The Refinery Restaurant Plans to Open in June

A place where the community can gather

By Anna Hollenbaugh, Proctor Academy Student Reporter

Owners Brian MacKenzie, Linda MacKenzie, A.J. Giglio, and Aimee Giglio are nearing the finish line for the opening of their restaurant, The Refinery. With most of the work complete, they are tying up loose ends and getting ready to open in June. I visited their location at 4 Mill Road in Andover recently. Inside, I found […]

New Horizons Hair Changes Hands

Meghan Barton takes over July 1

By Mary Meier, New Horizons Hair

As a salon owner, change is always in the air. Hair styles evolve with fashion, and as a stylist this is important. You need to keep things current!  I have been a cosmetologist for over 37 years, and have been a salon owner for almost 18 years. I have always said that this is a […]

‘The Refinery’ Restaurant to open in Former Belletete’s Store

Hope to begin serving dinner in Spring

By Charlie Darling
‘The Refinery’ Restaurant to open in Former Belletete’s Store

Brian MacKenzie and AJ Giglio are hard at work on The Refinery, a new neighborhood restaurant and bar coming to Andover. They’re transforming the old RP Johnson (Belletetes) showroom on Mill Road with open seating for up to 100 diners to enjoy refined tavern food like sandwiches, steaks, and seafood, plus a grab-and-go market with […]

Hamel Family Reopens Blackwater Junction Restaurant

Familiar menu, familiar faces coming in March

Press Release
Hamel Family Reopens Blackwater Junction Restaurant

After a year and a half of being closed following a fire, the Blackwater Junction Restaurant, 730 Main Street in Andover, is reopening this month.Elyse Downey and her brother, Greg Hamel, look forward to serving the Blackwater Junction Restaurant customers once again. Greg owned the popular breakfast and lunch hot spot for 10 years. His […]

The Kitchen Eatery Opens on Main Street

Not your average breakfast or lunch

By Steve Foley
The Kitchen Eatery Opens on Main Street

  Looking for something a little different for breakfast or lunch? The Kitchen Eatery and Catering located at 46 Main Street might be the answer! Their website calls the food “Innovative craft food, made  a little different, but not over the top.” Owner and Chef, Michael Preete takes pride in cooking the meals from scratch. […]

Cutting Edge Aerobotics Company Calls Andover Home

Public Demo on July 4 at Carr Field

By Steve Foley

With the backdrop of a perfectly blue sky, I had the opportunity to watch the FireFLY 6 PRO robotic aircraft take flight in a large field and witness it’s capabilities. The aircraft is developed and assembled right here in Andover by a startup company called BirdsEyeView Aerobotics. In the last few years many types of […]

Long-time Manager Takes Ownership of Jake’s Market

Grand opening celebration, June 16 from 10 AM to 2 PM

By Steve Foley

Eighteen years ago, the Andover Mini-Mart was purchased by Ed Kerrigan and became part of the Jake’s Market and Deli family of stores. Andover native Jennifer Braley was hired as the manager and has been there ever since. In May, Braley purchased the store from Kerrigan and has renamed it JJ’s Market and Deli. It […]

NHEC Union Employees Announce Strike, Company Responds

Press release

PLYMOUTH, NH – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union #1837 representing 83 employees of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) went on strike today after further negotiations failed to produce a successor agreement to a contract that expired on April 30, 2018. The company has activated a contingency plan that will provide for […]

Lake Sunapee Bank Named Lead Partner in New London Hospital’s Centennial

Press Release

New London Hospital (NLH) is pleased to announce that Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, is a lead partner in the hospital’s centennial anniversary. NLH is celebrating its milestone in 2018 with a series of events held throughout New London’s 15-town service area, with emphasis on health education, community engagement, […]

Franklin Savings Bank’s Buzz Points Benefits Local Merchants and Non-Profits

Over $123,000 back into the community

Press Release

Franklin Savings Bank announced today that its Buzz Points debit card rewards program has funneled over $123,000 back into the local community. Since the program was introduced in July 2015, $116,095 in points earned have been redeemed at local merchants enrolled in the program. The Buzz Points program allows FSB debit cardholders to donate their […]