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Week in Review April 17 to 23

A BBQ battle, Patriots Day, an electrocution and a new bakery all made news this week in Lexington.

The week got off to a sweet and smoky start Sunday afternoon, when at the Battle Road BBQ Festival.

The cook-off was sadwiched between scads of Patriots' Day activities on Saturday and Monday, the holiday itself.

On Monday, musketfire cracked the predawn skies and crowds surrounded the Battle Green in anticipation of the . Later in the day, revelers took in about the Revolution, witnessed a ceremony for the and loved a parade.  

John Carroll was awarded the White TriCorn hat this year, and was honored Monday during the festivities. About Town columnist Denise Dubé featured Caroll in her .

Also on Tuesday, , a European-style bakery opend softly on Mass Ave in East Lexington. The (temporarily) take-out only operation sells homemade macarons, gelato and espresso drinks.

Record gold prices have led to many customers turning the tables on jewlers and selling their stuff, according to the folks at Artinian Jewelery, who with Lexington Patch on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, emergency responders were called to 220 Mass Ave for a report of a possibly electrocuted man. According to Fire Chief William Middlemiss, the man, believed to be an electrician, was fell more than 15 feet after coming in contact with a high voltage wire, and was transported to the hospital after suffering burns and several broken bones.

And on Saturday, the town held its first of the year at the Minuteman facility on Hartwell Avenue. 

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