The Carlisle Mosquito Online

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.

George Senkler and Susan Smith attended the library garden entrance dedication in memory of Farnham W. Smith on September 24. (Photo by Angela Reddin)

• 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.

Attending the Haley & Steele art gallery official opening in Carlisle at One River Road on Thursday night, September 23, are Carlisle residents (left to right) Judith Schwartz, Sarah Hart and Darragh Murphy.

At 104 years old, Haley & Steele is one of the oldest art galleries in Boston. For the past 50 years the gallery has offered its expertise in fine art and custom framing from its location on Newbury Street. However, on Friday, September 24, they officially opened their second gallery in Carlisle. (Photo by Renee Visalli)

Erik Brockett is the director of Haley & Steele's gallery at One River Road. (Photo by Renee Vasalli)
• For the many Carlisle residents and visitors who helped celebrate the opening of the new Haley and Steele art gallery at One River Road on Thursday, September 23, the evening was an opportunity to meet new and old friends, enjoy fine wine, and admire the sculpture, paintings, and prints on display. Host and owner Julien Tavener and his wife Jill, who live in Carlisle, presided over the evening with their customary warmth and wit.

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.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito