The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 25, 2003

SAYING GOODBYE. Friends and former colleagues of Beth Hambleton, a woman who was active in many town boards and other organizations, during the almost 25 years she and her husband Bob lived in Carlisle, gather in Union Hall for a fond farewell. (Photo by Rik Pierce)
Crossing the finish line after the 26.2 mile run to Boston

Current and former Carlisle residents who competed in the Boston Marathon on Monday started the race in Hopkinton at noon with the temperature at 71 degrees and under a full sun. Downtown in Boston where spectators were making their way to the Copley Square viewing stands the temperature registered a cool 58 degrees. "It wasn't until we reached the halfway mark at Heartbreak Hill in Newton did the temperature start to go down," reported marathoner Ron Kmiec. "Running down Beacon Street runners then had to face strong east winds coming off the ocean," said Tom Ratcliffe, who had hoped to be in the race. Due to injuries suffered while training on icy roads several weeks prior to the race, both he and his wife Kim decided to wait for another year. Although runners' times were not as good as in previous years due to the heat and head wind, Ratcliffe had to agree it was a good spectators day, as he watched from several locations on the race route.

Of the 20,000 runners, 17,046 crossed the finish line. Using chip times (each runner had a clock chip imbedded in his or her shoe; times were measured from the time the shoe crossed the starting line until it crossed the finish line), here are Carlisle and ex-Carlisle runners, their place in the race and their finishing times: Chris Alberto - 2426th ·3:17:29; John Forelli - 2942nd · 3:21:44; Tim Harte - 95th · 2:43:42; Ron Kmiec - 4976th - 3:36:12; and Karen Ringheiser -9236th · 3:52:10.

Our sympathy to...

John and Ann Ballantine of Fiske Street on the death of John's father, John (Jack) W. Ballantine, age 82, who died just before dinner on Easter Sunday, April 20, in his home in New York City.

COA SPEAKER. Carlisle Fire Chief David Flannery (in dark jacket) joined members of the Council on Aging at their March 20 Drop Inn Lunch as their guest speaker. The next Drop Inn Lunch will be held on May 1 at 11:45 a.m. in the Sleeper Room, featuring a craft project. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

CCHS TEACHERS COME TO CARLISLE. Parents of current CCHS students and parents of incoming students gathered at the home of Maureen and Peter Tarca on Wednesday, April 16, to have a dialogue with members of the Concord-Carlisle High School faculty. On hand to answer questions were Tom Curtin of the guidance department, Ray Pavlik of the science department and Betsy Bilodeau, chair of the CCHS Regional School Committee. (Photo by Marcy Guttadauro)

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito