Neighbors Share Recipes: Homemade Hummus

Homemade hummus is delicious and easy to make

By Lorna Carlisle
Neighbors Share Recipes: Homemade Hummus

Hummus ¼ cup water 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (some people use cannellini beans) 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 6 Tbsp. tahini 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1–2 cloves garlic ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. cumin pinch cayenne pepper  1 Tbsp. fresh parsley or cilantro Using a food processor makes a very smooth hummus. (It might work […]

The Sausage Dog

By Janet Moore

Many years ago, before I moved to Andover where Christmases were reliably cold and snowy, Toby the Lab and Little Bear the Newf ruled the roost (chickens, anyone?) at Elbow Pond Road. One year, as the Texas relatives and Maryland families arrived, full of treats, presents, and good cheer, a buzz went around, something about […]

Changing a Party Affiliation for the 2024 Presidential Primary

October 6 is the deadline

By Lee Wells

As I write this, the date for the New Hampshire Primary has not been set. However, a very important deadline has been set by the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Office. October 6, 2023, is the last day for voters to change their party affiliation before the primary.  Please remember that when you go to […]

Once in a Decade Opportunity

Townwide Opinion Survey Coming in November

By Jacob Gilman

A survey is coming! This survey is truly a once in a decade opportunity for you to shape our town’s future through updating the Master Plan. Our “Andover Master Plan” is a powerful vision statement of how we, as townspeople, wish our town to be in the future. It will be used to steer our […]

Area Cooks Share Recipes: Chicken with Cheese, Spices, and Brandy

Recipe found in Roemertopf, the Clay-pot Cookbook

By Ken Wells
Area Cooks Share Recipes: Chicken with Cheese, Spices, and Brandy

An ancient recipe, rediscovered About the time that the Egyptians were building the Great Pyramids, the Etruscans, living along the Italian coast just north of the future site of Rome, devised what I think may be the very best way to cook a bird. They used an unglazed terra cotta pot with a lid, presoaked […]

Andover Conservation Commission — August 8, 2023

Lee Wells, Andover Conservation Commission Condensed from approved mintes

Condensed from approved minutes The Conservation Commission, along with Jeff Dickinson of the Water District, met to discuss the two town-owned properties on Bradley Lake and how we should proceed on these properties. The Town acquired the properties for back taxes and the idea of putting them into conservation was brought up at a late-1990s […]

Neighbors Share Recipes: Shaker Pickles

Shake your way to great pickles

By Lorna Carlisle
Neighbors Share Recipes: Shaker Pickles

These are not called Shaker Pickles because of the religious group, but because you shake the jar for seven days. I don’t like to process in a hot water bath because I think the pickles become soft. I like crunchy!  Shaker Pickles 1 gallon sliced cucumbers (about 7–8, depending on size) 3 cups white vinegar […]

Neighbors Share Recipes: Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Bruschetta

This easy spread makes a wonderful everyday appetizer, and is perfect for gatherings

By Lorna Carlisle
Neighbors Share Recipes: Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Bruschetta

Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Bruschetta 4 red bell peppers (about 1 1/2 lbs.) 2 large eggplants   (2–3 lbs.) 2–3 fresh garlic cloves 1/4 cup olive oil 2 large ripe tomatoes 3–4 Tbsp. fresh basil 1 small red onion 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 2–4 Tbsp. balsamic or red wine vinegar 1–2 tsp. salt 1/2 […]

Andover Police Department Service Calls during July


By Pat Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 281 Calls for Service during July 2023 including: Animal Stray: 1 Beach Patrol: 42 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 1 Dog Loose: 1 Good Morning Andover: 29 Illegal Dumping: 1 Manner of Operation: 4 Parking Violation: 43 Road Rage: 1 Stalking: 1 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 5 Theft: 4 Traffic Accident: 4 Traffic Offense/Citation: 7 […]

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