The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 6, 2006


Most of us would look upon foster parenting as an overwhelming challenge. The children placed in foster homes are always at risk from abuse, addiction, neglect, or a variety of other serious causes. They are called, Tim Hult says, "invisible kids," forgotten and buried under the layers of society's ills, and unable to speak for themselves. And there ...more

Gwyndaf (Gwyn) Jones of Estabrook Road decided it was time to do something different with his life. After a successful career in business, he wanted to get involved in a non-profit project that really mattered. In 2005 he signed on as a volunteer for Maya Pedal, a small non-governmental organization (NGO) in Guatemala that designs and distributes bicycle machines ...more

Have you tried dining on the patio at Ferns? If you haven't, it is time you did. You can sit under an umbrella at a table with a view of life in Carlisle while indulging yourself in a sandwich, or whatever, of your choice. ...more

As a child I often helped my Mother or Granny plant bulbs. I grew up in England where gardening is taken very seriously. Every autumn we planted bulbs. You can never have enough of them. ...more

It is 5:30 p.m. on Friday and the Farmers Market at Kimball's is tomorrow. What have I got to bring? Can't be competing with the Foss farmers; complementing their bounty would be more appropriate. What did people tell me they were looking for last week? What do I have a surplus of that the market-goers will want (and how much )? It is time to be headed home ...more

Name: Hen of the Woods mushroom is the fruiting body of the fungus Grifola frondosa. The suffix osa on a name indicates fullness or abundance — and this mushroom definitely has an abundance of fronds. It looks like a chunky hen with its feathers fluffed up. The similarly named Chicken of the Woods is an entirely different mushroom, ...more

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