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Sunapee Message from Mike DiMaggio—2016

August 24, 2016
News: Sunapee

To The membership,

With the closing of the 2016 Sunapee fair, I would like to congratulate all the participants who worked so diligently to make this years outing such a resounding success. The quality of the donated pieces was truly exceptional and many of the members donated numerous articles to the raffle. We cannot thank Al Hansen ( enough for his incredible work ethic and tireless efforts that makes this fair the success that it is each year. And a special thanks to the many demonstrators who mesmerized the audience with their extraordinary artistry.

Although I am still somewhat of a neophyte to our organization, I have come to realize that there is a core of individuals who each year rise to the challenge and create wonderful artifacts that make out raffle so successful, With ~550 members, we would think that there should be greater participation to this most worthy cause, which is the primary fundraiser for our organization—all proceeds go to our Grant Program. I encourage you to consider donating a piece to the Fair for next year as the rewards realized far outweigh the energy expended. We have the finest organization of its type in this country and I ask you to support it with your generous contributions of your work and time. Thank you.

Mike DiMaggio, President GNHW

Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.




If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.