Let’s Skate – Outdoor Ice Skating in Portsmouth

Let’s Skate – Outdoor Ice Skating in Portsmouth
Photo courtesy of Strawbery Banke Museum

Outdoor ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum has been our favorite outdoor activity recently. The cold weather has been a huge adjustment for our family but there is something so nostalgic about outdoor ice skating. The charming neighborhood and mid-rink fire pit make the experience even better. [...]

Sub Spouse Small Business: East Ave Art

Sub Spouse Small Business: East Ave Art

This week in our "Sub Spouse Small Business" series, meet Brittany Albrecht of East Ave Art! Based in Portsmouth, Brittany creates handmade, small batch, unique polymer clay earrings. What started as a pandemic hobby turned into a great, lucrative business. Read more of her story below! Name: Brittany Albrecht Hometown: Rochester, NY Current Duty Station: [...]

Four Hawaiian Experiences to Gift For the Holidays

Four Hawaiian Experiences to Gift For the Holidays

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam can be a once in a lifetime duty station. Need more resources? Check out our ultimate guide, family-friendly hikes, Hawaiian signature foods to try, and more. The holiday season is upon us, and here are some great experiences and activities that would make great gifts: Hawaii Nautical Hawaii Nautical offers [...]

A Few of Our Favorite Things From The Dolphin Store in Pearl Harbor

A Few of Our Favorite Things From The Dolphin Store in Pearl Harbor

Tucked away on the Sub Base side of Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, the Dolphin Store is your one -stop-shop for submarine gifts and home decor. During the holidays it is the perfect place to pick up an ornament or a gift for family members who have boat pride. The Dolphin Store Hawaii is a [...]

Thanksgiving on Oahu: 7 Spots to Dine-In or Take-Out

Thanksgiving on Oahu: 7 Spots to Dine-In or Take-Out

Whether you are hosting a dinner with your family, an intimate celebration with just your sailor, or attending a fun FRG event, here are some options that will make the day easier. And perhaps allow you to spend the morning at the beach rather than in the kitchen! Basalt Waikiki. Call (808-923-5689) to your reserve [...]

Welcome to The Mess: Your Guide to Chief Season

Welcome to The Mess: Your Guide to Chief Season

Congratulations on this amazing moment and accomplishment for your spouse! Your spouse has distinguished themselves as not only a technical expert, but a leader. Chiefs are important cause to bridge the gap between enlisted and officers acting not only as supervisors but advocates for their sailors. The next few weeks will not only be exciting [...]

Your Healthy Eating Guide During a PCS or Deployment

Your Healthy Eating Guide During a PCS or Deployment

Healthy eating should be a lifestyle, but with "boat life" it can be easier to reach for cereal or frozen nuggets for dinner then thinking about meal prep. We recently have PC'S'd, lived with family members and currently reside in a hotel while we wait for house. All my hopes for total clean eating have [...]

Hawaiian Cuisine: 8 Signature Dishes to Try

Hawaiian Cuisine: 8 Signature Dishes to Try

Hawaiian cuisine is a diverse and eclectic mix different cuisines and cultures with origins that date back to 300 AD with use of earth ovens to cook fish and taro. The cuisine of Hawaii has continued to expand as immigrate workers from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Portugal arrived to Hawaii to [...]