The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 17, 1999


In the recent editorials and letters regarding recreational sports a fragment of an oft-quoted phrase echoed a number of times: "It is not about winning." But the rest of the phrase was left out: "It is how you play the game." I applaud the intent of these writers, but I believe we are missing something when we de-emphasize winning and ...more

It all started back in 1984 when Bob and Beth Hambleton, Verna and Ira Gilbert, and John and Betty McCullough signed up for a wine-tasting class that Peggy Gill offered at her home in Carlisle. As Verna Gilbert remembers, they all were interested in learning more about wines and the pairing of wine with food. After taking several of Gill's classes, these couples, ...more

She grew up in Carlisle on Stearns Street in the white farmhouse where her great-uncle Albert Davis once lived and where her mother Mildred Davis still lives. As she reminded me, the Davises go way back and were related to other longtime Carlisle families, the Duttons and other Davises, including Roger and Gary Davis (Superintendent of Public Works). She went ...more

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action—James Russell Lowell ...more

In its previous life, this museum in Worcester was the New England Science Center. Its new incarnation has some of the old elements, both good and bad, but there is definite improvement and promise of more to come. ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito