Combat Paper Exhibit Opens in Lawrence

“While I was deployed all I could think of was being home. What I did not know then was that Iraq would come back with me.” – Jim O’Neill The Essex Art Center in Lawrence has unveiled its latest set of exhibits, both featuring works by veterans of the United States military. This Friday, in… Read More

Remembering Sacrifice: WWII Veteran Lou Panebianco

It was rainy and frigid on Jan. 8, 1944, and 20-year-old Lawrence native Lou Panebianco and four other volunteers in the forward observation patrol were in deep trouble. German soldiers atop the slopes of Italy’s Monte Cassino had discovered that they were being watched by five American soldiers huddled in a bomb crater partially shielded… Read More

Granite State Gold – Smoky Quartz Distillery

For Kevin Kurland, the success of Smoky Quartz, his artisanal distillery in Seabrook, N.H., is all about the details. The Iraq War veteran and longtime engineer has seen to it, for example, that each of his Smoky Quartz products — a vodka, two types of rum, a moonshine (more like a white whiskey, actually) and… Read More

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