The USCG is conducting a survey on Resurrection Bay to determine the effectiveness of the current aids to navigation and the potential need for change. If you transit Resurrection Bay please follow this link to participate in the survey! Any and all applicable feedback is greatly appreciated.
The Phoenix Chapter of the Alaska State Firefighters Association would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many local businesses that donated to support our dinner cruise and auction on Saturday, August 25. The Phoenix Chapter is a combined effort of Bear Creek, Moose Pass and Seward Fire Departments, and Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps, in a joint association to provide advanced training and education for our emergency responders.
Thanks to a sold-out boat full of great community supporters and our generous auction donors, we raised nearly $8,500 that will support firefighter and EMT training in the Seward/Bear Creek/Moose Pass area. We would specifically like to thank the following businesses for their contributions, with a special thanks to Kenai Fjords Tours for making this event possible for the third year in a row!
- A Touch of Glass / Gary Cornwell
- Alaska Railroad Corporation
- Alaska SeaLife Center
- Alaska Shop
- Authentic Alaskan Gift Shop
- Bay Traders/True Value
- Best Western – Edgewater Hotel
- Breeze Inn Hotel
- CAP Construction
- Chinook’s Waterfront
- Christo’s Palace
- Cover-to-Cover Books
- Donna Glenz
- Helly Hansen
- Hotel Captain Cook
- Hotel Seward
- Icicle Seafoods
- IRBI Knives
- Irvin Pottery
- J-Dock Seafood Company
- Jane Schultz
- Jeff and Wendy Bryden
- Kenai Fjords Tours
- L.N. Curtis & Sons
- Liberty Theater
- Liz Bowen
- Lois Daubney
- Loren Larson
- Marriott Anchorage
- Northern Nights B&B
- One Shot Photo
- Oriental Garden
- Phoenix Log
- Pit Bar
- Ray Bulson/Wilderness Visions, Inc.
- Rocky Buttieres and Eric Saucedo
- Sailing, Inc.
- Salmon Bake Restaurant
- Sea Bean Café
- Sew ‘N’ Bee Cozy
- Seward Area Quilters
- Seward Brewing Co.
- Seward Resort
- Specialty Truck & Auto Inc.
- Spenard Builders Supply
- Stanley George
- Thorn’s Showcase Lounge
- Turning Heads Kennel
- Twigs & Tweeds
- Yukon Bar
Only one week left to get your tickets to the ASFA Phoenix Chapter fundraiser dinner cruise taking place on Fox Island!
Set sail with us on Saturday, August 25, 2012! All proceeds directly support firefighter and EMT training in the Seward/Moose Pass area.
For more information about the Phoenix Chapter and how to buy tickets, visit http://sewardcitynews.com/2012/08/phoenixchaptercruise2012/
$50 donation for Cruise & Dinner
- Kenai Fjords Bay Cruise to Fox Island
- Prime Rib & Salmon Dinner on Fox Island
- No Host Bar – Alaskan Beer & Wine
- Live Outcry Auction
- Credit cards accepted on the island
Saturday, August 25, 2012
- Check in at Kenai Fjords Tours Office at 5:00 pm
- Pick up “will-call” tickets at this time
- Departs 5:30 pm – Returns 9:30 pm
For tickets and information call or visit:
- Seward Fire Department
- (907) 422-2911 or (907) 224-3445
- 316 Fourth Avenue, Seward AK 99664
All proceeds benefit the Phoenix Chapter of the Alaska State Firefighters Association. The Phoenix Chapter is a combined effort of Bear Creek, Moose Pass and Seward Fire Departments, and the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps in a joint association for advanced training and education of our emergency responders to better serve our communities.
ONLY 140 TICKETS- DON’T MISS OUT!
**Update** — CLASS IS NOW FULL — Email if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list or get on the mailing list to receive information directly about future tai chi classes. Thank you!
Starting next Tuesday, April 24th, Julie Rosier will offer a 9-week community sampler series of Beginner Tai Chi at REZ Fitness Gym. Classes will continue every Tuesday evening, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., until June 26th. If interested please email email@example.com to confirm your spot. Space is limited, so please register early. Preference will be given to students who can attend all nine classes.
Tai Chi Ch’uan is an ancient martial art that fuses exercise and spirituality, the embodiment of Chinese Taoist philosophy. Physically, the cultivation and circulation of Chi, or life force energy, increases muscle strength, balance and flexibility. On a spiritual level, it fosters relaxation and the harmonization of opposing forces.
Julie Rosier teaches the Yang-style short form of Tai Chi, developed by Cheng Man-Ch’ing. Known by his students simply as “The Professor,” Cheng Man-Ch’ing was instrumental in introducing Tai Chi in the U.S. during the 1960s. Both of Julie’s teachers, Maggie Newman, in New York City, and Carol Yamaski, in Detroit, studied directly with Professor Cheng. Watch a video of Cheng Man-Ch’ing practicing the form here.
Seward High Art students created new scenes out of old photos. For inspiration, students viewed the Abberant Art of Barry Kite. Kite is a contemporary artists who mainly reworks art history classics by cutting them up and combining them in humorous ways. Students also viewed triptych artwork from the past and were asked to make their collages in triptych form. Thanks to the Seward Library for donating encyclopedias and magazines.
1. Miles Knotek 2. Gretchen Lindquist 3. Veronica Wilde 4. Holly Aase 5. Josh Eavis
More can be viewed on the Seward High Art Blog.
Forget the fair – we’ve got two events this weekend and next you don’t want to miss!
Due to popular demand, the ASFA Phoenix Chapter Rummage / Quilt / Bake Sale is being held over to this Saturday!
Location: Seward Elks Lodge
419 Fifth Avenue
Date: Saturday, August 28
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weve got something for everyone
- Handmade quilts & wall décor made by Seward area quilters
- Hand tools, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, vehicle parts, shelving, etc.
- Clothing & shoes for men, women, and children (all you can fit in a grocery bag for $5)!!
- Toys and baby stuff
- Bicycles & helmets
- Kitchenware, glassware & housewares
- Holiday decorations & costumes
- Computer equipment
- Exercise equipment
- And more!
Also remember that the Phoenix Chapter thanks to Kenai Fjords Tours is also hosting a dinner cruise to Fox Island next Saturday, September 4! For only $50 you get a cruise to Fox Island PLUS prime rib dinner! Visit www.alaskafireconference.com for details and to purchase tickets.
It looks like I’m not the only one concerned by the fact that there is no reasonable way for pedestrians and kids to cross the Seward Highway. If the tunnel worked, I would be happy to use it. It’s hard to access, it’s location does not help me if I am headed north from SFW or 3 Bears, and it’s full of broken glass. People leaving Safeway and children leaving school at Sea Lion Ave do not have a safe option for crossing the highway. Their options are limited to crossing where there are no cross walks and no “on ramp” to the bike path, just a curb, or riding north from Safeway on the west shoulder of the road.
Last summer a cyclist was killed riding on this shoulder. Some asked me why she wouldn’t be on the bike path. As a cyclist, its obvious: I would rather take my chances on the shoulder than try and cross that highway. And some times I still do. Parents have to drive their kids to school instead of letting them ride or walk.
Let’s give the state DOT director a call and let him know we have a problem. We need a Safeway cross walk. We need a Sea Lion cross walk. We have cyclists in this community and we all have a right to travel safe.
Lance Wilber, AICP
Central Region Director
(907) 248-1573 fax
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has come to Seward and Moose Pass. Each month the Dollywood Foundation mails a brand new, age appropriate book, at no charge, to every child from birth to age 5 who is enrolled. For more information or to sign up a child email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Lidia Petersen at 224-8680.
This program is made possible by the Seward PTSA, grants from the Seward Community Foundation, the City of Seward, Best Beginnings, Rasmuson Foundation, ConocoPhillips, and generous donations made by local businesses and individuals.
Opening in June (stay tuned for date): Summer market featuring arts, crafts, food, and produce. Market hours will be Wednesday through Sunday from 10am until 4pm. Interested vendors contact: email@example.com
The Seward Legislative Information Office has moved to SeaView Plaza, 302 Railway Ave., into the offices where the Phoenix Log used to be. The office hours are 8 AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.
The public is able to access legislative teleconferences, information on legislation, Alaska State statutes, and send public comments to the legislators. Contact the Seward LIO at 224-5066.
We have an email list if you would like to get updates on legislation and teleconferences. Please send an email to: Seward_LIO@legis.state.ak.us.
We would like to thank the Seward Chamber of Commerce for their years of support for the Seward Legislative Information Office! Your contributions to the community are many.