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Friday, May 2, 2008


Carlisleans help rebuild New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina struck more than two and a half years ago, but New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward is still a disaster area. When a barge burst through the wall of the Industrial Canal, blocks of homes disappeared. Now all that is visible are a few sets of concrete steps. Farther back from the break, very few homes have been rehabbed or rebuilt. People who have ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Eastern Pine Elfin Butterfly

Name. The Eastern Pine Elfin is a small dark butterfly with two names; Callophrys niphon and Incisalia niphon. It is a member of the Gossamer Wing family of butterflies which includes the blues, the coppers, the hairstreaks and the harvester. The family is the second largest in the world of butterflies with an estimated 7,000 species. Over 100 species are found ...more

Around Home

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about reading: What we read, why we read it. Reading is something I’ve been doing for more than 35 years, so it might seem arbitrary that I’m giving it so much thought at this particular time. But questions about literary choices have risen to the surface of my consciousness with increasing frequency lately. ...more

Buying, selling or refinancing a home? A local expert offers advice

In February President Bush signed into law the Economic Stimulus Package in an effort to revive our battered economy. The legislation is about more than just rebate checks; it can also have a positive impact on current and future homeowners. ...more

Allen Bantly’s set stars in West Side Story

When engineer Allen Bantly of Stearns Street retired three years ago, he contentedly spent time improving his property and building a garage. “Then I started looking for another project,” he recalls, “and I saw a flyer from the Concord Players. They were looking for volunteers for backstage work. I just wanted to build stuff,” he says, and build he ...more

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