The 24th ANNUAL WHEB CHILI COOK-OFF!

Sample some of the best chili the Seacoast has to offer!

Presented in conjunction with Strawbery Banke Museum’s Fall Festival and held on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the WHEB Chili Cook-Off presents more than a dozen restaurants from the Seacoast and beyond who serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample. And once again this year, we’ll be offering Redhook beer to complement the chili goodness and round out the day.

Entry is $15 and gets you unlimited chili samples!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time: 11:30AM ’til the Chili is gone!

Location: Strawbery Banke’s Puddle Dock

For Memorial Bridge Road 5K Race Runners, entry is $10 and includes a Free Drink Ticket! Register for the race here: https://millenniumreg.com/memorial-bridge-road-race

Restaurants serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample and cast their votes. We’ve seen Classic, Veggie, Chicken, Seafood… you name it, and we’ve got it! We provide the bowls and spoons, you bring the appetite! Join us and sample the finest and fieriest chili, then cast your vote for the People’s Choice and see how it compares to food critics’ Judge’s Choice award! Prizes also awarded for Best Booth. Come and enjoy the generous samplings restaurants offer and experience one of the best Chili Cook-Off events around!

The 24th ANNUAL WHEB CHILI COOK-OFF!

Sample some of the best chili the Seacoast has to offer!

Presented in conjunction with Strawbery Banke Museum’s Fall Festival and held on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the WHEB Chili Cook-Off presents more than a dozen restaurants from the Seacoast and beyond who serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample. And once again this year, we’ll be offering Redhook beer to complement the chili goodness and round out the day.

Entry is $15 and gets you unlimited chili samples!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time: 11:30AM ’til the Chili is gone!

Location: Strawbery Banke’s Puddle Dock

For Memorial Bridge Road 5K Race Runners, entry is $10 and includes a Free Drink Ticket! Register for the race here: https://millenniumreg.com/memorial-bridge-road-race

Restaurants serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample and cast their votes. We’ve seen Classic, Veggie, Chicken, Seafood… you name it, and we’ve got it! We provide the bowls and spoons, you bring the appetite! Join us and sample the finest and fieriest chili, then cast your vote for the People’s Choice and see how it compares to food critics’ Judge’s Choice award! Prizes also awarded for Best Booth. Come and enjoy the generous samplings restaurants offer and experience one of the best Chili Cook-Off events around!

Hampton Roads Closed Sunday Oct. 6th Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon

Sunday morning between 8:20 AM and 11Am be prepared. Hampton will have many roads closed due to the over 5,000 expected runners and walkers that will be on the roads this Sunday, October 6th for the annual Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon.

Be aware that this is a very large road race and some roads are Officially closed to traffic. No vehicles will be allowed on the specified roads during the specified time period.

Road Closure Times:

  • F Street to Ashworth to O Street – 8:00 – 8:15 AM
  • Ocean Boulevard (O street north to Winnacunnet) 8:00 – 8:40 AM
  • Winnacunnet (Ocean to Presidential – 8:10 – 8:50 AM
  • Presidential – 8:10 – 9:00 AM
  • Alexander 8:10 – 9:00 AM
  • High Street (Alexander to Taylor )- 8:20 – 9:20 AM
  • Taylor 8:20 – 9:20 AM
  • Little River – 8:25 – 9:25 AM
  • Woodland – 8:30 – 9:30 AM
  • North Shore – 8:40 – 9:40
  • Cusak – 8:40 – 9:45
  • Seaview – 8:45 – 10:00 AM
  • North Shore – 8:45 – 10:15 AM
  • Huckleberry – 9:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Juniper – 9:15 – 10:40 AM
  • Great Gate – 9:20 – 10:45 AM
  • Woodland (to North Hampton – 9:30 – 11:00 AM

All times are approximate. For more information visit www.Hamptonrockfest.com.

Seacoast Science Center Summer Concert Series

Seacoast Science Center’s, Odirone Point, Summer Music by the Sea Concert Series has kicked off. Every Thursday evening in July enjoy some of the finest bands in New England. Just bring your beach blanket or chair and leave the cooking to us. You can bring a picnic or enjoy hot off-the-grill fare, snacks and ice cream treats. Adults, you can enjoy an ice cold beer or a glass of wine*. Come relax to a scenic sunset by the shore or dance the night away! All proceeds from the concert series support our environmental education efforts.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 – Entrain

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 – Soulmate

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 – Jumbo Circus Peanuts

Ages 13-Adult: $8 for non-members, $4 for SSC members
Children ages 3-12: $2 for non-members, $1 for SSC members
Under age 3: Free

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining; music begins at 6:00 p.m.

*You may not bring alcohol in to the park or concerts.

For more information or tickets visit www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events/

Visit SeacoastBeachinfo.com or RyeBeachInfo.com for all your family summer fun information.

Blue Angels return to Portsmouth, NH

Black Diamonds Jet Team

The Blue Angels and the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show returns to Pease International Trade Port this weekend, June 30th & July 1st, 2012. See the United States Navy Blue Angels Team, The Black Diamond Team, the US Army Golden Parachute Team and so much more with a exciting family day. Thrills and entertainment for all ages. For  more information or ticket purchases visit. www.bostonportsmouthairshow.com.

Memorial Day Ceremony, Rye NH

2012 Rye Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

On Monday, May 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. the Town of Rye will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony at Central Cemetery.  The Ceremony will begin with a parade from the Veterans Monument ending on the green at Central Cemetery.  Participating in the parade will be New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums, the Rye Junior High Band, the Rye Police and Fire Departments, Veterans, Girl and Boy Scouts, horses and vintage fire trucks.

The Guest Speaker is Bruce Valley, Veteran.  Music will be provided by Karrie Burnett and the Rye Junior High Marching Band.  Awards will be presented to the winners of the Poster and Writing Contests from the Rye Elementary and Junior High Schools.  The winning posters will be available for viewing and the winning poems and essays will be read.  Rye Clergy will say the Invocation and the Benediction.  Immediately after the ceremony, refreshments will be provided by the Rye Historical Society.

The Town of Rye has lost Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Merchant Seamen in armed conflicts, including 38 lost in the American Revolution.  The Town also remembers on this occasion those Firemen and Police Officers who were lost in the line of duty.  In view of the ongoing War on Terrorism, all residents are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony.

All veterans are invited to march in the parade. You do not have to be a member of a veteran organization to participate.  Those with physical limitations may sit among fellow veterans during the ceremony.

In the event of rain, the Ceremony will be held in the fellowship hall of the Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road in Rye.  For more information, contact Lee Arthur at 964-6281.