Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 4, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago—Oct. 4, 1912

Andover has a new physician, Dr. E.D. Lane, a homeopathic doctor of Lynn, who has opened an office over Whiting’s store.

John Anderson, the local blacksmith, has purchased a lot of land on Chestnut Street through the Rogers & Angus Agency.

The number of books issued at the Memorial Hall library for home use during September was 2,356 volumes.

If you want to know how a Dutch supper should be served, go to the Workmen Hall on Friday, Nov. 10, and see the Grange ladies do it.

Frank E. Gleason vacated his coal office on the corner of Main and Essex streets this week and has moved into his new quarters over Valpey Bros. store.

Remember the fair and entertainment of the Helping Hand Society at the Free Church, Oct. 25.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 1, 1937

Rev. Albert Coursin Morris, vicar of the Church of the Ascension in Boston, yesterday accepted a call to the rectorship of Christ Church, vacant since the resignation early in the year of Rev. Charles W. Henry. Rev. Morris will commence his new duties the first Sunday in November.

Ms. Reta Arkinson of 24 High St. on a shopping expedition with two other local public school teachers, had her pocketbook stolen from her in a Lawrence store on Saturday night. She had put the bag on a chair, and when she turned around, it was gone. It contained ten dollars in bills and her driving license.

With only Andover and Lawrence showing a stronger Republican vote than in November of 1936, Lawrence Connery, brother of the late Congressman was elected to the vacancy at the special election on Tuesday with a margin of 13,280.

Frederick E. Bennett of 51 Enmore St. was removed to the Lawrence General hospital Monday morning suffering from first degree burns received when he was repairing some fuses. He was burned from the wrists to the elbows of both arms.

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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 11 hours 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 11 hours 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 14 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 14 days ago 1 Photo
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    Local foursome aces Boys & Girls Club tourney Posted 21 days ago 2 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.

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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 28 days ago 2 Photos

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