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Friday, January 23, 2004

Lost Grounds
A morning stillborn

A morning stillborn
sky like worn rock
naked tree-trunks
flat and black.
    The matte surface
of fallen snow has
caught the half-light
and holds it frozen.

The tops of low mounds
dissolve into wind-snow
hissing through husks
of blown milkweed.
    And my words,
absent the naked earth,
skid across paper,
bereft of voice.

Where in Carlisle? — Carlisle's highest elevation

(Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)
Where in Carlisle would your feet be planted if you were standing at the highest elevation? Granted, Carlisle boasts no mountain ranges, but as any runner or biker will attest, we do have our share of generous hills. According to local topography maps, Carlisle's tallest knoll is approximately 345 feet above sea level (as opposed to New England's highest peak, Mount Washington, at 6,288 feet). Do you know where it is? Hint: the picture above shows a road leading to houses perched on Carlisle's highest ground.

Send your answers/educated guesses/hunches to:, fax us at 1-978-369-3569, or send by regular mail to P.O. Box 616, Carlisle, MA 01741.

We'll print your comments — and reveal the location of Carlisle's highest point — in an upcoming issue of the Mosquito.

Carlisle residents receive Partners in Excellence Awards

Partners HealthCare presented its eighth annual Partners in Excellence Award to more than 3,000 employees of the Partners institutions during award ceremonies held in December 2003 and January 2004. Established in 1996, the Partners in Excellence Award recognizes individuals and teams who have contributed to Partners' excellence as a premier health care provider. Carlisle award recipients are Robert Macauley of Log Hill Road, Michael Picard of Russell Street, Mark Quinn of West Street and Susan Stengrevics, of Westford Street.

Recipients of the Partners in Excellence Award are nominated by their colleagues and are selected on the basis of their "above and beyond the call of duty" contributions in the categories of: Quality Treatment and Service Leadership and Innovation, Teamwork, Operational Efficiency and Outstanding Community Contributions.

Welch's Develops Partnership with DVVAP

Kiersten Warning, director of Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program, receives a donation of $2,500 from Jim Callahan, Welchs Director of Corporate Communications. DVVAP board memeber Lexi Ladd is on the left.

The Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program (DVVAP), Carlisle's domestic violence victim services program, has accepted a donation from Welch's in the amount of $2, 500. The donation reflects the initiation of a partnership between the two organizations in their effort to confront domestic violence in the Carlisle area, and kicks off DVVAP's corporate sponsorship outreach effort. Welch's generous donation will fund half of the next 36-hour intensive advocate training course scheduled for January 2004.

Greg Gatti of Heald Road and Michael Haffey of Fifty Acre Way were selected as Citizens Bank's "Not Your Typical Celtics Fans" at the December 19 Boston Celtics game against the Utah Jazz. Pictured in the photo above (from left to right) are Fox Sports Net New England TV Commentator Coach Willie Maye, Greg Gatti and Michael Haffey. Gatti and Haffey were selected as Citizens Bank's "Not Your Typical Celtics Fans."

They received the Citizen's Bank Convenience Upgrade package, which consisted of "not your typical" seats, conveniently located near the floor, a Stop & Shop gift certificate and Celtics gear.

Gatti and Haffey were randomly selected in the balcony level by the Boston Celtics Green Team for displaying their outstanding Celtics pride.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito