$5,000 CAAL Matching Fund for Lexington COVID-19 Management Fund !

【CAAL 募捐挑战更新2/20/2021】自二月六日 CAAL 发起面向莱镇社区为 LEF COVID-19 Management Fund 的募捐挑战以来,十天之内捐款已达$5,691 !加上 CAAL 的$5,000 匹配,LEF 将收到这次募捐挑战活动的上万元捐赠。
LEF 和 CAAL 感谢大家为共建健康社区的慷慨解囊,寒冷的冬季因为有热心的你们而充满阳光!春暖花开之日即将来临, 祝大家健康平安,牛年大吉!

CAAL has raised $5,691 from Lexington Community as of Feb 20 and only 10 days since calling for donation for LEF COVID-19 Management Fund . This together with the $5,000 matching fund from CAAL, LEF will receive more than $100,000 donations. LEF and CAAL thank the Lexington community for their generosity and kindness.

【百家长廊】十二生肖里的见字如晤

刚刚过去的寒假期间,小儿子问了我几个他小时候画画的事儿,说要是有空,想写篇小短文。前几天看到发在了他们学校一个艺文社团网络杂志 《The Wave》(见下文),特别欣喜.

没想到这是一篇慢节奏的散文,娓娓道来,那些家常得不能再家常的场景,那些年年岁岁“画”相似的各种节庆日,那些饭桌上车程里讲过的多多少少“废话”;

文化的传承,传统的影响,族裔的认同感,带给孩子的平时也许看不太出来,但是确确实实滋养着孩子的成长。最开心的是,孩子不一定成为我们想要他长成的样子,而是思考着,行动着,慢慢成为他自己想要的样子……

看着这个比我高大许多的年轻人,那个七岁的戴着眼镜的小男孩跃然纸上,字里行间又明明走马灯似的看见了这些年孩子的点点滴滴…何不趁这个机会把孩子这些年作的生肖画收集起来…

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莱镇人文第六期:Angela Carpenter Music Specialist

Discover Lexington #6 features our Maria of “The Sound of Music” – Angela Carpenter, the optimistic & uplifting music teacher at Harrington Elementary School, a semifinalist for the 2021 Music Educator Award. Fly with Angela through music, dance, laugh and kindness.

【莱镇人文第六期】奥斯卡电影《音乐之声》(The Sound of Music) 对于大家来说都不陌生。片中那些动人的乐曲让不同国家不同年代的人都沉醉其间,而故事的灵魂 – 那个在阿尔比斯山放歌、在冯.崔普(Von Trapp)家用音乐治愈孩子、给千家万户带来欢乐的音乐教师玛丽亚更是深入人心。在我们莱镇的公立小学,也有这么一位乐观向上用音乐教化学生的老师。在她的课堂上,你可以放飞自我天马行空,她会在下面托住你思维的翅膀;也可以安静聆听,在她欢快愉悦的语声中感受音乐的魅力和爱的存在;甚至也可以放空脑袋,尽情地歌唱舞蹈欢笑。她就是莱镇哈灵顿小学(Harrington)的音乐老师- Angela Carpenter,2021年格莱美音乐教育家奖准决赛入围者。阅读原文

【中美创新时报报道】莱克星顿镇五位华人居民积极参与莱镇议会选举

美东时间2月18日晚,由莱克星顿镇华人协会协(CAAL)与华协政治行动委员会(CAAL PAC)共同成功举办了2021莱克星顿镇候选人见面会,其中有五位华人居民成为该镇议会候选人,近70人莱克星顿镇居民积极与会了解了镇候选人的基本情况与参选主张。据介绍,镇候选人见面会是莱镇华协和华协政治行动委员会为鼓励更多的莱镇华人积极参政议政的传统项目活动,从而为莱镇华人居民与莱镇政府之间架设了一座沟通的有益桥梁,因而得到了莱镇政府的大力赞赏!阅读更多

今日头条报道

了解镇选举和华人候选人详情请阅读公众号文章

On Thursday, Feb 18, CAAL and CAAL PAC hosted a well-attended forum for town wide candidates running for Select Board, School Committee and Planning Board. We also introduced five Chinese American Town Meeting candidates who run election or re-election this year.

月刊 莱镇华协(CAAL) 2021 年 01 月

2021 年的一月,那是世人翘首以盼的日子,它来了!一月如同新生的婴儿,满载着我们的爱,深托着我们的梦。经历了2020年的无奈与不安,我们对一月说:带我们开启一段崭新的旅程吧!让阳光普照,前路浩荡!

一月,本该是团聚祝福,把酒言欢的季节。但病毒却成了我们之间看不见的屏障。在这特别艰难的日子里,华协仍一如既往,以一个多月的精心打造,给乡亲们送上了一台主题为“爱与希望同在”的云端春晚,精彩的节目,别样的舞台,送给乡亲们一样的爱与祝福:愿您新年里平安健康,幸福如意!

多少年前,马丁·路德·金用一句“I have a dream!” 点燃了无数人的梦想。是啊!梦想是光,梦想是帆!艰难困苦中,让你我都拥有一个美好的梦想!

冬将尽,春可期。愿山河无恙,人间皆安!

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拜年了! 莱镇华协2021云端春晚回放

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莱镇华协2021云端春晩于1月30日晩9:30 圆满收官。数千莱镇乡亲们和世界各地的亲朋好友们合家观看了这台经过一个多月紧张有序,精心设计,集艺术和时代主题,并由广大的莱镇人与世界艺术家一起演绎的专属莱镇人的春晚。除夕夜吃过丰盛的年夜饭,全家围坐在一起观看春晚回放是一个不错的选择哦。
辞旧岁迎新春,借此机会,莱镇华协(CAAL)恭祝大家新春快乐,牛年里阖家幸福,万事如意!

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今日头条报道

中美创新时报报道

CAAL and CAAL PAC Candidate Forum will be held on Feb 18

Monday, March 1, 2021, is Lexington’s Annual Town Election. Click here for voter registration information and how to vote by mail and in person.
On the ballot this year are candidates for Select Board, Moderator, School Committee, Planning Board, Housing Authority, and Town Meeting.

On Thursday, Feb 18, CAAL and CAAL PAC will host another candidate forum for candidates running for town wide seats to help our community to know them better. Please use the Google form to submit  questions for the  candidates. We also like to introduce Chinese American Town Meeting Members seeking election and re-election in several contested precincts.
Please join us for this informative session.

Click here for the link for the zoom conference:

Looking forward to seeing you at the forum on Feb 18!
CAAL and CAAL PAC

CAAL fundraising challenge – $5,000 CAAL Matching Fund For Lexington COVID-19 Management Fund!

Lexington Public School (LPS) started a comprehensive saliva-based testing program in conjunction with Mirimus Clinical Labs in the week of January 11th. Testing is expensive and LPS resources are not unlimited; eight (8) weeks of staggered testing in LPS is expected to cost upwards of $200,000. Community donations towards the cost of this program will help preserve resources allocated to educational programming and curriculum at the schools.CAAL is working closely with Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) to raise money for the testing program. Donations to this fund should be viewed as an investment in safety that provides a community benefit to all and all donations are fully tax-deductible. CAAL will match all donations 1:1 up to $5,000.

Click here to access the LEF donation portal (LEF COVID-19 Management Fund) directly. Please make sure that you enter “CAAL” under “organization name” so we can correctly capture donations raised under this challenge and promptly execute CAAL’s 1:1 fund matching.

Thank you very much for donating to this important cause for our community!

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[Lexington Minuteman] Lexington’s Lunar New Year goes virtual to celebrate Year of the Ox

The Lunar New Year event, normally held in Cary Hall, will be virtual this year. Although CAAL leaders did not know whether an event like this would be possible at first, they felt a deep responsibility to the community which pushed them to organize the 2021 event, CAAL President Hua Wang said. Town Manager Jim Malloy offered his support, and the celebration was planned as a joint effort between CAAL and the Town of Lexington.  Read more

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