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Friday, August 1, 2003

Town employee appreciation picnic

Seniors are invited to come out on Thursday, August 21 at 11:45 a.m. and thank all those town employees who make Carlisle such a wonderful place to live. There will be delicious food, musical entertainment and fun.

This event, an annual Carlisle Council On Aging tradition, is held to show appreciation to the many town workers who provide services to Carlisle's senior citizens. RSVP to the COA at 1-978-371-2895.

Applicants sought for Senior Tax Work Program

Carlisle homeowners who are 60 years of age or older are eligible to earn up to a $500 abatement on their real estate tax bills. A variety of positions are available in town departments. Participants in the program will earn $6.75 per hour for all jobs, up to $500. There is no income eligibility. For program guidelines and application, see the Town Treasurer in Town Hall. Preference will be given to those applicants who have not participated in the program before. For more information, call the Council on Aging office at 1-978-371-2895.

Join the Carlisle Cultural Council

Right now, the Carlisle Cultural Council is looking for new members. Each year, the Council reviews grant applications, and awards a select number of artists with funds allocated to them by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This is an exciting process as they read proposals from many worthwhile individuals and organizations.

Volunteers need not have any arts or town committee experience to join. Call Jennifer Brock at 1-978-287-9551 to learn more. Free "Art of Living" Tote Bag to new members.

Newcomers invited to tour Carlisle School

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) invites all parents to a tour of the schools to take place on Thursday, August 21,at 9:30a.m. Whether you are a parent of a new kindergartener or a student new to town, the tour will be your opportunity to get oriented and ask any general questions regarding school routines, policies, etc. Andre Goyer, Carlisle Schools Principal, along with representatives of the CSA, will conduct the tour. Meet at the flagpole outside the Wilkins Building (center building across the plaza). Any questions can be directed to Elizabeth Acquaviva, Newcomer Chairperson, at 1-978-3690364.

College Dorm Chi workshops at Gleason

Dorm Chi is a way for college students to organize and decorate their living spaces at home and college. Dorm Chi uses Feng Shui principles to help students make a smooth transition from home bedrooms to their dorm rooms.

In a two-hour free workshop, students gain knowledge and tools to design and set up dorm rooms that support their new identity at college. Dorm Chi 101 for the high school class of 2003 meets on Tuesday, August 5, from 6:30 · 8:30 p.m. Dorm Chi 101 for returning college students meets on Thursday, August 7 from 6:30 · 8:30 p.m. Both workshops are sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Library and meet in the Hollis Room. Call Mary Roberts at 1-617-653-0370 or e-mail at to register.

Middle school homeroom and bus pass information

The Carlisle Public Schools announced today that middle school homeroom assignments will be posted on the Corey Building windows on Monday, August 18, by 9 a.m. The schools also announced that seventh and eighth grade students who were enrolled in the school last year and who have paid their bus fees may collect their bus passes at the school business office in the Spalding Building any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Should the business office be closed, check at the main office for assistance.

Seventh and eighth grade students new to the school who have paid their bus fees may arrange to have their pictures taken for bus passes by contacting the school business office at 1-978-369-6239.

Jr. Ranger program offered at Great Brook

Interpretive programs will be offered at the park each Thursday during the month of August from 1 to 3 p.m. Programs consist of Native American history, study of trees, orienteering around the farm, and a butterfly program. Sessions are limited in size to 20 and reservations must be made in advance. Ages applicable for junior rangers are between 8 - 12 years old. The programs are free; however, parking fees are instituted at $2 per car for those who stay.

For further information, or reservations, notify the Park Interpreter, Rebecca Markey, at 1-978-369-6312.

Help clear Carlisle trails on Sunday

The Trails Committee needs help with trail clearing on Sunday, August 3. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 9 a.m.To protect against both mosquitoes and poison ivy, wear clothing long enough to cover arms and legs. Bring bow saws, loppers, swing blades or pruning tools if possible, and water to drink while working. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito