Now and Then: COAST Bus service begins in Hilltop City.

Now and Then: COAST Bus service begins in Hilltop City.
As is apt to happen when I’m meandering my way through the treasure trove of historical goodies that are housed in the Summersworth Historical Museum, I often find pieces that are as relevant today as they were the day they were written. This week, I found this piece from the Fosters Daily Democrat of 1985 ...

Somersworth Memorial Parade 2015: Lest We forget. 2

Somersworth Memorial Parade 2015: Lest We forget.
At the appointed hour of 11am, a small crowd began to gather outside the American Legion, Post 69 in Somersworth. I watched as veterans gathered, chatted and remembered times, some that had occurred long ago, but we still so vividly etched in many of their minds. By 11.30a.m. the crowd had swelled to a greater ...

Meet Rene Philpot: Somersworth Citizen of the Year 2015 3

Meet Rene Philpot: Somersworth Citizen of the Year 2015
Once in a while someone walks into your life and you realize that you want to be like them. For me, and I suspect for many others, that person was Rene Philpot.  Last week Rene was granted the honor of Somersworth Citizen of the year award 2015, and it was well deserved in my opinion. ...

Summer Fun At The Noble Pines Playground In the 1960’s 1

Summer Fun At The Noble Pines Playground In the 1960's
It’s that time of year when kids and parent’s alike turn their thoughts to Summer vacation and perhaphs which Summer program they will attend this year. Just as they did back in the 1960’s, many Somersworth kids will attend the Summer camps run by the cities recreation department. When I was at the history museum ...

Meet Danielle: A Six Year Old With A Passion For Fashion!

Meet Danielle: A Six Year Old With A Passion For Fashion!
By Jenne Holmes When I was at school, many, many years ago, I recall my career adviser asking me what I wanted to do, and the only honest answer I could give was I had no idea. So when I was at the Career Technical Center (CTC) last week and was introduced to Danielle Kinneavy, ...

Somersworth Stars Awarded

Somersworth Stars Awarded
It was a starry night and there was a galaxy of local stars shinning bright at the The Red Barn at Outlook in South Berwick last night.  The reason for all the glitz and twinkle was a simple one; to celebrate the stars of Somerworth at the Greater Somersworth’s Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and ...

Somersworth Businesses: The Gathering Place Studio And Shop

Somersworth Businesses: The Gathering Place Studio And Shop
On thing that all communities require, no matter their size, is a place to get together. In other words a gathering place, and with that in mind, Mother and daughter team, Dina and Lindsey Gagnon created a space where those that shared a love of crafting could do just that, and all in downtown Somersworth. ...

Now And Then: Dineen Buses Served Somersworth For Many Years

Now And Then: Dineen Buses Served Somersworth For Many Years
Whilst I was at the Council Meeting last Monday the topic of the Coast bus came to the forefront, as the city was asked to pay a substantial subsidiary to help keep the service running. As I sat and listened to the debate, I recalled reading a story in the 1979 Free Press and I ...

Somersworth Shows It’s Spirit And Cleans Up The City.

Somersworth Shows It's Spirit And Cleans Up The City.
As I drove to the Middle school that acted as the headquarters for the eight annual spirit day I was amazed by how many people could be found on the side of the city streets, blue bags on hand and handfuls of garbage being placed into those bags. It’s no exaggeration to say that this ...

Business Spotlight: Don Chick Photography. 1

Business Spotlight: Don Chick Photography.
By Jenne Holmes I was out and about in Somersworth a few weeks back, and someone asked me a question I had never thought about before, at least not until that precise moment. The question was a simple one, “Why do you not have a picture of yourself on SomersworthNow?” I thought about it for ...