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  1. VolunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Lowell Sun

    Send information for this listing 10 days in advance to: Volunteers, Lifestyle Department, The Sun, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, MA 01854. AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER VOLUNTEERS: Seeking volunteers in shelter organizations, nursing and other areas of disaster relief.


  2. For city kids, a summer of fresh airRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | Lowell Sun

    Since arriving in Westford more than a week ago, Anthony Rivera couldn't be more appreciative of the country's Founding Fathers and those who helped them. "We were actually at where the war was!" Anthony, 12, from Brooklyn, N.Y., said excitedly about North Bridge in Concord, the site of the Battle of Concord to which Karen Wilson took him recently.


  3. PrideStar donates vehicles to nonprofitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    David Daly, president/CEO of PrideStar EMS announces the donation of a used ambulance, retired ambulance number 5, a 1998 Type III Ford E350 box style ambulance that was originally purchased by PrideStar EMS at a federal auction. The ambulance was once used as part of the space shuttle vehicle crew in Cape Canaveral, Florida.


  4. RiverFest celebration all weekend longRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Free events will be cropping up along the scenic Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers this weekend in celebration of the 14th annual River Stewardship Council's RiverFest. Families and nature lovers will have the opportunity to take boat rides, nature walks, canoe trips and more sponsored by nonprofit volunteers.


  5. Dam break in Concord forces road closureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Part of a dam in Concord has collapsed and forced the closure of a major road in town. No injuries are reported.


  6. Budget tight, but few favor taking ax to Statehouse upkeepRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    The home to the Legislature and governor may appear immune to the budget ax, but everything under the Golden Dome is fair game as state leaders try to close a $1.8 billion deficit. After years of funding increases, state lawmakers are proposing to tame what they spend to operate, maintain and police the 228-year-old building.


  7. Acton teen is struck by SUVRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    An Acton teen suffered what police described as minor injuries after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle on Main Street Sunday afternoon. Deputy Chief Richard Burrows said police were called to the area of Kmart, 252 Main St., about 4:42 p.m., when a 14-year-old Acton boy was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 35-year-old Acton man.


  8. Women's fund seeks grant applicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    The Women Working Wonders Fund is accepting grant applications now through June 30 for its 2015 awards. The WWWF assists women and girls in transition with educational and leadership opportunities.


  9. History comes aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    That warning cry, ringing out early on April 19, 1775, rallied the militia, better known as Minutemen, from villages and farms near Boston to take up arms and prepare for battle. It was the first Patriot's Day, a day seared in history when these brave men fought the British at the Battle of Lexington and Concord and ignited the start of the American Revolutionary War.


  10. Plugging meters on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    It is with great disappointment that I learn that the City Council voted to enforce parking meters on Saturdays till 6 p.m. With all due respect, anyone who thinks requiring people to pay parking meters on Saturday is good for the merchants and the revitalization of the downtown is not living in the real world. The reality is nobody is going to come to downtown on their day off, which is what Saturday is for most people, and pay meters when they can go to the mall or even any store or restaurant anywhere outside the downtown with a parking lot and park all day for free.


  11. Northern Bank promotes Margarita KaliviotisRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Margarita Kaliviotis, of Chelmsford, has been named assistant vice president and business development officer for Northern Bank's northern markets. She is responsible for fostering the overall growth of the bank in these markets, and will partner with the branches to focus on small business, cash-management services, consumer lending and personal banking.


  12. Legalize pot? Not so fast, some sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    As one of more than a dozen lawmakers supporting a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts, state Sen. Jamie Eldridge says being able to tax and regulate the drug -- much like alcohol or tobacco -- is more beneficial than harmful to residents of the commonwealth. "From my perspective, the war on drugs has been a failure," the Acton Democrat said.


  13. Sheehan retires from Westford senior centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Retiring Cameron Senior Center Director Joanne Sheehan spends time with council members and friends at Bixbite Restaurant on Wednesday. SUN/RYAN MCBRIDE "Because she does everything no matter what we ask her to" and more, Crocker, the Council on Aging member, said of Sheehan, the retiring director of the Cameron Senior Center.


  14. VolunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    CIRCLE HOME HOSPICE: Seeking volunteers throughout the area for friendly visiting with hospice patients and families, or for office projects. Call Cathy Damon at 978-459-9343.


  15. Forget orange - it's black that's basic in Concord exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Orange is the new black when it comes to television. But black is still very much "in" in Basic Black, a show on view through April 3 at the Concord Art Association at 37 Lexington Road.


  16. Support GroupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    ANON ALCOHOLISM SUPPORT: For those whose lives are affected by another person's drinking; meets each Fri., 7-9:30 p.m. at Lowell General Hospital, Hanchett Auditorium, Varnum Ave., Lowell; each Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception School, 218 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS: Eliot Community Human Services in Concord offers a 12-week group for men and women with chronic medical illness to help counter isolation and address issues of self-image, anger, depression and communication.


  17. CVB forced to market valley on shrinking shoestringRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    With only two full-time workers and another two part-time, the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau doesn't have many places in its budget where it can cut without having to eliminate someone's job. In having to cut more than $100,000 this year after a drop in state financial support, the office has cut back on marketing, switching from paid advertisements in print publications to doing free promotions.


  18. Melting snow fuels flood of fears across Greater LowellRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Municipal officials are already bracing for a spring thaw, hoping for the best and planning for the worst . "If the water melts slow, we should have no problem," DPW Director Abdul Alkhatib said.


  19. 'Tartuffe,' a classic, yet contemporary on stage in ConcordRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    That may sound like plot points from your favorite TV show -- but they're actually the themes in Tartuffe, a landmark comedy by Moliere, a master of French farce, that was first performed in 1664. The classic has been re-interpreted dozens of times on stage and screen.


  20. Concord police seek credit card thiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Police are looking for a man who has twice stolen credit cards from the locker room of Beede Center Gym, using the cards on shopping sprees. On Feb. 11, the suspect stole a Citizen's Bank debit card, located the personal identification number and withdrew more than $3,000 from ATMs in Concord and Acton, then spent $8,000 at a Leominster jewelry store.


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