The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 16, 2001


"What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?"
The Mosquito invited students in grades K through 8 to share their thoughts on Thanksgiving 2001

The 2001 Carlisle field hockey program has ended another fun season. The girls in this community have shown, yet again, high interest in learning about and competing in this sport. Even with the introduction of a new girls soccer program, 45 young ladies presented themselves on the Banta-Davis playing fields for tryouts. It is because of this incredible interest that the coaching staff and many parents asked the Carlisle Public Schools to allow the continuation of a varsity and JV team. ...more

The Carlisle Girls Soccer Team started their first year of play this season. Seventeen girls made the team and played a 12-game schedule against several local teams, which included Concord, Acton, Westford, Lincoln, Bedford and Lexington (Clark and Diamond). The team was led by co-captains Jill McElligott and Lisa DeBruzzi. They showed great leadership and all the girls played well against very tough competition. ...more

This year's Carlisle School cross-country team, the Huskies, carried on the tradition of being well-respected in the Middlesex Athletic League as fierce competitors. With a short season of competition ahead of them, the team started with challenging practices almost immediately, and were rewarded for their efforts just as quickly at their first dual-meet against Westford. This meet proved how promising the Huskies were, as every runner beat any previous time for the season on that course, and many continued to improve on that time as the season progressed. ...more

The 2001 Carlisle boys soccer team exhibited excellent spirit while playing its first year in the tough Middlesex soccer league. Playing much larger schools, the Huskies struggled at first, but developed into a competitive team. Though the team managed just two ties in its twelve games, it earned respect from opposing players and coaches. ...more

Last Wednesday night, a group of 35 people gathered at the Ruettgers home on Bedford Road to meet with nine inspirational women from Rwanda who are their country's delegates to this year's Women Waging Peace colloquium in Cambridge. ...more

Modern theater may have been born on the day Shakespeare's first Hamlet ordered a group of traveling actors to "hold the mirror up to nature": to make us look at ourselves honestly and realistically. Four centuries later, that charge resonated in Cole Porter's particular gift to musical theater: he made us look at ourselves with an eyebrow raised at sentiment and morality. "In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking/Now, heaven knows, anything goes!" He made bad behavior as effervescent as champagne. ...more

Kathy Booth of River Road had an interesting dilemma: take 25 people and make them look like various barnyard fowl. Oh, and no using feathers. Seventy-five costumes later, she has outfitted the cast of Honk!, currently showing at the Concord Players' home at 51 Walden Street, Concord. ...more

What better way to savor an autumn weekend than to combine canoeing with camping? Recently, Carlisle Troop 135 undertook its annual trip to Groton, Massachusetts. A fleet of 11 canoes, carrying 22 Scouts and parents, set out to explore the many bays and islands of the Nashua River while perfecting their boating techniques in not-always-conventional ways. Heading upstream to the Groton Town Forest to set up camp, their ranks expanded to 30, as late-arriving Scouts brought an influx of new energy into the group. ...more

Carlisle Girl Scouts Amanda Fabrizio, Siobhan Galligan and Camilla and Chloe Vilain participated in Concord's annual flag burial ceremony on Veterans Day. This is a lovely ceremony at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in which old flags collected over the past year are burned to retire them in a respectful manner. A Carlisle Girl Scout and Concord Boy Scout led the Pledge of Allegiance to commence the program. The ceremony was attended by Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, a fife and drum corps, politicians, and townspeople, all of whom participated in the presentation of the flags for burning. ...more

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