Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Pollard Memorial Library’s ground floor community room, there will be a panel discussion on Lowell Walks and how walking, waterways, natural places, and great stories can improve the quality of life for everyone in a city like Lowell. I’ll serve as moderator and Bob Forrant, Jane Calvin, and Paul Ratha Yem will be on the panel, but the night will be heavy with audience participation, so please join us. This event is part of the Pollard Memorial Library’s “Happy City” festivities which run throughout this month.
Then on this Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10 a.m, Lowell Walks will visit Mill No 5 which is at 250 Jackson Street. The walk will be led by Franky Descoteaux, former Executive Director of EforAll, Lowell/Lawrence, long time supporter of Lowell’s local economy and former small business owner in downtown Lowell, and by Lianna Kushi, Executive Director of EforAll, Lowell/Lawrence, community activist and long time supporter Lowell’s local economy. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Victorian Lounge on the fourth floor of Mill No. 5, but participants are urged to come early and visit Coffee and Cotton coffee shop, also on the fourth floor. The Walk will feature stories of the entrepreneurs who are remaking Mill No. 5, and then will venture out into the streets of Lowell to hear stories of Lowell Entrepreneurs, old and new.