100 Years Ago—Aug. 16, 1918
Daniel Hartigan, former clerk in Stacey’s Drug store, left Boston last week for a Canadian port. He is in the medical department of the Naval Reserves as a pharmacist.
Mrs. Carl Elander invites the members of the Woman’s Relief Corps to a basket picnic at Camp Columbia, Foster’s Pond, next Tuesday. Take the 9:20 car from the square and get off at Carter’s Corner.
Mrs. Annie S. Alley of the Andover Bookstore, moved her household goods Thursday from High Street to 119 Chestnut Str., a property recently purchased by Mrs. Alley.
Mrs. Mary Lewis, formerly matron in the Home for the Aged, left town Wednesday for a few months’ stay in Rochester, N.H.
75 Years Ago—Aug. 26, 1943
Since there has been considerable discussion in Andover recently on various post-war projects that would benefit the town, a number of local town officials and interested citizens are considering the possibility of an extensive remodeling and enlarging of the town water and sewerage systems. With world conditions becoming more and more favorable for an early peace, certain interested officials are giving more attention to the possibility of improvements in the present water and sewerage systems.
Sgt. Calvin Deyermond, one of the “presidential twins” and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Deyermond of Shawsheen Road, has recently been appointed to an Army aviation cadet. He had been stationed at Dow Field, Bangor. Me., but has now begun his aviation training in North Carolina.
50 Years Ago—Aug. 22, 1968
The Andover Youth Center will soon be an official branch of the Lawrence YMCA. The taking over of the local facility is the initial step in a program which eventually could result in an Andover-North Andover branch of the recreational facility.
Advertisement for the uptown Andover shop: Debs Den “Jumpers are very big this fall—they’re going over big in favorite fabrics too, as wrap-fronts, classics and pinafores. $12 to $20."
Advertisement for Reinholds at 13 Main Street: “Jumping Jacks and Weejuns, Boys” Sport Coats -- $16.95 and $17.95, Manhattan shirts $5 and $7.
Advertisement for CO-OP food store on Main Street: Wilson’s certified bacon .69 cents a pound; Imported Swiss cheese .49 cents a pound; bottom round roast .79 cents a pound.
25 Years Ago—Aug. 19, 1993
Bernie Levesque, manager of Midas Muffler in Salem, N.H., and Lt. Philip E. Froburg of the Andover Police Department have formed forces to initiate a car seat loaner program as part of Project Safe Baby, in an ongoing effort to decrease the number of tragic automobile accidents involving children. The donation is the first of its kind in the Merrimack Valley.
Andover Fine Art, formerly Patricia’s gallery at 90 Main St., will reopen Aug. 30. Former owners Patricia Foster and David Guselli are rearranging their business agreement, according to the building landlord, John Davidson.
Design…Design, an interior design business, will open next month in Olde Andover Village. "The store will take the space formerly occupied by William’s Fine Jewelry, which recently moved and changed its mode of business. Ms.Silvestri said the store will offer furniture and one-of-a-kind gifts.”