Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 17, 2013

Town Briefs

Trick or treat set for Oct. 31

Ghosts and goblins get ready. Trick or treat will be held in Andover on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The town has posted a link to a Halloween Safety Guide on its website at

Tracking history at Deer Jump

Jane Cairns, president of the Andover Historical Society, is collaborating with Andover Village Improvement Society on a hike along the Merrimack River in the Deer Jump Reservation on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.

Cairns will provide a historical perspective of the AVIS reservation, one of the most-loved of the group’s properties because of its views of the Merrimack River. Participants will learn about Native Americans along the river, a former ferry that navigated the waters, some previous owners of riverfront land and more. John Hess will co-lead the event.

To join the hike, meet at the entrance to Deer Jump Reservation near 17 Launching Road, off River Road. Park along the street or side streets. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Heavy rain cancels. For more information, call 978-470-0806 or email

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