Friday, September 2, 2011
A slowish, but sunny Friday in Lexington.
1. Looking for a little afternoon entertainment? Carla Chrisfield, soprano, and William Merrill, piano will perform at First Parish's Friday Noon Concert Series. The one-hour concert is followed by refreshments and the chance to meet the performers. 2. Monday is Labor Day, which means many things will be closed. However, the Department of Public Works will begin its additional yard waste collection beginning Tuesday. 3. There are no public meetings posted for today on the town's website. 4. On this day in history: In 1666, the Great Fire in London destroyed 13,000 houses and killed 8 people; in 1898, a machine gun was used in battle for the first time; in 1937, the United States Housing Authority was created, and, in 2010, BP claimed that…
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Panera plans confirmed, a prostitute pinched, a post office preserved and more this week in Lexington.
The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society's seventh annual artisans market and summer sale opened last weekend, and we brought you a photo gallery Monday morning. But then the news quickly changed gears as a serious car accident at Lowell and East streets hospitalized three and backed up traffic early Monday afternoon. That night, a sting operation by Lexington Police busted a two-person prostitution operation that was allegedly working out of the Quality Inn on Bedford Street. Tuesday morning's About Town column remembered Grace “Gracie” Watson, a long-time volunteer at the Visitors Center and ambassador for the town. Watson died July 21, a week after celebrating her 85th birthday. Also on Tuesday, the United States Postal Service announced …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
What's going on in and around Lexington.
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. LYST Presents "Bye Bye Birdie" Where/When: Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue; 7 p.m., Friday, July 22 and 1 p.m., Saturday, July 23 Why Go: Lexington Youth Summer Theatre is presenting the timeless classic "Bye Bye Birdie" and attendees will be able to bid on a one-of-a-kind guitar signed by Tom Scholz of the band Boston. Proceeds benefit children's charities selected by the cast. Pricing: Tickets are $13 in advance adn $15 at the door. 2. Summer Concert …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Share your opinion in the comments.
Summer is a lot of things. It's a time to get away with family and friends. It's the time when so-called blockbusters -- like the Harry Potter finale debuting tomorrow -- hit theaters. It means concerts taking place in the park, on the lawn and in other outdoor spots around town. It's also potentially dangerous, as abundant sun and heat can be hazardous to the health. We had a few warm ones earlier this week and today's About Town column shares some safety tips to help folks beat the heat. With that in mind, we want to know How do you keep cool during the warm summer months? What are your recommendations for beating the heat here in Lexington?
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Fourth of July celebrations, an attempted arson, report card problems and mysteriously missing meat this week in Lexington.
We began this week with a roundup of Independence Day weekend activities, which included a fireworks display and the Lions Club Carnival opening early last Thursday to allow special needs students to enjoy the rides before the crowd. The holiday recap continued with Tuesday morning's About Town column, which covered the reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July at the Historical Society. Tuesday also included pyro-related news that had nothing to do with Fourth of July fireworks, as police arrested a Lexington man who allegedly set fire to the house where a friend was living with his grandparents. On Thursday, we noted musical performances around town this summer, including Concerts in the Park and the Chamber of …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Outdoor performances at Hastings Park and the Visitor Center lawn entertain throughout the summer.
For some, the summer concert season involves trips to outdoor venues to see classic rock or country music acts down at the Comcast Center or maybe something a little more modern at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion. But here in Lexington, there are weekly options for outdoor musical performances, so folks need look no further than the Center for summertime entertainment. And this week, the local summer concert season is in full swing. At 7:30 p.m. tonight, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony will take to the Levi Burnell Bandstand at Hastings Park for its second "Concert in the Park" of the season. The MWS's first show was July 7, and additional performances are scheduled for July 21 and July 28. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankes, chairs…