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Ghosts of Halloween past


With the 22nd annual Portsmouth Halloween Parade drawing nigh, Grand Marshals past and present share the stories behind their costumes and reminisce about the revelry of their years at the helm.

Ten deadly events


In the Portsmouth area, Halloween dominates the entire month of October, offering events related to music, theater, film, literature, visual arts, and more. Here's our top-10 roundup of pre-Halloween events happening on the Seacoast over the next two weeks.

Top-five things to do

Film, Lifestyle

We’re unveiling our top-five weekend events a day early this week, as the 16th annual New Hampshire Film Festival gets underway tonight in Portsmouth. We’ve also got local options for theater, art, music, food, and beer. Lots of beer.

Top-five things to do

Art, Books, Lifestyle, Music

The weekend is mere hours away. You can make it. And when you do, you’ll have numerous options for entertainment, including great music, theater, and art events. Here’s a roundup of highlights.

Top-five things to do

Art, Lifestyle, Music, Stage

A motorcycle show, a punk-rock show, a cabaret show. Artwork and apples. These are among the diverse options for entertainment coming up this weekend. Prepare your itinerary now.

Moto madness in P-town

Lifestyle, Outdoor

In advance of the third annual Welcome East Motorcycle Show in Portsmouth, area motorcyclists share tales of heroic restoration efforts, glorious cross-country trips, and other experiences.

Top-five things to do

Lifestyle, Music, Stage

The first weekend of fall brings options for live music, theater, food, and more to the Seacoast. Here's our weekly roundup of entertainment highlights coming to a venue near you.

TBJ: Brew masters

The Beer Journal, Lifestyle

Since launching in 2008, the Cicerone Certification Program has churned out servers trained in best beer-service practices and cherry picked a handful of top beer professionals that are being compared with the Master Sommeliers of the wine world.

Season extension greens

Lifestyle, Outdoor

For many vegetable gardeners, peak harvest season has passed. Luckily there is still time to try seeding some cool-season crops that can handle colder temperatures and actually taste better once cool weather arrives.

Gardening tips: early harvest

Lifestyle, Outdoor

Are your pumpkins already fully orange? Farmers and gardening enthusiasts have been reporting very early ripening in both pumpkins and winter squash. The UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center explains how to handle your early harvest.

Get your local satire


Since The Tug launched its fake news site over the weekend, its humorous bits have been making the rounds on social media, confusing some viewers and leaving them to wonder whose side they're on, if there even are sides. We caught up with the anonymous crew for an email Q&A.