The Beacon Uses QR Codes, Short for “Quick Response”

Here's how to use them with your smartphone

By Ken Wells
The Beacon Uses QR Codes, Short for “Quick Response”

As you look through this issue of the Beacon, you may notice something new. Those “checkerboard things”, like the one pictured with this article, are called “QR codes” (for “quick response”) and they allow you to use your smartphone to navigate effortlessly from the printed page to online content. This is exciting, because it means […]

Local Author Talks About Her road to Becoming a Writer

Amy Makechnie has authored several novels

Press release

Amy Makechnie, the author of several novels for middle-school readers, will talk about her experience of going from being a teacher and soccer coach to becoming a published writer on Wednesday, April 19, 7 PM, at The Andover Community Hub. The free event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. As Makechnie […]

Board and Publisher acknowledge “vast outpouring of support” for Beacon

Citizens breathing new energy into local paper

By Board and Publisher

Donna Baker-Hartwell speaks for many of us when she says, “There is no other paper that brings together local news better than The Andover Beacon. It’s where I find out what is going on in town and in neighboring towns. I especially like to know “who’s who”. With a population of almost 2500 people, Andover […]

Friends of the Northern Rail Trail Minutes – March 15, 2023

Condensed from approved minutes: Attendees:  BOD members Alex Bernhard, Amy Chan, Barbara Couturier, Steve Darling, Lindy Heim, Cody Hussey, Charles Martin, Myra Mayman, Joe Olimpio, and Loyal Guests Craig Heim and Patrice Rasche Co-President Lindy Heim called the meeting to order at 5:02 PM. Approval of February 15 meeting minutes was carried to the next […]

Andover Service Club Invites Women to Spring Speaker Series

No charge; open to members or non-members

Press release

The Andover Service Club for Women (ASC) commences its Spring Speaker Series this month, and invites women to attend free of charge. The events are open to both club members and non-members. Both events will be held at the Highland Lake Grange Hall, on the corner of Route 11 and Chase Hill Road, East Andover. […]

April Brings $5 Bag Sale to Andover Thrift and Gift Shop

Handcrafted home decor, jewelry, and more

By Nancie Jacobson
April Brings $5 Bag Sale to Andover Thrift and Gift Shop

Now accepting in-season clothing donations. Stop by the Andover Thrift and Gift Shop during April and fill a shopping bag with clothing items for just $5! You’ll find a great variety of carefully selected casual, business, and occasion clothing for men, women, and children. Ready to spruce up your home for spring? Veteran-owned For the […]

Andover Lions Club Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast

Volunteers needed to make this tradition happen

Press release

Traditions are important. One tradition we have missed the last few years has been the Andover Lions Club Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth of July. It’s been a long standing tradition to kick off Independence Day by enjoying pancakes at AE/MS and visiting with family and friends. It’s a great time to catch up with […]

Andover Historical Society Plans for Summer Fun

Old Time Fair August 6; need volunteers

By Lindsey Schust

After an exciting year in 2022, with the installation of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Historic Marker for Richard Potter, the Andover Historical Society gathers people together to start brainstorming for the Old Time Fair 2023, which will happen on Sunday, August 6, from 9 AM to 2 PM. The AHS season begins […]

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