Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 7, 2013

Town Talk

We are recognized

Andover was named one of the “Best Places to Live 2013” in Boston magazine’s March issue.

The magazine has an interesting and glowing perspective of town.

“The way life should be—just ask the people who live here,” the blurb says.

Andover’s median home price is listed at $505,000 and “ seems that there are really only two reasons people leave: They’re looking to downsize, or they’re relocating for a new job. The former is a major market influence right now, with the flight of empty-nesters creating buying opportunities for young families. Beyond the excellent school system, the town’s commitment to its young people is evident in the $4 million Cormier Youth Center, which is expected to break ground sometime this year,” the magazine reports.

— Judy Wakefield

Youth center telethon set to launch

Youth-center supporters will be back on local-access television for two nights next week hosting an always high energy telethon meant to help raise enough money to break ground on the long-awaited project.

The telethon will run Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. and again on Friday, March 15 during what Andover Youth Foundation members are calling “from 7 p.m. to a million dollars.”

“Get pumped, hyped, jazzed, fired up and help Andover build a youth center,” said Kyle Lightner, community relations coordinator for the Andover Youth Foundation, by email. “Catch diverse talent from all over Andover, including performances by Mr. AHS contestants, town and high school sports teams, dance troupes, choirs, choruses, bands and more! We are also excited to have special guest hosts – town officials, local business owners, AHS coaches, middle school and high school students and maybe even your school principal.”

People will be able to watch the telethon on Andover public access channels Comcast 8 and Verizon 47, or via a live Internet stream on

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