The next two Saturdays at St. Brigids, Lexington Boy Scout Tim Schoch will be holding a collection drive for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Boston.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
LHS sophomore Tim Schoch talks about organizing the drive, to be held Feb. 23 and March 2 at St. Brigid’s, as his Eagle Scout project.
Have tools, appliances or furniture you could donate? If you do, then you can help folks still recovering after Superstorm Sandy, as well as a local teen working toward becoming an Eagle Scout. As his Eagle project, Lexington High sophomore Tim Schoch is organizing a collection drive for Habitat for Humanity, collecting donations of tools, appliances and furniture to help out people in need, especially those affected by Sandy, the hurricane that smashed the east coast last October. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, March 2, Schooch and a few fellow Scouts from Troop 10 will be at St. Brigid's collecting items for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Boston. Schooch said he started thinking of a collection drive as …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
'Camping at its Best' will be a relaxing dinner event, including a silent auction and plenty of lively musical and dramatic entertainment by the scouts themselves.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Colin Raposo, a Boy Scout with Troop 10 in Lexington, is looking for volunteers to help build a new trail in the Landlocked Forest.
A local scout is going for the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts and is looking to run a volunteer trail project as part of the process. Colin Raposo, a Boy Scout with Troop 10 in Lexington, is working to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the scouts. As part of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout, scouts must do a service project. The project can benefit the scouts or the local community. For his project, and to show leadership skills, Raposo proposed to the Burlington Board of Selectmen last week that he run a volunteer project to move a trail in the Landlocked Forest. The forest also has an entry in Lexington, Raposo's hometown. According to Raposo, currrently the well-used trail is located on Mass. Highway …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Boy Scouts, School Committee, Crafts for Charity and more today in Lexington.
1. Boy Scouts Registration and Orientation: Lexington Cub Scout Pack 197 is holding its registration and orientation event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. this evening at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. According to an orientation notice, Pack 197 serves more than 50 scouts and volunteers primarily associated with Harrington, Bowman, Waldorf and Montessori schools without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status. 2. School Committee Meets Tonight: At 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall, and its agenda includes preliminary 2012-2013 enrollment numbers, updates on the Bridge and Bowan renovation projects, along with other summer capital projects, an iPad pilot program at Lexington High and the committee's role in curriculum changes. 3. …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Minuteman High graduates all attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
The following was provided by Judy Bass, a communications specialist for Minuteman High School, a regional career and technical high school serving the communities of Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Lincoln, Needham, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston. Michael Bowe of Bolton, Anthony Perugini of Carlisle, Kenneth Roith of Maynard and Michael Spaulding of Groton have quite a bit in common. Not only did they graduate from Minuteman High School in Lexington in June, but they all attained the rank of Eagle Scout, an especially remarkable achievement when you consider that the Class of 2012 at Minuteman to which the four young men belong had 108 male students, meaning that an …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
You don't have to be a candidate for Miss America to think about world peace
This past Friday was Veterans Day and, as I do every year, I was wearing three hats—as a member of the Board of Selectmen, as a veteran and as the Scoutmaster of a Lexington Boy Scout troop. After the ceremonies, there was the inevitable question from a reporter which sought to tie all of that together, especially the Boy Scouts and military parts. It was a good question, because it gave me a chance to talk about Robert Baden-Powell, who founded World Scouting more than one hundred years ago. He was a former British Army general who had seen his war and apparently did not like it -- even though he emerged a hero. At the first World Conclave of Scouting, Baden-Powell held aloft a “hatchet of war” and then buried it in a barrel of golden …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Conversations about community and possible Boy Scout troop expansion will take place today in Lexington.
1. A facilitated discussion about becoming part of community and benefitting from it will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at St. Brigid's. Get there early, because coffee's at 6:45. A whole host of local orgs are supporting the event, which is called What Does Community Mean: How Can We Find It Together? As of Monday evening, the Community Center Task Force was the only town board to have this posted as a public meeting. 2. Other public meetings posted for today on the town website include Capital Expenditures at 8 a.m. at the Town Office Building; the EDCO Collaborative of Greater Boston at 1 p.m. in Waltham; the Diamond Middle School Site Council at 4 p.m. at that school and the Conservation Commission at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Memorial …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Thoughts ... including whether it really is a vacation.
The draft of my column for this week was written on the back of a large envelope. “Oh, c’mon” you are probably saying. “That Abraham Lincoln-writing-by-the-light-of-the-fire stuff was old a hundred years ago.” It is true that I did not write by the light of a fire. There was one burning nearby, but I used a Coleman lantern, which my eyes really appreciated. I recently wrote that, when I retired, it would be to a place where you would not be able to reach me by phone or Internet. I was thinking Paris at the time. In fact, for the past week I have been without any reliable links to the outside world. No bars on my cellphone. No Internet connection. Very iffy landline phone service, which requires an arduous walk to use. Nobody has a radio or…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I hope you’re not too surprised I noticed
Many continue to deny it, but there are differences between men and women and they show up in what seem at first to be strange ways. After reading that last sentence, readers are now split between “Duh” and “This guy is a total jerk.” But hear me out … For instance, when I first got my netbook PC, I noticed that, many times, as I was using it in public a woman would walk up and start the conversation with “That looks cute” and then ask to try it. One morning, I was in the Lexington Public Office Building, by which I mean the Starbucks near Walgreen’s, and in less than 20 minutes three women came up, told me the netbook looked “cute” and tried it out. As I was leaving, another patron said to me “I’m curious—have you just discovered an …