‘Groundhog Day’ reflections

‘Groundhog Day’ reflections

If you are like me, you may have spent the years waking up on February second and turning on your television and watching as a favorite morning progra...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of six questions: one “line”...

February 1st, 2016 |  


Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of six questions: one “line”...

January 19th, 2016 |  



How old is too old to sit on Santa’s lap?

How old is too old to sit on Santa’s lap?

Finishing up my second week as the new editor of the newspaper here in Portsmouth has been an exciting and challenging experience to this point.The ci...

December 17th, 2015 |  


Pratt’s Preferences

Pratt’s Preferences

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comI love participating in community activities, tasting new wines and beers, trying unique recipes and foods, listeni...

December 16th, 2015 |  


A year of serendipity with Sara

A year of serendipity with Sara

I’ve written a lot about my wife, Sara, over the past year. She is often mentioned in my columns and Facebook posts. Through little anecdotes, I...

December 14th, 2015 |  


Supporting small business

Supporting small business

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth is ever-growing with small businesses that provide opportunities and options for the community. From gou...

December 1st, 2015 updated: December 1st, 2015. |  


Newspaper reflects positives in our community

Newspaper reflects positives in our community

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOver the last several years I have refrained from defending our newspaper when someone has a misconception about ...

October 8th, 2015 |  


‘The Martian’ is out of this world

‘The Martian’ is out of this world

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIf you see one more movie this year, make it “The Martian” — an action and emotionally packed t...

October 7th, 2015 |  


Linda Poage: A Trojan legacy

Linda Poage: A Trojan legacy

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comEducation isn’t about learning from books. It isn’t about studying vocabulary or mathematical formul...

September 10th, 2015 |