The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 19, 2000


An interesting thing happened when Carlisle library users, children and adults alike, were invited to select their favorite children's book of the millennium! During National Library week, visitors to the Gleason Public Library and the Carlisle School Library filled in surveys to vote for what would surely be a clearcut favorite. While the results were somewhat predictable there were some surprises in store. ...more

At risk of dating myself, I have to admit that when I got married back in the sixties, my favorite cookbooks were written by the New York Times food editor, Craig Claiborne. Oh, I used Julia Child's The Art of French Cooking whenever I had a dinner party in those days, when dinner parties were not passé or had not become potluck. But it was Craig Claiborne I counted on to see me though a meal I could always be proud of. ...more

Long before winter has left the ground, the flowers of the skunk cabbage boil up through the frozen woodland and wetland edges. The name warns us not to expect pretty, fragrant blossoms, but the skunk cabbage is special nevertheless: it is among the very first of the season's wildflowers to emerge. ...more

We just bought a new car. I should say that we finally bought a new car. When this whole process started, we were the proud owners of two cars, a 1985 car with over 200,000 miles on it and a 1990 car with over 190,000 miles on it. Needless to say, the time was at hand to enter the new car market. ...more

Over a month ago, Alice Hardy and Eva Herndon of "The Juliets," a three-morning-a-week exercise group that meets in the Sleeper Room, responded to a Boston Globe article about the Boston organizer of the Mothers Day Million Mom March. They decided that they wanted to go to the Washington, D.C. event and be part of the rally designed to promote stronger gun control legislation. It didn't take much convincing to get others of us Juliets (Just Us Ladies Interested in Exercising and Talking) involved. ...more

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