Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Add photos of your favorite presents and family celebrations right here.
These last few weeks of December are just about the most celebrated time of of the year, especially for young children — and the young at heart. Take this chance to wish your neighbors happy holidays by sharing photos and stories of a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday (Festivus, anyone?) with everyone right here on Lexington Patch. Add pictures of the kids opening gifts, pictures of pets, a snapshot of the family gathering round the table or any other holiday photo you'd like — new or old. So come on and keep spreading that holiday cheer by sharing your family's festive photos. You can add pictures directly to this article by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" tab at the top left of the image above, or you …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
A look back at the week that was in Lexington.
We began the week with a warning to "Lock 'Em Up" because alleged thieves are targeting unlocked vehicles inside unlcoked garages. And then, unexpectedly, a helicopter touched down in a backyard on Adams Street on Sunday afternoon, alarming some residents in the area. Turns out, the resident had FAA clearance to put the bird down in his backyard, although police say he doesn't plan on doing it again. On Monday morning, columnist Denise Dube recommended some great spots to get in some last-minute shopping around Lexington. That night at Cary Hall, the Community Preservation Committee and the public heard about more than a dozen proposals seeking Community Preservation Act funds this spring. The list of proposals remains fluid as the CPC …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
A look back at the week that was in Lexington.
This week started off with strong words about the "White House" from Selectman Peter Kelley, who sounded off about spending public money on the dilapidated structure during the Board of Selectman's Dec. 12 discussion about Community Preservation Act proposals. “I never felt it was worthy of any investment other than the cost to crush it and move it,” Kelley said. “We’re just wasting good public money dressing that pig up. It’s bad news.” Four of the five selectmen declined to opine on spending $202,000 to stabilize any bit of the White House until hearing the Historic Districts Commission’s view on moving the decaying Greek Revival, or sections of it, from 1557 Massachusetts Ave. to the Leary Land. Regarding the rest of the proposed …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The holiday season is steeped in tradition, and we want to hear about yours.
From sipping egg nog to sending cards to exchanging gifts, there are many ways to celebrate the holidays. Whether you and your loved ones celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or some creative combination that mixes and matches from the those three, there's no denying that the holiday season is steeped in tradition, and here at Lexington Patch, we're interested in learning about all of them. Do you head home for the holidays, or open yours to family for a few days, or just to share that special meal? Maybe you roast chestnuts on an open fire, or watch "A Christmas Story" six times on Christmas Eve. Whether its big-time gatherings of friends and family, or something simple like looking forward to scarves and ice-skating, we want to hear …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Let us know in the comments section below or send an email to [your email] with your favorite holiday recipes.
Each week, Lexington Patch solicits editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more in our feature called Patch Picks. With the holidays right around the corner, now's the perfect time to get started thinking about seasonal recipes - particularly those sweet treats that many enjoy around the holiday season, from pies to cakes to cookies and drinks. Whether it's a special Christmas pie or a unique Chanukah dish, we're wondering what it is you like to make the most around this time of year. Let your fellow Lexington Patch readers know by commenting in the section below or send us an email with your thoughts. We’ll feature the best choices in this week’s Patch Picks.
Friday, December 2, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Friday, Dec. 2.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
Got a favorite spot to pick out that big old Christmas Tree? Let us know by emailing Patrick.Ball@patch.com or adding comments below.
Each week, Lexington Patch highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more in our feature called Patch Picks. Thanksgiving is coming on Thursday, and many use the holiday to get thinking about the next round of holidays in December. While some start thinking about their Black Friday plans, others may start looking at different spots to shop for the annual Christmas Tree. Whether it's a small Christmas Tree farm, or a simple stand that aims to raise money for local causes, we're wondering where you like to go each year when shopping for trees in and around Lexington. Let your fellow Lexington Patch readers know by commenting in the section below or send…