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Legendary Locals of Portsmouth Print E-mail
Written by Chuck McMahon   

Chuck McMahon



The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Legendary Locals series is Legendary Locals of Portsmouth from author Charles McMahon. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images. Chuck is well-known as a key reporter for the Portsmouth Herald. (Check below for author events) 

Charley Tells Historical Life of Urban Orphan Print E-mail
Written by Donna Seim and Susan Spellman   

Charley detailSEACOAST BOOKS

Local author Donna Seim and illustrator Susan Spellman will launch their new historical children's book, Charley with special activities, readings and book signings at Strawbery Banke Museum on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. (Continued below) 

Portsmouth Marine Society Press Unveils New Shipbuilding Saga Print E-mail
Written by Richard Winslow III   

Hanscom Family shipbuilding SagaSEACOAST BOOKS

The Portsmouth Marine Society Press, part of the Portsmouth Historical Society, announced today its newest publication, A Race of Shipbuilders: The Hanscoms of Eliot, Maine.  Copies are now available in the Discover Portsmouth Museum Shop which is open daily from 10-5 PM. (Continued below) 

Betty Hill Niece Releases New Abduction Study Print E-mail
Written by Kathleen Marden   


Kathleen Marden, niece of Betty and Barney Hill of Portsmouth, NH has a new book out in May 2013 entitled THE ALIEN ABDUCTION FILES. Whatever your view of the UFO topic -- fact or fiction -- Marden's work is a solid attempt to study these cases deeply. She also appears in a new interview in VANITY FAIR magazine which is definitely worth reading. (Continued below) 

Kimberly Cloutier Green Named Portsmouth Poet Laureate Print E-mail
Written by PPLP   

Kimberly Cloutier GreenSEACOAST POETRY

Kimberly Cloutier Green of Kittery Point, ME, was named Monday night as the new Portsmouth Poet Laureate at ceremonies at Portsmouth City HallMs. Cloutier Green will serve a two-year appointment, until April of 2015, as the ninth Poet Laureate under the auspices of the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program. (Continued below) 

Teaching Whittier in the 21st Century Print E-mail
Written by Whittier Home   

Teaching WrittierSEACOAST BOOKS

The Whittier Home Association in Amesbury, Massachusetts proudly introduces a special curriculum which honors the life and legacy of poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. Several years in the making, the curriculum was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services, and was created to facilitate and promote a connection between the Whittier Home and schools and the local community through engaging, historically relevant, and fun educational programming. (Continued below) 

Encyclopedia of Sports and Recreation for the Blind Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Leibs   

Accessibility writer Andrew LeiibsSEACOAST BOOKS

Not long ago, most blind and visually impaired people grew up without ever playing sports; they sat on the sidelines, and kept score during gym—protected rather than included. In the 1980s, few people had ever heard of the Paralympic Games or accessible recreation. A new encyclopedia for blind and visually impaired athletes by Portsmouth-based author Andre Leibs changes all that. (Continued below)  

History of Newburyport Church in the Revolution Print E-mail
Written by Newburyport Unitarian   

newburyport church weathervaneSEACOAST BOOKS

The Historical Committee of the First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, released Where We Stood: A New England Church and the American Revolution, 1764-1783. This 96-page illustrated history examines the decisions made during that period by the Society’s parishioners, their friends, and their neighbors.  (Continued below)

Three Lives of the Tall Ship William Badger Print E-mail
Written by Peter Kurtz   


Peter Kurtz begins Bluejackets in the Blubber Room by exploring early American shipbuilding and shipbuilders in the Piscataqua region of Maine and New Hampshire. asked Peter (who lives in Cincinnati) to tell us why his first book, nine years in the making, focuses on a Portsmouth-built ship named the William Badger. Locals know Badger’s Island as the gateway to Maine and a great place to get pizza. But what was it like in the Age of Sail and where did our tall ships go? (Continued below)

Watch for Ida Moose Blogs at Islandport Press Print E-mail
Written by Seacoast Book News   

Com median Susan Poulin as Ida LeClairSEACOAST BOOKS

Ida LeClair will soon share the goings-on at The Busy Bee, The Brew Ha Ha and other Mahoosuc Mills hot spots, as well as keep readers up to speed about the ongoing adventures of “The Women who Run with the Moose,” through Islandport Press Web sites.  Maine-based performer and writer Susan Poulin, the creative force behind the popular stage personality Ida LeClair, has reached an agreement with Islandport to begin distributing her weekly humor blog and podcast beginning August 20. (Continued below)

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