Restaurants face costs and supply issues


Happy Saturday, people of Portsmouth! Tony Schinella here. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

Rather sunny and cold. Top: 22 Bottom: 16.

  • New Hampshire restaurants grapple with rising costs and supply chain issues (WMUR Manchester)

  • Portsmouth housing market: selling prices by postcode (portsmouth patch)

  • Obituary of Michael Francis Clifford (Seacoastonline.com)

  • Tax committee backs partnership with for-profit hospital on Epping Mental Health Facility (New Hampshire Public Radio)

  • Obituary of Rhonda Jean Weeks Guzinski (Seacoastonline.com)

  • Norman R. (Norm) Moulton Obituary (Seacoastonline.com)

  • Here is the legend of Portsmouth’s Point of Graves Cemetery (wokq.com)

  • Position Imaging Launches Reseller and Referral Partner Programs for Smart Package Room (DC Velocity)

  • Look to the Sky: Decorative and Historic Coastline Weathervanes (Seacoastonline.com)

  • Business Talk – News: News and information from Portsmouth (Portsmouth) (AboutMyArea)

  • PFAS Exposure™, the first home blood test to detect and measure over 40 PFAS compounds, now available Nati (Benzinga)

  • Names to know: Kaley Gagne named new Kennebunk Savings branch manager for Portsmouth, Hampton (Seacoastonline.com)

  • Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club presents SHEMEKIA COPELAND, winner of the 15th Blues Music Award and 4x GRAMMY® Award-Winning Blues, Thursday, February 3 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. (WFMZ Allentown)

  • Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth: Auburn Zaudke joins St. Mary’s Bank as Head of Business Development and Retail Sales (Press Release Office)

  • Bagley: Portsmouth firefighters go beyond the call of duty every day (Seacoastonline.com)

  • ‘Significant interest’: Pease airport cargo facility plan moves forward (Seacoastonline.com)

  • Ironclad defense carry Trinity unbeaten past Portsmouth, 44-36 (Manchester Ink Link)

  • ‘She’s my mother’s guardian angel’: Daughter finds Good Samaritan who saved Dover’s life (Foster’s Daily Democrat)

  • Portsmouth area events: Find out what’s happening this weekend (Portsmouth Patch)

  • New Hampshire Candidates Wanted for the New England Fishery Management Council (NH Fish and Game Department)

  • Portsmouth Weekend Weather Forecast (Portsmouth Patch)

  • Portsmouth: View 5 local properties for sale (Portsmouth Patch)

  • State wants to help fund new behavioral health hospital (InDepth NH)

  • Prescott Park Arts Festival: “We remember Coretta Scott King today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which became a national holiday after she advocated for more than 15 years to make it a reality. Did you know that Coretta was also a soprano and v….” (Facebook)

  • Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses: “Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse This Morning” (Facebook)

  • Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation: “Did you know that a whale’s body temperature is similar to ours (~99 degrees F)? Recently, several species of whales have been seen in Cape Cod Bay, and the temperature there is around 40 degrees F! How do warm-blooded mammals stay warm?…” (Facebook)

  • Portsmouth Professional Fire Fighters Local 1313: “Thank you to Andrew Bagley, Portsmouth City Council for the kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to come in and see what we do first hand!” (Facebook)

  • Prescott Park Arts Festival: “Good memories of last summer keep us warm today! It’s -10° right now in the park. You read that right… NEGATIVE 10°. 📷Ron St.Jean MonNouveauE.. .” (Facebook)

  • Strawberry Bank Museum: “Yesterday’s ‘Run Through History’ half mile at Strawbery Banke was so much fun! A big thank you to everyone who braved the cold for a very short run through a long stretch of history. Additional thanks to: 🎧 DJ Skooch for the groovy tunes . ..” (Facebook)

  • Sea coast Eat local: “The Rollinsford Winter Farmers Market at Wentworth Greenhouses, Inc. will take place this Saturday, January 22 with up to 40 vendors in attendance! There will be live music from North River Music and two guests from the non-profit market , Vo…” (Facebook)

  • Strawberry Bank Museum: “Coal fireplaces were all the rage in Victorian New England homes. Deforestation caused by industrialization made the supply of firewood less plentiful and gave rise to a healthy mining industry in States like Pennsylvania. Sp…” (Facebook)

  • Portsmouth Public Library (NH): “🥯🤠Happy Saturday! Did you know it’s BOTH National Hat Day AND National Bagel Day today? What better way to celebrate a winter weekend than with cozy knits and a homemade bagel? Check out these books for ideas… 🥯BAGEL BOOKS!🥯 Co…” (Facebook)

  • HAVEN NH: “Teamwork makes the dream work! HAVEN is hiring a Case Manager for the Strafford County Transitional Housing Program. Make a lasting difference for survivors today! Learn more and apply here: https ://www.nhnonprofits.org/?q=view/job-liste/235046” (Facebook)

  • Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation: “Our whale evening program is less than a week away. Register today! Maybe our research director will talk about this whale… who is it? http://www.blueoceansociety. org/programs/winter-2022-program-series/” (Facebook)

  • Portsmouth Music and Arts Centre: “Unleash your creativity! Learn to play an instrument! Thank you New Hampshire Labor Leader for including PMAC in your special piece! We believe creativity changes lives and are grateful to be able to offer music and an ensemble…” (Facebook)

  • The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth: “We are delighted to welcome Exeter’s Minuteman Press to the Chamber Collaborative! We hope to see you soon at a Zoom event or in person. Find out more here: https://portsmouthchamber.org/… Question…” (Facebook)

  • New Hampshire Black Heritage Trail: “Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a coloring activity. A great way to celebrate Dr. King’s life and all that he has accomplished. New Hampshire’s Black Heritage Trail has lots of learning ideas…” (Facebook)

  • Portsmouth Public Library (NH): “Looking for a new cookbook? Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy (@chocolateforbasil) is my new favorite! kombucha (photo 3). They were easy to make and so delicious! I also like s…” (Facebook)

  • Coastline pure and simple: “It’s FINALLY happening! Seacoast Outright will resume in-person youth meetings and hold our first in-person session TONIGHT! Friday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. 📍 South Church, 292 State St Portsmouth, NH 03801 🧑‍🤝‍ 🧑 Medium/High. ..” (Facebook)

  • The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth: “Welcome, Kristin! You’ve landed in a great place! Hope to see you soon.” (Facebook)

  • Coastline pure and simple: “Are you learning new hobbies? Tell us about them. The National Health Library did a study linking reduced stress to having at least one hobby. Check out this list ultimate of 5 entertaining and useful hobbies to fill your mind time…” (Facebook)

  • The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth: “It was great meeting you! And hello, BJ.🏀” (Facebook)

  • HAVEN NH: “This Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we encourage you to learn more about it and listen to the powerful stories of those who survived. Thank you World Without Exploitation for allowing us to share these stories. If you or someone…” (Facebook)

  • Nextdoor neighbor, South Islington: “Hi neighbors! – I need advice. I have lived in my house for about 35 years. I live next to a duplex and the owner lives on the other side of the duplex. She lived there when I bought my house. Got a letter this week (on the s…” (Nextdoor)

  • Next door neighbour, Elwyn Park: “Hi Neighbours, A young adult girl of friends is looking for a room or studio in the Portsmouth area. Love recommendations of open locations or best places to go for listings .” (next door)

  • Neighbor Nextdoor, Walker Bungalow and Shaw Rd: “I share this call for help from a Portsmouth family seeking help for their son who is facing terrible complications from COVID. – Ben Brighton is a local property appraiser, which means he is self-employed and has no income. (next door)

  • Next door neighbor, Lafayette Road: “Roof – With the wind last night, I climbed up to my attic to find that a shingle was misplaced. It’s a dormer attic with hurricane straps. A piece of shingle fell off, exposing the attic to the elements. I wonder if someone could come…” (The next door)

  • Next door neighbour, Goodwin Park: “Did you lose your glasses near State Street? – We found them and put them on our steps. They’re Tiffany’s and can be prescribed.” (next door)

  • Next door neighbour, Elwyn Park: “Looking for a GREAT new dentist who does implants and at a reasonable price in the metropolis of Portsmouth. – Thank you!!!” (next door)

  • Nextdoor neighbor, South End Pipeline: “Free Instapot – barely used – Txt me 978-312-2135” (Nextdoor)

  • Nextdoor neighbor, South End Pipeline: “2 free dog crates – Txt me 978-312-2135” (Nextdoor)

  • Vanessa Palange, New Hampshire Homeland Security & Emergency Management: “Time is running out to register for next week’s ICS 300 course – Time is running out – registration is still open for ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents taking place at Concord January 24-26. deadline to register is today (W…” (Next door)

  • Nextdoor neighbor, South End Pipeline: “Looking for someone to fix the wood on an Adirondack guide boat, maybe some fiberglass too. – Any ideas? Rickfkwiese@icloud.com” (Nextdoor)

  • Next door neighbour, Goodwin Park: “Hey, I have a bunch of clothes (women’s, size l-2xl) I’m looking to get rid of. – I’m thinking $5 each. Barely worn condition. Message me or text (603) 707 -8385 if you’re interested and we’ll find a time for you to go around…” (Nextdoor)

  • Next door neighbour, Christian Shore: “Hi Neighbours! – I’ve been part of a great group on Facebook called the Buy Nothing Project. Buy Nothing offers neighbors a way to give and take, share, lend, and express gratitude. Thanks at BN, I met a lot of you! Maybe I gave you s…” (Nextdoor)

  • Joseph from Nextdoor Community Team, Nextdoor New Hampshire: “Join me for a virtual dance party Friday 01/21, 7-9pm – Neighbours, it’s been a tough week for many of us, and if you’re like me, the isolation and cold weather has taken its toll .Last winter, my family and I started attending a virtual…” (Nextdoor)

  • That’s all for today! See you soon.

    About Me: Award-winning journalist and broadcaster for Patch.com in NH (off and on) since June 2011. Community coverage includes Concord, Hampton-North Hampton, Merrimack, Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem. Reachable at tony.schinella@patch.com. Career Highlights available on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/an…

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