The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 27, 2005


Townspeople will gather for the annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade this coming Monday, May 30, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Participating in Carlisle's observance is a wonderful way to honor veterans and all those who have served our country. ...more

"According to instructions from last year's Town Meeting, I am here to report there have been no inquiries under the Patriot Act in the past year." ...more

The final song of the evening was still an hour away the first time the audience spontaneously rose to its feet for a standing ovation. ...more

Name: This week's critter is the animal formerly known as the short-tailed weasel. It is now known as the ermine. The scientific name is Mustela erminea. It is also called a stoat, mainly by the Brits. The long-tailed weasel is still called a weasel and so is a "treacherous or sneaky person" according to the American Heritage ...more

Carlisle School Technology specialist Cynthia McCann, middle school art teacher Beth Sherman, and sixth-grade teachers Erin Mc Auley and Carolyn Platt recently returned from an eye-opening two-week study tour of China. Their visit to Shanghai, Xian and Beijing was highlighted by home stays in Xian and teaching in two schools. Sponsored by Primary Source, ...more

Now associated with beaches and barbecues, Memorial Day was once a hallowed holiday dedicated solely to remembering and honoring the nation's war dead. Not long after the surrender was signed, Memorial Day observances spontaneously began taking place in various cities and towns (although Waterloo, New York, claims credit as the holiday's birthplace). But it ...more

Owners of older properties frequently choose to renovate decaying aspects of their home rather than restore them. Modern convenience often wins over preservation. Fortunately, that was not the case at 75 Westford Street, historically known as the Fletcher-Robbins house, on a triangle of land directly across from the Town Hall. ...more

Because the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury, Vermont, is on the way to many other Vermont destinations and kids love it, we've stopped there three or four times in the past few years. Toward the end of the very informative factory tour, you reach an industrial kitchen in which sits a woman surrounded by spoons. The tour guide explains that ...more

On May 18, seniors who had worked on self-developed intensive projects were available to discuss and answer questions about their experiences.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito