Friday, November 21, 2003
• Adam Fitzgerald, a graduate student at Connecticut College, finished sixth in the five-mile run in a field of 267 runners at the New England Division III Championship hosted by the University of Southern Maine at the Twinbrook Recreational Complex in Cumberland, Maine. His performance earned him an automatic invitation to Hanover, Indiana, for the NCAA Division III Championship next Saturday. Fitzgerald posted a finishing time of 26:04, running an average of a 5:15 mile on the five-mile course.
• Linda Kistler of Heald Road announces the publication of her first novel, Cause for Concern. The book is available at the Gleason Public Library. Kistler will discuss the novel as part of the library's Authors Series in the spring.
The novel's plot focuses on an unusually large number of cancer deaths occurring on the campus of an elite university located in central Pennsylvania. Several faculty members and an obsessed graduate student become immersed in an investigation and search for a possible cancer hot spot on the campus.
The 305-page quality paperback is published by 1st Books Library and may be purchased through your local bookstore and through the author's own Web site, www.causeforconcern-novel.com, where interested readers can also learn more about the book, the author, and read an excerpt from the novel.
Kistler is Professor Emerita from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has previously published three non-fiction books and 75 articles in national and international professional journals.
• Third-graders Anthony Chirban of East Riding Drive and William Golonka of Hutchins Road are members of the Assabet Patriots Team, a Metro-League Hockey Team that won the Gold Medal at the Canadian - American Tournament that was held in Lake Placid, New York this past weekend. Both boys scored goals for their team.
Carlisle Boy Scouts October trip
The October campout started on Saturday the 11th. The trip was in the Sandwich Range in the southern White Mountains. A small group of older Scouts, along with Mr. Tobin, went ahead. We backpacked two miles up the Flat Mountain Pond Trail alongside the Whiteface River. Just after a river crossing, the trail intersects the McCrilis Trail. A little way up the McCrilis Trail we found an abandoned logging trail near White Brook, which served as a great campsite. We regrouped, ate lunch, and pitched tents as well as a cooking tarp near the brook so we would not have to carry filtered water far. That afternoon, we continued up the Flat Mountain Pond Trail in hopes of reaching the pond. Most of the troop turned around half way there, but the rest made it.
The next morning, a father hiked in after concluding a business trip in Korea, probably the farthest one has come for a Boy Scout trip. That day, we hiked up Mt. Whiteface (4,020 feet) which offered fantastic cliffs and views. We then continued on the Rollins Trail to Mt. Passaconaway (4,043 feet). Although only one of the four sixth-graders made it, the rest did not miss much. Mt. Passaconaway was wooded, had no views, and was slippery due to the drizzle which had just begun. The drizzle increased to a steady rain as we returned to camp.
On Monday (Columbus Day), our troop hiked out. One person fell in the river crossing as the water had risen from the previous night's rain. In the end, we were tired, hungry, and had wet gear and yet a good time was had by all.
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