Portsmouth Rhode Island Group Heads to UK Namesake City in June

Five travelers from Portsmouth, Rhode Island will head to Portsmouth, England, in June, carrying a Proclamation of Thanks to present to outgoing Lord Mayor Lynn Stagg and Lady Mayoresss Anne Taulbut. The group will also take part in ceremonies celebrating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day of the Allied Landing in Europe during World War II. …

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Bogart's Boat Being Restored in Portsmouth

Humphrey Bogart’s 55′ Yawl Santana is undergoing a major restoration in Portsmouth, RI. Designed by the famed naval architectural firm Sparkman & Stephens and built in 1935, this historic yacht is being restored at Loughborough Marine Interests in the Portsmouth Marine trades area on the West side of Aquidneck Island. See the article from the …

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Portsmouth RI History Center Groundbreaking Set for Nov 1

The “Ground Breaking” of THE PORTSMOUTH HISTORY CENTER of Portsmouth RI is set for Saturday Nov 1st, 2014 at 10 AM.  Although there will not be any shovels in the ground, the initial set-up of the history center including the unveiling of the library area dedicated to the project and the new digitization archiving web site with …

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Greenvale Vineyard Featured in Newport Daily News Article

My favorite vineyard and two of my favorite people, Nancy Parker Wilson and her mother, Mrs. Parker, were featured in an article/review by Len Panaggio in the Newport Daily News last Saturday (15 March, page B6), and I thought it worth passing on a few excerpts. Greenvale is one of Portsmouth’s true gems and a …

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UK Trip Puts D-Day Into Perspective

Five Portsmouth, RI residents just returned from a trip to our namesake city, Portsmouth, England to thank the outgoing Lord Mayor, Lynne Stagg and Lady Mayoress, Anne Taulbut for joining us last year to celebrate our 375th birthday. We were all invited to attend the D-Day ceremonies there, marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day …

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