Indian Museum Presents Talk On Heirloom Plants

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Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum presents a talk by Anne Miller of the Vermont and New Hampshire Seed Savers Organization on Native American heirloom plants – how to grow them in your garden, and how to save their seeds. The talk is Saturday, March 9 at 1 PM with a snow date of Sunday, March 10 […]

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Discussion of Solar Energy

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Colby-Sawyer College’s Environmental Science and Environmental Studies third-year students will host “Solarize Your Community: A Presentation by ReVision Energy.” The event is the latest installment of the college’s Sustainable Living Series, a cooperative, community-based research project to help build the infrastructure for a Transition Town initiative in the Kearsarge Valley. Focusing on the role of […]

Kearsarge Transition Initiative Launches Community Happiness Survey

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Can you measure happiness? Kearsarge Valley Transition Initiative thinks so. In association with, it is releasing the first comprehensive survey of happiness in the Kearsarge region, as part of the Community-Based Research Project class at Colby-Sawyer College. “This survey is comprehensive and based on what is important and relevant to our lives,” says Harvey […]

Concert to Raise Funds for Animal Shelter

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Concert to Raise Funds for Animal Shelter

Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my! Join us for our next fundraising event: Concert for the Animals at the Elks Lodge, 192 Central Street, Franklin, on Saturday, March 23, from 6 PM to midnight. Enjoy good music, food, door prizes, and a raffle, all for $10. Okay, not really, actually cuddly cats and docile […]

Town Crier Welcomes News From Andover Organizations

By Susan Chase, Concord Monitor Correspondent
Town Crier Welcomes News From Andover Organizations

Susan Chase, the Andover “Town Crier” correspondent for the Concord Monitor, reminds Andover organizations and individuals that she welcomes notices of upcoming events and other items of potential interest to Monitor readers from Andover for publication in the “Town Crier” section of the paper each Sunday. Organizations that would like publicity for their events can […]

NHCHF Begins Year With Isles of Shoals

By Judy Perreault, NHCHF

We began our new year with a program about the Isles of Shoals. Nancy Barrett, our leader, had attended a conference there and was so taken with the islands and its history that she wanted to share her information with the Halcyon Seeker members. So many times we are so anxious to go other places […]

Andover Lions Club News, January 2013

By Joyce Egge, Andover Lions Club

The Andover Lions were unable to meet due to slippery roads on February 11. Hopefully, we will be able to meet on the 25th of February. The speaker for the second meeting in January was Eric Wiswall, owner of the Haunting Whispers Vineyard in Danbury. We were also delighted to have Erin, his wife and […]

Andover Energy Group Screens “Surviving Progress”

By Susan Chase, Andover Energy Group

Area residents are invited to a showing of the 2012 documentary Surviving Progress on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 PM in the library of the Andover Elementary/Middle School. The film is sponsored by the Kearsarge Area Transition Initiative and the Andover Energy Group. Surviving Progress poses the challenge currently facing our world of how we best use […]

The Rest of the Town Report for 2012

The annual Town Report includes reports from all the Town committees, boards, commissions, and other entities that form our local government. It also includes reports from some agencies and organizations that serve our community. To round out this annual update, the Beacon asked over 20 other organizations that serve our community for a short report on […]