The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 15, 2000


A seventh-grade project last year involved sending 50 school kits and 50 health kits to the organization Free the Children. In a letter from Vanessa Currie, the Free the Children School and Health Kit Coordinator, she thanked the Carlisle students and said that the kits would be sent in shipments to Ecuador and Uganda. She said, "In the city of Quito in Ecuador, there is a dump, which is home to approximately 300 children and the work environment of hundreds more. These children work all day in horrible conditions to salvage what they can from the city's garbage. None of them go to school. Free the Children is in contact with an organization that has secured a building near the dump and will provide literacy classes to these children starting in September. There is also a great need for supplies in Uganda." ...more

This is the sixth in a series of articles featuring the sites that will be part of the Art of Living in Carlisle Tour on September 23. ...more

(Part I, which appeared in the Carlisle Mosquito of August 4, 2000, chronicled the establishment of Gleason Public Library. This sequel traces the growth of the library during the 20th century.) ...more

Second Impressions: Quilters Celebrate Cocheco Fabrics at the American Textile Museum, is the culmination of a challenge put forth by P&B Textiles of Burlingham, California and the Museum to introduce a new line of antique reproduction fabrics. ...more

I keep thinking about hats. Do you have a memorable hat story? I do, and I'll tell you about it later. ...more

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