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Out & About - March 27, 2014


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Statewide emergency practice set

Federal, state and local facilities will engage in state-wide testing of emergency alert and response systems March 27. Today, 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 test the tsunami warning system from end to end.

Library, churches commemorate earthquake

The Seward Community Library Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Earthquake beginning at 5 p.m. today in the Community Room. The museum will open without charge from 1 to 7 p.m. and personal stories will be related, both on film and in person. 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.

Library hosts Seward biographer

New York Times bestselling author of “Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man,” Walter Stahr, will discuss his book and research of William H. Seward and Alaska. The visiting author will be at the Seward Community Library Museum for a program beginning at 7 p.m., March 28.

Seward marches for respect

The SeaView Community Services Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program is sponsoring a “Choose Respect” march today at 5:15 p.m. The March 27 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.

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.

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.

Moose Pass and Seward 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 at 288-3674 or via for information.

AVTEC hosts annual job fair

The Seward Community/AVTEC Job Fair will be held from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m., April 7 at the AVTEC Student Center, 519 Fourth Avenue. The fair connects job seekers to employers and explore career opportunities with over 40 employers and employment service providers scheduled to attend. For information contact the Seward Job Center at 224-5276.

Obihiro exchange application window extended

The City of Seward and the Seward International Friendship Association (SIFA) still have room for up to three more high school students to participate in the student exchange with Obihiro, Japan this summer. Applications are available at the high school through Martha Fleming or the main office, at the clerk’s office in City Hall, or on the city’s website at The deadline for student applications is extended to 5:00 p.m., April 11.

It’s time for the Spring Carnival

The Seward Spring Carnival is set for 11:00 a.m., April 5, at the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal. The 4-hour event for youth will feature an infant play area, food, games, a dunk tank, dance groups, closkaraoke and prizes. For information call 224-5257


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