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People ready to jump in Bay

Cancer support fundraiser is a weekend of fun Three days of fun and fundraising is planned for this weekend in Seward. It's Polar Bear Jumpoff weekend. Over 100 people who have collected pledges will...

 

Jump into bay supports cancer victims, research

Saturday at midday they lined up on the dock to fulfill the promise to those who pledged donations to the American Cancer Society that they'd jump into the frigid bay. And after a series of dark, wet...

 

Jumpers ready

Saturday's Polar Bear Jumpoff may be one of the warmest on record for the fundraiser's 30th year. Jumpers who have collected pledges are set to leap, in crazy costumes, into Seward's Small Boat...

 

Turn Back the Pages

Feb. 1, 1990 The Seward Phoenix LOG Bribery suit dropped against Sen. Szymanski – Veco lobbyist Ed Dankworth’s attorney told the LOG Wednesday that his client is dropping a lawsuit against Sen. Mike Szymanski in part because of statements made by...

 

Jumpers unleash costumes and capers against cancer

The Belly Flop, including Von Terry, Lisa Kelly, James Nyquist and Andy Shields, took the plunge again this year as a team in the 29th Annual Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff. The Sewardites also took ninth...

 

2014 Jumpoff: Ready, Plunge, Gasp

Onlookers thronged to the boardwalk between the ramps for D and E floats at the Seward Small Boat Harbor to witness the annual spectacle of the Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff. Although the festival began...

 

Man found dead in harbor, woman missing

(Update: An unidentified woman was found dead, washed onto the beach beside Fourth of July Creek early Sunday, Jan. 26. According to Tom Clemons, Seward Police Chief, the body has been transported to...

 

Quilt raffle to benefit Seward Mariners' Memorial

What began as a mariners' compass rose quilting class morphed itself into a full-size quilt and then it was donated to the Seward Mariners' Memorial for use as a fundraiser. The skilled members of...

 

Polar Bear Jump: A community effort

The 29th Annual Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and children with cancer from the Kenai Peninsula, takes place Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 16-19. The...

 

Jump brings in old and new

Every year the Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival attracts jumpers from across Alaska, other states and sometimes even from other countries. There's the rookies facing the prospect with a little fear...

 

Out & About - Jan. 9, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Schools council meets today A work session for planning staffing and physical space arrangements to accommodate the sixth grade move to Seward Middle School is set for 5:30 p.m. today...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    January 9, 2014

Weather Permitting - Jan. 9, 2014

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Citizen of the Year – Many embody the spirit

For the Citizen of the Year, each year The LOG seeks a person, club, organization or any kind of deserving entity deserving of recognition and a great big “thank you.” We want to honor someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the commu...

 

Out & About - Jan. 2, 2014

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Library promotes digital literacy Beginning Jan. 7 the Seward Community Library will host educational sessions on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-2 p.m. This new program is...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Jan. 2, 1992 Seward Phoenix LOG. GOODBYE 1991... With the new year comes the reflection of the past 365 days – along with the resolutions that won’t be kept any longer than it takes to open the...

 

Craziness invades harbor for a good cause

This winter has taken a turn for the balmy so the 2013 Polar Bear Jump (PBJ) is not likely to be quite the Arctic experience it sometimes can be. Of course you’d have to be barmy to jump into water...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 17, 2013

Seward’s Alaska Girls take the plunge

Karlie Ennes and Ashlee Champion Hibbetts, the Alaska Girls team, is one of four Seward teams taking the Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff to raise money for cancer research this year. The two young women,...

 

Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival — Jumpers

The following jumpers are signed up at presstime. The jumpers and the jumping order are subject to change. 1 - Icy Rescue Divers - Anchorage -15 jumpers 2 - Ice Rescue Swimmers - Seward - 10 to12 jumpers 3 - Alaska’s Brass - Jeff Manley, Sam Cliff...

 

Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival — Schedule

Want to take the Holland America/Princess Polar Bear Jump shuttle to Seward? Call 907-273-2076. Reach the Polar Bear Festival at ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS POLAR BEAR HOTLINES: 362-5201, 362-5202, 362-5203 and 362-5204. Polar Bear shirts are available at...

 

2012 Year in Review, Part 1

Compiled by Julie Rosier The LOG looks back through the pages of 2012... January Jumpoff hits $2 million mark The Seward Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival raised over $173,000 for the American Cancer Societ...

 

Youth prowl for pumpkins

Local children searched for small pumpkins and roasted marshmallows and sipped hot cocoa Saturday at Forest Acres Park. The event was sponsored by Glacier Family Medicine, TYC councils and Seward...

 

Out & About — Oct. 18, 2012

Pumpkin Prowl set for Saturday The Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl for ages 9 and under will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Forest Acres Park. Children search for mini pumpkins, roast marshmallows and sip hot cocoa. The free event for the...

 
 By Sue Magyar    Opinion    October 11, 2012

Could this be the last jump of the Polar Bear?

What do these things have in common: Roller skate keys, Howdy Doody, James Dean, Roy Rogers’ horse, Seward’s Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival? At this time, nothing. Perhaps after the Polar Bear Jump in January, all these things will be gone except...

 

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