Wednesday, September 28, 2016

7th Annual Hastings Harvest 5k Run

​This USA Track and Field sanctioned event will be chip-timed by RaceWire. The race begins at the Hayden lower field on Worthen Road. Both runners and walkers will enjoy a scenic, yet challenging route through the local community. The 5k race ends where it began at the Hayden Lower Field. Walkers will complete a shorter 1.5 mile loop. Young children are encouraged to run, walk or ride in a stroller! Just get out there!  

The post-race celebration begins immediately following the race. We will have food, music and activities for children of all ages. Grab your friends, challenge your co-workers and encourage your kids to “Get Up and Get Moving!” 

Each year, the Hastings Harvest Run has 400 to 500 registrants participating in the run and/or walk and more than 600 people in attendance for the post race party. Be a part of the Maria Hastings Elementary school’s ongoing commitment to keeping health and fitness in the forefront for their students and staff. All proceeds benefit the Maria Hastings Elementary School.

Register online by 9/30 or register on race day between 9:30am and 10:30am. Cost to enter is $25 per person.

Race Starts and finishes at Hayden Lower Field at 11:10. Click for Map


Not to brag, but the Hastings Harvest Run has one of the best post race parties in Lexington.  In addition to the free food, bounce houses, music and prizes, this year we have added a few more extras.
  • DJ Lucas Burkholder, a former Hastings student, will be bringing down the house with custom mixes of today's Top 40 and hip hop music! 
  • We will have a large bounce house and a small one for 5 and under!
  • Katie Bettencourt, our art teacher, will be leading a Hastings school spirit art project (banner). 
  • Scott Heinzie, our PE teacher,  will be leading the kids in some field games.
  • We will have a "Meet Your Parent"/First Aid Tent near the finish line.
  • We will feature multiple Recycling & Composting Stations.
  • Hastings Harvest Run Hats will be given out to all our top finishers!

Just like HHR runs of the past...

Prizes will be Awarded to First, Second & Third Place Male and Female Finishers.

Over 20 Area Sponsors Will Provide Free Food and Drink for participants.

We will have face painting and tattoos!

AM    |    Lexington, MA

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Soldier Ride Boston

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lexington High School
251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Cycling 20 or 40 Mile Route
April 12 – August 26, 2016                           $25
August 27 – September 24, 2016                 $35
*There is a $125 minimum fundraising requirement*
**If you are active duty military, an active duty military family member, a student or would like to start/join a team, email to get a promo code for discounted registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Online registration ends September 22, 2016 at 5 pm EST. Registration will be available on event day.
A minimum of a $125.00 donation through fundraising efforts, made payable to Wounded Warrior Project, Inc., is required for all registered cyclists in the Soldier Ride Boston Event. The minimum donation is due to Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. no later than thirty (30) days following the date of the Soldier Ride Boston Event. In the event that a registered participant fails to raise the minimum fundraising requirement of $125.00, Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. will charge $125.00 (or the remaining balance) to the credit card on file for that participant.
2016 Soldier Ride T-shirt (Specific sizes are available on a first come basis.)
Event day festivities
Bib number
$250               WWP keychain
$1,000            WWP socks, plus above incentive
$2,500            WWP Survival Strap, plus above incentives
*A special Wounded Warrior Project gift will be distributed to each Soldier Ride participant who raises $250, $1,000, $2,500 or more and remits payment to Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. no later than thirty (30) days following the date of the Soldier Ride event. Items will be mailed directly to the address used to register.
7am                 Community ride registration and packet pickup
9:00am            Kick-off celebration
9:30am            Community ride begins
Post ride          Community picnic
Water Bottle

Thursday, September 8, 2016

How to Prepare Your Lexington, MA Home For Fall

Fall preparation for your Lexington, MA home
Now that Labor Day weekend is over and the kids are back in school, many Lexington homeowners consider this the end of summer, though that’s officially later this month. Are you one of those Lexington residents ready for apple cider, pumpkin pie, fall color and cooler temperatures?

If you are, as your Lexington real estate agent, I’d like to share a few ways that you can prepare your Lexington home for fall from a maintenance perspective, and how you can incorporate the spirit of the season into your home décor! Whether you’re staging your home to sell this fall, or you’d just like to spice up your surroundings, these are simple, yet cozy ways to do so in your Lexington home.

1.  Display fall features inside and outside. When you think fall, images of pumpkins, gourds, apples and fall leaves probably come to mind! Incorporate these into your home décor. Flank your front porch with a display of pumpkins or mums, or line your driveway with pumpkins on each side. Create a centerpiece on your kitchen table with smaller pumpkins and gourds, or a bowl of fresh apples and cinnamon sticks. Hang a wreath on your front door made of fall leaves.

2.  Make your home feel cozier. Since temperatures start dropping in the fall, you’ll want your Lexington home to feel warmer and cozier. Replace your summer drapes with drapes made of thicker material. Add throw pillows and a throw blanket to your couch. Put down throw rugs on your hardwood floors. Drape a fall-colored tapestry over your fireplace mantel. Add a heavier blanket and pillows to your beds. Replace light bulbs for brighter light during longer dark hours.

3.  Complete fall home-maintenance tasks. Before the temperatures really drop, this is a great time to do home maintenance around your house. Power wash the exterior and repaint if necessary. Clean out the gutters. Give your roof a look to see if any repairs are needed. Give your lawn one last mowing. Inside, caulk and apply weather-stripping around windows and doors. Clean out the fireplace and chimney. Clean out the heating vents and replace filters if needed.

Take some time in the next few weeks to prepare your house for winter and to redecorate in a way that will make you feel happy to stay at home on a cold night. 

If you’re ready to sell your Lexington home, or you’re ready to buy a Lexington home, contact me! Now is as good a time as any to work toward your Lexington real estate market goals. As a Lexington real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you make that happen!  

Theresa D'Antuono