Volume 10, Issue 1 For and About Andover October 15, 2009
Cars and Trucks ~ Old and Older
By Dianne Grenier
On a cloudy Sunday afternoon in early August people old Buick and said; “that’s the kind of car I learned to drive
gathered in the Andover Elementary School’s parking on”. Others were heard to say, “My father had a car like
lot to see the wide variety of antique cars and trucks on that” or “that’s just like my first car”.
display at the first ever “Antique Car Show “ hosted by the
Some of the cars on display included George Knox’s 1925
Andover Historical Society.
Chevy, 1931 Chevy Coach, a 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe
Over 50 cars and truck were on display to delight and Sport Sedan and his 1967 Pontiac LeMans convertible.
thrill all the viewers. Most of the vehicle owners were Rusty Billing’s red and white 1957 Chevy Belair 2-door
local residents from Andover and the hard top was there, and John McCall
surrounding towns. brought his 1956 Studebaker Bullet
Nose, and not one, but two 1936
Some of the cars were bright and well
Studebaker Chord convertibles along
polished, while others were in the early
with a 1987 Studebaker Avanti
stages of restoration. All were treasures
coup and a 1988 Studebaker Avanti
that brought back memories of days
long ago. One woman pointed to an
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with the family’s yellow 1974 Jeep CJ5 not only to delight participants
and husband Jeff showed up with his and residents but to help fortify the
1951 Massey Harris Tractor and trailer Andover Food Pantry as well. Effective
with a 1969 Honda S90 motorcycle as of June 30th the food bank services
and a 1971 Rupp Enduro motorcycle. of the Hebron Interfaith Human
Mike Bator brought his little red 1958 Services are no longer available to
Triumph and Nelson Warner’s little Andover residents. The Andover First
blue 1961 Morgan was there too. Congregational Church has stepped
There was a 1928 Model A Ford and up to fill the growing need as Andover
Peter Yeoman’s collection of antique Ford trucks where also tries to establish its own food pantry. Car show organizers
on display. This included Peter’s 1940 Ford ¾ ton pickup, his asked people to bring non-perishable food items to the show.
1946 Ford 1 ½ ton dump truck and 1947 Ford tandem axle Members from the church were there to collect, sort and box
truck. Plus a whole lot more. It was a great treat to have these the donations … and donations they got …. over 275 food
cars all together where everyone could view them up close. items along with $250 in cash donations. People were very
generous and a big Thank You goes out to all who contributed
The old and the young, boys and girls alike, peeked into the
to help stock the Andover Food Pantry.
cars and under the hoods, a smile on their face as they said
“Look at this” and “look at that … they don’t make them like PJ the “hotdog cart lady” from the corner of Rt. 6 and Hendee
that any more”. road was there to sell her wonderful Muckie hotdogs with all
the extras, while audio taped music of the 1960’s, provided by
Although this was the first Antique Car Show hosted by the
Andover’s Frank Williams, filled the air from the Town Gazebo.
Andover Historical Society, it probably won’t be the last.
Organizers were pleased with the number of people who All in all it was an enjoyable afternoon for all who attended.
turned out to show off their cars and residents who came to Residents are already looking forward to next year for another
view and enjoy the display. It was a grand day in Andover as stroll down memory lane
neighbors and friends wandered among the old cars and trucks
and oooohhed and ahhhed.
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The Andover Holiday Committee, Celebrating its 11th Anniversary
Needs Your Help!
by Heidi M. Donnelly
As the holidays draw closer, the Andover Holiday Committee or small gifts for seniors, and toys, gloves, mittens, hats, socks,
is preparing to work with those families and individuals in etc. Store gift certificates for groceries, and cash donations to
Andover who are going through difficult times. Illness, job the Holiday Program are appreciated. If you would like to
loss, and other situations arise and as a community we try to help organize, distribute or deliver holiday baskets please call
help fill the gaps. We will be putting together between 20-30 Heidi Donnelly, Dawn Quint or any member of the Holiday
holiday food boxes for both Thanksgiving and the December Committee.
holidays. We also try to provide toys and small gifts for our
The Thanksgiving boxes will be distributed on Saturday,
families and individuals in need or alone over the holidays.
November 21st, and for Christmas on Saturday the 19th. We
This is our 11th anniversary of helping Andover families.
ask that arrangements for donations be made early so that they
In order to do this we depend on the generosity of our friends are ready to distribute on those mornings to the families. If you
and neighbors in the community. If you are able to help in any are able to help in any way please call the Holiday Committee
way it would greatly appreciated. We have many individuals Coordinator, Heidi Donnelly, at 742-7427 or leave a message
who help year after year by adopting families, helping to at the town office building with Dawn Quint, Social Services
prepare and deliver food baskets, and in many other ways over Director, at 742-7305.
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many of our businesses and
Residents who may need some help over the holiday should
local churches participate and provide food, turkeys, and other
contact the Heidi at 742-7427 or Social Services Director,
holiday items. We hope that if you have helped in the past you
Dawn at 742-7305 as soon as possible so that we may plan
will continue this tradition and if you are new to our programs
adequately. All names remain confidential.
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holiday foods, turkeys, hams, fresh vegetables and fruit, and The Andover Holiday Committee
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THE ANDOVER D I R E C T O R Y
PHONE NUMBERS FORM OF GOVERNMENT TOWN OFFICES CLOSINGS
Board of Selectmen/Town Meeting
Assessor 742-7305 SELECTMEN New Year’s Day Jan. 1
Building Department 742-4036 Robert Burbank Martin Luther King Day Jan. 15
Emergency/Fire/Police 911 Susan C. England Lincoln’s Birthday Feb. 12
Judge of Probate 647-7979 Jay K. Linddy Washington’s Birthday Feb. 22
Library 742-7428 Elaine M. Buchardt Good Friday Apr. 10
Registrar of Voters 742-0188 David Ziff Memorial Day May 25
Resident Trooper 742-0235 Independence Day Jul. 4
Selectmen 742-7305 TOWN HALL
17 School Road Labor Day Sep. 7
Social Services 742-7305 Columbus Day Oct. 12
Tax Collector 742-4035 Monday 8:15 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday Veterans Day Nov. 11
Town Clerk 742-0188 Thanksgiving Nov. 26
Town Garage 742-4048 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday Closed. Christmas Dec. 25
Transfer Station 742-4049
U.S. Post Office 742-7756 (Individual office hours vary)
Fax: 742-7535 ANDOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
SCHOOLS 355 Route 6
TOWN GARAGE Director: Amy Orlomoski
Andover Elementary 742-7339 Long Hill Road
RHAM Middle School 228-9423 Monday and Wednesday
Public Works Director, Tree Warden, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 - 8 p.m.
RHAM High School 228-9474 and Open Burning Official Tuesday and Thursday ~ 3 - 8 p.m.
Edwin Kasecek Friday ~ 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.
ELDERLY HOUSING TRANSFER STATION Saturday ~ 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shoddy Mill Road Closed Saturdays July & August
25 Riverside Drive Fax: 742-7428
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
742-0585 Saturday 8 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY
FIRE MARSHAL JUSTICES OF THE PEACE State Senator 19th District
John Roache 742-0040 Elaine Buchardt Edith Prague 860-240-0498
Marie R. Burbank State House Representative
ANIMAL CONTROL 55th District
Jay Linddy Margaret H. Busch
Pam Sawyer 860-649-5655
Beeper 820-3461 Georgette M. Conrad U.S. Congress Representative
After the beeps, Michael Donnelly 2nd District
enter your phone number, Joan V. Foran Joe Courtney
press #, and your call will be returned. George G. Kitchin U.S. Senators
State Animal Control Officer Christopher Dodd 1-800-334-5341
Dean Gates David Dwight Knowlton
Joseph Lieberman 1-800-225-5605
860-713-2506 Carol H. Lee
Jay K. Linddy CHURCH
VISITING NURSE Ken Mosher First Congregational
34 Ledgebrook Drive, Mansfield
456-7288 Robert C. Russell Route 6 ~ 742-7696
Fax: 423-5702 Jeanne F. Sheehan Reverend Ruth Nye
AHM YOUTH SERVICES COMMUTER PARKING LOTS
Pendleton Road, Hebron Kristina M. Wilsey
Route 66 & West Street
228-9488 POST OFFICE Junction Route 66 & 6
Infoline: 211 Route 6 742-7756 Route 6 (adjacent to Post Office)
FIRE DEPARTMENT Hours
11 School Road Closed daily
742-7477 noon to 1 p.m.
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There’s an easy and smart way to reduce computer frustration and stress!
The dictionary defines “frustration” as “(1) the feeling that now become computers in the form of laptops and desktops
accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your and all those integrated into appliances and machines. Cameras,
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a feeling of annoyance at being hindered…” have a computer.
Frustration is an emotional response to circumstances. In Almost every home now has a PC or personal computer in the
this fast paced society the computer has become an essential form of a laptop or desktop or now a NetBook. Computers
tool for maintaining communications through email, instant have continually come down in price so that most everyone can
messaging, belonging and Facebook; for research through now afford one.
search engines such as Google and Yahoo; for doing work
Since the computer runs programs made up of millions of
and keeping in touch with our place of employment; and
instructions written by men and women who aren’t perfect and
for entertainment with iPods, MP3 players, and cell phones.
collectively are in the process of learning, they sometimes don’t
Microsoft has realized its goal of integrating the computer
work correctly. Microsoft and Apple are two good examples
with our home entertainment centers including DVR’s, DVD
of organizations that are continually learning how to make
players, and LCD and plasma TV’s. The computer with some
an operating system (like Windows which is the computer’s
sort of mini-Windows-operating-system has found its way into
main intelligence) better and with fewer problems. While this
our washing machines, clothes dryers, ranges, toasters, and
ongoing learning is taking place there are nasty people who
almost every new appliance now has a computer chip. The
intentionally write infections such as viruses and spyware to
computer has been an integral part of the automobile for years
either cause problems for computer users or to steal information
controlling the engine and communicating with the driver.
most of a financial nature.
Where will it end? Actually there is no end in sight.
When the computer is not working properly or is infected
The computer is a machine that runs a program or set of
its human user more often than not gets frustrated. These
instructions imitating human behavior. It does such a great job
circumstances have triggered in those people who are dependent
at imitating how humans think and act that our servants have
on computers stress and frustration. Most people are so
dependent on their computer that they believe their computer
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I compare this to diagnosing your own medical problems and
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prescription and a total repair process. Yes, a total process for as Complete Computer Care; anything else will produce more
anything else is incomplete and those frustrations will return in frustration and cost more money over all. The total approach
days or weeks after the service is completed unless it is a total is the best value!
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Allen is one of Computer Tamers heard every Wednesday after
like The Computer Tamers who offer a total process such as
the 5 o’clock news on WILI AM 14 (also streamed worldwide on
their Complete Computer Care can bring these frustrated
Internet radio) and you can learn more about getting your unruly
people happy computing once again. The Computer Tamers
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has continually reengineered its processes to provide the best
website and explore the free information compiled there for
repair services in the fastest way possible. The Computer
you. Be sure to visit the Computer Tamers’ River Plaza sales
Tamers truly is faster, better and less expensive than the old
and service center at 75 Bridge Street Willimantic to learn
“fix a problem” paradigm of most computer repair people
more about computers and how to use them intelligently. You
including cousin Eddy, the guy who works out of his home or
can also give them a call at (860) 456-1310. Turn to those
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who know computers best, your local Computer Tamers. Now
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The only sure way to have happy computing is to take your have to be stressed out or frustrated again!
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Such a mystery
It’s a digital world; Strange how they often
we make it easy! vanish before your eyes
Like trying to hold on to a bubble
People appearing from past years
A face from kindergarten perhaps
Dead people so alive in my dream
And why so often
am I running?
Catching a plane, a train
A class I’ve never been to all year
and not a clue to it’s location
My classroom, 5 desks for 80 students
Subjects I just forgot to teach
The Computer Tamers I’m stuck on the ceiling and can’t get down
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gone from memory
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By Pam Sawyer
Get ready to change the way you dial your phone in What you need to do?
Connecticut. Local calls soon will require dialing all 10 digits, All equipment programmed with a 7-digit telephone number
such as 860-555-5555, reports state Rep. Pam Sawyer.
will need to be reprogrammed. Some examples are life safety
To meet the demand for more new telephone numbers, the state systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and
Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) has ordered security systems, gates, speed dialers, phone contact lists, call
two Area Code Overlays, that is, two more Connecticut area forwarding settings, voicemail services and similar functions
codes on top of the two we already have.
Business stationery, advertising materials, personal checks or
A 959 area code will be added to the area served by 860, and a
pet ID tags also may need the addition of an area code.
475 area code will be added to southwestern Connecticut now
served by 203. What remains the same?
So, someone moving into your neighborhood may soon have Your telephone number, including current area code, will not
a different area code from yours. Than means all calls—even change. What is a local call will remain a local call regardless of
across the street—will require dialing the area code first. the number of digits dialed. The price of a call, coverage area,
Who will be affected? or other rates and services, will not change due to the overlay.
All Connecticut customers with a 203 or 860 number will You can still dial just three digits to reach 911. If 211, 311,
have to change the way they dial a local call. 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in your
When will the change begin? community, you will still dial them with just three digits.
Beginning Nov. 14, callers must use the new dialing procedure Who to contact with questions?
for all local calls in Connecticut. Callers can begin using the For questions about this changeover, please call your local
new 10-digit dialing immediately. Local calls using either 7 telephone service provider, wireless service provider or the
digits or 10 digits both will be completed, during this transition DPUC Consumer Assistance and Information Unit at 860-
period. Ten digits will be required starting on Nov. 14. 827-1553 or toll-free 800-382-4586.
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Step back to September 1951…Andover Grammar School, as it was 1951 all over again.
Andover, CT. Many eager six-year-old children happily
How lucky we are to have reached this age. Time slips away
stepped off the school bus bustling with excitement to begin
but memories are the keepsake of time. We will all cherish the
their twelve-years of schooling.
memories of our “Great International Reunion.”
Fast forward to August 2009…Four of those children, (now of
an undisclosed age) meet in Canada for a “Great International
Reunion.” They had remained together throughout their
schooling, walking together down the aisle of RHAM High
School to receive their high school diploma.
Keeping in tough is the key to long relationships. Thanks to Liz,
who made sure we stayed connected, making that occasional
phone call, we came together once again. Judy (Anderson)
Skinner, of Ontario Canada, Janet (Gamer) Columbia, of
Bolton, CT, Elizabeth, or Liz as she is better known as (Prentice)
Sutter, of Morristown, TN, and Astrid (Skoog) Belanger, of
Columbia, CT met at Judy and her husband John’s home in
Ontario CN for four day fun and laughter.
Although we have kept in touch and attended reunions in the
past, this was more relaxing and enjoyable. We shared silly
stories, blew bubbles, marveled at our accomplishments in life, Judy (Anderson) Skinner, Janet (Gamer) Columbia, Astrid
such as touching our tongue to our nose, wiggling out ears, and (Skoog (Belanger), and Liz (Prentice) Sutter
hanging spoons from our nose and laughing till it hurt. It was
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Friends Selling 2010 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Entertainment Books By Dianne Grenier
By Dianne Grenier This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. The month of October is set aside each year
The Andover Friends of the Library are once again
to focus on educating women about breast cancer detection,
selling the popular 2010 Entertainment Book to help raise
diagnosis and treatment.
funds for the betterment of the Andover Public Library.
Team Towanda Foundation a local CT group was established
The Entertainment Book or “the Big Coupon Book”, has
in February 2002 by a handful of women who said “Enough
been know for years as a great way to save money on dining
is enough. Let’s get busy and do something!” Following is
out, travel, entertainment, attractions and so much more.
The book offers hundreds of 50% coupon discounts on a from the Team Towanda website: http://www.teamtowanda.
wide variety of entertainment including; restaurants, fast org/index.html
food, movie tickets, golfing, sporting events, zoos, theatres Team Towanda Foundation president Judith (Grenier)
and lots of other great family fun. Melchreit underwent treatment for breast cancer in 2001
A partial listing of local participating business include: with an army of devoted friends and family beside her every
Hop River Café, Marlborough Tavern, Sadler’s Ordinary, step of the way. Among the hundreds of kindnesses these
Lucky Strike Lanes, Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, women provided to Judith and her family, none was more
Sherwin Williams , Willimantic Car Wash, Adams Mill, appreciated than the “Casserole Cavalry” her friends formed
Gina Marie’s, Six Flags, CT Operas, Hartford Symphony to deliver meals to the young family during the six months
Orchestra, Manchester Cheney Hall as well as Burger of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. When treatment
King, MacDonald’s, Subway and Domino’s Pizza. Truly was complete, Judith and a handful of her friends came up
something for everyone. with the idea to develop a cookbook to sell in order to raise
money for a local breast cancer walk. The decision to include
Coupons are valid starting now until November 1, 2010. the incredible story of the network of friends who came
Entertainment Books for outside the Hartford area are also together to help during the course of the illness soon elevated
available. the project to much more than a collection of recipes. Judith
Books are $30 each and can be purchased at the Andover describes the final product as a “love letter to her friends.”
Library on Rt. 6, at the Town Clerks Office in the Town
Office Building at 17 School Road or by contacting the From this humble beginning, a simple but powerful idea
president of the Friends of the Library, Dianne Grenier at grew. The unexpected success of this cookbook led to the
742-3033 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. formation of Team Towanda Foundation in February 2002.
Today, Team Towanda Foundation is a
501c3 non-profit organization with
the annual support of thousands of
men and women and the participation
of top doctors and hospitals. Team
Towanda Foundation exists to
inspire friends and “Pink Ribbon
Warriors” to draw upon the power
of friendship, laughter, and kindness
in the fight against breast cancer.
We achieve this by distributing our
inspirational book, The Charge of the
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• Serve as guides to help a friend
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rates for women over 40 years old. The Andover Historical Society will hold an historical presentation on Sunday,
November 8th at 2:00pm in the Community Room of Andover Town Hall. The
The Team Towanda The Charge of program is a discussion of one of Andover’s most historic homes. Dorothy and Peter
the Casserole Cavalry is available Yeomans’ home on Bunker Hill Road will be highlighted with a film, slides, and a
at the Andover Library or may be discussion by Bruce Clouette, Ph.D., Director of Historical Services of the Public
purchased at the Andover Town Archaeology Survey Team.
Clerk’s office for $15. The home was originally owned in 1740 by Eliakim Sprague. Dorothy Yeomans
will add her personal commentary on her home. Everyone is welcome to attend and
refreshments will be served.
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The boys from pack 124, den 2 enjoyed
a day at The Vintage Radio and
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Deadline Dates: Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, June 30 The Andover Hometown October 2009 13
Friends Provide Gift Wrapping at Border’s Book Store
By Dianne Grenier
This year the Andover Friends of the Library will one again If you would like to assist with the effort Dianne Grenier,
be gift wrapping at the Manchester Border’s Book Store (59 President of the Friends group, would love to hear from you.
Pavilion Rd. ~ Buckland mall area) from open to close on Please contact her at 742-3033 or via e-mail at Deardianne@
Saturday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 23rd. Each comcast.net.
year Border’s provides an opportunity for local non-profit
This is the fourth year the Friends will be participating in this
groups to gift wrap Border’s purchases for their customers.
fundraising event and are anticipating it will once again be a
The gift wrapping is free of charge to customers with supplies
success. All proceeds from fundraising events are used for the
provided by Borders and the Friends provide bows, gift tags and
betterment of the Andover Library.
personnel in two hour shifts. A tip jar is placed on the table
and customers have always been very generous to our Friends Fundraising efforts such as this provide the funds for the
group. Friends group to offer a wide variety of items and service to
the library patrons. In the past the Friends have purchased a
This is has always been a big fundraising event for the Friends
new community computer, programming, Library Passes, a
group and counts on many helping hands to make it a success.
rolling bookrack, display racks, whiteboard, CD’s and videos,
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a children’s books series, a computer printer, a flatbed scanner,
outdoor events sign, a flagpole and a Scholarship for an
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The Friends are delighted to be able to provide these items to
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more than 80 working artists at the 21st annual Artists Open with the vision, variety, and quality of the work represented.
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Deadline Dates: Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, June 30 The Andover Hometown October 2009 15
Veteran’s Memorial Park Needs You!
By Dianne Grenier
On November 7th Andover residents will once again gather
from 9:00am – noon at the town’s Veteran’s Memorial Park
to do a little “fall cleaning” just in time for Veteran’s Day. In
doing so they will be honoring all Andover’s veterans who have
proudly served our country.
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Andover’s Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at the corner of
Rt. 6 and Rt. 316. This is where monuments honoring local war
BATHROOM & KITCHEN heroes are located and where the local Memorial Day parade
stops each year to place a wreath of flower and say a silent pray.
REMODELING This is the place where the historic “Creamery building” once
proudly stood and today a plaque memorializing that historic
Scott LaFlamme place now stands. This is also the “front yard” of the “old Town
Hall building” that now houses the Town’s Historical Museum.
676 Back Road This is a place of great community pride for Andover residents.
North Windham, CT 06256 Each year in the spring, just before Memorial Day and again in
(860) 423-5385 the fall, just before Veteran’s Day, a group of Andover residents
firstname.lastname@example.org gather at the Veteran’s Memorial Park to clean up the area to
www.laflammeplumbingheating.com honor the veteran’s on their special day. The residents are old
and young, men and women, singles and families. They come
to rake, weed whack, leaf blow, weed, plant flowers, clean the
stones and do general garden clean up. A few hours work is all
that is required to make this area a place all Andover residents
can be proud of.
No gardening knowledge or special skills are required to
Barbara Rodegher participate in this event. Event organizer, Dianne Grenier says;
Realtor “Please plan on joining your friends and neighbors on this work
date to help make a positive difference in our town.” Please
bring rakes, gas powered weed whackers and leaf blowers,
garden tools and garden gloves. For more information about
how you can help call Grenier at 742-3033.
Office: (860) 647-1419 x116
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Proud to support
First time buyers don’t miss out on the $8000
Recovery Act Credit. Remember if you haven’t owned
a home for 3 years you are considered a first-timer!
It is a great time to buy, prices are down and interest
rates are low. Hurry! You must close by Nov 30th.
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Andover Registrars of Voters
Cathy Palazzi and Kaye Cardin
Your Registrars of Voters has ordered two new voting machines including a new
ADA machine to replace the broken ones. We understand the new type of machines
have steel not aluminum frames and will stand up to more use. We were able to
receive these machines at a huge discount and had money left in our 2008-2009
budget to purchase them.
Local Monday Thru
We will be holding a primary for the Governor’s race in February 2010. Please
make sure you are registered to vote in this primary. At the time of the primary only Talk Radio Saturday
a registered party member may vote. Your ROV’s will be in the office to register you
or you may leave a form in the Town Clerk’s office.
The General Assembly’s Government, Administration and Elections Committee Mon - Fri 6 - 10 am
approved Resolution #43 question on the ballot for voters to consider in 2010,
and was approved by the House Majority. Absentee ballots will be available to Best of Wayne
any registered voter for any election. Under current Connecticut law, a registered
voter can only receive an absentee ballot if they will be out of town or unable to
Mon 5:10 - 6 pm
cast a ballot at their polling place on Election Day due to physical impairment or Business Outlook
illness. Voters nationwide successfully cast ballots before Election Day in 2008 Roger Adams
using early voting. According to government officials, this proved effective due Tues 5:10 - 5:30 pm
to the increase of voter turnout and at the same time reduced long lines at the
polls. No excuse absentee balloting would be a secure and cost-effective way to give The Neighborhood
Connecticut voters the opportunity to vote early and at their own convenience. Hannah and Bruce Clements
The House passed a Resolution to allow same day registration and voting in the Tues 5:30 - 6 pm
future. You may expect to see these two questions on the ballots in 2010.
We anticipate a town meeting in the weeks ahead for the Ordinance Committee Allen, Jaison & Mish Stein
updates and the vote on a possible changing of tax installments from four times a Wed 5:10 - 6 pm
year to twice a year. It is hoped both these issues will be brought together to a town
vote at one time to save money. Republic Forum
Our fall conference was held in September to review all voting rules and regulations Alan Giordano
for the state. These conferences are informative and a lot of time and effort goes
Thurs 5:10 - 6 pm
into the planning of these sessions so that your ROV’s can keep updated with
important facts we need to run our voting polls effectively and efficiently. Let’s Talk About It
We would like more people to take an interest in either becoming moderators for the Dennis O’Brien
Democratic or Republican party or people who want to help out during our voting
Fri 5:10 - 6 pm
sessions. You do not need to be a party member in order to work the polls only if you
intend to become a checker or moderator. Those positions require a chosen party. Reality & Beyond
You can leave us a message by calling 742-0188 Option #2. With the new voting Jonathan Duvall
system up and running well we are able to save money for the town. We learned at Clark Hinkley
the conference to expect yet another upgrade to our voting system. Since some towns
Sat 7:00 - 10 pm
vote in November it is expected the new upgrades will not be in effect until after
If you need to speak with Kaye or Cathy call the above number and we will be sure
to be in our office to assist you with any questions you may have. Our next article
in the Hometown News will be dedicated to our upcoming primary. Remember Good Company • Good Listening
every vote counts!
Deadline Dates: Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, June 30 The Andover Hometown October 2009 17
What a busy summer we enjoyed at the Andover to stop by for a visit. The photo of the library
Library! We hosted several programs for the kids building featured on the card was taken by
featuring everything from puppet-making to Andover Friends of the Library member Roger
archery to a library visit from a great big python. Maynard. Thanks to him and the Friends for
With financial support from the Andover Friends donating these wonderful cards.
of the Library, we presented a well-received
In addition to now offering plastic library cards,
Bluegrass show at the town gazebo on August
we are happy to announce that we now have our
14th featuring Connecticut Bluegrass band, Grass Amy Orlomoski very own website: www.andoverctlibrary.org.
Routes. In addition, there was a constant stream Director Previously, our website could only be accessed
of younger patrons in search of books to fulfill 742-7428 through the Town of Andover website, but
their summer reading programs. All of these
we realized that access might be a bit easier to
events and things made the library a very busy
patrons through our own dedicated website. Check it out! On
place this summer – and we’re very happy about it.
the site, you will find information on our hours, how to search
We had a summer reading our catalog, as well as the state’s catalog (reQuest), photos of
challenge for the kids vs. some of our events, news about upcoming book discussions, a
the adults – who could list of museum passes available to be borrowed, news from the
read more books and Friends, and lots more information. Thanks to the library’s
therefore, build a bigger Programming Director, Cathy Campen, for working on this
ice cream cone? For latest library venture. Bookmark our website on your home
each book that was read computer, and be sure to visit us often.
by participants, an “ice
Sadly, we also experienced a bit of loss at the library this summer.
cream scoop” was added
More than 30 DVDs from our collection have disappeared
to a cone. As you can see
in the photo, the kids were
clearly the big winners in Don’t forget with the end of summer, the library’s hours have
this challenge. However, changed a bit once again. We are now open on: Saturdays
the Library Friends came from 10AM-4PM, as well as all day on Wednesdays –
through once again, as 10AM-8PM (no longer closed from 1-3PM). Please
everyone – kids and adults note that this extended day schedule only happens on
– who completed their Wednesdays, and that all of our other hours remain the
summer reading challenge same: Monday – 10AM-1PM & 3-8PM; Tuesday &
received a free ice cream Thursday – 3-8PM; and Friday – 10AM-1PM & 3-6PM.
treat at the Bluegrass Make it a point to stop by sometime this fall, won’t you?
The Ice Cream Challenge - the kids’
cone (on the left) clearly being the
larger of the two
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In addition to lots of activity at the your business and family!
library, there are a few new things to
report. For years, we have been handing Specializing in...
out blue paper library cards to patrons. Small Business Taxation, Tax Audits and
Now, courtesy of the Friends group, we Collection Division, Representation,
can offer plastic library cards (which also Construction, Real Estate, Job Shops,
include a key-chain tag) for patrons. Manufacturing, Homebased Consulting
If you are a resident of Andover, your and Service Industries
library card is in need of renewal, or if Member of the
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over the last few months. Theft in libraries is not uncommon, Catherine Cordners
but at the Andover Public Library, we’ve never experienced it
quite to this degree. A full list of the DVDs that are missing is Andover Landscaping
posted in the library, but the titles include all three of the Lord Rt. 6 & Hendee Road, Andover, Conn.
of the Rings DVDs, The Wizard Of Oz, A Series Of Unfortunate Bulk Mulch - Topsoil - Compost
Events, Madagascar, Air Buddies, Anne Of Green Gables, and
several others. If the DVDs are returned to the bookdrop, no
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in value, and who can afford to throw away $500 these days? Closed Mondays
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Deadline Dates: Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, June 30 The Andover Hometown October 2009 19
Holiday Gift Giving Time
By Dianne Grenier, Norton Commission You have a choice.
Autumn leaves are falling and the
sounds of Holiday shoppers, jingle
bells and Ho ... Ho ... Ho fills the
air. Christmas time will soon be
Andover’s Norton Commission
was established in 1937 to help
the less fortunate children of our
town. The Commission was formed to
comply with the will and wishes of Chester
D. Norton, the Andover farmer who died 118
years ago leaving $3,000 to be used to help the children of
When Chester was a child his poor family could not afford
the eyeglasses he needed and a kindly gentleman provided the
family with funds for Chester’s eyeglasses. Chester never forgot
that act of kindness and passed it on to the future children NURSE ASSOCIATION
of Andover through his will. His act of kindness is a gift that for over years
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scholarship is also offered each spring to an Andover High
greater than ever. The Norton Commission members have
School senior who will be continuing their education.
become very “creative” and resourceful in allocating funds and
The past couple of years the bad economy has made it very still the need exceeds the funds available.
difficult for many of Andover’s families and the need for
Over the years Andover residents have
been very generous and have contributed
The Sharpening Tools Center money to the original Chester Norton
Children’s Fund. The need for that
Sharpening generosity to continue is essential now
more than ever before.
Tools of All Kinds If you are looking to make a year-end tax
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Chain saws, Saw blades consider making a contribution that will
Carbide Blades,Hole Saws, Drill Bits stay in Andover and help the less fortunate
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For the Gardener Town Office Building, 17 School Road,
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Hedge Trimmers For the Household to make a contribution directly to the
Mower Blades Scissors principal of the fund please indicate so.
Knives All contributions are greatly appreciated
Hair Clippers and the Norton Commission members
Renald Champagne 6 Hunt Road, Columbia, CT 06237 and the children of Andover Thank You.
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Have You Built Your crumble because you might be forced to liquidate longer-
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Of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient
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is the Great Pyramid of Giza. This tells contain income-oriented investments, such as bonds and
you something about the strength of the Certificates of Deposit (CDs). While these investments
pyramid structure, but it also suggests may not offer sizable rates of return, they can offer reliable
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• Growth and income — The middle layer of your pyramid
In fact, by creating an appropriate “investment pyramid,” you should include investments, such as dividend-paying
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Deadline Dates: Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, June 30 The Andover Hometown October 2009 21
September was “Library Card Sign-Up Month
By Dianne Grenier
September was “Library Card Sign Up CDs, and museum passes. In addition,
Month” and the Friends of the Andover there are two public-use computers in the
Library are celebrating by offering Andover library which provide free Internet access
Library card holders new library cards. The for patrons. If you own a wireless computer,
new library cards are plastic about the size you are welcome to surf the Internet via
of a credit card and come with a key-chain the library’s wireless connection. A valid
tag. Member’s library card number will be library card is also your key to the many
barcoded on the new card which can easily resources available through the Connecticut
be scanned by the barcode reader at the Digital Library (www.iconn.org), including
library’s circulation desk. Andover Public Library librarian, magazine and journal articles, newspapers,
Amy Orlomoski issues Friend’s health & science information, history &
The handsome new cards have a beautiful
members, Sandy Kent and Roger genealogical resources, and reQuest -- the
photo of the library on them, taken by
Maynard the library’s first new plastic state’s library catalog. If all of that isn’t
Andover Friend of the Library member
library cards. Both Sandy and Roger enough reason to have a library card, you
Roger Maynard. The new cards will be more
are Life Members of the Andover should also be aware that your Andover
durable than the current blue paper cards.
Friends of the Library. library card can be used to borrow materials
The new cards are courtesy of the Andover
from any public library in the State of
Friends of the Library.
In these tough economic times more people are
The Andover Library is a community hub
re-discovering the value of the public library.
of activity. With book reading programs for
An Andover Library card gives free access to the
children, adult book discussions, storytime for
library’s collection of books for adults, children,
toddlers, concerts, live animal demonstrations
and young adults, audio books, DVDs, music
and a yearly visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Offering a large selection of
Fine Wines and Spirits
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Route 6 Andover Plaza
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possibility of receiving a small grant towards this important
Municipal Agent program for our seniors.
Cathy For the Elderly There were 19 people who applied for Renters rebate this year.
Palazzi This rebate is paid by the state directly to those renters who
Our senior luncheons begin Friday, October 2 when Senator Next Drive Alive 55 Program will be in May 2010. News will
Edith Prague comes to talk to us about the new healthcare plan be updated in the Silver Lining. We are fortunate to have Brent
that our government is trying to get passed. The menu will Leville as our instructor. He is very qualified to lead us in this
be a hot turkey dinner served by Hop River Café on RT 6. class. Just a reminder to all your insurance company will not
Thanks to the generous donations of individuals we are able notify you that it is time to re-qualify for this program in order
to keep this important luncheon program running. Anyone to receive the discount, so be proactive and ask your agent if
who would like to make a donation to this excellent Friday you must take the class every other year or three years. Each
program please let me know. Call Joan Foran at 742-8585 company has different rules.
to reserve your luncheon spot and let her know if you require
Anyone interested in working as a volunteer for AARP Tax
Assistance should contact AARP to attend a free class. We have
Deb Johnson from CRT will be our guest speaker on October 9 had assistance in the past but due to the fact we are a small town
at our luncheon that will feature Hop River’s famous meatloaf. there is not the availability to send a team here to assist us with
October 16th Mary Hess our VNA nurse will be there at 1:00 our taxes. I have been informed, if we would send a volunteer
p.m. to administer flu shots. Please bring your Medicare or to become qualified then that person would be able to return
Insurance card. You do not have to attend the luncheon in to Andover and assist seniors with their taxes for 2009 next
order to receive a flu shot. You may come in at 1:00 p.m. to year. If you are interested and do qualify, please let me know so
receive the vaccine. Chicken pot pie will be served. Rick Coates that I may offer this great service to our town seniors.
from Connecticare will join us on October 23 to talk about the
The North Central Regional Mental Health Board I attend,
changes with the Medicare Advantage plans for 2010. Chicken
as the representative from Andover, proves to be interesting
Piccata will be served.
and at our September meeting it was apparent that Andover
November luncheon menus will be Beef Stew, Lasagna, and is receiving treatment for 61 unduplicated cases. It is very
Chicken Dinner. Our speaker on Nov. 9 will be Karla Vince important we continue to support this group as time goes on
speaking on Alzheimer’s and Nov. 13 will be Mary Withey we find more and more individuals who need care.
from the VNA who will talk about the Live Well Program.
As a member of the Board of Directors for the McSweeney
Kaye Cardin will show us a movie on the 20th. No lunch on
Regional Senior Center, I find we are using their services for
Nov. 27th due to Thanksgiving holiday.
doctors, dentist, food services and entertainment. We now have
Joan Foran is working with me to raise enough money to carry 53 unduplicated seniors from Andover using these services.
our luncheon programs throughout 2010. We are fortunate to
If anyone needs a referral to either of these organizations, please
have excellent speakers who are willing to donate their time
let me know. The intake form is short and takes very little time
at no cost to us. Exciting speakers coming up for Dec. and
to fill out and the rewards are most helpful to you.
Jan. will be Trooper Reed, CL&P, AT&T representatives. We
have a local resident from Hebron who is assisting us with the Expect more insurance plans to change in 2010. Watch your
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local news to find out if it is one of the plans you may have. go. We are fortunate to have Kaye Cardin as our instructor.
ConnPACE PLUS plan will be voted effective next year and
With funds set aside for the Wii Fitness exercise equipment we
these new changes may effect your current ConnPACE. Once
were able to purchase two more of the latest game packages.
the plan is confirmed I will follow up with information in our
Pam Quint, our Program Director, tells me 24 people have
local papers. ConnPACE stopped paying for any new drugs
signed up to enjoy this fun and easy way to exercise. We would
that were not on your preferred medical list. If you have
like to see many more of you out there stop by and see what all
any questions, please let me know. Remember do not pay a
the laughter and fun is about on Friday mornings. Equipment
huge price for your meds if you have ConnPACE – ask for
was provided free by the Eastern Highland District and is
an explanation from the pharmacist and call me if the price is
available to all seniors and ADA individuals in Andover. This
too high. There will be some insurance plans that will not be
type of exercise is great for your coordination and balance.
continued in 2010. Medicare Advantage Plan for those with
Special thanks goes to Pam who gives up her Fridays to run this
Diabetes. The regular VIP Med Advantage plans 1-III will
program for us and to Frank Chaves for all the help he has been
continue as of this writing. If you are on the Diabetic Plan
assisting Pam. Call Pam at 742-1898 to sign up.
please contact Palazzi at 742-8088 so we can go over your
options for 2010. Wellscare is another insurance plan that will If anyone is interested in purchasing a device to hold a 50” flat
not be available, as well as, Sterling Life Insurance for 2010. wall tv screen, please call me. This device was purchased for our
senior center and has never been used and still in the original
It is most important that everyone be covered by some type
box. A blind was purchased for the steel outside door to assist
of insurance. You may be eligible for the Charter Oak Health
when showing movies and will be installed soon.
Plan which is an affordable health care coverage for CT adults,
aged 19 through 64 call Palazzi for information. The cost is as Chore workers available for fall leaf raking. Please call Palazzi
low as $75. per month. This is a health care plan that includes for an appointment. This grant comes to us through NCAAA
coverage to those before they reach Medicare age of 65. Access combined with AHM, Hebron and Marlborough. You may let
energy assistance is available to those who qualify. Call your me know if you would like snow-shoveling services this winter.
local Willimantic office or 211 for information.
SafeLink is a phone company that is offering free service, 64
Medical transportation is available on Thursdays, shopping,
Headers minutes per month, for one year, to anyone in Connecticut who
banking errands available on Tuesday and Wednesdays. qualifies for one of the following programs: State-Administered
Call Cathy for Med runs only and Town Hall 742-0188 General Assistance, State Supplement to the Aged, Blind, or
for Tuesday or Wednesday shopping. A back up device was Disabled, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), CONNPACE,
purchased for the large van to assist our drivers in backing up. Contingency Heating Assistance Program, Federal Public
This will be installed at our town garage. Housing Assistance / Section 8, Food Stamps, Medicaid/
Title 19 (including Husky and Healthy Start), Care for Kids,
Line Dancing will continue on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30
Temporary Family Assistance, Rental Assistance, Personal Care
p.m. at the Town Office Bldg. Community Room in October.
Assistance, Refugee Program, Connecticut Energy Assistance
If you have not signed up but would like to attend in the fall,
Program. If the 64 minutes are used, additional minutes can be
please call me at 742-8088. The cost will be $2.00 pay as you
purchased on a card.
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From the fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 19 to raise money for the BOF Chairman Cathy Desrosiers, Selectman Sue England,
Andover senior luncheons – A check was presented to the Andover Senator Edith Prague and Rep. Pam Sawyer
Bookkeeper on Monday, Sept. 21 in the amount of $1000.00
total profit from this event. No cost was deducted from amount
for food, decorations or to pay Chef Tanya Hughes. Dianne
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Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town
By Dianne Grenier for the Andover Friends of the Library
Last December Santa and Mrs. Claus came to town and visited
the Andover Library. Because they had such a good time and so Accepting
enjoyed meeting all the children they promised to return again New Patients
this year. Dianne Grenier, President of the Andover Friends Participates
of the Library has just heard from the jolly couple that they with Most
will indeed be returning to the Andover Library on Saturday, Insurances
December 12 between noon and 2:00pm. Even though this is M-Thur 9am-7pm • Tues & Fri 9am-5pm • Wed 9am-12noon • Sat office hours vary, please call for times.
their busy season they will make the quick stop in Andover and
they would like to invite all the children of Andover to stop by
the Library for a short visit.
Santa’s elves, Jingle and Jangle, will be making an advanced
visit just after Thanksgiving to bring a mailbox for letters to
Santa. The box will be located in the Andover Library on Route
6 starting November 20th. Jingle and Jangle will make frequent
visits to the mail box to collect letters and bring them to Santa
to be read and answered prior to Santa’s big day on December
25th. Letters may also be hand delivered to Santa when he
comes to visit on December 12th as well.
Santa will be bringing books for all the children who come to
visit. Mrs. Claus will bring fresh homemade cookies and will
read to the children her favorite Christmas story, “T’was the
night before Christmas”.
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