Bonfire Recovery Services Hopes To Ignite Recovery In Somersworth

Bonfire Recovery Services Hopes To Ignite Recovery In Somersworth
If I asked you to paint me a picture of what a house full of recovering addicts looks like, what would that picture be? I think it’s true that most of us have preconceived ideas and I’ll admit I had my own picture in my head as I drove to Dover on Monday evening to ...

That Was 2015 In Somersworth

That Was 2015 In Somersworth
People tell me all the time, nothing ever happens in Somersworth. I’m here to tell you they are wrong. This is a city filled with people who care, make things happen, and there is more going on here than you might think. As I sat at my desk compiling this best of 2015 post, the ...

A Weekend of Sharing and Caring: The Food Edition

A Weekend of Sharing and Caring: The Food Edition
I did warn you that I got to share a lot of caring and sharing this past weekend didn’t I? On Monday morning I set out for the two food pantries that serve the Somersworth, Rollinsford and surrounding areas. My first visit, was the community food pantry which is located at First Parish Church on ...

A Weekend Of Caring and Sharing

A Weekend Of Caring and Sharing
One of the things I love about running SomersworthNow is that I get to witness times when communities within the community come together and give to others who may be less fortunate than themselves. These are the stories I love, the stories that so often get missed for one reason or another but are important ...

Seniors Enjoy A Tea Party Fit For The Queen.

Seniors Enjoy A Tea Party Fit For The Queen.
Friday evening I attended the senior tea party that was put on by the kids that attend the Somersworth Youth Connection (SYC). In case you don’t know what the SYC is, let me explain. It’s an after school program that aims to enrich the lives of those who choose to participate. Now entering it’s tenth ...

First Parish Church Recreates The Nativity Play 1

First Parish Church Recreates The Nativity Play
Growing up in England, the nativity play at school was always the focus of the Christmas festivities and has always held a special place in my heart. I recall the hours we put into rehearsals, the mishaps that more often than not befell those of us who were lucky enough to be picked to play ...

Lets Talk About Heroin: Narcan

Lets Talk About Heroin: Narcan
A couple of Wednesdays ago I decided to attend a Naloxone (Narcan) training course that was offered by Goodwin Community Health Center and ONE Voice for Strafford County Public Health Network with the assistance of state emergency services volunteers.Ā  I, like many, have heard about the drug which is often described as a miracle. I’ve ...

Flash Light Candy Cane Hunt: A Recipe For Christmas Cheer

Flash Light Candy Cane Hunt: A Recipe For Christmas Cheer
What happens when you take one Recreation Department head, over 1400 candy canes and Father Christmas, then stir in around 200 families, flashlights galore and a park? A recipe for some Christmas fun! This was the recipe that was followed on Friday 11th December as the Somersworth Recreation Department held it’s annual candy cane flashlight ...

Summersworth Historical Museum Open House

Summersworth Historical Museum Open House
On Sunday December 6th, the Somersworth Historical Society opened the doors of the Summersworth Historical Museum to the public for it’s annual holiday open house. Anyone who reads SomersworthNow regularly knows that I love the museum, in fact I am now on the board of Directors. While I may not be a native of Somersworth, ...

Parade and Winter Gala Lots Of Fun For Everyone! 2

Parade and Winter Gala Lots Of Fun For Everyone!
The only thing that was lacking at the Christmas Parade and Winter Gala which took place downtown this Saturday was the snow, but no one seemed to mind too much. Despite the lack of the white stuff, there were plenty of smiles to be found along the parade route as a large crowd gathered and ...