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Getting letters on the lakes

Getting letters on the lakes

 The Uncle Sam mail boat delivered mail to Lake Winnipesaukee islands from 1906 through 1961. A 1916 act of Congress designated it as the only floating post office in the country. (Courtesy photo) Sophie C carries on Lake Winnipesaukee’s 125-year mailboat tradition By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The Sophie C is the oldest floating post office in the United States and continues a Lake Winnipesaukee tradition that dates back to 1892. Sophie's daily mail runs take... Read more

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Letters

Please keep that young Dalmatian from roaming around Gunstoc…

To The Daily Sun, Whomever it is in Gunstock Acres with a young Dalmatian dog roaming FREE — you need to chain it up! It has been in my yard too many times over the past month. Today it wrecked some plants, mulch, and fencing. Not to mention it totally caused havoc for MY two dogs that were ON their chains IN their yard. Other neighbors have complained as well. Today we called the dog officer... Read more

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Announcements

Camp Resilience looking for donation of office space

GILFORD — Camp Resilience, the Lakes Region-based veterans support group, is seeking office space for one person effective August 2017. Due to unprecedented growth in its veterans programs, Camp Resilience requested help from the Americorps VISTA Program. The non-profit recently learned their request had been approved and Olivia Kimmel will be joining Camp Resilience as its Americorps VISTA volunteer. Ms. Kimmel’s work will include all the administrative functions of Camp Resilience as well as innovating projects... Read more

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Obituaries

Bessie M. Scudder, 101

Bessie M. Scudder, 101

LACONIA — Bessie M. Scudder, 101, passed away the Taylor Home Community on June 23, 2017.Bessie was born in Yonkers, New York, on Aug. 18, 1915, the daughter of Franklin S. and Bessie (Stapleton) MacNeal.Bessie grew up and went to school in Yonkers. After high school she went to work as a secretary at an automobile dealership until she married her husband, Orvis Victor Scudder in June 1940.She was known for her skills in the... Read more

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Calendar of Events

6-28-17 Calendar

Library Events Adult Board Game Night, Laconia Public Library, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 6035244775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-524-6042. Story Time at the Beach, Gilford Town Beach, 40 Varney Point Road, Gilford, noon to 12:30 p.m. For details call Gilford Public Library, 603-524-6042. Events at Belmonr Public Library: Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Adult Craft and Laugh... Read more

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Columns

Lindsay Hamrick - Neglect of Great Danes could have been pre…

When The Humane Society of the United States entered a mansion in Wolfeboro on June 16 in collaboration with the Wolfeboro Police Department and representatives from the Conway Area Humane Society and Pope Memorial SPCA, what we found was appalling and even somewhat unimaginable.Animal waste covered the walls and floors, the smell of ammonia overwhelmed our Animal Rescue Team, and 84 Great Danes had been trapped inside, living in a place entirely unfit for them... Read more

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