2nd Annual Northeast Seaglass Expo to benefit The Molly Fund

Creative pieces

Creative pieces

April 30th, 10AM – 5PM

May 1, 10AM – 4PM

Ashworth by the Sea Hotel

295 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH

So successful in the fist year, The Northeast Seaglass Expo returns to Hampton, NH for a second year.

Unique designs

Unique designs

During the weekend of April 30 & May 1, 2016, The 2nd Northeast Sea Glass Expo will take place at The Ashworth by the Sea in Hampton, NH.  Over 50 artists from all over the East Coast will showcase their creations from sea glass, beachstones, driftwood and shells.  You will not believe the beautiful jewelry and home items that these creative people make from items found along the beach.  Admission is $5. And the artists generously donate an item for the hourly raffles.  All money raised benefits The Molly Fund.  For additional information, please like our Facebook page, The Northeast Sea Glass Expo.

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Hampton Beach Motel
18 Rooms/Suites plus Manager’s Residence

Sale is subject to confirmation by the lender

Steps to Hampton Beach & Boardwalk!

Brownie’s Motel – 180 Ashworth Avenue

Friday – May 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM


– Financial information available
– Auction subject to prior offers
– Inspection by Appointment ONLY
$20,000 Deposit by bank check; balance due within 45 days of auction. Auction is subject to prior offers.  Sale is subject to confirmation by the lender.


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Canobie Lake Park’s 2016 Grand Opening and One-Day Ticket Sale April 30th

Canobie Lake Park’s 2016 Grand Opening and One-Day Ticket Sale April 30th
Preview of the Park’s 114th Season

SALEM, NH – Here’s a sure sign of spring: Canobie Lake Park opens for its 2016 season on Saturday, April 30th, weather permitting.

Grand Opening and One-Day Sale
Canobie will be offering 2016 admission tickets at a special reduced price during their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 30, at the Park from 11AM to 6PM, weather permitting. During the sale, admission tickets will be sold for the reduced price of just $29 each which is $9 off the regular season general admission price. Discounted 2016 tickets will also be available online atcanobie.com through midnight Saturday. There is no limit on how many passes can be purchased at the sale price, and each pass is valid on any one day during Canobie’s 2016 operating calendar.

One of New England’s Best Values for Family Entertainment
Canobie Lake Park is a short, gas-friendly trip from most points in New England, and parking is always free. A single, low admission price includes over 85 rides – including thrill rides like their wild roller coaster, Untamed – family and kid-friendly rides, attractions and all scheduled live shows. Castaway Island, Canobie’s water play area that opens Memorial Day Weekend, is also included with admission. Visit the Park’s website for hours and full information about attractions and scheduled events.

The Canobie Institute: Over 15 Educational Programs for School Groups
The Canobie Institute is designed to provide a genuine educational experience for school groups visiting the Park. Schools can book an outing where their students can participate in over 15 educational programs. Programs include real-world projects, physics and science experiments, live educational presentations and course work designed to complement what students learn inside the classroom. The Canobie Institute provides teachers with some rather unique tools to reinforce a variety of math, science, creative, history, biology and many more principles. Complete information about the programs offered can be found at canobie.com.

Corporate and Other Group Discounts
From large corporate picnics to smaller company and summer outings, to outings for camps and other groups, Canobie Lake Park offers a variety of discounted programs designed to provide employees or group members with a memorable summer experience. There are catered and non-catered offerings, a Consignment Tickets program, as well as an “e-Ticketing” store option which provides a turn-key way to offer Canobie Lake Park discounts to employees. Complete details are available on the Corporate/Group Outings section at canobie.com.

Specials Throughout the Season
Canobie Lake Park also features special discount event days, including Mother’s Day and Father’s Day specials when Moms or Dads receive free admission and a free lunch on their respective days. Armed Services Appreciation Days will take place over Memorial Day Weekend when armed services members and veterans can purchase Park admission for just $10. Canobie also has special days for Scouts, sports and other teams, and seniors. Details about these specials, as well as upcoming availability of discount coupons at partner locations, will be available on the Park’s specials page at canobie.com.

Wide Variety of Live Entertainment for 2016
Canobie’s “SummahPalooza” live entertainment series features over 18 varied acts appearing at the Park throughout this summer and fall. Shows include the return of the popular tribute to Lady Gaga and tributes to today’s top hits with The Boys of Summer and Pop Divas. The Incredible Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus also returns while a new “Vegas style” magic show, Magic Mayhem, makes its debut. The crowd-favorite Great American Game Show comes back to Canobie where guests can be contestants to win cash and prizes.

And this year Canobie is taking entertainment to new heights with extreme BMX and Motocross stunts, RocketMan human cannonball, a chainsaw juggler and extreme motorcycle stunts inside The Globe. There’s much more, and SummahPalooza clearly has something for everyone. The complete 2016 live entertainment line-up and schedule is available on the Park’s website atcanobie.com.

Fireworks and More Fun
Canobie will launch its seasonal fireworks displays into the sky above Canobie Lake with three evenings of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day on July 2, 3 and 4, weather permitting. The Park also has fireworks every Saturday night thereafter through September 3rd, weather permitting. There’s more fun to be had with the roving Fun Squad, Dance Parties and many other surprises. For more information on attractions, live shows, special events, hours, prices and available discounts, visit canobie.com.
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With over 85 rides, games, shows and attractions, Canobie Lake Park is New England’s premier family entertainment destination. Canobie Lake Park is located at exit 2 or 3 off Route 93 in Salem, New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.canobie.com.

It’s that time of year – Beach Clean Up by Blue Ocean Society

Beach Cleanup Schedule

Upcoming Cleanups – Open to the Public and Great for Families, Individuals and Groups!

Sign up for cleanups by emailing info or calling (603) 431-0260. We hope to see you there!

  • Saturday, April 9, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green
  • Earth Day Beach Cleanups:
    • April 16: 9:30 AM, North Hampton State Beach
    • April 16: 11:00 AM, Peirce Island, Portsmouth
    • April 23: 11:00 AM, Seacoast Science Center/Odiorne Point, after Rescue Run 5K
    • April 24: 1:00 PM, Salisbury Beach
  • Saturday, May 14, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green
  • Saturday, June 11, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH. Sponsored by GXT Green

Occasionally, weather causes us to postpone a cleanup. Please RSVP for cleanups by emailing info or calling 603-431-0260.

Want to schedule a cleanup for your group? Contact us at 603-431-0260 or info.

North Hampton Beach Cleanups meet at the beach across from the Beach Plum on Route 1A in North Hampton, NH. Jenness Beach cleanups meet at the sea wall at the entrance to the beach on Route 1A in Rye, NH. Cape Neddick Beach cleanups meet at the beach entrance (on Route 1A).

Above dates don’t work? Contact us if you’d like to schedule a cleanup for your group of 10 or more.

Thank you to the New Hampshire Coastal Program, NOAA, Fishing for Energy Partnership and NextEra Energy Seabrook Station for their support! Contact Brenna at brenna(at)blueoceansociety.org if you’d like to discuss sponsorship opportunities!

Sign Up
Please sign up if you are planning on attending by e-mailing info or calling 603-431-0260.

All supplies will be provided!

We plan to conduct cleanups rain or shine. If the weather looks “iffy”, check this page or call our office at 603-431-0260, we’ll leave a message there if we decide to reschedule.

Groups: Work With Us to Schedule Your Own Private Cleanup

We also arrange cleanups for groups and schools! If you have a group of 10 or more and are looking for a fun community service project, call or e-mail us!

Farr’s Famous Chicken Opens For Season April 1st, 2016

Farr’s Famous Chicken, at Hampton Beach, is tickled to be opening for the 2016 Season with pre-season hours.

Opening on April 1st, 2016

​at 11:00am

Preseason hours:

Monday – Friday 11am – 8pm

Saturday and Sunday 8am – 8pm

serving breakfast weekends until 11am

Located at

43 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton, NH

On the corner of C Street & Ashworth Ave.

Open Daily 7:30 AM – 9:00PM

So stop by and enjoy some delectable meals in a comfortable environment.

Wells, ME Annual Chili Fest Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The Annual Wells Chili-Fest takes place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Wells Junior High School on U.S. Route 1, Wells, Maine from 11 am until 3 pm. We will have the Maine State Cook-Off this year. Our event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and winners in various categories (Chili, Chili Verde, and Salsa) may qualify to advance to the World Chili Championship Cook-Offs at a date and location TBA. Contestants for these cook-offs must be ICS members. However, we also will have an open cook-off for the People’s Choice prize. Have a look at our fact sheet and contest forms for more details.

If you would like to become one of our sponsors, we have several levels of sponsorship from which you may choose. Please visit our Sponsorship page for more details.

If you are a food vendor and want to sell your products at our event, please go to our Vendors page for more information.

How good is your chili?

Why not find out at the Wells Chili-Fest? Even if you are not an ICS member you may still enter your chili or salsa into the People’s Choice Chili Cook-Off.

You might also want to consider joining the International Chili Society. Please visit their web site for more information. Why not take your chili or salsa to the World Chili Championship Cook-Off someday?

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A special thanks to all our sponsors. See you at Chili-Fest.

New Beach Plum Restaurant Opens in Epping

Hungry for your favorite Lobster Roll? You do not need to wait until April 10th to visit your favorite beachside lobster roll place as the Beach Plum is tickled to announce the opening of their 3rd restaurant, located on 125 in Epping, NH. Like all Beach Plum Restaurants, you can’t miss it! It is conveniently located just across from O’neil Cinemas, and right next to the new State Liquor Store. Plenty of parking, and your favorite eats such as the famous, and award winning Lobster Roll! Also available in the Epping location is the Beach Plum’s famous fried seafood dinners.

So now you don’t have to head all the way over to the coast for your Favorite eat out foods. The Beach Plum is Epping is open daily, Sunday – Thursday 11-9, and Fri. & Sat., 11-10PM. So come on in and enjoy! 603.679.3200 for inquiries, and be sure to check out our daily specials on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beach-Plum/165345860166517

NOW through March 25th, you can vote for Best in NH, sponsored by NH Magazine. Beach Plum has been the proud recipients of numerous awards, year after year, so we encourage you to keep the recognition coming our way. Vote today for your favorite Lobster Roll, Ice Cream Spot, Fried Food, and so much more! Click Here; http://www.nhmagazine.com/Best-of-NH-Food-Ballot/

For more information, or to contact The Beach Plum(s), visit http://www.lobsterrolls.com.

Two of the best places to grab a bite at the beach, Open Year Round –

There are two spots that stay open all year long. Townies and visitors alike, enjoy their high quality, flavorful food and coffees as well as their joyous spirits.

Coffee Break Cafe – Opens at 7AM daily, and stays open until 2 or 3. They serve a magnificent breakfast, fabulous wraps and sandwiches for lunch and a large selection of coffees and lattes. Find their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Coffee-Break-Cafe-274561197605/?fref=ts. Located at 23 Ocean Blvd. Hampton, NH.

Jumpin Jack’s Java – another local’s favorite – you will recognize Jumpin Jacks by the Huge camoflouge truck and the plentiful, upbeat flags outside their establishment. Bagels, muffins, danish, smoothies and a wide variety of other items, Jumpin’ Jack’s is a wonderful place to stop during your day at Hampton Beach, NH. Visit Jumpin’ Jack’s Java at https://www.facebook.com/jumpinjacksjava/, located at 333 Ocean Blvd. Hampton, NH.

Enjoy your day at the beach this winter!

Behind the Scenes Refuge Tour of Parker River NWR Various Dates in February

Behind the Scenes Refuge Tour of Parker River NWR
Held on the following days:
Saturday, February 20th @9:30 am Sunday, February 21st @ 1:00 pm,
Thursday, February 25th, @ 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 27th @ 9:30 am
and Sunday, February 28th @ 1:00 pm.
Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tour will be
conducted via refuge van, with several brief “drive by” stops along the way. The tour will present an “up
close and personal” look at the refuge thro
ugh the multiple lenses of the cultural history of Plum Island
and the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the
conservation of these precious natural resources. Participants may be driven along areas on the
otherwise closed to the public. This guided two hour program is most appropriate for older teens and
adults. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended, but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of
the Refuge visitor center 15 minutes prior to the program start time. Each session is limited to 14 participants; no more than 4 individuals per sign up. Again, this is a vehicle based tour, with limited
stops on the Refuge. Advance registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited. Be
advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation. *Please note: Those who call and leave
messages after hours, your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation call from a
refuge staff member. Please call (978) 465-5753; to register for this program. Those who call after business hours, please leave a message. You are not registered until you receive a confirmation from us.

St. Patrick’s Gala Dinner-Dance at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Wells

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St. Patrick’s Gala Dinner-Dance at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Wells

March 19

St. Patrick’s Gala Dinner-Dance Benefit On Saturday, March 19th, the annual St. Patrick’s Dinner-Dance will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Eldridge Road, Wells. The Knights of Columbus, Rev. William J. Kelly Council hosts this event to a sell-out crowd, to provide charities with needed funds. This year, the funds from the traditional corned beef, or ham, and cabbage with root vegetables dinner will be donated to St. Andre’s Home and the Parish Youth Ministry (Jamaica Project). The dinner-dance starts with a “social” from 5:30-6:00 pm, with dinner to follow. After dinner, music for dancing will be provided by Tom Pomeroy, a much enjoyed DJ. Several door prizes will also be awarded to the attendees. The dinner-dance tickets are $25 per person (BYOB), and can be purchased during weekend services at St. Mary’s Church or by calling 251-4009 or 850-6488. Tickets must be purchased in advance by March 13th. Donations for the charities are accepted from those people unable to attend the event. To download and print poster “Click Here”.


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