Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 22, 2012

All Those Years Ago: Andover news items from this week in town history

100 Years Ago

Nov. 22, 1912

Frank H. Watson of Walnut Avenue, while traveling towards Boston in his touring car late Sunday, collided with a car, the property of Henry W. Cook of Danvers. The accident occurred in Peabody. No one was seriously hurt.

At a recent meeting of the Punchard Athletic association, Everett Collins was elected captain of the baseball team for the next season.

Many local people attended the Harvard-Dartmouth game in Cambridge last Saturday.

Miss Alice Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bell, is seriously ill at the Salem General Hospital.

Seats for the performance of the “Barnstormers” may be reserved at the Bookstore beginning next Tuesday, Nov. 26.

An interesting meeting is expected this evening when the Andover C.E. Union gathers in Grange Hall, West Andover. For the convenience of those near the center of the town, a barge will leave the post office at 7:10. It is hoped that there will be a large attendance.

75 Years Ago

Nov. 19, 1937

The annual firemen’s entertainment and ball will be held on Wednesday evening in the town hall. At 8 the entertainment program will start, and at 9 general dancing will follow. The entertainment will include: Claude and Marion, singing duo; Anne McCarmack, fancy dancer; Wee Willie Dee Co., magic; Robert sisters, singing and dancing; Whirlwind skaters, roller skating.

The Lawrence Gas and Electric company has asked for permission to analyze the Central School lighting system, and this request has been granted. The School Committee has been considering the possibility of installing a diesel engine to generate light and power in order to effect a saving.

Principal Nathan Hamblin yesterday announced the speakers to take part in the Goldsmith prize speaking on Dec. 17. They are: Seniors -Mary Bailey, William Hannon; Juniors - Ruth Holt, Samuel Simpson, Sophomores - Joanne O’Riordan and William Ferguson.

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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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