The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 16, 2001


Sarah Cody weds Paul Rector

Sarah Cody, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cody of Hemlock Hill, and Paul Rector, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rector of Newport, Rhode Island, were married on September 30 at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord. The bride, who wore her mother's 1966 wedding veil, was attended by her sister Jennifer Cody Bartkus as matron of honor. Her eight bridesmaids included Jenny Rigg of Carlisle and Christine Prokopsi of Concord.

The groom's brother David Rector served as best man, while eight groomsmen were ushers.

Sarah is a 1991 graduate of CCHS. She graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1995 and is currently a news reporter for WTIC-TV in Hartford. Paul is a 1991 graduate of Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He also graduated from Trinity College in 1995 and is employed by E*Trade Group, Inc. as a director of sales.

Following a wedding reception at the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, the couple took a honeymoon trip to Kauai, Hawaii.

The couple resides in Fairfield, Connecticut.


Abigail Diana McElroy

Steve and Lisa McElroy of River Road are delighted to announce the birth of Abigail Diana McElroy on February 1 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Abby joins big sister Zoe, 1 1/2. Proud grandparents are Michael and Veronica McElroy of Cambridge and Richard and Valerie Tucker of Argyle, Texas.

· Howard G. Knuttgen, Ph.D., of Stearns Street, was awarded the Olympic Order in recognition of his contributions to the Olympic movement and to international sport. At a ceremony that took place on December 11, 2000, in Lausanne, Switzerland, IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch presented Knuttgen with his award. The Olympic Order is the supreme honor granted to individuals by the International Olympic Committee.

Dr. Knuttgen has chaired the Sub-commission on Publications in the Sport Sciences of the IOC's Medical Commission for the past 12 years and has coordinated the publication of The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine and the series, Handbooks of Sports Medicine and Science. Additionally, he has been instrumental in developing the world's most complete and authoritative collection of sports medicine and sports science at the Olympic Museum Library, which is located in Lausanne.

Knuttgen has had an academic career in teaching, research, and service in exercise physiology and sports medicine since 1960. He is currently Lecturer on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard University/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Professor Emeritus of Applied Physiology, Penn State University.

Young musicians accepted to festival

The Carlisle Schools' music department is pleased to announce that eight instrumentalists and four vocalists have been accepted into this year's Massachusetts Northeast District Junior Festival. These orchestra, chorus, and band honors ensembles are comprised of selected students in grades 7-9 from over ninety middle schools and junior high schools throughout northeastern Massachusetts. Carlisle musicians performed in a rigorous audition at North Andover Middle School on January 2, and those accepted will rehearse during the week of March 5, and perform a concert in Lowell on Saturday, March 9.

Accepted into the orchestra were Chris Daniels (highest score for all brass performers!), tuba; Jacqueline O'Kelly and Elizabeth Cheever on trombone; and Hannah Roberts, French horn. It is unusual for so many eighth-grade wind players (from one school) to be asked to perform with the festival orchestra. These positions are traditionally reserved for ninth graders because of the extensive musical and technical demands of the music. Band members will include clarinetists Christine Shaver and Molly Crowther, flutist Stephanie Abend, and Zack Rubenstein on french horn.

Four members from the Carlisle Middle School Chorus (Catherine Pringle, director) were chosenJennifer Fantasia, Aaron Marks, and Amy Chateauneuf (all eighth-graders), and sixth-grader Oliver Bojanic.

Other students who conscientiously prepared their audition material but, unfortunately, were not chosen for this year's festival included Jennifer Zuk and Katie Brown on flute, Brian Yu on trumpet, Melissa Andrews on clarinet, Cherag Kapadia on alto saxophone, Laura Ferraro on oboe, Devon Jeffers on french horn, Kenny Hwu on violin, and chorus members Samantha O'Keefe, Elise Mostello, and Cheryl Davis.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito