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Articles from the September 4, 2014 edition

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Farewell to childhood tradition

For almost 20 years, a rope swing at Bear Lake provided area kids with great childhood memories. On summer days, kids would kayak or canoe out to the rope and take turns swinging out over the water, p...

 

Mark calendar for music & arts festival

Mark your calendar for Sept. 26-28. In just 15 days, the 11th Annual Seward Music and Arts Festival will kick-off with a diverse lineup of musical and dance performances including special guests,...

 

Bands partner for concert

For the first time, the small but dedicated group of musicians that make up the Seward Community Band, is partnering with a larger band to offer a big band sound to Seward. With the help of a...

 

Japanese sister city mural underway

The much-anticipated arrival of artists from Obihiro, Japan is tomorrow, Sept. 5. This time next Thursday, Sept. 13, the mural designed by Seward's sister city artists will be finished. What seems...

 

Weather Service alert error under investigation

There was confusion, and even a bit of panic, Tuesday morning when the emergency siren system in Seward announced a tsunami alert without the usual “test” language that occurs each Wednesday. Within 30 minutes of the warning, the office sent out...

 

LOG asks for help questioning candidates

On Oct. 7, we will be asked to vote for three seats on the Seward City Council, for the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, three propositions and three Bear Creek Fire Service Board seats which are unopposed. As a relative newcomer to Seward, I would...

 

Art of connection best achieved by gift-giving

There are many ways to connect with another country. Many are so serious, such as through economics, politics, and even war. Travel and the arts sometimes come together with exchange programs that promote sharing and education, entertainment and...

 

Older adults can play role as kids get back to school

In late April, America’s Promise Alliance announced that for the first time in our nation’s history we achieved an 80 percent graduation rate. Hundreds of nonprofit and government partners celebrated that achievement. It was only eight years ago...

 

William G. "Jerry" Blair - Oct. 2, 1932 – Aug. 22, 2014

William G. "Jerry" Blair October 2, 1932 – August 22, 2014 William G. "Jerry" Blair, 81, of Seward passed away on Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born William Girard Blair...

 

Briefs – Sept. 4, 2014

Habitat project needs plants Since its start last year, the Schoolyard Habitat Project has transformed the landscape at Seward Elementary School in to an ongoing thing of beauty! Today SYHP Coordinator Jenn Haugh said that they are looking for native...

 

Middle School Sports

Seward Middle School Soccer Schedule Sept. 5 Skyview vs. Seward at Seward 3 pm Sept. 12 Kenai vs. Seward at Seward 3 pm Sept. 19 Homer vs. Seward at Skyview 5 pm Sept. 20 Nikiski vs. Seward at Nikiski 12 pm Sept. 23 First round of borough tournament...

 

First Friday Art Walk features diverse talent

First Friday Art Walk features diverse talent Friday, Sept. 5 6-8 p.m. Zudy’s: Catherine Schneider. Original paintings and 3 dimensional art Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center: Tom Missel. ”Alaska National Parks”-original oil paintings...

 

New NAPA Owners!

To welcome customers, the new owners of the NAPA auto parts store, Nolan and DeeAnna Compton, offered hot dogs and cold drinks Sunday and had a steady stream of customers take advantage of the...

 

Out & About - Sept. 4, 2014

Brain training coming to Senior Center Free Brain Fitness class at Seward Senior Center. Sept. 8, 10, 15 and 17, 10:30 a.m. Tune up your neural circuits with simple movements and lifestyle tips. Ann Marina, author of Preserve Your Brain, shares ways...

 

'Captain's Mast' - Sept. 4, 2014

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. August 17 23:09 RP requested an officer to the north side of the building where...

 

Ode to cinnamon rolls

The bakery, located in the Ranting Raven on Fourth Street, has been serving up innovative baked goods for more than 20 years. At the end of September, the bakery will close, though the Ranting Raven...

 

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