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 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 18, 2017

Gala kicks off opening of Seward harbor

The mermaid - and mermen - are going to take central stage in Seward this weekend when the annual Seward Mermaid Festival kicks off. The three-day celebration traditionally marks the opening of the Seward boat harbor. The activities get under way on...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    May 18, 2017

Making Mermaid Magic

Tommy Wells The Seward Phoenix LOG Brenda Ballou never really intended to become a jeweler. It just sort of happened while spending time with a friend in her home state of Connecticut. The friendship...

 

Jewel will headline Salmonfest

Jewel Kilcher will headline the 2017 Salmonfest, which takes place Aug. 4-6 in Ninilchik, the festival announced last week. The country, folk and pop singer-songwriter was raised in Homer. Her family, the Kilchers, is followed on The Discovery...

 

Council to discuss housing on May 22

The Seward City Council will meet with Seward Chamber of Commerce officials , local realtors and members of the public in a work session to discuss housing issues in the Seward area. The work session will commence at 5:30 p.m. in the city council...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 18, 2017

Bike rodeo peddles young riders into safe direction

The annual Terry's Tires Bike Rodeo held this past Saturday morning in front of Seward City Hall was a thrilling experience for dozens of youngsters. It also delivered a very serious message: Safety p...

 

Seward Flotilla to give away life jackets at opening

The Seward Flotilla, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be putting their heart where the boats are this weekend. The organization will be distributing life jackets, at no charge, as a part of this year’s Seward Harbor Opening weekend....

 

Pray this depth of love will become a reality in our lives

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 You see, according to Jesus, the ultimate test of true love is one’s willingness to die for another, specially your friends. He personally lived this...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Cooties could have put me in the backfield

For the most part, the pains of age haven’t had a major impact on She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad. Always a very limber and very athletic person, she never fails to smile and shake her head when I...

 
 By Lisa Jarvs    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Look outside your box and see the world

When we were kids, one of the most exciting things to hear was that you were taking a “field trip.”  Field trips were a break from everyday schoolwork and a chance to go on adventure with all your friends, what could be better.  Now that we are...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    May 18, 2017

Lamoreaux wins 2017 Pink Cheeks Triathlon crown

Tommy Wells The Seward Phoenix LOG Jason Lamoreaux didn’t post the fastest time in the swimming or biking portions of the 2017 Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon last week, but what he did with his legs made sure everyone else was watching. The...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    May 18, 2017

Lady 'Hawks close out season with solid effort against Wasilla

Tia Miranda and Basil Dougherty didn't get to experience a storybook ending to their Seward High School soccer careers on Friday afternoon. But it was pretty close. Playing in front of their home...

 

Allen, Petrosius lead 'Hawks to 5th at KPB meet

Trapper Allen raced his way to third in the hurdles and Zen Petrosius placed in both of his events on Saturday and helped the Seward Seahawks race to fifth in the team standings at the 2017 Kenai Peninsula Borough Championships. As a team, Seward...

 

Registration for upcoming SPRD softball leagues now under way

Local players interested in competing in the Seward Parks and Recreation Department’s 2017 softball season can now register. Sign-ups for the Recreational and Co-Ed Competitive league will be held through May 23. Teams participating in the...

 

Captain's Mast

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. May 5 1715 - RP advised that Resurrection Rentals water tank truck was using the...

 

Seward boys end year with 4-0 victory

The Seward High School boys’ soccer team capped its 2017 season on a high note on Friday by pounding out a 4-0 victory over Wasilla in non-conference play. The victory served as the last game for three Seward seniors, including Kjell Nilsson,...

 

New LOG office opening

The Seward Phoenix LOG will be moving into a new office in the coming days. The newsaper's new office is located at 302 Washington Street, behind the historic Brown and Hawkings building. The...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    May 18, 2017

Mat-Su elementary students help with clean-up during visit

When Willow Elementary third-graders found out they were going to get a chance to end the 2016-17 school year with a special overnight visit to the AlaskaSeaLife Center, they knew they would be in...

 

Book signing at museum this Sunday

Jackie Pels, author of “Framed by Sea & Sky: Community art in Seward, mural capital of Alaska,” will be at the Seward Museum for a book signing this Sunday, May 20, from 1 - 5 p.m. Pels will be in town this week for the Seward Mural Society’s...

 

Scale model of SS Dora to be explained

Dennis Mclain will present a program, “My Time with Dora,” on May 25 detailing his project to build a scale-size model of the SS Dora, a steamship that regularly plied the waters from Seward to Unalaska a century ago. He will also recap the...

 

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