Lowell was recently featured in an ABC News piece, “6 Hidden Travel Gems Off the Beaten Path!” ABC recognized the Lowell National Historical Park and had this to say about Lowell’s rich history:
“Learn about the grittier side of New England history at the Lowell National Historical Park, about 45 minutes from Boston. Several exhibits and programs bring Lowell’s mill town past to life.
“There are canal boat rides that demonstrate the lock system, an actual mill re-established to show the textile machinery in action, and museums with exhibits about the ‘mill girls’ who worked in the industry, about the various immigrant populations that have flocked to Lowell over the centuries and into the present, etc. It’s history presented in an enjoyable and meaningful way.”"
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is hosting a public forum on its plans to prepare for environmental emergencies and protect public and campus safety on Monday, June 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Trustees Room at Cumnock Hall, North Campus, 31 University Ave., Lowell. Students, faculty, staff and members of the public are invited to attend. The university is updating its hazard mitigation program, which outlines steps it will take to keep the campus and community safe before, during, and after natural and manmade disasters and hazards, including hurricanes and floods.
This project is supported by a three-year grant from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Other UMass campuses, including Boston, Dartmouth and Worcester, are also participating in the project.
Representatives from the engineering firm Woodward & Curran, the university’s partner on this project, will deliver a short presentation on the plan’s development and the work that has been completed to date.
Members of the public are invited to contribute their ideas for possible inclusion in the plan.
For more information, contact the University’s Department of Environmental and Emergency Management at 978-934-2618.
The Middlesex 3 Coalition celebrates Small Business Week!
Since 2008, in conjunction with the National Small Business Week celebration held annually in Washington, D.C., the City of Lowell has recognized its small business community by holding a One-Stop Business Resource Fair. For the first time in six years the Lowell Resource Fair has evolved into a regional event with the Middlesex 3 Coalition. This event will include a one-stop business resource fair that includes manyorganizations from the five communities in the Middlesex 3 Coalition that provide technical, financial, procurement, networking and other business-support services. The event will also include a CEO luncheon.
When: June 19, 2013
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM
Where: Cross Point, 900 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA 01851
(Parking information: http://www.lowell.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Parking%20Information.pdf)
Schedule Of Events:
10:00 to 1:00- One-Stop Small Business Resource Fair (Free)
12:00-1:00- CEO Luncheon with Bobbie Carlton
Co-Founder of Mass Innovation Nights and Founder of Carlton PR & Marketing
and Recognition of Scott Fallavollita of United Tool & Die Co., SBA Massachusetts 2013 Small Business Person of the Year
(First 100 lunches will be generously sponsored by Enterprise Bank)