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Friday, August 14, 2009


“Teach For America” – the Carlisle connection

Driving home from Canada after the Memorial Day weekend, I turned on the car radio, hoping to catch a program that had been publicized on Maine Public Radio. It was an hour-long lecture by Wendy Kopp, chief executive officer and founder of Teach For America. I had read several newspaper articles about Kopp’s program, which she founded almost 20 years ago ...more

Carlisle Recreation wraps up another Summer Fun Program

Summer in Carlisle means ice cream, the Farmers Market and for 70 children, it meant the Recreation Department’s Summer Fun Program. The six-week program offered camp-type activities for children entering kindergarten through fourth grade. ...more

Volunteers reflect on emergency shelter experiences

Two members of Carlisle’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) had a chance to witness the challenges of shelter management in action during last winter’s ice storm when they volunteered at different emergency shelters. Donna Margolies, a nurse, helped at a shelter in Fitchburg and EMT Bill Ho volunteered in Worcester. Recently, they shared their thoughts about ...more

Biodiversity Corner - Summer Insects

Two of the joys of the natural world in the dog days of summer are the primal buzzing sound of cicadas and the occasional glimpse of a giant silkworm moth. One, the inescapable background buzz of the cicadas, is accessible to all. The other is a rare privilege. ...more

Kids enjoy Carlisle Recreation’s Summer Fun program

Kate Ostrowski teaches a swim class at a local pool. (Photo by Dave Ives) ...more

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