Good morning and welcome to today’s LexObserver news roundup.
This is our final regular newsletter of 2022; we’ll be back in your inbox on Friday, Jan. 6 with the New Year’s news! In the meantime, we wish you a joyful and restorative end of your year, whatever holidays you celebrate.
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Thank you for seeing us through 2022, and here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- Lexington baker brings cardamom, rose extract and artful poinsettia to Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge.
- This week’s School Committee Roundup: FY23 first quarter budget report and next steps for a new or renovated LHS.
- Lexington Police Log.
- Community Submissions.
Lexington baker brings cardamom, rose extract and artful poinsettia to Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge
Rabiha Sami didn’t always appear destined for baking fame.
As a child in Pakistan, Sami developed a track record of kitchen mishaps so severe that “my mom banned me from baking,” Sami recalled in an interview.Keep reading
This week’s School Committee Roundup: FY23 first quarter budget report and next steps for a new or renovated LHS
Among the latest steps in Lexington’s quest to qualify for a partial reimbursement for a new or renovated high school from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), district and Town leaders met with the MSBA team last week to discuss LPS enrollment and its implications for the Town’s future high school size and design.Keep reading
Editor’s Note: We know many readers have been asking for a police blotter, and we are excited to add it to our weekly coverage! Many thanks to our volunteer, Christin Worcester (aka the Blotter Babe), for working with the Lexington Police Department to make it happen. Thanks also to Capt. Chris Barry and Lt. Kevin Veno for setting this up and assisting the Blotter Babe in her research. The blotter will take a hiatus with the rest of the paper through the end of the year, but you can look for it weekly beginning Jan. 6.
Lexington police log: Credit card fraud and car accidents
On Thursday, Dec. 8 at approximately 11 p.m., a vehicle speeding recklessly east on Bedford Street crashed at the Worthen Road intersection.Keep reading
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Community Announcement: Cary Library rolls out first Carybokaflod event
Cary Library patrons were treated to an evening of coziness on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the first Carybokaflod (pronounced “Cary boke ah flode”).Keep reading
Community Announcement: Girl Scouts Make Blankets for NICU Babies
Girl Scouts from Lexington Troops 71775 and 82031 gathered together to make 25 blankets to be donated to Neonatal Intensive Care Units via Project Sweet Peas.Keep reading
Community Announcement: 10th Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service
On Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, the Town of Lexington will hold its 30th commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its 10th Annual MLK Day of Service by shepherding our community to take part in assisting those in need.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Wetlands in Lexington – Their Uses and Regulations with Amber Carr
Amber Carr is a trained ecologist specializing in land management for targeted wildlife species.Keep reading
Community Announcement: First Parish presents a Winter Solstice Experience
On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 First Parish in Lexington will present a Winter Solstice Experience at 7:00 p.m.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Non-profit fair LexDoingGood receives enthusiastic community response
LexDoingGood, a new non-profit fair sponsored by the Community Endowment of Lexington (CEL), provided an opportunity this fall to visit the Community Center and meet the people that provide programming, enhance diversity and serve our community needs.Keep reading
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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team
Edited by Bob Rotberg
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