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Friday, August 31, 2007


Newcomers to Carlisle are often surprised to learn that their new hometown owns a Cranberry Bog. How did this come about? Does it actually produce and sell a crop? Who farms it and why? Settled residents are probably aware of the answers, but how much do they really know about the business the town is in? ...more

TOGA — in Carlisle it is neither a Roman garment nor a scene from the raucous '60s movie, Animal House. ...more

All second-graders in Carlisle study Alaska and the Iditarod, a sled-dog race that covers 1,049 miles from Anchorage to Nome. We each choose a musher, which are what Iditarod contestants are called, to follow online throughout the event. When my class did this last March, I picked Bill Pinkham and noticed that he was from Glenwood Springs, a town about 20 ...more

We were standing at the top of Ajax Mountain last month watching kids twice the size of my daughter Holly get fastened into nylon harnesses and begin leaping skyward. Called Euro-Bungee Trampoline, this is a popular outdoor activity in Aspen and probably at many other vacation resorts. Kids are harnessed and hoisted about fifteen feet above trampoline platforms; ...more

Name. Jewelweed is in the same genus as the common garden Impatiens. There are two wild native ones, a yellow one called Impatiens pallida and this orange-spotted one called Impatiens capensis and sometimes Impatiens biflora because the flowers are often in pairs. The two predominant cultivated species are native ...more

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