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  • 08/06/2022 4:00 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    South Berwick, ME- Queer writers of all levels are welcome to sign up for Community Word, a free ten-week writing class, co-hosted by Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and Historic New England, Wednesdays, September 14-November 16, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum.

    Community Word will bring together LGBTQIA+ youth and elders to express and share stories, words, and moments from their lives.

    Instructor Jan Bindas-Tenney will support participants in considering queer friendship and the fierce bonds, sadness, and light of queer chosen family by reading letters between Audre Lorde and Pat Parker, poems by Cameron Awkward Rich, Danez Smith, and CA Conrad among others.

    Participants will experiment with creative writing, generate new work, pursuing and polishing at least one selected piece to be collected with other participants’ work in a published chapbook at the end of the class.

    Iconic Maine author Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909) found the love of her life in Annie Fields. Theirs was a mutually supportive and committed relationship that allowed each to pursue their passions. Jewett was born in her South Berwick home and as an adult spent several months there each year, most of that time devoted to writing. The house was a constant in her life.

    Participants must pre-register for the series. To learn more and register, go to https://www.mainewriters.org/calendar/communitywordsarahornejewett.

    For any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Taryn Bowe at taryn@mainewriters.org.

    Made possible in part by a donation from The Fabulous Find to Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum.

    Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum is located at 5 Portland St., South Berwick, Maine. 207-384-2454, email JewettHouse@HistoricNewEngland.org

     www.HistoricNewEngland.org

    Historic New England is the largest and most comprehensive independent preservation organization in the U.S. and welcomes the public to thirty-eight exceptional museums and landscapes, including several coastal farms. The organization operates a major collections and archives center in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and has the world’s largest collection of New England artifacts, comprising more than 123,000 decorative arts and objects, and 1.5 million archival documents including photographs, architectural drawings, manuscripts, and ephemera. Engaging education programs for youth, adults, and preservation professionals, and award-winning exhibitions and publications are offered in person and virtually. The Historic New England Preservation Easement program is a national leader and protects 118 privately owned historic properties throughout the region.

  • 08/04/2022 8:57 AM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Rollinsford NH-– Thrive Meals has opened its doors in Rollinsford, NH. Thrive aims to give you back the foods you love, the time you spend making them, and the health that you deserve. 

    On Wednesday August 4th, 2022, The Falls Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Thrive.

    “I am in love with the small community aspect of Rollinsford and getting to work so closely with other local businesses, while expanding out into the Portsmouth, Dover, Somersworth, and Rochester area from our brick-and-mortar location in Rollinsford, NH. At Thrive, we are passionate about contributing a small piece into other people's lives, through helping them to create better health with the meals that we are providing, the foods they are eating, and helping them to discover empowerment through nutrition,” stated Naomi Andrick, owner of Thrive. 

    You can find more information on Thrive on their website: https://thrivebalancelife.com/

    The Falls Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting business members to attract new business and to increase their ROI. The Chamber serves the business community in the Falls area including Somersworth NH, Rollinsford NH, and N. Berwick, S. Berwick, and Berwick ME. If you have any questions, please email Emerson at emerson@thefallschamber.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Emerson Doiron 

    Email: emerson@thefallschamber.com 

    Phone: 603-749-7175




  • 08/02/2022 11:45 AM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    South Berwick, ME— Faked identities, slapstick comedy, and a set of marriages—join us this summer for an outdoor performance of Theater in the Open’s The Game of Love and Chance Sunday, August 14, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in lush garden at Hamilton House, overlooking the Salmon Falls River.

    Pierre Marivaux’s classic romantic comedy will have you in stitches as two couples use deceit to figure each other out. Silvia and Dorante play the game and love and chance with each other—are you game?

    Bring a beach chair, blanket, and a picnic for your enjoyment!

    Tickets are $20. Purchase online at https://my.historicnewengland.org/13902/ham-love-and-chance or at the gate.

    For more information, email HamiltonHouse@HistoricNewEngland.org or call 207-384-2454. www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

    Hamilton House is located at 40 Vaughan’s Lane, South Berwick, Maine.

    A professional theatre company based in Newburyport, MA, Theater in the Open has its roots in outdoor theatre, creating works that consider story and space. https://www.theaterintheopen.org/

    Historic New England is the largest and most comprehensive independent preservation organization in the U.S., and welcomes the public to thirty-eight exceptional museums and landscapes, including several coastal farms. The organization operates a major collections and archives center in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and has the world’s largest collection of New England artifacts, comprising more than 123,000 decorative arts and objects, and 1.5 million archival documents including photographs, architectural drawings, manuscripts, and ephemera. Engaging education programs for youth, adults, and preservation professionals, and award-winning exhibitions and publications are offered in person and virtually. The Historic New England Preservation Easement program is a national leader and protects 118 privately owned historic properties throughout the region.



  • 08/01/2022 8:30 AM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Rollinsford, NH- Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House will host Banjos, Bones, and Ballads, a program of tavern songs, banjo tunes, early hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories by well-known singer and folklorist Jeff Warner, on Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 pm. Funded by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities with additional local support from Janco Electronics, this program is free and open to the public, and no pre-registration is required.

    Jeff presents musical traditions from the lumber camps of the Adirondack Mountains and the whaling ports of New England to the Outer Banks fishing villages of North Carolina, and accompanies his songs on concertina, banjo, guitar, and several pocket instruments, such as bones and spoons. He is a Folklorist and Community Scholar for the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and a former State Arts Council Fellow. A founder of the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, Jeff has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution and has recorded for Flying Fish, Rounder Records and other labels.

    The public is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy this program in the garden of the Wentworth House. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main Street, South Berwick, ME.

    Located on Water Street in Rollinsford, the circa 1701 Wentworth House is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center. For more information about this and other programs at the Wentworth House, check the ARCH website at www.paulwentworthhouse.org.

    New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org.


    Contact:  Julia Roberts

    Email: julialroberts@comcast.net

    Phone: 603-749-1966

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  • 07/26/2022 8:24 AM | Matt Randall

    Club Seacret members now have access to the same vacation getaways that agents do. Amazing trips for 2 to exotic destinations including Caribbean resorts, cruises, and European hotels are included FREE (you read that right) for trying our world-famous skincare and nutrition products. For all the details watch this short video.

  • 07/25/2022 8:30 AM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Rollinsford, NH- Take a unique guided tour of the Salmon Falls River by canoe or kayak with the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) on Saturday, August 6 from 9:30 am to noon. Tour a portion of the river in Rollinsford, Somersworth and Berwick, and learn about sites related to Native American life, early European settlement, mills, town history and more, while enjoying the lovely scenery along the way.

    Space in this event is limited to 15, and participants must supply their own watercraft and personal flotation device (PFD). To register or for more information, email paulwentworthhouse@gmail.com. Directions to the meeting spot and additional details will be provided upon registration. A donation of $10 is suggested; ARCH members are free.

    Contact:  Julia Roberts

    Email: paulwentworthhouse@gmail.com

    Phone: 603-749-1966


  • 07/21/2022 12:44 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Rollinsford, NH- The ancient craft of spinning – once a necessity for creating textiles for clothing and furnishings - is now a craft pursued by artisans and hobbyists as an expression of personal creativity. Wheels of Industry: New England Spinning Wheels, a new exhibit at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House, features several early examples of these important tools of domestic industry. The exhibit is on view on Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm through October 8, and at other times by appointment.

    Drawn primarily from the collection of Tare Shirt Farm in Berwick, Maine, Wheels of Industry features a variety of early spinning wheels, including great wheels, treadle wheels, double flyers, a chair wheel, and a castle wheel. While some of the wheels were made by local artisans, the majority were produced throughout New England and, in one case, Quebec.

    In conjunction with Wheels of Industry, the Wentworth House is also hosting Spinning Sundays on the last Sunday of each month through September 25. Visitors are invited to drop in and learn to spin from 11 am to 1 pm (free; all materials provided and no registration required), or bring their own wheel or other fiber arts project for a Spin-In from 1 to 4 pm. As an added bonus, at 1 pm on July 31, textile expert Peter Cook will demonstrate flax processing, followed by a guided tour of the exhibit.

    Located on Water Street in Rollinsford, the circa 1701 Wentworth House is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center for the community. For more information, send an email to paulwentworthhouse@gmail.com.

    Contact:  Julia Roberts

    Email: paulwentworthhouse@gmail.com

    Phone: 603-749-1966

  • 07/12/2022 4:31 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Rochester, NH- Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer. Currently, the greatest need for volunteers is in the seacoast and southern Maine areas. For as little as 3-4 hours per week, volunteers can offer companionship, respite care and their own unique skills to patients and family members in their community. Volunteers receive a comprehensive 8-week Hospice Volunteer Training program that focuses on how to provide comfort, support and a reassuring presence to Hospice patients and their families. No medical or volunteer experience is necessary to make a positive difference.

    Current Cornerstone VNA Hospice Volunteers recently shared, “Hospice volunteering has been the most rewarding and humbling experience of my life”, “It is extremely rewarding, knowing that I am doing something that eases the burden of the family” and "Hospice visiting has shown me how to be present.” Cornerstone VNA invites individuals to be a part of this enriching and meaningful volunteer experience.

    To register for an upcoming training or for more information about the Hospice Volunteer Program, please contact Catherine “Katie” Scanlon LeBlanc, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator/Chaplain at 603-332-1133 x1153 or cleblanc@cornerstonevna.org.

    Cornerstone VNA currently serves Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty, and Community Care. For 109 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

    For more information contact:

    Cornerstone VNA

    Erika Lee, Director of Advancement

    Phone: 603-994-7012

    Email:  elee@cornerstonevna.org


  • 07/11/2022 7:00 AM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

    Rollinsford, NH- Step back in time to July 1775, and experience a New Hampshire household preparing for war with the British at The Coming Storm, a living history event at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House on Saturday, July 16.

    From 10 am to 4 pm, historical re-enactors in 18th century attire will portray members of the Wentworth family and their neighbors as they go about domestic chores such as hearth cooking, sewing, gardening, and child care; share the latest news of the fighting; and gather supplies for the troops around Boston at this living history event.

    Tours of the circa 1701 Wentworth House, including a new exhibit of New England spinning wheels, will also be available.

    The Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center. For more information, visit the ARCH website at www.paulwentworthhouse.org or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.

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The Falls Chamber of Commerce is a professional association of businesses in  the falls area.  We are the catalyst that facilitates business growth , prosperity, partnership and success for our members. 

       

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Emerson Doiron, Executive Director

info@thefallschamber.com
603.749.7175
office hours by appointment: 472 High Street, Somersworth NH 03878

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