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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…

Cover Magus - BJ Hickman

In 1969 Richard M. Nixon was president of the United States, man first landed on the moon, and 16-year-old magician BJ Hickman joined The International Brotherhood of Magicians. Some 41 years later The I.B.M. honored Hickman in a cover story…

Artist and Activist

When Jane Kaufmann took a pottery class at UNH in the mid-'60s, she had no idea where it would lead her. "It looked like a good way to keep busy at home while I raised my children," Kaufmann says. Today…

Up Coming – Justin Cronin

You could call Justin Cronin’s “The Passage” a horror story about vampires. You could also call it an apocalyptic vision, a science fiction novel or even a mystery. But no matter what you call it, it’s a great read. The…

The Master Dowser

The ancient practice of dowsing is alive and well in New Hampshire today. Carol Gader, of Claremont, is one of about 60 people in the state’s two chapters of the American Society of Dowsers. Gader, considered a master dowser, has…

Good Sport - Tyler McGill

Remember the guy who walked 218 miles from Boston to New York City for Celtics tickets? No? Well, Tyler McGill, a 27-year-old surf shop owner from Rye, N.H., took a bet from his college buddies to make that walk in…

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…