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Housing woes continue

More and more “For Sale” signs are popping up in my neighborhood. I expect that they’ll be there for a while. A real estate recovery seems elusive and the market continues to stagnate at best. The statistics suggest that the market could be eroding. As I wrote in this month’s…

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“The Wild Bunch”

We’ve had a Netflix subscription for several years and use it mostly to compress a season of “Mad Men” or “Friday Night Lights” into a week rather than several months. But once in a while a movie will come to my attention and I’ll stick it in the queue. Eventually…

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School Street Cemetery

Thanks to Kim Zunino for her informative tour of the School Street Cemetery this morning. Dedicated 16 years before Lowell was incorporated as a town, School Street, also known as “Lowell Cemetery No. 1” is the city’s oldest public burial place. Roaming around the markers, names from the pre-Lowell period…

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Middlesex County 4H Fair

Regular reader Mary G visited the Middlesex County 4H Fair in Westford, shared some pictures, and had this to say: One thing that comes to mind when I attend the 4H Fair every year, is how impressed I am with the pride that these young contestants show for the animals…

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Lowell High Band Camp

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…

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“Hotlanta Report” by Nancye Tuttle

Fellow blogger Nancye Tuttle just returned from Atlanta and posted the following report on her own blog, Nancye’s World, and has allowed us to repost it here: I recently returned from Atlanta – or Hotlanta as my brother-in-law calls it. Indeed, it was hot and steamy there last week. But…

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Urban Living – August 2010

Some random observations on life in the city of Lowell as Fall approaches . . . Thursday is trash day in the Highlands. It used to be that early morning jogs turned into early morning sprints after coming face-to-tail with skunks foraging for food amongst the roadside Hefty bags. That…

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