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1 The Chamber Children's Fund, a division of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce, held its second annual Scarecrows for Kids competition at the Exeter Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Copper Canoe's whimsical mermaid scarecrow won the top prize. Second place went to the American Independence Museum for its patriotic scarecrow. Third place went to 'The Accountant,' submitted by Counting House Associates.

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2 Suzanne Barr, left, chief executive of the Manchester Community Music School, Cathy Schmidt, center, president of Citizens Bank, and Charlie Goodwin of The Frederick Smyth Institute of Music mingle during the recent announcement by the bank and WMUR that the school has been named their 'Champion in Action' for the fourth quarter of 2008. As part of the award, the school will receive a $25,000 grant, media coverage and promotional and volunteer support.

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3 Cantin Chevrolet Cadillac service director Stephen Hurst, right, presents the keys of a 2008 Cadillac DTS to Lakes Region Community College Professor Michael Parker, coordinator of the school's General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program. The Cadillac, valued at $51,000, was donated to the program to help students obtain training on the most sophisticated products in GM's line.

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4 Some 15 employees of Sun Life Financial recently helped spruce up Dover Children's Home by restoring and rejuvenating flower beds and the walkway as well as installing new ceiling tiles in four rooms, re-staining shutters and repairing furniture.

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5 From left, Jason Lyon and Luann Flood of the Common Man Family of Restaurants present New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation Executive Director Judy Gore with a $10,000 donation to the Co-op Food Bank Challenge at the Common Man Inn of Plymouth. The amount will be matched by the NHEC Foundation, putting the electric cooperative close to its goal of raising $100,000 for the New Hampshire Food Bank.

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6 Chris Ellms, director of Bretton Woods Ski Operations, made his first few turns late last month as his team prepared for the coming ski season--which officials said will begin as early as Nov. 8.

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7 From left, David Rembis, Good News Garage interim executive director, Susan Swain, Good News Garage New Hampshire marketing and development manager, Bob Buckley, the New Hampshire association's program manager, Gary Zabierek, president of Hillcrest Terrace Retirement Community in Manchester, and Johanne Duchesne, director of resident services at Hillcrest Terrace, which recently donated $1,000 to Good News Garage's Jump Start program.

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8 David Reid, left, Ocean Bank assistant vice president and marketing manager, presents Amy Ignatius, director of the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning, with a check for $10,000 to help provide fuel assistance for low- income families in New Hampshire to help them offset fuel costs this winter.

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