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 […]

Andover Knitting Club Welcomes All Knitters

By Holly Gagne, Andover Knitting Club
Andover Knitting Club Welcomes All Knitters

Please come join us at the Andover Knitting Club. We are starting back up on Monday, November 5. Whether you knit or crochet, are a beginner or an expert, we would love to have you join us on Mondays from 2:45 to 3:45 PM at Andover Elementary/Middle School. If you have a project that you […]

Energy Awareness Day in Andover: Spend Time, Save Money

Energy Awareness Day in Andover: Spend Time, Save Money

By Energy Awareness Day in Andover: Spend Time, Save Money
Energy Awareness Day in Andover: Spend Time, Save Money

Got a couple of free hours this Saturday? The time you spend could save you hundreds – maybe even thousands – of dollars in future energy costs. And you could help ease the nation’s dependency on fossil fuels at the same time. The event: Andover Energy Awareness Day. The time: 11 AM to 3 PM […]

Blackwater Grange #152

By Bernice Nowell, Blackwater Grange #152

Blackwater Grange #152 met on October 11 with Master Nowell presiding. Those present held an auction. Officers elected were: Clayton Nowell, Master; Florence Blay, Overseer; Marjorie Huntoon, Lecturer; Bernice Nowell, Lady Stewart; Margaret Jewell, Chaplain; Marcia McWethy, Treasurer; Bernice Nowell, Secretary; Marjorie Huntoon, Gatekeeper; Charlotte Clark, Cere; Eileen Brennan, Flora; Liz Kirby, Executive Committee, with […]

Big Lots Runs Food Drive For Andover Food Pantry

By Maria Glorioso, Andover Food Pantry

Since volunteering for the Andover Food Pantry, I have become increasingly concerned about the amount of food needed to stock the shelves and the limited funds we have to succeed in this endeavor. Even more alarming is that the people we serve will not have enough food to sustain them in these hard times. I […]

Congregational Church Plans Community Suppers

By Judy Evans, Andover Congregational Church

The Andover Congregational Church is planning to sponsor community suppers in the Highland Lake Grange Hall in East Andover on the third Saturday of each month (except for December.) The one in October was well attended, and people were asking if we intended to do this often. The next meal will be on Saturday, November […]

New Hampshire Circle Of Home And Family

By Judy Perreault NHCHF After what seemed like a very short summer, the Halcyon Seekers resumed their monthly meeting schedule in September. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of dainty sandwiches, chips and pickles, and a decadent chocolate trifle. The view of Highland Lake from the Baker’s porch is superb. A lone heron drifted by against […]