The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 19, 2004

Halloween volunteers thanked

To the Editor:

As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the many Carlisle residents that made my little "Halloween Show" a success!

Thanks to Kevin Brown for hours spent in set construction and the use of his audio/visual equipment. Thanks to Karen Trittipo and her anonymous accomplice for their artistry in making my costume come alive! Special thanks to Eric Schurr, for his extraordinary acting and his ability to hit the mark over 60 times!

To the following high school students who donated their time to our community: Rushi Ganmukhi, Erik Oberg, Evan Carpenito, Billy Mills, Chris Lorch and Liz Oberg. It could not have been done without you! And to Susan Mills, Rosie Oberg and Medha Ganmukhi for preparing and delivering a feast to feed 6 very hungry teenagers!

Thank you, Parker Brophy, age 11, (and his mom Sarah) for volunteering to help in "any way possible." Thanks also to the Singhal family (especially Surabhi), Walter Brennan and Kathleen Marsh for their various donations. Thanks to Laura Baliestiero for her generous treat donations throughout the neighborhood, helping to make it possible to accommodate the 500+ children who visit our streets.

Finally, I owe a deep debt of gratitude to my neighbors who each year rise to the occasion to ensure that a little bit of Halloween Spirit lives on in our town's children for years to come!

Liz Bishop
Kimball Road

P.S. As a former gymnast, I must thank Planet Gymnastics of Acton for letting this crazy 40-something train in their wonderful


Be a Friend!

To the Editor:

You will be receiving the annual membership appeal letter in the mail this week to Join the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. The Friends are a fun and energetic group of people who are dedicated to supporting and enhancing our local library. Primarily through the annual membership drive, the Friends raise additional funds for the library. This provides funding for museum passes, refreshments, prizes and performers for children's programs, additional books and multimedia resources, and other projects which are not ordinarily funded through town appropriations. In addition, the Friends sponsor and organize a variety of community events and activities throughout the year like author series and book signings, murder mystery night, community pot luck supper, used book sale, and the monthly book discussion group.

If you are interested in heading a youth book club, helping in organizing or participating in one of our events, or have ideas for new programs that you would like to see offered at the library, please feel free to contact me at The Friends are also looking for additional volunteers, so be sure to check the appropriate box on the membership form.

Finally, in a small town like ours, the library is an integral part of the community. So please consider being a Friend of the Gleason Public Library and help support the valuable resources and activities that it provides.

Anjli Trehan
Westford Street
President, Friends of the Gleason Public Library

Cub Scout CARE Package collection continues

To the Editor:

The Carlisle Fifth-Grade Cub Scouts are proud to sponsor a community wide program to collect CARE packages for American soldiers fighting in Iraq. The holiday season is a particularly difficult time to be away from home and the Scouts plan to ship the items by the end of the month so they reach the men and women fighting in Iraq by mid-December. The Scouts ask that you take a moment to write a letter or purchase a few items that would mean a great deal to our soldiers overseas.

Our Iraq CARE Package program continues this week. Thank you to all of you who dropped off items last Saturday. We are still looking for items such as gum, hard candy, packaged cookies and crackers and beef jerky as well as letters from you, batteries, cushioned socks, CDs/DVDs and crossword puzzle books. Money can also be donated which will be used to defray some of the shipping costs.

The Scouts will have receptacles at the library and at the post office from November 6 to November 20 where you can drop off items any time.

The Scouts look forward to your support. If you have any questions about the Iraq CARE Package Program, please call Dale Ryder at 1-978-371-9673 or Alison Thompson at 1-978 369-6160.

Dale Ryder
Lowell Street

Parents Connection thanks volunteers

To the Editor:

The Carlisle Parents Connection hosted the annual Halloween event at Diment Park. Children arrived in costume and enjoyed trick-or-treating, tattoos, and a costume parade. The CPC gives a big thanks to co-chairs Jenn Albanese and Joy Bonenfant for planning the festive event and to the volunteers who kindly donated their time: Gail Bernardin, Laurie Bevier, Kim Fitzpatrick, Danielle Herr, Ali Walsh and Terry West. A special thanks to first-graders Nicole Albanese, Briana Cohen and Samantha Herr and third-graders Margo Cohen and Angela Debruzzi.

Lisa Chaffin, CPC
East Street

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito