The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 2, 2001

Friends and Neighbors

Werewolves, witches and goblins in the haunted woods are (left to right) Cassidy Lane, Doris Larsen, Evan Carter, Chip Carter, Amanda Caddell, Scott Evans and Barb Caddell.

· If you heard screams and laughter coming from the woods last Saturday night, it was because Amanda Caddell of Concord Street, a Carlisle fifth grader in Mrs. Hendrix's class, held a "Walk in the Haunted Woods" for her classmates and friends. Featuring characters including Count Dracula, the Werewolf, witches, Frankenstein and his bride, various goblins and trolls, children and parents alike were spooked and amused. Seventy-five people attended to kick off the Halloween season, and we're told a spooky good time was had by all.
Attention Kids!

The Mosquito wants your thoughts on Thanksgiving. Children in grades K through 8 are invited to tell the Mosquito "What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?" Responses will be accepted until November 12, and published in the November 16 issue. Drop off your brief submission (no more than 200 words) in the drop-box at Daisy's Market, or e-mail comments to Title your submission "Thanksgiving."

· Birgitta D. Knuttgen of Stearns Street recently appeared in the annual Boston Film Festival screening of new feature films, presented at Loew's Copley Place. She was cast in the role of a Christmas party guest in the film Treading Water which was shot last year in the North Shore area and screened on September 8 and 9. Knuttgen received her early theatre training in Scandinavia and at Bard College, New York. After twenty-five years of college teaching, punctuated by appearances in university, community and professional productions, she now enjoys semi-retirement while freelancing in the performing arts.

· Sara Keeler of Clark's Farm Road, a second-grader at the Carlisle School, asked her party guests to make a donation to the NYFD & PD Widows' and Children's Fund, in lieu of birthday gifts.

· Sean Walsh of South Street was formally inducted into the national collegiate honor society, Phi Eta Sigma. Sean, a graduate of the Carlisle Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle High School (class of 2000) is a civil engineering major at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. To be eligible for membership in Phi Eta Sigma, a college student must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and rank in the upper 20 percent of his class.

This pumpkin was donated by Ben Parra and Jonathan Mayer to the Mosquito after the Gleason Public Library Great Pumpkin contest with a note that said, "Thought you might need an extra reporter." (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)
  Shayna Erickson displays her carved and painted pumpkin in front of the library at the Great Pumpkin Spectacle on October 24 (photo by Lois D'Annunzio)
Gleason Library's 18th annual Great Pumpkin Spectacle
2001 winners
Decorated - Michael Drinkwater
Carved - Lea Reed
Carved & Decorated - Whitney Cook
First Grade
Decorated - Matthew Hill
Carved - Sarah Means
Carved & Decorated - Tyler Libby
Second Grade
Decorated - Allaire Langdon
Carved - Amelia Cox
Carved & Decorated - Alex Horvath
Third Grade
Decorated - Erica Caso
Carved - Dean Cote
Carved & Decorated - Melissa Mariano



In the last week's Mosquito article on Mark Green's appointment to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, it was incorrectly noted that Green had been a member of the Carlisle Conservation Commission. He actually had been a member of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation.

The photo on page 20 of last week's newspaper was taken by Mosquito photographer Midge Eliassen.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito