Culture

“The Perfect Tree” by Henri Marchand

A Christmas tradition here at richardhowe.com is posting Henri Marchand’s “The Perfect Tree” essay which was originally composed for the Sunrise radio program. We begin the holiday season engaged yet again in a debate of vital importance. It’s an annual and endless argument and we look forward to every December—what…

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‘Oranges at Christmas’

We’ve been posting this brief Christmas essay long enough that it has become a tradition on the blog, along with Henri Marchand’s essay about making fruitcake for the holidays. The piles and bags of oranges are prominent in the produce sections of local supermarkets this month. If you have your…

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$100,000 Grant to Lowell Heritage Partnership for Waterways Vitality

MAJOR GRANT & AWARD FOR WATERWAYS VITALITY PROJECT The Lowell Heritage Partnership’s Waterways Vitality Initiative surged forward this month with several milestone achievements. The initiative’s recent successes include receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation of Boston; a MassINC Innovation Award to be presented on November…

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Kerouac and Cassadys at the Olympia

There’s a big event taking place tonight at 7:30 pm at the Olympia Restaurant, 453 Market Street in Lowell. It’s a 60th Anniversary Celebration of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road with featured performer Kevin Devine, with special guests Will Dailey and Neal Cassady’s daughter, Jami Cassady. The purpose of the…

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“Beatnik Barflies” by David Daniel

David Daniel has a new book: Inflections & Innuendos, a collection of 100 very short stories, many set in Lowell and vicinity. Dave, the author of the Alex Rasmussen mysteries series and several other novels and books, has kindly shared one of the Inflections & Innuendos stories with us –…

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