The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 26, 2002


Josephine Gemma Palladini

Nina Nielsen and John Baker of Estabrook Road announce the birth of their first granddaughter, Josephine Gemma Palladini. She was born March 7, 2002, to the happy parents, Enole Nielsen and Daniele Palladini. Enole grew up in Carlisle and Daniele is a native of Milan, Italy. They presently reside in Rome, Italy, but are looking forward to moving to Gensano, a small town one hour away from Rome where they will be surrounded by olive trees, vineyards, and fruit trees ­ "just like Carlisle!"

Amelia Margaret Karle

Peter Karle and Carole Ackerman of North Road are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Margaret, born on April 9 at Beth Israel Hospital. Grandparents are Amy and Walter Karle of Little Neck, New York, and Michael and Peggy Ackerman of Mendham, New Jersey. Proud big sister Evelyn is looking forward to the new playmate.

Melissa Rose Scavongelli

Peter and Michele Scavongelli of Hutchins Road are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Melissa ("Missy") Rose Scavongelli, on March 31, 2002, at Beth Israel Hospital. Proud grandparents are Richard and Rosemary Scavongelli of Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Missy is welcomed home by big brothers and sisters, Ben, Jackie, Carly, Peter, Danny and Alex!

Sophie Olivia Larsen and Benjamin Peter Larsen

Jodie and Peter Larsen of Moncton, New Brunswick, joyfully announce the birth of their twins, Sophie Olivia and Benjamin Peter, on April 22, 2002. Auntie Karen of New Jersey as well as happy grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Iley of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Doris and Niels Larsen of Concord Street, are pleased to welcome the new additions to their family.

· Lucas Abend, age 10, of Rodgers Road took first place in the U.S. Competitive Climbing Association (USCCA) northern division competition in Portland, Oregon on April 20. The USCCA sanctions competitive climbing events throughout the United States.


· Dottie Harris of Nowell Farme Road is one of the artists whose works will be featured at the Open Studio Bradford Street Artists on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. The studio is located at 33 Bradford Street, West Concord, on the third floor. Harris will be displaying her table mats with hand- marbled paper design. Some items on display will be for sale.

· Reflections, the CCHS arts and literature magazine, edited by sophomore Ben Phillipo of East Street, is proud to announce the winners of its annual poetry contest. David Ballard, a junior, of Concord, took first place with his poem, Thoughts on a Little Tiny Voice. Freshman Albert Decatur of Estabrook Road, placed second with Their Questions, and John Wilson, a junior of Concord, placed third with an untitled entry. These poems can be found in the late winter issue of Reflections, available at the high school. Subscriptions are also available (for details go to the Reflections website: Reflections will sponsor an art contest in May.

· Jere Mead, chair of the Foreign Language Department at Concord-Carlisle High School, won the Boston Area Scrabble Tournament held April 12-14 at the Peabody Marriott Hotel. Competing against the top-ranked players in the U.S. and Canada, Mead had an impressive record of twelve wins and three losses, winning $550.

Beating the current National Scrabble Champion and former World Scrabble Champion, Mead now becomes the highest-ranked player in North America.

Our sympathy to . . .

Betsy Fell and her family of Patten Lane on the death of Betsy's mother, Alma Fell, 86, of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, who died on Saturday, April 20. The family is planning a memorial service for a later date.

Northern Italy Lakes tour a success for seniors

Joanne Willens, Ruth Pickard and Ted Read enjoy a lunch-time break in
Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Joanne Willens)
Joanne Willens, member of the council on aging (COA) and coordinator of travel tours for the group writes:

I would like to thank my group from Carlisle and surrounding communities. We had the nicest group of people on our trip and everyone had a great time.

I would also like to thank Matt Lordan, Richard Durgan and all the other Durgan Travel people for making it a wonderful experience for all.

Thanks to Ruth Pickard, and especially to Jim and Betty Elgin, for their parties (which included everyone.) Their help with waiters made for better service, which we all appreciated.

I would also like to thank Police Chief Galvin for protecting our cars left in the parking lot and for seeing us all off. Everyone was so helpful.

Jim Elgin (right) cheers on the waiters as the seniors eat their way
across the northern lake district of Italy. (Photo by Joanne Willens)

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito