Weare in the World began in 2016 as a labor of love by Michael Sullivan, former director of the Weare Public Library. Realizing there was an absence of a central news source in town, he went about creating one. The product was a weekly four-page newsletter filled with community content, which he vigorously culled and crafted. He posted issues online and even delivered hard copies himself to hotspots in town. His goal was to increase engagement and connectedness in Weare, our quiet rural town of roughly 9,000 people.
In late 2019, Sullivan suddenly died of natural causes. Determined to honor his wonderful human nature and continue the profound impact he made, six volunteers came together to keep Weare in the World going.
In February 2020, we published our first issue: a tribute to Michael Sullivan. From that point until the present, Weare in the World has been produced twice a month and nearly solely online, growing the readership to 500 email subscriptions.
We are proud to provide news about our town and schools; features about its people and their accomplishments; announcements by our many civic groups, clubs and non-profits; spotlights on our hard-working local businesses; a corner for opinions on matters of community interest; local writers’ poetry, prose, and humor; recipes; photography; and more.
Our mission today reflects what Michael Sullivan first sought to do, and it remains the same as when we picked up the baton: to provide information and build a sense of community.