The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 22, 2002

CSA announces gift wrap winners

The sale is over and the count is in. Three classrooms have won grand prizes for having the highest participation in the CSA Gift Wrap Sale. The hard-working winners are: Mrs. Chandler's and Ms. Jeitles's kindergarden classes, and Mrs. Clapp's second grade. They will be receiving a pizza party and a special surprise.

THE GOOD PATIENT. Jane Nowak adminsters a flu shot to Bill Trego at the Emerson Hospital-sponsored flu clinic at the Sleeper Room. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

Carlisle school auction seeks donations

The Carlisle Education Foundation and Carlisle School Association have joined forces to hold a fundraising auction benefiting the Carlisle School. This auction will be held at the Middlesex School on March 15. They are seeking donations of goods or services to be auctioned. Anything that would be perceived to be of value by attendees of the auction is needed: examples include the use of a vacation home, donations of sports memorabilia or tickets to sporting events, craftwork, artwork, personal services, etc.

If you have something to offer, contact Jeff Brown at 1-978-287-0980 or send an e-mail to Marty Blue at

THE WINNERS OF THE FIFTH GRADE CANNED GOODS DRIVE. Mr. Tate's class collected 433 of the 1263 items gathered by the entire fifth grade to benefit the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Additional donations may be brought to the police station at 41 Lowell Street by this evening. (Photo by Officer Scott Barnes)
Upcoming travels with the Council on Aging

Join the Carlisle Council on Aging on the following upcoming trips:

Portland day trip. Wednesday, December 4 the group will travel by chartered bus for a day trip to Portland, Maine. The bus will leave Church Street in Carlisle at 8 a.m. and return to Carlisle at about 5:30 p.m. The cost for the bus ride and tour is $25 per person. For more information, call Verna Gilbert at 1-978-369-9278. Call the COA office by Monday, November 25, at 1-978-371-2895 to sign up.

NYC Rockettes. Travel to New York City December 12 - 13 to see the Radio City Music Hall's Rockettes in the annual Chistmas show. The group will stay overnight at the Hotel Wellington. Dinner and breakfast are included in the cost of $295 per person (double occupancy.)

Rhine cruise. The COA will offer an 11-day Rhine River cruise October 2 - 12, 2003. The trip will include two nights in Amsterdam, and 7 nights spent aboard the M/V MR. Jan Elshout. There will be plenty of stops to visit castles and churches, and a full day of leisure in Cologne. All meals on the cruise are included in the price, which starts at $1999 per person.

For more information about the trip to N.Y.C. or the Rhine cruise, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023, (email address, or pick up a flyer at the council on aging office in the Carlisle town hall.

Artist grants program announced

Representative Carol C. Cleven is pleased to announce an important grant opportunity for community artists. The Massachusetts Cultural Council's Artist Grants Program is now welcoming on-line applications for artists working in the following disciplines: crafts, film & video, music composition, photography, playwriting/new theater works and sculpture/installation.

Fellowship grants of $5,000 will be given this year, an amount down 60% from last year due to budget cuts. Applicants are judged solely on the artistic strength of their work by a panel of artists and arts professionals in an anonymous review process.

The postmark deadline for all materials is December 16, 2002.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is holding public information sessions this month to demonstrate the on-line application process and share best practices for preparing applications and work samples. For details on these sessions, to receive a paper copy of the application, or for further information about these grants, please visit or contact MCC Communications Director John Michael Kennedy at or 1-617-727-3668 x343.

What's new with the pool?

On Monday, December 2, supporters of the Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center will host a public forum, presenting the plans and progress on the pool project. All are invited to attend. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark Room, Carlisle Town Hall.

The Concord and Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center will be located across the main driveway from CCHS. Its programs will be open to residents of Concord and Carlisle, as well as town employees and their families. It is being built by the local non-profit organization, C. C. Pools, Inc. at no cost to taxpayers.

"Monday's meeting will allow us to tell people about our progress with the Center, and to hear what they think about it," said Tim Atkins, Trustee. "We're eager to share our enthusiasm and get some feedback."

To date, over $5.2 million has been raised through private donations and from the Alfred Sawyer Trust. Cambridge Trust Company, Dunkin Donuts, Middlesex Savings Bank and Welch Foods, Inc. are among the Center's business sponsors. The Cornerstone Fund of the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest has also contributed generously, along with over 300 individual donors.

For further information contact Kate Carr at 978-371-7487 or Deb Girard at 1-978-371-4936.

Post Office offers holiday mailing tips

In preparation for the upcoming holiday mailing season, the post office offered some advice on proper packaging.

Packaging tips include:

Select a box that is strong enough to protect the contents. Leave space for cushioning inside the carton.

Cushion package contents with shredded or rolled newspaper, bubble wrap or Styrofoam peanuts.

Carefully pack glass and fragile hollow items, like vases, with newspaper or packaging material to avoid damage due to shock. When mailing framed photographs, take the glass out of the frame and wrap separately.

Remove batteries from toys. Wrap and place them next to the toys in the mailing box.

Make sure the only addresses on packages for mailing are the delivery and return addresses.

Include the address information on an index card, inside the package.

Going to use studded snow tires? Get inspection first

The Registry of Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists who plan to use studded snow tires this winter to get their state vehicle inspection before they mount their tires.

Vehicles with snow tires cannot be driven on a dynamometer, the treadmill-like device used to simulate real-world driving conditions and measure emissions. Any motorists who arrive for an emissions test with studded tires will be asked to return with standard tires to complete their inspection.

Though studded snow tires have become less popular over the years, some motorists still use them when they are allowed on Massachusetts roads, from November 1 to April 30.

For more information on the Enhanced Emissions and Safety Test, please visit the Registry's web site at or call 1-877-387-8234.

Post office needs mail tubs returned

If you have collected your mail lately from the Carlisle Post Office and haven't returned the white plastic mail tubs, please do so soon. There is a nation-wide shortage of these tubs, which are in heavy demand during the holidays.

Friends of the Gleason Public Library to hold annual meeting

The Friends of the Gleason Public Library will hold their annual meeting on Sunday, December 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the library and a speaker will be announced in a future issue.

CCHS' Thanksgiving dinner for seniors

Senior citizens are invited to come and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, November 23, sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) students and parents of the class of 2004.

The location of this bountiful meal (which includes roast turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie) will be at the CCHS cafeteria, 500 Walden Street in Concord. Serving time will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contact the Carlisle Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895 for reservations.

Savoyards' The Mikado continues this weekend

The Mikado, a light romp including botched romances and mistaken identities, was referred to by W. S. Gilbert as a "Japanese opera." The play will be performed by the Savoyard Light Opera Company in traditional Japanese-style Kabuki make-up and with elegant Japanese-style sets and costumes.

This is the Savoyard Light Opera Company's 32nd consecutive year of putting on professional quality musicals, and its15th year in Carlisle. Carlisle residents performing in the show include Carolyn Armistead and Nikki Armistead in the women's ensemble, and Philip Drew in the men's ensemble.

The Mikado will be performed in Corey Auditorium on Church Street in Carlisle on November 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., as well as November 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $10 for children 12 and under. For ticket information, call 1-978-371-SLOC, or visit the web site at www.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving service at Saint Irene Church

Following a long tradition, an ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held on Wednesday evening, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Reverend Diane Miller, interim minister at the First Religious Society, will deliver the homily.

Trio to perform Schubert and Brahms

On November 30 at 8:00 p.m., members of the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble will perform a piano trio concert in the sanctuary of the First Religious Society. Violinist Ben Rous, cellist Clara Lee, and pianist Jeff Juan Choque will return to Carlisle to present a performance that includes two of the best known and loved piano trios in the romantic literature: Schubert's Trio in B-flat, and the Brahms B-Major Trio. Admission is free, delight is guaranteed, and a reception with the artists will follow in Union Hall. For more information, call the Darlings at 1-978-369-1475.

Annual tree lighting ceremony December 2

The Red Balloon Nursery School invites Carlisle residents to the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. Meet December 2 at 6 p.m. at the tree across from Union Hall on the town common. Refreshments will be served immediately following the lighting.

River Trail walk on November 29

The public is invited to join the Carlisle Trails Committee for a post-Thanksgiving walk along the Concord River. The walk will follow the River Trail from the Bedford to Billerica end, take a short rest to view Greenough Pond, then return through the large open fields of the former O'Rourke farm. The group will pass through the Foss Farm and Greenough town conservation lands and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

The four-mile walk will take approximately two hours. There will also be a one-hour walk at a slower pace. Both walks will depart from the Foss Farm parking lot on

Bedford Road at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 29. There will be refreshments at the end. Waterproof boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels the trip. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Concord Carlisle Soccer goes on-line

Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer's October newsletter is now available on-line at For further information, contact Cathy Farrell at or call 1-978-369-6204.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito