100 Years Ago — July 4, 1919
Frank S. McDonald and a party of 10 attended the mass meeting and welcome to Eammon de Valera at Fenway Park, Boston, Sunday afternoon.
A new Puffer soda fountain was installed at Stacey's Exeter store last Sunday. It is just like the one in his Andover store.
A good evening, music and happy people made the party Friday night given annually by the Punchard Alumni to the seniors and juniors of the high school a most successful affair. Over three hundred persons were present to have a good time.
Jesse West, formerly of the Andover Press, has taken a position at E.E. Gray's on Essex Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sellars and daughter have moved from their former home on Brooks street to 5 Avon Street.
75 Years Ago — July 13, 1944
The canning center opened Monday at the Free Church. The center is hoping that people realize that there will be as much canning this year as last, if not more, as it probably will be necessary to feed the occupied countries we take over.
In a nip-and tuck contest, J. Everett Collins, representative for the past four years, won one of the three Republican nominations to that post in the primary election Tuesday, with Mrs. Alyce Schlapp and Ralph Hill also being nominated on the Republican slate.
Advertisement for Andover Market (note: you can still see the words "Andover Market'' today in the tiles outside 1 Elm St.) advertises Squires Salt Spare Ribs; Jumbo Salted Peanuts (1 lb. cellophane bag) 49 cents, Monarch Self Polishing Floor Wax, 49 cents a pint
50 Years Ago — July 7, 1969
An Andover man has received an appreciative letter from an aide to President Richard M. Nixon. Robert V. Deyermond, 91 Elm Street, wrote a letter of thanks to the president for bringing home 25,000 men from Vietnam, as a peace gesture.
The Tuesday night band concerts are indeed popular. Passing Memorial Park Tuesday night reminded one of the good old days as hundreds were sitting around listening to the tunes of musical shows, varied presentations and marching music. When that day that the bandstand is restored comes, the weekly presentations will be even more enjoyable.
(Realty) Andover — All Brick English Tudor home; five bedrooms, three full baths, delightful sun porch, living room, breakfast room, family room, dreamy bridal staircase, car garage, beautifully landscaped - $53,500.
25 Years Ago — July 7, 1994
Andover Jade Restaurant in Shawsheen Plaza closed last Saturday night, July 2, and Marshalls has signed a lease to open a retail store in that location before the end of this year. Mr. Kwong, who has served Chinese cuisine to Andover residents for 18 years in that spot, said he is looking to relocate in Andover, preferably the Shawsheen area.
Mr. Whippy ice cream at 32 Andover St. will soon have a new fence to keep customers from wandering onto the railroad tracks with their ice cream cones. Mr. Whippy, which opened last Thanksgiving, sells flowers, fruit baskets and wreaths during the off-season and ice cream during the summer months.