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Friday, May 6, 2005


Elizabeth Clark Danosky Daughter of Dot and Guy Clark

Elizabeth (Clark) Danosky, 68, of Newport, formerly of Middletown, Rhode Island and Carlisle died on April 27 at the Village House Nursing Home in Newport.

She is survived by her son, John R. Danosky of North Attleboro; two daughters, Deborah E. Hess of Upton and Cheryl D. Sanfilippo of Middletown, Rhode Island; her mother Dorothy (Woods) Clark of Concord Street, Carlisle; and five grandchildren, Matthew Danosky, Jennifer and William E. Hess III, and Jessica and Joey Sanfilippo. She was predeceased by her father Guy W. Clark, her brother William G. Clark, and her former husband Edward Danosky.

Funeral services were held at the Bedford Funeral Home in Bedford on April 29.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), P.O. Box 7, Highland Park, Illinois 60035 or to NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) of Massachusetts, 400 West Cummings Park, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801-6528.


Ashley Elizabeth Bryan

Marvin and Cynthia (Platais) Bryan of Hudson are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Bryan, born April 13 at Emerson Hospital. She joins proud big sister Rachel. Grandparents are Maris and Elizabeth Platais of Bedford Road and great-grandmother is Rachel Page Elliott of River Road. Ashley is also welcomed by grandparents Gary and Inge Nystrom of Raeford, North Carolina.

CCI Annual Meeting hosts cartoonist Darby Conley

©2001 Darby Conley
Comics fans are invited to meet and hear from Darby Conley, creator of the wildly popular comic strip "Get Fuzzy," who will be a guest at the annual meeting of Carlisle Communications, Inc. on Thursday, May 12. Conley, who was born in Concord, spent his preschool years in Carlisle before moving away to Tennessee, where he grew up. He returned to Massachusetts to attend Amherst College, where he earned a fine arts degree in 1994.

Conley's strip, which first appeared in 1999, is carried in hundreds of newspapers in this country and in several languages worldwide. Conley's books, which include The Get Fuzzy Experience, Fuzzy Logic, Say Cheesy, Blue Print for Disaster, Groovitude, and The Dog is Not a Toy: House Rule #4, have sold over half a million copies and topped lists of best-selling comics.

The strip, named the Best Newspaper Comic Strip by The National Cartoonists Society in 2002, has been described as a "witty take on relationships between the species" involving just four main characters: Bucky Katt, a "sharp-fanged, self-absorbed," house cat; his "mild-mannered" owner Rob Wilco; Satchel, the "most kind, generous, and stupid-talking dog ever to appear on the funny pages;" and Rob's best friend Joe.

All Carlisle townspeople are invited to attend a conversation with Darby Conley on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m., at the offices of the Carlisle Mosquito, 872 Westford Street (opposite Acton Street). A business meeting for members of Carlisle Communications, Inc. will follow at 8:30 p.m.

Michael Hutson, 18, of East Street, will perform a recital of classical piano music at the Carlisle Congregational Church on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. The recital marks the occasion of Michael's solo recital debut. Admission is free and open to the public.

Michael is a senior at Concord-Carlisle High School and will be attending Stanford University in the fall. He has studied piano for twelve years, the past eight with Ronald Kmiec. He has performed at his teacher's performance workshops, annual student recitals and, in the fall of 2003, at the Piano Dedication Concert at CCHS. Michael played the Mozart Concerto in D Minor, K. 466 at the annual CAMSA Student Concerto Concert in 2004.

The program includes the Bach Prelude & Fugue in B-flat, Beethoven's Sonate Pathetique, Op. 13, the second movement of the Sonata in F minor, Op. 5, and G minor Rhapsody, Op. 79, No. 2 by Brahms, Rachmaninoff's A minor Etude Tableau and Prelude in G minor, concluding with the Chopin G minor Ballade, Op. 23.

Anne Marie Brako of West Street and Helen Christensen of Concord won the Carlisle Bicentennial Duplicate Bridge Pairs Championship with an outstanding 65.5% score. Bill Clark of Carlisle Pines Drive, playing with Joseph Nicosia, placed first east/west in the competition with a score of 56.9% There were six tables competing in this championship held at the Carlisle School cafeteria.

• St. Sebastian's School in Needham, today announced the Honor Roll recipients for the third-quarter 2004-2005 school year. Recipients of these academic awards fall into three categories: High Honors maintains an A- or above in all subjects; Honors With Distinction maintains a B or above in all subjects; and Honors maintains a B- or above in all subjects. Patrick Brennan, grade 10, received high honors; Michael Burke, grade 9, Connor Smith, grade 10, and Tyler Smith, grade 8, all received honors with distinction.

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