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 […]

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                                            […]

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 […]

Help Support the Andover Service Club Through NH Gives Event

A program of the NH Center for Nonprofits

Press release

The Andover Service Club (ASC) is asking for your help. Most of our fund-raising events were canceled last year, and the Andover Thrift and Gift Shop remained closed.  Profits from those sources have plummeted. However, we still want to honor our commitments to the recipients of our donations. ASC traditionally funds scholarships to local students […]

Get Help Deciding Which Electric Vehicle is Best for You

Information available through Andover Energy Group

By Larry Chase
Get Help Deciding Which Electric Vehicle is Best for You

Are you considering the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV), but don’t know where to start?  The Andover Energy Group (AEG) can send you information that may help. Several local EV owners have offered to tell other residents about their cars. If you need basic information, AEG can send you a fact sheet on comparing […]

Learn About the Types of Health Care Offered by the VNA

Volunteers play a big part in their services

By Larry Chase
Learn About the Types of Health Care Offered by the VNA

Are you familiar with all the programs and services Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice (LSRVNA) has to offer, or how to access them if the need arises? Join Jim Culhane, LSRVNA president and CEO, on Tuesday, May 11, at 3 PM to learn more about this visiting nurse association, which serves individuals of all […]

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