Friday, April 12, 2013
Normally presented Patriots’ Day morning, Lexington’s three annual awards for outstanding citizens were handed out prior to Wednesday night’s session of annual Town Meeting.
This year’s awards ceremony was different, to be sure, but watching Robert Sacco react to receiving his White Tricorne, it would have been hard to imagine it happening any other way. Sitting in the back of the Cary Memorial Building’s newly designated Battin Hall, Sacco started putting the pieces together as Lions Club President Stacy Sheehan began describing this year’s recipient of the White Tricorne Hat award. His name called, Sacco rose and began walking toward the front of the hall, shaking hands and laughing – at himself, perhaps, if self-deprecation is possible in such a situation. At the front, he turned and spotted family members in the balcony and let the assembled crowd know how he’d been lured to Cary Hall on this night. “You…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Also announcing changes to the nomination and presentation plans for this year.
Saturday, February 16
The following informaiton was provided by the Lexington Lions Club. The Lexington Lions Club will present, as it has each year since 1954, a White Tricorne Hat honoring an outstanding resident of Lexington. This year’s award will be presented by Lions Club President Stacy Sheehan. The Lions Club is now soliciting nominations for this honor from the public. The Lions Club has revised the 2013 White Tricorne Hat Nomination and Presentation Plans. Instead of presenting the 2013 Recipient on Patriots Day morning on the Battle Green, we will instead be presenting the award on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Cary Hall. The presentation will be made prior to the start of that Town Meeting session. This will allow the 2013 White Tricorne …
Monday, April 2, 2012
In an only-in-Lexington April Fool's Day prank for the ages, inflatable armored forces supplemented colonial firepower at rehearsal for Patriots' Day 2012 on the Battle Green.
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Monday, April 2, 2012
The following recap was provided by Marilyn Rea Beyer. It was a covert operation employing a time-honored military tactic – the element of surprise. On the Battle Green this past Sunday, Lexington Militia Capt. Bill Mix gave orders to Lexington militia man Bruce Leader, and Andrew Coots of Gardner’s Charleston Militia, to commandeer two inflatable rubber Sherman tanks in order to startle and befuddle His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot as a practice battle ensued on Lexington Green on Sunday, April 1. And just as the King’s Troops Commander, Paul O’Shaughnessy blustered and bellowed for the rabble from Lexington to “Lay down your arms and disperse!” the unified local forces shouted a unison rejoinder, “Oh, yeah?” Tom Fortmann, Rick Beyer, …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Lexington Reads continues, a Patriots' Day preview, meetings and more today in Lexington.
1. Dancing to Mozart's Requiem: Lexington Reads continues its celebration of the "Creative Spirit," the theme for 2012, as Nicole Pierce is a dancer, choreographer, and founder of EgoArt, Inc., a contemporary dance company that merges performance and media art to create provocative dance experiences. In this program, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Cary Memorial Library, Pierce will discuss her unique creative process and will show how she was able to translate Mozart’s unfinished classical Requiem into a bold and challenging work featuring movement for eight dancers, 5 wall-sized panels, 24 costumes, and video projections of the four seasons. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Know any outstanding Lexingtonians? The Lions Club is now soliciting nominations for a resident to award with this year's White Tricorne Hat.
The following press release was provided by the Lexington Lions Club. On Patriots Day, April 16, 2012, the Lexington Lions Club will again present, as it has each year since 1954, a White Tricorne Hat honoring an outstanding resident of Lexington. Lions Club President Jonathan Doran will present this year’s award will be presented during the morning ceremonies on the Battle Green. The Lions Club is now soliciting nominations for this honor from the public. The award criteria that the White Tricorne Hat Committee uses to judge the nominees are as follows: First, the candidate must be a current resident of Lexington and not a major elected office holder. Secondly, the candidate must have demonstrated a dedication to the principles of …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Do you know a high school senior who demonstrates all that's good in kids these days -- things like leadership, good academic standing and community service? Nominate him or her for this year's Outstanding Youth Award.
The following is a press release from the Outstanding Youth Awards Committee. Lexington's Outstanding Youth Awards Committee is now seeking nominations for this year’s award. Any Lexington resident who is a high school senior is eligible to be nominated. The award will be presented to a student who has demonstrated service to the community of Lexington, good academic standing and leadership abilities. Prior award winners have distinguished themselves in many varied activities, with the commonality being their desire to be a positive force in the Lexington community. Anyone can nominate a candidate. To nominate, please be sure to include the nominee’s name, phone numbe, mailing and email addresses and, of course, a letter of nomination …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Click through some of our favorite scenes from 2011, plus a bonus video.
There is simply no way to include all of the outstanding images captured and posted on Lexington Patch in 2011. From holidays to storms to feel-good features that warm the heart, there has no shortage of powerful photography from local photographers, freelancers and you, our readers. So, in deciding our five favorite photos from 2011, we tried to going to stick to that old adage that a picture's worth 1,000 words and selected images that themselves tell the story. There are actually six pics, but we like to think about the second and third as one before-and-after image. So here they are, in chronological order. 1. Re-Enactors, the Next Generation: In Lexington, it's pretty much a given (or an understatement) that Patriots Day is a kind of…
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Selectmen stuff, abundant arts and fighting disease with fundraisers this week in Lexington.
This week opened with a reopening ceremony for Munroe Tavern after extensive restorations at the historic Lexington landmark. Sunday’s ceremony was wonderful and well attended, the selectmen said at their meeting on Monday. Also at the Sept. 26 selectmen’s meeting, the board set the date for a Nov. 14 special Town Meeting, decided on locations for electric-car charging stations and agreed to move the 2013 afternoon Patriots’ Day parade forward from Monday to Sunday. A bit of bad news from Monday: the Lexington High School boys varsity soccer squad lost its first regular season game since 2007, a 2-0 loss at Winchester. Tuesday evening, more than 100 Lexington residents gathered at St. Brigid’s Keilty Hall to have a conversation about …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
300 years in Lexington.
It’s odd to write about an event or committee when you’re a member. Some would say an objective viewpoint goes right out the window. Well, that's true. It does. I belong to an impressive group who is bent on creating the most memorable 300th birthday party ever – or at least something to tide us over until the 400th. We belong to the Lexington’s 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee and two nights ago we went before the Board of Selectmen. During the first ½ hour I jotted notes for Tuesday’s column and then it was the committee’s turn to make a presentation and tell the selectmen our plans for the nine-month celebration that starts in September 2012 and ends in May 2013. (Sort of.) Really, there’s no sense in scheduling events only to …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
A BBQ battle, Patriots Day, an electrocution and a new bakery all made news this week in Lexington.
The week got off to a sweet and smoky start Sunday afternoon, when Fatback Joe's BBQ was crowned the Commonwealth's BBQ cook-off champion at the Battle Road BBQ Festival. The cook-off was sadwiched between scads of Patriots' Day activities on Saturday and Monday, the holiday itself. On Monday, musketfire cracked the predawn skies and crowds surrounded the Battle Green in anticipation of the Battle of Lexington Reenactment. Later in the day, revelers took in history lessons about the Revolution, witnessed a ceremony for the USS Lexington and loved a parade. John Carroll was awarded the White TriCorn hat this year, and was honored Monday during the festivities. About Town columnist Denise Dubé featured Caroll in her column Tuesday. Also on…