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    Dover Art Walk celebrates second anniversary

    February 27, 2019

    DOVER — For the past two years, the Dover Art Walk has been a catalyst for the arts in and around Dover. Every first Friday, artists from the area have been displaying their work, and an excited public has been making their way to local businesses to celebrate with them, according to spokesman Rebecca Protor.

    This Friday, March 1, marks the two-year anniversary of that collaboration between the artists and the public who value their work. It is also an op... Read more here.

    Seacoast businesses seeking shoppers for Small Business Saturday

    November 23, 2018

    By KIMBERLEY HAAS Union Leader Correspondent

    DOVER — Businesses on the Seacoast are inviting people to come and spend the weekend shopping while supporting local retailers.

    Close to 50 businesses in Dover have signed up to participate in Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday, offering deals to shoppers on both days.

    Reid Weston, economic development assistant for the city... Read more here.

    Dover Dines gives customers a world of choices

    July 13, 2018

    DOVER — Crescencio Tellez can’t wait to show off some of his new dishes at Dover Dines Restaurant Week.

    Dover Dines starts today and runs until July 22. Restaurants in Dover will be offering three-cour... Read more here.

    Labor of love: Hundreds join Dover Pride Clean Up Day

    May 5, 2018

    DOVER — More than 250 volunteers fanned throughout the downtown area to participate in Saturday’s annual Dover Pride Clean Up Day.

    The event was sponsored by the Dover Main Street organization. Per tradition, the day began with an 8 a.m. pancake breakfast at the Mill Courtyard with Kiwanis Club members charging up the volunteers in anticipation of the morning’s labor.

    After the breakfast, more than 100 volunteers ... Read more here.

    Dover’s Run Before You Crawl 5K and Pub Crawl a hit

    March 10, 2018

    DOVER — The annual Run Before You Crawl 5K and Pub Crawl once again brought hundreds of people to the Garrison City on Saturday.

    The race, the kickoff event for the Dover race series, had a slight delay, a car accident along the route. Carrie Vaughn, director of Dover Main Street, the group that organizes the event, said it was only a short delay.

    “The accident happened at the intersection of Sixth and Chestnut streets, rig... Read more here.

    Dover’s Art Walk celebrates 1 year anniversary

    March 1, 2018

    DOVER — The monthly, first Friday art walk in downtown Dover celebrates a year of bringing artists and community together this Friday.

    Last year, a group of people founded and launched the first Dover Art Walk on March 3, and despite the cold temperatures that evening, art enthusiasts still turned out.

    The success of Dover Art Walk was noticed by members of the nonprofit Dover Main Street, who saw how the event drew people downtown, ... Read more here.

    Art Walk offers Valentine’s Day theme

    January 29, 2018

    DOVER — The second installment of the 2018 Dover Art Walk takes place on Friday, Feb. 2, 4-7 p.m., with 11 locations participating in the downtown area. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the theme for this month’s Art Walk is romance, and romance will definitely be in the air.

    Read the article here.

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    Downtown hosts inaugural Dover Art Walk

    March 3, 2017

    DOVER — It was a success.

    Despite the drop in temperature, people were out and about for the first Dover Art Walk, a monthly event that promotes both the arts and downtown businesses.

    The event, held on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m., is similar to other monthly art traditions across the country.

    “It’s the perfect time for Dover to do this,” said Rebecca Proctor of ... Read more here.

    Dover Main Street gets check from Kennebunk Savings

    July 18, 2016

    Fosters Daily Democrat 

    DOVER — Dover Main Street recently received a $4,000 contribution from Kennebunk Savings Bank to help the organization continue its programs and events to benefit downtown Dover.

    “Downtown Dover is thriving with shops, restaurants and museums,” Dover Main Street Program Director Amanda Gourgue said in a press release. “We want to keep it thriving and this donation will ... Read more here.

    Dover Dines kicks off Friday

    June 14, 2016

    Fosters Daily Democrat 

    DOVER — The City of Dover has claimed its place on the map of fine dining at a reasonable price.

    In an effort to promote the restaurants the Garrison City has to offer, Dover Main Street will be starting Dover Dines ’16 - Take a Bite Out of Dover on Friday, June 17. Patrons of participating restaurants will find three-course dinners for just $24.95, and many restaurants will also offer thr... Read more here.

    Hundreds join in annual Dover’s cleanup day

    June 7, 2016

    By Ron Cole /

    Anyone who was near the downtown Dover Saturday morning saw a large number of people with garden implements working away. It was Dover Pride Clean Up Day.

    Residents of the Garrison City turned out in force from 8 a.m. to noon, spreading throughout the heart of the city raking, weeding, mulching and sweeping.

    “This is a huge event,” said Amanda Gourgue, program director ... Read more here.

    Great race, even for this out-of-shape guy

    March 14, 2016

    By Nik Beimler /

    Foster’s Daily Democrat Dover reporter Nik Beimler ran the first race of the season in the Dover race series and commits to trying to get one of the coveted green jackets.

    Dover Main Street organized a great race Saturday morning in the Run Before You Crawl 5K, and gave me a much-needed reminder of how fun and rewarding running can be, despite how much I may have been dreading it.Read more here.

    Running on empty, saving livres turnois

    March 11, 2016

    By Nik Beimler /

    Ciao, Dover!

    If you are reading this on Saturday morning, there is a good chance that I am somewhere on the streets of Dover, feeling as though I am in the cold clutches of death. That is because I was convinced to participate in the first event of Dover’s Race Series, the Run Before You Crawl 5K put on by Dover Main Street.

    A couple years ago, 3.1 miles would be no... Read more here.

    Community Action Partnership thanks Dover for donations

    January 27, 2016

    Fosters Daily Democrat 

    On behalf of the board, staff and clients of the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, we would like to thank Dover Main Street and the entire Dover community for the incredible donation to our food pantry.

    Your donations helped us fill holiday baskets and stock the shelves of our pantry. We are so appreciative of the kindness and generosity of our community to help people meet their basic needs a... Read more here.

    Just imagine what city could do with $500,000

    January 19, 2016

    By Nik Beimler /

    Dover and its residents may have missed out on winning the Powerball, but there is a chance that it could be awarded with a $500,000 grant for renovations.

    DOVER — Dover and its residents may have missed out on winning the Powerball, but there is a chance that it could be awarded with a $500,000 grant for renovations.

    What could downtown Dover do with that money? Do... Read more here.

    Dover Main Street elves collect food

    December 20, 2015

    By Karen Dandurant /

    DOVER — Santa and Mrs. Claus were joined by a slew of local “elves” on Saturday, as they all pushed brightly decorated grocery carts down Central Avenue on Saturday.

    Santa and his helpers were visiting local businesses to collect non-perishable food items the establishments had been collecting all month. The last stop on the list was Community Action Partnership of Strafford... Read more here.

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