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  • Allison Walls, left, and Hayley Parenti, both of Concord, take turns practicing kicks during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. The class was taught by Jake St. Pierre, a former policeman and defensive tactics instructor for the Bow Police Department. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Allison Walls, left, and Hayley Parenti, both of Concord, take turns practicing kicks during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. The class was taught by Jake St. Pierre, a former policeman and defensive tactics instructor for the Bow Police Department. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Jameson Butler, 5, of Boscawen, builts a sculpture from sand, sticks and shells at a beach along the Merrimack River, near the Riverfront Conservation Area in Canterbury on July 25, 2014. Butler visited with family and friends.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Jameson Butler, 5, of Boscawen, builts a sculpture from sand, sticks and shells at a beach along the Merrimack River, near the Riverfront Conservation Area in Canterbury on July 25, 2014. Butler visited with family and friends. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • John and Lisa Masse at the Boulders Motel and Cottages in Holderness. The couple lost their home in a June 10, 2014 fire and have faced many obstacles since then.


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    John and Lisa Masse at the Boulders Motel and Cottages in Holderness. The couple lost their home in a June 10, 2014 fire and have faced many obstacles since then. (GEOFF FORESTER Monitor staff)

  • Shavings fly as Brian Matarozzo, left, of Londonderry, works with Jim Cooney Jr. of Tewksbury, Mass., to cut shingles using a Chase Manufacturing shingle mill from 1912, powered by a McCormick-Deering 15-30 tractor from 1929 during the annual Canterbury Fair in Canterbury on July 26, 2014. The 56th annual fair filled Canterbury Center, featuring the Woodchuck Classic 5k Road Race and a variety of crafts, games, music and vintage farming technologies demonstrated for families.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Shavings fly as Brian Matarozzo, left, of Londonderry, works with Jim Cooney Jr. of Tewksbury, Mass., to cut shingles using a Chase Manufacturing shingle mill from 1912, powered by a McCormick-Deering 15-30 tractor from 1929 during the annual Canterbury Fair in Canterbury on July 26, 2014. The 56th annual fair filled Canterbury Center, featuring the Woodchuck Classic 5k Road Race and a variety of crafts, games, music and vintage farming technologies demonstrated for families. (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)

    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)

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