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Friday, January 27, 2006


In a world obsessed with hearing about the latest in headphone and cell phone technology, it's refreshing to see a crowd exists that wants to hear about books — and vintage issues versus the latest and greatest new features. Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, gave a free talk entitled "Treasures in Your Attic: Old and ...more

by Nancy Shohet West

It was two years ago, halfway through a bleak and dreary January, that a friend persuaded me to join her for a weekend getaway. She had recently heard about a retreat center located in rural Quebec that billed itself as a European-style spa. "Relaxation. Meditation. Soft music. Massages. Herbal tea," she cajoled. "It will be wonderful." ...more

The figure of the man seemed larger than life, and when he stepped up to the lectern and started to speak, the voice was commanding. A sense of déjà-vu crept over me. Here was our former Carlisle Town Moderator, Marshall "Pete" Simonds, up to his old stuff, reminding me of Town Meetings years ago. ...more

I wrote about the bald-faced hornet, Dolichovespula maculata, in the September 26, 2003 issue of the Mosquito but did not devote much space to the nest. The bald-faced hornet nest is a many-splendored thing. I brought one home from the Towle field in the late fall — after the hornets had gone. Nests are often built high in deciduous trees but ...more

Grade 12 High Honors

Benkley, Marie ...more

On January 20, the students in Samantha Fox-Morrow's International Issues classes at CCHS raised about $4,000 to support the work of The Sharing Foundation in Cambodia. The students hosted a dinner and auction at Union Hall in Carlisle that was very well attended. The evening also included entertainment by high school musical groups: the CCHS Orchestra, CCHS ...more

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