The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 31, 2001


When alarm clocks went off in at least three Carlisle homes this past Sunday morning, they stirred mixed feelings of apprehension and anticipation in the women who sleepily swiped at the off buttons. For all three were facing a formidable physical challenge in the hours ahead: the Danskin Women's Triathlon, featuring a half-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. Start time: 9 a.m. at Mirror Lake in Devens. ...more

Traveling outside the United States always makes me feel especially American. I suddenly appreciate simple things that I usually take for granted: smooth coffee, mint toothpaste, and free rest rooms. I'm much more aware of cultural differences. And international sports events make me positively nationalistic. ...more

This is that time of year we have all been waiting for, gardeners and non-gardeners alike. For the gardeners, it's those bright red tomatoes weighting down the vine; zucchini that one must keep an eye on or they'll grow to a monstrous size; and the cucumbers sprawling all across the garden, ready to climb the back fence if you let them. There's also an abundance of herbsrosemary, chives, basil and parsley. This has been an unusually productive summer for gardeners in Massachusetts. ...more

Life in Carlisle in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is revealed in a new exhibit opening in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Public Library on Friday, September 8. "Finding Carlisle: People and Places" pulls together archival material from the historical collections of the Town Hall, Gleason Public Library, the Carlisle Historical Society, and Great Brook Farm. The exhibit will be open during library hours until December 31. ...more

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