Like fast-paced suspense novels? Check out A Quiet Wife and Wife Force, the first two novels by local Andover author Sulla Rose. Taking place in the affluent New England town of Laurelville, the novels feature plenty of shocking twists, simmering suburban secrets...and even a good dose of levity from the posts on the Laurelville Mamas Facebook Page! (ad)
Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Thursday, Dec. 22, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

3 Things to Know Today:
  1. The National Weather Service-Boston has issued a high wind watch beginning at 7 a.m. Friday and ending at 7 a.m. Saturday. During that time period, there will be potentially-damaging winds between 25 and 35 MPH and gusts up to 65 mph. "Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles," the weather service warned.
  2. An Andover family whose holiday trip to Floriday got canceled by COVID is trying to make the best of the situation by collecting socks, gloves, hats and small, nonperishable food items to bring to the homless on Christmas Day. See the post on the What's Going On n Andover Facebook group for details on how to help.
  3. The Interstate 495/Interstate 93 interchange ramps will be closed for nighttime roadwork from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Dec. 27 and Dec. 30. More info.
Sports: North Andover defeated AHS boys basketball 67-66 on Tuesday, while the girls topped the Scarlet Knights, 54-47. Anna Foley had 17 points for the second-ranked Golden Warriors (compiled the Boston Globe and other media reports).

Weather: Cloudy with occasional showers and a high of 43. Rain, low of 40, with wind picking up later. Rainfall up to an inch and wind gusts up to 40 mph (compiled from the Weather Channel).

Need a gift idea for someone who loves Andover as much as you do? Consider an Andover News subscription.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

Today's Top Stories

Upcoming Events At The Robb Center

The following is a sampling of some of the upcoming events and programs at the Robb Center in Andover.

Read more
Upcoming Events At The Robb Center

Happening today:

5:30 pm: Andover Menorah Lighting
7 pm: A Thrill of Hope Concert

At Memorial Hall Library
3:30 pm: Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (MS group)
5 pm: Pokemon Club

Happening tomorrow:
At Memorial Hall Library
3 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Teens

7 pm: Newton South at AHS girls basketball

Important note for Andover News readers

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, Andover News will become a paid subscriber service. Non-subscribers will still have access to our daily newsletter and much of our content, but exclusive content, including our meeting coverage and original reporting, will live behind a paywall.

We’re doing this to cover our costs and to make sure we can continue to grow and provide the same level of coverage of all things Andover. We’ll also be using $1 from each subscription to provide complimentary subscriptions to Andover nonprofits and residents who are facing financial hardship.

The subscription rate will be $7 per month, but you can lock in a reduced rate if you sign up by Dec. 31:
  • One-month subscription for $5: save $2
  • Three-month subscription for $15: save $6
  • Six-month subscription for $30: save $12
  • One-year subscription for $60: save $24
Send us your news tips: Know about a person or group doing something interesting in Andover? An issue we should be covering? Have a press release for us to consider? Submit a news tip today!
Thanks for reading. See you soon!

Andover News
facebook twitter instagram