The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 30, 2003


Has this rainy spring kept you too much inside? Then get out on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, and enjoy the Country Gardens Tour and Plant Sale, sponsored by the Carlisle Garden Club. The tour's seven gardens feature spectacular late-spring flowers, beautiful landscaping, and the peaceful country ambiance of Carlisle. "I'm really excited about ...more

Name: Cypripedium acaule, a member of the orchid family; common names include the pink lady's-slipper, moccasin flower, and stemless lady's-slipper. The lady's-slipper gets its common name from the large pouch on the flower which apparently reminded someone · who had never seen my slippers · of the toe of ...more

While the garden clubs of surrounding towns may offer membership-by-referral-only, require attendance at meetings, and compete for prizes in garden shows, the Carlisle Garden Club has always gone its own, more relaxed way. President Alison Saylor has compared notes with other garden club presidents and finds, "We're much more low-key and laid-back. We've ...more

I'd like to thank the Celebrations Committee and the people of Carlisle for giving me the honor of speaking today. After all, it's a rare opportunity when you get to voice your opinion in front of the whole town about something other than footpaths or cell-phone towers. ...more

This past week a close friend and I returned from a visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, which is celebrating its 300th birthday. About 50 world leaders, including President Bush, will be joining President Putin this week to commemorate this anniversary. This city, also known as the "Venice of the North" because of its many canals, leaves a strong impression ...more

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