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Out & About - May 22, 2014


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Library honors retiring director

The Seward Library Association and Friends of the Library have organized a retirement party for Patty Linville, outgoing director of the Seward Community Library Museum. The will event will be hosted at the Seward Community Library Museum and coincide with library hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on May 23.

Local parks board to meet

The Seward State Parks Citizen Advisory Board will meet at the Seward Community Library Museum from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., May 22. Alaska State Parks Director, Ben Ellis, will attend the Citizen Advisory Board meeting to address the board’s priority list. The board will not meet again until September and the public is encouraged to attend.

Legion post remembers veterans

Seward’s American Legion Post 5 will honor military service members who died while serving. The Memorial Day service take places at the American Legion Cemetery at 11 a.m, May 26 and is followed by a waterfront ceremony.

PTSA sale benefits scholarships

The annual spring PTA scholarship garage sale at the Seward High School cafeteria is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 24. All proceeds raised goes to the PTSA Seward High School scholarship program. Donated items can be dropped off at the high school loading area after 2 p.m., May 23.

Start fires naturally

A fire making workshop will be held in the parking lot of Qutekcak Native Tribe from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 28. Learn to make a fire without matches or lighters using materials available in primitive or wilderness conditions. The classes will not be held under rainy conditions. Call 224-3118 ext. 3 for information.

Local radio meeting set

The KIBH-FM Community Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 28 at Grant Electronics, 222 Fourth. 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.

SVFD features open house earthquake

The Seward Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house all day May 31. The State of Alaska mobile earthquake simulator will be on scene to educate, not amuse, as it rolls into Seward to shake and rattle like a 8.0 temblor. The advance schedule calls for the quake trailer to be in Moose Pass on May 30 and in Seward for the following two days. Call 224-3445 for information.

Marathon committee needs volunteers

The Mount Marathon Race Committee is recruiting volunteers for a variety of tasks over two days. There are assignments for both preparation and race day jobs including indoors chores like registration and T-shirt/patch pickup and outside work like crowd control and traffic control as well as mountain details for logistics as well as timing over the junior, women’s, or men’s races. Get information or volunteer via e-mail at

Community center survey underway

The Community Center action team is surveying residents to find out what support exists for building a community center in Seward. The survey is available at Enter to win an ice hike for two on Exit Glacier with Adventure Sixty North. The survey is available thru May 31.

Halibut tourney registration open

Registration has begun for the Seward Halibut Tournament which kicks off on June 1 and runs that entire month. Entry tickets are $10 and available at outlets in the Seward small boat harbor. There are prizes for the three largest halibut caught and many tagged fish prizes as well as weekly and daily prizes. Visit or call 224-8051 for information.

AVTEC cafe open for reservations

Online reservations have opened and are required at The Academy Café for evenings Tuesday through Friday between May 16 through June 14. The menu consists of Mediterranean dishes created and presented by AVTEC culinary students. To make reservations visit and click on the link to Academy Café reservations under hot topics.

Oceans Day art sought

World Oceans Day is June 8 and there is still time to be included in the Art of Conservation, Our Oceans art book project by Chugach Arts Council. Artists of all ages and abilities, from anywhere are invited to submit art in any medium to be included in the upcoming publications. An application form is available on the website


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