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Fall 2015 ISHRA Membership Meeting

tenmilesout_thumbnailPlease join us November 10th at 7:00 pm at the 3S Art Space in Portsmouth for a night of conversation with Guy Capacelatro III and some surprise guests from a Star Island writers group. The group will sing music and describe how the Shoals have inspired their written and spoken word. Guy Capacelatro’s album “Ten Miles Out” is one of a variety of music and writing projects on which Guy has worked. He teamed with fellow song writer and musician Craig Werth on this celebration of the Shoals.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The ISHRA General Membership Meetings will no longer be held at the Seacoast Science Center though we thank them generously for hosting us all these past years. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday November 10th at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at our new meeting venue:  3S Art Space located at 319 Vaughn Street in Portsmouth NH.


ISHRA Community Supper at Robert’s Maine Grill Dec 1 & 8

ISHRA_RobertsGrill_DEC2015On Tuesday and Wednesday nights from September to June Robert’s Maine Grill, located on 326 Route 1, Kittery Maine offers a “Community Supper” starting at 4PM. The Community Supper is a $14 – 3 course menu in the spirit of Robert’s style: Maine Comfort Food with an updated twist. Robert’s regular dinner menu is also available. Robert’s will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to a designated local non-profit, which will be ISHRA on December 1st & 8th.  Upcoming Community Supper menus are posted at  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 207-439-0300.


Newsletter articles wanted

WritersWantedCalling all writers!  We are currently accepting submissions from our membership for the Fall newsletter.  Share your Shoals stories and experiences, content can be anything from an article to poetry.  Please send your submissions by July 27 to: Your input is greatly appreciated!

Spring 2015 ISHRA Membership Meeting

tadbakerTuesday, April 14, 2015 from 7:00–9:00 pm (Refreshments at 6:30; please bring something to share at the refreshment table) at the Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH). The topic will be on WITCHCRAFT IN NEW ENGLAND – Our guest speaker Tad Baker, author of A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and The American Experience, will focus on cases of witchcraft in the Piscataqua area, as well as connections between the region and the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692. His talk will include a bizarre case of witchcraft in which a stone-throwing devil assaulted Quaker George Walton and his tavern in present-day New Castle throughout the summer of 1682.