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Friday, April 19, 2002

FRS globalization panel April 22

The First Religious Society has recruited what promises to be a lively panel of experts to help unravel the complexities of "Economic Globalization" with its pros and cons. At 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 22, three speakers will share a wealth of first-hand knowledge about the mechanisms of the new world order and the contradictory outcomes experienced by stakeholders here and abroad.

Carlisleans Ray Offenheiser and Neils Larsen will be joined by labor representative Tim Costello of Cambridge. Selectman Tim Hult has accepted the job of moderator, and all interested persons are invited.

Costello is coordinator of the Northern Alliance for Fair Employment, a network of 55 unions, community groups, and advocacy organizations in the U.S. and Canada. An active union member, he has traveled extensively abroad and contributed to four books on labor and globalization.

Since 1991 Larsen, a technical assistance advisor with the International Monetary Fund and on occasion the World Bank, has provided counsel to central banks in Poland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Algeria, Yemen, and Kyrgystan. Previously he was a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.

Offenheiser, currently president of Oxfam America, spent ten years as a Ford Foundation director of offices in Bangladesh and Latin America. In November, he gave a fine assessment of the situation in Afghanistan before an audience here.

The panel discussion also serves as a kickoff for a three-part series of workshops on "Economic Justice," the first of which, on Monday, April 29, will be a follow-up to the panel discussion. A welcome guest will be Susan Holcombe, visiting professor at the Heller School at Brandeis University, who also plans to be in the audience for the panel. Two workshops scheduled for May 13 and May 20 will deal with economic justice challenges in our own society, current roadblocks to their resolution, and what a faith-based community might want to do to help.

QUALITY TIME. Isabella McKinney celebrated her second birthday by helping her dad, Sandy, plant pansies. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Carlisle Lunch Group to meet on April 29

The Carlisle Lunch Group, an informal gathering of local people, will meet on Monday, April 29, in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. The lunch starts at 12:20 p.m. and the talk begins at 1 p.m. Speakers are Deb Jancek, Mary Hult and Carolyn McCannon of the Carlisle Exchange Investment Club. Fresh from their appearances on CNBC, they will tell us about their winning investment ideas, investment disciplines and next year's Patriots results. Come and learn about an investment club, how to start one, what one does and lessons learned. Also, they will share with us their behind-the-scenes CNBC experiences. This will be a popular and interesting talk.

Space is limited so sign up as early as you can, before April 22, by sending your $22 for lunch (checks payable to Fontaine K. Richardson) to: Fontaine K. Richardson, 121 Skelton Road, Carlisle, MA 01741. Call 1-978-369-8223 or with any questions. The Lunch Group meets three times a year to hear presentations on diverse topics of interest.

Garden club scholarship offered

The Carlisle Garden Club is encouraging Carlisle residents of any age who intend to work toward a college or postgraduate degree in the Fall of 2002 to apply for the Debbie Wright Scholarship award of $1,000. The award criteria include a commitment to community service, previous activities and grades, and your college area of study. Interest in gardening, the environment or horticulture is helpful, but not a requirement. Financial needs are also considered. To qualify, the applicant must be a resident of Carlisle. The scholarship is supported by the Carlisle Garden Club's major fundraising projects which include the spring plant sale and garden club tour.

Applications are available at the Gleason Public Library and at the Career Resource Office at CCHS. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2002. Call Joan Bero, 287-4157, if you have any questions.

Library art program seeks student artists

The Art at the Gleason visual projects program provides exhibition space at the Gleason Library for work by a variety of artists working in all media. Its goal is to increase the community's appreciation of the arts while adding visual stimulation and challenge to the library environment. The library is seeking works by Carlisle student artists, through college age, to exhibit their work for September and October 2002. Contact Andrea Urban, 1-978-369-4734 or Brooke Cragan at 1-978-369-1196 by May 1 if interested.

Hal Charnley to speak

The Carlisle Business Networking Group's next meeting is on Wednesday April 24, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Gleason Library, Hollis Room. The guest speaker is Hal Charnley, president and CEO of Artel Video Systems. Artel provides video networking systems to cable TV and telecommunications service providers who need to satisfy the consumer's ever-growing appetite for broadband digital entertainment. Hal will talk about raising money in good times and bad.

As always, bring business cards and be prepared to meet and talk to fellow Carlisle residents. Everyone is welcome to join and participate. Should you have any questions, contact John Kaufman on 1-978-369-2330 or e-mail

Parents Connection offers night out

Join other Carlisle moms who have children under age five for a Moms' Night Out. On Tuesday, April 23, gather to learn how to prepare some delicious hors d'oeuvres. A chef will come to a Carlisle home to conduct a cooking class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Participants get to take home the recipes, help with the preparation and enjoy all the dishes the chef prepares. The cost is $22 per person and the class is limited to ten people. Call Polly Meyer at 1-978-318-9690 to reserve a spot.

Woodcock walk at Foss Farm tomorrow

Celebrate Earth Day weekend, Saturday, April 20, with a trip to Foss Farm to observe American Woodcocks on their breeding grounds. The males perform spectacular flight displays, circling up hundreds of feet before descending. The displays are believed to be a means of marking territories and attracting females. Males can be easily located by their distinctive "peent" calls. Foss Farm is one of the few publicly accessible places in Carlisle where people can easily observe these fascinating birds.

D'Ann and Tom Brownrigg, long-time Carlisle residents and birders, will lead the walk. Meet at the Foss Farm parking lot at 7:30 p.m.; the flight displays start shortly after dusk. Bring binoculars if you have them. In the event of rain, the walk will be April 21 at the same time. Note that we are starting later than last year.

If you have any questions, please contact the Brownriggs at 1-978-369-5609 or

Vernal pool walk on Sunday

The Carlisle Trails Committee and the Carlisle Conservation Commission will jointly sponsor a walk on the Conant Land Sunday, April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet in the parking lot behind the Town Hall at 66 Westford Street.

Habitat specialists will be on hand to help with identifying life found in the certified vernal pool on the site. You may want to bring a hand lens or magnifying glass and a small shallow container to better view some of the life found in the pool. Children are especially invited to attend. The walk will be held rain or shine, so a rain jacket or umbrella and boots for soggy soil are recommended. The vernal pool is located off the trail, so some traveling will be over uneven terrain.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the walk. For more information, call Sylvia Willard at the Carlisle Conservation Commission at 1-978-369-0336

Birding walk at State Park on April 27

D'Ann and Tom Brownrigg, Carlisle residents and birders, will lead a birding trip in Carlisle on Saturday, April 27. The trip is sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club and is free and open to the public. This is a morning trip and they will bird one or two areas in Carlisle.

Meet at Great Brook Farm State Park main parking lot on North Road at 7 a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them. The trip will be cancelled in the event of rain.

If you have questions, call the Brownriggs at 1-978-369-5609, or email them at

RecCom news

Spring activities for adults include: openings in watercolor, fitness, Feng Shui, T'ai Chi, fencing and tennis (starts April 29, call for availability).

Spalding and Banta-Davis fields are closed until April 20.

Summer program has spaces available in 4-8 and K-4 programs.

Pools are needed for swimming lesson program. If you can donate the use of your pool, call 1-978-368-9815.

An adult coordinator is needed for the summer program, for "SKITS" three days and summer office two days a week. Applications are available at the Gleason Library and Town Hall, or by calling the recreation office at 1-978-369-9815.

Summer brochures have been mailed to all residents. Extra brochures are available at the Gleason Library or at the recreation office.

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