Friday, February 15, 2013
Check out who area editors and Patch readers voted as Portsmouth's cutest couple!
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we asked Portsmouth lovebirds to upload pictures to our cutest couples gallery. We then asked area editors as well as readers to pick their favorite couple for this Valentine’s Day. T.M. and Nikki Chrupcala were a popular pick among Portsmouth Patch readers. Congratulations you two!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
For Valentine's Day, tell us what you love most about the town you call home.
Whether it’s the local schools, the bakery, or the proximity from home to a great hiking trail, everyone has something they love about their community. Since it's Valentine's Day, we want to hear from you about what you love most about Portsmouth and what makes it so special. Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about Portsmouth!
Have a cute couples pic? Upload it here!
It's Valentine's Day and you know what that means — love is in the air! Portsmouth Patch is gearing up for the big day by seeking pictures of the cutest couples in town, but we need your help! Add your photos of you and your special someone right here by clicking the green button above. We'll ask readers to vote on the cutest couple! We've already recieved two nominations for best couple: John and Peggy Brady, and Duncan and Jeannie Ingraham. Who do you think is the best couple in town? Tell us in the comment section below or upload a photo of them above! We'll announce the winner on Feb. 15.
Do you have a secret crush on someone? Are you in love and want to shout it to the world? Share your love this Valentine's Day here.
It's officially Valentine's Day and that means one thing — love is in the air. You might be rushing to the Carlone's Florist to order flowers, opening a box of chocolates or be passing Valentine's Day cards to your special someone in class today. No matter how you celebrate Valentine's Day, I want to give you and Cupid a little help in sharing your feelings for that special someone today. Post a special wish to your Valentine in the comment section below! You can also share your secret crush for that special someone today or a missed connection. Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Here's a guide to great Valentine's Day gifts to purchase in Portsmouth.
To help you you dazzle all of the loves on your Valentine's Day list, here are some places to go shopping, wine, dine, and be merry in Portsmouth! I posted the question — where do you buy Valentine's gifts in Portsmouth — on the Portsmouth Patch Facebook page. Here's what a few users had to say. Kristin M. Aylward-Sargeant: Invidia salon and spa! Emily Plumb Rahilly: West Main Pizza heart shaped pizza!! Tara Rudma: Portsmouth shop Donna Wesoly Ridolfi: Portsmouth Shop yes, but also Cory Farms. Where do you buy Valentine's Day gifts in Portsmouth? Tell us in the comment section below!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
In honor of Valentine's Day, we're looking for Portsmouth's most well-known couples.
Portsmouth has its fair share of lovebirds, but we're looking for couples that stand out among the rest, especially on Valentine’s Day. It’s time to take a closer look at what makes Portsmouth couples so sweet. We want to hear your everlasting love story. We want to know how you met, how you lasted and what makes you the best couple in town. If you know a couple that stands out or are part of this couple, feel free to e-mail me at Sandy@Patch.com. You can also nominate the couple in the comment section below!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentines Day specials on Portsmouth Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Portsmouth Patch, we want to help local business owners get the word out about Valentine's Day specials and promotions. Maybe you're offering a discount on Valentine's Day items, or featuring a special menu for a romantic dinner. Or, perhaps your on the other end of the spectrum--hosting an anti-Valentine's Day party. Either way, let us know what you're doing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the comments.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Don't know what to get your sweetheart this year? How about a gift by a local seller?
Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap for being a Hallmark-created holiday or a day to grab a lame Whitman Sampler from CVS, but for many it’s the perfect time to show off their creativity in honor of a loved one. Many Portsmouth artists also create unique gifts this time of year. Many of these artistic items are available to purchase on Web sites such as Etsy.com. Listed below are a few Valentine's Day gift ideas found this year on Etsy. Some of these were made by Portsmouth artists, but all of these items are being sold locally! Beach Jewels. Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Earrings Hand Painted Enameld Flower Glass Vase Milk Glass Heart Hand Painted Treasure Box Dangerous Liaisons Victorian Ladies Vanity Case With Rose Design Vintage Great Gatsby …
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
- PATCH READS
Monday, January 28
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?” — has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …