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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…

‘Off The Grid’ Exhibit Opens at LynnArts

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9.20.16 It was a capacity-crowd at LynnArts Saturday night for Off The Grid, a photography exhibit and fundraiser for the Lynn Shelter Association. Over the course of five months, residents of the homeless shelter took photos using loaned cameras and received training from volunteer photographers, such as Isaac Subillaga of Isaac S. Photography, (who is…

Photos from the 2016 World Music Festival

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9.19.16 The annual World Music Festival, “Celebrating the Music of the Multicultural North Shore,” was held on Saturday on the waterfront park adjacent to Seaport Landing. This year’s event was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and labor ‘troubadour’ Joe Hill. LynnHappens was there for Cape Cod African Dance and…

Art in the Park

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9.19.16 On Saturday, September 17th Wreck Shop Movement held its first Art in the Park by the Frederick Douglass Bandstand on Lynn Common. Local artists Keith Gulla of Gorilla Militia, Salam MC, SWERLS and others shared tips and techniques with eager kids wanting to learn to paint murals. Instructors also talked ethics with the kids,…

The G.A.R. was open for Trails & Sails

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The Grand Army of the Republic in downtown Lynn was open for tours this weekend as part of Essex County Trails and Sails. Over one-hundred people toured the landmark. Also open for Trails and Sails, the Lynn Museum, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for its Tiffany windows, and guided walks in Lynn Woods and Pine Grove…

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…

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,…

Community Path of Lynn Party and Mural Unveiling

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9.12.16 There was a block party and mural unveiling on Neptune Street Court Saturday organized by Lisa Wallace of One Community, One Voice and neighbors, Bike to the Sea and the Raw Art Work’s Good 2 Go Crew, who created the mural. Neighbors banded together to clean up a portion of the old railway through…