"Holds her own with the best of them"
Lieutenant Heidi Murphy of Andover was honored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department as the 2015 Shikar-Safari International Wildlife Officer of the Year. She is an 11-year veteran of Fish and Game. Heidi patrolled in the Franklin area for eight years, addressing Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle issues and wildlife complaints, stocking pheasants and fish, and […]
Lake Sunapee Bank (LSB) on May 17 hosted its annual Employee Recognition Event, which proudly honors employees for dedicated service and accomplishments. Approximately 280 LSB employees gathered at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord for this evening of celebration. Among the honorees was Roxanne Shedd, Vice President, Area Business Leader, and Branch Manager II at […]
Honors in Environmental Studies, plus three minors
Megan Nicole Hanscom of Andover received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, on May 13. Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Environmental Studies and minor studies in English, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Studio Art. Megan was recognized for her academic achievement with her induction […]
Masters of Environmental Science
James Coll has graduated from the University of Kansas with his Masters degree in Environmental Science. More than 4,500 candidates for degrees and faculty attended the university’s 144th commencement in Lawrence, Kansas on May 15.
Walk for Sight is on Saturday, June 4
By Lauretta Phillips, for the Beacon
Frank Haley and his family at an earlier Walk for Sight in Concord. Frank, 92, hopes to be the top fundraiser for the event again this year, which would make it 12 years in a row. This is not the first time 92-year-old Frank Haley shared the annual 3K walk hosted by the New Hampshire […]
An era gone by? Perhaps not...
By Diane Hall Hersey, for the Beacon
Andover is helping me to realize some major things I have already done and would like to revisit again. These milestones involve living the good life, as defined by the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s. What follows is a wish list that I wrote 16 years ago, in December 1999. I was informed that you can’t […]
Maxwell Medallion for Best Series
Fiona Petersen, local dog trainer and behavior consultant from Andover, was recently awarded the Dog Writers Association of America’s prestigious Maxwell Medallion. The award was presented at the Dog Writers Awards Banquet, which is held annually at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City, the day prior to the start of the Westminster Kennel Club […]
Building a home at the Hersey Family Farm
By Diane Ried Hersey, for the Beacon
When Jim Hersey Jr. left the family farm in Andover to set off for college, he may not have given much thought to returning to his Andover roots someday. Folks who travel Route 11 see Jerry and his brother Jim daily. They are tending the Herefords, haying, splitting wood, or repairing the fence line, year […]
President's List for a perfect 4.0!
Alicia Barry of Andover, a 2015 Proctor graduate, received this letter from the Dean of the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, where she is studying: “Congratulations for making both University of South Carolina’s President’s List and the Arnold School’s Dean’s List in recognition of your excellent performance during the 2015 fall […]