Election dates to remember
Wednesday, August 15 is the last day to register to vote in the September 4 Primary Election. The Carlisle Town Clerk’s office will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The last day to request an absentee ballot for the September 4 Primary is Friday, August 31. The Town Clerk’s office will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4
The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 4. Polls will be open at the Carlisle Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 is the last day to register to vote in the November 6 State Election. The Town Clerk’s office will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, November 5 is the last day to request an absentee ballot for the November 6 Election. Requests may be made at the Town Clerk’s office between 9 a.m. and noon.
Tuesday, November 6
The State Election will be on November 6. The polls will be open at the Carlisle Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ∆
State Primary date—September 4, 2018
The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The election will be held at Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
If you will be traveling during this time, absentee ballots may be requested from the Town Clerk’s Office until Friday, August 31, at 5 p.m. You have the option of completing your absentee ballot in Office or having the ballot mailed to you.
The State has simplified the Absentee Request Form, which may be found on our website at: http://ma-carlisle.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1388/2018-Short-Form-Absentee-Ballot-Application. Sample copies of the ballots may be found on the Town Clerk’s webpage at: http://ma-carlisle.civicplus.com/159/Town-Clerk
The last day to register to vote for this election is Wednesday, August 15. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on this date from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to facilitate this registration session. If you are unsure if you are already registered to vote, you may check your status at:
Summer’s bounty at the Farmers Market
Summer crops are bountiful at the Carlisle Farmers Market. Locally grown sweet corn is available every week. Tomatoes, peppers, beans, eggplant, and zucchini are plentiful. Peaches, apples, berries and other fruits are coming into season. Honey, maple syrup, eggs, baked goods, homemade dog treats and a variety of craft items are also available.
The Carlisle Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until noon at the Kimball Farm Ice Cream parking lot at 343 Bedford Road (Route 225) in Carlisle. Visit www.carlislefarmersmarket.org for more information.
CCHS fall sports tryouts
The CCHS fall tryout/practice schedule is now available online. Check the website for details: http://www.concordcarlisle.org/sports-highlights
Heald House open on Sunday, August 19
The Historical Society’s Heald House Museum at 698 Concord Street will be open next Sunday, August 19, 2 to 5 p.m. You can visit the site of the copper mine that operated here in Carlisle from 1840 until 1850. You can also see the loom, now in full operation—and try your hand at weaving, if you wish. Wishing to include more crafts relevant to weaving, we have planted flax and dye plants on the property. There is more: rubbings from the Red Lion Tavern sign; a musket used at the Battle of the North Bridge; a cannon captured from Fort Ticonderoga; and many other artifacts that exemplify Carlisle’s history. Also bear in mind that if Sunday is not convenient for you, we are happy to open the Museum at other times—just call Phil Drew, president, at 1-978-369-9276 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free, refreshments available, and all are invited.
CCF dragonfly walk
Come look for dragonflies and damselflies at the Cranberry Bog on Saturday, August 18, at 10 a.m. The walk, led by Alan Ankers and Susan Emmons, is suitable for all ages and interests, and will include looking for butterflies, birds and anything else that interests the group. Bring binoculars if you have them. For announcements of Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) outings see www.carlisleconservationfoundation.org. If you have questions, contact Alan Ankers by email email@example.com.
Upcoming FRS services
On Sunday, August 12, Jeannie Genezcko will lead a presentation and discussion looking at our food consumption. If our eating habits are a choice, how can those choices align with our values? Then, on Sunday, August 19, Stefanie Salguero will lead a discussion on immigration. What are our obligations as children of immigrants?
Both lay-led services will be at 10 a.m. in Union Hall. All are welcome.
What’s up at the Gleason Library
Community Book Club
The Carlisle Community Book Club welcomes new members anytime. If you like to read and are looking for some literary companionship, give the Community Book Club a try.
The Club will meet to discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, on Monday, August 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gleason Public Library. Books are available at the library circulation desk; advance registration is not required. The following meeting will be Monday, September 10, and the title will be Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone.
Replanting lives uprooted by mental illness
Mara Biere, Certified Family Life Educator, President, Grow A Strong Family, Inc. www.growastrongfamily.org will facilitate a support group at the Gleason Public Library on Tuesday, August 14, at 10:30 a.m. This is a support group that focuses on strategies for managing when loved ones have mental illnesses. Folks of all ages and from all towns welcomed.
Managing your genealogy research
Genealogist and local resident Claire Smith will be talking about Managing Your Genealogy Research: how to track what you’ve found, where to put those pieces of information that may or many not fit, and how to determine where to go next with your research.
This free class will be held at the Gleason Public Library on Tuesday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m. Registration required at gleasonlibrary.org/calendar or 1-978-369-4898.
Summer Reading for adults
There’s still time to play “book bingo” at the Gleason Library. Adults may pick up a Book Bingo Card at the library and start reading to fill in squares. Make “bingo” by Saturday, August 25, and you’ll be entered in the raffle to win gift certificates for local restaurants.
Summer Reading for all ages is sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. For more information, please call the library at 1-978-369-4898 or visit www.gleasonlibrary.org.
Summer Reading wrap-up
And that is a wrap for the Gleason Public Library’s Summer Reading 2018 Program: Libraries Rock! Special thanks to all sponsors, including the Friends of the Gleason Public Library, the Susan Zielinski Natural Science Fund, the Carlisle Cultural Council, Kimball Farm, the Lowell Spinners, Canobie Lake Park, TreeTop Adventures, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, as well as to all volunteers, and finally, to all of you, the participants, for making this summer at the library a truly memorable one. Be on the lookout for programs for later in the year, including storytimes, book clubs, drop-in movie showtimes, teen activity make-and-takes, Teen Advisory Board (TAB) group meetings, as well as the 35th Annual Great Pumpkin Spectacle and the 5th Annual Polar Express Pajama Party Storytime. Looking even further ahead, stay tuned for future events in line with next year’s theme for Summer Reading 2019, where readers will travel to the final frontier: Outer Space.
Missing: Little Clifford stuffed animal
The Gleason Library is asking families for help in finding the little Clifford stuffed animal! He hasn’t been seen with his pals, the Big Clifford and the Medium Clifford stuffed animals, in a couple of weeks, and our youngest library visitors are asking for his whereabouts. If there are families out there with children who love to play with him in the picture book room, please check your homes and/or cars in case he may have “wandered off” with you and kindly return him to the library if found—the children and the two bigger Cliffords miss him terribly. Thank you for your help.
Come for Morning Music with Jeff Jam (ages 0 - 4) on Tuesday, August 21, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Hollis Room, Gleason Public Library.
Jeff Jam is a friendly, goofy guy—as well as a certified Music Together® teacher—who sings and performs songs for children of all ages. He travels all over Massachusetts, New England, and the world with his acoustic guitar, bringing songs and smiles to children everywhere. Join us for this interactive music show for kids aged from birth to four years old! Registration beforehand is required. To register, please call the library at 1-978-369-4898 or visit the events calendar on the library website www.gleasonlibrary.org/.
Felony Lane Gang reported to be in the region submitted by the Concord Police
A group of transient thieves has been reported to be the region. Known as the Felony Lane Gang, the group has a history of breaking into cars at country clubs and health clubs where members may be inclined to leave their valuables in their cars in parking lots. Historically male gang members will commit the breaks into cars checking unlocked doors and breaking windows. The males will pass the wallets, checks and ID cards to female gang members who will cash checks or attempt to make bank withdrawals.
The gang has been in the towns of Wellesley, Wayland and Westborough in the last few days and members have been charged with crimes in Concord in the past few years.
The Felony Lane Gang is a group of thieves based in Florida, that travels across the United States stealing identities and checkbooks from unattended cars (“smash and grabs”). The stolen checkbooks and drivers’ licenses are used in the drive-through lanes of banks.
Residents are advised to call 911 to report any suspicious activity.
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