The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 15, 2000

· Paul J. Kress of East Riding Drive is the first-ever recipient of the Francis W. Sargent Conservation Award presented by Governor Paul Cellucci on December 12 in the Governor's office. The award will be given annually in recognition of a significant contribution by an individual or organization to the conservation of natural resources in the Commonwealth.

Named for former Governor Francis W. Sargent, an avid conservationist who served as Director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the award is given by the Fisheries and Wildlife Board following a nomination and selection process. "Paul Kress represents the environmental ethic that Governor Sargent would have been proud of," said Environmental Affairs Secretary Bob Durand.

Paul Kress is widely known as a conservationist, environmentalist, educator, outdoorsman, sportsman and writer. His list of environmental awards and affiliations includes more than a dozen awards from the New England Outdoor Writers' Association for his columns, opinions and humor pieces. He has also been honored by the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation; Gun Owners Action League; Worcester, Middlesex and Essex County Leagues of Sportsmen; Mahar Regional High School Fish 'N Game Club and the National Wildlife Federation.

Kress is a familiar sight at the State House where he worked for the Environmental Lobby of Massachusetts and is a fixture at Fisheries and Wildlife Board meetings, public hearings and was an associate member of Mass. Wildlife's Nongame Advisory Committee from 1983 through 1988. He is also a current or former member of Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Bay State Trappers Association, Massachusetts and National Audubon Societies and the State Rifle and Pistol Association among others.

BIRTH

Jillian Lenna Chelton

Laura and Peter Chelton of Old North Road are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jillian Lenna, born November 15 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.

Emma Aiste Keeler

Thomas and Mary Keeler of Clark's Farm Road are pleased to welcome into their hearts and home their new daughter, Emma Aiste Keeler, born September 29, 1998 in the Alytus District of Lithuania, where she lived in an orphanage until November 13, 2000. Emma was welcomed to her new home in Carlisle on November 18 by her parents and her older sister Sara.

The proud grandparents are Lawrence and Gloria Albertelli of Arlington, Massachusetts, and Ruth T. Keeler of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

WEDDING

Skip Comstock weds Jennifer Barnett

Skip Comstock and Jennifer Barnett were married on October 7 at the Snow Park Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah. The groom is the son of Cathy and Dave Comstock of 99 Pine Brook Road and the bride is the daughter of Jan and Dave Barnett of Englewood, Colorado. Jen recently completed her Ph.D. in atmospheric physics at the University of Utah and currently holds a research position at the U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest Laboratory in Richland, Washington. The couple resides in Richland, and Skip is temporarily flying down to Salt Lake City three days a week to continue working on civil engineering projects with Envirocare of Utah.


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