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Out & About - Feb. 27, 2014


Leon Youngblood | The Seward Phoenix LOG

Seward Independent Living Center's T.R.A.I.L.S. (Total Recreation Independent Living Services) program featured an winter fishing expedition on Grouse Lake Saturday. Kyle Hubbard, with Mike Little looking on, took a bow for catching two of the largest fish in the winner of the ice fishing contest. The Seward ILC is a non-profit organization run by persons with disabilities for persons with disabilities and sets a monthly event calendar with recreational activities to provide opportunities for people experience disabilities. For information call 224-8711.

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Seward hosts Tsunami Bowl

The annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Seward Marine Center will be held over three days beginning Feb. 27. The Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl is a regional competition for Alaska high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans. The regional event is part of the annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The winning team of the Alaska Tsunami Bowl competes against other regional teams from all over the United States. The organizers are accepting volunteers for the competition. Information is at or by calling Kimberley at 224-5261.

Seahawks head for playoffs

The regular high school basketball season concludes this week with C-team boys playing ACS Thursday, JV and varsity boys and girls playing at Nikiski on Friday, and final home games against Homer on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

Alaskan musician plays at RezArts

Singer/songwriter Hawkins Wright takes the Resurrect Arts stage at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 1. According to the Anchorage Press, Hawkins Wright can be described as "Alaskan folk music we're all used to but with a lyrical style all his own." Kevin Worrell, of Beer Money, will appear on stand-up bass and Kathryn Moore from Super Saturated Sugar Strings will tinkle the simulated ivories. $10 at the door for the show, which may be included on a live release.

Garden club meets

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club will host Jess Ryan of Homer who will make a presentation drawing parallels between the seasonal commonalities between Scotland and Seward focussing on cool, rainy summers, a seaside location and a love of gardening. "Kitchen Gardens of Scotland" will be the 2 p.m. program at the Seward Community Library, Sunday, March 2. There will be light refreshments and door prizes, however there will be no haggis.

Snowmachine territory expands

Seward Ranger District sled trails and areas that typically allow winter motorized vehicles are open. Kenai Fjords National Park has announced as of press time, that Exit Glacier is closed again to snowmachine use including the road to Exit Glacier, parking areas, a designated route through the campground to Exit Creek, and within Exit Creek. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge remains closed to snow machine use until further notice.

Iditarow benefits Kenai Crewsers

Teams will row as far as possible during the Iditarod at Rez Fitness during gym hours beginning Sunday, March 2. The challenge is to beat the Iditarod mushers to Nome. Each team member pays a $35 entrance fee. For information stop by Rez Fitness, e-mail, or check the website at All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Kenai Crewsers, Seward's rowing club.

AARP offers tax help

The AARP Foundation offers free electronic tax filing to taxpayers in Seward. Tax aide volunteers, trained by the IRS, are available from 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, as well as 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Seward Senior Center, 336 Third. Appointments are available at 224-5604 and walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first served basis. There is no age or income limit and taxpayers do not need to be AARP members although preference may be given to seniors and the disabled.

Holland America accepting grant apps

Applications are being accepted by the Holland America Line Inc. Seward Community Advisory Board for grants to local service and nonprofit groups in Seward. Submissions are due by the close of business March 3. For information and applications, contact Kathy Newman at 907-264-8028 or

Local radio meeting set

The KIBH-FM Community Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 at Grant Electronics, 222 Fourth Ave. The KIBH-FM CAB is soliciting new members, volunteers and supporters from the Seward area. Additionally, this will be an opportunity to further address community programming needs and issues. For information visit or Seward Public Radio on Facebook.

SCF accepting grant apps

The Seward Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from local non-profits in the vicinity of Seward and Moose Pass. The deadline for applying is March 1 and all applications should be submitted through the SCF website at

Library screens films

Award winning independent and foreign films are shown at 7 p.m. every Friday night through February at the Seward Community Library Museum. Many of the movies are not rated. Must be 18 years old, or accompanied by a parent to attend. Call 224-4082 for information.


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