barnFundraising event to feature live music and dancing with Jumbo Circus Peanuts, seasonal foods, craft brews and more!

Raising $26,000 last year at the same event, New Heights will again “raise the barn” to support school year programming at this year’s 2nd Annual Barn-Raiser on Saturday, October 15.

In addition to live music and dancing with Jumbo Circus Peanuts, seasonal foods and craft brews, the event will highlight New Heights programs that range from the creative arts to science, math, adventure, food and more. This year’s program at New Heights represents a tangible transition from STEM education to STEAM. While STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, the ‘A’ in STEAM refers to art.

“While a lot of fun, this event serves a very serious purpose as money raised ensures more youth can access our programming, which our evaluation shows has positive outcomes for youth,” said Executive Director Tracey Tucker.

Sponsors for New Heights’ Barn-Raiser include Dos Amigos Burritos, Beswick Engineering, Piscataqua Savings Bank, The Provident Bank, Bavarian Autosport, Novocure, Optima Bank & Trust, Citizens Bank and Performance Food Service.

“We also have a number of in-kind sponsors who have joined us this year,” added Tucker. “This event is a great opportunity to join many like-minded businesses and individuals who all believe in the power and importance of out-of-school youth development.”

Tickets are $50. For more information about the event, which takes place in Portsmouth from 6 pm to 10 pm on Saturday, October 15, visit www.newheightsonline.org.

December 11th, 2016

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Portsmouth and Exeter, NH—March 11, 2016—Annually serving more than 800 youth and their families across southern NH and southern Maine, New Heights will host “In the Know,” a panel discussion designed for parents, grandparents and others who work with youth.

An ongoing series in which experts in the field weigh in on pressing and relevant societal issues, the next event will focus on “The Adolescent Brain: Words, Actions, and Habits—Communicating with your Developing Adolescent.” Sponsored by Whole Life Health Care in Newington, the event will take place from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 31 at the Portsmouth Public Library and on Thursday, April 7 at Exeter Town Hall.

“This is a chance for parents, caregivers and others to learn how to better connect with teens, who are often very difficult to understand,” said becca Pawling. “The pressures all kids face today are very different from what we experienced. The series provides a forum for meaningful and open discussions.”

Speakers at the Portsmouth discussion will include Mental Health Counselor Tracey Tucker, UNH Professor Erin Sharp, and Chase Home Coordinator Lindsey Ewald. In Exeter, these speakers will be joined by Dr. Laura Rubin, founder of Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center.

There is no cost to attend either panel discussion, which will include refreshments. For more information, visit www.newheightsonline.org, or contact bpawling@newheightsonline.org.

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December 11th, 2016

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Portsmouth, NH—March 9, 2016—The cut-off date to receive a free technical shirt when registering for New Heights’ upcoming 7th Annual St. Paddy’s “April Fool’s” Five Miler has been extended to Monday, March 14.

Proceeds from the race support New Heights, which works with schools and agencies across southern New Hampshire to offer programs for youth, grades 5 through 12, in adventure, arts and culture, and STEM.

“We wanted to extend the cut-off date to entice as many participants as possible,” said Race Organizer Todd Hanson, who also encouraged businesses to sign up for the Pease Corporate Challenge or Open Team Categories. “It’s a great way for businesses to have some fun and support a great cause.”

Returning race sponsors are Paddy’s American Grille, Marshall’s Event Rental, Datarisk, Whole Life Healthcare, Two International, Group, Tradeport Counseling, CGI Business Solutions, Underwood Engineers, Pierce Atwood, and Newmarket International.

The 7th Annual St. Paddy’s “April Fool’s” Five Miler will take place at 10:30 AM on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Paddy’s American Grille at the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth. Race perks include food, hot soups and beer to participants (age 21 & up).

Registration is $30 with technical shirts available to all who register by March 14. Race day registration will be available on site. Runners may register until April 2 at www.paddysfivemiler.com, or call (603) 422-8235.

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December 9th, 2016

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Portsmouth, NH—February 5, 2016—With past versions taking place in March with a St. Patrick’s Day theme, New Heights has elected to add April Fool’s Day to this year’s St. Paddy’s  Five Miler on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Noting many participants dress in a variety of costumes, New Heights Executive Director Tracey Tucker said their hope was to not only expand “the opportunities for fun,” but increase the chances for better weather.

“We had several years where we battled with wind and others with snow and rain,” she said. “We felt that by pushing the race back a couple weeks, we could plan for an even better event and attract more people.”

Proceeds from the race support New Heights’ programming, which serves youth in grades 5 through 12. Working in close collaboration with schools and agencies across southern New Hampshire, New Heights offers programs in adventure, arts and culture, and STEM.

While known for providing great food, hot soups and even beer to participants (age 21 & up), the race also caters to families with a race for kids and numerous race perks enjoyed by all ages. The 7th Annual St. Paddy’s “April Fool’s” Five Miler will take place at 10:30 AM on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Paddy’s American Grille at the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth.

Registration is $30 with technical shirts available to all who register by March 1.  www.paddysfivemiler.com, or call (603) 422-8235. For information about New Heights, visit www.newheightonline.org.

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December 5th, 2016

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