The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 21, 2005


There is lots going on in town during
the busy weeks of October

Despite the rain, townspeople flocked to the Harvest Fair in Union Hall on Saturday. (Photo by Mike Quayle)


Youth from the Fenn School in Concord and the FRS junior high youth group collaborated to make fleece blankets for homeless shelters in Boston. At the sewing machine is Will Watkinson, a student at Fenn School. Left to right are co-organizer Weezie Petrie, Fenn School nurse Betsy Fowler, Lauren Tierney, Lucy King and Juliet Dalton. (Photo by Ellen Huber)


The Cranberry Bog

pictures by Mike Quayle

WET WORK. Rain does not stop the harvest at the Cranberry Bog on Curve Street last Saturday. (Photo by Mike Quayle)


Chris Culat and Christopher Duffy sort cranberries from the recent harvest at the Cranberry Bog. These larger, dry-harvested Stevens berries are from the vines Mark Duffy planted six years ago. (Photo by Mike Quayle)


At the Carlisle Cranberry Bog the wet harvest is very wet this year. The bog is flooded and farmer Mark Duffy runs the beating machine that knocks the cranberries off the bushes

Colorful berries float to the surface


Berries are collected with floating yellow booms and pushed up to the conveyer.


The conveyer takes the berries up into a truck.


The berries are washed at the top to clean off leaves and stems before falling into the truck.


More berries are brought to the conveyer.



Cranberries that were dry harvested before the bog was flooded are for sale at the Great Brook Farm State Park ice cream stand.

Once again it's the sixth-grade
Spaghetti Supper time

photos by Mike Quayle


Parents are dishing out spaghetti and having a good time.


Aidan Konuk and Peter Ryder are ready and waiting to serve you.


There is always time to talk with the diners. Waitresses (left to right) are Tora Coursey, Allison Lin and Sam Marks. Here they chat with Griffin Quayle and Barbara Quayle


MMMM! Mary Kirlin and her daughter Fallyn enjoy their dinner at the Sixth-Grade Spaghetti Supper on Tuesday. (Photo by Mike Quayle)


THE HUNT IS ON. Bob Raposa poses in his camouflage at the start of bow-hunting season. Archery season lasts until November 26; shotgun season runs from November 28 through December 10; muzzleloader seasons runs from December 12 through 31. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito