Andover’s Favorite Pumpkin Chunkers Go Long!

Watch them smash record on Thanksgiving night

By Don Gross, for the Beacon
Andover’s Favorite Pumpkin Chunkers Go Long!

Four years ago Brian Labrie, his wife, Kerry, and the American Chunker team of Brookline, New Hampshire rolled into Andover to demonstrate the sport of “punkin chunkin.” The team used the time to practice for their first visit to the annual World Punkin Chunkin Championship in Sussex County, Delaware. The first three years of competition […]

Top 20 Reasons to Support The Andover Beacon

Some real, some humorous ... all by a loyal supporter

A whole lot of pages, every issue! High-quality paper and large type! Letters from the readers are polite! Absence of political rants and raves! Spelling and grammer correct, mostly! You only have to read it once a month! The “Beacon Members Win!” giveaways! You get it free – whether you want it or not! Lots […]

Mystery Solved! Town Report “Cover Girl” Identified

She's 19 years old now and about to get married.

Mystery Solved! Town Report “Cover Girl” Identified

Nobody seemed to know the name of the happy little girl on the cover of the Andover Town Report 2012. The photo was taken on March 2, 1996 at the Andover Fish and Game Club’s annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby. We figured that if she was two years old then, she’d be about 19 years old […]

A Farewell to Winter

A Farewell to Winter

Mary Gutgsell was coming down Old Winslow Road in Wilmot after the last storm when the view of the Wilmot Community Association’s (WCA) Red Barn and the Baptist church was so striking that she stopped the car (on the hill, no less!) and took a picture. She presented the photo to the WCA as a […]