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Friday, August 3, 2007


The dinner guests arrive carrying pots and boxes with the appetizers, the entrée, the dessert and the necessary serving pieces. Inside, the table is set and the wine is chilling. A late spring dinner meeting of the "Gourmet Club," now in its 34th year, is about to begin at the Curve Street home of Merrill and Maya Liteplo. ...more

You could feel the anticipation among the costumed volunteers. You could also hear it outside the doors of Gleason Public Library, a.k.a. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where a crowd of excited, noisy middle schoolers waited for the clock to tell the hour. On the stroke of 9 p.m. on July 20, they streamed into the library and found instead Gringott's ...more

On June 29 I wrote about Dodder, a flowering plant with no chlorophyll. Today's topic is another such plant but one with a very different mechanism for acquiring food. Its lack of any green color and its habitat in dark places in the woods, often among mushrooms, cause many people to think it, too, is a fungus of some type, but it is a flowering plant ...more

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito