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

Outdoor

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.

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.

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.

Port Watch: Week of Sept. 12

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

As fall approaches, marine traffic is increasing at the Port of New Hampshire. A cable layer is in port, and three other ships are slated to arrive in the next couple of days. Get the details with this week's installment of Port Watch.

Striving for resilient gardens

Outdoor

As a challenging season winds down, Jeremy DeLisle of the UNH Cooperative Extension outlines ways to increase the sustainability of gardening practices and build resiliency into gardening systems.

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.

Gardening tips: drought stress

Outdoor

During an exceptionally dry summer, Jeremy DeLisle of the UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center offers tips on caring for trees and shrubs under drought stress.