Monthly Archives: May 2012

Seldovia Bay Ferry Schedule

You Are Invited to a Wedding!

by Rod and Sunni Hilts

Seldovia Arts Council Concert Tonight!

Don’t miss this great concert tonight at 7:30pm at SBE!

A Memorial Day Thank You!

Chainsaw Carving Slideshow

by Jenny Chissus

Enjoy this glimpse into the first two days of the Seldovia Chainsaw Exhibition!

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Join us on Sunday to Vote for the People’s Choice of the competition!

Also – remember – the Masterpiece Carvings will be available for sale tomorrow!

Do You Want to Buy a Masterpiece?

by Jenny Chissus

This Memorial Day weekend, we have three very talented carvers creating beautiful masterpieces from our rugged local spruce!

This is the 7th Annual Chainsaw event in Seldovia!  We are blessed to have over 35 masterpieces about town for our community’s enjoyment!  Many folks have made trips specifically to Seldovia to visit these creative works of art!  Seldovia has become an “Outdoor museum” of sorts – with no admission – just the effort of getting across the bay.

You may Click Here or click on the poster at the top left to see “Where they are now?”  which shows you the locations of all the carvings created in Seldovia since 2006.

This year, we are doing something a little bit different.

Every year, up until now, the Seldovia Chamber of Commerce had an agreement to retain the masterpiece carvings here in the city of Seldovia.  Only Continue reading

Human Powered Fishing Derby Starts Tomorrow!

by Jenny Chissus

Don’t miss your perfect opportunity to get out in a boat, with a friend (or two) and a fishing pole for a day on the water!

Tomorrow starts the 4th annual Human Powered Fishing Derby!  Click here or on the poster to the left to see the flier full size!

This event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce but put together entirely by Tim and Ila Dillon, who can’t wait for an excuse to go fishing!  There will be many great prizes along with an amazing opportunity to win the grand prize,  a brand new rowboat!  Call Tim or Ila for more information or just show up at the tent by the small boat harbor Saturday morning at 9am with $35, a life vest, a coat (darn – it is kind of cold this weekend) a rowboat, kayak,  canoe or driftboat and be ready to go fishing!

If you are sticking around the whole weekend, the fish fry is a community potluck to die for!  Fresh fish and the BEST potluck participants in the State of Alaska!  Seldovians know how to potluck in style – you will NOT go hungry!   You WILL leave HAPPY!  See you on the docks!

Chainsaw Carving Schedule 2012

by Jenny Chissus

Hello to all the fabulous citizens of Seldovia, along with the many travelers, visitors and art seeking explorers!  Welcome to our amazing Memorial Day Weekend!  Click here or on the poster to the left  to see the schedule in full size.

We kicked off the weekend yesterday, when our Carvers came to town on the Seldovia Bay Ferry.  Thank goodness, as the Seldovia Bay Ferry was able to load all the tools and equipment for the carving event with their crane.   This saved us – as often, due to the amount of equipment/tools required for the carving competition, many carvers opt to come over on the Alaska Marine Highway with their vehicles.  But this year, the AMHS took over a 2 week break from Seldovia – which has been a big disappointment to our community.  (So many visitors begin their summers in Seldovia on Memorial Day Weekend and bring over a car/camper or truck loaded with 4 wheelers, boats, etc., and many folks return for the summer months on Memorial Day weekend – and without the ferry – they are delayed an extra two weeks this year. ) We are hopeful that this schedule will not be the newly adopted schedule for Memorial Day weekend in the future!

This will be a great weekend, lots of activity between the Human Powered Fishing Derby – which kicks off tomorrow (Saturday) as well as the Chainsaw Carving Exhibition – both events run all weekend long! You won’t want to miss coming to vote on People’s Choice for the Chainsaw Carving Exhibition Sunday at 1:00pm, and the Fish Derby Fish Fry & Potluck at 4:00pm!   Stick around another night, as on Monday night we will have a Seldovia Arts Council concert at SBE!

We wanted to thank our many sponsors of this event, as there are quite a few Seldovian businesses supporting this endeavor, and we are grateful!  Please click on the above photo to view the schedule full size!

Darn Berry Eating Moths…

by Jan Yaeger

In the Media… Our own Sarah Geagel!

Our very own Sarah Geagel is featured in this article with the Anchorage Daily News – as she and her team mates from Anchorage Christian School take the victory lap with the American Flag in the 4×200 meter relay!

Congratulations Sarah! We are all very proud of you!