Andover Community Hub Receives Award of Excellence

From Lakes Region Planning Commission

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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 […]

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 […]

HLPA Plans Ice Cream Social, Boat Parade for Fourth

Donations to protect the lake are welcome

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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

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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 […]

Thrift and Gift Shop Presents Watercolors by Local Artist

Focus on landscapes and bridges

By Nancie Jacobson
Thrift and Gift Shop Presents Watercolors by Local Artist

The Andover Service Club is pleased to welcome local artist Conrad Young to the Andover Thrift and  Gift Shop in July. Conrad is a gifted artist with strong ties to New Hampshire, spending his childhood growing up in small villages throughout the state.  After graduating from the Van Emburge School of Art in Plainfield, New […]

Beacon Connects You to What’s Great About Your Community

Relies on your donations to keep you connected

By Beacon Board of Directors
Beacon Connects You to What’s Great About Your Community

“What does the Beacon do for me?” We’re glad you asked that question! The Beacon’s most important role in our community will always be to connect you, and each of our readers, to everything that’s great about living in Andover. Month after month, we connect you to the organizations that work so hard to make […]

Andover Celebrates History Through Old Time Fair, Black Heritage Trail

Richard Potter marker stone unveiling August 7

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Andover Celebrates History Through Old Time Fair, Black Heritage Trail

The Andover Historical Society will dedicate its new historical marker commemorating the life and works of celebrated black ventriloquist and magician Richard Potter, one of America’s first showmen to become a nationwide celebrity. Festivities will be held on Sunday, August 7, at the Potter Place Museum in conjunction with Andover’s annual Old Time Fair. Black […]

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