Parichand’s Plan for Franklin’s Whitewater Park Makes a Splash

White Water Park is central to Franklin's revitalization

By Ken Wells

The newly finished whitewater course is the centerpiece of the revitalization efforts in Franklin. It culminates in a human-made wave feature at Mill City Park, in view of the historic trestle over the Winnipesaukee River. Why is the whitewater so important to Franklin if the majority of Franklin residents never dip a paddle in the […]

Andover Conservation Commission Minutes

January 10, 2024

Condensed from official minutes. Present: Tina Cotton, Jerry Hersey, Sooze Hodgson, Nancy Robart, Jesse Schust, Nancy Teach (via Zoom), Lee Wells Correspondence.  Voicemail from Cara Trott.  Jesse received copy of the large-scale survey of Town property adjacent to Sirard property (Bradley Lake Road property.) The survey shows the detail of the encroachment. ASLPT 1/8/24 Outreach […]

Thrift & Gift Shop Welcomes New In-House Artisans

Artwork, Easter décor, and items for home and garden 

By Nancie Jacobson
Thrift & Gift Shop Welcomes New In-House Artisans

Shoppers have a delightful selection of gifts available at The Andover Thrift & Gift Shop, with the addition of three new in-house artisans.  Artist Susan Monty has an inspiring collection of original art and prints available for purchase. Susan’s work “celebrates animals and nature in art,” evident in her choice of subject matter, which ranges […]

Conservation Commission Explains Reason for Warrant Article

Bradley lake parcel to be placed in conservation easement

By Jesse Schust

For the past 28 years, the Andover Conservation Commission has been managing a small parcel of land on the south side of Bradley Point Lane. In 2023, the Andover Conservation Commission decided that this land should be further protected with a conservation easement, to permanently set aside this small piece of waterfront land from development. […]

Green Burial to be Discussed at The Hub

Tuesday, March 19

Press Release

“Green Burial: An Eco-Friendly Exit” is the topic of a presentation to be given at The Andover Community Hub on Thursday, March 19, 6:30 PM. Speaker Lee Webster is widely recognized as an expert on alternative burial and is the author of several books on funeral reform, including home funerals and green burial. Area residents are invited […]

The Northern Rail Trail in Winter

By George Heaton
The Northern Rail Trail in Winter

On January 17, the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail held their first Board of Directors meeting of the new year. A complement of 16 directors and friends conducted a wide range of business, complete with hearty conversation about our Trail and our region. We always welcome others —  members or friends — to attend. […]

Drop-in Song Circle Begins in Andover

Thursdays at The Andover Community Hub, 6:30–8 PM

Press release

Those interested in playing music with others in a casual setting are invited to drop in to the “Hub Song Circle” that has begun meeting weekly on Thursdays at The Andover Community Hub, 6:30 to 8 PM. Coordinated by local singer-songwriter Gary Cassidy, of East Andover, this weekly musical gathering welcomes area residents of all ages and […]

Monthly Andover Senior Lunch Program Begins

Wednesday, March 27, at noon

Press release

The first monthly Senior Lunch will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at noon, at The Andover Community Hub. This lunch program is an outreach offering of the Elder Services Department, Community Action Program (CAP) of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, and intended for those age 60 and older from Andover and surrounding towns. A nutritious, balanced, hot meal is […]