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As a new organization in Seward, we’ve been meeting this year to support music, music education and musical organizations in the Seward area. We’d like to spotlight a successful musical group you might not know about - the Seward Community Band (SCB)!

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announces that the Refuge opened Christmas tree cutting from Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 through Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household and may not be taller than 20 feet. Trees may …

On Sep. 29, the Seward Mural Society completed its 2022 mural, “Seward’s Native Roots,” designed by local artists Susan Swiderski and Melanie Smith. The mural depicts a portrait of an Alaska Native woman dressed in a fur ruff-lined parka, gazing proudly over the word Qutekcak, printed in bol…

Around Town

On the afternoon of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Seward’s American Legion Post 5 will again offer its annual Thanksgiving dinner, free and open to the community. As part of its annual holiday tradition, the Legion post will also make deliveries to shut-ins and the …

Join Seward Arts Council for Arctic Entries on Saturday, December 3 at Seward High School. Get “Out of the Woods” for a night and listen to tales about pushing through, getting lost, and the other side beginning at 7 p.m. Have a story to tell, email sewardartscouncil@gmail.com.

Sports/Outdoors

For the first time in the history of Seward High School, the Seahawk boys swim team has closed the season as co-runners-up to the state champions, an honor shared with Eagle River High School. Earned at the 2022 state championship swim meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday, t…

The Seahawks swim team emerged from their regional championship meet at Palmer on Saturday with an unprecedented victory, packing a host of new personal bests, national rankings, and school records that will cement their legacy at Seward High for years to come. With a complete relay sweep an…

The Seward High swim team has just completed the last of two final meets before their impending return to Palmer for the region championships on Oct. 28. With an overall victory at the SoHi Pentathlon on Oct. 7 and a triumphant third-place Palmer Invite showing that produced new personal bes…

Schools

For the first time in the history of Seward High School, the Seahawk boys swim team has closed the season as co-runners-up to the state champions, an honor shared with Eagle River High School. Earned at the 2022 state championship swim meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday, t…

The Seahawks swim team emerged from their regional championship meet at Palmer on Saturday with an unprecedented victory, packing a host of new personal bests, national rankings, and school records that will cement their legacy at Seward High for years to come. With a complete relay sweep an…

Births

Jeff Dillon and Laura Sturtz are pleased to announce the birth of triplets Aurora Kathleen, Heath Spencer and Alder Clark Sturtz-Dillon, born Aug. 7 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. At birth, Aurora and Heath each weighed 5 pounds and Alder weighed 4 pounds. The triplets are…

Obituaries

Vicki L. Winkelman was born November 7, 1950, in Grants Pass, Oregon to Lloyd and Barbara Coate. She graduated from Glendale Highschool in 196…

Clyde Alfred Sume was born the first child, and only son, of John and Ruby Sume on June 11, 1938, in Eureka, Montana. In 1943, the family move…

Features

As I concluded a recent session of Extension's Dining with Diabetes class, a student asked whether I could address the "elephant in the room." I wasn't quite sure what this referred to but quickly understood that the challenge of eating healthfully during the upcoming Thanksgiving festivitie…

When you are a young boy growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, sniffing warm pastries your father has placed in the window of his bakery, it is impossible to say what your legacy will be. There is a good chance you will become a baker.

Opinion

The City of Seward is exploring funding options for building a $20 million recreation center. I’ve been reading over the feasibility study, an…