NHCHF Makes A Return Trip To The Fells

By Judy Perreault, NHCHF

November was a busy month for the Halcyon Seekers. As a follow-up to our summer trip to The Fells, we teamed up with a local aerobics group and invited some friends and returned for a private Christmas tour. Each area in the Hays home was decorated for the holidays by a different floral business. The […]

Donations Needed For Andover Food Pantry

By Charlie Darling, Beacon staff
Donations Needed For Andover Food Pantry

The need to keep the shelves stocked at the Andover Food Pantry continues, and we can’t do it without your help. If you can, please send a check to the Andover Lions at PO Box 204, Andover 03216. Any amount, large or small, helps show that the community cares. If you’d prefer to shop for […]

Andover Service Club Holds Very Successful Pie Sale

By Mary Ofenloch, Andover Service Club

Again this year, wonderful members of the community supported the annual Andover Service Club (ASC) Thanksgiving Pie Sale, which was held at the Circle K Deli in Potter Place on November 20 and 21. About 85 pumpkin, apple, pecan, mince, blueberry, raspberry, and cherry pies were baked by the ladies of ASC and sold for […]

Blackwater Grange Meeting Delayed Due To Sandy

By Bernice Nowell, Blackwater Grange

Blackwater Grange #152 met on November 15, after the November 8 meeting was cancelled because of Storm Sandy. We received thank-yous for dictionaries from third-graders at Jennie Blake School in Hill and one class of Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in New London. Grange State Chaplain Hugh Clark has passed away. The members enjoyed the poem […]

Local Alternative-Energy Users Show Visitors How They Do It

By Larry Chase, Andover Energy Group
Local Alternative-Energy Users Show Visitors How They Do It

About 50 local residents and students from Colby-Sawyer College showed up for Andover’s first Energy Awareness Day on Saturday, November 3. Hosted by the Andover Energy Group, attendees were able to visit with four homeowners who had installed solar photovoltaic and solar hot-water systems, and a local resident who has built a straw-bale home. Proctor […]

Andover Lions To Light Christmas Tree On December 1

By Joyce Egge, Andover Lions Club
Andover Lions To Light Christmas Tree On December 1

The Andover Lions, in conjunction with students from Proctor Academy, had a great time hosting a Halloween Open House at the Lion’s Den on Poplar Street in downtown Andover. We gave out candy, painted faces, played games, and drank cider. We are looking forward to doing an even bigger and better event next year. We […]

There’s Help Out There: Social Services

By Robert Ofenloch, Beacon volunteer

If you’re struggling, there’s help out there. Here’s a list of many area resources. Start Here! ServiceLink: Your connection to all kinds of assistance. 866 634-9412, ServiceLink.org Community Action Programs (CAP): 934-3444 New Hampshire Catholic Charities: Counseling, information and referral, support groups, and institutional healthcare. 800 562-5249 Andover Town Office: 735-5332 Food Andover Food Pantry: […]

Andover Service Club Christmas Luncheon: December 12

By Joyce Egge, Andover Service Club
Andover Service Club Christmas Luncheon: December 12

The Medicine Crow Woman, better known as “Auntie Crow,” displays a Native American lady’s fan of Abenaki origin. It is made with osprey feathers. Photo: Mary Ofenloch On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 20 and 21, from 11 AM to 7 PM, the Andover Service Club will be selling pies for Thanksgiving at the Circle K […]

Andover Service Club

By Joyce Egge, Andover Service Club
Andover Service Club

Our October meeting opened with a welcome from our president, Mary Ofenloch. Opening words were given by Sandy Miller, who told a joke about nuns and read a poem about clotheslines. This resulted in several members reminiscing about when they were young and their families or themselves used clotheslines; some still do. Our president spoke […]

Andover Lions Club

By Joyce Egge, Andover Lions Club
Andover Lions Club

The Andover Lions Club had an extremely successful golf tournament on the 24th of September, with the team of Ken Currier, Dick Holden, Ralph Mahar, and Bernie Davis taking first place. We had 13 teams playing at the Country Club of New Hampshire. We held raffles and various contests and provided donuts, coffee, lunch, and […]