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Assisted living home rises from ashes

If you were living in Seward in March 2007, you may remember the devastating fire that consumed the SeaView Community Services assisted living home on the small rise above the Seward lagoon. Remarkably, not a single person was injured as staff...

 

SeaView enhances quality of life for many

This story is part of a series of stories on The Giving Season in Seward. Many organizations gather much of their donations at this time of year. If you know an organization that you believe should be included in the series, contact The LOG at...

 

Giving that lasts forever

This story is part of a series of stories on The Giving Season in Seward. Many organizations gather much of their donations at this time of year. If you know an organization that you believe should be included in the series, contact The LOG at...

 

Plan addresses needs of Alaska's maritime industry

With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact – Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other U.S. coastal states combined....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    June 12, 2014

Da Vinci Camp takes flight

Seward Boys & Girls Club DaVinci Science and Art Camp blasted off to a high start last week. Day campers spent their first week learning about flying. This summer's focus is "Motion Commotion" and...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Local    May 22, 2014

Mariners remembered, fleet blessed

The Seward Mariners' Memorial committee helped kick off Harbor Opening activities with the annual memorial plaque dedication followed by the Blessing of the Fleet May 17. Father Tero led the group...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 15, 2014

Grants help enhance life in Seward

Correction: He Will Provide serves 150 families per week. Financial help is flowing again to help indigent residents get their prescriptions filled, provide temporary safe shelter to victims of...

 

Funds raised for AVTEC culinary scholarships

People from throughout the state came together Friday night to raise money that goes to scholarships for AVTEC’s culinary students. The evening featured a top-notch dinner prepared by the culinary students, a silent auction and a live auction....

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    January 30, 2014

Groups look at transportation assistance

Charles Nicolet lives on Grouse Creek Road, 7.5 miles outside of town. You may have seen this elderly gentleman, as he does quite a bit of sitting around on benches across town, watching folks go by,...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Local    July 18, 2013

Foundation joins supporters of Seward Mariners' Memorial

Rasmuson Foundation awarded a $20,000 challenge grant to the Seward Mariners’ Memorial project last month. Through the grant, the Rasmuson Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000,...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Fishing    June 13, 2013

ASLC exhibits sustainable fisheries

An updated exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center turns learning about sustainable fisheries into fun and games, and visitors to ASLC have another important Alaska story to consider as they wander the e...

 

Sustainable fishing exhibit makes debut on World Oceans Day

A new exhibit will open on June 8 at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. The exhibit, a 21-foot fishing boat which sits within a harbor scene, will highlight the importance and successes of...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    May 16, 2013

Community Foundation grants boost local programs

SCF awarded $44,000 in small grants to 12 different organizations during its recent grant cycle. Donors and recipients of Seward Community Foundation’s largesse filled the Seward Brewing Company...

 

New library museum serves the community

The story of Seward is now being told in one new building. And what a building it is – shimmering translucent tiles glitter in the sun and sparkle in the snow. Historic photos of Benny Benson and...

 

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...

 

New grant program helps nonprofit organizations

The Alaska Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations (CBCO) grant program. The grants offer organizations the unique opportunity to build capacity in the areas of leadership development,...

 

Alaska philanthropist, military pioneer dies at age 101

Rasumuson Foundation Mary Louise Milligan Rasmuson, social catalyst and one of Alaska’s most endeared philanthropists, died on July 30, 2012, at her home in Anchorage. Intelligent. Diplomatic....

 

Seward Community Foundation delivers mid-year news

Nonprofits in Seward and Moose Pass benefited from nearly $30,000 in grants this year given by the Seward Community Foundation. The foundation’s recently newsletter describes how donations from...

 

Holland America supports local skiing

The Seward Nordic Ski Club has received $1,500 from Holland America and a matching grant from the Alaska Ski Education Foundation (ASEF) to purchase a snow machine trailer. The grant will help the club to move more machines more quickly and...

 

Jones to head SeaLife Center

Dr. Tara Riemer Jones was named the new president and CEO of Alaska SeaLife Center on by the organization’s board of directors, the center wrote in a press release. Jones has served in an interim...

 

Qualified artists sought for Kodiak school project

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, on behalf of the Kodiak Island Borough and School District, is requesting qualifications from artists for interior and exterior public artwork to be commissioned for Kodiak High School in Kodiak. The Request for...

 

Matching grant provides for railroad engine restoration

The Rasmuson Foundation announced June 28 a $350,000 matching grant to The Alaska Community Foundation to support the mission of a newly-formed non-profit organization, the Engine 557 Restoration Company (Restoration Company), which is charged with...

 

Rasmuson sabbatical program aids nonprofits

Nonprofit and tribal leaders are eligible for sabbatical awards from Rasmuson Foundation, according to a press release from the foundation. The awards are offered because an extended leave can lead to new perspectives for the leader, the board and...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    April 12, 2012

Library Museum construction moves forward

The foundations for the new 16,300 square-foot Seward Community Library Museum building are in place. They’ve been kept covered and warmed so they were frost-free throughout the harsh winter, so...

 

Rasmuson foundation highlights late Seward philanthropist

The legacy that Tony Rollo left with his bequest to the Seward Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, has already started paying dividends that go beyond dollars. The...

 

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