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Ancient Craft

Scott Button is one of a rare breed these days — he makes his living as a farrier. And what he does each day is almost exactly what “shoers” have done for many centuries. The only real difference between now…

Losing It For Good

The results of two nationally-respected obesity studies are relatively flattering to New Hampshire. We are officially one of the least rotund states in the U.S.A., ranking 33rd (high numbers are healthier) in the 2009 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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"…

A Farm Life

Valerie Jarvis says she was a "serious city slicker" when she and her family moved to a farm in Gilmanton Iron Works back in 1994. They soon got the hang of farm life, though, raising a dozen chickens and then…

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…

Down Under’s Didgeridoo

Brian Charles went to Juilliard as a young man to train as an oboist, but on a trip to Australia he became charmed by a more ancient instrument — the didgeridoo. “It allows the performer freedom to express music in…

Bronze Bomber – Scotty Lago

A little over a month ago most people in New Hampshire would have struggled to identify 22-year-old Scotty Lago in a picture. Now the Olympic snowboard half-pipe bronze medalist has one of the most recognizable faces — or abs, depending…

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…

Weary Artist – Andy Friedman

It will be another strange bend in the road when Andy Friedman makes a return visit to Manchester to play Boynton’s Taproom in the Millyard on Feb. 27. Last time he was here for a wedding and he killed some…

The Art of Dance

Patricia Lavoie’s dance students are dressed for an upcoming performance (“a delightful production,” says Lavoie) that’s based on a book by local author Tracy Kane called “Fairy Flight.” It’s one of two major performances that draw large audiences for the…