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Update: Back to Reality

Art, and meetings ...

Yes, there are a lot of events  May 1.

Let’s start with Foundation's third Art Sale and Soirée. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts Avenue library. 

That means you’ll have time to visit the Depot to honor the Minuteman Cane Award winner, the White Tricorn Hat winner and the Youth Award winner. (I’ll have more on that during the week.)

The foundation is offering and evening of art, music, and community throughout the library and will feature the Lexington High School Jazz Combo, art by 40 artists.

Mingle with art lovers, chat with friends, or maybe buy a painting or two.

There’s also a silent auction planned in the Community Commons Display Case and the Walter Pierce Gallery.

The artwork is visible on the library’s website, so take a look and see what might fit into your collection.

Admission is $12 if bought in advance and $15 if purchased at the door. Buy online or at

Posted at 5:45 a.m.

Good Monday morning! We’re almost back to normal here in Lexington.

The are back in the Selectman’s Meeting Room in at the regular 7 p.m. slot. Town Meeting, which started March 21, forced the selectmen to meet at 6 p.m. in Town Hall before moving to Cary Memorial Building for the bigger meeting at 7:30 p.m.

I chatted with Selectman Norm Cohen about tonight’s short agenda. The five-member board reorganizes tonight, just as it does every year after elections. The selectmen will look at the chairman’s seat and either reappoint or keep selectmen Chairman Hank Manz. Don’t be surprised if they make him do it all over again!

Of course there’s always 10 minutes for public comment, which usually yields silence. Then again, a few nuggets sometimes surface. I’ll be watching.

Five minutes is allocated for any of the selectmen’s concerns or liaison reports. Again, that’s quick and usually simple fare.

My favorite is the Town Manager’s report. That always makes a great Tuesday column. (Carl …)

At 7:20 p.m., the selectmen look at Items for Individual Consideration. This week they are looking at a LexPress pilot program for our seniors. Norm said if approved, the bus will pick up seniors and take them to the senior center and later take them home. That’s a simple explanation. I’ll have more details later.

Sounds like a great use for our LexPress buses, which are sometimes a bit empty.

From there the selectmen will look at May’s Revolutionary Revelry Plans from the Tourism Committee. Yes, I’ll have more on that too. For now, just assume there are lots of events going on in May.

(On that note, mark your calendar for May 1. There are at least four different events  that day. One is sure to get you to the center.)

Here’s some potentially great news. There is a new state agricultural statute, which allows local wine into our Tuesday afternoon farmers’ market.

The selectmen already addressed the issue a few months ago, now it’s time for a decision, especially since it starts again on May 31.

“We have a couple of farmers who would like to sell their homemade wine,” Norm Cohen said.

Yes, and I'm certain we’d like to drink that wine.

Before they’re done they will approve the Lexington Little League’s Annual Parade and sign a “thank you” letter to Joe Nugent, our assessor for the last 19 years.

The selectmen will then reappoint Sean Maloney to the Youth Commission, David Langseth to the Conservation Commission and Sally Zimmerman to the Historical Commission.

Sally is a fountain of historical knowledge and has helped more than a few of us when we're historically stumped. 

They’ll wrap up the public portion of the meeting by approving Battle Green use for the Memorial Day parade.

From there they head into executive session.  With luck -- and maybe some of the farmer's wine -- they’ll be out the door by 8:40 p.m.

Wanna bet on it?

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