The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 29, 2000


When we began looking for a house in Concord last winter, the realtor asked us if we'd consider living in Carlisle. "What's a Carlisle?" I asked. I had visited this area of Massachusetts once every two years during our 17-year stay in California. My in-laws live in Arlington, so I used to walk into Belmont and became familiar with that section of the Boston suburbs. As our children grew, we took them to the Minuteman Park and around the sites of Concord. "If we ever have to move to the east coast," I mused back then, "this is where I'd like to live." But on that cloudy, 15-degree day in January, to be perfectly honest, nothing looked too appealing to me. It was 60 degrees back home. Sunny. The daffodils were just starting to peek out. What the heck were we doing in this freezing, snowy, icy winterland? I had to remind myself that I was supporting my husband in his exciting new Boston job opportunity. Oh yeah, I sniffed, watching my breath released into frozen sighs. Our savvy realtor drove us down Monument Street, onto River Road, and into the center of Carlisle. ...more

On October 11, Joan Rosazza of Prospect Street, a silver medalist at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, will be inducted into the New England Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Rosazza was a member of the U.S. Women's 400-meter free-style relay team that placed second. She also swam in the individual 100-meter free-style competition, placing fourth, one-tenth of a second behind the bronze medal winner. ...more

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