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Friday, October 17, 2003


What struck me first about California was the absence of lawn signs. No "Yes on Recall" or "Vote for Arnold" signs sprouted on lawns; no red, white and blue "Gary Coleman" bumper stickers were visible when I arrived in San Francisco five days before the infamous recall election of Governor Gray Davis on October 7. ...more

Homework is a hot topic in Carlisle. According to some parents, it brings their family together, but to others it causes overwhelming stress. On October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlisle School Library, the Carlisle School Association will welcome Barbara Meltz, a longtime columnist with the Boston Globe, who will be offering a talk on homework. Titled "It's ...more

Name: Arisaema triphyllum or Jack-in-the-Pulpit. It is also known as Indian-turnip because the starchy corms were cooked and eaten by native Americans. The Massachusetts Poison Control System includes it on their list of poisonous plants at www. If eaten raw, it causes severe irritation to the ...more

Another sailing season has ended for those of us with small boats. Incidentally, my definition of a small boat is, when the launch that brings you out to the boat is larger and longer than your boat, you have a small boat. At 21 feet, we fit neatly into that category. We sail mostly on weekends and always in good weather. This past summer we did very little ...more

Many people in Carlisle share their property with fascinating birds whose antics are amusing and entertaining and who might reward their diligent owners with an edible delight called an egg. This year I decided to join them and now I understand the appeal of fancy chickens. It has nothing to do with economics; it is simply a hobby, domestic bird watching. ...more

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