Friday, May 31, 2013

Natural Dandelion Killer

NON-toxic Weed Killer Recipe. Perfect for Lexington MA yards with Pets & Children roaming around!

1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c table salt
1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap

Mix above ingredients in a spray bottle.
Spray weeds thoroughly.

1/2 gallon for around $6.40
Works better than Round Up - kills weeds on 1st application.

The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe for use in yards used by children and pets!! Try it works!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Concert in Lexington MA

Come celebrate the 300th anniversary of Lexington’s incorporation at the culminating town-sponsored event, an evening of music featuring some of Lexington’s best loved musical organizations and an opportunity to look back at all the memorable events that filled the last nine months.

The 300th Anniversary Concert: We are Lexington - will take place on Memorial Day evening, Monday, May 27th in Lexington High School’s Donald J. Gillespie Auditorium. Tickets for the event will cost $10 for Lexington residents and town of Lexington employees.Click here to download a ticket request form. Forms are also available at the Town Clerk's Office and Cary Memorial Library.

Residents can purchase as many tickets as people in their household (on the basis of census data).You may mail the completed form and payment to 300th Anniversary Concert, PO Box 306, Lexington MA 02420 or drop it in the green mailbox in the circle outside of Town Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave.

There will also be a limited number of tickets available at the door the evening of the concert.

On the 27th, doors open at 6:30pm for a slideshow showcasing moments from the 300th events – from the Opening Ceremony on September 22, 2012 to the Old-Time Baseball Game that will take place on Sunday, May 26th.

The concert will begin at 7pm, featuring:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Lexington Old Time Baseball Game and Clinic

Join us as we commemorate the culminating weekend of Lexington’s town-sponsored 300th Celebrations at an Old-Time Baseball Game!

The game will incorporate several mini games with the Essex Baseball Team playing against a team of Lexington’s Finest (made up of Lexington Police and Fire officers) and against a team of Lexington Baseball Manager and Volunteers. The day will conclude with a regulation game of the Championship Lexington Blue Sox.

There will be kid’s entertainment, contests, games and music throughout the day.

Don’t miss the exciting Antique WWII Plane Flyover over Center Field just before the First Pitch at 12pm. The plane is the FM-2 Wildcat which was “the” fighter aircraft in the early stages of the Pacific War. Designed and
ordered in 1936, the Wildcat finally entered service in November 1940. Click here to see the plane!

For more information on the plane please click here. Thank you to sponsor Integration Partners Inc. for the plane flyover.

Old-Time Kids Baseball Clinic: Presented by the Essex Baseball Team in the morning on May 26th. For more information and to sign up for a clinic, please click here. Minute Kids (Bat Boy and Bat Girl) opportunities will be available by raffle at the Lexington Little League Opening Day!

You will not want to miss this fun and memorable event! For more information about the day or to volunteer at the event, please email Colleen Smith or Allyson Huntington, Co-Chairs.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Protecting Your Lexington Home

Are you already thinking about where you are going to take your summer vacation? There are simple steps you can take to make your home less enticing to would-be burglars and reduce your risk of being burglarized while you are away.

1. Pretend someone is always home
Typically if burglars think someone is home, they won’t attempt to break in. When you leave the house, create an illusion that someone’s still there by leaving a light on, or even the television. You can also set timers to set lights to go on and off throughout the home at different times.

2. Secondary Entrances
Locks can easily be picked on sliding doors so take extra precaution to secure them. Place a strong dowel, steel bar or two-by-four and slide it into the back groove of the sliding door to prevent the door from being opened even if the lock is picked.
Forty percent of break-ins happen without the use of force. Lock all the windows and doors and use the dead bolt on the door if you have one. Don’t forget to lock the door leading from the garage to the inside of the home. Even if your garage door is down, someone can easily open it. If you have a door to your garage with a window, consider covering the window so people can’t peer in.

3. Don’t provide easy access
Never leave a spare key hidden outside of your home that’s an open invitation for a burglar. Instead, give a spare key to a neighbor or hide a combination lockbox to keep a key in.

4. Curb Appeal
Don’t provide a hiding place for criminals. Keep shrubs and bushes in front of windows low and cut away any tall tree branches that reach upper story windows. Don’t leave anything out that would allow robbers to access higher windows.

5. Don’t advertise you are away
If you’re leaving town for a while, let the police know and request that they drive by your property to check on things. Break-ins spike during July and August when homeowners are usually away on vacation. Tell a trusted neighbor when you will be away and ask them to keep an eye on your property. Have a house sitter pick up mail, shovel the driveway or mow the lawn. These are all telltale signs of an empty home.

6. Mums the Word
DON’T POST IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA or tell casual acquaintances of your plans. Recently there was a rash of break-ins because one of the burglars worked for the newspaper and had a list of people that put their papers on hold while they were away. Better to just have the neighbor pick them up for you.
Hope these simply but useful tips will keep your Lexington home safe while you are away.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Create Beautiful Outdoor Living Space for your Lexington MA Home!

It’s a beautiful time of year in Lexington and many of us are taking advantage of the warmer weather to be outdoors.  Whether you plan on heading to the park, strolling along our charming historic streets, or are planning to cook out with friends; it’s time to take advantage of outdoor living!

As a Lexington Real Estate agent, I enjoy not only providing you with buying or selling tips, but ways in which you can enjoy your Lexington home to the fullest.  Today I wanted to take time to focus on your outdoor living space and what you can do to make it a welcome retreat for your Lexington home

1. Shield the view- If you find your backyard backs up to a neighbors without any privacy, or the homes on your street are set so that you can easily see multiple neighbors’ yards; consider shielding the view.  Sometimes the most un-relaxing thing is knowing others can see every move you make. Add shrubs or dwarf trees to, not only add green to your outdoor space, but to give yourself the atmosphere of a true respite.

2. Create a focal point- One of the main tips for an outdoor space is having a focal point.  Whether its a water feature, an outdoor fireplace, or an art installation; this can bring the space together and also act as a conversation piece.

3. Offer a variety of seating options- Benches, stools, couches and chairs will offer enough seating for everyone!  Kids will feel included in having their own seating and multiple seating allows you to easily move things around for your needs. 

4. Put everything in its’ place- Organize any outdoor tools such as hoses, watering cans, brooms or garden tools in such a way that is visually appealing and keeps your outdoor area from feeling cluttered.  It will also ensure you know exactly where everything is!

5. Create outdoor “rooms”- If you have the space, be sure to have separate seating arrangements to make your outdoor area feel like a true living space!  Break up the dining area from the lounge space and the kids area, and you’ll give off the feeling of a more spacious area!

You’ll enjoy hosting family and friends in your beautiful outdoor living space!  Or you may even just enjoy the beauty of solitude as you soak in the quiet and serenity of your own backyard.

If you have questions about what it’s like to live in Lexington because you’re considering  a move to the area, or you’re interested in buying a new home in Lexington and want to learn more about the current Lexington Real Estate market; please feel free to contact me today!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Theresa D'Antuono
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lexington's 300th: Official Trading Cards are Available

Attention: Collectors! The first 300th Official Trading Cards have landed in Lexington. Initial Trading Card subjects were selected to draw attention to the exciting events that will take place Memorial Day weekend, including the Old-Time Baseball Game and Time Capsule Ceremony.  
The first cards were shared at the Patriots’ Day Parade. There, volunteers handed out more than 12,000 free cards. An additional 6,200 cards were distributed through Lexington’s public schools.
Elementary and middle school students are receiving a card that features the blue Lexington Old-Time Baseball Game "L" logo. The logo is inspired by the 1887 baseball team uniforms depicted in a photograph from the Edwin B. Worthen Collection at Cary Memorial Library. High School students are receiving both a Time Capsule card, depicting the “People’s Time Capsule,” and the Historic Baseball Card, featuring a photo from the Worthen Collection. These cards will help students begin a collection. 
Collectors of all ages who have caught trading card fever can find cards at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Cary Memorial LibraryCrafty Yankee, and Michelson’s. Additional distribution partners will be added over upcoming weeks at
The card collection is sponsored by the 300th Anniversary Committee's Publicity Team. Each card is a limited edition and only available while supplies last.  Future cards are in the works and will surely add to the fun! To become a distribution partner, or to help fund future cards, please contact Jessie Steigerwald at
Related Topics: 300th Official Trading CardsLexington's 300thOld-Time Baseball GameTime CapsuleTrading Cards, and We are Lexington