Local History Talks, the Albacore Lecture Series features The Loss of the USS Indianapolis on March 24 from 7 – 8:30 PM in the Levinson Community room in the Portsmouth Public Library.
Toss Your Bags!
Cornhole Tournament To Benefit Annie’s Angels
Register Today at AnniesAngels.org
DATE: Friday, March 20, 2020
LOCATION : Cisco Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth
TIME: 6:30 pm start time, 6:00 pm registration
ENTRANCE FEE: $25.00 Per person
4 Players per team (players can not play more than 2 games in a row)
$1200.00 (minimum) price package to 1st place team
$25.00 registration per player
We will place single players on teams as they register
20 Teams maximum-best out of 3 games single elimination
Thank you to My Social Sports for the use of the equipment
For additional information or questions please contact
Doreen Soares @ 603-393-7871 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Beliveau @ 603-828-8886
Tonya Dockwell @ 641-512-3940
Register Today at AnniesAngels.org
Social Media Splash at Arete to benefit the NHSPCA
March 9th-March 27:
- “Help us raise money for the New Hampshire SPCA while raising awareness for Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care”
- “We are shaking off the snow & clicking it into gear!
- Many people suffer from headaches, neck pain, head & neck injuries, and more, but they don’t know that Upper Cervical Chiropractic care could be a solution for them. That’s where you come in, we are asking for your help to get the word out. You’ll also be helping support the NHSPCA!
For each “click” or action you make on social media, a dollar amount will be given to the NHSPCA, who provides safe and loving homes to the animals that come through their doors.
$1 – “Like” Arete Chiropractic on Facebook
$1 – Check-in at Arete Chiropractic on Facebook
$1 – Follow us on Instagram
$20 – Write us a Google review
$20 – Record a video testimonial in the office
$25 – Per New Patient referred through this event
Cornerstone VNA Achieves We Honor Veterans Partner Level Four
Rochester, NH: Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is proud to announce that their Hospice Care program has achieved Level Four status with the We Honor Veterans program, the highest recognition level of this important program. This special recognition reflects Cornerstone VNA’s commitment to ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care. According to Kelly Doherty, RN-C, MSN, ARNP-BC, ACHPN, Hospice & Palliative Care Director at Cornerstone VNA, “This hospice specific program allows us to better care for Veterans at end-of-life.”
We Honor Veterans is a national Hospice provider awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is better prepared to build organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans and to strengthen partnerships with veteran organizations. In addition, they strive to increase access to hospice and palliative care for veterans living in their community and to network with other hospices across the country to learn about best practice models.
According to The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Hospices can “earn their stars” and matching logo by completing activities for each of four levels of commitment. This allows VA staff and Veterans to easily identify hospices that have made a commitment to offer veteran-specific care and services provided by a competent and highly skilled workforce.
According to Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Nicolazzo, “At Cornerstone VNA, we are privileged to do whatever we can to honor veterans and their family members, and to express our gratitude to them for their gallantry at the end of their lives.” Cornerstone VNA has many Hospice Volunteers, including Paula Carr and Brue Larrabee, who are both veterans. According to Bruce Larrabee, “Veterans aren’t looking for a handout, they’re looking for a hand.” As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is proud to give veterans a helping hand and the support they need at end-of-life.
For more information about the We Honor Veterans program at Cornerstone VNA, contact Nancy Nicolazzo, Chaplain/Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 603-332-1133 x1239 or NNicolazzo@cornerstonevna.org.
Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 107 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.
The Seacoast Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will be hosting an Open House on Thursday February 13th at the Next Era Energy facility, 108 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth, NH. The event opens at 6:30 pm.
10th Annual Doggie Paddle Plunge into the Atlantic Ocean to benefit the animals on Saturday, March 7th in Newcastle. Raise money, win prizes. Proceeds help support the NHSPCA in Stratham. More info and register at www.nhspca.org.
The Pain in Your Neck: Its far reaching effects and how to get relief. Join the doctors for dinner on Feb 20th from 6:30 to 9pm at the Atlantic Grill. Complimentary dinner will be served and tickets are FREE! Call (603) 380-9184 for more information.
Join Imagine Studios and Pamela Means in celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Abbey Road album and honoring its influence on generations of musicians, herself included, and millions of people.
Pamela Means, singer-songwriter and jazz musician, performs the iconic album, in its entirety, in order, solo acoustic. One woman One guitar One voice Seventeen songs 50 years- Abbey Road!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 (7:30pm)
Imagine Studios’ Gabriel’s Rainbow Coffeehouse Series
@ THE PEOPLE’S CAFE, People’s United Methodist Church
64 Purchase St., Newburyport MA 01950
Doors are at 7pm. Showtime is 7:30pm.
Tickets: All Ages! $15 adv / $20 door
Co-presented/Ticketing by CFC Productions
Advance Tickets:CFC Productions
More info: http://www.pamelameans.com/pamela-plays-abbey-road.html www.imaginestudios.org
Pamela Means’s Abbey Road (one minute) Promo Video
PAMELA MEANS, “Gods of Indie Guitar,” “Folk Artist of the Year,” and “Female Vocalist of the Year,” are just a few of the awards piled up for this singer-songwriter with nine independent albums and a penchant for protest songs and conservatory-trained musician fronting her own jazz quartet on the sly.
“I learned the whole thing [Abbey Road] a few years ago to challenge myself … and this year being the 50th anniversary of the album, I’m realizing a tiny dream to perform it,” Means said in a recent interview. “…It just sounded ‘badass’ to do it. And I was intrigued with the surprise element of an entirely solo acoustic approach, and maybe flipping the expectations of what an audience thinks I, a biracial lesbian with a penchant for protest songs, would present.”
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, Pamela Means recently performed that whole Beatles album, in order, solo, on acoustic guitar. Means has the skills and the artistic vision to pull off this kind of feat with aplomb. Best known for her folk music career she is also a fine jazz singer and social activist. Originally from Milwaukee, she moved to Boston and now lives in the Pioneer Valley. Curve Magazine called her “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted singer-songwriters in the music industry today.” Her latest recording, the driving, Impeachment Now! pulls no punches. “The president, is incompetent, an embarrassment, im-peach-ment now.”
-Green River Fest (presented by Signature Sounds), Greenfield MA July 2019
“She’s got more chops than the gentle pickers of her ilk will ever have.”
Oregon Live (Portland OR)
“Means sings, lightly striking her strings for Michael Hedges-style harmonics that sparkle like stars in a hilltown sky.”
Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton MA)
“Singer-songwriter and demigod, Pamela Means, is one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted [singer-songwriters] in the music industry today… With [Pamela Means Jazz Project Vol. 1] Means takes her rightful place among contemporary superstar jazz vocalists such as Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones.” Curve Magazine
Pontine Theatre Presents
The Early Poetry of Robert Frost Workshops
12 February – 4 March
PORTSMOUTH NH: 12 February – 4 March, Join Pontine Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director, Greg Gathers & Marguerite Mathews, to read and discuss a selection of early poems by Robert Frost. Pontine will premiere a new work based on Frost’s early poems in March 2020. Robert Frost was a long-time summer resident of Franconia NH. Known for his New England settings, his down to earth, stark depictions of the difficulties of rural farm life, and his use of colloquial speech, Robert Frost is widely admired as a true American Master. Harriet Munroe, publisher and editor of “Poetry,” wrote that “perhaps no other poet in our history has put the best of the Yankee spirit into a book so completely.” She notes that while Frost’s narrative, character-based poems are often dark and satirical, Frost always has a “sympathetic humor” towards his subjects.These workshops are free and open to the public, no experience necessary. Workshops are offered on Wednesdays from 2-3:15pm and are open to the public free of charge. Location is the Historic 1845 Plains Schoolhouse, #1 Plains Avenue, Portsmouth NH. The space is fully accessible with free parking adjacent. For futher information please attend the first workshop scheduled for Wednesday 12 February at 2pm.
Lecture Explores the Lives of Former Slaves who Moved to Maine after Emancipation
South Berwick, Maine- On Thursday, January 23 rd at 7:30pm, Dr. Candace Kanes will present “From Slavery to Maine,” a talk based on the exhibit of the same name which she curated for the Maine Historical Society in 2014. The lecture will be held at the Berwick Academy Arts Center in South Berwick. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Between the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863 and about 1869, formerly enslaved people came to communities throughout Maine to start new – free – lives. With a few exceptions, their lives in Maine have been largely forgotten. Details about them remain mostly in public records and newspaper articles – enough evidence to tell some of their stories.
A number of former slaves, probably several hundred, settled in Maine during and after the Civil War. Some came through the auspices of Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, a native of Leeds and head of the Freedman’s Bureau; some with individual soldiers, and others on their own. Letters, photographs, and newspaper articles tell their stories.
Dr. Kanes, an independent historian and researcher, was the editor and curator of the Maine Memory Network website and author of a number of the exhibits that accompany the essays. She worked at the Maine Historical Society as curator/historian for Maine Memory Network from 2003 – 2015. She holds a Ph.D. in modern American history from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s in American and Women’s Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has taught history, American studies and women’s studies at Bates College, the University of New England, University of Southern Maine, and Maine College of Art. She is a former newspaper editor and reporter and has worked at The Times Record in Brunswick and the Lewiston Sun-Journal and at newspapers in Ohio.
The Old Berwick Historical Society’s 2020 lectures and hikes are generously sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and are supported by historical society members and donors. More information is available at www.oldberwick.org.