junior Elena Hamner.  To view more school news, please visit http://shstoday.org/ Penny Duncan has held the position as head custodian at Seward High School for a little over 20 years. Day in and day out, she has patrolled the halls keeping our […]

Petrosius Breaks SHS High Jump Record

Petrosius Breaks SHS High Jump Record

The following article was written by Seward High School students Tanis Lorring and Megan Koster.  To see a video clip of the high jump and read more student news, please visit http://shstoday.org/ At the SHS home track meet on April 25, sophomore Coral Petrosius broke a thirty-year school record for the […]

Summit Lake Lodge Mother’s Day Special

Summit Lake Lodge Mother’s Day Special

Make Summit Lake your Mother’s Day destination this Sunday May 14 for a Prime Rib Dinner. The prime rib is slow roasted to perfection on a bed of rock salt, served with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh veggies and a garden salad. $24 Summit Lake Lodge will begin serving at noon. Summit Lake […]

Humpback whales along the Waterfront!

Humpback whales along the Waterfront!

Two humpback whales cruised along the Waterfront and Lowell Point Road yesterday. What a thrill to hear their explosive breath, see the vapor plumes erupt, and watch the enormous dark back and dorsal fin slide up then back into the water. Steller sea lions also surged along the shore, surfacing […]

Free Bear Safety Training Friday May 12

Free Bear Safety Training Friday May 12

It’s that time of the year again to be bear aware! Join us on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the K.M. Rae Building from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to learn about bear safety and practice spraying with inert bear spray. Kenai Fjords National Park and the Seward Ranger District of the Chugach […]

Immunizations are Safe and Prevent Disease

Immunizations are Safe and Prevent Disease

By Dr. Ross Van Camp- Immunizations are important to health at all ages. Each vaccine activates your body’s immune system to make antibodies that fight infection when exposed to that specific disease. They are the single most important advancement in medicine and have been responsible for the prevention of many […]