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 […]

Linda Mitchell Honored by Lake Sunapee VNA

Staff excellence award to an "amazing" LNA

Press release

Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice (LSRVNA) presented its annual staff and volunteer excellence awards at its Annual Meeting on February 13. The staff award, known as the “Imagine the Possibilities” award, was presented to Andover resident Linda Mitchell, LNA.  Starting as a home health aide and now a licensed nursing assistant, Linda has been […]

Elizabeth C Whitman, March 15, 2020

Elizabeth C. Whitman, 91, of Lincoln, Massachusetts, formerly of Weston, Massachusetts, died on March 15, 2020. She was the wife of the late David A. Whitman; the mother of Carter Whitman of Andover, New Hampshire. Services to be announced. Donations in her memory may be made to the Pauline Revere Thayer Memorial Pension Fund for […]

Andover Artist Publishes Story of Hope for Veterans

There’s help on the path to healing

By Charlie Darling, Beacon staff
Andover Artist Publishes Story of Hope for Veterans

Tom Barber begins his powerful new book with a telling epigraph: “Stories help satisfy our hunger for understanding by allowing us to see ourselves in the lives of others. They show us that this hunger is universal. Stories show us that we are not alone.” The story that Tom tells centers around Eric, a Purple-Heart, […]

Meet Dr. Hanrahan, A Local Provider

Westside Healthcare, Franklin

Press Release
Meet Dr. Hanrahan, A Local Provider

Franklin VNA & Hospice Presents Meet Your Local Providers Dr. Hanrahan is one of the providers at Westside Healthcare in Franklin. We are excited to be able to interview her and grateful for the chance to hear her thoughts. Q: How long have you been practicing at Westside Healthcare? A:  I have been with Westside […]

Franklin VNA & Hospice Nurse Saves Overdose Victim

Press Release

June 23 will be a memorable day in the lives of one woman and her loved ones. That was the day that Jacinda, a Franklin VNA & Hospice nurse, went shopping for a new dress on her day off and instead found herself responding to a medical emergency at the Gilford TJ Maxx. “I was […]