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Scene Setters, Sept. 17

From left getting doughnut samples are Hannah Bond, from Manchester, Megan Bredes, from Nashua, and Julia Johnson, from Manchester at the Bookery Cafe during the annual Taste of Downtown event on Elm Street in Manchester on Wednesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Tammi Graff, from Bedford, is served food by Emilia Viens, from Piccola Italia at Granite State Candy Shoppe during the annual Taste of Downtown event on Elm Street in Manchester on Wednesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Joseph Reilly, left, was awarded the David P. Goodwin Outstanding Neighbor Award by Carolyn Benthien, trustee and Robert Tourighny, executive director of Neighbor Works Southern NH in Manchester on Wednesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
Joseph Reilly, left, speaks after being awarded the David P. Goodwin Outstanding Neighbor Award by Neighbor Works Southern NH in Manchester on Wednesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
The New Hampshire Food Bank stuffed a Manchester Police cruiser with 1,742 pounds of food on Sept. 7 to kick-off Hunger Action Month, an awareness campaign urging residents and businesses to take action in the fight against hunger. The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, and the Manchester Police Department hosted a “Stuff-A-Cruiser” food drive at Market Basket in Manchester with donations supporting New Horizons, a homeless shelter, food pantry and soup kitchen in Manchester. Pictured here is Officer Tom Whelan, Manchester Police Department. (COURTESY)
The New Hampshire Food Bank stuffed a Manchester Police cruiser with 1,742 pounds of food on Sept. 7 to kick-off Hunger Action Month, an awareness campaign urging residents and businesses to take action in the fight against hunger. The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, and the Manchester Police Department hosted a “Stuff-A-Cruiser” food drive at Market Basket in Manchester with donations supporting New Horizons, a homeless shelter, food pantry and soup kitchen in Manchester. (COURTESY)
Patricia Carty, chief operating officer of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, spoke about the Center's Target Zero Suicide Initiative at the recent New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council -- World Suicide Prevention Day Press Conference with Gov. Chris Sununu. (COURTESY)
Change agent Charlie Hartwell, meditation expert Sharon Salzberg and NHTI Professor Dan Huston at the Mindfulness in Society Conference on Sept. 8 in Concord. The program marked the launch of NHTI’s Mindful Communication Certificate. Experts discussed how practicing mindfulness can have a beneficial impact on professional development, education, well-being, emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication. (COURTESY)
The fifth annual FEEDNH.org golf tournament Aug. 20 at Manchester Country Club raised $82,482 to help local families, elderly, education and disadvantaged. From left: Great New Hampshire Restaurants CEO Tom Boucher and FEEDNH.org's Tanya Randolph congratulate the winning team: Ben Roy, Nate Langford, Dave Barreira and Chris Overko. FEEDNH.org is Great New Hampshire Restaurants' charitable trust. (COURTESY)
Peter Rayno, executive vice President/New Hampshire banking and lending director of Enterprise Bank, was named the 2018 Community Banker of the Year by New Hampshire Bankers Association. At right, Christiana Thornton, association president and CEO. 
The Manchester High School West Class of 1959 celebrated their 59th reunion on Aug. 18 at the Puritan Back Room. (COURTESY)