Wednesday, December 12, 2012
According to the folks over at Wilson Farm, there are many reasons to love your Christmas tree this season.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The following was provided by Wilson Farm in Lexington. For nearly 50 years, Wilson Farm in Lexington has helped local area residents deck their halls with gorgeous real trees for Christmas. These terrific tannenbaums are the best choice for celebrating Christmas as they provide a wonderful texture and scent not duplicated by artificial trees and are good for the environment and the economy. Here are a few reasons why: Go Real this Holiday With their unmistakable and unduplicated holiday scent and natural texture, fresh trees create lasting holiday memories. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, but they’re good for the environment, create jobs here in the United States, and help support local businesses. If you live in the Lexington area…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Actually, it kind of is. And that’s why the Lexington Chamber of Commerce’s monthly midday forum is looking for a few good men.
It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn toward New Year’s Resolutions. The holiday is still a few weeks away, but Mary Jo Bohart, executive director of Lexington’s Chamber of Commerce, has her resolution ready. In 2013, Bohart hopes to introduce more men to the Chamber’s “Women-in-Business” lunchtime series, a monthly midday forum in which attendees participate in a roundtable discussion and take in a presentation from a featured speaker. In its seventh year, the series is almost exclusively attended by women. “The overall concept of the series is to profile successful businesswomen from a broad range of professions,” Bohart said. “These speakers describe not only their specific field, but also their personal career path.” The …
Friday, December 7, 2012
With the holiday season upon us, enjoy these gingerbread tips and recipes provided by Wilson Farm.
Friday, December 7, 2012
This year’s tercentennial in Lexington has everyone thinking about the town’s history. One needs look no further than the Battle Green, Munroe Tavern or Buckman Tavern to realize that Lexington has a rich sense of history and tradition. It reminds us that tradition starts with a single action. Why not start your own tradition this holiday season and build a legacy of fun and excitement that can be passed from generation to generation. It doesn’t need to be as historic as the “shot heard ‘round the world,” but it can start with something as simple and family friendly as gingerbread. Gingerbread has its roots firmly planted in Europe. When ginger first arrived in the eleventh century it was delivered to Europe by trade routes that were …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Channeling Tavern on the Green rather than Tavern Near the Green.
Buckman and Munroe are Lexington’s most treasured and historic taverns. After last Wednesday there is a third: The Vine Brook Tavern on Waltham Street. Vine Brook isn’t your great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather’s tavern. Buckman’s colonial guests dined on freshly-shot game made into a stew of the day, washed down with grog. Vine Brook owners Marcus Palmer and Brian Lesser, along with Chef Chris Frothingham, offer modern and more appetizing fare for 21st century visitors. During last Wednesday night’s grand opening guests noshed on morsels from the tavern’s extensive menu. Servers carrying white rectangular porcelain trays, heavy with Frothingham’s specialties, weaved through the milling crowd in the restaurant’s upper room. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The new Waltham Street eatery, which offers a menu of upscale American tavern cuisine, opened softly earlier this month and is doing it with more fanfare tonight, Nov. 28.
The Lexington Center restaurant scene is eclectic to say the least, with a quintessentially American eatery as the latest addition to round out the roster. Vine Brook Tavern opened softly a little earlier this month, but has its “grand opening” party scheduled to pop off at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 28. According to Marcus Palmer, the establishment’s owner/operator, tonight’s the night Vine Brook Tavern announces itself to local media and the who’s who of Lexington. “We have invited Town Hall reps, investors, local Lexington VIPs, restaurant people [and] press to attend the party here on Wednesday,” Palmer wrote in an email to Patch. The opening events will be replete with featured cocktails and passed apps and the like. About Vine Brook Tavern…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
How will your finances affect your holiday spending?
Two-thirds of respondents to a recent poll by the NPD Group said they “plan to spend about the same” as last year, while 10 percent planned to “spend more.” With the economy and job situation still in flux for many families across the country, we want to know what families in Lexington plan to do for holiday gifts in 2012. Will you be more creative with your gifting? Use sites like Groupon, Living Social, etc? Brave the Black Friday sales? Cook or bake for family and friends? Leave your comments in the box below.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Blue laws prohibit retailers from opening before midnight on Black Friday.
Black Friday is starting earlier than ever, as some national retailers have announced they will open the night of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. However, here in Massachusetts, state blue laws prohibit stores from opening until midnight, according to an article in the Boston Globe. Current blue laws prohibit retailers in the state from opening on Thanksgiving, thus preventing them from getting an early start on Black Friday sales, according to the Globe article. Some exceptions are restaurants, health care facilities and gas stations. The laws, instituted in the 17th century, are intended to make sure holidays are properly observed, according to the Boston Globe. Are Massachusetts' blue laws outdated? Should they be eliminated? Tell …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The pizzeria chain has closed several locations, and the future is uncertain.
The Upper Crust in Lexington has closed its doors, although it may be temporary. The Boston Globe reports that several locations of the pizzeria chain have shut down, temporarily at least. The Globe called the Upper Crust in Watertown, where an employee who answered the phone said that restaurant was closed and that the company is undergoing reorganization and "we are closed for at least next couple of days." Upper Crust has been facing financial difficulties, and in September the company defaulted on a TD Bank loan. Company officials filed for bankruptcy protection. The company's troubles also include a U.S. Department of Labor ruling that they owed employees back overtime pay.