Tag Archives | Methuen

doldrums

Yes Virginia there is still no snow…and not likely to have any serious snow until next year…unless of course it snows in JUNE, which I have seen happen. It wouldn’t be a big deal, but usually New England’s mud season only lasts a few weeks, this year, it will go on for months. In my […]

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stealing bandit signs

well i like to call it civic housekeeping…. These illegal or Bandit signs are just something else that bothers the shit out of me, along with abandoned newspaper vending units, graffiti, weeds, tires and bags of trash. a lot of these things i can deal with, this has now just just become another. This is […]

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busy work

i have been avoiding some particular piece of work for the last couple of days…and you have NO idea how inspiring that process can be. So far I have done a large number of small projects and started a couple of big ones, just to avoid doing one little half hour project. i even resurrected […]

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fish in a barrel

Recently i was interviewed by the local daily paper about the Rail Trail project here in Methuen. I didn’t expect much to come of it, I have been trying for 2 years to get coverage to further the project, but now that i don’t need it, they are calling. Well a by product of print […]

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Why is Lincoln in Methuen City Hall?

Sculpted by Thomas Ball in 1876, the full size version of ‘the Emancipation Memorial’, sometimes referred to as the “Lincoln Memorial” resides in Lincoln Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. (map) Ball was Methuen scion Edward Searles‘ much patronized artist. Prior to sculpting the full sized piece, several smaller ‘demo’ models were […]

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Telltale discovery on Bradford Rail Trail

On a recent stroll along Bradford’s newly opened rail trail, one discovers a small remnant of the railroad age. Removing all the trees and vines has revealed what is called a ‘Tell Tale’ a series or steel straps/cables dangled over the oncoming train, intended to give warning to a brakeman on the roof of the […]

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mind the gap

This is my bridge which i have started calling an island…of the entire rail trail project this is the only part that has been bugging me for 3 years..what can we do that won’t uglify it? and then it hit me…don’t look at it like a bridge..consider it as an island. So i sketched up […]

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trashy girl

So what did you do with your afternoon?   It went from many days of rain to immediate and unrelenting sunshine.. of course i ran away from home and picked trash out of the river. This is one of my new custom made weapons that’s hose clamps, a poop scoop a piece of plastic canvas […]

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everything’s in motion

Eddie never sits still…..hey it’s not raining for the 1st time i like forever. no i am not using the iphone, i used it all night ok?  in a very short time i developed a deep and meaningful relationship with it….i think i like it more than i did my exhusband. I am still setting […]

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goose goose duck!

busy day…oh wait that was yesterday…and still it runeth over into today too. I spent yesterday in meetings that centered around linking the Methuen Rail trail with the Salem NH trail which is a bit of a big honking deal…well in certain circles. Today I spent most of the day to find some vendors to […]

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