Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 13, 2013

Town Talk

Necklace found

Walking home from a friend’s house on Sunday, June 9, Fred Scribner of Andover found a necklace on Sherbourne Street and he thinks it may have sentimental value for someone.

Scribner, 19 and a 2012 Andover High School graduate, said the gold and silver necklace has a light brown ornament in the center, an Effy’s jewelry tag on it and is about 16 to 18 inches long.

“I think it may be valuable to someone,” he said.

Call Scribner at home, 978-475-6701, if it’s yours.

Booking it

Former longtime Andover Historical Society curator Julie Mofford, now of Maine, has a new historical book that has just been published. Discovery Enterprises published her first little book “Cry Witch!” in 1995. Her new book is “Abigail Accused — A Story of the Salem Witch Hunt.” In 1692, Abigail Dane Faulkner was convicted of witchcraft and condemned to die. Based on years of research and actual 17th century documents, this historical novel is the dramatic account of one frontier family whose lives became tangled up in the infamous Salem Witch Trials and how the courageous 40-year-old mother of six managed to survive, Mofford wrote in an email. Here’s the link for more information:

Still laughing

Award-winning children’s author Jeff Nathan of Andover recently performed at the International Reading Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas. During his presentation on the effectiveness of poetry in helping struggling readers, he sang and enacted his “Take Me Out of the Ball Game” book. Nathan will also perform at the upcoming International Reading Association Poetry Olio event.

“I’m known as the wacky guy that ends up on the floor or in the middle of the audience. ... I use that humor and energy to help students learn,” Nathan wrote in an email. See for more information.

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