Chapin Senior Center – July Program List

Press release

Monday, July 4, 2022 Closed for the holiday Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Indoor Walking at Proctor Academy’s Field House, Andover – 8:30  – 10 AM Enjoy year-round walking without worrying about the weather. Please walk in clean, dry footwear. You are encouraged to walk with a partner. Please visit the COA registration area in the […]

“Can Dance” Class Promises Fun Exercise While Dancing to Classics 

Thursdays at 6:15 PM starting July 7

By Susan Chase
“Can Dance” Class Promises Fun Exercise While Dancing to Classics 

Coco Loehr is offering weekly “Can Dance” classes this summer at the Andover Community Hub.  She invites anyone looking for some fun exercise to join her on Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM, beginning on July 7 and continuing through August.  She’s taught dance at the high school level and has experience with Zumba, Barre, and […]

Franklin Welcomes Broken Spoon Restaurant to Downtown

Opened in 2020; ribbon cutting last week

Press release

Broken Spoon is a unique culinary fusion experience in downtown Franklin. Combining restaurant creator Miriam Kovacs’ Hungarian Jewish and Sri Lankan roots, as well as her passion for making food that is both healthy and delicious, Broken Spoon opened in the fall of 2020 during the pandemic with the mission of feeding your soul. The […]

Kearsarge Chorale Invites Singers to Perform Handel’s Messiah

Concerts on November 19 and 20

Press release

Kearsarge Chorale will perform Handel’s Messiah at two public concerts on Saturday, November 19, and Sunday, November 20. We are seeking singers to join us in this experience.  Weekly practices will begin on Monday, August 22, at 7 PM. Practice location is the choir room at First Baptist Church in New London; performance location is […]

HealthFirst of Franklin Offers Health Screenings to Andover Residents

Free blood pressure screenings offered in Franklin

By Audrey Goudie

HealthFirst Family Care Center is offering blood pressure screenings as part of its expanded Heart Health program. HealthFirst offers heart health and other medical services – including breast and cervical cancer screening – to all individuals, regardless of ability to pay. “High blood pressure doesn’t have any symptoms, yet it can lead to heart disease, […]

Frisson Ensemble and Beacon Brass Quintet Perform

Presented by Summer Music Associates

Press release
Frisson Ensemble and Beacon Brass Quintet Perform

Frisson Ensemble is explosive! From New York City, Frisson features 11 of the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars. The ensemble will perform a delightful pops program on Thursday, July 7, including compositions by Rossini, Vivaldi, Bach, Gershwin, and Tchaikovsky, and an arrangement of Ravel’s Bolero written especially for the group. The Beacon […]

Event Commemorates Powerful Speech Given by Frederick Douglass

Participants take turns reading parts of the speech

By Lynn Clark
Event Commemorates Powerful Speech Given by Frederick Douglass

A public reading of one of the 19th century’s most famous speeches will take place at noon on Friday, July 1, at the Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street in Warner. “What to the Slaves is the Fourth of July?” asked Frederick Douglass in 1852. Douglass, one of our nation’s greatest orators and abolitionists, […]

South Danbury Church Summer News 2022

July and August worship schedule

By Linda Wilson

Here is the South Danbury Church’s summer worship schedule, with services at 11 AM on Sundays. Each Open House listed below will feature meditative organ or recorded music; you are invited to visit for listening and contemplation. July 3: Open House July 10: Worship led by Reverend Gail Kinney with Holy Communion July 17: Worship […]

Salisbury Farmers Market Offers Expanded Selection of Local Goods

Market hours are Mondays from 3 to 6 PM

Press release

The Salisbury Farmers Market opened on June 20 with a lot of new vendors. The market is held on Mondays from 3 to 6 PM at the Salisbury Town Hall,  645 Old Turnpike Road (US Route 4), in Salisbury. We will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the holiday.  The products that will be […]

KLS Food Pantry Offers “Kid Bags” and Expanded Hours

New Wednesday hours start July 6

By Frannie and Gordon Terwilliger

The KLS Food Pantry is very grateful to Nancy Robart for her heartfelt article which appeared in last month’s issue of The Andover Beacon. The pantry board feels fortunate to have wonderful volunteers and to have had the community support it has enjoyed over the last few years. The hope is that we can continue […]

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