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Friday, February 11, 2005


Leonard H. Rollins Successful insurance broker

Leonard H. Rollins, 58, of Partridge Lane died Friday, February 4, 2005 at Lahey Clinic following a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Margaret A. (Vanderwal) Rollins.Born in Rochester, New Hampshire, on October 4, 1946, he was the son of Elinor (Brock) and the late Robert H. Rollins. Mr. Rollins served in the United States Army as sergeant with tour of duty in Korea.

A graduate of Suffolk University, Mr. Rollins was a successful licensed insurance broker for various insurance companies. Before his illness, Mr. Rollins assisted with Rollins Insurance Agency in Carlisle with his wife Peg.

Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter Jessica Rollins and a son Alexander Rollins, both of Carlisle, and two brothers, Richard Rollins of New Jersey and William Rollins of Blackstone, Massachusetts.

Gifts in his name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 11 Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood, MA 02062.A funeral service was held Thursday, February 10, at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. Interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, was private.Arrangements were under the direction of MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral and Cremation Service, Concord.

CCHS athletes O'Keefe and Butler honored at National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Samantha O'Keefe (left) and Elizabeth Butler travel to Fanueil Hall in Boston to take part in a ceremony recognizing outstanding female athletes. (Courtesy photo)
Taking part in the Massachusetts celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Faneuil Hall in Boston on Friday, February 4, were CCHS seniors Samantha O'Keefe of Kimball Road and Elizabeth Butler of Concord. Accompanied by their moms, Eva O'Keefe and Jane Butler, the girls traveled into Boston to take part in the ceremony recognizing outstanding female athletes throughout the state. Monique Maye, president of the sports management firm of Maye and Associates,delivered the keynote address.

O'Keefe, who has been featured for the past several years in the CCHS sports roundups in the Mosquito, has a truly impressive list of credits to her name. Besides participating in girls soccer, basketball, and lacrosse, she captained the varsity soccer team, the varsity basketball team and was named a Duel County League (DCL) all-star for soccer, basketball and lacrosse. On the academic side, O'Keefe is president of the National Honor Society.

Elizabeth Butler is captain of the girls lacrosse team and was named to the DCL all-star lacrosse team. She has also been a member of the cross-country and basketball teams.

Throughout their high school careers, O'Keefe and Butler have enjoyed participating together in basketball and lacrosse. Both look forward to competing in sports on the college level during the next four years.

NEW ENGLAND PRESS ASSOCIATION. Seven members of the Mosquito staff attended seminars and training sessions at the annual New England Press Association convention in Boston on February 3-5. Pictured above are (from left) news editor Maya Liteplo, reporters Cecile Sandwen, Dave Ives and Nancy Pierce, and photographer Rik Pierce. Not pictured are assistant editor Betsy Fell and photographer Susan Goodall. (Photo by Rik Pierce)
Twelve Carlisle students selected for Junior District Music Festival

The Carlisle Schools music department is pleased to announce that five vocalists and seven instrumentalists were accepted into this year's Massachusetts Northeast Junior District Music Festival. These orchestra, chorus, and band honors ensembles are comprised of selected students in grades 6 - 9 from over ninety middle schools (and high school freshmen) throughout northeastern Massachusetts. Carlisle students performed a rigorous audition at North Andover Middle School on January 22, and those accepted will rehearse during the week of April 4, and perform a concert in Lowell on Saturday, April 9.

Participating in the orchestra will be percussionist Zach Wilmot, and French hornist Nathan Hsieh, both of whom are in grade eight; while band members will include eighth graders Amanda Caddell (bass clarinet); Siobhan Galligan (flute); Jake Dockterman (alto saxophone); Ema Woodward (alto saxophone); and Raffi Hsieh (clarinet). Vocalists Noragh Devlin (eighth grade), and seventh-graders Caroline Materne, and Katherine Innamorati will participate in girls chorus; while Alexander Sayde (seventh grade) and Jonathan Mayer will perform with the boys chorus.

World renowned classical saxophonist to perform in Carlisle

On March 1, at 1 p.m., Kenneth Radnofsky, a world-renowned classical saxophone performer and teacher, will hold an afternoon performance at the Gleason Public Library. Radnofsky will be the artist-in-residence at the Carlisle Public School in March. A soloist with orchestras around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, he has premiered notable pieces and released several CDs. This free special afternoon performance will be held in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library. All are invited to attend this special musical event.

Ten CCHS freshmen to play in Northeast Junior District Band

The following ninth graders from CCHS were selected to perform in the Northeast Junior District Band:

Owen Callahan - Alto Saxophone
Kelsey Chatlosh - Flute
Jaclyn Dentino - Flute/Piccolo
Andrea Fine - Clarinet
Fabian Fondriest - Tenor Saxophone
Alec Hutson -Alto Saxophone
Eric Johnson - Clarinet
Zachary Lou - Clarinet
Ryan Miller - Tuba
Ari Zyskind - Trumpet

  • Carlisle Students in bold


Adam Schad (left), Katherine Erickson and Nate Johnson will perform at GBYSO.
• Three Carlisle residents will perform with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (GBYSO) in its 2005 Concert Series. GBYSO, an independent organization housed at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, offers a variety of musical opportunities for young performers throughout New England.

The participants from Carlisle include Nate Johnson, a CCHS junior of Blaisdell Drive, who plays clarinet for the Repertory Orchestra; Adam Schad, a CCHS freshman of Timothy Lane, who plays French horn for the Repertory Orchestra; and Katherine Erickson of Lowell Street, a student at Middlesex School, who plays trombone.

• The Mosquito contacted Old Home Day co-chair Dave Reed this week with a question. "If Old Home Day is to be celebrated on June 25 and 26 this year, what plans do you have for the Fourth of July?" He responded that the Old Home Day Committee has no plans for celebrating the Fourth in Carlisle this year.

The Mosquito needs new blood

If you have a few hours a month, as well as a burning curiosity to know what really goes on in town, the Mosquito could use you. Reporters are needed for various town committees. The paper will train you and give you the support you need. If you are interested, or just have questions, call news editor Maya Liteplo at 1-978-369-7848, or call the paper at 1-978-369-8313 and leave a message.

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