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Lowell City Manager retires after 24 years on the job

Lowell City Manager retires after 24 years on the job

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) In a little over two weeks Dave Pasquale will be officially retired as Lowell City Manager.  Pasquale's last day is June 30th.  He will be replaced by Mark Howe who is currently the Ionia County Administrator.

When asked about improvements under his tenure, Pasquale singled out the new Englehardt Library. "It was a nice addition to the community.

2011 Riverwalk Festival

2011 Riverwalk Festival

This three-day event includes many activities for you and your family to enjoy including concerts each night.

Thursday, July 7

Friday, July 8

Saturday, July 9

Classic Cars returning to Main Street in Lowell

Classic Cars returning to Main Street in Lowell

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Classic cars are returning to Main Street in Lowell.  Fry Daddy's is bringing back Classic Car Friday starting this weekend through the fall. Car owners can come park their cars for people to stop by and check out.

Fry Daddy's has been on Main Street in Lowell for more than 10 years.  It serves a variety of fish, including bluegill and catfish.

For more information about Fry Daddy's or the Classic Car Show call 616-897-FISH (3474)

 

Apple Tree Learning Center becomes Creation Kingdom

Apple Tree Learning Center becomes Creation Kingdom

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) You might have noticed a name change on a Main Street business in Lowell.  The Apple Tree Learning Center has switched over to Creation Kingdom. Apple Tree is a franchise and the owner, Dawn Tetzlaff, decided to change over to make the change.  Tetzlaff, who is originally from Lowell,  owns five Creation Kingdom locations in Kentucky. 

With the franchise change, Creation Kingdom is able to respond to parental requests for more of a learning based program said Coprorate Director Amy Mester.  Mester says Creation Kingdom follows the guidelines of the National Association for Education For a Young Child.

Comic Book Day Returns to Lowell

Comic Book Day Returns to Lowell

Thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrated the comic book art form on Saturday, May 7- Free Comic Book Day. Over 2.7 million comic books were given away by participating stores, introducing many to the wonders of comic books.

Rookies Sportcards Plus in Lowell celebrated their tenth year being part of the event. Rookies also had live superheroes on hand for pictures, comic artists to meet giveaways and more.

Changes coming this year to the Lowell Farmer's Market

Changes coming this year to the Lowell Farmer's Market

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Planting season has just begun but  it’s already time to start thinking about this return of the Lowell Farmer’s Market.  The market is moving this year from the fairgrounds to the parking lot at Tractor Supply on Main Street.

The Farmer’s Market is also extending hours this year running from 12:30pm – 6p.m. Thursday’s from June 2nd to September 29th. However, organizer’s say if business isn’t steady during those hours, they will return to a reduced schedule.

For more information call the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce at 616-897-9161.

Lowell Historic District Commission considers safety changes to the new bridge over the Flat River

Lowell Historic District Commission considers safety changes to the new bridge over the Flat River

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Historic District Commission discussed proposed safety enhancements to the new state bridge over the Flat River in Downtown Lowell Tuesday night.

Last year a parent contacted the city over a concern that the slats on the new cement railings were wide enough for a small child to slip through and into the river. HDC Commissioner Greg Canfield noted that code for deck railings in the city is 4 inches between slats, while the cement bridge slats have a space of six inches.