The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and the Green Alliance are working together all summer long to give away tickets to island and steamship adventures. Tuesday, June 24, the Green Alliance will put up a question that can be found on our Facebook page. The first person to correctly answer the question will receive a ticket to our party on July 10!
The Isles of Shoals Steamship Co., Green Alliance, and NHPTV are all teaming up to bring you a fun night of food, drinks and live music aboard the M.V. Thomas Laighton as it sails the Piscataqua River on July 10.
The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company is hosting a Family Fireworks Cruise on July 5 at 7:30 p.m. Climb aboard the M.V. Thomas Laighton to watch the York Harbor fireworks display, by far the best seat in town. A great way to wrap up your Fourth of July weekend!
Red Hook Brewery and WXGR’s 18th annual Hookfest 2014 is right around the corner! The August 16 one day outdoor music and beer festival promises to be filled with great music, delicious beer & food and plenty of good times. The festival will feature many great bands and will be headlined by Lettuce.
Tickets for the festival can be purchased in different formats and quantities. Ticket types range from general admission tickets, VIP tickets to ticket packages that include hotel and transportation and a package with 10 discounted general admission tickets. For a limited time, ending 8/1, the Green Alliance Community can purchase tickets at a 25% discount! To see all the discounted ticket types and to purchase tickets click here!
For more information about directions & transportation, suggested things to bring to the festival and things that should be left at home please visit the Hookfest 2014’s info page.
And as always, don't forget about the great discounts that Green Alliance members get with Redhook and WXGR:
WXGR - Green Card holders receive exclusive access to monthly prizes, including ski passes, museum passes, movie passes, local concert tickets, and VIP access to station events! Also, Green Alliance Business Partners save 20% on underwriting rates!
Redhook - Green Card holders recieve 10% off all food!
Green Alliance Community receives 25% off Hookfest tickets by ordering here!
Not a member? Join here!
After an 18-month search, Mary Doane of Mary’s Dogs has finally found a new location for “Mary’s Dogs Inn”. “It took us awhile but this is the best place that we can be in”, said Doane. The Inn will serve many purposes from quarantining adoptable dogs to boarding dogs that already have homes.
New Hampshire has a law that requires all dogs that are being brought from out of state must be quarantined away from other dogs for 48 hours. This process is to ensure that the dogs are healthy and safe before they can be placed in their new homes. Prior to the Inn, the dogs had to be quarantined at a vet and not on site. With the new Inn Mary will be able to quarantine the dogs herself on site helping to streamline the adoption process.
The Inn will also be able house dogs that do not have homes set up for them yet. Dogs that will be brought into the shelter will be able to go through their initial quarantine and then will become available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs first you must fill out a questionnaire with Mary’s Dogs. Once your questionnaire is reviewed and approved you will be able to schedule an appointment to go to the Inn and visit with the adoptable dogs.
Another new feature that will be starting this month is doggy daycare and boarding. “We will have the capacity of 15 dogs. We are keeping it very small but it will be very similar to a home environment”, said Doane. At the Inn the dogs will be given lot of personalized attention from the staff. Doane has hired a staff that has been working in dog care for many years and will be able to give the dogs the proper attention and care that they need.
Who: EZ Bikes & Scooters
What: EZ Bikes & Scooters promotes the health of the environment by cutting down on carbon emissions, and the public's health through cycling. It also provides an economical solution to summer's high gas prices for commuters looking for alternative transportation.
The company's electric bikes come in various versions that can be pedaled like a regular bicycle and have a throttle to activate the motor for assistance. The eBikes feature rechargeable lithium batteries that require a standard home outlet to charge. Alternating between pedaling and motor-use can take a rider up to 40 miles on a single charge, traveling between 16 and 20 mph. The company also sells motorized scooters that travel between 30 and 80 mph and get 80 to 100 miles per gallon.
Where: 61 Epping Road, Exeter
Web site: www.ezbikesandscooters.com
By Emily Norloff
It’s time to strap on a pair of heels and raise some money! With Big Brother Big Sister’s 5th Annual stiletto sprint coming around the corner, now is the perfect time to fundraise while also having a great time.
Starting at the Rusty Hammer in downtown Portsmouth, participants will secure a pair of heels and start running, walking, or strutting their way down the make shift runway. All benefits go towards Big Brother Big Sister, an amazing organization that focuses on strengthening the relationships of children while providing an environment that helps them succeed in life.
This event is an opportunity you do not want to miss! Sign up online and then have your friends and family sponsor you.
Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity ReStore provides locals with the opportunity to purchase and recycle home materials for building projects. Building materials, including kitchen cabinets to appliances, are available at a low cost. Proceeds from these sales go to building economically and ecologically sound homes for local low-income families in the seacoast area. All materials sold by Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity Restore are in working condition and are sold at 30 - 80% off, making it the perfect location to purchase building items for restoration projects. By using materials from Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore program the community keeps building items out of the landfill and save energy that would be used to manufacture new materials.
As pollution continues to rise, so does the number of people working to combat it. This includes the people of The Great Bay Stewards. One of the ways they are working towards combating pollution is through the Soak Up the Rain New Hampshire program.
Managed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Soak Up the Rain N.H. is a voluntary program with one goal: to protect and to restore clean water in the state’s lakes, streams and coastal waters from the negative impact of storm water pollution.
With nearly 90% of New Hampshire's water pollution originating from water runoff on roadways, commerical and domestic properties and public spaces, Soak Up the Rain N.H. seeks to educate individuals about how they can help reverse these effects. Part of that process includes offering instructions and a list of materials for individuals to build and install their own infilitration systems and rain barrels on their property.
Enticed by such a great mission, The Great Bay Stewards have been a part of the program since 2013. G.B.S is a volunteer-based non-profit known for their hard-working environmental and conservation organizations. Their passion for the Great Bay can be seen in their protection of Great Bay plants and animals, strong commitment to research and supporting projects that focus on issues regarding sedimentation, habitat loss, excess nitrogen loads and many more.
In support of New Hampshire native Travis Aho and his battle with Leukemia, Ultra Geothermal and the Green Alliance are bringing together local businesses to put on a yard sale for his benefit. Travis Aho, brother of Ultra Geothermal owner Melissa Aho, is originally from Sullivan, New Hampshire and a graduate of Keene State. A dedicated advocate for the environment, Aho graduated as an Environmental Studies major and currently works in Florida as a law enforcement officer for the U.S. department of Agriculture to protect the Ocala National Forest. Aho was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2013 and has since been struggling with the physical and financial burden of the disease. In order to help alleviate some of his financial struggle, Melissa decided to organize a large-scale community yard sale.
In the beginning of 2013, the Redhook Ale Brewery kicked off their community give-back program. The program was designed to help local nonprofits raise extra funds and give them the opportunity to increase awareness of their cause. For the year of 2013, the brewery donated ten percent of its total restaurant sales on Tuesdays to various local charities, choosing one charity for each month of 2013. A year and a half later, the program is still going strong.
The goal of the program was to build relationships with local charities so that the brewery and the local community have more opportunities to give back. The requisites of the program were that the charities were local and meaningful to the brewery so that the program could have the most impact to our community. During the month that each charity is represented, they also are given the opportunity to set up a table at the Pub or have someone representing the charity meet with guests or provide information to further increase the opportunity to raise funds and awareness.
Great Bay Stewards, a conservation organization that focuses its efforts in protecting and preserving the Great Bay Estuary, were the first recipients of the give-back program, earning a $1,500 donation through Redhook’s restaurant sales. Jean Eno, of Great Bay Stewards, had endless praise for Redhook’s Give Back Program.
“I find it incredibly generous for businesses such as Redhook to support the community by reaching out to nonprofits all around them,” said Eno. “It’s great to see a company who could easily limit their fundraising, go above and beyond to help support local groups like us.”
Food pantries across the country are continuously working to help feed the thousands of Americans that are food insecure. However, there is no denying the lack of fresh produce available at pantries across the country. This growing season New Roots Farm and Seacoast Eat Local are teaming up to bring more fresh produce to local food pantries across the Seacoast, but they can’t do it without your help!
If you have a green thumb and a little extra gardening space, New Roots Farm and Seacoast Eat Local are looking for gardening partners like you. You can help in three easy steps:
Step One: Pick up FREE seedlings or seeds at New Roots Farm in Newmarket Friday, June 20 from 2-6 PM.
Step Two: Plant container, row, or beds dedicated for donation to a local pantry.
Step Three: Gather and drop harvest at a summer farmers’ market in Dover, Exeter, or Portsmouth for distribution to local food pantries. Alternatively, you can coordinate with your local pantry for drop off times.
Over 2,000 pounds of food were donated to local pantries over the winter market season. New Roots Farm and Seacoast Eat Local are aiming to increase this number with help from Seacoast community members like you!
For more information contact Leo at Leo@seacoasteatlocal.org
The Green Alliance and the Gundalow Company are teaming up this summer to get Seacoast area residents out on the Piscataqua River. Become a new member of the Green Alliance (for only $35) and get a free ticket aboard one of the Gundalow Company’s sails! With sail tickets valued up to $40, there is no better time to join the Green Alliance Community! The membership pays for itself instantly!
The Gundalow Company is a business partner of the Green Alliance, working to bring sustainability to the Seacoast Area. As a non-profit, the Gundalow Company strives to connect community members with the historic icon of river commerce, while simultaneously working to encourage a sense of environmental stewardship for the region’s waterways. The Gundalow Company also offers a unique floating classroom through their educational programs. These educational programs offer a historic perspective while incorporating current coastal issues such as environmental stewardship, water quality, and habitat restoration.
Today MetalWave, teamed up with Red Hook Brewery, for an electronic waste recycling event. From 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. E-Cycle Fest 2014 will be in full swing. The event is open to all Pease International Tradeport tenants and their employees.
They will be providing the venue for the disposal of unwanted technology or electronics. Some items that may be recycled include but are not limited to computers, laptops, servers, keyboards, projectors, cables, cords, wires and light bulbs. A small fee will be applied to items such as monitors, printers, alkaline batteries, and televisions.
The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and the Green Alliance are working together all summer long to give away tickets to island and steamship adventures. Tuesday June 17th the Green Alliance will put up a trivia question that can be found on the GA facebook page. The first person to correctly answer the question will receive a free ticket to the Steamship event on July 10!
The Isles of Shoals Steamship Co., Green Alliance, and NHPTV are all teaming up to bring you a fun night of food, drinks and live music aboard the M.V. Thomas Laighton as it sails the Piscataqua River on the July 10.
On July 6 at 7 p.m. catch a gorgeous sunset aboard the M/V Thomas Laighton. Have a drink and unwind to live acoustic entertainment while floating through the ocean. A perfect end to your week!
For more information about the cruise on July 10 click here.