The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 14, 2007


"It was a wonderful trip!" Father Thomas Donohoe exclaims as he slides into the seat behind his desk. He has recently returned from Rome, a trip arranged and paid for by the grateful congregation at Carlisle's St. Irene Roman Catholic Church in acknowledgement of his 80th birthday. His tour of that ancient city inspired his faith, while also offering ...more


As defending DCL and state champions last year, C-C soccer had some pretty big shoes to fill. Entering this year's season, players and coaches knew they would be asked to take a stab at one of the most difficult tasks in sports: to repeat. Considering the skill the team had last year, it was amazing to see how this year's team did not disappoint expectations. ...more


After qualifying for the Division 1 State Tournament for the past four years, the Concord-Carlisle Girls Varsity Volleyball Team has rightfully earned the respect of their competitors. The team ended their regular season with a record of 12-6 and finished fourth in the Dual County League (DCL). Seeded sixth in the Central Division, the team was rewarded for ...more

Carlisle's Middle School varsity field hockey team enjoyed a successful season reflecting an enormous amount of growth for each individual player and therefore also as a team. Dedication, hard work, a positive "can-do" attitude, perseverance and a lot of enthusiasm inspired an outstanding finish. ...more

I have covered various species of Clubmoss or Lycopodium in this column before, but last weekend mid-way through Hanukkah, I noticed fruiting bodies of Lycopodium obscurum protruding through the snow along the Acorn Trail and the Tophet Trail in Great Brook Farm State Park. Not one of them was like a podium but many were like candelabra and ...more

"My eyes become a camera," says photographer Joan Rolfe of Nowell Farme Road. "Even without my equipment, I am constantly seeing framed prints in my mind's eye." Her work entitled "Photographics Where Reality Becomes Art" is currently on display at the Gleason Public Library until January 5. ...more

Parents and grandparents shopping for toys this holiday season can hardly miss the warnings in local and national media about unsafe toys. California has banned the sale of toys containing PVC and a toxic contaminant called phthalates, widely found in vinyl products for children. Jerry Brown, attorney general of California, is suing 20 companies, including ...more

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