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Visit Vortex: Meet the Owners

HAMILTON & ADAMS Meet the Owners BY ANNE PYBURN CRAIG AUGUST 21, 2018 If you’re a man, or love someone who is, you need to get to know Hamilton & Adams in Uptown Kingston. A shop dedicated to the discerning and adventurous man, Hamilton & Adams features menswear that’s both sharp and rugged, grooming tools that feel as good in the hand as they do on skin, and unique, well-made gifts and accessories that aren’t easy to come across. To shop for such things online at random is to risk disappointment; some things need to be experienced in person. At Hamilton & Adams, where the mantra is “Stay Curious,” you’ll find a well-curated cornucopia of solid finery. “While we offer categories...

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Memorial Day- A Brief History...

Many people do not know the difference between Memorial Day or Veterans Day.    Memorial Day has been set aside as a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in the military.  Veterans Day is to honor ALL of those who serve in our armed forces.    Memorials Day's origins date back to the mid 19th century when soldiers graves were decorated with flowers and/or flags.  This custom became widespread around the time of the American Civil War.  It was in 1882 that the name 'Memorial Day' was first used.    The holiday was not established as a Federal Holiday until 1967, at which the date was set for May 30th.  Congress passed the 'Uniform Monday Holiday...

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Gift-giving by us, and with us....

We, like most of you, are busy and always trying t find time to plan for giving the best gifts.  Sometimes we just NAIL it, and other times, it seems like we don't have enough time to get the perfect present. WE hope we've been ale to help you this year... We've tried to make the gift selection, and giving experience more fun!    The collections shown here check off a variety of functions, fun moments, and maybe even will help start a new tradition (french press on Christmas morning anyone?)   Shop until your list is complete, give till they have what they need, and enjoy your season.. Take a look around the site, pop on in if you can, and...

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