The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By LOG Staff 

Out & About—Dec. 29, 2011


Flood meeting set for Jan. 9

Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area holds its next regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 9, at Seaview Plaza Building, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, Suite 122. January meetings will be held the second and fourth Mondays due to the holidays.  The public is invited to attend. Agendas are available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave., Suite 123 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday thru Thursday or on the SBCFSA Website at

Polar Bear Jump coming soon

The 27th Annual Polar Bear Jump in Seward is scheduled for Jan. 21 with events planned for Jan. 20-22. Ten jumper slots are still available. To sign up call 224-5230 or e-mail

Luminary event planned

Seward Nordic Ski Club is holding its annual annual luminary ski or snowshoe or walk from 6 to 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), Divide (Mile 12 – actually mile 11.6 on the Seward Highway). There will be a campfire and hot cocoa. The trails will be lit by ice globes with candles inside. The event is family friendly and participants can walk, ski or snowshoe. Dressing in layers and wearing a headlamp are advised. Check the SNSC Website,, to determine if weather has forced postponement.

Wish Tree for books available

Seward Community Library’s Christmas Wish Tree is in place. The Wish Tree, a 19-year tradition, is decorated with cards describing highly rated young adult and children’s books that are assessed to be a great additions to the library. Individuals and organizations can select a card or cards from the tree, and sponsor the purchase of the item. The library will order the selected item and put a bookplate in the book with a dedication that the sponsor designates.

Seward schools

Seward, and other Kenai Peninsula Borough, schools are closed until Jan. 3 for the winter holidays.

Seward Community Library

Seward Library, at 238 Fifth Ave., is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Story time for children, ages 3-6, is at 10 a.m. each Friday, September to May.

Seward Senior Center

Seward Senior Center serves seniors, 60 and older, at 336 Third Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays on the third floor at 336 Third Ave. with transportation available. Lunch is served each weekday at noon. Meals-on-Wheels is available. Weekly shopping trips are scheduled. Recreation and health activities are regularly scheduled, as well as, speakers and field trips. Information is available by calling 224-5604, e-mailing or visiting

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