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Friday, July 31, 2009


Maureen Ruettgers on Rwanda: never lose courage

In early June of this year, President and Mme. Paul Kagame of Rwanda were in Boston receiving a UNICEF Children’s Champion award, and they took time to pay a visit to their friends in Carlisle, Maureen and Mike Ruettgers, who were the lead sponsors of the UNICEF event. Mme. Kagame had paid another visit to the Ruettgers home on Bedford Road last September, ...more

Volunteering for veterans

Steve Kirk has long put a high priority on volunteer work, lending his efforts to social action projects and town committees alike. A year ago, with his computer consulting business running well and an interest in expanding his circles, he decided to look for something more. His wife Sue’s father, a decorated World War II veteran, had recently died in Pittsburgh, ...more

Cultural Compass Baseball, culturally

“Baseball breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone.” –A. Bartlett Giamatti ...more

Farmers Market enters its fifth year, and the vendors branch out

When Gale Constable of Lowell Street co-founded Carlisle’s Farmers Market four years ago, she anticipated a place where local vegetable growers could unload some produce on their neighbors and fellow townspeople. ...more

Biodiversity Corner: July trio

Today’s column is sponsored by the letter “S.” We have a sphinx moth, a stinkpot and a sawyer. ...more

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