Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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March 7, 2013

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The memorial scholarship is given annually in recognition of Cleveland’s efforts to enrich the lives of garden-club members in the pursuit of all the arts and sciences.

Applicants for the scholarship must be graduate or undergraduate students pursuing the study of the arts and/or sciences.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, 2013. Applicants must be residents of Massachusetts, have a minimum grade average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale), exhibit good character, and demonstrate financial need.

Applications, financial aid forms and scholarship descriptions can be downloaded at gcfm.org/Education/Scholarships/GCFMScholarships.

GLCAC Inc offers free tax services to low/moderate-income families

Free tax services for low- to moderate-income families and individuals are available from the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc., which is participating in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

GLCAC Inc.’s volunteers will offer free tax help to people earning $51,000 or less and who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

The tax preparers will also help families file for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which could mean a tax refund for families.

Tax return services will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4 and 8 p.m. through April 11.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 978-620-4669. Clients are expected to bring financial records to their appointments, and if filing jointly, both individuals must be present. A full list of required records is available at glcac.org.

 

Help replace veterans’ grave flags

On Sunday, April 14, Andover veterans, cadets, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and interested citizens will meet at 11 a.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery off 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 town veterans services office.

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