Monday, May 20, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on May 20 in Lexington.
1. Sneak Peek at the Seletmen's Stacked Agenda: The Board of Selectmen meet at 7 p.m. at the Town Office Building and its stacked agenda includes, among other things, a liquor hearing on a new wine and malt license for Upper Crust, recognition of retiring DPW employees, sidewalk committee recommendations on Winthrop Street sidewalk, a uniqure presentation and setting a warrant for a June 17 special Town Meeting. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Transportation Advisory Committee at 2:30 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Greenways Corridor Committee at 4:30 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Board of Assessors at 5 p.m. at the Town Office Building, the Lexington High School Site Council at 6 p…
Monday, April 22, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 22 in Lexington.
1. Town Meeting's Back Tonight: At 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall. 2. Minuteman Technical Institute Open House: Minuteman Technical Institute will be hosting several open houses this spring for interested students to learn about post-graduate programs and the application process, and one of them is at 7 p.m. tonight at Minuteman High in Lexington. 3. Other Public Meetings: According to the town website, other public meetings posted for today include the Greenway Corridor Committee at 4:30 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Board of Selectmen at 6 p.m. at the Town Office Building, the Lexington High School Council at 6 p.m. at LHS, the Appropriation Committee at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office Building and the Capital Expenditures Committee at 7 p.m. at Cary …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Users are showing support for a cause by changing their profile pictures.
The bold yet simple graphic, of a pink equal sign inside a red block, originated with the Human Rights Campaign, as a social media/marketing campaign to garner support for Marriage Equality during the Supreme Court hearings [audio and trasncript from Tuesday] on the topic. The Human Rights Campaign describes itself as "the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans." As you scroll through Facebook, you can find a variety of interpretations of the original symbol, some uploaded here. What's your take on this Facebook phenomenon?
Monday, December 31, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Dec. 31 in Lexington.
1. First Night Festivities: Looking to formalize those last-minute plans for rining in the new year? We just so happen to have a refresher of Boston's First Night Festivities right here? 2. New Restaurant Hosts New Year's Celebration: Vine Brook Tavern, the new American eatery on Waltham Street, will offer its regular dinner menu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight and then a 4-course pre-fixed from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with a champagne toast at midnight. Check out the restaurant's website for more information. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, there are no public meetings posted for today. 4. Like Us On Facebook -- If It's the Last Thing You Do! Our push for 1,000 Facebook "Likes" by the close of 2012 has, quite obviously, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Does the massacre at Newtown, CT, signal the need for a political debate on gun regulations?
Before officials had even held their first press conference Friday, Facebook was abuzz with status updates about the Newtown, CT, massacre. The statuses were split between those sending their condolences and those asking if the country would finally deal with the issue of gun control. Some fought back, asking for respect and mourning before political debate began. Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a mass killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News. The guns were not illegal and were, in fact, owned by the shooter's mother. Among them were a semi-automatic .223 caliber bushmaster rifle and two handguns. Those …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Upload a picture taken by you that best represents Lexington.
Our readers are our site’s biggest assets and when we were thinking about what photo to use for the top of our Lexington Patch Facebook page, we figured we’d leave it up to you. We are inviting you to share your favorite photo of your hometown. So readers, now is your chance to get your best town photo out there for all to see! Upload a picture taken by you that you think best represents the town of Lexington. The winning photo will be the featured photo at the top of the Lexington Patch’s Facebook page. We're extending the contest through the weekend, so you have until Monday, Nov. 19, to upload a photo you think best represents Lexington. Here’s how to enter: Our readers will help us pick the winner! You, the reader can vote for the …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
As the football teams from Lexington and Burlington prepare for their annual Thanksgiving clash on the gridiron, Lexington Patch and Burlington Patch are squaring off in the social media arena.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Fall is here, and the annual Thanksgiving Day clash between Lexington and Burlington is just around the corner. As the Minutemen muster up to end the losing streak to the Red Raiders, you can get in the “Beat Burlington!” spirit by helping Lexington Patch beat Burlington Patch in a Facebook friends contest! The contest starts today, and whichever Patch site gets the most new “Likes” by the end Midnight on Nov. 21, Thanksgiving Eve, wins. Visit Lexington Patch’s Facebook page to “Like” us, and Let’s Beat Burlington (Patch)!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Citizens Academy signups, scavenger hunting and more today in Lexington.
1. Lexington Citizens' Acadmey Coming Up: The fourth annual Lexington Citizens’ Academy will begin in mid-September. The 10-session Academy is specifically designed to familiarize citizens with the departments and services of Town government. Sessions will be held mainly on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For further information, or to register, please contact Michelle Stevens in the Town Manager’s Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at (781) 862-0500 x 209. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, there are no public meetings posted for today. 3. Scavengers Celebrating Lexington's 300th: As part of the celebrations for Lexington's 300th anniversary, a townwide scavenger hunt began in July, with …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Talking German, summer concerts and more today in Lexington.
1. German's On the Agenda: For the Lexington School Committee, which meets at 7 p.m. this evening at the Town Office Building. Last month, several parents implored School Committee members to reconsider a decision to shutter the German language program at Lexington High. 2. Bicentennial Band's Summer Concert: The Lexington Bicentennial Band, under the direction of Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, continues its summer concert series, offering free performances at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday nights at Hastings Park. 3. More Meetings: Also meeting today is the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission, at 7 p.m. at the Cary Memorial Building. 4. Like Lexington Patch on Facebook: For even more information and engagement, like Lexington Patch on …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Concerts, public speaking, meetings, mind readings and more today in Lexington.
1. Metropolitan Wind Symphony Concerts in the Park: The MWS is presenting three free outdoor band concerts this month, at 7:30 p.m. on July 12, July 19 and July 26, weather permitting. The concerts will feature patriotic music and marches, show music ad traditional concert band selections. Each concert is held at Hastings Park, and the standing recommendation is for viewers to bring a blanket and picnic basket. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today begin and end with the Board of Appeals at 7:30 a.m. at the Town Office Building. All the meetings are listed as "future dates." 3. 'Rory Raven Will Read Your Mind!' At 7 p.m. tonight at Cary Library, check out the mysterious stylings of …