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 By Log Staff    Local    December 20, 2012

Influenza strikes early, often

Alaska is experiencing an early flu season with widespread activity across the state. Surveillance data from the State of Alaska Division of Public Health shows the number of confirmed cases of Influenza A and B taking off in the last two weeks of...

 

Angel Tree Program bears fruit

Volunteers rally round at the Dec. 15 gift wrapping party at the Seward Fire Department. The annual Angel Tree program matches gifts from well wishers to less fortunate friends and neighbors. After...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    December 20, 2012

Taipei delegation tours Seward

Taipei, Taiwan is reaching out to Alaska. As the political, economic and cultural center of Taiwan, Taipei is also a port city with a long tradition of overseas trade. Currently the harbor is...

 

City council probes Providence contract

The Seward City Council was recently brought up to speed concerning the management and operating agreement between the city and Providence Health & Services Alaska. The contract, which expires April...

 

Rocking the Boat

Moving Up, Getting Healthier... The quality of life for Alaskans is getting better, though in an almost unnoticeable way. Last year we were 29 out of the 50 states in the union as the healthiest place to live. This year we moved up a notch to 28....

 

New regulations aim to improve teaching

No one describes a teacher as great without talking about how well their students are learning. It just doesn’t happen, because you can’t have one without the other. Teachers teach kids — both i...

 

Our sincere thanks to the community of Seward

For your love, prayers and generosity in providing meals and support to our family during the illness and passing of our beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and brother Steve Clausen. A special thank you to the staff at Providence Medical...

 

LOG skips a week

The Seward Phoenix LOG will not publish an edition next week, Dec. 27. The LOG will be back with the Jan. 3 edtion. The office will be closed after noon on Dec. 24, all day Dec. 25, after noon on Dec. 31 and all day Jan. 1....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    December 20, 2012

Alaskan author traced her aunt’s footsteps

Laurel Downing Bill, an Anchorage writer and historian with deep family roots in Alaska, visited Seward recently. She walked the streets that her mother Hazel Isobel, her aunt Hope Alisabeth and...

 

Ergonomics can ease fishing health issues

Making some easy changes to a boat’s deck layout, or simply modifying knives and scrapers can reduce the strains, sprains and pains of fishing. Doing so is applying the science of ergonomics....

 

Senator visits with constituents

For the second time in as many weeks, District N Senator Cathy Giessel visited Seward, this time for a community town hall forum. Hoping to engage and inform the community, she was greeted by over a...

 

Disaster loans offered

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Alaska residents and business owners affected by a severe storm that caused high winds and flooding that occurred from Sept. 15 to 30, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator...

 

Qualified artists sought

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, on behalf of the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums is requesting qualifications from artists for interior and/or exterior artwork to be...

 

Library moves

Library Director Patty Linville tours the newly finished main floor of the new Seward Community Library Museum. Visualizing where the boxed contents of the former library will end up would take quite...

 

Holiday Concert

The Seward High School Choir, also known as Seahawk’s Voice, perform at the Holiday Concert. From left; Kim Leavitt, Hayden Beard, Susie Alvarez, Emily Crain and Sherelle Holmes. The Seward...

 

Santa visits

Santa sighted around town....

 

Happy Birthday Emmitt Lee Hill Sr.

Emmitt L Hill Sr. was born Dec. 16, 1940 to Delbert and Gladys Hill in Silver City, N.M. He was the oldest of three children. Emmitt had a life full of stories, the first being one of his own. When he...

 

Out & About — Dec. 20, 2012

Breakfast with Santa planned The annual Breakfast with Santa is planned for 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Elks Lodge, 419 Fifth. Each child will receive a stuffed animal, candy cane, balloon and photograph with Santa. The cost is adults $9...

 

Christmas Worship Services

ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2nd Avenue & Adams Street • 224-3975 Christmas Eve, 11 p.m., caroling with Sue McClure, 11:30 p.m., Christmas service, Fr. Robert Thomas officiating SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 5th Avenue & Jefferson Street •...

 

Calendar — Dec. 20, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 20 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Hwy, Mile 5, 224-3345. Saturday, Dec. 22 6:30 t...

 

Back when...

A rare white moose cow was spotted near Seward in the winter of 1930-31. White furred moose have been spotted recently in Dellta Junction, and over the years, elsewhere in Alaska and the rest of...

 

Turn back the pages — Dec. 19, 1974

Compiled by Julie Rosier Promising Year Seen by L-P — 1975 promises to be a busy year for Louisiana-Pacific’s Kenai Lumber mill here in Seward, John Torgerson told the LOG Dec. 12 in an interview before he took off on another trip to the South...

 

Captain's Mast — Dec. 20, 2012

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department Dec. 4 19:29 - Officer responded to a report of a motor home parked in front of Seward Alehouse with the back in the roadway creating a hazard. Officer found the owner who moved the m...

 

SPRD Activities — Dec. 20, 2012

TYC Happenings 224-5472 • mwilkins@cityofseward.net Breakfast with Santa is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. Tickets are available at TYC, City Hall or Sports and Rec. Winter Break Camps offered 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24, 26, 27 and 28, and...

 

SPRD Fall League Results

Seward Parks and Recreation completed another successful racquetball season Dec. 7 and 12 in a single elimination tournament. The Gold League consisted of eight players who battled it out through an eight-week season. Al Plan took home the trophy...

 

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