The Andover Community Hub Initiates Campaign

Looking for new ideas, energy, and financial resources

By Larry Chase

Now that The Andover Community Hub is officially a non-profit organization, and into its fourth year of existence as a community center, its board of directors is mounting its first community-wide campaign aimed at bringing new ideas, new energy, and new financial resources into its organizational structure. As an advertisement elsewhere in the Beacon explains, […]

Andover Service Club’s Pie Sale A Sweet Success 

Proceeds to go towards scholarship fund

By Beacon Staff
Andover Service Club’s Pie Sale A Sweet Success 

Circle K in Potter Place generously allowed the Andover Service Club, once again, to set up shop inside their store for the club’s annual pie sale. The pie sale is always scheduled just before Thanksgiving, which is timely for anyone wishing to pick up an extra pie for their special dinner.  The assortment of donated, […]

Andover Thrift & Gift Shop Features January Artisans

Shop Colleen’s Kreations and Owl’s Nest Emporium

Press Release

The Andover Thrift & Gift Shop is featuring the unique creations of talented Artisans, in addition to their wide selection of women’s and children’s gently worn apparel and jewelry.  During the month of January, Featured Gift Artisan, Colleen vanVeelen of Colleen’s Kreations, will be offering a wide selection of gifts for all occasions, including aromatic […]

Andover Thrift & Gift Shop Features Local Artisans

Do your holiday shopping locally; many items to choose from

Press Release
Andover Thrift & Gift Shop Features Local Artisans

The Andover Thrift & Gift Shop is featuring the unique creations of talented Artisans, in addition to their wide selection of women’s and children’s gently worn apparel and jewelry.  For the month of December, Artisans Christina Brown and Amber Renault will wow you with their colorful collection of 100 percent cotton tie dye wearable art, […]

FNRT-MC Board  Meeting Minutes, November 20, 2019

By Alex Bernhard

Minutes of the 11/20/19 Meeting of the Board of Directors Present: Myra Mayman, Alex Bernhard, Yvonne Hobbs (guest), Steve Darling, Chris Norris, Jack Shields, Ricker Miller The minutes of the meetings held on September 18 and October 16, 2019 were approved. The Treasurer’s report was accepted. It shows that our cash on hand has been […]

Andover Historical Society’s Lull House Gets a New Life

By Chris Norris, Trustee Emeritus, Andover Historical Society

The Next Step in Preserving Andover’s History: A New Life for the Old Lull House Gordon and Dorothy Lull’s former house on Depot Street in Potter Place has belonged to the Andover Historical Society for many years and now plans are in place for its future use. Under its new name, the Gordon-Lull House (GLH) […]

First Friday Films Begin in January

January 3: The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Susan Chase

Friday afternoon movies return to The Andover Community Hub on January 3 at 2:30 PM with the recently-released 2019 American comedy-drama, The Art of Racing in the Rain.   All are welcome, popcorn is served, and showings are free, although small donations are much appreciated. The Art of Racing in the Rain, is based on […]

Art Salon at the Hub

A place for local artists to connect; January 25

By Susan Chase

The Andover Community Hub is sponsoring an “Art Salon” on Saturday, January 25, from 3 to 5 PM, the second in what will hopefully become a monthly artists’ gathering.  Organized by Andover artist Molly Leith, the Salon is designed to foster community and creativity among local artists and to connect them, provide an opportunity to […]

Pastor John Wagner Announces His Upcoming Retirement

Retires in January after 25 years

By Sandy Miller, Andover Community Church

On Sunday, November 17, Pastor John Wagner announced that he will be retiring as pastor of the Andover Community Church (ACC) in January. He has served the church for more than 25 years. He stated that he and his wife Amy “believe that Jesus will have us continue loving and praying for and serving the […]

Historical Society Wins Award

Press Release
Historical Society Wins Award

The Andover Historical Society (AHS) has received an “Award of Merit” from Printing Industries of New England (a regional trade association aka PINE) for its 32-page, four-color catalogue describing the lives and showing the works of two prominent Andover artists and longtime friends Winslow Eaves (1922-2003) and Annaleida van’t Hoff (1909-1997). The catalogue, entitled “A […]

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