The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 8, 2000


Jillian Lenna Chelton

Laura and Peter Chelton of Old North Road are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jillian Lenna, born November 11 at Emerson Hospital. Jillian joins her brother Richard, 5, and sister Carly, 3.

Grandparents are Anna and Richard Mullins of Bedford and Mrs. E. J. Rowe of Columbus, Indiana.

· Good-bye to "the mayor of Virginia Farme." For nearly 20 years, Ruth Kingsbury and her dogs Ginger and Nutmeg have walked the Virginia Farme and Munroe Hill neighborhoods twice a day. They walk even at times when the dogs have to be pushed in a carriage, because of Lyme disease or other physical problems. Ruth has been the town crier of the neighborhood, keeping neighbors posted on each other, and gathering them to work as a team on Westford Street for the Mosquito Trash Party. The Kingsburys are relocating to West Bath, Maine.

· Mary Klinoff, formerly of Concord Street, Carlisle, is a member of the Bilodeau family of Concord that lost their business, The Grasshopper Shop, to a devastating fire on November 22. The small shop on Main Street in Concord, part of a two story building housing four businesses, was consumed by an electrical fire that completely gutted the store. The Concord Fire Department, with mutual aid from fire departments in surrounding towns, had the fire under control within an hour.

In a conversation with the Mosquito this week, Klinoff said the family was "taking one day at a time. We lost $170,000 worth of stock and weren't insured for such a great loss." The family has been offered several spaces in Concord to set up shop, but with all their merchandise lost, they have no need for the space at this time.

"There are real caring people all up and down the Milldam," reports Klinoff. "We have received 150 letters from people which has made us realize what an asset our shop was to the community. We hope to reopen as soon as we can. This was a horrible experience but it was not a tragedy."

· James Robert Cassady, MD, of Old North Road, chair of Lahey Clinic's Department of Radiation Oncology, recently received the American Board of Radiology's Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions to that organization.

Cassady, who has been on the staff at Lahey Clinic since 1995, specializes in treating brain, head, neck and genital malignancies. He provides services at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Lahey Clinic Northshore in Peabody and Emerson Hospital in Concord. Cassady is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and is currently a professor at Dartmouth College.

Our sympathy to ...

Larry Moschini of Judy Farm Road and his children Christopher, Timothy and Rebecca, on the death of Larry's father Etalo Moschini, 89, of Athol, Massachusetts.

· In this tense post-election season, when all eyes are on the news, two native Carlisleans can be heard as commentators on TV and radio.

Heather Gerken, who grew up on Stearns Street and later moved with her family to Acton, has been a guest on Emily Rooney's "Greater Boston" which airs weeknights at 7 on Channel 2, as well as on National Public Radio and CNN. Gerken, now an assistant professor at the Harvard Law School and a specialist in Voting Rights and Constitutional Law, has been asked to analyze the events of the last month in Florida.

John Berman, formerly of Indian Hill, has been heard on WBZ Radio covering the Bush camp in San Antonio, Texas. Berman, the off-air reporter for ABC News, has been following Governor Bush for the past year, and has appeared on TV, as well.

· The Fenn School of Concord listed the following Carlisle students on the fall honor roll: Jack Carroll, Peter J. Carroll, Hugh Doyle, Nicholas J. Foley, Tudor F. Foote, Alexander Green, Alexander J. Hart, Siddharth K. Joshi, Bradford R. Mattison, Jess Petrie, Daniel T. Tattersall.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito