LRGHealthcare Announces Breast Cancer & Beyond Support Meeting

Press release

The LRGHealthcare Breast Cancer & Beyond support group meets often, bringing women together to share experiences and advice. The next group meeting will be held on Monday, December 3 from 5 to 6:30 PM at Caring for Women (next to the Laconia Clinic) and will offer a workshop on Plum Blossom healing through the art […]

New London Hospital Appoints Board Chair

Press release

New London Hospital (NLH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne B. Holmes as the new Board Chair. Holmes has been a member of the NLH Board of Trustees since 2006 and replaces outgoing Board Chair, G. William Helm, Jr. In addition to playing an integral role on the NLH Board of Trustees, Holmes […]

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 […]

WCA Holiday Craft Fair On December 1

Press release

A record number of vendors – more than 60 – will participate in the Wilmot Community Association’s (WCA) annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 AM to 2 PM Saturday, December 1, at the New London Outing Club’s Indoor Center at 114 Cougar Court in New London. “For anyone looking for the perfect handmade item to […]

WCA Sells Holiday And Gift Cards

Press release

This holiday season the Wilmot Community Association (WCA) is selling holiday greeting cards and holiday donation gift cards featuring a lovely pencil drawing of the WCA’s Red Barn in winter by Wilmot artist Kristen Ash Chertikhin. “The gift cards are perfect for the person who has everything. For out-of-town relatives and friends, just slip one […]

FRH Lights Of Memory Celebration On December 2

Press release

Members of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary are proud to present the 28th annual Lights of Memory Celebration, to be held on Sunday, December 2, at 4 PM at Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH). FRH Auxiliary members invite everyone in the community to attend this wonderful holiday gathering. For $3 you may purchase a light in […]

Gingerbread Showcase Enthralls Young, Young At Heart

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Gingerbread Showcase Enthralls Young, Young At Heart

Nearly 100 people attended the Wilmot Community Association’s (WCA) second annual Gingerbread Showcase on November 17. Children, teens, adults, groups, and professional bakers entered a total of 16 eatable structures in the event. Unique designs and inventive use of many different foods including candies, cookies, pretzels, and shredded wheat were the hallmarks of the day. […]

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 […]