We moved to Lowell in June, 2013. We wanted to create a space to record our experiences and thoughts about our new hometown: Lowell, MA. Chris is a land use and community development planner, originally from Upstate New York, while Aurora is a museum collections professional from Central Illinois. Together, we visit festivals, dine locally, and engage with the City, and will share what we learn. Please feel free to comment, and thanks for reading!


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Welcome to the public conversation. You have a strong start. As you settle in, I hope you find many ways to connect with the community. From the little I know so far, you seem to have a lot to offer.

  2. I did a quick read on the blog! I enjoy what y’all are doing – and would love to introduce/show you the spoken word poetry scene here in Lowell. Please reach out to me if this interests you.


  3. I am so grateful to have found your blog! We just moved to Lowell last week from Munich, Germany…we chose to relocate here exactly for the reasons you wrote about in your most recent post–that its a city for newcomers! For us so far so good 🙂 Lots of nice and welcoming people and a really interesting art scene! Keep up the excellent posts!

  4. Hello Chris! We met yesterday (Jan. 13) at Conversations held by One 27 Global. It was great meeting you and I thoroughly enjoyed looking through your blog. Send me an email if you are interested in learning more about the environmental movement here in Lowell =).

    • I am also on the Board of Directors for the Tewksbury Historical Society. I would love to connect with Aurora to learn more about archival collections and techniques for organizing so the public can have access to the materials. Thanks!

  5. It was great to meet you both today and thanks for visiting the Whistler Museum of Art. I have enjoyed going through your blog and I can see that it can be a usefull tool going forward to keep up with events in Lowell and learn past history to gain perspective. Dave Drinon, Whistler House Museum of Art

  6. Hi there,

    I came across this blog and wanted to reach out to let you know how wonderful it is! Lowell really is an awesome place. I am currently working on an article about some of the best places for a summer picnic around/in Lowell and wanted to see if you would be interested in checking it out. I think it would add some great content for your blog. Let me know!

    Thanks for your time,

    Erik K.

    • Hi, Erik,

      Sorry for the slow reply! Our alerts stopped working, and I just saw this comment now. Although it’s a bit late for summer picnics, we’d always be interested in sharing guest articles on our blog. Please let us know whenever you’re interested!

  7. Great resource for our local community, very happy I stumbled across your blog. Not that many places to find neutral unbiased content about what’s going on in the city. Thank you for curating and maintaining this!

    • Very glad you like it! We’ve both gotten very busy in the community, but still try to find time to post a couple times a month! If you ever want to read a story on anything, let us know!

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