Celebrating the Patriots in the Hilltop City

Celebrating the Patriots in the Hilltop City
I seem to be making a habit of confessing here but this is a pretty big one. I confess I cannot for love nor money understand American Football. Now many people have tried to explain the game to me over the years and I finally have an interception down… I think. That doesn’t mean I ...

Forest Glade Cemetery Placed On National Register of Historical Places 2

Forest Glade Cemetery Placed On National Register of Historical Places
One of my favorite places to walk in the city has just been given the recognition I and many others in the city feel it deserves. Forest Glade Cemetery has just been placed on the National Historical Register and brings the total number of places in Somersworth on that register to six. In case you ...

TAP Grant Awarded To City of Somersworth

TAP Grant Awarded To City of Somersworth
Some of you may recall this piece that I wrote last year regarding the time that I spent with the kids who attend Somersworth Youth Connection. During the morning I asked the kids what was one of the major things they disliked about living in Somersworth and the answer from many was lack of sidewalks. ...

Date Announced For Somersworth Food Truck Festival 1

Date Announced For Somersworth Food Truck Festival
If you love food trucks and craft beers you are going to love this news! Just confirmed by the Greater Somersworth Chanmber of Commerce is the date of the first ever Seacoast Food Truck  & Craft Beer Festival: Sunday June 18th 2017. The Festival will be run in conjunction with Food Truck Festivals Of America ...

Celebrating two cultures: American and Indonesian

Celebrating two cultures: American and Indonesian
On Friday January 20th, I could be found, along with the entire student body, in the cafeteria at Idlehurst school. The reason we were all assembled was a simple one. To learn more about the customs, traditions and fashions of a culture that plays a big part in Somersworth’s community: Indonesia. Once were all settled, ...

The Deluge Hand Tub: A Brief History

The Deluge Hand Tub: A Brief History
If you’ve ever been to the Summersworth Historical Museum on Main street it’s likely that you have seen the old hand tub that has been lovingly restored. The Deluge sits in the museums main room and is all but impossible to miss. I’ve often wondered about the history of the old tub and exactly how ...

Candy Canes and Kids A Perfect Combination

Candy Canes and Kids A Perfect Combination
What happens when you take one hundred kids and their parents, all holding flashlights and buckets and a bunch of candy canes? You are left with the perfect recipe for a candy cane hunt. That’s exactly what happened on Friday December 9th at the Somersworth High School football field.

Berwick/Somersworth Parade A Big Hit

Berwick/Somersworth Parade A Big Hit
I’ll let you into a secret if you promise not to tell. I love parades! I especially love Christmas parades, and since coming from across the pond I’ve been to more than my fair share of them over the years. On Saturday I found myself at the Berwick/Somersworth parade and I was so glad I ...

Somersworth Students Learn From The Professionals At 110 Grill

Somersworth Students Learn From The Professionals At 110 Grill
A few months ago I attended the opening of the Somersworth Career Technical Center and declared that the visit had made me almost want to go back to school.¬† Little did I know that yesterday I would find myself sitting in the culinary department with a group of students when I made that statement. That’s ...

Old Rail Pizza Co. Gives Back To The Community

Old Rail Pizza Co. Gives Back To The Community
Anyone whose cooked a thanksgiving turkey appreciates it’s no mean feat. Now imagine having to prepare and cook 24 turkeys, 100 lb of mashed potatoes, 50lbs of green beans and all the trimmings and cooking for thanksgiving suddenly takes on a new meaning. That’s exactly what Albert and Lisa Lavalley the mother and son team ...