Cherie Blessing Receives a Big “Shout Out”

Educating for Impact earns Cherie and school $5,000

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Cherie Blessing Receives a Big “Shout Out”

Cherie Blessing of Andover, second- and third-grade teacher at Mid Vermont Christian School (MVCS), personifies the school message of Educating for Impact! Which is one reason that Miss Blessing was honored as a recipient of one of ten $5,000 Herff Jones Teacher Shout Out Awards for being a top vote-getter from over 10,000 votes cast […]

Andover Equestrian Creates Custom Tack for Model Horse Lovers

Sales help support equine charities.

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Andover Equestrian Creates Custom Tack for Model Horse Lovers

A new line of custom model tack and accessories for model horses is being produced locally by 13-year-old student and equestrian Rette Solomon and her company, R. Solly Productions. “I’ve always had my own model horses and had seen how other people had made tack for them, so I wanted to try it myself. I […]

Where Are They Now?: Jonathan Coolidge

From EAVP, to CDC, to Albany Medical College, to practicing physician

By Mary Ofenloch, President, Andover Service Club
Where Are They Now?: Jonathan Coolidge

Hundreds of students have applied for the Andover Service Club (ASC) Merit Scholarship throughout the past 55 years. One of the most outstanding of those applicants was Jonathan Coolidge, son of ASC member Margo Coolidge and Dr. Duncan Coolidge (retired), now Andover Selectman Coolidge. Jonathan and his family came to East Andover when he was […]

Andover Entrepreneur Starts PriscillaPlace

Non-profit helps needy children

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Andover Entrepreneur Starts PriscillaPlace

Michaela Trefethen, an Andover resident and a sophomore majoring in Deaf Education and Elementary Education at Barton College in North Carolina, has started her own business! Michaela felt the need to give to children less fortunate than herself, so she started PriscillaPlace – a not-for-profit, one-for-one handmade children’s clothing and toy company. One-for-one means that […]

Frank Haley Raises Over $6,000 for Blind Awareness

Nine-year total approaches $39,000

By Lauretta Phillips, for the Beacon
Frank Haley Raises Over $6,000 for Blind Awareness

Frank Haley turns 90 this August and his birthday isn’t the only thing he is celebrating. He is celebrating nine years as the top individual donor to the New Hampshire Blind Awareness Walk-a-Thon, which took place this year on June 8. Congratulations Frank Haley for a job well done. Frank’s total donations collected for 2013 […]

Local Artist Finds Inspiration for Novel

Bunsen & Pondering a tale of abstract philosophy

By Aaron Hodge, Beacon intern
Local Artist Finds Inspiration for Novel

Tom Barber of Andover is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston who went on to become an award-winning illustrator of science fiction and fantasy paperback book jackets. Tom has recently written a book under his pen name, Guillaume, called Bunsen & Pondering (wonder what the hell’s wrong with the world), which is currently […]

Robin Davis Honored at Colby-Sawyer Commencement

Andover resident led “175 Acts of Service”

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Robin Davis Honored at Colby-Sawyer Commencement

Robin Burroughs Davis, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Citizenship Education at Colby-Sawyer College and a resident of Andover, received the Gown Award at the college’s commencement on Saturday, May 11. The Gown Award is presented each year to an individual from Colby-Sawyer College whose work and contributions in the New London area are […]

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