Scenes from Lowell: A Look at the Past Week

Welcome to a new feature on Lowell’s First Look: Scenes from Lowell. Each week, we’ll post a round-up of photos from the events that shaped Lowell during the previous week. If you have photos to share, we welcome your submissions. You can send them to Please include who should get the photo credit and by emailing, you agree we can republish your image on our website.


The big news of the week was high winds that blew through town on Wednesday, taking down trees and cutting electricity to thousands of area residents. The lights went dim in Meijer briefly, but Lowell Light & Power was able to restore power to its customers by the end of the day. Some Consumers Energy customers were still in the dark as of Saturday.
Work is continuing on the Harvest Meadows development off Alden Nash Ave., just south of the high school. Eventually, this entire field will be houses.
The development hasn’t been without controversy as some local residents question the safety of adding more houses to a road already congested by high school traffic.
The first house is Harvest Meadows looks almost complete.
The new gallery at LowellArts was packed on Thursday night as art lovers from all over were on-hand to see the West Michigan Art Competition entries and winners. Watch for the full story on the results next week on Lowell’s First Look.
Despite an enthusiastic reception from the community, Vela Bake Shop announced it was closing its doors on Saturday. The company has hinted it will continue to operate in some capacity, but definite plans haven’t been revealed.
Even with the wind, it was still a beautiful week in Lowell.


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