Friday, March 7, 2003
Alzheimer's educator to speak at Library
Author and educator Janet M. Stone will present and sign her book, My Parents and Alzheimer's: A Daughter's Story, and speak on dealing with Alzheimer's Disease on March 11, promptly at 7:30 p.m. in Gleason Library's Hollis room.
Stone cared for her parents for six years, during their final illnesses. Her mother was declining from natural causes, her father from Alzheimer's Disease. Over the five years following her parents' deaths, she worked to tell the story of her caregiving experience. She says, "I want people to know that it is possible to turn tragedy into vibrant life." Trained in holistic health and expressive therapies, she is an author, workshop leader, and keynote speaker for major health care associations. Her book was published in 1999.
This is a free program sponsored by the Friends of Gleason Library and all are invited.
Foss Farm garden plots available
The 450-square-foot plots are available for $5 per plot, maximum of two plots per family. The gardens are plowed and staked each spring and wells provide water for the gardeners during the growing season. As part of the rental fee, a key to the gate is provided. Bob Dennison continues to manage the Foss Farm Community Gardens.
To obtain a garden plot assignment, send a check payable to the Town of Carlisle together with your name, address, telephone number and registration numbers of the vehicles that will be used at the gardens to: Bob Dennison, 165 Stearns Street, Carlisle, MA 01741. Additionally, send a stamped self-addressed return envelope.
Rabies clinic March 22 Town Hall
The Carlisle Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lobby of Town Hall, 66 Westford Street. The clinic is sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health along with volunteers Dr. Peter Morey of the Carlisle Animal Hospital and Bob Dennison, dog officer. Pet owners must be residents of Carlisle to participate.
State law requires the vaccination of all cats and dogs. You must bring a current vaccination certificate in order to receive the three-year vaccine, otherwise only a one-year vaccine can be given. A rabies tag is not sufficient. The cost is $10 per animal. Cash is appreciated but checks will be accepted. Dogs must be on leashes and cats brought in carriers.
Dog licenses will be available during clinic hours. A late fine of $20 will be added to the regular fee for any dog not licensed by March 31. Proof of current vaccination status is required for licensing.
Volunteers are needed to help with the processing. Community service points will be awarded to eligible high school students. Contact the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283 for more information.
Boy Scout fertilizer and birdseed sale begins on March 15
Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 135 is holding its annual fertilizer and birdseed sale starting March 15 and ending on March 27. Products for sale include Scotts quality fertilizer and grass seed products, Loft's garden fertilizer and Carlisle's finest all-natural fertilizer. Premium birdseed containing sunflower hearts is also for sale this year. Donations are also welcomed.
The Scouts will be at the town transfer station and in Daisy's parking lot on two Saturdays, March 15 and March 22, to take orders. The boys will also be phoning past customers on March 27 to check on this year's order. The products will be conveniently delivered to customer homes on April 12. Proceeds from the sale plus donations help to defray the costs of Troop 135's many programs. Over forty Carlisle boys are registered in the troop.
C-C Scholarship Fund on-line
The Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund has a new website. Visit ccscholarshipfund.org for all application instructions and forms, as well as crucial information about the fund.
Old Home Day planning begins
Planning has begun for Old Home Day, Carlisle's 4th of July celebration. Anyone interested in getting involved is welcome to attend the next meeting, March 16 at 4 p.m. at Town Hall. For more information, call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880.
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