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Calendar of Events
The Ice House Joins Dining Guide
The Ice House, the Seacoast's go-to spot for ice cream and casual lunches and dinners, is open for the season and featured in the PortsmouthNH.com guide to Seacoast restaurants. Click here
Prescott Park Announces Summer Music
This year's River House Concert Series at the Prescott Park Arts Festival features a stellar line line-up of singers and musicians, including Judy Collins, Trombone Shorty and Justin Townes Earle.
Singer/songwriter Richard Thompson, an Arts Festival favorite, opens the series on Sunday, June 30. Updated: Canadian pop/folk rocker Bruce Cockburn will give the series closer on Sept. 1.
In between, there will be two months of big-name talent. Performers like Dar Williams, Melissa Ferrick, Steve Earle, and Carolina Chocolate Drops will liven up the stage by the water's edge. You'll also be able to see Lake Street Dive, Spirit Family Reunion, Jonathan Edwards and the Laura Cortese Quartet.
Make your nights under the stars even more comfortable by reserving a table or blanket ahead of time. Reserve a table for a single night or for the entire season. For a complete list of performers, dates and times, stayed tuned to the calendar at PortmouthNH.com.
May Movie Pass Winners
Four people have won movie passes for writing a movie review last month at PortsmouthNH.com!
City Debuts Planning Website
With multiple groups agitating for changes to the Portsmouth zoning ordinance, development approval process, and parking system, the City of Portsmouth has debuted a website making planning information more accessible. The site, www.planportsmouth.org, brings together information on land-use boards, city plans and reports, Planning Department projects, current development applications, land-use regulations, and forms and fees.
Going Out of Town?
If you're headed out of town for the holidays or for someplace warm, you can book through PortsmouthNH.com. Hotel rates are comparable to any site online.
Tours: Walking, Driving, Floating
A directory of Seacoast tours has been added to PortsmouthNH.com's Things to Do. Guided and unguided. By foot, motor vehicle or boat. Fom Portsmouth to Dover and York. The dozen or so tour companies and organizations listed can give you a unique view of the Seacoast. Things to Do: Tours. (Single site tours are often available at historic homes, breweries and other attractions.)
Portsmouth Harbor Cam
PortsmouthNH.com's Harbor WebCam overlooks the tugs and Piscataqua River in Portsmouth Harbor. Check out the new high-resolution camera!
City Council Urged To Enact Emergency Building Height Limit, Market Square Muralist Applies To HDC
With a 75-foot building going up on Maplewood Ave. and the outlook for a building moratorium uncertain, we urge the Mayor and City Council this Monday night to approve a first reading on an immediate emergency 35-foot building height limit in the entire Central Business District A and B. More tall buildings downtown are likely [ ... Read more at PortsmouthNow.org]
Hourly Portsmouth-Kittery Shuttle
While the Memorial Bridge is being replaced -- from now thru the fall of 2013 -- shuttle van service will run hourly between Portsmouth and Kittery. Service begins at 5 a.m. and continues until 1 a.m. For details, click here.
Headlines from Foster's Daily DemocratMore news ....
Portsmouth NH - Downtown
This section of PortsmouthNH.com focuses on the Portsmouth's city center with information about many shops, restaurants, accommodations, and historical sites, as well as an interactive map.
Buy Movie Tickets
Movie listings for the Fox Run Stadium 15 theater in Newington now include links to Fandango for those who want to purchase tickets in advance. To buy tickets, click on a show time and you'll be taken directly to the ticket purchase page. Fandango will add a "convenience fee" to the ticket price. Online ticketing for other theaters will be added as it becomes available.
Market Square: One of 'America's Most Beautiful'
TravelandLeisure.com, the online travel magazine from Travel+Leisure, is featuring Portsmouth's Market Square as one of "America's Most Beautiful Town Squares." The website searched for traditional square in smaller towns that might feature a landmark, like North Church, and surrounding colorful shops and cafes. Other cities include Centerway Square, Corning, NY; Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, Prescott, AZ; and Parade Plaza, New London, CT.