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Scene Setters, Nov. 13

At the 125th Anniversary party of the New Hampshire Bankers Association, held at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Thursday. Tiffany Melanson of Dover signs a poster during the event. She works at Federal Savings in Dover. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
At the 125th Anniversary party of the New Hampshire Bankers Association, held at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Thursday. Clay Adams, CEO of Mascoma Savings Bank based in Lebanon, right, talks with Ignatius MacLellan, center, managing director of N.H. Housing, and his colleague Karina Melkumyan, program manager for participating originator channel of New Hampshire Housing. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader.)
The 2017 Governor's Arts Awards were given at New Hampshire Institute of Art on Nov. 1, 2017. The City of Nashua received the Creative Communities award for its work revamping its vibrant arts scene. Mayor Jim Donchess accepted the award from Gov. Chris Sununu. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader.)
The 2017 Governor's Arts Awards were given at New Hampshire Institute of Art on Nov. 1. Andre Belanger designed the actual awards. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader.)
Alpha Loft held its first "Hoopla" monthly networking event at its new location on the second floor of WBC Office Suites at 1087 Elm Street on Tuesday evening. From left: Hollis McGuire of Merrimack, the regional director of the Small Business Development Center, and general partner of Impact NH Fund, talks with Carey Fitzgerald, center, of Portsmouth, an account executive at Amedisys Home Health, and Melissa Moriarty, right, of Derry, an associate producer at WMUR-TV. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Recent University of New Hampshire graduate John Downs put a lot into his Halloween display, located in Winchester, Mass., and visitors responded by making donations to Boston Children's Hospital. Since 2013, his displays have raised more than $28,000 to directly support medical care for patients. Downs was honored at a recent Boston Celtics game with guards Celtics Jayson Tatum and Kyrie Irving and Knicks Guard Lance Thomas. (COURTESY/BOSTON CELTICS)
Rep. Mary Stuart Gile receives the Jack Lightfoot Voice for Children Award from the private, nonprofit, Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, at the agency's fourth annual Celebration event, Oct. 17, at the Manchester Country Club. From left: Rep. Mary Jane Wallner; John DeJoie of the CFS advocacy team; Gile (holding plaque); Keith Kuenning, director of the CFS advocacy program; Borja Alvarez de Toledo, CFS president/CEO; and Rep. Mary Heath. (COURTESY/TOM KALLECHEY )
Teleflex Medical recently hosted an event to recognize and celebrate the development of its first registered apprenticeship program. The program is run by the New Hampshire Office of Apprenticeship through the Community College System of New Hampshire. (COURTESY)
Jimmy Smith, fourth grade, and Cadence Cirillo, third grade, sort through food waste as part of Kensington Elementary School's Trash on the Lawn Day. In an effort to raise awareness about the negative effects trash can have on the environment and to encourage more students to recycle, the school sorted through 129.25 pounds of waste during Trash on the Lawn Day in October. (COURTESY)
Senior biotechnology students at Seacoast School of Technology recently presented on their summer internships, several of whom spent time conducting experiments and research at the University of New Hampshire. Miranda Saysouk, from Newmarket Junior/Senior High School, spent much of her internship in trial and error experiments involving protein mutations. (COURTESY)
At Mount Saint Mary Academy's recent Veterans Day celebration, Gov. Chris Sununu joined school principal Kate Segal and David Thibault, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, in honoring and recognizing 102-year-old Martin Roy, a World War II veteran and Navy Seaman Second Class aboard the USS Franklin Aircraft Carrier. Roy turned 103 years old on Veterans Day. (COURTESY)