The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 18, 2002

Features

J.K. Rowling may have writer's block, but it appears that other authors have been spared. This autumn, as we start to make our holiday shopping lists, many new releases from well-known fiction writers are appearing in bookstores. So, as the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, think about curling up in front of the fire with one of these new releases. There's something for readers of all ages. ...more

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Elementary School studies elections

In the spirit of election time, the school has temporarily put aside its Egyptian Social Studies unit and taken up a study of elections. This will culminate in the elementary school "Election Day" coordinated by the 4th grade, in which each student in grades 1-4 will "register" and vote for one of the presidential candidates. ...more

With a plethora of after-school activities available to the town's children, many kid-based organizations have seen their enrollment shrink in recent years. Despite the competition, however, the Girl Scout program in Carlisle continues to grow in numbers and financial strength. Furthermore, these girls are giving back to the town in terms of community service. ...more

What is the light bulb of the 21st century? Perhaps one that lasts ten times longer than a standard incandescent light bulb, uses 1/4-1/3 the amount of electricity, produces the same amount of light, produces the same warm color light, fits into a standard size light socket, goes on instantly without flicker, is quiet, and is reasonably priced? These bulbs already exist: Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs). Their features have improved dramatically in the last couple of years, and prices have come down. ...more

"When we came here, I could see clear down to what was then the Towle place, but it has since been shut off by growth, by various kinds of trees. We could see the lights of the Prudential and John Hancock in Boston from our porch." ...more


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