The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 29, 1999

BIRTH

Alden Littlefield Harring

Vaughn and Heidi Harring of West Street are pleased to announce the arrival of Alden Littlefield Harring. She was born October 11 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Alden joins her older sister, Reilly.

Proud grandparents are George and Jill Reichenbach, also of West Street and Mac and Barbara Harring of Acton. Other local relatives are her aunt Linda Harring of Acton, cousins Bar and Bart Littlefield of Concord, and great aunt Judy Bateman of Littleton.

ENGAGEMENT

Nicole Driscoll to wed Nicholas Diaconis

Mr. and Mrs. Neil W. Driscoll of Carlisle and Chatham, Massachusetts are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole Rose Driscoll to Nicholas John Diaconis, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Diaconis of Timonium, Maryland.

Miss Driscoll, a 1991 graduate of Middlesex School in Concord, received her B.S. degree from the University of Vermont in 1995, and her M.Ed. from Lesley College in Cambridge in 1998. She is employed by Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. in Boston.

Mr. Diaconis is a 1990 graduate of The Boy's Latin School in Baltimore, and received a degree from Lehigh University in 1994. He is employed by Monster.Com in Maynard.

A May 2000 wedding is planned.

· Ken Jung of Stearns Street writes:

"I am herewith submitting a sample of genuine American chestnuts from my first bumper crop from this surviving tree. (I beat the squirrels to at least half of themabout 20+ pounds.)

Perhaps you would like to eat them hot, or use as stuffing in a turkey. My neighbors, the Markeys, who have the parent tree, slit the nuts on two sides from the tip (to keep them from exploding in the oven). Preheat to 400 degrees and heat the nuts for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, peel, and eat while still warm (as hot as your little hands and mouth can standthey don't peel so well when cool.) I have an odd oven and use 450 degrees for six minutes. Experiment to your taste. Have fun."

Ed. Note: The chestnuts will be used as stuffing in a Thanksgiving turkey by one of the editors.

· Unusual sighting! Colleen Estrada of Ledgeways Road spotted this albino Blue Jay in her yard on October 21. It was in with a flock of other Blue Jays feeding on the ground.

· The Diment Park Toddler Playground was rededicated with an opening party on Sunday, October 17. The playground was dedicated in honor of the late Gordon and Mary Diment for their many years of volunteer service to the town of Carlisle. Members of the Diment family were on hand to take part in the celebration.


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