Main Street and Somersworth Plaza: Have Your Say 1

Main Street and Somersworth Plaza: Have Your Say
I’ve lost count of the time I have heard people complain about Main Street. There is no denying that the entire street as well as the Somersworth Plaza needs to be revitalized. The real question is how best to go about that to meet the needs of today’s citizens. If you are one of those ...

Local Food Pantry’s Need Your Help

Local Food Pantry's Need Your Help
Food pantries are a lifeline for many families in both Somersworth and the surrounding areas. Currently we have one food pantry in the city itself and that is located at First Parish Church on West High Street. The Community Food Pantry serves approximately 300 families each and every month and that number constantly grows. There ...

Somersworth Youth Connection Awarded Funding For Five More Years

Somersworth Youth Connection Awarded Funding For Five More Years
Over the almost three years I’ve been running SomersworthNow.Com I have had the pleasure of working and witnessing the group Somersworth Youth Connection (SYC) in action. What is SYC? SYC is an after school program that was created ten years ago by Maureen Jackman. It has grown from an idea and a grant into a ...

A Day Of Community and Caring In Somersworth

A Day Of Community and Caring In Somersworth
I’m always amazed by the sights and the action I see around Somersworth when it comes to community and Thursday May 11th was such a day of amazement for me. A day when I got to witness community in action and all with a huge dose of caring. Community Policing At John Parson’s School My ...

Somersworth To Celebrate First 125 Years As A City

Somersworth To Celebrate First 125 Years  As A City
Anyone that knows me, knows my love of history, or more specifically the history of Somersworth. Next year marks Somersworth’s 125th year as a city. So I figured I could turn to both my loves and give you a very brief history of Somersworth.  It is worth noting before you start reading that Somersworth is ...

Not Sure Where To Vote? We Got You Covered.

Not Sure Where To Vote? We Got You Covered.
I hope that you will get out and vote on Tuesday Nov 8th. Residents registering to vote and/or voting at their polling location on election day should bring a picture ID. If the address on the ID is not current, they should also bring a piece of mail for proof of residency. Polling stations will ...

Garlic: A Pungent Way to Raise Funds

Garlic: A Pungent Way to Raise Funds
When I visited the Somersworth Middle school a couple of weeks ago it would have been easy for me to believe that they had a mild vampire infestation. The smell of garlic was unmistakable and drifted through the hallways, into the classrooms and if it was in fact used for vampire protection it would have ...

A Fun Filled Fall is Just Ahead In Somersworth

A Fun Filled Fall is Just Ahead In Somersworth
I hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe labor day weekend. So Summer, while not officially done, is in many people’s minds time to turn to thoughts of fall. Like many this is one of my favorite times of the year in Somersworth and it looks like it’s going to be a busy one ...

Community Bands Together To Help The Millers

Community Bands Together To Help The Millers
Sometimes it’s easy to focus on the bad that so often seems to overshadow the good but when a community works together even the bad things can turn good. I witnessed this on Saturday June 25th when the community banded together to help one family reclaim their lives. The Millers are a couple that for ...

Somersworth Children’s Festival Is An International Affair 2

Somersworth Children's Festival Is An International Affair
Last time I sat down at my laptop was to tell you about my Friday night adventures in the city. After a good nights sleep and a cup of coffee I found myself in Stein Park on Main street watching history unfold and you can read more about that HERE. That was not the end ...