Culture

Folk Festival Weekend

The 2015 Lowell Folk Festival is upon us.  It begins with the kick-off parade which leaves City Hall at 6:30 pm and ends at Boarding House Park for a night of music and food.  (The Dutton St. Dance Pavilion will also be in operation tonight). The Festival continues tomorrow and…

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FLICKS! (1983)

Before Luna Theatre, before the Lowell Film Collaborative, there was FLICKS! (For Lowell Interesting Cinema KaperS!), a local film society that was popular in the early 1980s. The organization screened films, often at the Speare House restaurant on Pawtucket Boulevard (it was near the Dunkin Donuts, opposite the UMass Lowell…

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Literary Lowell

This past Saturday, eighty people participated in the Literary Lowell edition of Lowell Walks.  Tour guide Sean Thibodeau, the Coordinator of Community Programming at the Pollard Memorial Library, prepared a handout that listed many books about Lowell or written by people from Lowell, and added the names of other notable…

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150 Feet of Civic Love

It doesn’t take much sometimes. It’s uplifting to see how much people appreciate a positive gesture, no matter what size. In addition to spreading a layer of loam and re-seeding the sports field at the South Common, the good folks at City Hall brought in a pavement company to resurface…

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