Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Lexington family injured in a serious accident earlier this month faces a lengthy road to recovery, but a helping hand from the community will go a long way.
It’s been nearly two weeks now since a Lexington family of four sustained serious injuries stemming from a Dec. 1 accident on I-95 in Walpole, and as the mother and son begin to bounce back, a toddler and father face still procedures still head. According to a family friend, both 5-year-old Ben and Jana, the mother, are recovering from their injuries and do not expect any further surgery. However, Greg, the father, will require another surgery on his foot next week and Sammy, the 15-month-old, is scheduled for a tracheotomy today at Children’s Hospital and still can’t move his arms, the family friend said in a statement provided to Patch. “Thank you so much for all the incredible support we have experienced in this difficult time for our …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A fund is being set up at Cambridge Trust Company to help the Hersch family as they begin to recover from injuries sustained in an accident last Saturday, Dec. 1, on I-95 in Walpole.
A Lexington family of four sustained serious injuries in a terrible accident last weekend on I-95 in Walpole and, with their toddler facing a long road to recovery, the community is coming together to lend a hand. The Hersch family’s oldest son is enrolled at the Children’s Center of Lexington and the CCL community has pitched in to provide things like meals, shopping and play dates. But now that it appears that the family’s 15-month-old toddler will require pediatric rehabilitation he can’t get in Boston, a fund is being set up through Cambridge Trust Company to help cover escalating expenses, according to Sally Gordon, director of the Children’s Center of Lexington. The toddler, according to a family friend, sustained a broken spine …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The upcoming Munroe Saturday Nights event on Dec. 8 in Lexington will feature the Concord Academy Poetry Slam Collaborative and a number of seasoned poets with Lexington ties.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following announcement was provided on behalf of the Munroe Center for the Arts. The written and spoken word, as explored through plays and poetry, take center stage in the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, to be held at 7:30 p.m. this Sataurday, Dec. 8. Munroe’s acclaimed practice of offering staged readings of new plays will continue with the first of this season’s play reading series, which will encompass the first half of the Dec. 8 program. Works by Massachusetts playwrights Don Cohen, Melinda Lopez and Maxine Lopez-Keough, and Michael Towers will be presented. Cohen, a Lexington resident who will also direct the evening’s plays, offers two compelling monologues, “Anne at Sixteen” and “Samson.” The Lopez duo offers us “Bad …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Three Lexington teens have earned honors this quarter at Boston College High School, a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The following essays, written by Lexington students, were provided by the Public Celebrations and Ceremonies Committee.
This essay is by Sophia Zhu, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Diamond Middle School. Yes, there has been a veteran in my life, moreover I lived with that veteran. He was my grandpa, Su Qi Tao whom served in the Chinese Civil War. For a short period of time, I lived with my grandparents in Hefei, China because my parents had to work in Shenzhen, China. This was well before I came to the United States, maybe around the age of five or six. I recall him telling me stories about his veteran days while rocking me to sleep in his big, fat comfortable recliner. It smelled like him and his shampoo. Oh, the stories were fascinating and adventurous. Every time it would give me goose bumps. Of course, I secretly knew that some parts of the story …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
LHS squad is one of 16 to advance to compete in the show's fourth season.
The following information was provided on behalf of High School Quiz Show. Sixteen Massachusetts public high school academic teams, including a team from Lexington High School, have advanced to compete on season four of High School Quiz Show, WGBH’s academic quiz show hosted by Billy Costa, premiering Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. on WGBH 2. The show’s production team announced the 16 schools on High School Quiz Show’s Facebook page earlier today. Teams qualified by earning top scores on “Super Sunday,” an event at which registered school teams each took an identical 100-question oral quiz at WGBH Studios in Brighton. The 16 high school academic teams that will appear on season four of High School Quiz Show are (in alphabetical order…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Lexington Senior Center and Human Services Department held its annual Volunteer Recognition Reception on Monday June 4 at the Muzzey Senior Center.
What better way to say "Thanks" than a champagne reception with catered lunch and dessert of strawberry shortcake? That's exactly what went down Monday afternoon at the Muzzey Senior Center as the Lexington Senior Center and Human Services Department sparkling wined and dined about 80 of its roughly 120 volunteers. It was the annual Volunteer Recognition Reception, featuring lunch, punch, guests like members of the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Carl Valente and Human Services staffers behind the counter disihing out desserts. "We do this every year to recognize the contributions of all of the volunteers," said Charlotte Rodgers, director of Human Services and the Senior Center. "Almost 14,000 hours is what they do every single year…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Sohini Pillai, a senior Theatre Studies and South Asia Studies major at Wellesley College from Lexington, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant.
The following information was provided by Wellesley College. Lexington resident Sohini Pillai, a senior Theatre Studies and South Asia Studies major at Wellesley College, was awarded a full Fulbright Scholar grant to India where she will conduct research on how the performing arts in India, specifically, different theatrical versions of the ancient epic poem The Ramayana, can promote positive messages of pluralism and harmony. The performances she plans to research range from the traditional Ramlila theatre in Old Delhi to an innovative Bharatanatyam dance-drama, and a rock-musical combining Indian folk dance and theatre forms with salsa, ballet, jazz, and Shakespeare. Sohini will conduct this research under the mentorship of Professor …
Monday, March 5, 2012
For several years now Lexington filmmaker Rick Beyer has been working on a film about a little-known WWII unit that specialized in deception. This past weekend, his hometown got a sneak peak at the unit and documentary -- both known as The Ghost Army.
Lexington filmmaker Rick Beyer is on a mission to expose the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops for what it was. This WWII unit was full of artists who specialized in deception and criss-crossed the European Theater in an effort to dupe the Germans and save lives. Young soldier-artists like fashion designer Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, and photographer Art Kane used inflatable tanks, sound trucks and phony radio communications. They were the Ghost Army. Beyer first heard of the Ghost Army about seven years ago, when he met Martha Gavin, whose uncle, Army Corporal John Jarvie, was in the unit. She had binders filled with artwork his uncle created. "I started to learn about the deception mission, learn about the art that they created," he …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Lexington-based Kids Cooking Green is inviting local youth to join them in the kitchen for some fun, great food and a lively discussion in its new classes for kids in grades 5 through 12.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The following information was provided by the folks at Kids Cooking Green. Cookie Making/ Fancy Cookie Decorating $38 Tuesday, Jan. 17 3:30-5:30 p.m. The Cookie Making/Fancy Cookie Decorating class is open to students in grades 5-8. We will begin this class preparing a sugar cookie dough, explaining the techniques of creaming the butter, and rolling out the dough. We will then bake and decorate our cookies to look like the professionals do! With the guidance of Professional cookie making Ravneet Sidhu, owner of Bakers Bloom, you will learn how to use a pastry bag, and how to decorate your edible creations to look like a professional baker created them! Each student will leave class with a box of cookies to be enjoyed at home. This class…