The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 28, 2002


Keziah Anne Wilde

Keziah Anne Wilde was born on June 4 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. Her parents are Sarah Huber and Parke Wilde. She joins her 22-month-old brother Isaac at the family's home in the District. Her grandparents Ernie and Ellen Huber of Partridge Lane, and Margaret and Ted Wilde of Miami, and her great-grandmothers, Margaret Wilde of Miami and Janet Dickey of Haverford, Pennsylvania, also welcome Keziah.

Anna Isabel Jimenez Lucia Grace Jimenez

Lori and Ray Jimenez of Rutland Street are pleased to announce the births of their daughters Anna Isabel and Lucia Grace on May 20. The proud grandparents are Lillian and Angelo DeBenedictis of Carleton Road and Maria and Ray Jimenez of New City, New York. Annie and Lucy were welcomed home by big sisters Lilly and Rosie.


Costas D. Papaliolios Harvard professor of physics

Costas D. Papaliolios, 71, of Long Ridge Road, professor of physics emeritus at Harvard University, died of lung cancer on June 6.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1931 to Greek immigrant parents Helen and Demetrios Papaliolios, both from the town of Limni on the island of Evria, Papaliolios attended PS 92 and Brooklyn Tech before earning his B.S. in physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Following stints at Bell Labs, Motorola, and the U.S. Army, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University, where he taught from 1965 until his 2001 retirement.

In a recent burst of creativity, Papaliolios helped devise an elegant method to search for planets orbiting distant stars. By using a specially tailored square telescope aperture instead of the usual round one, a star's glare can be suppressed so that nearby planets may be better seen. This furthers one of NASA's main goals for the coming decades.

"Cos will be missed by his many friends and colleagues, and particularly by his former graduate students and by very many former undergraduates to whom he taught physics in his quiet and illuminating way," said Irwin Shapiro, Timken University Professor and director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

In rare praise, The Confidential Guide to Courses, a student-produced handbook noted for its no-holds-barred harshness, stated "Professor Costas D. Papaliolios, in addition to his melodic name, is a wonderful human being. Always happy to see you, he welcomes questions from the class and his door is always open."

Costas Papaliolios is survived by his brother Achilles and two sons, Dimitri, of Carlisle, and Andreas, of Sunnyvale California. A memorial service will be held at an upcoming date. Please contact Harvard's Department of Physics at 1-617-495-2620. Contributions to the Prof. Costas D. Papaliolios Memorial Scholarship Fund are encouraged. Contact the Harvard Office of the Recording Secretary at 1-617-495-1750.

Bicentennial markers

Siobhan Galligan stands with one of the markers.
Have you been around town and seen markers in the ground about 3' high, with yellow numbers on them? Have you ever wondered what they are for? Fifty markers were put in during the bicentennial year, 1976, to show historic points of Carlisle.

My name is Siobhan Galligan. For a Girl Scout project I offered to go around and see if all the markers are still where they were put in 1976. Looking for 50 markers, I found only 22.

I believe that a lot of the markers that I didn't find either rotted or were taken out by a homeowner who thought it was on their property. If you are planning to take out one of these posts or know someone else who is planning to, please don't. They are all on town property so it shouldn't be your decision to take them out.

If you drive through Carlisle center and down Concord Street regularly, you may see marker #1 near Hartwell Road. This shows the area on which the house of Sergeant David Hartwell of the Concord Minute Men once stood around the mid 1700s. Another marker that I was unable to find stood at Berry Corner identifying an area once the corner of Acton, Concord, and Carlisle. Although the exact site is unknown, a large pile of stones was placed and may still be there, indicating what may be this corner. Marker #21 on North Road shows the area of an early 18th century mill village, which, in old Chelmsford records, is referred to as "The City." A watch for neighboring Indians was kept continuously from a stone garrison house nearby.

If you wish to have a map and brochure of these markers, they will be available through the Historical Society starting Old Home Day. You can contact me if you wish to tell me about a marker that you have seen.

COA trip to Maine

Come join the Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, August 28 — 30. The trip will include round-trip travel via charter deluxe motorcoach, two nights stay at the Cap'n Fish's Motel in Boothbay Harbor, five meals, a boat cruise, sightseeing, carousel "dinner theater" and lobsterbake at Ken Gray's. The price is $288 per person (twin occupancy.) For a flyer with more information call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or stop by the COA office at Town Hall.

Aaron Carterfield and Reed Lockwood (R)
Adam Weiss of Brook Street and Reed Lockwood of Lowell Street, both students at Minuteman Regional High School, recently participated in Boston University's twelth annual Design Competition, a vehicle-design competition sponsored by Boston University's College of Engineering. More than 200 high school students from throughout the Northeast competed for partial scholarships to Boston University.

Adam Weiss (L) and Mike Flannery
Participants in the Design Competition, working in teams of two, built a small, self-powered vehicle that rolled across a track carrying a hackey sack, dropped the hackey sack into a 6" x 6" hole, and returned down the track passing the original starting line in a target time of less than 15 seconds. The Design Competition consisted of four runs, a semifinal round, and a grand finale.

James Furneaux of Concord Street was elected to the Northeastern University Corporation, a governing body composed of outstanding alumni and community members. He earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in 1966, and a master's at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. Furneaux has been a major venture investor since 1977, participating in the development of companies such as Compaq Computer, the pioneer PC database company VMX, and the early voice-messaging company Aironet Wireless Communications. He, along with his son David, is a co-founder and general partner at the software tools company Kodiak Venture Partners. Furneaux was elected to The Northeastern Corporation based on his success and interest in the University.

Katrina Przyjemski of Bedford Road, a sophomore at Vassar College, has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Udall Scholarship for excellence in environmental studies. She is an environmental studies major and will declare a double major in philosophy next year. Approximately 75 students each year are named Morris K. Udall scholars.

Congratulations to our college graduates

Sarah Bilodeau of Rutland Street graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in French from Bates College. A dean's list student, she received the Gilbert Townsend Graduate Fellowship, awarded to a senior of outstanding ability, who plans to do graduate work in French language or literature.

Tom Bjornson
Tom Bjornson of Prospect Street, a 1979 graduate of CCHS, graduated on May 19 from Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Tom returned to school four years ago after a successful career as a master carpenter and builder. On July 1, Tom will begin his residency with the Tufts General Practice Residency Program at the Fernald State School for the Developmentally Disabled. Over the coming year, Tom will also be exploring opportunities in private practice in the Concord/Carlisle area.

Timothy Bush of West Street graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Sarah Darling of West Street weathered a soggy commencement to receive her bachelor of arts in music, cum laude, from Harvard University on June 6. As a violist and violinist, Sarah is a veteran of "practically every performance institution on campus" plus many groups she has helped form, including the Brattle Street Chamber Players and the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble, which performs regularly in Carlisle. She has been awarded a Beebe Grant, an Agassiz Fellowship and a Paine Travel Fellowship to continue her studies abroad. She plans to spend the coming year in Amsterdam, studying viola and early music at the Amsterdam Conservatorium.

Stephen Dickey Jr. of Brook Street graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with a bachelor's degree in American Studies.

Vickie Gantz of Davis Road graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with a bachelor's degree in history.

Heather Greer of River Road graduated from Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in humanities with a history concentration. Greer is a 1998 graduate of Lexington Christian Academy.

Stephen Hackbarth of Baldwin Road graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor of science degree in computer science. He is off to Norway for a year to work at the International School in Stavenger.

Peter Hartkopf of Oak Knoll Road graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

Lauren Hult of Audubon Lane graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor of science degree in physics. She will serve as a financial consultant in New York City.

Matthew J. Jancek of Baldwin Road received the bachelor of arts degree with a major in art history at Kenyon College's commencement on Saturday, May 18. Matt was a four-year member of Kenyon's men's varsity swim team which won its twenty-third consecutive NCAA Division III Championship this year. As the men's coach announced at the National Team's banquet, this is the longest winning streak in any sport, in any division, in NCAA history.

Elise LeClair of Baldwin Road graduated from the University of Vermont where she received a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Steven Lehotsky of West Street graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Rand Kmiec of Bingham Road graduated from Dartmouth College where he majored in Earth Sciences.

Bethany McAndrew of Nickles Lane received two graduate degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.; a master of arts in teaching and a master of arts in international peace and conflict resolution. She has accepted a position teaching French in the middle school in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Simon McKay of West Street was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Bowdoin College. He graduated with a major in history and a minor in economics.

Kathryn Meyer of East Riding Drive graduated from Providence College with a bachelor of science degree in health policy management.

Rachel Pinsky of Fifty Acre Way graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She received departmental honors at graduation.

Domenique Rhea Sarcia of Sunset Road graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Rebecca Rothenberg of Carlton Road received a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College where she majored in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology/biochemistry.

Andrew P. Schannen of Prospect Street received a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College where he majored in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology/biochemistry. He was named to the Dean's List.

Hailey Sullivan of School Street received a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College. Sullivan graduated cum laude with a degree in psychology.

Stephen Tibbetts of Oak Knoll Road graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management.

Megan Walsh of South Street graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in psychology. She has accepted a position with the Melmark School of New England working with autistic students. She has also been accepted into a master's program at Lesley College. While at Merrimack, she participated in the "Alternative Spring Break" program in which she spent her spring break vacations working in needy communities in the Dominican Republic and rural areas of the United States. She also participated in the Merrimack Leadership program helping young students in the city of Lawrence.

Joseph Wilson of South Street graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

Evan Ziesel of Baldwin Road graduated from Columbia College with a joint degree in psychology and political science. As a graduating senior, Evan was selected to give a speech at the Varsity "C" celebration, and he was a Class Marshall at graduation. Evan, who has been on the dean's list six out of his eight semesters, was selected as an All-Ivy League Academic Athlete his junior and senior years, making him an All-time All-Ivy Columbia Scholastic Athlete these two years. During his Columbia track career, Evan was captain of the track team for two years, held the school records for the indoor 200 meter, 400 meter and 500 meter sprint events. He was a member of the school's record-setting indoor and outdoor distance medley relay team.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito