International Children’s Festival Offered Fun For All

International Children's Festival Offered Fun For All
It was a busy weekend here in Somersworth and it began as any other weekend does with a Friday night. This was not a Friday night that several will easily forget though. This Friday night should have seen the opening night for the 37th Somersworth International Children’s Festival. Friday Night Rain For as long as ...

From The Archives: Times Have Certainly Changed

From The Archives: Times Have Certainly Changed
Yesterday I posted the picture to the left on Somersworth Now’s Facebook page and asked if people knew who the officer in the picture was. Many guessed the correct answer: that it was a much younger Captain Timmons in the picture. He was taking part in a program that had been run by the YMCA ...

Pumpkins Prove To Be Fun For Everyone.

Pumpkins Prove To Be Fun For Everyone.
Like so many in Somersworth I love the fall. The colors, the hot chocolate and most of all the pumpkins. Who doesn’t love those little round orbs of orange which offer the possibility of fun, food and friends? So having a festival that celebrates all things pumpkin and more right here in Somersworth is something ...

Somersworth Firefighters a Vital Part of the Community

Somersworth Firefighters a Vital Part of the Community
I’m pretty sure when you think of the word fire, the next words are fire fighters but the truth is our fire fighters do so much more than simply fight fire. Of course the fact that they are there, when and if, you ever need them is a great asset to the community but there ...

Somersworth Students Paint and Then Send Bus to Get Destroyed

Somersworth Students Paint and Then Send Bus to Get Destroyed
What happens if you take one school bus, add in around 400 enthusiastic middle school students, a few buckets of paint?  Apparently you have a recipe for some Hilltopper pride. This recipe is one that was being executed at Somersworth Middle School this week were the students prepared a functioning school bus to take part ...

National Night Out Fun For All Ages 4

National Night Out Fun For All Ages
When I was a kid back in England each year the village that I lived in would enjoy the annual fire brigade or as they say in the USA fire department’s annual fair. I was reminded of those times long since past, when I visited Somersworth’s National Night Out, which this year, once again, took ...

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 ...

Community Asked To Help One Of Our Own!

Community Asked To Help One Of Our Own!
I’m sure many of you recall the fire on South street last year. It may seem hard to believe that it has been a year but for the Millers family it seems more like a lifetime. The story¬† received lots of new coverage at the time. http://www.wmur.com/news/home-in-somersworth-catches-fire/33179898 http://fosters.com/article/20160515/NEWS/160519585 The Millers story didn’t end when the ...

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 ...

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 ...