Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 27, 2014


New board director for Harvard Club

William J. Stearns III of Andover has been elected a board director of the Harvard Club of Andover. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from Harvard University, Extension School and a juris doctorate from Massachusetts School of Law in Andover.

A member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Stearns is also a high-tech engineer in medical, commercial, aviation, military research and program development. He served on numerous local committees in New Hampshire before moving to Andover.

The Harvard Club welcomes new members who are graduates, faculty members or administrative staff of all Harvard University schools. The club sponsors a variety of educational events, scholarships, philanthropic projects as well as the Harvard Prize Book Award awarded at local high school graduations. To learn more, visit or contact Richard Soo Hoo, club chairman, at 978-470-2293 or

Garden Club member judges Boston show

A longtime member of the Andover Garden Club was part of the Landscape Design Council’s panel of judges for the 2014 Boston Flower & Garden Show this March.

Frances Wheeler, who serves on the Landscape Design Council board, contributed to the council’s selection of three awards for landscape design of a naturalistic garden of less than 1,000 square feet, landscape design of a professional garden exhibit and the most effective use of garden ornaments, water features, specimen trees or topiary in creating good design.

The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts was organized in 1963 to provide ongoing landscape-design education through speakers, workshops and tours of outstanding public and private areas. The Massachusetts chapter is the largest council in the country.


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