The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 1, 2004

Friday Night Live is back tonight

Back for its 13th season, this year Friday Night Live (FNL) is new, improved and better than ever! Major changes include new and expanded hours — from 7:30 until 10 p.m. If that wasn't enough, FNL will now be held in January. Look for more improvements over the upcoming months.The Carlisle Youth Commission would like to invite all students in 6th to 8th grade to this year's first Friday Night Live on October 1 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Corey gym. Information about Friday Night Live (FNL) is being mailed to all middle school families.

There will be a brief mandatory meeting for sixth through eighth graders at 7:15 p.m. on the night of the first FNL, October 1. All sixth graders and those who are new to the school (and their parents) should plan on meeting in the school cafeteria. All returning seventh and eighth graders (and their parents) will meet in the school auditorium. Each student who plans to attend Friday Night Live at any time during the school year must come with his or her parents. No student will be admitted to any FNL this year without a current, complete form. Friday Night Live offers students a chance to enjoy music, dancing, basketball, chess, ping pong or just the opportunity to hang out with their friends.

A $3 contribution at the door allows the program to be self-supporting. Pizza and soda are also sold for a small fee. Students leaving before 10 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 10 p.m. sharp! For more information, call Karen Huntress at 1-978-371-9284.

Art and Architecture in the Garden

On Tuesday, October 12, at 7 p.m.,join the Carlisle Garden Club and Carlisle Cultural Council for a program entitled "Art and Architecture in the Garden." Cheryl Collins, District Director of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, will present slides of gardens from the federation's state-wide garden tour showing creative uses of sculpture, art, and recycled materials to enhance garden design. This free program takes place at the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Come to the Harvest Fair October 16

The First Religious Society in Carlisle's annual Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic white church at the corner of School Street and Church Street overlooking the Town Green. Come enjoy a delicious meal at the Luncheon Café, bid on a treasure at the Silent Auction, cruise the craft booths, then bring home a treat from the bake table for your Saturday supper. Fun for both adults and children. Free admission and parking. For more information call or e-mail Alison Saylor 1-978-369-1809 or

Pitch-in to help the Trails Committee build boardwalks in October

The Carlisle Trails Committee is planning to construct two major boardwalks on the River Trail this fall and is looking for lots of help from the community. We dream of re-creating the "barn-raising" atmosphere from 1998 when almost 100 townspeople pitched in to build the three O'Rourke Farm boardwalks on a perfect October day. This time the work will be split between two weekends. On Saturday, October 23 (rain date October 24) a 180-foot boardwalk will be constructed across the marsh on the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge not far from the Foss Farms community gardens. On Saturday, October 30 (rain date October 31) a 140-foot boardwalk will be built across the stream at the notorious "No Crossing" site on the trail map, about midway on the River Trail. Skilled carpenters, general laborers and refreshment providers are all needed. Look for more details in upcoming Mosquito issues or contact Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680 or with questions or to volunteer.

Angela Reddin to speak at Conservation Coffee

The Tuesday, October 12 Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. In addition to being brought up to date on activities since June, Angela Reddin, head librarian of the Gleason Public Library, will be present for a discussion of this fall's forestry grant program and goals.

Earlier this year Ms. Reddin, with encouragement and support of the Carlisle Conservation Commission, applied for the Urban Forest Planning and Education Grant offered to town libraries by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management. The resulting program, "Carlisle Forests: Past, Present and Future," will include a lecture series with speakers noted in the field of New England forestry, as well as school programs, a Trails Committee hike and a program for the Council on Aging.

Carlisle Conservation Coffees are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month during the fall, winter and spring seasons. Their purpose is to provide an informal opportunity for residents to discuss a wide range of land use, conservation and environmental issues. The coffees end promptly at 9 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Continental breakfast provided.

Carlisle's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is October 2

The Fall Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the DPW Building behind the Transfer Station. The collection is sponsored by the Board of Health and paid out of transfer station sticker fees. Clean Harbors will conduct the collection which is free to residents who have a valid transfer station sticker.

What to bring: Oil-based paints, stains, thinners and strippers, solvents and varnishes, adhesives, glues, resins, waste fuels, (kerosene, gasoline) engine degreasers, brake fluids, poisons, cleaners, spot removers, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, creosote, moth balls, arts and crafts supplies, antifreeze.

What not to bring: Smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks or explosives, prescription medicines/syringes, radioactive wastes, fire extinguishers, cathode ray tubes, biological waste, unknown materials.

Latex paint is not hazardous waste. These paint cans should be opened, allowed to dry and disposed of in the regular trash collector. Adding kitty litter will accelerate the process.

CRT recycling: Computer monitors should be left in or near the swap shop for recycling.

Batteries: Batteries do not need to be brought to the hazardous waste collection. Residents can dispose of ordinary household batteries (AAA - D, Alkaline, nickel cadmium) by giving them to the attendant at the transfer station. There is a regular collection point for lead-acid or car batteries.

Swap table: A swap table for new and unused paint, motor oil, cleaners, etc. will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Clean Harbors will select items appropriate for exchange.

Mercury: Thermostats and thermometers can be dropped off anytime with the transfer station attendant. The town is no longer doing a thermometer swap. The board encourages homeowners to check with contractors they hire on how they plan to dispose of any mercury-containing products being replaced.

Safety: Tighten caps and lids, leaving materials in original, labeled containers. Sort and pack separately paint, pesticides, household cleaners. Avoid spills and do not place in garbage bags. Never mix chemicals. Cars should not block the entrance to the transfer station.

Hours 9 a.m. to Noon: The collection will close promptly at noon. Cars must be in line before 12:00 p.m. Once the hazardous waste containers are sealed they cannot be opened for late comers.

Volunteers are needed to count cars, check for stickers and help with the swap table. If you would like to volunteer for an hour or two the day of the collection, please call the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283. Community Service points will be provided to interested high school students. If you have any questions about what you are bringing contact the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283.

Real estate tax bills to be mailed

The first-half real estate and personal property tax bills for fiscal year 2005 will be mailed to taxpayers on Friday, October 1, and are due and payable by November 1, 2004. This year, the real estate and personal property tax rate has been set at $12.62 per $1,000 of valuation. The amount due November 1 includes one-half of the CPA surcharge for 2005.

If payment is not made by the due date, interest at the rate of 14% per annum will be charged on the unpaid and overdue amount. Interest is computed on an overdue first payment from October 1. Payments are considered made when received by the Collector's office. Be sure to provide sufficient time for the post office to deliver your remittance. Include the lower portion of the bill with your payment.

You may mail your payment using the return envelope provided to P.O. Box 614, Carlisle, MA 10741, or you may deliver your payment in person at the Collector's office in Town Hall, weekdays, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you use a bank or service company to pay your taxes, please be sure to send your copy of the bill to them in order to assure timely payment.

Support Carlisle's 200th birthday

Want to help in the 2005 Carlisle Bicentennial celebration? Purchase a t-shirt for $15 at Ferns. All the profits will finance the costs of events, contests, and decorations planned for the year-long celebration by the town's Bicentennial Committee. This volunteer effort

will not use tax money. For more information about t-shirts or the committee, contact chairperson Anne Marie Brako at or call 1-978-369-9598.

Carlisle Cultural Council is accepting grant applications

The Carlisle Cultural Council awards small grants to individuals and organizations that provide a unique cultural experience to a broad spectrum of the citizens of Carlisle. Funding to support this program comes from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency,as well as local fundraising. There is $3,375 available to fund programs in Carlisle for the program year beginning January 1, 2005 and ending December 31, 2005.

The Council is particularly interested in proposals in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences that:

  • Explore art forms such as visual arts, music, dance, theater, storytelling, poetry and literature.
  • Engage the community in nature, science and environmental education.
  • Involve children, families, and adults.
  • Introduce cultural traditions from around the world as well as explore aspects of our own
  • Have a direct relationship to the town.
  • Propose a collaborative effort by Carlisle organizations.
How to apply: grant applications are available at Town Hall and the Gleason Public Library, or through the website Assistance in completing applications will be held on Monday, October 4 at 10 to 11 a.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library and on Wednesday, October 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the first floor reference area of the library. Grant proposal applications are due October 15, 2004.Applications will be evaluated in the fall and grants will be awarded by the end of the year.Average grants are $250-$400. Questions may be directed to Elissa Abruzzo, or 1-978-287-4811. Applications should be mailed to: Elissa Abruzzo, 522 River Road, Carlisle.

Volunteers needed for FinCom and Personnel Board

The Board of Selectmen wishes to announce that there are openings on the Personnel Board and the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the town on all fiscal questions. A background in finance is encouraged, but not required. The Personnel Board is responsible for the Personnel Policies and making recommendations to the town on wages, benefits, and other personnel related issues. A background in personnel is encouraged, but not required.

If you would like to become involved in town government as a member of the Personnel Board or Finance Committee, please send a letter of interest and a brief resume to the office of the Board of Selectmen in Town Hall.

Recreation news

Carlisle Youth Basketball Program

Volunteer opportunities: Carlisle Recreation is in need of a coordinator for girls basketball, Grades 5 through 8, who would organize teams and coaches and to schedule practices, etc. Recreation is also in need of coaches for both boys and girls teams. If you are interested in helping develop these programs, call the Recreation Office. We may be reached by 1-978-369-9815 or e-mail:

Fall Youth Classes

Space is available in Karate, Gotta Dance Grade 5-8, Early Release: Mini Golf — Time to Clay — Holiday Crafts & Cards - Ice Skating — Hockey.

Fall Adult Classes

Fitness - Card Making, Pottery, Watercolor, Feng Shui, Tai Chi, Pilates — 60 Minute Workout, Soccer and Basketball.

Winter Event

Ski Nashoba — Ski Wachusett. Brochures available at the Town Hall Recreation Office (1-978-369-9815), and at the Gleason Library.

"Art at the Gleason" annual fall student art show

Carlisle School elementary art teacher Courtney Hadley watches as Kevin Huang creates an acrylic-on-canvas painting. (Photo by Brooke Cragan)

The Carlisle School elementary visual arts department in conjunction with the Friends of the Gleason Public Library are pleased to announce the annual fall student art show, running from September 27 to October 30 — supporting an effort to showcase children's artistic talent within the Carlisle School.

The show highlights artwork done by Carlisle students in last year's fifth grade. It includes acrylic paintings and pen and ink drawings done for two specific class assignments.

The acrylic paintings were created as part of a unit on Impressionism. The students learned about the characteristics of impressionism and utilized the technique "E.L.B.O.W." (Everyday life, light, brushstrokes, outside, weather/atmosphere). They were inspired by famous impressionist painters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas and Morisot to create their own acrylic-on-canvas paintings utilizing brushstrokes and heavy application of paint that the impressionists made famous.

The pen-and-ink drawings were again done by our Carlisle fifth graders to illustrate a place they like in Carlisle. This was an assignment done in conjunction with an Old Home Day art show. Through these drawings, the students learned hatching, crosshatching and stippling techniques.

The show will rotate all students' artwork during the month-long exhibit. The paintings on display originally debuted at the annual K-8 Carlisle School art show last May.

The show is sponsored by Gleason Public Library's ongoing "Art at the Gleason" program, overseen by Andrea Urban and Brooke Cragan, Library Trustee, in conjunction with Courtney Hadley, Carlisle School's elementary art director.

Concord Players fall open house October 3

The Concord Players Fall Open House (aka The Huddle) will take place on Sunday, October 3. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. at 51 Walden Street in Concord, and the general public is invited to hear about the Players' upcoming season filled with musicals, plays and events in which they want as many people as possible to participate. Refreshments will be served and directors will talk about their shows. There will be entertainment, a ten-minute, one-act play written by Lida McGirr and her father, Ed Bander.

If you are looking for a good way to occupy those long New England winter nights and be in some good company, consider coming out to the Players. They are already hard at work building and painting sets and collecting props for our first fall production, Sunday in the Park with George, and are always looking for new members and the fresh talents and skills they bring. Don't be intimidated if you "don't know how to do anything" as this is a learn-as-you-go process with lots of willing teachers. The only required talent is enthusiasm. Call Marion Pohl for further information at 1-978-369-7559.

"Stellar A Cappella" returns to 51 Walden

"Stellar A Cappella," the highly-successful a capella showcase, will return to 51 Walden Street in Concord on Saturday, October 2, at 8 p.m. Performers this year include "Stardust Show Chorus," "Peking and the Mystics," "Casino" and "F'LOOM" (an avant vocal group from New York in a rare Boston area appearance). All are top-notch vocal groups from the New England area sing with smooth vocal harmonies and exciting choreography. Proceeds will benefit The Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC). Tickets are $15 and are available in person at The Minor Chord in Acton, The Harness Shop in Concord Center, or by calling 1-978-369-7911. The theatre at 51 Walden is wheelchair-accessible.

CSA sponsors tour of antique and contemporary homes

One of the many attractions on the CSA's October house tour. (Courtesy photo)

For the second year in a row, the Carlisle School Association is proud to sponsor a tour of antique and contemporary homes in Carlisle, dubbed "Through the Doors of Carlisle", which will take place on Thursday, October 21 from 9:30 3 p.m. The tour is designed to raise funds for the Carlisle Public School, also conceived as a community-wide event. Six houses will be open to the public this year — three antique and three contemporary.

There will be a few changes this year to the house tour although the essence of it will remain the same. Visitors should come first to Union Hall to pick up or purchase tickets rather than to Town Hall, the location last year. Union Hall is located at 27 School Street (the parish hall of the First Religious Society). Secondly, for the first time, lunch, provided by Ferns Market, will be available at Union Hall for those interested in taking a break from their visit to the homes to relax with friends at a central location. You may reserve a lunch (sandwich, chips and a drink) in advance or on the morning of the tour. The cost of the lunch is $7. Starbucks will again be donating coffee for those who start the tour early. Finally, Sandy Nash was able to secure a signed copy of the book Complete Remodeling, which is put out by This Old House Productions, and offered as a door prize on the day of the event.

With the oldest house on the tour built in 1756 and the most recent in 2002, the contrasts among the six are a sharp reminder of the variety and diversity of homes that make up our small town. Don't miss this opportunity to visit three landmark antique homes incorporating details and features from the Revolutionary War era through the late Victorian period. "You don't need a lot of money to make your home unique and colorful," comments one of the homeowners. "A little paint, some elbow grease and the right colors can transform your home into a showplace."

At the other end of the spectrum, one of the homes on the tour incorporates the owners' artistic, eclectic flair in the form of a state-of-the-art home office, a contemporary multi-level floor plan and a tranquil Asian meditation garden. A must-see on the tour are two of Carlisle's elegant new contemporaries which blend the beauty of a designer look with the comfort of a family home.

If you have questions about the tour or wish to purchase tickets, call Timm Brandhorst at 1-978-371-2770 or Laurie Yousefi at 1-978-369-0887.

To reserve tickets, send a check (payable to the CSA) to: The Carlisle House Tour, P.O. Box 4, Carlisle, MA. 01741. Include your telephone number and e-mail address. Tickets reserved in advance and those bought on the day of the tour, can be picked up at Union Hall, 27 School Street beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the 21st. The price for a ticket is $20 if bought in advance and $25 the day of the tour. Tickets for seniors are available for $20. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds go to benefit the Carlisle Public School. For more information, call 1-978-371-2770.

Folk concert at the Westford Museum

National Scottish fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel, cello phenom Rushad Eggelston and guitarist Christopher Lewis will play traditional and contemporary Scottish, Cape Breton and Irish tunes at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road, Westford, on Friday, October 8 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The cost is $9 for members of the Westford Historical Society, $15 for non-members, $5 for teens and under 13 free. Reservations are recommended 1-978-692-5550 or Museum@, web page:

Concord Orchestra in concert

On October 22 and 23, at 8 p.m., conductor Richard Pittman leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral), Antonin Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A minor and Chou Wen-chung's "And the Fallen Petals." Internationally renowned soloist Peter Zazofsky, first violinist with the Muir String Quartet and professor at Boston University, will perform the dramatic and beautiful Dvorak concerto. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and students. Season subscriptions are available. For reservations and subscriptions call 1-978-369-4967. For more information, visit

Knights of Columbus starting new council at St. Irene Church

Area Knights of Columbus are seeking Catholic men and their families to consider starting a St. Irene church council here in their parish. Rev. Donohoe, pastor and a Knight himself, enthusiastically supports the idea. There will be an "informational weekend" October 23 and 24. Contact David Steinbach at 1-978-857-8661,,

Parents' Connection event rescheduled

Carlisle families with children ages 0-5 are invited to our annual fall kick-off event to be held at Great Brook Farm State Park's Hart Field (next to the ski barn on Lowell Road), on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and enjoy the state park, pony rides, singalongs and other fun activities. The fee for the event is $10 per family or $25 per family for the year. For further information contact Laurie Bevier at 1-978-318-9787 or Sana Tang at 1-978-371-0875.

Tour the Job Lane Farm museum

Only ten minutes from Carlisle stands a small, very old house (1713) that is well worth a visit. It is the Job Lane Farm Museum at 295 North Road in Bedford, and the Carlisle Historical Society invites members and friends to join them in a guided tour on Saturday, October 2 at 2 p.m.

Job Lane was the third generation of Lanes from Rickmansworth, England. He built the house on land that was part of an original land grant from King Charles II. The Town of Bedford bought the house in the early 1970s and several organizations restored it. A new barn was raised in 1993.

The two o'clock tour will be followed by tea at 3 p.m. Historical Society members, $5, non-members, $8. To reserve a space, call 1-978-369-0599 by September 29. Carpooling is available upon request.

An evening of music with Sonja Johnston

On Friday evening, October 1, at 7 p.m. there will be a program of well-known songs played on the piano by Sonja Johnston at the First Religious Society in Carlisle center. Johnston, who lives in Burnsville, Minnesota, is known in the Twin Cities area for her piano improvisations. The music will include many old favorites and some newer songs too, and audience requests will be welcomed. The event is sponsored by the First Religious Society.There is no admission charge and all are welcome. The building, which is fully accessible, is located on the Common in Carlisle center.

New COA poetry offering begins Oct. 18

"Through the years I have found this gift of poetry to be life-sustaining, life-enhancing, and absolutely unpredictable. Does one live, therefore, for the sake of poetry? No, the reverse is true: poetry is for the sake of the life." — Stanley Kunitz, former US Poet Laureate at age 99.

Join the Carlisle Council on Aging for a 6-week poetry class, beginning Monday October 18 at 10 a.m. in the Heald Room in Town Hall. The group will read inspirational poems on universal themes such as mindfulness, self-worth, life's choices and transitions, grief and loss, and nature. The group will explore poems by contemporary and classic poets uncluding Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Through discussions and personal writings the class will reflect on a poems's significance to our own lives. No preparation is required and there are no assigned readings between sessions. Cost for the program is $10, payable to the Friends of the COA. Facilitator is Patti Russo, a Certified Poetry Therapist in training. Patti has an MS in psychology and for more than 10 years has worked as a user interface designer and facilitator. Please register with the COA at 978-371-2895.

COA plans outing to Athenian Corner

The Carlisle Council on Aging's next "Out To Lunch Bunch" outing will be a return visit for dinner at The Athenian Corner in Lowell at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29. The restaurant is located at 207 Market Street. Car-pooling is a good idea because of the limited parking. A buffet dinner has been arranged at a cost of $23.50 per person. Please make checks payable to James Elgin. Beverages will be provided on a pay-as-you-go basis. For more information please contact Jim and Betty Elgin at 1-978-371-0728 or Tom and Karen Dunkers at 1-978-369-5681.

Gleason story time sign-up in progress

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions beginning on October 4. For the 2- to 3-year-old group the child must be two by October 8. For the 3- to 4- year-old group the child must be three by October 5 and for the 4- to 6-year-old group the child must be five by April 4, 2005.

The 3- to 4-year-olds will meet either Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Thursday afternoon from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The 4- to 6-year-old group will meet Monday afternoon from 1:30 to 2 p.m. These sessions will run through the week of December 6. The session for 2- to 3-year-olds (with parent or caregiver) will be offered on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. This session will run for six weeks.

Drop-in story times for ages 3 and up will continue at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month with the next story time scheduled for October 6. This story time will feature a story or two about the environment.

To register, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

Join the Trails Committee on a walk

On Sunday, October 3 at 2 p.m., the Trails Committee will lead a walk in the Great Brook Farm State Park in conjunction with the Gleason Library Forestry grant. The public is invited to attend. Participants will explore the intriguing Stone Row Trail and concentrate on fall tree and leaf identification. This is a great opportunity for students working on leaf projects. The two-mile walk will start from the visitor center next to the large parking lot by the pond and end near the ice cream stand. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Mini convertible raffle launched for pool

Supporters of the Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center are offering a chance to win a red Mini Convertible to benefit the Center, which is set to open December 2005. The Mini Open was donated by Concord residents, Liz and Warren Waugh of the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group.

The Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center is being designed and built with private donations by the non-profit group C. C. Pools, Inc. Upon completion, it will be given to the Concord and run by the Concord Recreation Department. It will be available to everyone in the towns of Concord and Carlisle, as well as town employees and their families. The pool will be located across the main driveway from CCHS on the high school campus.

To purchase tickets, call the C.C. Pools' office at 1-978-371-4936. The winner of the Mini Cooper Open will be drawn in May. To learn more about the pool project, visit the CC Pools web site at

P J Story Time October 6

The next PJ story time for ages 3 and up will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6 at the Gleason Public Library. This story time will feature a story or two about the environment. Come in your jammies and bring a stuffed animal. Openings are still available in the daytime sign-up story times for ages 2-6. For more information, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

Newcomers Coffee

The Concord Carlisle Newcomers group would like to invite neighbors to the first morning coffee for the year on Tuesday, October 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and meet some new friends, or catch up with previously-known friends. Call or email Andrea Zwerling 1-978-369-5313, or Rosie Oberg 1-978-371-1923, obergr@

Notes from the Buzz

Parents' Nights. Elementary Parents' Night is October 7 this year and Middle School Parents' Night is October 14.

Attention all parents of sixth-graders. Planning is coming along for the Spaghetti Supper on October 5. Volunteers are still needed — all parents of sixth-graders

are needed. Parents who have not yet signed up for a committee are asked to call Lauren Bakewell (1-978-287-0318.)

Seventh-grade play parent meeting. On Thursday, September 30 all parents of seventh-grade students are invited to an informational meeting regarding the seventh-grade play. The meeting will be held at 3:15 p.m. in Mr. Bober's room (Wilkins Room 3.)

Parents of eighth-grade students. Any parent of an eighth-grader who would like to volunteer for the eighth-grade Treasury Board is asked to e-mail or call Yona Carmichael at: or 1-978-287-0808.

School pictures will be taken on Friday, October 8.

CCHS musical Forever Plaid is coming to Carlisle

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for a posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their outlandish choreography with precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of songs and delightful patter that keep audiences humming along to some of the great pop hits of the '50s.

Forever Plaid will be performed on October 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium at the Carlisle School, and on October 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Go to for more information.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito