Furber Chapel: A Beacon of Hope 1

Furber Chapel: A Beacon of Hope
This morning I spent a couple of hours at Forest Glade Cemetery. As anyone who reads SomersworthNow regularly already knows this is my favorite cemetery in the city. This morning I witnessed the memorial guard, honor those who had come before, with all the pomp and ceremony the occasion deserves.  As the sounds of the ...

The Gift Of Remembrance. 2

The Gift Of Remembrance.
I spent some time yesterday morning at Mount Calvary cemetery. Nothing new there really, although I can usually be found roaming Forest Glade cemetery. The difference was yesterday morning I had company in the form of members of the Somersworth American Legion, Post 69. The reason they were there, was to place American flags on ...

A Teacher’s Job is Never Done!

A Teacher's Job is Never Done!
A Teacher’s Job is Never Done! If the Idlehurst Elementary staff is not teaching the children of the future, they are busy paying it forward and taking care of the community their students live in. On Friday May 20, 2016, the Idlehurst staff chose to do community service by cleaning up the areas of Somesworth ...

A Lesson In Life and Death At The High School. 3

A Lesson In Life and Death At The High School.
It’s one thing for your parents to tell you to be careful as you leave for prom night. A night that is filled with celebration, fun and friends. It’s quite another, to watch your friends pulled from the wreckage of a car. Or worse still to watch your friend leave the scene of an accident ...

Fishing For a Special Helping Of Family Fun. 4

Fishing For a Special Helping Of Family Fun.
It was a busy Saturday morning here in Somersworth.  I love it when people tell me nothing ever happens here because I know that’s not true. On just this one Saturday morning in May I visited three events, and I know I missed a couple of others, but let’s see where I went and all ...

Somersworth Shows Its Spirit As It Cleans Up The City.

Somersworth Shows Its Spirit As It Cleans Up The City.
You may have noticed some strange blue bags appearing on the side of the road on Saturday. You may also have noticed that many areas in Somersworth have suddenly became a lot cleaner over the weekend. If you didn’t, take a closer look as you drive to work and you’ll notice a real difference. The ...

Two Brothers Subs Celebrates 35 Years In The City

Two Brothers Subs Celebrates 35 Years In The City
Did you know that Thursday May 5th 2016, is now officially “Two Brothers Subs” day here in the city of Somersworth? Well neither did the owners of the business, that for thirty five years have been providing generations of Hilltoppers. That was, until Mayor Dana Hilliard walked into the store this afternoon and presented owners, ...

New Somersworth Police Chief Announced

New Somersworth Police Chief Announced
It was the winter of 1956 and a blizzard was bearing down on the city. A young lady found herself in labor and no way to get to Frisbee hospital. This was at a time before the city had an ambulance service. So the family took the only action they could and called the Somersworth ...