Local artist Jason Boucher is raffling off a piece featuring Boston Marathon favorites, Dick and Rick Hoyt, carrying the American and Massachusetts state flag while acknowledging first responders. Net proceeds go to the One Fund Boston.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
While all along I thought it was just part of being able to live.
Even before I graduated from high school, I had started working for an electrical company as an apprentice electrician. Ability to use physical tools like saws, drills, screwdrivers, pliers and the like was a must, and it was not acceptable to just do enough to get the job done. For instance, when you cut a piece of steel conduit with a hacksaw, a burr will be left on the inside and outside of the cut end. There are tools to remove those burrs because the inside burr may cut wires later pulled into that conduit and the outside burr may make threading difficult or may keep the conduit from seating in the fitting correctly. Moreover, the cut has to be straight so the conduit will slide into the fitting correctly. Apprentice electricians …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
That last ... at least for a little while.
Out in the middle of the country there is a town of around 9,000 people called Alliance, Neb. And if you have ever lived anywhere around there, you know about Carhenge—a re-creation of Stonehenge using cars. Laugh all you want, but recently I watched a program on PBS called Carhenge—Genius or Junk? I have visited Carhenge because I once lived in Lincoln. Lincoln, Nebraska, that is. And of course I have lived in Lexington. Mass., not Nebraska although there is one there, too. The high school sports teams are called the Minutemen, too, although they use the image of the Concord Minute Man instead of Capatin Parker. After watching the documentary, I realize that except for the accents, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of difference between the …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Elderly artists shine with their exhibits this week at the Senior Center.
Colorful quilts, watercolors and other artistic abilities were on display during a show Thursday at the Lexington Senior Center. More than 50 quilts, purses and other accessories were on display throughout the day, each of them created by members of quilting classes at the center. "They're amazing ladies," said Jane Norberg, the quilting class instructor. "They did some really nice things and brought in examples of what theyve done in class." On quilting, the classmates felt they had a special bond. "It's an addiction," said Judy Hughes, a member of the class. "It's a magnificant addiction. It's really a passion."
Thursday, May 19, 2011
This weekend in Lexington features arts, crafts, fairs and a concert.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Children's Lit Day at the Elephant's Trunk Bookshop Where/When: The Elephant's Trunk Bookshop, 1764 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Why Go: Authors Bob Shea, John Lechner and Jamie Harper will hold court at the bookstore for storytimes and question-and-answer sessions throughout the day. Pricing: Free 2. Lexington Pops Chorus Annual Spring Concert Where/When: Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 8 to 10 …
Monday, May 9, 2011
Meetings, events, weather prediction and a history lesson.
1. The Lexington Council for the Arts meets at 7 p.m. this evening at Cary Memorial Library. The council's agenda includes a chairperson's report on LOS collaboraiton and an Artist's Reception later this month at aloft, while the Web committee will report on creating content. 2. World War II Veterans of the Council on Aging hold their monthly meeting today from 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Cary Memorial Library. The presentation will be "The Grand View of Afghanistan," by First Lt. Rajiv Srinivasan, US Army. 3. The Rotary Club of Lexington holds its weekly meeting at 12:15 p.m. today at Waxy O'Connors. 4. On this day in history, in 1502, Columbus left Spain on his final trip to the New World; in 1899, the lawn mower was patented,in 1965; the …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A student art show, forecasted highs and a history lesson.
1. Tonight's opening night for the second annual Senior Art Show, featuring work from Lexington High School seniors. The show opens at 5:30 p.m. this evening at the Lexington Public Schools Central Office Gymnasium on Maple Street and will remain on display through May 27. 2. The Planning Board meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Selectmen's Meeting Room and, according ot its agenda, intends to take up a pair of Board of Appeals cases on Rockville Avenue, a South Lexington study and comment on a request for proposals for a traffic study. 3. It's looking like a warm one, according to the National Weather Service, which is predicting highs of 76, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the daytime and evening. 4. That forecast could have…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Call it the Easter Edition.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Hunting for Easter Eggs, a day early Where/When: First Baptist Church, 1580 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 Why Go: Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to decorate Easter bags and then hunt for colorful, chocolate eggs throughout First Baptist Church. Pricing: Free and open to the public. 2. Easter Crafts at the Elephant's Trunk Where/When: The Elephant's Trunk Bookshop, 1764 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. …