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Friday, April 4, 2003

Meet the Mosquito editors on Monday

Come to the Mosquito offices at 872 Westford Street on Monday, April 7 at 7:45 p.m. and voice your comments and opinions about the Carlisle Mosquito. Tell us what you like, what you read and suggestions for improvements.

FNL tonight

The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by an adult; all others should be picked up by 9:30p.m. sharp. Call Lynne Carpenito at 1-978-371-7508 with any questions.

Thanks to all who brought canned goods and non-perishables for the Concord Open Table. These donations are greatly appreciated. In addition, the Carlisle Youth Commission would like to thank all the parents who have chaperoned; past, present and future. They are the backbone of this program.

CPC hosts spring egg hunt on April 12

The Carlisle Parent's Connection invites all children five and under to the Spring Egg Hunt at Diment Park on April 12 at 10 a.m. In case of rain, it will be held on April 13 at 3 p.m. Admission for one child is $2.00 or $5.00 for the entire family. The Carlisle Bunny will make an appearance. After the hunt there will be plenty of time to help at the Mosquito Trash Party. Those interested in bringing a baked good, call Polly Meyer at 1-978-318-9690 or Stephanie Blunt at 1-978-369-8634.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COA events

· Men's breakfast: Senior men are invited to join chef Ed Lemire on Thursday, April 10, starting at 8 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. The men's breakfast is an informal gathering of senior men that meets the second Thursday of the month for a hot breakfast and good conversation. A $2 donation is suggested. Call the COA office for transportation

· COA book club: The April book group will meet on Wednesday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 for details.

· Carlisle Student Council luncheon: The Carlisle Student Council invites seniors to be their guests at a luncheon at the Carlisle school on April 15 at 1 p.m. These seventh and eighth grade students, along with their guidance counselor Skip Avery, will provide you with a great afternoon. Reservations with the COA appreciated.

Story time at the library

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

Foss Farm garden plots

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.

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.

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.

School seeks Linux expertise

A pilot project is being done for the school to test a Linux Terminal Server ( as a way to reduce computer costs at the school. Please contact Sean Flynn at seanmflynn if you can provide expertise or assistance with this project.

Conservation restriction group needs member

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 to 9:30 p.m. 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.

CCHS Baseball Workday on April 12

On Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. the Concord-Carlisle Baseball Team will hold its annual workday when the players will do general yardwork. The cost is $10 per player per hour with a minimum of three hours. Proceeds will be used to help support CCHS Baseball. Call 1-978-371-7413 to sign up.

CCHS teacher coffees come to Carlisle

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).

Strategies to support study habits and skills

All students need help in organizing their work at home, but who will help the parents help the kids? Come hear Carlisle teachers Skip Avery, Sue Fitzgerald, Carolyn Platt, and Trish Comeau discuss methods to help K-8 children master study habits in math, written language, and reading. Learn logical approaches to homework: how to establish routines and make the work fun and meaningful. Areas discussed include reviewing math facts, how to study for spelling tests, using math games to review math concepts, writing at home, and support tools for reading, such as mental images, and vocabulary. This program, sponsored by CPAC (Carlisle Parents Advisory Committee) and the CSA, will be held on Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the school library.

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