The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 19, 2001


"Chic" and "trendy" top the list of adjectives shoppers use to describe the Jasmine Sola store on Brattle Street in Cambridge. Ironically, customers have been saying the same things for over 30 years. That's when fashion maven Luciano Manganella first opened the doors. In the last five years, he has opened three more stores on Newbury Street, and last month one debuted at the Chestnut Hill Mall. ...more

A little more than a decade ago, Judith Duerk published Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey to Herself, and it quickly became a bestseller. Here in Carlisle, it was the subject of a book discussion at the Unitarian Universalist Church's Women's Spirit group. Mary Roberts of North Road read the book, intending to attend the discussion and talk about it with other women. She never made it to the meeting, but she was profoundly affected by the book. "At that point in my life I was submerged," Roberts explained. "Every once in a while I would come up for air, but then I would go under again. Judith Duerk's writing is so musical. It spoke to me." ...more

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito