Cawley Stadium was alive with music and marching tonight as the Lowell High School band wrapped up Band Camp for 2010. All this week, student musicians have each day, even in the heaviest rain, worked hard to learn this year’s field show which will be performed at all LHS football games, both home and away. The sixty-seven band members on the field tonight demonstrated that all the hard work of the past week was well worth it. So when you’re at a football game this fall and halftime rolls around, stick around and watch the show.
Back row from left: Joe Fitzpatrick, Gerry Durkin, Brendan Fleming, Curtis LeMay, Bud Caulfield and Bob Kennedy
Front row from left: Tarsy Poulios, Richard Howe Sr, Brian Martin
Only four councilors – Fleming, Howe, Brian Martin and Bob Kennedy – won reelection that year making it the first term for Fitzpatrick, Durkin, LeMay, Caulfield and Poulios. From the prior council, Armand LeMay and Dick O’Malley chose not to run for reelection and three incumbents lost – Kathy Kelley, Ed Kennedy, and Gus Coutu. Some notable names were included in the other six challengers who failed to win election. They were Bernie Lemoine who was elected to the council the following year, Dolores Beati, Wayne Peters who had been the superintendent of schools in Lowell, George Anthes, who had previously served on the council, Bill Flanagan, and Dave Conway, the current school committee member.
Tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 28) at 9 a.m., Kim Zunino of the Lowell Historic Board will lead a tour of the School Street Cemetery. Surrounded by a stone wall in the midst of a century and a half old residential neighborhood, this cemetery is bounded by Branch, School and Middlesex Streets. I’ve passed repeatedly through my entire life, but I know nothing about it and have never set foot within it. That will all change tomorrow. I hope some of our readers can come along.
You can also mark your calendar with the dates of upcoming tours of the Lowell Cemetery with me as the tour guide. The Lowell Cemetery is located behind Shedd Park and runs all the way back to Lawrence Street and the Concord River. All tours begin at the Knapp Avenue entrance (next to Shedd Park), last about 90 minutes and are conducted rain or shine. Here are the dates and times:
Friday – September 10 – 1 pm
Saturday – September 11 – 10 am
Friday – October 1 – 1 pm
Saturday – October 2 – 10 am
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YouTube video description: “Jack Kerouac historian and Lowellian Roger Brunelle talks with Suzzanne Cromwell on the banks of the Merrimack River which dramatically overflowed in March 2010. In a spontaneous moment, Brunelle expounds about the 1936 floods in Lowell, relaying how Kerouac integrated the experience he himself had in those floods in his novel Dr. Sax. Kerouac was 14 when the waters rose in 1936.”