Judy Reycroft Larson
Carlisle Honored Citizen in 2003
Judy Reycroft Larson, 82, of Forest Park Drive, passed away on February 1, surrounded by her loving family.
Judy was the youngest of three children of the late Wendell G. and Eleanor R. Reycroft. She grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, and attended Walnut Hill School in Natick. Upon graduating, she then attended Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, where she received her undergraduate degree in theatre. After college, Judy moved to Boston where she worked in publishing and served as a member of the Junior League of Boston.
Judy was married to Richard A. Larson on December 1, 1962. They were married 23 years. She moved to Carlisle in 1968 where she resided for 48 years and raised her three children: Geoffrey, Susan and Elizabeth.
Among her hobbies and interests, Judy had served the town of Carlisle as a volunteer for over 40 years, actively involved in many organizations: Carlisle Unit of Emerson Hospital Auxiliary, Old Home Day Committee, Celebrations Committee, Council on Aging, League of Women Voters, Registrar of Voters, Cub Scouts, Committee for Fair Taxation, Clerk of Town Caucus.
In her community fundraising, Judy produced three not-for-profit town musicals from 1976 to 1982, raising monies for the Emerson Hospital Auxilliary and Carlisle Elderly Housing Association.
In 2003, Judy received Carlisle’s Honored Citizen award.
Judy is survived by her three children and five grandchildren, Geoffrey G. Larson, Susan C. Russell, Elizabeth A. Lasseigne, Alexis J. Russell, Olivia S. Russell, Madison G. Russell, Jake G. Lassiegne and Christopher G. Lasseigne.
A private funeral service was held on February 7, at Green Cemetery in Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The Arlington Historical Society (c/o Jason Russell House), 7 Jason Street, Arlington, MA 02476 (arlingtonhistorical.org). ∆
Carlisle actors in Concord Players production of
You Can’t Take It With You
Actors (left to right) Greg Luzitano, Ryan Leverone and Carlisle’s Brian Shea in a scene from You Can’t Take It With You. The production runs February 16 to 24. (Photo Chris Poliari)
Mix together snakes, fireworks and steamy stage scripts. Add a gawky ballerina, a xylophone, a bohemian grandfather and a stuffy industrialist and there you have it—You Can’t Take it With You, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1936 Pulitzer Prize winning play and timeless treasure.
Kathy Lague of Sudbury is making her directorial debut with Concord Players and has cast the show with some very talented local folk including Chuck Holleman of Overlook Drive in the role of Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, the patriarch of the madcap family, who enjoys life and encourages others to do the same; Ed Bernard of Concord as Mr. de Pinna, who came to the house to deliver ice seven years ago and just stayed; and Brian Shea of Brook Street as Donald, boyfriend of the family maid Rheba, who is currently on relief and enjoys hanging around and helping with any little chores the household might need.
The Concord Players’ production runs February 16, 17, 23, and 24, at 8 p.m. and the soon-to-be-sold-out matinee on Sunday, February 18, at 2 p.m.
Buy your tickets now and then put on your coat and come see You Can’t Take it With You to laugh the cold away with this madcap household of characters.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE. Directors of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation held a retreat this past Saturday to set goals and plan for the next five years activities. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Steve Tobin, Alan Ankers, Lauree Eckler, Dale Ryder, Heidi Harring, Steve Spang, Drew Williams and Wayne Davis, (front row) Steve Hinton, David Freedman, Kelly Guarino, Peg Gladstone and Marjie Findlay. Not pictured are Manuel Crespo, John Keating, John Lee and Victoria Rizzi.(Photo by Steve Hinton)
CCHS Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards
The results from the 2018 Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards have been posted and the following Concord-Carlisle High School students have won prestigious regional awards. Since 1923, Scholastic Art and Writing has been regarded as the most competitive and demanding high school art competition in the nation. Each year, more students participate and it is now even more challenging. Every award is extremely exclusive and signifies benchmark achievement at the highest levels of creativity, technique and expression.
Gold Key winners will have their work juried at the national level. Those results will be revealed in March.
• Mark Behnam–Gold Key–Film & Animation–Follow the Light; Honorable Mention–Film & Animation–Little Adventurer Jack; Silver Key–Art Portfolio –Mark Behnam Portfolio
• Willa Blake–Gold Key–Photography–reflecting city
•Caroline Canally–Silver Key–Photography–Building
• Elizabeth Chadwick–Silver Key–Photography–Splashing Light
• Kyra Chen–Silver Key–Drawing and Illustration–Skyline
• Martin Cunningham–Silver Key–Photography–dream telepathy
• Eleni Dunbar–Honorable Mention–Photography–Oxford Street
• Sloane Ferraioli–Honorable Mention–Photography–x
• Cara Fritz–Silver Key–Flash Fiction–I Stand On The Edge; Silver Key–Poetry–Practice
• Katelyn Guarnaccia–Honorable Mention–Painting–Curls
• Iris Johnson–Honorable Mention–Ceramics & Glass–Prism Box
• Kira Johnson–Honorable Mention–Photography–In the Line of Totality; Honorable Mention–Photography–Dizzy
• Henry Johnstone–Gold Key–Painting–The Animals
• Eleanor Kuchar–Silver Key–Drawing and Illustration–SingleUMinded
• Alessandro Lopresti–Gold Key–Painting–Self Portrait Number 4 U Red; Gold Key–Painting–Self Portrait Number 10 U Stardust; Silver Key–Painting–Self Portrait Number 3 U Blue
• Cameron Lopresti–Honorable Mention–Ceramics & Glass–Stacked Slab Box
• Molly Masterson–Honorable Mention–Photography–Circular Motion
• David Shapiro–Silver Key–Photography–Bouncing
• Ava Smith–Honorable Mention–Film & Animation–Crab Probe
• Kasey Stewart–Silver Key–Drawing and Illustration–Things We Carry
• John Troast III–Honorable Mention–Photography–Boy with pigeons
• Mingxi Wu–Silver Key–Drawing and Illustration–Adaptation
Carlisle students in bold.
Carlisle students on fall Dean’s Lists
• Patrick J. Forelli of West Street, a member of the Class of 2021,was named to the Dean’s List at Colby College.
• Meghan E. Parker of Bedford Road, a member of the Class of 2021, was named to the Dean’s List at Colby College.
• Laura Drinkwater of Fiske Street was named to the Dean’s List at Merrimack College. ∆