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Friday, March 7, 2003


Tullie Widing Storer

Tullie (Widing) Storer, 95, formerly of Georgetown, Massachusetts and Carlisle, died February 24 in Hudson, New Hampshire.

Born in Göteborg, Sweden to the late John and Hilma Widing, Mrs. Storer was a member of the Carlisle Congregational Church and a very active member of the women's group of the church. She volunteered with the Civil Defense and Red Cross program during World War II, and also at the Emerson Hospital in Concord.

Mrs. Storer was the widow of Edwin H. Storer and is survived by two sons, Richard E., a teacher at Ipswich High School, and his wife Alida L., of Georgetown; Philip J. of Bridgewater and a daughter Susan Storer Wilson, and five grandchildren. Services were held on Thursday, February 27, at the Carlisle Congregational Church. Contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA, 01843. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Merton E. Roberts, Jr. and Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown.

Mark Harmon to wed Sandra McCoy

Postal clerk Mark Russell Harmon, a current resident of Acton and the son of Hal R. Harmon, Sr. of Bradford, Pennsylvania and the late Eleanor Harmon, is engaged to be married to Sandra Gail McCoy. Sandra is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McCoy of Luray, Virginia, and currently resides in Derry, New Hampshire. Harmon works at the Carlisle Post Office. A March 15 wedding is planned after which the couple will reside in Derry, New Hampshire.

Carlisle students awarded places in Northeast District Junior Festival

The Carlisle School's music department is pleased to announce that eleven instrumentalists and two vocalists have been accepted into this year's Massachusetts Northeast District Junior Festival. Orchestra, chorus, and band honors ensembles are comprised of selected students in grades seven through nine from over ninety middle schools and high schools throughout northeastern Massachusetts. Carlisle musicians performed a rigorous audition at Concord-Carlisle High School on January 18, and those accepted will rehearse twice before the concert in Lowell on Saturday, April 12.

Accepted into the orchestra were Kate Erickson on trombone (her second year as an orchestra member), Lauren Lamere on trombone, and Emily Fritz-Endres on clarinet. It is a high honor to be asked to perform with the festival orchestra; these positions are traditionally reserved for ninth graders because of the extensive musical and technical demands of the music. Band members will include clarinetists Aaron Freedman and Erica Shieh; saxophonists Emily Yu and Owen Callahan; French hornist Adam Schad; baritone hornists Olivia Cooney and Matthew Cheever; and tubist Alexander Ostrom.

Eighth-grader Oliver Bojanic, as well as seventh-grader Adam Johnson, were selected to perform with the festival chorus.

Other students who conscientiously prepared their audition material but unfortunately were not chosen for this year's festival included Kathleen Walsh, Stephan Wu, Gregory Blair, Cassidy Lane, Parker Schweer, Alexandra Byer, Ashley Morgan, Leigh Davis and Alice Tattersall.

Deep Freeze expedition 2003

Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 135 set out on Saturday, January 18, for an expedition in the White Mountains. Every year the troop plans a trip dubbed the "deep freeze," where the temperature may fall below zero degrees at night. This year we started out with great weather for the hike. It was sunny and brisk with a temperature of 15 degrees F. The deep snow made it easy to pull sleds piled high with gear. The hike, only a few miles from the Bear Notch Road, was uneventful and warmed everyone up. When we arrived at camp, we set up our tents by digging flat spots in the snow. We hung the troop thermometer on a tree before starting dinner. We dug out a fire or cooking pit. Patrol A experimented by heating up an apple pie in a Dutch oven for dessert. It was delicious.

Sunday morning the temperature was ·20 degrees F, but it was sunny. After a hot breakfast of oatmeal and hot chocolate, we set out on a day hike. Thanks to Mr. Stone and Mr. Lieb, who pulled the sleds with stoves and other cooking equipment, we were able to have a hot Raman noodle soup with vegetables for lunch. While lunch was cooking, the Scouts played a game of hockey on a nearby pond. After lunch, the five-mile day-hike continued. With extra time on our hands, Jeff Peterson and Tim Galligan built snow shelters out of piles of snow while the rest of the troop gathered more firewood. Darkness fell and the temperature dropped. After dinner, everyone was soon in his warm sleeping bag. Monday morning was a balmy 4 degrees F. inside the snow cave! It was snowing and by 9 a.m. we were on the trail and headed for home.

Our sympathy to...the Bondurant family on Autumn Lane on the death of Susan Bondurant's father, John M. Lowney, who died on Sunday, March 2. The funeral was held on Wednesday with interment in Green Cemetery.

· Fifth-grader Alexander B. Sayde (pictured left) presented a wooden donation box he made as a school project to Charlie Forsberg, Carlisle Historical Society president, at a recent board meeting. The box will allow visitors to make voluntary contributions to the Heald House.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito