Thanks for another great year. While the blog writing has slowed down a bit, it has only been replaced by more activity on the streets. I hope I have even less time to write as Arts After Hours builds more and more music, visual art, and theatre in the downtown in 2012 alongside Centerboard, Lynn Museum, and LynnArts. In 2011, Arts After Hours added a full-scale musical, a cabaret music series, a jazz series, and several new visual art events including Cuba: In Form, Lynn's Got Sole and our Bourbon Street event. This activity has and will continue to encourage more development and action on the part of landlords, residents, and City Hall. All I want for Christmas is for our 15,000 unique readers of downtownlynn.com to stop and think about how they can make a positive impact on the Downtown local economy next year. It can be as easy as attending an event, bringing 3 friends to a Downtown restaurant, taking a walk to discover a new area, writing a positive story and promoting it online. I want to thank a lot of you for already taking part in many of those activities. Together, we are building something larger than we can even understand right now.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza! (and everything else I'm missing)
Be healthy, safe, and support local in 2012!