Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


August 1, 2013


Covino attends YMCA General Assembly

Elizabeth Covino of Andover was one of six delegates selected to represent the YMCA of Greater Nashua, N.H., at the YMCA General Assembly in Philadelphia, Penn., from July 18 to 21.

Covino is director of community relations for the YMCA of Greater Nashua.

At the conference, held once every three years, YMCA of the USA President/CEO Neil Nicoll shared plans for a new national campaign and some new signature programs the Y is developing to increase its impact in the community. Among those new programs are Live Strong at the Y Cancer Survivor Program and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, both of which will be offered soon at the YMCA of Greater Nashua.

Local player wins bridge tournament

Norman Humer of Andover finished first recently at the Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association Sectional tournament. He won the Friday Pairs at the Memorial Sectional held in Watertown.

The Eastern Mass. Bridge Association’s next tournament is Aug. 16 to 18 at the Armenian Cultural Center, 47 Nichols Ave., Watertown. Players will compete at all levels starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. Other sessions are Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18, at 10:30 a.m.

Games last about 3 1/2 hours, and players may compete in one or more events for trophies and other prizes. The cost is $10. For more information, call 857-342-EMBA (3622) or go to


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