Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 10, 2013

Town Brief

Cultural Council grant deadline looms

The Oct. 15 deadline for submitting grant proposals to the Andover Cultural Council for the 2014 funding cycle is fast approaching. The council is seeking proposals for locally based projects related to the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Artists, schools and cultural organizations are encouraged to apply.

While funding is limited, the council is eager to receive applications from as broad a segment of the community as possible, and is particularly interested in proposals that reflect Andover’s growing diversity, collaborative ventures between community organizations and requests from groups or individuals that have not previously applied.

Last year, the council awarded 16 grants, totaling just over $4,500, for a range of local concerts, dance and theater performances as well as children’s and senior citizen programs.

The grants are part of the Local Cultural Council program funded and administered by the state. Anyone with questions should email or visit Complete guidelines and application forms are also available online at

Middle East talk Oct. 19

The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation will present an evening with Middle East expert David Makovsky on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:45 p.m. at the Lanam Club, 260 North Main St., Andover.

A director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Policy at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Makovsky is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. He was the co-author with Dennis Ross of “Myths, Illusions and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East.” His commentary on the peace process and the Arab-Israeli conflict appears regularly in numerous national and international media.

The cost is $54 for patrons and $18 for general admission. Tickets are available at

Italian Buffet Night at West Parish

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