The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 26, 2003


Alison Reid to wed Douglas Plante

Mark and Katherine Reid of Carleton Road announce with great joy the engagement of their daughter, Alison Reid, to Douglas Plante, son of Kenneth and Virginia Plante of Holden, Massachusetts.

Alison graduated from Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in 1995, and holds a music B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is currently a composer for film and television, webmaster for the Annenberg/CPB Channel, and music intern at the First Religious Society of Carlisle.

Douglas is a 1994 graduate of Wachusett Regional High School and holds a B.S. in Communication from Fitchburg State College. He is a nonlinear video editor working in educational television at the Harvard-Smithsonian Science Media Group.

A May 15 wedding is planned.

Jennifer Morin of Maple Street competed in the New Hampshire State Open Karate Tournament held in Laconia, New Hampshire, on August 3. Morin competed in three divisions: Forms, Weapons Forms and Sparring. She placed first in Forms, second in Weapons using the bo-staff and ended the day with a third-place finish in Sparring. Morin has been training at Callahans Karate in Bedford for more than nine years. She is an instructor with a first-degree black belt.

James K. Luiselli of Martin Street has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Applied Research, Clinical Training, and Peer Review at the May Institute in Norwood, Massachusetts. He has also assumed responsibility for directing the Institute's Internship Program in Clinical Psychology, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

A certified health provider, Dr. Luiselli is a diplomate in behavioral psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and a board-certified behavior analyst. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation, and Special Education at Northeastern University.


Nora Renée Robbins

David and Kristin Robbins of Natick are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nora Renée, born July 23 at Newton Wellesley Hospital.

Proud grandfather is James Robbins of River Road.

FRS to hold Neighborhood Sunday

September 28 is Neighborhood Sunday at the First Religious Society (FRS), a Unitarian Universalist Church on the Carlisle Green, at 27 School Street. Friends, neighbors and visitors are welcome to the 10:30 a.m. service. Rev. Tim Jensen, the new FRS minister, will preach in the upstairs Sanctuary which is handicapped-accessible.

The sermon topic, "But What Will The Neighbors Think?," will explore the challenges of creating meaningful community.

Refreshments will follow in Union Hall. Members will be there to answer questions about church programs and activities.

Junior Ranger graduates Great Brook Farm State Park, 2003

The following list of students graduated from the year 2003 Junior Ranger Certification: first-year graduates - Justin Doolittle, Jacci Kurina, Amelia Cox, Teresa Ventura, Tad Osborne, Corrie Osborne, James Lamb; second-year graduates · James Banatoski, Ian Banatoski; third-year graduate · Anthoney Papageorgiou.

All graduates must complete the official Junior Ranger Workbook, as well as attend at least 50% of all scheduled meetings at the park. Park Interpreter Rebecca Markey was assisted by Park Interpreter Naomi Leeper (City Square State Park), and ran programs every Thursday afternoon from 1 - 3 p.m. during August. The following educational programs were presented in the meetings.

Week one: Project learning tree/parks as a classroom coordinator. Tim Rayworth, explored micro-eco systems in a box, along with tree-games.

Week two: Seven Native American guests spoke of traditions, different cultures and the value of dancing.

Week three: Orienteering in the park. The students were taught the basics of how to use a compass and read maps.

Week four: A butterfly walk and presentation given by Tom Dodd, member of the North American Butterfly Association.

As a bonus, a star-gazing program was offered on Friday evening, August 15. The guest speaker, Kevin Ackert, showed the rangers Mars, a star 'donut' and an entire star cluster through his personal high-powered telescope.

All programs were educational and encouraged student participation.

Our sympathy to . . .

Bob and Lyn Oleksiak of Autumn Lane on the death of Bob's mother, Natalie Oleksiak, of Webster, Massachusetts, age 95, on September 11.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito