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Friday, January 17, 2003


"I am amazed at the miracle of the fine arts program," said Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson as she introduced the fine arts and music teachers to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on January 7. The music department staff — Thomas O'Halloran, Angela DiPace and Megan Fitzharris — provided highlights, reinforced by a video by art teacher ...more

On Sunday, December 29, with mostly clear skies and temperatures rising above freezing by mid-morning, thirteen birders tramped the woods, fields, and swamps of Carlisle south of Route 225 for the annual Christmas Bird Count. This was the thirtieth consecutive year of this count in Carlisle and the 103rd year of this winter census in the U.S. Each count is ...more

When teacher Chuck Brown suggested Ragtime for the spring 2003 musical at Concord-Carlisle High School, the general response was skeptical amazement. Typical comments included, "You're crazy, you're insane. Are you nuts?" recalls Brown, who teaches choral music and theater. Even the students, when informed of the choice fell silent, says ...more

The Concord-Carlisle High School Repertory and Concert Bands, as well as the Shiroishi Symphonic Wind Ensemble, performed at the historic venue of Symphony Hall in Boston last Friday to a nearly full house. To say the least, the experience was a high point in all the zeniths of a musical lifetime. Everyone has been telling us the same things since last May; ...more

When the students of the Shiroishi-Sapporo High School Band from the Japanese island of Hokkaido came to CCHS to play in a joint concert at Symphony Hall, they were met with a hearty welcome from students and their families in the community. Instead of staying in a hotel, the Japanese students were housed with Concord or Carlisle kids. My family and I took ...more

Name: Common Polypody or Polypodium vulgare. From poly (meaning many) and pod (meaning foot), the name refers to the many stubby 'feet' on the rootstock where old stalks have broken off. Polypody species are also called Resurrection ferns because of their ability to become green again after withering in a drought. ...more

Nutritionists tell us to eat a hearty breakfast because it will provide energy all morning, and you'll have the rest of the day to burn it off. Sounds good, but where do you go if you live in Carlisle and are not inclined to whip up a feast for yourself? There are, in fact, a number of worthwhile places within 20-25 minutes of the town center. For the past ...more

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