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George W the Son King Print Email
Written by Mike Dater   

Diogenes Goes to Washington  DC by Mike Dater

Both were once pilots. Both are middle-aged white men today. Both "stay the course". But when it comes to politics, Mike Dater and George Bush are poles apart. Readers of the NH Gazette are familiar with Dater’s biting political satire. Now all that left-wing angst has been freeze-dried into a single volume. It’s Doonesbury on steroids. If Jonthan Swift could draw (and didn’t die 250 years ago) he would happily be Mike Dater.

Breakfast in the Bathtub Print Email
Written by Fred Samuels and Joann Snow Duncanson   

Breakfast in the Bathtub

The way things have been going lately, we could all use a book of smiles. Well, here it is. Poet Fred Samuels and columnist Joann Snow Duncanson have teamed up to produce "Breakfast in the Bathrub". If you’ve had enough of nasty weather, political strife and bird flu, or if you happen to be President of the United States – this book’s for you. Click for special excerpts from the book.


Best of SeacoastNH Headers Print Email
Written by SeacoastNh Gallery   

Seacoast cameraman

Many readers never notice that the image at the top of this web site changes weekly. Most pictures are shot locally and, over time, they pile up. Here are two dozen of them, slightly reduced in size. Some come straight from the digital cam, others have been fiddled with in PhotoShop. New header images submitted by photographers are always welcomed as long as they are long, flat and thin. 


Portsmouth Cemeteries Print Email
Written by Glenn A. Knoblock   

Author lectures to a group at Point of Graves in Portsmouth, NH /

What better way to welcome October than with a new book about gravestones? Portsmouth’s Arcardia Publishing, among the fastest growing publishers in the world, has released a new photo volume focused on the city’s historic cemeteries. These tombs are endangered and the more we learn about them, the better they can be preserved.


Another Shot at Jesse James Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

The late Jesse James / Lib Congress

America loves its villains. And no villain has stolen more celluloid than the outlaw Jesse James. Although his story has never been truly told on film, Hollywood just can’t stay away from the legend. This time around Brad Pitt will play James. And even as the film is being shot, the author is digging into the truth behind the myth.

Child Out of Place Print Email
Written by Pat Wall   


The first edition of this children’s novel sold out. A second self-published edition is now in print. To honor that occassion we asked author Pat Wall to tell us what she has learned about writing, lecturing, publishing and marketing. Also included is out original interview on the release of her book about an enslaved girl growing up in an 18th century New Hampshire seaport.


Eliot Maine Print Email
Written by Margaret A. Elliott   

Furbish Filling Station, Eliot, Maine/ Courtesy estate of C. Edward Bartlett, Jr


The latest in the Arcadia "Images of the Past" series takes on the quiet Maine community that stretches along the Piscataqua River border with New Hampshire. These are pictures – 200 in all – that few have seen and have never been collected in published form.



Farewell Old State Street Store Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Last sale, or one close to it /

You don't have to be perfect to be loved. In fact, you can be downright deterioirated if you are the only grocery store open late into the evening downtown. When Richardson's Market closed in 2000, a lot of hardcore townies mourned its passing. Now a newer better store has taken its place, but the memory lives on -- in verse.



The Noble Sailor Print Email
Written by Lydia Howard Sigourney   

The Noble Sailor


A Portsmouth sailor saves a baby. Click for the whole story.

Swift up the burning stairs,
With daring feet he flew;
While sable clouds of stifling smoke
Concealed him from the view.



Mayflowers Print Email
Written by Gary Anderson   

Revolution for the hell of it

Filmmaker Gary Anderson rescued this historic footage from a dumpster outside the University of New Hampshire media center. He expanded the found footage into a half-hour documentary. Edited in the midst of the campus riots of the very early 70s, Mayflowers captures the spirit of the student protests from the inside out.




More Articles...

  1. The Placenames of Portsmouth
  2. Just Rye Harbor
  3. Ballad of Jack Ringbolt
  4. I was a Middle-Aged Movie Extra
  5. Here Comes the Old Man Now
  6. The Hidden Gold
  7. The Films de Rochemont Never Made
  8. The Railroad Through the Farm
  9. The Locomotive and the Snow-flakes
  10. From Farm to Market
  11. John Paul Jones for Young Readers
  12. Maple Sugaring in NH
  13. Lost Boundaries
  14. Seacoast Light
  15. Vane of the Old North Church
  16. The Changeling
  17. New Hampshire
  18. Greater Newburyport Scenes
  19. The New Wife and the Old
  20. Antique Trunks
  21. Photos from Whistle at Eaton Falls
  22. Whistle at Eaton Falls
  23. Hampton Beach
  24. The Ballad of the Squalus
  25. The Wreck of Rivermouth
  26. Architecture Black and White
  27. Images of Kennebunkport
  28. Women of the Seacoast
  29. Winter Out of Fall
  30. Pinhole Photography
  31. South Coast Maine
  32. PortsmouthNH Images
  33. Old Strawbery Banke
  34. Star Light
  35. Light Into Darkness
  36. The Other Lady Wentworth
  37. Portsmouth Harbor Heritage
  38. Rhymes With Reason & Without
  39. Frenchman's Lane
  40. Old Man of the Mountains Verse
  41. The Unhappy Sufferers of Portsmouth
  42. Saint Aspenquid
  43. The Coming War
  44. Take Heart
  45. Last Verses of Esther Buffler
  46. Luck and Mr. Fields
  47. Covering and Uncovering
  48. A Time Before New Hampshire
  49. The Poor Voter on Election Day
  50. Seacoast NH Film Classics
  51. The Movie Data Robot
  52. Seacoast Cinemas
  53. Movies Now Playing
  54. Who Played Barney Hill?
  55. The UFO Incident
  56. A Short History of Boston
  57. The Hurricane of 1938
  58. Weird US
  59. On the Trail of Evangeline
  60. The Second Love of Annie Fields
  61. Rye and Rye Beach Postcards
  62. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
  63. Beyond the Garden Gate
  64. Pirates, Shipwrecks, Treasures & Mystery
  65. Lighthouses of New England
  66. Paul Revere's Other Ride
  67. The Left-Handed Fiddler
  68. NH's Nine State Songs
  69. Song for the Sons of Liberty (1766)
  70. Wentworth by the Sea
  71. History and Genealogy of "Elder" John Whipple
  72. New England: A Photographic Portrait
  73. Ballad of Louis Wagner and Other New England Stories in Verse
  74. The Young Man and the Sea
  75. Portsmouth & Coastal NH: A Photographic Portrait
  76. Sarah Orne Jewett at The Jewett Eastman House
  77. Black Portsmouth
  78. Seacoast Poems


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  • Book of the Week

    Our focus here largely is on books about our Piscataqua Seacoast region or written by Seacoast authors.  With our active literary community, that means a lot of volumes. Where possible we offer links for you to buy books. Our goal here is not to review, but to keep you posted on the latest, and sometimes little known publications.

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  • Poetry


    So much about the Seacoast inspires great poetry -- from sea charities to shipwreck ballads to modern verse. This section features the work of local writers young and old, famous and obscure.


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  • Film

    FilmNew Hampshire ain’t Hollywood. It’s better. But we inspire more movies than are made here. Even films written about NH are often shot in Canada or elsewhere. All the same, there are stories to tell, tales of UFOs, black history, murder, sea adventures and quiet simple folk. We span the gap from Peyton Place to On Golden Pond. This web area is dedicated to films about us, by us, or loosely connected to NH and the nearby coast. It is a work in progress. Click for local movies NOW PLAYING or get info from our MOVIE DATA page.

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  • Gallery

    GallerySeacoastNH is always looking for evocative images of our region and beyond. This is where we put them. Each gallery showcases the work of a single artist or project. Each has a theme. Each draws us in for some reason and captures a little of the diversity that makes our region unique. Come on in. Learn about the artists and, if you need creative work, contact them. Tell them we sent you.

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