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SUP Yoga is back; Seabrook Harbor June 1 and Rye Harbor June 10

SUP Yoga is back; Seabrook Harbor June 1 and Rye Harbor June 10

Join us for Sunset SUP Yoga in Seabrook Harbor! June 1

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

We will launch from Seabrook Harbor next to Castaways Restaurant.

Please note: Free parking is available in the North Lot. The South lot is for residents only.

Space is limited to 10 students.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.
Call 978-361-5394 if you will be lost or late.

Register here: http://sup-yo.com/events/sunset-sup-yoga-seabrook-harbor-6/

Join us for Rise & Shine SUP Yoga in Rye Harbor! June 10

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Free parking is available just before the Rye Harbor State Park. Pull off the road and park in the dirt lot/boat launch.

Space is limited to 10 students.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.

Register here: http://sup-yo.com/events/rise-shine-sup-yoga-rye-harbor-14/

NOW OFFERING KIDS CLINICS!
Children ages 7 & up will learn fundamentals of a SUP (Stand UP Paddleboard), water safety skills, paddling techniques, basic yoga poses on ground and on SUP with time for SUP Games!
Includes: Use of board, paddle, life jacket, yoga mat/accessories and instruction by a Certified Instructor. (children required to pass swim test)
Lake Gardner, Amesbury MA
Monday, July 17–Friday July 21
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PLEASE BRING SUNBLOCK, WATER BOTTLE, SNACK, LUNCH, TOWEL AND CHANGE OF CLOTHING. KIDS MUST BE COMFORTABLE AROUND WATER AND KNOW HOW TO SWIM.
Register here: http://sup-yo.com/events/kids-paddleboard-yoga-clinic/

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Winter is over when the Beach Plum in North Hampton Opens!

Winter is over when the Beach Plum in North Hampton Opens!

Many, from near and far, look forward to the season opening of the Beach Plum in North Hampton, NH. That time is hear! They are now open daily from 11AM to 8PM.

 

 

Come and get your Lobster Rolls and your free ocean-side seating!

You can visit our other locations at 2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth or 24 NH Rte 125, Epping, NH.

Finish your long awaited lobster roll off with our famous Richardson’s Ice Cream!

See you at the Beach Plum!

Visit www.lobsterrolls.com for more information or visit our facebook page.

2017 Annual Special Olympics Penguin Plunge

2017 Annual Special Olympics Penguin Plunge

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Hampton Beach, NH

Thank you for taking the Plunge
and for supporting Special Olympics!
We want the Plunge to be a simple and fun experience for everyone.  Follow the steps below and you’ll be ready for your first Plunge!  Have questions or concerns along the way…we’re here to help!

1. Register

  • You must pay a $50 fee (non-refundable) when registering which counts toward your fundraising minimum of $350.
  • A Plunger is a person who goes into the water at the Plunge.  A Pampered Penguin does not.

2. Fundraise

  • Create a fundraising page and share it with everyone you know!
  • The most important step to raising money is asking.  If you don’t ask, people won’t donate to your Plunge.  Ask everyone you know…friends, family, co-worker, employer, your dentist, trainer, mailman…EVERYONE!
  • Looking for a little motivation?  Check out our incentives or watch a video about Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes Bonnie, Jasmine and Charlie.
  • Click here for details.

3. Check-In

  • Everyone must check-in before 11am on Plunge Day.
  • Go to a remote check-in site to avoid long lines on Plunge Day.
  • If you are under 18, a parent/guardian must sign your waiver.
  • Click here for details.

4. Plunge

  • Bring loose, warm clothes to change into after you Plunge.
  • Wear something on your feet (old sneakers, wool socks) when you Plunge.
  • Get dressed up.  This year’s theme is under the sea!
  • Click here for details.

We’re here to Help!

  • Call us at (603) 624-1250.
  • Text Bridget Carleton at (603) 969-9572.
  • Email Bridget Carleton at BridgetC@sonh.org.

Visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/PP/firsttime.aspx for more information, to register, or Frequently Asked Questions.

20178 High School Penguin Plunge Hampton Beach, NH

20178 High School Penguin Plunge Hampton Beach, NH

 High School Plunge

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

You’ve registered, you’ve raised money, you’ve checked-in…
now it’s time to PLUNGE!

Plungers can arrive at Hampton Beach any time after 9am. We recommend that Plungers arrive by 10am if you have not already checked-in or by 11am if you have already checked-in at one of our remote check-in sites.

There are several metered parking lots available along the beach (meters aren’t active during the winter). There are also several parking lots along the side streets, as well as behind the Casino. If you need to check in, head to the Ashworth by the Sea Hotel. If you’ve already checked-in, go directly to the Casino Ballroom.
Plungers and their guests (all must have wristbands) relax at the Casino Ballroom before the Plunge.  At 11:30 the Costume Parade will take place on the street directly in front of the Casino Ballroom.
After the Costume Parade, Plungers head to the changing tents located on the boardwalk. There are three separate changing areas (male, female and faculty/staff). Plungers are assigned to a wave (which limits the number of people taking the Plunge at one time) during check-in. We recommend that Plungers do not leave valuables in the changing tents.
Each wave will be called separately. When a wave is called, those Plungers move from the Casino Ballroom to a staging area on the beach where the countdown begins. You should bring only items that you will take with you into the water into the staging area. When the timer hits zero, the wave runs down the beach and Plunges into the Atlantic Ocean!
As you exit the water, you will be handed a towel and directed back to the changing tents. After putting on dry clothes, you can walk across the street to the Casino Ballroom where soup and hot comfort foods will be waiting.
After all waves have Plunged, there will be an award ceremony in the Casino Ballroom.
Visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/HS/day.aspx for more information, to register, or for Frequently Asked Questions.

Hampton, NH
“Celebrate Hampton” Annual Christmas Parade – December 3, 2016

The annual Hampton Christmas Parade has become the 2nd largest parade in New Hampshire.

Creating a family style Christmas, the parade is made up of marching bands, floats, entertainers, civic and military groups, youth groups and local businesses. Previous years we have had the Stanley Cup and the Clydesdales. Begins at 1PM and travels down Route 1 beginning in North Hampton. Parade finishes at the Galley Hatch Restaurant. Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/experiencehampton/

Rye, NH

Annual Rye Christmas Parade, December 4th, 2016 beginning at 1PM.

The Rye Fire Department and Rye Lions Club invite you to celebrate the Holiday Season. The parade will form behind Webster at Rye, 795 Washington Road and will march along Washington Road to the Rye Junior High School Trophies will be awarded to the winning entries. This year’s theme is A Frosty New England Holiday.

Portsmouth, NH

Bring the kids to share the excitement of Christmas at the annual countdown of the lighting of the Christmas tree in Market Square! After the tree is lit, stay to watch the beautifully illuminated Christmas parade march down Islington Street and through Market Square. This year’s parade will include a food drive to support three local food pantries. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to place in one of the shopping carts pushed by volunteers along the parade route.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the countdown for lighting the Christmas tree. The Portsmouth Middle School Band will play holiday tunes and Christmas Carols at the parade platform and the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. The parade will then begin at Plaza 800 on Islington Street at 6 p.m., marching towards Market Square and ending at the South Mill Pond parking lot.

Vernis Jackson and the City’s African Burying Ground Committee and volunteers are this year’s Grand Marshal for the Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Food Drive. In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is reserved for Sunday, December 6th.

Website; www.portsmouthnh.com/event/portsmouth-christmas-parade/

Seabrook, NH

The 3rd Annual Seacoast Christmas parade is on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Seabrook, NH. More information: www.facebook.com

Hampton Arts Network’s 7th annual Art Walk September 17 – September 24

Hampton Arts Network’s 7th annual Art Walk September 17 – September 24

The public is invited to take part in the Hampton Arts Network’s 7th annual Art Walk beginning September 17 and running through September 24. Exciting free events will be held in the downtown Hampton area. A variety of artwork & creative items by over a dozen HAN members will be displayed in shops and the windows of Pick’n Cousins, Breaking Bean Coffee, Wicked Sweet Sugar Boutique, Cohen’s Jewelers, Studio 471, Marelli’s Market, All She Wears, Present Perfect, Baron Forrester, Edward Jones, Seacoast Florist, Resee, Woof, People’s Bank and also at Town Hall. Artwork is available for sale and can be purchased by contacting the artist.

Additional events are as follows:

Baron Forrester Wine & Cheese shop, 446 Lafayette Rd will host a sampling party Sept 17 & Sept 24, from 5-8pm. On Sept 19 Marelli’s Market will host a Zentangle pen & ink art class with artist Ann Radwan from 6-7:30

On Sept 21 HAN President Linda Gebhart will give a watercolor mini art class from 6-7:30 at Marelli’s. Classes are limited to 12 students per class. Register at Marelli’s Market 465 Lafayette Rd. The Old Salt will host a “painters at the Bar” on Sept 20 at 6:30 with artist Jody Muller. Fee is $25.00 p.p., must register withmkt.com/painting-buzz. And People’s United Bank, 117 Winnacunnet Rd, will display student’s artwork from the HAN Summer Enrichment Program during regular business hours. On Sept 16 an opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:45.

New this year will be a free drawing for gift baskets located at different shops. Stroll down Lafayette Road, High Street and Winnacunnet Rd to see the work of local artists and enter to win a gift basket or sign up for an art class.

HAN would like to thank the participating businesses for giving artists the opportunity to display their work.

Granite State Whale Watch – Rye Harbor, Rye, NH; http://www.granitestatewhalewatch.com

Photo courtesy of Granite State Whale Watch
Photo courtesy of Granite State Whale Watch

Owner, Peter reports, “We’ve had a great start to the season, with lots of humpback and sei whales, a few minke whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins, and several basking sharks!” Visit facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Granite-State-Whale-Watch/125116210835755?fref=ts,  page for photographs and website for next dates and times. 800-964-5545

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Queen II
Photo courtesy of Atlantic Queen II

Set sail on the Atlantic Queen II – Rye Harbor, Rye, NH; and venture out for your whale watching adventure. We guarantee you’ll see whales! Visit us on http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com or visit our facebook page for photographs, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlantic-Whale-Watch/104029979650049
We also offer Fishing Trips! 1-800-WHALE-NH (603) 964-5220

Enjoy this coming weekend with an exciting whale watch.

Both companies offer school outings, educational tours, charters, and groups.

BANK OWNED PUBLIC AUCTION, HOTEL, HAMPTON BEACH, MAY 13TH

BANK OWNED PUBLIC AUCTION, HOTEL, HAMPTON BEACH, MAY 13TH

BANK OWNED PUBLIC AUCTION
BIDDING STARTS AT $700,000!

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

Sale is subject to confirmation by the lender

YEAR-ROUND OPERATION WITH PARKING!
Steps to Hampton Beach & Boardwalk!

Brownie’s Motel – 180 Ashworth Avenue

Friday – May 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM

*** ON-LINE BIDDING WILL BE AVAILABLE ***
*** CALL FOR MORE DETAILS ***
** AUCTION INFORMATION PACKAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE – CALL TO ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR LIST! **

– Financial information available
– Auction subject to prior offers
– Inspection by Appointment ONLY
TERMS OF SALE
$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.

VISIT Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioners WEBSITE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Ogunquit Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration

Ogunquit Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration

Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration December 11th, 12th, 13th, 2015

Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)

OGUNQUIT’S CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA
All activities subject to change. Please check back for updated information.

ALL WEEKEND!

BOOT SALE: Flip’s of Maine (254 Main Street) All boots are 25% off.

10am-4:45pm: OPEN HO– USE: Hutchins Antiques (166 Main Street) will host an open house on Saturday and Sunday. We hope you stop in for some refreshments and beautiful antiques! We have great sales and something for everyone on your list!

LOVE FOUR PAWS: “The Best Things in Life” necklace is available for sale at Junebug’s Beach House (16 Shore Road, Ogunquit). 100%of the proceeds benefit local rescues. Support animals in need while holiday shopping. It’s a win-win! Treats (cookies) served to people and dogs!

PRIX FIXE MEAL: Northern Union (261 Shore Road) Christmas by the Sea three course Prix Fixe chef’s tasting menu from executive chef Romann Dumone with optional wine pairings. $35 per person. $28 additional for three course wine pairing.

COMPLIMENTARY HOT CIDER: Perkins Cove Pottery Shop (Perkins Cove). Come in and enjoy complimentary hot cider as you do your last minute shopping.

WHITE CHRISTMAS: Portsmouth Music Hall. Building on the great partnership with the Music Hall in Portsmouth, the Ogunquit Playhouse will once again produce a holiday show for the historic theatre. Ticket prices begin at $42 (ages 18 and under eligible for discounted tickets at select performances). To purchase tickets call the Music Hall at (603) 436-2400 or visit www.themusichall.org.

Friday, December 11, 2015

7pm: TOWN TREE LIGHTING at Veterans Park. Join us in caroling and enjoy some warm drinks and cookies. Weather permitting.

7:30-8:30pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Dave Peloquin performs traditional seasonal music. Free admission.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

9am-noon: FREE GIFT WRAPPING at Bangor Savings Bank (Main Street).

9:30-11am: VISIT WITH SANTA upstairs at the Fire Station(School Street). Get there a little early to see Santa arrive by fire engine. Have your photo taken with Santa and pick it up later at Ogunquit Camera Shop. One photo per family.

9:30am-2:30pm: BASEMENT BAZAAR downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Can’t figure out what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person? Find a little bit of everything and something for everyone at this bazaar.

10am-3pm: ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW at the Fire Station on School Street). Proceeds benefit Ogunquit Fire Rescue.

10am-3pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran’s Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.

10am-6pm: CHRISTMAS PARTY Calluna Fine Flowers and Gifts (193 Shore Road). 20% off discount storewide and complimentary hors d’oeuvres & beverages.

10:30am-1pm: THE “GIVING TREE” SILENT AUCTION downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Theme-decorated artificial trees have been donated by local businesses and individuals, to be silent auctioned. Be sure to bid on the popular lottery tree! Proceeds go to Hope Project.

11am-1:30pm: TASTE THE SEASON upstairs at the Dunaway Center(23 School Street). Taste a variety of foods (including lots of chowder!) from local dining establishments. Beer and wine tastings, too! Bring a donation for our local food pantry or animal shelter. VIP early admission at 11am: $15. Regular admission beginning at 11:45am: $10. Check back for updates on participants.

11am-3pm: ANNUAL ART SALE Gypsy Sweethearts, (30 Shore Road). More than fifteen artists and crafters selling their wares! Original art, jewelry, wreaths, knit items, baked goods and more. There will be wine available by the glass for your shopping enjoyment.

12pm (noon): OGUNQUIT OCEAN RESCUE POLAR PLUNGE at the Main Beach. Come support Toys for Tots and cheer on our Ogunquit Ocean Rescue Service as they brave the wintry elements. Members will plunge into the ocean in Polar Bear fashion with the hopes of ensuring a Merry Christmas for all. Please bring unwrapped toys, donations, and plenty of good cheer! Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot after noon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road.

1-4pm: OPEN HO– USE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed’s Lane). Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.

1-2pm: HOLIDAY STORY HOUR downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Seasonal stories read to the little ones!

2-3pm: KIDS’ ORNAMENT AND CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). We’ll bring the supplies; kids bring the creativity! Drop in to make an ornament or card to take home or send to Grandma (or to Santa).

SATURDAY: 2-5pm: WINE TASTING Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop (478 Main Street). Featuring wines for the holiday table and for holiday gifts.

SATURDAY: 2-5pm: WINE TASTING Village Food Market (230 Main Street). Featuring great wines for the holidays, with cheese and crackers.

Saturday: 2pm: COMPLIMENTARY HOT CIDER Northern Union (261 Shore Road) Watch the parade while enjoying complimentary hot cider. Warm up by the fireplace, then step outside on the deck or lawn to watch the parade as it makes its way down Shore Road.

2pm: PATIO PARTY Five-O Shore Road (50 Shore Road). Watch the parade from the famous annual patio party. The restaurant is open 11am to close for dining, and the patio opens at 2pm.

3pm: FREE HOT CHOCOLATE Bessie’s (8 Shore Road).Join RE/MAX Realty One for a free cup of hot chocolate during the parade.

3-4pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE Entrance of Perkins Cove to Main Beach. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. Weather permitting. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at leanne_amore.

4pm: BONFIRE Main Beach. Warm up in front of the bonfire while you get ready for the fireworks display. Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Weather permitting.

5:30pm: FIREWORKS! A magnificent fireworks display will be shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at leanne_amore.

6:30pm: LIVING MANGER at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Beautifully performed by members of Ogunquit Baptist Church, this living nativity reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Weather permitting.

7-8pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Performers to be determined. Check back for more information. Free admission.

7:00pm: A FARMHO– USE FEAST at Velveteen Habit. Extravagant seven course meal with beverage pairings for each course- $125 a ticket, tax and tip included. There will be 12 tickets available for this holiday themed intimate dinner. To reserve tickets, call the restaurant 207-216-9884 or email the restaurant at info.

Sunday, December 13, 2015
10am-4pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran’s Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.

11am-1pm: WANDERING MINSTREL Wandering in and out of the shops downtown,this traditional minstrel will delight you with familiar and traditional Christmas songs. Weather permitting.

12 noon-6pm : A VICTORIAN SHINGLE-STYLE COTTAGE BY THE SEA Rockmere Lodge (150 Stearns Road). See at least 15 different Christmas displays at the inn. Admission $5 per adult and $3 under 12. Proceeds go to Animal Welfare Society.

1-4pm: OPEN HO– USE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed’s Lane).Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.

2pm: SOUTHERN MAINE CHRISTMAS PARADE in Wells. Wells Plaza to Wells Junior High School. This year’s theme is “home for the holidays”.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2014 SPONSORS:

Premier:
Weekly Sentinel

Associate:
Anchorage by the Sea
Meadowmere Resort
Ogunquit Baptist Church

Supporting:
Animal Instinct
Gorges Grant
Harbor Candy Shop
Juniper Hill Inn
Moon Over Maine
Ogunquit Camera Shop
Revelations Gift Shop
Village Food Market

You can still get a whale watch in – Last Weekend – Rye Harbor, NH

You can still get a whale watch in – Last Weekend – Rye Harbor, NH

It is said that some of the best whale sightings occur in October, and you still have one more weekend to venture out, enjoy the ocean and take in the majestic sight of whales in their natural habitat.
Granite State Whale Watch, Rye Harbor, NH http://granitestatewhalewatch.com/reservations-schedules.cfm, is offering tours this weekend as well as Atlantic Whale Watch, Rye Harbor, NH, http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com/.

Get your last fix in of the season on this wonderful Holiday weekend.