“Jenny’s Tree” — Volunteer Effort Surprises Deserving Family

15 Andover Fire Department volunteers showed up to help

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“Jenny’s Tree” — Volunteer Effort Surprises Deserving Family

It all started with a passing comment as a small group of us were harvesting potatoes out of Jenny Bodwell and Scott Kidder’s garden in early November. Scott casually mentioned how Jenny had always wanted to have the massive tree in their front yard decorated with Christmas lights. (Jenny, you might recall from last month’s […]

Schust Family Entertains AHS During Annual Meeting

Discusses their history with drumming

By Alex Estin
Schust Family Entertains AHS During Annual Meeting

The Schust family entertained the Andover Historical Society during our annual meeting. It was supposed to be a talk on “Railroads 101” from our own Fred Nystrom, but due to illness he couldn’t give the planned presentation. The Schust Family stepped in at the last minute to talk about drumming and how it started in […]

Mali America Music Beat: Andover Musician Works Remotely with Malian Musician

Half a world away but connected to Andover

By Donna Baker-Hartwell

Andover is a community rich with homegrown talent of writers, artists, poets, singers, and musicians who have been inspired to create here for generations. On October 20, a groundbreaking world music video was released and began streaming globally on YouTube. This 4:09 minute masterpiece, Moussow Women, “For the Women of Africa” is a tribute to […]

Robin Mayer – October 30, 2023

Robin Mayer – October 30, 2023

Robin Mayer, a longtime member of the counseling community, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2023, after battling cancer. Since 2008 she was a critical member of Proctor Academy’s Health Care Team where she left a legacy of compassion and healing that helped generations of students find the center necessary to navigate the complexities of […]

Charles “Charlie” Stephen McCrave, Jr. – November 4, 2023

Charles “Charlie” Stephen McCrave, Jr. – November 4, 2023

Charles “Charlie” Stephen McCrave, Jr., of East Andover, NH, died in Concord, NH, on November 4, 2023, at the age of 88. Charlie was born on July 7, 1935, in Providence, RI, to Charles Stephen McCrave, Sr., and Margaret (Conlon) McCrave. Upon graduating from La Salle Academy in Providence, RI, he went to work at […]

William Oscar Clark — October 16, 2023

By Chadwick Funeral Services

William Oscar Clark, son of Oscar Earl Clark of Greensburg and the late Ann Whittlesey Clark, was born on February 24, 1967, in New Hampshire, and passed away on Monday, October 16, 2023, at his home. He was 56 years of age. Will loved camping at Pine Haven in the summer most of his life. […]

Caring Friend Appeals to Community to Help A Neighbor

We are lucky to live in a small town

By Liz Wolf
Caring Friend Appeals to Community to Help A Neighbor

I grew up in a small town. Looking back now, I realize how incredibly lucky I was to experience neighbors waving to neighbors, knowing the guy behind the deli counter was also Johnny, the guy who drove your school bus, and people coming together in a crisis. It’s time to come together now. Jenny Bodwell […]

Gail Fitzpatrick – September 19, 2023

Gail Fitzpatrick – September 19, 2023

Gail Fitzpatrick, 72, a longtime resident of East Andover, died peacefully in her home on September 19, after a six-year battle with ovarian cancer. Gail was born March 9, 1951, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, daughter of James and Doris (Fredette) Fitzpatrick. She lived in Westminster and Fitchburg, where she attended Oakmont Regional High School and graduated […]

Sally Humphreys Nicoll — August 29, 2023

Sally Humphreys Nicoll — August 29, 2023

Sally Humphreys Nicoll, 90, of Concord, New Hampshire, passed away quickly and peacefully on August 29, 2023, at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Concord. In the days prior to her passing she had been visited by all her immediate family, including her two children, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Sally was born on December 2, […]