The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 1, 2003


Madeline Joy Taylor

Lyn and Paul Courant of Virginia Farme are pleased to announce the birth of their seventh grandchild and first granddaughter, Madeline Joy Taylor. Madeline was born on June 14 at The Portland Hospital in London, England to Katie and Peter Taylor and is a sister for Cray.

Madeline's paternal grandparents are Gay and John Taylor of Glencoe, Illinois. Madeline is their fifth grandchild.


Cheryl Oyer to wed Timothy Kaufman

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oyer of Stoney Gate are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Cheryl to Timothy Kaufman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kaufman of Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Cheryl is a 1997 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School. In 2001 she graduated from Westfield State College with a bachelor's degree in business and now works for Boston Sports Clubs as a child care manager.

Timothy is a 1996 graduate of Duxbury High School. He graduated from Tufts University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in biology and now works as a scientist for Battelle.

Their wedding is planned for May 30, 2004.


Amy Brennan weds Chris Holsinger
Suzy Holsinger weds Tom Branca

Two of Terry and Ron Holsinger's children were wed in the last year.

Chris Holsinger and Amy Brennan
Amy and Chris were wed August 24, 2002, at the Holsinger's home on Old East Street in Carlisle by their friend Rev. Margie Saphier. Amy is the daughter of Wendy and Tom Brennan of New London, New Hampshire. Amy's maid of honor was Melissa Brown and her attendants were her three sisters: Cathy, Jenny and Lindsay; plus Suzy Holsinger and Megan Sullivan. Chris' best man was his brother Ronnie and his attendants were five friends from high school: Greg and Graeme Saphier, William Taylor, J.P. Bruneau and Jake Hartman.

Amy graduated from ConVal High School in Peterborough and the University of New Hampshire. Chris graduated from CCHS and Bentley College and is the finance manager at Aster Enterprises in Acton. They live happily at their new home in Pepperell with Fred and Ginger, their Rag Doll kittens.

Suzy and Tom were married on June 22, 2003, at the Dunsmuir Estate in Oakland, California by their friend Jody Lerner. Suzy's "maids of honor" were her brothers Chris and Ronnie and Tom's "best man" was Danielle Woermann. Special members of the wedding were Tom's daughter Rebecca, Tom's oldest friend George Farmer, in addition to Suzy's friends Kristin Benedict of Carlisle, Paige Witte, Stephanie Jordan and Carolyn Murphy.

Suzy Holsinger walks down the aisle with Rebecca Branca and the father-of-the-bride, Ron Holsinger. (Courtesy photo)

Suzy graduated from Lawrence Academy, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is presently completing graduate studies at J.F.K. University in Orinda, CA. Tom graduated from U. C. Berkeley and received a graduate degree from U. C. Davis. Tom is head of the landscape horticulture Department at Merritt College in Oakland. They reside at their home in the Oakland hills with Rebecca and their dogs Hannah and Zebo.

· Ted Shaw, a Stoney Gate resident, finished first in his age group (55+) in this past weekend's "Mazda Rev It Up" driving competition. Part of a national tour of 16 cities this summer, the Boston event was held over three days at the new Gilette Stadium in Foxborough. The 1,580 entrants competed in identical Mazda 6 turbo-charged front-drive sedans around a simulated road course laid out in the parking lots with orange traffic cones. The concept is to navigate the 15-foot-wide twisting, rising and falling course in shortest possible time without knocking over any of the cones that line the edge.

· If you are buying The Food Project's fresh salsa in Lincoln's Donelan's supermarket, check the label. The smiling faces on the salsa's label are of Elise LeClair, 26, of Baldwin Road, who manages the ten-acre plot of land in Lincoln devoted to production of vegetables for use in this enterprise, and Wil Bullock, 22, of Dorchester, who heads up the production of the salsa in The Food Project's commercial kitchen with youth interns. LeClair participated in The Food Project's summer program in 1994 as a crew worker and returned to The Food Project this spring as the Rural Enterprise Grower. Bullock is also an alumnus of The Food Project's summer program from 1995·1997 and is now a Food Enterprise fellow. The two created the recipe for this delicious mild salsa.

The Food Project's summer program, now in its twelfth year, brings together 60 young people from several suburban and urban communities to grow and harvest 200,000 pounds of vegetables on 31 acres of land in Lincoln and on three food lots (1 1/2 acres) in Dorchester and Roxbury. The young people then donate and serve about 60% of the harvested produce to homeless shelters and soup kitchens in the Boston area. Additionally, they sell their vegetables at an inner-city farmer's market that they run and manage.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito