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PLAY DIRTY

Muddy Girls Studio: Transforming earth into artBy Tory GermannThrowing pots and firing kilns may sound dangerous but it’s all in a day’s work for ceramic artists Barbara Guilmet and Samantha Tucker. The...
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HOMEGROWN

Adventures in urban gardening, farming and Do-It-Yourself projects Winter Gardening: Building an inexpensive greenhouse Just because you said goodbye to warm weather doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to...

A TASTE OF HOME

Fourth generation baker keeps it sweet in Lowell’s Acre neighborhood By Rita Savard When most of Greater Lowell is still tucked in bed at 3 a.m., a light illuminates the storefront at 216 Broadway...
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12 Looks of Christmas

Find high-fashion close to home this holiday season Walk this way for the best holiday fashion in Greater Lowell. From party dresses to cozy snow-day clothes, this winter you’ll shine with looks from our...
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HOUSE OF HOPE

Dynamic new youth center built for teens by teens  Anthony Decontreras and Julie Yim say UTEC changed their lives for the better. By Rita Savard From a two-room meeting place to a model three-story...
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The Giving Tree

Pow-Wow protectors help save historic Lowell oak  By Jennifer Myers It was a crusade that began three years ago....
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Blooming with possibility

Community gardens sprout hopeful new life in the ‘hood Volunteers band together to plant seeds of hope in Lowell. Photos and video by Tory Germann.By Rita Savard For decades, the vacant trash-filled lot sat...
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Haunted Lowell

Paranormal investigators sweep through the storied Village Smokehouse  The Village Smokehouse is a downtown watering hole and restaurant that's housed in a historic building rumored to be...
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Urban Farming

Chicken supporters push pet project in Lowell Fresh is best, say hen owners seeking repeal of city ordinace. Photo by Tory Germann.  By Rita Savard A community group committed to sustainable, organic...
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Cultural Survivors

Angkor Dance preserves traditions of Cambodia for 30 years A dancer prepares for a show. Photos by Tory Germann. By Rita Savard Tim Thou understands the inhumanity of war. He lost more than...