Growing seedlings at home


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, Port Watch

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. 20

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

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 Jan. 30

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

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


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.

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.

Photo contest winners

Art, Outdoor

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

Winter bird feeding


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


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, Port Watch

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.