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Ballpark Exits to Go New Route

August 8, 2018

LOWELL -- Spinners fans who park in the garage next to the ballpark should expect a new route home in the short term.

Due to construction on the Pawtucket Street Bridge, the Lowell Spinners want to make fans aware of the changes that this creates for fans leaving LeLacheur Park after games.

Pawtucket Street is now a two-way street. Fans will still be able to park in the UMass Lowell garage directly west to the ballpark.

Instead of going west on Pawtucket Street to cross the bridge for those fans who park in the parking garage, fans will now be directed east on Pawtucket Street toward Aiken Street. Officers will direct traffic north across the Aiken Street Bridge or east on Perkins Street.

-- RICK SOBEY

Cars & Cans Show to try again

DRACUT -- The second annual Cars & Cans Car Show, originally planned for Saturday, Aug. 4, will be held Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1934 Lakeview Ave.

Cars & Cans is the brainchild of 17-year-old car enthusiast Alex “Slimey” Lambert. The Dracut teen started the car show last year as a way to benefit the Dracut Food Pantry. Lambert has loved cars since he was 11, and he has come to know many fellow car lovers who have many classic cars. The cost of entering the car show is three cans per car or one can per spectator, or a cash donation, which will also go toward the Dracut Food Pantry.

Sponsors for this year’s show include Coca-Cola, Dracut Car Wash, Dracut House of Pizza & Seafood Restaurant, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gervais Auto Group, Noreast Custom Apparel, Santander Bank, Skolenimation.com , Trinity EMS, WCAP 908 AM Radio and Yuppie Racing.

-- STAFF REPORT

Final service for Lowell minister

LOWELL -- The Calvary Baptist Church will hear from a reverend with close ties to the community during its Sunday service at 10 a.m.

The church is located at 60 Hastings Street.

Rev. Dr. Victor Scalise Jr., will be ministering his last service at the Calvary Baptist church, where his father preached for more than 30 years. Scalise was raised in Lowell and grew up attending the church. He now lives in Seattle, Washington, but is returning to his Lowell roots for his final sermon, called “God’s Wakeup Call.”

Scalise is an Airforce veteran of the Korean conflict, served in 18 interim ministries and was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.

For more information, call 978-459-9598.

-- KORI TUITT

Block party at Dracut church

DRACUT -- Christ Church United in Dracut is sponsoring a Neighborhood Block Party from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 16.

There will be children’s games, face painting, bouncy houses, free food, and live music with Jake Armerding, according to the church’s office administrator, Paula Dufour.

The event will take place at the church, located at 10 Arlington St., Dracut.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

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