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Businesses Call for Clean and Fair Power PORTSMOUTH – On Wednesday, Oct. 19, business owners and concerned residents gathered in Prescott Park to speak out in favor of retiring Schiller Station, Portsmouth’s coal-fired power plant. The event, hosted by the Citizens for Clean and Fair Power and Toxics Action Center, was to celebrate more than fifty local businesses signing on to the campaign. “We envision a Seacoast with clean air, and a healthy, thriving economy that supports the scenic and unique character of the area,” stated Claire Miller, the Coal Campaign Director for Toxics Action Center, a non-profit working to support the Citizens for Clean and Fair Power. “More than fifty businesses have spoken: it’s time for legislators to responsibly retire the coal-burning plants in Bow and Portsmouth, and plan for a smooth transition with support for workers, property redevelopment, and municipal revenues.” PSNH (Public Service Company of New Hampshire) is the default provider of electricity in New Hampshire. If a customer does not know they have options, they are automatically



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connected to the electric grid via PSNH. Most people are not aware of their options. If they knew, and switched over to another provider, they would save money and PSNH would have no option other than to restructure. “PSNH has a sweet deal,” said Miller. “They might lose profits.”

However, The Toxics Action Center has developed an extensive, responsible and considerate outline for the decommissioning of coal power plants. The “pain” would be minimal, if any. The gathering featured a diverse group of public figures familiar to the Portsmouth community. Volunteers held posters

made for endorsing businesses with their logos. “Portsmouth is a special part of New Hampshire, and I’m proud to have my business support this project,” said Peter Egelston, the owner of Smuttynose and Portsmouth Breweries. Fifty-four different businesses from downtown Portsmouth have signed on to support

the Citizens for Clean and Fair Power. The endorsing businesses range from restaurants to boutiques, bookstores and production companies. Schiller Station, one of two coal-fired power plants in New Hampshire, first began operation in 1949, and is the second biggest polluter for the state. The plant emits toxins like lead and mercury, in addition to soot and smog, which are known to cause health problems like asthma and heart disease. “I know first hand what that plant can do to the air quality,” remarked Joan Karos, who has lived near the plant since the 1970s and suffers from a fatal lung disease. “It’s too late for me, but it’s not too late for our community. It’s time to put Schiller Station out of commission.” With such a significant number of PSNH’s customers switching to competitors, the Electric Utility Restructuring Oversight Committee and the Public Utilities Commission are investigating whether to compel PSNH to sell their power-generating assets. “I live just a few hundred yards from Schiller Station, and I See POWER page 2...

Library to Host Health Chamber to Host Local Insurance Marketplace Candidate Forums Educational Session SEABROOK – There’s a lot to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace, and it can be difficult to figure out what it means for you and your family. That is why the Seabrook Library is hosting a free one-hour educational session for residents of Greater Rockingham County. Come and learn about coverage that’s available from the new Health Insurance Marketplace and find out whether you qualify for tax credits.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Seabrook Library, located at 25 Liberty lane, Seabrook. A Question & Answer session will be included in the agenda. Open enrollment is underway for the new Health Insurance Marketplace, and just about everyone has questions about how the changes will affect them personally. Whether they have health See INSURANCE page 8...

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DOVER – The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce will present a series of Local Candidate Forums for residents to gain knowledge about the candidates running for public office in Dover in the upcoming Nov. 5 municipal elections. There will be separate forums dedicated to the School Board, City Council and Mayoral races. The Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forums will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the City Council Chambers in the Dover City Hall (288 Central Avenue). The Mayoral Forum

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Young Organist Collaborative To Host Benefit Concert

PORTSMOUTH – The Young Organist Collaborative, which provides scholarship money to the next generation of organists, is hosting a benefit concert featuring five professional organists at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. The concert will feature organ music by Bach, Bedard, Duruflé, Liszt, Lubeck, Nevin, Walther and Willan played on the St. John’s Episcopal Church’s LeTourneau opus 75 organ. All concert proceeds will benefit the Next Generation Fund of the Young Organist Collaborative. Performing will be Bruce Adami, Director of Music and Organist at Christ Episcopal Church in Exeter; Eric Bermani, Director of Music and Organ-

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ist at Cathedral of St. Joseph, and Diocesan Director of Music for the Diocese of Manchester; Ray Cornils, Minister of Music at First Parish Church, UCC in Brunswick, Maine Municipal Organist for the City of Portland, Maine, and faculty member at Bowdoin College, the University of Southern Maine, and the Portland Conservatory of Music; Abbey Siegfried, Direc-



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tor of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth and music teacher and school organist at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.; David Wold, Organist and Accompanist at Rye Congregational Church in Rye. All performers are currently faculty members for the Young Organist Collaborative and mentor aspiring organists. “As a professional organ-

ists, we recognize that the next generation of musicians must be cultivated and mentored from an early age,” noted Bruce Adami, program instructor and Chair of the Young Organist Collaborative. “Each year, the Young Organist Collaborative provides scholarships to approximately twelve young musicians, and it is the faculty’s pleasure to host this concert to help raise funds to support next year’s aspiring organists.” The Young Organist Collaborative supports the musical education of children ages 10-16 by providing scholarship money for organ lessons. Since its inception in 2001, the Collaborative has subsidized the training of 100 organ students. Four program graduates are currently majoring in organ performance at prestigious colleges, including Oberlin. In addition to organ instruction, scholarship recipients are eligible to participate in enrichment activities that expose them to pipe organs around the region. St. John’s Episcopal Church

...POWER from page 1 know that on certain days when it’s in operation, I can smell it, and my own breathing on those days has become worse,” said Jim Splaine, a member of the Citizens for Clean and Fair Power and candidate for Portsmouth City Council. “We need to immediately consider a vision for the area, by planning for the responsible retirement of Schiller Station now, and considering re-use of the very valuable property there – for recreation, for housing, for business and

tourism along the river -- we can offset any negative impact.” With residents on both sides of the river complaining of negative health effects from Schiller Station, the Citizens for Clean and Fair Power see cleaning up the coal-plant as a way forward for Portsmouth. The group’s efforts this fall have been around uniting concerned residents, business owners and organizations to bring attention to the issue of clean energy on the Seacoast.

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Rollinsford’s Ed Jansen Receives Heritage Award ROLLINSFORD – Long time Rollinsford Selectman, Ed Jansen, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Heritage Award by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). The award is given each year to a person who has shown long term commitment and contributed to the preservation of the history, heritage and culture of Rollinsford and the lower Salmon Falls region. Jansen has been a member of the select board in Rollinsford since 1976, and during that time also served on the planning board and many other boards and committees in town. A former chair of the Department of Resource Economics at UNH, Jansen brought his expertise in his field to the town. Thanks to his leadership, Rollinsford was able to craft zoning ordinances which have enabled the town to preserve its historic and natural resources and maintain its rural character. “Ed was a standout choice for the Heritage Award this year,” said ARCH Board member and long time Rollinsford Resident, Lucy Putnam. “His longstanding leadership in planning and zoning has helped Rollinsford maintain its historic mill village, bring home the Colonel Paul Wentworth House, designate conservation land along the Salmon Falls River and preserve its historic character while allowing for responsible development. Without his leadership” she continued, “I believe Rollinsford would be a very different town today.” The Heritage Award was presented to Jansen at ARCH’s Harvest Dinner in September in Rollinsford.

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~ News ~ Revolutionary War Muster In Rollinsford ROLLINSFORD – On the weekend of Oct. 19 and 20, students, history buffs and the general public are invited to travel back in time to October 1775 at the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House located at 47 Water Street in Rollinsford. For no charge, see local reenactors recreate a muster and encampment of Captain Jonathan Wentworth’s company of militia, an original unit which was recruited from the Salmon Falls region to fight in the Revolutionary War. Living history activities, including authentic military drills and firearms demonstrations, a special drill for children with wooden muskets and historical games, 18th century leatherworking and powder horn carving and colonial cuisine are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Guided tours of the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth house, originally built in 1701 and now restored to its mid-18th century appearance, will also be running on both days from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is only $5 per person and visitors are also encouraged to become members of the Association of Rollinsford Culture & History, and help support the many special events at the house throughout the year. For more details, please visit

Award-Winning Actress Visits UNH DURHAM – Sheryl Lee Ralph, awardwinning actress, activist and author, will be the keynote speaker for “Self-Invented: Black Women: Navigating Race, Space and Place” at the Black New England Conference 2013 held Oct. 25-26 at UNH “My kind of diva has a voice and uses it to speak her mind,” writes Ralph in her new memoir subtitled “Lessons from the Original Dream-girl.” Ralph uses her resonant voice to empower women and to speak out against the silence surrounding HIV-AIDs through her one-woman show “Sometimes I Cry.” Her Diva

Foundation is currently sponsoring its 23rd annual “Divas Simply Singing” all-star concert to raise AIDs awareness internationally. Hollywood actress and Broadway legend Ralph, was also the youngest woman of color to graduate from Rutgers University. Ms. Ralph will sign copies of her new book at the conference’s opening dinner at Huddleston Hall on Oct. 25. 2013’s annual two-day forum explores the historical, global and regional role of black women through provocative panels including, “Sister Citizen: A Culture of Self Creation” introducing little-known African-American women who

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Rye Library Presents an Evening With Jeff Bolster

RYE – Join the Rye Public Library and the Rye Historical Society as they collaborate on a literary community event relevant to local ocean awareness observations this month. Author Jeff Bolster, Professor of History at UNH, will give an illustrated talk about his new book, “The Mortal Sea: Fishing in the Atlantic in the Days of Sail”, on Thursday Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Rye Public Library. Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millenniumlong environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world. While overfishing is often thought of as a contemporary problem, Bolster reveals that humans were transforming the sea long before factory trawlers turned fishing from a handliner’s

art into an industrial enterprise. The western Atlantic’s legendary fishing banks, stretching from Cape Cod to Newfoundland, have attracted fishermen for more than five hundred years. Bolster follows the effects of this siren’s song from its medieval European origins to the advent of industrialized fishing

in American waters at the beginning of the twentieth century.” This highly relevant topic will be followed by a question and answer with discussion. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by the author. The talk will include an RHS display about Rye Harbor and its fishing heritage.

Making Slingshots and Catapults

DOVER – Parents and kids are invited to work together and learn about the physics of leverage and flight in a fun, creative way. The Children’s Museum of NH is hosting the first event in this year’s Kennebunk Savings Bank family workshop series, Giant

Slingshots and Popsicle Stick Catapults, on Sunday, October 20 from 2:30 - 4 pm. This workshop is designed for children ages 4-13, participating with an adult partner. Museum educators will lead participants through the steps of constructing and testing giant

AC/DC Tribute Band Set to Rock the Rochester Opera House ROCHESTER – Take an unpredictable thrill ride with the nation’s number one AC/DC Tribute Band, Dirty Deeds, at the Rochester Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m. It’s high energy and wild entertainment when Dirty Deeds delivers the on stage antics and theatrics of AC/DC, one of the world’s best rock and slingshots, and experimenting with smaller catapults made from Popsicle sticks. Each family will be able to take home their slingshot and catapults to continue the fun and learning on their own. The cost of the Slingshots and Catapults Workshop is $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. This fee includes all materials to make one slingshot per family and multiple catapults. To register, please call the museum at 603-742-2002. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit

roll bands. With a reputation for detail, Dirty Deeds incorporates authentic props throughout the concert to produce the consummate AC/DC experience. Escape into pure rock n’ roll for an evening of the timeless hits of the great AC/DC. Tickets for the event are $22 and can be purchased online by going to, or by calling the ticket office at 603-335-1992 ...CANDIDATE from page 1 Don Briand, News Director of WOKQ 97.5, will moderate the discussions. All Candidate Forums are free to attend and open to the public. They will also be televised live on Dover’s Channel 22 with multiple rebroadcasts likely. For more information on the Forums, including information on all of the local candidates, visit local-candidate-forums or call the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at 603-742-2218.

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Well-known chanteuse and recording artist, Lucie Therrien, will be broadcast live as a guest artist on NHPR’s Sunday evening Folkshow, with host Kate McNally on Sunday Oct. 20th, The program runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. with Therrien airing at 8 p.m.

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Common Core Panel Discussion

The Seacoast Republican Women will host a program for anyone concerned about the education of children on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Public Library. The panel discussion will include speakers from Cornerstone Policy Research, New Hampshire Families for Education and former state representatives. FMI: Diane Bitter at

Families First, 100 Campus Dr., Portsmouth. Event is free and includes free child care. Advance signup required: FMI: call 603422-8208 ext. 2

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Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Fores Restaurant, 822 Lafayette Road, Hampton, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Networking, food, cash bar, door prizes. Plenty of free parking around the restaurant and in the lots in back. Admission is two business cards.

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For parents with kids of all ages: Come learn the beauty of logical consequences. Know how and when to intervene, and when to let your child’s choices reveal their own consequences. Facilitated by John Battye, M.Ed., elementary school teacher, parent educator and father of four. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at

The Green Alliance and Film Unbound present the Green Shorts Film Festival at 75 Congress Street, Suite 304 in Portsmouth. The event will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a Q&A with the filmmakers. Tickets are $10 at the door. FMI: visit http:// or email

Fostering Creativity & Invention in Children

On Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Hampton Public Library, Sam Asano will present a discussion for parents and children that will foster creativity and invention in children. FMI: 603-964-6326 or

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse of Children

Learn how to talk to your child about personal body safety in a non-alarming, everyday way and how everyday parenting strategies can build protection for your child. Learn the facts about child sexual abuse and what situations put your child at risk. Presenter: Dianne C. Lavoie, MSW, of Sexual Assault Support Services. Thursday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. -11 a.m., at Families First, 100 Campus Dr., Portsmouth. Event is free and includes free child care. Advance signup required. FMI: call 603422-8208 ext. 2

Friday, Oct. 25 Sacred Circle Dance

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Dinner and a Show

On Oct. 25 from the Trailblazers Family Club will be hosting a Dinner and a Show by Applause for a Cause. The show is a comedy entitled “Mild, Mild West”. Tickets for the show are $20 Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. FMI: call Kim at 207-646-6261

Saturday, Oct. 26 Sock Hop Dance

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BUSINESS & FINANCE Harvest Season Offers Lessons to Investors

It’s harvest time again. Of course, harvest season may not mean that much to you if you don’t work in agriculture. Nonetheless, you can learn a lot from those who do — especially in your role as an investor. Here are a few of these lessons to consider: “Feed” your portfolio. Through the proper combination of fertilizers and irrigation, farmers seek to maximize the growth of their crops. And if you want to give your portfolio the opportunity to grow, you need to “feed” it with the right mix of investments. This generally means you’ll need to own a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented vehicles, such as stocks and stock-based securities. Keep in mind, though, that the value of these types of investments will fluctuate, sometimes sharply — and there’s no guarantee you won’t lose some or all of your principal. Be patient. Crops don’t grow overnight. Farmers know that they will put in countless hours of work before they see the fruits of their labors. And they know that, along the way, they will likely experience setbacks caused by a variety of issues: too much rain, too little rain, insect infestations — the list goes on and on. When you invest, you shouldn’t expect to “get rich quick” — and you can expect to experience obstacles in the form of bear markets, economic downturns, changes in legislation and so forth. Continuing to invest for the long term and focusing more on long-term results than shortterm success can help you as you work toward your objectives. Respond to your investment “climate.” Farmers can’t control the weather, but they can respond to it. So, for example, when it’s been dry for a long time, they can boost their irrigation. As an investor, you can’t control the

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Diversify. Farmers face a variety of risks, including bad weather and fluctuating prices. They can help combat both threats through diversification. For instance, they can plant some crops that are more drought-resistant than others, so they won’t face complete ruin when

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Local Surgeon Attends Shoulder Surgery Symposium PORTSMOUTH – Dr. Mayo Noerdlinger of Atlantic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine recently attended an invitation-only symposium on the latest shoulder surgery research and development in Chicago. The symposium, sponsored by the global company, Tornier, Inc., invited approximately 100 top U.S. shoulder surgeons to attend the twoday meeting where the most complex forms of shoulder arthritis were discussed. Dr. Noerdlinger was among a handful of surgeons from New England in attendance. Following the symposium, Tornier invited Dr. Noerdlinger to Minnesota where he will meet the design team and perform a surgery in their

Photo: Dr. Mayo Noerdlinger represented Atlantic Orthopedics & Sports Medicene at a symposium sponsored by Tornier, Inc. in Chicago.

lab using their new reverse shoulder replacement system. Tornier — leaders in the field of shoulder surgery — designs, manufactures and markets devices for joint replacement and soft tissue repair that enable surgeons to improve

patients’ lives by restoring motion and physical vitality. Dr. Noerdlinger said, “I consider it my job to stay on top of all the latest advances to best serve my patients. Attending the Chicago symposium and traveling to Minnesota will contribute to that end.” Dr. Noerdlinger specializes in orthopedic surgery; reconstructive surgery; arthroscopic surgery; shoulder surgery and shoulder replacement; reverse shoulder replacement; sports medicine; treatment of torn tendons and ligaments, frozen shoulder, torn rotator cuff, shoulder dislocation, bursitis and sports injuries. He is a board certified surgeon and partner at Atlantic Orthopedics working out of Portsmouth, NH and York, Maine.

Free Cancer Screenings Offered at Families First PORTSMOUTH – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Families First Health and Support Center, the Seacoast’s community health center, will offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings for eligible women on the evening of Oct. 23. The clinic will include Pap smears and breast exams, with referrals for free mammograms. To be eligible for these screenings, women must meet guidelines related to their age, insurance status and income. To ask about eligibility and to make an appointment, contact Jane Cummings, RN, at 603-4228208 ext. 222, or jcummings@ Advance registration for the screen-

ings is requested. Physician Kareen Worrell, DO, is volunteering her services to provide the screenings. Other support comes from the State of New Hampshire’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, the Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Abenaqui Women’s League. Families First is a nonprofit community health center offering a wide variety of free or affordable health care and family support services to individuals and families, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, call 603422-8208 or visit

Physical Therapy a Vital Part of Treatment and Recovery Illnesses of the musculoskeletal system can result in temporary loss of mobility. But physical therapy can help to prevent those temporary problems from becoming permanent. The American Physical Therapy Association says physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have conditions that limit their abilities to perform functional activities. Limitations in mobility may result from injury or illness or be present at birth. Many physical therapists develop a plan to reduce pain and

restore function through various treatment techniques with the ultimate goal of restoring a patient’s functional independence. Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who must receive a degree from an accredited physical therapist program before taking national licensure exams that enable them to open a practice or work in a facility. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 30 percent growth in physical therapy careers through 2018, which is a rate better than all other occupations. Unemployment rates for

physical therapists are very low, and they are in high demand. Physical therapists employ various physical modalities to help with certain conditions. For example, a patient may be asked to perform various range-of-motion exercises to restore function to an injured part of the body. Physical therapists also may use heat, cold and electrical impulses to reduce pain and stimulate muscle function. Physical therapy sessions frequently include some form of massage as well. While athletes frequently rely on physical therapy as they

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recover from injuries, others can benefit from physical therapy as well. For example, physical therapy may work in conjunction with other treatments for cardiopulmonary disease. The cardiopulmonary system delivers oxygen to active tissues, which plays an important part in movement. When the cardiopulmonary system is compromised, muscles and other tissues may not function as they should, and certain exercises and mobility therapies may be needed. Physical therapists also aid in improving physical ailments related to neurological diseases, such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Physical therapists may also help treat poor vision, poor balance and paralysis. Children who have learning disabilities related to a neurological or physical condition may benefit from certain forms of

physical therapy. For example, vision problems can compromise academic performance, so physical therapy that aims to enhance visual tracking skills and strengthen the eyes in conjunction with corrective lenses may help youngsters, or even adult students, perform better in the classroom. Very often physical therapy will be recommended by a general doctor or an orthopedic surgeon as part of recovery from a surgery or a condition. The therapist may work in conjunction with another doctor to provide a program that helps foster a faster and safe recovery. Physical therapy tends to begin gradually and resistance is slowly built up as the body strengthens. The length of physical therapy will depend on the condition and the recommendation of the therapist and doctors overseeing the treatments.

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Relatively few of us toil in the fields to make our living. But by understanding the challenges of those who farm the land, we can learn some techniques that may help us to nurture our investments. This article was written by Edward Jones and submitted by Financial Advisor Joseph Mittica, The Sentinel does not endorse any products or services suggested by articles from Edward Jones.

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People and Business



The Victoria Inn Opens in Hampton HAMPTON – The recent ribbon cutting at The Victoria Inn was a celebration and a showcase for owner Tracey Dewhurst, innkeeper Pamela Ferguson, the staff, the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce, the business partners who supported the purchase and renovation of the Inn, and last but certainly not least, the Inn’s official greeter “Lincoln”.

This beautifully decorated bed and breakfast inn offers luxurious accommodations for all occasions. The Pavilion is the ultimate party spot for weddings, family gatherings, showers and celebrations of all kinds. The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Garden Pavilion has six renovated guest rooms and two suites featuring Jacuzzi tubs, custom showers, flat panel

The Victoria Inn opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony alongside the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce

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“Movement By Michelle” Studio Opens in North Hampton NORTH HAMPTON – MBM Studio is now open in North Hampton, NH. The studio was born out of love for integrating Pilates, Yoga, and Nutrition into people’s lives. Michele McCauley, Certified Pilates, Yoga, and Nutrition Instructor, has helped many people regain selfawareness of physical, emotional, and mental strength and flex-

ibility. She focuses her practice on spinal alignment, strength for the core, hips, and shoulders and health/wellness for the body through food. McCauley received her first degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University, 1995. Along with working in the food industry as a Sous Chef and Catering Manager for over 10 years, McCauley has been cook-

ing and writing her own vegetarian recipes to appear in an upcoming published book. MBM Studio will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., at their location at 135 Lafayette Rd, Suite 7, in North Hampton. For more information, call 603-964-1355 or visit www.movementbymichele. com.

Private Jet Services Hires Industry Veterans in its Rapidly Expanding Operations Department SEABROOK – Private Jet Services Group (PJS), one of the nation’s leading aviation consulting firms, recently announced the hiring of three aviation industry veterans to fill roles in its rapidly expanding operations department. Due to the rapid growth seen in recent years, a combination of increased repeat client business and new client acquisition, the PJS Operations Department has hired several Flight Coordinators to maintain its exceptional level of service. Joe Marino was hired on Sept. 9 as a Flight Coordinator. He will be responsible for providing operational support for PJS’ growing Executive Jet business.

Marino, a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, started his career in client services at Citation Shares before taking a job as the West Coast Flight Scheduling Supervisor at Sentient Jet. Brent Ruder was hired on Sept, 16 as a Flight Coordinator. He will be responsible for supporting large group movements, VIP airliner trips and PJS’ Collegiate and Professional Sports Travel programs. Prior to starting at PJS, Ruder worked for Bloomington, Minn. based Champion Air as a Traveling Service Manager on their VIP 727-200 flights. During that time, Ruder worked with the National Basketball As-

sociation, to transport 14 teams and the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. In addition, Ruder has experience supporting the aviation needs of NASCAR teams as well as the 2004 Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates. Nathan Oprea was hired on Sept.16 as a Flight Coordinator. He will be responsible for providing operational support to PJS’ Executive Jet business. Oprea, a 14 year aviation industry veteran, has worked in several different roles, most recently as a Station Manager in Manchester, NH for Delta Airlines and United Express. Oprea was also a scheduler with Portsmouth, NH based

Hampton Area Chamber Welcomes Appletree Cottage Antiques and Home

Appletree Cottage Antiques and Home is open in the Seacoast Village Mall located a 29 Lafayette Road, North Hampton

HAMPTON – The Hampton Area Chamber welcomes Appletree Cottage Antiques and Home as a new member and congratulates them on their one-year anniversary. This shop is full of antique, vintage and repurposed items to enjoy, including local-themed treasures for your home or to give as gifts. Visiting this unique shop is always a discovery expe-

rience, as items change often. Owner Anne Mikolaities cut the ceremonial ribbon surrounded by Katie Curran, Doc Noel, Past Chairman Dean Merrill, and Pat Morgenstern of the Chamber. Stop in to see the shop in the Seacoast Village Mall, 29 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, or visit their website www.

Piscataqua Savings Bank Treasurer Raises $2,000 for Charity PORTSMOUTH ­– Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held a celebration breakfast to honor its Treasurer, David H. Bryan. Bryan had just returned from Patagonia where he met his goal of running a marathon on every continent. This last one was special, however. Since joining the local community Bank last year, Bryan has been bitten by the bug of giving back. Knowing that the Bank has a commitment to the Seacoast Family Food Pantry, Bryan set out to raise money for them through his 12th inter-continental marathon and kept it a secret from Bank CEO/President Rick Wallis. Wallis had a special medal to honor Bryan on his return from Patagonia, and unbeknownst to him, Bryan had a $2,000 check for him to donate to

the Food Pantry on behalf of the Bank. “Boston was my first marathon and I got bit by the runner’s bug. After that, I joined the Seven Continents Club and it’s been an amazing experience,” said Bryan when asked what prompted him to run marathons around the world. “This last race in Patagonia was great because they planted a tree for each runner. As for the Food Pantry, I know we (the Bank) contribute to them through our annual Spirit of Giving Campaign and I’ve found them to be a terrific organization that helps people in a very dignified way. In true Piscataqua Savings Bank spirit, I’m very pleased to be able to contribute.” All in all, it was a great way for the staff of Piscataqua Savings Bank to start their day.

PlaneSense. Oprea is a graduate of Daniel Webster College, in Nashua, NH with a BS degree in Aviation Management. Greg Raiff, CEO of PJS, said “As PJS continues to expand we have attracted industry talent

from all over the country. I am excited to welcome Joe, Brent and Nathan and hope that we can learn from their many combined years in the industry and continue to set the standard for service excellence.”

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~ Arts & Entertainment ~

New Hampshire Natives Present Two-Person Show

By Ethan Bukowiec Staff Reporter PORTSMOUTH – On Friday, Oct. 18, Glenn Provost and Tana Sirois will present their production of “Seascape with Sharks and Dancer” by Don Nigro. The two-person performance is co-directed and co-produced by Provost and Sirois, who will be playing the two characters in the production. Provost, 26, began performing at the age of 16 and went on to study theater at the University of New Hampshire. The Manchester native has worked and performed as an actor, director, playwright, improv comedian and stand-up comedian for the past 10 years. The 23 year-old Sirois began performing 19 years ago. The Portsmouth native received her theater education at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in London, and until recently, was directing shows in the United Kingdom. Provost and Sirois first crossed paths in 2008, while they were performing in a production of “The Winter’s Tale” at The

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I don’t know if I would like it as much. I think it will make people think for a really long time.” “Seascape with Sharks and a Dancer” is set in Cape Cod in the fall of the 1970’s. The story explores the relationship between a gentle, tolerant man and a suspicious woman who likens humans to sharks. “It is a story of finding a way to deal with each other in the middle of dysfunction and damage and baggage,” explains Sirois, adding that it blossoms into a love story. In “Seascape with Sharks and a Dancer”, Provost and Sirois feel they have found a script that allows them to play to their strengths, which is what they wanted in their first production from Strangers at Home. While Provost and Sirois are excited to open their collaborative effort at the West End Studio in Portsmouth, their long term goal is to bring their company to New York City by February of 2014. Kate Quisumbing, who was brought on as the stage manager, is confident that the pair can go a long way with this production. “Glenn and Tana really have an immense trust between each other,” Quisumbing notes. “It has been fun. I really enjoy sitting back and watching them perform.” In preparation of their opening performance this Friday, Provost and Sirois have been rehearsing three to four times a week for the past six weeks, and while “Seascape with Sharks and a Dancer” may not be their original script, they have added their own creative influence on the show. In having Tyler Agnew compose an original soundtrack for the piece, Provost exclaims that there is a “unified sound” that ties the performance together. “Seascape with Sharks and a Dancer” by Don Nigro is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Performances will take place at the West End Studio Theatre at 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth. The show will run from Oct. 18 -27 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee for both Sundays. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students, and can be reserved by calling 203-512-2886.

Porch Party Mamas Ready to Rock Discover Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH – The Portsmouth Historical Society and George Hosker-Bouley will present a performance by the Porch Party Mamas at Discover Portsmouth on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The performance is part of the Discover Thursday Fall performance series that will take place every Thursday at 7 p.m. Inspired by playing and singing each other’s songs at their own “porch parties”, the established Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters combine their individual talents and perform their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues. Once

they took their act on the road the Porch Party Mamas was born. All members are seasoned players, each with their own pervasive music persona and critical accolades. Between them, they have shared the stage with a distinguished litany of artists, including Willie Nelson, the Indigo Girls, and Lyle Lovett. The Discover Thursday performance series is made possible by Stinson Associates of Portsmouth, Seacoast Media Group, WSCA Radio and Clear Channel. For more information please call 603-436-8433 or visit

Pontine Theatre Presents Rebecca Rule in “Tell Me a Story” PORTSMOUTH – On Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m., Pontine Theatre kicks off it’s “Humanites-To-Go” Series with “Tell Me A Story,” an hour-long presentation by New Hampshire writer and humorist, Rebecca Rule. Rebecca Rule is a New Hampshire native, a writer and humorist. She is best known for her live presentation of stories based on New Hampshire characters she has known and heard about over the years. Rebecca has entertained audiences from Stratford to Keene, prompting New Hampshire Magazine to name her “Thalia: the Muse of Comedy.” Her CDs are “Perley Gets a Dumpsticker” and “Better Than a Poke in the Eye.” Her books include the short story collection “The Best Revenge,” a collection of short and long humorous stories; “Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments and Outright Lies.”; and “Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire.” She also hosts the New Hampshire Authors series, which airs on NH Public Television. The presentation is open to the public free of charge.Pontine’s West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth. For more information, contact Pontine at,, or 603-4366660.

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Stand Up Comedy Return to The Pearl PORTSMOUTH – The monthly Portsmouth Pearl Stand Up Comedy Series will continue Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m., starring Jimmy “PJ” Walsh and Jody Sloane as the main performers. Walsh is a Boston based comic that has worked up and down the east coast at major clubs from Caribou, Maine to Miami, Fla. He has worked with well known figures like Lewis Black, Victoria Jackson of Saturday Night Live, Pam Stone, Stephen Wright, Jonathan Katz and Lenny Clarke. He has also hosted the Boston leg of “Next Big Comedy Star Search.” Sloane has established herself as a star on the New England comedy scene and has already appeared at the Comedy Connection, the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, Nick’s, the Hard Rock Café, Comix at Foxwoods and more. Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased in advance via or cash the night of the show. The Pearl is located at 45 Pearl St. For more information on the event, call 603-431-0148.

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