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Friday, April 30, 2010


Into the woods with Ann James

When you first meet Ann James you would never imagine the serious machinery she’s packing in her basement. An attractive, petite, polite and unassuming special education teacher enjoying retirement, Ann can whip up a custom highboy, make and install all the woodwork (including the fireplace mantel, the trim and the floors) of her entire Colonial or handily ...more

Happy Trails Estabrook Woods – traveling Estabrook Road

Every year in mid-April many townspeople, led by the Carlisle Minutemen, walk from Carlisle Center to the Old North Bridge. In a Patriot’s Day tradition, residents follow the same route once taken by the local Minutemen as they traveled to face the British troops in 1775. Today the walk along the 350-year-old Estabrook Road (Old Carlisle Road) brings the ...more

Biodiversity Corner Trees on the Common

Today, the last Friday in April, is National Arbor Day. It is a time to spare a thought for trees, to say nothing of being a traditional time to plant a tree. As John Wright said “every time you breathe in, thank a tree.” It also seems like a good time to get to know the trees on our own Town Common. They are in no way representative of Carlisle’s natural ...more

Carlton Willard At Home program lets satisfied seniors stay put

Janet Lovejoy has lived in her home on West Street since 1962. The 79-year old Lovejoy had plans to move out of her house and into an extended care facility, but she was worried about her Golden Retriever, Carlisle, who is named after Lovejoy’s hometown for the past 48 years. ...more

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