The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 31, 2003


John Nicholas Diaconis

Nick and Nicole Diaconis of Acton are delighted to announce the birth of their son, John Nicholas, born November 9, 2002, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The very proud grandparents are Neil and Jeannine Driscoll of Indian Hill Road and John and Linda Diaconis of Timonium, Maryland.

photo by Midge Elassen

Carlisle author Nancy Garden is honored
for her writing for young adults

Writer Nancy Garden, a long-time resident of Ember Lane, received the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her lifetime contribution writing for young adults. Her award was announced on Monday along with the announcement of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

The award is administered annually by the Young Adult Library Services Association and sponsored by the School Library Journal. Former winners of the Edwards Award include Madeleine L'Engle, Judy Blume, Cynthia Voigt and Robert Cormier.

Garden's writing encompasses nonfiction and a range of fiction from historical to realistic to the occult. With the publication of Annie on My Mind in 1982, "Nancy Garden had the distinction of being the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending," said award committee chair Rosemary Chance, an assistant professor at The University of Southern Mississippi. "Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves."

Garden has had about 30 books published. Her more notable books include: Fours Crossing, The Year They Burned the Books, and Dove and Sword A Novel of Joan of Arc. Her most recent book is titled Meeting Melanie; in production is Molly's Family, illustrated by Sharon Wooding of Groton, Massachusetts.

In a call to the Gleason Public Library, librarian Conni Manoli-Skocay reports that there are 17 of Garden's books in their collection.

The following Carlisle residents were named by Boston Magazine as top doctors in the Greater Boston area: Kinan Hreib of Aaron Way, a neurologist, Richard D'Agostino of North Road, a cardiovascular surgeon, and Andrew Warner of Hartwell Road, a gastroenterologist. All three doctors work at Lahey Clinic. The magazine's list of top doctors includes 208 physicians in 24 fields of medicine. To form the list, hundreds of hospital-affiliated physicians in greater Boston were asked, "To whom would you send a loved one who was sick?"

Nate Swift of River Road, a senior at the Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire, was named to the first quarter honor roll.

College students named to Dean's List for the fall semester

Elizabeth Mollo-Christensen of Fifty Acre Way, a freshman at Colby College
Dorothy Najda of Rutland Street, a sophomore at Colby College
Alexander Tee of River Road, a senior at Colby College
Melanie McCandless of Hemlock Hill, at Tufts University
Nichola Meserve, formerly of Carlisle, a senior at Hamilton College

Shown giving Kay Liebmann the quilt in her office at Emerson Hospital are (left to right) Amanda Opolski, Miranda Morrison, Amy Goodale, Lauren Means.

Carlisle Girl Scouts of Troop 2646 have made a quilt this winter and donated it to the Pediatric Intervention team at Emerson Hospital. Known to quilters as "ragtime," the quilt project was a means of learning to sew and also a way of giving something special to our community. The Emerson team, led by Kay Liebmann, intervenes with every child seen at Emerson Hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency room. They also help with children whose parents are in the hospital.

The Scouts requested that the quilt be given to someone who needed some extra comfort and warmth this cold winter, and who had little at home. Liebmann had someone already in mind who fit the bill. The team accepts gently used toys, and appreciates "holiday" bags for the children who are in the pediatric unit during holidays. Their slogan is "Working for the well-being of children wherever children are working on being well." Kay Liebmann can be reached at 1-978-287-3422.

Maura Ferrigno, of Peter Hans Road, has been named Executive Director of the Falls at Cordingly Dam, a Benchmark Assisted Living Community in Newton, Massachusetts.

Journalist to speak at the Mosquito Feb. 9

The Mosquito will host an open discussion at the Mosquito office on Sunday, February 9, at 1:30 p.m. Anyone interested in the Mosquito is invited to attend.

The guest speaker will be Jerry Lanson, professor of journalism at Emerson College. He will critique the Mosquito and answer questions from the audience.

The Mosquito offices are located at 872 Westford Street in Carlisle. For more information call Maya Liteplo at the Mosquito 978-369-8313.


Sergeant Hans Wilhelmsen of Heald Road, a member of the 88th Regional Support Command Army Reserves, who is on active duty in Afghanistan, is a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School, Class of 1998, not 1999. He trained summers at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.

A sentence in the article "Parents concerned about Carlisle School budget" in January 17 issue should read: "The full-day kindergarten generated less revenue from fees than expected because the class was smaller than projected, not because parents chose not to participate."

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito