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Friday, August 4, 2006


Carlisle is a town with many backyard bee-keepers. Over the past two weeks I talked with just eight of them about the attraction, the challenges, and the rewards of working this ancient art in modern times. ...more

Every so often, Silvestro (Sil) D'Urbano of Heald Road is the featured clarinetist in a band that tours the country playing tributes to Benny Goodman. Goodman's name is familiar to all but the very youngest Carlisleans, and we associate it with incomparable clarinet sound and classic swing tunes like "One O'Clock Jump" and "Stompin' at the Savoy." ...more

Name: Three species of giant ichneumon are common in the eastern U.S. Megarhyssa atrata is the largest. Mega means great; rhyssa means tail; and the species name, atrata, means clothed in black. This is a large black wasp with a great "tail." They look a bit fearsome but they won't bother you. The males just ...more

Landscapers use the term "hardscape" to indicate paths, patios and walls that are typically the most defining element and ultimately the most expensive component of landscaping a property. Paths, patios and walls are always high maintenance areas, too. They look wonderful when first constructed, but leaves and debris have an annoying habit of collecting ...more

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito