Frank Haley Strides Toward 90 at Blind Awareness Walk

Top fundraiser for eight years running

By Lauretta Phillips, for the Beacon

As Frank Haley strides towards his 90th birthday in August of this year he also is making plans for his 9th walk for Blind Awareness on June 8, 2013. Frank and his wife are often accompanied on this walk by daughter in laws Norma Haley and Vicki Haley and his granddaughters Katie, Moriah, and Shannon […]

Rebekah Stearns Pursues Sports, Academics with Success and Passion

Rebekah Stearns Pursues Sports, Academics with Success and Passion

Rebekah Stearns, a junior at Merrimack Valley High School (MVHS), has again achieved high honors at MVHS during the most recent academic quarter.  Rebekah is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a Key Club member since 10th grade.  Rebekah will be the Key Club president for 2013-2014.  She is also an […]

Irene Jewett Honored with Vaughan Award for Volunteer Service

She says she's going to cut back some … maybe.

Press release

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas and Governor Maggie Hassan joined with the State Committee on Aging and EngAGING New Hampshire to recognize this year’s recipients of the Vaughan Awards. These awards are presented annually to a couple or individual from each county who are 60 or older and […]

Dr. Schneider is Practicing in Andover Again

Medical adventures took her to Hawaii, Ireland

By Carly Strathdee, Beacon intern
Dr. Schneider is Practicing in Andover Again

Dr. Amy Schneider has returned to the Andover Family Practice on Lawrence Street with a wealth of new experiences and perspectives after practicing medicine in rural Hawaii and Ireland. Dr. Schneider graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1978, opening her Tilton practice three and a half years later. In 2004, she and much of her […]

Ofenlochs Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Married on May 25, 1963 in Queens

By Robert Ofenloch
Ofenlochs Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Fifty years ago, on May 25, 1963, Mary T. Volz married Robert P. Ofenloch in St. Pancras Roman Catholic Church in Glendale, Queens, New York. They met in 1962 while they were both employed at Equitable Life Insurance Society in New York City. Robert was a traveling auditor and Mary worked in the Accounts Receivable […]

Elizabeth Stearns Inducted into Honor Society

Elizabeth Stearns Inducted into Honor Society

A junior at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Stearns was inducted into the Stonehill College Honor Society Lambda Epsilon Sigma on April 17. The purpose of the society is to recognize and promote scholarship. Juniors and seniors who have attained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are invited to apply for consideration. Acceptance into the […]

Lee Murray Memorial Fund to Name a Bridge in Lee’s Honor

Lee Murray had been Road Agent in New Boston for 16 years before moving to Andover in 2004. Lee moved to South Carolina in 2011, and died in September, 2012. His New Boston employees have started a Lee Murray Memorial Fund to raise money to purchase a plaque to name one of the bridges Lee […]

Dean’s List: Megan Hanscom

By The Hanscoms

Megan N. Hanscom was named to the Dean’s Honor List at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, for the fall 2012 semester, achieving a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

Walking With Seniors in the Proctor Gym

By Larry Chase, for the Monitor

From the February 18 Concord Monitor By the numbers: During winter weekdays, about four or five of us are already walking at 7:30 AM, even though the fieldhouse doors don’t officially open until 8. By 9, when participation peaks, there may be close to 20. By 10, when the doors close, there’s rarely more than […]

Laura Powers Wins Two “Bests” at ChocolateFest

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Laura Powers Wins Two “Bests” at ChocolateFest

New Hampshire’s Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce hosted some of the area’s most celebrated makers of chocolate creations on March 9 at the 18th annual ChocolateFest and Chocolate Challenge. The event was held once again on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in beautifully renovated Wheeler Hall in the Ware Campus Center. ChocolateFest 2013 was […]