The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 6, 2002


This is the time of year when the Mosquito staff has an opportunity to share their ideas for books that would make good Christmas gifts, or ones that could be given this year on the last two days of Hanukah (December 6 and 7). Not all of our writers responded to a request for book suggestions, many saying they had had no time to read this past year. Certainly ...more

Do you remember the first time you were the host and actually had the family over for Thanksgiving? Personally, I forgot to serve the rolls. This year, we celebrated with my cousin's daughter. She, her husband and year-old son have just bought a house, and we all were invited to feast both our eyes and our stomachs — sort of like a family "show ...more

There is a new restaurant almost in Carlisle. Just over the line in Chelmsford, where the former Ciro's was located, a new Mexican restaurant has opened. Judging from the crowd there last Friday, it is already pleasing a lot of people. The decor is reminiscent of Mexico without the addition of smoke at the bar and elsewhere. It was sprinkled with color, hot ...more

Carlisle resident Patti Russo recently spoke with Mary Leonhardt, a teacher at Concord-Carlisle High School. ...more

Season's Green-ings! With the holiday season upon us, maybe it's time to start a new tradition — giving gifts that create less waste and more memories. Some of the most valued gifts reflect thought, love and energy rather than stressful trips to the mall, loads of packaging, or high impact on the environment. Here are ten ideas to get you started: ...more

If you have an evergreen tree on or near your property, it is very likely an eastern white pine, Pinus strobus. White pine grows in a variety of sites, from wetlands to well-drained sandy soils. The Carlisle Town Forest consists largely of white pine, which along with red pine (Pinus resinosa) were planted there back in the 1920s and '30s. ...more

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