Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 8, 2013

News in brief

The Andover Townsman

---- — Andover Chroniclers visit Archeological Museum

A visit to the Peabody Archeological Museum at Phillips Academy is the featured show this month for “There’s Something about Andover.” The second half of the program highlights Prescription Savvy with Nan James talking to a local pharmacist about issues people face when taking prescription medication.

On tap for June will be a talk about bringing music to the community and the Andover Farmers Market.

The show airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 47.

The show is produced by the Andover Chroniclers, an all-volunteer group of seniors from the Center at Punchard. The group welcomes new members. Anyone who might be interested in any aspect of video production can email with the subject line Skip Wilkins. To learn more about the group and watch previous shows, visit

Andover Bakes for Breast Cancer

Several local businesses, including Pink Tree Sweets, Salvatore’s, Samuel’s at the Andover Inn, Yella Grille, Stop & Shop and Whole Foods Market are joining more than 300 restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafés and chocolate and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts in participating in the 14th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.

Participating establishments have the option of designating all sales of one specific dessert or 50 percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu to support Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer.

For example, The Andover Inn’s executive chef, Paul Dubuque, has created a special dessert, brown sugar pie with butter pecan ice cream, especially for the occasion.

The promotion goes through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12. Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. will contribute 80 percent of proceeds to breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For more, visit

Big Brother Big Sister on clothing mission

The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation is on a mission to collect more than one million pounds of clothing this month. The foundation will be going door to door in Andover on Monday, May 13, to collect donations of lightly used clothing as well as small household items. To schedule a free curbside pickup, call 800-483-5503 or email Donations are tax deductible. Visit for more.