Monday, November 19, 2012
In one week Santa Claus will be comin' to town.
This was provided by the Town of Andover. The 58th Annual Andover Firefighter’s Santa Parade will be rolling through downtown Andover next Sunday with the normal line-up of nice cars, fire department vehicles and, of course, Santa Claus. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. (The rain date is Sunday Dec. 2). The parade will proceed down Whittier Street, to Elm Street, to Main Street, to Punchard Ave., to Bartlet Street. Information on participation or parade sponsorship is available at andoversantaparade.com.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The grassroots group Sending Sunshine 2012 began right after Hurricane Sandy.
Sending Sunshine 2012 consists of three Andover mothers that worked together in order to start a collection. Beginning with an idea, the three were surprised that they got so much help that instead of a uHaul-full, they collected five trucks worth of goods for Sandy victims with the help of a large dedicated group of volunteers.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Two Andover women began a collection for those affected by Hurricane Sandy that has grown exponentially in the past week.
Andover moms Carlene Merola Alpert and Diane Dillon began talking shortly after Hurricane Sandy about starting a collection for those in need. With the help of another Andover mother, Lynette Cavanaugh and North Andover mom Lyndsay Dowd, the group now has roughly two tractor trailers worth of goods for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Alpert and Dillon said that it really has showed the the power of the human spirit and all of the good will that has come from the town of Andover. They named the group Sending Sunshine 2012. From large companies donating the shipping to elementary school kids working relentlessly to sort goods, Sending Sunshine 2012 has seen goodness coming from every corner of the community. The group has collected a …
Monday, October 22, 2012
This year, Feaster Five participants will have the opportunity to help raise funds for the Andover/North Andover Expansion Project, and the Y is counting on the community to help spread the word and increase participation
- COUNT US IN
Monday, October 22, 2012
This was submitted by the Andover/North Andover YMCA. On Thursday, Nov. 22 athletes from the Merrimack Valley will gather at the starting line for the 25th annual Feaster Five. The Feaster Five is a much-loved Thanksgiving morning family tradition. It’s an event for participants of all levels: world-class athletes, runners, joggers and walkers. Strollers, wheelchairs and family pets are also welcome and encouraged to join in the fun. This year, Feaster Five participants will have the opportunity to help raise funds for the Andover/North Andover Expansion Project, and the Y is counting on the community to help spread the word and increase participation. By expanding the YMCA, members will have a better space to stay active and healthy …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. And the town of Andover is full of organizations with dedicated staff and volunteers that make the community a better place. Volunteers and exceptional individuals throughout town can be found at the Andover Senior Center, Andover Town Offices, elementary schools and the high school. There are dozens of people such as Bill Fahey, the director of Andover Youth Services who has made an impact the …