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Annual Maple Syrup Festival provides sure sign spring is on the way!

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Mark your calendars for this years annual Maple Syrup Festival. The Lowell Historic Museum is partnering with the Wittenbach Wege Center for this years event.  It's scheduled for March 19th starting at 9am.

Under expert guidance, the Museum will demonstrate how maple syrup and doughnuts are made during the days of our great grandparents.  The public can enjoy a day of activities on Saturday beginning with a pancake breakfast from 9am-1pm (proceeds to benefit the Wittenbach-Wege Center). 

After breakfast you can walk the path through the woods to the cabin and experience the sights and tastes of long ago.  Cost is $5 per adult, $3 per child and children 5 and younger eat free. 

Location:  Wittenbach –Wege Center.  Lowell Area Historical Museum, 897-7688

 

Deadline nears for participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival

LOWELL, MICHIGAN –Thousands of people attend the Annual Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts, a unique “arts event” presented by the Lowell Area Arts Council. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, 2011 at Fallasburg Park, four miles north of Lowell off Lincoln Lake Rd. The Festival’s appealing combination of fine arts, traditional craft demonstrations, musical entertainment, hands-on art activities for kids (including pumpkin painting!) and great food, all in a historical park setting, make it a unique “arts event” and one of many favorite festivals in the state of Michigan. People hoping to be part of this years festival need to submit their applications by April 1st.  Cost of the entry varies depending on the size of your booth.  Organizers charge $185 for a 10 x 10 booth and $325 for a 10 x 20 booth.
  100 artists are selected each year to sell their artworks in a juried competition.

Deadline nears for participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival

LOWELL, MICHIGAN –Thousands of people attend the Annual Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts, a unique “arts event” presented by the Lowell Area Arts Council. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, 2011 at Fallasburg Park, four miles north of Lowell off Lincoln Lake Rd. The Festival’s appealing combination of fine arts, traditional craft demonstrations, musical entertainment, hands-on art activities for kids (including pumpkin painting!) and great food, all in a historical park setting, make it a unique “arts event” and one of many favorite festivals in the state of Michigan. People hoping to be part of this years festival need to submit their applications by April 1st.  Cost of the entry varies depending on the size of your booth.  Organizers charge $185 for a 10 x 10 booth and $325 for a 10 x 20 booth.
  100 artists are selected each year to sell their artworks in a juried competition.

Lowell Charter Township Budget Hearing

From: http://www.twp.lowell.mi.us

Please take notice that there will be a budget hearing on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 followed by a regular meeting of the Lowell Township Board.  The hearing will be held at 7:00 PM at the Lowell Township Hall, 2910 Alden Nash SE, Lowell, MI.  At such time, in accordance with the law, a budget covering proposed expenditures and estimated revenues of the Township shall be submitted for consideration.  Copies of the proposed budget are available at the Township Hall during regular office hours or on the Township’s website - Click here for Budget

Linda S. Regan, Clerk

City of Lowell Public Notice

City of Lowell Public Notice

From: http://www.ci.lowell.mi.us

The Lowell City Council will conduct a public hearing at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, Lowell City Hall, Second Floor, 301 East Main Street, Lowell, Michigan for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the following: 

AN ORDINANCE TO ADD CHAPTER 22, "ELECTRIC UTILITY RATES AND CHARGES," TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LOWELL

THE CITY OF LOWELL ORDAINS:

Section 1. Addition of Chapter 22. Chapter 22, "Electric Utility Rates and Charges," is added to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lowell to read as follows:

CHAPTER 22. ELECTRIC UTILITY RATES AND CHARGES

Sec. 22-1.

Learn how to start your own bee colony

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Are you interested in starting your own bee hives but have no idea where to start? There is a class available this weekend at the Wittenbach-Wege Center.     Local apiarist Don Snoeyink will go over the basics of beekeeping and what you need to get started. Included in the registration fee is a book for new beekeepers (one per registration), handouts, a link to an e-book and a spring visit to Don’s hives to watch him work with live bees.   A snack is included but participants are asked to bring a lunch. Cost is $60 per person or $80 per family and registration is required.

Lowell Area Arts Council to host annual competition

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Area Arts Council is once again hosting a fine art competition. It runs from February 18th through April 10th. It's called a juried competition at the King Gallery with cash awards as well as recognition ribbons in categories selected by the juror.

It's open to artists 18 and older who live in a selection of counties in lower West Michigan. A reception to meet the artists is scheduled for Sunday March 14th.   If you are interested in participating, contact the Lowell Area Arts Council at 897-8545.