As a regular readers know, the Andover Townsman newspaper has been publishing a weekly feature, “Andover Stories.” The feature will run for two years, from April 2010 through April 2012, celebrating the Society’s 100th anniversary. One story will run on the Society’s actual 100th birth date, Thursday, April 14, 2011.
The Andover Stories project is chaired by volunteer Gail Ralston and co-chaired by volunteer Mike Simo. Writers are all volunteers and interns. Historical Society volunteers include Jim Batchelder, Joan Patrakis, Gail Ralston, Don Robb, and Mike Simo. Interns past and present include Francesca Balboni, Amanda Beveridge, Katie Gohn, and Jennifer Tarbox. If you would like to join the 104 Stories team as a researcher or writer, please call Elaine Clements at the Historical Society.
Andover Stories will be archived on the Andover Townsman’s website the week after they appear in the paper. We will post a link to the most recent article each week on The Blanchard House Blog so you can stay up to date with the series.
Follow these links to the stories from November and December 2010 in the series:
November 4, 2010 – Andover Stories: Le Boutillier’s indelible mark, By Tom Adams
November 11, 2010 – Andover Stories: Immigrants always drawn to Andover, By Amanda Beveridge
November 18, 2010 – Andover Stories: A sailor from ‘Greatest Generation,’ By Mike Simo
November 24, 2010 – Andover Stories: Thanksgiving in Andover, By Gail Ralston
December 2, 2010 – Andover Stories: Andover’s Big Screens, By Lorraine DeLucia
December 9, 2010 – Andover Stories: League of Women Voters celebrates 90 years, By Karen Wakeling
December 16, 2010 – Andover Stories: Independent Andover Bookstore remains a rare business, By Katie Gohn
December 30, 2010 – Andover Stories: Andover’s early churches: A history of helping others, By Amanda Beveridge