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Scene Setters, Sept. 24

9/16/2018 --BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER-- A group of car customization enthusiasts from the area held an impromptu meet Sept. 16 in the shade of the Bridge Street bridge at Arms Park in Manchester. Ricky Anderson, of Litchfield, looks over his 2013 Ford Focus. Anderson customized the wheels on his full bolt on auto. 
COURTESYThe New Hampshire Hears Walkathon on Sept. 16 raised money to benefit the state's deaf and hard of hearing community. From left: Concord Mayor Jim Bouley; Susan Wolf-Downes, executive director of Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services; Grace Leonard, founder of New Hampshire Hears; and state Sen. Dan Feltes, holding his daughter. 
COURTESY On Sept. 9 the alumnae association of the Notre Dame de Lourdes School of Nursing had its very last gathering and has now disbanded. They group started with mass at St. Marie Church, followed by a meeting and luncheon at the Back Room Conference Center. The gathering included 40 alumnae and 20 guests, ranging from the class of 1945 to 1965, the final graduating class. The class of 1964, from left: Lorraine (Manchester) Raymond, Louise (Hamel) Cournoyer, Gloria (Gagne) Hebert, and Janice (Johnson) Miles. 
COURTESY Over 80 people cheered on Mayor Joyce Craig as she cut the blue ribbon last week to open Queen City Bike Collective's Grand Opening of its new home at 35 Elm St. in Manchester. Joining the mayor were Abby Easterly, the collective's founder and Tyler Glodt, its manager. 
COURTESY On Sept. 9 the alumnae association of the Notre Dame de Lourdes School of Nursing had its very last gathering and has now disbanded. They group started with mass at St. Marie Church, followed by a meeting and luncheon at the Back Room Conference Center. The gathering included 40 alumnae and 20 guests, ranging from the class of 1945 to 1965, the final graduating class. From left: Jan Soucy, class of 1960 and president of the alumnae association; writer and author Aurore Eaton; former Manchester Mayor and Catholic Medical Center CEO Sylvio Dupuis; guest Cecile Merrill; and Loretta Vezina Petrin, class of 1945. 
COURTESY The New Hampshire Hears Walkathon, which took place this year Sept. 16, raises money to benefit the state's deaf and hard of hearing community. 
COURTESYHenry and Leanne Weiner participated in the New Hampshire Hears Walkathon on Sept. 16. The event raises money to benefit the state's deaf and hard of hearing community. 
COURTESY The Manchester High School West Class of 1959 celebrated their 59th reunion on Aug. 18 at the Puritan Back Room. From left: Linda Delisle Fahey, Dottie Kurtz and Joan Meisel. 
COURTESYThe New Hampshire Hears Walkathon on Sept. 16 raised money to benefit the state's deaf and hard of hearing community. From left: Elise Stahly, Grace Leonard, Elizabeth Leonard and state Sen. Dan Feltes. 
9/16/2018 --BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER-- A group of car customization enthusiasts from the area held an impromptu meet Sept. 16 in the shade of the Bridge Street bridge at Arms Park in Manchester. Brendan Newell, of Auburn, leans against his 2012 Subaru WRX which boasts airless suspension, Miro 111 wheels and performance tuned exhaust. 
COURTESY On Sept. 9 the alumnae association of the Notre Dame de Lourdes School of Nursing had its very last gathering and has now disbanded. They group started with mass at St. Marie Church, followed by a meeting and luncheon at the Back Room Conference Center. The gathering included 40 alumnae and 20 guests, ranging from the class of 1945 to 1965, the final graduating class. From left: Normande Aubin and Pauline Lessard, class of 1952 
COURTESY The Manchester High School West Class of 1959 celebrated their 59th reunion on Aug. 18 at the Puritan Back Room. Reunion committee members from left: Bill Meisel, Priscilla Huard Huppe, Priscilla Jameson Beaulieu, Bill Jacobson, Jane Kuhn Kittredge and Ken Wade.