“Citizensfour” Winter Filem Series

“Citizenfour” Winter Film Series at the York Public Library
February 7th, 2016
In January 2013, Laura Poltras started receiving anonymous encrypted emails from “CItizenfour,” who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillnce programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies worldwide. Five months later, she and reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskll flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The resulting film is history unfolding before our eyes. Academy Award Winner-Best Documentary. Rated R for language. 114 minutes long.

York Public Library
15 Long Sand Road
York, ME

RMS-5 & Bob Halperin – Winter Concert Series York Maine

January 31st, 2016 from 3-5pm at the York Public Library join the Five of the driving forces behind New England’s highly acclaimed “Rock My Soul Gospel Choir” branch off with a sound of rich vocal blends and soul-stirring harmony. Their repertoire explores American music from Delta blues to folk gospel, including slave spirituals, humns, and traditional songs. Bob Halperin is a disciple of the pure blues tradition: a fluent guitarist and singer, with rich gritty vocals. York Public Library
15 Long Sand Road
York, ME

Annual Doggie Paddle Plunge – Proceeds benefit the NHSPCA, Sat. Feb. 27th

Following is a message from Megan McCallister, NHSPCA Special Events and Sponsorship Manager:

I know many of you have been patiently waiting to get more details about this year’s Doggie Paddle Plunge so here are the details:

Doggie Paddle Plunge 2016

Saturday, February 27th

Great Island Common Recreation Center

New Castle, NH

11:00 a.m. – Registration and Snacks

Noon – Plunge

12:30 p.m. – Lunch and Awards

Goal: $20,000

We’d love to have your help reaching this goal as a Plunger! We have a great new long sleeve Plunge shirt if you raise $150 or more, and a nice quarter zip pull over as the prize for raising $500 or more. There will also be the usual ‘Best Costume’ prize and the highly coveted ‘Top Fundraiser’ prize, won by our very own Jen Frey last year!

To register, visit https://www.firstgiving.com/NHSPCA/doggie-paddle-plunge-2016 and use the discount code ‘VolunteerPlunger2016’ to register for $20 as a Plunger or $5 as a Virtual Plunger (half off the regular fee for either). We will have brochures in hand in the next few weeks as well.

Thank you so much for all you do. We can’t wait to see you there! As always, if you have any questions at all please feel free to come up and see me.

Kind Regards,


Megan McCallister

Special Events and Sponsorship Manager

New Hampshire SPCA

603-772-2921 ext. 105


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Your gift can change a life – 2016 Annual Hampton Beach Special Olympics Penguin Plunge

Gather a group of your closest friends, family and co workers and dive into the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of winter. Sounds like fun, eh?
Hundreds of people, each year, gather together for a worthy cause, the Special Olympics. 2016’s Penguin Plunge is Sunday, February 7th, 2015 at Hampton Beach, NH. Raise money and change a life. For more information, and all details, visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/penguin.aspx

The annual Winnacunnet High School Penguin Plunge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6th, 2016.
For all details, forms and frequently asked questions visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/hs.aspx

Hampton Beach – Dining Establishments still open daily

Seems like this time of year Hampton Beach closes up tight as a drum, but that’s not the case for these fine dining establishments still open daily!

Farr’s Famous Chicken – Open daily – call for hours 603.926.2030, 23 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton Beach, Corner of C Street.

Coffee Break Cafe – 23 Ocean Blvd., Corner of P Street – check their facebook page for updated hours. Typically 7:30AM to 1 or 3PM. https://www.facebook.com/Coffee-Break-Cafe-274561197605/timeline/

The Taco Room – 23 Ocean Blvd., Corner of P Street, typically open 12PM – 8PM but check their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tacoroom or call 603 926 8226.

Enjoy Hampton Beach while you can!

Weekends This Fall at Canobie Lake Park – through October 31

Weekends This Fall at Canobie Lake Park, It’s
Family Fun by Day and Where Fear Meets Fun by Night.

SALEM, NH – The fun doesn’t stop after Labor Day at Canobie Lake Park. Canobie is open each weekend during September and October with a range of fall events that is unrivaled in New England.

You can enjoy your favorite Canobie thrill rides – including the park’s wild roller coaster, Untamed – as well as a variety of family and kids’ rides, games and attractions each day and evening during the park’s weekend operating hours. Beginning September 12, Canobie’s Petting Zoo is also open every Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM through October 25. Youngsters and their families can interact with a variety of gentle animals, and new for 2015, children can also enjoy pony rides available in the zoo.

Then on September 26th, SCREEEMFEST adds its special brand of fear to all the fun after dark, haunting Canobie Lake Park each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 31. Canobie gives you plenty to “screeem” about, too.

There are five terrifying haunted houses open during SCREEEMFEST, with two NEW HAUNTS for 2015: The Canobie Lake Hotel where the original “guests” still wander the halls, and Black Hollow Cove, a lair of a few long-dead pirates. You’ll also find roaming “monsters” and a monster parade throughout the park, Halloween-themed games and much more.

Canobie Lake Park is also known for delivering quality live entertainment at no additional charge, and fall is no exception. Get ready to rock with Canobie’s ROCKtoberfest event that features a different rock tribute band each weekend from September 26 through October 31 on Canobie’s Midway Stage. On tap are professional touring bands performing tributes to the music of Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Police, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Foreigner.

As if that wasn’t enough, the “SwingShift SideShow,” also appearing on the park’s Midway Stage, presents strange feats of physical daring that are truly not for the faint of heart. A new live show, “Tribute to Michael: Ghosts,” will thrill audiences over two October weekends and “The Globe” returns to Canobie, featuring extreme motorcycle stunts from October 16 through 18 at the park entrance area.

One low admission price for Canobie’s fall events includes all haunted houses, operating rides, ROCKtoberfest, the petting zoo, all live entertainment and more. For park hours, show schedules, directions, and more information, visit canobie.com.

Rye Beach Motel & Cottages Fall Fisherman’s Special

Time to get that BIG BASS!

The Rye Beach Motel and Cottages is pleased to announce our fall fisherman’s special – $69/night within walking distance to the beach and all the surf fishing you can stand!!

Call now and be sure to mention this special to save big on our comfortable rooms.

Offer valid September 14 through October 15 – three night minimum stay required.

visit http://ryebeachmotelnh.com/ for more information.

Savor Newburyport Sept. 17th to Sept. 26th

Savor Newburyport, brought to you by The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Refinery 43, and Taste of The Seacoast, a 10-day celebration highlighting Newburyport’s exceptional food, drink, shopping, and cultural experiences. From September 17th through the 26th Newburyport will host various events throughout the city; including innovative dining experiences with unique restaurant and shop pairings.

The 10-day celebration will kick off with an Opening Savory Gala on Newburyport’s picturesque waterfront from 6-9pm on Thursday, September 17th. Guests will have the opportunity to sample award-winning food and drinks from over 30 local restaurants and chefs throughout Greater Newburyport.

Throughout the 10-day festival patrons will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend special events hosted by local restaurants, shops and small businesses. From Friday, September 18th to Sunday, September 20th there will be Savory Sales.

Savor Newburyport allows local shops, restaurants and chefs to share their passion for food, drink and culture. The city, who is known for its award-winning food, drinks and shops, couldn’t be more thrilled to showcase their city through Savor Newburyport.

Enter our Instagram contest to win two tickets to our kick-off gala on September 17th!

Visit http://www.savornewburyport.com/ for impressive special by area restaurants, sure to entice you to venture out and sample their fine fare.

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Reduced rates for vacation rentals

New reduced rates for several properties – all units are right across the street from the beach with ocean views! Walking distance to all of Hampton Beach’s most popular attractions, including great restaurants and the Casino.

282 Portsmouth Ave (Seabrook Beach)
Beautiful, newly renovated 2 bedroom:
9/5-9/12 – $660

131 Ocean Blvd (Hampton Beach):
3 bedroom townhouses available right on the strip, above the Rexall Drugstore available:
9/5-9/9 – $800

M Street (Hampton Beach):
We have units available 8/29-9/4 and 9/4-9:
Unit 2F (2 bedroom) – $700
Unit A (4 bedroom, 2 floors) – $1100
Unit G (2 bedroom) – $600
Unit H (3 bedroom) – $750
Unit E (4 bedroom, only available 8/31-9/4) – $720


Please email beachsidelucky@comcast.net for more details/pics of any of the units above.

Seafood not your thing? Visit the Taco Room this weekend!

The Taco Room, which opened its doors in June of 2015, is owned and operated by the same owners of your favorite coffee, breakfast / lunch spot on the beach, The Coffee Break Cafe. Located adjacent to the Coffee Break Cafe, the Taco Room is open Tuesday – Sunday from 12PM – 8:PM.

Enjoy their fresh, lively flavors of mexican foods. Taste their unique combination of spices that will make your mouth dance, and leave you wanting more.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say:

“Our family of four ate here for lunch yesterday. We ordered Baja fish tacos, Baja shrimp tacos, a chicken burrito bowl, and a chicken taco. So yummy and very fresh. The pico de gallo was amazing and we all loved the burrito bowl which was big enough for all of us to share! We recommend stopping by.”

As a souvenir, take home their spicy jalapeno sauce, a.k.a. The Green Monster Sauce, or their robust pico de gallo sauce. You can enjoy a freshly made Sangria, beer or wine.

Conveniently located at 23 Ocean Blvd., seating is available inside and out, or enjoy your Mexican favorite across the streeet overlooking the majestic Atlantic.

603.926.8226 and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tacoroom.

Currently, The Taco Room, Hampton Beach, NH is planning to remain open through October, however, year round service is a possibility. Go and support your local Taco Room so we can all enjoy it all year round!