The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 1, 2002

Carlisle Police collecting canned goods for the needy

Bring donatations of canned goods to the Carlisle Police Department at 41 Lowell Street on or before November 22. Special needs include cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy. All donations will be brought to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway Street in Lowell.

Friday Night Live — tonight!

All middle schoolers are invited tonight to the November FNL for some more ping pong, chess, basketball, pizza and dancing. DJs Bryan and John look forward to bringing the kids some great listening and dance tunes!

Thanks to all chaperones who braved the first FNL. Their help was appreciated; FNL could not happen without them. Carlisle students (public or private) in sixth to eighth grades who did not attend the first FNL are welcome to attend in November, but must remember to bring a parent or guardian to fill out the required permission form.

Activities are held in the Corey gym and exercise room, and start at 7:30 p.m. A $3 contribution is collected at the door, and Pizza and soda are available for a small fee. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 9:30 sharp. Call Lynne Carpenito at 1-978-371-7508 with any questions.

THUMBS UP FOR A GREAT PUMPKIN SPECTACLE. Judges Sylvia Willard, Bonnie Miskolczy and Tim Eliassen stand above winners in the pumpkin decorating contest hosted by Gleason Public Library. Storyteller Tony Toledo entertained the children with scary Halloween stories. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Carlisle Parents Connection - moms night out

Join other Carlisle moms who have children under age 5 for moms night out on Thursday, November 14. Participants will meet for dinner at Crossroads Café in Acton at 7:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. to Denise Sturtz (1-978-371-2885) by Wednesday, November 13 to be included in the reservation. Crossroads Café is located at 405 Nagog Square Plaza (next to Rugged Bear) in Acton.

Flu shots for seniors at Sleeper Room

Carlisle residents, 65 years of age or older, will be eligible to receive an influenza immunization on Friday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sleeper Community Room, 145 Church Street. Carlisle residents are also eligible to receive pneumonia and tetanus vaccines on the advice of their physicians.

All residents should bring their Medicare and/or HMO insurance cards to the clinic. The Carlisle Board of Health is providing this service with the help of the Emerson Hospital Home Care Department. Members of the Carlisle Council on Aging will also be assisting at the flu clinic.

For more information, call Emerson Hospital Home Care Department at 1-978-287-0122.

C-C girls travel-basketball

The Concord-Carlisle girls travel-basketball club, for players in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, will hold tryouts on Tuesday, November 5, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 9, at 8:30 a.m. Tryouts will be held in the Middlesex School gymnasium, 1400 Lowell Road in Concord. (Do not contact Middlesex School in regard to these tryouts).

C-C girls travel-basketball club plays home games (and practices) at the Middlesex School gym. Games are scheduled home/away against North Shore Youth Basketball League clubs including: Wakefield, Lexington, Waltham, Somerville, Watertown and Arlington. Games are competitively played and coached. Team records are compared at season's end to determine a champion. C-C girls team claimed a championship in 2001 and was a runner-up in 2002.

The 2002/03 season will run from early December to mid-March. Depending on schedules and player availability, the club may enter other local tournaments as well. Home games and most away games are played on Saturday mornings. Practice is held at Middlesex primarily on Wednesday evenings.

If you are currently in sixth, seventh or eighth grade, enjoy basketball and wish to play in a competitive, up-tempo-style league, try out for a team. Come to tryouts prepared with basketball shoes and attire appropriate for an intense physical workout.

For more information, contact Christine Debruzzi at 1-978-369-4296 or Kathy Miner at 1-978-369-0107.

November COA doings

Blood pressure clinic. Free blood pressure screenings will be provided by an RN from Emerson Hospital at the Sleeper Room (145 Church Street) from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, November 7. No appointment is necessary.

Annual COA Thanksgiving luncheon. COA volunteers will serve up a traditional Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 7 at 11:45 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. Musical entertainment with clarinetist John Root follows at 1 p.m., thanks to a Carlisle Cultural Arts Grant. A $2 donation is suggested. Reservations are greatly appreciated at 1-978-371-2895. For transportation, call the van line at 1-978-371-6690.

Open dress rehearsal. On Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m., the Concord Players has a free dress rehearsal of Bad Seed at 51 Walden Street, Concord. Call 1-978-369-2990 for information.

Book club. Wednesday, November 13 at 9:30 a.m., the COA Book Club will meet to discuss Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Call the COA office for location.

Men's breakfast. Thursday, November 14, senior men are invited to dine with chef Ed Lemire at the monthly men's breakfast, which starts at 8 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. A $2 donation is suggested.

North Shore Music Theatre. Only a few reservations are left for the November 20 trip to see Chicago, winner of 6 Tony Awards. Enjoy lunch first at the Kings Grant Inn. A chartered bus will leave Church Street in Carlisle at 10:45 a.m. and return by approximately 5 p.m. For reservations, call 1-978-371-2895. The cost, including lunch, the show and bus transportation, is $41.

Ladies tea and cardmaking. Join the COA for tea and treats on November 21 at 1 p.m. No experience will be needed for those who wish to make holiday cards with Peggy Wang.

Colonial garden lecture at the Clock Barn

Calling all gardeners! Now that the summer's gardening challenges and triumphs are behind us, it's time to take a breather. Come and enjoy a presentation on the Colonial Garden Revival, sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society.

Elizabeth Hope Cushing, a well-known historical landscape consultant, will share her knowledge about the design, content and uses of the colonial garden on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Clock Barn, 453 Bedford Road in Carlisle. Admission is $10, Historical Society members pay $8.

Parking is available in the field just east of the house and shop at 453 Bedford Road. A grass walkway leads to the Clock Barn. Contact Annette Lee at 1-978-369-0599 by October 30 if you plan to attend.

Teen alcohol and drug use topic of CSA panel

All Carlisle parents are invited to join the Carlisle School Association for "Drugs, Alcohol, and Teens: An Open Dialogue" to be held on Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the school library. Barbara Howland of the Concord-Carlisle Parents Initiative (sponsors of the "Safe Homes" program) will provide information on preventing risk-taking behaviors. Bob Raskin, a social worker from Concord-Carlisle High School, Margaret Heigl, health teacher from Carlisle Public School, and several high school students from the CCHS Peer Leadership Program will lead the discussion. Come explore how to help your kids safely navigate their teen years, and hear what high school students are saying to be prepared for high school and beyond. If you have particular issues you would like to see addressed, e-mail Debbie Dawson, CSA president, at

Early Music presents Quartetto Montis Regalis

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) opens its 22nd season of "Chamber Music by Candlelight" concerts in Carlisle with a program of pre-classical-era quartets for strings from Austria, Italy and Bohemia — on Thursday, November 14, at 8 p.m. at the First Religious Society, on the Common in Carlisle Center.

The concert will feature the Quartetto Montis Regalis, comprised of the principal string players of the baroque orchestra Accademia Montis Regalis, located in Turin, Italy. Members were trained in prestigious European schools for early music (Schola Cantorum Basilensis, the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels, the Hochschule of Trossingen and the Civica Schola di Musica Antica in Milan.)

Tickets for this concert are $25 each, general admission, $20 for students and senior citizens. Subscriptions are also still available for the full three-concert season, at $60 each. To order single tickets or subscriptions, call the CSEM office at 1-617-489-2062 — or write to the Cambridge Society for Early Music, P.O. Box 336, Cambridge 02238-0336. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

The most marvelous Murder Mystery Night

· The place: Gleason (oops, the Gleeful) Public Library

· The time: November 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.

· The action: Townspeople solve the murder of a prominent character.

Tickets are selling fast for this year's Murder Mystery Night. Everyone will recognize the "town," the "library" and the principal characters. Spectator-sleuths will enjoy munching great hors d'oeuvres and sipping wine as they wander through the library meeting friends, quizzing suspects, and picking up clues. This is a great evening, so get down to the library now to buy tickets and be sure to share in the fun.

The Friends of Gleason Public Library are sponsoring the evening. Tickets are $25, and information is available from Priscilla Stevens at 1-978-371-7282.

Boy Scouts collecting worn flags

The Carlisle Boy Scouts of Troop 135 are collecting worn-out American flags to be respectfully retired at a ceremony in Concord on Veterans Day. The ceremony has been held annually in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery since 1965. Flags that need to be retired can be turned in to a box at the Carlisle Police Station until Sunday, November 10. Torn or faded flags should be retired since they no longer honor the United States or U.S. veterans. The flag ceremony on Veterans Day offers a rare opportunity to retire flags that have completed their lifetime of honor to America.

Volunteers wanted for town boards

The board of selectmen wishes to announce that there are openings on the following boards and committees:

· Personnel Board

·Revenue Enhancement Committee (two residents and one member of the Carlisle business community)

· Hanscom Field Advisory Committee

Those who would like to become involved in town government are asked to send a letter to the board of selectmen indicating their area of interest.

'No child left behind' in Carlisle

Children who do not have a permanent address are still entitled to attend school under the McKenney-Vento Act for Homeless Children and Youth. If you know of a homeless child in Carlisle who is not attending school, please have him/her, or his/her parents or guardians, call Peg Lynch at the Carlisle Public School to learn about the rights of homeless children and youth. This notice is paraphrased in Spanish below, as required by the law:

Los ninos que no tienen direction permanente tienen derecho a asistir al colejio. Usted tiene siertos derechos bajo la ley. Si Usted necesita un interprete, comuniquse con Peg Lynch, Carlisle Public Schools, 1-978-369-4102.

Reporters and feature writers wanted

The newspaper is looking for a reporter to cover the MAGIC (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) meetings, which are held once a month in nearby towns, as well as follow up on stories in surrounding towns that impact Carlisle.

Also, we are looking for feature writers. Assignments are usually once a month.

If you are interested, call 1-978-369-8313 and leave a message, or send an e-mail to Please include a home phone number.

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