Winner list and THANK YOU for SKC’s ’12 Days of Giveaways’!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all those generous businesses who participated in our 12 Days of Giveaways this year! We had a huge turnout and a lot of happy winners. Please be sure to frequent these businesses and let them […]


Staying in for New Year’s Eve? Ideas for family fun!

If heading out for New Year’s Eve isn’t your thing, or maybe all your party invites were lost in the mail (*looks inside echoing mailbox*), join the club. Staying in with the family can be fun if you just get […]


COOL. Ice Castles open at the Hobo Railroad! Yes, Ice Castles.

After its outstanding success at Loon Mountain ski resort last winter, Ice Castles LLC, will create a new one-acre castle at the Hobo Railroad property just off Interstate 93 this winter, with more dedicated parking and space for the castle […]

10 Christmas Traditions to start this year.

  The Christmas Pickle When my daughter was in pre-school, she came home with a homemade plaster pickle ornament. Now, I’m a bit of a pickle enthusiast, so this was right up my alley. Turns out, I wasn’t the only […]


6 Teacher gift ideas for the holidays. Perfect ways to say thanks!

If anyone’s ever popped in unexpectedly at school to see one teacher handling a room of 12+ little ones, you know how hard they work! This time of year is our opportunity to tell those special people who care, teach, […]


RSVP for “Christmas Tea American Doll Tea Party” at Smolak Farms 12/21!

What a special pre-holiday event for kids and their special American Girl doll! Set in the beautiful barn at Smolak Farms, the tea party includes a light lunch, a short reading from an American Girl book, unique crafts and games […]


Public skate schedule at Churchill Rink at Jackson’s Landing!

Churchill Rink at Jackson’s Landing in Durham is open for the 2014 season! Check out the schedule below for open skate, hockey skate, family skate times and more! *Always check their website’s schedule before planning a visit as dates and […]


FREE Holiday Vintage Trolley rides through Portsmouth & Exeter.

Looking for something FUN and FREE to do on the weekends leading up to Christmas. Take a trolley ride through downtown Exeter or Portsmouth! Trolley rides are free and shuttle you to various locations throughout the downtown areas. Use the […]


Gingerbread Houses on the seacoast! Where to see them and where to make them!

Nothing says Christmas holidays like gingerbread houses! The artistry, the creativity, the sugar! Check out where you can see, make and marvel at gingerbread houses around the seacoast. On Display Discover Portsmouth 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth NH (603) 436.8433 Open […]


Winter Programs at the McDonough-Grimes Irish Dance School

St. Patrick’s Day is coming! Will you be jigging in the New Year? McDonough-Grimes opens its winter session to new beginner (boys and girls ages 5+ ) Irish dancers this January! It’s quality, patient Irish dance instruction without registration fees, freebie gimmicks, […]


Holiday & Santa Brunches are a’plenty this month. He must get really full.

Looking to break bread with ol’ St. Nick? There are so many opportunities to share a meal with the jolly old soul (and sometimes the Mrs., too!) this month around the seacoast. Sometimes it’s a simple pastry breakfast at a […]


O’neil Cinemas sensory-friendly showing of “Penguins of Madagascar”, Sunday, 12/7!

O’neil Cinemas in Epping, NH offers “Sensory Friendly Films” programs as a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. In order to provide a more accepting and […]


Seacoast NH “Cut-Your-Own Christmas” Tree Directory. Let’s do this!

Want to get all authentic this holiday and cut your own tree? Southern New Hampshire has quite a few farms that offer that classic experience! See our directory below for a farm near you. Don’t forget to check their website […]


Annual Lighting of the Nubble 11/29. Santa, cookies and hot chocolate!

Kick off the holiday season with the Annual Lighting of the Nubble (Cape Neddick Lighthouse) on Saturday, November 29, 2014. This is a fun family evening with a variety of entertainment. Dress warm for this one! Festivities begin at 5:00pm […]

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2014 Holiday TV Guide. No way we’re missing Rudolph again!

Looking for a cute holiday special on television for the kids? See the season line-up below and get your DVR ready to tape your favorites. Even moms and dads can’t resist the classics! *Please check your local television listings as […]


FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop 12/6: Watch your thumbs.

There’s no reason your kids shouldn’t be put to work swinging a hammer. Well, I mean, not at your house, but Home Depot welcomes the little builders! On scheduled Saturdays each month, Home Depot offers a free workshop for kids […]


2014 Seacoast Holiday Parade Guide: Find one marching near you!

The seacoast is ready to celebrate the winter holidays and several towns are kicking off the season with a Santa parade and other festive activities. Check out what’s going on in your area! New Hampshire Dover Holiday Parade Sunday, November […]


“Sea Festival of Trees” offers ice skating, magical lights and a 8′ gingerbread house!

Experience a magical holiday wonderland by the sea as dazzling trees and seasonal festivities come to life! 2014 will mark the 2nd Annual Sea Festival of Trees held at the spacious Blue Ocean Music Hall, located on the ocean at […]


Enjoy an “Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving on the Farm” at the NH Farm Museum 11/22

New Hampshire has a special connection to Thanksgiving, as it was our own Sarah Josepha Hale, born on a farm in Newport, NH, who after many years of letter writing, persuaded President Lincoln to declare the fourth Thursday in November […]


Student performances of ‘In the Heights’ at Portsmouth High School from 11/20-11/23

Who says enjoying the theater has to be a night out in the big city? Portsmouth High School shows off their drama chops with the fall musical, ‘In the Heights’. Inexpensive entertainment with a local flair. Bravo! ‘In the Heights’ […]


The best 10 tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving. Written by a mom.

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year (or ever have before), you know that it can get pretty overwhelming pretty quickly. Check out these tips for a turnkey turkey day. 1. Delegate the menu Truth be told, I’ve hosted only one […]


“Junie B. Jones” at the Rochester Opera House 11/20-11/23!

With fun-filled songs, precocious, loveable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful new musical by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. Join Junie as she makes her way through first grade, where lots of things have changed for her. She faces […]


FREE parenting workshop “Combustible Kids: A Q&A with Dr. Dawn Huebner”

Does your child explode when hearing the word no? Melt down when things don’t go according to plan? Give up when the going gets tough? Do you need to tiptoe, appease, cheerlead or explain far more than anyone else seems […]


Warren Miller’s ‘No Turning Back’ skis into the Music Hall 11/24 – 11/26.

This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead us to every end of the winter world-and this year […]


Cinemagic’s Sensory-Friendly Movie “Big Hero 6″ on 11/15!

Cinemagic offers sensory-friendly showings once a month where they’ll keep the theater lights up, the sound of the film turned down, and no 3D. Audience members are allowed to walk around, dance, shout or sing! Showing Saturday, November 15, 2014 […]


Visit a piece of WWII history at the Pulpit Rock Tower on 11/8 in Rye!

Come tour this historic tower, built in Rye during World War II and listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Pulpit Rock Tower was used in the defense of the New Hampshire Seacoast, particularly the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Pulpit […]


Unlimited pizza tasting at the PizzaFest at the CMNH 11/15. Anything for a good cause.

All you can eat pizza? We’re in! PizzaFest attendees will be able to sample a wide variety of pizzas from local purveyors, then vote for their favorites. Seacoast area restaurants will be serving up both cheese and specialty pizzas for […]


5 Ways to find joy and balance, every day, every way.

I was reading one of my favorite blogs yesterday and the topic centered around wishing your life away—wishing it was Friday, wishing it was Monday, wishing it was summertime, wishing it was bedtime, wishing it was any day but today. […]


Back-burner the home cooking. Portsmouth’s 2014 Restaurant Week 11/6-11/15.

Attention deal-seekers!  Portsmouth Restaurant Week is here from Thursday, November 6 to Saturday, November 15, 2014! Featuring special 3-course prix fixe menus: lunch $16.95 per person, dinner $29.95 per person (does not include beverages, taxes or gratuity) at participating restaurants […]


Friday 12/5 is Dollar Deal Night at the Children’s Museum of NH!

Every First Friday of the month during the school year, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will be open for just $1 per person for Dollar Deal Night from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. The $1 admission represents a 90% savings over […]

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