The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 29, 2002


On Tuesday, March 19, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, a well-known children's book author, spent much of the day at the Carlisle Public School. Sponsored by the Carlisle School Association's Cultural Enrichment Committee, Kinsey-Warnock first presented an assembly for grades one through three. The focus for her presentation was to tell how growing up on a dairy farm in Vermont, and living there as an adult, has been the basis of her children's books. She uses family stories, as in The Canada Geese Quilt based on her grandmother's quilting, as inspiration for her delightful and educational books. She and her husband share love of the Northeast Kingdom and delighted the students with tales of the animals she had "rescued" (six dogs, six cats and two ponies). Much of her talk had to do with enjoying nature, keeping fit, searching for stories in the land you live in and the family histories you may uncover ("Don't let the family stories die."), and her pleasure in standing outside on a hill playing her bagpipe as her Scottish ancestors did. ...more

If you drive by the Gleason Public Library in the evening of the third Thursday of every month, you'll notice the lights ablaze in the Hollis Room. If you keep going, you'll be missing a special and regular event, so stop in and join one of the liveliest groups in town: the Friends of Gleason Public Library Book Group. ...more

Finally, a definitive scientific report, agreed to by 99.9% of the world's top 1,000 climatologists, has been published on the effects of humans on the climate. The conclusions are grim: mankind is adversely affecting the environment in dramatic fashion. Global temperature is going to rise between 5 and 10 degrees F in this century, a tremendous amount in such a relatively short period of time. Exactly how much within this range depends on how much the world can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...more

The scene is a typical middle school classroom: desks are arranged in clusters — not the soldierly rows I remember from my school days; white-chalk words float on a vast blackboard; books and papers erupt from tabletops around the room. The requisite computer and printer nestle near the teacher's desk. ...more

The Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS) presented a spectacular concert last Sunday afternoon at the sold-out Concord Academy Performing Arts Center. World-renowned violinist Gil Shaham and musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the Muir Quartet performed chamber music by Haydn, Wieniawski, Prokofiev and Schubert. The enthusiastic audience of over 400 responded with a long, standing ovation and shouts of "Bravo!" ...more

An ardent owl flew from the blue above and lightly alighted beside his love. ...more

Naming Carlisle children, 1744-1849 John, Sarah, George and Martha

Debra and Jimmy named Kristin and Matthew, who are now naming Madison and Chase. Naming ways (onomastics) change as generations grow up and have children of their own, evolving in response to changes in the culture. They also signify the preferences and values of their historical era. ...more

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