Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Ideas to Enjoy New Year's Eve at Home

1. Make a homemade meal. Considering that ordering out on New Year's Eve often costs more (since prices are usually increased for the holiday), this is a good excuse to splurge a little and make a family meal at home. Pick out dinner food that everyone enjoys but you don’t get a chance to have very often, like steak, chili, or lobster. This family meal can turn into a New Year’s Eve tradition.
You could also consider making a meal out of appetizers. This could lead to a more casual dinner setup, and the kids will like having the ability to pick and choose different kinds of food.
Cheese fondue is another fun dinner idea for New Year’s Eve.  Eating cheese fondue with bits of bread and meats will require everyone to sit and eat together. You can take turns dipping your food into the cheese and tell stories from the past year as you eat.

2. Make fun snacks and desserts. Consider making cookies, toffee, or other desserts that you can make together as a family and eat throughout New Year’s Eve night. You can get even more in the New Year’s spirit by making New Year’s specific desserts. Lots of cultures have New Year’s Eve desserts like Vasilopita, a Greek New Year’s Eve cake baked with a coin hidden in the dough.  Whoever gets the piece of cake with the coin will have good luck for the upcoming year.
Marshmallow countdown skewers are another fun dessert idea. Each marshmallow has two or three numbers drawn on with edible ink, and you can eat the marshmallows as you count down to midnight.
A fun idea for New Year’s Eve kid friendly drinks are milk and cookie toasts. The kids can join in on the New Year’s toasts by clinking their milk glasses together and eating their cookies as they toast.

3. Make some holiday drinks and mocktails. Kids will love having hot cocoa, fruity soda pop, and sparkling grape juice on New Year’s Eve. You can even make other mocktails like strawberry-kiwi spritzers, cranberry sparklers, and peppermint drinks.  Be sure to use plastic champagne flutes or other plastic “adult” like glasses to make the kids feel really special.  Adults can make their own specialty drinks, or stick with classic champagne.
If you or family members are starting to feel tired, consider making some fun coffee drinks with and without alcohol.

4. Have a family game night. Bring out board games, card games, and electronic  games, and even group video games to play as you wait for the clock to strike midnight. You could make up game tournaments, or try to play all the games at least once during the night.

5. Have a movie night. Pop in a movie you already have at home or rent a movie that you all have been wanting to see. Watching a movie can be just one aspect of your New Year’s Eve plans, or you can turn it into a movie marathon. During this time you can eat and drink different snacks that you have prepared for the night.
You can also use this time to watch old home videos and reminisce on good times. Depending on how many home videos you have, you can make it a dinner time activity, or have them playing throughout the night.

6. Create a New Year’s Eve photo booth. Arrange an area of your home to be the photo booth stage. Find a wall or background that you can use as a backdrop, and decorate it with some holiday decorations or your written resolutions. You could even print out some masquerade type costume pieces, and have your very own photo props.

7. Play dress up.  Bring out everyone’s best clothes and make everyone in the family feel like they are a part of a fancy New Year’s Eve party or ball. You could play music, dance, and everyone’s fancy outfits can make for some great photos.

8. Make countdown bags to open every hour. Fill small bags with different snacks and goodies to open up at every hour leading up to midnight. You can make as many bags as you want depending on how early you want to start opening the bags. Some ideas for bag fillers include:
  • Disposable cameras
  • Activity tags: watch a movie, eat ice cream, play a game, etc.
  • Craft kits
  • Candy

9. Make your own New Year’s Eve decorations. Make your own party hats with some construction paper, string and decorating supplies.  You can also make your own New Year’s Eve noisemakers by putting rice, confetti, and glitter inside empty water bottles. Simply twist on the cap and shake to loudly bring in the New Year. Consider making a balloon drop for when the clock strikes midnight:
Simply blow up balloons, and create netting around an overhead fan with some tape and wrapping paper or fabric. Place all the balloons inside the netting, and release the balloons whenever you plan to ring in the New Year.

Reflect on the past year and make resolutions together. Around midnight or throughout the night in general, you and your family can gather together and reminisce over where the past year has taken each of you individually, and as whole family. After, make and share resolutions for the New Year and what you hope to achieve. You can even try to make a resolution as a family and be each other’s accountability partners.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lexington Annual Christmas Eve Caroling

Please bring family and friends to Lexington’s annual Christmas Eve Caroling event!  As always, caroling will take place from 4:00 – 4:30 pm on December 24th at the Hastings Park Bandstand in Lexington, which is located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road.  Join in this town tradition that is enjoyed by several hundred residents and neighbors each year who gather to sing an assortment of traditional and favorite carols. 

Song sheets, hot chocolate, and cookies will be provided to all!

Contact Jackie Piscitello with any questions at  

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Vocal Revolution: WinterSing!

Vocal Revolution, the Northeastern District Barbershop Champions, and winners of WGBH Sing That Thing! season 2 are teaming up with some of this years Sing That Thing winners for a fantastic a cappella extravaganza! Saturday, December 16, at  2:00pm at Cary Hall.

On stage will be the Sing That Thing Season 3 collegiate winners Endicott Singers and high school winners Wellesley High Schools Rice Street Singers.

Also singing will be VR's own collegiate quartet champions: the 2017 champions Greenlight and the 2016 champions Last Chance!

The proceeds of the show will support all of the performing groups as well as Vocal
Revolutions outreach program to develop a cappella and barbershop singing.

We also invite our audience to join us after the show for casual singing and conversation! (Details of the location at a nearby restaurant will be announced at the show.)

Please click here for tickets.

This year we have two special guest choruses joining us:
  • Endicott Singers, the Sing That Thing Season 3 collegiate winners.

  • Rice Street Singers from Wellesley High School, the Sing That Thing Season 3 high school winners.

Also, two special collegiate quartets:

  • Greenlight, the 2017 Northeastern District collegiate champions

  • Daily Special (formerly known as Last Chance), the 2016 Northeastern District champions

It will be a show to remember!

Please click here for tickets.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Cary Hall
1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington 02420

Please click here for tickets.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Habits to Make Dream of Lexington Homeownership a Reality

Healthy habits for Lexington homebuyers
Do you dream of buying a Lexington home in 2018? Are you ready to stop throwing your money away on rent and invest in your future? Home prices and mortgage rates are expected to increase in 2018, so the sooner you buy, the more you might save in the Lexington real estate market!

As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here to help guide you through the first-time buying process, and to answer any questions you may have. Even if you don’t plan to buy for another few months, there are habits you can start to implement now to better your chances at qualifying for a loan and a low interest rate! Here are the top three that just shared:

1.  Automate down payment savings. Saving enough money for a down payment is one of the hardest steps for first-time buyers, but the more you put down initially, the lower your monthly payments could be. Automate your checking account to save a certain amount of your paycheck each month into a down payment savings account. If you receive any monetary gifts, put them right in the account as well.

2.  Build your credit history. Keep your credit history clean by paying off or paying down past debts, paying all of your bills on time, and using no more than 30 percent of the credit available to you. Have bills automatically withdrawn to make paying on time easier.

3.  Practice living on a budget. Downsize your spending so you can save more for a down payment and pay off your debts. Don’t by new clothes, cars, vacations, etc. until after you buy your home. Make coffee and your meals at home instead of buying it out. Walk or bike instead of driving when possible.

There are all great tips on getting you on your way to saving the money you need for a home in the Lexington real estate market! Enjoy your holidays, and when ready to buy a Lexington home this year or next, contact me, your Lexington real estate agent. I am here for you!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Lexington Tea Burning, Demonstrations, Parade, and More!

Lexington Tea Burning, Demonstrations,
Parade, and More!

Three days before the Boston Tea Party in 1773, citizens of Lexington burned all their tea in a common bonfire, and issued a stirring resolution supporting the people of Boston, announcing that anyone in town who used tea would be treated “as an enemy of this town and this country.”

Lexington Historical Society and the Lexington Minute Men invite all to the Lexington Tea Burning. The event will take place on the grounds of another sponsor of the event, the Lexington Visitor’s Center (1875 Massachusetts Avenue) and will begin at 10AM with an 18th century soldier encampment, followed by musket drills, 18th century cooking demonstrations, parades, and music, and culminate with the burning of the tea at 1:30PM.

Historic Buckman Tavern will be decorated for the holidays and open for FREE tours.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Lexington Visitors Center lawn
1875 Massachusetts Avenue

Lexington, MA 02420

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Your Complete Holiday Season Planner

Yes, it’s that time of year already. Thanksgiving is over, and Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s will be here before you know it. You may have already booked holiday flights or started buying a few Christmas gifts. Now it’s time to get going in earnest on holiday preparations. Our holiday season planner will help you stay on top of everything so you can enjoy this special time of year.

  • Book travel. Decide where you and your family will be for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. If you’re going to be traveling but haven’t yet made arrangements, take care of them now, reserving plane tickets, lodging, car rentals and restaurant tables. If you’re eating out locally on a holiday, you’ll also want to reserve a table in advance.
  • Make plans for your pets. If your “fur children” won’t be traveling with you, or they don’t do well with a house full of guests, contact a pet sitter or boarding facility to reserve a spot.
  • Mark your calendar. Note dates of holiday parties, concerts and programs you plan to attend at your children’s schools, your church, your workplaces and your social clubs. Plan out any parties you plan to give. And add other favorite holiday events, such as Christmas craft fairs, a Nutcracker ballet performance, a Handel’s Messiah singalong concert or a designer show house.
  • Save the date. Are you planning to host Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or a New Year’s party? Write up invitation lists and contact people you hope will attend.
  • Write out your gift lists. Set your holiday gift budget. Create a list of everyone you want to buy or make gifts for. Collect your family members’ Christmas wish lists and distribute to relatives who need shopping ideas.
  • Extend a hand. Do you take on any special volunteer duties or do any charitable giving during the holiday season? Consider contacting a soup kitchen or shelter to see how you can contribute to people in need.
  • Share the news. Update your holiday card mailing or email list. Choose or set up a family photo for your holiday card or newsletter. Order or buy Christmas cards. If you send out a holiday newsletter, start writing up the highlights of your or your family’s year.
  • Organize your gift wrap. Take an inventory of your gift-wrapping supplies. Buy or make gift wrap, ribbons and bags.
  • Get an early start. Hit the stores now to take advantage of sales and beat the crowds. To save time later (and prevent the curious from uncovering gifts), wrap presents as you go.
  • Be a good guest. Make or buy host gifts to take to holiday gatherings.
For the complete list please visit: Houzz

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Shop Lexington this Holiday Season

Small Business Saturday is November 25. Shop Local and keep your dollars in our community.
Avoid the malls and see what great variety you'll find in our stores. Many local business are participating so look for specials deals and discounts. Restaurants too!

And don't forget Holiday Lighting with Santa on Friday November 24  starting at 6:00pm. Come watch as Santa rides a fire truck into Depot Square to turn on Lexington Center's holiday lights.
Singing and refreshments in Emery Park.

Kids Arts and Crafts Party at the Depot!

Saturday, November 28
Drop in with your kids for a few minutes or a few hours of FREE fun.
Organized by ArtSpan, kids can roll-up their sleeves and create a holiday memory, relax and be entertained, and of course take a picture with Frosty the Snowman.
Entertainment includes
children's story telling
Jane Sutton, children's book author, reading from her book Esther's Hanukkah Disaster
The Lexington Players performing songs from their upcoming performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas
music by Lexington High School musicians

For more information about these events please visit: 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Events with the Lexington Historical Society

Cronin Lecture by Thomas Oliphant

Friday, November 17, 7:30 PM, Brookhaven at Lexington

Celebrate the John F. Kennedy centennial with a talk by journalist Thomas Oliphant on his book The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign, written with Curtis Wilkie. Doris Kearns Goodwin calls it an “endlessly riveting story that captures the reader every step along the way.”

Free and open to the public!

Holiday Antique, Vintage, and Decorative Arts Show

Sunday November 19, 10 AM – 4 PM, Lexington High School

Find a unique holiday gift from one of dozens of high-quality vendors selling jewelry, pottery, books, artwork, and more! Managed by Marvin Getman, New England Antique Shows.

Admission $5, under 12 free with adult.


Buckman Tavern open for self-paced audio tours every day of the week, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm until November 25.

Munroe Tavern open for self-guided tours on November 24 and 25, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

​Hancock-Clarke House open for guided tours November 24 and 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

How Lexington MA Homebuyers Can Improve Credit Score

Are you ready to buy a Lexington MA home this fall? The holiday season is upon us, but the Lexington real estate market never stops! If you want to buy before the end of the year, now is the time to contact me, your Lexington real estate agent.

The good news is that buying a home in the off-season could save you thousands of dollars! According to a report from RISMedia, sale prices in the off-season fall an average of approximately 3 percent from September through November, which is $8,300 for an average-priced home.

The first step in the home-buying process should be to check your credit score. While a FICO score of 750 or higher is ideal, 53 percent of loans were approved with a score under 750 last month. 

Of course, the higher your credit score, the better. Here are a few tips if you’d like to improve your score before buying:
  • Make all of your payments on time. This includes rent, credit cards, car loans and so on. If possible, set up automatic payments for your bills so that you don’t have the chance of paying late.
  • Keep credit card spending to no more than 30 percent of your limit and continue to pay off your cards each month.
  • Check for errors on your credit reports, and if you find any, work on getting them fixed. This happens more often that you’d think!
  • Shop around for mortgage rates, but do so within a 30-day period, as too many spread-out inquiries can lower your score.
If you’ve got questions about the home-buying process, or you’re ready to get started, contact me, your Lexington real estate agent! I will be here and ready to help you achieve your Lexington real estate market goals throughout this fall and winter seasons.

Theresa D'Antuono

The 22nd Annual Trivia Bee

Come and cheer on your school teams!
This is a free event for the Lexington community. 

It is going to be held on Thursday, November 9th, 7pm at Lexington High School Auditorium.

Master of Ceremonies - Jeff Leonard
Guest Judge - LHS Principal Stephens
All are Welcome!

Trivia question submitted by You!

Lexington Education Foundation brings the community together to build and sustain the excellence of the Lexington Public Schools through funding innovations in teaching and learning in all nine schools.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

10 Halloween Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let's face it, it can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this year by following these 10 easy tips.

1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets.
All forms of chocolate—especially baking or dark chocolate—can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhea, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and seizures. Halloween candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar and subsequent loss of coordination and seizures. “Xylitol ingestion can also cause liver failure in dogs, even if they don’t develop symptoms associated with low blood sugar,” adds Dr. Jennifer Coates, veterinary advisor with petMD. And while xylitol toxicity in cats has yet to be established, it's better to be safe than sorry.

2. Don't leave pets out in the yard on Halloween.
Vicious pranksters have been known to tease, injure, steal, and even kill pets on Halloween night. Inexcusable? Yes! But preventable nonetheless. Black cats are especially at risk from pranks or other cruelty-related incidents. In fact, many shelters do not adopt out black cats during the month of October as a safety precaution. Make sure your black cats are safely housed indoors around Halloween. 

3. Keep pets confined and away from the door.
Indoors is certainly better than outdoors on Halloween, but your door will be constantly opening and closing, and strangers will be on your doorstep dressed in unusual costumes. This, of course, can be scary for our furry friends, which can result in escape attempts or unexpected aggression. Putting your dog or cat in a secure crate or room away from the front door will reduce stress and prevent them from darting outside into the night…a night when no one wants to be searching for a lost loved one.

4. Keep glow sticks away from pets.
While glow sticks can help keep people safe on Halloween night, they can add some unwanted drama to the holiday if a pet chews one open. “Thankfully, the liquid inside glow sticks is non-toxic, so it won’t actually make pets sick,” Coates says, “but it does taste awful.” Pets who get into a glow stick may drool, paw at their mouth, become agitated, and sometimes even vomit. Coates recommends that if your pet does chew on a glow stick, “offer some fresh water or a small meal to help clear the material out of the mouth.”

5. Keep Halloween plants such as pumpkins and corn out of reach.
While small amounts of corn and pumpkin can be fed safely to many pets, ingesting uncooked, potentially moldy Halloween pumpkins or corn displays can cause big problems. Gastrointestinal upset is a possibility whenever pets eat something they aren’t used to, and intestinal blockage can occur if large pieces are swallowed. Coates adds that “some types of mold produce mycotoxins that can cause neurologic problems in dogs and cats.” So, keep the pumpkins and corn stalks away from your pets. And speaking of pumpkins…

6. Don't keep lit pumpkins around pets.

If you are using candles to light your jack-o-lanterns or other Halloween decorations, make sure to place them well out of reach of your pets. Should they get too close, they run the risk of burning themselves or causing a fire.

7. Keep electric and battery-powered Halloween decorations out of reach.

Electric and battery-powered Halloween decorations are certainly safer than open candles, but they still can present a risk to pets. Pets who chew on electrical cords can receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock or burn. Batteries may cause chemical burns when chewed open or blockage if swallowed. Shards of glass or plastic can cause lacerations anywhere on the body or, if swallowed, within the gastrointestinal tract.

8. Don't dress your pet in a costume unless you know they'll love it.

If you do decide that Fido or Kitty needs a costume, make sure it isn't dangerous or simply annoying to your pet. Costumes should not restrict movement, hearing, eyesight, or the ability to breathe. Coates warns that pets who are wearing a costume should always be supervised by a responsible adult so that if something goes wrong, it can be addressed right away.

9. Try on pet costumes before the big night.

Don’t wait until Halloween night to put your pet in a costume for the first time. “Any time you want to introduce your pet to something new, it’s best to go slowly,” Coates says. Get your pet costumes early, and put them on for short periods of time (and piece by piece, if possible). “Make it a positive experience by offering lots of praise and treats,” Coates adds. If at any time, your pet seems distressed or develops skin problems from contact with a costume, consider letting him go in his “birthday suit.” A festive bandana may be a good compromise.

10. IDs, please!

If your dog or cat should escape and become lost, having the proper identification will increase the chances that he or she will be returned. Collars and tags are ideal if a Good Samaritan is able to collect your wayward pet, but microchips offer permanent identification should the collar or tag fall off. Just make sure the information is up-to-date. Use Halloween as a yearly reminder to double check your address and phone number on tags and with the company who supports pet microchips.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Halloween 2017 in Lexington

The Lexington Retailer's Association will once again be sponsoring its annual Trick or Treat with local businesses. Participating Lexington stores and businesses will welcome trick-or-treaters between 2 and 5 pm on Tuesday, October 31.

  • Dress for the occasion. 
  • Treats are only given to kids in costume.
  • Look for the Orange/Black/White balloon bouquets at the door of our participating local businesses.
  • Say Trick or Treat!

Open to all Children Up to Age 10 or Grade 5. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, see the association's Website

New! Haunted House at Pinot's Palette (Basement), 7 Meriam Street (781) 862-3200

 Meanwhile, LexFUN will once again hold its annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 28. The parade starts at 10 am and follows a route around the Lexington battle Green to give the town's youngest residents to show off their Halloween costumes. For more on the parade, see the event page on Facebook.

Halloween safety tips:
  • Trick-or-Treaters and Parents
  • Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk, see and be seen.
  • An adult should always accompany smaller children. It’s best to take them out earlier in the evening.
  • Carry a flashlight and make sure that some sort of reflective material or the popular glow light stick are incorporated into all costumes
  • Establish ground rules with children that are too old to be accompanied by an adult. Such rules could include: what neighborhoods to go to, staying in a group, what time they must come home, and appropriate behavior while trick-or-treating. Have them bring a cell phone in case of emergencies.
  • Always use sidewalks when available. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
  • Never dart out between parked cars. Always cross at the corners or at crosswalks.
  • An outside light on at the front of the house is usually a sign that trick-or-treaters are welcome. Avoid going to houses that are not lit. Never enter any home unless it’s a family member or a friend.
  • Allow an adult to inspect all treats prior to eating them. Throw out any treats that appear tampered with. Do not allow homemade treats to be eaten unless you are sure of the source.
  • Limit electronic device use while walking as it causes distractions.

Tips for Motorists
  • Be aware that there are many young children out for the evening, especially during the peak hours of 5:30 to 7 p.m. Drive Slowly!
  • Be aware that young trick-or-treaters may dart out from between parked cars.
  • Do not drive a vehicle while wearing any sort of mask. Your visibility could be obscured.
  • Obey all traffic signals and signs.
  • DO NOT use electronic devices.
  • Have a designated driver if attending an adult Halloween party where alcohol is served.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Ghosts and Graves of Lexington, Saturday, October 28 at 6:00pm, Lexington Depot.

Candlelit tour of the Old Burying Ground and Buckman Tavern. Departure from the Lexington Depot. Our Colonial ancestors will tell tales of what brought them to the grave.
Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Members: $8 adults/$5 children; Non-members: $10 adults/$6 children. Advance tickets available online through Friday, October 27 or – if available - at the door.

For more information and other upcoming events please visit Lexington Historical Society

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Tuesday, October, 17, 2017, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA

  • Town of Lexington Senior Flu Shot Clinic
  • Booths and Demos by a Variety of Health & Wellness Organizations that serve Local Seniors
  • Healthy Snacks and Complimentary Box Lunch

Special Guest Speaker at 11:30, Charlotte Rodgers, Director of Human Services, Town of Lexington

Lexpress stops at the Lexington Community Center, next door to the Masonic Museum, every 30 minutes. Contact the Lexington Town Transportation office t 781-861-1210 for schedules. Ample onsite parking also available.

The Senior Wellness Fair is being organized by Brookhaven at Lexington through a generous grant from the Dana Home Foundation.  The Dana Home Foundation is dedicated to providing for the care, comfort and wellbeing of senior citizens, with a special emphasis on serving, directly or indirectly, the needs of those who reside in or have connections to the Town of Lexington.  

Contact: Cathleen Woodward   781-863-9660

Friday, October 6, 2017

Why to Buy a Lexington, MA Home This Fall

Ready to become a Lexington MA homeowner?
If you didn’t get around to buying a Lexington MA home this summer, have no fear! Fall may actually be a better time to buy in the Lexington MA real estate market. As your Lexington real estate agent, allow me to explain why. If you come up with questions about the home-buying process, or you're ready for help, contact me!

There are many reasons why fall is the time to buy! Here’s a few:

1.  Sidestep bidding wars – This summer was hot, but inventory of homes for sale has remained lower than average all year. However, in the fall, buyer activity usually dwindles a bit as well, so you may have less completion from other buyers!

2.  More bargaining power – Because you have less competition from other buyers, you may have more bargaining power now than if you were to buy over the summer. Plus, some sellers may have been hoping to sell over the summer and are more willing to negotiate now.

3.  Year-end tax breaks – If you buy a Lexington home before the year’s end, you’ll be able to take advantage of tax breaks on your next tax return, such as mortgage interest and property tax deductions. That’s great motivation to buy in the next couple of months!

4.  Home for the holidays – No one wants to be in the middle of a move during the holiday season. The sooner you buy, the more situated you’ll be by the time they arrive. You could even host a holiday gathering in your new Lexington MA home!

Both home prices and mortgage rates are predicted to continue rising as well, so the sooner you buy, the more you could save! Plus, you have reasons for wanting to buy, so why put them off?

Take advantage of current Lexington real estate market conditions and contact me! As your Lexington real estate agent, I can help guide you through the entire home-buying process until you have keys to your new home in hand. I look forward to hearing from you!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October Events at Wilson Farm

Our Own Hay Maze

Back by popular demand: Our Own Hay Maze is here to entertain and riddle your minds! Free and open to the public, find the exit and be rewarded with an apple! Open Weekends October 7th through October 31st, including Columbus Day and Halloween. We are accepting donations for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts/Rhode Island. Last year, through your generosity we raised over $10,000 and made a wish come true!

Our Own Potato Blasters

Launch a spud and try to hit one of the targets in our field! Our Potato Blasters are the exciting way to wrap up a trip to the farm. Just $2.00 for 3 shots! The Potato Blasters are open during HayMaze Hours in October.

Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples and Apple Cider Donuts

Our Own delicious caramel apples and apple cider donuts are back! Every weekend in October treat yourself, friends and family to a tasty fall-tradition.

Pumpkin Floral Arrangement Workshop

Thursday, October 12th • 5pm - 7pm 
Experience a fun night out with friends and create your own beautiful Pumpkin Floral Arrangement! Evening includes design direction from our flower professionals and light refreshments from our kitchen. Tickets are just $50 per person and limited to the first 30 people. RSVP required. Call today 781-862-3900.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What's LexFUN!

LexFUN! is Lexington’s network for families with children aged five and under. Founded in 1942, LexFUN! is one of the largest volunteer-run parent organizations in Massachusetts providing social, educational and community events and activities. LexFUN! is a recognized MA PTA.  

Our mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children in and around Lexington by connecting them to playgroups, parenting education opportunities, drop-in play center, arts and crafts programs, holiday celebrations, civic activities in town, coffee get-togethers for moms, babysitters, parent panels on preparing for kindergarten, tips on kid-friendly places to eat, shop and visit, and most of all, lots of FUN!

LexFUN! is your connection to EVERYTHING

for families with young children in Lexington!

LexFUN! hosts regular kid-focused activities including a drop-in play center, playground meet ups, playgroup connections, and our art-based Winter/Summer FUN! activities. We offer several family centered events including the Halloween Parade, the Puppet Show, Barn Babies, and Membership Appreciation party. Parents are not forgotten as several parent events are also offered including Mom’s Night Out, The White Elephant gift exchange, Date Night and the relaxing Spa Night!

Regular Playtime Activities
SummerFUN! , WinterFUN!, drop-in arts and crafts program for mommy and me and caregivers.
Drop-in Play center, Fall through Spring – preschoolers, toddlers, babies and their parents and caregivers come to play, explore and learn in a huge indoor play area filled with age appropriate toys and activities.
Playground meet ups to meet other LexFUN! Families and their little ones in an informal setting.
Annual Family Events and Parent Social Events
Including the Lexington Halloween parade, Tanglewood puppet show, Fire station visit and Barn Babies petting zoo.
Mom’s night out, date night for Moms and Dads, movie nights and more.

LexFUN! Playgroups are a way to connect with other parents with children of the same age. Parents are grouped by neighborhood, child’s age and availability, contact details are passed on and it’s then up to the group to arrange the time and place for meet-ups. Registration takes place in September, January and June. Sign up here.

Kindergarten Connection
Connecting you and your child to other children who will be in their kindergarten class beforeschool actually starts!  This program is a tried and true way to ease the transition to kindergarten. By signing up for the Kindergarten Connection, you will be able to:

Attend playdates with 6 other families in the summer before Kindergarten begins
Attend a playground playdate with incoming kindergarteners at your child’s school in August
Receive a contact list of the other families enrolled in the Kindergarten Connection program
LexFUN! Kindergarten Parents Panel: What Every Parent Wants to Know!

Learn about the exciting world of kindergarten! LexFUN! presents an evening of discussion and Q&A with parents of current Lexington Kindergarteners. Parents from all six elementary schools will be represented on the panel.
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Our Online Community – Wild Apricot
LexFUN! uses Wild Apricot for its online community, member announcements and membership sign ups and renewals.
When you join LexFUN!, you’ll be asked to create a Wild Apricot account.  Make sure you do this! Your Wild Apricot account allows you to sign in to LexFUN! online and:
See the LexFUN! calendar of events
RSVP and buy tickets for LexFUN! events
Participate in forum discussions and ask questions of fellow LexFUN! Members
See and share photos from LexFUN! events
Communicate privately and safely with fellow LexFUN! members
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