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June 27, 2017
A Whole Lot of Portsmouth Love

Fill the Hall

It’s not often in this blog that I get to look backwards, I’m usually focused on upcoming events. There’s always a new show, or a new movie, or event that I’m excited to experience that I don’t take the time to reflect.

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June 21, 2017
Help make summer a little brighter

fill the hall

This time of year, Portsmouth comes to life. The tourist swarm downtown, the flowers all are in bloom, and the waterfront restaurants are all packed full, it’s like a postcard come to life. While we are all taking full advantage of all the Seacoast has to offer, there are people in this community that summer brings a new set of challenges and hardships.

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June 14, 2017
How to help us Fill The Hall

It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through June, although that stretch of 90*+ days did help make me believe that we would in fact have a summer. As I was going through my calendar, I realized that we are just a week and a half away from Fill The Hall. If you’re not familiar with Fill The Hall, it’s a food drive that we host here at our Historic Theater. Our goal is to fill every seat (and then some) in the theater with a bag of nonperishable food, to support Gather’s (formerly Seacoast Family Food Pantry) Summer Meals 4 Kids program. This program is to help provide at need children with nutritional meals during the summer months when school lunch programs aren’t available. 

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April 12, 2017
Let’s Be Helpers

State Street

For those of you who know me, you’ve heard me go on and on about the many wonderful qualities of the State Street Saloon, I would refer to it as my living room. It was my home away from home, where I celebrated every birthday and life milestone, where I spent my football Sunday’s, where I drowned my sorrows, and most importantly, where I found my Portsmouth family. It’s a bar, just a building, and everyone is safe no one was hurt. It’s the mantra that I keep repeating to myself. It’s sad, it’s the end of something that I can’t describe, and I all I lost was my favorite bar. So many others lost so much more.

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February 22, 2017
Celebrating Matt Louis and Evan Mallett’s James Beard Nomination

Portsmouth Chefs

I have a confession, I have absolutely no interest in cooking. Boiling water is just outside of my skill set. Other than my once a year foray into baking for my gingerbread house, I steer pretty clear of the kitchen. Thankfully, I live in a town where there are so many great restaurants, and here at The Music Hall, we are lucky to partner with so many of them. People often ask me what my favorite restaurant in town is, for me that’s like picking my favorite pair of shoes (and if you know me, you know how difficult that is). The options are seemingly endless and all are fantastic.

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February 14, 2017
Let’s Talk

Let's talk about consent

I’ll never forget reading the story of the Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor. I can’t imagine the strength that it took for her to stand up, face her attacker, and tell the world her story. To then watch it downplayed by the justice system because her attacker was a star athlete really stuck with me. I wondered what kind of message we were sending, not just to the children watching this play out in the news, but to the other people who had suffered the same way this woman had, or worse what does this say to the people who have committed this crime.

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