Portmouth Living Magazine June

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Portsmouth Living Magazine is your community publication. Its goal is to showcase the people and places that make Portsmouth such a great city to live in. Each month will feature a local neighbor on the front page along with an article. Other articles include Home and Garden, Fitness, Health, Food, Events and more.

Portsmouth

JUNE 2018

LIVING

THE MARINO FAMILY

At Home in Portsmouth

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COVER PHOTO BY EVA MARINO


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Dear Residents,

Welcome to the second issue

of Portsmouth Living, a magazine

geared solely to you and the people

around you. This publication is all

about your neighborhood: the folks

who live next to you, a block over

from you or across town from you.

Consider us your snapshot into the

goings on in your community, your

resource for all things Portsmouth.

As the publisher of Portsmouth

Living, I hope you’ll inundate my

e-mail box with suggestions and

ideas – tell me about your upcoming

garage sales, your community

events, your student-athletes, your

real estate success stories and your

Portsmouth insider tips. We want

to know – and feature – it all. Think

school and extracurricular activities,

association updates and non-profit

charity listings. If it’s happening in

Portsmouth, it’s news your neighbors

need to know.

We will be coming out monthly

with features on residents, as well as

expert advice from area professionals.

Our mission? To help you get to

know who’s living down your block,

up the street or around the corner.

Our personal approach is a bit oldfashioned,

but we believe there’s still

a place for featuring the personalities

and goings on that makeup

Portsmouth life.

MARK KASPER

Publisher

~ Mark

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Police Department........................................................................(603) 427-1500

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City Hall........................................................................................(603) 431-2000

Library......................................................................................... (603) 427-1540

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School Department....................................................................(603) 431-5080

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Resident Feature

DAN &

EVA MARINO:

Must Love Dogs

BY TAMARA J. COLLINS

PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED

BY EVA MARINO

Dan, 43, and Eva, 38, met

through their dogs. They

kept running into each

other at the dog park. “We

just kept running into each other and

I decided that Dan was going to be my

husband!” Eva says. “I would get SO

excited when I saw his car parked at

the dog park, knowing he was there!”

The couple started dating soon after,

and they married on Eva’s birthday in

October of 2010.

Fred is their dog. He is 13 years old

and is half Corgi, half Boston Terrier.

Sadly, they recently lose their

other dog, Cooper, who brought them

together at the dog park all those years

ago.

Eva has a bachelor’s in merchandising

management from Michigan State

University and worked at Helene M

in downtown Portsmouth for years

before she became pregnant with

their first child. Now she is a full-time

momma to Noah, 5, and Zoe, 3, and

she now works as a health and fitness

coach. Dan attended Plymouth State

and River College. He is a co-founder

and partner at Raka in Portsmouth, a

digital agency.

Dan and Eva Marino found their

Christian Shore neighborhood home

in 2009. According to Eva, it felt like

home the moment they saw it. “It’s

a wonderful location, close to town,

walkable to many businesses, it’s amazing,”

Eva says.

The Marinos believe family and

friends are the most important parts

of life. Dan and Eva can often be

found outside tending to their garden

or walking along the Oceanside with

friends. They love to cook, entertain

and hang out with family. They are

active members of the local community

in all aspects of business, to neighbors,

to friends and family, and they are so

grateful to be part of such a wonderful

place.

“We have standing weekly hangout

dates with the kids, we all walk to and

from school together, and we spend so

much time together in the park and

in each other’s homes,” Eva says, “We

“We have standing weekly hangout dates with the

kids, we all walk to and from school together, and

we spend so much time together in the park and

in each other’s homes,” Eva says

share a snow blower with a few other

families, and everyone looks out for

each other”

The Marinos love where they live.

It’s a wonderful place for their kids to

play with other neighborhood kids.

“Kids everywhere, all my kids’ ages,

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and a park right in the front yard! We

are out there more than in our own

backyard, and the families that line

this street have become like families to

us,” Eva says. “It’s a thriving street in

a thriving neighborhood. So, safe and

everyone on this street is incredibly

kind.”

Their kids love riding bikes, reading,

singing, being with friends and

making art. “I try to include them in

most aspects of our daily life,” Eva says.

“They help with everything.” While

Noah and Zoe are too young to be in

special sports or activities, they love

the normal kid stuff such as swimming

and riding bicycles. “My daughter is in

ballet at the Portsmouth School of Ballet,

and my son loves pretty much all

subjects at school,” says Eva.

Eva hosts an annual Christmas

cookie decorating party in the neighborhood.

The past two years, Santa has

made an appearance to taste the cookies

and say hello to the kids.

The Marinos have formed lasting

bonds with their neighbors, making

their home not just a space for themselves

and their kids but making it an

extension of their family.

“We love our neighbors so much,”

Eva says. Two of her best friends live

on her block. “Our kids have grown

We would like to thank our sponsor, Porstmouth Christian Academy for the opportunity to bring you this story.

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up together, and we have shared

so many amazing bonding moments.”

The Marino’s feel lucky to live

just two blocks over from where

Dan’s mother grew up. She now

lives in New Hampshire, but Dan

and Eva and Noah and Zoe visit

her often. They also visit Key

West as often as they can, at least

twice a year, which is where Eva

is from. It’s like a second home to

them as that’s where Eva’s parents

live. Also, Eva and Dan got

married there so it holds a special

place in their hearts.

In closing, the Marino’s wish

their Pine Street Park neighbors

to know, “you are the family we

didn’t know we would have!

We love you so much!”

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Non-Profit Highlight

PORTSMOUTH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

RECEIVES SECOND NATIONAL AWARD

to Fund Outdoor Classroom on Bellamy River

BY KELLY BELMONTE

Portsmouth Christian Academy

has received a second national

award from The Christian

Education Charitable Trust (CECT),

a division of the Tennessee-based Maclellan

Foundation, to fund an Outdoor

Classroom on the Bellamy River. The

$50,000 matching grant follows an initial

round of start-up funding awarded

in 2016 that enabled PCA to launch an

innovative STEM program for monitoring

the health of the waterfront.

In its first year, the Environmental

Stewardship Pilot Project provided

hands-on learning opportunities for

PCA students in preschool through

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Grade 12, and contributed in a meaningful

way to active research at the

University level. This second grant

from the Maclellan Foundation will

make it possible for PCA to build on

the success of the Project by:

1. ESTABLISHING PCA as an Official

Oyster Research Site.

2. EQUIPPING the Junior High and

High School science labs to support

water testing.

3. EXPANDING application of solar

panels used to power the waterfront

Research Station.

4. PROVIDING ADA compliant access

to the waterfront.

5. OFFERING additional educational

programming, summer camp opportunities,

and extracurricular activities

that make use of PCA’s unique location

on the Bellamy River.

Curriculum will be adapted at the

Upper School to make the most of the

grant, including opportunities for Marine

Biology students to learn how to

construct and nurture a reef site on a

tidal river and AP Chemistry students

to learn how to analyze water for nitrates,

turbidity, and other chemicals.

Contact Kelly Belmonte, Director of Advancement,

with any questions: 603-742-3617


Real Estate

LOWEST INVENTORY IN THE LAST 6 YEARS

DRIVES TOP DOLLAR FOR SELLERS IN PORTSMOUTH

YEAR HIGH LOW AVG TOTAL # OF SALES AVG DOM

2012 $1,451,200 $15,000 $344,275 $104,659,843 304 104

2013 $1,986,000 $3,500 $394,103 $132,813,005 337 70

2014 $1,600,000 $32,000 $364,922 $131,007,330 359 59

2015 $6,250,000 $29,000 $419,397 $157,693,296 376 43

2016 $3,000,000 $12,000 $468,713 $168,736,932 360 67

2017 $3,056,000 $62,000 $541,161 $185,077,068 342 57

Average selling price for property in 2017

was up 57% to $541,161.

Total sales increased by 77% during this period.

Best Version Media does not guarantee the accuracy of the statistical data on this page. Any real estate agent’s ad appearing

in this magazine is separate from any statistical data provided which is in no way a part of their advertisement.

The spring market is

HERE.

The time to sell is

NOW.

SOLD!

We should talk.

179 Pleasant Street | $2,600,000

Barbara Dunkle | NH & ME Broker

Web: www.barbaradunkle.com

Cell: 603-498-7927

Office: 800-450-7784 ext.7078

Email: barbara.dunkle@beangroup.com

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JUNE | 2018

SUNDAY,JUNE 10 TO MONDAY, SEPT 10

HARBOR CRUISES

@Portsmouth Harbor Cruises

Tour the Portsmouth Harbor, The Isles of Shoals,

or the Inland Rivers

TIME 10-2pm

COST Rates vary per type of cruise

check website for details

www.portsmouthharbor.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

WORLD OCEAN DAY

@Seacoast Science Center

Join us for a FREE day of fun and educational activities

and celebrate the important role the world

ocean plays in our lives and grand opening of

H2O Today, an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian

Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

TIME 10-3pm

COST FREE

www.seacoastsciencecenter.org

MONDAY, JUNE 11

BELATED MOTHER’S DAY

@WaterCountry

Free admission for Mom’s today as a

belated Mother’s Day

TIME 10am-4pm

COST FREE

www.watercountry.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

SENIOR TRIP –

BOSTON DUCK TOUR

@Senior Activity Center

Call 603-610-4433 to reserve your spot.

All trips are on a Coach bus with a

bathroom and wifi.

TIME 8am-5:30pm

COST $91.00 per person

www.watercountry.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

SIPPIN’ FOR SEALS

@Seacoast Science Center

Enjoy delectable bites prepared by local chefs,

sip on cool cocktails by the sea, and dance the

night away to live music under our festive seaside

tent in support of the Center’s Marine Mammal

Rescue program

TIME 6pm-9pm

COST $50 per person, 21+ event

www.seacoastsciencecenter.org

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FRIDAY,JUNE 15

ANI DI FRANCO

@Prescott Park Arts Festival

Ani DiFranco’s music has been classified as

alternative and folk rock, yet it has hints of funk,

hip-hop, jazz, and punk. Ani has released all

of her over 20 albums on her own record label,

Righteous Babe, giving her significant creative

freedom.

TIME 7pm

COST Suggested Donation

of $8-10 per person

www.cprescottpark.org

SUNDAY,JUNE 17

FATHER’S DAY

@WaterCountry

Free admission for Dad’s on Father’s Day

TIME 10am-4pm

COST FREE

www.watercountry.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

SEACOAST ALL STAR

SPORTS AWARDS

FEATURING PEDRO MARTINEZ

@The Portsmouth Music Hall

The Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards honors the

top performers from the area in over 20 sports.

Awards will be presented to the Outstanding

Player of the Year in each sport, as well as Male

Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year,

Team of the Year and Coach of the Year. Boston

Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez will be the

featured special guest. Pedro will be live in Portsmouth

for a question and answer session about

lessons he’s learned and memories he’s made

during his career.

TIME 6pm

COST $25

www.gatehouselive.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

BEAT NIGHT AT BOOK AND BAR

@Portsmouth Book and Bar

Join us for this free evening of music

and poetry.

TIME 7pm

COST FREE

www.facebook.com/beatnightpressroom

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FRIDAY,JUNE 22 TO SUNDAY,AUG 19

SEUSSICAL

@Prescott Park Arts Festival

Now one of the most performed shows in

America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical,

musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens

and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite

Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly

brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters,

including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in

the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little

boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful

characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool

to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of

the Whos.

TIME Thursday and Sunday: 7:00pm,

Friday and Saturday: 8:00pm

COST ?

www.prescottpark.org

MONDAY, JUNE 25 TO SATURDAY, AUG 18

PORTSMOUTH OUTDOOR POOL

@Pierce Island

Originally built in 1937 and fully refurbished in

2003, the Pierce Island Pool is the perfect place

to spend a hot, sunny summer afternoon. With

a length of 100 yards, a width of 33 yards and a

gently sloping depth from 18 inches to six feet, it

provides space for every age and ability.

TIME Hours vary pending on lesson

schedule, check website for updated info

COST Portsmouth Resident Adults

$2, Child FREE | Non-Resident Adult $4

Child $2

wwwcityofportsmouth.com

MONDAY, JUNE 25 TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

MULTI-SPORT FOR BOYS/GIRLS AGES 7-11

@Leary Field

Each week a new sport is introduced with children

breaking up into teams for instructional skills

and games. Scheduled sports are basketball,

flag football, soccer, volleyball, street hockey,

ultimate Frisbee and more! Multi-sport is a

non-competitive and fun program where all

participants play an equal amount of time. No

experience is required as skills will be taught. For

further information: Please call the Portsmouth

Recreation Department at 766-1483.

TIME Monday,s & Wednesdays 10:30

-11:45am

COST Residents $35;

eligible non-residents $55.

Fee includes t-shirt and hat

www.cityofportsmouth.com


MONDAY, JUNE 25 TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

SURF CAMP FOR BOYS/GIRLS AGES 6-16

@Sawyer’s Beach, Rye, NH

Come learn to surf with the experienced coaches

at Summer Sessions Surf Shop and learn surfing

fundamentals in a safe and fun environment. No

experience needed or any surf equipment, just a

desire to ride some waves! Registration information:

Please register directly online @ newhampshiresurf.com

or call 603-373-8147 for further

information.

TIME (Weekly) 9:30-11:30 am and/or

12:00-2:00 pm

COST Residents $239. Includes instruction,

t-shirt, hat, use of surfboard, rash

guard, and suit.

www.cityofportsmouth.com

TUESDAY,JULY 3

PORTSMOUTH FIREWORKS

@South Mill Pond

The City of Portsmouth holds

their 4th of July Fireworks on

July 3rd every year!

Visit their website for

updated information on

street closures and parking

information.

TIME 8-10

COST FREE , donations appreciated.

www.cityofportsmouth.com

WEEKLY EVENTS

MONDAYS

PAPA WHEELIES SHOP GROUP RIDES

@Papa Wheelies

This is our No Drop Weekly road group ride. We

encourage riders of all abilities to come ride with

us. We’ll work on group riding & pace line skills

and just set a goal to have a great safe ride. We

will ride anywhere from 20-30 miles.

TIME 6pm

COST FREE

www.papa-wheelies.com

TUESDAYS

PRE-K & HOMESCHOOL SESSIONS

@Rye Airfield Skate

Every Tuesday, one of the most fun days of the

week, we do Pre-K sessions in the morning and

a combined Pre-K/Home Schooler session in the

afternoon ends mid-June.

TIME 9:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm

COST $5 per family

www.ryeairfield.com

BOARD GAME NIGHT

@Diversions Puzzles & Games

Join us and you can find new games to learn and

play! We have a constantly updated game library

which you may pick games from to play or you can

bring your favorites from home!

TIME 5-9pm

COST FREE

www.diversionsgames.com

THURSDAYS

STORY TIME WITH THE ANIMALS AT

THE NHSPCA

@NHSPCA

For Ages 2 to 5: Story Time with the Animals

is held every Thursday morning at 10:30 in the

Humane Education classroom. Children listen

to a story about an animal, color a picture of an

animal and visit the animals in the classroom. No

registration is required.

TIME 10:30am

COST A donation of $5 is

suggested and appreciated.

www.nhspca.org/programs-for-kids

RUNNERS ALLEY

WEEKLY RUNNING GROUP

@Runners Alley

Join us at one of our store locations for a

casual group run - we run year-round! All

levels and all speeds welcome! Runs are

4-6 miles Thursdays.

TIME 6pm

COST FREE

www.runnersalley.com/groups/weekly-running-groups

FRIDAYS

FREE PIZZA FRIDAY

(2 SLICES PER JUMPER)

@Blitz Air Park

Indoor amusement center offering wall-to-wall

trampolines, theme nights, an arcade and a toddler

room.

TIME 7-9pm

COST $15 per person plus $3

for re-usable Blitz Grip Socks

(if you don’t have a pair)

www.blitzairpark.com

SATURDAYS

RUNNERS ALLEY

WEEKLY RUNNING GROUP

@Runners Alley

Join us at one of our store locations for a

casual group run - we run year-round! All

levels and all speeds welcome! Runs are

4-8 miles Saturdays.

TIME 6pm

COST FREE

www.runnersalley.com/groups/weekly-running-groups

NON-PROFIT

COMMUNITY CORNER

SATURDAY, JUN 9 TO SATURDAY, NOV 3

THE PORTSMOUTH FARMERS MARKET

@City Hall Portsmouth

Ani DiFranco’s music has been classified as

alternative and folk rock, yet it has hints of funk,

hip-hop, jazz, and punk. Ani has released all of her

over 20 albums on her own record label, Righteous

Babe, giving her significant creative freedom.

TIME 8am-1pm

COST FREE

www.8 am to 1 pm

FRIDAY,JUN 8 TO SATURDAY, SEPT 30

GERTRUDE FISKE: AMERICAN MASTER

@Discover Portsmouth

Curated by Lainey McCartney, this diverse collection

of 66 works, some unseen by the public, reveals

a mastery of the Gertrude Fiske’s craft being

fully recognized again for the first time since her

zenith in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

TIME 9:30am - 5pm daily

COST FREE

www.portsmouthhistory.org

MONDAY, JUNE 11 TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

OVERLOOKED AND UNDERVALUED:

THREE HUNDRED YEARS

OF WOMEN’S ART

FROM THE SEACOAST

@John Paul Jones House

Part of the “Year of Women Artists” exhibit

featuring artifacts from the Portsmouth Historical

Society and a local private collection.

TIME 11am - 5pm daily

COST $6

www.portsmouthhistory.org

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Portsmouth

Living?

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A FISH TALE

Supporting Our Local Fishing Industry

BY ROBERT LEVEY

Ever wonder where your fish comes from in Portsmouth

when you dine out? Sure, it is most likely locally

sourced, but do you know who caught it?

KNOW YOUR SOURCE

There is a good chance that Portsmouth-based New Hampshire

Community Seafood (NHCS) had a role in sourcing it.

A cooperative of fishermen with boats in Seabrook, Hampton,

Rye Harbor and Portsmouth Harbor, NHCS sells to nearly a

dozen restaurants, many right in Portsmouth.

A current list of participating restaurants

in Portsmouth include:

• Moxy

• Vida Cantina

• Jumpin’ Jays Fish Cafe

• Franklin Oyster House

• Cure (seasonal)

As for how it works, each participating

restaurant gets a weekly share of the catch of the day

within 48 hours after being caught. Restaurants can buy fish

that is either whole or filleted.

In addition to this Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF)

component, NHCS also offers a Community Supported

Fishery (CSF). These CSFs are similar to a Community

Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share for consumers but

includes seafood. Their goal is to provide the Seacoast community

with the freshest possible fish, support New Hampshire

fishermen, and promote a sustainable fishery management

approach.

Examples of the kinds of fish included in their CSFs range

from range from haddock, cod and pollock to a variety of

local fishes, such as redfish, monkfish, hake, and flounders.

Other fish include king whiting and dogfish shark.

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

For those interested in knowing which questions to ask

when buying fish at a store or when outside the area, Mainebased

One Fish Foundation has created principles it describes

as “The 7 C’s of Sustainable Seafood.”

CURIOSITY: Ask where, when and how your fish was caught,

and by whom.

COMMUNITY-BASED: Choose local seafood harvested by

community-based fishermen who care about the resource.

SUPPLY CHAIN: Patronize local seafood

stores (or subscribe to Community Supported

Fisheries) that ensure transparency

back to the boat and pay a fair

price to fishermen.

CHANGE IT UP: Try underutilized

species. (ex. pollock, hake, scup, cusk,

Acadian redfish, etc.).

CYCLES: Eat within the ecosystem,

(ie, local seafood available during

different seasons).

CULTIVATE: an understanding of

sustainable shellfish aquaculture

practices and avoid industrial

aquaculture products.

CONNECT THE DOTS: Learn how our choices on land affect

ocean health. Climate change, natural resource extraction

and chemical run-off are just some man-made byproducts

impacting

overall marine

ecosystem balance.

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Non-Profit Highlight

ONE OF THE

BEST CULINARY

EVENTS

For A Great Cause

BY LEO GAGNON

Experience an evening with the Seacoast’s finest

chefs, brewers and winemakers as they rally

together to end childhood hunger at the 24th

annual Taste of the Nation on June 20th at Strawberry

Banke Museum.

“Hunger is a reality in our communities, and we

are doing everything we can to raise funds for organizations

right here on the Seacoast who are providing

resources to food-insecure children and families,”

says Mariah Roberts, co-chair of Share Our

Strength Seacoast, the all-volunteer board that hosts

the event.

“Every

ticket purchased

helps

support

thousands

of children

in the Seacoast

who

are at risk

of hunger.

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is

ending childhood hunger by ensuring all children

get the healthy food they need, every day by funding

nutrition programs like summer meals, farm-toschool

initiatives, and by teaching families how to

cook healthy, affordable meals at home.”

“This is our 24th Taste of the Nation and as a

community we have seen positive steps toward a

long-term solution to ending childhood hunger in

the U.S. Our local event will surpass the $2 million

raised milestone this year,” says Leo Gagnon, cochair

of Share Our Strength Seacoast. “One in 6 kids

in America doesn’t get the food they need every day.

This takes a terrible toll on their health and development,

and threatens their futures in profound ways.”

Gagnon said childhood hunger also negatively

impacts the nation’s economy “by perpetuating the

cycle of poverty.”

Buy Tickets Online: www.nokidhungry.org

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FUN STUFF TO DO WITH DAD IN JUNE

BY MARK KASPER

CARS AND COFFEE

Sunday, June 3rd | 8-11am

Cinemagic Stadium, Portsmouth

“If it rolls, and you love it, bring it!”

If you love cars, trucks, bikes or anything that

drives, then this is the event for you! Free to all, Seacoast

Cars & Coffee is a monthly event held the first

Sunday of the month May thru October at Cinemagic

in Portsmouth NH located at the Southgate Plaza on

Route 1 in Portsmouth, NH. Come one come all to

this fun, casual and FREE event where you can enjoy

a cup of coffee, kick some tires and relax on a Sunday

morning with your fellow gearheads. Enjoy all of the

rolling beauty in this kid-friendly, open to all atmosphere

and show off the results of your own octane

addiction while you wander the lot and admire the

always changing line up of the other attendees. Bring

your friends

and family

and we hope

to see you all

there!

PRESCOTT PARK

CHOWDER FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 2nd | 11:30am

On the first Saturday of June every year, the Annual

WOKQ Chowder Festival kicks off our summer

season here at Prescott Park Arts Festival. A staple of

summer in Portsmouth, NH with dozens of restaurants

worth of piping hot chowder recipes to enjoy, live

music and refreshing drinks. This event is always an

incredibly great time from 11:30 am until the chowder

runs out!

This taste-testing affair has become a New

England institution for chowder lovers in the tri-state

region. An impeccable roster of amazing restaurants

throughout the seacoast join us to introduce their

mouthwatering chowder recipes to compete for the

Best Chowder title and to take home the Golden Ladle!

Recipes in the past have included Smoked Scallop

Chowder, Manhattan Chowder, Vegetarian Chowder,

Corn Chowder and Spicy Seafood Chowder.

PRESCOTT PARK MUSIC NIGHT

Friday, June 29th | 7pm

Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful

sound that, while rooted in classic string band

Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory

zeal. The tension and release between these

components – tradition and innovation, prearranged

songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric

volume – is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic,

in concert and on record.

Their sound is seamless and organic, and a

testament to Greensky’s enduring vision and tireless

dedication. For more than a decade and a half, the

members of Greensky Bluegrass have created their

own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic

stomp of a string band with the rule-breaking spirit of

rock & roll.

INTRO TO WOOD SHOP

Wednesday, June 27th | 6-9pm

Port City Marketspace

Get the basics on how to use the tools in our Wood

Shop in this introductory class! Work on a simple

project and pick up the necessary skills to work with

our equipment safely. Attendees will build a tool box

or beer tote that they will go home with!

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A financial advisory practice of

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

603.427.8252

314 Middle Street, Portsmouth,

NH 03801

contact:

charles.m.beynon@ampf.com

gregory.m.vallee@ampf.com

nicolas.curtis@ampf.com

seacoastfinancialplanning.com

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Diversions: In and Around Town

FAVORITE FISHING SPOTS AROUND PORTSMOUTH

BY MARK KASPER

Looking for some places to bond with Dad and do some fishing?

GOAT ISLAND BRIDGE

From downtown Portsmouth, head out

towards the Kittery Point Yacht Club on route 1B

in Newcastle. The first bridge will be the Goat

Island Bridge right before you get to the dirt

parking area, right before the Kittery Point Yacht

Club. The next bridge will the the Great Island

Newcastle Bridge. Locals say the best times to

fish are at dawn, dusk, and the night tides.

Pro tip: use flies or lures.

PORTSMOUTH FISH PIER

From downtown Portsmouth, head to out

towards Prescott Park. Go Past the entrance

to Prescott Park and then take a left onto

Pierce Island Road. The State Fish Pier will

be the first road on your left. On the other

side of the road is the boat launch. Further

down on the same side is the Portsmouth

Outdoor Swimming Pool.

PRESCOTT PARK

Locals know that fishing is allowed on the

three wooden piers inside the park. You will

need a NH Saltwater Fishing License to fish

here as of January 2011.

Photo by Nelson Linscott

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Please be advised that all

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