Rooted in Creativity

Jennifer Price grew a onetime hobby
into a thriving business with Boxwood & Bloom
Written by Alison Pappas  |  Photography by Grant L. Gursky
As the cold weather arrives, one of the last things on your mind may be updating your exterior planters; however, the winter season is actually a wonderful time to either add new planters or spruce up your existing planters by adding some holiday flair.

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Finding Air Yet Grounded in Community

Professional boogie boarder Colin Herlihy has surfed waters around the world and is sharing his passion for wave riding with local youth
Written by Kristen Hampshire  |  Photography by Pamela Aquilani
Colin Herlihy dials back two decades to a still-record-breaking airtime on a boogie board — 35 feet, the height of a telephone pole. The viral footage has well over 1 million views and still pops up all the time.

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Industry Influencer

After 40 years, Jon Ashton of Ashton Surf Designs
is widely regarded as one of the premier surfboard shapers on the East Coast
Written by Kristen Hampshire  |  Photography by Pamela Aquilani
Most commercial surfboards are produced on a machine using a computer-based CNC machine — the equipment you’d find in many factories — which can swiftly cut the shape and prepare a board within 30 minutes.

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Passion to Preserve

Surfer-photographer-oceanographer Grant Otto is living his dream with the wind in his hair and the surf at his feet
Written by Joe Willey  |  Photography by Pamela Aquilani
The ocean can seem endless. Its look, its smell, and its ceaseless rhythms are a delight to many. To some, the sea is like a second skin. They are as comfortable on swelling waves and under the shadowy depths as others are in their backyards.

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