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Turn Back the Pages – June 2, 1977


June 2, 1977

The Seward Phoenix LOG

New high school construction goes at rapid pace – Construction of the new Seward High School facility has seen considerable progress since it resumed with Spring. Concrete is being poured for the first floor of the build. Only skeletal fragments were visible during the last weeks of April. There are now several walls in place, as well as a major portion of the roofing on the main part of the building. The connecting passageway to the elementary school is still in its primary stages as is the gymnasium portion and swimming pool area.

Liberty Theatre – Now playing: “The Amazing Dobermans” and “Brannigan.” Coming Soon: “Fun with Dick & Jane” and “The Black Bird.”

Seward’s Folly owners preserve local history in unique restaurant – The recycled weathered exterior of the old “leaning” Seward Metal Works shop has become the unique and beautiful interior of Seward’s Folly restaurant. The Folly is in the former Fo’c’s’le building on Adams next tot he mountain. John Anderson and Glen Newton, owners of Seward’s newest restaurant, gave a party Tuesday night for all those who helped in construction – like no party in the decades of the historic building has been standing. Honored were those whose individual crafts make the restaurant something special. Anderson pointed with pride during a personal tour, to the weathered wood carefully worked in parqueted artistry, and to the stained glass windows and lighting fixtures created by Josie and Larry Dergay-Hay of Anchorage.

Super Saturday – Second Annual Trash Cleanup. June 11. Beach cookout. Dance at the Armory. Prizes for the most garbage collected and gift certificated to be found amongst the garbage.

Jellison aids vessel crew – The Coast Guard Cutter Cape Jellison responded Saturday, to a May Day alert in Resurrection Bay to assist the fishing vessel Adventure, which was reported sinking near Rugged Island. The Cape Jellison received the call while towing the vessel Jolee to the Seward harbor. Upon receipt of the call, the Jellison dropped the tow of the Jolee, near Seward in calm waters, and proceeded to the scene where five people from the Adventure were found in a life raft. The men were picked up and taken to Seward.

Western Auto – Just arrived: Large selection of hand and power tools. Everything for the handyman.

Urbach’s – Father, man of all seasons. Now you can treat Dad to something extra nice.

Oldtime portrait studio opens - The Visual History Studios featuring brown-toned portrait taken in turn-of-the-century setting, musical instruments, an soapstone carvings opened last week across from Dreamland Bowl. Owners Chris and Gwynne Garner remodeled the building inside and out, ingeniously using materials found at thrift stores and demolished buildings. Photographers Chris and Gwynne seat their customers in a rocking chair, costume them from their big rack of clothes, and provide them with an old rifle, pipe or whatever suits their fancy. They he’s photographed with the big studio camera and half an hour later the portrait is ready.

Jockey Club – Now under new management. Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, Motel, Liquor Store, Sporting Goods, Hunting and Fishing Licenses. Moose Pass.

Terry’s Chevron Service – Open 7 days a week.

Beautiful Downtown Moose Pass – Congratulations to the eighth grade graduates from Moose Pass who will be starting a whole new experience next fall. Those who will be moving on are Randy Beaudoin, Karl Backlund, Mike Murray, Pat Murray, Mike Washburn, Chris Washburn, Howard Woods and Danny Garis.

The Palace Cafe – Enjoy home style cooking in a friendly atmosphere. Seafood in season. Bring the whole family. Food served 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

New Seward Hotel – Now Seward Agents for Alaska Cleaners.

3 studies underway at Seward Station of UA Marine Institute – The Institute of Marine Sciences’ new lab building here is the scene of research on three topics of public interest: the effect of small amounts of oil on marine life, aquaculture or marine farming and paralytic shellfish poisoning.

First National Bank of Anchorage – First all over the state.

Country Store – Get an eye full of this! Banquet pre-fried Chicken, 2 pounds, $2.69. Honeydew Melons, 49 cents a pound. Romaine Lettuce, 35 cents a pound.


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