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Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises $15K Through Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises $15K Through Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

  Lowell, MA – Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) a 100% volunteer, 501C3, which donates 100% of its proceeds to veterans, veterans causes, veteran organizations and veteran charities received a $15,000-dollar…

Fats Domino ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

Fats Domino ~ IN THE GROOVE  with Cindy Annis

Let’s take a good look at an inspiring man and Rock & Roller. Fats Domino was born down in New Orleans on February 26, 1928. His mom was Marie-Donatille Gros,…

Veterans Assisting Veterans Hold Rally In Lowell ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

Veterans Assisting Veterans Hold Rally In Lowell  ~ VALLEY PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

By: Tom Duggan – September, 2017 Last month, John MacDonald and his colleagues at Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) held a rally at Holy Ghost Park in Lowell. The rally featured…

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

 By: John MacDonald – 8-24-17 The delay by the MSBA, due to pending litigation (Thanks to Ed Kennedy and the Lowell School Committee) to table the vote to move the…

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

By: John MacDonald – August, 2017 On Saturday, August 26th from 11am to 6pm, Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) will be hosting its very first Veterans Rally and Battle of the…

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

By: Cindy Annis – July, 2017 Did you folks know that Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive? I know it’s hard to believe, but, Jerry was born on September 29,…

Herman’s Hermits ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Herman’s Hermits ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – June, 2017 I hope you enjoyed last month’s column as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you. On June 11, at Carry Hall in Lexington…

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with…

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

By: John MacDonald – June, 2017  I attended the controversial special meeting at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday June 20th. As a witness to history I watched the vote for…

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Audit Finds 9% of Lowell General Hospital’s Reports to State Not Filed in Required Timeframe BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today called for improved processes and compliance related…

Olivia Newton John ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Olivia Newton John ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – May, 2017 Olivia Newton John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge England to a Welsh mother and German father. She is the youngest in…

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

By: John Macdonald – May, 2017 The question of where a new High School in Lowell should be built (or if it should be built) is bringing the worst out…

Feds Sweep Lawrence, Surrounding Towns, Arrest 34 In Fentanyl Ring

Feds Sweep Lawrence, Surrounding Towns, Arrest 34 In Fentanyl Ring

By: Tom Duggan, May 30, 2017 all photos: Tom Duggan (c) Copyright, 2017 The Valley Patriot Federal, state, county, and federal law enforcement officials conducted a major drug and immigration…

The Dominoes! – IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

The Dominoes! – IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis – April, 2017 The Dominoes group of the 1950’s was not the same group as Derek and the Dominos. They would come a little later in time.…

Age is Just a Number ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Age is Just a Number ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – April, 2017 I can’t walk by Wheezy’s cage without opening the door and showing him some love. He looks up as if to say “you again”…