Week in Review: Sept. 25 to Oct. 1
Selectmen stuff, abundant arts and fighting disease with fundraisers this week in Lexington.
This week opened with a reopening ceremony for Munroe Tavern after extensive restorations at the historic Lexington landmark.
Sunday’s ceremony was wonderful and well attended, the selectmen said at their meeting on Monday.
Also at the Sept. 26 selectmen’s meeting, the board set the date for a Nov. 14 special Town Meeting, decided on locations for electric-car charging stations and agreed to move the 2013 afternoon Patriots’ Day parade forward from Monday to Sunday.
A bit of bad news from Monday: the Lexington High School boys varsity soccer squad lost its first regular season game since 2007, a 2-0 loss at Winchester.
Tuesday evening, more than 100 Lexington residents gathered at St. Brigid’s Keilty Hall to have a conversation about community. Earlier in the day, a car accident near the Harrington School was a fresh reminder of the traffic-related dangers parents are petitioning the town to address.
On Wednesday, two Lexington residents and a Winchester woman were arrested on drug charges, including possession of a Class B substance and possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. The man, 24-year-old Leo Boer, of 56 Robbins Road, Lexington, was also charged with trafficking cocaine.
Throughout the week, we featured stories of Lexington residents acting for a cause, like LHS junior Stephanie Wilson, a diabetic leading a group of teens and adults walking as the "LIVE-abetes" team in this weekend's JDRF Walk.
And then there was the one about the young ladies from the Lexington United Soccer Club participating in this weekend’s Light the Night Walk in support of their friend, Jesi Watson, who’s in remission after battling leukemia since last July.
On Friday night, the LHS girls volleyball squad took on the Reading Rockets and cancer in the third annual Volley for Molly, a fundraiser for ovarian cancer research in memory of Molly Eisenberg, an LHS grad and former volleyball star who died of ovarian cancer in October 2009, at age 19.
And on Saturday started a weekend filled with arts and entertainment. First up was the 172nd East Village Fair, followed that evening by the Children’s Center of Lexington’s 20th anniversary gala.