Mike Dunton with New Hampshire Food Bank's Recipe for Success job program prepares grilled corn on the cob during the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Picnic in Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Margret Currier, left, and Linda Smith, both members of the Meredith Fire Department Auxiliary's Scholarship Committee and Auxiliary President, Lucienne Boulanger, right, presented a check for $300 to Tyler Taggett, a volunteer firefighter and a Sophomore at the University of New Hampshire majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in business administration. Firefighting is a family affair for Taggett whose father Bill and Uncle Mike have both served 30 years with the Meredith Fire Department. Both his mother and grandfather are members of the Auxiliary. This is the second time Taggett has been awarded the scholarship to help with the cost of his education. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent)
Manchester Residents Chris and Cassia Mejia, flanked by Revs midfielder Lee Nguyen and Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston, were recognized by the New England Revolution during the Aug. 13 match against Vancouver as honorary captains at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Revs honored the couple after they got married that morning and celebrated that evening on the field during a pre-game ceremony coin toss.
From left, Sadie Kowak works on her financial budget with career specialist Alicia Hannon at My Turn, a Manchester nonprofit that helps youth develop their skills, goals, and self-confidence through alternative education, post-secondary planning, career exploration, and employment training. (COURTESY)
Kwizera Claude works on research at My Turn, a Manchester nonprofit that helps youth develop their skills, goals, and self-confidence through alternative education, post-secondary planning, career exploration, and employment training. (COURTESY)
Surfing with Smiles, in its eighth year, drew a big crowd to Hampton Beach recently. Volunteers helped disabled children surf and ride the waves. The non-profit “Cinnamon Rainbow’’ donates surf boards and wet suits. Taylor Thomas and Lindsey Mercer helped start the event.
Renee Plummer and John Akar recently teamed together to raise $72,000 for Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth. Toyota of Portsmouth also donated a vehicle to the center. Hungry for Hope was held in Portsmouth Aug. 7. (COURTESY)
Associated Grocers of New England recently donated 3,920 pounds of fresh apples to the New Hampshire Food Bank as part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger Program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. From left: Lenny Miner, produce category manager, Associated Grocers of New England; Jim O'Brien, senior produce buyer, Associated Grocers of New England; and Eileen Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. (COURTESY)
Dave Bronson, Jim Campana, Josh Ayers, and Armand Hebert gather at the Veterans Count Manchester Golf Tournament last week at Candia Woods Golf Links. The tournament raised more than $46,000 to support local veterans, service members, and their families.
New Seabrook moms and moms-to-be recently at Rockingham Community Action's Family Outreach Center in Seabrook on Aug. 10 to celebrate World Breastfeeding Month. Raffles, toy giveaways and refreshments were all part of the celebration. From left: Michelle Smith-Beaudoin, breastfeeding coordinator; Leah DePippo and son Zachary; Alexandra Smalley with newborn Ella and son Aiden; and Catrina Lavoie, breastfeeding peer counselor.