Frank Haley Honored as Top Fundraiser for 12 Years

His 12-year total is approaching $64,000

By Lauretta Phillips, for the Beacon

Frank Haley, 92, and his wife Ann have been working together to collect money to support the annual Blind Awareness Walk-a-thon for 12 years. Ann drives, and Frank collects the funds to support the programs that the New Hampshire Association for the Blind (NHAB) produce. Frank, being blind himself, decides where they are going and […]

Lida Beaudoin and Ed Barkowski Retire from Proctor Academy

A combined total of 62 years of service

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy
Lida Beaudoin and Ed Barkowski Retire from Proctor Academy

Lida Beaudoin: 32 Years of Service Lida Beaudoin joined the Proctor Dining Services team in 1985 before eventually moving to manage the bookstore in 1988. Throughout her entire career, Lida’s impact on the Proctor community transcended her title, as she developed remarkable relationships with the student body through her work. Through her roles as book […]

Emily Irick Wins Scholarship for Her Culinary Studies

Currently working at Tarte Cafe and Bakery

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Emily Irick Wins Scholarship for Her Culinary Studies

The Wilmot Garden Club is proud to announce this year’s winner of its annual Walter Kangas Memorial Scholarship. Emily Irick of Wilmot received the club’s scholarship during an evening celebration on June 6. Emily will be a second year New England Culinary Institute student in October and is presently working for Tarte Café, the popular […]

Lolly Sprague Receives the Gift of Hearing

After 80 years of silence, the sounds of family

By Lurvin Fernandez, The Villages Daily Sun staff writer

For 80 years, Lolly Sprague’s world was silent. Unable to hear the world around her, she felt secluded. But the silence came to an end in December [of last year] when her hearing was restored. “It has been fantastic,” Sprague [a former resident of Andover who now lives in The Villages in Florida] said. “I […]