Growing seedlings at home

Outdoor

The time to start certain garden seeds is right around the corner. The UNH Cooperative Extension Center has some tips for getting off to a great start this season.

A hermit’s tale

Books, Outdoor

Journalist Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods, shares the true story of a man who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years. Finkel will be in Portsmouth next week.

Port Watch: Week of March 6

News, Outdoor

As spring approaches, things get a bit slower at the Port of New Hampshire. A couple of vessels sailed on Saturday, leaving the port empty until Thursday, when a salt ship is due to arrive. Get the details in Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Feb. 27

News, Outdoor

There is much commerce transpiring at the Port of New Hampshire this week, with several ships already in port and more on the way. Get the details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Feb. 20

News, Outdoor

The Iver Prosperity sailed in this morning, joining the Leo at the Port of New Hampshire. Both ships sail on Tuesday, but several others are due in later this week. Get the details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Feb. 13

News, Outdoor

The onslaught of recent snowstorms has thrown schedules askew at the Port of New Hampshire, but several ships are expected to drop anchor this week. Here are the tentative details.

Port Watch: Week of Feb. 6

News, Outdoor

Two ships are in port and several others are on the way, including a yet-to-be-identified Navy vessel coming on Wednesday. Find out what we know in this week’s edition of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Jan. 30

News, Outdoor

A steady stream of ships will be entering and exiting the Port of New Hampshire this week with winter essentials like salt, heating oil, and coal. Get the details in this week's edition of Port Watch.

Fending off invasive plants

Outdoor

The UNH Cooperative Extension shares tips for controlling Japanese knotweed, an aggressive perennial that can grow up to 10 feet high and wide and has negative environmental impacts.

Port Watch: Week of Jan. 23

News, Outdoor

Two ships arrived at the Port of New Hampshire over the weekend, and one of them sets sail this afternoon. A tug and barge are due to arrive Thursday. Get all the details in Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Jan. 16

News, Outdoor

Texan tug Liberty Service visits the Port of New Hampshire on Thursday, and the 180-meter Shelduck heads into port over the weekend. Get the details in Port Watch.

Great gardens in the New Year

Lifestyle, Outdoor

Seed catalogues are now showing up in mailboxes in full force, assuring us that spring is not too far away. The UNH Cooperative Extension offers a few suggestions to help ensure gardening success in the coming season.

Port Watch: Week of Jan. 2

News, Outdoor

Two ships sailed from the Port of New Hampshire on Tuesday, and a tug and barge are tentatively slated to arrive on Thursday. Get all the details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Photo contest winners

Art, Outdoor

The Sound’s sister site, PortsmouthNH.com, announced the winners of its Fall Photo Contest this morning, awarding three striking images that capture outdoor scenes on the...

Port Watch: Week of Dec. 26

News, Outdoor

The Port of New Hampshire got a Christmas visit from Arabian Sea, and a tug came and went Monday. Another ship is due in Wednesday. Get the details in Port Watch.

Winter bird feeding

Outdoor

Feeding birds is a satisfying winter activity and a great pastime to enjoy with loved ones. The UNH Cooperative Extension has some tips for successful feeding.

Gifts for gardeners

Outdoor

The UNH Cooperative Extension, with help from the Merrimack County Master Gardeners, offers gift ideas for the gardeners on your holiday shopping list.

Port Watch: Week of Dec. 5

News, Outdoor

Adding a little extra excitement to the latest edition of Port Watch is the arrival late last week of the USS Springfield, a nuclear-powered attack submarine undergoing maintenance work and system certifications at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. There are also a few cargo ships scheduled to arrive in port this week.

Top five things to do

Art, Music, Outdoor, Stage

For the next three weeks, Seacoast entertainment will be dominated by the holidays. Don’t fight it; just pour some rum in your eggnog and ease into the festive spirit. Here are some ways to enjoy the season.

Port Watch: Week of Nov. 28

News, Outdoor

A tanker came and went over the weekend, but no other ships are currently scheduled to arrive at the Port of New Hampshire. Here are the details on that tanker.

Port Watch: Week of Nov. 21

News, Outdoor

A tanker came and went over the weekend, and a shipment of heating oil is due to arrive Wednesday. Other than that, it’s looking like a quiet Thanksgiving week at the Port of New Hampshire. Details in this week's edition of Port Watch.