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Invented Here

An ode to Granite State tinkerers, innovators and visionaries.Levi Hutchins had a problem.The 26-year-old Concord clockmaker wanted to begin his workday at 4 a.m., well before dawn broke, when even an insomniac rooster wasn't quite ready to crow.So Hutchins did…

Just Dance

It's not everyone that gets their childhood dance lessons from a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, but Karen Shackleford did."I remember as a young child staring with awe at the photos she had hanging on the wall of her studio,"…

Cake Queen - Ashlee Perkins

Ashlee Perkins, the owner of AMP Cake Design in Merrimack, is a premier cake designer, having appeared on the "Food Network Challenge" four times so far. Her most recent foray into the show was an appearance in the "Paranormal Cake"…

Sand Man

For Greg Grady the beach isn't just a place to stick an umbrella in the sand and enjoy the ocean. For him the beach is a place to create and display his - and others - fabulous sand sculptures. A…

Jazz Man - Sonny Rollins

The world of jazz has its share of giants, and among those still alive and kicking no one looms larger than improvisational saxaphonist and composer Sonny Rollins. He and his horn will be in New Hampshire later this month when…

Chill Billy ­- Peter Mazurowski

The message of "Billy Elliot," both the movie and the new Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, is that, with talent and determination, you can indeed dance your way to success. And that in a nutshell is the story of Bow's Peter…

From Time to Time

Ask Barbara Ann Paster to tell you about herself and she has two tales to tell. First, she is, as she describes it, "a Russian Jewish mother of three grown children and four grandsons. My husband Barrie and I have…

He's Still Game

When “Granite State Challenge” — N.H. Public Television’s quiz show for high school students — went on the air in 1983, Tom Bergeron of “Dancing With the Stars” fame was the host. But a year later Bergeron was off to…

Ms. Showbiz – Leslie Taylor

If you’ve seen a woman toting around a camera crew on the streets of New Hampshire lately, chances are you saw Leslie Taylor and her crew working on an episode of her new, self-titled show. “The Leslie Taylor Show” is…

Socks for Sam

The following story is about Laconia surgeon Sam Aldridge, the doctor featured in Rick Broussard's April Editor's Note. In mid-January, LRGHealthcare vascular surgeon Dr. Sam Aldridge left for a four-month deployment to serve with a medical unit in Afghanistan. Before…