The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 4, 1999

· The Carlisle Garden Club was given two major awards at a special luncheon on Thursday, May 27, which was sponsored by The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.

For its work on the entrance to Town Hall, the garden club received the Exxon Corporation Civic Development Award from the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. Cynthia Seavey, a garden club member and owner of Hortus II, a landscape design and planting firm, was responsible for developing the award-winning design. The actual planting was undertaken by garden club members.

The Garden Club also received a publication award for its cookbook The Gardener's Kitchen from the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Olga Jones and Joan Parker coordinated the project.

· Inspired by last week's Jams and Jellies article Carolyn Shohet offers a rhubarb recipe that she makes every year at this time.

Rhubarb-Ginger Jam Recipe

makes about 2 cups

1 lb. (4 cups) sliced and trimmed rhubarb

1 1/4 cup sugar

3 Tbs. (1 oz.) chopped crystallized ginger

1 tsp. grated lemon rind

1. Combine all ingredients in heavy pan.

2. Stir till sugar dissolves.

3. Simmer, stirring often, 20 minutes or till mixture thickens slightly.

4. Chill.

· Judith Boccia of Virginia Farme Lane, Director of the UMass Lowell Center for Field Services and Studies recently participated in a poster demonstration at the American Educational Research Association (AREA) 1999 Annual Meeting held in Montreal, Canada. Boccia, along with two of her colleagues, created a demonstration, "Looking Into Classrooms: Two-way Television Observations in Pre-Service Teacher Education," that presents the three-year federally-funded project that pairs up a "master" teacher with student teachers via two-way television. The technology allows a student teacher to observe a classroom and have a discussion with the master teacher without leaving the UMass Lowell campus. The project is in its second year at UMass Lowell.

· Uta Lemmermann will be retiring next Friday after almost 25 years of service at the Red Balloon Nursery School. Beginning as a parent when the school first opened in 1971, Lemmermann has been a friend and teacher to scores of Carlisle pre-schoolers. The school won't be the same without her.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito