History of The Brush Gallery

This past Saturday (January 16, 2016), I visited The Brush Art Gallery & Studios at 256 Market St. in Lowell for a panel discussion on “The Roots of ‘The Brush’ & Lowell’s Cultural Revival” which featured Paul Marion. Rosemary Noon, Fred Faust, and Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord who were all “present…

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Presidential Primaries

Coverage of the presidential election is increasing as the first electoral events draw near. The Iowa Caucus is on February 1, 2016, the New Hampshire Primary is on February 9, 2016, and the Massachusetts Primary is on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016. With that in mind, I decided to review…

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‘Venice of America’

Around 1996, there was a lot of activity flowing from an idea about transforming Lowell into “The Flowering City,” with a new effort to enhance the parks, forest, waterways, gardens. The thinking was that the community was ready to shift its attention from 20 years of bricks-and-mortar rehab and redevelopment…

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