The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 16, 2004


Cynthia Atwood MacLeod Actively involved in her community

Cynthia Atwood MacLeod, 75, long-time resident of Red Pine Drive, died early Thursday morning, July 1.

She was born in Lowell on September 18, 1928, the daughter of the late William and Mary Atwood of Chelmsford and granddaughter of George W. King of Lowell. She graduated from Boston University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She taught at Lincoln Co-Operative Nursery School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and spent most of her career as a dedicated mother, working at Goodwill Industries, and at Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was always actively involved in the community from being a treasurer of the Carlisle Garden Club, Emerson Hospital Auxiliary, and treasurer for the Carlisle Salvation Army, to working at the voting polls for the past thirty years. She also loved to travel, take walks, go to the beach, and enjoyed going out to dinner and the theater. She will be remembered for her love of life, compassion for people and New England pragmatism.

She is survived by two sons, Craig N. MacLeod and his wife Gail of Carlisle, and Kurt A. MacLeod of Cambodia, and two daughters, Linda G. Bucciarelli and her husband Peter from Bethlehem, New Hamphsire, and Audrey L. Rowlette from Groton, Massachusetts, plus five grandchildren: Peter and Sara Bucciarelli from New Hampshire; Ellen, Kristen and Hope from Massachusetts. Three step-grandchildren, Eric, Emily and Ryan, are from Carlisle.

A private interment service will be held at the family burial plot at Green Cemetery in Carlisle. A celebration of Cynthia's life will be held on Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. at the Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street, Carlisle. Officiating will be Pastor Keith Greer. In lieu of flowers and other gifts, donations should be made to the Carlisle Congregational Church, Box 191, Carlisle, MA 01741. Arrangements are in the care of the Bedford Funeral Home.


Nicholas Andres Alfonso

Martha H. Bejar and Juan O. Alfonso of Daniel Lane are pleased to announce the birth of their son Nicholas Andres Alfonso, born June 22 at Emerson Hospital. Nicholas has an older brother Sebastian, 3 years old. Grandparents are Juan and Alicia Alfonso of Miami, Florida.

Carlisle college graduates

Jim Darling of West Street received his bachelor of arts degree in May from Ithaca College, with a major in Art History and a minor in Music. Darling, a graduate of the Carlisle School and CCHS and an active participant in both schools' band programs, was a member of Ithaca's Trombone Troupe, Concert Band and Jazz Band. He also served as president of ASIC, the Anime Society of Ithaca College, during his senior year.
Jon Lakness of Cranberry Hill Lane graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York, with a degree in electrical engineering.
Justin Epstein of Cutter's Ridge Road received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Philip Manning Webster of Stearns Street graduated from Bowdoin College with a bachelor's degree in English and Theater. He was awarded the Leslie A. Cliff Track Trophy from the Department of Athletics.

• Earning bachelors' degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst were Ryan C. Davis of Woodland Road, Preston A. Holleman of Shady Brook Lane and Daniel Luoma of Palmer Way.

Benjamin Morse of Rutland Street graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies.

Erin Hult of Audubon Lane graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Hult will continue her studies next year at Stanford University where she has received a fellowship in the Master's Program of Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Carlisle students named to Spring Dean's List

Lena S. Halstrom of River Road at Middlesex Community College.
Craig Ferraro of Spencer Brook Lane at Fairfield University.
Elizabeth Calder of Wolf Rock Road at Colgate University.
Karina Przjemski of Bedford Road at the Krieger School of Arts and Science of John Hopkins University.
Christine Kim of Martin Street at Northeastern University.
Beatrice Kim of Martin Street, listed on the highest honor roll at Skidmore College.
Emily Lawson McAnulty of Lowell Street, an education major at Middlesex Community College.
Nicole Babine of Oak Knoll Road, majoring in marketing management and retail and consumers study at Syracuse University .
Julian Felch of Stearns Street at Bates College, where he is an economics major. Felch received the Albion Morse Stevens award for achievement in foreign language study and was named a Dana Scholar for excellence in academics and leadership.
Elizabeth Mollo-Christensen of Fifty Acre Way, a geobiology major at Colby College.
Dorothy Najda of Rutland Street, an economics major at Colby College.
Kristin Khederian of Pheasant Hill Lane, a marketing major at Bentley College.
Elizabeth Martini of Baldwin Road, a management major at Bentley College.
Samuel Gould of Pine Brook Road at Connecticut College.
Christine Silea Gerson of Westford Street at Vanderbilt University.
Stephanie Holleman of Shady Brook Lane, a major in special education at Westfield State College.
Mark Smith of Elizabeth Ridge Road, a mathematics major at Westfield State College.
Jeffrey C. Williams of Carroll Drive, a major in history at Westfield State College.
Aaron Buzawa of Elizabeth Ridge Road, a major in criminal justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Amanda Siedlar of Lowell Street, a major in criminal justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Jeffrey Luoma of Palmer Way at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Private school Honor Roll

Brendon Smith of Martin Street and Meaghan Levy of Autumn Lane were named to third-quarter honor roll at Minuteman Regional High School.
Laura A. Ferraro of Spencer Brook Lane and Alexander Green of Hartwell Road were named to Phillips Academy honor roll for the spring term.
Reginald A. Halstrom, II was named to the honor roll at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts, where he has completed his sophomore year. During the past school year he took part in football, varsity wrestling and varsity rugby.
• At Lawrence Academy, high honors were earned by junior Alexandra D'Agostino of North Road. Honors went to ninth-grader Priyanka Singhal of Kimball Road.
Hanna J. Roberts of Nickles Lane, a tenth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, has earned high honors for spring term.
Elizabeth Calder of Wolf Rock Road, a student at Colgate University, has been awarded an academic scholarship by the Massachusetts Auto Dealers Charitable Foundation. Elizabeth is the daughter of Jeffrey Calder, an employee at Mirak Chevrolet Inc. in Arlington.
Aaron Pinsky of Fifty Acre Way has been chosen as a Junior Advisor at Williams College for the incoming Class of 2008. Junior Advisors live with first-year students and serve as informal mentors to them throughout the year.
Katrina Weiss of Brook Street has been named to the All-American Recurve Archery Team for the second year in a row. To be selected, an archer must be a full-time collegiate student and make the top ten in both the US National Indoor Championships and the US Intercollegiate Archery Championships. Earlier this year Weiss qualified to try out for the three-member 2004 Olympic Archery Team and was also awarded the National Archery Association/USA Archery Scholarship. A chemistry major at James Madison University in Virginia, Weiss has been on the JMU Varsity Archery Team since her freshman year. Weiss is a graduate of Minuteman Regional High School.

Carlisle residents ride in Pan-Mass Challenge

Seven Carlisle residents will ride in the 25th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the nation's most successful bike-a-thon for charity, on August 7 and 8. Nearly 4,000 cyclists from 40 states and six countries will ride in the PMC to raise $17 million. The PMC's annual contribution funds cancer research and care for cancer patients around the globe. More than 160 PMC participants are cancer survivors or current patients, while others ride in honor of a friend or family member fighting the disease. Cyclists are required to raise between $1,750 and $2,750 to ride, depending on the chosen route. The average cyclist raises $4,300.

To make a financial contribution to a Carlisle rider, visit or call 1-800-WE-CYCLE. Checks can be made payable to PMC, 77 Fourth Ave., Needham, MA 02494 or contact the following Carlisle riders: Chip Bevier at, Diane Troppoli at, Heidi Harring at, Laurie Bevier at, Mark Cragan at, Mark Robart at and Vaughn Harring at

More on mystery bird

Ken Harte of Estabrook Road wrote with more information on the peafowl pictured on page 11 of the June 18 Mosquito. Paula DiMare identified the fowl's owners as the Petersen family of Monument Street, Concord. Apparently there is more than one wandering peafowl.

Firecracker Red Hots are the champs

Abby Ostrom slugs a ball to center field. (Courtesy photo)

This year, the 12-and-under Firecracker Red Hots are both the ASA (Amateur Softball Association) and NSA (National Softball Association) 2004 12U "A" Massachusetts State Champions after sweeping both tournaments with a 10-0 record. Sunday's 2-1 win in the NSA finals was a hard-fought finish to a perfect 4-0 tournament that saw the

Red Hots outscore their opponents 28-2.

Abby Ostrom, 12, of Ledgeways, played center field in all ten games and was a key element of the team's June and July domination of Massachusetts softball, where the Red Hots amassed a 26-1 record. Their smothering defense allowed only 36 runs in the 26 games, while their "red hot" offense piled up 214 runs.

This weekend the team will play in a 14U tournament in Charlton to get ready for the NSA World Series in Columbus, OH, the week of July 24.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito