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 By Bev Dunham    Local    October 9, 2014

Seward called 'hostess with the mostess'

Basking in the warmth of comments such as, Seward is the “hostess with the mostest,” members of Resurrection Bay Historical Society are flush with the success of the 2014 annual joint conference of Museums Alaska and the Alaska Historical...

 By Bev Dunham    Local    October 4, 2012

Japanese consul visits Arts Festival

Consul Koichi Funayama and Adam Weinert of the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage, were the guests of the Seward Mural Society on Sunday at the Seward Arts and Music Festival. They came to Seward...

 By Bev Dunham    Features    October 4, 2012

Founder recalls LOG’s beginning

This issue marks the 46th year of what will always be “my baby,” no matter who owns it. The LOG was first published on Oct. 6, 1966. It was a “lark” hatched by yours truly and Joanne Hoogland, who as a teacher at the time had had the dubious...

 By Bev Dunham    Arts    February 23, 2012

Sewardites put on big show for 1947 Fur Rondy

It’s Fur Rendezvous time in Anchorage, and many Sewardites are headed to the festivities. Back in 1947 a group from Seward made the trip to put on a variety show. That year the Rondy opened on Feb....


To Willard Dunham, Our First 60 Years (or it couldn’t be verse)

‘Twas the day before Christmas at ten in the morn, Six decades ago, a new couple was born. ‘They’ll never make it,” the gossips declared, Forgetting how stubborn—this couple now paired. They said we would fight and argue and hate, That I...


Super volunteer picks Seward

I am always curious about what brings other people to Alaska and particularly to Seward. There are probably as many reasons as those who have come to visit and decided to make this their home. With...

 By Bev Dunham    Opinion    October 6, 2011

Remembering the early years of 'The LOG'

Today the Seward Phoenix LOG is 45 years old, and has lasted longer than any other newspaper in Seward. That is a record worthy of note. A couple of weeks ago I wrote in the LOG about its rocky start with the printing done in the Dunham basement in...


A needless death avoided

The LOG was first published in October 1966. It was the bleakest of times for Seward. Reconstruction of the Alaska Railroad Dock was completed, the rails themselves had been replaced, and as much quake and tsunami restoration as was going to be done...


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