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Scene Setters, Aug. 14

It was a lovely day for kayaking on the Squamscott River downtown on a recent Sunday afternoon. The water was high from recent heavy rain, but that did not seem to deter people from being out on it. (Alllegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Emily Plourde, left, of Manchester, and Kaylee Leonard, 7, of Bow, sit in the shade playing the Dr. Seuss Matching Game at White Park in Concord on Aug. 3. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
John McLaughlin of Allenstown, a foreman with Bell Window Cleaning of Concord, cleans the windows of the building at 1415 Elm St. in Manchester on Monday morning. He loves what he does, and has been at it for 14 years. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Kevin Clark of Concord is a regular on the busking scene in downtown Concord and was seated playing softly in a shady spot adjacent to Eagle Square on Aug. 3 along North Main Street. He has been performing daily for about six years in one of four busking spots in downtown, including this one. He likes to play songs by Bruce Springsteen, Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, John Denver, and others. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
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)
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire in Londonderry received a $10,000 grant from Signature Flight Support via its parent company. The donation from BBA Aviation's Charitable Giving Program supports expanding the museum's high school aviation education program. From left: Josh Nehiley, general manager, Signature Flight Support; Robert Hough, board of directors president, Aviation Museum of New Hampshire; Jessica Pappathan, executive director, Aviation Museum of New Hampshire. (COURTESY)
Gayle Murphy, board chairperson of the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness, accepts a check from Lenny Constant and Brenda Edwards of the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester on July 25. From left: Carolyn Leary, vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Programs for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce; Murphy; Constant; Edwards; Sharon Nista, director of sales, Hilton Garden Inn Manchester; and Maureen Shelley, director of employee development for Roedel Companies. (COURTESY)
Nashua's Earl Prolman of New York Life visits the YMCA's summer literacy program at Dr. Norman W. Crisp School elementary school in Nashua. YMCA of Greater Nashua received a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life. The grant will support the YMCA's Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program, which improves literacy skills for low-income first and second grade students. (COURTESY)
Triangle Credit Union President and CEO Maurice Simard Jr. and Triangle board member Margo Compagna were among 1,600 delegates representing 58 countries at the 2017 World Credit Union Conference in Vienna, Austria, in July. From left: Simard with Kofi Ata-Bedu, board member of ARCCU Co-Op Credit Union of Ghana, and Compagna. (COURTESY)
Mike Liccione from Comcast reads to children at Easter Seals Child Development Center in Manchester as part of National Book Lovers Day. Several of Granite United Way's donors, as well as President and CEO Patrick Tufts, visited the west side location. (COURTESY)