Culture

Impressions of Cuba, pt. 3 – sports and the arts are signatures by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. photo Jim Barron Sports is a hot topic in Cuba.  In Havana’s central park, there’s a “hot corner,” not unlike Hyde Park in London.  But, instead of debating politics, the participants are intensely arguing about baseball, and the minutiae of each…

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Civic Stirrings in the City

I’m encouraged by the evidence of civic activism around different interests in Lowell. Almost overnight, a group emerged with shared interest in the upcoming design changes around the Lord Overpass and Thorndike-Dutton corridor. For a while now there’s been a coalition of folks who care about bike-riding and how the…

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‘Hibiscus Lane’

It is still freakin’ cold out there, so I’m posting another Caribbean composition from the vault.—PM . Hibiscus Lane 1. One nimble gecko scaling a mosquito net remains the only lizard we’ve seen in a week on the island whose old name, Hewanorra, means “where the iguana is found.” Purple…

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St Patrick 32nd Annual Irish Cultural Week schedule

Sponsored by the Lowell Irish Cultural Committee In collaboration with: The City of Lowell, the Lowell Cultural Council, Lowell Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 19, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, Lowell National Historical Park, United Teen Equality Center, Lowell Police Department, WCAP 980 AM and 106.3 FRANK FM,…

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