By Rita Doughty


Hello All,

Well here we go again. Had a thunderstorm, rained heavily for a while, lightning as well. We needed the rain. Helps the gardens, lawns, and cleanses everything. I love it. Only thing I dislike is the humidity, I could never live in the South.

I hope any of you that are sick, feel better soon. Some folks have the COVID-19 virus. Thinking of them.


A longtime resident of Knox, Lucy Suitor Holt, recently lost her husband Robert Holt on July 14. She lives in New Hampshire now. She’d appreciate any cards. Her address is 58 Old Amherst Road. Mount Vernon, N.H. 03057-1609. They had no children. Thinking of her.

Celebration of life

On Saturday, July 31, at 4 p.m. there will be a celebration of life and barbecue to remember Ron Turner. This will be held at Dawna and Larry Duclos’s home in Thorndike. Please pass the word along. Follow the signs. Contact any of the family for info.

Outdoor community yard sale

On Saturday, Aug. 7,  8 a.m.-2 p.m. Reserve a spot by July 30 by contacting Lori Nason. Can message on Facebook or email her at Ten-plus families signed up now and more welcome. Held at 69 School St. across from the Unity Town Office. Get rid of your unwanted good stuff.

Get well

A speedy get well to Josh Larrabee who got burned on Friday evening. May he heal fast from this accident. Thinking of his family, too. Jen Larrabee is collecting monetary donations to help out.

New garage going up

Mike and Tanya Braley are building a new two-car garage. That’s nice. Friends have been helping out.

Fundraiser in Searsmont

The Vicky Morgan Foundation is having a show to support Andy and Karen Cunningham July 31 at 1 p.m. at the Searsmont Community Center. House band is “Whiskey Bent.” This is along with Pinwheel Bros. and appearances by Cowboy Roger Simmons, Norm Reynolds, John Whitman Sr., Brian Plato, Bridgetter and Bob Heller, Chuck Sherman and Rod Carr. Outside if nice weather, inside if not. Need food donations. Call 342-3259 to help out. Lots of good music.

Holy Mackerel

The Holy Mackerel Tournament will be July 31 and Aug. 1. It used to be lots of fun to fish for mackerel, off the old bridge years ago when we took the kids and neighbor kids. See John Gibbs for any info. Prizes and a raffle, too. Dawn to 6 p.m. daily. Must have tickets before fishing begins. This funds “Operation Reboot Outdoors.”

Freedom Days

For Aug. 21. The parade line-up begins at 9 a.m. Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Barbecued chicken by the Freedom Fire Department. Much more happening that day. Come to check it out.


Gabe and Reese spent Saturday night here and Sara Doughty as well. Gabe and Reese brought me all the lobster I could eat. Yum. Thanks to Tricia for it. It was a yummy treat. We all enjoyed with other family and friends the fireworks on the mountain. I love fireworks, as it is the kid in me still. The bonfire kept the bugs away. A fun night. Thanks, kids!! Gabe and Reese also visited his Grandfather Linwood and Karen on Sunday.

Our Morse Road

The John Works crew are still working on roads here in town. Our road got a lot of culverts replaced. They have been tarring still and have gone from Joy’s to Route137 now. It is taking time but so worth it to all of us here. They have a small crew. A lot of traffic uses this road. Be patient.

At the post office

I saw Larry Davis to talk to for a few minutes. And found out he drives the bus on this road, as I had wondered who the driver was now. Was good to see him. Take care, Larry.

Wildlife ventures

Sis and I saw eight deer the other night and several turkeys with the babies. We like to ride around looking to see the deer.

Until next time,

Enjoy our summer days, they go so fast. Be safe and be kind always. One never knows what another person is going through. A smile means a lot. Had some green beans and cukes recently. The few plants I had planted are doing OK. Happy birthday to those celebrating theirs.


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