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  • Gary Sparks, a guide at the former home of Franklin Pierce and his family, gives a history lesson about the President to Nancee Donovan, left, a greeter at the Pierce Manse, during an open house in Concord on July 24, 2014. The New Hampshire Army National Guard 39th Army Band performed a summer concert on the lawn of the Pierce Manse to celebrate its 40 years of being open to the public.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Gary Sparks, a guide at the former home of Franklin Pierce and his family, gives a history lesson about the President to Nancee Donovan, left, a greeter at the Pierce Manse, during an open house in Concord on July 24, 2014. The New Hampshire Army National Guard 39th Army Band performed a summer concert on the lawn of the Pierce Manse to celebrate its 40 years of being open to the public. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Alex Marcotte, right, of Concord, drops sunflowers into a bucket while harvesting flowers with Kim Proulx of Tilton at Apple Hill Farm in Concord on July 23, 2014. "I'd still rather be outside than anywhere else," said Proulx as the team finished their work amid high temperatures on Wednesday.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Alex Marcotte, right, of Concord, drops sunflowers into a bucket while harvesting flowers with Kim Proulx of Tilton at Apple Hill Farm in Concord on July 23, 2014. "I'd still rather be outside than anywhere else," said Proulx as the team finished their work amid high temperatures on Wednesday. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Dick Wright of Loudon, who recently retired as Chief Coordinator for the Capital Area Mutual Aide Fire Compact, stands in the newly renamed Richard E. Wright Loudon Fire Department Station 2 on July 23, 2014.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Dick Wright of Loudon, who recently retired as Chief Coordinator for the Capital Area Mutual Aide Fire Compact, stands in the newly renamed Richard E. Wright Loudon Fire Department Station 2 on July 23, 2014. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • From left, Carlee Kinsley, 14, of Rochester, Jamie Haynes, 16, of Pembroke, Madison Vincent, 15, of Hillsboro, and Brooklyn Ficek, 15, of Concord, join Valery Lantratov in practicing a combination at Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord on July 22, 2014. It was the third year that Lantratov, the General Director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation, visited Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord to conduct a class as part of a tour of the United States with roughly 100 stops.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    From left, Carlee Kinsley, 14, of Rochester, Jamie Haynes, 16, of Pembroke, Madison Vincent, 15, of Hillsboro, and Brooklyn Ficek, 15, of Concord, join Valery Lantratov in practicing a combination at Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord on July 22, 2014. It was the third year that Lantratov, the General Director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation, visited Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord to conduct a class as part of a tour of the United States with roughly 100 stops. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Salaam Odeh of Manchester holds up a Palestinian flag at a State House Monday to protest of the Israeli conflict in Gaza. Odeh has had relatives killed and worries about her mother who still lives in Nubls. "I am tired. I can't sleep at night thinking about what is going on over there." Odeh says.

(GEOFF FORESTER Monitor staff)

    Salaam Odeh of Manchester holds up a Palestinian flag at a State House Monday to protest of the Israeli conflict in Gaza. Odeh has had relatives killed and worries about her mother who still lives in Nubls. "I am tired. I can't sleep at night thinking about what is going on over there." Odeh says. (GEOFF FORESTER Monitor staff)

  • U. S. Senate candidate Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, listen to Bob Broneske from Londonderry on Monday, July 21, at the Barly House in Concord. Bronske is  the chairman of the New Hampshire Veterans Advisory Council and was there to talk about veteran issues.
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

    U. S. Senate candidate Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, listen to Bob Broneske from Londonderry on Monday, July 21, at the Barly House in Concord. Bronske is the chairman of the New Hampshire Veterans Advisory Council and was there to talk about veteran issues. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

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