The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 21, 2000


The universal language of music will soon nurture friendships between Chinese and American students. The Symphonic Band of the Middle School of Beijing University (MSBU), China, will participate in an exchange program with the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) from January 31 to February 6. MSBU is, in American terminology, a combined middle school and high school, so the visiting students will be between twelve and eighteen years old. ...more

One Carlisle house has literally been "on the move" to prepare for its third century of existence. The Green-Blood house, built in 1799 at the corner of Stearns Street and Bedford Road, was transported a year ago to its new location at 82 Lowell Road and is being lovingly renovated by its new owners, Bob and Peggy Hilton. Community interest ran high as friends and neighbors watched the preparations for the move and turned out to see the house make its way slowly around the rotary on January 7, 1999. The move itself depended upon the cooperation and assistance of all utility companies and the Carlisle Police, in addition to contractors. The house sat for several months awaiting site preparation and a new foundation, engendering much curiosity. This fall and winter, Carlisle residents have watched the house be reassembled and expanded, always with an eye to keeping its historical integrity intact. ...more

Good weather so far this winter has permitted Groom Construction to make progress on the Gleason Library's renovation and addition construction. Behind the original 1895 building on Bedford Road, the new addition's rooftops are now visible. Inside the new walls, the electrician, plumber, and framers are completing rough installation, and two of the three new staircases can now be used to reach all floors. The brickwork has started behind a tent to keep it warm and dry. ...more

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