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Portsmouth and The Seacoast Restaurant Week Set to Kick Off PORTSMOUTH – As the evenings start to get chilly, local restaurateurs within the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce are already making plans for Restaurant Week Portsmouth and the Seacoast to take place on Thursday, Nov.7 through Saturday, Nov,16. With close to 50 restaurants participating, the Chamber is expecting another successful event – perhaps topping Spring Restaurant Week numbers of 70,000 in attendance. This fall, the organizing committee has invited James Haller, co-founder/chef of the Blue Strawbery Restaurant that helped to put Portsmouth on the map as a culinary destination, to join in the festivities. According to Massimo Morgia, “As Portsmouth restaurateurs in the 21st century, we are so aware of the debt we owe to James Haller for putting Portsmouth’s culinary scene on the national map, so we are thrilled to have him involved with Restaurant Week. Fans will be able to hear him speak at the Kick Off Party on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Martingale Wharf or spy him around town during the week.” It was 1970 when James
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Haller and two friends made the decision to open the Blue Strawbery Restaurant on Ceres Street in Portsmouth, and with that, the
culinary renaissance was on and hasn’t abated since. New restaurants are not uncommon; local residents were thrilled to see that
the restaurant with the most longevity in Portsmouth – the Rosa which opened in 1927 and closed recently – has reopened under new management, but with the same family Italian fare. As a result of all these new restaurants, Portsmouth now has more restaurant seats (22,417) than residents. It has been said that if all of Portsmouth dined together on one night, there would still be room for others – and that speaks volumes about a city that welcomes visitors with open arms. Haller talks about why the Blue Strawbery (with a nod to the spelling of Strawbery Banke) was successful over its 25 years of operation. “Everyone was so helpful to us - the city, the liquor commission. They changed the liquor
laws for us in 1970. Before us, in order to get a liquor license, you had to serve eight entrees for both lunch and dinner,” said Haller. “When I explained what we wanted to do two seatings with a choice of three entrees they thought it sounded like such a great idea. They said they would give us a summer license and if it worked they’d change the law for us. Also, the police and fire departments bent over backward to help us, and the landlord, Walter Jackson, (Jackson’s Hardware at the time) charged us 5 percent of our gross for rent which meant that if we had a slow month we didn’t have to close.” John Akar, owner and partner of Cava, says that that same camaraderie that buoyed the See RESTAURANT page 2...
Community Child Care Center Receives $5,500 Technology Grant PORTSMOUTH – The Community Child Care Center of Portsmouth received a $5,500 grant to purchase five new computers at its Community Campus location. Three of the computers will be implementing the Teaching Strategies Gold Online Assessment Tool for eventual use by all early childhood classrooms at Community Campus. Teaching Strategies Gold is one of three programs recommended by the State Department of Education, as a tool to accompany the Creative Curriculum and provide targeted solutions to improve outcomes while measuring growth and development. The Madelaine G. von Weber Trust awarded the $5,500 grant to replace the computers. CCCC is now seeking funding to purchase 13 tablets or laptop computers for lead teachers, so that Teaching Strategies Gold can be accessed in all 13 of their early childhood classrooms. The assessment tool will
capture development for over 140 children in 10 early childhood classrooms at Community Campus, and over 50 children in three collaborative Community School preschool classrooms at Dondero Elementary School, Portsmouth, and Greenland Central School, Greenland. “The current neuroscience research informs us that the early childhood period is critical for the development of the brain and future success for young children,” said Patty Ewen, Early Childhood Education Specialist at the New Hampshire Department of Education. “Twenty-first Century skills are for everyone: teachers, students and parents. With these computers, the teachers will be able to build growth and development student profiles that allow them to guide their learning on a daily basis.” To learn more, visit www. communitychildcarenh.org, email email@example.com, or call 603-422-8223.
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Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Holds Fun Without the Fright DOVER – Halloween is a favorite holiday of kids of all ages, but young ones may not be ready for haunted houses and creepy costumes. That is why the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire began hosting its annual NotSo-Spooky Spectacular more than 10 years ago. The mu-
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...RESTAURANT from page 1 Blue Strawbery exists today. “The hallmarks of the current Portsmouth restaurant scene are collaboration, mutual respect and support among restaurants and the City,” says Akar. Akar tells of a time recently when he was short staffed at his restaurant and Evan Mallet, on his day off from his job as chef at the Black Trumpet Bistro, cooked at Cava. Settled in the early 1600s, Portsmouth and surrounding towns make up a vibrant New England coastal destination with unique locally owned shops and restaurants, and world-class arts and culture. The restaurant
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~ Arts & Entertainment ~ Trio Cleonice to Perform at St. John’s Episcopal Church PORTSMOUTH – Trio Cleonice, comprised of violin, cello and piano, will play on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church as part of the Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music series. This concert is the last of four concerts in the series, which is produced by the Portsmouth Athenaeum in collaboration with the Portsmouth Historic Houses Association. New England Conservatory’s graduate trio-in-residence, Trio Cleonice, returns to Portsmouth this year as one of the 2013 finalist ensembles in the prestigious Fischoff Competition. “We are honored to have Trio Cleonice returning to Portsmouth this year,” noted Bill Wieting, Chairman of the Portsmouth Athenaeum Performance Committee. “Of the four chamber music ensembles we’ve hosted, this is the only one to feature the piano and we are excited to hear the music by Mozart, Dvorak and
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Vernick that was written specifically for this combination of instruments.” The Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music is an annual series of chamber music concerts held in historic properties around Portsmouth. To make an advanced reservation, call 603-431-2538. For more information on the music series or the Portsmouth Athenaeum, visit www.portsmouthathenaeum.org. A $20 at-the-door donation is suggested.
Calendar of Events Saturday, Oct. 26 Downtown Trick-or-Treating On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., participating Dover businesses will offer a trick-or-treating event in the downtown area. The Dover Main Street event is held in conjunction with the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s Not-so-Spooky Spectacular. Halloween Bash The Rollinsford American Legion will host a Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct. 26 beginning at 7 p.m. The event will feature prizes for the best costumes and a performance by the Earth to Rooney Band at 8 p.m. Admission for the event is $10 and all proceeds go to the fight of childhood caner and SAL college scholarship fund. Zombie Walk
The Dover Zombie walk returns for an eighth year at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. The walk will march through downtown Dover and end at Adelle’s Coffeehouse. There will be prizes for kids and adults. FMI: visit facebook.com/ doverzombiewalk
Monday, Oct. 28 Community Night The Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is hosting a community night with the Community Oven on Monday, Oct 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Blue Ocean Society will have a staffing table with information and will hold a raffle. A percentage of the proceeds will go towards continuing their marine conservation efforts. FMI: visit www.blueoceansociety.org or call 603-431-0260.
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Fall BluegrassFlavored Show Hits Rollinsford Rambles Concert Series ROLLINSFORD – Susie Burke & David Surette’s Rollinsford Rambles collaborative concert series rolls on into the fall with a great show of folk, country, bluegrass and old-time music on Saturday Oct. 26 at the Garrison Players Arts Center in Rollinsford. Burke and Surette are joined by two of northern New England’s top bluegrass players, Carter Logan on banjo and dobro, and Melissa Bragdon on fiddle. Both are members of the Portland-based Jerks of Grass and Bragdon has just recently relocated to the Seacoast, where she is performing and teaching fiddle. The performance on Oct. 26 will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and children under 18. For more information call 207-384-8151 or email email@example.com.
Critically Acclaimed Play Comes to The Players’ Ring PORTSMOUTH – Traubert Productions and 2046 Productions are proud to present Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind” at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth on Nov. 1. First produced in New York in 1985, Shepard’s play has endured as a genuine American classic. Telling the story of two families united by marriage, “A Lie of the Mind” deals with the way the ramifications of the past and the relationships they create can carry on for years, even after death. The New Yorker magazine reviewed the play upon its release in 1985 and stated, “Sam Shepard is surely the only dramatist alive who can tell a story
Listing of Designated Trick-or-Treat Times Dover: Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hampton: Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hampton Falls: Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. North Hampton: Oct 30 beginning at 4 p.m. Portsmouth: Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rollinsford: Oct. 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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as sad and frightening as this one and make such a funny play of it without ever skimping on its emotional depth.” Directed by Matthew Schofield and featuring a cast of local talents including Kolby Hume, Matthew Von Richards, Shawn Crapo, Jessica Miller, Christian Maurice, Peggi McCarthy, Susan Turner, and Paul Strand, “A Lie of the Mind” looks to be one of the highlights of the fall theatre season in Portsmouth. “A Lie of the Mind” will open at The Players’ Ring on Friday, November 1 and will run weekends with performances at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays starting at 7 p.m., with a special 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 17th. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors, students and members. For tickets please visit either www.playersring.org or call (603) 436-8123.
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~ News ~ BUSINESS & FINANCE Lessons from “Save for Retirement Week”
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Health & Fitness Alternative Health & Wellness Fair Hosted at Inn HAMPTON – You don’t need to go far to learn how to achieve a healthy balance with the right food, exercise and self-care techniques. The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast, 430 High St., Hampton, will host three days of health, wellness and natural healing with 12 of the top healing practitioners from the region, Friday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3. “It’s about nurturing your mind, body and spirit,” says Marilynn Carter, a certified holistic health practitioner, teacher and author of the cookbook “No Fret Cooking.” “For those who don’t know about alternative therapies, the weekend is an opportunity to try short healing sessions and learn about selfcare and the things we eat.” Carter, a Dover resident, is one of the dozen area alter-
native healing practitioners who will lead short healing sessions at the event. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Reiki, sound therapy, dream interpretation, sacred geometry, reflexology, feng shui or many other topics, the Victoria Inn’s Alternative Health and Wellness Fair is the perfect opportunity. “I think the diversity of the practitioners will make it extremely interesting and I hope people will stop by and get a chance to learn about some different approaches to healthy living and eating,” says Tracey Dewhurst, owner of the Victoria Inn. Dewhurst and Carter worked together to bring the event to the inn. “When I first met Marilynn, we were just talking about a book signing with some sample appetizers from her book, ‘No
Fret Cooking.’ But when I heard about her Reiki classes our idea blossomed into a full weekend of events related to health and wellness,” Dewhurst says. The weekend begins with a special meet-and-greet and book signing with Carter and her hus-
band, Steve. Guests of the inn can sample an array of healthy, fresh appetizers made using recipes from “No Fret Cooking” while Steve Carter performs live jazz he composed especially for the cookbook. “Eating is another path to health,” Marilynn Carter says. “Fresh, local food is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, along
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American Heart Association Offers Heart-Healthy Halloween Tips The American Heart Association is reaching out to families to show how children can have fun this Halloween while staying healthy. Unfortunately, the annual celebration including junk food and candy can have a negative impact far beyond just Halloween. Childhood obesity has reached an alarming level in the United States. More than one in three children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Obesity can lead to other significant health issues like heart disease, diabetes and stroke, but simple choices can help parents guide their kids toward a healthier path. The American Heart Association offers these tips for a healthier Halloween this year: Remember to have a healthy meal before you go trick-or-treating. This reduces the temptation to “snack” while walking. Make this a fun family physical activity event. Set a goal of how many houses you will walk to and then stick to it! Think about a healthier version of treats to give out at your house: Mini boxes of raisins, 100 percent juice juice-boxes, snack sized pretzels, pre-packaged trail mixes, pre-packaged dried fruits, crayons, stickers, silly
bands, tooth brushes, bubbles, plastic spiders or coupons to local frozen yogurt stores. Avoid using toys that could be a choking hazard to little ones. Find the right sized collection bag for your child. Steer clear of the pillow case method. Create a plan to deal with excess candy lying around your house come Nov. 1. Avoid the urge to buy onsale candy in the grocery stores after Halloween. Select one piece of candy per day for five days and put those in the refrigerator. When your child asks for a piece of candy, make sure to pair it with a healthy snack: an apple, a banana, some healthy nuts, or celery. Avoid the additional empty calories of sugar sweetened beverages like soda, which has been linked to weight gain and obesity in children. “Buy back” the candy from your child with money or tokens they can trade in for a fun activity: a day at the zoo, an afternoon playing at a local park, going ice skating, or a day at the pool. Some dentist offices and veterans’ groups have been known to buy back the candy from the community, so be on the lookout for that option! For more information on healthy lifestyles for children, visit www.heart.org/ healthierkids.
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Seacoast Science Center Welcomes Dr. Nancy Kinner
RYE – The Seacoast Science Center brings Dr. Nancy Kinner, Director of the UNH Coastal Response Research Center, to its Evening Dinner Series on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Kinner’s presentation, “Oil Spills in Marine Waters: What Really Happens”, will give the inside scoop on what really happens to the goop when things go wrong. Between deep water oil rig leaks and recent train wrecks, we are increasingly aware of the risks associated with extracting and transporting oil. Learn about the many forms of crude oil, how it is transported and the New Hampshire connection through UNH’s oil spill response effort. Kinner’s presentation style makes this very
serious subject as entertaining as it is enlightening. Kinner’s team was responsible for leading the effort to disperse much of the leaking oil during the Deep Horizon spill and testified three times before Congress and on numerous media outlets including: PBS’ Newshour, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, C-Span, and the BBC. She was also cited extensively in Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. The cost of the event, which includes cocktails, dinner catered by Liberty Lane Catering and the presentation is $50 for SSC members; $60 non-members. Reserve a seat by Nov. 1 at www.seacoastsciencecenter or by calling Ashley at 603-436-8043, ext. 14.
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Arts Festival Grand Prize Winner Announced PORTSMOUTH – The old adage that life imitates art proved true when the winner of this year’s Grand Prize discovered it in her Lindt Festival Bar. Third-grader Ellie Balakier discovered the coupon for the all-expenses-paid trip to New York City and Broadway in the Lindt Festival bar that she and her family purchased at the very last performance of “Annie” at Prescott Park Arts Festival. For the second year in a row, Lindt Sprungli donated special issue Lindt Excellence Extra Creamy bars for the Festival to sell as a fundraiser for its programs. In addition to the Grand Prize, Lindt added seven other delicious prizes including a year’s supply of Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles, which had been won earlier in the summer. Over the course of the Festival season, there was growing dream that includes rare postal artifacts found nowhere else in the world,” added Manabe. “By limiting our auctions to duplicate philatelic items, we continue to preserve the integrity of the Postmaster General’s Collection. Whether a serious or recreational stamp collector, this online experience will be exciting and will
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a move to expand its reach to domestic and international customers, the Postal Service recently announced that it has opened a Postal Store on eBay at ebay.com/stamps. In making the announcement, the Postal Service’s Chief Marketing Officer also revealed that the Postal Service is auctioning rare stamp-related collectible philatelic products and items from the Postmaster General’s Collection. “This powerful alliance with eBay allows the Postal Service to showcase our unique collection of stamp artwork on one of the world’s largest online marketplaces,” said U.S. Postal Service Chief Marketing and Sales Officer and Executive Vice President Nagisa Manabe. “As the premier collectible marketplace, eBay is a natural fit to launch
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speculation about who would win the grand prize, and indeed, Ben Anderson, Executive Director of Prescott Park Arts Festival noted, “We were getting worried that someone had bought open the doors of the wonderful world of stamp collecting to a whole new generation of eBay customers who shop everyday online.” The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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the winning Festival bar and not found the prize.” The combined donation for the Grand Prize from C&J Bus Line and Federal Savings Bank includes a round-trip to New York City for two on the bus line’s executive class non-stop service, a hotel stay and Broadway tickets. Balakier was a little nervous about the long trip with no stops on the bus, but when she saw the inside of the bus, she said, a little breathlessly, “It’s beautiful!” For more information, contact Ben Anderson at 603-4362848 or Ben@prescottpark.org. ...WEEK from page 4
this season, we like to provide a fun alternative for families with young children,” explained Jane Bard, Director of Operations at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. “We mix traditional activities like trickor-treating and dressing up in costume with engaging learning opportunities. We invite everyone to come in costume to make the day more fun.” All Not-So-Spooky Spectacular festivities are included in regular paid admission ($9 for adults and children, no charge for children under 12 months old) and free for Children’s Museum of New Hampshire members. For more information on the event, call 603-742-2002 or call www.childrens-museum.org.
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~ Ask The Computer Lady ~ Elizabeth, I am having a problem with all my picture programs. I use Picasa 3 ( I have windows 7) and the pictures (some of them) also go into My pictures and also into Walmart pictures, so therefore I have repeats of lots of pictures. Is this taking up a lot of space, and what is a good program to keep them all in one spot so I can reorganize them. I Would like to keep Walmart as one so I can order prints whenever I want to. Please tell me what the best programs for pictures are. Thanks so much, Judy in Montana
same picture in the different folders, then you do have repeats of those pictures. Elizabeth
Dear Judy, You probably don’t have multiple copies of your photos in different places, but it sounds like you just have different ways of looking at them. Programs that you can use to view and manipulate your photos like Picasa and the Walmart program are not places where you keep your pictures, they are more like a window or magnifying glass that you can see your pictures through. On the other hand, your “My Pictures” folder is a container where you store your photos. If you open Picasa and look at some of your photos, then open another photo program and look at the same photos, chances are, you don’t have multiple copies of the same photos, but you are looking at them through different programs. If you open your “My Pictures” folder and look through the different folders in that container and find multiple copies of the
Dear HB, It sounds like OneNote is not really your problem, instead, your printer settings are the real problem. Let’s start by looking at what OneNote really is, and then we can look at what is causing the problem with printing. OneNote is a program that is part of some versions of Microsoft Office. It is a great program for saving and organizing information. You can use it for anything from taking notes in classes, to organizing your recipe collection, saving clippings from web pages or even writing a book. OneNote works great for me because I can store my notebooks in the cloud and access them from my desktop, laptop or even my iPad. Any changes that I make to a notebook from one device is automatically synced to the cloud, and the changes appear on my other
Dear Computer Lady, I have an HP lap top computer, Gateway NV35A AMD Phenom ii X2 n660 running Windows 7. It has a program called OneNote that comes on every time I want to print something and wants me to send it to a “place”. I do not want this but cannot find a way to delete it. I am not sure how I got it, either. I cannot find it in my Programs to uninstall. Would it be alright to uninstall and can you explain how I can do this? Thanks, HB
devices. When you install Microsoft Office and OneNote on your computer, part of the program is a feature called Print To OneNote. This allows you to save information from any program that allows printing into a OneNote notebook. The problem that you appear to be having is that “Print to OneNote” has been set as your default printer, and now that is the printer that comes up when you try to print. To fix this problem, all you have to do is change your default printer back to your actual printer, and you will be all set. Click on “Start”, then click on “Devices and Printers” to open your printers window. Right click on your printer, and then in the context menu that appears, click on, “Set as Default Printer”. A green check mark will appear on your printer, and you will be all set to print. If you still want to uninstall OneNote, you can do so in the “Uninstall A Program” part of your Control Panel. It will be part of Microsoft Office, so you will have to click on “Microsoft Office” and then click, Uninstall. You will still have to choose your default printer as I explained above, but you will also no longer have OneNote on your computer. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I have Win 7 and use IE browser, also Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. When I am at a web page in any of those, and want to send a link to it to a friend, I right click
and then click on “send link”, but it doesn’t work. No way to send a link to anyone. Do I need to change a setting in windows? If so, what or where do I do that? Thanks for any help you can give :) Peggy Dear Peggy, In order for that link to work, you need to have an email program installed and set up. If you don’t have an email program set up, it just won’t work. If you use a web based email program like yahoo, gmail or the web interface from your internet service program, you are using your browser for email, and a web browser is not an email program. You have a few options for sending links. Lets look at the best solutions. First, you can install and/or set up an email program. Since you have Windows 7, you could use Windows Live Mail, or you can download and use an email program like Mozilla Thunderbird. Once you choose a program,
you should be able to enter your email address and password. Most programs can set up the account with that information. If your email address doesn’t work with an email program, or you don’t want to set up a program, you can just use a different method to send a link to a web page. Click once in the address bar of your browser to highlight the URL of the web page you are viewing, then either right click on the highlighted URL and click “Copy” or use the keyboard combination “Ctrl + C” to copy the URL. Next, open your email program, start a new message and paste the URL into the body of the message. You can do this either by right-clicking in the body of the message and click “Paste” or by clicking once in the body of the message, and use the keyboard combination “Ctrl + V” to past the URL into the message. I hope this helps you share web pages with your friends and family. Elizabeth
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