Photos from the 2017 Hibernian (AOH) 5k

3/19/17 Advertise with LynnHappens - In unseasonably cold weather, runners, walkers, babies in strollers and dogs completed the Lynn Hibernian’s annual 5k road race today. The fastest time was 18:01,…

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They Rocked for a Reason

3.13.17 The Knights of Pythias was full Saturday night for what Mark Boland billed as the “First Annual Rock for a Reason.” Four local bands played the fundraiser for the…

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Beyond Walls to Brighten Downtown

3/23/17 Disclosure: LynnHappens editor Seth Albaum is volunteering as a downtown resident for Beyond Walls. This is as much an appeal as it is an effort to inform. First, the video: Beyond Walls is a group of community partners, downtown residents and business owners organized by Al Wilson and Amanda Hill, seeking funds for a placemaking…

5 Questions: Julie Arvedon Knowlton

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   Julie Arvedon Knowlton along with her partners in the business have over 25 years of casting experience in the Boston market. They are always looking for new local talent who want to break into show business.   SD: What can you tell us about Slate…

Middle School Vote Results – “No”

3-21-17 Voter turnout: 16.32% Here are the results of the special election on the middle school questions as provided by the City of Lynn Election Office – Editor’s note – Apologies for the difficult to read numbers – I received a scan-to-pdf rather than the original electronically formatted document typically sent following an election.

Did you die of dysentery on the Lynnway?

If you’re of a certain age, seeing this sign on the Lynnway likely brought back memories of elementary or middle school computer labs, and teachers who thought spending all that time playing Oregon Trail would either teach us something about history or qualify us as computer whizzes. This is mainly because we knew how to put the…

Photos from the 2017 Hibernian (AOH) 5k

3/19/17 In unseasonably cold weather, runners, walkers, babies in strollers and dogs completed the Lynn Hibernian’s annual 5k road race today. The fastest time was 18:01, by Michael Pulli. Fastest female, Kelly Walton with 22:18 Complete results are on RaceWire. These aren’t all the greatest photos, so let’s make up for quality with quantity. (Your LynnHappens…

Paul Nathan Solo Exhibit at LynnArts

3.19.17 An opening reception was held Saturday for the current exhibit at LynnArts featuring works by Paul Nathan. ARTIST’S BIO: This is the first public showing of my work. I have finally been convinced the pieces are ready. I am 68 years old and live and work in Lynn. There have been two major ‘periods’…

Sunday’s Hibernian 5K Route

The Annual AOH 5k “Recovery Run” is Sunday, March 19th.  The Lynn Police Department released this map and traffic alert on their fb page: Posted by the LPD March 16th – The annual Hibernian 5K road race will take place on Sunday, March 19th. The race is scheduled to begin at 11am with the start…

Friday Poll: “Yes” or “No” on Tuesday?

3/17/17 With the Special Election postponed to Tuesday, March 21st, you’ve had a little more time to ponder and argue “Yes” or “No” on the Middle School questions. How will you vote, or if you voted early, how did you vote? Though people are likely voting either “Yes” on both or “No” on both, it’s not…

The Healing Powers of Art with Christie Connolly

Lynn artist Christie Connolly has an opening reception at Michael Naimo Studio & Gallery in Salem Sunday, March 19, 4:30pm to 7pm. by Carla Scheri – Lynn artist Christie Connolly has always tapped in to her creative side. She started sketching at a young age and capitalized on her love of music to become a…

Beauty and the Beast

Film review by Steve Duffy –   “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the…

5 Questions: Norman Lear

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   TV pioneer Norman Lear has produced some of the greatest shows in television history. He is the creator of hits that include “All in the Family, “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times.” In the ’80s, he dropped out of television to become a full-time activist, but…

Parking Ban Lifts Midnight

The snow emergency parking ban ends midnight tonight. With schools being closed tomorrow, you have until 10am to remove your cars from school lots so they can be cleared of snow and ice. From Mayor Kennedy – “A warming station for those temporarily without power has been set up in the Community Room at the…