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Friday, May 23, 2003


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CC pools to sponsor MINI raffle

Supporters of the Concord-Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center are making fundraising fun. On Thursday, May 15, major donors and other project backers gathered at the home of Dick and Ann Marie Connolly to launch their latest initiative, the raffle of a MINI Cooper "S" from MINI of Peabody.

The Concord-Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center is being designed and built with private donations by non-profit group C. C. Pools, Inc. Upon completion, it will be given to the Town of Concord. It will be available to everyone in the towns of Concord and Carlisle, as well as town employees and their families. The Center will be located across the main driveway from CCHS on the high school campus.

C. C. Pools trustee Dick Connolly said, "The raffle of a small car like the MINI is fun, but when finished, the Center will have a big impact on our towns, providing safe and healthy activities for everyone. And, at no cost to taxpayers."

"Your chance to win is actually bigger than the car itself," said C.C. Pools President, Pete Funkhouser. Only 999 tickets are available, priced at $100. To purchase tickets, call the C.C. Pools' office at 1-978-371-4936.

The winner of the MINI Cooper "S" will be drawn this fall at C.C. Pools' Fall Fling, to be held Saturday, September 27, at the Collings Foundation Museum, Stow, Mass.

Visit the CC Pools web site at to learn more about the project.

CCYS board seeks nominations

The Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer Governing Board is seeking nominations for one seat on the Board. The six-person board is responsible for choosing the club president, overseeing club operations and financial management, and advising the club management team regarding long term strategy for the club. Board Member terms are three years. The board is seeking candidates who have strong experience in at least one of the following areas: youth sports coaching or management, professional soccer, primary or secondary education (teaching or coaching), pediatric medicine or sports medicine and strong commitment to the values of youth sports that the club considers critical. Candidates may nominate themselves. Nominations may be sent in confidence to Nick Miller, Post Office Box 1429, Concord, MA 01742-1429 or to

Like Father, Like Son?

"Like Father/Like Son? The impact that Fathers/Father Figures have on their Children," a workshop presented by John Badalament, Ed.M., for both mothers and fathers, will be offered at The Fenn School on Wednesday, May 28. The workshop will address the developmental need that children, especially boys, have for an emotionally present father or father figure in their lives. Strategies on how fathers and father figures can strengthen their bonds with their children will be assessed, as well as how to positively change harmful cultural stereotypes that teach boys to be tough and emotionally disconnected and to devalue relationships and "feminine qualities." The workshop is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Robb Hall at The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street in Concord, and is free and open to the public.

Popular housing workshop on June 12

Back by popular demand, MAGIC is hosting a follow-up to its very successful housing workshop held last December. The workshop will take place at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street (Rt. 62) on June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

This is an opportunity for local officials and staff, planners, housing partnership committees, fair housing committees, housing authorities, faith-based organizations, and others with an interest in housing to learn from each other and to work together to design effective housing strategies and solutions.

The agenda will focus on technical "how-to" sessions. Toni Hall will be back to update us on the 40B Planned Production Guidelines, how these plans relate to Community Development Plans under E.O. 418, and how to use the regs for local initiatives such as accessory apartments. There will be presentations on how MAGIC towns have used the Community Preservation Act (CPA) for housing and on how to design and implement resale restrictions. There will also be a Community Exchange Round-table on Housing and a report on the recommendations of the Governor's 40B Task Force.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register by contacting Judy Alland at MAPC,1-617- 451-2770, ext. 2022 or

WIQH schedule May 23 through May 30

WIQH, 88.3 FM, is the student-run radio station at the Concord Carlisle High School. The station is normally on the air from 1:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 11:00 a.m until 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

88.3 FM is happy to publicize your non-profit organization's events and community services. You can mail public service announcements to WIQH, 500 Walden Street, Concord. You can e-mail information to You can fax information to WIQH at 1-978-318-1435 or you can phone us by calling 1-978-369-2440.
Friday, May 23

1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Eric Wallhagen
2:15 to 4:00 p.m., Nick Gauthier
4:00 to 6:00 p.m., CCHS Softball versus St. Peter/Marian, live from CCHS
6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 'The Green Room' with Hayley McHugh and Carl Nadler. Broadway showtunes.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 'J and Silent Steve' with John Kilfoyle and Steve Chehames
8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Kailin Clarke and Peter Leopold
Saturday, May 24

11:00 a.m. to Noon, Alex Covucci and Danielle Israel
Noon to 1:00 p.m., Al Lietzau
1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Libby Daltas
2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Matt Boucher
3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Hugh Welles
4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Henry Schoch
5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Pete Malloy
6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Alicia LaTores
7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tim Galligan
Monday, May 26

1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Peter Uzoma
2:15 to 4:00 p.m., 'The Munday Show' with Will Harrison and John Munday
4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Alan Ozarowski
5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Aja Munsell and Danielle Paratore
6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Fred Baly
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.,' Who's Revolutionary' with Zach Ackles and Jason Musselman
8:30 to 9:30 p.m., To Be Announced
Tuesday, May 27

1:15 to 2:15 p.m., 'Soul of Roots' with Mr. B
2:15 to 4:00 p.m., 'The Fallen Rock Zone' with Jason Leavitt and Zeke Shore. This week, the Boston-based band 'No One's Kind', featuring Concord's Ryan John, performs live in the studio.
4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Julie Oakman
5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Alex Rollins
6:00 to 7:00 p.m., 'Come Tuesday' with Maggie Wilson and Ellie Willard
7:00 to 7:30 p.m., 'Any Given Tuesday' sports talk and commentary with Nick Uehlecke, Alex Tzelnic, Will Jacoby and Matt Bloom
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Conor Healy
8:30 to 9:30 p.m., 'The Time Warp' with Sarah Martin and Sarah Twomey-Mercurio

Wednesday, May 28

1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Stephanie Ivanov and Graham Jenkins
2:15 to 4:00 p.m., Charrise Gilmer and Cherisa Hernandez
4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Alan Digon
5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Alex Kayat
6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Paul O'Neill and Ryan Morris
7:00 to 7:30 p.m., 'Straight Talk Express' with Nick Carr and Alan Ozarowksi. Call in and discuss issues and politics.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sam Dane and Henry Hess
8:30 to 9:30 p.m., 'The Girls' with Tati Winey and Lacey Larson
Thursday, May 29

1:15 to 2:15 p.m., 'The Jeff Show' with Jeff Ramras
2:15 to 4:00 p.m., Patrick Offenheiser and Emily Larson
4:00 to 6:00 p.m., CCHS Patriots Girls' Lacrosse versus Lincoln-Sudbury, live from CCHS
6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 'The Asylum' with Peter Manzelli and Jim Marchetti
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 'THE Sports Show' with Brandon Butler, Nick Carr, Phil Huyett, Sean Healy, and reports from Matt Hammer and Colin Corr. Call in and talk about your favorite local and national sports.
8:30 to 9:30 p.m., John Wilson

Friday, May 30

1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Eric Wallhagen
2:15 to 4:00 p.m., DJ Bio
4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Reed Frailey
5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Will Edes
6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 'The Green Room' with Hayley McHugh and Carl Nadler. Broadway showtunes.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 'J and Silent Steve' with John Kilfoyle and Steve Chehames
8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Kailin Clarke and Peter Leopold

Concord Museum garden tour on June 6

The Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers is pleased to sponsor its Garden Affairs event, an opportunity to share in the delights of beautiful, unique private gardens in the Concord area and to support the Museum's Education Programs.

The Garden Tour will take place on Friday, June 6, rain or shine, and includes nine private gardens in the Concord area. Each one reflects the individual interests and passions of the owners and their families and will inspire both new gardeners designing their first perennial bed and accomplished landscapers with acres of "garden rooms." The tour is self-guided and self-paced, beginning at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New this year: a Garden Boutique blossoming with delights and conveniently located at one of the gardens.

Garden-goers should arrive at the museum to pick up their maps prior to starting out. Tickets may be reserved in advance or may be purchased on the day of the tour. In addition a box lunch is available by reservation. Advance tickets: $20 museum members; $22 nonmembers; at the door: $22 museum members; $25 non-members. Reserved box lunches are $10. The Museum Shop is filled with garden-related gifts; visitors are also invited to admire the museum's beautifully restored gardens. For information call 1-978-369-9763 or visit on the web:

Spring gardening class at adult ed

An upcoming class at Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education will address problems that face the local gardener, especially in this erratic spring season. The class will be held at Concord-Carlisle High School.

The different microclimates and settings on a property present a tremendous opportunity to create many types of gardens. "Rock Gardens & Shade Gardens," Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 to 9 p.m., an introductory class, will help participants analyze their site from a horticulturist's perspective, and then choose appropriate types of gardens for each part of the yard. Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional Mark Saydah discusses the use of perennials, shrubs, trees, and grasses, paying particular attention to accenting and working with plants and gardens that already exist. The fee is $19.

Pre-registration for this class is strongly advised. For more information or to register, call Community Education, 1-978-318-1540. Class details are available on the Community Education web site,

Iris show on Saturday, May 31

Hundreds of colorful tall bearded iris blooms will be on display at the Iris Show, May 31 presented by the Iris Society of Massachusetts from 1 to 4 p.m. at the UMass Extension Center, 240 Beaver Street in Waltham. The show will also feature other irises in bloom at this time. Knowledgeable iris gardeners will be available to answer questions and there will be some plants for sale. Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information or questions, call 1-978-256-0720, 1-978-772-4316 or 1-978-369-3383.

Volunteers needed for theatre collections

Calling all movie lovers who want to make a big difference by supporting cancer research. This summer, the Jimmy Fund is seeking volunteers to pass collection canisters following the playing of a Jimmy Fund appeal trailer at local theatres from June 13 through July 20. Since 1949, volunteers have collected bills and change from generous moviegoers for cancer research. This year, the program is supported by American Movie Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas and Showcase Cinemas throughout New England.

Dance lecture and demonstration to be presented in Acton

On Sunday, May 25, at 7 p.m. Rebecca Rice Dance, 2002 recipient of an Acton/Boxborough Cultural Council grant and Marion Rice Denishawn present "Boston Braggiotti and Denishawn," a lecture demonstration on modern/contemporary dance history in Boston. Tickets are $10 general, $5 students/children, sold at the door. For information call 1-860-599-8538 or 1-978-852-3863 or contact

"Boston, Braggiotti and Denishawn" is a personal perspective on dance in Boston from approximately 1923 to 1936, as experienced during those years by Marion Rice. This one-hour lecture-demonstration performed by Marion Rice Denishawn dancers will feature historic pieces choreographed by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, the "mother and father" of American modern dance.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden to hold plant sale

On Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. one of the best plant sales in all of New England will be held in Boylston. Admission is free, parking is $1. A great selection of perennials, herbs, everlastings, shrubs, trees including Cary Award winners, native plants, house plants, annuals, vegetables, and easy-to-grow plants for children will be for sale. Also for sale will be Tower Hill souvenir plants · divisions from the beautiful garden plants at the garden. Knowledgeable volunteers and staff can help with information about the wide variety of plants offered.

A silent auction features a variety of choice, hard-to-find plants and garden ornaments. The bamboo, cactus and succulent, conifer, daffodil, daylily, epimedium, heather, hosta, iris, magnolia, orchid, and rose societies along with J. C. C. Horticultural Therapy will also offer their specialties as well as valuable how-to-grow information. Refreshments are available, and don't forget to shop for tools and supplies, garden gifts and a great selection of new and used gardening books in The Shop at Tower Hill. It is also a great time to visit Tower Hill's 132 acres of gardens and natural beauty. Become a member of the Worcester County Horticultural Society and receive early 9 a.m. admission and a 10% discount on sale purchases from the main sale.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, exit 24 off route I-290. For more information, call 1-508-869-6111 or sign on to www.towerhillbg-org.

CCHS volunteers need criminal record check

Massachusetts State Law requires that all schools conduct criminal background checks on current and prospective employees and volunteers. Criminal Offender Record lnformation (CORI) must be obtained from the Criminal History Systems Board at least every three years during an individual's term of employment or service. The Concord Public Schools and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District will comply with this law.

In order to be a school volunteer, one must obtain a CORI request form from the principal or from the personnel office at 120 Meriam Road in Concord. This form must be completed and returned to the personnel office for processing. No one will be able to volunteer until a CORI check is completed.

Concord Family and Youth Services changes adoption service

Concord Family and Youth Services, a social services agency which has served the MetroWest area since 1814, has come to the difficult decision to stop placing adoptive children and provide instead an innovative array of outreach, information and referral services to families who already have adopted children.

This new configuration of what many consider to be the "historical heart and soul" of the agency is a response to the fiscal and programmatic realities of 2003. During the past year, due to 9/11, the subsequent fear of travel, the closing of Cambodia to prospective adoptive families, declines in the economy, and a cost-prohibitive reimbursement system for adopting children from the Department of Social Services, the demand for adopted children has decreased dramatically. The resulting insurmountable financial crisis led to CFYS' decision to instead fill a profound need in our local communities, many of which have higher-than-average numbers of adoptive families.

Although many people believe that the most difficult part of adopting a child is "getting the baby or child home," there are unique challenges which parents encounter as the adopted child grows up and adoptive parents who attend CFYS' support groups have often stated that there are no easily-identifiable local therapists/counselors who specialize in adoption issues.

Whereas the ultimate goal will be to provide licensed "adoption-specific" therapy for adoptive families, the first step will be to expand our post-adoption support groups and educational outreach to health care professionals, teachers and guidance counselors. CFYS has already embarked upon the educational outreach component of adoption by making presentations to educators of area schools. One local school requested a speaker to explain a book about a child in foster care to the entire sixth grade. The goal, as with all of CFYS' programs, is to help children learn to recognize their worth despite the challenges they face and to help them to develop self-discipline, self-reliance, empathy, and respect and tolerance for diversity.

For couples and individuals interested in adoption, specialists will be available to discuss the options and will refer them to agencies which will best meet their needs. They will explain what the process entails, which countries are open for international adoptions, the fee structure for various adoptions, etc.

Nancy Clayman, longtime and well-known adoption expert at CFYS, will serve as a consultant in the transfer process to ensure that adoptive children receive a continuum of care. An adoption-related newsletter will continue to be distributed throughout Middlesex County. Contact Kim Romano for more info: 1-978-264-3602.

Camp Invention offered at Roudenbush Community Center

Is your child creative, inquisitive and imaginative? Now is the time to nurture these qualities and to spark his or her interest in science, technology and invention. Roudenbush Community Center is partnering with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the premier organization in America dedicated to fostering creativity, to offer Camp Invention, a one-week program for students going into grades two through six.

In Camp Invention children learn through discovery and immersion in fun, hands-on activities. For example, campers will take apart all sorts of appliances and then invent something new with the pieces. They will participate in an archeological dig and create ancient-style pots and baskets like those used by early hunters and gatherers and they will pretend to be survivors of a spaceship wreck on a mysterious planet, working together to find food, build shelters and devise a way to get back home. All in one week - July 28 to August 1, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

Students who have been to Camp Invention in the past have an increased interest in and enjoyment of science, as well as a positive attitude toward creativity, active learning and exploration. "The activities at Camp Invention are all about stretching the ways kids think," says Joan S. Epstein, one of two Camp Invention Regional Coordinators in the state. "As a former elementary­school science teacher I am thrilled to have found a program that helps children celebrate the creative process and admit that science is fun."

Registrations are now being accepted and enrollment is limited. You may enroll by calling Roudenbush at 1-978 692-5511 ext. 0 or by visiting the web site For more information on Camp Invention, visit the national web site at www.

La Chorale Orion sings once more

La Chorale Orion, now known as the Spindle City Singers, will once again raise their voices in concert as La Chorale Orion to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The concert will be performed at St. Louis De France Church on West Sixth Street in Lowell on Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be entirely sung in French with the exception of one Latin piece, "Lacrymosa" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

La Chorale Orion is a 60-plus voice mixed chorus. It derives its name from the Orion Music Company, a music publishing firm which was owned and operated by the Champagne brothers, late nineteenth-and early twentieth- century Franco-American composers from Lowell.

Technical writing workshop

Good professional and technical writing communicates complex scientific, technical, or medical information in a clear and concise manner. Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education will offer a Technical Writing Workshop, Wednesday, June 4, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to improve technical writing skills. Freelance Technical Writer Mary Zoll will introduce many basic skills of technical writing for new technical writers and review them for those with experience. Students will read and discuss pieces of students' professional and technical writing, giving constructive feedback. Students should bring examples of their writing for possible discussion, each 3-5 pages long, about any aspect of science, technology, medicine, law, or finance. Zoll, a Carlislean who currently works in the MIT writing program, encourages active participation to enhance learning. The fee is $29. Pre-register with Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.

Historian to discuss Emerson at Old Manse

Author Robert A. Gross will speak at The Old Manse on Monday, June 2, at its annual meeting , held under a tent on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark. The program will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m., and the historic house will be open for viewing.

Gross is the Forrest D. Murden, Jr. Professor of American Studies and History at the College of William and Mary. His presentation is "The Burden of the Grandfather: Ezra Ripley's Legacy to Ralph Waldo Emerson," a look at Ralph Waldo Emerson's family influences. This is one of several programs planned by The Old Manse to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Emerson's birth.

A property of The Trustees of Reservations, is located at 269 Monument Street, Concord. It was the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Admission to this program is free and open to the public.. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 1-987-369-3909 by May 30 to make a reservation.

Sibley speaks at Concord Art Association

In honor of RiverFest, the Concord Art Association will host a talk and book signing on Thursday, June 5, by David Sibley, world renowned ornithologist, author, illustrator and resident of Concord, at 4 p.m. Books provided by the Concord Book Shop will be available. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Art Association is located at 37 Lexington Road in Concord Center.

Planting workshop to benefit Hadassah

The Concord-Acton Area Chapter of Hadassah will be presenting a lovely spring program "From Israel's Garden to Your Own," an afternoon of learning and planting on Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.m. at the NARA Park bathhouse on Quarry Road (off Route 27) in North Acton. Linda Lischer, a professional landscape designer, will teach how to create your own container plantings. Everything needed to create your own container gardens will be available for purchase, including summer annuals and unique and beautiful stoneware pots. Once you have planted your own gardens, Dr. Shiri Pearlman-Avinion will talk about making the desert bloom in Israel. She is originally from Haifa, and her passion and hobby are the flowers, herbs and trees of Israel. (She is also a child psychologist doing a post-doc at BU Medical School.) Wear gardening clothes and bring your trowel and gloves.

The organizers would greatly appreciate RSVPs to Amy at 1-978-392-0744 by May 23 order to ensure adequate supplies for everybody. The event will be held rain or shine and all proceeds will benefit Hadassah, which supports the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Cash and checks will be accepted.

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