The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 31, 2002


Christopher Collins weds Mary Ringer

Chris Collins, son of Gail and Bud Collins of South Street, and Mary Ringer, daughter of Theresa and Melvin Ringer of Frederick, Maryland, were married in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Adamstown, Maryland, on October 27, 2001. Erik Collins served as his brother's best man and Peter Fohl, formerly of Carlisle, was among the groomsmen. The ceremony was followed by dinner and dancing at the Morning Side Inn of Frederick.

Mary and Chris met as teammates in an ice hockey league. They included hockey in their wedding plans by inviting guests who could arrive early to join them in a pickup game. Two days before the ceremony good sports from California to New England arrived with skates and a variety of skill levels to participate in a memorable event that was nonstop fun for players and spectators alike.

Mary is a graduate of Frostburg State University and is pursuing a master's degree at the University of Maryland. She is currently employed by the Western Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Chris attended Carlisle schools and was a member of the CCHS class of 1986. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and U-Mass, Amherst. He is employed by Structural Systems, Inc. with an office in Frederick.

Following a honeymoon in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Mary and Chris are at home in New Market, Maryland, with two cats and one very large dog.


Rachel Page Bryan

Marvin and Cynthia (Platais) Bryan of Hudson are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Page Bryan, born on May 14. Proud grandparents are Maris and Elizabeth Platais of Bedford Road and great-grandmother is Rachel Page Elliott of River Road. Rachel is also welcomed by grandparents Gary and Inge Nystrom of Raeford, North Carolina.

· Jessie Nock of Canterbury Court, Nicholas Rubenstein of Nickles Lane and Stephen Yu of Rutland Street will perform with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.

· Chris Bodnar of Judy Farm Road, a pitcher for the Williams College baseball team, earned NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors. He posted a 6-2 record with 53 strikeouts in 58 innings.

· Lizzy Thomas of Page Brook Road was recently inducted into the National Premedical Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta. Lizzy is a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire and a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She is a 2000 graduate of CCHS.

· Christopher Thomas of Page Brook Road was honored with the NAMBI Award at Berklee College of Music's Annual Spring Awards. Student drummer Thomas was recognized for outstanding musical and academic achievement. Each spring semester, students are nominated for awards by Berklee department chairs, faculty, and staff. The committee identifies students who have the potential to become leaders in the music industry. Berklee's Annual Spring Awards include tuition scholarships.

· Sam Petrie of Baldwin Road, a fifth grader at the Fenn School, and Littleton resident Charlie Streff, a longtime actor for the Concord Players, are featured in the short film Family Tree. Streff and Petrie first acted together at the Concord Players production of Honk! Streff was recently cast as the father in Little Women. Family Tree is the film debut for both actors.

The ten-minute film is about an ironic twist on an age-old family tradition, turning it on its head.

Friends, family and fans of Streff and Petrie can catch the premiere of Family Tree at the Newbury Film Series, June 5, 7:30 p.m. at Abe and Louie's Steakhouse, 793 Boylston Street, Boston.

· Wendy Putnam of Berry Corner Road, the BSO violinist and founder of the Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS), will be performing for the students at the Carlisle School on June 10 from about 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Her performance is part of an outreach and education effort CCMS is expanding in the coming season. The performance is also supported by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council. Putnam and Jerry Soucy, director, volunteers/education/outreach, are also developing a program for CCMS to be a resource for area music teachers, and to provide coaching and performance opportunities for local musicians interested in chamber music.

· Lois Dennison of Stearns Street, a Carlisle School sixth grader, joined her fellow members of the New England Valkyries Vaulting Team in performing a demonstration at the Norfolk County Agricultural Fair in Walpole. Vaulting is the sport of gymnastics on a moving horse. The team's coach, Rachel Webber, and their horse, Devon, have their home base at Apple Valley Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts.

Sun Microsystems 8th annual volunteer week in Carlisle

This year, in commemoration of Sun Microsystems' 20 years of involvement in local communities, Sun employees were given the option to take half a workday to join a volunteer project of their choice. "Our folks had a great time,"said Jan Binda, Sun's Boston-area corporate affairs manager. "These are people who are committed to giving back to communities. We become part of the community by locating here and volunteering is just part of being a full-fledged member of any community,"

On Friday, April 26, 13 volunteers from Sun's Chelmsford campus lent a hand raking and cleaning up the Duck Pond and office area at Great Brook Farm State Park. Led by team leader and inside sales representative Sherri LaCreta, this marks the second year that Great Brook Farm has been among Sun's Worldwide Volunteer Week projects.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito