The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 31, 2006


Forty years ago this September, the first METCO students boarded school buses in Boston and headed for schools in the suburbs. ...more

The Concord-Carlisle boys alpine ski team had another excellent season this year. The team lost only one regular season race, coming in second to Lincoln-Sudbury. Undefeated in all other competitions, C-C placed first overall in the Omega West League. Unfortunately, the team could not finish strongly in the state competitions and retired earlier than it expected. ...more

The CCHS girls alpine ski team was extraordinarily successful this season, finishing second in the Dual County League. With so many talented seniors graduating, one might assume that the future for the Patriots looks bleak. In truth, C-C has a great deal of talent in store for the next few years. Two Carlisle skiers, sophomore Nicola Carey and freshman Alison ...more

The boys basketball program attracted over 40 players this year, allowing us to create three teams: a varsity, JV and sixth-grade boys basketball team. Our goal was to provide everyone an opportunity to play basketball without having to cut anyone. Many thanks to Coach Maniachi for stepping up and coordinating the boys' JV and sixth-grade teams. ...more

The Carlisle girls varsity basketball team had a very successful season, with every girl making a positive contribution. Our team had the drive and determination to push themselves during practices, working well together and giving each other encouragement and praise. Throughout the season, each player worked diligently and improved not only her personal ...more

The inviting watercolor paintings by Carlisle resident D'Ann Brownrigg at the Gleason Library evoke spring. Her works always include yellow and "two shades of red" according to the artist. These shades end up giving Brownrigg's pieces a happy glow and inviting aura. ...more

New friends and business contacts often ask to see my home office. It seems that if you're a freelance writer, outsiders are always curious about the den of creativity. They imagine that it will either be a shrine to freely meandering neural pathways — a CD of whale songs playing quietly in the background to inspire my poetic words, soft lighting and ...more

Signs of spring are all around and none more telling than the emergence of the diurnal fireflies. This year I noticed them for the first time on March 7 and they are out again now. I see them mostly on the bark of maple trees and occasionally find one on the side of the house or on the doorstep. ...more

Auction co-chairs Deb Schur and Kristine Melvin. The third co-chair, Lauren Bakewell, is not pictured. ...more

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito