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Portsmouth’s 400th Anniversary Parade & Other June 3 Events

PORTSMOUTHPortsmouth NH 400th, Inc. has unveiled the details for the Grand Parade, scheduled for Saturday, June 3. As the first major public event of the anniversary summer, the parade is one of three signature events planned to celebrate the city’s 400th. It will take the place of the annual Memorial Day parade and has the support of local veterans’ organizations.

The parade committee is comprised of Portsmouth Halloween Parade champions, Trevor Bartlett and Monte Bohanan, and Russ Grazier, CEO of the Ports-

Portsmouth’s Memorial Day parade in 2018 by Debbra Obertanec on Facebook.

mouth Music and Arts Center, in company with Brinn Sullivan, organizer of the city’s Illumi -

nated Holiday Parade. Grazier is coordinating a Portsmouth High School Band alumni reunion.

Applications are now open for those who would like to participate. Floats, bands, antique cars, street performers, scout troops and anyone else who would like to march is welcome. As the rules and regulations put it, “Walking, driving, bike riding, skate boarding, dancing, and general merriment allowed.” For details and registration, go to

“The Portsmouth Halloween Parade invites wild individual and collaborative creativity, while the Illuminated Holiday Parade showcases the great pride we have in our local institutions,

Free Screening of “Anxious Nation” at DHS


NAMI New Hampshire, in partnership with the state’s ten Community Mental Health Centers, will bring the documentary “Anxious Nation” to communities statewide this May. Open to the public, events will feature a free documentary screening, panel discussion, and access to mental health and suicide prevention resources. The participation of local Community Mental Health Centers helps to ensure a safe and supportive environment for each event.

“Anxious Nation” explores and captures the many faces and facets of anxiety. This featurelength documentary takes a deep look into the crisis of anxiety and mental health in America, especially its impact on youth (ages 10-26) and families.

“We are thrilled to bring ‘Anxious Nation’ to New Hampshire with support from NAMI NH and the generosity of En-

dowment for Health and New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, where we hope to ignite a movement,” said Laura Morton, co-director, writer, and producer of the documentary. “This film represents a call to action for all of us to prioritize mental health awareness and support for those who are struggling. By partnering with other NAMI chapters across the country, we hope to amplify

Dover 400 Presents “Voices of Dover”


In celebration of Dover’s 400th Anniversary in 2023, the 400th Committee has been working with the City of Dover’s Media Services Director Mike Gillis and former Foster’s Daily Democrat editor Wayne Chick to interview, film, and record reminiscent stories from present-day Dover citizens. This new video series, “Voices of Dover,” seeks to preserve local residents’ recollections of Dover. The committee plans to release the first video in the series on May 15, and then will release one or two new videos weekly after that, throughout

2023. Each of these interviews will delight viewers with storytelling, humor, insight, family lore, and nostalgia. The videos may be viewed at https://dovernh.viebit. com/index.php?folder=dover400 or the Dover400 website, www. Links will also be posted on the Dover400 Facebook page.

The official mission of the Dover400 Committee is “to honor our past, celebrate our present, and to inspire our future through meaningful and creative community engagement.” The “Voices of Dover” video project helps fulfill that mission.

community groups, and businesses. We’re hoping to marry both those sentiments by inviting all our neighbors here, both civic and corporate, to celebrate all that they bring to our vibrant, welcoming community,” said Bartlett. “We’re hoping to see registrations from neighborhood crews, churches, schools, marching bands, period re-enactors, and businesses both small and large. Marchers both civilian and military will follow each other in our celebration of all things Portsmouth has to offer. The theme

our message of hope and together, make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we reach.”

A free screening will be held on Thursday, May 18 at the Dover High School (DHS) auditorium, 25 Alumni Drive, Dover. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with screening to start at 6 p.m., and followed by panel discussion

NCUF Hosts First Ever “Nourish” Event


The Northeast Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is excited to host its inaugural “Nourish Portsmouth” event on May 18. Borne out the belief that Northeast’s purpose is more significant than just offering banking products, “Nourish” will be a unique evening celebrating the foundation and its mission to enrich and nourish the lives of others, while highlighting local organizations that benefit the greater Portsmouth area.

The event at Cisco Brewers will be an informative and entertaining evening, 5-8 p.m., with

food, drink, and entertainment. Attendees will learn about local non-profits, hear stories from those who have been positively impacted by charitable efforts, and learn ways that they too can help the organizations positively impact the community.

“The evening in Portsmouth is just the beginning, as plans for other ‘Nourish’ events throughout New Hampshire and Maine are already in the works. We encourage our fellow community members to enrich and nourish themselves, and in turn,

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Wool Day at the Wentworth House “3 Shades of Gray” Performance

ROLLINSFORDSpinners and knitters are invited to spend a day learning about all things wool from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. In cooperation with the Southeast New Hampshire Spinners Guild, the Colonel Paul Wentworth House will host Wool Day, a free, educational day about spinning and knitting with raw native wool.

Throughout the day, experts will present talks and demonstrations on choosing, skirting, and scouring a fleece; spinning and knitting in the grease; using hand cards and combs; and knitting a Shetland hat. Vendors will have a variety of goods for sale, including wool processing

products and equipment, raw fleeces (including Blacknose Valais, Shetland, and Cheviot fleeces), and spindle spinning kits. Visitors can try their hand at spindle spinning, enjoy other wool-related activities, and take a tour of the circa 1701 Wentworth House. For details about the day’s schedule, email

Located on Water Street in Rollinsford, the Wentworth House is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center for the community. For more information, visit www. or call 603-742-4747.

The Pease Greeters are back and active!

Please join us to welcome the troops at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. Visit or call 603-793-3835.


“3 Shades of Gray” is a musical duo from Rochester who serve up some of the best vocal harmonies in the seacoast area while playing multiple musical instruments. Mike Quigley and Skip Smith play classic rock and folk easy-listening tunes from the 1950s to 1980s, including the Beatles, Bee Gees, Everly Brothers, Woody Guthrie, and Hank Williams. Be ready to clap your hands, tap your feet, or dance in the aisles!

The band will perform at the Garrison Players Arts

PORTSMOUTH“Gen-e rations!,” New Hampshire Theatre Project’s (NHTP) final production of the 2022-2023 season, is a joyful retrospective honoring the past and celebrating the future. Founder Genevieve Aichele will be stepping down as the executive director on June 30 and “Generations!” features excerpts from favorite NHTP productions she has directed, acted in, or written over the past 35 years.

In preparation for the succession, NHTP has redesigned the organization’s administrative infrastructure to a more collaborative model. Company artists

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$15 for students, and available at or 603750-4278.


will take a leadership role in artistic programming, and Sean Robinson, the newly hired director of theatre operations, will oversee day-to-day operations. In keeping with this season’s theme of legacy and transformation, Aichele herself is not retiring, but “re-wiring.” She will stay on part-time to work with development and the “Elephantin-the-Room Series®.”

“I am most proud of NHTP’s work in applied and educational theatre throughout the state over 35 years,” said Aichele, “but ‘Gen-erations!’ is about the artistic process that makes all that possible. NHTP was designed to offer theatre artists an opportunity to create their own professional work, along with sharing their skills and talents with the community. It has also been a sanctuary for me personally in my own artistic creations.”

Along with Aichele, “Generations!” features performers, Bill Humphreys, Todd Hunter, Peter Josephson, Corrie Owens-Beauchesne, Matt Recine, Sean Robinson, Jim Sears, Kathleen Somssich, and Paul Strand. Guest directors include

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Monique Foote, Todd Hunter, Peter Josephson, and Music Director Agnes Charlesworth. The production team includes Jess Gero (stage manager), CJ Lewis (sound and music), Fran Bechtold (costumes), Quentin Stockwell (set and lights), Brennan Donnell (board operator), and Jaimie Gaskell and Colleen Spear (house managers). The show will run through May 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington St. #3, Portsmouth. Tickets are $30 general admission, $26 students, seniors, and veterans. For more information, visit or call 603-431-6644.


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NH Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates with Spring Concerts “The Gingerbread Lady” at the Ring

NEWINGTONJoin the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with a festive spring concert series, “Silver Seasons of Love,” on Saturday, May 20, 7:30 p.m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 22 Fox Run Road, Newington.

The spring concert series kicked off with a performance at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC), the first UCC church in New Hampshire to publicly welcome the LGBTQ+ community in 1992.

Another concert will be held on Sunday, May 21, 4 p.m.,

EXETERFollowing the success of their annual Members Holiday Show held at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery in November, the Seacoast Artist Association (SAA) will be offering new artwork from their members to celebrate the new season with “Primavera: The Art of Spring.” This show benefits the SAA Scholarship Fund and will last for three weekends in May.

An artist reception was held on Friday, May 12, with refreshments, and entertainment provided by Exeter violinist Dacha Thurber. A graduate of Phillips

at the Derryfield School, 2108 River Road, Manchester. For free children’s tickets (ages 12 and under), email Tickets are

otherwise $20 and can be purchased at Eventbrite or www. For more information, call 603-263-4333 or find them on Facebook.

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Exeter Academy, Thurber now attends Harvard University where he serves as a Harvard College Opera full-season recital coordinator and orchestra liaison.

Another highlight of this show will be the auction of two 28” x 28” canvas, giclee prints of the classic poppy monotypes by well-known Exeter artist Annick Bouvron-Gromek. She recently retired from creating these monotypes and is closing her studio this month. The SAA gallery is also exhibiting her May body-of-work show, “Time to Smell the Flowers.”

The Exeter Town Hall is lo-

cated at 10 Front Street and the gallery is on the second floor. Parking is free. “Primavera: The Art of Spring” is open on May 20-21, 12-4 p.m. each day. For more information, visit www. or call 603778-8856. (Poppy print below is cropped)

PORTSMOUTHThe Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, presents Neil Simon’s “The Gingerbread Lady” through May 21.

After a stay in rehab for alcohol abuse, former star Evy Meara returns home to her welcoming best friends Jimmy and Toby, and her daughter Polly. They are each determined to help Evy get well. But as their own lives, needs, and problems intertwine, the situation devolves into comic and tragic chaos. Set in the ‘70s on New

York’s upper west side, this play sparkles with Simon’s usual acerbic comic one-liners and genius, and radiates a heartfelt humanity.

Directed by Matthew Parent, stars include Constance Witman as Evy Meara, Katherine Cusack as Polly Meara, Joshua Moore as Jimmy Perry, Ashley Risteen as Toby Landau, and Matthew Clark as Lou Tanner.

For more information, visit or call 603436-8123.

3S Artspace May Events


The following events are happening during the month of May at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth.

“Somewhere Around There”

Gallery Exhibit

Japanese-American visual artist Nishiki Sugawara-Beda draws upon her Japanese heritage and adopted cultures to explore themes related to traditions, languages, and spirituality rooted in Zen teachings. The series, “KuroKuroShiro,” meaning blackblack-white in Japanese, offers psychological and internal spaces where viewers can privately immerse themselves in their own world. Free and open to the public.

“A Light In The Holler”

Lobby Exhibit

“Rather than dulling, my appre -

ciation for the gnarled and difficult landscapes that surround us through most of our days has intensified, albeit with a greater understanding of the complex role the land has played in human history,” said artist Andrew Super. Free and open to the public.

“The Shape Of Trees”

Lobby Exhibit

“Individuals may come to view trees as sentient, rather than commodities of wood, oxygen, and shade. My hope is that people will feel more a part of the natural world, rather than a dominating exploitative force, and with ecoconsciousness, live more sustainably,” said artist Effie Malley. Free and open to the public.

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“Primavera: The Art of Spring” at Exeter

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“Just Above a Whisper” at SAA

AIM to Host Escape Room Adventure


On Saturday, May 20 and Friday, June 2, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to see if they can escape historic Folsom Tavern at the American Independence Museum (AIM).

“Trouble in the Tavern: An Escape Room Adventure,” participants must work together to decipher clues and solve puzzles within 30-minutes. “They may even learn a little history,” said AIM’s Alena Shellenbean, who developed the program.


What is it about a whisper that makes you want to listen?

Is it because you know there is more to it than what you hear, or that it holds a secret only you can know?

The images in Lynn Krumholz’s exhibit of oil and cold-wax paintings and small books, titled “Just Above a Whisper”, speak softly in this way. With subtle shifts of color, hints of landscapes, season, and place, it is up to the viewer to make the connection between what they see and

the experiences only they know. And like many of us, each piece has its own unique history, the result of many layers of “underpaintings” that exist in her work.

Oil and cold wax is a relatively new process that combines oil paint and a cold-wax medium which is usually beeswax in an organic solvent that forms a semisolid paste. Many other things can be added to it to alter the texture and consistency. But when used alone, it gives the paint a consistency that is smooth and buttery. It adds transparency to

The event, according to AIM Executive Director Jennifer Carr, is part of the museum’s

the work and allows for a variety of additive and subtractive techniques. Unlike encaustic painting, it requires no heat to apply or fusing of layers. When varnished, it dries to a hard, durable surface with a velvety, matte finish.

“As an oil and cold-wax and book artist, I enjoy two very different artistic approaches. I paint using a variety of tools including pallet knives, brayers, squeegees, and a mixture of other sharp, flat, or pointy objects. Rarely, almost never, do I use a brush. For me, it is an intuitive process. The work never ends as it begins. Through layering and excavating, it develops a rich history that fully transforms itself over time,” she

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of the Grand Parade is ‘History Lights Our Way’ and we encourage concepts that reflect how the past has fed the present, or how the present may lead to an even brighter future.”

The parade route will travel from Plaza 800, down Islington Street to Market Square, turning right on Pleasant Street, and ending on Junkins Avenue. The parade is scheduled to step off at 11 a.m. on June 3.

Organizers are working with Access Navigators to provide a wheelchair-accessible, seated viewing area for the parade. Reserved for people who have difficulty standing, along with their companions, the reserved area

“Building Community” initiative within its three-year theme, “We Are One.”

“This escape room adventure is one response to our rhetorical question, ‘How do we bring the community together?’” she explained.

Built in 1775, Folsom Tavern is host to several special programs and events. Visitors may take guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, and learn about the unique role of taverns in colonial and revolutionary history.

“Trouble in the Tavern” will take place 12-4 p.m. on May

wrote. “With book arts, I love the deliberate act of creating through planning and assembling, where the outcome is more obvious to me. In both cases, my work is an evolving practice that allows me to fluctuate between intuition and conscious decision making. I am grateful for these differences and the endless possibilities they bring.”

Krumholz began her studies in art at Lycoming College, PA, where she received a BA in Fine Art and Mass Communications. As a New Jersey resident, she had a career in marketing with M&M/Mars. She then decided to redirect her skills to support local businesses and the

will be located on the sidewalk along Islington Street between Maplewood and Bridge Street. This seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Nearby public parking includes the Bridge Street Lot, Worth Lot, and Foundry Garage.

In addition to the Grand Parade, on June 3 families call also enjoy:

The Prescott Park Arts Festival ChowderFest and Summer Social, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marking the return of the WOKQ Chowder Festival and featuring a fierce competition for ‘best chowder’ bragging rights among local restaurants. Enjoy music, merch, and family-friendly activities

20 and 5-9 p.m. on June 2. Tickets range from $12 to $25 with 10% off for members. For tickets and more information, visit or call 603-772-2622.

art community at which time she began to develop and show her own work. She continued her studies at various locations in northern New Jersey including the Visual Art Center in Summit, Yard School of Art in Montclair, and Studio Art at the Morris Museum. Since moving to New Hampshire in 2017, she has embraced a new art community and enjoys exploring art with a fresh perspective.

“Just Above a Whisper” is showing at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery at 130 Water Street, Exeter, through May 28. For more information, visit or call 603-964-8981.

along with handmade ice cream sandwiches, fresh pressed lemonade, oysters, and other delicious treats. For more information, visit and www.;

The Third Annual Piscataqua Riverfest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Strawbery Banke Museum and on the waterfront. The Gundalow Company presents a small wooden boat show, maritimethemed vendors and demonstrations, environmentally-focused nonprofit partners, maritime music, food, and the ever-popular Round Island Regatta. For more information, visit www. or call 603-433-9505;

The Portsmouth Fire Department Open House at Fire Station #1 on Court Street, 1-5 p.m. In honor of the city’s anniversary, the Portsmouth Fire Department, the Federal Fire Society, and the Mechanic Fire Society, host this open house to showcase Portsmouth’s firefighting history through photographs, artifacts, a demonstration on the making of traditional leather fire buckets, informal talks, and displays of two early fire engines: the 1870 Kearsarge Steam Fire Engine and 1938 Seagrave Combination Fire Engine No 3.

For further details, go to

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Presentation Helps Explain

“What is Community Power?”

RYERye residents can learn about Community Power, a new default power option that offers more local control, options, and lower prices, on Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Road, Rye. Rye Energy Committee Cochair Howard Kalet, Co-chair Tom Pfau, and member Lisa Sweet, will present and review the facts and possibilities.

Community Power, as authorized by NH RSA 53-E, allows local governments to procure electric power on behalf of their residents, businesses, and municipal accounts. Providing electricity supply involves procuring electric generation and supply, matching customer loads and consumption, putting power to the grid – all in real time. In several states across the country, municipalities have launched re-

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gional Community Power programs, both to reduce costs and to push for production of more renewable energy.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Rye Public Library, an independent 501(c)3 organization focused on financially enhancing the library’s resources and services, in addition to promoting the library within the community via both educational and social presentations and events.

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featuring Sandra Woodman, director of youth and family services at Community Partners; Charlene Hoyt, high school teacher with a graduate degree from John Hopkins University in Mind, Brain, Teaching; and Peter Naitove, Dover High School psychologist and trained

The N.H. Division of Historical Resources has announced that its 2023 State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP) field schools will take place at two locations this summer. Space for each session is limited and registration closes on May 31.

The first SCRAP session

Registration is not required. For more information, contact Kalet at 508-380-7898.

therapeutic breathworker. These free screenings are made possible with the generous support of the Endowment for Health and New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. For more information, visit www. and www.

will take place at Mollidgewock State Park on June 19-30, focusing on areas where a pre-contact Native American feature and artifact concentration were previously identified. The second session will take place July 3-14 at Bear Brook State Park, where recent SCRAP field schools have investigated areas that show evidence of pre-contact Native American deposits. The field schools conform to the standards for archaeology set forth by the National Parks Service. Participants in each session will learn archeological survey and excavation techniques, including artifact identification and excavation documentation. Mark Doperalski, New Hampshire state archaeologist, will direct this year’s sessions.

Due to the precise nature of archaeological work, each session is limited to 20 participants. Individuals should be 18 years of age or older; individuals 16 or 17 years of age may participate with parent


Recreational Trails Program Grant Applications Open


The NH Division of Parks & Recreation Bureau of Trails’ Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant applications for 2024 are now available. RTP is a competitive grant program offering funds for quality public trail projects in New Hampshire.

Grants are available for motorized, non-motorized, and diversified trails. Eligible projects include maintenance and restoration of existing trails, purchase and lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment, construction of new trails, development

and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities, and educational materials for trail-related activities and safety. Applicants may be non-profit organizations, private groups, or government entities.

Funding for the Recreational Trail Program is generated from federal gas tax dollars paid on fuel purchases for offhighway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles. These funds are appropriated to the states by the Federal Highway Administration as authorized through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. Applications are due by

4 p.m. on June 16, but attending at least one of the following workshops is also mandatory to apply: On May 17 at 1 p.m. and also at 6 p.m. at the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301; On May 24 at 6 p.m. a the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, 629 B Main St., Lancaster. The presentation shown at the workshops is available on www., along with guidelines and the application. Please read them carefully and email jay.a.scarborough@dncr. with any questions you may have.

Experiential Activities for Interprofessional Team Development


As healthcare professionals and leaders, we know that patient safety, enhanced patient experiences, workforce health, and cost-effectiveness are critical outcomes of care with an essential common root. They are all impacted by our ability to communicate effectively and respectfully within interprofessional teams. As important as effective communication skills are, it is challenging to develop,

practice, and teach this skill-set during the high-stress of work. Fortunately, there are lots of simple experiential activities that can be used to build these skills.

In this interactive workshop, to be held 7:45-11:15 a.m. online on May 19, explore these activities and how to use them for professional development and as a teaching strategy within teams.

After this workshop, at least 75% of participants will

be able to explain how four experiential activities can be used to improve communication and teamwork.

Dartmouth Health Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity carries 3.25 contact hours.

Registration cost $20,

or guardian permission. Participants may be SCRAP volunteers or may apply for academic credit through Plymouth State University (PSU). By successfully completing field work, participants earn certification as survey and excavation technicians.

Field work takes place on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of the July 4 holiday. Camping is available at each state park, but participants must make their own arrangements through N.H. State Parks’ reservation system.

There is a $50 participation fee to help defray the cost of supplies and instructional materials. In addition, PSU students are responsible for registering for credits and paying tuition through the university.

For more information, visit and click on “Upcoming Events & Opportunities” or call 603-2716433.

GUW Launches Spring Campaign with $100K in Matching Gifts


Granite United Way

(GUW) recently launched a spring appeal where donations made during the four-week period will be matched up to $100,000. Among the donors are Governor John Lynch and Dr. Susan Lynch who have provided a generous $25,000 match.

The campaign focuses on the critical needs of youth and families throughout New Hampshire and Windsor County, VT. Gifts will support programs and services that address important needs such as early childhood education, mental health and resiliency support for youth, and accessing affordable housing for struggling families.

“Over the last few years our youth and families have relied on programs that are helping to

$15 for NEAH members and member organizations, and $10 for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics employees. Need-based scholarships are also available to employees.

build resilience, support mental health, and offer pathways to financial security. Granite United Way has stepped up during this time, and championed for these needs,” said Governor John Lynch. “Susan and I know that our investment in United Way is one the best ways we can impact the lives of those who need us. We hope you will join us and double the impact of your gift. The next generation is counting on us all.”

It’s easy to give and have donations match: Give online at; Text GUWNOW to 41444; or mail checks payable to Granite United Way, 22 Concord Street, Floor 4, Manchester, NH 03101. For more information in the seacoast area, call 603-380-9744.

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North Hampton Public Library

Owls of New England

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. Presentation by 20-year-old, wildlife photography Martin Culpepper.

For More Information

Call the library at 603-964-6326 or visit

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Holiday Closure

Closed May 27, 28, 29 for Memorial Day long weekend.

Book Groups

Get Lit will meet in person on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Garrison City Beerworks to discuss “The Seed Keeper” by Diane Wilson; Virtual Cookbook Club will be trying recipes from “The Weekday Vegetarians” by Jenny Rosenstrach. Please send pictures of your dishes to Emily at to share on our social media.

Dungeons and Dragons: 18 and Older Group

Tuesdays, May 16 & 23, 6-8 p.m. in the trustees room. The 18 and older groups are for new and veteran role-playing gamers to join for adventure, strategy, and imagination. The library has two groups that will meet every other Monday night and every Tuesday night. No experience or materials are required, and all skill levels are welcome.

Lift Meditation Workshop

Tuesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. Join an introduction to the Lift Method of meditation with Thoms McGrevey.

Lift Method meditation is an enhancement to traditional mindfulness meditation that can soothe anxiety and ease the flight/fight/ freeze response on the spot. Some practitioners experience a sensation similar to a runner’s high.

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With practice, some can conjure up the Lift discreetly on demand, even in the middle of high stress situations.

Series of the Month Book Club

Tuesday, May 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the activity room. Are you a fan of the “Magic Tree House” series by Mary Pope Osborne? If you are in second or third grade and have read one or more books in the series come meet with other fans to discuss and make a craft related to the series. Please pre-register.

Knitting Group

Wednesday, May 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Makerspace. All levels are welcome.

Caregiver Cafe

Wednesday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m., Join Cornerstone VNA to support Dover-area, family caregivers. Come for a morning of support, education and conversation. No registration is required.

All Abilities Club:

Morning Movie

Wednesday, May 17 at 11 a.m.

Adults with disabilities are invited to a free showing of “The Three Musketeers” (2011, rated PG-13) in the lecture hall.

Family Game Night

Wednesday, May 17, 6-8 p.m. in the lecture hall. Play a fun selection of card and board games, and meet other board game enthusiasts in the community. Bring your own games if you wish, and all ages are welcome.

A Historic Tour of Dover Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Here Cathy Beaudoin and Andy Galt share fascinating facts about Dover through former Heritage Walk brochures compiled in Dover from 1979 to 2002, including updated research. Also available virtually.




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Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the lecture hall. Kids ages five and up can work on a specific challenge-of-the-day or build their own creations.

Evening of Poetry

Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. on the library lawn (rain location in the lecture hall). All poets who participated in the 21st Annual Poetry Contest are invited to read their poetry. The public is encouraged to come and enjoy the readings.

All Abilities Club:

Video Gaming

Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Adults with disabilities are invited for an hour of Wii gaming action, including Just Dance, Wii Sports, and Mario Kart. For questions, email

Medicare Basics

Wednesday, May 24 at 1 p.m. Take the mystery out of Medicare and get all your questions answered by Tim Harrigan during this class. Understand the basics of Medicare in relatable, easy-to-understand language, and tools needed to determine the best plan for you. Harrigan is a senior benefits specialist for Harrigan Insurance Services, Inc. with 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Home Seller’s Seminar

Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. Join this seminar-styled course which covers topics such as how to increase the value of your home, the best time to sell, and how value is determined. Questions are encouraged. Also available virtually.

Crafternoon: No-Sew T-Shirt Tote

Thursday, May 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the activity room. Let’s get ready for summer by making a no-sew beach tote out of an outgrown tshirt! Kids in grades one and up, and preschoolers with an adult caregiver, are welcome. Bring a gently-used t-shirt, just not threadbare. No registration required.

Pokemon Terrariums for Adults

Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. Learn how to build your own Pokeball terrarium – reserved for adult patrons only! All supplies will be provided, but bring your own pokemon if you wish.

Cocheco River Writers

Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Join a community of local writers with Cocheco River Writers, who welcome all skill levels.

Virtual Author Talk with



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Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a virtual visit from “Migrations” author Charlotte McConaghy. In “Migrations,” a woman convinces a fishing captain and his salty crew to follow the world’s last flock of Arctic terns on a migration of dark revelations.

Paint Night

Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. Join in painting a spring scene with watercolors by following a video demonstrating. All materials

will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.

Yin Yoga Class

Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. in the activity room. Join instructor Bridget Harton for a free, half-hour, Yin Yoga class for adults. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Space is limited, but registration is not required.

For More Information

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Tuesday, May 16

DEI Deep Dive Presentation

3-5 p.m. Take part in “DEI Deep Dive” presented by Kennebunk Savings with the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth for a panel presentation and discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion – specifically focusing on neurodiversity, [dis]ability, and gender identity and expression. The panel includes: Todd Hanson, principal of JSA Design; Danielle Heaton, director of operations and programs caregiver coach of Twenty-One Senses; Mike Moloney, senior vice president and corporate development and training manager of Kennebunk Savings; Nicole Seaward, board chair and president and music director of WSCA Portsmouth 106.1 FM; and Anne Weidman, business development and community engagement of JSA Design. The event will take place at Baker, Newman & Noyes, 75 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth. Free for members, $10 for future members. FMI:

Hampton Police Info Night

Hampton main beach area residents (who live south of Church Street to the Seabrook border and areas west to Landing Road) are invited to the Hampton Police Department, 100 Brown Ave., Hampton, in the training room at 5 p.m. for a neighborhood information night. The meeting will focus on area concerns related to safety brought forward by residents, Q&A with the chief, and 2023 planning. FMI: 603-929-4444 or their Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 17

Veterans Count Make 12 Hours Count Radiothon

7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Live on the air! The “Make 12 Hours Count” Radiothon benefits Veterans Count, a program of Easterseals that provides critical services and financial assistance to New Hampshire service members, veterans, and their families. Tune in to this full day of radio programming and fundraising presented by FedPoint and Service Credit Union. Hosted by Jack Heath of Binnie Media on The Pulse of NH stations News Talk 107.3 WTPL, 98.1 WTSN, and


is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps veterans who can’t afford a computer system. Seeking desktops, laptops, netbooks, or tablets... whether they work or not. Accessories also accepted, such as keyboards, mouses, cables, old software, which can be reused. Monitors and printers accepted in working order only. Hard drives will be thoroughly cleaned to a DoD level. All donations are tax deductible.

Know a veteran in need of a computer?

Contact Mark Grimshaw at 603-734-2340 or and visit

107.3 WEMJ, with additional support on music stations Frank FM, 105.5 JYY, Country 93.3 The Wolf, and Country 95.3 and 107.1 The Wolf. Call 1-844-650-VETS (8387) or donate at nh/support-us/make-a-donation/.

Local Expert Series:

WIN Home Inspection

4-6 p.m. Join the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce for this month’s local expert series with the owners of WIN Home Inspection, Stephanie and Scott Loignon. FMI:

Thursday, May 18

State of the City (Portsmouth) Address

4-5 p.m. Address at Players’ Ring theater, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, followed by 5:15-6 p.m. networking at Sol Southern Kitchen & Lounge, 111 State St., Portsmouth. Join the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, Mayor Deaglan McEachern, and City Manager Karen Conard, to hear their take on the economic health of Portsmouth and plans for the upcoming year, then enjoy networking and appetizers. Free for members, $10 for non-members. FMI:

Annual Caregivers Connect

1:30-4:30 p.m. Caregivers Connect is an annual event held for family caregivers. This year’s theme is “Creating Calm & Fostering Resilience,” and speaker Vicki Kirby, APRN, will help the audience rethink and reinforce self-care in a way that is attainable, meaningful, and simple. FMI:

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Health & Fitness

WDH Honors 100-Year-Old Cancer Patient “Caregivers Connect” Free Event


Moved by his incredible resilience, the radiation oncology staff at Mass General Cancer Center at WentworthDouglass Hospital (WDH) honored patient John Robinson right before his recent 100th birthday. Staff believe Robinson is the oldest patient to receive daily treatments at the cancer center.

The team at WDH decorated a hallway with balloons, streamers, and served a cake as a surprise. After staff sang him happy birthday he remarked, “Thank you very much, I’m looking forward to it!”

Robinson is being cared for by radiation oncologist

Dr. Andy Singh and radiation therapists, Brittany Janos, Riselly Deoleo, and McKenna Duff. This is his second bout with cancer, after facing prostate cancer a decade ago. He is receiving radiation therapy daily for 33 treatments, however, he arrives each day from

an assisted living facility full of cheer, optimism, and joy. Robinson, who was born in 1923, lives in Durham and served in the Marine Corps in World War II. He is the father of three sons, including Dennis J. Robinson, a well-known Portsmouth historian and author. Robinson spends much of his free time making intricate origami animals that he brings in for the staff as small tokens of his appreciation. He was given a $100 Amazon gift card, because he often purchases his supplies through the voice-operated vir-

tual assistant Alexa.

Supervisor Candace Fennessy worked with Michael Meserve, director of cancer survivorship and wellness, on this celebration, which was funded by Amy’s Treat, a local nonprofit that provides solutions to the day-to-day difficulties of living with cancer and offers unexpected “treats” to renew the spirit for patients at WDH.

The entire WentworthDouglass team is inspired by John’s amazing perseverance and is honored to recognize this outstanding milestone.

WDH Awards $40K to Support SOS Recovery

DOVERWentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) has awarded a $40,000 grant to SOS Recovery Community Organization in order to assist in expanding access to treatment for substance misuse. SOS Recovery provides peer-assisted recovery support and wellness plan provisions, for those seeking or new to recovery from substance use disorders. The funds will be used to obtain and distribute supplies needed to support daily living and harm reduction efforts.

“SOS Recovery is making a positive and significant impact in the community, and we are thankful to be able to help support them once again,” said Michelle Hanson, director of Strategic Planning and Community Benefit at WDH. “The work plan associated with these funds will have a meaningful impact on

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others,” said Dan Raposa, executive firector of NCUF.

“Nourish Portsmouth” is free to attend. To learn more and to register, visit www. or call 1-888-436-1847.

the health of our community by enhancing outreach efforts and referral to treatment, reducing transmission of chronic infections and diseases, and mitigating the impact of infection for individuals recovering from substance use disorder and experiencing unstable housing and homelessness.”

In 2016, Wentworth-Douglass also awarded more than $110,000 to the organization to support the development of their recovery center at 4 Broadway in Dover. SOS Recovery is also located at 14 Signal St., Rochester, and 1 Lafayette Rd., • Hampton.

“On behalf of our entire team, we want to thank everyone at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for their generous funding over the last several years,” said John Burns, director of SOS

DOVERCornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health provider, is pleased to announce the 7th annual Caregivers Connect, a special event that focuses on providing support to family caregivers. This free, in-person event will take place at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Dover on Thursday, May 18, 1:30-4:30 p.m., and is generously underwritten by First Seacoast Bank.

Attendees will hear from Vicki Kirby, APRN, of Victoria Kirby Wellness, who will speak on “Creating Calm and Fostering Resilience.” An integrative nurse practitioner from Bedford, NH, Kirby will help caregivers rethink and reinforce self-care in a way that is attainable, meaningful, and most of all, simple. The first 50 registrants will receive a complimentary journal after their attendance is confirmed on the day of the event.

Respite for loved ones is available upon request.

Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, president and CEO of Cornerstone VNA said, “We are incredibly happy to be back to an in-person gathering for our annual Caregivers Connect event. Our theme this year will most surely resonate with family caregivers in the community.”

Janice Howard, Life Care private duty director at Cornerstone VNA added, “Along with the supportive discussion, this event will enable caregivers to experience a sense of camaraderie. It can be very comforting to know you are not alone in your journey as the caregiver of a loved one.”

To register or learn more, call 1-800-691-1133 x 1109 or visit event/caregiver-connect-2023/.

PRH Begins $1.3 Million Renovation of Labor-and-Delivery Unit

PORTSMOUTHPortsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) is sprucing up its labor-and-delivery unit with a new cesarean-section operating suite, and a refresh to provide families with a more welcoming environment. The $1.3 million renovation is underway and is expected to be complete in spring 2023. Patients will remain on the unit during renovations, which will be coordinated to create minimal disruption.

new moms spa-like suites featuring tubs for hydrotherapy, as well as music therapy, aromatherapy, massage, and private bathrooms. For those patients needing specialized care, PRH has a level II special-care nursery staffed by clinical teams who are trained to handle fetal emergencies.

Recovery. “SOS has had tremendous success because of the funding it received from WDH for our peer-based recovery community organization, and this continues to be an excellent fit with the hospital’s mission.”

Wentworth-Douglass conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to identify where the hospital should focus its programs and services to improve the overall health of the individuals and families it serves. The funds donated are approved by the hospital’s Community Benefit Funding Disbursement Committee and are not raised through any public or private donations.

For more information, visit wdh/about-wdh/giving-back and or 603-8412350 (for SOS Recovery).

"Labor and delivery is one of the happiest units in any hospital," said Dean M. Carucci, chief executive officer of PRH. "We want to make sure our moms, babies, and their families are comfortable."

Portsmouth Regional Hospital will continue to offer its

"This is a pivotal moment in a parent's life, and we want to do our best to make sure that mom, her partner, and their baby have an exceptional experience," said Nora Fortin, RN, director of women's and children's services at PRH.

For more information, visit or call 888-421-1080 (registered nurse).

Cornerstone VNA Receives Multi-Year Grant from NHCF


Cornerstone VNA is thrilled to announce they have received a $60,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The grant, which will be paid in $20,000 installments over a three-year period, was made possible by gifts from the following funds: Charles and Aroline B. Greenfield Fund, Cocheco Fund, Edmond and Mar-

garet Drouin Charitable Fund, Greater Portsmouth Rehabilitation Center Fund, Marcia G. Moody Fund, and Robert and Alexandria Lowe Fund.

This multi-year grant will be used in-part for a rehabilitation training platform that will provide standardized patient education for exercises, and

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People & Business Profiles

AIR Welcomes Minicucci as Executive Director


The board of directors of Arts In Reach (AIR) is pleased to announce the selection of nonprofit veteran Jennifer Minicucci as executive director. She replaces Debra Holloway, who left AIR at the end of the year. AIR is a nonprofit, youth development organization empowering girls and gender-expansive teens through free access to arts programming, mentorship, and creative community.

“Our selection committee found that Jennifer set herself apart with strengths in her leadership philosophy, relationship building, entrepreneurial drive, and long-range vision,” said Virginia Skevington, president of AIR’s board of directors. “Her emphasis on collaboration, integrity, service, and creativity are an excellent fit with AIR, and we are grateful to attract such a highcaliber leader. Jennifer’s diverse experience providing access to meaningful experiences with education and art that are inclusive, improve lives, and build connection offers AIR the opportunity to grow and continue making a

significant impact on the lives of young people in the communities we serve.”

Minicucci brings a wealth of knowledge and success in administrating cultural and educational organizations on the seacoast and northern New England. Before joining AIR, she consulted for a variety of nonprofits, providing strategic guidance on board development, fundraising, and operational planning. Her work included devising new anti-racist approaches to fundraising for Indigo Arts Alliance (IAA), a Portland, ME-based artist residency supporting Black and Brown artists. She also helped launch Pinetree Institute’s new mission to spread awareness of community-based

approaches to addressing adverse childhood experiences. Additional clients included InventiveLabs, a startup incubator and gap-year program for alternative learners in Amesbury, MA; Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra; and Prescott Park Arts Festival.

Minicucci arrived on the Seacoast in 2015 as the inaugural director of development for Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC), creating a robust development function that established a scholarship fund during a pivotal period in PMAC’s trajectory. Prior to PMAC, she held event planning and donor cultivation positions at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester where she led the creation of their successful and now annual Heart of the Arts gala. Minicucci is also the co-founder of a public chartered elementary school for neurodiverse students in Manchester. Her work in the nonprofit sector was preceded by a career in marketing communications for Cone Communications in Boston, MA, and Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, D.C.

“The arts have a transforma-

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tive power to create community, educate, expand perceptions, and invoke change,” said Minicucci. “All young people deserve access to the arts. Right now, we are experiencing alarming rates of depression and anxiety in our teens like never before. AIR – using art as a vehicle for mental health services, mentorship, and lifechanging opportunities – is actively doing something about it.”

Minicucci holds a master’s degree in arts administration and cultural entrepreneurship from Northeastern University. She recently served as president of ArtSpeak, the cultural commission for the City of Portsmouth, and is presently serving on the board of advisors for the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire, the advisory circle for IAA, and on the visual arts committee of PMAC. She is a visual artist, maintaining a studio in the barn of the 200-year-old farmhouse she shares with her family in the seacoast area of New Hampshire.

With respect to her position, Minicucci said, “AIR is the only organization of its kind, so this rare opportunity to provide purposeful leadership toward their mission is a gift.”

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3. Leaves a place

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provide professional education for their rehabilitation therapists. Furthermore, it will support underfunded specialty programs, such as those for Lymphedema, and specialized training for clinicians, such as for patients at home with complex medical conditions. Funding will also support access to care for those in need, as well as efforts to attract, retain, and train skilled staff.

According to Julie Reynolds RN, MS, Cornerstone VNA president and CEO, “We are so very grateful for the Charitable Foundation funding, which will enable us to keep our clinicians up to date with the newest trends in healthcare, and to provide specialty services to our most vulnerable residents in New Hampshire.”

To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit or call 1-800-6911133. For more information about the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, visit or call 603-225-6641. or call 603433-4278. Photo by Sydney Bilodeau.

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47. One who delivers a speech

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59. Very small period of time (abbr.)

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Saturday, May 20

“One World, One Voice, One Song” Performance

Presented by Seacoast Community Chorus with Conductor Wendell Purrington, 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, Central Ave., Dover.

Portsmouth Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Portsmouth City Hall, 1 Junkins Ave, through November 4.

Exeter Arts & Music Fest

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Due to ongoing construction in Swasey Parkway, the main music stage, food trucks, and kids activities, will be moved to Town House Common, a public park located at 6 Bow Street, Eexter, adjacent to the municipal parking lot and across the street from the Exeter Police Station. The artist market and singer/songwriter

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Dorks in Dungeons is back with their special blend of improvised comedy and fantastical role-playing games. Join them on May 25 for a brand new format: Grog Slog, a company of hard-working, fooddelivery specialists on a mission to bring tasty adult beverages to the farthest corners of Continentia.

Prince/Bowie Tribute

Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m.

Prince/Bowie is a tribute fusion band that combines the music of Prince and David Bowie into a high energy live show. The band features a rotating all-star cast of players from various national acts including Twiddle, Snarky Puppy, Trey Anastasio Band, Lotus, Pink Talking Fish, and Tauk.

Couch to Mic

Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Come out to cheer on the new class of “Couch To Mic” workshop participants as they step onto the 3S stage with their own original five minutes of comedy. Hosted by Stephanie Lazenby.

Christian Lee Hutson and Fenne Lily Performance

Tuesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. Exclaim wrote, “Written over the course of a relationship during the heart of the pandemic years, ‘Big Picture’ feels wide open and contemplative, asking questions and feeling around for answers rather than staying insular and shut in. This re-opening of intimacy somehow allows Lily to turn even further inward, analyzing with a deeper self awareness and empathy towards the other’s perspective.”

For more information, visit or call 603-7663330.

tent will still be located at the front portion of Swasey Parkway where the roadway meets Water Street. $10 suggested donation, $20 per family. Tickets at

FMI: or 603-512-8396.

Monday, May 22

NH Maker Fest

Registration Deadline

The NH Maker Fest is a gathering of curious people, from engineers to artists to chefs, who enjoy learning and sharing about what they do. This event is happening on June 3, but registration for makers ends on May 22. FMI:

Tuesday, May 23

NH Gives Deadline

NH Gives, an initiative of the NH Center for Nonprofits, is New Hampshire’s largest day-of-giving, bringing together hundreds of nonprofits and thousands of donors to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the causes they care about. Make sure your favorite charity knows about NH Gives. Registration is now open for NH nonprofits at

Future of Local News & Media

Join the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth at Atlantic Grill in Rye as Howard Altschiller, executive editor and general manager of Seacoast Media Group, speaks about the future of local news and media at a breakfast program presented by Kennebunk Savings. Doors open 8 a.m., program runs 8:30-9:30 a.m. Admission and a full buffet breakfast is $20 for members and $25 for community members. FMI: www.

Thursday, May 25 Monarch School of New England Golf Tournament

The Monarch School of New England will hold its 5th annual benefit golf tournament at the Rochester Country Club, 94 Church St., Rochester. The organization creates unlimited possibilities for students with special needs. The tournament will feature raffles, breakfast, lunch, a beverage cart, contests, silent auction items, player polo shirts, gift bags, and more. FMI:, www.dovernh. org, or Amanda Martineau at

Friday, May 26

CreativeMornings PKX

8:30 a.m. CreativeMornings PKX

(Portsmouth, Kittery, and Beyond) is a local chapter of the global breakfast lecture series for the creative community founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg. They meet once a month on a Friday morn -


As spring takes hold and more people seek recreational adventures outside, the NH Forest Protection Bureau (NHFPB) notes that there is a special category of hiking destinations across the state: New Hampshire fire towers! The bureau maintains more than a dozen fire towers, from Pittsburg to Peterborough to Derry. While the hikes to some are challenging, others have a short walk to the base.

ing, and feature a local speaker. The lecture is free, open to the public, and held at the Music Hall Lounge, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth. RSVP required at www. or www.

Sunday, May 28

Benefit 5K

11 a.m. at the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth, Cisco Brewers Portsmouth 5K benefits the Krempels Center which helps brain injury survivors. Enjoy a flat run/walk route, kids activities, BBQ, and live music. A virtual option is also available. FMI:

Friday, June 2

The Ring Fundraiser


5:30-9:30 p.m. at Puddle Dock Restaurant, right across the street from the Players Ring on Marcy St. in Portsmouth. Cocktail reception, silent auction, showing of “The Stand.” FMI: or 603-436-8123.

Anyone visiting five or more towers can participate in in the N.H. Tower Quest program and receive a patch and water bottle sticker by reporting which towers they visited and when. The program hopes to increase recognition of and appreciation for the critical roles that fire towers play in the protection, stewardship, and sustainable use of New Hampshire’s forests.

Making a visit to a tower an even more unique outdoor experience, some towers have a fire lookout on site who monitors conditions and keeps an eye out for potential wildfires.

“Many of our fire towers are staffed on weekends and on high fire danger days throughout fire season, which typically runs from April through October in New Hampshire,” said Chief Steven Sherman of NHFPB. “Reaching the summit of any hike is always memorable, but when it’s coupled with the opportunity to actually go into a fire tower cab and meet with a fire lookout, that’s the kind of experience that makes really special memories.

“It’s important to keep in

mind that spring marks the beginning of wildfire season in New Hampshire,” Sherman continued. “Even though we do have rainy days, forest fuels like leaves and twigs, along with dried grasses, can easily ignite and turn into a wildfire. This means it’s especially important that people are mindful about extinguishing any campfires, smoking materials or brush piles 100 percent so that our forests will remain beautiful, welcoming places for all.”

Increased wildfire conditions aren’t the only thing to keep in mind when recreating outdoors now and in the coming months. Trails, especially in forests and at higher elevations, may still be wet from snowmelt or rain; stepping off them can cause erosion as well as damage plants and animals that live nearby. Anyone planning a hike is encouraged to visit the HikeSafe website at before they head out to make sure they are prepared for the day.

More information can be found on or by searching “NH Fire Towers” online, or calling 603-271-2214.

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GSS 10 The Granite State Sentinel May 5, 2023 603.431.8900 RT. 1, PORTSMOUTH, NH BOURNIVALJEEP.NET *All sales prices and lease payments based on all applicable rebates assigned to dealer, including returning lessee. Leases are 10,000 miles per year. $4,999 due on signing or trade equity. Payments based on S tier credit. Tax, title, and doc fee extra. Same day deliveries. SALE ENDS 5/31/2023 2022 Jeep Cherokee Latitude LUX 4x4 9-Speed Auto, V6, Premium Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, MOPAR Package, #JC890 MSRP $38,600 BOURNIVAL DISCOUNT - $1,351 FACTORY REBATES - $1,750 Buy for $35,499 Lease for $399 x 36 Months 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Laredo 4x4 8-Speed Automatic, V6, Power Sunroof, #JG2034 MSRP $48,270 BOURNIVAL DISCOUNT - $965 FACTORY REBATES - $3,000 Buy for $44,305 Lease for $335 x 24 Months 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 8-Speed Auto, V6, Leather Seats, Luxury Tech Group, MOPAR Package, #JG2049 MSRP $64,210 BOURNIVAL DISCOUNT - $1,284 FACTORY REBATES - $4,000 Buy for $58,926 Lease for $589 x 48 Months 2022 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x4 9-Speed Automatic, I4 Turbo, Convenience Group, #JR253 MSRP $32,880 BOURNIVAL DISCOUNT - $904 FACTORY REBATES - $3,750 Buy for $28,226 Lease for $214 x 36 Months 2023 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 8-Speed Automatic, Sun & Sound Group, I4 Turbo, #JS603 MSRP $36,470 BOURNIVAL DISCOUNT - $1,094 FACTORY REBATES - $1,500 Buy for $33,876 Lease for $374 x 36 Months 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe 4x4 8-Speed Automatic, I4 Turbo, 3-Piece Hard Top, Side Steps, #JW206 MSRP $61,125 BOURNIVAL DISCOUNT - $1,222 Buy for $59,903 Lease for $449 x 48 Months 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe 4x4 8-Speed Automatic, I4 Turbo, Convenience Group, MOPAR Features, Dual Top, #JW209 MSRP $63,110 BOURNIVAL DISCOUNT - $1,262 Buy for $61,848 Lease for $499 x 48 Months 2023 Jeep Compass Sports 4x4 8-Speed Automatic, MOPAR Package, I4 Turbo, #JS595 MSRP $32,430 BOURNIVAL DISCOUNT - $972 FACTORY REBATES - $1,595 Buy for $29,863 Lease for $348 x 36 Months HYBRID Checkout these Certified Specials WARRANTY TO 100K MILES 2019 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 $24,088 Automatic, White, 44,342 Miles, #JW151A 2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 $27,875 57,701 Miles, Diamond Black Crystal, #JS589A 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 $32,975 25,116 Miles, Diamond Black Crystal, #JG2032A 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 $32,975 Automatic, Bright White, 67,581 Miles, #JG2046A 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 $33,975 39,958 Miles, Walnut Brown, #JG2041A 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4 $37,775 Automatic, Bright White, #JW202A 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4 $38,875 Automatic, I-4, Bright White, #JW211A 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 $38,991 63,332 Miles, Firecracker Red, #GL131A 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4 $40,875 Automatic, 43,632 Miles, Mojito!, #615 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK Laredo 4x4 $43,988 Automatic, Bright White, 15,389 Miles, #611 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 $46,975 V8, 44,067 Miles, Granite Crystal, #JG2043A 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 $47,875 V8, 50,224 Miles, Slate Blue Pearl, #JG2036A 2022 Jeep Gladiator Sport 4x4 $49,825 3,948 Miles, Silver Zynith, #GL169A 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 $49,875 Automatic, Diamond Black Crystal, #JW196A