Film star at wine signing in Seagoe
FILM star Sam Neill made an appearance in the town at the Seagoe Hotel in October.
The Jurassic Park actor was in town for a ‘wine signing’ at the Seagoe where he appended his signature to his finest bottles of pinot noior.
Around 600 mourners attended the funeral of former Portadown soccer star David Mills who died in hospital after a serious assault.
A Roman Catholic priest who served in Portadown from 1990 to 2000, Fr Brian Mac Cuarta, was appointed as the Jesuits’ world director of archives in Rome.
It was revealed that car parking spaces at Portadown railway station would be reduced by 21 when the newly refurbished station opens next summer.
A group of students from Portadown College were preparing to travel to Kenya next summer with the objective of improving local living standards, or the environment, in a meaningful and sustainable way.
Seagoe Mothers’ Union celebrated their 90th anniversary with a celebration tea in the parish centre.
Upper Bann MLA John O’Dowd, Education Minister, announced a £230,000 funding scheme to encourage people to develop Irish language skills during a visit to St John the Baptist Primary School.
It was a busy time at Kilmoriarty Orange Hall at Loughgall. It was the 100th anniversary of the Orange Lodge, the Bible and the Crown Defenders LOL 30, a £60,000 renovation of the hall and the unfurling of a new banner.
There was a tragic start to November when a prison officer, father of two David Black, died after shots were fired on his car as he drove to work along the motorway.
Kenny Vennard, winner of the Northern Ireland title in the Pride of Britain awards, and his wife Jenny mingled with celebrities at the awards ceremony in the Dorchester Hotel, London.
There was tragedy on the roads when 21 year old Katherine Kelley was killed in a weekend car crash.
Motorists were left fuming after roadworks on the Northway and Edenderry area slowed traffic to a snail’s pace. Businesses complained they were counting the cost as shoppers avoided the town while the roadwrks, part of the Asda development, were completed.
Courageous Andrea Gardiner gave her brother, Paul Beattie, the gift of life by donating one of her kidneys to a man who lost both his kidneys and endured 17 months of dialysis.
Newly engaged couple Faolan Clark and Zarah Large were the first through the doors as the new £40 million Asda store was opened in Portadown by Dame Mary Peters.
Prime Minster David Cameron was in town as he choose Carn company NACCO for one of his round Britain question and answer sessions.
It was a dream trip to Disneyland Paris and it ended with a dream results as eight year old Ellie Rose Delaney, a pupil at Ballyoran Primary School, won over the judges to bring the Junior Face of Europe award home to Portadown.
In December the bird man of Portadown, Leslie Harrison, avoided going to jail when he was given a conditional discharge at Craigavon court for littering but it did mean an end to him feeding the pigeons at St Mark’s Church in the town centre.
A Bleary resident warned that it was only a matter of time before someone was killed in an accident on the Calvertstown Road after a motorist veered into the gardens of two houses - the seventh such incident at this spot in two years.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
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