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Annual AYS Tree Lot to Benefit Colleen Ritzer Scholarship Fund

ANDOVER, Massachusetts – Continuing the 12-year, all-volunteer Andover Youth Services (AYS)/Andover Youth Foundation (AYF) tradition, the Andover Skate Park, 80 Shawsheen Road, will soon transform into a “Lot of Trees”. Proceeds from the sale of Christmas trees and other holiday items will support the construction of a youth center. This…...

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Remembrance Angels Support Scholarship Fund

ANDOVER, Mass. – The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Andover and Beverly are among a group of local real estate offices participating in a donation drive to raise money for the Colleen E. Ritzer Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund, in memory of the beloved Andover resident and Danvers high school…...

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Holiday Pops Concert to Benefit Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund

International Cars, LTD. and its Flagship Danvers Dealership, Honda North Presents the 11th Annual Holiday Pops Concert to Benefit Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund, Danvers High School’s Arts & Music Program North Shore’s Hillyer Festival Orchestra to Perform December 7 at Danvers High School Auditorium Danvers, Mass. – (November 7,…...

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Ritzer Family Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Passing of Colleen

(ANDOVER, Massachusetts)-The family of Colleen Ritzer today issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of their daughter and sister’s passing. “Colleen was good, kind and loving.  She was passionate about teaching and loved the life that she worked so hard to achieve.  We are grateful that her legacy…...

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St. Mary’s Supports the Scholarship Fund

The Ritzer Family expresses their sincere gratitude to the St. Mary of the Annunciation School community for raising $657 in support of the Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund. This generous and kind gesture from the students, faculty and staff will help a future teacher pursue their goal of becoming…...

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Find something good in every day

There is something good in every day….for many, these words are difficult to embrace, however if we look hard enough, each of us can find something good in each day – especially those moments when we are reminded of the positive, life-changing impact Colleen had on so many. May this…...

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Recognition for a Great Teacher

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 the Andover Business Center Association hosted ‘Andover Day’ an annual event for people to learn about local organizations, businesses and civic groups. This year, the Andover Business Center Association honored Colleen; a portion of every registration fee was donated to the Colleen Ritzer Scholarship Fund. During a…...

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‘Be Good to People’

Last year on this day, Colleen tweeted an inspirational message that, following her passing, inspired many to look at, from a different perspective, the way in which we live our lives. As many continue to mourn the passing of a dynamic and passionate teacher, today that inspirational tweet is shared once…...

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Ritzer Family Statement on Today’s Arraignment

(ANDOVER, Massachusetts)-Following today’s arraignment in Suffolk Juvenile Court, the family of Colleen E. Ritzer offered the following statement: “Our thoughts are with the victim of this most recent attack, her family and loved ones. We find it unconscionable that a juvenile charged with such a heinous crime is afforded the…...

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Girl Scout Troop Honors Colleen

A word of thanks to Bradford Girl Scout Troop #65340 for not only participating in the Step Up for Colleen 5K, but also for a badge they created in memory of Colleen. According to an article in the Andover Townsman, “participating in the Step Up for Colleen was important because…...

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