The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 7, 2000


Alison Stokes weds James DeWolfe

Alison Kendra Stokes, daughter of Lori Stokes of Mill Valley California, formerly of Carlisle, and the late Edward Stokes, and James Arthur DeWolfe, son of F. Jon DeWolfe of Westborough and Pamela DeWolfe of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were married October 2 in Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham. The double ring ceremony was performed by Father Gregory Hodgson.

Alison was escorted down the aisle by family friend Jim Kistler of Heald Road. She was given in marriage by her mother, Lori Stokes. Matron of honor was Kathleen May Witherell, formerly of Carlisle.The groom's father, Jon DeWolfe, was best man. Alison's brother, Derek Stokes, of Brighton, Massachusetts was among the groomsmen and Susan Kemp, sister of the groom, served as a bridesmaid. Brother Michael DeWolfe was a ringbearer and sister Jacqelyn DeWolfe was a junior bridesmaid. Linda Kistler of Heald Road offered a reading on marriage taken from "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran.

Wedding guests included former Carlisle residents Dorothy Pattison, now of Phoenix, Arizona, as well as Penny (May) Grady and her son James May. Special guests at the wedding were preschool children who have been in Alison's classes at Norfolk Children's School.

Alison is a graduate of the Carlisle Schools, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in 1989, and Curry College in 1993, where she earned a BA degree in early childhood education. She is a preschool teacher at Norfolk Children's School. Jim DeWolfe graduated from Natick High School in 1985 and is currently the Print Room Manager at Innovative Coatings in Medway.

Following a honeymoon to Disney World, Florida, Alison and Jim will reside in Blackstone, Massachusetts.

· Welcoming in the new year, the culmination of a millennial party held at the First Religious Society was the 20-minute midnight ringing of the steeple bell by party-goers. Adults and children were lifted off their feet by the pull of the bell rope. Doug Carmichael, father of Alison Saylor and Peter Carmichael of Carlisle, known locally as the leader of the Ancient Mariners, organized a five-piece swing band for the occasion with the help of Hal Sauer. Margaret Baltz Darling led a sing-along. A 406-piece puzzle made by Pagey Elliott was completely put together by 11:40 p.m. A Marx Brothers film was shown, games played, and fancy hats made. At 10:30 the group sat down to enjoy a potluck supper.

The party, attended by 50 members and friends of the church, was the brainchild of George Bishop, who had help from many people in organizing this joyous celebration.

· Ralph H. Pope of Lowell Street, chairman of Matheson Higgins/Congress Press (MHCP) in Woburn, has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Printing Industries of New England (PINE), a 113-year-old trade association serving more than 500 printing and graphic communications companies in five New England states. Pope served most recently as vice chair of the board and as a member of PINE's Executive Committee. He was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1993.

· Liam McNeill of Monroe Hill Road, a sophomore at CCHS, was named to the honor roll for the fall term. His name was inadvertently omitted from the CCHS honor roll published in the December 17 Mosquito.

· Y2K dinner party a smashing success! Verna Gilbert, a member of the group planning a special Y2K dinner party for New Year's Eve that was featured in the December 17 issue of the Mosquito, had nothing but praise for the "black tie" affair her group of winers and diners put on for their 16th year of celebrating together. "A good time was had by all," said Gilbert. "We all looked handsome and beautiful, and no uninvited guests crashed the party," she added with a smile. "It was a late night. Two o'clock in the morning for us old fogies was pretty late. There were no Y2K problems and the food was yummythe choice of food and wine was superb."

Gilbert reports that the balsamic roasted onions recipe that appeared in the newspaper should be baked at 400°F. degrees for 15 minutes, not 500°F., as directed by the magazine which published the recipe.

· David Lakness of Cranberry Hill Lane, former vice president of software engineering at Keyfile Corporation, is joining Eastman Software as the company's new chief technology officer. David will report directly to the president of Eastman Software and will participate as a member of the senior management team. He will also direct all software engineering at the company.

· Alex N. Beavers of Woodbine Road has joined Thomson Industries, Inc.,of Port Washington, New York as chief executive officer. In making the announcement, former chief executive officer John Thomson said, "Alex is eminently qualified to direct the company as we enter a new century and face the challenges of a global economy. He brings to Thomson the expertise necessary to build upon our strengths as the industry leader in linear motion and control technology. His experience includes an in-depth working knowledge of manufacturing process improvement, supply chain management optimization, and e-business solutions to manufacturing companies in a variety of industries."

· Glen Urban of Pine Brook Road, the David Austin Professor of Marketing in the Sloan School at MIT, has won the Charles Coolidge Parlin Award from the American Marketing Association and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. It is given to "industry leaders who have expanded researchers' arsenals of concepts, methods and models for measurement; helped expand the use of existing methodologies; and demonstrated leadership in stimulating the use and appreciation of marketing research."

Professor Urban has co-authored five books and founded or co-founded five firms. An MIT faculty member since 1966, he was dean of the Sloan School from 1993 to 1998.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito