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 By Tommy Wells    Local    January 12, 2017 

'Storks,' 'Deepwater' to be shown in Seward on Jan. 13

Seward residents wanting to take in a movie will get that opportunity on Friday when a pair of feature films will be shown at the UAF-Seward Marine Center. Set to be shown will be Storks, an animated comedy and Deepwater Horizon, a movie featuring...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    January 12, 2017 

'Arctic Entries' program to feature 7 Sewardites on Jan. 19

“Arctic Entries” brings Alaskans to the stage to tell personal stories - funny, sad or sweet. Seven Sewardites, that you may or may not know, will have 7 minutes to entertain you with a true life tale. Each stories follows a theme. This year,...

 

FISHtival kicks off this week in Seward

The Alaska SeaLife Center will kick-off 2017 with Winter FISHtival. Each Saturday during the month of January the Center will offer special family friendly activities led by animal care experts and educators. All activities are included in the cost...

 

Seward Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

The Seward Community Foundation is now accepting annual grant applications, with a deadline of March 1, 2017 for local non-profits to submit funding requests. Most annual grants range from $2,000 to $10,000, but larger awards may be considered with...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    January 5, 2017

Registration for Mt. Marathon race to get under way March 1

If you have a hankering to test yourself against Mt. Marathon you’ll be happy to know the official registration period for the event will begin March 1, 2017. Race officials announced recently that runners can sign up for the grueling race up and...

 

2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count held

The 2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on a beautiful, mild Saturday on December 17, the day after torrential rain on ice. During the CBC, 4 Boat Crew, 10 Field Counters, and 5 Feeder...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    December 22, 2016

Deadline nears for chamber logo contest

The clock may be ticking slowly toward the end is ticking for artists interested in getting their logo designs embedded into the state’s history books. Seward Chamber of Commerce officials announced last week that the deadline for submissions for...

 

Big gift little boy ...

Westin LaBrake, 16 months, doesn't let the large size of his gift intimidate him. It didn't take long for those little hands to have it open. LaBrake was among numerous children visiting with Santa...

 

Christmas Memories

Many of us have a good number of Christmas’s stashed away in our memories. Please tell us about one that stands out in your mind and we’ll share it in the Seward Phoenix LOG Name: Barbara Gerlach Length of time in Seward: This time one year;...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    December 15, 2016

Chamber seeking Community Award nominees

The clock may be ticking slowly toward the end of 2016, but it is also beginning a countdown to another important time in the Seward community - the time to recognize the people and businesses that...

 

LOG will not be published Dec. 29

In an effort to allow the newspaper staff to enjoy the holidays, the Seward Phoenix LOG will not be published on Dec. 29. The paper will return to its normal schedule on Jan. 5, 2017....

 

ASLC announces new board officers, members

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors, and announced the election of two new officers: board chair, Ryan Stuart of Law Office of Ryan A. Stuart, P.C;...

 

Snowfall, ice helping turn area into playground

It's a Winter Fairyland in the Seward Ranger District with just enough snowfall to mess with ice skating on some lakes but not enough to open to motorized use, and yet there's barely enough snow to...

 

'North Pole Chronicles' show set for Dec. 12

Seward Middle School’s second quarter Drama Production of “The North Pole Chronicles” will be performed on Monday, Dec. 12 from 1:30-2:20 p.m. in the auditeria. All middle school classes and parents are welcome to attend!...

 

Seward Energy Forum & Fair set for this weekend

The City of Seward and the Seward Alternative Energy Group (SAEG) are hosting the second annual Seward Energy Forum & Fair on Oct. 14-15. The fair will be held at AVTEC – Alaska’s Institute of Technology in the Student Service Center from 10...

 

Soos to present writing workshop on Oct. 22

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Seward Community Library & Museum will be hosting a writing workshop and reading with Alaska writer, Frank Soos. The workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the downstairs Community Room. This workshop is geared towards...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 6, 2016

Local voters OK road bonds

The Seward and Lowell Point voters had three distinct messages to deliver when they went to the polls on Tuesday. They’re OK with paying for local roads and allowing the Kenai Peninsula Borough to increase the sales tax cap, but in no uncertain ter...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 6, 2016

Three local firefighters honored at annual fire conference in Fairbanks

Over the years, the Seward Volunteer Fire Department has racked up plenty of awards and respect from its fellow emergency responders. So winning awards is nothing new. However, even the SVFD members...

 

ARRC to hold meeting on terminal expansion on Oct. 11

The Alaska Railroad Corporation’s plans for expanding its Seward terminal will take center stage on Oct. 11 when ARCC officials hold a meeting to discuss the ongoing project. During the meeting, ARRC officials will provide updates and share...

 

Wada statue dedicated at ceremony

Jujiro Wada's place in Seward history officially became more visible last week when city leaders officially dedicated a statue in the pioneer musher's honor near Fifth and Railway Avenue near the Alas...

 

Annual dessert gala set for Oct. 2

It all began 112 years ago when local community members pitched in with money and labor to build the foundation and basement for its first town church. Thus, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was born. Not only is it the oldest surviving protestant...

 

Seward Area Hospice seeks volunteers to help provide needed services in area

Volunteer Hospice Training will start the evening of Oct 21, and continue each day on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Students will hear from guest speakers and watch video presentations to inform them of all aspects of caring for those in the community who...

 

Paperman to serve as auctioneer at Oct. 2 Dessert Extravaganza

Jean Schwafel, the Chairman of St. Peter’s Dessert Extravaganza with its Live & Silent Auction, announce earlier this week that Dave Paperman will serve as this year’s Auctioneer. This community inspired fundraiser will be held in the Community...

 

AZA OKs accreditation to SeaLife Center

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Alaska SeaLife Center was granted accreditation by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission. "Only zoos and aquariums that...

 

Absentee voting now under way at city hall

Absentee In Person voting for the City of Seward and Kenai Peninsula Borough Municipal Elections began Monday, Sept. 19, in city hall. Voting is being done in the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor. Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

 

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