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Friday, May 30, 2003

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS. Teddy Stoors, age 3, takes advantage of the increased traffic on Brook Street to sell lemonade. Customers Katherine Brown, age 3, and Eric Henderson stopped by. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)


Notice on field usage

All field usage must be scheduled through the Recreation Department . To schedule soccer or baseball practice on town fields call or email Terri at 1-978-369-6759 or email

Honored Citizen nominations due June 21

Nominations for Carlisle's twenty-fifth honored citizen award are being accepted by the celebrations committee. The deadline for nominations is Saturday, June 21. Please fill out the coupon provided or send a letter to either Norman Fredkin or Judy Larson.

The award will be presented at 9:30 a.m. on Old Home Day during a special ceremony by the flagpole. Previous recipients are:

1971 Esther S. Wilson
1973 Phyllis Towle and Oscar Pederson
1974 Edmund L. French
1975 Waldo D. Wilson
1976 Oscar Pederson (posthumously)
1977 Andrew L. Brown
1978 Guy W. Clark and Michelle Ann & Andrew P. Toth
1979 Ruth Wilkins
1980 Jay Fisk
1981 Calixte C. Adrian
1982 Edna S. Sleeper
1984 Lawrence N. Blanchard
1985 Mary G. Diment
1986 Howard E. Hensleigh
1987 Adalbert E. Benfield
1988 Father James Byrne (posthumously) and Alford S. Peckham
1989 Hope Anderegg (posthumously) and Kay Kulmala
1990 Charles M. Evans
1991 Phyllis Hughes
1992 Anna P. Johnson
1993 James A. Barron
1994 Lawrence O. Sorli
1995 Lois Surgenor
1996 Harold S. Sauer
1997 David Flannery
1998 Rachel P. Eliot
1999 Ken and Marilyn Harte
2000 Kate and Pete Simonds
2001 Joseph Antognoni
2002 Robert J. Koning

NOMINATION CRITERIA: Those persons who have given of themselves unselfishly to make our lives richer and Carlisle a place to call home, proudly. No past recipient or town employee is eligible.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE _____________________________________________


Signature (optional)________________________________________________

This nomination will be treated confidentially by the committee. Please return by Saturday, June 21.

TO: Judy Larson, 36 Forest Park Drive (1-978-369-6503)

Norman Fredkin, 105 Virginia Farme Road (1-978-369-2195)

OHD Country Fair

Few things say "Carlisle" the way Old Home Day (OHD) does, and the only thing better than attending the festivities is joining in on the fun by participating. The Country Fair is the annual Fourth of July version of a marketplace. Local vendors and craftspeople, committees and organizations line the street to entice people to browse, purchase and learn. Children are welcome to turn their hobbies into a business for a day.

All those interested in participating in this year's Country Fair on Friday, July 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., are encouraged to contact Bob and Nancy Orlando at 1-978-369-1690, or to learn more, or to reserve a booth.

Summer programs offered by the Recreation Department

There are limited openings in all sessions in the program for children entering grades K-4. Call for availability.

Session A: June 30 - July 11. For grades 4 - 8 there are openings in swim, mini-golf and games, archery and land navigation, petcare and childcare class, wall climbing and canoeing. There are openings in the Workreation program for children entering grades 7 - 10.

Session B: July 14 - July 25. For grades 4 - 8 there are openings in swim, golf, jewelry and cooking, tennis, and horse riding. For grades 7 - 10 there are openings in Workreation and water safety training.

Session C: July 28 - August 8. For grades 4 - 8 there are openings in skateboarding, swim, video, pottery, tennis and karate. For grades 7 - 10 there are openings in Workreation and water safety.

Additional programs include the MLS goalie clinic August 4 - 8, and the MLS soccer clinic August 18 - 22. Brochures are available at the Gleason Library and the Recreation Office in Town Hall, or online at, email at, or phone 1-978-369-9815.

Old Home Day meetings

The Old Home Day Committee is busy working towards this year's celebration. Once again, there will be an Ice Cream Social on the eve of the Fourth of July with entertainment for all. Old Home Day, Carlisle's Independence Day celebration, will start out with a bang, full of things to do from dawn until dusk. Old Home Day can only happen with the help of volunteers · one of Carlisle's most valuable resources. If you would like to get involved, please join us at one or both of the next two meetings · June 8 at 5 p.m. and June 22 at 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Town Hall at 66 Westford Street. For more information on how you can become involved, call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880.

Community is invited to ecology fair

This year's eighth-grade EcoFair will be held on Wednesday, June 4, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Carlisle School Library. View the students' exhibits and discuss ecological issues with them.

Wanted: room parents

If you would like to serve as a room parent for the school year 2003-2004, call the following room parent coordinators to have your name added to the list: Janet Gillies at 1-978-287-5107 for grades pre-K, K and 1; Susan Struss at 1-978-369-4632 for grades two and three; Marcy Guttadauro at 1-978-371-9710 for grades four and five; Francesca Bjork at 1-978-287-5093 for grades six, seven and eight. For more information, call Susan Mills at 1-978-369-5346.

Tour Green Cemetery on Old Home Day

Green Cemetery is one of Carlisle's richest historical treasures, reflecting the burial styles of the Colonial and Victorian eras. Winged cherubs, hands and lambs of God, floral images and period plantings have decorated the gravestones since 1831, celebrating and memorializing unique Carlisle lives.

Learn more about funerary practices and customs in old Carlisle when historian Sarah Brophy leads a tour of Green Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. on July 4, Old Home Day. Sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society, the 45-minute tour will show how the cemetery reflects larger themes in American history: development of cemeteries over time

from family plots to public gardens, changes in burial customs, records of war, and reflection of public celebrations.

This tour will be one of the highlights of Old Home Day, but space is limited and reservations are required. To secure a spot, send a check, marked "Green Cemetery Tour," to the Carlisle Historical Society, Box 703, Carlisle, MA 01741. The tour is $10 for Historical Society members, $15 for non-members, and it's best for ages 12 and up.

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m on Friday, June 6. DJs Brian and Joe will bring their rockin' tunes and more contests with fabulous prizes. June FNL is free and all students will receive one ticket for a free slice of pizza and another ticket for a free soda. Put on summer duds and come out for a final, fun-filled FNL extravaganza.

Friday Night Live is open to all sixth to eighth graders (with completed parental permission slips on file). Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up by 9:30 sharp. Call Lynne Carpenito with any questions at 1-978-371-7508.

Congregational Church holds fundraising auction on June 6

The Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street, is sponsoring an auction on June 6 to

augment funds for a group of members to go to Croatia on a missions trip this

summer. While there, they will be busy rehabbing a building for the New Life Center in Fuzine.

There definitely will be something for everyone, including Red Sox tickets, hot air balloon rides, gift certificates from a variety of sources, weekends at vacation homes and more. A lively evening of bidding, both in the silent and live auctions, is anticipated.

Come at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy a complimentary dessert while putting in bids for the silent auction. Auction action starts at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 1-978-369-7830 or 1-978-371-0768.

Teacher retirement reception on June 5

Come celebrate and express appreciation for over one hundred combined years of teaching excellence by Carlisle School teachers Esther Almgren (first grade), Margaret Bruell (third grade), Geraldine Madigan (fourth grade), and David Mayall (Technology Integration) at Union Hall on Thursday June 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. Stop in and show your appreciation, share some stories, and chat with your neighbors. Come find out what plans the teachers have for their retirement.

CCF annual meeting

The Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) annual meeting will be held on Monday, June 9, on the back patio of Mary Zoll's home overlooking her pond at 225 School Street. A walking tour starts at 5:00 p.m. followed by the annual meeting at 6:00 p.m., including a talk by Bernie McHugh of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition, titled "Conservation and the Romney Administration." A light supper will follow. All are invited to attend. Look for a flyer in the mail with more details.

Arcturus Chamber Ensemble benefit for kids with AIDS tonight

The Arcturus Chamber Ensemble will perform at the First Religious Society, on the Green in Carlisle, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30. Beginning with a String Quartet by Arcturian composer David Salvage, the program continues with the Clarinet Trio Op. 114 of Johannes Brahms, and Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht.

A reception with the artists in Union Hall follows the performance. Admission is free. This concert benefits the Children with AIDS Department at the Boston Medical Center, and donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call Margaret Darling at 1-978-369-1475.

PJ story time on June 4

Come to the Gleason Public Library on Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. New and classic picture books will be featured. Children are welcome to come in their PJs and bring a stuffed animal.

Wash a Fire Truck Day

Calling all children up to age five. The Carlisle Parents Connection annual Wash a Fire Truck Day is Saturday, June 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Fire Station on Westford Street. Bring buckets and sponges and be prepared to get wet as participants help the firefighters wash the engine. For more information call Mary Beth at 1-978-369-6892.

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