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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.

Lowell Celebrates Arbor Day 2011

Lowell Celebrates Arbor Day 2011

Lowell observed National Arbor day this year by planting a commemorative tree, sponsoring the Biggest Tree Contest and selecting artwork for the Print of the Year. The Biggest Tree Contest will extend through the summer with the winners to be announced at the Harvest Celebration in October. Entry forms can be found in the The Lowell Ledger or obtained at City Hall.

As a result of this commitment, the National Arbor Day Foundation has renewed Lowell's Tree City designation and has further honored the  community by awarding the prestigious Growth Award recognizing environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care.

Chief Met. George Lessens discusses storms and disasters on May 3

Chief Met. George Lessens discusses storms and disasters on May 3

WZZM 13 Chief Meteorologist George Lessens will discuss the storms and disasters of the Lowell area during a special presentation Tuesday night.  The program begins at 7:30pm at Lowell Township Hall.  The Lowell Area Historical Museum is sponsoring the program.

Lessens was born and raised in Lowell.  He will discuss the many floods, snowstorms, hailstorms, windstorms, electric storms and tornados which have impacted the region.

Light refreshments will be served following the program.

 

Wittenbach Center getting ready for summer growing season

Wittenbach Center getting ready for summer growing season

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM)Now is the time to start thinking about gardening plans for the upcoming growing season.  The Wittenbach-Wege Agri-Science Center is once again offering gardening plots for a nominal fee. The Wittenbach Center is located at 11715 Vergennes across from the High School. The community gardens have become a place for those without sunny backyards or balconies to still enjoy the benefits of gardening.

If you are interested click on the link for the Community Garden Application. You can also call 987-1002.

What should be done to the old Lowell amphitheater? Your input needed

What should be done to the old Lowell amphitheater? Your input needed

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Once a central focus of the Lowell Showboat Festival, the amphitheater on the Flat River has fallen into disrepair over the years.

Now you have a chance to say what you want to see done with the site.  Lowell City Manager, Dave Pasquele says citizens will have an opportunity to give their input next July.  It's being called a 'design charette' which is a French term defined 'as a final, intensive effort to finish a project, esp.