Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 25, 2012

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For more information, visit or the Memorial Hall Library or the lobby of the Andover Town Offices.

Help replace veterans’ flag on Oct. 21

On Sunday morning, Oct. 21, Andover veterans, cadets, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies and interested citizens will meet at 11 a.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery on Abbot Street to replace 3,600 flags on the graves of deceased Andover veterans.

The process takes about 90 minutes and affords an opportunity to see parts of Andover’s history up close, according to the Andover Veterans Services office. In case of inclement weather, the flags will be placed on graves at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.

For more information, call the Veterans Office at 978-623-8218.

NILP open house, annual meeting Oct. 24

Northeast Independent Living Program Inc. will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the NILP office on 20 Ballard Road in Lawrence.

NILP provides advocacy and independent living services to people with disabilities living in town, so they can live and work independently. People are invited to join with staff from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for light refreshments and to visit the different NILP programs and meet with staff about the group’s programs and activities. There will be an open house and voting during this time.

A business meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7, curing which time NILP will present awards including:

its Annual Community Partnership Award, given to a member of the community for his or her commitment to independent living and many years of supporting the mission of NILP and improving the lives of people with disabilities.

110 Percent Award, given to an NILP staff member for going above and beyond their responsibilities.

ADA Champion Award, given to an individual, group, organization, city or town that has demonstrated exemplary ADA compliance.

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