Discussion and Book Signing with Thomas Farmen

Bessie's Story, Watching the Lights Go Out

Press Release

Bessie’s Story, Watching the Lights Go Out, by Thomas Farmen, is an inspiring story about a charming, brave, chocolate Lab who gradually loses her eyesight. The author leads the reader from the unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness for his beloved four-year-old pet through the two and a half year transition to sightlessness.  In the process, […]

150th Anniversary Celebrated by Andover Community Church

By Sandy Miller

On Sunday, September 22, the Andover Community Church celebrated its 150th anniversary as a continuous congregation of Christians joined together in faith in the Andover Community (1869 – 2019). What a beautiful day it was with over 100 people attending this special service – worshiping and giving thanks to God for His faithfulness throughout the […]

Arts and Crafts Thriving at the Hub

Press Release

Art and crafts are alive and well at the Andover Community Hub.  Take a look: An “Art Salon at the Hub” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 6-7:30 PM, the first in what is hoped will be a monthly opportunity for beginning and professional artists to share their work with one another for honest […]

Wednesday Matinees Returning to the Hub

Starting October 9 at 2:30 PM

Monthly afternoon movies at The Andover Community Hub have returned and will launch on Wednesday, October 9, at 2:30 PM with the 2017 adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” a live action musical adapted from Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name.  All are welcome. Popcorn is served and showings are free although donations […]

What’s “That Thing at the Hub?”

Starting up again on Wednesday, Oct. 2, and continuing on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for the current school year, “That Thing at the Hub” provides a space and time for Andover 5th-8th grade students to hang out together after school and to build things, make art pieces or wearable art, create […]

The Beacon Welcomes Your Civil, Reasoned Letters

Our mission is to strengthen community

By Beacon Board of Directors

The Beacon’s policy on letters (see AndoverBeacon.com/index.php/submit-a-letter/) begins “The mission of The Andover Beacon is to serve and strengthen the Andover community. To that end, we welcome civil, reasoned letters …” This policy has been in place for all 15 years of the Beacon’s existence, and the Board of Directors takes it very seriously. This […]

Wetlands Conservation in Andover

By Jenny Bodwell

In order to understand the importance of conserving wetlands, we must first understand what they are, what different kinds of wetlands there are, and what wetlands do for us. A wetland is defined as an area of land that is saturated with water either permanently or temporarily. They can be either saltwater or fresh, but […]

Andover Hub to be Beneficiary of Thursday’s Child Event

Thursday, October 17, Coach House Restaurant

Press Release

The Andover Community Hub will be a beneficiary of the October 17 “Thursday’s Child” event at The Coach House Restaurant in the New London Inn. On that date, the restaurant will divide 50 percent of its net profits from dinners served between The Hub and the Kearsarge Athletic Boosters Club of New London.  Said Andover […]

Karate, Yoga and Bone Builders Offer Fitness and Focus

Press Release

The arrival of fall strikes many as a good time for people of all ages to give some thought to health, to fitness, and to getting themselves moving, with an eye to reducing stress, gaining strength and balance, and developing focus.  A variety of classes offered at The Andover Community Hub teach these skills in […]

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