Scenes from Lowell: The Welcome to May Edition

Let’s take a look at some of the happenings in Lowell as the community said welcome to May.

On Tuesday voters passed the Strong Schools, Strong Community millage providing public school districts in Kent County with additional funding.

Bruce Matthews is the current Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association by day but musician by night this week appearing at New Union Brewery Thursday night.  The Bruce Matthews Band can also be seen at the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts on June 3 at 1:15pm.

City Manager Mike Burns, City Clerk Sue Ullery, DPW Director Rich LaBombard, Council Member Jim Hodges, Arbor Board Member Diane LaWarre, Arbor Board Chair Jim Reagan, Big Boiler Brewing Partner Brent Slagell, Lowell Light & Power General Manager Steve Donkersloot, Big Boiler Brewing Partner Matthew Fouts, Terra Verde Landscaping Owner Mark Anderson, and Big Boiler Brewing Partner Rick Sauber pose with the Arbor Tree Planting for 2017 outside Big Boiler Brewing on Main Street.

After the Arbor Tree Planting some city officials got a tour of the Big Boiler Brewing space.  Construction is coming along and a target opening date sometime in June remains.  Office space and a room for use of up to 78 people occupies space on the second floor.  Owners are eager to open their doors and welcome the community in to see all of their hard work.

Thursday was the National Day of Prayer, and a group of hearty souls braved the wind and the cold to pray together by the Showboat. Here, Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumous Lyons offers a prayer for local, state and national government leaders.

After the blustery weather on Thursday, the sun came out on Friday. Flowers are blooming all over town, and it’s obvious that April showers do bring May flowers.

Have a great week Lowell.



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