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  • This house on Monroe Street in Concord just keeps adding lights every year.
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

    This house on Monroe Street in Concord just keeps adding lights every year. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Kristin Tower and her mother Gail Johnson work on the orange icing for a Christmas cake they baked at their home in Wolfeboro.
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

    Kristin Tower and her mother Gail Johnson work on the orange icing for a Christmas cake they baked at their home in Wolfeboro. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • The Card family up in Jackson this past week. Greg is holding Lily, 4 along with his wife Amber and son Brayden.
Courtesy of the Card family)

    The Card family up in Jackson this past week. Greg is holding Lily, 4 along with his wife Amber and son Brayden. Courtesy of the Card family)

  • Artist Segun Olorunfemi visited Henniker Community School on Dec. 18 and 19 as the school's artist-in-residence. Olorunfemi, a native of Nigeria, worked with sixth-grade students on printmaking projects.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

    Artist Segun Olorunfemi visited Henniker Community School on Dec. 18 and 19 as the school's artist-in-residence. Olorunfemi, a native of Nigeria, worked with sixth-grade students on printmaking projects. (SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • About 50 people gather during a homeless memorial day vigil at City Plaza in Concord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The event honored the homeless men and women from around the state who died in 2014.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

    About 50 people gather during a homeless memorial day vigil at City Plaza in Concord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The event honored the homeless men and women from around the state who died in 2014. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

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