The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 27, 2002

Cub Scout Pack 135

This year's first meeting of Cub Scout Pack 135 will be Monday, September 30, at 7 p.m. in the Corey dining room at the Carlisle School. All boys in grades 1 - 5 are invited.

Questions? Call Steve Golson, Cubmaster, 1-978-371-9959.

Come and enjoy the sixth-grade spaghetti supper

On Tuesday, October 8, the sixth grade class will host the Spaghetti Supper from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Carlisle School Cafeteria. Come for the delicious food, good company and fun raffle prizes. All the sixth graders and their parents are involved. The funds raised will contribute to the activities for this class as they progress through their middle school years including the seventh grade play, graduation, scholarships and field trips.

Traditional raffle tickets are $1, or 6 for $5. Prizes include limo services, limited membership to World Gym, wine, video rentals, yoga classes, animal care, gift certificates from Artistic Framer, Hairport, Grasshopper Shop, Carlisle Auto Body, Carlisle Repair, 99 Restaurant, Quilters Way, Ciro's, and much more. Raffle tickets are available from any sixth grader.

There is a new twist this year ­ a "golden" raffle of high-end items. Golden tickets are $20 and you might win some tremendous prizes such as golf for three at the Concord or Brookline Country Clubs, luxury weekends at homes in New Hampshire, Vermont and Cape Cod, or a $200 shopping spree at Bread and Circus. Only 200 of these "golden" tickets will be sold.

Raffle donations are still needed. Call Kate McCandless at 1-978-369-2937 to make donations.

Tickets can be purchased from any sixth grade student or at Daisy's Market and there will be someone at the transfer station on Saturday, September 28 (rain date October 5). Prices are $7 for adults and $4 for children.

Friday Night Live rocks again on October 4

Get the school year off to a good start! The Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC) invites all students, in grades six through eight, to the first Friday Night Live (FNL) October 4, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Corey Gym and Exercise Room. Enjoy rockin' dance music with Heather, DJ extraordinaire. There will also be ping pong, and basketball to enjoy with your middle school buddies. A $3 contribution is collected at the door to keep the program self-supporting. Pizza and soda are available for a small fee.

Each middle school student and a parent must attend a brief meeting at 7:15. The meeting will be held in the auditorium for returning students, and the school cafeteria for new students and sixth-grade students. The CYC and the program coordinator will provide information about Friday Night Live and required permission forms will be available. No student will be admitted without a current, completed form. Pleases be advised both the FNL and the meeting are on October 4.

Friday Night Live is held on the first Friday of the month for Carlisle students, in both public and private school. In addition to the supervision provided by the commission, all parents will be expected to chaperone at least once during the year.

The CYC welcomes all new sixth graders and middle schoolers back to FNL. Call Lynne Carpenito at 1-978-371-7508.

FRS to host annual Neighborhood Sunday

September 29 is Neighborhood Sunday at the First Religious Society (FRS), a Unitarian Universalist Church on the Carlisle Green, at 27 School Street. Friends, neighbors and visitors are welcome to the 10:30 a.m. service. Diane Miller, the interim minister, will preach in the upstairs Sanctuary which is handicapped accessible. Refreshments will follow in Union Hall. Members will be there to answer questions about church programs and activities. A concert, entitled "Broadway at the First," will be held that evening at 7 p.m. It is appropriate for all ages and will last approximately an hour. If you have further questions, call Lyn Oleksiak at 1-978-369-5127.

Sign up for story time at Gleason

According to the American Library Association, in First Steps to Literacy, "The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading, is reading aloud to children." Story time enriches the home experience and provides children with interaction with children of their age in a fun setting.

Story time sign up is in progress with sessions for ages 2 until 6. For more information, call the children's department at the library at 1-978-369-4898.

Recreation news

Please note: all field and gym usage must be scheduled through the Recreation Office.

Early release programs have space available in the October 8 Ecotariam, the November 5 Aquarium, the December 10 Mad Science, as well as in the December11 (professional day) Create & Play.

Youth programs with space available include Sing and Play, drawing, painting, nature, Spanish, French, skating and fencing.

Brochures are available at the Gleason Library and at the Town Hall recreation office. Call 1-978-369-9815 or e-mail: or fax: 1-978-371-6686 for more information.

Openings exist on town boards

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen wishes to announce that there are openings on the following boards and committees: cable communications advisory committee, cultural council, household recycling committee, Hanscom Field advisory committee, and zoning board of appeals

If interested in becoming involved in town government, send a letter to the board of selectmen indicating your area of interest.

Fees to renew driver's license, registration to rise

As part of the 2003 budget passed by the Legislature, the Registry of Motor Vehicles is required to raise fees for customers whose Class D driver's licenses and vehicle registrations expire after October 1.

Registration fees for passenger vehicles will go from $30 to $36 every two years, while the license renewal fee will go from $33.75 to $40 every five years. Customers whose licenses and registrations expire in October must pay the higher amount whether they renew before or after October 1.

"These increased fees mean the Registry will be able to maintain the service levels our customers have come to expect, despite cuts in our budget," Registrar of Motor Vehicles Kimberly Hinden said. "More importantly, this means we will not have to close any of our branches."

Registration fees were reinstituted in 2000, after four years of free lifetime registrations, while the cost to renew a license has not changed in almost ten years.

The Registry will continue to charge an additional $5 "counter fee" to customers who renew their registrations in a branch or by talking with a phone representative. Customers can avoid the charge by renewing through the mail, on-line at, or through the Registry's automated phone line at 866-MASSRMV (1-866-627-7768).

Visit the Peabody Essex Museum

Join members of the Carlisle Historical Society on an excursion to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem on Saturday, October 5. The group will go on a tour of three historic hours, make a private visit to the research library, stop for lunch, and receive a guided tour of the museum. Car pools are available. The discounted cost to society members is $12; non-members pay $15. Call 1-978-369-9598 today to reserve your spot.

Sign up for Carlisle's 'Adventures in Nature'

The Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) is sponsoring the class, "Adventures in Nature," through the Carlisle Recreation Commission. CCF has a commitment to encouraging an appreciation of the outdoors in young people. Each week a teacher from Massachusetts Audubon's Drumlin Farm will bring a different wild animal to class. The course is offered to 3rd through 6th graders, and will meet Thursdays after school. For more information call the recreation commission at 1-978-369-9815.

Emerald Necklace talk in Carlisle

With over 1,000 acres of green and open spaces, waterways, and bridges, Boston's Emerald Necklace is an environmental treasure and cultural resource. To learn about its history, its design, need for restoration, and current activities, pick up a ticket at the circulation desk of the Gleason Public Library, and mark October 7 on the calendar.

The Carlisle Garden Club and Gleason Public Library will sponsor a slide show presentation by Simone Auster, president of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, on Monday, October 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Hollis Room of the library. Auster will also entertain questions about the parks and waterways that were the result of Olmsted's design. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited.

Cultural Council accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Carlisle Cultural Council for the 2002 - 2003 funding cycle of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The deadline for applications is October 15.

The purpose of the Carlisle Cultural Council is to support public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in the community. Individuals, private nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries are encouraged to apply.

In addition to local cultural council grants, applications will be accepted for the PASS program that covers the cost for children to attend programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.

For application forms, go to the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site ( and click on Grant Programs and Services, which leads to the local cultural council section. For questions, call Jennifer D. K. Brock at 1-978-287-9551. Send completed forms to: Carlisle Cultural Council, P.O. Box 132, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Trails committee hosts fall walk in Estabrook

On Sunday, October 6, the trails committee will lead a walk down Two Rod Road to the Circle Trail in the Estabrook Woods. The public is invited to attend. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Malcolm Meadows parking lot off Stearns St. Overflow parking is available on Patten Lane. A shorter and a longer version of the walk will also be offered, with the shorter one going around Malcolm Meadows. This is a great opportunity for families to view the fall foliage. Refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

CSA welcomes newcomers

All newcomers to the Carlisle Schools, as well as old-timers willing to provide a greeting, are invited to attend a welcome coffee on Wednesday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the home of Elizabeth Acquaviva, 193 Partridge Lane.

Come socialize and learn about the Carlisle School Association (CSA), including "Friendly Faces," which matches new families with families that have been in town a while to provide information and friendship during the settling-in period. Call Elizabeth at 1-978-369-0364 for more information, or to volunteer to bring something.

Invitation to all Scouts and Carlisle residents

Boy Scout troop 135 invites all Scouts and Carlisle residents to attend an Eagle Court of Honor for Brian Boule of Kimball Road. All Eagle Scouts are especially encouraged to attend. The ceremony will be held on Monday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the school's Corey Building. Refreshments will be served.

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