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Portsmouth holds contest to redesign city seal

By Travis Haskins

As part of the upcoming bicentennial celebration, the city of Portsmouth is holding a contest to redesign the city’s official seal. The Portsmouth Bicentennial Committee feels that offering Portsmouth residents a chance to become part of the city’s history is a perfect addition to its celebration of two-hundred years. 168 more words

Spring 2015 Issue 2

Laphroaig - 15 Years Old (Slight Return)

This week has seen the announcement that Laphroaig are bringing back their 15 year old bottling as part of the distillery’s 200th anniversary celebrations. The 15 year old expression itself was cancelled around 5 years ago and from what I can recall, it was a pretty decent dram. 385 more words


Mt. Moriah's Treasure

On a bitter cold day this past February during a trip to Philadelphia for the Tallships America conference Marc Burr and I drove to the far side of Old Philadelphia to the once famous Mt. 823 more words

Around Town: Macdonald-Laurier Institute dinner stars Sir John A.

Fun-loving guests could hardly resist slapping on top hats and mugging it up for the cameras alongside Sir John A. Macdonald, or, rather, a life-size cardboard cutout of Canada’s founding prime minister, at a special evening organized by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI.) 344 more words

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On this Day....

On this day, February 2, 1815, the Louisiana legislature drafts a resolution to thank the men who had defended the city during the New Orleans campaign. 50 more words