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.

Port Watch: Week of Nov. 21

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

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.

A good year for acorns


Much of New Hampshire is seeing a great crop of acorns this year. The UNH Cooperative Extension sheds some light on this phenomenon by explaining the natural cycle of mast crops.

Port Watch: Week of Oct. 24

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

The tug Ruth Reinauer guided the barge RTC 102 into port with a load of heating oil this morning, and the tanker Great Eastern follows with heating oil and diesel on Wednesday. Get the details in the latest edition of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Oct. 17

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

The center span of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge was removed on Friday night, and it’s back to business as usual at the port. A gypsum ship arrives today, and a salt ship departs tomorrow, with another tanker scheduled to arrive on Friday.

Port Watch: Week of Oct. 10

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

Most activity at the port this week will involve preparation for deconstruction of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which is set to take place on Friday morning. But there is a salt ship slated to arrive on Tuesday afternoon. Here are the details.