Speaker Date Topic
Lorain Marquis and Linda Dixon Mar 27, 2023 12:15 PM
The Making of Patriots' Day 2023
The Making of Patriots' Day 2023

The Making of Patriots’ Day 2023



The 2022 Patriots’ Day Parade returned after a three-year absence and was a smashing success. When something runs smoothly, we tend to assume that it was no big deal to put together. Patriots’ Day is a big deal!  Town Celebrations Committee members Lorain Marquis and Linda Dixon will describe the behind-the-scenes work of the committee to produce and coordinate our signature Patriots’ Day Weekend, and will  offer a preview of Patriots’ Day 2023.





Lorain Marquis, a 50-year resident of Lexington, has two sons and four grandchildren.  She began her accounting career at 17 and worked at Boston Federal Savings Bank for over 25 years.  Now an active volunteer, Lorain is the former chair and member of the Town Celebrations Committee. She is Treasurer of the Lexington Veterans Association, Associate of the Hanscom Spouses Club, and board member of the Friends of the Council on Aging.  She is active at St. Brigid’s Church. 


Linda Dixon served for 20 years in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  She serves on the Town Celebrations Committee, as President of the Lexington Veterans Association, and Chair of the Monuments and Memorials Committee.  Linda served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Tufts University and before that spent 15 years as a market research consultant.  She is a graduate of Tufts University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts and is a former President of the Tufts Alumni Association.  


Koren Stembridge, Director, Cary Memorial Library Apr 10, 2023 12:15 PM
Cary Memorial Library Project: Children's Room/Meeting Room Project
Cary Memorial Library Project: Children's Room/Meeting Room Project

Summary of talk

Cary Memorial Library Director Koren Stembridge will speak on the Children's Room/Meeting Room Project.  She will also address any other important issues of the library, including future programs, funding, and other special events.


Koren Stembridge has spent the past 30 years working in small, medium, and large public libraries.  She started her career as a Teen Librarian, spent a number of years as a Reference and Internet Services Librarian, and has more than 19 years experience as a library director.  Before coming to Lexington, Koren spent six years at the Boston Public Library – finishing her tenure there as Director of Partnerships and Communications.  She was selected as one of Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” and was awarded the Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s “Shattuck” Award for Public Service.

She holds degrees from The University of Chicago and from Clarion University’s School of Library and Information Science.  


John Livsey, PE, Town Engineer, Lexington, MA Apr 24, 2023 12:15 PM
The Lexington Center Streetscape Project
The Lexington Center Streetscape Project

John Livsey will discuss the recently completed Lexington Center Project.