Weatherization Program Promoted By Recipient’s Story

Benefits are again available to Andover

By Janet Moore

Two years ago, Andover became the easternmost town in the Vital Communities/NH Saves regional effort to weatherize houses. The program and its benefits are again available to Andover residents; coincidentally, the city of Concord has just begun its own Weatherize initiative.  In case you’ve forgotten, NH Saves is a long-standing program funded by the state’s […]

Andover’s Camden Donovan Gets Recognition in Track & Field

Watch this preseason athlete in spring of 2021

Press release

The Lees-McRae men’s indoor track & field team has been picked to finish eighth in the 2020-21 Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll, the league office announced on Wednesday. Senior Tristin Bertie (Cleveland, Georgia. / White County) and sophomores Camden Donovan (Andover, New Hampshire/ Merrimack Valley) and Christopher Lomax (Elkin, North Carolina / Elkin) were all recognized […]

123rd Annual Hersey Reunion Observed Physical Distancing

Event included a meeting, food, and fun

By Rita Norander
123rd Annual Hersey Reunion Observed Physical Distancing

The descendants of Gilman & Hannah Hersey gathered for their 123rd annual Hersey Reunion on August 1, 2020 at the East Andover home of Bob and Rita LaPlante Norander. Due to COVID-19, it was thought best not to meet at the Newfound Lake home of Helen LaPlante Duchesne. Helen, age 91, is our oldest member, […]

Couple Turn Andover Home Into Sustainable Farm and Bakery

Visit their farm stand at 72 Main Street

By Gabriel Lopez Low
Couple Turn Andover Home Into Sustainable Farm and Bakery

When Malora Moore and Joe Rice, the proprietors of Crow Tree Farm, were looking for a new home two years ago, they were looking for more than a place to start their business. What they were looking for, and what they ended up finding here in Andover, was a place where they could live off […]

“The Empty Chair”, A Poem Written by Former Andover Resident

Dave Grover served in Iraq after September 11

By Submitted by Sandy Miller; Written by Dave Grover

THE EMPTY CHAIR In our home we have a tradition Whenever we gather there, We count the table settings But always add an empty chair. We speak of love and life together And take some time to share, Remembering those who are missing And thus the empty chair. It’s an act of solidarity And a […]

Friends Remember Cherry Fenton For Her Dedication to Family

Cherry Fenton helped to publish the earlier Beacon

By Shelley Geoghegan

The good natured joke in the front office at AE/MS used to be that the school should put Cherry Fenton on the payroll. This fond memory comes from Gail Parenteau, former Administrative Assistant, as she related other memories about the woman she knew as someone who was completely dedicated to her family. “Her family was […]

Clyde and Shirley Currier Share News of Granddaughter’s Graduation

Julia Currier earns award; plans to attend UNH to pursue Masters Degree

By Shirley Currier
Clyde and Shirley Currier Share News of Granddaughter’s Graduation

Julia Currier, daughter of Bruce and Kellie Currier of Bow, and Granddaughter of Clyde and Shirley Currier of Andover, graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2020 from the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She received the Senior Award of Excellence for Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies.  […]

A Warm Welcome Awaits After Seven-Week Deployment

Served with medical team on USNS Comfort in NYC

By Pecco Beaufays
A Warm Welcome Awaits After Seven-Week Deployment

On Saturday, May 16, my wife Gail and I shared a very happy event with our neighbors on Maple Street. Our neighbor and friend LT Derek Hinkley returned after seven weeks of service in New York City. Derek and his wife Trish moved up to Andover from Florida in May of 2016, due to their […]

Frank Haley’s Amazing 18th Annual Walk For Sight

He has earned the title for top individual fundraiser 

By Lauretta Phillips

Having almost reached the 97 year mark, Frank Haley still plans on completing his 18th annual walk for sight. Over the past 17 years, Frank has maintained the title of top individual fundraiser, bringing in more than $102,000 to help provide funds for the services and programs of the New Hampshire Foundation for Sight, formerly […]