Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Apples and Honey to Sweeten the Fall

Apples and Honey to Sweeten the Fall!
Sunday, September 24, 1:00-4:00pm (Rain Date: Sunday, October 1)
Cotton Farm, 121 Marrett Rd, Lexington
Please join the Conservation Stewards and Citizens for Lexington Conservation for an afternoon celebrating the beginning of autumn and our local sweets. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is celebrated each fall with apples and honey, both of which are found at Cotton Farm, one of Lexington's loveliest conservation lands.
This event is family friendly, with apple and honey tasting, and bee and tree investigations. The Lexington High School Bee Keeping Club will be on-hand to show-off their Cotton Farm Apiary while the Citizens for Lexington Conservation will offer crafts and activities for children, including our Junior Ranger Program, from 1:00-3:00.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Many of you may or may not know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!  The color for the month is Gold/Yellow.

Please come walk or run with Fitness Together and Boston Children's Hospital on Saturday September 16th, 2017 at 8:30 AM.

This 5K run/walk begins at 59 Worthen Road (Grace Chapel) in Lexington and winds its way through tree covered back roads and back toward the center. It contains flat and hilly terrain, including 2 challenging hills. So there's a little something for everyone!  The event is USATF Sanctioned.
5th Annual Crushing Cancer 4 Kids 5K Walk/Run! Family friendly! This event will benefit Boston Children's Hospital and funding will go directly toward DIPG Brain Tumor research. What is DIPG? Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a brain tumor found in a part of the brain stem called the pons. The pons controls essential bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eye movement, eyesight, and balance. DIPG affects children almost exclusively. Approximately 200-400 children in the United States are diagnosed with DIPG each year. These children are typically between the ages of 4 and 11. DIPG accounts for roughly 10-15% of all brain tumors in children. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and LESS THAN 1% survive for 5 years. The MEDIAN survival time is 9 months from diagnosis.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT RaceWire.  The link is below

IF you CAN'T attend our race but still want to help...this is a direct link to
(781) 862-1175

Friday, September 8, 2017

Prepare Your Lexington, MA Home For Fall

Prepare your Lexington, MA home for fall
Crazy to think that Labor Day is behind us and fall and winter are ahead of us here in Lexington, MA! As all homeowners should know, there are steps you should take to prepare your Lexington home for the colder months ahead. As your Lexington real estate agent, I’ve put together some steps for you to take. They’ll make your home cozier and safer!
  • Clean out gutters. Remove leaves and debris from gutters to prevent clogging. Continue to do this as leaves fall, and drain outdoor faucets and drainpipes before the first frost.
  • Clean the fireplace/chimney. Clear out old ash and wood from the fireplace, but hire a professional to clean the chimney and to check the damper, so you’re all set for winter fires!
  • Prepare heating system. Dust vents, clean filters and uncover or unblock all of your home’s heating vents as a safety precaution. Store away removable window air conditioners, or cover outdoor unit.
  • Prevent drafts. Walk around with a candle and check for drafts coming in any windows or doors. Seal any cracks you may find. Put up storm windows if you have them, to keep you warmer!
  • Inspect. Now is the time to inspect your roof for damage, your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and CO monitors, your water heater and furnace, and so on. It’s so much easier now than later!
  • Decorate. This is the fun part! Replace wispy window treatments with heavier curtains, lay down area rugs on hardwood flooring, pot some mums out on the porch, pull out throw blankets, buy a pumpkin!
These are some ideas to get you started on preparing your Lexington home for fall. As the seasons change, the Lexington real estate market never stops! If you’d like to buy a Lexington home, sell a Lexington home, or both this fall, don’t hesitate to contact me. As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here to help any time of the year!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SNAP Exhibit

September 9 through 17 with reception on Sunday from 1pm-3pm.
Open to the public with free admission and parking!

 Founded in Lexington in 1981, Special Needs Arts Programs, Inc., (SNAP) is a non-profit organization that provides people with disabilities opportunities that celebrate each person’s unique abilities while cultivating creative expression, building peer relationships, and fostering self-esteem through life-enhancing activities in the arts. SNAP programs run in partnerships with the Town of Lexington.” “The Special Artists program bring together individuals with developmental disabilities to work on art projects. Participants work at their pace in a supportive and fun environment. Through involvement in the visual arts our artists develop their personal artistic expression. Public exhibits showcase the talent and achievements of the artists and their contribution to the cultural richness of our community.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday & Sunday: 12pm - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 4pm • Closed Mondays

Welcome to the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society was founded in 1935.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit regional education center
dedicated  to the preservation and promotion of
excellence in both the traditional and contemporary
arts and crafts. 

We hold a variety of exciting exhibits in our Parsons
Gallery year-round providing an opportunity for
members to exhibit or sell their work.

We offer a full schedule of classes and workshops
at reasonable rates, for Adults and Teens, year-round
(days, evenings and weekends), all levels, which are
open to members and the public. 

Junior Membership (ages 12-18) is for the purpose
of taking classes.

Scholarships are available to graduating seniors from
Lexington High School, and we provide continuing
support to scholarship recipients in furthering their
art careers at accredited art institutions.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Accepting Applications for Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

The Lexington Chamber of Commerce (LCoC) will be sponsoring our 24th annual Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Festival.

Showcased will be original, handcrafted items by New England artisans, including:  Pottery, Ceramics,  Jewelry, Woodwork, Paintings, Photography, Fiber Arts, Glass, & more! 

Date: September 16, 2017. The rain date will be the following day, Sunday, September 17th

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Location: On the lawn of the Visitors Center, at 1875 Mass Ave., Lexington, MA.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Revolutionary Dogs: ‘Paws for the Cause!’

Revolutionary Dogs: ‘Paws for the Cause!’ 

Join Ranger Roger Fuller and his pug, Cricket, in a forty-five-minute walk on the Battle Road to explore the life of dogs in colonial America, and in the Revolution. The tour starts at Minute Man Visitor Center and goes to Paul Revere Capture Site, about half a mile, with four stops along the way. The walk is open to all. You are welcome to bring along your well-behaved, friendly dog, too. 

Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA
Date: 08/25/2017, 09/03/2017, 10/08/2017 2:00 PM
Time: 2:00 PM
Fee Information: Free
Contact Name: Phil Lupsiewicz
Contact Email: e-mail us

Contact Phone Number: 978-318-7833

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stewardship Saturday- Wright Farm

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Contact Info
Phone: (781) 698-4531 General Conservation Permit Questions
(781) 698-4532 Land Management and Stewardship
Fax: (781) 861-2780
Address: 1625 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Why Lexington MA Homeownership Is Financially Smart

Financial Perks to Lexington MA Homeownership
If you are not yet a homeowner in Lexington, MA, but are considering buying a Lexington home soon, this is for you! Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your life, if not the biggest. It’s not one to take lightly! As a Lexington real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on why buying is a smart decision for most.

Don't just take my word for it. In the recent National Association of Realtors’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84 percent of Americans said they believe that buying a home is a good financial decision. That overwhelmingly positive response is the highest it has been since 2007, before the housing crisis!

Let’s take a look at why buying a Lexington, MA home makes sense for your finances:
  • The money you spend on owning a home goes toward home equity. When you go to sell your Lexington home, you get most, all or more of your money back. When you rent, you are building your landlord’s equity, and you never see that money again!
  • You could have a happier, more financially secure retirement by owning a Lexington home. You could pay off your mortgage by the time you retire, or you could sell and have a lump sum to help see you through retirement.
  • Homeownership allows you to build long-term wealth and net worth! Homeowners have exceptionally more net worth than renters, because few renters can or will save this much money on a regular basis. For homeowners, since you will see that money again, it’s like a forced savings plan!
  • Homeownership provides a predictable monthly mortgage payment. Rent prices have been skyrocketing, with no end in sight. As a renter, your rent is likely to increase over time. With a fixed-rate mortgage, the amount you pay will remain the same!
  • If you hate paying taxes, good news. Lexington homeowners can enjoy a range of federal, state and local tax deductions as homeowners.
These are just some of the financial perks to homeownership. This doesn’t even get into all the other perks of owning a Lexington, MA home, such as feeling safer, getting to know your neighbors, designing your home as you please, having more space and so on.

Ready to buy a Lexington, MA home? Have questions about the home-buying process or about the Lexington, MA real estate market? As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you in any way that I can. All you have to do is contact me!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Events at Wilson Farms

August 10th • 10am and 3pm
Children's Farm Tour
Children ages 5 and up
Wilson Farm invites kids aged 5 and up to join us for a free, behind-the-scenes tour of the farm! Kids get an inside peek into how it all works, from the fields to the greenhouses and back to the animal barn, it's an hour of fun and discovery! RSVP is Required • Spots fill up fast!
Call our office now at 781-862-3900 to RSVP

August 10th • 6:30pm • FREE
Adult Farm Tour
Join Jim Wilson for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Wilson Farm. On select Thursday evenings throughout the summer, you'll have the chance to learn about our growing practices, the crops we harvest, and lots more!
Our Farm Tours are free of charge, but registration is required. Please call us at 781-862-3900 to reserve your spot!

August 12th & 13th • 11am - 4pm
Corn Festival
Join friends and family at New England’s Favorite Corn Festival: Wilson Farm Corn Fest!
All weekend long, celebrate another bountiful harvest with our famous corn-shucking contest, happening hourly and with prizes! Our kitchen and Bakery will be sampling all sorts of festive treats from Mexican street corn to bacon and corn chowder! We will have alots of furry and feathery friends for you to see as well!

August 26th & 27th • 11am - 4pm
Tomato Festival
Celebrate one of our favorite festivals of the season, Tomato Fest! Featuring over 16 different kinds of tomatoes, including 10 heirloom varieties, this is a weekend built for foodies and tomato fans of all ages. Join us for cooking demos, gourmet samples, fun games, and more! This festival is free and open to the public.

Wilson Farm
10 Pleasant Street
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 862-3900