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Ken Lanterman - Nautical Craft Designs

Ken Lanterman - Nautical Craft Designs

All Things Local would like to introduce you to a wonderful woodworker who graces our shop... Ken Lanterman of Nautical Craft Designs. Ken hails from Brick NJ and is passionate about anything and everything nautical. So Ken took that passion and starting working in his woodshop creating one of a kind Nautical Wall Art.

"I am passionate about woodworking and machining. I have been in machining all my life It is rewarding taking a piece of material and turning...

  • Anne Hamilton
Deirdre Forrest - Singer & Songwriter

Deirdre Forrest - Singer & Songwriter

Deirdre Forrest is a singer, songwriter who has played ukulele and guitar for the past five years. She performed at All Things Local along with Joseph Alton Miller on July 12th and it was an amazing evening!

Deirdre is inspired by nature and memories and experiences in new places with people that she loves and things about her music and sound as a blend of her biggest influences: Soul, Indie Rock, Folk & Blues.  "I love so different many artists and bands...

  • Anne Hamilton
Blake Patterson - Wood Worker Extraordinaire

Blake Patterson - Wood Worker Extraordinaire

Growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan, Blake Patterson played with electricity, chemicals, motors, model airplanes, and the local fauna. In 10th grade he took bassoon lessons, and two years later tooted with six orchestras and three bands. After engineering and math degrees at the University of Michigan he answered JFK’s call, joined the Peace Corps, and taught two years at the University of Ife in Nigeria.

He earned a Ph.D. in physics at UC Berkeley, but...

  • Anne Hamilton

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