The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 9, 1999


Jeffery Eugene Costanza

Elizabeth and Gene Costanza of Stearns Street are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jeffery Eugene Costanza born March 3 at Emerson Hospital. Jeffery joins his brother Samuel. Grandparents are Gene and Ann Costanza of Reading, Massachusetts and Mike and Carol Diaz of San Jose, California.


Eben Courant to wed Jennifer Klimko

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Klimko, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann to Eben Cray Courant of Manhattan, New York. Jennifer is a graduate in economics from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and is currently an assistant vice president of Financial Modeling for Citibank in New York. Eben is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Courant, of Virginia Farm Lane, and is a graduate of Boston University in English Literature and the City College of New York in Landscape Architecture. Eben is currently an associate at Site Design Associates in Greenwich, Connecticut. A May 29 wedding is planned in Uniontown.


Kristin Helms weds Scott Forsberg

Kristin Marcia Helms and Scott Alan Forsberg were married on January 2, 1999 in Norwich, Vermont.

The bride is the daughter of Donald and Jane Helms of Norwich, and the groom is the son of Charles and Joanne Forsberg of Autumn Lane.

The bride was attended by Alison Jane Helms as the best woman. Bridesmaids were Sisley Tiernan-Forsberg, Bethany Helms, Lindsay Lyons, and Jennifer Richard. The flower girl was the bride's niece Madeleine Jane Feldman. The groom was attended by Robert Eric Forsberg as best man. Ushers were Andrew Forsberg, James Forsberg, Jeffrey Helms, and Todd Richard.

The bride is a graduate of The College of Wooster and Northeastern University. She is employed as a speech language pathologist at North Shore Children's Hospital. The groom is a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and St. Lawrence University. He is working in an analytical laboratory at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Following a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple is residing in West West Concord.


Barbara Bentley Former President of Bentley Realty

Barbara "Myrne" (Howard) Bentley, of East Riding Drive, died March 24, 1999.

Mrs. Bentley is remembered for her enjoyment of horseback riding, polka and reading. She was a former president of Bentley Realty Co.

She is survived by her children, Louis Bentley Jr. and his wife Barbara, Claire Kelley and her husband Jack all of Florida and Frederick H. Bentley and his wife Ellie of Brook Street; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She leaves many friends, in Carlisle, Bedford and Lexington, including Laurie Tema-Lyn and Ron O'Reilly of Bedford Road.

A funeral service was held March 27 at the Shawsheen Funeral Home, Bedford. Burial was private.

Frederick Bentley writes: Barbara Bentley was born on December 23, 1906, 92 years ago, in Grafton, Massachusetts, on a farm which was deeded to her ancestors before the Revolutionary War. Her great-grandmother was Sarah Gates, granddaughter of General Horatio Gates.

She graduated from Medford High School, jumped into a Model "T" touring car with her mother, and nine days later arrived in Palm Beach, Florida, where the two of them began working in the Breaker's Hotel dining room. The following year, on the west coast of Florida, Barbara met her future husband Louis. They eventually married and raised three children during the Depression. While their children were in school, and a great war was going on, Barbara answered her civic call, and found employment with Raytheon Corporation in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The war years brought about many changes to our country, many men and women went to war, while others were needed to work the industries here at home. Barbara became more self-confident——a can-do, will-do mentality took hold. She and her team at Raytheon were awarded the Navy's "E" several times for their assembly of radar units. She later used this confidence to learn the real estate business from the bottom up, all the way to owning and managing two offices in Bedford. Family injuries and illness forced many changes, and ultimately led to her retirement. She resided in Carlisle for the past 37 years.

· Kylie Duff of North Road, an eighth grade Carlisle student, is a member of the national champion skating team, The Ice Mates. The Ice Mates, a novice level team that skate out of the Hayden Recreation Centre Figure Skating Club of Lexington, won the Gold Medal for skating as a single unit executing complicated maneuvers and foot work at high speed.

· Dr. Merrill Liteplo of Curve Street, a member of Dermatology Associates of Concord, was recently named to the "top doctors" list of Boston Magazine.

·CCHS students Vincent Siegel of Wolf Rock Road and Jess Markey of Stearns Street, members of the New England Conservatory's Senior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble, played in Carnegie Hall Friday, April 2, participating in Field Studies International Concerts. They also enjoyed seeing the Broadway musical, Ragtime, and sight-seeing in New York City.

· Margaret Rolley of Litchfield Drive, a freshman at Brooks School in North Andover, has been named to the honors list for the fall semester.

· Marking its critical role in changing the lives of thousands of eastern Massachusetts youth and their families over the past two decades, one of the largest comprehensive human services networks is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its residential school program this month. To celebrate, Concord-Assabet Family and Adolescent Services, Inc. (CAFAS), is honoring 20 individuals and organizations at its sixth annual spring gala at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum April 30. Among the honorees are State Street Corporation, Raytheon Company, Thomas E. Leggat, and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. Individuals from Carlisle who will be recognized are Arthur Milliken of Estabrook Road and Grant and Helene Wilson of Clark Farm Road.

Middlesex School honor roll

Honors with High Credit - Charles Nadja, David Simpson, and Samir Trehan.

Honors with Credit — Andrew Dewing, Benjamin Herter, Dorothy Nadja, Mark Powers, Hilary Shepard, Alexander Tee, and Laura Watson.

Improvement Prize — Mark Powers.

· Susan Carlson of West Street will be running the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in the Boston Marathon on April 19. She will be running to raise money for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge cancer research. Over the past nine years Marathon Challenge runners have raised more than $6 million to support two dozen scientists in innovative research programs.

· Joann Driscoll of Curve Street reports sighting a very large bear on Friday night crossing the road near Route 225 and Curve Street.


It was the Carlisle School, not the Carlisle Education Foundation, that sponsored "The Present and Future of Education Reform" with keynote speaker Dr. John Silber on Saturday, March 27.

Jess Petrie received Effort High Honors on the Fenn School honor roll.

Students selected for district band

Eleven students from Carlisle's Middle School Senior Band were selected to participate in this year's Massachusetts Northeast Junior District Band Orchestra. Over 800 students in seventh through ninth grade, from 80 middle and high schools across the region, auditioned at North Andover in January. Less than 200 students were chosen to perform in one of the two instrumental ensembles.

It was noteworthy that the Carlisle musicians once again received high placements in their respective sections; for example, both Stephen Yu (principal clarinet), and Megan Roberts, (assistant principal flute) were selected for the orchestra, while Kate Peterson (oboe), Jessica Nock (trombone), and Nick Rubenstein (French horn) were placed at the top of their sections in the band. Sean Carroll-Cronin and Charlotte Siegel performed on trumpet, while Zane Schweer and Ben Phillippo were awarded seats in the highly competitive saxophone section. Mike Finizio and Craig Ferraro did their part to support the band's low brass section.

Students rehearsed for four hours on both March 5 and March 19, and all participated in a wonderful concert on Saturday, March 20 in Lowell High School's new auditorium. Carlisle was well-represented by these fine student musicians, and all should be congratulated.

Tom O'Halloran is the Carlisle School band director.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito