Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 1, 2012

News in brief


The concert continues its 2012-2013 season entitled “Portraits of Genius,” which delves deeply into the music of a single composer or two at each concert. “No composer in the century after Beethoven could ignore him; everyone had to either try to follow in the path he blazed or try to go a completely different way,” according to a release from Andover Chamber Music.

Texas Hold ‘em tournament by Knights Nov. 16

The Andover Knights of Columbus, Council 1078, is holding a Texas Hold ‘em Tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. The tournament is to be held at the K of C Hall at 10 Brook St., Andover. There is a $50 per person buy-in and the prize pool and number of winners will be determined by the number of players. The tournament is limited to 100 players and all tickets must be purchased in advance.

Side games will be available along with a 50/50 raffle and appetizers will be supplied. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Standard House Rules will apply and be strictly adhered to. No one under 18 is permitted to participate in the tournament or be on the premises.

The Knights of Columbus order was founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut. In the past two months, Council 1078 in Andover has raised over $4,700 through itsr Tootsie Roll drive and it co-sponsored the Special Field Games at Northern Essex College.

The Texas Hold ‘em Tournament is the Council’s latest effort to raise money to fund their charity programs. For more information, contact Paul Dollard at 978-470-1476 of John Barrett at 978-475-7829. You may also email

Andover Health Division schedules fall flu clinics

The Andover Health Division has announced its flu clinic dates for residents to receive their annual flu shot. The vaccination is free of charge, although providing insurance information will allow the health department to bill the insurance company for the costs incurred; this money is then used to purchase vaccine for the following flu season.

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