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Friday, November 12, 2010


Happy Trails: A walk down Two Rod Road

Most Carlisle residents are familiar with Estabrook Woods – the field research area for the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and one of the largest tracts of undeveloped woodland within 30 miles of Boston. The varied terrain within the woods provides several distinct areas to explore. A large central wetland (Cedar Swamp) runs north-south ...more

Savoyards bring The Music Man to a new generation

Who has never seen it? Who cannot sing, or at least hum, “Seventy-six Trombones”? Who knows (okay, maybe thanks to the Beatles), “’Til There was You”? Now really confess to your colorful past: who has actually been in The Music Man? ...more

Carlisle Comments: Aftermath

The saying goes “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” and while often applied to sappy romance stories, it can be applied to anything that is easily taken for granted. And let’s be honest, it’s impossible to appreciate everything in your life all the time; you wouldn’t have time for anything else. Instead, you do the best you can to appreciate ...more

The Gleason Public Library welcomes two new staff members

If you see a friendly new face at the Reference Desk at Gleason Public Library, you may be meeting the library’s new Teen Librarian, Jennifer Barnes, who began working there in September. Jenn joins another recent hire, Milissa Fellers, who began work in the Children’s section in March, 2010. ...more

Veterans support one another: past, present and future

You never know where and when a bit of Carlisle history may find you. On a recent Halloween tour of Civil War graves at the Woodlawn cemetery in Acton, a history buff from the town told me that information about the death of a veteran from Carlisle was posted on the Acton website. He recalled this veteran – not because he died from injuries suffered in the ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Yellow Bear caterpillar

Tiger Moth caterpillars are hairy creatures. They are members of the sub-family Arctiinae, a name derived from the Greek word “arctos” meaning bear. The best known caterpillar of the group is the black and brown Wooly Bear. Today’s topic is the Yellow Bear, Spilosoma virginica. ...more

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