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Friday, October 29, 2010


Drumming up a family volunteer project

Looking back on her decision early last summer to find a volunteer activity that she and her three children could do together, Kristine Melvin says that a lot of possibilities came to mind. Maybe they could distribute food at the Greater Boston Food Bank, or tend the gardens at Gaining Ground in Concord, or help elderly women in a nursing home with their hair ...more

Gleason Library’s 27th Annual Great Pumpkin Spectacle winners.


Carved – Bobby Skrivanek ...more

Expert warns Carlisle of Asian Longhorned Beetle invasion

The Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is a wood-boring pest that poses a serious threat to New England’s hardwood forests. At the Conservation Coffee on October 11, State Pest Survey Coordinator Jennifer Forman Orth provided the latest news about outbreaks in the Worcester area and Boston. She discussed ...more

Tracing Carlisle’s stone markers

Fences make good neighbors and marking roads and town borders makes good sense. In the newly completed Historic Properties Survey, Preservation Consultants Anne McCarthy Forbes and Gretchen G. Schuler describe three types of granite markers that were put in place to mark Carlisle’s roads and borders: cornerstones, ...more

Country Lines The more that’s strange, the more things stay the same

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a Jersey girl. What other state can boast not one but two volumes of a book called Weird New Jersey? So I wasn’t surprised to discover, while watching a program on the Travel Channel, that New Jersey is home to the “scariest road in the U.S.” It turns out to be Clinton Road ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Mites

Halloween is the time of year for creepy things. It’s also a time for wearing something you might not wear on any other day. On both counts, it’s a good time for a story about a beetle wearing a multi-layered coat of mites. Just such a beetle turned up on my doorstep a little ahead of Halloween on October 8. ...more

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