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The Manchester Richelieu Club recently hosted its annual French oratorical contest for high school students.  From left are second-prize winner Chris Violette, French teacher Robert Zeller and first-prize winner Deveney Reber, all of whom are from Bedford High School.

NH Club Briefs: Bedford student wins French oratorical contest

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A Bedford High School student recently won the Manchester Richelieu Club's 39th annual French oratorical contest.

NH Club Notes: Danbury Grange to host benefit for fire victim

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Blazing Star Grange 71 is sponsoring an indoor yard and bake sale to benefit Danbury resident Dean Martin from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall, 15 North Road.

St. Patrick celebrations culminate with Manchester parade

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Most places in America celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. In Manchester, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Month.

Egg-citing Easter egg hunts starting across Granite State

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We’ve “gathered” all of the Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts taking place across the Granite State in coming weeks.

Newport Peeps diorama contest scheduled for April 4-11

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After a long cold winter, The Library Arts Center’s is inviting the community to celebrate spring, art and marshmallow mania with the fourth annual Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts...

Weather puts a chill on NH's retirement allure

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New Hampshire ranks as the 16th best state to retire in, according to a new survey, dragged down by receiving the nation's second-worst grade for weather.

Fred Kretchman at work in his shop. He's a New Hampshire native and longtime resident who once represented the state at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

A lifelong fisherman becomes a fine craftsman

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Rod maker Fred Kretchman discovered his passion when he found an antique fly rod at an auction.

With the hope that it will inspire her to continue her athletic pursuits, Chris Devlin-Young during the ASPNC's “Collaboration Celebration” Saturday in Lincoln, presented Abby Duffy, who is visually impaired, a racing bib he wore at the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Abby is a fifth-grader from Concord. Devlin-Young, who hails from Bethlehem, is a Paralympic, World and X-Games gold medalist.

Partnerships between nonprofits celebrated in North Country

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Although its history is brief, Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country has a long list of accomplishments, and recently the group thanked the many partners who since 2009 have helped it provide...

NH Senior Briefs: Presidential Oaks to kick off senior education series April 10

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Want to learn about the VA’s pension program or the latest gadgets and gizmos for home safety?

Adam Stowell of Salem and Craig Stowell of Sandown hang out with host Jonny Smith on the set of

Love of cars steers NH brothers to reality TV

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Adam and Craig Stowell may look like a couple of ordinary brothers, but there's high-octane gasoline running through their veins.

Life and Culture

NH doctor reflects on her efforts to battle the Ebola beast

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Last fall, when most people were recoiling in horror as Ebola was ravaging much of West Africa, Dr. Elizabeth Talbot felt drawn toward the crisis.

Susan Nolan - The Journey: Good humor won't be forgotten

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In my work with nursing home residents, I long ago figured out that a good laugh goes a long way.

Marc A. Hebert's Money $ense: To Roth, or not to Roth, that is the question

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William Shakespeare I'm not. But I do know a good tax deduction when I see one, or is it a non-deduction?

Julie Jason's Your Money: Variety of reasons motivate people to start an encore career

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If you are like many people who are about to retire, you might be exploring an "encore" career - a new venture after retirement.

HUSSEY

NH Military News: Farmington High graduate completes Marine training

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Farmington High graduate completes Marine training

Marine Pvt. Seth A. Hussey, son of Rebecca (Hussey) Correia of Farmington and John Weeman of North Conway, recently graduated...

Celia Rivenbark: Dress code slackers and other views from the school office

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I'm coming up on my one-year anniversary volunteering in the main office at the Princess' high school one morning a week. I don't tell you this so you'll think I'm a good person. I tell you this so...

Granite State Celebrities

Juston McKinney

Comedian Juston McKinney has become a sort of comical ambassador to New Hampshire - or actually, he's more like, what's the opposite of an ambassador?

Jeffrey Locke

Major League Baseball pitcher Jeffrey "Jeff" Alan Locke was born on November 20, 1987 in North Conway to Pam and Alan Locke.

Ann Dowd

Ann Dowd, who is a native of Holyoke, Mass. (born on January 30, 1956) and has a family home at New Hampshire's Lake Sunapee, is the talk of Hollywood now.

Annie Duke

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

Bode Miller

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

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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