The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 22, 2006


One of the most creative minds in Carlisle belongs to Steven Caney. He is an inventor — a real inventor, with "hundreds of inventions," he says, and several patents, including a membrane switch now used in most appliances and a clock with one moving part. For the past 12 years, Caney's inventive mind has been focused on what he calls his "magnum ...more

On the Tuesday after the first Monday of November 2008, a presidential election will be held, and millions of 18- through 21-year-olds will be entering the voting booths for the first time. As a person who until recently had no interest in politics, I now find myself excited to cast my vote and would even go as far as to say I am knowledgeable about the candidates. ...more

I acknowledge that it's eccentric, I really do. While other people number among their favorite holidays Christmas, Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July, I always stand up for the wonderful holiday that comes just after Christmas. No, not New Year's Eve. Boxing Day. ...more

I wanted a bright and cheery topic for the Christmas season and the Black Spruce — from its name at least — seems more suited for reminding us that today is the Winter Solstice, the deepest, darkest day of the year when we must light fires and candles and Yule logs to chase away the gloom. ...more

Last year fifth-grade teachers at the Carlisle Public School nominated ten students with demonstrated leadership qualities to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, which holds many sessions each year, helps students develop their leadership skills by examining leaders of the past with supporting visits to ...more

The former garage at 622 Bedford Road is being converted into the Mosquito's new offices. Bryan and Molly Sorrows, the new owners of the property, and several volunteers have been hard at work transforming an auto repair shop into 21st-century offices outfitted with banks of computers, layout tables and a kitchen area. ...more

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