Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 11, 2012

Town Talk

Special book, memorials for 2012 Veterans Day in town

The town Veterans Services Office will release its fourth “Heroes Among Us Book” this Veterans Day, at a noontime ceremony at Ballardvale Green on Andover Street.

Book IV puts the spotlight on living Andover veterans who served in World War II.

Also on Sunday, Nov. 11, the town will dedicate two memorials at Spring Grove Ceremony. The memorials are to designate the existing Veterans Burial lot, which is nearing capacity and to dedicate a future Veterans Lot. The names of the monuments are, respectively: the “Twentieth-Century Veterans Lot at Spring Grove” and “Veterans Memorial at Spring Grove.”

Hannigan, Reds in playoffs

Andover fans have a chance to see Andover High graduate Ryan Hanigan play for as long as the Cincinnati Reds remain in the playoffs.

Hanigan has been a defensive standout at catcher, leading the majors is throwing out would be base-stealers. He tossed out 48.5 percent or runners, and also ranked third among catchers in fielding percentage, committing only four errors.

Michael Chiklis returns to TV in ‘Vegas’

Another Andover High athlete of a different era, Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Chiklis (a former Andover High football captain) can be seen again on television, too.

He’s at the heart of a new show “Vegas” that premiered on CBS with a monster cast.

“Vegas” is written by screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi of “Goodfellas” and “Casino” fame, and stars Dennis Quaid, Chiklis and Carrie-Anne Moss (best known for “The Matrix”).

Chiklis plays Vincent Savino, a member of the Chicago mob who is sent to Las Vegas to straighten out the Savoy casino. It’s clear he will regularly butt heads with Quaid’s Ralph Lamb, a rancher and former military police officer drafted to be sherriff after the existing sheriff leaves town and then turns up dead.

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