Latest News for: Portsmouth antiques


Antique fire truck gifted to Portsmouth Fire Department for parades and events

Seacoast Online 21 Oct 2023
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department recently gifted a 1920 American LaFrance chemical fire truck from James Dunaway, owner of Bayberry Vintage Autos in Hampton ... 10 meeting. The City Council approved it Oct. 16. McQuillen said the Portsmouth Fire Department expects to use the antique fire truck in future parades and special educational events.

Boom in 'ice ivory' trade of mammoth tusks presents new threat to elephants and environment

Phys Dot Org 13 Oct 2023
A UK-wide ban on the sale of ivory came into force in 2018, following a University of Portsmouth led investigation into the British antiques trade of the material ... In 2018 the UK Government introduced the Ivory Act—banning the sale of elephant ivory—following an investigation led by the University of Portsmouth's Ivory Project.

Exhibits, galleries, theater and more: Seacoast arts and culture news

Foster's Daily Democrat 27 Sep 2023
PORTSMOUTH — Join chef & author James Haller at the Pontine Theatre on Saturday, Oct ... A Chef's Salute to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Over 50 years ago, chef and author James Haller found his way to Portsmouth, N.H ... Pontine is located at #1 Plains Avenue in Portsmouth, N.H.Stratham Antiques Roadshow coming ... Portsmouth, from Oct.

Looking Back: Thomas Bailey Aldrich – A Writer Inspired by Portsmouth

Union Leader 04 Sep 2023
Aldrich was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1836 ... However, throughout his life Aldrich kept Portsmouth—with its natural beauty, antique architecture, and working-class grittiness — in his heart and in his imagination. His tender poem, “The Gentle Hand,” was set in Portsmouth.

Elizabeth River Ferry celebrates 40 years of carrying passengers between Norfolk and Portsmouth

Daily Press 15 Jul 2023
Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover said the rebirth of Olde Towne Portsmouth in the early 1980s — with brick sidewalks, antique street lights, new shops, businesses and restaurants — happened with the help of the ferry service ... “I was very young, very optimistic and devoted to the idea of a ferry service between Norfolk and Portsmouth,” he said.

Unearth America's best-kept secrets! 12 unexpected destinations that will leave you spellbound

Hindustan Times 12 Jun 2023
Lancaster might just be the new Brooklyn, with a unique twist.7] Portsmouth, New Hampshire ... Step back in time to the old-school charm of Portsmouth ... Discover hidden gems in antique stores, dine at cozy restaurants, and unwind at sidewalk cafes. Portsmouth encapsulates the essence of ...

Portsmouth 400th parade set for June 3: Marchers and band alumni wanted

Portsmouth Herald 08 Apr 2023
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth NH 400th Grand Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m. A Portsmouth High School band alumni reunion is being organized for the event. Floats, bands, antique cars, street performers, scout troops and anyone else who would like to march is welcome, according to organizers.

Splaine: Great Bay presents challenges and opportunities

Fosters 25 Mar 2023
We'll be thinking about our past and our future as Portsmouth celebrates its 400th anniversary ... Except in museums and perhaps garages of antique collectors, every car we today see on Portsmouth roads will be gone in a hundred years ... If we can avoid wars, and not be hit by a tidal wave, Portsmouth's next hundred years can be incredible.

Reader Opinion: Declawing surgery is inhumane to cats, by Dr. Karen Campbell

The Keene Sentinel 18 Mar 2023
I appreciated Rick Green’s “NH House considers whether to outlaw declawing cats” (March 1). Like Dr ... This procedure offers no benefit to the cat, but the N.H ... I earnestly hope New Hampshire follows the lead of states such as New York and Maryland by ceasing this cruel and antiquated practice ... Portsmouth Veterinary Referral Hospital. Portsmouth. .

Egypt continues pressure on UK for Rosetta Stone's return

The New Arab 01 Dec 2022
"It's a long-term campaign ... When the French were defeated by the British in Egypt in 1801, they signed the Treaty of Alexandria, which ruled that the stone, alongside other Egyptian antiquities, should be handed to Britain. In 1802 the stone arrived in Portsmouth and at the bequest of King George III ... ....

NH police: Driver from Eliot, Maine hits 127 mph on I-95, arrested in Greenland

Fosters 14 Oct 2022
The incident started in North Hampton and went northbound into Greenland, according to police ... Real estate. Portsmouth home sells for $2.7M as prices stay high. How will rate hikes affect Seacoast? ... 21 in Portsmouth District Court. In Hampton ... Webber Antique ... Facebook. Twitter. Email ... .

Rosetta Stone copies: Did Champollion conduct his research on a clone?

Egypt Today 25 May 2022
After the defeat of Napoleon, the stone was handed over to Britain under the terms of the Treaty of Alexandria in 1801, in addition to other antiquities found by the French. The stone was shipped to England, arrived at Portsmouth in February 1802, and was soon displayed in the British Museum.

'Let 'em come, we're ready': When air raid wardens walked Portsmouth's streets

Portsmouth Herald 11 Feb 2022
Just months after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Portsmouth had a network of air raid wardens going door to door every night to make sure each home had blackout curtains in place ... He soon met Patch and was fascinated by the retired shipyard worker's skills as a preservationist, antiques dealer and curator at the Portsmouth Athenaeum.

A rare book discovered in California is at home at Black History Trail of NH

Union Leader 06 Feb 2022
PORTSMOUTH — An 1859 first-edition novel by the Milford-born Harriet E ... She eventually connected with the Portsmouth-based Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH) ... Davis hand-delivered the book from California to Portsmouth in January. A local antiques dealer authenticated it and Boggis formally accepted the gift on behalf of the trail.

Rare first edition of Harriet Wilson's book returns to New Hampshire

Fosters 05 Feb 2022
PORTSMOUTH - A rare and precious first edition novel published in 1859 by Harriet E ... Davis, a former librarian, hand-delivered the book from California to Portsmouth. A local antique dealer authenticated it and Boggis formally accepted the gift on behalf of the Trail.