The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 30, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

CEF open house on April 5

At the next Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) Open House, Lady Di's Sweet and Savory Catering Co. of Carlisle will be providing desserts for all to sample including their famous "Chocolate Seduction". So stop by the home of Jim and Lisa Harris, 597 School Street on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. and learn what the CEF is doing to make your school the best it can be.

Newcomers Coffee in Carlisle on April 3

Please join new neighbors at the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Coffee on Tuesday, April 3, at 10 a.m. at the home of Kim Roberts,216 Hutchins Road in Carlisle. Contact Pat Kovach at 371-9078 for more information.

Carlisle Colonial Minutemen seek new members

Men and women, boys and girls are invited to join the Carlisle Colonial Minutemen to help remember the past and bring history to life. This friendly group is open to anyone willing to dress in period costume and participate in Patriots Day activities. Current members range in age from eight to eighty (give or take) and between them have enough extra costume pieces to outfit a few more people. They also have information for buying or making costumes.

In recent years the Minutemen have had a small fife and drum group and they are seeking more fifers and drummers. Fife and drum practices are taking place most Sunday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Sleeper Room between now and Patriots Day on Monday, April 16. The Minutemen can provide a fife and lessons to anyone who is interested.

Every Patriots Day the Minutemen lead a parade of Carlisle citizens on a walk through the woods along the route the original minutemen took to Concord. At the Old North Bridge the Carlisle Minutemen join others from surrounding towns who gather on the hillside as they did in 1775. The original battle is symbolically reenacted and then the Minutemen join the Concord parade for the march through the center of Concord. The Carlisle Minutemen also lead the annual Memorial Day parade, and march in the Old Home Day parade in Carlisle. They participate in regional activities such as the Bedford Pole Capping as time and interest allows. For more information,call Scott Evans at 371-0880 or

FNL coming April 6

Come to Friday Night Live on April 6, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for some music and dancing, a "Knockout Basketball Game" (winners receive Daisy's gift certificates), pizza and soda, ping-pong, and checker and chess games. All chaperones are asked to reply to Mike McSweeney when they receive a "Chaperone Post Card." Any questions, call Nancy Orlando at 978-369-1690.

Openings for toddlers

First Connections has openings in its Friday morning playgroup for 13- to 23-month-old children with a parent. The group includes a short circle time with songs and fingerplays. We meet at the Community Agencies Building on the grounds of Emerson Hospital in Concord and parking fees will be validated. There is no fee for the program, which will continue through May 11 and is funded by the Mass. Dept. of Education. Call 387-0221 to pre-register.

Carlisle annual spring egg hunt

The Carlisle Parents Connection invites all Carlisle children ages five and under to the Annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7. The Egg Hunt will take place promptly at 10 a.m. at the Toddler Playground at Diment Park. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Please bring your own basket to gather eggs. The foul weather date is Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. Since this is a quick event, there is time to assist with the Trash Party before or after the Egg Hunt.

We need some volunteers to bring baked goods and to help the Bunny hide eggs. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, call Polly Meyer at 318-9690.

Coming soon2001 Trash party on April 7

Feeling adventurous, but had enough snowboarding, skiing, ice fishing, weekend trips to Pago Pago? Consider attending the annual Carlisle Mosquito Trash Party between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, April 7.

Everyone in town is invited to participate in the annual spring cleaning of Carlisle's roadsides. This year's event promises to provide an excellent opportunity to retrieve roadside artifacts from the last millennium, finally exposed by the melted masses of gravel-encrusted snow.

Call Bob Orlando at 369-1690 to reserve the street of your choice, or check in at the Trash Booth in the town center that morning where we can provide the name of an unclaimed street needing attention. Trash bags and refreshments provided by our co-sponsors will be available for all participants who stop by.

Cubs, Brownies, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be working on the off-road public areas of town, and high school students have an opportunity to help fulfill their community service obligation. Volunteers with trucks or trailers are also needed later in the morning to collect the bulging bags of party "favors" and deliver them to the transfer station.

Call soon and be a part of this spring tradition.

Carlisle Mosquito solicits public input

Carlisle Communications, Inc. (CCI), the publisher of the Carlisle Mosquito, will hold its annual public editorial policy review on Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mosquito offices at 872 Westford Street.

The policy suggests and sometimes dictates to the editors the way in which news, features, press releases, opinion pieces, letters and advertisements are to be handled.

Because the paper considers itself "of Carlisle, for Carlisle and by Carlisle," public input is actively encouraged. Once a year, the CCI board of directors solicits comments and suggestions from the public regarding the newspaper. This input plays an integral part in reviewing and sometimes in changing the paper's editorial policy.

A copy of the Mosquito editorial policy is available at the Gleason Public Library.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito