Do You Know The Way To Tanguayville? 4

Do You Know The Way To Tanguayville?
The Tanguay name has been a part of Somersworth for a long, long time. When I was exploring the archives at the Summersworth Historical  Museum a couple of weeks ago I came across this piece that ran as a feature story in the Fosters. I’m not sure what year this was and would be grateful ...

Let’s Talk About Heroin: Somersworth Hosts Community Drug Forum

Let's Talk About Heroin: Somersworth Hosts Community Drug Forum
Drug addiction is not a subject that could be described as pleasant, talking about is hard, and the subject comes with many labels and stigma’s attached. That didn’t stop the Mayor’s community drugs task force which was set up in November 2014, from tackling the subject head on last Thursday evening. It was standing room ...

Let’s talk a Heroin: A Personal Story 5

Let's talk a Heroin: A Personal Story
“No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.” Patrick J. Kennedy I was sat in my second floor home office last week, when I heard the all too familiar sounds of sirens approaching. The ambulance drove past my house and stopped a few doors down. I looked ...

Somersworth Children’s Festival Still Going Strong After 35 years.

Somersworth Children's Festival Still Going Strong After 35 years.
Thirty five years ago, a tradition was started that is as strong today as it was all those years ago: The Somersworth International Children’s Festival.  The location may have changed, some of the organizers may have changed but the intent is still the same: To celebrate the children of the world, including those who call ...

Do the Hustle, The Hilltop Hustle

Do the Hustle, The Hilltop Hustle
Harlem may have the shuffle, but here in Somersworth, we have the Hilltop Hustle which lasts quite a bit longer and is a whole lot more fun!  If you’re not familiar with the Hilltop Hustle, it requires putting one foot in front of the other and repeating this action over and over until you have ...

Let the Festival Begin! 1

Let the Festival Begin!
Friday 9th June, saw the opening of the 35th Somersworth International children’s festival and this years event began the same way it has for the past 20 of those years, with a free concert and fireworks display. The event opened it’s doors at 6p.m. and was held at Memorial Drive in front of the High ...

Keystone Cares Pet Adopt-A-Thon

Keystone Cares Pet Adopt-A-Thon
On Tuesday June 16th two local organizations joined forces and showed the results that a collaborative effort can produce. While at first glance Keystone Dental Arts and the Cocheco Valley Human Society (CVHS) seems an unlikely pairing, they made it work perfectly when Keystone Dental held their first ever Keystone Cares Pet Adopt-A-Thon. While the ...

Somersworth First International Children’s Festival

Somersworth First International Children's Festival
In just over a week the 35th annual, Somersworth International Children’s festival will once again put the City back into the spotlight. A lot has changed since that first festival, but the spirit of that very first event lives on. I wasn’t there for the first festival, but it was the first event I ever ...

Sowing The Seeds Of Love: Seeds Of Faith 1

Sowing The Seeds Of Love: Seeds Of Faith
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and ...

Farmers Market Comes To Somersworth.

Farmers Market Comes To Somersworth.
“What makes the farmers’ market such a special place is that you’re actually creating community around food.”—Bryant Terry Thursday June 4th, saw the opening of the first ever Somersworth Farmers Market. This will be a weekly event that will take place each and every Thursday come rain or shine, at the Goodwin Communtiy Health Center ...