The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 27, 2002


Annie Halvorsen weds Todd Wittbold

Annie Halvorsen and Todd Wittbold of Westford Street were married in the presence of family and friends at the John Pierce House in Lincoln on Friday evening, June 14. They were attended by their seven children; Maura, Brian, Jack and Allison Wittbold, and Laura, Eric and Kevin Halvorsen. The bride was also attended by seven flower girls.

The Reverend Diane Miller of the First Religious Society in Carlisle officiated during the ceremony. A reception and dinner followed. Music was provided by the Woodvale String Quartet.

The couple honeymooned for a week in Italy. Mr. Wittbold, a mathematician, is principal scientist at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford.

Jason Drinkwater of Fiske Street
· Jason Drinkwater of Fiske Street was awarded the Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Environmental Police boating certification. Certification eligibility involves successfully completing a United States Coast Guard exam, involving legal, safety and navigation issues. Presentation was at the Chatham Lighthouse on Cape Cod.

· Senator Susan C. Fargo congratulates Thomas Wester of Suffolk Lane on his great job as a summer intern for her State House office. In his second summer working for Senator Fargo, he has been entrusted with managing the database as well as helping concerned constituents. Wester is a senior at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School.

While Wester envisions a career as an electrical or chemical engineer, he feels an internship in public service will broaden his horizons immensely. Wester used his computer expertise to update the senator's constituent database, thus allowing her staff to respond to constituent queries faster and with more precision.

The council on aging trip to Boothbay Maine was very successful. The group enjoyed the picturesque views, the lobster and the Carousel Music Theater. Thanks to Chief Galvin and the police for watching over the travelers' cars. Taking the Pink Lady harbor cruise are: front row (left to right) Barbara Culkins and Joanne Willins; second row (left to right) Ted Read, Paul and Pat MacQueene; back row Bill Churchill.

· Douglas Chapman of Prospect Street reports, "The Second Annual Noble Eagle Motorcycle Fundraiser ride was held on September 15 to raise funds for Massachusetts victims' families of 9-11 attacks.

"In spite of threatening skies and intermittent rain, the ride started in Carlisle at a private residence on Concord Road and proceeded through Concord to Route 2 going west. Most motorcycles flew American flags and the riders wore T-shirts that were inscribed "We Remember."

"As the raindrops grew larger and fell more frequently, the Concord and Acton motorcycle police escort turned and led the group through Littleton and Acton on Route 2A to the Concord Rod and Gun Club. The storm subsided and the riders enjoyed a cookout at the club. A brief ceremony was held and Mike Sweeny, who lost his wife in the attack, accepted a symbolic bank check. The entire proceeds of $1,818 were donated to the Mass. 911 Fund, a fund that was established to aid the Massachusetts families who lost loved ones during the 9-11 attacks."

Our sympathy to...

Mark and Stephanie Shenton of Maple Street on the death of Mark's mother Elizabeth Shenton, 77, of Lexington. Ms. Shenton worked for decades at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College.


Last week's Mosquito contained the misleading announcement that Bob Koning will "resign" as Carlisle's fire chief. He is retiring as of January 1, 2003, because of the state's mandatory retirement age of 65.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito