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!
City of Portsmouth Named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists As thousands participate in Bike to Work Week nationwide, the League of American Bicyclists has announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community℠ (BFC) awards, including the City of Portsmouth at the bronze level. With nearly 40 million Americans bicycling in 2012 and U.S. bike commuting increasing more than 61% from 2000 to 2012, there’s growing consensus that making biking better is a key component of a competitive, livable community. The BFC program is revolutionizing the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and
In addition to its construction of a toddler playground at the Ida Barbour Early Learning Center, this year's Lefcoe class was able to offer the TowneBank box at ODU to families of children served by EDMARC. Read more in the Portsmouth Partnership's March 2014 newsletter about how the group met Globetrotter team members, and even received signed basketballs . . .
The Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Program Class of 2014 has chosen to support Ida Barbour Early Learning Center (IBELC) as their community service project. IBELC is in the Prentiss Place neighborhood of Portsmouth. A United Way agency, IBELC serves 60 children aged 6 weeks to 7 years in a safe, clean and nurturing environment. The Lefcoe Class of 2014 is raising funds to build a new playground to serve the toddler age group. The toddlers, too small to play on the existing equipment, currently have recess in an open field with toys. The new structure will provide an opportunity