Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 7, 2013

Town Talk

Yearbooks wanted

Your hated high school yearbook picture could soon be sitting on the Memorial Hall Library shelves.

Memorial Hall Library is seeking donations of Andover High School Yearbooks (including Punchard Free School/Punchard High) to fill the gaps in its local history collection. There are also plans to digitize the books to make them easily accessible to researchers, genealogists, alumni and others. MHL is looking for the following years: 1917-1922; 1925-1926; 1928-1929; 1931-1933; 1936-1938; 1940-1941; 1945; 1948; 1950-1951; 1969-1970; 1986; and 1988. Pre-1917 yearbooks or the equivalent are also welcome.

If you would like to donate your yearbooks, bring them to the Reference Desk on the first floor of Memorial Hall Library. Call Kim Lynn at 978-623-8401 Ext. 36 if you would like to donate a yearbook but are unable to get to the library.

Shackless Plaza

Radio Shack has left Shawsheen Plaza and a replacement tenant has not been found yet.

“There are no updates at this time,” Suzi Robinson, Public & Community Relations, Stop & Shop New England Division, wrote in an email.

Fiddler on the Roof

The Acting Out! Theater Company will present Fiddler on the Roof, one of Broadway’s most popular shows, Feb. 15 to 17 at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts at Merrimack College, North Andover directed by Linda Schoonmaker.

Andover residents performing in the show include Armando Belliard, Ben Ashworth, Caitlin Hawes, Courtney Plati, Genevieve Wybenga, Isabel Dawson, Isabelle DelMonaco, Jeff Ashworth, Karen Easton, Karin Ulanovsky, Kate Uluatam, Katherine Burns, Kristin Stark, Kyle M. Rys, Melissa Belliard and Shannon Booth.

Rys, who plays Motel the tailor and suitor of Tevye’s oldest daughter, Tzeitel, is excited to be performing in one of his favorite musicals, playing his favorite character, according to the group. Said Rys, “I’ve been a fan of Fiddler since I was a little boy, and even got the chance to perform in the show back in high school. To have the opportunity to perform in it again, with a much more prominent role than I did the first time around, was something I couldn’t pass up.”

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