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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 www.prha.org or email portsmouthflavor@prha.org.

Did You Say: “Halloween in Olde Towne?”

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

Pilot Article Features Work of Roc Solid Foundation

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.

Olde Towne Fall Crawl is Oct 4

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!

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

Portsmouth named Bicycle Friendly Community

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

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.

Lefcoe class reaches out to EDMARC families

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 . . .