The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 18, 2007

COA doings

· Slides from COA Italy trip: On Wednesday, May 23, at 11:30 a.m. at Union Hall, Jim Elgin will present slides from the COA trip to Italy in March. Bring your own lunch; the COA will provide coffee, tea and soda. Call 1-978-371-2895 if you are coming.If you need a ride, call the Van Line at 1-978-371-6690 at least 48 business hours prior to needing the ride.

· Women's breakfast: Carlisle's own renowned chef, Dian Cuccinello, will host and cook breakfast for women, 50+, on Wednesday, May 30 at 8 a.m. at the Sleeper Room. The menu includes strawberry orange juice, fresh melon and berry bowl, fresh brioche and strawberry butter (other fruit butters available), forget-the-blues blueberry-nutmeg muffins, apple and mince pie stuffed muffins, lemon-chocolate chip muffins, basil-cheese and egg strata, homemade sage and thyme sausage patties, coffee and tea. A donation of at least $2 is requested. Call 1-978-371-2895 if you plan to attend. Call the van line if you need a ride.

· Lunch at Nashoba: At noon on June 5, join the COA at the Nashoba Technical School for a delicious lunch cooked by the culinary arts students. Choose baked haddock or chicken Kiev, with salad, starch, vegetable, dessert, coffee or tea, and rolls. The cost is $10 per person, plus at least $1.50 tip (used for the students). Call the COA if you would like to attend, with your menu choice, no later than June 1.

Upcoming COA plays and trips

Inner circle seats to the following plays at the North Shore Music Theatre are available for $45 each. The deadlines for reservations are in parentheses. June 13: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (May 20), October 3: Forever Plaid (July 20), October 31: Les Miserables (July 25). Make checks out to the Friends of the Carlisle COA and mail to Joanne Willens. Lunch is on your own, at Sylvan Street Grill.

The seven day COA trip to Sedona, Arizona, starts on October 5. The cost is $1,699, which includes air fare, double room, hotel breakfasts and four dinners, sightseeing trips to Scottsdale, Phoenix, Pinnacle Peak Patio, Verde Canyon Railroad, Sedona Trolley Tour, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway and more. Deposits must be received by May 25.

A day trip ($18) to Mohegan Sun is planned for August 7. On December 29, a five-day ($1799) New Year's getaway to California is being planned and on March 25, 2008, the COA will visit Prague and Budapest for 15 days. For flyers or more information, call Willens at 1-978-371-8023. She needs to know as soon as possible if you are interested in any of these trips.

Trails Committee builds boardwalk tomorrow

On Saturday, May 19, the Carlisle Trails Committee will build a 70-foot boardwalk on the trail to Estabrook Woods that is on the George property at the south end of Bellows Hill Road. Townspeople may join the group any time from 9 a.m. until the job is done, as their schedules permit.

Park in the parking area north of the firepond on the east side of Bellows Hill Road. Follow the trail that starts just inside the granite posts, continuing on the trail around the George property to a little beyond the south end of the field visible on your right through the trees.

Materials will have to be hauled in from the end of the field, some digging will be done to locate the concrete bumpers, and the uprights and decking for the boardwalk will be nailed. Bring hammers, nail aprons, gloves, waterproof boots for working in shallow water and bug repellant.

Students may earn community service hours. Coffee, donuts, drinks and sandwich materials will be provided. For more information call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

"Picnic on the Farm" at Great Brook Farm May 26

Join in on Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the third annual "Picnic On The Farm" at Great Brook Farm State Park for a day of sun and "good ole family fun." Ol' Cold Tater will provide toe-tapping music. Hayrides will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be kids' games, including sack races and egg tossing, as well as a milk mustache booth at the pavillion, a traditional cake walk, storytime with Alicia Quintano and a drawing for the "Name The Calf" contest.

This event is free of charge to the public. All parking fees will be waived for the day. Call 1-978-369-6312 with any questions.

USPS safety concerns

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) requests that customers repair or replace damaged mailboxes now that spring is here, and restrain dogs during mail delivery times. Also, parents are requested to keep their children clear of the mailbox area until the letter carrier has completed delivery and has driven away.

Leave the car at home Sunday, May 20

Join the First Religious Society (FRS) in walking or biking to the 10:30 a.m. church service instead of driving on Sunday, May 20, to raise awareness about our dependence on automobiles, and to get a little fresh air and exercise in the process. All members of the community are welcome to participate. Contact Kathy Varney at the FRS office (1-978-369-5180) with any questions.

Mosquito annual meeting features David Filipov May 23

The Board of Directors of Carlisle Communications, Inc., the Mosquito's parent company, cordially invites the public to its Annual Meeting on May 23 at Union Hall in the First Religious Society. A brief business meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. by David Filipov (see article on page 1).

School Building Committee community meetings May 31

The School Building Committee has scheduled two community meetings to review and discuss its work and present potential plans for a new school building. Come on May 31 either at 9 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room or at 7 p.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall to hear progress and give input on a new school for Carlisle. All community members are welcome.

Certified Food Protection Manager course May 24

The Carlisle Board of Health is offering a Food Protection Manager Certification/Recertification course for volunteers of local non-profit organizations and, if space is available, Carlisle residents. The course will be held at Town Hall on May 24 at 10:30 a.m. and May 25 at 9 a.m. Each session will run for approximately four hours. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the Food Protection Manager Certification Examination.

Contact the Board of Health office at 1-978-369-0283 for cost and availability.

Annual spring bird walk May 20

This year's spring bird walk on the Towle Land, led by Ken Harte, will be on Sunday, May 20, leaving from the parking lot on Westford Street at 6 a.m. Bring binoculars, boots and insect repellent.

Memorial Day, May 28

Carlisle will conduct its Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 28. There will be a convocation at 10 a.m. in the Corey Auditorium, followed by a parade at approximately 10:45 a.m. that visits the town cemeteries and commemorative sites, honoring our veterans by laying wreaths. The school band will perform under the direction of Deana Saada. At the noon conclusion of the parade and ceremonies, the ladies of the First Religious Society will serve the traditional ham and bean luncheon in Union Hall. Selectman Doug Stevenson will be the Master of Ceremonies at the convocation, and Town Moderator Tom Raftery will deliver the address. Minuteman Scott Evans will be the Parade Marshall.

Stoneknapping May 20

Come to the Historical Society's program on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Heald House, 698 Concord Street, and meet archaeologist and stoneknapper Craig Chartier, who will present a hands-on program on "The Art and Science of Stoneknapping." Then everyone can try their hand at stoneknapping. Bring the family. Admission: $5 for Society members, $8 for non-members. The program will be followed by an open house at Heald House and its barn.(See article on page 10.)

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars May 23

The library will show the film that startedthe Star Wars phenomenon on May 23 at 6:45 p.m. If you cannot make the movie but want to flex your Star Wars trivia muscles, stop by the library after May 14 and pick up the trivia sheet to enter the trivia contest. The trivia sheets must be returned to the library reference desk by 9 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Prizes will be given in early June.For information, visit

Carlisle Recreation summer programs

This summer, Carlisle Recreation is offering summer camp and sports camps for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. There are programs for grades K to three, four to seven and six to nine, July 2 through August 10.

Field Hockey Clinic

Students entering grades six to nine: August 14 to17 at Banta-Davis Fields, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring stick, shin and mouth guards, goggles and water bottle.

Cost: $150. Register online at


If you would like to donate the use of your pool for swimming lessons anytime during our Summer Program for two or more weeks, July 2 through August 10, call Carlisle

Recreation at 1-987-369-9815.

Old Home Day Adult/Continuing Education Grant

The Old Home Day Committee is announcing that they have created a grant program to be funded exclusively through "event" earnings from Old Home Day. The grant will consist initially of $500 in grant money for Carlisle residents age 25 or older wishing to pursue Adult/Continuing Education.

Application requirements are as follows:

· The applicant must be a resident of Carlisle, MA at the time of the application

· The applicant must be 25 years of age, or older

· Applications will be accepted throughout the year as long as funds are available

· The applicant must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope

Final awards will be made directly by the OHD Association to the continuing education institution selected by the recipient. The recipient will have 180 days from the award date to enroll in a course.

Grant applications are available at, at the COA office at Town Hall and at the Gleason Public Library Reference Desk. Completed applications should be mailed to OHD Scholarship Program, 419 Maple Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

For questions about the application process, contact Pat Schannen at 1-978-369-1486.

CCTV Channels 8 and 9 Channel 8 CCHS Sports

Track: May 19, 5p.m., 7 p.m.; May 14, 9:30 p.m.

Girls Hockey: May 19, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; May 21, 8 p.m.


Choral Spring Concert: May 19, 6 p.m.

Chorus and Orchestra Winter Concert: May 19, 11:30 p.m.

Band Holiday Concert 2006: May 14, 11 p.m.

WIQH Battle of the Bands '07: May 19, 11 p.m.


Evita Slideshow: May 19, 6:39 p.m.; May 21, 7:41 p.m.; May 16, 3:30 p.m.

Media Club Computer Animation:

May 19, 12:22 p.m., 3:22 p.m., 5:53 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 7:53 p.m.; May 21, 7:54 p.m.

Carlisle Council on Aging

BBB-Scams: May 21, 9:30 a.m.; May 22, 5:30 p.m.; May 23, 5 p.m.

Senior Connection: May 21, 10:30 a.m.; May 22, 4:30 p.m.; May 24, 9 p.m.


Peter Alden in Carlisle: May 20, 9:30 p.m.; May 21, 5:30 p.m.; May 22, 10:30 p.m.

Channel 9

Regional School Committee: May 18, noon; May 20, 8 a.m.; May 21, 2 p.m.; May 23, 8 p.m.

Bruce Freeman Rails Trail Hearing: May 18, 4: p.m.; May 19, 8 p.m.; May 21, 4 p.m.; May 22, 8 a.m.

Carlisle Town Meeting 4-30-07: May 19, 4 p.m.; May 20, 8 p.m.; May 23, 4 p.m.

Board of Selectmen: May 22, 7 p.m.

Kerem Shalom offers holiday preschool

Kerem Shalom's Holiday Preschool introduces children to Jewish Holidays and Jewish fun. Registration for this once monthly program has begun for the '07—'08 school year.The two-year program is for three- to five-year-olds.Space is available in both sessions of the program, 9:45 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

To request a registration packet, call 1-978-371-0540 or e-mail

Old Manse Decoration Day geranium and plant sale

The Old Manse, at 269 Monument Street in Concord, welcomes visitors for the second annual geranium and plant sale this Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to noon.Traditionally, New Englanders have planted geraniums for Memorial Day,originally known as Decoration Day.Come and buy geraniums and other plants at The Old Manse on May 19 to continue this New England custom.Provided courtesy of Colonial Gardens of Concord,geraniums, herbs, vegetables and other plants will be available for purchase, and staff will be on hand to give planting tips.All proceeds from the sale will benefit educational programming and preservation at The Old Manse. For more information about this and other events or to volunteer at The Old Manse, visit or call 1-978-369-3909.

CSA school supply kits

Support the Carlisle School Association and order your school supply kits today.The kits will be delivered directly to your child's classroom.If you have questions or need an order form, email Nancy Cowan at deadline is June 1.

Pass it forward on June 2

Carlisle will host its fifth annual Pass It Forward Day at the Carlisle Transfer Station on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. If you have new or gently used things you no longer use, donate them so someone else can use them. Charities collecting donations include Citizen Action Team, Domestic Violence Victims' Assistance Program, Friends of the Gleason Public Library, Host to International Students Program at MIT, Household Goods Recycling Ministry, and Rowe Camp and Conference Center. Needed items include adult clothing (especially warm things and business attire), books, building materials, cell phones with chargers, digital cameras, household goods (especially beds, mattresses, flatware), and snowshoes. If you can donate a golf cart, tractor, other vehicle, or sofa, if you represent another charity and want to participate, or if you have questions, contact Mary Zoll at 1-978-369-5236. This event is sponsored by the Household Recycling Committee.

Concert at Congregational Church May 19

A free public concert will be presented on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street. There will be five performers playing a concerto in public for the first time. They will be accompanied on a second piano by their teachers: Ronald Kmiec of Carlisle, Wanda Paik of Lincoln and Luba Pyatkovskaya of Acton. For further information, call the concert coordinator, Ronald Kmiec, at 1-978-369-6130.

Day of pampering with Newcomers May 23

The Concord Carlisle Newcomers Club has planned to meet on Wednesday, May 23, at 1-on-1 Self-Indulgence Spa in West Concord for a day of friendship, relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy tea, scones, and have a light lunch. The club appreciates the hospitality the spa is extending to welcome new residents of our towns.

If you are interested in attending this event, or any of our many events, visit

Concord Art Association student show May 22

The Concord Art Association is pleased to present its annual Concord-Carlisle High School show May 22 to June 8. The opening reception is Thursday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. For the past five years, scholarships have been awarded to seniors demonstrating exceptional portfolios. Renowned artists Andy Newman, Jean Carter and Holly Larner, and Concord Art Association president Jo Kris Powell will be reviewing student work and awarding the prizes. The awards will be presented at the opening reception. The Concord Art Association is located at 37 Lexington Road, Concord. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Paint the Town show May 19

The Concord Art Association will present their annual "Paint The Town" Preview Show and Auction on Saturday, May 19. In addition to art that is created before the day of the event, some of these artists will set out to find scenes of our town that they will paint on the day of the auction.

The Concord Art Association is located at 37 Lexington Road, Concord. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the silent auction, and the auction, which begins at 5 p.m. The live auction starts at 6:45 p.m. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $60 per person.

Early release day movie June 5

Can one teen save the world? Follow a not-so-ordinary teenager on his adventure as the ultimate spy. When? Tuesday, June 5.

Volunteer for CSA teacher and staff luncheon June 5

On Tuesday, June 5, the annual Spring Carlisle School Association (CSA) luncheon will be held to honor the school's teachers and staff. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve, and clean up at the lunch, and to contribute a favorite homemade dish. Monetary contributions are also welcome to help offset the cost of paper goods and decorations. To participate or contribute, contact Jennifer Durbin at 1-978-371-7055 ( or Francine Royce at 1-978-371-2521 (

Second grade invites Carlisle's seniors to open house June 1

The second grade classes of the Carlisle Elementary School cordially invites all Carlisle seniors 60+ to join them at their classroom open house on Friday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to noon. All four second grade classes will be hosting this event so that you may see what each classroom is about, and explore opportunities to participate in intergenerational programs commencing in the fall. Opportunities will be available in the fall for individual volunteerism, group volunteerism (such as the very successful Intergenerational Poetry Seminar this past March and April), or even two or three friends participating together. The experiences and opportunities are endless.

Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 to let them know how many of you will be attending. The van will be available for transportation.

Meet candidates at Democrats' picnic June 3

The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee invites town Democrats, Independents, and friends to the third annual Carlisle Democrats picnic on Sunday, June 3, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Comjean residence, 314 River Road.Meet Nikki Tsongas and other candidates for Marty Meehan's congressional seat and meet Carlisle's State Representative Cory Atkins and State Senator Susan Fargo. Get energized discussing the latest hot issues and having a great time with other politically concerned and connected Carlisle residents. Children are welcome. For more information, contact Susan Stamps at 1-978-369-8462 or

Trails Committee launches Trekker Award

The Trails Committee has initiated a Trekker Award for those residents who hike most of the trails in town.

The award will consist of a sewn patch, a sequentially-numbered certificate, and a winner announcement in the Mosquito and at our Old Home Day booth.

The award program is open to Carlisle residents only . Hikers are asked to keep a log of the trails hiked; listing date, trail comments, etc. A copy of the log may be obtained from any Trails Committee member or downloaded from

Break out your walking shoes and get started. Earn your place in Carlisle history with Trekker Award #1. For more information, call Marc Lamere at 1-978-369-8210.

Book sale drop-off begins June 1

The Friends of Gleason Public Library's used book sale will be held June 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of Old Home Day. Drop off your gently used books, CDs, videotapes and DVDs beginning June 1 at Gleason Library. Volunteers are needed for sorting books in June, and to help during the day of sale. Community service will be awarded to eighth graders and high school students. Contact Kathleen Ryder at 1-978-369-3801 or, or Seema Peterson at 1-978-369-3288 or to sign up.

Emerson Hospital hosts Cancer Awareness Day

Emerson Hospital will hold the 13th annual Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Emerson's Bethke Cancer Center.

Participants may take part in a variety of free health screenings.

There will also be a "Health Information Café" with free chair massages, medical personnel to answer questions and materials on exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation, lung health and skin health. To register or for more information, call Lori Noonan at 1-978-287-3237 or visit


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