Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 6, 2014

Events Calendar


ANDOVER BOOKSTORE. Neil Swidey, “Trapped Under the Sea,” Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.; David Christopher, “The Holy Universe,” Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m; Gayle Suzanne, “It’s In The Little Things,” Saturday, March 15, 2 p.m.; free; Andover Village Square, 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143,

HOCKEY ORIGINAL. Boston Bruins great Derek Sanderson discusses his autobiography, “Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original,” Saturday, March 8, 3 p.m.,Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Locke St., Andover; hosted by Andover Bookstore, 89 Main St.; admission one hardcover book, $25.95; 978-475-0143,

LIBRARY TALKS, Bill and Katharine Dalton, authors of “Legendary Locals of Andover,” stories of people who helped create Andover, Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.; journalist Ted Reinstein, author of “A New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories,” Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m.; Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St.; free, sponsored by the Friends of the Library,; 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.


SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Una Noche,” with Spanish subtitles, Thursday, March 6; “The Hunt,” with Danish subtitles, Thursday, March 13; “The Angel’s Share,” Thursday, March 20; all films at 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321,


CENTENNIAL KICKOFF, Spring Extravaganza, St. Augustine School annual fundraiser featuring dinner, auction and raffles, Saturday, March 8, 6 p.m., Wyndham Andover, Old River Road; tickets $75; proceeds support Centennial Gym construction,

UNLEASHED, Friends of Andover Dog Park fundraiser featuring silent and live auctions, raffles, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment, Saturday, March 8, 7 p.m.. Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St.; tickets $50, proceeds support construction of a dog park in town;


AMERICAN SAMPLER, New England Classical Singers presents “An American Sampler: Songs of Love and Nature,” featuring Ronald Perera’s “Why I Wake Early,” Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.; pre-concert talk, 6:30 p.m.; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 groups of 10, children and students with ID free;, 978-474-6090.

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    FILE PHOTO Kim Stamas at an Arbor Day program this spring at The Park. She took over as Department of Community Services director in March.

    Busy summer for Stamas; Community Services director reflects on strong season Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo

    FILE PHOTO Casey McQuillen, seen here performing at an Andover Youth Services Valentine's Day Dance, is hoping for clearer skies Thursday night for her Concert in The Park.

    Waiting out the storm; McQuillen opts for one-day rain delay for Concert in The Park Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo

    PHOTO CUTLINE: The cast of the Actor's Company will perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, a joyful comedy full of mischief, deception and ultimately love, will be performed for free on the North Andover Town Common, Friday, August 22, 6 pm. (Pictured Autumn Buhl as Hero, James T. Turner, III as Claudio, Kerry Anne Kilkelly as Beatrice and and J.T. Turner as Benedick) For details contact Linda Greenstein, 978-352-7315

    Out & About: Local actor high-flying in 'Mary Poppins' on Maine stage Posted 6 days ago 2 Photos

    FILE PHOTO Casey McQuillen, who aims to incorporate an important message for adolescents into her music, takes to the bandstand at The Park in downtown Andover next week. Her appearance will cap off the town's annual summer music series.

    Keeping it real; Hometown 'Idol' sings about what matters most Posted 13 days ago 1 Photo
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    Deena Droubi, 5, poses from the cab of one of the Department of Public Works' mini loaders as she climbs down from the vehicle. Deena got a chance to sit behind the wheel of the piece of heavy equipment.

    Show and tell: Town wheels roll out for Vehicle Night Posted 13 days ago 6 Photos
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    COURTESY PHOTO "The Jungle Book" cast members, from left, Somin Virmani as Mowgli, Sophia Yannolfo as Buzzy the vulture, Jillian Alden as Ziggy the vulture, Meyer Rosen as Flaps the vulture and Caroline Samoluk as Dizzy the vulture, rehearse in ACT's current theater space.

    Hoping for a kickstart; ACT Andover launches online campaign for new theater Posted 13 days ago 3 Photos

    COURTESY PHOTO Andover's Alex Hanscom will play Gomez in Boston Children's Theatre's weekend production of "The Addams Family."

    Out & About: World-class tap stepping into Collins Center Posted 13 days ago 2 Photos
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    Ricky Jaime, left, cheers on Isaac Brickman as he works on his moves on stage at the Collins Center.

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    PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo Volunteer Martha Owen of Andover works in the perennial garden at The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover. A dedicated group of local residents recently restored the perennial beds, which were established at the estate in 1907.

    Inspiring tales abound in The Andovers Posted 20 days ago 4 Photos

    Courtesy photo Megan McCann, left, and Melanie Scharn, right, have launched a fundraising campaign to assist Tammy Jusczak, center, a longtime toddler teacher at Bright Horizons in Andover who is battling cancer.

    Jamming return for Ben Rudnick & Friends Posted 20 days ago 1 Photo

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