Friends of the Northern Rail Trail First Bike Ride

Saturday, September 22nd

Press Release

Don’t you just love the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County, wending its way from a cornfield in Boscawen to the Danbury Country Store?  Thirty-two miles past a river, two lakes, a pond, and even a covered bridge. And isn’t it great that it connects to an equally beautiful portion in Grafton County,  all the […]

Northern Rail Trail Raffle Winners

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Northern Rail Trail Raffle Winners

The Friends of the Northern Rail Trail recently awarded prizes donated by local businesses in their summer raffle to support trail work on Andover’s 35 miles of trail.  The winners were picked by 7 year old Deborah Leak of Andover at the end of the Potter Place Fair on August 5. The winner of the […]

Be Bear Smart as You Enjoy the Remaining Summer Season

Press Release

The cool nights are a constant reminder that the summer season is coming to an end and fall will soon be upon us. Despite the season change, NH Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service urge homeowners, campers, and the rest of the public to continue to be vigilant and responsible in bear country. […]

Hike Smart and Hike Safe – Get Your Hike Safe Card

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Hike Smart and Hike Safe – Get Your Hike Safe Card

CONCORD, N.H. — As the summer sunshine inspires you to get out and hike, bike, and paddle New Hampshire’s scenic trails and waterways, be sure to hike safe and have your Hike Safe card. Card sales provide important support for Fish and Game’s search and rescue efforts. The card also exempts holders from certain liability […]

HLPA’s Annual Boat Parade & Ice Cream Social

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HLPA’s Annual Boat Parade & Ice Cream Social

The Highland Lake Protective Association’s annual events were held in quick succession this year due to the midweek holiday.  There was a record turnout on July 3rd for the Ice Cream Social fundraiser and the flares around the lake that evening were impressive as well, with ample participation.  Oddly, the boat parade had only one […]

Unexpected Visitor at Norander’s

By Photo: Bob Norander

Bob and Rita Norander had an unexpected visitor on July 21 foraging near Punch Brook which runs behind their home in East Andover. Photo: Bob Norander

One New Baby Loon Chick on Highland Lake

By Donna Baker-Hartwell
One New Baby Loon Chick on Highland Lake

Donna Baker Hartwell provides regular updates on the Loons that live on Highland Lake in East Andover. We have consolidated her reports into one article.   June 28 I am happy to announce the arrival of the Highland Lake baby loon chick! DOB – June 28th (Full Moon) on a rainy day. I took these […]

Draft Minutes of Board Meeting July 18, 2018

By George Heaton

FNRT-MC, Draft Minutes of Board Meeting July 18, 2018 Andover Hub, Andover Causes of Celebration:  July Meeting Highlights Special Events In Summer and Fall Next Meeting:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Board Attendees: Alex Bernhard, George Heaton, Craig Heim, Lindy Heim, Myra Mayman, Nita Tomaszewski Loyal Supporters:  Charlie Baer, Prescott Towle Business Matters: 1. Minutes of […]