The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 2, 2007


"Just wanted to say thank you for the cookies and for supporting the troops overseas," wrote Major Edward Sekerak. "They are a welcome taste from home. God bless you and God bless America." ...more

On Saturday, February 10, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., the Carlisle Public School will again play host to a variety of Chinese cultural treats: dancing, singing, crafts and food to ring in the Chinese New Year. The New Year signals the coming of spring and prosperity and is a joyous occasion in China. There will be demonstrations of Chinese painting and calligraphy, ...more

I am 17 years and two months old, male, and in less than ten months, I will obey the law and register online for my country's Selective Service program. This will coincide with the time of my life where I am really beginning my college process, enjoying my last year of high school, and generally planning my future. The same is true for every other young male ...more

Punxsutawney Phil, the prognosticating groundhog (Marmota monax), is America's biggest celebrity, every February 2. He emerges from his climate-controlled burrow near Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to tell the nation and upwards of 35,000 yearly attendees to the ceremony, how long winter will last. Phil, legendarily named for the Native ...more

(Joan saw these groundhogs — and their shadows — early last summer, but the Mosquito asked her to save their story until Groundhog Day.) ...more

For a small town with a population under 500, Carlisle played a substantial role in the Civil War. An exhibit on display at the Gleason Public Library is both poignant and factual, and highlights aspects of the town's involvement in the war. ...more

From January 13 to January 15 the Boy Scouts and my dog went on an amazing trip called the "Deep Freeze." It gets its name from the temperature, wind and snow. All of these things combined make one really fun but cold trip. This year the trip was abnormally mild for winter. ...more

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito