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"Fabulous Furniture" featuring a Victorian Bedroom

This wonderful exhibit showcases a beautiful Victorian bedroom suite manufactured by Berkey & Gay, of Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Public Museum  agreed to lend this beautiful suite to our Museum for two years. This Victorian bedroom makes an magnificent accompaniment to the Victorian dining room and parlor. While this exhibit will educate you on how furniture manufacturing played a significant role in the early development of our community and the city of Grand Rapids it will also show us how the Victorian’s lived in their private quarters, the bedroom. Using artifacts from the Museum’s collection as well as borrowed objects from community members and institutions, graphics and text will call out the story of several furniture manufacturers from Lowell and Grand Rapids.

The Museum is open Tuesday, Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 pm and Thursdays from 1-8 pm.

The owner of Daisy Floral changes out flower window swags

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The owner of Daisy Floral on Main Street has removed flower swags from the exterior windows of neighboring buildings. 

Jennifer Lopez, the owner of Daisy Floral, went before the Historic District Commission in August asking for the approval of 9 swags.  The proposal suggested the swags be placed on the flower shop windows as well as the two storefronts on either side.  Historic District Commissioners denied the request saying the signs were not appropriate for the district. Instead, they recommended three decorative signs.  Shortly after the meeting 9 swags appeared on the exterior windows above three storefronts.

During the September meeting commissioners discussed the signs and planned to send a letter to Lopez asking her to remove six of the swags.   Lopez has since taken them down and is now in compliance with the district recommendation.

Beautiful weather helps Lowell celebrate Harvest Festival 2010

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) You certainly couldn't ask for better weather for last weekends Harvest Festival.  Hundreds came out to enjoy the day at the Lowell Fairground as well as downtown shops and restaurants. 

Scarecrow building is always a highlight for families.  Organizers provided clothes, straw, and a pre-made stuffed heads for people to use in creating their scarecrow.   Markers, paint and other art supplies were also made available to design a colorful face.

In addition to scarecrow building, the event also featured carriage rides, the annual chili cook-off, craft show and a catapult launch.


Girls’ Night Out – Trolls Have Gone Home!

By: Liz Baker, Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

Historic Lowell – Thursday October 14, 2010

Come celebrate with us!  Come see our New Bridge!  We have sent our Trolls home after the long summer construction of their home.  The new bridge is completed and we said goodbye!  What is even more exciting; we have “the Lowell Troll” a giant 8 foot sculpture placed in the Flat River.     

Main Street will come alive with Girls’ Night Out on Thursday, October 14, 5 – 9 PM.  Fun, giveaways, sales and discounts is what you will find at our unique establishments in Lowell.  Pick-up post cards at any of the participants get it signed 15 times to win a chance at the grand gift bag filled with goodies from participating merchants.

This is great way to see all the new fall and winter arrivals just in time for your Holiday gift giving.  Girls Night Out is a semi-annual festiv

Game of the Week: East Grand Rapids hands Lowell first loss of season

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM)- Two teams with championship pedigrees took center stage in West Michigan Friday night in our Game of the Week.

East Grand Rapids and Lowell both entering the game undefeated. The Pioneers got on the board first but Gabe Dean and the Red Arrows answered quickly. Last play of the first quarter Dean would fire it over the middle where Matt Houston would come down with it setting up a Sam Young touchdown run. Lowell would go up 14-7.

 Late in the third Lowell would go up 40-24 after a Gabe Dean one yard touchdown run. It looked like the Red Arrows had run away with it. But East Grand Rapids wouldn't go away.

In the fourth, Ryan Elbe found Nick Mulhall over the middle for the Pioneer touchdown. That made it 40-30 Lowell.

Later in the fourth, David Drummond would cut outside and find a seam picking up 30 yards and another East Grand Rapids touchdown. Just like that the Pioneers would pull within 3, 40-37.

Lowell retires trolls after bridge construction ends

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) - The City of Lowell is celebrating the official end of its downtown bridge construction with a ribbon cutting.

For six months shoppers were re-routed around the city, hurting local business on the main drag.

The city's strange antics may have kept people motivated to still visit downtown.

Lowell used a story about trolls to keep visitors interested in coming downtown, especially with a large detour. Trolls were in every shop, in different colors and shapes.

With the project over, the trolls will be auctioned off this weekend.

The bridge project cost $3.5 million. The M-21 bridge in Ada Township will soon undergo construction affecting people's ability to get to Lowell once again.

Game of the Year? EGR and Lowell set for showdown

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) - There will not be a bigger game in West Michigan this regular season, than the one played Friday night at Red Arrow Stadium in Lowell.

Two top-ranked programs, East Grand Rapids and Lowell, will meet with lengthy winning streaks and the outright lead in the OK White on the line.

The Red Arrows of Lowell are ranked number one in Division 2 by the Associated Press.  The defending state champions haven't lost since October 16, 2009 in a 27-6 loss at East Grand Rapids.

The Pioneers, ranked number one in Division 3 by the AP, and are returning to the site of their last loss.  That came on October 24, 2008 in a 35-12 defeat to the Red Arrows.

Both teams know how big this rivalry has become to their communities.

"Around school there's kind of a buzz that's going around," says EGR quarterback Ryan Elble.  "In the locker room, we're just trying to be serious."