Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 26, 2012

All Those Years Ago for Oct. 25, 2012

100 Years Ago—Oct. 25, 1912

A soda fountain is being installed in the fruit store of P. Simeone and Company.

Mrs. R. Nichol of 8 Cuba St. and Mrs. W. Mackenzie of 94 North Main St. enjoyed Wednesday in Boston, visiting the Electric Show and other places.

A man who claimed he was a native of Andover, was arrested by the local police on Saturday night for drunkenness. He was given a hearing on Monday afternoon and fined a small sum.

The Andover firemen are engaged in perfecting their plans for their annual ball on Thanksgiving eve. The usual large attendance and enjoyable evening is anticipated.

One of the sights of the town for the past month has been the half-acre of white asters blooming in rare profusion on the grounds of Brooks F. Holt in Scotland district.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 22, 1937

Andover’s merchants, under the sponsorship of the merchants’ committee of the Andover Service club, are holding a Harvest Sale on Monday and Tuesday of next week, with many of them offering special bargains and some announcing a straight 10 or even 20 percent cash discount of all purchases made those two days.

The October meeting of the Greater Lawrence Christian Endeavor societies was held last Sunday afternoon in the Free church. Rev. Julius Mitchell, pastor of the Third Baptist church of Lawrence led the devotional meeting. Misses Ruth and Martha Henning of Lawrence sang a duet.

The Andover Guild will open for the season Nov. 1. Registration will continue throughout the week.

Mrs. Donald Laurie was installed as noble grand for the local Rebekah lodge on Monday evening, with District Deputy President Miss Lottie Pettingill and Deputy Marshal Miss Louise Hurt and staff of Lynn in charge.

50 Years Ago—Oct. 25, 1962

A special, commemorative edition will be found in this week’s Townsman—in celebration of the newspaper’s 75th birthday.

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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/Courtesy photo Dr. Howard Koh will step down as U.S. assistant secretary for health after five years to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health this fall in a new position in its Department of Health Policy and Management.

    Koh to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health Posted 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • 48 locals to pedal in Pan-Mass Challenge Posted 5 days ago

    Courtesy photo Hannah Currie is spending 10 days this summer becoming immersed in the music industry at GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles.

    Currie hits note at LA's GRAMMY Camp Posted 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • South Church names new senior pastor Posted 12 days ago

    COURTESY PHOTO Andover residents Patrick James, left, Adam Geaslen, Ryan Byrd and Dan Bryant claimed first place at the 35th annual Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club in town.

    Local foursome aces Boys & Girls Club tourney Posted 12 days ago 2 Photos

    COURTESY PHOTO The Marble sisters --Anna, 8, left, and Isabel, 11 -- post-donatin to Locks of Love.

    Sisters pair up to donate pony tails to Locks of Love Posted 12 days ago 4 Photos
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    DESI SMITH/Staff photo Former Andover residents Dana Cohen and his wife, Ginny, back, left, have regularly hosted foreign exchange students since 1989. Farrah Moussa, back right, from Egypt, and Paula Valverde, front right, from Spain, are the latest students to spend a year with the Cohens, who now live in Gloucester.

    Former Andover couple welcomes exchange students for quarter-century Posted 12 days ago 4 Photos
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    FILE PHOTO Jay Leno, who honed his comedy skills growing up in Andover, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this fall during a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

    In good comedy company Posted 19 days ago 2 Photos

    ACT 3.jpg Susan Stott, third from left, accepts the Opening Doors to Affordable Housing in Andover Award from Andover Community Trust directors, from left, Don Schroeder, treasurer; John Pearson, president; and Joan Johnson, clerk.

    Affordable housing advocates honored Posted 19 days ago 2 Photos

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    Townspeople in the News Posted 19 days ago 1 Photo

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