The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 22, 2004


Elizabeth Mila Walsh

Alexandra and Jason Walsh of Robbins Drive announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Mila, on September 28 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Elizabeth weighed 8 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches in length.

Sharing in the joy of Elizabeth's birth are her sisters Victoria and Gabriella, and her grandmothers Deanna Burke of Woburn, Massachusetts, and Judith Carpenter of Barton, Vermont. She is also welcomed by her great-grandmother Florence Walsh of Barton, Vermont, and great-grandfather Louis Duca of Woburn.

Claude von Roesgen of Page Brook Road has just finished editing a one-hour documentary, Jimi Sir: An American Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, that he shot two decades ago. To celebrate, he's having a free screening in Belmont at the Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, on Thursday, November 4, at 8 p.m. The Studio Cinema is located between Cushing and Waverly Squares.

"If you're a returned Peace Corps volunteer, interested in becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, or know anyone who did Peace Corps service, you'll definitely want to watch Jimi Sir," says Von Roesgen.

A GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. Betty and Harold Meehan of Autumn Lane celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on September 12, with a family trip to Stowe, Vermont.

Melissa Weiksnar of Robbins Drive writes: "I ran and finished the Chicago marathon two weekends ago in 4:27:23. My husband Jeff Caruso was there to cheer me, as well as son Philip Caruso (a sophomore at the University of Chicago) and daughter Evelyn Caruso (in her first year at Loyola University Chicago). To put the size of the race in perspective, the number of finishers was about seven times the entire 2000 population of Carlisle, or about the capacity of Fenway Park."

Ticks!! Recently, the talk around the Mosquito office, especially among dog owners, is the increased number of ticks we are finding on our dogs during these fall days. To learn more about what was going on in the world of ticks, we called Dr. Betty Johnston of the Carlisle Animal Hospital. Johnston talked about different feeding cycles of ticks — both dog and deer ticks. During March, April and May, and sometimes up until July, we see an abundance of ticks. In July and August they go into a different feeding cycle. "With the onset of cooler weather in the fall we start seeing them again. They come back strong in late September and are active while the temperatures remain above 50 degrees. With freezing weather they disappear," reports Johnston. "Most are deer and some dog ... we are seeing many more deer ticks. We expect to see more ticks this fall than we have in the last five or six years."

NEIGHBORHOOD SPIRIT ALIVE AND WELL IN CARLISLE. Nine families from Cross Street gathered recently at their annual fall picnic. The residents of Cross Street host two annual events a year: a cookie exchange in December and a family picnic in the fall. It's a great time to meet new neighbors and catch up with friends. This year, of the neighbors present, Gabor and Bonnie Miskolczy have lived on the street longest (since August 1966), and the newest resident was newborn Heatheranne Sibley, who has been in residence just three weeks. They are eagerly anticipating their next event, the cookie exchange in December. (Courtesy photo)

An incorrect e-mail address was printed for those wishing to contact Sally Coulter to be included on a town Democratic e-mailing list. The correct e-mail address is

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito