The Beacon Uses QR Codes, Short for “Quick Response”

Here's how to use them with your smartphone

By Ken Wells
The Beacon Uses QR Codes, Short for “Quick Response”

As you look through this issue of the Beacon, you may notice something new. Those “checkerboard things”, like the one pictured with this article, are called “QR codes” (for “quick response”) and they allow you to use your smartphone to navigate effortlessly from the printed page to online content. This is exciting, because it means […]

Local Author Talks About Her road to Becoming a Writer

Amy Makechnie has authored several novels

Press release

Amy Makechnie, the author of several novels for middle-school readers, will talk about her experience of going from being a teacher and soccer coach to becoming a published writer on Wednesday, April 19, 7 PM, at The Andover Community Hub. The free event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. As Makechnie […]

Board and Publisher acknowledge “vast outpouring of support” for Beacon

Citizens breathing new energy into local paper

By Board and Publisher

Donna Baker-Hartwell speaks for many of us when she says, “There is no other paper that brings together local news better than The Andover Beacon. It’s where I find out what is going on in town and in neighboring towns. I especially like to know “who’s who”. With a population of almost 2500 people, Andover […]

Andover Poet Laurie Zimmerman Reads at Wilmot Library

Thursday, April 27, 7 PM

Press release

Poet Laurie Zimmerman will read at the Wilmot Public Library on Thursday, April 27, at 7 PM. Zimmerman’s book Bright Exit won the Quercus New Book Award in 2013. An accomplished poet, Zimmerman will share memories of her mentor Donald Hall. She taught English at Proctor Academy for 29 years before retiring, and recently joined […]

Kearsarge Area Senior Lunch,Thursday, April 20

Musical entertainment by vocalist Michael Brown

Press release

Vocalist Michael Brown will provide musical entertainment at the Kearsarge Area Senior Luncheon on Thursday, April 20.  Michael works at Colby-Sawyer and has performed in a number of local theatrical and vocal productions. Lunch begins at noon at the First Congregational Church of Wilmot, 19 North Wilmot Road, next to the Wilmot Public Library.  Ample […]

WCA Welcomes Spring with Chili and Games

Fun starts at 5:30 PM, Saturday, April 15 

Press release

Shrug off winter and welcome spring at the Wilmot Community Association’s chili supper followed by games. The fun starts at 5:30 PM, Saturday, April 15, at the WCA’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road, Wilmot. The menu will include homemade chili (meat and vegetarian choices available), salad, cornbread (including gluten-free), dessert, and coffee, tea or a […]

Twin Rivers Food Pantry Seeks Crafters for Fundraising Event

Saturday, April 29, 10 AM - 2 PM; Middle School

Press release
Twin Rivers Food Pantry Seeks Crafters for Fundraising Event

Crafters Wanted! Twin Rivers Food Pantry is planning an exciting new fundraiser!  The “Feed the Need!” Spring Craft Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 10 AM – 2 PM, at the Franklin Middle School gymnasium, 200 Sanborn Street, Franklin. The Blossom Shop and Heavenly Skin Care are sponsoring this important new, and hopefully annual, […]

April News from the South Danbury Church

By Linda Wilson

Sunday worship at the South Danbury Church is at 11 AM, and all are welcome. In April we’ll also have our traditional Easter events, including our Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunrise services. Our Spring Happy Hour will be on Friday, April 14, from 3 to 5 PM. Come and stock up on pies, baked treats, […]

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