Folk Festival Follow Up

Congratulations to the organizers for another successful Lowell Folk Festival.  I’ve come to believe that no one sees the Folk Festival the same way.  It’s a little like viewing a painting or sculpture.  Each individual brings his or her own background, interests and experiences to the event and those factors…

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Lowell Week in Review: July 26, 2015

2015 Lowell Folk Festival

Lowell Folk Festival Who knew that overcast with temperatures barely reaching 70 was perfect weather for an outdoor folk festival at the end of July?  That certainly seemed to be the case yesterday roaming around downtown Lowell.  The crowd seemed as large as ever and all comments heard were positive. …

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Cupples Square traffic changes

Last night I took a walk to Cupples Square, the vibrant business hub of the Highlands, where a road construction project recently commenced. First some background: Cupples Square is mostly along Westford Street in the Highlands neighborhood.  Coming from downtown, once your cross the intersection with School Street you reach…

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South Common Update

Late yesterday, there were more than 100 young people cooling off in the swimming pool. It was too hot for a basketball game, so the court was empty except for three guys practicing jump shots. This morning at 6.15 am, a personal trainer had 12 people working out on one…

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Historic Tyler Park in Lowell Historic Board’s “PRESENCE from the PAST” 2015 Summer Newsletter

The Summer 2015 Edition of the Lowell Historic Board Newsletter is out. Of particular interest is the story about one of the most historic of the city’s parks – Tyler Park as designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted. Read all about it here…. Lowell Has Style:  Tyler Park  …

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