The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 1, 2002

· Sarah Khederian of Pheasant Hill Lane will take part in "A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland," Dance Prism's interactive family dance event. Sarah will dance the part of a Rocking Horse Fly and as a knight in the Chess Match for Alice in Wonderland, Dance Prism's original ballet which is narrated for young audiences. Dance Prism, a touring ballet company that has performed throughout New England for nineteen years, will follow their ballet by an English tea with the story's characters. This will be performed at Collins Center in Andover on Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. and again at Tabor Academy in Marion on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets, including tea, are $16 for adults, and $10 for children and seniors. To order call Dance Prism's box office at 1-978-371-1038.

· Luke Bagnaschi of Evergreen Lane, a sophomore at the University of Redlands and 2001 All-American diver, placed first in the 1- and 3-meter diving at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), for the second consecutive year. This year's championships were held February 21-23 at the Cerritos Swim Center where Luke received scores of 496.35 and 503.70 in the 1- and 3-meter events. Luke will complete his diving season at the NCAA Division 3 Championships, to be held at the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio in March.

· Kenneth Walsh, Ph.D. of Judy Farm Road has been appointed professor of Medicine and director of Molecular Cardiology, a part of the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

YOUNG CARLISLE PIANISTS PERFORM. Shown above are four of the five musicians from Carlisle who performed at the Tewksbury Public Library on February 9. Tommy Veitch, of Pheasant Hill Lane, Julie Margolies, of Indian Hill, Sofia Palmer and Magdalena Prentice, both from Nathan Lane, and Emma Young, of Carleton Road, played marches at the library's Music Appreciation Day. Audience members played games and expressed themselves with drawings as they listened to music ranging from jazz, Broadway and classical styles. The Greater Lowell Music Teachers Association sponsored the event.

Dean's List students

· Dorothy Najda of Rutland Street, a freshman at Colby College, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

· Sarah Siedlar of Lowell Street, a junior at Bentley College, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

· Kristin Khederian of Pheasant Hill Lane, a freshman at the University of Delaware, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

· Hailey Sullivan of School Street, Andrew Schannen of Prospect Street, and Rebecca Rothenberg of Carlton Road, all seniors at Colby College, have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

· Caitlin Hoffman of Old Quarry Drive, a student at Columbia College, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

· David Carter of Brook Street, a freshman at Wheaton College, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

· Kylie Duff of North Road and Meredith Greeno of Concord are off to Milan, Italy to represent the United States in the "Spring Cut" skating championship this weekend.

The Lexington-based Haydenettes Synchronized Skating Team took the first step toward defending their National Championship last week. They placed first in the senior division at the USFSA-sponsored Eastern Regional Championships held in Lowell at the Tsongas Arena.

They wowed the crowd, combining precision maneuvers at top speeds while integrating spins, jumps and creative ballet movements into the routine. The 20-member team earned marks from 5.7 to 6.0 for presentation.

Coached by world-renowned Lynn Benson, the Haydenettes are 11-time United States Senior Champions. They were the opening feature at the 2001 United States Figure Skating Championships and have represented the United States at several world championships.

Greeno and Duff have been team members since the senior entry age of 15. Both are in the junior class at CCHS.

Carlisle faces in the Boston Globe

Architect Scott Simpson of Judy Farm Road was featured on the front page of the Living Arts section of the Boston Globe on Tuesday, February 19, He is the architect of the new Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. The Venetian is a 3,036-room hotel and casino complex that "celebrates the genuine fakeness of Vegas architecture as patrons gamble in Italian style," writes Alex Beam of The Globe. Simpson and Curtis Smith of Stubbins Associates in Cambridge worked together to create this hotel which is claimed to be the largest hotel in the world, in the fastest growing city in America.

Wendy Powell of Rutland Street and her adopted son Vanthy Rober from Cambodia are shown on the front page of the NorthWest Weekly section of the Boston Sunday Globe on February 24. Vanthy Rober was adopted through the Roteang Orphanage in Cambodia. The orphanage is run by a nonprofit organization, Sharing Foundation, cofounded by former Carlisle resident and physician Dr. Nancy Hendrie.

Because of poor record-keeping on the part of some orphanages in Cambodia, the US Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) suspended processing visa applications on December 21 for Cambodian orphans adopted by American parents. As reported in the Globe, the Roteang Orphanage has an exemplary reputation and parents awaiting adoption are urging the INS to resume processing visa petitions from orphanages that have high standards.

Dr. Hendrie is very concerned about the Cambodian children who are being turned away from over-crowded orphanages, as well as those children who remain in the orphanages and the parents who are waiting to bring them home to the USA.

Dr. Hendrie and the Roteang orphanage were featured earlier in the week (February 13) in columnist Ellen McNamara's article "Orphans wait for a chance."


Arthur Bisberg Engineering executive

Arthur Bisberg of Carlisle died in early February at his home on Fern Lane. He was 70.

Born in New Britain, Connecticut, where he attended local schools, Mr. Bisberg graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1954 and received a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956.

He began his engineering career at General Electronics Laboratories in the late 1950s. He was a founder and the chief engineer of Cambridge Systems, Inc., where he developed many of the early models of meteorological instrumentation now in use throughout the world. In the late 1960s Cambridge Systems became a part of EG&G, Inc., and Mr. Bisberg served as a vice president of EG&G until his retirement in 1987. He continued to support the instrumentation industry as an engineering management consultant until his death.

Mr. Bisberg was a prolific inventor, holding many patents in the fields of electronic and environmental instrumentation. He was a member of several societies and his work was widely published in international journals. To all who knew and worked with him, he was known as "an engineer's engineer," a true role model for the profession.

Mr. Bisberg was an active participant in local issues and served on the town's finance committee for several years.

He was the husband of the late Frieda (Jacobson) Bisberg. They were married for 47 years. He leaves a daughter Linda Abrams of Chicago, Illinois; a son Jeffrey Bisberg of Denver, Colorado; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the Stanetsky Funeral Home, 1668 Beacon Street in Brookline on Thursday, February 14.

Frieda Bisberg Retired Mt. Ida professor

Frieda Bisberg of Carlisle died in early February at her home on Fern Lane. She was 70.

Born in New Britian, Connecticut, where she attended local schools, Mrs. Bisberg received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1955.

She was a member of the staff at Mt. Ida College, where she served as professor of Interior Design for many years. Known for her artistic skills and sharp wit, Mrs. Bisberg operated her own interior design business, serving many professional clients in the Boston area over the years.

She was an avid gardener and dedicated home economist. As a victim of Alzheimer's disease, Mrs. Bisberg lectured other groups suffering with the disease for many years.

She was the wife of the late Arthur Bisberg. They were married for 47 years. She leaves a daughter Linda Abrams of Chicago, Illinois; a son Jeffrey Bisberg of Denver, Colorado; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the Stanetsky Funeral Home, 1668 Beacon Street, in Brookline on Thursday, February 14.

David K. Smith-Petersen
Vietnam-era Air Force captain

David Smith-Petersen, age 58, of Suffolk Lane, died peacefully at home from cancer on February 22. He was the beloved husband of Susan, proud father of Christopher and his wife Jennifer, Robert, and Elizabeth and stepfather of Thomas and Susan. He was the devoted son of Mary Emily Smith-Petersen of Naples, Florida and the late Porter C. Smith-Petersen and dear brother of Alan Smith-Petersen of Cincinnati, Ohio; Patricia Ventry of Pembroke, Virginia and Sara Frkonja of Sanford, Maine. He is also survived by a large and loving extended family and many faithful friends. He was a captain in the USAF during the Vietnam era.

In lieu of flowers, David requested contributions to New England Music Camp, 549 Spring Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06040, att: Davis Wiggin; or The Chewonki Foundation, 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, Maine 04578, att: Lucy Hull. A memorial gathering is planned with burial at sea.


Tyler Milliken Dooling

Sally Milliken and Jim Dooling of Byfield, Massachusetts, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Tyler, born Wednesday, February 20. Grandparents are Art and Lee Milliken of Estabrook Road and Annelie Dooling of Amagansett, New York, and Paul Dooling of Lake Placid, New York.

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