The Andover Recreation Department began five-week Pee Wee and Tennis Academy lessons beginning March 15 at South School. The Pee Wee program introduces children ages 4 to 6 to the fundamentals through the use of games and contests. The Tennis Academy divides children ages 7 to 14 by ability …
It was time to break out the creativity at a Paint, Pottery & More Art Class at the Old Town Hall in Andover recently. Children learned several techniques as they painted ready-made pottery, participated in a mosaic decoration project, and worked on canvas with acrylics. The Andover Recr…
Members of the Kindness Collaborative descended on the Andover senior living facility, Atria Marland Place, to help spread some holiday cheer as the facility is currently closed to visitors and was fighting a COVID-19 outbreak when the visitors brought gifts and decorations.
A group of 20 children are getting a chance to play football — with safety precuations — under the tutelage of Andover High Assistant Football Coach Cam Farnham in an afterschool program run by the Recreation Department.
Even as the Step Up for Colleen 5K walk and run was canceled this year, her friends, family and the community still honored the memory of Colleen Ritzer, the former Andover resident and Danvers High School math teacher who was killed in 2013.
After a break since last spring due to the pandemic, Andover students began the school year under a hybrid model with a mix of in-person and remote learning. Much controversy surrounded the choice of an educational method that would keep staff and students safe.
This year, dur to health concerns, Andover was part of a group 9/11 memorial ceremony on the Wilmington Common. Billerica, Tewksbury and Wilmington also took part.
Students returned to Andover School of Montessori on Aug. 31 — the same day that would have been the 150th birthday of Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori philosophy of education. To celebrate, each student received a growing kit with seeds for flowers and herbs.
Since 1998, the Andover Community Skate Park, maintained and supported by Andover Youth Services, has offered people of all ages and skateboarding levels the opportunity to enjoy a dynamic atmosphere to advance skills and have fun with friends. It's a great venue to ride a scooter, too.
Andover children got a taste of what school will be like at a town-run summer day camp where pandemic health regulations were strictly enforced.
Hiking the Charles W. Ward Reservation is a popular sport for locals, especially in the times of social distancing. The 694-acre property in Andover and North Andover is maintained by The Trustees of Reservations and was founded in 1891.
Members of Merrimack Valley People for Peace assembled in front of Old Town Hall on Aug. 6 for a silent vigil to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the use of nuclear weapons on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan that helped end World War II. 8/6/20
Merrimack Valley People for Peace held a silent vigil in front of the Old Town Hall on Aug. 6 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Members gathered in a circle for a prayer at the end of the annual event.
It's one thing keeping things sanitized indoors during the coronavirus pandemic. Imagine trying to do the same at a construction site with dozens of volunteer workers coming and going from week to week.
Sydney Gregory, a recent graduate of Andover High School, was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Merrimack Valley Credit Union. Gregory will attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall, where she plans to study chemistry.
A large crowd of students, staff and others turned out for the retirement party of fifth-grade teacher Nancy DiSalvo. She has been at High Plain Elementary School for seven years and the Andover school system for a total of 31 years.
ANDOVER -- Craig Edwards says that if the economy doesn’t reopen soon his business may be gone for good.
ANDOVER — Calia LeBranti was honored for her 10th birthday — and her generosity — Wednesday, April 15, by family, friends and neighbors who organized a socially distant parade for her.
CARL RUSSO/Staff photo. Scores of local families were in downtown Andover for the town's Holiday Happenings event last Friday night. Among them was Elizabeth Thibodeau, 2, who wore her Santa hat for her visit with Old St. Nick. For more photos from the event, See Page 12. 12/13/2019
In August 2004, 10 years before he was elected to Congress, Seth Moulton was a young Marine Corps infantry officer on his second tour of Iraq, fighting in the Battle of Najaf.
It started with a popular musical comedy-drama television show that ended four years ago. And like high-schoolers across the country, Andover High School singers and dancers caught the show's unique choir fever and they still have it.
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