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Friday, November 26, 2004


Sometimes the day after Thanks-giving is a time to suffer from "turkey coma" and function on autopilot out of sheer exhaustion from the feast and all the relatives. If it's hard to keep the spirit going, this article may help to put the holiday in perspective and revive what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." Thanksgiving ...more

Somehow trains are not the exciting, fast, modern and glamorous things that they used to be. My grandfather worked on the railroad for 50 years, from the early 1900s to the mid 1950s. He worked his way up from fireman to engineer. In fact, in November of 1953, he was given the honor of driving the last steam passenger train between Concord, New Hampshire and ...more

"Ugh. Why do we have to learn this?" "It's boring. I'll never use it." ...more

The field hockey team had a great season with the leadership of Carlisle captains Katie Brown and Chrissy Lyons. The talent and dedication of the captains mirrored the atmosphere of the entire team. Brown was named a Dual County League All-Star and demonstrated capability in playing her new position as right inner. Lyons was a great utility player, learning ...more

The Carlisle Cross-country program had a very successful season this year, attracting 79 runners representing grades five through eight. Girls and boys were nearly equally represented with 38 and 41 runners respectively. There was a strong turnout from the younger runners with 37 fifth graders, 29 sixth graders, 11 seventh and two runners from the eighth-grade ...more

Name: Meleagris gallopavo or Wild Turkey. There are six sub-species of which the most common is M. gallopavo silvestris, the Eastern Wild Turkey. Adult males are also called "toms" or "gobblers" and juvenile males are called "jakes." ...more

On the evening of May 3, 1933, a small group of interested townspeople gathered at the old Brick School House and began the business of organizing the Carlisle Historical Society. There were thirty-four charter members. In lieu of dues (50 cents), members could donate an item of historical interest. Residents whose families had lived in town for generations ...more

Kenneth Drake, highly respected teacher, writer on Beethoven, and concert pianist appeared for the third time in the Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) by Candlelight Series last Saturday evening at Union Hall. This concert opened CSEM's 24th season. ...more

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