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Our automated submission form is temporarily out of order so please email your suggested event directly in the body of an email to the address above.  Be sure to include the following for us to consider your listing:

Title (five words or less)
Location of event
Date of event
Time of event
Price of event or free
Detailed description of event
Contact info
Your web site
Your email address (optional)

Include only cultural events that are located in the SeacoastNH region or  easily accessible to residents of this region.

Events should run 1 to 3 days only. For longer repeating events, like art exhibits and theatrical productions, submit to TOP EVENTS with photos.

We do not include long-running classes or courses, but 1-2 day educational events open to the public are acceptable.

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unless we know you, so include info in the body of the email.

Please do not use a variety of fonts, added colors or fancy effects. Simple is best. Avoid italics, bold, etc. Items printed in ALL CAPS cannot be used.

If we cannot determine who you are, we cannot post the event.

Events are usually approved and posted within 48 hours is a feature of, our high-traffic independent web portal of local culture, history & travel without thousands of archived pages and thousands of daily readers. Thanks for your contributions.

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The truth is, it takes an enormous amount of time and expense to keep this free web site running and updated daily since 1997. There are currently thousands of pages of original content online. If you love this independent Seacoast site and are moved to support those costs, PayPal makes it possible for us to instantly receive whatever amount you wish to send. Sincere thanks from

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Reader Kudos

We’re not much on tooting our own horn. It’s taken us ten years to pull together a kudos page. But when we do something, we do it up big. Following are about 100 nice comments from readers and sponsors culled from over 1000 complimentary emails from recent years. We blush, bow, kneel and humbly offer our thanks. And we accept large monetary gifts.


Free Seacoast Web Listing Guidelines Print Email
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about our web site directory

SeacaostNH offers free listings to qualified web sites that emanate from our region. Just fill out our handy registration form and submit your web site to our directory today. Got questions? Here are a few basic answers. If you have more questions, just email us using the link at the very bottom of this web page.

What web sites do you include?
Any legitimate group, organization, company can register. We don’t include personal or family web pages unless your pages offer unique information about our region. We don’t accept web sites with adult-oriented content or ones that link to those sites. We prefer sites that do not include advertising pop-ups. We are a regional web site, so all sites must be run by people from this region.

What is the SeacoastNH region?
Any town in or near coastly New Hampshire, South Coastal Maine (below Portland) and North Shore, Massachusetts. Some key lcoations beyond that range may be included if they have special impact on the Seacoast region.

Is this listing really free?
Totally free. You can "enhance" your listing in a number of ways -- add a picture, expland the number of words, add a color highlight. But the basic listing is free for as long as you list it.

How can I update my listing?
Just send us an email with the specific change listed, and be sure to indicate your exact title. For the best action, simply go to your listing, press the MORE INFO button, and cut and paste the URL that appears at the top of the page.

(JDR will add more content here tomorrow.)

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Your basic listing is free. But why not attract more attention and offer readers more information about your group or company with an enhanced listing? It’s easy and affordable.

Check out the following list and contact us today rates and further information. Contact us via the info@ email link at the bottom of this web page.

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Best of New Hampshire Magazine


We just picked up the mail to discover we had won another award from New Hampshire magazine. The package included a nifty poster, a couple of magnets, a plaque and a letter from longtime editor Rick Broussard. editor J. Dennis Robinson received editor's annual pic for "Best News from Yesteryear".


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Author LecturesYOU ASKED FOR IT!
The author unchained takes to the podium.  Winner of two awards for history writing and now uathor of 11 books, editor and publisher J. Dennis Robinson lectures frequently. He's been called "the funniest history lecturer in New Hampshire." Maybe that's because people expect history to be dry stuff, but Robinson says -- no way. "History is about people first, and people are pretty darn funny," he says. " Click to see latest talks below.


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Contact: Dennis Robinson by phone: 603-427-2020. By This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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8,500 nationwide opt-in newsletter subscribers.
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Monthly Contest
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• There is a 3-loop limit to the number of rotations in animated creative

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Welcome to the independent web portal for the historic Seacoast of New Hampshire and South Coast Maine region. This is "America's Smallest Seacoast"(sm) – just 17 miles long, but big in history, in culture and in spirit. Our Web portal reaches over 1.2 million unique readers annually with 7,000 archived web pages about the greater Portsmouth, New Hampshire region, including over 25 towns. New Hampshire was born here in 1623 and we never forget our origins, or lose our Yankee sense of perspective. When you find yourself at sea in a crazy world – anchor here a while in the safe harbor of an old New England port. Here, have some chowder. We’ve got a story or two to tell.






youareheremapWE ARE HERE

There are those we don’t believe New Hampshire even has a Seacoast. They are not far wrong. But like the person who owns a single diamond, we feel especially fortunate. We’ve heard it said that there are just two kinds of people in this world – those lucky enough to live near our little coastline, and those smart enough to visit. So if you are not among the former group, please fill your purses and wallets with legal tender and stop by. Or if you live too far away to afford the fuel, you are welcome to click liberally through these fine pages. Looking out from the shore here on a good day, we can see the great state of Maine to our left and Massachusetts to our right. The piece that holds them together – or some say keeps them safely apart – is all us.



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Click here for Robinson Live latest author speeches and public events

J. DENNIS ROBINSON designed and created in 1996 with enormous assistance from Tim Dubuque. A former teacher and video producer, he is now a full-time writer, Robinson has published over 1,000 pieces about this region and sees no end in sight. He lectures frequently on local history and Internet topics. His newest book is a history of Wentworth by the Sea hotel. When not working on, he is thinking about working on He lives with his wife Maryellen in Portsmouth, NH. (photo by Ralph Morang)





John O’Sullivan of ad-cetera graphics is our webmaster here at

John began with ad-cetera graphics in 1985 after leaving a short career in banking following college at the University of New Hampshire.

John and his wife Denise Brown have run their small business for 33 years serving a select client base.

Since that time ad-cetera's clients have grown to include local, regional, national and international clients. Some of our current clients include Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, Ph.D., a relationship therapist in New York City, Steve Cohen of Negotiation Skills, Eco-Cloth, a distributor of environmentally responsible cleaning products, and other firms requiring answers to today's advertising directions. John's web expertise includes html, css, php, and content management systems software.

John works with their clients towards the best use of innovative and clean design working in hand with the new technologies available. As John states it, "Questions are asked and we find the innovation to answer our clients needs."



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1. Winners will be randomly drawn from the pool of correct responses. Contests close at midnight ET on the last day of the month. New contests open on the SECOND day of the new month. Entries received between those times cannot be accepted.

2. Winners will be notified by e-mail, so please list your e-mail address correctly. Prizes will be forwarded via postal mail. Entries not fully completed (all fields) will not be considered for prizes, so please fill out the entire form.

3. Winners agree that their name, town and state may be listed on the Contest Page on and in any promotion materials for the web site. Prizes are mailed directly from sponsors, so if you do not receive your prize within 6 (six) weeks of winning, please notify us by email. We reserve the right to replace any prize with another of equal value.

4. Winners may not re-enter the monthly contest for 60 days after receiving a prize. Also, incomplete entires (missing zip code, address, etc.) cannot be accepted. If you are using a root form, be sure it is fully filled out and that the quiz question has been answered correctly.

5. IMPORTANT: Only one entry per month per household please. You must be 18 years old to enter. All e-mail addresses will automatically be entered into our Newsletter subscription list to receive free updates on PLEASE NOTE: Multiple entries in the same month will all be eliminated from the contest automatically and may be filtered out of future contests. Be sure to click the link ONCE and wait for the acceptance page to appear. Do not double-click. Double clicking will invalidate your entry if two entries are filed.

6. This SeacoastNH contest requires the collection, processing and storage of individual contact and demographic information (e.g., your email and mailing address) to be used for the contest. SeacoastNH shares the user's individual contact and demographic information with the participating contest sponsor, who may use this information as they wish. A registrant's personal contact and demographic information will not be released to any third-party organization other than named sponsors without the user's consent, and will request that such named sponsors uphold the privacy of the registrants' information by not distributing or sharing such information with any other businesses or organizations..

7. Sorry, USA entires only due to shipping costs to Canada and foreign countries.

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The more we write about our little Seacoat, it seems, the more people write about us. Following is our updated list of "press clips" -- or the ones we know about. If you see something about this web site elsewhere, let us know. And as Grampa used to see -- "See you in the funny papers."





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