By Steve Heldon
Andover Public Schools job fair
Andover Public Schools welcomes the public to attend a job fair Friday, August 12, from 9 am until noon. Open positions exist for instructional assistants, substitute teachers, food service workers and substitute junior custodians. The event will be held in the school committee conference room, 30 Whittier Court. For more information visit aps1.net/401/Employment-Opportunities.
Andover woman joins graduate medical education program
Stephanie Neville of Andover is one of 24 new residents to join the graduate medical education program at Portsmouth Regional Hospital as part of the internal medicine, family medicine and psychiatry residencies.
The residents come from 18 medical schools and seven states. The program began July 1.
Shawsheen River Master Plan virtual meeting
Town officials will host the second community meeting on the Shawsheen River Master Plan on Wednesday, August 10, at 6:30 pm
The purpose of the meeting is to update the community on feedback received about the river and its relationship to the town, as well as to explore new ways to reach other members of the community.
Visit the town website for information about joining.
Leadership New Hampshire Program
An Andover resident has graduated from Leadership New Hampshire, a statewide program with a mission of “building a community of informed and engaged leaders.”
Elizabeth Covino was one of 32 people who participated in the 10-month program.
Covino is the chief community relations officer at the YMCA of Greater Nashua.
Phillips Academy summer sessions
Visit the Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy Saturday, July 30, at 1 pm for a student recital. More than 100 students will be participating in the program, coordinated by Jessica McCormack.
All are welcome to attend. Admission is free.
Class of 1982 Reunion
Andover High School’s Class of 1982 will gather for a 40-year reunion September 10 from 6 to 9 pm on the triple-decker Beauport Cruiselines ship in Gloucester.
The graduates have had a reunion every five years since leaving Andover High. Attendees must be a member of the AHS Class of ’82 or a spouse, partner or date. Free onsite parking is available at 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester.
Tickets are only available at tinyurl.com/AHS-40th-Reunion.
Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm the town is hosting free concerts in the park at the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut Streets.
The remaining dates and bands are as follows:
July 20, Abraxis
August 3, The Stumps
August 10, Barz Band
August 17, Rico Barr
Concerts are postponed a day if weather interferes.
Andover Summer Music Series
Also taking place this summer is the Andover Summer Music Series at 20 Main Street. Every Thursday from 6 to 8 pm local bands will be playing. The last performance is Aug. 18.
The remaining dates and bands are as follows:
August 11, Free Spirit Music School Presents Dynamax
August 18, Tad and Valerie
Andover Select Board going mobile
Two recent Andover Select Board meetings took place at non-traditional locations around town. The Select Board met July 20 at the Ballardvale Fire Station, 161 Andover St., and Aug. 1 at the municipal services building, 5 Campanelli Drive.
The town is looking for volunteers to serve on a number of boards and committees, including the Finance Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals.
The following groups have vacancies: Audit Committee, Andover Green Advisory Board, Design Review Board, Finance Committee, Revenue and Expenditure Task Force, Towle Fund and Zoning Board of Appeals.
Applications are on the town’s website.
Andover receives $250K grant award
The town has received a $250,000 grant from the Community Compact Cabinet Municipal Fiber program. The program helps municipalities with the construction or completion of their fiber networks, according to a press release from the office of State Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover.
“This is a needed improvement that will provide additional stability to the town’s network while establishing a safer and more efficient cyber infrastructure,” the senator said in a prepared statement. “As the Chair of the Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet, and Cybersecurity, I’m thankful to the Baker-Polito Administration for funding these competitive grants that are so beneficial to our municipalities.”
In total, $13 million was awarded to 86 communities and school districts across the state.
Memorial Hall Library summer reading challenges
Memorial Hill Library is running its summer reading challenge again this year.
The program uses Beanstack, a free mobile application and website that records reading time, collects reviews and provides a rewards system.
This year the community goal is 500,000 minutes of reading from June 21 to August 21.
Sign up at mhl.beanstack.org.
The library hosts many other summertime programs. A complete schedule is online at mhl.org/calendar
Source: Healthy Duck.