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Friday, September 12, 2003

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ROLLS AROUND ONCE MORE. Kindergartner Sam Kalio Heinrick learns the ropes on riding the bus from Rose Carmichael (in bus), while brother Ben and mom Krista Kalio watch. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)


Girl Scout registration

Carlisle Girl Scouts will hold a registration night to enroll girls for this school year on Thursday, September 18, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carlisle School Association Fair in the cafeteria, on the Carlisle Public School campus.

Scouting welcomes girls from kindergarten to adult. The Girl Scout program is currently seeking additional parent volunteers at the kindergarten level.The Patriot's Trail Girl Scout Council provides free, local, daytime and evening training and support. For more information, call Girl Scout Registrar Andi Gettys at 1-978-369-2392.

Cub Scout Pack 135 kicks-off the year

This year's first meeting of Cub Scout Pack 135 will be Monday, September 22, at 7 p.m. in the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle Public School. Boys in grades 1 - 5 are invited to come and see what Cub Scouting is all about. Questions? Call Steve Golson, Cubmaster, 1-978-371-9959.

Welcome to the Litchfield House garden

The Fritz-Endres family of 437 North Road invites townspeople to tour their interesting vegetable patch on Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the fall. The creation of this eye-catching garden is part of their work as historic curators of the Litchfield House located near the canoe launch in Great Brook State Park.

This patch is a true family affair, and includes an herb garden, a new asparagus bed, bean towers, eggplant and peppers, husk tomatoes, beds of garlic and hills of potatoes.

The Fritz-Endreses consider themselves "earnest but not expert gardeners" who tend a patch that is filled with "interesting experiments and tried-and-true ways of old. We believe folks will learn something new about gardening simply by walking about our plot. If we're nearby, we will be happy to talk about our garden and about our work as historic curators of the Litchfield farmstead."

Come by anytime after noon on weekends to touch, smell, taste (and weed) to your heart's content.

Sign up for Gleason Story Time

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions beginning on October 6. For the 2-3 year old group the child must be two by October 10, for the 3 to 4-year-old group the child must be three by October 7 and for the oldest group the child must be five by April 6, 2004.

The 3 to 4 year olds will meet either Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The 4 to 6 year olds will meet Monday afternoons from 1:30 to 2 p.m. These sessions will run through the week of December 8. The session for 2-3 year olds (with parent or caregiver) will be offered on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. This session will run for six weeks. Drop-in story times for ages three and up will continue at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.

In-person registration for the fall story-time sessions will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 20. Phone registrations will be taken beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, call the children's department at the library at 1-978-369-4898.

Fundraising efforts pay off with two new pianos to be dedicated at concert on September 28

Last spring Chuck Brown, Choral and Drama Director at Concord-Carlisle High School, and the CCPOPS organization at CCHS, launched a fundraising campaign to raise $25,000 to replace the school's worn-out pianos. They met their goals and are proudly unveiling the new concert-quality Steinway piano on September 28 at CCHS auditorium. In addition to the rehearsal piano, a Koehler and Campbell will be unveiled.

Music will be performed by Kayo Iwama, a faculty member at the New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, and the New England Conserv-atory at Walnut Hill. The musical performance will span folk to classical music and will include a four-handed piano performance.

Tickets are $10 available at Daisy's in Carlisle, Video Revolution, The Cheese Shop, The Concord Toy Shop, and the West Concord 5&10 · or go to for information. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Carlisle Parents Connection Fall Event

The Carlisle Parents Connection invites families with children five and under to the Fall Kick-Off Event on Sunday, September 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Spalding Field. Older siblings are welcome, too. Well-known children's entertainer Gene Stamell will perform. This is the first event of the 2003-2004 season and a great time to catch up with friends after the summer vacation. (Rain place: Union Hall)

Viselaya sculpture exhibit open to public

The private grounds of a Carlisle home will be the site for a juried exhibit of figurative sculpture for the garden this weekend. The sculpture will be on display and open for viewing on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 only. You may make a reservation and receive a viewing time to attend at the web site More information and directions are available online.

Carlisle Cultural Council accepting grant applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Carlisle Cultural Council for the 2003-2004 funding cycle of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2003. The council supports a broad variety of art forms, the ongoing work of individual artists, environmental education projects, collaborative proposals that bring together artists and other types of organizations, local cultural groups and projects that serve specific populations - youth, elders, low-income and disabled.

The purpose of the Carlisle Cultural Council is to support public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in the community. Individuals, private nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries are encouraged to apply.

In addition, applications will be accepted for the PASS program that covers the cost for children, from grades pre-K through 12, to attend performing arts events, museums, and educational tours or exhibits.

The application forms as well as tips for applying are available on-line. Go to the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site ( and click Grants and Programs, which leads to the Local Cultural Council Programs section. If you have any questions, please call Andrea Urban at 978-369-4734.

Send completed forms to:

Carlisle Cultural Council

c/o Andrea Urban

20 Pine Brook Road

Carlisle, NM 01741.

CSA gift wrap sale starts September 12

Innisbrook gift wrap, chocolates, and candles are coming. Help fund the Carlisle School Cultural Enrichment Program and fulfill teacher "wish lists" by participating in the Carlisle School Association's annual gift wrap sale. To order online, go to, and click on the red apple to enter the Carlisle School number (106482), or type in "Carlisle, MA." Follow the easy prompts and start shopping. Or order through a student (ordering information will be sent home with the family's youngest child). The sale ends September 26, so buy early and often. Contact Timm Brandhorst 1-978-371-2770 or LouAnn Chiotelis 1-978-371-0307 for more information.

CSA Welcome Coffee for newcomers

All newcomers to the Carlisle School, as well as old-timers willing to provide a greeting, are invited to attend a welcome coffee on Thursday, September 25, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the home of Elizabeth Acquaviva, 193 Partridge Lane. Come socialize and learn about the CSA's programs for newcomers, including "Friendly Faces" which matches new families with families that have been in town awhile. Refreshments will be provided. Call Elizabeth at 1-978-369-0364 if you have questions.

Come to a tailgate party for families of CCHS seniors

Students, parents and all family members of the Class of 2004 will be gathering in the school parking lot for a tailgate party prior to the first varsity home football game of the season. On Friday evening, the 19th of September, beginning at 6 p.m., all are invited to bring a picnic dinner. Have fun seeing familiar faces after the summner and meet new folks as well. Let's start off the senior year for the Class of 2004 together. Nothing to organize · just show up. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Historical Society's fall events

Two events are scheduled this fall by the Carlisle Historical Society. On Sunday, September 21, from 8 to 11 a.m., the Hunt for Antiques will be on! Members and non-members will search for the perfect Yankee treasure at the well-known flea market at Todd Farm in Rowley. After shopping, lunch will be available at the Clam Box in Ipswich. Reservations are required; call 1-978-369-0599. Members: $5, non-members $10. Lunch is not included in the price. Meet at the Carlisle School parking lot at 8 a.m. to carpool to Rowley.

On Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Society is sponsoring a trip to Douglas to tour the E.N. Jenckes General Store. This family-owned store, in existence from 1835 to the 1950s, is now a unique museum run by the Douglas Historical Society. The large building and furnishings are original, and the shelves are stocked with merchandise from all periods of its existence. Lunch will be at a nearby restaurant after the tour. Meet at the Carlisle School parking lot at 9 a.m. to carpool to Douglas. We'll be back in Carlisle by 3 p.m. Reservations are required; call 1-978-287-4776. Members: $5, non-members $10, lunch not included.

Get in the swim with the "Fall Splash"

On Saturday, September 27, 2003, supporters of the Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center will host the first "Fall Splash," at the Collings Foundation, 137 Barton Road in Stow, home to an extensive collection of pre-war American classic cars and historically significant racecars. The event is planned to raise money for the health center being built for residents and town employees of Concord and Carlisle. Guest speaker will be Olympic Diving Medalist Mary Ellen Clark. Everyone is invited to savor elegant food, swing to the Indian Hill Big Band, and splurge at the silent auction. The winner of a MINI Cooper S, donated by MINI of Peabody, will be drawn. Fall Splash tickets are $100. They are available at Daisy's, West Concord Liquors, Walden Liquors, Concord Recreation Department, and by contacting C. C. Pools at 978-371-

4936 or MINI raffle tickets are still available. Only 999 MINI raffle tickets will be sold in total, priced at $100, at the above locations, as well as Anderson Photo in Concord.

Volunteers needed for Carlisle School Council

The School Council for the entire Carlisle School, PK-8, will consist of the school Principal, 3 teachers, 4 parents, and 3 community members with no children in the school system. Anyone interested in running for the Council, send a note to the Co-Principal Andre Goyer by Wednesday, September 24, at 3:30 p.m.

The School Council will meet monthly on the school premises with the principal to assist in revising the School Improvement Plan, work on the adoption of educational goals set by the superintendent, identify various educational needs of the students, and review the school budget.

Important Dates: Sept. 24 - Deadline for applying. Oct. 2 - If an election is required, ballots will be published in The Buzz. Oct. 14 - Ballots must be returned to the school office in Wilkins by 3:30pm. Oct. 16 - Election results posted at school office in Wilkins. Oct. 21 - First meeting of School Council, 3:15 p.m. in Goyer's office in the Wilkins Building.

RecCom offers fall programs

Fall Carlisle Recreation brochures were mailed last week. Registration began on September 2. Tennis began on September 8.

Note the following changes in class schedule: all Paint & Draw Classes are now on Tuesdays and begin September 23. Tiny Blades Ice Skating are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Register early as classes fill quickly.

Look for our new day and evening programs. Brochures are available at Gleason Library and the Town Hall Recreation Office, or by calling 1-978-369-9815, (email) Fax: 371-6686.

All non-school field and gym usage must be scheduled through the Recreation Office. Call or e-mail Terri: 1-978-369-6759,

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