The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 19, 1999


Ryan Baxter to wed Emily Broda

Herb and Janet Broda of Wooster, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Emily Broda to Ryan Baxter, son of Ward and Susan Baxter of Hemlock Hill.

Emily is a 1993 graduate of Wooster High School, and a graduate of Northwestern University in 1997. She is an elementary school music teacher.

Ryan is a 1993 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and graduated from Northwestern University in 1997. He is pursuing a Master's Degree in Geography at Penn State University.

The wedding will take place July 24, 1999.


Hermine C. Ashby

Hermine C. Ashby of Hampstead, New Hampshire, formerly of Carlisle, died in a car accident in Hampstead on March 11. She was 82 years old. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Christina (Bedrit) Mednis. She was a long time Carlisle resident and had been a Hampstead resident since 1982. Mrs. Ashby was retired from the Dana Home Health Care facility in Lexington. She had also worked at the Children's Hospital in Boston. In her retirement, she had done volunteer work at the Parkland Hospital in Derry, New Hampshire.

She was the widow of James B. Ashby. She is survived by her son Gerald K. Ashby of Louisville, Kentucky, and a brother Adam A. Mednis of Lynn. She Is also survived by her nephews Philip and Paul Mednis.

A funeral service was held in the Bedford Funeral Home, March 15. Interment was at Green Cemetery in Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead, New Hampshire 03841.

· Eric Peters of Carleton Road, a co-founder and chief scientist at Avid Technology Inc. of Tewksbury, was on hand February 27 in Beverly Hills, California when his company won an Oscar for its Film Composer, a digital film editing system.

Film Composer has revolutionized film editing making it faster, offering 24 frames per second.

This new system also allows editors more creativity and no frames are lost in the space between computerized editing and cutting. Some of the films up for Oscars this coming Sunday night that used Avid's new technology are: Life is Beautiful, Elizabeth, The Thin Red Line and Saving Private Ryan.

Avid's Film Composer received the only "technical achievement Oscar" to be awarded this year.

Peters, with his wife Carol, flew to Beverly Hills for the black-tie affair for which actress Ann Heche was mistress of ceremonies. Forty awards and plaques were handed out, the top award going to Avid's Film Composer, the last award of the evening.

As Eric Peters reports, the whole experience was very exciting, then adding "we stayed in the hotel featured in the film Pretty Woman.

· Gary Davis, Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, will be observing his twenty-fifth year working for the DPW in Carlisle. As a young man growing up in town, he began working for the department when his father Roger was superintendent.

· Mike Woods of Lowell Street, junior at MIT, was a member of the MIT hockey team that recently won the Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association Championship and traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 11 Nationals, where the 9-1 win over UCLA was the highlight of their trip.

· Lauren Delaney of Tophet Road, a sophomore at Bentley College, was in the starting lineup at third base when the Bentley College women's softball team opened its 1999 season against Allentown College and Delaware College at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last week.

· Michael F. Holland of Indian Hill Road has been appointed to the board of directors of Symmes, Maini and McKee Associates (SMMA). With over 25 years of experience in the design of civil engineering projects, he has been responsible for work on multidisciplinary development projects, environmental assessments, and stormwater management systems. Holland serves as principal at SMMA and senior civil engineer as lead site designer. He joined the firm in 1988.

· Middlesex Community College students from Carlisle who were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester include: Sarah Deveaux of Munroe Hill Road, Susan Hutchinson of Evergreen Lane, Thomas Lencki, Jr. of Judy Farm Road, Sarah Ann Siedlar of Lowell Street, and Sara Wolfson of East Street.

· James W. Murrough of Cross Street was named to the Dean's List at Emory College in Atlanta, Georgia for the fall semester.

· Fencer Ariana Klinkov of Orchard Acres Drive finished sixth in Montreal, Canada on February 28 in a tournament on the US circuit, moving her into fourth place in the US by 4 points. A week later, March 6 and 7 she fenced in Budapest Hungary, in the largest women's sabre world cup this season. She lost 15-10 to a German and finished forty-fifth. She still maintains her national rank of fourth.

The next world cup is March 20 and 21 at Peabody High School. This is a men's and women's sabre world cup and will have some of the top fencers from all over the world. Admission is free so come support this local fencer.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito