The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 28, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Polystyrene foam drop-off day is October 13

On Saturday, October 13, the Carlisle Household Recycling Committee will sponsor its semi-annual polystyrene foam drop off. This will take place between 9 and 11 a.m. by the sand shed behind the transfer station on Old Morse Road. We will accept the foam packing found in meat packages, styrofoam cups, egg cartons, and the rigid foam packing found with electronic items. The foam must be clean to be accepted. We will also be accepting foam peanuts. One of our household recycling committee members utilizes foam peanuts in his business. Residents will be asked for a donation of $4 per bag of foam. The monies collected are used to offset the cost of transporting the foam to Framingham where the material is recycled. The Carlisle transfer station does not currently have the ability to collect polystyrene foam. Help keep our environment clean by keeping polystyrene foam out of trash which is eventually incinerated.

Story time openings remain

Some story time openings remain at the Gleason Library. This is an excellent way to introduce your child to a love of literature and reading. For information, call the children's department at the Gleason Library 1-978-369-4898.

Husky Handbooks still available in October

Understandably, many people were unable to attend the recent CSA meeting. Husky Handbooks will be available at both Carlisle Public Schools open houses, the evenings of October 4 and 11. Prepaid members may call Suzanne Brown at 1-978-287-0980 to arrange for pick-up prior to that time.

If you have not sent in your membership, you still have time. Simply send a check for $30 (plus any tax deductible donation) made out to CSA c/o Suzanne Brown, 15 Cutter's Ridge Road in Carlisle. Basic membership entitles you to one copy of the handbook. Additional books are $5 each.

An Invitation to Neighborhood Sunday on September 30

Changes in our lives, whether violently abrupt or only gradually realized, often trigger changes in our needs. Sometimes the daily routines aren't enough any more. We seek something more, something larger than ourselves that we can believe in and where we can serve. Gradually or suddenly, we find we need a spiritual dimension to our lives. To the question, "Is nothing sacred?" we answer, "Yes, there has got to be!"

The First Religious Society (FRS) in Carlisle is a community of people who are dedicated to helping each other get below the surface and locate that spiritual dimension.

As a Unitarian-Universalist congregation, we believe that personal experience, conscience and reason are the paths to individual religious truth. Grounded in Christianity and Judaism, we explore all the world's religions to help us learn how other human beings have dealt with the ultimate questions, and therefore we do not demand adherence to any statement of beliefs.

The FRS is active in a number of social programs, including Habitat for Humanity; House of Hope and The Open Pantry in Lowell; The Sharing Foundation, a program to place Cambodian orphans in U.S. homes; and Religious Witness for the Earth. A major focus this year will be the study of issues of economic justice and globalization.

The FRS has a vibrant musical life, and a religious education program that teaches children to understand religion as a universal quest for meaning and purpose, to value diversity, and to strengthen their commitment to peace, justice and freedom. A Youth Choir is starting up this fall.

We invite everyone to visit our church on our 20th annual Neighborhood Sunday, September 30. Morning worship is at 10:45 a.m., and child care will be provided. An evening organ concert of light classical music at 6:30 p.m. is part of the day's welcome to the community, and will be followed by a reception. Come and see if we may be the place you are looking for to meet your spiritual needs and help you and your family forge connections with what is good in the world.

Please contact Mary DeGarmo at 1-978-369-3095 for additional information.

Friends of the COA annual meeting on October 2

The Friends of the Council on Aging will hold its annual meeting before the Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) meeting on Tuesday, October 2. Time will be available for Carlisle residents to discuss the senior van transportation service and other elder concerns in Carlisle. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Clark Room at Town Hall at 7 p.m. The COA will meet as regularly scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

Welcome back, Friday Night Live

To kick off the new school year, the Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC) invites all students in grades six through eight to the first Friday Night Live (FNL) next Friday, October 5, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Corey gym and exercise room.

Each middle school student, accompanied by a parent, must first attend a brief meeting beginning at 7:15 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium. The CYC and program coordinator will provide information about the Friday Night Live program and required permission forms will be available. No student will be admitted to FNL without a current, completed form.

Please note: some parents may have received conflicting information about the date of the pre-FNL meeting and Friday Night Live itself. Both are on Friday, October 5. Students can enjoy music provided by our DJs, dance, play basketball, ping pong or just hang out with their friends. Pizza and soda will be sold for a small fee. The CYC will donate $2 of each $3 admission to the New York Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund. Additional contributions to the relief fund will be accepted.

Friday Night Live is held on the first Friday of the month for Carlisle students in both private and public school. In addition to the supervision provided by the commission, all parents will be expected to chaperone at some time during the year.

The CYC welcomes all new sixth graders and returning middle schoolers back to FNL. Call Kathy Hassey at 1-978-287-4284 with any questions.

Last chance for Spaghetti Supper tickets

Did you know the Sixth-Grade Spaghetti Supper has been a Carlisle tradition for over thirty years? Come and take part in that tradition on Tuesday, October 2, at the Corey Dining Room. Seatings are continuous from 5 to 8 p.m. The supper includes spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert for only $6 for adults and $3 students and seniors. Raffle tickets costing $1 each (or six for $5) make you eligible to win over sixty prizes, including a Game Boy Advance, two American Girl Data Girl personal organizers/radios, four $50 gift certificates to Copley Place, and a Birthday Party Pack for Kimball Mini-golf in Westford. We are adding new prizes every day, so check our web site at

Tickets are available from any sixth grader, from Daisy's Market, and at the door. All proceeds support Carlisle's Class of 2004 activities, including outdoor education, the seventh-grade play, and graduation.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito