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Scene Setters, Feb. 13Community life in the Granite State

Mary Kate Donais, left, of Manchester and Katie Grace of Strafford attend the 12th annual Mardi Gras Gala put on by Catholic Charities New Hampshire at the Grappone Center in Concord on Feb. 4. The event, attended by more than 300 people, netted more than $115,000. (MARK BOLTON/UNION LEADER)
Margaret Tole of Thornton stands next to juggler Tim McKenzie of Manchester at the 12th annual Mardi Gras Gala put on by Catholic Charities New Hampshire at the Grappone Center in Concord on Feb. 4. The event, attended by more than 300 people, netted more than $115,000. (MARK BOLTON/UNION LEADER)
Staff member Michele Juza spins the wheel during the social hour at the 12th annual Mardi Gras Gala put on by Catholic Charities New Hampshire at the Grappone Center in Concord on Feb. 4. The event, attended by more than 300 people, netted more than $115,000. (MARK BOLTON/UNION LEADER)
Kaith Raho, left, donor relations officer, and staff member Marc Cousineau of Sutton attend the 12th annual Mardi Gras Gala put on by Catholic Charities New Hampshire at the Grappone Center in Concord on Feb. 4. The event, attended by more than 300 people, netted more than $115,000. (MARK BOLTON/UNION LEADER)
A vintage baby carriage at the booth of Deb Ludwig of Londonderry is parked in a hallway between the multiple rooms during the Manchester Vintage Market held at La Quinta Hotel in Manchester on Saturday.  (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
A couple of mid-century modern lamps with a Thailand theme at the booth of Dan Dwyer of Auburn during the Manchester Vintage Market held at La Quinta Hotel in Manchester on Saturday.  (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Bob Perry, left, of Marshfield, Mass., looks at postcards at his booth with Carla Lia, right, of Stratford, Conn., during the Manchester Vintage Market held at La Quinta Hotel in Manchester on Saturday.  (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Michael Charron of Hopkinton looks at old photographs at the booth of Lyn Heatlie of Rochester during the Manchester Vintage Market held at La Quinta Hotel in Manchester on Saturday.  (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
The 45th Annual New Hampshire Snowmobile Association and Easterseals' ride-in benefiting Camp Sno-Mo, a residential camp for children with disabilities and special health care needs, was held in Gorham recently. Among those participating were, from left: Elliot Perry, Easterseals child representative; Major John B. Wimsatt, Law Enforcement Division, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department; Larry Gammon, president and CEO, Easterseals New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont/Farnum Center; Sen. Jeff Woodburn, executive director of the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions; Monica Pettengill Jerkins, executive director, New Hampshire Snowmobile Association; Robert Kelly, regional director of Camping/Camp Sno-Mo, Easterseals; Beth Palmer, president, New Hampshire Snowmobile Association; Mike Cormier, vice president of development, Easterseals New Hampshire and Vermont. (COURTESY)
From left: Citizens Bank's Ryan Cappannari, corporate payments specialist, and Glenn Rowley, director of government banking, present a $15,856.64 rebate check to Londonderry officials Kevin Smith, town manager; Doug Smith, finance director; Justin Campo, senior accountant; and Leiann Cotton, accounts payable clerk. The check represents new revenue from the town's use of the Citizens Bank Commercial Card Program for the past year. (COURTESY)
Waste Management recently presented a donation of $10,000 to The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire in support of its initiatives to restore the Connecticut River and to sustain wildlife corridors across New Hampshire's Northern Forest. From left: Bob Magnusson, senior district manager–disposal, Waste Management; Mark Zankal, executive director, The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire; Steve Poggi, area director of disposal operations, Waste Management. (COURTESY)