Monthly Archives: December 2011

Travel Tip: War of 1812 Events

PeterGreenberg.com Travel news you can use from America’s travel expert. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ You’ve heard of events commemorating Civil War battles and the American Revolution. But not a lot of people talk about the War of 1812. Until now. This is, after … Continue reading

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A war, and its proper due

By TOM SHANAHAN, Commentary Friday, December 30, 2011 A flag blows in the breeze next to a grave marker in the War of 1812 Cemetery in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Wednesday, May 8, 2002. Town officials say they have sufficient evidence to … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S DAY LEVEE: We’re going to party like it’s 1812

By Grant LaFleche and Don Fraser QMI Agency The official start of the War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations isn’t until June, when events mark the declaration of war between Britain and the United States. But for local re-enactors and history … Continue reading

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Travel back in time to sermon 1812-style

By Penny Coles   Learn about tension, recession in US and Europe 200 years ago     Bill Leighfield, chair of Council at Grace United Church, greets Ninian Holmes ((aka Rev. Dave Pritchard) who will give a contemporary sermon from … Continue reading

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Old Ironsides: A vessel to remember

December 29, 2011 One hundred ninety-nine years ago today, the USS Constitution defeated a British warship, HMS Java, off of Brazil in one of the great triumphs in American naval history. After Old Ironsides’ victory, the British admiralty forbade its … Continue reading

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The Town of Eden kick off bicentennial celebrations with fireworks Jan. 1, 2012

Eden bicentennial logo On Jan. 1, 2012 the Town of Eden will kick off their 200th anniversary celebration with a fireworks display. The event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at the Eden America Newell-Faulkner Post 880 on Legion … Continue reading

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GLYNN: Cannon fire to open War of 1812 events

December 28, 2011 COLUMN BY DON GLYNN — The cannons will boom at Fort George and Fort Niagara on New Year’s Day — a salute to peace between the two nations — to mark the first event for the War … Continue reading

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