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Scene Setters, Jan. 30

Demonstrators gathered at Rock Rimmon Park in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon to denounce racially charged signs found at two city schools and along a walking trail last week. About 165 people attended, including Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester. (Allegra Boverman//Union Leader)
Demonstrators gathered at Rock Rimmon Park in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon to denounce racially charged signs found at two city schools and along a walking trail last week. About 165 people attended, according to estimates from organizers there. People sang songs and prayed together, some told stories about their experiences living and working in New Hampshire, the city of Manchester and the state of New Hampshire. (Allegra Boverman//Union Leader)
The American Dental Hygienists Association's Institute for Oral Health and their partner the Wrigley Company Foundation have awarded Families First Health & Support Center a $5,000 community service grant for their school-based dental program "Seacoast Healthy Grins." Here, Dental Hygienist and Seacoast Healthy Grins coordinator Cindy Bishop, RDH teaches a child proper brushing habits.  (COURTESY)
Dentist John Fitzsimons performs an exam at the Dental Center. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has awarded a three-year grant worth a total of $60,000 to Families First Health & Support Center for dental services. (COURTESY)
The Keene High School Field Hockey team made a $500 donation to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center -- Kingsbury Pavilion at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene from their annual Play 4 the Cure game. From left: Jim Boden, director of Annual Giving, Cheshire Health Foundation; Maggie Cahoon, team captain; Demetroula Glimenakis, team captain; Michelle Tiani, coach. (COURTESY)
The Manchester Community Music School named Lauren Hood the Musician of the Month for January. Lauren, 13, is a home school student from Bedford. She's been a student at the Music School for the last seven years and has been studying piano with Terry Barton for the last six years. (COURTESY)
Merrimack County Savings Bank and Meredith Village Savings Bank has donated more than $4,000 to the NH Food Bank for use at food pantries in the Concord, Nashua and Lakes Region areas, as a result of its Mitten Tree drives over the holidays.  (COURTESY)
The Anthem Foundation donated $75,000 to Granite United Way to support the Safe Station program and also promote prescription drug take-back efforts in Manchester and expand substance abuse prevention efforts with community partners. The Safe Station program uses fire stations to immediately connect those struggling with addiction to treatment. From left: Rich Doyle, Helping Hands; Patrick Tufts, president and CEO of Granite United Way; Christopher Stawasz, AMR; Mayor Ted Gatsas; Lisa Guertin, president of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; Stephanie Bergeron, executive director of Serenity Place; Chief Dan Goonan; Tim Soucy, public health director; Chris Hickey from Manchester Fire Department. (COURTESY)