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Have you been thinking about buying a home? Have you been looking? We want to help, East Bay Events is throwing a House Party for prospective home buyers. Join us for this free evening out with local real estate experts — in a relaxed atmosphere. more
Joel Huval shows up at his front door, three dogs rustling around his feet, with a smile as large as the muscles straining beneath his fitted T-shirt. more
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I haven’t gotten everything planted yet. (Yes, I know it’s July.) My back porch holds a collection of trays lined with 4-and 6-packs of stressed out nicotiana seedlings spiked into … more
Q. I recently had lunch at a Korean restaurant where all of their tea pots and dishes were made of this lovely black pottery. What is it and can you tell me anything about it? A.From your description, it sounds like Japanese Raku pottery. … more
Q. My wife and I bought this converted kerosene chandelier at the Brimfield Antique Fair and wondering if you can tell me anything about it. It does not have any markings or labels identifying who made it. A. Gas lamps were introduced in … more
Those of you who have baseball fever right now may want more than just your lucky socks on while you watch the games. Saint Rita has been touted as the patron saint of baseball since 2002 when the movie “The Rookie” with Dennis Quaid was … more
Hardwired in my DNA is a deep refusal to ever be landlocked, aside from maybe a week or two of vacation. I have to live within sniffing if not spitting distance of a large body of water, preferably … more
Q. My mom and dad are moving into a small condo and have lots of furniture they bought in the 1960’s, as well as pieces from my grandparents. I know “Mid Century Modern” is in and selling for high prices but I feel guilty selling it. I know my … more
Q. I have a vase that is stamped “Regina Gouda Holland” with some numbers written below. It is 10” high. Can you tell me anything about it? Gouda pottery (pronounced “Howda” in Dutch) is named after the town where the factories … more
Patience is a virtue,Virtue is a grace.Grace is a little girl,Who would not wash her face. —Dick King-Smith We gardeners are generally credited for being patient, but March puts us to the test … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.