The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 1, 2005


Anna P. Johnson
Oldest resident of Carlisle

Anna P. Johnson, 98, of Carlisle died at her home on Tuesday, June 28. Mrs. Johnson was a resident of Carlisle since the 1950s and was an active member of the Carlisle Congregational Church. She was the wife of the late Alexander Johnson. Her memorial service will be held at the Carlisle Congregational Church on Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m.

A complete obituary will be published in the next edition of the Mosquito. Arrangements are in the care of the Bedford Funeral Home.


Katherine Stevens
to wed Greg Getchell

Jonathan and Priscilla Stevens of Maple Street are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Ames Stevens, to Greg Justin Getchell, son of Edward and Marjorie Getchell of Estes Park, Colorado, formerly of Carlisle. Stevens is a graduate of Middlesex School in Concord and Middlebury College and is a teacher of Music and choral director in Northborough. Getchell is a graduate of the Carlisle School, Middlesex School and Brown University and is a project leader at Oracle Corporation in Burlington. A May 2006 wedding is planned.

DOWN TO THE LIBRARY FOR THE BOOK FAIR. Carlisle townsfolk and book lovers from the area braved the hot sun on Saturday to seek out literary bargains at the Friends of Gleason Public Library book sale. As many as 6,000 donated books were displayed on tables on the library lawn. More than 50 volunteers, including library staff, gave generously of their time before, during and after the sale. The event added to the community spirit of Old Home Day, raised $3,100 to support library programs, and reshuffled bookshelves from one corner of Carlisle to another. (Photo by Rik Pierce)

Graduates, honors and awards

Nicole Martini of Baldwin Road graduatedmagna cum laude from Northeastern University with a bachelor of science degree in Human Services.

Beth Whalley of Concord Street, a member of the class of 2005 and former CPS student, will be attending Ithaca College in the fall to study Sports Journalism. Beth is a graduate of the F.W. Parker Charter Essential School in Devens.

John Pauler of Judy Farm Road, son of Bob and Teresa Kvietkauskas, has been named to the dean's list at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Laura A. Ferraro of Spencer Brook Road and Alexander V. Green of Hartwell Road have been named to the honor roll for the spring term at Phillips Academy.

Kristin Bergstrom of Orchard Acres made the dean's list for the second semester at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she is a freshman.

Evan Lewis of East Riding Drive, a 2004 graduate of CCHS, finished his freshman year at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned distinction both semesters, dean's high honors in the fall and dean's honor list in the spring.

Daniel A. Faucher of Old North Road, a senior majoring in Graphic Communications at Franklin Pierce College, was named to the Dean's Honors List for the spring 2005 term.

James A. Ford of Cross Street, a freshman at Franklin Pierce College, was named to the Dean's Honors List for the spring 2005 term.

• Nicholas Ritchie of Long Ridge Road has earned a place on the Minuteman Regional High School Academic Honor Roll for the third quarter.

The following students have been named to the dean's list at Middlesex Community College: Jeffrey Buck of Carlisle, Jason Dickey of Brook Street, Jocelyn DiFazio of Carlisle, Jessica Kimbrell of Maple Street, Andrew Mancini of East Street and Jason Trainor of Rutland Street.

Creighton University's Department of History presented the Lindell D. Hill Award to Erin Johnson of South Street during its annual Honors Banquet on April 7. The recipient of this award is a student "whose love of history transcends the walls of the Academy." Creighton is an independent, comprehensive university in Omaha, Nebraska, operated by the Jesuits.

Sister Barbara Rogers, headmistress of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, honored outstanding Carlisle residents Lindsay Ventura of Concord Street and Kyra Prats of River Road at the 125th Prize Day ceremonies. Ventura, a junior, and Prats, an eighth-grader, received red ribbons that denote an average of B+ and above with no grade below a B-.

Eighth grade Language Arts teacher Marcella Pixley submitted a short story by Jake Dockterman of Russell Street to a program designed to foster creative expression among young people. Here is a quote from their award letter: "This short story has been selected as one of the most creative submissions and has earned a page in the Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans which will be published later this year." The short story was part of a collection of stories that Jake wrote for the eighth grade "Memoirs" assignment. Jake Dockterman just graduated from Carlisle Middle School and will be attending Concord Academy next year.

The following students at St. Sebastian's School were named to the fourth quarter honor roll: Patrick Brennan of Hutchins Road, Tyler Smith of Hartwell Road, Michael Burke of Pine Brook Road, Connor Smith of Hartwell Road, Thomas Brennan of Hutchins Road.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito