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Club Briefs: Matthew Thornton DAR members attend service

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Four members of the Matthew Thornton Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in Nashua attended the 67th N.H. State Organization of DAR's service at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge on...

Former Pinkerton Academy Headmaster Mary Anderson, left, and longtime English teacher Ann west share some memories of the school recenlty in the Alumni Building.

Pinkerton community ready to party like its 1814: 200th Gala Anniversary set for Sept. 27

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Plans are underway to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pinkerton Academy next month, in what is being billed as possibly the biggest event ever at the high school.

One of the first Francestown Labor Day Celebration parades in the early 1900s.

Peterborough children's author to be featured at Francestown Labor Day Celebration

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Francestown is getting ready for its 97th annual Labor Day Celebration, originally held as a Red Cross fundraiser during World War I the weekend of activities includes the traditional Labor Day...

Senior News: Lifelong Learning Institute opens fall class registration today

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College, or OLLI, says its fall course catalog is available to anyone older than 50 who is interested in learning for the fun of it.

Plymouth senior center gets grant to fix sprinkler system

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A senior center in Grafton County that serves an average of 142 people per day has just been given $170,000 in emergency block grant funding to fix its malfunctioning sprinkler system.

Beth Towle and Bill Briggs, who are the founds and head Honduras Hope, show photos and items from their recent trip to Plan Grande, Honduras.

Nonprofit: Engagement, hope key to ending illegal immigration

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As Congress struggles to control illegal immigration from Central America, a tiny North Country nonprofit that has worked for more than a decade in Honduras - the region's poorest and most violent...

Line supervisor Dana Roberson grabs a fresh tray of stuffed pepper casserole while preparing hot lunches for Meals on Wheels. The food is cooked by commercials kitchens and delivered to the Carpenter Center for packaging.

Coordinated effort in Manchester: Preparing Meals on Wheels a major daily production

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A lane Rapazza scans the small group of staff and volunteers at the Carpenter Center's Meals on Wheels program and gives a slight nod of satisfaction.

The Patriot Guard Riders lead the festival's Moose Cruise, a motor vehicle parade on Friday around downtown Colebrook.

Three-day North Country Moose Festival wraps up today

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After kicking off Friday with a well-attended parade and street fair and continuing Saturday with a variety of events, the 23rd annual North Country Moose Festival winds down today as organizers...

Central NH VNA & Hospice plans volunteer sessions, bereavement groups

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Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice plans four information sessions for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer.

2nd Annual Family Fest Saturday in Manchester's Veterans Park

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Intown Manchester's free Family Fest is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Veterans Park.

Life and Culture

United Way plans Day of Caring in Nashua

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Nashua's Day of Caring event has been scheduled for Sept. 10, and includes nearly 40 projects throughout the community.

Merle Dustin of Contoocook, left, regent of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter of DAR, presents a gift to State DAR Registrar Jackie Marshall of Amherst, who was the guest speaker at the chapter's meeting this month.

Club Notes

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Mercy Hathawaty White DAR plans 'Guest Day'; Woman's Service Club's program; 5 organizations receive Manchester Elks' donations

Homemade ice cream is a timeless treat that can be tweaked for any occasion.

Homemade ice cream a delight for kids of any age in any era

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Homemade ice cream, a delight frozen in time

Paul Strand, 53, of Portsmouth, boisterously portrays Capt. John Smith during a ceremony  unveiling the monument to honor Smith’s discovery of the nearby Isles of Shoals — which he named Smith’s Isles — in 1614. The granite obelisk at Rye Harbor State Park in Rye includes a rendition of Smith’s map of New England.

Isles of Shoals commemorated in weekend ceremony

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This month, Paul Strand of Portsmouth is portraying the 17th-century explorer as New Hampshire marks the 400th anniversary of Smith’s finding the Isles of Shoals.

Londonderry Police dispatch supervisor Bobby Jones threw a pitch at Friday night's Police vs. Firefighters softball game. The two town departments raised nearly $1000 for Camp Pride in the days leading up to the game.

Londonderry police and firefighters rise to fundraising challenge

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After budget cuts prevented police and firefighters from sponsoring one of their favorite charities this year, Londonderry’s men and women in uniform reached into their own pockets.

Therese St. Cyr Williams Scholes of Manchester, who is holding her great-great-granddaughter, Kennedy Nichols, gathers with five generations of her family. Standing from left are her grandson, John Williams Jr. of Weare; her son, John Williams of Manchester; and her great-granddaughter and the baby’s mother, Aayliah Williams of Weare.

‘When to call 911,’ a topic of Nashua Seniors Count workshop

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Is it a heart attack? Is it a stroke? Sometimes medical emergencies happen quickly, and it’s difficult to be sure if it’s time to call 911.

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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