The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 7, 2003

Daniel DiBiase to wed Rebecca Wolf

Robert and Lyn DiBiase of Acton Street are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Daniel to Rebecca E. Wolf of Cambridge. She is the daughter of Frank and Carolyn Wolf, of Vienna, Virginia.

Daniel, a graduate of CCHS, class of '91, is also a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a mechanical engineer for SSG, Inc., an electronic aerospace company in Wilmington.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in English and is currently working for the Department of Education where she is the director of accountability for the Charter School Office in Cambridge.

After their May 2003 wedding, they will be living in their new home in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Cub Scout Pack 135 Pinewood Derby results

Cub Scouts and families wait for the race to begin at the annual Pinewood Derby.

Christian DiRomualdo shows off his blue ribbon, medal and car.

Cup Scout Pack 135 held its annual Pinewood Derby competition on Sunday, February 2, in the Corey dining room. Almost sixty boys entered cars that they designed and built themselves. Cars were judged for creative design and then raced head-to-head to see which was fastest. Competition was fierce, and here are the results:

Tiger Cubs (1st grade) Fastest
1. Richard Chelton
2. Adam Oriola
3. Mathew Boudreau

Most creative design
1. (tie) Jay Tappen, Michael Rober
2. (tie) David Bagshaw, Griffin Bennett
3. Michael Drinkwater

Wolf Cubs (2nd grade) Fastest

1. John Knobel
2. (tie) James Bloomfield, Christian Salemy

Most creative design

1. Mathew Japko
2. Ryan Walsh
3. Stu Semonite

Bear Cubs (3rd grade) Fastest

1. Daniel Tocci
2. Owen Guttadauro
3. Alex Horvath
Most creative design

1. Derrick Amodei
2. Robert Davin
3. Billy Whit
Webelos I (4th grade) Fastest

1. Daniel Golson
2.(tie) Chris Burnham, Derek Lamoreaux
3. Jack Bondurant
Most creative design

1. James Lamb
2. Adam Koski
3. Robbie Drinkwater
Webelos II (5th grade)
1. Christian DiRomualdo
2. Daniel Bryant
3. Cameron Vazehgoo
Most creative design
1. Ryan Symonds
2. Ian Bloomfield
3. Richard Carey

The fastest car from each rank will be entered in the district competition on March 15 at the Burlington Mall.

Thanks to all those who helped, including the Petrie family, Phil Herman, Tom Bjornson, Mark Struss, Basil Bourque, Chad Koski, Nancy DiRomualdo, Colleen Walsh, John Knobel, Skip Tappen, Leigh Tappen, Nicole Bloomfield, and Terry Golson.

Special thanks to our hard-working race officials Steve Opolski, Rick Amodei, and Matthew Koski, and finally a very special thanks to our two guest judges, Sarah Andreassen and Sarah Brophy.

Birgitta D. Knuttgen of Stearns Street was recently cast in a Discovery Channel documentary film about the life of Marilyn Monroe. She played the role of Dr. Margret Hohenberg, Monroe's New York City psychoanalyst, who received patients in her Upper West Side apartment. Having retired from a teaching career in languages, literature, and theatre arts, Knuttgen now works as a freelancing actor in the Boston area.

Kylah McNeill of Munroe Hill Road, a senior at Georgetown University, was awarded First Honors for the fall semester.

Anna Casey of Indian Hill Road, a freshman at Boston College, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester

Hannah J. Roberts of Nickles Lane, a ninth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, has earned High Honors for fall term.

Ellen Miller of Indian Hill Road, coordinator of the Carlisle Oral History Project, is co-editor of a book published this month by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. All This Reading: The Literary World of Barbara Pym includes 19 original essays by American and British writers on novelist Barbara Pym (1913-1980). The book will be released simultaneously in the U.K. and Europe.

Miller is chairman of the Barbara Pym Society of North America and organizer of its annual meeting to be held at Harvard Law School March 29 - 30. Information can be found at

Good-bye, Ellen Rauch

Please stop by the library next Friday, February 14 to say thank-you and good-bye to director Ellen Rauch, who is leaving Carlisle to start a new position at the Somerville Library.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito