Monday, May 29, 2017

Lexington Farmers Market Opens for the Season

OPENING DAY for the LFM’s thirteenth season:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Think spring!!

We are happily full for the 2017 season, and no longer taking new applications for farmers and vendors.  If you are interested in getting in touch about providing entertainment, volunteering, or participating in our community tent, email for more information.

Locally Grown, Locally Sourced, Locally Produced
in Lexington, Massachusetts and Beyond

2017 Summer Market Location and Information

Tuesdays from 2-6:30 pm
May 30 – October 31
(no market on July 4)
Corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Fletcher Avenue, Lexington

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Discovery Day in Lexington

Lexington’s Greatest Street Fair
 A Fun Filled Day for the Entire Family!

— Live Music and Dancing! —
— Food and Fun! —
— Tables of Bargains! —
— Balloons and Clowns! —
— Exhibits from Town Departments —
— Free Parking All Day —

— Free Lexpress Rides in Lexington —

CLICK HERE for a link of sponsors, vendors, events and more.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

7th Annual Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival!

Please join us for the 7th Annual Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival!

Celebrate spring with Boston's best BBQ, craft beer, and music festival.  Each year we gather a handful of local barbecue vendors, up-and-coming craft breweries, and great live bands together for a fun family festival, which benefits LABBB Education Collaborative, helping students with special needs.

Located in Downtown Lexington, MA
at site of Farmer's Market & Hosmer House

$5 General Admission
Proceeds Benefit LABBB Collaborative
Serving students with special needs

Gate Hours
5-8:30pm Friday May 19, 2017
11a-7pm Saturday May 20, 2017
12-4pm Sunday May 21, 2017


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nature Walks and Activities with Citizens of Lexington Conservation

Sunday May 14, 2-4 pm, ACROSS Lexington Bicycle Ride
Explore ACROSS Lexington trails by bike! This easy-to-moderate 2-hour ride will take us through a number of Lexington’s most scenic open spaces including Upper and Lower Vinebrook, Cotton Farm and Dunback Meadow, the Old Res, and Lincoln Park. We will travel via Town streets, paved bike paths and unpaved walking trails. Be prepared for somewhat rough trail conditions; a bike with sturdy tires for trail riding and a helmet are required. Bring water and a snack. Meet in the Town employee parking lot adjacent to the Minuteman Bikeway crossing at Fletcher Avenue. Bonus points for those who ride their bicycles to this event. Questions? Call Peggy at 617-308-8185.
Leaders: Peggy Enders (617-308-8185,, Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216,

Tuesday May 16, 10-11:30 am, Senior Sneaker Walk at Hayden Woods
Join us on this leisurely walk as we explore the historic and scenic byways of Hayden Woods. During our travels we will walk one of the oldest colonial roads in the Common- wealth, take a side trip a short distance off trail to marvel at an unusual example of colonial stone working, and visit one of the most perfectly sited stone benches in Town. Walking will be on well-graded woods trails with one short steep section and the usual occasional rocks and roots under foot. Sneakers are fine. Don’t forget your walking sticks if you rely on them for balance. Meet at the rear of 45 Hayden Avenue in the third parking lot on your left opposite the signed Conservation trail entrance.
Walk Leader: Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216, 6

Sunday May 21, 2-5 pm, Extended ACROSS Lexington Walk
In celebration of Bike Walk Bus Week (May 13-21) we are offering the longer distance hiker an extended traverse of ACROSS Lexington routes C&D. This 5+ mile hike passes through two of Lexington’s largest parcels of open space, Whipple Hill Conservation area and Arlington’s Great Meadow, owned by the Town of Arlington but wholly within Lexington; in addition to passing the Arlington Reservoir and the Busa Farm Fields now man- aged by LexFarm along the way. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water. Meet at the Waldorf School parking lot on Massachusetts Avenue.
Walk Leader: Bob Hausslein (781-862-9102,

Thursday May 25, 6-8 pm, Wild Edibles of Lincoln Park with Russ Cohen
Lexington is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, both native and non-native, including plants considered to be weedy or invasive. Some are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, on a two-hour ramble in and around Lincoln Park to learn about the dozen or more edible plant species that are common to this property. Russ will present information on identification tips, edible portions, seasonal availability and preparation methods, as well as general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging. Meet at the Fitness Trail entrance at the crosswalk on Worthen Road across from the Lexington High playing fields.
Leader: Russ Cohen (781-646-7489,

Monday, May 8, 2017

Financial Reasons to Buy a Lexington, MA Home

Let’s face it. There are numerous lifestyle benefits to owning a Lexington home, which have nothing to do with your finances. You can decorate and design your home as you wish, you can feel more safe and secure, you can grow roots in your neighborhood and community, and the list goes on. But as a Lexington real estate agent, I know that the financial perks to homeownership are often the deciding factor for first-time buyers! So, let’s talk about what some of those are.

1.  Buying is cheaper than renting. If you’re currently renting, you know how much money you’re throwing away each month. In a Rent vs Buy Report from Trulia, numbers show that homeownership is cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in all of the 100 largest metros in the U.S. This is partly due to interest rates remaining low, and rental appreciation skyrocketing, with no end in sight! The study found that rates would have to reach 9.1 percent before renting would be cheaper than owning! In the long run, owning is cheaper.

2.  Homeownership is forced savings. Not only are you saving money when owning rather than renting, as I explained in the previous point, but you are also investing in your future with that money! When you rent, you never see that money again. When you own, you get most, all or more of your money back when you sell. Your mortgage is basically a forced savings account, because you are building equity! You can stop investing in your landlord’s future and start investing in your own.

3.  Home price appreciation will continue. Pulsenomics surveys a panel of economists and real estate experts quarterly, to find out where home prices are expected to head over the next five years, and then they average the projection into a single number. The latest numbers predict that home prices will appreciate 3.22 percent each year and grow by 17.3 percent cumulatively. That means that if you buy a Lexington home soon, you’ll save money, and the value increase of your home looks really good!

These financial homeownership perks don’t even get into the several tax deductions you might qualify for as a homeowner. There are so many reasons to own a Lexington home, both financial and personal!

Don’t put off accomplishing the American Dream any longer. Contact me, your Lexington MA real estate agent. Let’s get you started with the home-buying process in the Lexington MA real estate market!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May Events at the Lexington Historical Society

Battle of Lexington Trivia Night

Saturday, May 6, 4 PM at the Depot

Test your Lexington trivia knowledge, historical and contemporary, with questions from local author and historian Rick Beyer.  Light refreshments will be provided by Neillo's.

​$10 members/$15 non-members.

The Art of the Flower

Saturday May 13, 12-4pm at Munroe Tavern

Lexington Historical Society, Lexington Field and Garden Club, and
The Munroe Center for the Arts present The Art of the Flower.  Event includes:
• Scavenger Hunt - locate inconspicuous flowers within the museum
• Garden Tour - find out what Colonial flowers the stewards have blooming
• Artists En Plein Air - observe local artists as they paint in the tavern garden
• Crafts - Flower coloring cards, and fabric flower-making

Family friendly, free, and open to the public!

Book Group #5

Tuesday, May 16, 7 PM at the Depot

Book Group discussion of The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II  by Jan Jarboe Russell. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

Free and open to the public - please register by calling the Historical Society office at 781-862-1703 or emailing

Relinquished Treasures Public Sale

Saturday, May 27, 9-3 PM at the Depot

This popular annual event is here again! Mark your calendars, and find yourself a treasure! This is truly a one-of-a-kind sale of antiques, vintage and retro housewares, decorative items, and fashion pieces.

Free and open to the public!