The Puddledock Press Staff in the early 1990s.

The all volunteer staff of the Puddledock Press outside their storefront office in the Hayward Block on Mechanic Street in the early 1990s.

The first issue of The Puddledock Press.

The very first Puddledock Press, Volume 1, Number 1, was published in December of 1979.

Farmington Town Christmas Party

The Town of Farmington used to have a Town Christmas Party. Here is a 1963 ad from the Farmington News.

Fire trucks outside the Station on Mechanic Street

Mechanic Street Fire Station in its hay day. On the left is the 1942 Seagrave Truck which was given to the town by H.O. Rondeau.

An old group photo hanging in the Puddledock Office.

Back: Ned Parker, Delores Bridge, Mary Cloutman, Henry Johnson; Front: Iola Sabine, Lilliam Emerson

Robert's Drug Store Christmas advertisement in 1906.

Robert's Drug Store was a popular spot in downtown Farmington and sold lots of Farmington post cards.

Old Farmington Town Hall

An old photo of the Farmington Town Hall, which is currently the Recreation Center, as it appeared in an issue of the Farmington News.

Fire Destroys the Trafton Block

The Trafton Block after a fire destroyed it on January 15, 1943. The fire damages totaled $50,000.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

After Years of Great Recipes, Nana's Kitchen is Closing

Many of you long time Puddledock Readers may have been following Nana's Kitchen and using the recipes for many years.  Our Nana's Kitchen contributor, Barbara Rollins, has decided to retire from the Puddledock and will no longer be sharing recipes with us.  The August issue will be her last.  We're so sad to see her go, but we appreciate the many years of service, and good food, she has promoted, as she shared her favorite entrees, side-dishes, soups, and desserts with us.  I know all our Puddledock Press, readers, volunteer staff, and towns folk, all thank Barbara for the many years she provided her recipes to us, and wish her well in her new endeavors.  Thank You, Barbara for Nana's Kitchen.  We appreciate your efforts and wonderfully delicious recipes.

Thank You Barbara 


Nana's Kitchen

We'll feature Barbara's recipes for the last time in the August issue.  And we will be looking for a new recipe writer/sharer for September and moving forward.  If anyone is interested in writing a food/recipe column for the Puddledock, please contact us at the Puddledock Press office, and let us know your ideas for the column.

The Puddledock Press has always been a historically focused paper, so we will honor the memory of the Nana's Kitchen column.  But, we are also a community minded and forward thinking paper, so we welcome new ideas for columns.  As a community that loves good food, we do want to feature a food related column, so recipes are very popular, and we still want to feature them.

Come on all your cooks out there!  How about doing a column for the Puddledock!  Share your delicious recipes and great tasting food ideas.  We'll be waiting for you!

Friday, July 10, 2015

July Issue of the Puddledock Press is Now Available

The July edition has been posted on the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is now available for viewing online.

You can view and download and print the issue in color from the Scribd site, if you wish.  The hard copies are at most of our fine distribution sites in Farmington, now.  Pick up your copy today!  Or print it in color on your printer!

You can view past issues on the Farmington Historical Society's Puddledock Press page.