Winners of Annual Ice Fishing Derby Announced

Press release
Winners of Annual Ice Fishing Derby Announced

The Annual Annual Andover Fish and Game Ice Fishing Derby was held on Highland Lake in East Andover on February 2. In this derby, only Trout are eligible to be entered into the competition. Winners in the Junior Division were: 1st Place: Seth Bonnelle 3.05 lbs. 2nd Place: Seth Bonnelle 2.9 3rd Place: Aiden Heller […]

Stone Wall Mapping

Press release

NH Stone Wall Mapper You can’t help noticing the innumerable stone walls arrayed across the NH landscape, but then again perhaps they seem so commonplace that they just blend into the background of your day-to-day experience. This project is an invitation to take a “fresh” look at these simple relics from New Hampshire’s past and […]

Ragged Mountain Mushing: It’s All About the Dogs

Michelle Lambert's "just along for the ride"

By Beacon staff
Ragged Mountain Mushing: It’s All About the Dogs

We saw the Ragged Mountain Mushing pick-up truck at the Transfer Station the other day, so of course we had to find out more. Andover resident Michelle Lambert was kind enough to fill us in on her fascinating hobby. Andover Beacon: How did you get involved with mushing?  Michelle Lambert: First, I fell in love […]

FNRT-MC Board Meeting Draft Minutes 1/16/19

By George Heaton
FNRT-MC Board Meeting Draft Minutes 1/16/19

FNRT-MC, Draft Minutes of Board Meeting January 16, 2019 Andover Hub, Andover Planning for the Trail in 2019:   A well-attended meeting of the Board and Trail Friends considers normal needs and extraordinary expansion possibilities. Board Attendees (in person): Alex Bernhard, Steve Darling, Tom Frantz, George Heaton, Myra Mayman, Jack Shields, Nita Tomaszewski;  (via media […]

Ausbon Sargent Preserves Frazier Brook Farm in Warner

Dating back to the 1800’s, four contiguous pieces of land near Mason Hill Road in Warner had been owned by members of the Brown family.  After being bought and sold over time, the Browns finally assembled the properties once again and, in 2017, approached Ausbon Sargent to help them protect their 133-acre property.  Their wish […]

Outstanding Breeding Season for Bald Eagles in Granite State

Press release

CONCORD, NH – An impressive total of 70 young bald eagles reached fledging age in the Granite State this summer, an exciting new record and an increase of  nearly 20% from just last year. Eagle chicks are considered fledged at 11-12 weeks of age, when they begin to fly from, and then return to, the […]

Friends of Northern Rail Trail Board November Meeting Minutes

By George Heaton, FNRT-MC
Friends of Northern Rail Trail Board November Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2018 Andover Hub, Andover Board Attendees: George Heaton, Craig Heim, Lindy Heim, Chris Norris, Jack Shields, NitaTomaszewski. Loyal Trail Supporters: Ricker Miller, Patrice Rasche, Steve Rasche. With Business Matters in good order, the meeting focused on discussion of the needs of the Trail in the future, and the hope for its expansion into […]