Friday, May 24, 2002
Hazardous Waste Day collection on June 1
The Spring Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DPW Building behind the transfer station. The collection is sponsored by the Board of Health and paid out of transfer station sticker fees. Clean Harbors will conduct the collection which is free to residents who have a valid transfer station sticker.
What to bring: Oil based paints, stains, thinners & strippers, solvents & varnishes, adhesives, glues, resins, waste fuels, (kerosene, gasoline) engine degreasers, brake fluids, poisons, cleaners, spot removers, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, pesticides, creosote, moth balls, arts and crafts supplies, antifreeze.
What not to bring: Latex paint (containers should be opened, allowed to dry and disposed of in the regular trash collector), smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks or explosives, prescription medicines/syringes, radioactive wastes, fire extinguishers, cathode ray tubes, biological waste, unknown materials.
CRT recycling: Computer monitors should be left in or near the swap shop for recycling.
Batteries: Batteries do not need to be brought to the hazardous waste collection. Residents can dispose of ordinary household batteries (AAA - D, Alkaline, nickel cadmium) by giving them to the attendant at the transfer station. There is a regular collection point for lead-acid or car batteries.
Swap table: A swap table for new and unused paint, motor oil, cleaners, etc. will be open from 9-1. Clean Harbors will select items appropriate for exchange.
Thermometer exchange: Glass mercury fever thermometers may be exchanged for a new digital thermometer. Mercury containing thermostats will be collected for disposal.
Safety: Tighten caps and lids, leaving materials in original labeled containers. Sort and pack separately paint, pesticides, household cleaners. Avoid spills and do not place in garbage bags. Never mix chemicals. Cars should not block the entrance to the transfer station.
Hours 9 a.m to 2 p.m.: The collection will close promptly at 2 p.m. Cars must be in line then. Once the hazardous waste containers are sealed they cannot be opened for late comers.
Volunteers are needed to count cars, check for stickers and help with the swap table. If you would like to volunteer for an hour or two the day of the collection, call the board of health at 1-978-369-0283. Community service points will be provided to interested high school students. If you have any questions about what you are bringing, contact the board of health at 1-978-369-0283.
Photo contest to honor late ConsCom member
The Carlisle Conservation Commission announces a photography contest in honor of the late Eric Jensen, a Carlisle Conservation Commissioner. The contest covers images taken during the Riverfest on June 1, in any of the participating towns: Billerica, Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Sudbury, Wayland and Framingham. The contest also includes photos taken during the Biodiversity Days on May 31 - June 3.
There is a fee of $2 per entry, cash or check, made payable to Carlisle Conservation Foundation. Photos must be taken during the Riverfest and/or Biodiversity Days, 2002. Subject matter may include nature studies, landscapes, flora and fauna, people enjoying the Riverfest activities, or other related material.
There are three categories of entry: adult amateur, adult professional, and youth (15 years old or younger). All entries must be printed on suitable paper and ready for hanging, either matted or framed.
On the back of each entry must appear: name, address, phone number, category of entry, a brief description of the subject matter (where taken, what it is), and if the photo is for sale, include price.
Photos must be submitted, with the $2 entry fee, to Sylvia Willard, Carlisle Town Hall, Westford Street, Carlisle MA 01741, by no later than Monday, June 17. Winners will be announced and photos will be displayed at the Carlisle Old Home Day, July 4.
Photos must be picked up by 2:30 p.m. on July 4. If the photo cannot be picked up, include a self-addressed stamped envelope or mailer for its return. Heavy frames should be picked up after the contest on July 4, to avoid damage. Photos not picked up by Monday, July 8, will be given away or otherwise disposed of.
Voter registration open until June 7
The last date to register to vote at the Special Town Meeting and in the town election is Friday, June 7. The town clerk's office will be open until 8 p.m. on June 7.
Nominate Carlisle's Conservationist of the Year
The Carlisle Conservation Commission is accepting nominations for the annual Conservationist of the Year award. This award has been established to honor a person who has demonstrated a high regard for the environment, and will be presented to the award winner on Old Home Day. The nomination should include: the name of the nominee, reasons for nomination, and the signature of the person making the nomination. Forms should be sent by Tuesday, June 11 to: Sylvia Willard, Conservation Administrator, Carlisle Town Hall, P.O. Box 827, Carlisle or FAX 1-978-369-4521.
Carlisle Castle closed for maintenance
Carlisle Castle closed for maintenance on Wednesday morning, May 22, and will reopen on Tuesday morning, May 28.
COA plans trips to Maine and Spain
Come join a group to Boothbay Harbor on August 14 - 16 for a Maine lobster bake tour. The trip includes round-trip charter deluxe motorcoach, two nights at Cap'n Fish's Motel in Boothbay Harbor, five complete meals, a boat cruise, carousel "Dinner Theater," a lobster bake with two lobsters at Ken Gray's, as well as sightseeing. The cost is $288 (twin occupancy). Call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 for more information, or flyers can be picked up at the COA office at Town Hall.
Join the COA's English-speaking tour to Portugal and southern Spain on March 16, 2003, returning March 27. The trip costs $1,629 per person double occupancy. This includes air fare, breakfasts and dinners.
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.
Memorial Day festivities set for May 27, local students to speak
Carlisle's Memorial Day celebration will be held on Monday, May 27 from 9:30 a.m. until noon in Carlisle Center.
This is an opportunity to honor members of the armed forces who have served our nation, and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in the service of our country. All of our veterans will be recognized for their service and those attending are invited to march in the parade as a unit. Everyone is encouraged to come out and help celebrate this occasion.
Flag raising at 9:30 a.m.
The day's events will begin with a flag-raising on the Green at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m. formal exercises led by Master of Ceremonies Douglas Stevenson will be held at the Corey auditorium. The exercise will include an invocation and benediction by local ministers, the pledge of allegiance, the national anthem and other selections by our award-winning school band led by Thomas O'Halloran. The keynote address will be given by students from the Carlisle Public School.
Memorial day keynote speakers
This years keynote address will be selected from essays written by third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from the Carlisle Public School. All the students were asked to write on the subject, "What Memorial Day Means to Me." The following students will be giving a short speech based on their essays:
Grade 3: Lucas Anagnostopoulos, Morgan Evans, Devin Proctor, John McNamara
Grade 4: Alisha Deary, Caroline Howe, Alexander Sayde, Alice Tavener
Grade 5: Olivia Arnow, Rachel Landry, Sean LaLiberte, Katharine Price.
The history and language arts departments directed the project and selected the essays to be presented. Additional student essays on this subject will be displayed in the foyer of the auditorium. Mr. Steven Goodwin, assistant school principal, coodinated the overall activity.
Scott Evans to lead parade
Scott Evans, captain of the Carlisle Minutemen, will again serve as parade marshal. The parade will follow the traditional route down Church Street to the Green Cemetery, up Bedford Road to the Civil War monument at the rotary, to the war memorials on the Common and finish at the town flag pole where the flag will be raised to full-staff while the band plays the "Star Spangled Banner." At each stop prayers will be said, wreaths placed, a gun salute fired, and taps and echo played. Following a long tradition, a wreath will be laid at the gravesite of the most recent veteran to be buried in Green Cemetery, Theodore Q. Zizza. Other veterans who were buried at Green Cemetery this year will also be named. The parade will include veterans, Scout groups, clergy, the Carlisle Minutemen, the speakers, town officials, participating townspeople and the Carlisle school band.
Events after the parade
Immediately after the parade, juice and cookies will be served to the children outside the Carlisle school cafeteria.
The ladies of the First Religious Society luncheon committee, chaired by Donna Cantrill, cordially invite the townspeople to attend their traditional Memorial Day luncheon at Union Hall following the parade. The whole community is welcome to come and enjoy the buffet of ham, baked beans, potato and tossed salads, homemade rolls, and fruit crisp for dessert. Pizza will also be on the menu, especially for the kids. A small fee will be charged for the meal to cover costs. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. Please contact Donna Cantrill at 1-978-369-4388.
The celebrations conmittee invites and encourages all townspeople to participate in this traditional ceremony. Memorial Day gives us all an opportunity to honor those who have served our country.
All veterans who would like to participate and need transportation please call Doug Stevenson at 1-978-369-6892.
Join local naturalists on Biodiversity outings
Biodiversity Days will be held May 31 through June 3. Local naturalists will lead wildlife walks for all ages and skill levels. The goals of the program are to inventory the plants and animals living within Carlisle's borders, and to share the fun of exploration and discovery. Town coordinator Ken Harte has lined up five events:
Friday May 31, Towle Land; Meet at 6 p.m. at the Towle Land parking lot on Westford Street; Leader - Jo Rita Jordan.
Saturday June 1, Concord River; Meet at 5:30 a.m. at Bedford boat landing off Rt. 225 with canoe; Leader - Ken Harte.
Saturday June 1, Cranberry Bog; Meet 8:30 a.m. at Bog House on Curve Street; Leader - Susan Emmons.
Sunday June 2, Great Brook Farm State Park; Meet 7 a.m. at main parking lot on North Road; Leaders - Tom and D'Ann Brownrigg.
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