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Friday, March 3, 2006


The Transfer Station on Lowell Street is one of Carlisle's favorite destinations. Not only can you get rid of your trash and start collecting all over again for the next week, but you can order citrus from Carlisle School band and chorus students, cookies from the Girl Scouts, bird food from the Boy Scouts, and sign petitions of all sorts. You can meet your ...more

It is 9 o'clock on Saturday morning at the Carlisle Transfer Station on Lowell Street. I've come to interview Chris Sireen and James Young, the two workers from the Department of Public Works (DPW) who are here on Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the Transfer Station is open and not so busy, another DPW staff member takes over. I park at the back ...more

I'm really late with this Valentine, but I know the recipient will understand. Or the recipients. This particular missive of fondness and affection is addressed collectively to my playgroup, the dozen or so other mothers of preschoolers with whom I've been spending my Tuesday mornings since my daughter Holly turned one. ...more

Fungal excitement! Rarely do I need a yardstick to measure a mushroom, but on February 18 I found the largest artist's conk that I have ever seen. It was 24 inches by 17 inches. I almost conked out. The Audubon Guide says they can reach 20 inches, and other books top them out at 26 or even 29 inches. They tend to grow on the lower part of hardwood trees and ...more

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