The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 19, 2001

· Ken Harte of Estabrook Road has been named the winner of the local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Conservation Award. The Old Concord Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution supports membership and activities in Concord, Carlisle, Acton, Bedford, Billerica, Marlborough, Hudson and Maynard. Harte received the Conservation medal from the DAR for "Dedication to the Preservation of the National Resources of Our Country, its Soils, Minerals, Forest, Water and Wildlife," at its December 7 meeting.

Harte is a 34-year resident of Carlisle who has made significant contributions towards conservation, environmental protection and the enhancement of local natural surroundings. He served on the Carlisle Conservation Commission for 14 years and has been instrumental in protecting Carlisle's open-space parcels, as well as Great Brook Farm State Park. He donates his time to local groups to promote environmental awareness and has been the organizer of Carlisle's portion of the Concord Christmas Bird Count. In 1989 he was awarded the Conservationist Award by the Carlisle Conservation Commission.

For more information on the DAR, contact Carlisle resident Avril Taylor at 978-369-2279.

· Ian Harvey, formerly of Carlisle and a graduate of the Carlisle Schools, placed first in the Utah Winter Games biathlon. Harvey won the men's open title in 27 minutes, 18.8 seconds. The competition which involves cross-country skiing and shooting was held in Soldier Hollow, Utah, on the same course that will be used in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Harvey, 32, who now lives in Heber, Utah, is training for the U.S. Olympic team.

· John Dowcett of Prospect Street, a well-known builder in the area, was responsible for a gift to the Carlisle Police Department that made it possible for the department to purchase a "much needed" second portable defibrillation unit. This donation made it possible for the police department to respond to a cardiac arrest, provide appropriate treatment and increase a patient's chances for survival.

· Dr. Judith Boccia of Virginia Farme Lane, a University of Massachusetts- Lowell faculty member, recently was awarded a $1 million, three-year grant for teacher training changes. As director of the Graduate School of Education's Center for Field Service and Studies, Boccia will co-direct the "Ready to Teach" program, which seeks to improve technology training for future teachers.

· Kathryn Meyer of East Riding Drive, a junior at Providence College, was named to the honor roll for the fall semester.

· Nichola Meserve of Woodland Road has been named to the Dean's List at Hamilton College for the 2000 fall semester. A sophomore at Hamilton, Meserve is a graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School.

Scholarship Fund established to honor Elaine DiCicco

The trustees of the Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund (CCSF) are proud to announce a newly named fund to honor Elaine DiCicco, who will retire as principal of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School this June.

Ed and MayBeth Sonn of Carlisle, parents of three CCHS graduates, generously donated $10,000 to establish the Elaine DiCicco Fund, a tribute to DiCicco's exceptional record as an educator and leader over the past 33 years.

"We are looking forward to naming the very first recipient of an Elaine DiCicco Fund scholarship this year," said Molly Eberle, chair of the Scholarship Fund board. "Elaine exemplifies those qualities of excellence, caring and vision that have made our educational system one of the strongest in the Commonwealth."

The Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund awarded grants to 56 students last spring, for a total of $88,500. The addition of this new fund provides another opportunity to support college-bound students every year.

To make a contribution to the DiCicco Fund or to assist in a community-wide effort to celebrate DiCicco's years at the high school, contact the C.C. Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 217, Concord, MA 01742.


Aidan Patrick Tudor Klein

Josh and Colleen Klein of Lowell Street are pleased to announce the birth of their son Aidan Patrick Tudor, born January 2 at Emerson Hospital. Aidan was the second child to be born at Emerson Hospital in 2001.

Aidan's grandparents are Mary and John O'Connor of Berkley Heights, New Jersey and Ernest Klein of Boston, Massachusetts.

Banta-Davis benefits from Eagle Scout service projects

· Andrew Boardman, Jeremy Boardman and Andy Stone, juniors at Concord-Carlisle High School, have completed their Boy Scout Eagle Service Projects. This is a requirement for senior Scouts who are close to earning the coveted rank of Eagle.

The boys, athletes as well as members of Carlisle Troop 135, identified a need for improvements at the Banta-Davis athletic fields. Andrew built an equipment storage shed, Jeremy fabricated two notice boards, and Andy constructed a fence at the entrance. To be successful, the Scout must demonstrate his ability to plan, coordinate and provide leadership throughout all phases of the project. Details included working with town departments on materials procurement and permit approvals, and organizing volunteer work crews comprised of adults and fellow Scouts. Now in place, these enhancements will benefit the greater Carlisle community as this site is heavily used by many youth and adult recreational sports programs.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito