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Friday, March 15, 2002


Name: Pine Siskin or Carduelis pinus ...more

Cole Porter's zany cruise-ship musical "Anything Goes" dropped anchor at Concord-Carlisle High School for two weekends in March, concluding its five-show run last Sunday afternoon. All five shows were completely sold out, thanks to the combination of a fabulous musical score, the just-plain-fun script, extraordinarily talented student performers and eye-popping, show-stopping tap numbers. More than once, audience members were overheard to comment that performances rivaled those of professional theater groups - a sentiment borne out by consistently enthusiastic crowds and standing ovations. ...more

The Queen of Curling Coverage:
TV producer Amy Rosenfeld oversees her third Olympics and racks up some rare distinctions

As athletes and the media worldwide were gearing up last fall for the 2002 Winter Olympics, freelance sports TV producer Amy Rosenfeld got a call from an executive at NBC that didn't start out well. "The first thing she said was, 'Please don't be mad at me,'" Amy recalls. The Carlisle resident was already assured of a job in Salt Lake City, having proven herself in 1996 at the summer games in Atlanta and again in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics. "I didn't expect to be producing one of the marquee sports like figure skating or downhill skiing - they don't give those to freelancers," she recalls. "But I could hardly believe it when the NBC boss's next words were, 'I'd like you to cover curling.' I was thinking, 'Curling? You mean shuffleboard on ice? What can I expect to be assigned next time, mah-jongg?'" ...more

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM), presented its final Carlisle concert of the season on March 7 at Union Hall. Featured were three superb female singers from the group Tapestry. Two outstanding musicians, a percussionist, and a harp and vielle player, joined the group. ...more

Halfway between Galway City and Connemara, on the Coast Road in Spidal overlooking Galway Bay, is a one-room whitewashed cottage with a thatched roof. There is a little donkey in the front yard and she'll let you pet and feed her if you first sit quietly on the stone wall for a few minutes. The yard is overgrown with tall grasses, heather, and Queen Anne's Lace. Rose of Sharon blooms near the front door, and the black rocks of the wall, immoveable, are probably a million years old. ...more

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