The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 26, 2004


Grace Michelle McAnulty

Emily and Brian McAnulty of Lowell Street are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Michelle, born November 11 at Emerson Hospital. Proud grandparents are Gail and Craig MacLeod, Beth and Kerry Evans, and Martin Lawson.

· The Acton-based Nitehawks boys bantam (10 and under) cross-country team placed fourth in the USA Track and Field (USATF) Region 1 Championship held Sunday, November 21, at the University of Maine in Augusta. Region 1 consists of runners and teams from the six New England states, New York City, Long Island and the Adirondacks.

Covering the hilly 3k (approximately 1.9 mile) course, the Nitehawks bantam boys were lead by USATF National qualifier, Scott Brazina, age 9, of Carlisle, finishing in 19th place in 12:33.

The Nitehawks are seeking track and field athletes (boys and girls from age 6 to 18) for the upcoming indoor and outdoor track season. Contact Coach Alex Ivanov at 1-978-287-0594 for further information.

Our sympathy to . . .

Former Carlisle Selectman Al Peckham of Newport, Rhode Island on the death of his wife Jean Ward Peckham, 84, who died on November 17.

The Park family on the death of Anne Park, 81, on November 8, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Park was a former Carlisle resident who lived in what is now This Old House on Concord Street.

Sketches of Carlisle

It's not every day a major art gallery comes to Carlisle. One recent November morning at the new Haley & Steele gallery, low sunbeams reached through the windows highlighting the bird, flower, and landscape paintings and prints that are its specialty.

by Joan Allen

A life-size bronze statue of a Labrador Retriever by British artist Rosemary Cook sits awaiting visitors at the door. He is so realistic that a real-life Lab on a leash outside wags at him. The dog statues, both large and small, are very popular with customers and are selling well, says Director Erik Brockett.

Located on Newbury Street in Boston, the main gallery has been in business for over 100 years and is owned by Carlisle residents Julian Tavener of Wildwood Drive. All 500 of Audubon's bird prints from the Royal Octavo Edition will be on exhibit and for sale at the Carlisle gallery on River Road starting in December. The first-edition prints, 10 x 6-inches in size, are a miniature version of the birds in the artist's famous Birds of America book. A reception on Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. will celebrate the opening of the gallery's first major show in Carlisle. An open house with refreshments will follow on Sunday, December 5, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Art lectures, appraisals, restoration, and museum-type picture framing are also offered. One of very few public businesses in town, the gallery is a welcome diversion from everyday life. Its natural images are a match to Carlisle where rare birds sometimes do stop during migration, and where sporting dogs grace the woods and fields where they run.

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