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LOCAL WRITING BY RICK DUMONT
THE SUPERBOWL IS FOR BIRDS
- February 2, 2014

The team awoke at 4 a.m. ready to take the field by 5 a.m. when the competition began on Saturday, January 25. It was to be a long, cold and grueling day. Twelve arduous hours, to be exact. The temperature was 14 degrees. The wind chill brought that down to five...

 

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT - A FISH TALE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN
- December 15, 2013

The day began at 5:30 a.m. on December 6, for Marc Schloss and 26 of his friends as they prepared for a cold, windy trip on the Atlantic Ocean. Those friends Schloss gathered, from all over New England, New Jersey and New York, boarded a 90-foot fishing boat...

 
GREEN CRABS IN MAINE THREATENING ECONOMY, ECOSYSTEM - December 1, 2013

Science fiction is fraught with tales of ‘little green men from Mars,’ invading by the thousands.Today, we have an invasion of another sort; not from Mars, but from Europe. And they aren’t little green men, but little green crabs. They are the European Green Crab, to be specific...

 
'SLOW FOOD' GROUP MAKES SOUP FOR PANTRIES AND KITCHENS - November 25, 2013

Dozens of students gathered at the Memorial Union Building on the UNH campus Sunday afternoon to celebrate “Disco Soup,” where over 1,000 pounds of vegetables were peeled, chopped and diced to the beat of a live disco band before being cooked into 120 gallons of soup...

 
CHILLY DAY BRINGS CHILI CHAMPS TO PUDDLE DOCK - October 14, 2013

Prescott Park Arts Festival, partnering with Strawbery Banke, drew thousands of hungry visitors to the museum lawn area known as Puddle Dock where a dozen area restaurants vied for the first place prize for best chili. The Thirsty Moose Taphouse took first place in both categories...

 
BIOBLITZ FINDS MORE - September 26, 2013
Scientist wannabe’s from all over New England visited Odiorne State Park on Saturday to participate in the Seacoast Science Center’s 11th annual BioBlitz! Over 250 people attended the day-long event participating in various walking tour workshops ranging from bird watching...
 

FULLER CLARK DONATES $500,000 TO STRAWBERRY BANKE - September 17, 2013

One hundred and seventy-five people gathered in the newly opened multipurpose Visitors Center at Strawbery Banke Sunday evening to honor state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark for her donation of $500,000. The donation is helping make possible the dream of museum visionaries...
 
FASHION'S NIGHT OUT COMES TO PORTSMOUTH - September 16, 2013
Beauty Queens pose on the red carpet at Popover’s, then magically pop up at various boutiques throughout the downtown. A 1920’s vaudevillian model with her personal photographer strolls along the sidewalk greeting passers-by along the way handing out samples of candied...
 
FISH TALE FIFTH ANNUAL FISHTIVAL CELEBRATED AT PRESCOTT PARK - September 15, 2013
The 5th annual Fishtival, held at Prescott Park, netted nearly 4,000 hungry visitors seeking succulent seafood while learning about local fishing resources. The event, sponsored in large part by Smuttynose Brewing Company, featured several local restaurants serving up...
 
WHEN MASTODONS ROAMED THE SEACOAST - August 18, 2013

That’s right folks; mastodons. Just when you thought it was safe to venture outdoors, we’re learning that mastodons and woolly mammoths likely roamed the New England landscape foraging for food. Like we envision buffalo herds roaming the western plains, it is believed herds...

 
LET THE SCULPTING BEGIN - June 13, 2013

John Kane lives on Hampton Beach and has invited 100,000 of his closest friends to come and visit him. OK, maybe not to his house, but as marketing director for the Hampton Beach Village District, John is expecting that many people to visit the beach during the “13th Annual...

 

TRANSPORTATION CRISIS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR HELD IN PORTSMOUTH - May 28, 2013

More than 50 people from 15 different bus transportation companies from the northeast attended an American Bus Association (ABA) Crisis Management Training Seminar at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel on Thursday. The C&J Lines sponsored event featured keynote speaker...

 
WINTER STORM DAMAGE REPAIRED, SEACOAST BEACHES SET FOR SUMMER - May 24, 2013
With Memorial Day upon us, a ride along Ocean Boulevard in Hampton is anything but typical. In place of boys with shovels, rakes and pails, men with excavators, bulldozers and dump trucks were working to get the beaches back in shape for the summer season...
 
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