Friends of the Northern Rail Trail Minutes, April 2021

By George Heaton

Condensed from draft minutes. Board Attendees:  Alex Bernhard, Steve Darling, George Heaton, Craig Heim, Lindy Heim, Charles Martin, Myra Mayman, Ricker Miller, Chris Norris, Steve Rasche, Jack Shields, Peter Southworth. . Loyal Trail Supporters: Barbara Couturier, Don Moyer, Patrice Rasche. Grafton County Representatives:  Amy Chan, Cody Hussey Guest:  Gary LeBlanc, Owner of Scenic RailRiders, Concord […]

New LSRVNA Board Members Include Business Owners

Annual Meeting held on March 3

Press release

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) approved its 2021 Board of Trustees at its Annual Meeting on March 3. During the meeting, Kieran Kays, Board Chair, welcomed two new trustees—Elizabeth Falicon, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, and Christopher Martin. Falicon is the owner and a Nurse Practitioner at Life Long Care of New London. Martin is […]

Gift of New London Property Helps Protect Pleasant Lake

Land was prime for development

Press release
Gift of New London Property Helps Protect Pleasant Lake

Ausbon Sargent is pleased to have recently acquired a 28-acre parcel in New London. This property was donated to the land trust to ensure its protection, forever. The protection of this property is important; not only are the open fields, stone walls, forest, and scenic views treasures, but both the White and Red Brooks run […]

Potter Place Bustles with Activity in Preparation for Summer

Buildings may be open this summer

By Gail Richards

Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather many projects are getting under way at Potter Place. Some examples: The Freight Shed is scheduled to have the south side of its roof replaced, and                                            […]

Wilmot’s Annual Plant Sale Resumes After 2020 Hiatus

One day only, rain or shine

By Lindy Heim
Wilmot’s Annual Plant Sale Resumes After 2020 Hiatus

The Wilmot Garden Club’s famous annual plant sale will be held from 8 AM until noon on Saturday, May 29 on the Wilmot Town Green, right off Route 11, next to the bandstand and Wilmot Town Offices at 9 Kearsarge Valley Road. Follow the signage from Route 11. In preparation for the plant sale, Wilmot […]

Peabody Home Expands; Changes Name to Peabody Place

Many upgrades to be offered

Press release
Peabody Home Expands; Changes Name to Peabody Place

It’s clear to all who visit downtown Franklin that there is a major project in the works at Peabody Home. The original home, the “mansion on Central Street,” was constructed in 1941 and opened in October of the following year. Over time, upgrades and additions kept pace with changing eldercare standards, the last being in […]

Northern Railway Expanded Reach of Andover’s Businesses to Customers

Talk to be given by historian Ken Cushing

By Jesse Schust
Northern Railway Expanded Reach of Andover’s Businesses to Customers

On Thursday, May 20 at 7 PM, the Andover Historical Society presents a talk about the Northern Railway by Ken Cushing.  A resident of Grafton, Cushing is one of the foremost historians of the Northern Railway of New Hampshire, and he’ll be discussing the history of the entire railway with special consideration of the events […]

History Presentations Offer Spotlight on New Hampshire

Available by Zoom from NH Humanities

By Larry Chase

Interested in New Hampshire history, but concerned about attending live events because of the COVID pandemic?  Turns out you can solve the problem in the comfort of your home, sitting before your computer screen and interacting with subject-matter experts. Thanks to research done by Andover Historical Society (AHS) board member Rita Norander, AHS has learned […]

Join the Fun with the Fourth Andover Trivia Night

By Larry Chase
Join the Fun with the Fourth Andover Trivia Night

The fourth monthly Andover Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, May 27, at 7 PM.  Participants and viewers may join in from their desktop or laptop computers at home, using a Zoom link obtained by sending an email to TheAndoverHub@nullgmail.com. The event, organized by the Andover Community Hub, is open to public participation on […]

“Why Don’t You Just Charge for the Beacon?”

Is subscription-only the solution?

By Charlie Darling, Beacon Board of Directors
“Why Don’t You Just Charge for the Beacon?”

We’ve been very open with the community about how challenging it is to deliver our community newspaper to every Andover mailbox all year long. Paying for the printing, mailing, and staff is one of the biggest challenges, of course. People often ask, “Why don’t you just send the Beacon to subscribers only? Why should everyone […]

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