---- — ANDOVER — The town clerk’s office is asking any residents who won’t be around in January to contact them in anticipation of the upcoming Annual Town Census.
The census will be mailed to residents at the beginning of January. Anyone who is leaving town for an extended period of time and at risk for not receiving the census should contact the office so that they won’t be dropped from voter or census rolls.
All registered voters must return the census each year to remain on the voter rolls, per state law. Non-registered voters are also required to return the annual census. This information is commonly used to verify a person’s residency for public school admittance, military benefits and in-state tuition reductions.
The Town Census provides vital information that supports services in Andover. For more information or to contact the town clerk’s office, call 623-8255 or visit the Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street, Andover.
Town House to become Crystal Ballroom
ANDOVER — The Town House on Main Street will be transformed on Saturday, Dec. 15 for the Crystal Ballroom “Holiday Ball.”
The Holiday Ball will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in downtown Andover. Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 for singles.
Music will be provided by D.B.’s Orchestra, with dance instruction at 6:00 p.m. by Tom Webster of Dance New England.
Tickets are available at the Andover Senior Center, 36 Bartlet St., or the Andover Book Store, 89 Main St. The event is sponsored by the Andover Senior Community Friends. For more information, call 623-8321.
Holy Family Hospital gets an “A” for patient safety
METHUEN - Holy Family Hospital has again been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The “A” score is the highest national distinction for excellence awarded by The Leapfrog Group. The latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM was released today. A, B, C, D or F scores are assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and provides the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“Holy Family Hospital is committed to patient safety and the Leapfrog award is one of many distinctions we have received from nationally recognized quality experts for our exceptional care,” said Lester Schindel, President of Holy Family Hospital. “I am extremely proud of the entire Holy Family team for this well-earned accomplishment - it is another wonderful testament to the quality of care we provide.”
Andover Senior Center events
STUNNING AND SIMPLE SCARVES: Tuesday, Dec. 4; 1:30 pm; $10 includes materials. Go home with a cozy fleece scarf and the skills to make your own lovely items with crocheted and beaded edging.
THE BREAKERS MANSION IN NEWPORT, RI: tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $52 includes lunch.
TAX TALK: tomorrow 9:30 a.m. Free. The election is behind us – how will the tax laws affect me?
HOLIDAY FAIR: Friday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our annual extravaganza of hand knit and quilted items, giant bake table, antique and costume jewelry, as well as live plants and garden club arrangements. Come see what your local Center is up to! Breakfast with holiday music at 8:30 $4 men/$2 for women by advance purchase only.
ANTARCTICA: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 12:15 p.m. Cost: $5 includes lunch. Join Jack Holmes, traveling photographer takes us on a cruise to the waters and landings of Antarctica.
STONEHAM THEATER PRESENTS: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE! Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $48 includes lunch.
‘The Man Who Saved Christmas’
at Central Catholic
LAWRENCE – Central Catholic High School Theatre Guild begins its 42nd year with its production of an original play “The Man Who Saved Christmas” tomorrow through Saturday in the Allan B. Rogers Theatre. All performances begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the door as well as before and after school in Rm. 204 at CCHS. The CCHS Theatre Guild is comprised of over 100 students who are either in the cast or crew.