The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 21, 2004

Roy and Mary Green of Stearns Street, on the left, recently finished first at an Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association (EMBA) tournament. They won the Swiss Team event at the sectional held in Topsfield.

EMBA's next tournament is May 28-30 at the Armenian Cultural Centre, 47 Nichols Avenue in Watertown. Players will compete at all levels.

The tournament begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Other sessions are on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Players may compete in one or more events for trophies and other prizes. The cost is $7 per session. For more information contact Peter Blanshan at 1-617-923-1913, or go to

• The Reverend Maribeth Conroy, Chris Conroy and committee member Annie Halvorsen (right) of Westford Street are shown at the US Fund for UNICEF's 2004 Children's Champion award celebration honoring Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash. The event, which raised over $110,000, took place on April 29 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, and celebrated Stills' dedication to children's causes. Stills performed his new song, "Feed the People," and announced that all proceeds from the song will be donated to the US Fund for UNICEF.

Lyn DiBiase of Acton Street, the Principal GIS Analyst for Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. was named a Fellow of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) at the group's annual conference in Nashville this week. She received this honor for her service to the industry and leadership in the Geographic and Land Information Society, an ACSM member organization, for which she has been president, vice president, secretary and treasurer and director.

"DiBiase has been mapping cranberry acreage for Ocean Spray since 1995. Cartography is an important function for Ocean Spray. Bog maps are a part of the grower's contract with Ocean Spray and define the acreage that may be harvested and delivered. Having a precise survey of acreage allows Ocean Spray to project future crop potential within and outside the Cooperative.

Phil Drew tackles the flower garden during the Historical Society clean-up at the Heald House on Concord Street. (Photo by Anne Marie Brako)
• Members and friends of the Carlisle Historical Society assembled for the annual spring cleaning of the Heald House on Concord Street on Saturday, May 15. Gardeners plucked weeds and cared for the flower beds and lawn outdoors. Dusters, mops, and a vacuum kept a cleaning crew indoors busy. The team will next be busy airing out the Coppermine Farm barn on the property for a viewing on Old Home Day. Contact president Charlie Forsberg for more information about the society and events at 1-978-369-3577.

Joan Rolfe of Nowell Farme Road currently has an exhibit of 16 photographs at the Bagel Butler on Route 2A (just west of Route 27) in Acton. Scanning some 30 years of work, Rolfe's photos evoke scenic and close-up views from favorite travel destinations in Massachusetts and Maine. Some of the photos have won awards at camera clubs or have been selected for showing (as slides) in international salons. Subjects vary from colorful abstracts to close-ups, nautical to nostalgia. Her work will be on display through June.

In related work, Rolfe also has a line of photo greeting cards at Ferns Country Store, and at the Concord Bookshop and The Concord Museum.

Erin Moseley of Stearns Street, a junior at Holy Cross College, finished her outdoor track season after coming back from an illness. Erin qualified and ran at the New England Championships held at Northeastern University. She medaled a fourth place finish in the woman's 10K with a personal best time of 38:38, and was selected a member of the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association. She also finished out the season earning the Alan Halper Long Distance Runner of the Year Award from Holy Cross.


• Due to a Mosquito typing error, Debbie O'Halloran's letter incorrectly stated the amount given to the Carlisle School by the Carlisle Education Foundation and the Carlisle School Association. The correct amount is $48,858.

• Last week, a letter by M. Larrence Barton and Priscilla Dumka included their titles directly below their names, rather than in an ed note, which they would have preferred, in order to emphasize the fact that they were writing as individuals, not town officials.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito