The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 14, 2001

Toy collection at Daisy's Market

The annual Christmas toy collection, Toys for Tots, has put a box at Daisy's Market so that Carlisle residents can drop off unwrapped toys. These donations will brighten the holidays for many children. Gifts may be placed in the box until December 20.

Scholarships available

Applications for the Caroline Hill Scholarship are available to Carlisle current high school seniors and students in college for continuing post secondary education. The awards, which are need-based, typically range from $500 to $2,000. The awards are made in late spring.

Caroline Hill left money to the town of Carlisle for the continuing education of Carlisle residents as well as for other financial need. Applicants can pick up the applications from the registrar's office at Concord-Carlisle High School, the Gleason Public Library or the selectmen's office at the Carlisle Town Hall. If you have questions contact Sally Coulter at 1-978-369-6637.

Business network to kick off December 19

Four Heald Road residents have started a Business Networking Group (BNG). The first open-house meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 19, at the Gleason Library, starting at 7 p.m. The purpose of this group is to bring together local business community members to network, inform and exchange ideas in a casual yet structured way. The sessions will start with an informal business card exchange, followed by a guest speaker and then a Q&A session.

The group's first guest speaker is Carlisle resident David Verrill, founder/managing director at Hub Angel Investment Group LLC. David will address the current environment for startups in the Boston area and the technologies that are attracting funding.

BNG is always looking for new members and speakers who wish to contribute and share with other local residents. For more information contact John Kaufman at 1-978-369-2330.

Annual Christmas contra dance/potluck

The Christmas contra and square dance will be held in Union Hall at the First Religious Society on Friday, December 14, at 8 p.m.

Dudley Laufman will make his annual pilgrimage to Carlisle from New Hampshire to join in the festivities. He will join Sue Rosen in calling the dances. Dudley's wife Jacqueline will join musicians Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen and Walter Lenk.

All dances will be taught; no partners or experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. A $5 contribution is requested at intermission. A potluck supper before each dance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Call 1-978-369-6678 for more information.

Volunteer opportunity in Carlisle

With the Salvation Army Service Unit back in Carlisle, consider donating a few hours of your time bell-ringing at the transfer station any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday between now and Christmas. This volunteer opportunity would be perfect for a retired person or high school student looking for community service hours. To volunteer, call Susan Evans, Salvation Army Service Unit chairperson, at the Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895.

Last call for Northern Italy tour

Tour northern Italy and more with the Carlisle Council on Aging. Join the COA on an 11-day/9-night Northern Italy Lakes tour, which includes the French Riviera; Innsbruck, Austria; Verona, Padua, Venice, Trento, and Milan, Italy; and Nice, France and Monaco.

The tour will leave March 12, 2002 and return to Carlisle March 22. The trip costs $1,529, plus $89.95 for taxes and departure fees per person, double occupancy. This includes air fare and all meals, as well as four-star hotels (with indoor pools) and English-speaking guides.

For a brochure, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023. Brochures can also be picked up at the COA office at Carlisle Town Hall.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito