The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 1, 2007

FinCom needs two members this year

The Finance Committee (FinCom) needs new members, two this year. Carlisle has some big issues on its plate this year, so it is an exciting time to be on the FinCom. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, contact FinCom Chair David Model at 1-978-287-4254 or

This is free fishing weekend at Walden Pond

Come out to Walden Pond on Saturday, June 2,

There is a daily parking fee of $5 per vehicle. For more information, call the Park headquarters at 1-978-369-3254. Walden Pond State Reservation is located at 915 Walden Street (Route 126) in Concord, south from Route 2.

Fiber arts and paintings at Lexington

The Weavers Guild and Painters Guild of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Parsons Gallery, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, presents "Wicked Weaves/Wondrous Views." The opening reception is Sunday, June 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Parsons Gallery. Paintings and hand-woven articles have been selected to show how one art form influences another. Some of the works are for sale. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For information, call 1-781-862-9696 or visit

"Music at the Museum" in Westford June 8

The Westford Historical Society Folk Music Series presents its annual open stage night at the Westford Museum. Bring your instrument or your voice and show your stuff. Or just bring yourself and listen. BYO refreshments. Friday June 8, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Jon Forsyth at 1-978-692-5721. Free admission.

SuAsCo Riverfest canoe/kayak paddle June 16

Celebrate the SuAsCo Wild and Scenic Riverfest with a sunrise paddle and birding along the Carlisle section of the Concord River and the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Meet on June 16 to sign in at 5 a.m. at the Bedford Boat Landing on Route 225 at the Carlisle/Bedford town line. Launch time is 5:15 a.m. A stop is scheduled half-way through the trip at a casual riverside restaurant for breakfast and to compare notes.

Bring your canoe or kayak, weather-appropriate clothing for a two- to three-hour paddle, binoculars, money for breakfast, drinking water and nature guidebooks for identifying river edge birds, plants, insects, etc. Your own equipment, including a wearable PFD in good condition for each participant, is required. For the enjoyment of all participants, bring only boats that use oars or paddle(s) in order to keep noise to a minimum. Ken Harte will be the on-board wildlife specialist.

In the case of inclement weather or flood conditions, this trip will be canceled.

Concord Museum's free summer evenings begin June 20

Admission-free summer evenings begin at the Concord Museum on June 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be two more free summer evenings, July 18 and August 15. Visit for the first time or revisit favorite galleries. Call 1-978-369-9763 for information.

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 and should be a fun activity for the entire family. 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

To qualify for the award, residents must, since April 16, 2007, hike (jog, snowshoe, ski, ride in backpack or stroller) all the trails in the log. These include most trails on all the town conservation lands and many of the trails in the state park. The second requirement is to help out a few hours on a trail-maintenance or bridge-building workday sponsored by the Trails Committee.

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.

Send your kids to college for summer camp

Middlesex Community College has scheduled a fun and stimulating series of one- and two-week summer camps in aviation, science, technology, humanities and fine and performing arts between July 9 and August 17 on the Bedford and Lowell campuses. Most MCC summer camps are geared toward students ages 10 to 15, with some opportunities for children ages 8 to 10 and run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An optional after-camps program provides campers with activities from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For information, visit or call 1-781-280-3663 to request a brochure. To register directly for MCC's Summer Camps, call 1-800-818-3434.

Nominations sought for Conservationist Award

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is accepting nominations for the annual Conservationist of the Year Award to be presented to a Carlisle resident winner on Old Home Day. This award honors the person who has demonstrated a high regard for the environment. Nominations should be submitted to the Conservation Commission by Thursday, June 14.

Previous award recipients

1988 Adalbert E. Benfield

1989 Kenneth J. Harte

1990 Judith A. Lane

1991 Lois H. Surgenor

1992 Sally Zielinski

1993 Mark Duffy

1994 Steven W. Hinton

1995 Jay Luby

1996 Susan Emmons/Betsy Fell

1997 Eunice Knight

1998 Steve Tobin

1999 Greg Peterson

2000 Seba Gaines

2001 Janet Lovejoy, Jack & Betty Valentine, George and Jill Reichenbach, Fred Rundlett, Adalbert Benfield

2002 Marjorie Findley

2003 Wayne Davis

2004 Art Milliken

2005 Alex Parra

2006 Kay Fairweather

Conservationist Award Nomination Form

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE___________________________________________



Return to: Sylvia Willard, Conservation Administrator, Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford St., Carlisle, MA, 01741 or FAX: 1-978-369-4521, or by June 14.

Candidates' picnic Sunday

The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee invites town friends to its third annual picnic this Sunday, June 3, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Comjean residence, 314 River Road, Carlisle. This exciting event will be attended by the candidates for U.S. Representative Marty Meehan's congressional seat, including Niki Tsongas and Representative Jamie Eldridge. 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 concerned and connected Carlisle residents. Children are welcome. For more information, contact Susan Stamps at 1-978-369-8462 or

Carlisle Recreation news and 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, running July 2 through August 10. Call for availability: 1-978-369-9815, or register online at:

Pools are needed for Recreation's summer program. 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: 1-967-369-9815.

Carlisle Recreation has a team in the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Challenge Fundraiser. Support the team by making a donation to the Recreation Scholarship Fund. Sign up now to be a sponsor at and click on Recreation. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Carlisle Country Gardens tour and plant sale June 16

The Country Gardens tour and plant sale in Carlisle will be held Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be seven gardens ranging from intimate and colonial to magnificent and formal. The tour starts at the First Religious Society. Perennials from the gardens of Carlisle Garden Club members will be for sale. Come early for the best selection. Stop by Ferns Country Store between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to "ask the experts." Gardening experts will be on hand to solve your perplexing garden problems and provide free advice. Meet Roger Cook of This Old House on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour, $10 for seniors. Advance tickets are available at Ferns Country Store, New England Nurseries in Bedford and South Chelmsford Agway. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, call: 1- 978-371-2674.

Books and volunteers needed for FOGPL sale

The Friends of Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) will gladly accept your gently used books, CDs, DVDs and videotapes (no magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks) for their annual used book sale on Old Home Day, June 30 (rain date July 1) now at Gleason Library. Volunteers are needed to help sort books during the month of June and to help during the day of sale. Community service hours awarded to eighth graders and high school students. To volunteer, contact Seema Peterson, 1-978-369-3288 or or Kathleen Ryder, 1-978-369-3801 or

Coming up in Carlisle:

· Early Release movie, June 5, 2:45 p.m., at Gleason Public Library.

·"Wash a Fire Truck" day, June 9, 10 a.m. at the Fire Station.

· Biowalk, June 9, 8 a.m., Maple Street Bridge.

· Carlisle Conservation Foundation's wildlife program, June 10, 3 p.m. at Vivian's Place, Town Hall.

· Conservation Coffee, June 12, 7:30 a.m., at Town Hall.

COA doings

Luncheon outing: Join the COA on Tuesday, June 5, at noon at Nashoba Tech High School's restaurant for lunch. Choices include baked haddock or chicken kiev with salad, starch, vegetable, rolls, coffee/tea and pastry (all for $10 plus tip). Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by June 1 with your menu choice and let them know if you need a van ride.

Monthly coffee: On Thursday, June 7, join hosts Jim and Betty Elgin and Tom and Karen Dunkers for coffee, teas, pastry, fruit and other morning treats at 9:30 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. All seniors in Carlisle are invited.

Men's breakfast: On Thursday, June 14, starting at 8 a.m., the Mystery Chef and his helpers will prepare the last gastronomic extravaganza for Carlisle senior men at the Sleeper Room until September. A donation of at least $2 is appreciated. Van service is available: call 1-978-371-2895.

June luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, June 28 (the last Thursday this month) at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall for lunch followed by a slide show by Ray Taylor about his visits to the Berner Oberland area of Switzerland. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by June 25. A donation of at least $2 is suggested. Blood pressure screenings will be provided from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Let the COA know if you need a van ride when you make your reservation.

Line dance classes: Classes meet Friday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Union Hall in the First Religious Society, through the end of June. The cost is $3.50 per class, payable in advance. To sign up or for more information, call Nadine Bishop at 1-978-369-5080.

Summer fitness classes: Classes start on Tuesday, July 10, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall and meet once per week all summer. The fee is $30 for each class/week. Bring your check, payable to the Friends of Carlisle COA, who sponsor this program. No mat is needed; if you have hand weights, bring them.

2007 Honored Citizen nominations due June 15

Nominations for Carlisle's honored citizen award are being accepted by the celebrations committee. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 15. Please fill out the coupon provided, or send a letter to either Scott Evans or Judy Larson. You may also hand deliver to Scott or Judy.

The award will be presented at 9:30 a.m. on Old Home Day during a special ceremony by the flagpole. Previous recipients are:

1971 Esther S. Wilson

1973 Phyllis Towle and Oscar Pederson

1974 Edmund L. French

1975 Waldo D. Wilson

1976 Oscar Pederson (posthumously)

1977 Andrew L. Brown

1978 Guy W. Clark and

Michelle Ann & Andrew P. Toth

1979 Ruth Wilkins

1980 Jay Fisk

1981 Calixte C. Adrian

1982 Edna S. Sleeper

1984 Lawrence N. Blanchard

1985 Mary G. Diment

1986 Howard E. Hensleigh and Judy Larson

1987 Adalbert E. Benfield

1988 Father James Byrne


and Alford S. Peckham

198 9 Hope Anderegg (posthumously)

1990 Charles M Evans

1991 Phyllis Hughes

1992 Anna P. Johnson

1993 James A. Barron

1994 Lawrence O. Sorli

1995 Lois Surgenor

1996 Harold S. Sauer

1997 David Flannery

1998 Rachel P. Elliott

1999 Ken and Marilyn Harte

2000 Kate and Pete Simonds

2001 Joseph Antognoni

2002 Robert J. Koning

2003 Jim Davis (posthumously)

and Judy Larson

2004 Sarah Andreassen & Vivian

Chaput (posthumously)

2005 Lee Milliken (posthumously)

and Art Milliken

2006 Newel and Donna Cantrill

Nomination Criteria: Those persons who have given of themselves unselfishly to make our lives richer and Carlisle a place to call home, proudly. No past recipient or town employee is eligible.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE___________________________________________


Signature (optional)_______________________________________________________

This nomination will be treated confidentially by the committee. All nominations must be in Judy's or Scott's hands by Friday, June 15. TO: Judy Larson, 36 Forest Park Drive, 1-978-369-6503 Scott Evans, 299 Heald Road, 1-978-371-0880

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2007 The Carlisle Mosquito