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Do you know the story of Pirate Fanny Campbell?

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10.24.16 During Pirates Day in Lynn Woods earlier this month, I ran into Karen Searles from Friends of Lynn Woods and she kindly offered to share this story with Happens readers –   Fanny Campbell was a young woman who lived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1776. She was just an ordinary colonial woman. But she…

Mayor Serves Drinks at Porthole for Literacy

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10-19-16   Mayor Kennedy was behind the bar at the Porthole tonight as part of a fundraiser for a local literacy campaign. A portion of proceeds went to the cause, and raffles were sold, as well. The ultimate goal is to bring 40,000 books to Lynn students and families in need.   Involved in this effort…

Purchase Y Membership Raffles to Support American Latino Committee

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10.2.16 – Raffles for YMCA family membership packages to support the American Latino Committee – The Lynn YMCA has sponsored our organization with 6- 3 Month Membership Family Packages, which give you privilege to use 4 different YMCA facilities in Lynn, Saugus, Peabody and Melrose, Each membership is worth $198 dollars! You can receive a…

A Night at Walnut Street Cafe

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9.23.16 The Secret Sea was headlining a night of music at Walnut Street Cafe last Saturday, one of six performers, some from nearby, one from New Hampshire, and the furthest distance traveled was by The Secret Sea, who Matt Minigell met touring the West Coast this summer. The Secret Sea is Portland Oregon resident Amit…

Lydia Pinkham House a National Landmark

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9.22.16 On Sunday, September 18th, 2016 people gathered in front of a home on Western Ave. not too far from the *Lydia Pinkham factory. The home is where Lydia Pinkham once lived and where she began making her Vegetable Compound for women. Since 2001, it has been the residence of Karen and Michael Malionek, who have…

Photos from 2016’s History and Hops

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Whether your brew of choice is from barley or apples, the 7th annual History and Hops had you covered. Attendees sampled various brews from Bent Water Brewing Co. of Lynn, Far From The Tree Cider (Salem), Downeast Cider (Charlestown), Ipswich, Narragansett (RI), and the just-getting-started Agapé Brewing Community (501c3 in Gloucester). There was also a…

Photos from Arts After Hours Annual Meeting & Awards

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9.13.16 Lynn theatre company Arts After Hours held their AAHnnual meeting and AAHppreciations ceremony at Bent Water Brewing Co. Monday night. The honorees were Volunteer of the Year Jennifer Adler, Business Partners April’s Restaurant, Annmarie Jonah Realtors, and board members Lauren Carr and Charlie Gallo. The company’s next show is Silence! The Musical, a comedy…

Set The Nation at O’Brien’s Pub

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9.13.16 On Friday, September 9th Set The Nation played O’Brien’s with Seth Nobles. Scott Halley “The Star” joined them on bongos for a few tunes. All the #barsoflynn photographic evidence is below:   Set The nation plays with another Lynn band, Treading Water, at the Spotlight Tavern in Beverly September 24th. Editor’s disclosre/disclaimer/plug/thing – upsidemedia,…