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Scene Setters, Oct. 9

Kevin Flynn, director of communications for Business and Industry Association, takes a selfie with Garrison Keillor during the annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards held at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Thursday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Matt and Jackie Real from Bedford enjoy a chat with Garrison Keillor during the annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards held at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Thursday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
The University of New Hampshire recently recognized alumnus Len Willey, with the the alumni meritorious service award. Willey is a career pilot and former UNH basketball player. He served two terms on the Alumni Association board of directors and is a founding member of the Friends of Men's Basketball board. (COURTESY)
The University of New Hampshire recently recognized alumna Jackie MacMullan Boyle, with the award of excellence for outstanding achievement. MacMullan Boyle is a nationally recognized award-winning sports broadcaster and columnist, and and the author of several books.  (COURTESY)
The University of New Hampshire recently recognized alumnus John Lynch, governor of New Hampshire from 2005-2013, with the the Charles Holmes Pettee Medal, given to honor the kind of devotion to service shown by the medal's namesake, the late Dean Charles Pettee, who, beginning in 1876, served the college for 62 years. (COURTESY)
The University of New Hampshire recently recognized alumnus Peter Paul with the Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy. The award recognizes individuals whose philanthropic leadership and gifts have strengthened UNH and/or who have promoted philanthropy throughout the state. Paul is an entrepreneur whose $25 million gift launched the university's new business school. (COURTESY)
Highway View Farm of Boscawen was recently selected as the 2017 New England Green Pastures Dairy Farm award winner for the state of New Hampshire. From left: Mike Lunak, extension assistant professor/dairy specialist; Gail McWilliam-Jellie, of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture; Trish Crete; Adam Crete; Martha Crete; Brett Sayer and Sarah Sayer. The family received its award at the Big E in West Springfield, Mass. The New England Green Pastures award is given every year to an exceptional dairy farm from each New England state. (COURTESY)
Hillsborough County Department of Corrections held its volunteer recognition lunch Sept. 8 at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester honoring the many life skills and spiritual programs that are run and maintained solely by volunteers. From left: Capt. Willie Scurry, Hillsborough County Commissioner Robert Rowe (District 3),Paul Rousell recipient (20 years) Hillsborough, County Commissioner Toni Pappas (District 1) and Superintendent David Dionne. (COURTESY)
Plymouth State University recently announced a $250,000 gift to its Museum of the White Mountains. Given by The McLane Harper Family Foundation, the gift will support The McLane Family Fellowship, which will be awarded annually to one PSU undergraduate or graduate student. The McLane Family gift will also support development of the Campbell Online Project – a database of 19th Century White Mountain School of Painting artists. From left: Donald L. Birx, president, Plymouth State University; Jessica Hoffmann Davis, Ph.D., chairperson, Museum of the White Mountains Advisory Council; Ben McLane, Shandra McLane and Andy McLane; Mary DiBurro, McLane Family Fellow, and Cynthia Robinson, director, Museum of the White Mountains. (COURTESY)
Concord Mayor Jim Bouley celebrated the city's $36,000 credit card rebate from Citizens Bank. Over the last year, Concord spent approximately $3 million using its purchasing card program with Citizens Bank. From left: Glenn Rowley, senior vice president, director of government banking at Citizens Bank; Bouley; Chris Therrien, senior vice president relationship manager, government banking, Citizens Bank; and Ryan Cappannari, vice president, corporate payments specialist, Citizens Bank.  (COURTESY)
Inti Academy of Manchester received a $5,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation in support of inner-city youth in the Manchester community. Inti provides free year-round soccer and an afterschool academic program that focuses on English language reading, writing, and public speaking, art, science, performing arts, music, plus outdoor environmental activities. From left: Fred Harwood, executive director of Inti Academy, with Joseph Reilly, New Hampshire regional president of Eastern Bank. (COURTESY)