The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 9, 2004

State Senator Pam Resor to attend Jan. 13 Carlisle Conservation Morning Coffee

The coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Resor, who represented Carlisle prior to the most recent redistricting, has a strong environmental record. An Acton resident, Senator Resor (D) serves portions of Middlesex and Worcester counties, including Acton.

The Conservation Coffees began two years ago, and are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided.

Chinese New Year bash

The Bedford Council on Aging and Minuteman Senior Services invite you to celebrate the Chinese New Year at a special party on January 22 at 12:15 p.m. in the Town Center Cafeteria on Mudge Way. Make new friends and enjoy a special meal from the Far East Café.

The suggested donation is only $2. To make a reservation or for more information, call Susan Evans at the Carlisle Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895.

Waltz evening at 51 Walden in Concord

The annual Evening of Waltz will be held Saturday, January 17, at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden Street in Concord, to benefit the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord. There will be a brief instruction and demonstration, and a Grand March.

Tickets for $40 per person or $75 per couple include gourmet desserts and coffee. A wine and champagne bar is available. Reservations are recommended: call 1-978-369-7911.

Spotlight on laser toner cartridge recycling

Good news: laser toner cartridges from computer printers are now being recycled in Carlisle. There is a box in the lobby of the Post Office where residents can drop off their used toner cartridges. When the box is full, they are mailed to the Institution Recycling Network (IRN) at no cost to the town. Depending on the market for recycled cartridges, the town may receive a rebate for them. In any case, they will be reused or recycled responsibly by the IRN.

This program is a complement to the inkjet cartridge recycling program that was started last year. Used inkjet cartridges can be dropped off in the designated box at the Carlisle school office, or prepaid mailers can be picked up from displays at the Gleason Library, Post Office, or FRS church. The school receives about $1, depending on the model, for each inkjet cartridge recycled.

Learn about Howard Dean in Concord

Join others and learn more about Howard Dean, Democratic candidate for president, on Sunday, January 25, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street next to the Congregational Church. The featured speaker will be Steve Grossman, national co-chair, Dean for America.

This event is free to all, but a donation of any amount would be appreciated. Refreshments will be served and kids are welcome. For more information contact Rick Beinecke at (1-978-371-3168), Cynthia Ellis at, Sumin Tchen at, or Glen Frederick at glen.frederick (1-978-456-3312). Contributions to Dean for America are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Football support group needs volunteers

The Friends of Concord-Carlisle Football would like to announce the formation ofConcord-Carlisle Pop WarnerFootball and Cheer.Anyinterested adultsare invited to attend to a meeting on January 11, at 7 p.m., at the Hunt Recreation Center multi-purpose room on Stow Street in Concord. Many positions available including board member, registrar and, of course, coaches. Questions should be directed to Bob and LorraineStone, president and secretaryof Friends of Football at 1-978-371-3069.

Sign up for lacrosse today

Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse registration is now open for the 2004 season. Pick up registration forms at either the recreation office in Carlisle Town Hall or at the Hunt Recreation Center in Concord. Sign up by January 9 to avoid paying the late fee. Questions should be directed to Lorraine Stone at 1-978-371-3069 or email to

Stevenson open house on Saturday

On January 10, the public is invited to an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by the Committee to Elect Doug Stevenson. The event will be held at the new campaign headquarters at 191 Sudbury Road in Concord. Stop by and meet Doug and the campaign team. Learn more about the candidate while enjoying coffee with friends and neighbors.

Call 1-978-369-9400 or email for more information.

Accessible cross-country ski program at Great Brook Farm State Park

A variety of recreational opportunities for people with and without disabilities are being offered at the state park this winter, sponsored by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program.

Activities include cross-country skiing, sit skiing, snow shoeing and kick sledding for people with disabilities, their family and friends. These activities will take place on the following Mondays and Thursdays: January 15 from noon - 7 p.m., January 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; January 29 from noon to 7 p.m., February 5 from noon to 7 p.m., February 12 from noon to 7 p.m., February 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 26 from noon to 4 p.m., and March 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

Park at the ski concession at Great Brook Farm State Park on Lowell Street. For more information call Tom McCarthy, Director of DCR's Universal Access Program at 1-413-545-5353.

Historical Society reception January 10

The Carlisle Historical Society has set up a case on the first floor of the Gleason Library to share the town's hair jewelry collection with the public. The public is invited to meet Erin Johnson at an informal reception to discuss the hair jewelry and her internship with the Carlisle Historical Society on Saturday, January 10, from 2-4 p.m. at the Gleason Library.

Winter softball and baseball clinics

Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball and Softball (CCYB/S) will be offering free softball clinics every Sunday from January 11 through March 14 at the Concord-Carlisle High School upper gymnasium. The clinics will be run by CCHS varsity softball coach Lisa McGloin and her 2004 varsity softball team. Players in grades 1 through 9 who have signed up for Spring 2004 CCYB/Softball are eligible to participate in these clinics. The schedule for the clinics is as follows:

Noon - 12:50 - Girls in grades 1 and 2 - Fielding, throwing and hitting (Rookie League)

1 - 1:50 - Girls in grades 3 and 4 - Fielding, throwing and hitting (Minor League)

2 - 2:50 - Pitching and catching for girls in grades 3 to 9 (Minor, Major and Senior Leagues)

3 - 3:50 - Girls in grades 5 through 9 - Fielding, throwing and hitting (Major and Senior Leagues)

Bring a glove and a pair of sneakers to change into. Go to for more details.

Winter baseball clinics

CCYB/S will also be offering free baseball clinics every Sunday from January 11 through March 14 at the Concord-Carlisle High School lower gymnasium. The clinics will be run by CCYB/S baseball commissioner Adam Wnukowski and several CCYB/S coaches. Players age 6 to 15 who have signed up for Spring 2004 CCYB/S baseball are eligible to participate in these clinics. The schedule for the clinics is as follows:

Noon - 12:50 - Players age 6 through 9 - Fielding, throwing and hitting

1 - 1:50 - Players age 10 through 12 - Fielding, throwing and hitting

2 - 2:50 - Pitching and catching for players age 9 through 15

3 - 3:50 - Players age 9 through 15 - Fielding, throwing and hitting

Bring a glove and a pair of sneakers. Go to for more details.

Annual Carlisle Band citrus sale

Carlisle Senior Band members are taking orders for a quality selection of fresh fruits shipped directly from Florida: Indian River red grapefruit, Florida navel oranges, red delicious apples and D'anjou pears. The fruit is offered in an assortment of packages, and at competitive prices. It will be delivered to your door in early February or can be drop-shipped anywhere in the U.S.

Proceeds from the sale will be used for instruments and equipment, bus transportation expenses, and a visiting musician program.The fruit can be ordered at the Winter Concerts. Band members will also be taking orders at the Carlisle Transfer Station on January 10. Orders can also be placed with any senior band member or by calling Melinda Howe at 1-978-371-1688. Support the school's excellent band program, treat friends and family and counter the winter doldrums with fresh fruit delivered to your doorstep.

GENEROSITY. The 2003 police toy drive was a big success. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Recreation news

Youth Programs

Ski Wachusett has limited space available on 1/13, 2/6, 2/10, 3/17. Limited space available in Karate, Snow Tubing 1/13, 2/10, 3/16, Silver Jewelry 3/16, Gotta Dance. Classes needing enrollment are Paint & Draw, Bibliomania, PreK Caregiver & Me Crafts.

Adult Programs

Limited space available in Watercolor, Pilates, 60 Minute Workout, Fitness Training, Pottery, Indoor Tennis. Classes needing enrollment are T'Ai Chi, Evening Badminton, On the Ball Exercise, Cooking Heart Healthy.

Community Ice Rink

TRY OUT THE NEW RECCOM RINK. The Recreation Commission has constructed a temporary skating rink in the Kimball's Farm parking lot on Bedford Road. It is open for free public skating, weather permitting (but no hockey yet.) (Photo by Rik Pierce)
Open for use by anyone for casual (non-hockey) skating as soon as the rink freezes! If the RecCom can get lights working at Kimball's this year, it may be possible to reserve time for hockey in the evenings.

Brochures are available at Gleason Library and Town Hall Recreation Office 1-978-369-9815 (email) Fax: 1-978-371-6686.

NOTE: Field and gym usage must be scheduled by calling 1-978-369-6759 or email Terri79Sim

COA sponsors a regal luncheon

Reserve Tuesday, February 24, for the next stop in the COA International Luncheon Series. Join the COA at 11:30 a.m. at the Westford Regency Hotel to partake of their buffet, which includes soup, salad bar, carving station, several other entrees and a dessert buffet. The cost is $12.30 including tax and gratuity. Call Jim and Betty Elgin at 1-978-371-0728 or Tom and Karen Dunkers at 1-978-369-5681 for more information or to make a reservation.

January Council of Aging Events

Book club. Wednesday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m., the COA Book Club will meet to discuss The Calling of Katie Makanya: A Memoir of South Africa by Margaret McCord. The author will be discussing the book at the meeting. Call the COA office for directions

Drop-Inn Luncheon. Come in out of the cold and join the COA for a hot luncheon in the Sleeper Room at 145 Church Street on Thursday, January 15 at 11:45 a.m. Bingo will follow, for those wishing to stay. RSVPs are greatly appreciated at 1-978-371-2895.

Worcester Art Museum Trip. Thursday, January 29, join the COA for a day trip to see the "Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings" exhibit. A catered luncheon for the COA will follow a guided tour at the museum. The all-inclusive cost is $28. The bus will leave from the soccer fields on Church Street at 10:15 a.m. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by January 15 for reservations.

See slides of Cambodia on January 11 — including Roteang orphanage, Angkor Wat and more

Local residents will share an array of slides, photos and stories from a trip to Cambodia this past November. Mosquito photographer Ellen Huber, Mary Hult and Emily Saylor had the opportunity to travel with Dr. Nancy Hendrie, former Carlisle and Concord pediatrician, who has spent considerable time in Cambodia in her work for the non-profit Sharing Foundation.The public is invited to the program in Union Hall on Sunday, January 11, at 7 p.m.

The slide show will include images of The Sharing Foundation's farm project, school and orphanage in Roteang village, as well as other orphanages, Maryknoll group homes and the Sihanouk Hospital, founded by former Carlisle residents Dr. Graham and Suzanne Gumley. Tourist sites such as The Royal Palace, Fine Arts Dance School, the Tuol Sleng [holocaust] Museum, Russian and Central Markets, and the famous ruins of Angkor Wat will also be included. The idea for the trip came from the Social Action Committee of Carlisle's First Religious Society.

For information, call Mary Hult at 1-978-369-0448. Huber will show her slides again, with a greater emphasis on the tourist sites, at Armchair Travel, 7 to 8 p.m. on January 26 at Duvall Chapel in Rivercrest Deaconess Homes in Concord.

Carlisle author brings color to the library

The public is invited to hear professional color expert Bonnie Krims speak at the Gleason Public Library on January 14 at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room. The Friends of the Gleason Public Library are excited to host this well-known consultant and author of The Perfect Palette (Warner Books, 1998), The Perfectly Painted House (Rockport Publishers, 2002) and Perfect Palettes for Painting Rooms (Rockport Publishers 2003) http://www.

Bonnie Krims is one of only a handful of nationally recognized color experts and professional paint color consultants in the United States.

Winter story-time sessions at Gleason Library

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions beginning on February 2. For the two- to three-year-old group the child must be two by February 6. For the three- to four-and-a-half-year-old group the child must be three by February 3 and for the four-and-a-half to six-year-old group the child must be five by August 2, 2004.

The three- to four-and-a-half-year-olds will meet either Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Thursday from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The oldest group will meet Monday afternoon from 1:30 to 2 p.m. These sessions will run through the week of March 22. The six-week session for two- to three-year-olds (with parent or caregiver) will be offered on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. Story times will not be held during the February school vacation week.

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 winter story-time session will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 24. 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.

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