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Lexington wins population category, most beautiful cemetery in annual America in Bloom Awards

Top honors for the prestigious 2017 America in Bloom National Awards Program were announced at the annual awards held in Holliston, MA on October 7. All participants were evaluated on six criteria: overall impression, environmental awareness, heritage preservation, urban forestry, landscaped areas, and floral displays. Additionally, they were judged on their community involvement across municipal,...

Lexington hopes to repeat as winner as judges from America in Bloom visit city this month

Professional volunteer judges from the America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program will visit Lexington on June 19-20. This is Lexington’s third year as an America in Bloom participant, and it is one of the many proud and passionate communities across America working on local revitalization programs with an eye to receiving a prestigious America in Bloom national award. In addition to a receiving...

Lexington receives top honors, national recognition for its beautification efforts

Lexington received top honors at the 2016 America in Bloom (AIB) symposium earlier this month in Arroyo Grande, Calif. The city earned the highest rating of five blooms, and was named the population category winner for communities over 50,000. On the opening day of the symposium, Lexington was recognized for its exceptional efforts related to urban forestry. This is Lexington’s third year participating...