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


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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Verrill Farm October Events

Our most popular Fall event benefits the Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Unit! Join us as the fields surrounding the farm stand are transformed into an old-fashioned fairground. This fun event for all ages features activities & games, raffles, Lil Folk Farm petting zoo, pick your own pumpkins, food & live music by the Sandy Ridge Boys! Proceeds from activity, game & raffle tickets, as well as food purchases, go to Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Intervention Team to provide Coping Kits for children at the hospital. The kits contain items & activities that are used to help children & caregivers cope successfully with the hospital experience.
Join us in our heated & decorated greenhouse as the Verrill Farm chefs prepare a dinner inspired by our abundant fall crops. Event features a cash bar offering wine & beer, live piano by Jeremy Silver! Cost to attend: $55 per person (plus tax). Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494.

Sugar Cookies: Learn to make these versatile cookies - cut in a variety of shapes they are perfect for decorating & personalizing for holidays & special occasions. You'll work with royal icing & be baking like a pro by the end of class! Cost: $50 per student (plus tax).

Fore more information about Verrill Farm Events, please visit their website.