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Scene setters, April 10

04/04/2017 Hal Jordan, who recently retire from CEO of Greater Manchester YMCA was awarded with the NH Impact Award, with Jeannette Davila, Chief Development Officer of Easter Seals NH, VT and Maine during the annual Nonprofit Impact Awards presented by the NH Center for Nonprofits held at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on Tuesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
From left are Elaine Hamil, founder of Girls at Work, Katie Merrow, vice president of community impact for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Mel Gosselin, CEO of Girls at Work during the annual Nonprofit Impact Awards presented by the NH Center for Nonprofits held at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on Tuesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
From left are Kathleen Reardon, CEO of NH Center for Nonprofits, Tom Boucher, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Board Member, Dr. Bill Brewster, vice president NH Market Leader for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Ellen Avery, who won the Health Impact Award for her work with Community Volunteer Transportation Company during the annual Nonprofit Impact Awards presented by the NH Center for Nonprofits held at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on Tuesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
Rick and Cecilia Eaton, from Auburn, met at the Backroom for ice cream after he came home Viet Nam and now have been married for 47 years, at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester on Thursday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Maria Iulian Blaga, from Manchester, window shops on Hanover Street as the rain started on Thursday in Manchester. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
A man crosses Elm Street as the rain started on Thursday in Manchester. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
A grant of $1,000 was recently awarded to the athletics department at Manchester West High School. The funding from California Casualty, a partner organization of the National Education Association, will be used to purchase lacrosse and softball equipment. From left: Scott McKenna, regional director for California Casualty; MEA president Sue Hannan; West High School athletic coordinator Sarah Dumais; and principal Rick Dichard. (COURTESY)
Lions from MD44-New Hampshire made their first appearance in Manchester's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 26. They were marching to celebrate Lions Clubs International Centennial year and prior to the start of the parade, Sen. Maggie Hassan stopped by to that them for their work. From left: 44N District Governor Christine Greenwood from Keene, 44H District Governor Al Goldstein from Atkinson, Sen. Hassan, Past International Director Ed Lecius from Nashua and Past International Director Ed Farrington from Milford. (COURTESY)
Strafford Economic Development Corp., a regional development nonprofit in Dover, announced that Aqua Specialties of Northwood purchased tax credits, a donation that will support a new position at SEDC to assist drug treatment centers with their finances through budgeting, business planning, internal controls, auditing and procurement. From left: Chris Kofer, managing member, Aqua Specialties LLC, and Dennis McCann, executive director, SEDC. (COURTESY)
Everly Spangola, 1, of Dover gives the Easter Bunny a high five at the annual Caring Bunny event at The Mall at Fox Run in Newington on April 2. Caring Bunny offers families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Many steps are taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children's cherished visit with the Bunny.  (COURTESY)
As part of the Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money financial literacy initiative, Citizens Bank awarded $30,000 in contributions to NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire and Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. From left: Carmen Lorentz, executive director, Laconia Area Community Land Trust; Paul McLaughlin homeownership manager, HOMEteam; Jim Terrero, firefighter; city of Manchester, Robert Tourigny, executive director, NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire; Joe Carelli, president, Citizens Bank. (COURTESY)