Category Archives: Community Group

Committee Members Needed: Summer Rec

The Recreation Committee met to review the Summer Rec Program. The committee concluded that the current program needs extensive updating to meet increasing demands and expectations. It was determined that Summer Rec will not be offered in its previous format in the coming year.
Those interested in forming a new committee to determine the future of summer rec offerings should contact selectboard@rollinsford.nh.us.

Salmon Falls River Paddle

Take a unique guided tour of Rollinsford, Berwick and Somersworth by canoe or kayak on Sunday, August 7 from 1 to 3 pm. The Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) and the Southeast Land Trust (SELT) are co-sponsoring this opportunity to learn about the historic points of interest and conservation land along the Salmon Falls River between Front Street in Rollinsford and New Dam Road in Berwick while enjoying the lovely scenery along the way.

Participants must provide their own watercraft and flotation device; a limited number of boats are available for loan but must be arranged for in advance. The registration fee is $5 for the general public; free to ARCH or SELT members. To register or request more information, email paulwentworthhouse@gmail.com or call 603-742-4747 and leave a message.

Sports History Talks at the Wentworth House

Baseball fans and bicycling enthusiasts who are interested in the histories of their respective sports won’t want to miss two up-coming talks at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House. Both lectures are being presented in connection with “Neighborhood Entertainments: New Englanders at Play,” the exhibit on early New England sports and recreation currently on view at the Wentworth House.Zip Zamarchi will present an illustrated talk about penny farthings, bone shakers and other forerunners of the modern bicycle on Tuesday, July 26. Mr. Zamarchi is a cycling historian and an avid collector of antique bicycles and bicycling memorabilia. Several items from his extensive collection are included in the exhibit.

On Tuesday, August 9, Brian Sheehy will describe the game of baseball the way it was played by early teams such as the Portsmouth Rockinghams and the Newburyport Clamdiggers: no gloves, underhand pitching, and woolen knickerbocker uniforms. In addition to being an historian of the game, Mr. Sheehy plays base ball in the style of the 1800s with the Essex Vintage Base Ball Club.

Both talks will be presented at 7 pm, and the doors will open at 6 pm for visitors who would like to tour the exhibit prior to the presentation. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Admission to the presentations and the exhibit is $5 for the general public and free for members of ARCH.

Maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center, the Colonel Paul Wentworth House is located at 47 Water Street in Rollinsford, NH. For more information, call (603)742-4747 or (603) 749-1966.

C-RiSe Meeting

The public is invited to attend the first of several local C-RiSe (Climate Risk in the Seacoast) meetings to be held at the Rollinsford Town Hall on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 pm. The discussion will cover assessing vulnerabilities of municipal assets and resources. Kyle Pimental of Strafford Regional Planning Commission will oversee the meeting. Representatives of all local departments and committees have been invited to participate in the discussion.

Domestic Life at the Wentworth House

At Home in the 18th Century at the Wentworth House

An 18th century New England household will come to life at a two-day living history event at the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19.

Re-enactors in period clothing will demonstrate a wide range of domestic activities showcasing everyday life in a colonial home, including gardening, hearth cooking and housekeeping chores, as well as games and pastimes. Saturday’s highlight will be a demonstration of colonial foodways from the hearth to the table, illustrating how food was prepared, served and enjoyed in the 18th century. Demonstrators will also show how early Americans “slept tight” by making a straw-filled mattress and roping a bedstead. Visitors will be welcome to join in some indoor and outdoor games which were popular in colonial America.

Located on Water Street in Rollinsford, the Wentworth House is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center. Admission to this event is $5 for adults, and free for children and ARCH members. For more information, consult the ARCH website at ww.paulwentworthhouse.org or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.

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Summer Rec Registration Info

Summer Recreation Camp is offered at the Rollinsford Grade School.

Dates:  June 20th through August 12th.

Ages: The program is open to children going into 1st grade through High School seniors.

Cost: $80 for the summer, per child or $120 per family for residents, $100 per child or $150 per family for non-residents.

Hours: 9AM – 3PM

To register, please download these forms and return a completed registration to the school.

Questions? Click here to send an email.

Duck Race THIS WEEKEND

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The Rollinsford Garden & Local Sustainability Club (RGLSC) does only one fund raiser a year, the famous duck race. The bed rental money helps us repairs beds as needed but the fund raiser helps with all the other expenses such as maintaining our mower, overhead costs of being a non-profit etc. Our non-profit not only provides garden beds to gardeners with no where to garden otherwise, we also created and maintain a unique walking trail for the whole community to enjoy. We maintain the gardens at Cross St and are working with a few town residents to investigate tree replacement around town to bring back the beauty of tree lined streets. Please help support this great club by buying ducks. It’s a win-win as you help keep us going and you could win $100.00 if your duck is the fastest in the group. You do not have to be present to win! YOU CAN BUY ONLINE AT: rollyduckrace.com  Thanks everyone for supporting us !