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  • Gary and Beanie David in their home on Clinton Street in Concord with homemade posters for their annual Blues for Beanie festival to be held Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

    Gary and Beanie David in their home on Clinton Street in Concord with homemade posters for their annual Blues for Beanie festival to be held Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

  • Educator John Parodi, left, of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord describes the Apollo 11 lunar landing for, from right, Karen Tardif, Emma O'Neill, 11, and Reagan O'Neill, 9, all of Laconia, on August 21, 2014. Parodi pointed out the location of the landing on one of two high-resolution 12-foot images of the moon that marks the entrance to a newer exhibit at the center called Lunar Recon. The exhibit focuses on the work of the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter. 

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Educator John Parodi, left, of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord describes the Apollo 11 lunar landing for, from right, Karen Tardif, Emma O'Neill, 11, and Reagan O'Neill, 9, all of Laconia, on August 21, 2014. Parodi pointed out the location of the landing on one of two high-resolution 12-foot images of the moon that marks the entrance to a newer exhibit at the center called Lunar Recon. The exhibit focuses on the work of the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Rundlett Middle School principal Tom Sica gets a haircut from David Caron of the New England School of Barbering while Kevin Ferry, 11, gets a trim from Noah Lorden during the Ready to Learn fair at Rundlett Middle School in Concord on August 20, 2014. “The biggest success was getting people to come and to get the supplies that they needed,” said Nicole Newman, who organized the event with fellow Rundlett paraprofessionals Lynn Reyes and Caroline Keane.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Rundlett Middle School principal Tom Sica gets a haircut from David Caron of the New England School of Barbering while Kevin Ferry, 11, gets a trim from Noah Lorden during the Ready to Learn fair at Rundlett Middle School in Concord on August 20, 2014. “The biggest success was getting people to come and to get the supplies that they needed,” said Nicole Newman, who organized the event with fellow Rundlett paraprofessionals Lynn Reyes and Caroline Keane. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Grace Church volunteers Adam Czarkowski and Joe Rose man the grill during Sunday's Pork Fest at the Grace Church in Concord.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

    Grace Church volunteers Adam Czarkowski and Joe Rose man the grill during Sunday's Pork Fest at the Grace Church in Concord. (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

  • Rob Thomas of Portsmouth, left, reads a birthday card to his grandfather Charlie Lapierre near the end of a 100th birthday celebration for Lapierre held at New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Lapierre, who grew up in Concord, served in the Army during World War II, returned home in 1946 and worked in the Concord Police Department until 1971. The celebration was attended by retired and current police officers, as well as veterans and family members including two great-grand children, but another family celebration will be held on Lapierre's official 100th birthday on November 30. He is the oldest resident at the New Hampshire Veterans Home.

(Libby March for The Concord Monitor)

    Rob Thomas of Portsmouth, left, reads a birthday card to his grandfather Charlie Lapierre near the end of a 100th birthday celebration for Lapierre held at New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Lapierre, who grew up in Concord, served in the Army during World War II, returned home in 1946 and worked in the Concord Police Department until 1971. The celebration was attended by retired and current police officers, as well as veterans and family members including two great-grand children, but another family celebration will be held on Lapierre's official 100th birthday on November 30. He is the oldest resident at the New Hampshire Veterans Home. (Libby March for The Concord Monitor)

  • Members of the Villages at Loudon adult community take part in an ice bucket challenge, raising funds and awareness for ALS research in Loudon on August 16, 2014. The event was dedicated to David Allen, center, a member of the community who has ALS and participated in the challenge with help from his wife Debbie Allen.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Members of the Villages at Loudon adult community take part in an ice bucket challenge, raising funds and awareness for ALS research in Loudon on August 16, 2014. The event was dedicated to David Allen, center, a member of the community who has ALS and participated in the challenge with help from his wife Debbie Allen. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

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