Resident Artists Exhibiting in LynnArts

The current exhibit in the LynnArts portion of Lynn Museum/LynnArts features selected works from artists in the building, including Yetti Frankel, Barry Ridlon, Leslie Fahn Rosenberg and more.  The following…

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Field Trip to Salem

It’s nice to be near Salem on Halloween and enjoy it without having to fight through mobs of tourists for our everyday errands as Salemites must this season. It’s also…

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Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Film review by Steve Duffy – “My name is Hercule Poirot, and I am probably the greatest detective in the world,” Branagh announces as the story begins. The introduction of his crime solving methods was a great set-up to what should have been a great film. The plot turns when one of the main characters…

Letter: A Post Election Poem

11/8/17 LynnHappens is an open platform welcoming letters to the editor. LynnHappens itself is neutral territory and does not write articles of a political nature. Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com.   Let it always be said,    and let it be heard, That…

Reader Question: Why not build new Pickering where it is?

11/6/17 LynnHappens is an open platform welcoming letters to the editor. LynnHappens itself is neutral territory and does not write articles of a political nature. Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. From Michael Bourgault – Living in East Lynn for 34 years, I often…

Letter: Reader States Her Case for McGee

11/4/17 LynnHappens is an open platform welcoming letters to the editor. From here forward, all letters pertaining to the upcoming election will have links to all the previous letters on the election, including all positions and viewpoints — of course, to make it easier to follow the discussion. LynnHappens itself is neutral territory and does…

5 Questions: Damian Darlington of Brit Floyd

To purchase tickets to see Brit Floyd at the Lynn Auditorium on November 13th visit www.lynnauditorium.com 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Damian Darlington created Brit Floyd back in 2011 after performing in another Pink Floyd tribute band.  Not only is he a vocalist and guitarist, he is also the musical director…

Video of October’s High Rock Tower Light Show

Thanks to Shawn Hogan of Irish Se7en Photography we have a clear video of the lights on High Rock Tower, complete with spooky music.     The display is meant to change seasonally and for special occasions according to Centerboard, Inc., the non-profit organization behind the initiative. The LED lighting and laser projection design is…

Field Trip to Salem

It’s nice to be near Salem on Halloween and enjoy it without having to fight through mobs of tourists for our everyday errands as Salemites must this season. It’s also handy to have a friend near downtown Salem with a driveway. These street shots are from a brief walk-around Saturday night:  

Resident Artists Exhibiting in LynnArts

The current exhibit in the LynnArts portion of Lynn Museum/LynnArts features selected works from artists in the building, including Annette Sykes, Barry Ridlon, Leslie Fahn Rosenberg and more.  The following photos were taken during the opening reception Saturday:  

Film Review: Suburbicon

Film review by Steve Duffy – Is Suburbicon the perfect place to live as told in the kitschy opening scene? For George Clooney’s sixth directorial project, he takes us back to 1959 where Dad works 9-5 and Mom is the perfect stay-at-home wife. Suburbicon is unused Coen brother’s black comedy that Clooney and his writing…

Lynn on Chronicle

10/25/17 In case you missed WCVB’s Chronicle episode on Lynn tonight, here it is: http://www.wcvb.com/article/lynn-embracing-potential-and-cultivating-culture/13094249 Understandably, they no longer allow embedding of their videos. Also, here’s how they covered Lynn in 2012: http://www.wcvb.com/article/a-fresh-look-at-an-old-city/7847338

Response: In Favor of a Planner

Opinion

10/25/17 Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. From Jocelyn Almy-Testa –   This is long, and is for Lynn residents. It’s about our need for a city planner. While I appreciate the op-ed piece recently in the Item [and LynnHappens 10/24] about the…

5 Questions: Erin Dickins

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Award-winning jazz vocalist and founding member of Manhattan Transfer, renowned chef and author, Erin Dickins, has performed or recorded with many well-known artists. As a solo artist, Dickins captivates audiences with a stunning voice and upbeat humor. Dickins’ is noted style, literally adding a little sizzle…