Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby on Eagle Pond Nets 42 Fish

Andover Fish and Game sponsors annual event

By Gordon Ordway

The Andover Fish and Game Club’s Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby, which was held on Eagle Pond in Wilmot on February 29, went well. Fifty-four kids registered, and 42 fish were caught (18 pickerel, 23 perch, and 1 bass). The trophy winners were: Longest Pickerel, Ella Laroche, 20 1/2″ 2nd Longest Pickerel, Charlie Welch, 18 1/2″ […]

March! On The Northern Rail Trail, The Perfect Place to Stay Healthy

Our volunteers are busy with many trail projects

By George Heaton

The month of March brings transition to the Trail.  Hard-pack snow melts to mud. Snowmobiles cede to walkers. And eventually, buds start to appear. It is a hopeful time; a time to use the Trail and contemplate even-better times to come. In this moment of National anguish and transition, the Friends of the Northern Rail […]

New Andover Residents Are Greeted With Welcome Bags

Helpful resources include map, business directory, other

By Caroline Ratzki, Andover Service Club

In these difficult times, as I worry about loved ones and miss the activities we took for granted just a few weeks ago, I am sustained by the strength of our community. I know that if my husband or I were to get sick, there are friends and neighbors who would drop off groceries on […]

Grant to Historical Society Will Support Caboose Repair

Additional funding of needed from friends and members

By Larry Chase
Grant to Historical Society Will Support Caboose Repair

The Andover Historical Society has received a grant of $5,000 from the non-profit Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc. (Mass Bay RRE), to help repair the badly leaking roof of the Society’s old red caboose, which sits on the tracks beside the Potter Place Railroad Station, now serving as a museum for the Andover Historical Society. […]

FIDO Bag Donation Is A Lifesaver For Pets In An Emergency

Thank you to Rosella Sawyer for the donation

By Meghan Barton
FIDO Bag Donation Is A Lifesaver For Pets In An Emergency

A great big thank you goes to Rosella Sawyer, mother-in-law to Deputy Fire Chief Steve Barton, and Mother of Meghan Barton, Andover Emergency Services Auxiliary member.  As a supporter of Andover Emergency Services and a lover of animals, Rosella purchased a FIDO Bag. Her generous donation to our department “supplies EMS with a lifesaving tool […]

Attend a Restorative Spring Yoga Workshop at the Hub

A gentle pace makes this perfect for anyone

Press release

Assuming the COVID-19 epidemic has lessened and The Andover Community Hub has reopened its doors by that time, the third in a series of Sunday afternoon restorative yoga workshops will be offered at The Hub on April 26, from 3 to 5 PM. The workshop will be led by Julie Parenteau, yoga instructor, energy healer, […]

Sign Up For Beginning Tai Chi, Or For Second Level Classes

Many benefits from this ancient Chinese exercise

Press release

Assuming the COVID-19 epidemic has lessened and The Andover Community Hub has reopened its doors by that time, two eight-week Tai Chi classes will begin at The Hub on Thursday afternoon, April 30. “A Beginner’s Introduction to Tai Chi” will be held at 4:30 PM, and “Tai Chi Continuation” at 3:30 PM.  Beginning students will […]

Retirement Party for Pastor John Wagner Attended by 100 People

News for April and updates about schedule changes

Press release
Retirement Party for Pastor John Wagner Attended by 100 People

Almost 100 people attended the Retirement Party for Pastor John Wagner on March 11 at the Elks Club in Franklin. John, along with his wife Amy, served the AndoverCommunity Church for 26 years. The party began with a delicious meal, after which several church members and friends shared memories of interactions with John throughout the […]

Third Friday Coffeehouse Event Cancelled For April

Visit andovercoffeehouse.org to listen to our performers

By The Coffeehouse Crew

We just wanted to make sure everyone has gotten the word that the Andover Community Coffeehouse has been cancelled for this Friday — and for the 3rd Friday in April as well.  We’re really sorry about this turn of events but it seems like the wisest course of action, given the concerns and unknowns about […]

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