The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 11, 2002

Fire department open house on October 19

The Carlisle Fire Department will be holding an open house at the fire station on Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. This is a family-oriented event. Come view the department's equipment and fire

apparatus. There will be a demonstration of the new 100-foot aerial ladder truck at 10 a.m. In addition, qualified personnel will be on hand to answer any questions, and fire safety literature will be available. Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the fire department and the Carlisle Firefighter's Relief Association.

BIRD'S-EYE VIEW. 'Adventures in Nature' class enjoys a visit with a kestrel from Massachusetts Audubon. Seated are (left to right) Larry White, Daniel Tocci, Rebecca Shenton, Luke Anagnostopoulas, Genna and Rose Carmichael; Billy White and Lauren Tocci are standing. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Public invited to meet CCHS superintendent

Join Gene Thayer, interim superintendent for Concord-Carlisle High School and Concord Public Schools, for an informal discussion sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters on Wednesday, October 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Concord Board of Selectman's room at Concord Town Hall. Parents and other interested citizens are invited to attend. Contact Janet Friedman, LWV education specialist, at 1-978-287-4814 with any questions.

Contra dance and potluck tonight

The first dance of this season's second Friday contra dances will be held in Union Hall at the First Religious Society on October 11. Before the dance, everyone is invited to a potluck supper that will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will do the calling and Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen, Walter Lenk and friends will provide the music. A $5-a-person collection will be taken at intermission. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call Ellen Huber at 1-978-369-6678 with any questions.

Business Networking Group meets next week

The CBNG will be meeting next Wednesday, October 16, at the Gleason Library from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. This is our second meeting of the new season and we are looking forward to another ten sessions of stimulating guest speaker presentations and networking with other Carlisle residents.

Next week's guest speaker will be Mr. John Kovach, vice president of human resources at Raytheon. He will speak to general issues relating to human resources. Given the difficult employment times we are currently facing and other topical H.R. issues, such as executive compensation and board of director audit responsibilities, this should be a very interesting session.

All Carlisle residents and their friends are welcome to attend. Membership is free but bring along plenty of business cards. Networking session is from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the presentation and Q&A goes from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. For any questions, call John Kaufman at 1-978 369-2330.

Fall CSA book fair

Get the buzz about books and support the Carlisle School. The Fall Carlisle School Association Book Fair will be held Saturday, November 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street in Concord.

A generous percentage of the day's proceeds benefit the Carlisle Schools. Think Christmas and Hannukah presents, birthday and teacher gifts, calendars, school projects, etc. No time to shop? Buy yourself a gift certificate to use at your convenience. Refreshments will be served and the first ten children wearing bee antennae will win $7 gift certificates so "bee" there.

New exercise videos at the Gleason Library

The Friends of the Council on Aging have generously donated money for the purchase of six new exercise videos for the Gleason Public Library. These videos include stretching exercises, yoga, and t'ai chi. They are for all ages, with one of the t'ai chi videos specifically for seniors.

Those looking for an energizing routine, a stress-reducing exercise, or simply a healthy workout, come by the library and take one out.

Halloween pace event at Great Brook

Saturday, October 12 is the date for the Halloween pace event sponsored by the Old North Bridge Pony Club. Riders of all ages may participate individually, or in small groups of up to four riders, over the lovely marked course, beginning and ending at Hart Barn in Great Brook Farm State Park. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. All riders must wear helmets. There will be a mandatory check point and two-minute stop with drinks for riders. Snacks will be available. Please bring water for your horses!

Divisions: Saturday Stroll (basic walk/trot); Leap Frog (pick and choose the jumps you'd like to do); and Tally Ho (hunt pace with required jumps). Ribbons awarded through tenth place in each division. Additional awards for individual and group costumes! Rider start times will be between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The award ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m., with ribbons mailed to all not present. For more information, call Ruth Robinson at 1-781-275-4028.

Invitation to join school task force on sports

The Carlisle School Committee has established a task force on athletics. The formal charge of this sub-committee is to examine the current program: its success involving students, and its costs; and to make recommendations to the school committee regarding funding and the future of the interscholastic and intramural sports program at the Carlisle Public Schools.

The task force will be chaired by a school committee representative. Principal Andre Goyer, assistant principal Stephen Goodwin and representatives from the school's physical education department and coaches will serve. The recreation commission will also be invited to send a representative. Finally, two community members are being sought to serve on this subcommittee as well. Those interested should contact CSC chairperson Suzanne Whitney Smith, or call the superintendent's office at the school at 1-978-369-4102.

Box tops can become set of encyclopedias

By collecting box top coupons, which appear on many General Mills products, you can turn your meals into cash. Part of the money earned this year from box top collection is earmarked for a new encyclopedia set for the Carlisle School library.

Cut off box tops, put them in an envelope with your name and drop them in the collection box at Daisy's. Or send them to school with your child. Write your child's name, and teacher on the envelope. The class with the most box tops wins a pizza party. Holly and Liz will be collecting box tops until March 2003. Contact Holly Salemy at 1-978-369-2875, or Liz Jewell at 1-978-371-8995 with any questions.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito