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Scene Setters, July 16

Erin Battles of Londonderry, who is is a legal assistant in downtown Manchester, loves to take her lunch breaks in this very spot on Mechanic Street and loves to read right there. Right now, on Monday, she is reading The Lord of the Rings and is enjoying it very much. Sometimes she takes a blade of grass and uses it as a bookmark if she forgets hers. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Brian LaRoche of Manchester was repointing brick on the facade of the New Testament Christian Fellowship Church at the corner of Pine and Orange Streets on Monday. He is a master carpenter, a stained glass artist, furniture maker, builder and entrepreneur. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)
Judy Bullard, of Manchester, took advantage of Saturday morning's beautiful weather to get her dogs, Lily, a 7 month old poodle, beagle and Jack Russell mix, and Kaiser, a 4 year old German Shepherd, out for some exercise at Stark Park in Manchester. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
Judy Bullard, of Manchester, took advantage of Saturday morning's beautiful weather to get her dogs, Lily, a 7 month old poodle, beagle and Jack Russell mix, and Kaiser, a 4 year old German Shepherd, out for some exercise at Stark Park in Manchester. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
The Hollows Disc Golf Course North in Manchester hosted the NH Senior Games Disc golf competition Saturday. The senior category included disc golfers age 40 and up. It was included in this years senior games competition as a demonstration sport and was sponsored by the City of Manchester Parks and Recreation, Breakin Chains Disc Golf and Dynamic Discs. Players competed in rounds played through the woods on the course at 178 W Mitchell Street in Manchester.Nyles Johnson pushes his cart. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
Joanne Rizzo, director of community relations for Benchmark Senior Living, and James LeBlanc, dining services director, unload boxed lunches Thursday at New Horizons soup kitchen in Manchester. Staff from Benchmark, which operates Bedford Falls, an assisted living and memory care residential center, prepared and delivered 200 boxed lunches to patrons at New Horizons as part of Benchmark's Radiant Acts of Kindness program. (COURTESY)
In response to the Summer Food Project sponsored by Southern New Hampshire Services'S need for help with its summer program, the Social Action Committee of Temple Adath Yeshurun and the entire congregation collected over 36,000 sandwich bags. From left: Ariana Bell and Jacob Herlicka helped load the van. (COURTESY)
From left: Members First Credit Union President/CEO Bruce Leighton presents a $50,000 donation to the Safe Station program to combat the city's opiod epidemic to Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, Manchester Fire Chief Dan Goonan, Members First Board Member and the Governor’s Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health David Mara, and Manchester Health Director Tim Soucy. The donation comes from Members First’s share of reimbursements the National Credit Union Association is providing to federally-insured credit unions nationwide. (COURTESY)
Eight apprentices have graduated from a medical assistant program through a partnership between Catholic Medical Center and ApprenticeshipNH, a grant-funded program housed at the Community College System of New Hampshire. The inaugural class of graduates recently received pins to mark completion of the classroom portion of their program. Second row, from left: Instructor Karen Kobzik; Mary Anne Pruner; Emma Little; Alicia Savage; Sarah Leite and Merryll Rosenfeld, vice president of human resources at CMC. Front row, from left: Kristine Dudley, director of MCC Workforce Development Center; Ashley Yergeau; Heather Almeida; Cameryn Marchand; Keith Hebert; Susan Martinen, director of Human Resources at CMC; and Emily Gaudette, director of organizational development at CMC. (COURTESY)