Friday, October 1, 2004
Jenna Paige Fitzpatrick
Kim and Sean Fitzpatrick of Virginia Farme are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jenna Paige, born September16 at Emerson Hospital. Jenna joins her big sister Kasey. Grandparents are Ned and Anne Fitzpatrick of Carlisle and Maryanne Napier of Concord.
Chester Neilson Boynton
Johanna and John Boynton of Concord are pleased to announce the birth of their son Chester Neilson, born July 7 at Emerson Hospital. Grandparents are John and Mary Anne Boynton of Concord and Benjie Neilson of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
• On Friday, September 24, friends and family gathered to dedicate the garden entrance (near the circulation desk) of the Gleason Public Library in memory of Farnham W. Smith. Family members present at the dedication were Susan Smith, widow of Farnham Smith, her son George Senkler and his wife Brigitte, and several generations of Smith descendants. Library Director Angela Reddin headed the library's representatives, which included Trustees Brooke Cragan, Phil Conti, and Priscilla Stevens, Trustee and Friends President Emerita Teresa Kvietkauskas, Friends President Anjli Trehan and Treasurer Warren Spence.
Farnham Smith moved to Carlisle in 1954, and later served as a member of the Planning Board. In 1974 the Smiths sold their dairy farm to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and it has been open to the public as Great Brook Farm State Park for over 25 years. Farnham Smith died on November 4, 1989.
At the beginning of the library renovation, the Smith family came forward with a generous gift which helped make the building project a reality. Most recently, the Smith family contributed funds for landscaping the garden entrance. A granite marker which reads: "This Garden Entrance given in memory of Farnham W. Smith by his wife and children" has been installed in the garden to commemorate Farnham Smith's contributions to the community.
As the parlors of the homes and the pages of the Red Balloon phone book attest, Carlisle is full of artists — painters, quilters, craftswomen, and poets. For that reason, at least, an art gallery is a welcome addition to our town.
• Happy Birthday to Anna Johnson of Westford Street who turns 98 today. Anna is the oldest citizen living in Carlisle. She holds the Boston Post Gold-Head Cane given since 1909 to the oldest Carlisle citizen. The black ebony gold-tipped cane is on display on the wall in the COA office at Town Hall.
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