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Club Notes: Italian club to present comedy/murder mystery

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The N.H. Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club will present “Knock EM Dead,” a comedy/murder mystery with six possible endings, on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia.

Enzo Scott, 8, of Auburn feels the runoff as Garden Manager Tracy Morley pours water on a clump of straw while giving a lesson in the 4-H Teaching Garden at Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn last week. Also pictured is Jacob Sevigny, 10, of Bedford.

More than plants grow in 4-H Teaching Garden

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Lessons in helping others are growing in a garden plot on the grounds of the Massabesic Audubon Center.

Senior News: Lifelong Learning Institute plans fall class previews

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College, known as OLLI, will host its annual fall class preview and social for the Manchester area at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Hooksett...

The inaugural Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest drew a large crowd to Arms Park Saturday afternoon for beer tasting, chicken wings competition and live music. David Currier, managing member of Henniker Brewery, samples an offering from Kelsen Brewery with founder Erik Olsen at the tap.

Tapped into flavor at Manchester's Summer Fest

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One of the drawbacks to being a small, independent brewery is it's easy to stay that way and go unnoticed among big-name megabrews.

The One Day of Community Celebration sponsored by the Manchester Christian Church and the NH Fisher Cats drew hundreds of Manchester city students and their families to Sheridan-Emmett Park on Beech Street in Manchester Saturday morning to receive backpacks loaded with school supplies and enjoy a festival celebration with music, food and games. Over 3300 backpacks were prepared to be distributed and 450 volunteers were on hand to help run the event. Twenty area vendors contributed with booths for free food and services as well as entertainment. Manchester Christian Church volunteer Jessica Beaudet organizes some of the thousands of backpacks to be donated to Manchester school children at the event.

More than 3,000 school backpacks distributed during the One Day of Community in Manchester

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Any impending dread felt by children receiving back-to-school supplies Saturday was offset by one heck of a recess at Sheridan-Emmett Park.

For members of the Lake Sunapee Cruising Fleet, sailing is about competition, friendship and the pure pleasure of life on the water in summertime.

Sails, strategy and Sunapee sunsets; Cruising Fleet sailors enjoy friendly competition

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Terry Fletcher is heading south toward the islands of Lake Sunapee, mulling over the three or four passageways he can take. He can't see where the other guy is. He checks the wind, checks the clouds,...

Members of Boomerang Adventures, an outing club for adults, enjoy a paddle.

A club for active, outdoors-loving boomers

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Disc NH - Boomerange Adventures

Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks: Life with her Chinook puppy gives trainer greater empathy with students

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For the past several weeks, I've been teaching an online certificate course about puppies for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Newly promoted U.S. Navy Lt. Erica C. Coburn, a 2006 graduate of John Stark Regional High School, is seen at the bow of the USS James E. Williams in the Indian Ocean.

Navy promotes John Stark grad; Milford grad completes Air Force training

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2006 graduate of John Stark recently promoted to U.S. Navy lieutenant; Milford grad finishes Air Force training

Families First class in Portsmouth to focus on back-to-school transition

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Families First Health and Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, has set its schedule of free parenting classes for August, which includes one that will focus on the back-to-school transition.

Life and Culture

Rosemary Levesque's daughter, Mia, 1, has had three open-heart surgeries. In addition to GoFundMe.com, a benefit yard sale today and tomorrow at 150 Jobin Drive in Manchester is helping to defray the costs. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER

Manchester mom turns to crowd funding for daughter's heart surgeries

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Manchester women with distinctly different needs ask for - and get - help via social media funding sites

Ranging in age from 9 to 18, members of the Windham Actors Guild’s new youth program will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” next month.

Theater provides creative outlet for kids

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The Windham Actors Guild has a new children's acting troupe and an upcoming show, "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Club Briefs: Big Brothers/Big Sisters celebrates matches

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester hosted more than 125 “Bigs” and “Littles” and their families at its annual Program Celebration on July 12 at Manchester...

Hebron Fair scene

Country celebrations across Granite State cheer summer season

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Nothing quite says New England like good old-fashioned summer country fairs, which begin in earnest throughout the Granite State in the next few weeks.

Club Briefs: Bedford Women's Club to begin club year with new member coffee

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The Bedford Women's Club will begin its club year with a coffee for new and prospective members at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Manchester Parks & Rec Chief Don Pinard works on his short game while giving a tour of the city's 18-hole course in wooded land adjacent to Brown and Mitchell Park and the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Disc golf on verge of coming to Manchester

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The Queen City is known for having one of the only municipally-owned golf courses in the state, and soon it will be home to a new course — one with forested paths instead of greens and discs in...

Granite State Celebrities

Bode Miller

Bode Miller, the first American in 22 years to become the World Cup overall champion is a native of Easton, New Hampshire.

Annie Duke

Annie Duke is known as the "Duchess of Poker" and is considered one of the best poker players in the world.

Tom Bergeron

Emmy-Award winner Tom Bergeron, the host of ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos, and Dancing With the Stars, divides his time between Hollywood and his home in Greenwich, CT. Yet he...

Bob Montana Bob Montana

Bob Montana wanted to be a cartoonist since he was seven. Born in Stockton, California on October 23, 1920, Bob was the son of a former Ziegfield girl, Roberta Pandolfini Montana and a top banjo...

Aerosmith

Aerosmith, considered by many to be America's greatest rock and roll band, has its roots in New Hampshire. Two members of the band, lead singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry spent their...

Matt Bonner

Matt Bonner is known for his strong work ethic. Some would call him a workaholic. Bonner's dedication to his education (he earned straight A's from pre-school all the way through to high school)...

Jodi Picoult

Novelist Jodi Picoult makes her home in Hanover, New Hampshire. Picoult, who was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003, has written over a dozen novels since 1992. She was...

Chas Guldemond

Chas Guldemond was born in Laconia on April 22, 1987 and grew up in New Hampshire. Today he is a pro snowboarder who is shredding up the slopes all over the world and racking up wins in competitions...

Charles Revson

"Look kiddie. I built this business by being a bastard. I run it by being a bastard. I'll always be a bastard, and don't you ever try to change me." - Charles Revson, founder of Revlon, to a...

Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk, the major league catcher who played most famously for the Boston Red Sox, was born in Bellows Falls, Vt., on December 26, 1947. But the Hall-of-Famer is really from Charlestown, where...

Brian Wilson

Right-handed pitcher Brian Wilson is a native of the state of New Hampshire. Wilson, who was raised in Londonderry, attended (and played for) Londonderry High School, where he was a bit of a...

Bradford Anderson Bradford Anderson

Bradford Anderson, a native of the town of Meredith, in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, has been acting since he was a young boy.

B.J. Bedford

Barbara J. Bedford (also known as "B.J.") was born on November 9, 1972 in Hanover, New Hampshire. She was introduced to swimming by her three older brothers, whom she aspired to be like. She is the...

Alan Shepard

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., the first American in space, was born on November 18, 1923 in (East) Derry, New Hampshire. He grew up in East Derry and attended school at the small one-room...

Sully Erna / Godsmack

Sully Erna, lead singer for the band Godsmack, hangs his hat in southern New Hampshire. The multi-talented musician can also play guitar and drums.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost is New Hampshire's most well-known and most beloved poets. But he was born in San Francisco, California in 1874 to William Frost, a journalist, and Isabelle Moody, a school teacher.

Wolf Moser

Wolf Moser was born on December 3, 1974 in Moultonboro, New Hampshire. He graduated from St. Paul's High School, where he began rowing in 1991. Wolf currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey.

Triple H

Paul Michael Levesque, better known as the wrestler Triple H, was born on July 27, 1969 in Nashua. He is currently still wrestling under World Wrestling Entertainment's "RAW" brand, works as a...

Topher Grace

Topher Grace's connection to the Granite State is the acclaimed Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, where the young actor was discovered by the producers of "That 70's Show."

Tom Rush Tom Rush

Folk musician Tom Rush was born in Portsmouth on February 8, 1941. His father was a teacher at St. Paul's School in Concord. In an interview he described "growing up" at St. Paul's, but he was sent...

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers is a comedian. He was born on December 28, 1973 in Evanston, IL but he was raised in Bedford, and graduated from Manchester West High School before attending Northwestern University in...

Scotty Lago

Professional snowboarder and Olympic Medalist Scotty Lago is a Seabrook native, born on November 12, 1987. He currently owns two homes in Hampton Falls.

Sarah Silverman

Stand-up comedienne and actress Sarah Silverman was born in Bedford on December 1, 1970. She was a student of the Derryfield School in Manchester.

Samantha Brown at Cape Neddick Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown is the host of the Travel Channel's "Great Hotels, Great Vacation Homes" and "Girl Meets Hawaii." You might be surprised to learn that Samantha grew up here in New Hampshire both in...

Salmon P. Chase

Salmon P. Chase, the 6th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was born in Cornish on January 13, 1808. He was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on December 6, 1864. He...

Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth. His parents moved to Cortland, New York when Ronnie was very young.

Rico Petrocelli

Rico Petrocelli was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997. He started in the 1967 and '69 All-Star Games, and was known as one of the league's best fielders for over a decade.

Recycled Percussion

Recycled Percussion was formed in 1995 by Justin Spencer for a Goffstown High School talent show. Did they win? Actually, no. A juggling act took first place.

Ralph Baer

Seven years before Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs invented the personal computer and decades before we were interacting with Playstation, Wii and Xbox 360, Ralph Baer was playing ping-pong on...

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, two-time Presidential candidate, American businessman, savior of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games and the 70th Governor of the State of Massachusetts, was born in Detroit on March...

Penny Pitou Penny Pitou

Penny Pitou, the first American to win an Olympic downhill medal, entered the New England Women's Sports Hall of Fame November 14, 2001.

New Hampshire Olympians in 2010

Biographies about the Olympians from New Hampshire who were a part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

New Hampshire Olympians in 2008

New Hampshire has a history of producing amazing Olympians. This summer, there is only one woman on the U.S. Team from the Granite State. She goes to Beijing, China with aspirations of winning a...

New Hampshire Olympians in 2006

The men and women on this page went to Torino, Italy with aspirations of winning a gold medal for their country and bragging rights to the title "Best in the World." These athletes with ties to New...

New Hampshire Olympians in 2004

The men and women on this page are headed to Greece with aspirations of winning a gold medal for their country and bragging rights to the title "Best in the World". These athletes with ties to New...

New Hampshire Olympians in 2002

Just like the Olympic torch that circled the country before landing in Utah on February 4, 21 athletes with New Hampshire ties hope to shine brightly at the winter games in Salt Lake City.

Mia Tyler

She was born to rock star Steven Tyler and Andy Warhol muse Cyrinda Foxe at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on December 22, 1978.

Mike O'Malley

Mike O'Malley, who played the part of Jimmy Hughes on the popular CBS television comedy series "Yes, Dear," was raised in Nashua, NH. He was born on October 31, 1966.

Matt Savage

Matt Savage grew up on a 165-acre farm in Francestown with his parents. So, what's so special about him? Matt is an autistic savant. Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Savage couldn't...

Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy is the founder of the Christian Science movement, a religious movement that believes in Bible-based healing. She founded the "Church of Christ, Scientist" in Boston, Massachusetts in...

Mandy Moore

Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore was born in Nashua on April 10, 1984. She moved to Orlando, Florida at the age of two months and she continues to reside there with her family. Moore is best known as one...

Kristen Vermilyea

The New Hampshire Film Industry is abuzz with the likes of Kristen Vermilyea on the scene. The former actress previously appeared in a few television commercials and on television shows such as "Law...

Kris Freeman

He's young, good looking and cocksure. The All-American boy, raised in the north country of New Hampshire, in a rural house his father built off a dirt road lost among the hills.

Ken Burns

Ken Burns is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who resides in Walpole, New Hampshire with his wife. He has three children. Burns is best known for his 11-hour film series "The Civil War," a...

Justice David Souter

David Hackett Souter is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Though he was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, Souter grew up in the town of Weare, New Hampshire on his family's...

John Irving

John Winslow Irving is the best-selling author of "The World According to Garp," "The Hotel New Hampshire," the "Cider House Rules," and "A Prayer for Owen Meany." Irving was born in Exeter, NH, on...

Joanie Laurer (Chyna)

WWF's Chyna, also known as Joanie Laurer, was born in 1971 in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Laurer went to school at the University of Tampa, where she majored in Spanish and Literature. Laurer...

Jenny Thompson

Jenny Thompson was born on February 26, 1973 in Danvers, Mass. Jenny began swimming while living in Massachusetts when she joined the YMCA and become serious about the sport after joining Seacoast...

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, stars of the highly-rated SyFi show, Ghost Hunters, co-own (with their wives) the Spalding Inn in Whitefield, a beautiful inn that sits in the heart of the White...

J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger might be an icon of adolescence, a writer who is best known for his short novel "The Catcher in the Rye" and its hero lead character Holden Caulfield. But Salinger's own life as that...

Hannah Kearney

Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney was born in Hanover on February 26, 1986 and grew up in nearby Norwich, VT. She was on skis at the age of two, coming up through the Ford Sayre Program and later...

Grace Metalious

Grace Metalious, the author to one of the most notorious and best-selling novels in American history was born Marie Grace de Repentigny on September 8, 1924 in Manchester, NH.

Franklin Pierce

He was the first President to be born in the 19th Century. Franklin Pierce was born in the town of Hillsborough on November 23, 1804. His father, Benjamin Pierce, was a two-term Governor in the...

Dean Kamen

He's the Thomas Edison of our time, the Bill Gates of New Hampshire. Inventor Dean Kamen is best known for designing the revolutionary Segway, a two-wheeled "human transporter" that uses gyroscopic...

Dan Brown

Author Dan Brown is best known for his controversial best-seller, The Da Vinci Code, which was released in 2003 by Doubleday Books. He was born and raised in Exeter, where his father taught...

Christopher Lowell

Christopher Lowell is the flamboyant host of his self-titled home-decorating and design Emmy-Award Winning show, "The Christopher Lowell Show." His previous show, "Interior Motives with Christopher...

Christa McAuliffe

She was supposed to be the first teacher in space. But a disaster that took place on January 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle "Challenger" exploded 73 seconds after launch over the Florida skies...

Chris Carpenter

The former St. Louis Cardinals' right-handed ace pitcher Chris Carpenter is a native of Exeter, New Hampshire. He graduated from Trinity High School in 1993, where he earned Athlete-of-the-Year...

Brad Delp

Bradley Delp, the beloved lead singer of the seventies rock and roll band Boston passed away on March 9, 2007 at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire. But his low-key musical legacy will surely...

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire and attended Central High School. At 17, he took his first step toward becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston...

Hilary Gehman

Hilary Gehman was born on August 15, 1971 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. She graduated from Kingswood High School and, for the last few years, has coached the Georgetown University novice women's crew...

Janet Evanovich

Novelist Janet Evanovich divides her time between her home in Hanover, New Hampshire and Naples, Florida. She was born on April 23, 1943 in South River, NJ, where she graduated from South River High...

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