The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 27, 1999


Leandra O'Neill Klein

Joshua and Colleen Klein of Lowell Road are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Leandra O'Neill, born August 8, at Emerson Hospital. Leandra joins big sisters Meghan and Jordan.

Grandparents are Mary L. and John J. O'Connor of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and Ernest V. Klein of Boston.

Mia Elizabeth Royce

Francine and Ethan Royce of Elizabeth Ridge Road are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Mia Elizabeth on May 25 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mia is welcomed by her brother Sam and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hurwitz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Drs. Jacqueline and Paul Royce of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.


Joseph Ziehler II and Frida Polli

Marcia and Joseph Ziehler of Acton Street announce the marriage of their son Joseph to Frida Polli, daughter of Janet and Rolando Polli of Geneva, Switzerland and Milan, Italy. The June 26 weekend wedding and reception was celebrated at the Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont.

Frida is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard University. She is pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. Joe is a lifelong resident of Carlisle and a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and Northeastern University. He is employed as a Senior Research Scientist at Physical Sciences in Andover.

Following a trip to Italy, the couple will reside in Carlisle.

· Gerald Smith of Hemlock Hill Road has been selected as the leader of the local Latter-day Saints congregation in Littleton. Smith was recently sustained as the Bishop of the Littleton First Ward along with the First Counselor Mark Durham of Concord and Second Counselor Steven Hardy of Acton.

Many Assignments

There is no paid ministry in local congregations. The members who are called by priesthood leaders to contribute in various capacities carry out the work through volunteer service. Smith has served in many church callings and assignments throughout his life. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 19, Smith served a two-year mission for the church in the Boston area.

After his mission, Smith attended the University of Utah. At the university, he met and later married, Betsy Soutter, who is from Concord. The couple moved to the Boston area in 1975 where Smith attended and graduated from Brandeis University, Harvard Business School, and Boston University. The Smiths have three children, Bryant, 21, Caranine, 19, and 16-year-old Lindsay.

Smith is a member of the Marketing faculty of the Boston College Carroll School of Management, teaching Strategic Pricing Management, Marketing Operations Management, and Marketing Communications and Promotion. He is also Senior Fellow at the Strategic Pricing Group, Inc. Smith has consulted and lectured broadly in professional forums in North America and Europe and has had research papers published or cited in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal.

"The call to serve was not something I was expecting," Smith said. In fact, quite the opposite was true. The Smiths were preparing their home for sale and were planning to move to Ipswich. Those plans are now on hold. "A call to serve as Bishop is an honor that I never would consider turning down," Smith said. "We won't be moving for some time now," he added.

· Chuck and Carolyn Capetta of Hillside Drive just competed in the World Veterans Athletic Championships held in Gateshead England, July 29 through August 8. Over 5900 athletes, ages 35 to 94, from 74 countries, took part in multiple track and field events, each organized in five-year age spans (i.e. 35-40, 41-45, etc.)

Carolyn Capetta was awarded the Silver Medal in the 800 M sprint with an American record time of 2:40 (60-64 age group.) She also received the Bronze Medal in the 4X400 M relay (team U.S.A.).

Chuck Cappetta ran his personal best in the 200 M sprint in a time of 40.60 (65-69 age group), and threw the discus approximately 25 meters.

Congratulations to our senior athletes.

· Rachel Schneebaum of East Street, a seventh-grader at the Carlisle School, just returned from the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship in Fort Worth, Texas, where she was one of the three riders representing the state of Massachusetts. This competition, which is by invitation based on performance, included riders from as far away as Switzerland and Alaska. Rachel and her horse Pars Silver Bar represented us well.

· Karen Liessner and Paul Lamoreaux were married by Father Thomas Donohoe on August 15 at St. Irene Church. It was truly a neighborhood event. Paul and Karen grew up across the street from one another during the sixties on Bellows Hill Road. Seamstress and family friend Evelyn Breitenbach, who lives just down the street, made Karen's dress. Former neighbors Betsy Matthiessen and her daughter Madeline Kyle were bridesmaids, along with Paul's sister, Shirley Lamoreaux McGonogle and Karen's sister, Alinda Liessner Zawierucha. Chris Liessner, a former playmate of Paul's 30 years ago, was the best man. Well-known Carlisle baker and mother-of-the-bride Janet Liessner made all the food for the reception; Cindy Liessner served as official photographer. Patty Liessner Kalil, just returned from Brazil, frosted the wedding cake and neighbor Jonathan Willard helped Greg Liessner at the grill. Jonathan Kyle operated the music system. For long-time Liessner family and friends, this was a grand wedding celebration and, to make it even more special, Karen and Paul were the first couple who grew up in Carlisle to be married at the new St. Irene Church.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito