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Friday, December 4, 2009


Ginger, a delicacy of the past and source of tasty traditions

“Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread.” ...more

A gingerbread house constructed for a good cause

The senior youth group from the First Religious Society submitted a gingerbread house to the International Gingerbread Village Display, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell. The guidelines suggested that the submission be representative of a country where Habitat works. The FRS group chose Cambodia because of the church’s connection to ...more

Green Corner Giving gifts with a multiplier effect

Madison Avenue’s siren call to “shop till we drop” isn’t so compelling these days. The reality of the economic meltdown and growing concerns about environmental issues have caused many Americans to pause and hit a values reset button. While our shopping impulse might be a product of marketing and advertising, generosity and compassion are in our DNA. ...more

Want to fly a plane? Build a bridge? Create a computer game?

Head over to the Carlisle School after hours and you may be surprised to find lots of science going on. There’s a Flight Class in action in the library, Lego structures being built in Mr. Darasz’s classroom, dam building and chemistry happening in the Spalding Building and students creating their own computer games in a middle school classroom. The Science, ...more

Biodiversity Corner Golden-crowned Kinglet


The Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) is a tiny bird, smaller than a chickadee, and one of relatively few that are only seen in our area in the winter. You won’t find it at your feeders because, unlike the junco and other winter visitors, it is not a seed-eater. ...more

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