Andover Community Hub Receives Award of Excellence

From Lakes Region Planning Commission

Press release
Andover Community Hub Receives Award of Excellence

As the July issue of Beacon went to press, the Andover Community Hub was being honored with an Award of Excellence by the Lakes Region Planning Commission at its 2022 annual meeting dinner on June 29. The award citation reads: “The Andover Community Hub offers a wide variety of classes, informal gatherings, and events. It […]

Plastic-Free July Comes to Andover Courtesy of Local Nonprofits

Effort to raise awareness about use of plastics

By Susan Chase

Beacon readers can check out the Plastic Free July website at PlasticFreeJuly.org to join the challenge, take the Pesky Plastics Quiz, and learn what next steps are possible.  Closer to home, the Ten Towns Project (10towns.org) is a campaign founded in 2021 by a group of volunteers from 10 New Hampshire towns who are committed […]

Chapin Senior Center – July Program List

Press release

Monday, July 4, 2022 Closed for the holiday Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Indoor Walking at Proctor Academy’s Field House, Andover – 8:30  – 10 AM Enjoy year-round walking without worrying about the weather. Please walk in clean, dry footwear. You are encouraged to walk with a partner. Please visit the COA registration area in the […]

E-Bike Lending Comes to Andover and New London

Loaners in Andover September 21 and 27

By Larry Chase
E-Bike Lending Comes to Andover and New London

As gasoline prices top $5 a gallon, and as alternatives to the internal combustion engine grow, the focus on electric bikes is increasing across the country – not least in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire, where an Upper Valley E-Bike Lending Library is under way in its second year. What this means […]

“Can Dance” Class Promises Fun Exercise While Dancing to Classics 

Thursdays at 6:15 PM starting July 7

By Susan Chase
“Can Dance” Class Promises Fun Exercise While Dancing to Classics 

Coco Loehr is offering weekly “Can Dance” classes this summer at the Andover Community Hub.  She invites anyone looking for some fun exercise to join her on Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM, beginning on July 7 and continuing through August.  She’s taught dance at the high school level and has experience with Zumba, Barre, and […]

HLPA Plans Ice Cream Social, Boat Parade for Fourth

Donations to protect the lake are welcome

Press release
HLPA Plans Ice Cream Social, Boat Parade for Fourth

The Highland Lake Protective Association (HLPA) will hold an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 3, from 7 to 8 PM at the East Andover Fire Station. At 9 PM that evening, flares will be lit all around the lake. On the Fourth of July, the annual Boat Parade will be held at 4 PM, […]

Hub Hops With Summer Evening Dance Parties

Fridays July 15 and August 26, 7 to 8:30 PM

By Susan Chase

Evenings of social dancing are planned for this summer at the Andover Community Hub on Friday, July 15, and Friday, August 26, from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Anyone who enjoys the chance to dance is welcome.   Laura Kiefer and Gary Stanhope of Hidden Door Dance Studio in Elkins are organizing the evenings and providing a […]

Hub Fundraising Event Features Fiddling and Food

July 24, 4 to 6 PM at Highland Lake Inn

Press release
Hub Fundraising Event Features Fiddling and Food

The Irish fiddle tunes of the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio will be featured at “Food and Fiddle at The Barn” on Sunday, July 24, from 4 to 6 PM, in the Highland Lake Inn’s Andover Barn, an event space at 32 Maple Street in East Andover. The event is sponsored by the Andover Community Hub as […]

Franklin Welcomes Broken Spoon Restaurant to Downtown

Opened in 2020; ribbon cutting last week

Press release

Broken Spoon is a unique culinary fusion experience in downtown Franklin. Combining restaurant creator Miriam Kovacs’ Hungarian Jewish and Sri Lankan roots, as well as her passion for making food that is both healthy and delicious, Broken Spoon opened in the fall of 2020 during the pandemic with the mission of feeding your soul. The […]

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