The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 12, 2001

· Young adult author Nancy Garden of Ember Lane will be awarded the 2000 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, presented by the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. She will be honored during the American Library Association annual midwinter meeting in Washington D.C. on Saturday, January 13.

When her book Annie on My Mind, about two young lesbians who fall in love at school, was removed from the Olathe, Kansas school district's libraries in 1993, Nancy Garden began fighting the on-going battle for intellectual freedom. The book was ultimately returned to the library shelves after a successful civil lawsuit brought by a group of parents and students.

Garden continues to use her experience to educate and inspire, volunteering time to speak at libraries, workshops and conferences. She will be speaking at the Old South Meeting House Middays Program in Boston on January 18, 12:15 to 1 p.m. as part of the Banned Books series. The topic of her talk will be "Burned, Banned and Tried in Kansas: The True Story of Annie on My Mind.

· Kathleen McDonough of Maple Street, an alumna of Montserrat College of Art, will have a one-woman exhibition of her oil paintings. The show will be on view from January 15 to February 8 in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. McDonough's paintings depict New England landscapes and street scenes at different times of the day or evening. The college is located at 22 Essex Street in Beverly, 978-922-8222.


Julia Odile de Vries Reilingh

Oliver and Jennifer (Redmond) de Vries Reilingh joyfully announce the birth of their daugher Julia Odile, born on November 9, 2000 in GVeneva, Switzerland. Julia Odile is the granddaughter of David and Paula Redmond of Baldwin Road and the great-granddaughter of Dorothy McLaughlin of Church Street.


Our sympathy to...

Paul R. and Elisabeth Carpenter, Concord Street, on the death of Paul's father, Forrest A. Carpenter, on December 29, 2000. The noted conservationist and founder of the National Wildlife Refuge Association lived in Burnsville, Minnesota.

William J. McEvoy Retired engineer

William J. McEvoy, 69, a retired engineer who had resided on Heald Road since 1967, died Sunday December 24 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was the husband of Edith E. (Kammann) McEvoy.

He was born in Queens Village, New York, on February 21, 1931, a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Sieberlich) McEvoy. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Queens in 1949 and later received a degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a degree in physics from Adelphi University.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Mr. McEvoy retired in 1995 after 27 years as an engineer at Mitre Corp. in Bedford. Subsequent to his retirement from Mitre, Mr. McEvoy tutored mathematics and physics at Middlesex Community College and also tutored at the Robinson Public School in Lowell. He had previously been employed at Airborne Instrument Laboratory in Huntington, New York and the Hazeltine Corp. in Greenlawn, New York.

In the past, he had been a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. McEvoy enjoyed books and nature and he pursued the study of the McEvoy family's genealogy and his Irish heritage.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William J. McEvoy III of Carlisle; a brother, Paul McEvoy of Ocala, Florida; and a sister, Margaret M. McEvoy, of Amherst, Massachusetts.

He was the brother of the late Robert McEvoy, Eileen Schneider and Elizabeth Riordan.

The funeral was held December 29 from the Joseph Dee & Son Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord. A funeral mass was conducted in St. Irene Church. Interment followed in the family burial plot at Green Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Carlisle Firefighters Relief Association, P.O. Box 74, Carlisle, MA 01741 or Minuteman ARC for Human Services, 1269 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742.

Mosquito open house to feature Maine editor as guest speaker

The Carlisle Mosquito will host an open house and guest speaker at the newpaper's offices at 872 Westford Road on Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. Robin Beck of the Boothbay Register, a regional newspaper which serves the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Edgecomb, Maine, will speak about her experience and challenges over ten years as reporter and editor. In addition, Mosquito reporters, photographers and editors will be on hand to describe and demonstrate how the news in Carlisle is reported, in words and pictures, and how the paper is laid out.

The public is invited to attend, particularly anyone interested in becoming a reporter, photographer, or in assisting with other aspects of newpaper production.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito