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Scene Setters, Oct. 16

Sandy Lahey, from Weare, with her husband Barry, a Vietnam veteran who is experiencing his first visit to any Vietnam memorial during the display of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Traveling Wall at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. The wall was brought to NH by the Vietnam Veterans of America NH Chapter 41. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
George Davis, from Rochester, served as a Marine during Vietnam as he reads names during the display of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Traveling Wall held at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. The wall was brought to NH by the Vietnam Veterans of America NH Chapter 41. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
A proud grandfather, Mustapha Annabi, has driven from Montreal every weekend for 16 years to be with West's twin runners Corinne and Julia Robitaille who holds Madeline Hussey, daughter of the boys coach during the city cross country meet held at Derryfield Park in Manchester on Friday. West High juniors Julia placed first with Corinne placing second. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
The NHGA Best Bagger Competition was held on Sept. 26 at the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester. Organized by New Hampshire Grocers Association, the event gave grocery baggers the opportunity to compete against each other, vying for a chance to participate in a national competition in early 2018, the winner of which will receive a $10,000 prize. From left: Sarah Smith from Harvest Market in Wolfeboro, and Moriah Cote from Sully's in Goffstown. Sarah Smith made it into the final rounds after two qualifying heats. First place went to Hannaford supermarket employee Alysha Orrok. (COURTESY)
Simon Malls in New Hampshire including the Mall at Rockingham Park and the Mall of New Hampshire recently honored local firefighters with a surprise delivery of homemade cookies to thank them for their service to the community and spread awareness for National Fire Prevention Week. From left: Jack Toscano, general manager of the Mall of New Hampshire; Manchester Fire Captain Daniel O’Rourke; Manchester firefighter Richard Racine; Manchester firefighter John Bollhardt; Matthew Costello, security director of the Mall of New Hampshire; Ashley Donahue, marketing administrator at the Mall of New Hampshire. (COURTESY)
Easterseals New Hampshire received a $10,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to support its New Americans Employment Training Program, which trains immigrant workers to help children with disabilities. The grant is part of Eastern’s Targeted Grant focus of supporting immigrants in our communities. From left: Joseph Reilly, New Hampshire regional president, and Deborah Blondin, senior vice president and commercial team leader of Eastern Bank, with Larry Gammon, president and CEO, and Tina Sharby, chief human resources officer, of Easterseals New Hampshire (COURTESY)
Londonderry Lancer Marching Band was just one of 14 bands participating in the annual Salem High Band show this year. Held on Columbus Day weekend. (COURTESY)
On Oct. 1, the Polish community of Manchester and friends celebrated the annual Pulaski Day with a ceremony at Pulaski Park. From left: Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas; Aurore Eaton and Patricia Howard, volunteers on the Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Monument Restoration Project; Bishop Paul Sobiechowski of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Polish National Church; and Mary Ann Skwierz and Bill Zygadlo, chairs of the Pulaski Day Committee. (COURTESY)
Houston still was reeling from damage caused by Hurricane Harvey when Catholic Charities USA held its 2017 annual gathering there Sept. 28-30. Participants from across the country took time out from the conference to help hurricane survivors with disaster relief. They included Catholic Charities New Hampshire President/CEO Tom Blonski and Vice-President /COO Dominique Rust. Rust is pictured here assembling packets of food, hygiene and cleaning products for survivors at a Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston warehouse in Houston. (COURTESY)
From left: Field and Patrick Foley, both of Peterborough. The 3rd annual Foley Strong Golf Tournament was held at Crotched Mountain Golf course last month. Nearly $7,000 was raised and donated to the J. Field Foundation, the brain-injury support nonprofit founded by Peterborough resident Jennifer Field, years after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. Friends and family rallied to support Lisa and Patrick Foley who were in a devastating car accident 2 1/2 years ago. Patrick, suffered a traumatic brain injury and continues rehabilitation therapies.This was the first year that Foley was well enough to play in the tournament. (COURTESY)
Workplace Benefit Solutions of Manchester raised $105,500 during the WBS Harvest Golf Classic on Sept. 18, to support the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire. The money will help the New Hampshire Food Bank combat hunger throughout New Hampshire, where 10 percent of residents do not know where their next meal is coming from. From left: David Larrivee, principal, Workplace Benefit Solutions, and Eileen Liponis, executive director, New Hampshire Food Bank. (COURTESY)