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Friday, December 19, 2003

CELEBRATING HANUKKAH. Amy and her father Harvey Nosowitz arrange a collection of Hanukkah menorahs. Their favorite is the one which features nine ceramic rabbis holding candles. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
Serenity, simplicity and the longest timeout ever
One mother's attempt to create a perfect holiday

The idea seemed like a good one. "A simpler, more meaningful, less hectic holiday season" isn't that at the top of nearly everyone's Christmas list? Upon receiving the assignment to write an article on ways to imbue Christmas with more meaning and less commercialism, I put out a request in the Mosquito: "If you've found a way to do ...more

Davida Fox-Melanson, Superinten-dent of the Carlisle Public Schools (CPS), visited the Carlisle Finance Committee on December 10 to present her priorities for the next school year. Although a fiscal 2005 (FY05) guideline for the school budget has not been finalized, Fox-Melanson has been told to expect almost no increase over the current year, FY04. Her overview ...more


This holiday season is proving to be extra special for some people. The Daisy family has announced that, pending final family approvals, as of December 26 Daisy's Market will be under new ownership. According to family spokesperson Louis Daisy, Carlisle residents Robin Emerson and Larry Bearfield of Carlisle Center Ventures, LLC, will assume ownership of the ...more

At a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board on December 9, the combined boards approved Ray Bahr of Hickory Lane and Richard Boule of Kimball Road as associate members of the Planning Board. Planning Board Chair Louise Hara explained the importance of having two associate members. "Five voting members are needed throughout all ...more

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito