Mother’s Day Freedom Project Aims To Curb Violence in New Hampshire 1

Mother's Day Freedom Project Aims To Curb Violence in New Hampshire
Today I had the honor of watching as Somersworth Police Chief, David Kretchmar received a framed copy of a poem that is entitled, “If you had heard my voice,” on behalf of the Somersworth Police Department. The poem was penned by Monica Nagle and is part of a campaign known as the Mother’s Day Freedom ...

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 ...

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 ...

Picnic a Big Hit With the Somersworth Seniors

Picnic a Big Hit With the Somersworth Seniors
Thursday October 13th 2016 – I sent a few hours yesterday afternoon with the seniors of Somersworth. Around 100 of them could be found at the Flanagan center where several city organizations had come together to put on the annual Senior Picnic. Those organizations included, Somersworth Police Department, Strafford Nutrition Meals on Wheels, Somersworth Recreational ...

The Mysterious Case of a ‘Proud Past Bright Future’ 2

The Mysterious Case of a 'Proud Past Bright Future'
A Blog Is Born Thanks To a City Motto. Are you sitting comfortably? Because I’m going to tell you a story. When I first began to create this blog, I’ll be honest, I had absolutely no idea what to call it. I literally spent hours pacing my floorboards, gave myself a few headaches and worked ...

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 ...

Recharging, Fun and Giving Thanks

Recharging, Fun and Giving Thanks
Once in a while as a writer I find I have to stop writing for a few days or even a couple of weeks. I have to recharge my creative batteries if you like. Experience some new things, meet some new people and just have fun. The past couple of weeks has found me in ...

Sometimes Thank You Are The Only Words You Need To Hear 2

Sometimes Thank You Are The Only Words You Need To Hear
I spent some of Tuesday afternoon with a group of kids from the middle school. These kids represented the entire Somersworth Middle school as they took a short but powerful field trip and visited the fire station, police station and ambulance stations here in the city. This was not the usual trip to these places ...

The Changing Of The Guard Marks New Era In City

The Changing Of The Guard Marks New Era In City
When I was a kid living in back in England, I used to love going to Buckingham Palace and watching the changing of the guard ceremonies. I loved the pomp, the tradition, and the ceremony of the occasion. This past week I was reminded of those ceremonies as I witnessed a changing of the guard ...

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 ...