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Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Friday, Dec. 23, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

1 Thing to Know Today:
  1. I try not to get too personal in this site, but today I need to give a shout-out to the great people in Andover. This week my six-year-old and my six-month-old daughters got hit with a stomach flu -- bad at anytime but even worse during the national shortage of both infant and children's Tylenol. Within minutes of posting a plea on the "What's going on in Andover" Facebook group, I not only had advice on places that had the liquid gold in stock, but people offering to give us and even drop off their extra supply. Thanks to everyone who offered to help (and both girls are on track to be feeling 100% by the time the Christmas fun starts).
Sports: The AHS girls basketball team was number 1 in the Boston Globe rankings released Thursday...AHS girls hockey defeated Westford 5-1 on Wednesday (compiled the Boston Globe, Andover Athletics on Twitter and other media reports).

Weather: Windy, rainy with a chance of thunderstorms. High of 55. Wind continues tonight under partly skies with a low of 13. A high wind warning began at 1 a.m. this morning and ends 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. (compiled from the Weather Channel).

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- Compiled by Dave Copeland

Today's Top Stories

Andover People Of The Year 2022

As a way of looking back on everything that happened in Andover in 2022, we're stealing a page from Time magazine, which has named a "Person of the Year" since 1927 that "for better or for worse … has done the most to influence the events of the year."

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Andover People Of The Year 2022

Andover's Best Holiday Lights 2022: Map And Photos

Check out photos of the best Christmas light displays in Andover, and plan your visit with our interactive map.

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Happening today:

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

7 pm: Newton South at AHS girls basketball

Happening tomorrow:
Memorial Hall Library closed.
Check out our list of what’s open and closed in Andover on Christmas for additional Christmas Eve closures and adjusted hours

Happening Sunday...
Merry Christmas! Here’s what’s open and closed in Andover on the holiday.

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