The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 16, 2002


Holly Claire West

Nancy Shohet West and Rick West of Bedford Road are delighted to announce the arrival of Holly Claire West. Holly was born on August 3 at Emerson Hospital and weighed 7 lb. 2 oz. Her happy grandparents are Carolyn and Dick Shohet, also of Bedford Road, and Dick and Joanne West of Lakeville. Also welcoming Holly home was her big brother Tim, who is 3 1/2.

Timothy Stone Ziegler

Susy (Svatek) and Richard Ziegler of Roseville, Minnesota, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Timothy Stone, on July 14. Timothy is also welcomed by his big brother Thomas. The happy grandparents are Thomas and Martha Svatek of Cross Street and Richard and Catherine Ziegler of Ossipee, New Hampshire.

Olivia Marisa Ventresca

Steven and Natalie Ventresca of Needham are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Marisa, on June 25 at Newton-Wellesley Hosptial. Grandparents are Pietro and Anna Ventresca of Nowell Farm Road and Sebastiano and Susan Santostefano of Wellesley.


Carrie Kudirka and Justin Delaney are wed

Carrie Kudirka and Justin Delaney were married on August 3. The bride is the daughter of Penny and Frank Kudirka of Bellows Hill Road and the groom is the son of Diane and Bill Delaney of Lowell Street. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Irene Church in Carlisle and was officiated by the Reverend Thomas Donohoe. Grandparents of the groom, Peg and Bill Delaney, participated in the ceremony and the readers were Meegan Cascella, friend of the bride, and Hank LeBlanc, cousin of the groom. The maid of honor was Michelle Kudirka (CCHS '97), sister of the bride, and the best man was Paul Bomer (CCHS '93), long-time friend of the groom. Bridesmaids were Lauren Delaney (CCHS '97), sister of the groom, Kelli Johnson and Trisha Erickson (CCHS '93). Groomsmen were Eric Delaney, cousin of the groom, Dan Wilson (CCHS '93) and Mark Bonenfant (CCHS '95). An elegant reception in honor of the bride and groom was held immediately following the ceremony at the Stonehedge Inn in Tyngsboro. Carrie and Justin spent their honeymoon on Nantucket Island.

The bride and groom grew up together in Carlisle and were graduates of Concord-Carlisle High School, class of 1993. Carrie received a BA degree in education from the University of Rhode Island in 1997 and a Master's degree in education from Lesley University in 1999. She is employed as a second-grade teacher for the Groton Public Schools. Justin graduated with a BA in economics from UMass Amherst and is employed by Delta Electronics in Beverly, a family business. Carrie and Justin reside in Arlington.

A star-spangled summer at the library concludes

The six-week program, supervised by children's librarian Marty Seneta, included a story time for pre-schoolers. Shirley Pearlman conducted a special evening toddler program for the very young, accompanied by her friends Clifford and Kipper. The kick-off performance, "A Red, White and Blue Magic Show" with Steve Rudolph, was funded by the Carlisle Cultural Council. Michael LaFosse presented a popular workshop on origami, and Brownie and Julie presented a lively concert of original tunes from around the USA. Both were funded by a generous donation from the Friends of the Gleason Library.

Each summer reading program participant drew and colored a picture of a scene from his or her favorite book. The pictures were assembled in red and blue "book quilts." First and second graders completed book bingos by reading (or listening to) different types of picture books and readers. Special Americana crafts such as squeeze acrobats, button buzzers and twirling tops were made in the craft workshops overseen by Kay Edelberg.

The six-week reading program concluded with certificates, awards and parties. The average number of pages read by third and fourth graders who turned in their reading logs was more than 2,000 pages. Fifth and sixth graders averaged more than 3,000 pages. Special book prizes were awarded to third-grader Christian Wesselhoeft and fourth-grader Michelle Solomon in recognition for their reading. Lucky book prizes went to third-grader Michaella Coughlin and fourth-grader Sloane Brazina. Fifth-grader Ruthie Wittenberg and sixth-grader Sarah Mathew were awarded achievement book prizes. Lucky book prizes went to fifth-grader Alex Knobel and sixth-grader Siobhan Galligan.

Carlisle runners who participated in the 30th running of the 7.1 mile Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 11, included Lisa Davis Lewis of Autumn Lane; Frank Finizio of Autumn Lane; Adam, Michael and Susan Fitzgerald of Autumn Lane; Joseph and Paul Medina; Gabor Miskolczy of Cross Street and Marie and Richard Paglia of East Riding Drive.

What's in the water up there on Autumn Lane?

The Mosquito had the opportunity on August 2 to look in on the filming of the new cast of WGBH's ZOOM, which will premiere in January 2003. Carlisle's own Shing Ying Shieh, known to her family and fellow fifth graders at the Carlisle Public School as Elena Shieh, has been chosen to be a member of the new ZOOM cast. She has been rehearsing every day, except Saturday and Sunday, since June 27. An interview with Elena will appear in the Mosquito closer to the January premiere.

Sarah Mollo-Christensen of Fifty Acre Way, a senior at Dartmouth College, has been designated a Rufus Choate Scholar for outstanding academic achievement in the 2001-2002 academic year. Mollo-Christensen is one of only 80 members of Dartmouth's Class of 2003 to receive the Rufus Choate Scholar distinction. Her grade-point average places her within the top five percent of the college.

More students are named to the dean's list

Middlesex Community College announced its dean's list for the spring semester. Those students from Carlisle include: Benjamin Burton of Baldwin Road, Damon Jones of Ember Lane, Paul Pichulo of McAllister Drive and James Taylor of Hemlock Hill Road.

Kristin Jill Khederian of Pheasant Hill Lane was named to the spring dean's list at the University of Delaware.

Colby College announced students from Carlisle named to the dean's list during the spring semester: Dorothy Najda of Rutland Street, Alexander Tee of River Road and Laura Bilodeau of Rutland Street.


In our August 2 issue, on the second page of the Police blotter, the police number shown should have read 1-978-369-1155.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito