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Friday, March 8, 2002

Carlisle Mosquito Trash Party You're Invited!

Remember the bathing suit drying on your antenna last summer on the ride home from Spring's Brook, when it blew off somewhere between the parking lot and your driveway? Well, here's another chance to find it!

Like peepers and skunk cabbage, sure signs of spring in Carlisle, the annual Mosquito Trash Party is scheduled to take place the morning of Saturday, April 6, from 9 to noon.

The town-wide event, sponsored by this newspaper, is a cooperative roadside clean-up effort of Carlisle residents and Scout groups. Everyone is invited to scour the streets in their neighborhood for the past year's accumulation of cans and cups, bottles and bags, as well as the occasional stray tire and sofa cushion.

As has been the tradition, local civic-minded Scouts divvy up the off-road public areas of town and work their magic as equally caring adults concentrate on the major refuse-ridden routes within our borders. Contact Bob Orlando at 1-978-369-1690 or e-mail and let us know where you'll be working so we can retrieve the litter-laden bags around noontime.

If you live on a "low trash" or better yet a "no trash" street, but would still like to help, call or come by the booth in the parking lot next to Daisy's that morning and we'll suggest a stretch of street needing extra attention. Complimentary trash bags and refreshments will be available for all who stop by.

Volunteers with trucks or trailers are needed as well, and for students this is a great opportunity to earn a few hours of community service credit.

So, RSVP, find those work gloves who-knows-where-you-left-them last fall, and be seen at the major social event of the spring!

List for the fall semester

· Kylah McNeil of Munroe Hill Road, a junior at Georgetown University, was awarded First Honors.

· Heather Greer of River Road, a senior at Messiah College, was named to the Dean's List.

· Jennifer Connors of Ember Lane, a freshman at Gettysburg College, was named to the Dean's List.

· Karl Breuing of Spencer Brook Lane, a plastic surgeon with a practice at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, was named by Boston Magazine as one of the top doctors in Greater Boston.

The list of top doctors includes 170 physicians in 23 fields of medicine including endocrinology, pediatrics, cardiology and oncology, among others. Boston Magazine generated this list by surveying hundreds of the doctors' peers as well as members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, who answered this question: "To whom would you send a loved one who was sick?" Those results were back-checked against the physician profiling system of the State Board of Registration in Medicine.

According to Boston Magazine, Boston ranks first among all cities in the nation in research funding. The five independent hospitals that received the most support from the National Institute of Health in 2000 are all in Boston.

· Anything Goes. On February 27, the Concord-Carlisle High School cast and crew of this year's musical, Anything Goes, staged a full dress rehearsal for Concord-Carlisle senior citizens. Over 100 seniors enjoyed the rollicking music and constant laughs of Cole Porter's 1937 production. Seniors were treated to a reception featuring "lifesaver doughnuts," "ship-shape cookies" and other themed refreshments.

"The audience was fantastic. They laughed and clapped, waved and sang. They gave the cast exactly the feedback they needed to feel inspired and ready for our five big performances," said Chuck Brown, choral and drama director at CCHS.

Anything Goes has three remaining performances on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. at CCHS.

· Robin Emerson of North Road has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Catalyst, a B2B marketing and communications firm with an international clientele. As COO, Robin provides direct oversight for all business and financial operations. Prior to working at Catalyst, she was principal in her own agencies for the past 18 years.


Martin L. Bryant, M.D.

Martin L. Bryant, M.D., Ph.D., age 53, of Hickory Lane, died of cardiac amyloidosis at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 4. He was the beloved husband of Kim Bryant and proud father of John, Laura and Daniel. He was the son of Betty M. Bryant of Concord, and brother of William Bryant Jr. of Parker, Colorado.

Bryant received his B.A. from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California Medical School, he received his M.D. and Ph.D. in experimental pathology. He completed residencies in pediatrics and infectious disease. He was the author of numerous publications in the area of pediatric infectious disease and also held a number of patents.

For the last four years Bryant served as executive vice president of research and development for Novirio Pharmaceuticals.

He received a number of honors and awards from national medical organizations.

With his family, he attended the Carlisle Congregational Church. A service of celebration of his life will be held at the Westford Regency Hotel, 219 Littleton Road in Westford, on March 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marty to the Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito