Category: New England News

Dance like nobody’s watching at Carlisle’s Friday Night Live

by Karina Coombs Brother and sister act at last month’s FNL. (Photo by Parissa Khayami) [Reprinted from the original Carlisle Mosquito article found here.] If you are in middle school and looking for a fun Friday night, Carlisle’s hottest club is FNL. Located in the gym and exercise room at the Carlisle Public School (CPS), and

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Why I write for the Mosquito

by Karina Coombs [Reprinted from the original Carlisle Mosquito article found here.] It’s not often that you get a chance to  reinvent yourself and when it happens in your mid-40s, and you thought those chances had all but passed, you take it. Newly arrived in Carlisle, I first met the Mosquito’s General Manager Susan Emmons

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Nature and technology meet at Gleason’s newest art show

by Karina Coombs   A series of ceramic scrolls from Bedford artist Carol Rissman. Rissman makes each tile from white or red clay before imprinting or stamping them with natural found objects. Pieces are then fired and stained. Tiles are selected individually for each scroll and mounted on a wooden backing. (Photo by Karina Coombs)

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Giving city kids a summer to remember

My newest feature article from the Carlisle Mosquito. The link is here, with full text below. Giving city kids a summer to remember by Karina Coombs Running barefoot through the grass. Gazing at stars. Falling asleep to the sound of crickets. When summer arrives, many children in Carlisle will experience these simple pleasures. But for

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New England News

After a summer of sloth, my newest article just hit the web and features a local guy that designed and built a tiny solar house that can also be a tiny solar houseboat.  I don’t know how I would manage living alone in 128 square feet, but he makes it pretty enviable. It’s at the

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I’ll give you my ice cream when you pry it from my cold, chubby hands

New England really is crazy about its ice cream. I was reminded of that this past weekend driving along the North Shore and passing one independent shop after another, each with its own long lines and loyal customers. While we are partial to our local and delicious Kimball Farm ice cream, the other day I

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New England News

My feature article about the Battle of Gettysburg exhibit in town is now online. I could have written another few thousand words about the scavenging that went on after the battle, the gruesome guided tours of the land, and the pure wretchedness of it all, but then it wouldn’t have been a newspaper article. I

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New England News

I love stories like this. A town spending money on a salary analysis that costs as much as the salary increase – they ended up approving! Fantastic. If only I got to write about such things, but not in an article rife with spelling errors, Boston.com. Photo Credits: “Private Issue Fractional Currency: Fifteen Cents, Boston,

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New England News

Clearly the person that compiled this list at Boston.com has not been to college in the last decade or more because none of these seem all that unusual, particularly when you consider which schools are teaching which classes. ~ My most “unusual” class? A mass media course studying and analyzing pornographic movies with some viewed

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New England News

Here’s a visual list of supposedly “weird” things about Boston found at Boston.com ~ I don’t think most of them are all that weird, but perhaps it’s because I’m a native. What I do find weird are street names that change depending on which direction you drive. I’m surrounded by streets that have one name

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