Lowell

“Take Me out to the Ballgame,” and Other Poems by K.T. Slattery

This week Trasna is pleased to feature the work of K.T. Slattery. A native of Tennessee, who now lives in the West of Ireland, Slattery is a familiar with Transatlantic crossings. “My biggest regret / Moving across the wide ocean- / I missed that glorious day / Red Sox World Champions!!!!” We commend Slattery not…

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Christmas Entertainment

Here are some audios and videos for your holiday enjoyment. First, a couple of songs written (lyrics and music) by Charlie Gargiulo. Both are sung by Patti Sardella and produced by Elliott Jacobowitz. Next we have an old favorite from 2012, Lowell recites “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Finally, there’s…

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Home for the Holidays: Cowboy Christmas

Home for the Holidays: Cowboy Christmas By Henri Marchand “The memories of childhood have no order, and no end,” wrote Dylan Thomas in Reminiscences of Childhood.  A popular holiday song claims that, “there’s no place like home for the holidays.”  These lines come to mind as my family prepares to…

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Our Newest Contributor: Louise Peloquin

BÉBÉ and Me by Louise Peloquin My mother lost her first child, a girl. Two years later, I showed up at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, another girl. Both my parents were thrilled with their strong, healthy child and gender didn’t weigh in on their love at first sight. The little girl…

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A Lowell Walk: The Lord Overpass

Lowell City Walk Sketch: Lord Overpass By George Chigas My favorite city walk these days is to leave my apartment on Middle Street, walk up Central, turn right on Jackson and cut through the Justice Center to see the current progress on the Lord Overpass project. During the last few…

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Lowell’s Little Canada

Congratulations and thanks to UMass Lowell for erecting four wayside exhibit panels about Lowell’s Little Canada neighborhood. I believe this project is part of the remediation agreement that allowed the demolition of the two surviving triple-decker residences that stood on Pawtucket Street at the Howe Bridge (photo below). The Geography…

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