It’s Time To Apply For Andover Service Club Scholarships

May 1 is the deadline

By Diane Rice, Andover Service Club

The Andover Service Club is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2013 scholarship awards has begun. Awards are based on academic performance, character attributes, and community involvement, and not on financial need. Graduating seniors and adults entering or continuing their education at a college, professional, or technical school are eligible to apply. […]

Andover Service Club News, January 2013

By Joyce Egge, Andover Service Club
Andover Service Club News, January 2013

The first meeting of 2013 opened with a welcome from our president, Mary Ofenloch. There were 20 members attending and four guests. Opening words were given by Judy Evans, who read a poem about aprons and one on the woes of eating too much over the holidays. This was especially appropriate after the wonderful luncheon […]

Blackwater Grange News: December 2013

By Bernice Nowell, Blackwater Grange

Blackwater Grange #152 met on December 13 at 2 PM with Master Nowell presiding. There were 12 members present who voted on donations to: Andover Emergency Medical Services Wilmot Rescue Squad COA Andover Fourth of July Committee The Andover Beacon New Hampshire State Granger – the Grange newspaper Kearsarge Masonic Associates (in place of rent) […]

Free Solar Energy Workshop In Andover

By Larry Chase, Andover Energy Group

A workshop for local homeowners interested in residential solar-energy installations will be offered on Saturday, January 12, from 10 AM to noon in the Proctor Academy Chapel on the Village Green in Andover. The workshop will be open to the public at no charge. Arranged by the Andover Energy Group, the workshop will be led […]

A Service Of Lessons, Carols, And Candlelight On Christmas Eve

Andover Congregational brings an English tradition to Andover

Press release

During the Christmas season at Andover Congregational Church, there are a lot of ways to celebrate the holiday. On December 1, we held our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Many homemade goodies and crafts were available in the Highland Lake Grange Hall. This year, Bonnie Wesley and Pat Proctor headed it up. The following day, December […]

NHCHF Makes A Return Trip To The Fells

By Judy Perreault, NHCHF

November was a busy month for the Halcyon Seekers. As a follow-up to our summer trip to The Fells, we teamed up with a local aerobics group and invited some friends and returned for a private Christmas tour. Each area in the Hays home was decorated for the holidays by a different floral business. The […]

Donations Needed For Andover Food Pantry

By Charlie Darling, Beacon staff
Donations Needed For Andover Food Pantry

The need to keep the shelves stocked at the Andover Food Pantry continues, and we can’t do it without your help. If you can, please send a check to the Andover Lions at PO Box 204, Andover 03216. Any amount, large or small, helps show that the community cares. If you’d prefer to shop for […]

Andover Service Club Holds Very Successful Pie Sale

By Mary Ofenloch, Andover Service Club

Again this year, wonderful members of the community supported the annual Andover Service Club (ASC) Thanksgiving Pie Sale, which was held at the Circle K Deli in Potter Place on November 20 and 21. About 85 pumpkin, apple, pecan, mince, blueberry, raspberry, and cherry pies were baked by the ladies of ASC and sold for […]

Blackwater Grange Meeting Delayed Due To Sandy

By Bernice Nowell, Blackwater Grange

Blackwater Grange #152 met on November 15, after the November 8 meeting was cancelled because of Storm Sandy. We received thank-yous for dictionaries from third-graders at Jennie Blake School in Hill and one class of Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in New London. Grange State Chaplain Hugh Clark has passed away. The members enjoyed the poem […]

Local Alternative-Energy Users Show Visitors How They Do It

By Larry Chase, Andover Energy Group
Local Alternative-Energy Users Show Visitors How They Do It

About 50 local residents and students from Colby-Sawyer College showed up for Andover’s first Energy Awareness Day on Saturday, November 3. Hosted by the Andover Energy Group, attendees were able to visit with four homeowners who had installed solar photovoltaic and solar hot-water systems, and a local resident who has built a straw-bale home. Proctor […]