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An inspector atop the wind turbine at Portsmouth High School in May 2014.

Portsmouth council notes: Turbine talk, more

Portsmouth council notes: Turbine talk, more

Above: An inspector atop the wind turbine at Portsmouth High School in May 2014. PORTSMOUTH — Before the public portion of Monday’s Town Council meeting began, members met in executive session to discuss the broken wind turbine at the high school. Voters approved building the turbine with a $3 million bond issue in 2007. The windmill

Dairy farmer Louis Escobar of Highland Farm could not attend Monday’s Town Council meeting because he was injured in a fall from his tractor Thursday morning. This photo was taken on his farm in April 2013. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth farmers may seek permits for special events

Above: Dairy farmer Louis Escobar of Highland Farm could not attend Monday’s Town Council meeting because he was injured in a fall from his tractor Thursday morning. This photo was taken on his farm in April 2013. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH — Saying it needs to do whatever it can to help Portsmouth

Tish Adams sings “Route 66” to a capacity crowd during last year’s Jazz for Kids at Greenvale Vineyards. The program returns from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. Photo by Jim McGaw.

‘Jazz for Kids’ at Greenvale in Portsmouth Thursday

PORTSMOUTH — Young children are invited to sing, dance and clap along to the music as they learn more about the art of improvisation Thursday at Greenvale Vineyards. From 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, the winery, located at 582 Wapping Road, hosts its 16th annual “Live Jazz for Kids” program. The program was created as a

Nancy Knowles Parker, 85, Portsmouth

Nancy Knowles Parker, 85, co-founder of Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth and publisher of the New England Wine Gazette, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Mrs. Parker and her late husband, Cortlandt, who died in 2002, planted a vineyard in 1980 at Greenvale, Mr. Parker’s family farm, dating back to 1860, and followed with the establishment of the

Employees of Greenvale Vineyards, the Portsmouth Business Association’s 2014 “Business of the Year,” pose for a photo. Photo by Katherine Gagliano.

Greenvale Vineyards named Portsmouth ‘Business of the Year’

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Business Association (PBA), at its annual meeting Wednesday, named Greenvale Vineyards as Portsmouth’s “2014 Business of the Year.” “Greenvale Vineyards is a great example of the entrepreneurial spirit required to start and run a small business,” said John C. Farley, PBA president. “Greenvale has become a leader in agriculture and tourism initiatives

Amelie Wing (right) found a new friend and dance partner when she twirled around and around with Ella Cambio. Both girls are 3.

Portsmouth vineyard jazzes it up for kids

PORTSMOUTH — “Flash, bam, alacazam!” About a dozen kids danced in front of vocalist Tish Adams, shouting out part of the chorus for “Orange Colored Sky,” a 1950 hit for Nat King Cole, inside the crowded tasting room at Greenvale Vineyards Thursday afternoon. While they were dancing, singing and making new friends — 3-year-olds Ella Cambio

John Flanders, Ray Davis, Mike Jackson and Kevin Sullivan (from left) of the band Abbey Rhode emulate the cover of a similarly named Beatles album from 1969. This Richard W. Dionne photo was taken on Park Avenue last week.

Band relishes challenge of covering The Beatles

PORTSMOUTH — The challenge of being in a band that covers The Beatles? Make just one little mistake, and everyone knows it. “Every little lick, every little drum beat is essential to the song because everybody remembers them; they’re iconic songs,” said Kevin Sullivan, 63, one of the guitarists in the band. “A thousand bands play ‘Johnny

Portsmouth High School art student Annie Heffernan photographs the windmill at Prescott Farm.

Portsmouth High students preserve history in photographs

PORTSMOUTH — While they were toting their Nikons and Canons all over town during a recent class outing, Rose Escobar said she was surprised by how little her students knew about Portsmouth’s historical treasures. “Last week was kind of an introduction and to expose the kids on what we have today,” said Ms. Escobar, an art

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