Friday, July 6, 2012
Did you miss last night's Fifth of July fireworks display in Lexington? Here's a short video and a few quick pics shot from Lincoln Field.
Here's one from the ICMY file... As in, In Case You Missed It, here's a short video from the finale of Lexington's Fifth of July fireworks and a few quick picks from the 15ish-minute display. . From inside the track into the night sky, a post-Independence Day fireworks display light up Lexington last night. The fireworks display came on the third night of the Lexington Lions Club's annual Fourth of July Carnival, which occupies Hastings Park for two more nights.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Fireworks, a carnival and more today in Lexington.
1. Fireworks Tonight: Lexington's professional fireworks display will pop off after dusk tonight, with the fireworks being shot off from inside the track next to the Center Recreation Complex. 2. Lions Club Carnival Continues: The annual carnival is open from 6 to 11 p.m. today at Hastings Park. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, there are none posted for today. 4. Nominate Your Local Favorites: There's still time to nominate your favorite local spots for our Best of Patch Readers Choice 2012, which is taking reader solicitaitons for Lexington's best burgers, coffee, nonprofits and places to avoid during rush hour. 5. Sunny and Summery: Should be mostly sunny today with a high of 86, according to the National …
Monday, July 2, 2012
A few ways to safely enjoy fireworks this Fourth of July.
For many, the Fourth of July and fireworks go hand-in-hand. However, each year, fire officials warn that, when amateurs and explosives are involved, Fourth of July fireworks very easily leave someone handless – or worse. Asked about fireworks safety last week, Lexington Fire Chief John Wilson offered a bit of quick advice—“Don't. They’re illegal,” he said.—and then referred to state Fire Marshal Stephen Coan, whose website provides more than a dozen links to presentations and information detailing the dangers and illegality of fireworks. According to data on a report titled “Leave Fireworks to Pros,” from 2002 to 2011, there were 804 major fire and explosion incidents involving illegal fireworks reported in Massachusetts, which caused one …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed: Lexington's fireworks will be Thursday, July 5 at the annual Lions Club's Carnival, and there are several other fireworks displays around Boston over the next few days. Have a fireworks photo to share? Upload it to Patch!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Celebrate the 4th of July with these fireworks displays scheduled in the Greater Boston area and North Shore of Massachusetts.
Where are Fourth of July fireworks displays near Lexington? Here's a list of what's popping off tonight. (Also check out information on some local, Lexington events.) Click on the links for more information about each event:
Fireworks, field games, rides and more.
The annual Lexington Lions Club Carnival comes to town next week and will claim a slightly different spot around the town’s center. Ongoing fields work has forced the 56th annual Fourth of July carnival to move over to Hastings Park from its regular location beside the Center Recreation Complex. According to plans presented earlier this month, the carnival will be largely the same as it’s been in the past, although slightly smaller due to the plot and configuration of the Hastings Park site. Setup is scheduled to begin on Sunday, July 1, with the carnival’s opening slated for the evening of Tuesday, July 3. The Bicentennial Band will play on opening day, and fireworks are planned for Thursday, July 5, as well as an early opening that day …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Lexington Police incident reports from July 1 to July 4. The following information was supplied by the Lexington Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, July 18:48 a.m. – Animal control used one shot to put down a sick coyote on Turning Mill Road. 12:02 p.m. – An employee at a Hayden Avenue business reported he was FedExing a watch valued at $1,500 and when it never arrived at its destination, he contacted FedEx, which reported they never picked it up. 3:34 p.m. – Officers investigated a motor vehicle accident on Bedford Street. 6:59 p.m. – As the result of a traffic stop on Lowell Street, an Arlington man was arrested on a warrant out of Winchester. Nisit Patel, 30, of 16 Henderson St., Arlington, was charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license was suspended, operating with a revoked registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating without an …
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Yes, the summer has undeniably started. Fourth of July weekend, with all of its cookouts, fireworks and other festivities, is now behind us. But the sunshine and seasonably warm weather stuck around, which means folks are falling back into their normal routines on a pretty much perfect Tuesday. So, with that in mind, we want to know, Are you struggling to get back to business as usual coming off this long, holiday weekend? Or have you decided to take the entire week off, opting to relax with the family at the beach or some other vacation hot spot?
Monday, July 4, 2011
Scenes from the Lexington Lions Club's 55th annual Fourth of July Carnival.
Throughout this Fourth of July weekend -- like so many other before it -- the Lexington Lion's Club's annual carnival has been a hub of activity where Lexingtonians and others celebrated American independence in any number of ways. From the ferris wheel to the fireworks to the fried dough, the carnival offered something for just about everyone, including special youth games from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. today at Crumb Field. Patch was there when the carnival opened early, allowing special needs students from area institutions to enjoy the rides before the crowds arrived. And we were there again Saturday night, when the fireworks display was an added attraction. But we know there are any number of images, events, activities and other scenes that…
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Outside the Lions Club's annual Fourth of July Carnival, fireworks lit up the early July sky, Saturday night in Lexington.
Cars lined Worhten Street and packed adjacent parking lots from Lexington High School up to Grace Chapel evening as crowds poured in and out of the Lion's Club's 55th annual Fourth of July Carnival. It was Saturday evening, July 2, just a little more than an hour before the fireworks display, considered by many to be the capstone event of the five-day carnival, which also features rides, games, fair food and other attractions. As darkness descended upon the Center complex, enveloping the giant slide like a Snuggie, lines grew long at concession stands and picnicking people gobbled up sports on the grass fields on either side of the carnival. Right about 9:30 p.m., came the Independence Day staple they were all waiting for -- fireworks shot…