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Friday, September 19, 2003

Buy Spagetti Supper tickets now

On Tuesday, October 7, the sixth- grade class (class of 2006) will host the Spaghetti Supper from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Carlisle School Cafeteria. Please join them for delicious food, good company and fun raffle prizes. All the sixth graders and their parents are involved in the biggest fundraiser of their school years. The funds raised contribute to the activities for this class as they progress through middle school including the seventh-grade play, graduation, scholarships and field trips.

Tickets can be purchased from any sixth-grade student or at Daisy's Market, and will be available at the transfer station on Saturday, September 27 and October 4 (if they are not sold out already). Prices are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Payment is by check only, made out to Class of 2006.

The sixth-grade students will also be selling raffle tickets. An updated list of raffle prizes is available at the Spaghetti Supper link at Traditional Raffle tickets are $1, or 6 for $5; Golden Raffle tickets for high-end items are $20. Prizes include a stunt bike, a scooter and exciting vacations.

Raffle donations are still needed. Almost any item large or small · even services from students such as pet-sitting or car cleaning · is welcome. Call Leslie Morgan 1-978-369-1507 to make a donation.

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)

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.

Pavilion opening at State Park

Saturday, September 27, is the grand opening event for Great Brook Farm State Park's new picnic/restroom pavilion from 5 to 8 p.m.. Come meet Smokey the Bear and do-si-do with the banjo- and fiddle-playing trio known as The Stone House String Band. These multi-national award-winning banjo/fiddle players, featuring Alex Demas, play music ranging from medieval to old-time Irish, French-Canadian bluegrass to country western.

Submit a name for the Name-a-Calf contest, located at the ice cream stand from now until September 27. A winner will be chosen on that Saurday evening, and awarded a prize. The winner need not be present to win. Barn tours will be available until dark. Make your own icecream sundae from the farm ice-cream stand for $2.50.

This is a family event for all ages. No reservations are required. Come join the party and help celebrate the new additions at the State Park.

Trails need clearing

The Trails Committee needs help with trail-clearing on Sunday, September 28. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 9 a.m. The group generally works for two to three hours, but any time volunteers can give is appreciated. To protect against both mosquitoes and poison ivy, wear clothing long enough to cover your arms and legs, and boots are recommended in case wetlands are encountered. Bring bow saws, loppers, swing blades or pruning tools if available, and water to drink while working. Trails under consideration include the Stearns Street entrance to Two Rod Road, Malcolm Land, Sachs-Greenway and parts of the River Trail.

For more information, or to suggest trails to be cleared, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Mom's Night Out

The Carlisle Parents Connection is hosting a Mom's Night Out on Thursday September 25th at 7:30.Come meet some new and old Carlisle friends and have some fun.Everyone is welcome. Call Mary at 1-978-371-3088 or Fiona at 1-978-287-4142 for details.

Box top time again

Collect Box Tops For Education labels from participating cereals, cake mixes and other grocery items. This year the goal is to earn enough through the box top program to purchase a new set of encyclopedias for the Carlisle School library. Send box tops to the school office, or drop them off at Daisy's.

CORI reminder

Don't miss out on volunteer opportunities at the Carlisle School. State law now requires all school volunteers to complete a Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) request form. Forms are available at the school office. Return completed forms to the school, where they will be forwarded to the state's criminal history systems board. A confidential report will be returned to the school.

Carlisle Conservation Commission has a vacancy

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is seeking an individual who demonstrates an expertise, experience or interest in conservation or environmental protection. Individuals should have a willingness to attend training sessions to gain the relevant knowledge in open space, land management and wetlands protection.

The Conservation Commission is responsible for and specifically charged with the protection of the CarlisIe's natural resources through its administration of the Wetlands Protection Act. The seven-member board meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Interested Carlisle residents please send a resumé to the Conservation Commission at P.O. Box 827, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA, 01741.

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 19 of September, beginning at 6 p.m., all are invited to bring a picnic dinner. Have fun seeing familiar faces after the summer 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.

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.

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. Call Andrea Urban at 1-978-369-4734 for more information.

Send completed forms to: Carlisle Cultural Council, c/o Andrea Urban, 20 Pine Brook Road, Carlisle, NM 01741.

CSA gift wrap sale is going on now

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.

Fall bulbs are ready for sale

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold a cash sale of fall bulbs and plant material on Friday, September 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 27, 8 to 12 noon at the 4-H Fairgrounds on South Chelmsford Road, Westford.

As a special feature of the cash sale this year, there will be landscape designers and plantsmen available to answer gardening questions, 10 to 12 noon on Saturday. The sale offers a broad selection of spring bulbs (30+ varieties), as well as herbaceous perennials including iris and day lily rebloomers and hosta. New this year are cornstalks, hay bales, and blooming fall asters and chrysanthemums.

Presentation skills workshop at CCHS

Would you like to feel more comfortable presenting in front of a class or on a college or job interview? If so this workshop is for you. Friday, September 26 from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. in I-6 (chorus room) two Boston actors and trainers will be at CCHS to conduct a workshop free for all CCHS students. You will get hints and exercises to help you, get a chance to practice and ask for feedback from the experts. Mark your calendar now! The workshop is made possible by a grant from the Concord Ed Fund through CCPOPS. For more information log on to

Gleason Story Time begins October 6

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions starting 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 3 by October 7 and for the oldest group the child must be 5 by April 6, 2004.

The 3-to-4-year-olds will meet Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Thursdays from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The 4-to-6-year-olds will meet Mondays from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The session for 2-3-year-olds (with caregiver) will be on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m., for six weeks. Drop-in story times for ages 3 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.

Volunteers needed for Carlisle School Council

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

The Council will meet monthly with the principal to assist in revising the School Improvement Plan, work on the adoption of educational goals set by the superintendent, identify educational needs of the students, and review the school budget. Important Dates: Sept. 24 - Deadline to apply. Oct. 2 - If an election is required, ballots will be published in The Buzz. Oct. 14 - Ballots must be returned to the school office by 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 - Election results posted at school office Oct. 21 - First meeting of School Council, 3:15 p.m. in Goyer's office in the Wilkins Building.

Two 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 7 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.

Gleason Open House Week starts September 29

The Gleason Public Library will host a series of special events, including tours, guest speakers, and performances during its fall Open House week, September 29 through October 4.

A complete open house calendar with many more special events will be available next week.

Tuesday, September 30 (6:30·8:30 p.m.) Department Heads of Carlisle - drop in, meet, and share refreshments with some of Carlisle's department heads from the Council on Aging, the Planning Board, the Board of Health and the Fire and Police Departments, among others.

Wednesday, October 1 (7 p.m.) Local Authors - the Gleason Public Library welcomes two Carlisle authors: Holly N. Fordyce will read from her recently published book Learning to Dance with the Dragonfly. Through a combination of essays, poems, journal style passages and nature photography, her book recounts her healing journey through breast cancer.Holly is a social worker in private practice, a nature photographer, an inquisitive naturalist, a golden retriever owner, and a longtime-resident of Carlisle. Rachel Page Elliott, a 50-year resident of Carlisle, will provide a personal presentation touching on her passions and profession. She is the author of Dog Steps and a respected authority in the study of dog conformation and gait. Her interests include designing and cutting wooden jigsaw puzzles, raising Connemara ponies, and walking her golden retrievers.

Thursday, October 2 (1:30 · 2:30 p.m.) Story Hour Reception - Meet the librarians and learn about story hour at this afternoon drop-in reception.

Thursday, October 2 (6:30 · 7:30 p.m.) Music · the local musical group Second Wind will provide barbershop-quartet-style songs throughout the library. Come join Ray Taylor, Kerry Kissinger, John Saphier, and Roger Winsby and enjoy music in the library.

Friday, October 3 (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.) Student Art Reception - a chance to meet the student artists participating in the student art show at the library.

Saturday, October 4 (10 a.m. - noon) Book Sale - the Friends are hosting a book sale. Please note that no book donations will be accepted before this book sale.

The Cambridge Society for Early Music schedule

Music for Voice and Virginal from England and Germany around 1600

The first concert will be held Thursday, November 6, at 8 p.m. at St. Irene Catholic Church on East Street. Alastair Thompson (Oxford), tenor, and

James Nicolson, double virginal, will perform works by Campian, Morley, Dowland, Byrd, Sweelinck and Schütz.

Music for a London Coffee House

The second concert will be held Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 8 p.m. at The First Religious Society on Church Street. Elissa Berardi, with the Philomel Baroque (Philadelphia) will play the recorder.

Vocal Music from France in the 14th century, works by Machaut and others

The third concert will be held at St. Irene Catholic Church at 8 p.m. on Thursday April 29. Performers include Melanie Germond, soprano; Carolann Buff, mezzo-soprano; and William Hudson, tenor, of the ensemble for medieval and renaissance music, Liber Unusualis.

Ticket subscriptions are $60 for the season. Single tickets are $25; $20 for students and seniors. P.O. Box 380-336, Cambridge 02238-0336. 1-617-489-2062. For more details visit the web site:

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.

Rhinoceros on the loose at CCHS in October

On October 17, 18 and 19, actors from Concord-Carlisle High School will present the CCHS fall play Rhinoceros. Set in a small provincial town, it is a commentary on society's intolerance and the dangers of conformity. Citizens react when a rhinoceros suddenly appears in their midst, and as the herd grows larger, viewpoints are modified.

Performances are October 17 through 19 at CCHS. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee starts at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Daisy's in Carlisle, Video Revolution, The Cheese Shop, The Concord Toy Shop, and the West Concord 5&10. Tickets will also be available at the door. Go to for more information.

Free ink cartridge recycling mailers

Free mailers for recycling used computer ink jet printer cartridges are now available on bulletin board displays at the Carlisle post office and town library. These convenient mailers can be taken home and used as needed. The recycling company pays the Carlisle public school an average of about $1 for each cartridge mailed in.

Alternatively, cartridges can continue to be dropped off in the specially marked box in the main office in the Wilkins Building any time during regular school hours. Please put cartridges in a ziploc bag.

This program not only provides a financial benefit to the school, but also helps preserve our natural resources and reduces incinerated trash. For more information, contact the Carlisle Household Recycling Committee at 1-978-369-1209.

Come to the State Park ribbon cutting on September 26

Friday, September 26, is the grand opening ribbon-cutting event at Great Brook Farm State Park. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at 11 a.m., when the picnic/bathroom pavilion and butterfly garden will receive their official opening. The butterfly garden will be dedicated to Mrs. Susan Smith, prior owner of Great Brook Farm State Park, in recognition of her commitment to protect open, green space.

Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Secretary Ellen Roy Herzfelder and local and state officials will join in the celebration. Smokey Bear will also attend the event to welcome the public and Carlisle's first-grade students.

See the press release on page 20 for information on the next day's Grand Opening Party, to be held at the new pavilion on Saturday, September 27, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Cartographers needed

The Trails Committee plans to update the trails in the Carlisle map booklet in time for Old Home Day in 2004, and is also looking into formats for a town-wide trail map. Areas where help is needed include getting information about trails books and town maps that other towns have done, updating Carlisle trail maps in digital format, natural history descriptions of conservation lands, town history, and editing. Those interested in helping, call Marc Lamere at 1-978-369-8210.

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