The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 28, 2003

CCHS teacher coffees come to Carlisle

At a time when the school systems face heightened financial challenges, come to one of the community coffees listed below to engage in a dialogue with members of the Concord-Carlisle High School faculty. The academic, emotional and social needs of students have changed dramatically and teaching methods and philosophies have been tailored to provide an education for today's students. At these coffees teachers will answer questions regarding programs, schedules, workloads and the changing face of the student population. They will also clarify information being distributed around the two towns.

Carlisle coffees will be held on Thursday, April 10, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the home of Christy Barbee and Thomas Spencer, 98 Cranberry Hill Lane (call 1-978-287-6008 to RSVP); and on Wednesday, April 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the home of Maureen and Peter Tarca, 159 Partridge Lane, (call 1-978-287-0732 to RSVP).

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.

Conservation opportunity

The Conservation Restriction Advisory Committee (CRAC) is looking for a member to complete the seven member committee.

This Committee was established by the Carlisle Board of Selectmen in 1991 to coordinate the negotiation, writing, approval and monitoring of conservation restrictions in Carlisle. It meets with land owners and developers to facilitate the legal process for approval of conservation restrictions by the town that must be filed with the Commonwealth of Mass. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. This committee also walks each restriction periodically.

Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Sylvia Willard, Carlisle Conservation Commission and to Madonna McKenzie, Town Administrator, P.O. Box 827, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle.

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.

Open burning season

The dates for the open burning season in Carlisle are January 15 - May 1. Residents may have open fires between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fires must be attended at all times and require a permit, which can be obtained on the day of burning between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. by calling the Carlisle Fire Department at 1-978-369-1442. The dispatcher will request a name, address and telephone number and will advise if conditions are acceptable for burning on that day.

Story time at the library

"The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading, is reading aloud to children." This sentence from the government publication "Becoming a Nation of Readers: What Parents Can Do" highlights the importance of reading aloud to children. Story time is a way of introducing new and classic books to your child, fostering a love of literature and making new friends.

Story Time sign-up at the Gleason Public Library is under way with sessions for two- to three-year-olds (with a parent or caregiver,) three to four- and-a-half year-olds, and four-and-a-half to six year-olds. Register now by calling the library at 1-978-369-4898.

On Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m., the monthly PJ story time for ages three and up will be held. Spring books will be featured at this drop-in story time.

Fargo and Atkins at ConsCom coffee

Senator Susan Fargo (D) and Representative Cory Atkins (D) plan to attend the April 8 Conservation Morning Coffee, sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Commission. The coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fargo and Atkins will be available to answer questions and discuss proposed changes on the state level that affect the environmental community.

The conservation morning coffees are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Mystery author Flora at Gleason Library

On Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Friends of Gleason Library present the third writer in their authors series for this year: Concord's Kate Flora, author of the Thea Kozak mystery series. Beginning with the newly reprinted Chosen for Death, Kate's feisty amateur detective Thea Kozak has sleuthed her way through six books. The latest, fresh off the presses, is Liberty or Death.

Carlisle mystery fans can meet Kate in the Hollis Room at Gleason Library and learn how she researches and constructs her tales. She will explain what it feels like to make an arrest, to be arrested, and the ins and outs of the courtroom and the pathology lab.

In addition to her writing, Kate is also a teacher of mystery writing, president of the mystery writers' organization Sisters in Crime, and a frequent lecturer and speaker nationwide. She lives in Concord with her husband and two sons. She will have books available for purchase and autograph.

FNL on April 4

Thanks to all who brought "can-tributions" to benefit the Open Table of Concord last month, the Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC) collected 175 cans. The CYC would also like to thank all of the parents who have chaperoned throughout the year and those awaiting their turn · they are the backbone of the program.

April FNL will feature professional DJ Aymo, from Premeir DJ. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. Those who have not yet come to an FNL should bring a parent and fill out a permission form. Guests are always welcome, but the parent of the child who brings the guest must be a chaperone for that evening.

A $3 contribution is collected at the door which allows the program to be self-supporting. Pizza and soda are sold for a small fee. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by an adult; all others should be picked up by 9:30 sharp. Call Lynne Carpenito at 1-978-371-7508 with any questions.

Trails committee to lead a spring walk

On Sunday, April 13, the trails committee will lead a public walk of the less-used trails in Great Brook Farm State Park west of Lowell Street, extending to the Cranberry Bog in Chelmsford, before returning to Great Brook. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Hart Barn parking lot on Lowell Street. The walk is about 5 miles and should take 2 1/2 hours. A shorter 2-mile, 1-hour version of the walk will also be offered if desired. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Join the Mosquito Trash Party on April 12

The 2003 Mosquito Trash Party is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is encouraged to help in this annual town-wide event, sponsored by the Mosquito, to clean up the roadsides of Carlisle. Local Scout troops are invited to lend a hand, and community service credits are available to participating students.

Contact Bob Orlando at 1-978-369-1690 or e-mail to sign up for a stretch of road, or stop by the booth in the lot next to Daisy's that morning, where trash bags, coffee, juice and donuts will be provided. Volunteers are also needed to help retrieve the litter-laden bags from all around town and deliver them to the transfer station.

Senior band in concert April 2

The Carlisle School's senior band will present a concert for the Carlisle community on Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m, in the Corey Auditorium. This annual "Pre-MICCA" concert will feature the selections which senior band students will be performing at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors State Concert Festival on Saturday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at Lexington High School. In addition, there will be a presentation honoring staff member and music advocate Karen Morse for her outstanding contributions to both the Carlisle School and the Concord-Carlisle High School music programs.

Highland Studios open April 5 and 6

Only once a year, the artists in the Highland Studios open their doors to the public. Selling is permitted only at this time. For a peek at the newest artwork and a chance to talk with the artists, this is a very special occasion. Come see some of the work that's underway on April 5 and 6, from noon to 5 p.m.

Imadiel Ariel has silk eye pillows, angels and scarves and new watercolors. Katherine Bell recently completed the walls at Upstairs in the Square, featured twice in the Boston Globe Magazine. Helen Citron Boodman, well-known printmaker, has watercolors too. Wayne Geehan, well-known illustrator of the Sir Cumference books, has original illustrations and some of the books he has illustrated and loves to talk to youngsters about knights and dragons. Lonnie Harvey, printmaker, shows her lusciously colored prints and shows how they are made. Phyllis Hughes has oil and acrylic landscapes, seascapes and Carlisle drawings. Sally Ruby, who shares a studio with Phyllis, has elegant southwest Hopi kachinas and Acoma pottery paintings as well as some oil paintings of Carlisle architectural gems. Nina Nickles (Mrs. Craig First) has prints of her most popular photos and her recent book of schoolgirl thoughts and photos.

Student / faculty basketball game on April 10

The sixth annual Carlisle student / faculty basketball game fund raiser will be held on Thursday, April 10. The event will again be held at 7 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School in order to accommodate everyone. Last year was a huge success and this year should be even better. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets may be purchased from Carlisle classroom teachers beginning Monday, March 24. While tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the game, people are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. All proceeds will benefit the Carlisle Teachers' Association scholarship fund. Make checks payable to the CTA Scholarship Fund.

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