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In 1992 Jeannie and Peter Ferber began Andover Green Book Publishers with their first book ''Journey to a New Day'', a collection of poems by Doris Peel, illustrated by Peter Ferber.  Originally they ran the publishing from their home quickly moving it to an office in Ballardvale.  Later they moved the business to Alton New Hampshire.  
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*Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) was founded in 1894 by a concerned group of citizens as part of a national movement to improve living conditions in an age of industrialization.
  
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* One early project was to conserve a glacial deposit known as Indian Ridge.
  
When they published ''I Am Able, I Am Bound'', a biography of Yury Meshkov, the first president of Crimea, they befriended Russian people who told them of the poor state of books available to Russian children.  The Ferbers donated funds to enhance and update school libraries in Russia.
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*After World War II, from the mid 1950's through the 1960's and 1970's, there was concern that, with so much construction, little or no open space would remain in Andover. Harold Rafton and others pursued the aquisition of properties through gift and purchase, vastly increasing AVIS acreage and the number of reservations.
  
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*AVIS is run by a 15 member volunteer board. Many more wardens and committee members and scouts help to maintain and improve the reservations.
  
 
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*"To Russia with Love", ''Publisher's Weekly'', July, 18, 2002
 
*"She's Publisher, He's Illustrator", Andover Townsman, December 24, 1992
 
  
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[http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=422060&t=avis&tp=title&l=5&d=1&f=at&hc=11&rt=title AVIS, a History in Conservation.]
 
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Revision as of 15:04, 23 July 2012

  • Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) was founded in 1894 by a concerned group of citizens as part of a national movement to improve living conditions in an age of industrialization.
  • One early project was to conserve a glacial deposit known as Indian Ridge.
  • After World War II, from the mid 1950's through the 1960's and 1970's, there was concern that, with so much construction, little or no open space would remain in Andover. Harold Rafton and others pursued the aquisition of properties through gift and purchase, vastly increasing AVIS acreage and the number of reservations.
  • AVIS is run by a 15 member volunteer board. Many more wardens and committee members and scouts help to maintain and improve the reservations.

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AVIS, a History in Conservation.