Shop CFA’s Online Art Auction: Great Art Makes Great Gifts!

Auction goes through November 30; shop local

Press release

Give something creative this Holiday Season! Visit Center for the Arts “Arts Auction for Arts Education” Online Auction, starting midnight on November 15 through November 30 at 32auctions.com/cfanh. With over 75 items to choose from, this is a great way to shop local for the holidays while helping CFA raise money for art education in […]

Franklin Opera House Returns with Live and Live-Streamed Events

Don Campbell Band plays on November 14

Press release
Franklin Opera House Returns with Live and Live-Streamed Events

As with all performance venues, the current global pandemic put a halt to live shows at the Franklin Opera House until a safe way to welcome audiences and performers could be found. After a seven-month hiatus, the Opera House reopened in October with limited live seating, plus a simultaneous live-stream online.    The entertainment continues […]

Through the Reading Glasses November 2020

By Janet Moore

Returning home or finding home is often the whole point of Thanksgiving; that, and celebrating family. I was about to use the phrase “central theme” before I quickly stilled the old English teacher part of my brain — phew. So, it seems odd to be writing about a book titled “Unsheltered.” Throughout Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, […]

Bachelder Library New Acquisitions for October

By Janet Moore

1ADULT FICTION The Exiles, Christina Baker Kline Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team, Elise Hooper Fifty Words for Rain, Asha Lemmie The Geometry of Holding Hands, Alexander McCall Smith A Good Neighborhood, Therese Anne Fowler The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, V.E. Schwab The Lager Queen of Minnesota, J. Ryan Stradal […]

Andover Library New Acquisitions for October

By Janet Moore

ADULT FICTION The Book of Two Ways, Jodi Picoult The Dutch House, Ann Patchett Amish Front Porch Stories, Wanda E. Brunstetter The Return, Nicholas Sparks A Question of Betrayal, Anne Perry The Evening and the Morning, Ken Follett Vince Flynn, Total Power, Kyle Mills Bitter Pill, Fern Michaels Other People’s Houses, Abbi Waxman How to […]

Through the Reading Glasses

By Janet Moore
Through the Reading Glasses

So much to read and so much time! Well, sorta, if you’re not the parent of school age kids. Believe it or not, though, the books just keep on coming, so, here’s a selection of some of the newest ones. Jacqueline Woodson does it again, this time with illustrator Rafael Lopez, in her back-to-school story, […]

Live Music Returns to Franklin Opera House on October 3

Studio Two group honors the early Beatles

Press release

Live music is returning to the Franklin Opera House on October 3 with two performances by Studio Two, at 3 PM and at 7:30 PM. Limited socially-distant seating is available in the historic Opera House, and the evening show will be streamed live to those who want to experience the show in the safety of […]

Book Acquisitions for October

By Janet Moore

Adult Fiction All the Devils are Here, Louise Penny Anxious People, Fredrik Backman The Beekeeper of Aleppo, Christy Lefteri The Evening and the Morning, Ken Follett The Geometry of Holding Hands, Alexander McCall Smith A Good Neighborhood, Therese Anne Fowler The Guest List, Lucy Foley Home Before Dark, Riley Sager Migrations, Charlotte McConaghy A Question […]

Help Build Andover Community Spirit by Making a Scarecrow

Submit photos by October 13 for Beacon

By Susan Chase
Help Build Andover Community Spirit by Making a Scarecrow

In what could become an Andover tradition, it’s time for local businesses and organizations to get creative and decorate their places of business with an outdoor scarecrow — serious or funny, large or small, relating to their business or just for fun, anything goes!  The Andover Community Hub is joining with Andover resident Janet Moore, […]

Andover Library New Acquisitions September 2020

By Janet Moore

ADULT FICTION Where the Light Enters, Sara Donti Choppy Water, Stuart Woods The Best Mistake, Nora Roberts American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins Home in Carolina, Sherryl Woods The Order, Daniel Silva Once in a Blue Moon, Sharon Sala All The Devils Are Here, Louise Penny The Blacksmith Queen, GA Aiken Royal, Danielle Steel A Week at […]

1 2 3 82