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Scene Setters, Aug. 7Community life in the Granite State

Nancy Philbrick celebrates her trip "Over the Edge" with family and fellow Verani Realty managers and agents. The recent fundraising effort among 10 local nonprofits involved rappelling 24 stories down the side of the Brady Sullivan Tower on Elm Street in Manchester. (Courtesy)
John MacGilvary of Verani Realty rappels down the side of the Brady Sullivan Tower on Elm Street in Manchester as part of a recent fundraiser for local charities. (Courtesy)
State Sen. Jeff Woodburn, D-Walton, presents a plaque to Maureen Tracy of Merrimack. The Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions presented its annual Spirit Award to Tracy, who leads the New Hampshire Chapter of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. The genetic condition causes a constant sense of hunger and can lead to a number of physical, mental and behavioral problems. (Courtesy)
Ten of the 11 recipients of the Derry Medical Center Charitable Foundation receive their $1,000 checks from Derry Medical Center physician partner Dr. Dennis Rork at a brief presentation event held on June 29. Back row, from left: Nina Touch, Londonderry High School; Emily Parnell, Londonderry High School; Rebecca Ciarla, Pinkerton Academy; Dr. Dennis Rork; Travis Fischer, Pinkerton Academy; Emma Blair, Windham High School. Front row, from left: Hannah Mullane, Salem High School; Emily Buttafuoco, Londonderry High School; Delaney Conway, Pinkerton Academy; Marina Nysten, Windham High School; Meghan Mulvey, Salem High School. Not shown: Courtney Velho, Pinkerton Academy, who was unable to attend. (Courtesy)
Wells Fargo Bedford Branch Manager Edward Johnson recently presented a $15,000 check to Front Door Agency CEO Maryse Wirbal. The funds will provide critical support services for women and children in the Nashua nonprofit's transitional housing program.  (Courtesy)
Sandie Nemorin, left with hat, of Southern New Hampshire Services' Summer Food Service Program, makes sure that children at Nashua's Bronstein Apartments are well fed when out of school as shown here over breakfast recently. Free, nutritious meals are served throughout Manchester and Nashua. Sites and times can be found at snhs.org. (Courtesy)
Theo and Kosta Alexandropoulos, of North Hampton, caught a tuna Tuesday with their friend, Jonathan Flagg, of Hampton. The trio was fishing in Rye Harbor.  (KIMBERLEY HAAS/UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT)
Ken Sheldon, New Hampshire state president for Bank of America, recently presented Families First Health & Support Center Communications Director Margie Wachtel with a check representing the bank's $15,000 grant to the community health center. (Courtesy)