Monday, December 12, 2011
Andover closes off downtown traffic to celebrate the holidays with Santa.
Friday evening traffic was diverted around Main Street for an all out holiday festival, Holiday Happenings. Santa visited for a tree lighting ceremony in front of TD Bank and there were hayrides all night. Local shops were open for business and the Andover Historical Society had their doors open for their tree decoration exhibits. The event is organized annually by the Andover Business Center Association.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
It has been an exciting seven days since AndoverPatch officially opened its virtual doors and began offering residents a hub of online news for Andover.
It has been an exciting seven days since AndoverPatch officially opened its virtual doors and began offering residents a hub of online news for Andover. The holidays are now in full swing and some fall sports teams are saying goodbye to fantastic seasons as winter teams prepare to start their own. The town is gearing up for the vote on a $44.6 million school building project and safety officials began a pilot program giving residents more lenient winter parking bans. The Andover community enjoyed a top notch Holiday Parade last week with Santa Claus on the fire engine and an impressive spread of dancing elves, among many other parade participants. Holiday Happenings this past Friday transformed the downtown into a holiday extravaganza, …
The Historical Society has 20 uniquely decorated trees on display through Dec. 22.
The Historical Society recruits members of the community to decorate trees each year for the society's Christmas Academy. Members of the community, like the Andover Fire Department, decorate a tree with historically-relevant ornaments as well as a theme of their choice. In the third year of the event, the Historical Society asked decorators to also focus on historic education themes, like household chores or home economics for children in 19th century. The trees will be on display Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 22.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Andover Business Association is gearing up for the 2010 Holiday Happenings Saturday.
The Andover Business Association is gearing up for the 2010 Holiday Happenings tomorrow and the organization is providing myriad activities for residents and fairgoers. The fair runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Closing off downtown Andover to motor vehicle traffic, the event will allow people roam the streets to explore features that use music, treats and more to spread the holiday spirit. The association is also hoping to support many businesses and perpetuate the "buy local" fever that is visible throughout the state. Here are five things to do at the Holiday Happenings (that are also sponsored by local businesses or organizations): Holiday Tree – TD Bank, at 61 Main Street, will be providing the 22-foot tall Holiday Tree for the fair this …