Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 12, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago—Sept. 13, 1912

The flower show held in the town hall last Friday and Saturday amply fulfilled all expectations and was a complete success. The exhibits were many and beautiful; the attendance was large; interest was keen, and everyone enjoyed the show.

Archibald Roosevelt, son of ex-President Roosevelt, has entered Phillips Academy and arrived in town on Thursday.

A new candy store, to be called the Andover Candy Kitchen, will be opened shortly on Main Street in the store formerly occupied by J.P. West.

Miss Edna Chapin, business instructor at Punchard School, and her mother, will occupy the house on Summer Street formerly the home of H.H. Remick.

James Christie, Chester Callum and Adam Michelini are among the Andover boys who have entered Phillips Academy this fall.

Miss Ethel Bigney has accepted a position in the Andover Bookstore.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 10, 1937

The special congressional primary to select party standard-bearers for the election two weeks hence will take place throughout the seventh congressional district next Tuesday with Andover’s polls being open, at the town hall only, from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Five persons were hurt, two of them painfully, last night when a Lawrence car crashed into the rear of a car driven by George Keating of Marland Street, Ballardvale, in front the Balmoral Spa. Keating had just stopped at the Spa to make a purchase when the other car struck his car, which in turn broke off an electric light standard in four places and continued on some 100 feet more.

Town Counsel Arthur Sweeney is expected to file an answer in Superior Court next week to a suit for $10,000 filed this week against Chief of Police George A. Dane by a Stoneham man who was occupant of the police car in which then officer Ray Hickey was injured last September. Officer Hickey was returning the man to Andover after having arrested him on a charge of operating under the influence, when a truck cutting out of line in North Reading crashed the police car.

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    Courtesy photo Megan McCann, left, and Melanie Scharn, right, have launched a fundraising campaign to assist Tammy Jusczak, center, a longtime toddler teacher at Bright Horizons in Andover who is battling cancer.

    A bright spot: Co-workers, parents support day-care teacher with cancer Posted 1 day ago 1 Photo

    Frances Y.J. Wheeler/Courtesy photo Andover Garden Club welcomes new members, from left, Donna Rudolph, Chris McDermott, Paula Eriksen, Erin Ryan, Debbie Freedman, Anne Collins, Barbara Reichter, Isabel Seely, Caroline Grady and Heather Moody Holman as club president Anne Feeney, left rear, looks on. Fellow new member Linda Shottes Bouchard is missing from the photo.

    Growth spurt for Andover Garden Club Posted 1 day ago 1 Photo

    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 15 days ago 1 Photo
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    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 15 days ago 1 Photo
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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.

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