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Friday, March 13, 2009


Rik Pierce: turning bends in the road into a life of opportunities

Carlisle’s Rik Pierce is currently enjoying a 20-year retirement. Retirement means a 20-year association with the Concord Players, acting in most of their productions since 1989: Our Town, Sylvia, The Foreigner, and more, and ...more

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish tea party

May the Leprechauns be near you ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Wood Sorrel

Under the snow some determined little plants are already green. In the warmth of last weekend, I scratched away some snow in my yard to see what was happening and uncovered the Wood Sorrel looking like a shamrock and all greened up in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The dictionary definition for shamrock is rather broad covering several species of tri-foliate ...more

Spare time? Gleason welcomes volunteers

These days, more of us are looking forward to having extra hours on our hands, whether due to slowing contract work, company lay-offs, or retirements. Time can hang heavy if you’re used to a routine, barely know who your neighbors are, and are missing the chance to use skills other than those required to do the daily Sudoku. But your skills are in demand ...more

Around Home: Dressed for success

As my friend Meredith awaits the birth of her first child later this month, I imagine her folding tiny new onesies and sweaters, stacking little pastel-colored hats, rolling minuscule socks into spheres the size of ping-pong balls. I still remember the thrill of opening boxes that held adorable yellow and green outfits at my baby shower, trying to picture putting ...more

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