5 Most Popular Stories on Lowell’s First Look in January 2018

January sure felt long, didn’t it? Five Mondays in one month seems like one too many. However, the calendar is flipped, and we’re on to February now.

As we say good-bye to January, let’s countdown the top five stories from the previous month.

5. Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Award Winners

Each year, the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals and businesses who are making a difference in the community. Readers wanted to see who’s walking away with the awards (spoiler alert: Betsy Davidson takes top honors). All the awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Winter Gathering on February 15, and we will see you there.

4. Showboat Rebuilding Plans Coming Together

It’s a sure bet that anything pertaining to the iconic Lowell Showboat is going to garner attention. This article, outlining plans to build a replacement, was the fourth most read article for January 2018.

3. Lowell Heritage Project: Maryalene’s DNA Results

Sadness. So much sadness for one of our co-owners who discovered her heritage is not what she expected. This article wrapped up our Lowell Heritage Project in which we explored how our heritage gets tied to our identity and whether that really should matter.

2. A Journey’s End is a New Beginning

It seemed only fitting to publish on New Year’s Day this account of one local woman’s life-changing experience walking the el Camino de Santiago in Spain. Missy Harrison shared her adventures on the trail and how they affected her personally. If Harrison’s name sounds familiar, it’s could be because she was once your child’s PE teacher.

1. December Police Beat

Lowell loves its men and women in blue, and the Police Beat is a perennial favorite. The December edition highlighted the Lowell Police Department’s successful Cold Weather Warrior program as well as debit card theft, suspicious odors and shots fired. Oh my!

What was your favorite article on Lowell’s First Look for January? Tell us in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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