Monday, May 6, 2013
The following was submitted by Natalie Howard.
On Sunday, April 28th, the 5th grade class of 2013 got together to support local charities. Students from Atkinson, Franklin, Kittredge, Thomson and Sargent Schools all came together at the North Andover Middle School, (NAMS) to carry out a community service project. Food, clothing and items for the North Andover Youth Center were collected. People were able to drop off their donated items at NAMS all day Sunday. Students met people at their cars, collected donated items and carried them into the cafeteria for sorting. Once in the cafeteria, students sorted items by charity, but also sorted clothing by size, separating children’s clothing from adult clothing. Student also collected change for the One Fund, the charity set up to help the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The following was submitted by Sheri Marnoto.
What happens when you get two great friends together with one silly idea? Lots of money for a good cause. Sonia Marnoto (9yrs.) and Ella Slayton (9 yrs.) have been friends since attending the Village Preschool together and they have one thing in common: the love to come up with grand ideas and make them happen! The idea of selling waffles to raise money for charity began one day after school when the girls hopped into Sonia’s mom’s minivan and started searching for snacks. They came up with the idea of making a restaurant in the car to satisfy all of the hungry kids who walk to the park after school. This idea soon transformed into a food stand, as suggested by Sonia’s dad. The girls were intrigued, and decided that a waffle stand …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
One of America's most famous historical women reaches a milestone.
It's pretty well known that America's first published female poet was none other than North Andover's own Anne Bradstreet. And this month marks the celebration of Bradstreet's 400th birthday! Bradstreet was born in england in 1612 and at age 18 moved to Andover (now North Andover), where she spent most of her life, raised eight children and blossomed as America's first female poet. Bradstreet actually got that fame because a man rifled through her things. Bradstreet was the daughter of Thomas Dudley, an early governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She married Simon Bradstreet when she was 16, and when she was 18, she and her family moved from Engalnd to Massachusetts. Bradstreet was very educated compared to most other women in her time…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The "All 4 Adam" event this weekend and will raise awareness of, and money to fight, MECP2 Duplication Syndrome.
When Peter and Elin Anderson of North Andover heard their son's diagnosis, they didn't know what to make of it. In fact, they didn't know what it was. That's because Adam, age 3, was fiagnosed with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, a rare genetic condition first discovered in 2005. With MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, the patient -- mostly found in boys -- has an area of the X chromosome, including the MECP2 gene, erroneously duplicated. Symptoms of MECP2 Duplication Syndrome include "infantile hypotonia, mild dysmorphic features, developmental delay, absent to minimal speech, recurrent infections, progressive spasticity especially of the lower limbs, ataxia, autistic features and seizures," according to the Rhett Syndrome Research Trust. MECP2 …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Can you guess which public official said what?
Test your quotation knowledge. Guess which public official said which comment, as reported previously on Patch.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The following was submitted by Diane Pardes.
Nolan Cavallaro of North Andover was awarded first place in the Skiing Under 14 division for the Saturday Freestyle Jam Series at Ski Bradford, sponsored by Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion. Chris Bosco, also of North Andover, came in second place. The family dealership’s sponsorship of this seven-week program at this regional ski location, is part of Jaffarian’s ongoing support for youth sporting activities in the region. Pictured from left to right are Nolan Cavallaro and Carl Rogers, sales manager, Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The following was submitted by the North Andover Senior Center.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The North Andover Senior Center is running a beginner woodcarving class on Thursdays, 9 to 11:45 a.m. No experience necessary, as we have an instructor with 26 years experience. If you are newly retired and looking for a new hobby, drop in and see if you are interested. Classes run six weeks for $24, or $6 per class. All are welcome, and we have men and women in this course. Call 978-688-9560 for more info. Class size is limited to 12 people.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The blood drive will be March 9.
There will be a public blood drive at Edgewood Retirement Community, 575 Osgood St., on March 9, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Edgewood Retirement Community is working with the American Red Cross for the blood drive, which will be in the Edgewood Auditorium located at the Edgewood Clubhouse. All blood donors will receive a coupon for a free lunch at Cumberland Farms including a sandwich, soda and chips. Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. To book an appointment, call Paula Kelley at 978-725-4108. Walk-ins will also be welcome.
In a new Patch feature, you tell the community what you think should go into vacant properties.
Introducing a new feature on Patch, "What Should Go Here?" This week, we look at the former Beijing Restaurant. The owners of Beijing Restaurant closed its doors last spring after the Board of Selectmen revoked their liquor license due to multiple liquor violations. The building, located at 1250 Osgood St., was foreclosed on, and bought, by Bank of New England last month. Bank officials are planning to sell the building -- which is around 6,000 square feet -- and are accepting offers. What would you like to see go into this space? Leave a comment and discuss.
Friday, February 17, 2012
This week's video flashback is from last winter.
We have had a very mild, uneventful winter thus far. And to get more perspective on just how tame the winter has been, check out our North Andover Nostalgia pick of the week. A local resident filmed while his driveway was being plowed during last winter's intense snowfall. Yes, there is a driveway under all that snow.