Let’s Talk About Heroin: Megan’s Story 5

Let's Talk About Heroin: Megan's Story
It’s almost impossible to open a newspaper or click on a news website without seeing a drug related story these days. Occasionally those stories affect our own community, but more often than not, we have become hardened to seeing these stories. Reading someone’s story is a very different thing than sitting in the same room ...

Can You Help Solve A 54 Year Old Somersworth Mystery?

Can You Help Solve A 54 Year Old Somersworth Mystery?
Can you help solve the mystery of the missing bell clanker?  As I was wandering through the archives of the Somersworth Free Press this past weekend I came across an interesting post from 1961. The picture can be seen to the left and the text that accompanied the article was as follows: To Toll No ...

Somersworth High College Fair Filled With Opportunities.

Somersworth High College Fair Filled With Opportunities.
It’s that time of the year again. The time when those at college thing Spring break and those who are almost ready to go to college begin to wonder which college or university is right for them. Luckily enough for the second group, there was plenty of help at hand for those who were making ...

Lights Out In Somersworth?

Lights Out In Somersworth?
By: Jenne Holmes Here’s a simple question for you: Do you know how many street lights there are on your street? I know I had no idea either until a couple of weeks ago. It was at the April 6th, City Council meeting that I suddenly became interested in the subject thanks to Councillor Witham. ...

Star Lumber Co. Somersworth Businesses Past

Star Lumber Co. Somersworth Businesses Past
In the days before Home Depot, Somersworth resident’s relied on companies like Star Lumber for all their home needs. I wonder just how many homes are still painted with their paint or built with wood purchased from what was a Somersworth institution. This article was taken from the Somersworth Free Press of 1961. As always ...

Topper Tots Exhibit Their Art.

Topper Tots Exhibit Their Art.
Last night I found myself at the Somersworth Child Development Center, which is located in the Career Technical Center (CTC), a place that I admit I have not visited in some time. The reason I was there was the Topper Tots who fill the two classrooms that make up the program each day, were having ...

Jerry’s Doughnut Shop: Somersworth Businesses Past 2

Jerry's Doughnut Shop: Somersworth Businesses Past
I’m hoping that some of you may recall the doughnut shop on Main Street that was owned and operated by Jerry Flanagan. It took me a while to figure out exactly where this would have been located in 1958 when this piece could be found in the Somersworth Free Press. Jerry’s Doughnut Shop is home ...

Somersworth Businesses: Then And Now

Somersworth Businesses: Then And Now
This week I want to take you back once again to 1962, and share the Somersworth tradition, that was Theo’s Lunch. At the end of this article you will find a picture of what 72 Market Street looks like now. Theo’s Lunch Is Place For Good Food. Are you ever in the mood in the ...

Egg-tra, Egg-tra Read all About It!

Egg-tra, Egg-tra Read all About It!
What do you get when you take 4,000 Easter eggs, several hundred children, a snow covered park, a group of willing volunteers and of course the Easter bunny? A whole lot of happy kids!

Caffeine and Choreography: A Collaborative Effort

Caffeine and Choreography: A Collaborative Effort
Art comes in many shapes and forms, dance, music, and painting are just three of those forms. What transforms them into something else is when all three of theses arts meet in one place. This is exactly what happens on the third Sunday of each month at Sole City Dance Studio’s which is located at ...