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School may be out for the summer, but you and your family can still broaden your historical and literary horizons with a visit to the Louisa May Alcott Or­chard House, located at 399 Lexington Road in Concord.

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I recently visited the Canal Street Antique Market in Lawrence. A quick jog off of Route 495, the market is part of an area of mill buildings which have been restored and revitalized into a busy commercial space. Offices, cafes, and an art center are all in the complex.

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TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday June 11, the first Tewksbury Community Market of the season was held outside of the Tewksbury Public Library. Despite a rainy start to the day, the sun was shining by the time the market began, allowing people of all ages to see all it had to offer for the first time t…

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TEWKSBURY — Late last Saturday afternoon, Tewksbury resident Ryan Driscoll, 16, was in a car accident on Interstate 93, heading north between 495 and the River Road exit. He lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll over and crash into a sign post, according to the press release issued…

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TEWKSBURY — The Plan­ning Board met last week to address several administrative actions and hear up­dates regarding ongoing pro­jects.

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Sunday, June 16, is Father’s Day. You may be asking yourself, “What do I get for the man who has everything” (because, after all, he has you as his kid, so what more could he need, right)?

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The Lowell Regional Tran­sit Authority announced this week that Sunday bus service will soon be available. LRTA representatives recently met at the newly installed bus shelter on Livingston Street in Tewks­bury to discuss the en­hanced service. “Sunday service will start June 16, and is part…

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Environmental sciences teacher Janet Gordon has been working on a variety of “green” projects at Tewksbury Memorial High School recently. Instrum­ental in the installation of a raised bed and accessible garden in one of the school’s courtyards, Gor­don is now excited about a new indoor growi…

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — Did you know that Silver Lake was once a very popular destination getaway for people from "the city"? Many homes surrounding the lake were originally vacation cottages. Visitors traveled on trains from Boston to enjoy the lake and its summer activities. Learn about thi…

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Last week, 190 seniors at Tewksbury Memorial High School gathered to display the results of more than six weeks of work at the school’s second annual Senior Project Expo. At least two-thirds of the senior class conceived of and participated in their own re­search projects spanning a wide ran…

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Sunday, June 16, 2019, marks the first of four monthly “Artisan Market at the Mills” events, located at the West Mills, 50 High Street in North Andover. This is the second year of hosting this monthly craft fair from the collaboration of the North Andover Merchants Association, the North And…

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Last week, students from the Shawsheen Valley Tech­nical High School, Wilming­ton Middle School, and the Wilmington West CARES Program showed their portrait of Ellen Degeneres made entirely out of crayons at the SVTHS Third Annual Spring Festival. Built by students ranging from the fourth th…

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A young Tewksbury musician will be hitting the road soon, trumpeting her way across the country as part of the elite Spartan’s drum corps. Megan Cunningham, a Tewksbury Memorial High rising junior and trumpet player, auditioned and was recently accepted into the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps…

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LAWRENCE — On Wed­nes­day, May 22, 2019, Tewks­bury students participated in the 26th annual Lawrence School Day Games at Law­rence Veterans Stadium in Law­rence. This event was sponsored by New Balance, and run by volunteers and school staff members. The Law­rence School Day Games event is …

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TEWKSBURY — Are you smarter than a middle schooler? The students on the John W. Wynn Middle School Knowledge Bowl team could definitely put you to the test. Students on the team competed in the 2019 Kendall M. Wallace Greater Lowell Regional Knowledge Bowl this week at Tyngs­borough High School.

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TEWKSBURY — On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the Tewksbury Board of Health met for their monthly meeting. Stu­dents from the Tewksbury Memorial High School were invited to present their thoughts on the topic of substance abuse and ad­diction among teens and young adults to the Board of Health memb…

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TEWKSBURY — Massa­chusetts Secretary of Health and Human Ser­vices Mary Lou Sudders and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Dr. Moni­ca Bharel visited The Pub­lic Health Museum in Tewksbury recently as part of the Massachusetts De­partment of Public Health’s 150th a…

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Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, near Ells­worth, Maine is the second most visited jewel in the National Park Service crown and is a must-do for New Englanders. Acadia combines ocean views, family hiking, and trails for biking, all in one well-planned, scenic place.

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The Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association is hosting their annual Sum­mer Lake Festival on Sat­urday, June 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Lake Festival located on the Wakefield Common, a 20 + acre common, along the southeastern shoreline of the picturesque Lake Quan­napowitt. The …

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TEWKSBURY — New Tra­han principal Jay Harding was so proud of his triumphant third and fourth graders last week. More than 80 students signed up to join the drama club when Harding launched the idea in the fall of 2018.

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TEWKSBURY — On May 21, customers at the Tewksbury Market Bas­ket, located at 1900 Main St., found themselves shop­ping in the dark because of an area power outage on Tues­day afternoon.

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TEWKSBURY — The Board of Selectmen met Tuesday to make new committee assignments and hear about the town’s plan for snow removal in winter of 2019.

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Step back in time to the eighteenth century, to the days of hand crafted wooden boat construction. Resting on the banks of the Merrimack River, you would have found The Lowell Boat Shop, just the place to purchase such a boat for your fishing or water travel needs.

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On a recent warm evening, I had the chance to explore the impressive Assembly Row area in Somerville. What was once a desolate and unwelcoming wasteland has been redeveloped into a mixed-use gem for the area.

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TEWKSBURY — Tewks­bury has a new bus shelter on Livingston Street. Located in front of the Saunders Cir­cle Senior Housing, the shelter will provide protection from the elements while residents wait for the Lowell Regional Transit Bus.

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One of the best mo­vies of all time has to be “My Big Fat Greek Wed­ding.” Part­ly be­cause it is a funny and relatable story of a big, family wedding, but also be­cause you get a taste of the passion for life and family that the traditional Greek family invokes.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewks­bury Beautification Committee ran its bi-annual town wide clean up on Saturday, May 4. Over 200 volunteers converged on town common and then spread out around the community to pick up trash.

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TEWKSBURY — More than 800 voters attended the annual Town Meeting at Tewksbury Memorial High School Monday night to vote on more than two dozen articles, including the proposed elementary school project.

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Mother’s day is Sun­day, May 12. The U.S. has been of­ficially celebrating mom since the early 20th century, but the celebration of motherhood has been a worldwide event for thousands of years. Many cultures have recognized the gift of life that motherhood brings, and the importance of the r…

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Bright green bikes are popping up all over Lowell, dotting the streets with splashes of color, but more importantly, providing a way for people to get around the city.

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TEWKSBURY — Last Thurs­day, Tewksbury Public Library hos­ted an event in memory of Jim Mi­celi, who served Wilmington and Tewksbury as state representative for more than 40 years before he passed last year. Community Services Librarian and Head of Technical Services Rob Hayes counted about 6…

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TEWKSBURY — 10 neigh­bors from Munro Cir­cle and the surrounding neighborhoods sat down and met with representatives of the press this week to discuss their concerns with the proposed elementary school building project in Tewksbury.

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TEWKSBURY — When Jen and Joe Falcone sought out places to take their son that would be safe and en­joyable, they found their options limited.

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The old saying goes as follows: April showers bring May flowers. OK, the month of Ap­ril has brought us plenty of show­ers. Now we are all anxious for some May flowers; however, it seems every year when we get our first 75 degree day in early May, many of us are tempted to run to the local g…

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During the April school break we had a chance to get over to the Bruce Free­man Rail Trail and check out the new extension. The multi-use path runs from the Cross Point tower in Lowell almost all the way to the Route 2 rotary in Concord.

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TEWKSBURY — The Board of Selectmen met Tuesday evening to discuss several warrant articles which will appear at Town Meeting on May 6.

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WILMINGTON — On Friday May 10, the Relay for Life team “Sole Sis­tas” of the Relay for Life of Wilmington/Bil­lerica/Tewksbury will be holding a fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus in Tewks­bury. All proceeds will be­nefit Relay for Life/the American Cancer So­ciety.

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TEWKSBURY — The Planning Board met Mon­day to reorganize after the April 6 election and to continue their ongoing discussion of the proposed development at the corner of North Street and Andover Street. Steve Johnson was re-elected chair of the board. Robert Fowler was elected vice chair, an…