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2020 Census Update

Poet and activist Emily Ferrara of Lowell has become a field worker for the 2020 Census. On her blog, The Body Politic, she recently wrote about the grass roots work of the census is about to resume. Thanks to Emily for allowing us to cross-post her article here. The 2020…

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Throwback Thursday: June 3, 2013

This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to June 3, 2013, and a visit to Lowell by Grammy Award winning singer/song writer Carole King. Paul Marion wrote the following blog post to document her visit which had her attend a campaign rally for Ed Markey who was then running for…

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Dancing with Bette Davis’s Daughter

Bette Davis was born in Lowell on April 15, 1908. She went on to a long and legendary career as one of Hollywood’s greatest actresses and an international star. Nominated for an Academy Award ten times, including a stretch of five consecutive years, she won twice. The family home, a…

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Monuments and Memorial Day

There is some dispute about where and when the first Memorial Day was held but there is no question that the purpose of the day was to honor and remember those who died while serving in the military. In recent years the Greater Lowell Veterans Council holds its ceremony on…

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Throwback Thursday: May 24, 2009

This week’s Throwback Thursday post takes us back to May 24, 2009, when Steve O’Connor shared the story of two World War II Veterans from Lowell, each with a remarkable story to tell. Visiting With Two Very Special Veterans By Steve O’Connor on May 24, 2009 In the following essay,…

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The Canals of Lowell

This video is a 30 minute tour of the Lowell canal system that uses contemporary photos and landmarks to identify and describe each of the major canals constructed in Lowell in the 1800s. One of the reasons there is a National Park in Lowell is that all of those canals…

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Spring Nettles by Linda Hoffman

The following by Linda Hoffman was originally posted on her own blog, Welcome to Apples, Art, and Spirit!, and is reposted here with Linda’s permission. Spring Nettles: Gifts from the Great Mother By Linda Hoffman Squatting in a patch of stinging nettles with my foraging basket, and rubber gloves, I…

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Throwback Thursday: May 8, 2008

Another Throwback Thursday post. Today we go back to May 8, 2008, when gas costs $4 per gallon. Victory Gardens  By: Dick Howe 5/8/2008 Corn, of all things, plays a major role in our current economic woes. The high price of oil and government mandates to find alternative fuels has…

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