Marian (King) Barbour

Marian (King) Barbour, 88, formerly of Skelton Road, passed away peacefully at home in Weston on March 11. Daughter of the late Marian Stevens King and Richard B. King, Marian was known to family and friends as Anne. She was the wife of the late John Fallon and William E. Barbour, Jr. and mother of the late Richard King Fallon. She is survived by her daughters Marian Fallon of Weston and Sylvia Fallon Norman of Birmingham, Alabama, her two granddaughters Miranda King Fallon and Nathalie Grace Fallon and her daughter-in-law Charlotte Fallon of Washington, D.C. 

Anne was a graduate of The Winsor School and Stanford University and then returned to Radcliffe College and completed The Management Training Program taught by Harvard Business School faculty. She later became the Director of Volunteer Services at McLean Hospital in Belmont for more than 25 years. Anne’s interests were many; she especially loved tennis, gardening and bridge. 

Memorial gifts can be made to: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. A celebration of her life will be held privately later this spring.  ∆

Our sympathy to . . .

Laura Mullins and her children Richard, Carly and Jillian Chelton of Monroe Hill Road on the death of Laura’s father Richard John Mullins, 87, of Concord, on March 19. He was an Air Force veteran and was a teacher and coach in the Lexington Public Schools for 41 years.  ∆

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CCHS ALPINE SKIERS GO TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. The CCHS Alpine ski team qualified four racers (three women and one man) for the Massachusetts State Championships held at Berkshire East on March 6. The CCHS Womens Alpine Team placed fifth out of 26 teams. Pictured (left to right) are Coach Patrick Savage, sophomore Andrew Bates, senior women and competitors Alden Harring and Paola Loy, team member
Jennifer Gladstone, competitor Natalie Slade and team member Vicki Goodisman. Not pictured is assistant coach Vaughn Harring  (Courtesy photo)

Carlisle Creators 4-H Club participates in Middlesex County Visual Presentation Day

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Carlisle Creators (left to right) Alex Mastromarino, Orla Moroney, Anna Ely, Aidan Moroney, Graham Alderson and Charles Mastromarino all earned blue ribbons at 4-H Visual Presentation Day. (Courtesy photo)

On Saturday, March 17, the Carlisle Creators 4-H Club sent six of its members to compete in the Middlesex County 4-H Visual Presentation Day competition held at the Bedford Middle School. The Carlisle Creators 4-H Club was established in September 2017 by co-leaders, Dave Ely and Peter Mastromarino, in order to allow local kids to participate in this acclaimed national youth leadership organization. 

The club members’ presentations covered a wide scope of topics. Charles Mastromarino, 4th grade, presented “Body Battles,” Anna Ely, 7th grade, presented “Types of Camera Lenses,” Graham Alderson, 4th grade, presented “The First Steps to Bee Keeping,” Aidan Moroney, 4th grade, presented “How to Make Your Own Speaker,” Orla Moroney, 3rd grade, presented “How to Introduce a Dog and Cat” and Alex Mastromarino, 1st grade, presented information on “Food Webs.” These were the first presentations ever given by each of these club members. 

Not only did each of these presentations earn a blue ribbon, but due to their high level of excellence, every eligible presenter from the club was selected to go on to the prestigious State Visual Presentation Day Competition which takes place on Saturday, April 14, at the Bedford Middle School. As Alex Mastromarino, seven years old, presented at the Clover Bud level, he was not eligible to compete at the state level this year. In addition to being selected to go on to the state competition, Charles Mastromarino and Aidan Moroney were selected to present at the Big E Fair in Springfield this September. 

Learn more about 4-H at www. If you would like to learn more about the Carlisle Creators 4-H Club, please send an email to Dave Ely ( or Peter Mastromarino (  ∆

True Islam discussed in Concord

At the True Islam event in Concord are (left to right) Louisa Paushter (Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council) Jill Weintraub (CCACE), Zachary Roe (First Parish), Court Booth, Stefanie Cloutier (CCACE), Nasir Rana, Imam Salman Tariq (Ahmadiyya Muslim Community). (Courtesy photo)

On Wednesday, March 7, Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education (CCACE) in partnership with Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council, and First Parish in Concord presented “True Islam: Understanding our Community.” Concord resident Nasir Rana and members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosted 30 local residents, including Concord Chief of Police Joseph O’Connor, for True Islam: what it is, and how to counter ignorance about the world’s second largest religion. Imam Salman Tariq of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community joined the group for breakfast and a lively discussion. 

The True Islam and the Extremists campaign seeks to spread Islam’s message of peace. Extremists like ISIS depend on people’s ignorance of Islam in order for them to grow. The more people know about Islam’s true teachings—and what Muslims truly believe—the less they’ll fall for ISIS’s propaganda. Learn more about the campaign at

CCACE works with local organizations and the community to present a variety of educational programs to the residents of Concord and Carlisle.  ∆