The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 6, 2004

Guess who's retiring!! (hint: a familiar post office face)



Pason Bacher Fielding

Pason Bacher Fielding was born at home in Carlisle on Sunday, December 28, 2003. His happy parents, Susan Bacher and Christopher Fielding, welcome him into the world, as do his two great-grandmas, June Egan and Betty Fielding of California. His proud grandparents are Patricia Egan and John and Ruth Fielding, also of California. Pason's late grandparents Mary Fielding of Carlisle and Donald Bacher of California would be thrilled were they here.

Phoebe Anne Shearer

Lesley and Richard Shearer of Scarsdale, New York, are delighted to announce the birth oftheir daughter, Phoebe, born on December 29, 2003 at New York University Hospital.Phoebe weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. and was 21 inches long.She is welcomed home by her parents and big brother, Teddy.Proud grandparents are Linda Lineback of Fern Lane, Kent Lineback of Cambridge and Connie Shearer of Rye Brook, New York.

ENGAGEMENT Amy Stack and Ryan Miller

Amy Stack of Tophet Road and Ryan Miller of Irvine, California are engaged. Amy and Ryan will graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in June 2004. Amy is a graduate of Syracuse University and Ryan a graduate of University of California, Davis. A September 4 wedding is planned in Carlisle.

The New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame honored nine new inductees on January 24 at a ceremony at the Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington. Among them was Ned Herter of Lowell Street.

Although a baseball player at the Middlesex School (Class of 1973) in Concord, Ned Herter established himself as an exceptional lacrosse player (as well as football and basketball) during his career at Bowdoin College (Class of 1977). At Bowdoin, Herter was a member of the 1974 ECAC Division III Championship squad, was elected team captain during his senior season and received the 1977 James Bowdoin Scholarship for outstanding scholar athlete. Herter returned to the Middlesex School in 1979 as a math teacher and assistant lacrosse coach. Since becoming the Head Boys' Varsity Coach in 1988, Herter has compiled a record of 178 - 34 (84%). He has led his teams to six ISL Championships (five consecutive,'95 — '99, and three shared), coached seven All-Americans and was selected ISL Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1999. In the last ten seasons, Herter's teams have compiled a 121 - 12 record (91%). According to Herter's college coach, hall of famer Mort LaPointe, "Ned's success as a head lacrosse coach is well documented, as the number of players he has sent on to the collegiate ranks grows every year. But most important of all, in his career at both Bowdoin and at Middlesex, is the effect Ned has had on all those he comes in contact with — he gives people a lift. Finally, if I'd been able to pick someone to teach and coach my sons, Ned Herter would have been my first choice."

Carlisle teens work for Restorative Justice

This past weekend, several new members of the Carlisle Restorative Justice Circle joined Concord members for a nine-hour basic training program.The Carlisle Restorative Justice Circle, in conjunction with the Carlisle Police Department, is designed as an alternative method to deal with incidents that cause offense to an individual or to the community. This circle process has been in place in Carlisle since the spring of 2003. The training discusses the restorative process of dealing with destruction and crime, instead of the retributive traditional system.

The new members in the Carlisle Circle include CCHS students Sean DeBruzzi, Hugh Doyle, Elise Lehotsky and Nikki Spencer.They joined Christy Barbee, Cathie Petersen, Paula VonKleydorff and Kathy Wasserman in the training sessions given in recent months. On Saturday, all twenty trainees did a role-play of a hypothetical incident involving two youths who had smashed three neighbors' mailboxes.

One of the greatest strengths of the community program is the equal representation of the youth and the adults working together. The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest has funded the Carlisle Restorative Justice Circle.The funds support the design and printing of a brochure, and training materials. The Carlisle Circle paid for this joint training program, including lunch from Ferns Country Store. For more information about the Circle program, call Barbara Howland at 1-978-369-3113.

Carlisle resident Kinan Hreib of Aaron Way, a neurologist at the Lahey Clinic, was named by Boston Magazine as one of the top "Up and Coming" doctors in its February issue

Cub Scout Pack 135 Pinewood Derby results

Cub Scout Pack 135 held its annual Pinewood Derby competition on Sunday February 1 in the Corey Dining Room. Almost 40 boys entered cars that they had designed and built themselves. Cars were judged for creative design, and then raced head-to-head to see which was fastest. Competition was fierce, and here are the results:

Tiger Cubs (1st grade): Fastest 1. Matthew Paze 2. Luc Mundel 3. Jonathan Spence Most creative design 1. Robert Frodigh 2. Justin Gray 3. Alaric Krapf

Wolf Cubs (2nd grade): Fastest 1. Matthew Boudreau 2. Thomas Moore 3. Henry Hedden; Most creative design 1. Patrick Fitzsimmons 2. (tie) Michael Drinkwater, Bryce Dion 3. Jay Tappen

Bear Cubs (3rd grade): Fastest 1. John Knobel 2. (tie) Vincent DiBlasio, Stu Semonite 3. Matthew Japko; Most creative design 1. Patrick Bourque 2. Ryan Walsh

Webelos I (4th grade): Fastest 1. Daniel Tocci 2. Larry White 3. Brendan Nunan; Most creative design 1. Billy White 2. (tie) Larry White, Nick Belanger 3. Anthony Perugini

Webelos II (5th grade): Fastest 1. Derek Lamoreaux 2. Adam Koski 3. Jack Bondurant; Most creative design 1. Daniel Golson 2. James Lamb 3. (tie) Chris Burnham, Robbie Drinkwater.

The fastest car from each rank will be entered in the district competition on March 20 at the Concord Scout House. The many people who generously helped with this event included: the Petrie family, John Knobel, Mike Bishop, Don Drinkwater, Joe DiBlasio, Nancy DiBlasio, John Horvath, Russ Lamoreaux, Deb Belanger, Michael Bagshaw, Drew Lockwood, Graham Reed, Dillon Mariano, Jason Drinkwater, Tom Davy and Barb Drinkwater.Two guest judges, Tim Hult and Rev. Tim Jensen, kindly donated their time to help with this event.

Where in Carlisle? Carlisle's highest elevation

(Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)
Although no readers have ventured guesses in response to the question: "Where in Carlisle is the point of highest elevation?" we hear through the grapevine that it has sparked some interesting conversations among you and a few curious peeks at local topography maps. If you guessed that Carlisle's highest point is Hemlock Hill (not to be confused with Hemlock Hill Road), you would be correct.

Hemlock Hill, at approximately 345 feet above sea level, is located in the northeastern corner of Carlisle, off North Road. Some of the homes perched on Carlisle's highest ground are located on or near MacAllister Drive.

This fact certainly comes as no surprise to the bicyclists among us who have discovered smooth coasting from near the Billerica line on North Road all the way down to Rutland Drive. Or the extra energy it takes to pedal back up!


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