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Friday, August 24, 2007


If you find yourself alone in a foreign land outside the shelter of the tour bus and guide, navigating a safe course may prove daunting if not treacherous. Finding a friendly person who can interpret your surroundings and steer you clear of pitfalls is the proverbial angel in disguise. Making your way though the flora and fauna in your local forest can ...more

It's Carlisle in August and the town seems deserted. Lots of town folk have packed up and rushed away to enjoy the last few weeks of beautiful weather before school begins and storms start. But Carlisle isn't really empty; there are plenty of folks whose idea of a perfect vacation is to stay home and enjoy the slow pace in our small town. Carlisle is lovely ...more

As the dog days of summer wind down, there is still time to view some interesting art in air-conditioned comfort. You have until September 1 to view the "Emerging Artists of Carlisle" show at the Gleason Library. ...more

J's at Nashoba Vallley Winery ...more

Last Sunday I received a message from Tom Brownrigg about a wild and crazy party going on up in the black cherry tree in his yard. It made me think I should write a different kind of column this week. I had intended to write about the ivory-marked borer, a rather elegant long-horned beetle which turned up in my bedroom on August 9 with a story to tell, but ...more

This summer's reading program at the Gleason Public Library was for everyone. Over six weeks, teens and adults logged their reading (books, magazines, audiobooks and online materials) at the library or from home through a statewide web site. Page counts for adults were combined with the tally from the children's room, totalling 142,885 pages for the town. ...more

One of the loveliest roads in New England is Route 6A on Cape Cod, and late summer is a prime time to meander down this scenic way. Each cottage garden is a riot of color, with rudbeckia and bee balm vying with hydrangeas and purple coneflowers for top honors. Houses run the gamut from quaint to magnificent; shops and restaurants are plentiful, and it is all ...more

The wooden columns that decorate the post office building are rotting and need replacing. The widow's walk atop Town Hall has lost some of its railings. A resident in the center wants to replace the leaky windows that make his house drafty and expensive to heat. ...more

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