The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 7, 2008

Police say thanks for Spooky Movie Night

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Carlisle Police, Local 201, we would like to thank everyone involved in Friday’s “Spooky Movie Night.” The event was a great success. I would like to especially thank Ferns Country Store, First Religious Society, Active Communications and Platform Solutions. Without their generosity and support, this event would be impossible.

Sgt. Scott Barnes

Carlisle Police Department

Grateful for Halloween fun

To the Editor:

With over 500 Trick or Treaters, it’s pretty clear that Halloween in the Village Center is now an established Carlisle tradition. What a blast! What fun to have families and kids strolling about town. And what fun it was to have so many adults with no kids at home come to the center to hang out and enjoy the evening. Many even got dressed up and pitched in to help.

We’re pleased to coordinate the evening but its success is due to the cooperation of many. We greatly appreciate the tremendous support of Chief Sullivan and the Carlisle Police Department, Gary Davis and his always helpful DPW crew, the Carlisle Mosquito for p.r., the Board of Selectmen, the many Carlisle families who dropped off pumpkins for the rotary as well as over 200 bags of candy and the Nash family for candy distribution. Most certainly, the Center residents who open their doors to the kids deserve special thanks because they make the night successful - many giving up the opportunity to go out with their own families.

Kudos also go out to the Carlisle Police Association for running the first-ever Spooky Movie Night on the Common. No doubt this will quickly become part of the tradition as a safe, fun alternative for middle school and older kids. Finally, thanks to all of the Carlisle families who came to the Center to enjoy the evening with a ghostly dose of Halloween Spirit!

Larry Bearfield and Robin Emerson

Ferns Country Store

Cancer fundraiser a success

To the Editor:

We would like to thank the communities of Concord and Carlisle for the generous support of the Boys Varsity Soccer fundraiser game held on October 24, 2008 at the CCHS turf field. The second Lois Wells Memorial “Kicks for Cancer” game was held in memory of Concord resident, Lois Wells and all those touched by this awful disease.

Players from the soccer program sold tickets; flyers were hung in business windows; banners were displayed throughout town; parents baked treats; friends of CCHS soccer and local businesses donated prizes that were raffled; CCHS students Celeste Hall and Hillary Robbins sang the National Anthem, and the Acton Minutemen Company and CCHS band “Alien in Alien” provided outstanding entertainment. Our entire town(s) embraced this effort, across the generations. We are thrilled to announce the proceeds from this event, to date, are over $9,000 for the Lois Wells Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Donations for cancer research are still welcomed and may be sent to CCHS, c/o Brian Miller, 500 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742. Please make checks payable to Dana Farber.

Ray Pavlik

Alan Smith

Karen Verrill

Climate change forum on November 12

To the Editor:

Are you concerned about the health and future of our planet but unsure how to address climate change? How can we as individuals, as a community, and as a nation address climate change? Are you looking for ways to make life “greener” at home, work and school?

On Wednesday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Alcott School, 93 Laurel Street in Concord, the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle (LWVCC) will present an informative panel discussion, “Responding to Climate Change.” The forum is co-sponsored with the Concord Climate Action Network (ConcordCAN), Carlisle Climate Action (CCA), Concord Conserves, the Concord Land Conservation Trust and the Sierra Club. Forum speakers include Pamela P. Resor, retiring State Senator, who will speak about recent state legislation; Dr. Peter Del Tredici, Arnold Arboretum botanist and Harvard lecturer, who will attest to changes happening in our environment; Brian Crounse, chair of Concord’s Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee, who will speak to local community actions; and Andy Proulx, co-founder of EnergySavvy, Inc. and owner of AGP Energy Solutions, who will speak on what households can do to slow climate change.

Like our financial system, the earth is a system at risk. Progress in introducing technologies, legislation and policies that provide for a sustainable, healthy environmental future, has been hampered by special interests, lack of incentives and de-regulation. The good news is that Massachusetts and other states have recently passed leading-edge energy and climate legislation; towns and cities have set up committees to examine energy use and develop plans for sustainability and households in Concord, Carlisle and throughout the U.S. are looking at ways to reduce reliance on non-renewable energy and protect our environment. An ancient Native American Lakota proverb states: “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

The Public Forum on November 12 is an event you will want to attend. Everyone is invited, so bring your friends and neighbors. For further information, check the LWVCC website:

Barbara Lewis (LWVCC)

Cindy Nock (LWVCC)

Mike Hanauer (CCA)

Launa Zimmaro (CCA)

Bob Luoma (CCA, MCAN)

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