Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lexington Tea Burning


Sunday, December 8, 11 AM - 4 PM, at Buckman Tavern


Lexington Historical Society and the Lexington Minute Men invite all to the Lexington Tea Burning, an all-day event free and open to the public.

This year's annual reenactment will begin at 11 AM with musket drills, interpretive programming, and music by the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps, and culminate with the burning of the tea at 1:30 PM.

Historic Buckman Tavern - decorated for the holidays - will be open for complimentary tours that day. Take a tour and learn more about tasty alternatives to tea that were available to patriots during the war in an interactive drop-in program from 11 AM -12 PM and 2-3 PM. Plus, take advantage of the free admission to view the #Alarmed! exhibit on its final day before closing.

Visit: https://www.lexingtonhistory.org/events.html for all upcoming events!



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2019 LFM FEASTival


2019 LFM Thanksgiving FEASTival
Tuesday, November 26th
12 – 4 PM
Seasons Four, 1265 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA
Delicious, local food from your favorite LFM farmers and vendors for your Thanksgiving Table



2019 FEASTival Farmers & Vendors
Busa Farms (accepts HIP)
C&C Lobsters and Fish**
Copicut Farms (pre-order only)**
Crazy S Cookies (gluten-free)
D’Amici’s Bakery (holiday pies!)
The HERB FARMacy (Certified Organic)
**Accepts Pre-Orders

Place your PRE-ORDERS for the FEASTival to ensure our vendors have what you need!

Boston Smoked Fish
Special holiday orders for whole Simply Smoked Salmon sides (roughly 2.5 lbs, $30/lb) can be pre-ordered by emailing contact@bostonsmokedfish.com before November 21.

C&C Lobster and Fish
Pre-order your live lobsters and fresh fish, scallops, and shrimp by emailing Carolyn Manning at topnotchhull@comcast.net.

Chase Hill Farm
Pre-order vacuum sealed cheese pieces or wheels. Email chasehillfarm@gmail.com for wheel pricing and to pre-order.


Copicut Farms
Pre-order your Thanksgiving Turkey, Smoked Holiday Ham, or a Fall Bulk Order of Chicken or Pork. Due to space constraints, Copicut will only be delivering pre-orders at the market: holiday and bulk orders can all be reserved through their website.

Del Sur
Pre-order frozen packages of empanadas or any order from their catering menu by calling 781-691-9900 or emailing hello@delsurnatural.com.

Fork on a Road
Pre-order seasonal meal-kits, spices, and chutneys (pear & peppercorn, crimson cranberry, sultan’s apple, eternal peach, and chai spiced apple sauce) by emailing forkonaroad@gmail.com. Contact for products available.

River Rock Farm
Place beef pre-orders by emailing charlie@riverrockfarm.com by Nov 20. Specify fresh or frozen and quantity/weight desired.

Signal Rock Farm
Individual lamb cuts, whole or half lamb, wool blankets, and other wool products can be ordered by visiting their website. Note: wool blankets, wool filled comforters, and wool filled pillows must be pre-ordered.

Sweet Tahini
All Mediterranean-inspired goods can be pre-ordered by emailing 33hila@gmail.com by Nov 22. Gift boxes for pre-order only include:
Option 1: 1 loaf of tahini bread, 2 spreads and 1 package of tahini chocolate fudge – $44.00
Option 2: 1 tahini spread, 2 date snacks and 1 package of tahini chocolate fudge – $34.00

The Roasted Granola
Pre-order any of ther products by going to their website and emailing them through their contact page.

Valicenti Pasta Farm
Farmstead pasta sauce, gourmet ravioli, and unique fresh pasta can be pre-ordered through their website.


Keep a look out as additional pre-order information with farmers and vendors will be added as the FEASTival draws near.





Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cary Library Annual Fall Book Sale


Friends of Cary Memorial Library
Annual Fall Gently Used Book Sale


Friday, November 15 —Sunday, November 17, 2019
Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington



Member Hours: Friday, November 15, 1-5 pm; Saturday, November 16, 9-10am (Join at the door.)
General Hours: Saturday, November 16, 10am-5pm; Sunday, November 17, 1-5pm
Large selection of children's books, teen's books, adult books of all genres, CDs and DVDs. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Proceeds benefit Cary Library.

Ongoing Book Sale
The Friends Book Store (Main Level) and Children's Book Sale Cart (Children's Room) are regularly stocked and accessible during regular library hours.




Friday, November 8, 2019

Winter Perks for Lexington MA Homebuyers

Lexington MA Winter Homebuyers
If you'd like to buy a Lexington MA home, don't be weary of buying during winter. As your Lexington real estate agent, I’m here to name a few winter home-buying advantages:

1.  You can get a feel for the home in winter. Any home can look beautiful during the summer, but winter is another story. Is it warm or drafty, bright or dreary? Notice what the thermostat is set to for it to feel cozy, and feel for any obvious drafts or leaks.
2.  There’s more to notice outside. If there’s snow on the ground, how long before the plows arrive? Are there any obvious puddle areas or drainage issues? How are the roof and gutters holding up?
3.  It’s not as crowded. There will be fewer buyers out in the colder months, so you may have less competition, and the closing process may run faster.

The truth is, it’s smarter to shop in the Lexington real estate market during the winter, as you can spot issues with the home that might not be obvious in the summer. When ready to begin your home search, contact me, your Lexington real estate agent!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fall Cleanup Checklist for Your Lexington Home


Fall is the perfect time to get your house in order. You are no longer running around to summer events, vacations, and just plain enjoying the nice weather in Lexington. While the fall foliage is beautiful, it’s time to air out the house and clean it thoroughly before winter.
Once winter arrives, we tend to hibernate a bit and that is much more fun with a clean home! Also, by doing some extra deep cleaning now, holiday preparations will be easier.

I would suggest you start with the outside first as it can get cold quickly in Lexington MA.


  • Check the caulking and weather seals around doors and windows
  • Check the dryer exhaust pipe
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Clean and store outside toys and furniture
  • Clear any yard debris
  • Clean the BBQ grill, refill propane or stock up on charcoal
  • Clean off light fixtures, replace bulbs if needed
  • Drain and store water hoses
  • Pressure wash the house
  • Touch up any areas that need painting
  • Wash outside of windows
  • Check steps for any repairs needed
  • Replace the air filter, clean the cover
  • Dust and clean the computer, keyboard, printer, and other electronics
  • Sweep out and vacuum the fireplace
  • Have the chimney professionally cleaned
  • Clean behind and under the washer, dryer, and other large appliances
  • Wash interior windows
  • Schedule a furnace inspection
  • Stock up on candles and matches/lighters
  • Stock up on extra batteries and flashlights
  • Stock up on sidewalk salt
  • Test smoke detectors and monoxide detectors, replace batteries


BONUS
Replace batteries in smart thermostat, home surveillance camera, door lock management device, portable chargers or home security systems.

Once the outside is complete, it is time to move inside

Bedrooms
  • Launder all pillows, bedding, and mattress pads
  • Rotate/Flip mattress (if needed)
  • De-clutter closets, switch out summer clothing for fall/winter clothing
  • Wipe down windowsills
  • Clean window drapery/mini-blinds


Bathrooms
  • Wash shower curtain & liner
  • Scrub shower
  • Deep clean shower head
  • Check tile grout, touch up if needed
  • Replace toothbrushes
  • Clean lint out of the hair dryer
  • Clean hairbrushes/combs/etc
  • Re-stock toiletries


Kitchen
  • Clean the oven
  • Clean the vent hood
  • Clean out refrigerator
  • Defrost, clean freezer
  • Dust and clean refrigerator coils
  • Move refrigerator to clean underneath
  • Toss expired foods from the pantry
  • Check spices, especially baking needs, for freshness
  • Run cut lemons and ice through the garbage disposal


Living Room/Family Room/Dining Room
  • Clean ceiling fan
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clear cobwebs
  • Wipe down all switches and doorknobs
  • Move couches, chairs to clean underneath
  • Dust/wipe down shelves
  • Wipe down windowsills
  • Clean window drapery/mini-blinds
  • Wash all blankets




Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Do's and Don'ts


Trick-or-treating can be fun for kids of all ages, as long as they know how to stay safe. While Lexington offers safe business trick or treating, many still like to go on their own. Review this list with your kids before canvassing for candy on the 31st:

1. Give your kids a map of their trick-or-treat route so they can find their way home. Mark the homes of nearby friends and relatives in case they need assistance on their journey. Younger children should be chaperoned by an adult.
2. Instruct children to walk on the sidewalk not the street and watch out for motorists!
3. Prepare for the dark with lighter colored clothing and reflective surfaces. What better way to decorate a sword or a cape, than with magical glowing tape?
4. Avoid any type of flame by substituting candles with glow sticks. Wigs and costumes are highly flammable and glow sticks are perfect for illuminating Jack-o-lanterns.
5. Remind your kids to stick with groups of at least four or five
6. Tell them to only visit residences with a porch light on and not to enter a stranger’s home. Politely accept candy and promptly leave.
7. Costumes are meant to embellish not to hide. Keep hems short to avoid tripping and don’t let masks block the eyes.
8. Whether you have one eye, two eyes, three eyes or four, always look both ways before crossing the street.
9. Both mystical creatures and children need to let parents check their candy before eating to remove any potential hazards.
10. A flashlight is akin to a protective light saber of sorts and makes nighttime travelling safer (it also helps you spot a ghost or goblin trying to plan a surprise attack!).
With these tips, kids will enjoy the spooky evening of haunting in Lexington.




Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Make Your Home Accessible As Lexington MA Seller

Lexington MA Selling Tips
When it comes time for you to sell your Lexington MA home, accessibility plays a key role in getting it seen by potential homebuyers and getting it sold quickly! As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here to help ensure that buyers see your home.

There are different ‘levels’ of accessibility, and you choose which you’re most comfortable with. You can request 48-hour notice before a showing, or allow just a phone call’s notice. You can be home to let the agent in, or give the agent a key. You can request showings be only between certain hours or on certain days, or leave it open-ended.

The choice is yours, but the more available your Lexington MA home is for buyers to see, the easier it will be to get it sold. The more flexible you are with your schedule, the better!

When ready to sell and/or buy in the Lexington MA real estate market, contact me, your Lexington MA real estate agent! I am here to help!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lexington Fire Department Open House


OPEN HOUSE

October 19
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Lexington Fire Department Headquarters
173 Bedford St


Come join us on Saturday and learn about your Fire Department. There's something for everyone in the family at this fun event!

  • See our fire engines!
  • Get information or have questions answered by members of the Fire Department
  • Learn about cooking safety
  • Find out about fire and carbon monoxide detector use & placement
  • Kids can dress up in fire gear (we won’t stop adults who really want to try it on as well!)
  • Use a hose to squirt water at our now famous fire target house

There will be a special demonstration at about 2:00 PM

See how our firefighters use extrication tools and special equipment to get into a car after an accident.
We look forward to meeting visitors at Fire Headquarters, and encourage you to come down, even if you only have a few minutes.



 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Munroe Center for the Arts Fall Events



October Happenings

11 - ArtSpan's Wine & Pottery Night with Donna Pioli - 6:30pm/Friday
12 Creativity Lab!  (gr. K-5) with Joanne Stowell - 10am/Saturday

8 thru 22 Lexington ArtWalk artwork on display along Mass. Ave.
18 ArtWalk reception, guided tour, dance band - 6pm @ Brookline Bank and Emery Park
19 - Saturday Pottery with Carmela Fratus - 10:30am
19​ - Learn Basic Acrylics with Jill Pottle - 9:30am/Saturday
20 Yoga & Art workshop with Anna Maria & Marina Strauss & 9:30am/Sunday
26 - Saturday Pottery with Carmela Fratus - 10:30am

November Happenings
Creativity Lab!  (gr. K-5) with Joanne Stowell - 10am/Saturday
9 - MSN:  Cherokee Word for Water (film) - 7:30pm
11 - 15 - TriNethra:  Third Eye Festival of Dance

15 - ArtSpan's Wine & Pottery Night with Donna Pioli - 6:30pm/Friday
16 - Clay as Canvas workshop with Peg Kane - 10:30am/Saturday
16 - Gelli Printing Cards & Stationary with Marina Strauss - 4pm/Saturday


December Happenings
6 - Dance Inn's Holiday Show @ The Regent, 7pm
7 - Dance Inn's Holiday Show @ The Regent, 10am
7 - 
MSN Holiday Show:  "Fretless​" (a cappella)
11 - Holiday Party for MCA Volunteers, Staff, and Tenants
14 Creativity Lab!  (gr. K-5) with Joanne Stowell - 10am/Saturday