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Out & About - March 20, 2014


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Urbach's BB League tournament ends season

Urbach’s youth basketball wraps up on Saturday, March 22 at the AVTEC Gym, with the End-of-Season Tournament and Coaches vs. 6th Graders.

Seahawks girls shoot for state

The Seward High School girls basketball team will play their first game against Anchorage Christian Schools at the state championships in Anchorage. The lead off game is set for 5:15 p.m. today, March 20 at the Sullivan Arena.

Middle School planning session scheduled

A public Seward Middle School reconfiguration meeting is from 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. today, March 20, in the Professional Development Room at the middle school. Aspects of the changeover to be discussed include the new school schedule, course offerings and student transition. The Seward School’s Site Based Council regular meeting will follow immediately after.

Skiesta set to aid pet shelter

The Skiesta is a fundraiser for the Seward Animal Shelter with the theme of a fiesta on skis. Participants will ski, walk, snowshoe, run, crawl, etc. down Exit Glacier road starting at noon, March 22. There is no entrance fee but participants are encouraged to make a donation to the shelter. For information or to volunteer to help out, call Stephanie Wright at 330-283-7542.

Tsunami Swim-a-Thon seeks support

Tsunami’s have only days left to reach out and find their sponsors/pledges for Swim-a-Thon and many young swimmers are working up their endurance to try for the 200 lengths limit during the two-hour swim time. The event is March 28, at the Seward pool.

Library tells stories in March

Children’s story time at the Seward Community Library is set for 10:30 a.m. Fridays and features “Down in the Swamp” on March 21 and “Birdland” on March 28. For adults there’s Lunch with a Story every Wednesday at noon. Bring lunch, coffee and tea are provided.

SeaView hosts children’s fair

A free Children’s Wellness Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 22, at Seaview Plaza, 302 Railway. Children including infants, toddlers and preschoolers will receive free screenings for vision, hearing and developmental skills and will be a fun activities for all. For information call P.J. at 224-5257 or Robin at 907-714-8930.

Nurse practitioner to visit Seward

Deb Baley, ANP, will visit Seward Public Health Center March 24-26 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.

Statewide emergency practice set

Federal, state and local facilities will engage in state-wide testing of emergency alert and response systems throughout March 27. On that Thursday, between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., alerts will be issued via tsunami sirens and broadcast stations including weather, television and radio. The drill will test sirens to make sure that the tsunami warning system works from one end to the other.

Library, churches commemorate earthquake

The Seward Community Library Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Earthquake beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in the Community Room. Personal stories will be related, both on film and in person and refreshments will be served. Churches across Alaska will also toll bells for several minutes of ringing and silence, starting at 5:34 p.m. March 27.

Seward marches for respect

The SeaView Community Services Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program is sponsoring a “Choose Respect” march at 5:15 p.m., March 27. The event, coordinated with other marches in 120 communities statewide, will begin at the AVTEC Gym. There will be public speakers and refreshments. For information call 224-5257.

Daylong animal shelter fundraiser set

The day will start with an 11 a.m., March 29 pet walk from Chinooks to the Branson Pavilion, where there will be hot drinks, hot dogs and treats for the pets. The Seward Animal Shelter Fur Ball is at 6 p.m. upstairs at Chinooks Waterfront Restaurant with live music, a silent auction and appetizer/wine tasting. There is a suggested donation for the walk and tickets for the charity ball are available at Chinooks.

Postmasters retire

A retirement party is planned for Seward Postmaster Jerry Nassen and Moose Pass Postmaster Marcia Shea on April 5 at Trail Lake Lodge. A no-host buffet dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with reservations required. Contact Erin Knotek, or 288-3674, for information.

New community clinic is open

The Seward Community Health Clinic is open with regular weekly operating hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The SCHC is in the same location as the former Providence Seward family practice clinic at 417 First and offers expanded services and flexible payment options. For information or appointments call 224-2273.

Triathlon registration underway

Early registration with reduced entry fees for the 23rd Pink Cheeks Triathlon is open until April 4. The annual event starts at the Seward High School Sea Lion Drive gate at 11 a.m., May 3. Details are available at or by calling Jori Welchans at 224-4054.

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.


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