Friday, April 8, 2005
Boston magazine picks Carlisle as one of "Best Places to Live"
Boston magazine, in its April 2005 issue, named Carlisle as one of the "Best Places to Live."
In Michael Blanding's article, "The Best Places to Live," which hit newsstands Tuesday, March 29, the author composed an exclusive list of the best places to live based on homebuyers' various criteria. Towns were selected based on statistics, and a series of interviews with homebuyers and real estate agents.
Carlisle was chosen as the best place to live for "The Quiet Seeker." Blanding says, "You won't find a single traffic light on the winding wooded streets of the MetroWest suburb of Carlisle." The Country Garden Tour, held every other year, is one of the town's biggest events and it "prides itself on its quiet atmosphere," adds Blanding. According to the article, this serene suburb is one of few in the area completely devoid of any apartment complexes, industrial parks, or even fast-food restaurants.
Berlin, Middleton and Southborough were among the runners-up for "The Quiet Seeker" category.
Carlisle was also chosen as runner-up for the best places to live for "The Weekend Warrior" and people "Married with Teenagers."
• Gabrielle Savage Dockterman of Russell Street writes: I'm pleased to announce that my film, Missing In America (formerly Woodcutter), will be premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival this May, probably around Memorial Day, in keeping with the theme of the film. We hope to reunite as much of the cast and crew as possible, and make it a big media event. It's especially appropriate that we are premiering in Seattle, since the story is set in the woods of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, which has one of the highest populations of homeless veterans in the country.
• Aaron Buzawa of Elizabeth Ridge Road, a criminal justice and economics major at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, was recently recognized at an awards ceremony held on campus. Buzawa is a graduating senior of the Honors Program at UML, and was honored by the provost for his academic achievement. In order to remain in good academic standing within the Honors Program, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
Results of Carlisle Bicentennial Rubber Bridge Championship
On Monday, March 28, the Carlisle Bicentennial Committee held its first contract bridge event, a Rubber Bridge Championship, in the Sleeper Community room. Tweny-four players from Carlisle and surrounding communities participated in the event. The winner was Bill Clark of Carlisle Pines Drive with a score of 5310 points for the 24 hands of bridge. Joe Nicosia of Westford finished second. Clark and Nicosia were presented awards courtesy of Ferns Country Store. Third-place winners were Martin and Ellen Dickau of Bellows Hill Road in Carlisle. The event was directed by Roy Green of Carlisle, who also serves as President of the Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association.
Two more bridge events are planned in May.
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