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Friday, January 23, 2009

Community Read is important

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Gleason Public Library, its staff and volunteers who recommended reading The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria. The program of events related to the book has been informative and exciting.

Without the Community Read, I would never have read this book (not my typical genre), but having read it I cannot think of another book which could provide a better picture of past, present and the future. It is tremendously insightful and I believe that if every American (especially our political leaders) read it, we would all be on our way to ensuring a stronger position for America. It put so much of what has happened in the past and what could happen in the future into perspective that I’m sure having the information can lead to better decisions being made. If you haven’t already read it, I hope that you will consider reading it (or listening to it on CD) and encouraging your friends, neighbors and co-workers to read it. Not only have I sent emails to my friends, I wrote to Representative Atkins, Senator Fargo, Senator Kerry, and Senator Kennedy recommending the book. It appears that President Obama already has read it (

Thanks for recognizing the importance of the book and responding with your well-planned events.

Angela Smith

Martin Street

COA says thanks

To the Edior:

The Carlisle Council on Aging would like to thank Reverend Keith Greer, Bonnie Greer, and all the staff and volunteers who helped make this week’s luncheon at the Congregational Church such a success. The food from The Inn at Robbins Brook was delicious as usual, but the friendly, inviting volunteers made this event so special. The dishes and tables were very lovely and lent to a very nice luncheon for all to enjoy on such a cold winter’s day. You all made us feel very special and welcome. Our thanks again for participating in this new project between Minuteman Senior Services, The Inn at Robbins Brook, and the Carlisle Council on Aging to provide quality meals and a means of seniors socializing right here in Carlisle.

Kathy Mull

Director, Carlisle COA

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