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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“Old and New: Barry Ridlon, New England Impressionist” at LynnArts

2.20.17 Story and photo by Holly Dow –        Barry Ridlon’s art show “Old and New Paintings” had an opening reception at the Lynn Arts building on Exchange St. on Saturday, February 18th.  The show features New England images in oil and water color paint. Art lovers of different ages were in attendance. The New England impressionist has…

The Great Wall

Film review by Steve Duffy – “The Great Wall” is not a great movie. I had great expectations for it because it was directed by Zhang Yimou, whose amazing filmography includes some of the most globally acclaimed features to come out of China. Matt Damon portrays William Garin, an ace archer with a really bad…

5 Questions: Dita Von Teese

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese is idolized by many for bring back the art of burlesque dancing. The legendary beauty has also been called the “Gypsy Rose Lee of her generation. She is currently on tour and bringing her new show to the House of…

Arts After Hours’ Season 7, and Photos of their Snow Ball

2.14.17 Lynn’s downtown-based theatre company, Arts After Hours, is now in its 7th season. On February 11th, they held a pro/anti Valentine’s party at the Lynn Museum with live music from the Free Downloads, food and drink. Photo evidence below, but first, here’s what to expect from season 7: “This season we look at characters…

The Parking Ban is Over!

2/13/17 The snow emergency parking ban is over, but those who parked in school lots will have until 6pm to remove their vehicles. It’s best not to wait until the last minute, as they will aggressively tow vehicles left after 6pm so lots can be cleared for school tomorrow. TRASH PICKUP From the Lynn DPW…

Heartstrings on Display at Lynn Museum

2/13/17 “Heartstrings: Embracing Armenian Needlelace, Embroidery, and Rugs” is at the Lynn Museum through June 17th, 590 Washington Street. For museum hours and additional information, visit the website for Lynn Museum/LynnArts. Heartstrings opened with a reception Saturday that drew people from from around the state. As the event was coming to an end and the doors were…

No School Monday, Parking Ban Begins Tonight

2/12/17 Well folks, the weekend just got longer. There is no school in Lynn on February 13th, 2017 and a parking ban begins tonight with another storm on its way. The blue lights are on now and you can start parking in school lots immediately, but you have until 9pm – no one will be towed…

Girls Inc. Downtown Mix & Mingle at White Rose Coffeehouse

2.10.17 Girls Inc. of Lynn hosted a Mix & Mingle at the White Rose Coffeehouse in Central Square Wednesday, similar to an event they held at Aprils in 2015. They’re looking for volunteers! Please visit http://girlsinclynn.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities-Lynn/ Girls Incorporated of Lynn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold®. Learn…

Lynn Schools Closed Friday, Parking Ban Update

2.9.17 Lynn Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 10, 2017. Enjoy the snow day and help your parents, neighbors and friends shovel out. The snow emergency parking ban will end at 11pm tonight. Remove your cars from school lots by 6am Friday or they will be ticketed and towed! Updated trash & recycling information…

5 Questions: Rich Little

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – At 78 years old, master mimic Rich Little, who has been dubbed the man of 1,000 voices, is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down. The comedian and now author still performs 5 nights a week at the Tropicana in Vegas. (Not only…

Parking Ban Begins Midnight

2.8.17 A Snow Emergency has been declared for this storm, Lynn Public Schools, as we previously posted, will be closed, and a parking ban begins at midnight tonight. The flashing blue lights go on at 10pm (as does the one in the LynnHappens header). DPW Commissioner Andrew Hall said in an emailed statement, “Trash and…

No School in Lynn Thursday, February 9

Parking ban, trash collection info, here. 2/8/17 First, folks started posting the news to social media. Soon after, the Lynn School Department website was updated. Kids, stay home and help shovel! Snow emergency parking ban information will be forthcoming, for sure.