The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 15, 2003


Suzy Holsinger and Tom Branca walk down the aisle with Tom's daughter Rebecca Branca. (Courtesy photo)
Suzy Holsinger weds Tom Branca

Suzy Holsinger, daughter of Terry and Ron Holsinger of Old East Street, and Tom Branca were married on June 22, 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 graduated from Lawrence Academy, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is presently completing graduate studies at J.F.K. University in Orinda, California. 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.

Ed. note:The caption that appeared in the August 1 issue of the Mosquito was incorrect. We are printing the correct one above.

How much rain?

So far, the month of August has been very wet in Carlisle. Just how much rain have we had? Marjorie Johnson's rain gauge on Ember Lane has measured a total of 5.9 inches between August 1 and 13. Most of the water has come in tropical downpours. The most measured in a 24-hour period was 2.5 inches on August 7-8. The storms have been very localized so not everyone in town has had the same amount. For comparison,the average rainfall for the entire month of August in Boston is 3.2 inches.

Joshua David Rovin, MD, formerly of Tophet Road, recently completed a seven-year residency in general surgery and research at the University of Virginia Medical Center, in Charlottesville, VA. He is the recipient of The University of Virginia School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching. Joshua has begun a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the same medical center. He is a 1988 graduate of CCHS. Joshua, his wife, Peggy, a pediatric cardiologist, and their two children, Olivia and Asher, will continue to reside in Charlottesville until 2005.

Elizabeth Calder of Wolf Rock Road has been awarded an academic scholarship by the Massachusetts Auto Dealers Charitable Foundation.

The daughter of Jeffrey Calder, an employee at Mirak Chevrolet in Arlington, Elizabeth Calder will attend Colgate University.

"The Massachusetts Auto Dealers Charitable Foundation awards these scholarships to recognize the academic achievements of children of employees of the association's member-dealers," said Charles Mirak of Mirak Chevrolet.

Carlisle runners who took part in the seven-mile Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 10, included Jim Lewis of Autumn Lane, Donald King of Hartwell Road and Gabor Miskolczy of Cross Street.

Sam Rolley of Litchfield Drive and a junior at the Brooks School in North Andover, received the Rensselaer Medal Award at the Brooks School Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 31. The medal is awarded to the strongest mathematics and science student in the Brooks junior class and the winner qualifies for a $15,000-per-year merit scholarship to Rensselaer.

Kevin Learned of Wilkins Lane recently graduated from The Carroll School in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He will attend the Carlisle Public School in the fall.

Adam Weiss of Brook Street was named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter at Minuteman Regional High School.

Maris Platais of Bedford Road has had his artwork selected for ARTS for the PARKS. The prestigious art competition recently announced that Platais has been selected into the 2003 "Mini 50" for the artwork titled "Old Boundary," featuring Minute Man Historical Park. The competition is designed to support and promote our National Parks through the work of artists who have captured on canvas and paper some of the most dramatic and enticing visions of our National Parks.

More college graduates

Christopher B. D. Durlacher of Concord Street received a bachelor of arts degree from Williams College at the college's 214

Azita Rafique of Cross Street graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Clark University in Worcester.

Hans Wilhelmsen of Heald Road graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, during the college's 129 commencement exercises on Saturday, June 14.

Andrew C. Leonard of Carleton Road was awarded a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

John Bodnar of Judy Farm Road earned a bachelor of science degree from the College of Engineering Technology at Northeastern University.

Ronald Holsinger of Old East Street earned a bachelor of science degree from the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern Unversity.

Eliza N. Hurd of River Road graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, with a bachelor of arts degree and a major in art history.

Jessie B. Parker of West Street graduated from Trinity College, receiving a bachelor of arts degree with a major in English.

Carlisle students named to the spring term Dean's List

Edward K. Doreau of Acton Street at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Doreau is a senior biology major.

Stephanie Holleman of Shady Brook Lane, who is majoring in special education, at Westfield State College.

Mark C. Smith of Elizabeth Ridge Road, who is majoring in mathematics, at Westfield State College.

Marta Ullrich of Davis Road, at Northeastern University for the third consecutive quarter with a GPA of 4.0.

Kristin Khederian of Pheasant Hill Lane, a junior marketing major at Bentley College

Alison Lambert Robart of Wolf Rock Road, a first-year student at Gettysburg College

Marc D. Epstein of Cutter's Ridge Road and Preston A. Holleman of Shady Brook Lane at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jennifer Patricia Connors of Ember Lane at Gettysburg College.

Sean Coletta of River Road and Melanie McCandless of Hemlock Hill Road at Tufts University.

Julian Felch of Stearns Street at Bates College. Felch, a sophomore economics major, received the Albion Morse Stevens Award for achievement in foreign language study and was named a 2002 Dana Scholar for excellence in academics and leadership. He participated in the 2003 Career Discovery Internship Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David Carter of Brook Street at Wheaton College.

Dorothy E. Najda of Rutland Street at Colby College.

Elizabeth Mollo-Christensen of Fifty Acre Way at Colby College

Samuel J. Gould of Pine Brook Road at Connecticut College.

John Kress Williams III of South Street at Connecticut College.

Sarah Spence of Carroll Drive for both semesters of her freshman year at Gettysburg College.

Private school honor roll

Hannah J. Roberts of Nickles Lane, a ninth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, has earned high honors for spring term. She is entering her second year at the independent school in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Philip Caruso '03 of Robbins Drive, Craig Ferraro '03 of Spencer Brook Lane, Laura Ferraro '06 of Spencer Brook Lane, and Meaghan Kilian '03 of Westford Street, all students at Phillips Academy in Andover, were named to the honor roll for the spring term.

Alexandra D'Agostino of North Road, a sophomore at Lawrence Academy, received high honors for the spring term.

Matt Kilfoyle of West Street, a junior at Lawrence Academy, received honors for the spring term.

Connor W. Smith of Hartwell Road, Thomas J. Brennan of Hutchins Road, and Michael C. Burke of Pine Brook Road, all received honors for the fourth quarter at the St. Sebastian's School in Needham.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito