Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 10, 2013

Education Notebook

Design the 2014 Eco-Friendly Calendar

The deadline for submitting artwork for the Department of Public Works’ 2014 Eco-Friendly Andover Calendar design contest is Oct. 17.

The contest is open to school-age children from kindergarten through grade 12 who either live in Andover or attend public school in town. There is no entry fee.

The published calendar will be comprised of four functions of public works: single-stream recycling, water conservation, composting and environmental protection. Each function will be highlighted for three months in the calendar.

Entries should be colorful and completely hand-drawn or painted on an 81/2-by-11-inch sheet of paper and drawn in a landscape/horizontal orientation. One winner will be chosen per grade level for each of the four functions. Entries may be submitted individually or as a group.

The published calendars will be available for sale, with proceeds used for eco-friendly collaborative projects between the DPW and the Andover Public Schools District.

For more information, visit, call the DPW administrative office at 978-623-8350, ext. 515; or email

AHS Marching Band Bottle Drive

Andover High School’s Golden Warrior Marching Band is holding its Fall Redeemable Bottle and Can Drive on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, at West Middle School, 70 Shawsheen Road.

Only redeemable bottles and cans will be accepted. All proceeds will support the AHS Marching Band.

NECC to host College Fair

Northern Essex Community College is once again hosting the New England Association of College Admission Counseling Fair on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sports and Fitness Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill.

Approximately 150 colleges and universities from around the country will be participating in the free event, which is co-hosted by the Greater Newburyport College Night Association.

The fair offers a chance to connect with college admissions counselors, says Jill Palermo, Northern Essex’s Enrollment Services. Anyone who is considering college is encouraged to attend. For a list of colleges and universities scheduled to participate, visit / For more information, contact Enrollment Services at 978-556-3735 or


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