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Friday, August 13, 2004


It was June 2, 1971 when Vietnam War veteran John Kerry came to Carlisle. He had been invited by the Carlisle Citizens for Peace to speak to what turned out to be an overflow crowd that had gathered in Spalding Auditorium at the Carlisle School. In those days the all-purpose auditorium on School Street was used as the school cafeteria, the gym, and a stage ...more

First it was Eva, age 17, then Erica, 12, and finally their mom Robin, 41. I'm talking about Eva Jellison, Erica Pernice and Robin Pernice of Judy Farm Road, big-time sabre fencers on the high school, college and national scene. I spoke with them not long ago in the home they are renting on Curve Street while their house on Judy Farm Road is being rebuilt ...more

Name: Platanthera lacera or ragged fringed orchid, a.k.a. green fringed orchid. It has been re-classified into another genus so in older books you will find it under Habeneria lacera. The new genus name, Platanthera, comes from Greek terms meaning "wide anther." The species name, lacera, is Latin and means 'torn.' ...more

Former Carlisle resident Karen Larsen, daughter of Nils and Doris Larsen of Concord Street, has written a new and extraordinary account of adventure and self-discovery called Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey through North America. The book chronicles Karen Larsen's own "ride of a lifetime": her solo journey from Princeton, ...more

For six weeks the participants in the Gleason Library's Summer Reading Program have "Explored Other Worlds" through a wide variety of programs, crafts and children's literature. From the fascinating program on birds of prey presented by Wingmasters to the awe-inspiring views of the moon's craters and the moons of Jupiter at the Star Party, the children ...more

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