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Taste Portsmouth’s Best on November 5

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 or email

Golf Tournament Moves to September 30

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

Creativity Drives Portsmouth Public Schools’ Summer Programs

  MANY PEOPLE COULD BE forgiven for thinking that today’s kids are so preoccupied with viewing other people’s stories and listening to other people’s music that they are incapable of creating their own.  Those people would simply not be familiar with the work of some of Portsmouth Schools’ 4th thru 12th graders. A PORTSIDE STORY, an original musical that was written and performed by PPS students and funded by the Portsmouth Schools Foundation, was performed at I.C. Norcom High School on Friday, April 11, to a full crowd.  The show addressed the themes of bullying, humility and pride, plus the

Farmers’ Market is back in gear!

The Portsmouth Partnership is pleased to announce that its 2014 weekly Farmers' Market got under way on Saturday, April 26. Colonel Crawford was on hand to usher in greens from the Brothers' Elizabeth City farm (pictured above) plus all of the other offerings that our market fans have come to enjoy. Plan to visit often, bring a friend or two, and enjoy all of Olde Towne's shops, museums and restaurants - every week, thru December 20.

Norcom team heads robotics competition

How did Norcom's robotics team fare in regional competition against schools from McLean, Woodbridge, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville and elsewhere? How about tied for 1st place! Read all about it in the Portsmouth Partnership's January's newsletter, found under our "News + Events" tab.

January 20th, 2014|Categories: Partnership News|

Portsmouth Brushes Its History Murals

In June of 2013 a mural depicting the War of 1812 appeared along Oak Grove Cemetery's wall along Effingham Street. Then, in September the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum was found sporting a mural depicting our shipyard's contributions to events from three centuries' worth of our nation's history.  What's up?  Read more at

November 18th, 2013|Categories: Partnership News|

Chic-fil-a Breaks Ground on GPDC Site

In April the Greater Portsmouth Development Corporation celebrated the grand opening of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant on one of its former Frederick Boulevard properties.  Chick-fil-A joins Ihop, WalMart and the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority's new Seaboard Square development in reshaping a major Portsmouth gateway, the Frederick Boulevard corridor.  More development is on the horizon . . . stay tuned!

November 18th, 2013|Categories: Partnership News|