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Not sure what to do for Fathers Day yet?  We did some research and found 4 fun things you can do with Dad for Fathers Day in the Andovers!

1. Go Boating – Take a leisurely paddle on scenic Fosters Pond in Andover.  There will be a public paddle from 1 to 4 pm on Fathers Day, and a limited number of canoes and kayaks available for public use, or you can bring your own.

2. Have Breakfast – Making Dad breakfast in bed is always a fun thing to do with the kids.  Or, take him to a great local restaurant that will take care of the cooking for you!  Check out Shawsheen Luncheonette in Andover or Joes Landing Cafe in North Andover.

3. Watch a Show – A fun family movie in theaters this weekend is How to Train Your Dragon 2, or if Dad likes musicals, take him to see The Sound of Music right in Andover.

4. Go for a Hike – The Friends of North Andover Trails are hosting a Guided Hike up Boston Hill. Explore a newly constructed trail that winds up the former ski slope before hiking a loop through beautiful Ward Reservation.

Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Dads!

Ron & Deb Carpenito are residents of North Andover and have been Real Estate Specialists for over 10 years helping  home sellers in the North Andover MA area sell their homes. Contact us today for a Free Market Value of your home! (978)494-0346

Find out the latest happenings in North Andover! Local news, upcoming events, and anything else happening in town.

Last nights North Andover Town Meeting 2014 was a historic event. Thanks to Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo, North Andover is the first in the nation to allow voters to ask questions at the town meeting via the internet.

For the first time, Mark allowed registered voters who were not at the meeting to email their questions to the towns website and have their question posed to town meeting participants. Andrea O’Donnell of North Andover was the first person in the nation to pose a question via email at the town meeting!

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What a day at the annual North Andover sheep shearing festival! Over 10,000 people were there, enjoying the sheep shearing and herding demonstrations with the Border collies. The event was held at the Common in Old North Andover Center as it has for the last 40 years.

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Are you interested in radio and broadcasting?  You’ll want to head over to the open casting call at North Andover CAM today, Monday February 17th from 10:30-3:30!  North Andover CAM is looking for hosts and on air personalities for their news show called the North Andover Journal.

The North Andover Journal is a brand new show about what’s happening in North Andover.  There will be information about local events, sports, school updates, municipal meetings, restaurant reviews, local news, and much more!

Their studio is attached to the North Andover High School at 430 Osgood Street.  No experience is necessary, and their staff will be ready to work with you and teach what is necessary for the job.

The show will take place once a month, and the host may host the entire show or just a portion. The schedule is flexible to fit your availability.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get involved with the local community of North Andover.  If you need more details, contact the Access Coordinator, Tiffany at tbegin@northandovercam.org or call 978-687-6570.

This is our February 2014 North Andover MA real estate and community update. Happy Valentine’s Day!

North Andover Events for February 2014

2014 Taste of North Andover

The North Andover Youth Center is hosting this annual event, they’ve teamed up with North Andover restaraunts to provide the food, there will be live entertainment from How at the Moon dueling pianos, plus live auctions.  The event is on Saturday, March 8th, and it’s $50 per person. Get your tickets today, as they are limited.  Visit www.nayouth.com for details.

CAM Access North Andover

There’s a new program called “North Andover Journal” featuring people and places in North Andover, focusing on all things positive.  They’re also looking for people to be on the show, so if you’re interested visit www.northandovercam.org for more details.

Merrimack College Rogers Center for the Arts

Some great performances are coming up that you may be interested in: Romeo and Juliet on February 27th and also Snow White by the NE Civic Balley Company on March 22nd. For more information and show times visit: www.merrimack.edu.

North Andover MA Real Estate Market Report

We are getting ready to head into the spring market, which officially begins the week after school vacation ends in February.

Single family homes for sale in North Andover is up to 62 homes, thats a 12.7% increase from last year at this time.  There are more homes for sale this year than last,  so we’re seeing a pickup in units coming on the market. This may mean home owners are getting a jump start on the spring market before others, which is a good idea.

We see that the units sold in the past 3 months as compared to last year at the same time is down by 9.4% to 48 units. This is interesting because right now in other communities it’s a seller’s market, where unit sales are typically going up, but here in North Andover we’re seeing a reduction in unit sales and an increase in inventory. This is the opposite of what the rest of the state of Massachusetts is doing. The median sale price is up 7.5% to $457,000.  Condominiums are more seller sided, only 24 condos for sale, that’s 46.6% less than last year at this time. There’s a shortage of condominiums for sale in North Andover.

The unit sales for condominiums are up 13% to 34 units, so there is more buyer activity happening vs. last year at this time and there is less to choose from. The
result is a median price of almost flat year-over-year at $202,000.

Please give me a call if you have any real estate questions or if you need help selling your North Andover home.  Ron Carpenito, Keller Williams Realty, (978)494-0346.

Mark your calendar and be sure you don’t miss out on this fun event: The Fifth Annual 2014 Taste of North Andover on Saturday March 8, 2014.

Have a fun night out with your North Andover friends, sampling some of the best food in town from local restaurants, enjoy entertainment by Howl at the Moon Dueling Piano Show, and help raise money for the North Andover Youth Center by bidding at the live auction!

The 2014 Taste of North Andover is an annual event held at the North Andover Youth Center at 33 Johnson Street in North Andover from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Tickets are $50 each and limited to approximately 300, and they are expected to sell out. Act fast and purchase your tickets today here or stop by the youth center.

The North Andover Youth Center was established in 1988 through a state grant, residents, and local businesses.  It’s an amazing program serving over 2,500 kids in the North Andover community. Services range from recreation, sports, and outdoor adventure to counseling, tracking and crisis intervention with young people and their families. The youth center is a place for kids to learn, connect, and have fun.

Attend the 2014 Taste of North Andover and have fun while supporting this amazing youth center!

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