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, June 18, 2016

Farmington High School Graduates 86

Commencement Exercises were held at the Farmington High School Gymnasium at 10:00 AM on June 18.  The Invocation was given by Molly King; Megan Henner led the Pledge of Allegiance; and Rachel Morin sang the National Anthem.  Afer Class President Kyley Inglis gave her Presidential address Salutatorian Emma Gelinas and Valedictorian Marilu Shepadrson addressed their classmates.  The Commencement speaker was former teacher Catherine Howard, who reminded the graduates that respect should be given to all, but trust must be earned.  She cautioned them to not confuse the two in the years ahead.  Following the Senior Awards and presentation of diplomas, Emily Watson gave the Benediction.  Brooke Marston and Samantha Lagle served as the Class Marshalls.  Ms. Allison Lowe and Ms Ashley Mercier served as the class advisors.

The Class chose "Wherever I Go by Miley Cyrus as their Class song, and "Go Big or Go Home" as their Class Motto.

Pictures from the ceremony are shared in the FHE Graduation Photos 18 June 2016 folder.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Farmington Players Present "Mobile Home Sweet Home" June 17 and 18

Farmington Town Players Present
Mobile Home Sweet Home
by Pat Cook
Produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company.
Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2016
7:00 PM Farmington Town Hall
$8.00 Admission, $5.00 Children

“How’d you like to be on television?” This question, posed by future daughter-in-law Anne, takes Loff DuVall by surprise. After all, he and May June had been running the Hampton Court trailer park for more years than either would care to admit. The last thing he’d want now is to be in some reality TV show. In fact, he was hoping he and May June could get away for a while, take a long vacation from the place. He wouldn’t have to listen to Goose Halford’s long stories, such as how his grandpa has a metal plate in his head. “The kids used to catch him asleep and put ‘frigerator magnets on his forehead,” he confides in Loff. Or having to help Lydia Spagway’s grandkid who just got her hand caught in a toilet. Add to this Rhonda DeFalco’s gossip, Vonell Rafferty looking for buried treasure with her metal detector, and Etta Frobisher’s threat to close down his business, he’s really at the end of his rope. But Anne’s idea, coupled with the fact she’s practically engaged to son, Larry, shows Loff a way out. Except that, for the show to succeed, Loff can’t leave! Throw in a conniving producer, a retired lieutenant colonel and everyone showing up looking like run-over hillbillies and Loff or May June just don’t know what’s to become of them, their tenants, or the trailer park. This two-act comedy is full of oddball characters and will have your audience laughing and falling in love with all those at Hampton Court Trailer Park.
The Cast of Mobile Home Sweet Home, June 2016
Act 1 Scene 1 action
Act 1 Scene 2 action
Act 1 Scene 3 action
Download the Mobile Home Sweet Home program from the Farmington Town Players.

For over 30 years, the Farmington Town Players has taken great pride in presenting a wide variety of entertainment for Farmington audiences.  Attending and supporting the productions and performances of the Town Players not only supports the Arts in Farmington, but allows the Town Players to contribute back to the community through the financial donations the Troupe makes to other programs and needs in the Town of Farmington.

So please, mark your calendars and plan on bringing family and friends to the special evening of theatre.  The Town Players wish to thank all their patrons, old and new, and send their warmest “Welcome” for your support of this production.

Friday, June 3, 2016

June 2016 issue is out and available online and in print form

The June issue of the Puddledock Press is out online and available at most of our local distribution sites for pick up.  The issue 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.
To find out where to pick up your printed hard copy, check the Find a Puddledock tab on this site, and select Current Edition for the list of our fine Farmington businesses that carry the Puddledock Press! Don't forget to thank these establishments for carrying the Puddledock, visit them often, and remind them how you appreciate their supporting our paper, and that you'd love to see them advertise in the paper!

Please consider placing an ad in the paper for your business or non-profit organization.  You can help to support our Community newspaper and our services like the Around the Town Calendar, and online access.  Consider running an ad or just sending in a contribution.

Hope you enjoy the June issue! Start submitting your news and articles for our upcoming June issue now.