Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 7, 2013

News in brief: Short news items from around region


NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled American, an organization that provides independence to people who are deaf or have a disability through the use of canine assistance, will also be at the event, as will BlueDog, a local company that provides a full range of canine-related services.

A complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. will kick off the event. A complimentary lunch will also be provided.

Copies of the “Please, Can We Keep the Donkey?” book, written by MSL professors Diane Sullivan and Holly Vietzke, will be on sale at the event. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the Shadow Fund, established by MSL to assist animals with medical needs.

Although not required, MSL organizers request an e-mail from anyone interested in attending at, with “Plan to Attend in the subject line.

For more information call MSL at 978-681-0800.


High school artists competing

Congressman John F. Tierney will serve as honorary chairman of the Annual 6th Congressional District High School Art Competition and Exhibition at Montserrat College of Art, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, on Saturday, March 9, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The exhibition is a juried art show, open to high school students from public and private schools within the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts, as well as high school students home-schooled within the district. Parts of Andover now fall within the 6th District as part of last year’s redistricting.

The exhibition is open for public viewing from Wednesday, March 6 through Friday, March 8, 3 to 5 p.m. with the closing awards show held on Saturday, March 9, also from 3 to 5.


AGC seeking applications for memorial scholarship

The Andover Garden Club is seeking qualified students to apply for the Ruth I. Cleveland Scholarship Fund, which memorializes the late Ruth Cleveland, a long-term resident of Andover who served as president of the Andover Garden Club from 1954 to 1956.

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