Andover Service Club Celebrates Valentine’s Day

By Joyce Egge, Andover Service Club
Andover Service Club Celebrates Valentine’s Day

Our February meeting opened with a welcome and words from our president, Mary Ofenloch. Since it was close to Valentine’s Day, Mary read some poems on love. She also noted that we had three consecutive special days this month: Lincolns Birthday, Ash Wednesday, and Valentine’s Day. She honored one of them with the recitation of […]

Fred Marple Comes To AE/MS On April 20

The Andover Service Club (ASC) is presenting a family-friendly production, Fred Marple of Frost Heaves, New Hampshire starring Ken Sheldon, on Saturday, April 20 at 7 PM in AE/MS. Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for students 6 to 16, and under 6 are free. Proceeds will benefit the Andover Service Club […]

Andover Knitting Club Adds New Members

By Holly Gagne, Andover Knitting Club

The Andover Knitting Club which meets on Monday afternoons has added new members this winter. Not only does it have new students from grades three through seven, but Anne Hewitt and Jean Whatley have joined us as well. Anne is a para-educator at the school and active community member. Jean is a volunteer who hails […]

Local Energy Awareness And Action Is Growing

Latest workshop attracted nearly 80 attendees

Larry Chase, Andover Energy Group It’s beginning to look like a trend. 12: In June 2011, a Beacon article invited the public to a meeting designed to gauge local interest in alternative energy sources and energy conservation. The meeting drew a dozen people. 30: In January 2012, a Button Up home-weatherization workshop drew 30. 35: […]

Rest of the Town Report: Andover Lions Club

Town report

Formed in November of 1954 by a group of service-minded people from the Andover community, the Andover Lions Club was officially chartered by Lions Clubs International in March of 1955. The mission of the organization is to provide assistance to people in need and specifically those who are visually or hearing-impaired. In the 56 years […]

Andover Service Club Thrift Shop

Community support provides scholarships and more

Gisela Darling, Andover Service Club The Andover Thrift Shop has been in business for over 15 years. Started by members of the Andover Service Club, it has provided a valuable service to the community. It is the major fund raiser for the Andover Service Club, and most of the money raised provides scholarships given on […]

Andover Food Pantry Receives Many Generous Holiday Donations

Don't forget: the need continues after the holidays!

By Charlie Darling, Beacon staff
Andover Food Pantry Receives Many Generous Holiday Donations

The Andover Food Pantry, in the basement of the Town Hall, has received many generous donations of cash and non-perishable, staple food items from schools, clubs and organizations, businesses, and individuals. The photos accompanying this article document just a small slice of the generosity the community has shown to our friends and neighbors in need. […]

Andover Lions Club News, January 2013

Andover Food Pantry receives generous support

By Joyce Egge, Andover Lions Club

The Andover Lions Club wishes to thank all those who donated so generously to the Andover Food Pantry last month. Over $2,000 and many, many grocery bags of non-perishable food were received from individuals, families, schools, companies, and events. The food pantry continues to serve many folks in need and is a valuable resource in […]

New Alpha Course Coming To Andover

Exploring answers to life’s big questions

Andover Congregational Church press release

Are you asking, “Is there more to life than this? What is the purpose of my life? Does God care about me? Who is Jesus? Does God heal? Why should I pray? Why is there so much suffering?” Have you honestly asked yourself or another person these questions, only to find you don’t have a […]

It’s Time To Apply For Andover Service Club Scholarships

May 1 is the deadline

By Diane Rice, Andover Service Club

The Andover Service Club is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2013 scholarship awards has begun. Awards are based on academic performance, character attributes, and community involvement, and not on financial need. Graduating seniors and adults entering or continuing their education at a college, professional, or technical school are eligible to apply. […]