Main Street and Somersworth Plaza: Have Your Say 1

Main Street and Somersworth Plaza: Have Your Say
I’ve lost count of the time I have heard people complain about Main Street. There is no denying that the entire street as well as the Somersworth Plaza needs to be revitalized. The real question is how best to go about that to meet the needs of today’s citizens. If you are one of those ...

4th Annual Hilltop Bluegrass Festival Set For Saturday

4th Annual Hilltop Bluegrass Festival Set For Saturday
On Saturday September 16th, the Hilltop city gets to celebrate all things Bluegrass as the 4th Annual Hilltop Bluegrass festival rolls into town. The event promises to be a fun packed day of good music, food and community. Great Bands As with the three festival’s that have followed before four bands will perform throughout the ...

The Life Of A Pound Of Cotton

The Life Of A Pound Of Cotton
This piece was written a lot longer ago than many might realize. (See end paragraph to find out just how long ago.) It beautifully takes us, the reader, through the process that a piece of cotton would experience as it traveled through the mills of the Great Falls Manufacturing Company. The Life Of A Pound ...

Tri-City Subaru Supplies School Cheer To IdleHurst School

Tri-City Subaru Supplies School Cheer To IdleHurst School
I remember the days when my kids went back to school. The seemingly endless hours spent in Staples, Office Max and Walmart trying to figure out the teachers list, if I had everything and how on earth I was going to pay for it all. Now don’t get me wrong those were good days and ...

Iron Horse Pub is Somersworth’s Newest Eatery

Iron Horse Pub is Somersworth's Newest Eatery
Somersworth’s newest pub and eatery opened to little fanfare on Friday August 18th at 3pm. The reason was this was a soft opening. The pub is located at 2 Main street which anyone familiar with the city will recognize as the address of that of the old Boston and Maine train station. The Iron Horse ...

Mother’s Day Freedom Project Aims To Curb Violence in New Hampshire 1

Mother's Day Freedom Project Aims To Curb Violence in New Hampshire
Today I had the honor of watching as Somersworth Police Chief, David Kretchmar received a framed copy of a poem that is entitled, “If you had heard my voice,” on behalf of the Somersworth Police Department. The poem was penned by Monica Nagle and is part of a campaign known as the Mother’s Day Freedom ...

Somersworth Class of 1967 Reunite For 50th Year

Somersworth Class of 1967 Reunite For 50th Year
I know I seem to make a habit of this on here but I have yet another confession to make. I have never attended a school class reunion before. They were just beginning to become popular in England as I was leaving and it was just not something that was part of the culture. So ...

Somersworth Celebrates, Art, Community and Culture

Somersworth Celebrates, Art, Community and Culture
The first week of August was a pretty busy one here in Somersworth. My family from England were visiting and they got to experience some of the hospitality the Hilltop city is known for. Chapel Open Every Fourth Sunday of The Month Sunday July 30th,  I could be found at the beautiful Furber Chapel which ...

Cherished Memories of A Somersworth Era Gone By 2

Cherished Memories of A Somersworth Era Gone By
As I promised last week, this week I want to take you back to an era at the turn of the 1900’s when the electric trolley cars were still running in the city. A time when Summer was a time that Somersworth came to life and even the poorer folks that worked at the mills ...

Somersworth Youth Connection Visits The Millyard Museum, Manchester

Somersworth Youth Connection Visits The Millyard Museum, Manchester
Every once in a while I am allowed to leave Somersworth and explore the world outside. I know hard to believe, but  it’s true! Thursday July 20th was one of those days thanks to the Somersworth Youth Connection. The bus was loaded and ready to leave at 9am and before we knew it we found ...