Friday, October 26, 2007
• Carlisle farmers Mark Duffy, John Lee and Wayne Davis spoke about "New England Farming — the Challenges and Economics" in John Ballantine's Global Economic class at Brandeis International Business School on Monday, October 15. Duffy of Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, Lee of Allandale Farm in Jamaica Plain and Davis of Back Yard Farms in Maine talked about what they have to do to make a living, the World Trade negotiations (the Doha WTO Trade negotiations), and the challenges of French/European and US protection/subsidies for the agricultural sector. Duffy, Davis and Lee explained these complex, interesting issues from the farmers' perspective.
• Liane Malcos, 29, of East Street, took second place at the Head of the Charles in the Women's Championship Single Sculls race in Cambridge this past weekend. Malcos, who trains in Princeton, has been a member of the Women's U.S. National Rowing Team since 2003. She was selected as an alternate for the U.S. Olympic team in Athens and will be competing for a seat on the U.S. team going to the Olympics in China in 2008.
• Knight Coleman of Audubon Lane and Hunter Moskowitz of East Street, middle school students at the Fenn School in Concord, will be appearing in the Fenn School production of The Kimchi Kid playing Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, on the school's Robb Hall stage. Knight plays the role of Bob Cho and Hunter fills the role of the young Hak Soo in the story of a nine-year-old Korean boy's journey to a new land and his adoptive American family.
Pumpkins on the Common contest winners
• Biggest Pumpkin: Bob Orlando, "Dill's Atlantic Giant"
• Best Pumpkin: William Chaffin, "Clark Farm Pumpkin"
• Best Pumpkin Pie (cake): Carol Nathan
• Best Artistic Pumpkin: Katy Scholten, "Carlisle Gardener Pumpkin"
• Best Cooked with Pumpkin: Alison Saylor, "Sausage Pumpkin Lasagna"
• Best Visual Presentation: Carol Nathan, "Autumn Stew with Pumpkin"
• Smallest Pumpkin: Leslie Thomas, "Little Boy"
• Most Unique Art Entry: Erika Hedden, "Gordon the Snake"
• Most Clever Art Entry: Rose Carmichael, "Pumpkin Pi"
Thanks to the judges George Bishop, Love Seawright, Dian Cuccinello, Katharine Endicott, Tony DiRomualdo, Judy Lane (of Concord Street) and Liz Bishop and coordinators Yona Carmichael, Lee Means, Susan Pepple, Alison Saylor and Carly Saylor.
Also many thanks to all who supported our Pumpkins on the Common fundraiser, either by purchasing pumpkins, entering the Pumpkin Contest, or attending the Festival on Saturday, October 20. Proceeds from the event will support a variety of non-profit organizations in our community.
• It was Leslie Thomas, not former Land Stewardship Committee member Judy Asarkof as attributed in last week's issue, who spoke about the use of beneficial insects and crop rotation in organic gardening at the October 9 Conservation Coffee discussion on pesticide use.
• Last week's article on Ghana misidentified its location. Ghana is in West Africa.
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