A Busy Saturday in the Hilltop City

A Busy Saturday in the Hilltop City
Saturday 17th September 2016 was a busy one for many in Somersworth. Those who were involved in the third annual Hilltop Bluegrass festival could be found on the field at Memorial Drive at 6am. They were busy pitching vendors tents, adding signage and generally turning Memorial Drive from a sporting field to a festival venue. ...

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 ...

Somersworth Honors Pastor Mark Rideout For Thirty Years Of Service 2

Somersworth Honors Pastor Mark Rideout For Thirty Years Of Service
Like many on Sunday November 15th, 2015 I gathered at the First Parish Church on West High Street to celebrate a remarkable, dedicated and community minded individual as you are likely to ever meet.  The gentleman I’m referring to is Pastor Mark Rideout, who for the past thirty years has presided over First Parish church ...

Hilltop Community Celebrates America’s 239th Birthday.

Hilltop Community Celebrates America's 239th Birthday.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful fourth of July yesterday, I know I did. I spent some time with old neighbors catching up with their family and friends and eating the obligatory hotdogs and burgers before I headed up the Hill to another party. ‘The Party on the Hill,’ has been taking place for ...

Warning: Statistics Can Skew Your Perception

Warning: Statistics Can Skew Your Perception
Written By: Jenne H Like many Somersworth residents I logged onto the WMUR website yesterday and saw the link that purported to tell me which city was the most dangerous in NH. Like many residents I was stunned when I saw that Somersworth ranked number one in the published list. This slideshow was apparently the ...

Somersworth Firefighters Toy Drive 2014

Somersworth Firefighters Toy Drive 2014
Every Christmas eve kids across the land can be found waiting excitedly for Santa to arrive and place the much awaited Christmas presents under the tree. Sadly for many kids neither Santa nor the presents never materialize.   For over 30 years the Professional firefighters of Somersworth have allowed local residents to show what a ...