Monday, November 26, 2012
It's a decision families make every year - are you willing to withstand the cold, sap and needles necessary for an 'authentic' Christmas?
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sure, everyone appreciates some good holiday decor. But have you ever been tempted to take it easy on yourself and purchase an artificial Christmas tree? Purists won't go near them, but for others, the thought of chopping down a tree - leaving needles, sap and leaking water in your living room - is not their idea of a happy holiday. Despite the hassle, real trees outsell their artificial cousins by more than a 3-to-1 margin each season, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. Bear in mind, of course, artificial trees can be reused every year. Readers, what do you think? Are you undertaking the Griswold family tradition this year, or are will an artificial tree do the trick for your family? This year, once again, Andover …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Need a tree? Check out our map of places selling Christmas trees.
If you're going out to get your Christmas tree this weekend, check out our map first. Each tree indicates a place selling Christmas trees. Did we miss your favorite place? Let us know in the comments and we'll pin it on the map.
Monday, December 6, 2010
This is the seventh year that Andover Youth Services has held its "Lot of Trees" to raise funds for its programs.
Andover residents do not have to venture far to find Christmas trees. "Lot of Trees" sponsored by Andover Youth Services (AYS) returns to the Andover Skate Park for its seventh year. More than 1,500 fresh balsam and fraser trees from New Brunswick fill up the park. There are more than 1,000 decorated and undecorated wreaths of all sizes, kissing balls, ornaments and roping to chose from. Bill Fahey, AYS director, said the proceeds benefit the Andover Youth Services and last year they raised more than $26,000. The annual fundraiser this year will benefit a proposed new youth center as well as the skate park and various seasonal programs. "We were able to buy new mats for the Middle School Wrestling program which moved to the High School…
Saturday, December 4, 2010
The annual holiday fair drew big numbers with festivities and lights
Families, couples and teens strolled carefree through a downtown Andover lined with wreathes, lights and street-side caroling last night. Downtown businesses donned their storefront windows with festive décor and fairgoers were treated with both a holiday shopping experience and a Yuletide extravaganza. The 2010 Holiday Happenings opened with brisk but favorable weather and drew large crowds for the quintessential Christmas activities; the hayrides, hot chocolate, a tree lighting, and, of course, Santa. The event was organized the Andover Business Center Association and many businesses donated funds or services to the event including, TD Bank, Samel Insurance, and Andover Electric Services.