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Friday, November 24, 2000


Caitlin Frances and Jillian Christine O'Connor

Catherine and Mike O'Connor of Lowell Street welcomed twin daughters, Caitlin Frances and Jillian Christine, on October 15. The girls were born at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Everyone is doing well.

Grandparents are Frances and Milton Streeter of Bernardston, Massachusetts and W. Brian O'Connor of Amherst and Linda Kelleher of Madison, Connecticut.

ENGAGEMENT Adrienne d'Annunzio to wed John C. Hussey III

Mr. and Ms. Gabriel d'Annunzio of Laurelwood Drive, Carlisle and Ms. Margaret Evans of East Hartford, Connecticut announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrienne, to Mr. John C. Hussey III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hussey Jr., Boca Raton,Florida.

Ms. d'Annunzio graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1986 and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising of Los Angeles in 1988 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She is currently employed by Seabourn Cruise Line as a Charters and Incentives Coordinator.

Mr. Hussey graduated from Florida International University in 1986 with degrees in Business and Hotel Management. He is presently employed by Sysco Foods of South Florida as a Sales Manager.

The couple is planning a to be married on the beach in Bal Harbour, Florida, March 17, 2001.

Historical Society exhibit, through December 31

The forty-three "pieces of history" featured in the Collecting Carlisle's Past exhibition at Town Hall tell several interesting stories about Carlisle's past and how we discover that past. The exhibit, sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society, gives a brief glimpse of the Native American past through stone artifacts and rock formations discovered here. Next, objects found in homes and yards, such as shoes, clay pipe fragments and a glass bottle, suggest the more personal side of life in the non-native Personal Past section. The stories surrounding the discovery of the shoes and boots are compelling in themselves.

Carlisle was primarily a farm community well into the twentieth century. In the Working Past, farm tools, quotes and an account book highlight this aspect of Carlisle's history. The stores, cranberry and mill industries are also represented. Visitors can see the Red Lion Tavern sign which once welcomed weary eighteenth century travelers as it hung outside the tavern on what is now West Street. The lion, painted over during the American revolution (as it was a symbol of the British crown), is still visible in bas relief.

The final section of the exhibit, upstairs, features more recent objects which suggest how we re-create the past. A work-in-progress model house is paired with a sketch of the house; a modern wrought-iron candlestick is beside the photograph of an early twentieth-century piece and a sampler from the 1920s is shown with a photograph of one from the 1800s.

In the Clark Room visitors may see a short video recording with samples of interviews collected as part of the Carlisle Oral History Project. Everyone is invited to share ways he or she "keeps the past" alive in a special comment book.

Curators of the exhibit, Sarah Brophy and Stephanie Upton, undertook the project a year ago to coordinate with the "Art of Living in Carlisle" Program held in September. Since all of the Society and Town collection pieces are currently in storage, Brophy suggested that the Society invite people to loan items made in Carlisle. The exhibit happened, thanks to the sixteen generous lenders. The original concept changed focus as responses were received. It seemed appropriate to highlight how and why these items were "collected," as well as what they say about life in the past.

There is something of interest on view for all ages. The exhibit is open to the public during regular business hours through December 31 at Town Hall. In addition, Town Hall will be open four Sundays, November 26, December 3, 10 and 17, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for people to see the exhibit. Brophy and Upton hope it will make Carlisle residents and their guests pause and reflect on not only Carlisle's past, but everyone's personal past.

Arrangements may be made with either Brophy or Upton for short guided tours of the exhibit for special groups. Please call 369-5424 or 369-5409.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito