Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 21, 2013

Out & About:

The Andover Townsman

---- — European sojourn at Alpers Fine Art

No time for a getaway to Europe? Alpers Fine Art is offering the next best thing at its Main Street gallery with its multi-artist exhibit, “New Views of the Old World.”

Visitors are invited to take in the villages and sun-drenched countrysides of Provence, get acquainted with intimate Parisian neighborhoods, soak in the rugged shores of the Greek Island and admire the classical splendor of Rome’s architectural monuments.

Pieces depicting Portuguese fishing towns, the interior valleys of Italy, the grandeur of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, quiet Spanish cafés and Ireland’s prehistoric granite megaliths round out the display.

The exhibit is on display through Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the new gallery location at 96 Main St. Owner Peter Alpers invites people to browse at their leisure, with their dogs and strollers in tow and coffee in hand if they like.

Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 978-760-1829, email or visit for more.

Andover’s ‘Legendary Locals’

Andover Townsman columnist Bill Dalton and his wife, Katharine, will be sharing the stories of their new book, “Legendary Locals of Andover,” at a reading and book signing on Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St.

The book highlights close to 200 of Andover’s most famous — and infamous — men and women who made their mark beginning before the town’s incorporation to the present day, with an emphasis on the people of the 20th and 21st century.

Admission to the reading and signing is free. Call Andover Bookstore at 978-475-0143 for more on the event. Visit for more on the book.

Steinway Piano sale set for Stevens Estate

Piano maker Steinway & Sons is holding a factory sale of its Steinway, Boston and Essex pianos this Thursday through Sunday at the Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill, 723 Osgood St., North Andover.

For information, call M. Steinert & Sons at 617-360-1845.

A private sale, by appointment only, hosted by M. Steinert & Sons, the region’s only authorized Steinway dealer, runs from Thursday through Saturday. A public sale will then be conducted on the sale’s final day on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.


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