The SPPA's newest murals are now mounted on Olde Towne's New Colony Theatre, across from the Commodore Theatre. The three giant-sized works depict three musical giants who hailed from Portsmouth: Tommy Newsome, Ruth Brown, and Bill Deal. We can all thank the SPPA volunteers for their pursuit of a cool and quirky Olde Towne vibe. Their creative ideas, fund-raising prowess, and ability to follow-through continue to make Olde Towne a fun and welcoming place for everyone. Visit them on Facebook!
THE TERM “BUSINESS INCUBATOR,” for most of us, conjures images of quirky urban spaces where casually-dressed young techies huddle over smart devices and foot-tall cups of Starbucks coffee. But the 30 or so vendors at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market contend that they, too, share an incubation space with a vibe all its own: their weekly market at Court and High Streets. Their stalls are, after all, the ultimate “temp space;” their revenue provides investment for their businesses’ growth, and their customers’ testimonials provide the most credible brand of advertising out there. “I STARTED MY BUSINESS OUT OF MY HOME over
What better way is there to immerse yourself in the rendering of ghost stories but with a guided walk through a darkened, tree-lined historic district like Portsmouth's Olde Towne? On Friday, October 24, over 1,000 visitors found what guests for over 34 years have discovered: the Olde Towne Civic League's annual Ghost Walk is second to none for bringing home the spooky spirit of Halloween. On Saturday night the Olde Towne Business Association's Safe Trick of Treat saw over 9,500 kids collect over 101,000 pieces of candy from the neighborhood's shops. Also on Saturday, Portsmouth was declared the winner of
The Trustees of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund are currently accepting applications for the class of 2015. DEADLINE: November 7, 2014 ! Lefcoe Leadership Program Application Class of 2015 The mission of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund is to identify, educate and encourage future leaders within the City of Portsmouth. By inspiring civic awareness, responsibility and pride within the emerging leadership corps we will provide the City of Portsmouth with a succession of leaders to ensure a bright and prosperous future for the City and the region. All candidates who are willing to learn how to
Signature dishes from some of Portsmouth's most inventive chefs, select beers from Smartmouth Brewing, and wines from the Eastern Shore's own Chatham Vineyards will be featured at the Portsmouth Service League's Glenshellah Women's Club on November 5. Proceeds from the $35 per ticket (plus cash bar) event will support Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority's Scholarship Foundation and the Portsmouth Partnership. Event sponsor Elizabeth River Crossings joins TowneBank and the Whitmore Company to bring "Portsmouth FLAVOR," featuring Porte Towne Magic, a silent auction and more. Tickets are in limited supply - for info, please visit www.prha.org or email email@example.com.
Yup, the Olde Towne Civic League's annual Olde Towne Ghost Walk is happening on Friday, Oct 24, at 7, 8 and 9pm. Get your ticket info at 525-0318, and get your gang down there! Stroll through the night to hear spooky tales . . . and, perhaps, encounter a surprise or two! And, for the first time this year, carve YOUR pumpkin, install a battery-operated tea light, and take it to High Street Landing between 3-6pm on Friday, Oct 24, or between noon-3pm on Saturday, Oct 25. Help Portsmouth vie against Norfolk for honors in the GREAT PUMPKIN CHALLENGE. Pumpkins
The Virginian-Pilot's September 21, 2014 edition featured a story detailing the Roc Solid Foundation's recent project at a young family's Chesapeake home. Please click here to see more. Roc Solid is the creation of Lefcoe Leadership alumnus Eric Newman, who has worked with the continuing assistance of several fellow Lefcoe alumni to windows ultimate key nurture and grow this formidable organization. Please click to read more about Roc Solid.
It's time again for the Olde Towne Fall Crawl! This year the event, organized by Ghent Bar Tours, benefits the Portsmouth Humane Society. Following the Partnership's First Friday Courtyard Concert and Saturday Farmers' Market, the OTBA's Antiques to Flea Market, and the Portsmouth's Coast Guard Celebration at Portside, this year's crawl will showcase the numerous and diverse restaurants of Olde Towne. Early registration is only $20 ($25 on the day of the event), and the event will run from 4 until 9pm on Saturday, October 4. Further info and registration can be had at OldeTowneFallCrawl.com. See you there!
Inside Business' annual recognition of talented, motivated young Hampton Roads residents includes, for 2014, three alumni from the Portsmouth Partnership's Lefcoe Leadership program. Brad Hunter and Ross Morgan, both with TowneBank, serve on a number of boards including the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority, Starbase Victory, and others. Eric Newman is Executive Director of the Roc Solid Foundation, whose board includes no fewer than four Lefcoe Alum. Congratulation to all of you from all of us at the Partnership!
The torrential rains and subsequent flooding experienced throughout Portsmouth and south Hampton Roads on September 10 have necessitated the tourney's move to SEPTEMBER 30. The event will still take place at Portsmouth's Bide-A-Wee golf course. AS PORTSMOUTH ENTERS ITS 5TH YEAR AS ONE OF SIXTEEN OFFICIAL US COAST GUARD CITIES, the Portsmouth Partnership is pleased to dedicate its 10th annual golf tournament to a celebration of that status. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 10, at Portsmouth's Bide-A-Wee Gold Course, where special rates will be offered to teams of USCG golfers. While Portsmouth and the Coast Guard have a