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Friday, February 14, 2003

Preserving family photographs

Most families have them boxes and albums of old photos holding the visual history of past generations. But how can one ensure that the photographs will last another 100 years and more?

Museum consultant Valarie Kinkade will offer tips and techniques for preserving old family photographs on Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in Union Hall. The program is sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society.

Also on the program are two mother-daughter teams from Carlisle Laurie and Kate Boerma and April Stone and Eliza Epstein who have been working with 19

Attendees are encouraged to bring historic family photos to share after the program. Fees for members of the historical society are $5, for non-members $10.

Not your parents' library: learn about Carlisle's school library on March 6

Remember the old card catalog, flipping through the drawers for just the right title? It really doesn't seem like that long ago but it is highly unlikely that today's children have ever seen one, or ever will.

So where do they go for information on topics like current conditions on the Iditarod trail, the latest health information on fat in french fries, or the use of geothermal energy at Trinity Church in Boston? Come visit the Carlisle School Library on March 6, 7:30 p.m. and see how the staff helps children find answers each day. School librarian Sandy Kelly will lead the discussion.

Contra dance tonight

The second Friday contra dance will be held tonight in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. Before the dance, everyone is invited to a potluck supper that will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will do the calling and Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen, Walter Lenk and friends will provide the music. A $5-a-person collection will be taken at intermission. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call Susan Emmons at 1-978-369-7921 with any questions.

Community potluck supper caps February

The Friends of Gleason Public Library's Murder Mystery Night, which earned over $750 in one evening for the library's programs and activities, created a successful springboard to the Friends' next activity, the community potluck supper.

For those who haven't had a chance to meet friends and neighbors at this popular town activity, this year's supper is not to be missed. The event will take place on Friday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Enis and Joan Konuk at 37 Davis Road. The Friends provide beverages and a spiral cut ham from Daisy's, and each guest brings an appetizer, dessert, salad, or other dish. RSVP to Friends' president Paula Trebino at 1-978-369-9001, or e-mail her at

CCHS registration for independent school students

Concord-Carlisle High School will offer an evening registration session for all Concord and Carlisle eigth and ninth grade independent school students and their parents on Wednesday, February 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the CCHS library. Prospective students should bring completed registration materials to this meeting. For further information, contact the high school guidance department.

Planning for OHD

Join the Old Home Day (OHD) committee for a planning meeting on March 9 at 4 p.m. in the Town Hall. While many committee members have been involved in planning for several years, we are always looking for new blood. No experience is required, just a love of Carlisle.

Old Home Day will be held on Friday, July 4. Celebrations begin the evening before on the town green with an ice cream social and entertainment. Events on the Fourth begin early with a pancake breakfast, and two road races. The day is action-packed with a dunk tank, police radar pitch, country fair, pet show, art show, a chicken BBQ and more. For more information, call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880.

Council on Aging trip to Minuteman Tech HS

Join the COA on Thursday, February 27, for a trip to Minuteman Tech High School in Lexington. First stop is the salon where manicures are available for $3.50, and hair styling is $7.00. Next is lunch at the Fife and Drum, recently featured in the Boston Globe. There will be time to visit the gift shop and bakery also. The van leaves 145 Church Street at 9:45 a.m. Reservations are necessary. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895.

Calling all fifth grade parents

The Spaghetti Supper is coming so let's get organized before all the crazy spring activities begin. Come to a short meeting on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. After a quick review of what needs to be done and what the proceeds are used for, there will be time to sign up for subcommittees. Everyone's participation is needed.

Trails committee to lead moonlight walk

On Saturday, February 15, at 7 p.m., the trails committee will lead a walk/cross-country ski/snowshoe outing under the full moon, starting from the Foss Farm parking lot. A shorter and a longer version of the walk will be available. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Business Networking Group's speed networking

The Carlisle Business Networking Group will meet this coming Wednesday February 19th at the Gleason Library's Hollis room from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. In contrast to the normal meeting format, there will not be a guest speaker. Instead, the group will engage in speed networking. Not to be confused with speed dating, speed networking creates an open and frank exchange of information between particpants. For example, if one is trying to network into a particular organization, then ask for contact names. Come prepared to ask and answer questions. The format of the meeting is based on the successful Execunet system. It's lively, interactive and often useful.

The Carlisle Business Networking Group was founded to build community knowledge and understanding of business interests within the town in an informal and friendly atmosphere. All are welcome to join and participate. For any questions please contact John Kaufman at 1-978-369-2330.

Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund begins annual appeal

New trustees of the Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund are (clockwise from top right) Bonnie Greer, Marilee Jones, Terri Hale and David Gould.

With the uncertainties of the economy, many students and parents are challenged with the question of how they are going pay for college. The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund has had the goal of providing financial aid to Concord and Carlisle high school seniors since its inception in 1967. For 36 years, the trustees of the fund have awarded thousands of dollars to hundreds of students to help them pursue post-secondary school education (academic or technical). In 2002, CCSF awarded scholarships to 59 students, including graduating seniors, college and graduate students for a total of $88,000 in support. The fund's total endowment is nearly $1,000,000 and is made up of a number of named funds, as well as the general endowment monies.

New trustees named

Joining present trustees Ken Anderson, Dorrie Bean, Laura Chelton, Elaine DiCicco, Wilson Flight, Roy Hirshland, Jack Mattison, John Mee, Kate Padden, Al Powers, Michael Robichaud, Sandy Smith, and chair Molly Eberle are new trustees David Gould, Bonnie Greer, Terri Hale and Marilee Jones.

David Gould has spent his entire career helping students make the transition from secondary school to college. His career in college admissions spans 35 years including 27 years as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Brandeis University. He has recently established Gould College Planning in Concord. His wife, Kirsten, is a drama teacher at The Fenn School, and their two daughters benefited from a wonderful education at CCHS. A cooking enthusiast, David has also been active in local musical and theatrical groups.

Bonnie Greer is the mother of four children, all of whom have benefited from the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund. She is a former teacher who has lived in Carlisle for 28 years where her husband is the pastor of the Carlisle Congregational Church. Her church, school and community activities have been focused on after-school programs, drama, photojournalism, writing and wilderness ventures, national and abroad.

Terri Hale formerly worked for IBM and has been an active volunteer in the Alcott, Fenn and Nashoba Brooks PTGs where her commitments included fundraising telethons, auctions and community service projects. She is currently co-chair of Friends of CCHS Boys Soccer and also of the College Mini-Fairs at CCHS. She and her husband David have been Concord residents since 1985 and are members of First Parish in Concord. Their three children are Lucy, Tyler and Robert, who is a member of the CCHS Class of 2003.

Marilee Jones is dean of admissions at MIT. She has served on the Concord Technology Committee and the boards of NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counseling), the College Board and WEPAN (Women in Engineering Advisory Network). Marilee has lived in Concord for 13 years with her husband, Steve, and her daughter, Nora, who is currently attending CCHS.

Appeal to residents

Concord and Carlisle residents will receive an appeal letter from CCSF at the end of February. You are invited to warmly receive a call from a CCHS National Honor Society student during the fund's annual phonation on March 23. Grants to students average between $1,000 and $2,500 a year, yet they don't begin to meet the collective need of Concord and Carlisle students, which is estimated to be well over $800,000 a year. There is an ever-present need to increase the endowment so that more and larger grants can be made. Your gift, large or small, matters for students.

Come out and enjoy a Night at the Auction

The Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) and Carlisle School Association (CSA) have joined forces to conduct an auction to raise money for the Carlisle Public School. This auction will be held on March 15 in Ware Hall at Middlesex School on Lowell Road in Concord. Auction organizers hope to raise over $25,000 for the Carlisle Schools from the auction. The proceeds from this auction will be used to fund programs and initiatives at the Carlisle Public Schools.

Over 150 items or services across a wide range of categories have been donated for the auction, ensuring something for everyone. The event will begin with a preview of the items at 4 p.m., during which time anyone can come preview the many wonderful auction items and submit "silent" written bids. No tickets are needed to participate in this part of the auction. The "preview" period ends at 5 p.m., after which only ticket holders will have access to the event. A silent auction (written bids only) for many of the items will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., while appetizers are served. The silent auction will end at 8 p.m., to be followed by a catered dinner. After dinner, the live auction will take place, wrapping up the "business" part of the evening. Live music and dancing will then bring the evening to a grand conclusion.

Auction catalogues listing all items available will be provided in early March to all who purchase tickets. The catalogue will also be available for review on-line, so individuals who cannot attend will still be able to participate in the silent auction part of the event via on-line pre-bidding, or at the "preview" between 4 and 5 p.m. the day of the event.

Tickets to the event are $50 per person, which covers the cost of the event. Contact Ginny Lamere at 1-978-369-8210 for tickets. Seating will be in tables of six, so get together with your friends and reserve an entire table.

2003 transfer station stickers available

The transfer station stickers for 2003 are now for sale at the police station. Carlisle residents should bring their car registrations and $15 per sticker to the dispatcher's window. Up-to-date stickers must be displayed on vehicles before entering the transfer station.

Historical Society's 2003 program

The Carlisle Historical Society's program for 2003 features a great variety of tours and events, and all but one open to non-members as well as members. Save these dates:

Preserving Family Photographs. Feb. 27, 7 p.m. at Union Hall. Museum consultant Valarie Kinkade offers tips and techniques on preserving old family photos. Volunteer teams currently preserving and recording 19th-century photos for Heald House will share their experiences. The public is invited to attend, and to bring historic family photos to share after the program. Members: $5. Non-members: $10.

Litchfield Parsonage Tour. May 6, 7 p.m. Lowell Street. Join Larry Sorli, Jr., Carlisle's renowned architect specializing in the renovation of historic houses, for a tour of the Litchfield Parsonage initially built in 1749. Walk the grounds beginning at 7 p.m., then move indoors to view the extraordinary features of this old house. Open to members only. No fee.

Green Cemetery Tour. Old Home Day, July 4, 3 p.m. Carlisle historian Sarah Brophy will guide an hour-long stroll through Green Cemetery. Learn the funerary differences among Colonial, Victorian, WW1 and modern times. Members: $10, non-members: $15. Attendance is limited, and reservations are required. Send checks to Carlisle Historical Society, Box 703, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Hunt for Antiques, Todd Farm. September 27, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rowley, Massachusetts. Experience the New England tradition of finding the perfect Yankee treasure at a flea market. The group will leave from Carlisle, scavenge for buys in Rowley, and lunch together at the Clam Box in Ipswich. Reservations required. Members: $5, non-members $10, lunch additional. Carpooling will be arranged.

E.N. Jenckes General Store, Douglas, Massachusetts. The Douglas Historical Society will host this event scheduled for October 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It owns the E.M. Jenckes Store, which is now a unique museum. Established in 1835, this was a family-owned store until it closed in the 1950s. The large building and its furnishings are original, and the shelves are stocked with merchandise representing all periods of its existence. Members: $5, non-members $10. Lunch and carpooling will be arranged.

Democrats to hold caucus in Carlisle

Registered Democrats in Carlisle will be holding a caucus at the First Religious Society, 27 School Street on Saturday, February 15, to elect four delegates and four alternates to the 2003 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be equally divided between men and women.

The convention will be held Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the Paul E. Tsongas Arena in Lowell. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Carlisle. Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to the nomination in writing. All candidates may make a two-minute statement and may distribute materials on their behalf. All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as delegate and alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority, and disabled.

Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 10 Granite Street, Quincy, MA 02169 no later than ten days after the caucus date. For more information contact Cynthia Schweppe at 1-978-369-5738.

Poetry evening on February 20 at Gleason Library

"Landscapes of the Heart," a poetry evening at Gleason Public Library on February 20, 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will feature John Hodgen, Jean Keskulla, Sue Ellen Kuzma, and George Stalker reading their own poems and their favorite poets. Come to hear poems of home, the city, and familiar and exotic landscapes. Bring your own favorite poem to read. Sponsored by the Carlisle Cultural Council.

ConsCom forming a Greenough committee

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers for a Greenough subcommittee being established to consider uses of the house, barn and agricultural fields existing on the Greenough conservation land. Interested townspeople are requested to submit a letter of interest and a resume of your conservation interests, by February 24, 2003 to: The Carlisle Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 827, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

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