Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A quick run down of what is and isn't available on Independence Day in Lexington.
While many families will be enjoying patriotic activities, carnival rides, backyard barbeque, evening fireworks or summer vacation, those hanging local could be curious about what's open and closed on this Fourth of July holiday in Lexington. Here's a list of what places in town will be open or closed today: Note: Some liquor stores are open today, including Busa Wine and Spirits, which tweeted yesterday that the chain's Lexington locations will be open until 6 p.m.
Local goings on and fireworks safety on this Independence Day in Lexington.
1. It's Independence Day! Also known as the Fourth of July, Independence Day is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Constitution on July 4, 1776, according to USA.gov. 2. Free Youth Games: As part of the Lexington Lions Club's annual Fourth of July Carnival, free youth games will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the field inside the track next to the Town Pool Complex. 3. Carnival Fun: The carnival itself, located across Worthen Road at Hastings Park, is open from 1 to 11 p.m. today. 4. Fireworks: Lexington's professional fireworks are at dusk tomorrow, July 5, and will be shot off from the field inside the track at the recreation complex off Worthen Road. Amatuer fireworks displays are illegal in Massachusetts, and here's…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Lexington Lions Club's annual Fourth of July Carnival opens at 6 p.m. today, July 3, but the equipment arrived Sunday took shape on Monday at Hastings Park.
Autobots they are not, but carnival rides came together pretty quickly on Monday, July 2, as Hastings Park transformed into the Lexington Lions Club's 56th annual Fourth of July Carnival. The carnival, which runs through this Saturday, July 7, will be slightly smaller than in years past, a result of its relocation across Worthen Road due to fields work at the Center Recreation Complex. However, a Fiesta Shows rep on-site Monday said the workers and rides were adapting well to the new digs. It's unclear exactly which rides or attractions were lost to the relocation, but many popular rides have returned from past years, including Freak Out, Vertigo, Tilt-a-Whirl and, of course, the carousel. Notably absent will be the Ferris wheel, which …
Monday, July 2, 2012
A few ways to safely enjoy fireworks this Fourth of July.
For many, the Fourth of July and fireworks go hand-in-hand. However, each year, fire officials warn that, when amateurs and explosives are involved, Fourth of July fireworks very easily leave someone handless – or worse. Asked about fireworks safety last week, Lexington Fire Chief John Wilson offered a bit of quick advice—“Don't. They’re illegal,” he said.—and then referred to state Fire Marshal Stephen Coan, whose website provides more than a dozen links to presentations and information detailing the dangers and illegality of fireworks. According to data on a report titled “Leave Fireworks to Pros,” from 2002 to 2011, there were 804 major fire and explosion incidents involving illegal fireworks reported in Massachusetts, which caused one …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
These easy to make red, white and blue treats are great for little chefs to help with.
"If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace." ~Hamilton Fish My boy is always asking to help me in the kitchen. Since it is typically a mad scramble to get dinner on the table after work and activities, our cooking together time is reserved for the weekends. I was looking for something to make to bring to a party on the Fourth of July and stumbled upon a really fun photo and recipe on www.lilluna.com. I knew it would be the perfect treat for us to make together. Kids (and lots of us older folks) love Rice Krispie Treats and by just adding a little food coloring you can tailor them to suit most any holiday. Since Independence Day is just around the corner, this red, …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed: Lexington's fireworks will be Thursday, July 5 at the annual Lions Club's Carnival, and there are several other fireworks displays around Boston over the next few days. Have a fireworks photo to share? Upload it to Patch!
Friday, June 29, 2012
See the schedule of events for Boston Navy Week and the parking and road restrictions.
Boston always puts on a show for the Fourth of July but this year Boston Navy Week - with the Tall Ships sailing in - makes it a week long extravaganza. The event helps commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Ships have docked all around Boson Harbor, including at the Charlestown Navy Yard near Old Ironsides, the Fish Pier and Massport's Marine Terminal in South Boston. The public can tour the old tall ships, get a glimpse of modern war ships including the USS Wasp aircraft carrier and the destroyer USS Gravely, Coast Guard ships and ships from other countries. The Blue Angels will perform an air show on July 4, and there will be demostrations by the Leapfrogs, the Navy's parachute team. Here is the schedule of events for …