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December 16, 2013

Andover Sister Towns elects new board for 2014

ANDOVER — The Andover Sister Towns Association recently convened for its annual meeting and election at the home of Frank and Belva Hopkins of Andover.

Officers nominated and elected for 2014 include:

Fred Snell, president; Bob James, vice president; Kathy Stevens, treasurer; Marj Snell, secretary; Don Robb, clerk; Jane Vondell, trustee; Elaine Meisinger, program trustee; Diane Huster, exchange trustee; and Belva Hopkins, trustee.

Artist and avid rock and mineral collector Elaine Meisinger was the guest speaker. She shared the science and history of her collection. Members were asked to bring rocks, minerals and fossils to exhibit, along with questions and commentary.

A luncheon was also held.

The Andover Sister Towns Association has begun making preparations to welcome its sister organization from Andover, England, for an official exchange visit next year.

New members are welcome to join the group. For more information about Andover Sister Towns, contact Fred Snell at 978-686-3647 or via email at fredsnell@gmail.com.

Covanta named ‘Philanthropist of the Year’

HAVERHILL — Covanta Energy of Haverhill was recently named “Philanthropist of the Year” by Opportunity Works Inc., a private, not-for-profit organization that empowers adults with disabilities and their families. Covanta is a major supporter of the current Opportunity Works in Haverhill capital campaign to construct a new 37,000 square foot educational facility abutting Northern Essex Community College.

Honoring Covanta were, from left, Deborah Andrews, Opportunity Works director of development, Jane Harris-Fale, Opportunity Works executive director, (presenting the award to) Ken Nydam, Covanta business manager, and John Guerin, Opportunity Works capital campaign director.

Library presentation postponed

HAVERHILL — The public library has postponed a talk by Deirdre Budzyna, instructor at Northern Essex Community College, planned for Thursday at 7 p.m.

Budzyna’s talk, “It’s Not How Smart You Are; It’s How You Are Smart,” will be held at a later date, to be announced. Visit the library online at haverhillpl.org.

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