Thursday, February 14, 2013
From a sewing machine to a can of air, women have received all kinds of bad gifts.
Depending on your view, Valentine's Day is either a fun holiday to show someone how much you care about them, or a Hallmark holiday created to increase card sales. Whatever you think of the holiday, don't forget to give something to your loved ones. But be careful: you don't want your gift to end up on the receiver's "worst gift list." A story posted on iVillage includes "worst" gifts such as a sewing machine, tickets to a death metal concert and even a poinsettia. I even know someone who had to talk their friend out of buying a lamp for his sweetie for Valentine's Day. So on this Feb. 14, we want to know what was the worst gift you ever received on Valentine's Day? Tell us in the comments. What could have made it better?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Pucker up, lovebirds, and head to Qdoba on Valentine's Day for a free entree.
Customers at the Qdoba Mexican Grill on Bedford Street in Lexington can get free food on Thursday, if they don't mind a little PDA. The nationwide restaurant chain is now in its third year of a special Valentine's Day promotion: "Buy one entree, share a smooch with someone special -- or someone willing -- and get a second entree for free," says Qdoba. All kissing has to happen at the cash register, and no coupon is necessary. The promotion is happening nationwide. And this year, there's even a new twist to the promotion -- the Qdoba Kiss Cam. Snap a pic of the moment and share it via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and you'll have a shot at winning one of three prizes, including free burritos for a year. The deadline to submit your photo is…
For Valentine's Day, tell us what you love most about town.
Whether it’s the local schools, your favorite place to eat, or the proximity from home to a great trail, everyone has something they love about their community. (Maybe how much snow there is right now?) Since it's Valentine's Day tomorrow, we want to hear what you love most about Lexington, and what exactly makes this place so special. Is it the open spaces? The people? The small-town vibe? Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about Lexington.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentine's Day specials on Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Lexington Patch, we want to help local business owners get the word out about Valentine's Day specials and promotions. Maybe you're offering a discount on Valentine's Day items, or featuring a special menu for a romantic dinner. Or, perhaps your on the other end of the spectrum — hosting an anti-Valentine's Day party. Either way, let us know what you're doing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the comments, and we'll feature your business in our roundup to post before Valentine's Day.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Must. Love. Politics.
The following announcement was provided by the League of Women Voters of Lexington. The League of Women Voters of Lexington will present a Candidates Night on Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Science Lecture Hall at Lexington High School. An annual event presented by the league to encourage greater participation in Town elections, this is an opportunity for candidates to present their positions on the issues and to listen to their constituents’ concerns. In the first part of the evening, candidates for Town Meeting will gather in assigned classrooms to meet and exchange ideas with voters from their own precincts. In the second part, the audience will meet in the school auditorium to hear the views of people seeking Town-wide elective office, …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Offering a stunning array of blooms that make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts.
Looking for last-minute flowers this Valentine's Day? A fragrant floral arrangement could be closer than you think -- and in an unexpected locale. The Flower Shop at Minuteman High School, located at 758 Marrett Road in Lexington, will be open Feb. 13 and 14 (Valentine's Day) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cut flowers, vase arrangements, tropical plants, dish gardens and more will be available in the the Flower Shop, which is situated to the left of the main entrance to the school, attached to the greenhouse. As Minuteman continues to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month in February, the Flower Shop will serve as a great opportunity for students to showcase their artistry in the Horticulture/Landscape Technology program, school …
Friday, February 10, 2012
A dog-licensing deadline, Valentine's Soiree, youth sports signup and more today in Lexington.
1. Valentine's Soiree at Buckman Tavern: The Lexington Historical Society and their Colonial Singers are hosting a themed concert celebrating 18th-century ways of love and many varieties and disguises of “amour.” Starts at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Lexington Depot. Admission for members is $8 for adults and $4 for children; for nonmenbers that's $12 for adults and $6 for kids. 2. Dog License Deadline: Today's the last day for Lexington residents to get their dogs licensed, as is required by state statute and town bylaw. The standard license fee is $15 per dog and current rabies vaccination certificates must be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office before any license can be issued. 3. Today in Public Meetings: Public meetings posted for today …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Valentine’s Day can be more than just a day about Hallmark cards and chocolates.
I started talking about Valentine’s Day with some friends recently and the looks I got could have wilted a rose. Turned up noses, snarky comments about husbands dropping the ball and a few shrugged shoulders was about all I got. I realize that we have all been bombarded with Hallmark and Ferrero Rocher chocolate commercials the past few weeks, but I am determined to turn this holiday from superficial to super fabulous. At least at my house. For starters I thought of my official answer for “Mom, what is Valentine’s Day anyway?” My answer, drum roll please...“It’s a day to celebrate Love (yes, Love with a capital L).” It doesn’t have to be a day filled with commercial influences, but a day when we go the extra mile to remind those we love …