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Out & About - Dec. 12, 2013


Wolfgang Kurtz | The Seward Phoenix LOG

Seward Schools music instructor Breighley Sexton leads Middle and High Schoolers in lively renditions of seasonal favorites at the steps of the Alaska SeaLife Center. Nearby, the holiday bush stands tall and brightly lit.

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Seahawks on the road

State wrestling finals will take place at Anchorage Christian School featuring 10 Seahawks qualifiers. Sully Hauze, Nick Woodard, Terrance Annogiyuk, Paxson Berry, Dakota Nickell, Tannen Berry, Nick Zweifel, Ben Miranda, Justin Scutter and Howie Hubbard will begin begin wrestling on Friday morning. The Seahawks basketball season gets underway with regional competition in Houston. Games begin at 11 a.m. with the C-team boys. The varsity team is also looking forward to the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan on Dec. 26.

Schools council meets

The Seward Schools Site-Based Council meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Seward Middle School. The agenda includes discussion on the Seward Middle School reconfiguration approved by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District board in November. The body will also discuss site council goals. The meeting is open to the public.

Museum open for annual expo

The annual Seward Museum open house, hosted by the Resurrection Bay Historical Society, is from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, and all are invited.

Breakfast with Santa approaches

Enjoy a homemade breakfast with the big guy at 9 or 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 21. Complimentary pictures with Santa, candy canes and holiday plush toys for the kids. Children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Adults $9 Children $7. Tickets for either seating time are available until 5 p.m. Dec. 20 at TYC, Sports & Rec or City Hall utility counter. Limited seating and all attendees require a ticket. Call the TYC at 224-5472 for more info.

TYC boosts camps

School's Out day camps are on the following dates: Dec. 20, Jan. 20, Feb. 6-7, March 7 and April 18. Vacation Break camps are Dec. 23-27 with no camp on Dec. 25, and Dec. 30 through Jan. 3 with no camp on Jan. 1. TYC offers discounts to low-income families. Stop by one of SPRD's locations for brochures and registration, visit TYC online at, or contact Maggie at 224-5472 or

Urbach's leagues are forming

Urbach's Youth Basketball is right around the corner for youngsters 4 to 12 years of age. There will be a free Jamboree 10 a.m. Sat, Jan. 11 where kids can meet the coaches, work on skill development, go through drill stations and more. Early bird fee for the league ends Dec. 13 and register by Dec. 20 to receive a complimentary team jersey. Sign up at the Sports & Rec Gym located at 519 4th Ave for the league which plays Saturdays, Jan. 25 to Mar. 22.

Angel Trees benefit many

Angels are hanging out at the Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska Shop, Bay Traders True Value, First National Bank of Alaska, Safeway, Wells Fargo Bank and Seward Public Utilities Office. Pick an angel from the tree and return the designated gift to the local fire department by Dec. 13. There will be a public wrapping party on Dec. 14. Call 224-3445 for information.

Library wants books from Santa

The Seward Community Library Museum has set up a Holiday Wish Tree to help raise funds for specific books that the library collection needs. Each ornament on the Christmas Wish Tree displays a children's book the library does not have. Sponsoring one of the books displayed costs $20 and the donor's name or family name will be placed on the bookplate. Books can also be sponsored in memory of a loved one. The Wish Tree will be up through the first week of January 2014.

Seward Choir to perform

The Seward Community Choir will perform their annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Rae Building auditorium, across Third from Seaview Plaza. The free concert will feature traditional Christmas choral pieces ranging from "Do You Hear What I Hear?" to the Hallelujah Chorus. Cookies will follow the performance. For information contact Sue at 224-6784.

Nurse practitioner visit is set

Deb Baley, ANP, will visit Seward Public Health Center Dec. 17-19 at 201 Third, Suite 202. Appointments are required for services including Pap smears and contraceptives for women in the childbearing years. There is a sliding scale fee but those with an inability to pay will not be denied services. Call 224-5567 for appointments or information.

Breast exams available

The Mobile Digital Mammography Bus is coming to Providence Seward Medical and Care Center at 10 a.m. on Dec. 20. Call 888-458-3151 for appointments or 224-2847 for information. Appointments must be scheduled prior to Dec. 19. Information about mobile mammography is available online at For those underinsured or without insurance, programs are available to assist. Call BCHC at 800-410-6266 for more information.

Toddler enrollment open

The Seward Cooperative Toddler Playgroup is currently enrolling children for the Spring 2014 semester. This is a parent-led program open to children from ages 18 months to 3 years and runs from Jan. 6 through May 15. The SCTP operates in the basement space of the Resurrection Lutheran Church. Registration is required and participation is flexible from one day a week up. The sessions run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information contact Erika Anger at or 362-1796.

Seward Chamber holding logo contests

Seward Chamber of Commerce is holding the design contests for the June Halibut Tournament, Mount Marathon Race and Silver Salmon Derby. Each winner will receive $200 and have their design reprinted on event wear and posters as well as print and online media. The deadline to submit artwork is Jan. 31. For contest details contact Erin Lemas at 224-8051 or


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