[NA Stevens Library News] This Month at Stevens – Cookbook Club, Romance Book Reviews, and more!

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WED 12/6 @ 7PM Cookbook Club – Come discuss the cookbook Beyond Borscht” by Tatyana NesterukStop by reference to pick up a copy.

MON 12/11 @ 7PM Virtual visit with Romance Book Reviewer John Charles – With the holidays right around the corner, take a minute (or an hour) to relax and find some good holiday romance reads! John Charles will give us his “best of” list of 2023 that will have your TBR pile tipping over and your holidays spent cozying up to a good book (bring your own hot toddy!). 

THUR 12/14 @ 3PM TEEN Dungeons & Dragons – If you're still learning the basics or are familiar with the legendary roleplaying game, then this is the program for you! Take on the role of a fantasy being and learn the ropes as you take on epic quests! All skill levels are welcome.  This program is for students in grades 5-12.  

THUR 12/28 @ 6PM Chess Club! – An all ages chess club held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Come test your chess skills against other members of the community!

Check out our events calendar for more information on book discussions, Drop-In Tech Help, and more.

North Andover Town Offices Mitten Tree

Help others this holiday season! Getting involved is easy – simply visit our Mitten Tree, located in the lobby of Town Hall, 120 Main Street, and replace a candy cane with a new hat, scarf, or a new pair of mittens/gloves. All items that we receive will be donated to the North Andover Public Schools & the North Andover Youth and Recreation Services for local children in need.

Drop Off Hours:

  • Monday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – noon

*The last day to drop off items is December 29, 2023.

North Andover Newsbrief, Week of November 27, 2023

Important Updates:

– Master Plan Monday: North Andover Middle School Addition and Renovation Project

– Deadline for Notice of Project Intent Application for Community Preservation Committee projects is Friday, December 1st

2023 Holiday Lights Map


Happening this Week:

– Curbside Leaf Collection, Final week – week of November 27th

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, November 27
Select Board
Tuesday, November 28

ABECC School Council

Wednesday, November 29

Greater Lawrence Sanitary District

Thursday, November 30

School Committee Meeting

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2023 Holiday Lights Map

Is your home or business in the holiday spirit?  Sign up to have it listed on the interactive 2023 North Andover Holiday Lights Map.  

Fill out the form here to have your address listed.  A link to the map will be sent out on Monday, December 4th and will be updated daily to include new submissions.  North Andover residents and businesses will have until December 23, 2023 to register their street address to be shared on the map.  2023 Holiday Lights Map Sign Up Form

*If you would like to send an image of your festive display to also be included on the map, please email it to Sarah Brush:  sbrush@northandoverma.gov*

North Andover Housing Forum

North Andover Senior Center
481 Sutton Street, North Andover
December 7th | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Please RSVP at

Join fellow residents and Town staff to continue the conversation around housing needs in North Andover. This session will help inform the Town’s 2023-2028 Housing Production Plan.

There will be opportunity to learn, ask questions, and provide feedback on strategies that can be used to diversify housing stock and increase affordable housing options, including:

  • Accessory Dwellig Units (ADUs)
  • Section 3A (MBTA Communities)
  • Other Housing Strategies

Deadline for Notice of Project Intent Application for Community Preservation Committee projects is Friday, December 1st

The deadline to submit a Notice of Project Intent Application for Community Preservation Committee projects is Friday, December 1st. 

Each year at Town Meeting, the CPC makes recommendations to fund projects in the following categories:

 ●  Affordable Housing

 ●  Historic Preservation

 ●  Preservation of Open Space

 ●  Recreation

Over the last 20+ years, North Andover taxpayers have funded more than $40 Million in projects throughout the community, including more than $12 Million in State Matching Funds. 

The Notice of Project Intent Application serves as a pre-application review form for forthcoming Community Preservation Committee projects. This form is NOT required, however, it is strongly encouraged for first-time applicants, or other projects which may be complex in nature and require more dialogue with the committee. Applications may be submitted to cpcemails@northandoverma.gov before December 1st. Upon receipt, the committee will contact the applicant to add them to the agenda for the Pre-Application Meeting on December 7, 2023.

Funding for Community Preservation Committee projects is provided through a local tax surcharge and matching funds from the state. The public, Town government, and local organizations help determine how this funding is spent by proposing local projects that help to preserve community heritage, protect local resources, and foster the development of new resources. Each year the North Andover Community Preservation Committee offers funding for projects related to open space, historic preservation, recreation, and affordable housing. The Committee makes recommendations to Town Meeting, which votes on the funding.  Watch this presentation from the Committee to learn more about the investments in local resources that have been made with Community Preservation Act funds over the past 20+ years.

If you are interested in applying for funding, please verify that your proposed project is eligible. Learn more about project eligibility criteria here. Find grant applications and more information on the funding process at the Community Preservation Committee web page. Please feel free to reach out with questions to the Committee at cpcemails@northandoverma.gov.

North Andover Newsbrief, Week of November 20, 2023

Important Updates:

Town Buildings and Non-Essential Offices* will close at 12PM on Wednesday (11/22) and will be closed on Thursday (11/23) and Friday (11/24)
           *The Town Clerk’s Office will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, to accept initiative petitions for certification of signatures with Registrars of Voters (G.L. c. 53 s.7).
Trash and Recycling Holiday Reminder:  There will be no trash and recycling collection on Thursday (11/23). Collection will then be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are normal collection days.
Snow Emergency Regulation: Effective December 1, 2023

Happening this Week:

Santa Parade, Saturday, November 25, 2023

Save the Date:

Tree Lighting, Sunday, November 26, 2023
North Andover Police Department Cram-A-Cruiser, Sunday, 11/26 and Saturdays, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16 
Curbside Leaf Collection, Final week – week of November 27th

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, November 20
400 Great Pond Road Steering Committee

Tuesday, November 21
MassHire MVWB Planning/Career Center Committee

Festival Committee
Planning Board

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North Andover Newsbrief | Week of November 13, 2023

Important Updates:

Monday, November 13
Select Board

Tuesday, November 14
Council on Aging
Revenue Fixed Cost Committee
Middle School building committee
Affordable Housing Trust
Festival Committee
Zoning Board of Appeals

Wednesday, November 15
Public Notice: MVMPO
Merrimack Valley Veterans Collaborative
Kittredge School Building Committee

Library Trustees

Conservation Commission

Thursday, November 16
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
Historical Commission
Board of Health
School Committee

Saturday, November 18

Commission on Ability Assistance
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