The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 12, 2001

Friends and Neighbors

· Keith R. Baker of Curve Street is lighting designer of Ithaca College's fall production of Romeo and Juliet. As a senior B.F.A. theatrical production arts major, he was the master electrician for Dark Rapture, lighting designer of Legos and assistant technical director for Poppea. He has also been involved with the Aspen Dance Company in Aspen, Colorado, and Vision Quest Lighting. Baker is a 1998 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School.

· Nathaniel C. Byer of South Street, a student at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, has been named a Commended Student in the 2002 National Merit Scholarship Program. He received a letter of commendation from the school and from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Pig 'n Pepper winners

This year's Pig 'n Pepper BBQ Sauce and Pepper Contest was very successful. We had 74 contestants entering 331 entries in 55 categories. The Carlisle winners were:

In the Junior Division, Genevieve Carmichael, age ten, won first place for her "Patriotic Pepper" and for "Pepper Fight" pepper arts and crafts, as well as second and third place. Rose Carmichael, age seven, won first place for her "Hot Pepper Breath" pepper dragon, as well as second and third place. Lauren Means, age ten, won first place for her "Mr. Sun" in the pepper crafts eatable subcategory, as well as second and third place. She also won a special award for "Best Use of Peppers." In the six-and-under division of pepper crafts, Sarah Means, age six, took home first place for her "Pepper Girl and Her Pig/Porcupine" and Caroline Means, age five, won second place for her "Pepper People." Miranda Morrisson, age ten, won first and second place in the Pepper Scenes subcategory.

Rose Carmichael won the trophy for Top Junior Exhibitor and Rose and Genevieve Carmichael won the Best Pepper Arts & Crafts Trophy.

In the Amateur Division, Bob Orlando took first place for his artistic display of a "Capsicum Campfire," which also won a trophy for Best Artistic Display. Bob also won a trophy for the Biggest Pepper, and first place for the Funniest Pepper. In all, Bob won numerous first- and second- and third-place ribbons for his homegrown sweet and chili peppers and plants. John Putnam won four first-place ribbons for his homegrown chili peppers, including a special award for the Most Unusual Pepper, his "Rocotillo Joker's Hay." Carol Reed won third place for her Jalepeno/Serano & Cayenne Hot Pepper Salsa, and received a special award for "Fantastic Taste!"

In the Professional Division, Alison Saylor of Trade Secret Gardens won first place for her Chili Pepper Collection and first place in the Best Pepper Category.

Congratulations to all the winners. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Thanks to the Pig 'n Pepper volunteers

Lee Means writes -- We have many volunteers from Westford, as well as from other towns. The Carlisle volunteers include:

Registrars: Yona Carmichael (head registrar), Walter Zywiak, Amy Fennick

Computer Lap Top Expert: Lloyd Burke

Runners/Helpers: Judy Lane (head runner), Lauren Means, Genna Carmichael, Amanda Opolski, Michael Johnson

Head Hostess: Maureen Tarca

Judges: Phyllis Zinicola, Parkman Howe, Joan Parker, Terry Golson, Peter Chelton, Adam Feiner, Andy Feiner, Frank Rigg, Karen Rigg, Gabrielle Savage, Alex Parker, Marjorie Johnson, Louise Hara, Mary Grant, Judy Lane

Judge Host: Melinda Howe, John Putnam, Carly Saylor

Co-Chair Members: Alison Saylor, Peg Opolski, Lee Means

And a special thanks to Judy Lane, who helped out in many capacities.


Ralph G. Metivier A familiar face around town

Ralph G. Metivier, 80, a long-time resident of Carlisle, died unexpectedly at Emerson Hospital on Sunday, October 7. Born in Corinna, Maine, on May 2, 1921, he was the son of the late George V. and Nellie M. (Pomroy) Metivier.

From the photo file of Lois d'Annunzio

A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he served with General Patton's Third Army in the European Theatre. His 150th Signal Company, 10th Armored Tiger Division was involved in heavy fighting in France and later participated in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Mr. Metivier worked as a yard foreman and was associated with Concord Lumber Company before taking a position with Cooperative Yard Supply Co. in Cambridge, from where he retired in the mid-1980s. He then became a familiar sight to Carlisle residents with a part-time position at the Carlisle Transfer Station. A former Carlisle call firefighter, he was a member of Bedford Post No. 1628, V.F.W. and the 10th Armored Tiger Division Veterans' Association. He will be remembered for his great love of country music, his talent with the guitar and skills as a gardener in his early years.

He was the husband of the late Gertrude L. (Knutsen), who died in 1999, and leaves his daughter Carol Gendreau of Danvers; his sons, Richard O., and Robert G., both of Chelmsford, and Ralph E. of Carlisle; his sisters, Zelda Peirce of Newport, Maine; Dale Flint of Palmyra, Maine; and Gerry Richardson of Plymouth, Maine; and his brothers, Dennis Metivier of Corinna and Gilbert Adams of Newport. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Alison Gendreau.

Friends are invited to attend services in the Carlisle Congregational Church on Monday, October 15, at 11 a.m. The Reverend Keith Greer, pastor, will officiate. Following the interment in Green Cemetery, a reception will be held at the church. Visiting hours in the Macrae-Tunnicliffe Funeral Home, Thoreau and Belknap Streets in Concord, will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Carlisle Firefighters' Relief Association, P.O. Box 575, Carlisle, MA 01741.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito