The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 1, 2010


Carlisle Conservation Foundation celebrates 50 years of land preservation

Food and information tents were set up in the field of the CCF Spencer Brook Reservation – the first property preserved 50 years ago. (Photo by Priscilla Stevens)

Artist Gail Fitzpatrick paints in the field during the festivities. (Photo by Priscilla Stevens)

George Reichenbach, a CCF founder, cuts the anniversary cake at the celebration on Sunday, September 26. (Photo by Carolynn Luby)

The new Trails in Carlisle book was funded by CCF for their 50th and the Trails Committee’s 25th anniversary. (Photo by Priscilla Stevens)


BENCHMARK. A granite bench was dedicated in honor of the founders of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation during their 50th anniversary celebration held at the Spencer Brook Reservation on September 26. Standing are (left to right) founders George Reichenbach and Jack Valentine along with Matthew Benfield (on bench), his father David and great-uncle Michael Benfield. Michael’s father, “Ben” Benfield was also a founder. (Photo by Carolynn Luby)

FINDING THE WAY. Joanne Sankus (left) of the New England Orienteering Club explains orienteering to brothers Wyatt and Lucas Hickman at the orienteering event at Great Brook Farm State Park on Sunday, September 19. (Photo by Beth Clarke)


FIREFIGHTER FASCINATION. Avid young listeners pay rapt attention to Carlisle firefighter Rich Sibley during a special story time at the Gleason Public Library on September 22. (Photo by Priscilla Stevens)


NEW BABY NETWORKING. Making new friends at the Parents Connection’s New Baby Event on September 25 are (left to right) Otto Balazy, Evvy Hickey, Cameron Smack and Kaden Ata. (Photo by Priscilla Stevens)


ON TRACK. Lauren McIlhenny follows unusual footprints during the Carlisle Recreation program Dig into Dinosaurs, held at Town Hall on September 17. (Photo by Beth Clarke)

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