The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 21, 2000


Jonathan Samuel Greer weds Jennifer Jackson

Jonathan Greer, son of Reverend and Mrs. Keith Greer of River Road and Jennifer Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jackson of Montgomery, Alabama, were married on January 22. Southern hospitality must have kept the threatening snow and ice storms at bay, as friends and family gathered at the First Presbyterian Church in Montgomery Alabama, with Rev. William Dudley, a friend of the family, officiating.

After a honeymoon in Georgia, the newlyweds were welcomed at a northern reception at the Carlisle Congregational Church, before leaving for Israel, where they are continuing their studies. A foot of snow greeted them in Jerusalem. Their roof leaked and their bed broke, but "we're doing a lot of laughing!"


Kerri E. Lufkin

Grew up in Carlisle

Kerri E. Lufkin of Hanover, formerly of Carlisle, died unexpectedly in her sleep at her home, Saturday, April 15. She was 31 years old. Born in Concord, November 5, 1968, she was the daughter of William and Charann (McFarlane) Brown of Heald Road.

Mrs. Lufkin was a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and attended classes at Middlesex Community College. She was a member of the First Religious Society of Carlisle.

She is survived by her husband, Edward P. Lufkin of Hanover; two children, Kristy and Patrick Lufkin of Hanover; her parents, William and Charann Brown of Carlisle. She was the sister of Erik Brown of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, and Viktoria Brown of Lexington, and was the niece of Margaret Kistler of Newton Falls, Ohio. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service was held at the First Religious Society of Carlisle on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment was in Green Cemetery in Carlisle.

Donations in her name may be made to The First Religious Society Memorial Fund, 27 School Street, Carlisle, MA 01741

Toby Wolfson Teacher and former realtor

Toby (Koritz) Wolfson, 66, resident of East Street, passed away April 11. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Robert Wolfson, mother of Mark Wolfson of Framingham and Sara Wolfson of Carlisle, mother-in-law to Karen Wolfson and Bill Holt. She was the loving grandmother to Aaron, Jacob and Wylie Wolfson, and sister to Lois Hopfenberg of Florida. She was also a wonderful aunt to Roberta Morgenstern of Wellesley, David Hopfenberg of Providence, Rhode Island, and David Wolfson of Phoenix, Arizona. She was a teacher for the armed forces in Germany and also taught in Providence. After retirement, she was a realtor in Carlisle, Concord and Lexington.

Services were held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, Brookline, on Friday, April 14. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the Hospice Program at Emerson Hospital, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, Massachusetts 01742.

·Ned Bennett, currently a writer for the Forum, and formerly its editor, is retiring from the Mosquito. His last column, a reprint of an article that first appeared in 1983, will be published this week. Bennett, who lived on Heald Road from 1981 until 1992, and then moved to Concord, served as Mosquito Forum editor until stepping down last year. After this week's issue, readers will no longer have the pleasure of reading Bennett's thought-provoking and erudite words that have appeared in this column for the past 17 years.

As editor of the Forum, this shy quiet man could always be counted on to bring a well-edited (when necessary) Forum column to the Mosquito office early each Monday morning. At the yearly Forum staff get-together, he often chose to share his keen observations.

To his staff of Forum writers, he was thoughtful, supportive and always respectful. He had a specific schedule for Forum articles, and would drive to the Mosquito office in his yellow Volvo to pick them up at 6:30 each Saturday evening. Writers would often get a call the following morning from Bennett asking for clarification or offering some suggestions.

"He was always interested in what I had to say and what I was trying to convey," remarked Forum writer Kathy Coyle. "He was an excellent Forum editor."

We here at the Mosquito will miss both Ned and his wife, Barbara Bennett, a former proofreader and now a contributing poet. Both of them have helped so much in making the Mosquito the paper it is. We wish them all the best as they take some well-deserved time for themselves.

· Jenn Fantasia and Georgia Guttadauro (pictured left) have been chosen by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) to attend the Drumlin Farm/Massachusetts Summer Camp in Lincoln.

Guttadauro and Fantasia were chosen from students entering third and eighth grade, respectively. Second graders wrote a few sentences about why they would like to go to the Drumlin Farm Camp and drew a picture of their favorite place outdoors. Seventh graders wrote a paragraph describing their favorite place outdoors, and told why it was important to them.

The CCF is committed to encouraging the appreciation of the outdoors and fostering an interest in the future of the environment in young people.

The recipients of this award will be asked to share their experiences with The Mosquito in the fall.

Carlisle finishers in the Boston Marathon, 2000

Ron Kmiec of Bingham Road, running his 27th consecutive Boston Marathon, finished with a net time of 3:39:06. In an event that drew 18,000, Kmiec reports it took almost three minutes before he could pull out of the crowd and really start running.

Once again he and his fellow marathoner from Pennsylvania, Neil Weygadt, who has been running the Boston Marathon since 1967, were able to join forces. They had a pasta supper the night before the race at Cafe Luigi's in Bedford and were able to run together for about 20 miles during the actual event. Kmiec was featured in a two-minute piece on a Channel 4 sportscast the night before the race, with shots of him training on Carlisle roads, as well as scenes of him seated at the piano in his home studio.

Susan Carlson of West Street, running on behalf of Dana-Farber, ran the course in 5:43:21. "It wasn't my slowest time, but the cold head-wind made it difficult," said Carlson, who was happy just to finish the race before the finish-line closed down at 6 p.m.

Caitlin Gaffey of Lowell Street, a MIT sophomore and graduate of CCHS, in her second bid, running unofficially, came in at 3:41.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito