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Partnership’s Farmers’ Market is Business Incubator!

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

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.

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