Ode to Donald Hall

By Janet Schwartz

(Ms. Schwartz was inspired to write this poem while biking along the rail trail.) The poet lies still At the farm The day lilies ring the gardens And bob their blossoms in reverence. The poet’s voice is still While the sun Ripens the black raspberries, Sweet yarrow dances with the wind flowers, Protective  St. John’s […]

Get Your Flu Shot at Andover Town Hall

Tuesday, September 11 from 10-12

Press Release

Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic on September 11 from 10 AM to Noon at the Andover Town Hall. Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Replacement are accepted as well as cash payments. The fee for regular dose is $30 and high dose is $75. For more information visit LakeSunapeeVNA.org […]


By Steve Foley

In the July issue of the Beacon we posted a headline for the Andover Service Club’s Slices for Scholarships fundraiser with the words “Pie Sale.” This was misleading as the slices being served up were not for sale, but were given to anyone who wished to donate to the Andover Service Club Scholarship fund. We […]

Visiting Angels Opens New Office in Gilford

Press Release

Gilford, NH (July 25, 2018)…..Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Visiting Angels has opened a new location at 401 Gilford Ave, Unit 208 in Gilford. Pictured L to R are Laura Pepper, Caregiver; Debra Desrosiers, Director; Amanda Calkins, Caregiver; Ron Desrosiers, Director; Melissa LaFond, Lakes Region Officer Manager – holding Scissors; Sue […]

Source Separated Recycling Program to Begin Soon

By Victoria Mishcon

The market for Single Stream Recycling (all recyclables in one container) has collapsed and the cost for Andover to ship out its single stream recyclables has tripled in the last nine months.  The Selectboard has made the decision to return to Source Separated Recycling, which will allow us to make money on separated commodities such […]

Davisville Mill Site Program & Walk

August 2 and August 18, 2018

Press Release

The Hopkinton and Warner Historical Societies will be presenting a program about the Davis family and the operation of their mills located along the Warner River in Davisville. Before the Flood of 1826, this section of the river was a beehive of activity producing a variety of products from shingles to lumber, grain to woolen […]

Meeting Regards Highland Lake Drawdown

Tuesday, August 7th at 6 PM

By Victoria Mishcon

Last year several residents met with the Selectboard to discuss the possibility of a drawdown of Highland Lake for the purpose of repairs to shoreline structures and landscape. It was too late in the year to follow through and we agreed to revisit the issue this summer. We are inviting all who are interested in […]

Franklin VNA & Hospice Highlights the Importance of Vaccines

Press Release

Franklin – As we look forward to school starting in September, and thoughts of apples and harvest begin to fill our heads, thoughts of immunizations should start to fill our heads as well. Whether it’s to get ready to go back to school or prepare for the chill of fall and the pneumonia and flu […]

Andover Police Report June 2018

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 230 Calls for Service during June, including: Child Abuse: 1 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 2 Criminal Mischief: 7 Dog – Barking: 1 Dog Bite: 3 Dog – Loose: 2 Domestic Dispute: 2 House Check Requests: 5 Manner of Operation: 6 Noise Disturbance: 2 Parking Violation: 11 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 4 Traffic Accident: 4 […]