The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 29, 2005


Gabriel Alexander Nigrovic

Kay and Murray Edelberg of Berry Corner Road are delighted to announce the birth of their new grandson, Gabriel Alexander, on July 12 at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His proud parents are Lise (Edelberg) and Peter Nigrovic of Brookline. Gabriel was welcomed home by big brother Ben and sister Sophie (both three years old).


Tracy McArdle to wed Nathaniel Brady

Nancy and Buzz McArdle of West Harwich have announced the engagement of their daughter Tracy Lynne McArdle of Sunset Road to Nathaniel Francis Ryder Brady, son of Sally Ryder Brady and Upton Birnie Brady of Hartland Four Corners, Vermont.

McArdle, a recently published author, is a graduate of Bedford High School and Fordham University. She is a vice president, Management Supervisor with Arnold Worldwide in Boston.

Brady is a graduate of Bedford High School and Northeastern University. He is the president of Nathaniel Brady Finishing Company of Carlisle.

An October 15 wedding is planned at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and the couple will reside in Carlisle.

Doug Hendrie, formerly of East Street and son of Dr. Nancy Hendrie, now an Asian turtle specialist based in Hanoi, Vietnam, recently helped save a rare, endangered terrapin from an untimely demise. Asian turtles, in danger because of a thriving animal trade, can end up on a menu or in traditional medicines.

The animal, a species called "Royal Turtle" in Cambodia because its eggs were once fed to kings, was poached from a Cambodian river about two months ago and then taken across the border to Vietnam on a motorbike. A raid on the smuggler's house in southern Vietnam brought the turtle to the attention of the local forest control bureau. The turtle weighed 33 pounds and had a distinct head and eyes. The staff, who had never seen a turtle that big, suspecting it was an endangered species known as Batagur baska, called Hendrie. At first, Hendrie thought the wildlife officers were joking. The Batagur baska were thought to have disappeared in Cambodia until they were rediscovered in 2001. Photos soon confirmed this turtle's aristocratic lineage. But the story doesn't end there.

When officials inspected the turtle in Ho Chi Minh City, they found a tiny microchip. The animal had been tagged for research two years ago and had not been seen since. The chip, implanted under the turtle's wrinkly skin, pinpointed its home in southern Cambodia, where fewer than eight females anxiously awaited his return. Vietnamese and Cambodian officials worked together to repatriate the reptile . The Batagur baska is found only in parts of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia, and these populations have been in sharp decline in recent years.

The Hendries chose their East Street property because it had good habitat for turtles. Doug Hendrie got his start in Carlisle swamps in the '70s. "Every single turtle is important to the population," Hendrie says. "This was the first case where an animal had been transferred back to where it came from in Cambodia. It was a landmark event."

Basil Bourque of Hutchins Road, a sophomore at Concord-Carlisle High School, is attending the Cornell University Summer College program this summer. He joins over 700 other outstanding high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are spending three, four or six weeks on the Cornell campus experiencing what it's like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university.

Jess Petrie of Baldwin Road, a sophomore at Governor Dummer Academy, was named to the high honor roll for the second semester.

Irene M. Schmidt of Rutland Street has been named to the Merit List at Kenyon College for the second semester of the 2004-2005 academic year.

To be eligible for Merit List recognition, a student must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.45 on the college's 4-point grading scale.

Carlisle students on the Fenn School honor roll

The Fenn School of Concord announces its honor roll for the third term.

Academic high honors and Sua Sponte honors: David A. Golonka, Alexander Moskowitz, Oliver Stephenson

Academic high honors: Clark S. Bakewell, Edward Cao, Matthew G. Carroll, Nicholas J. Foley, Michael A. Hernandez, Jake Oh, Samuel R. Petrie, R. Elliot Stephenson, Theodore P. Swift

Sua Sponte honors: William Golonka, Stephen Lerner

Academic honors: Thomas Foley, Bradford R. Mattison, William J. Wesselhoeft

Fenn's motto, Sua Sponte, means "on one's own responsibility." Sua Sponte honors and high honors reflect the extent to which a student accepts responsibility for his own learning, based on an assessment of three specific areas: preparation, engagement and conduct.

Left to right are: Sam Schurr, Officer Whelan and Katherine Melvin. (Courtesy photo)

Dear Carlisle Police Department,

Officer Thomas Whelan was very nice to us. He came to our house to check out a very suspicious raccoon on our back deck. He was a brave and gentle man to us. He gave us his autograph and we took lots of pictures of him.

We found out that he had been an officer for 10 years in Carlisle. He took the time to answer all of our questions, and there were tons of them!

We feel safe, honored and proud to have officers like Officer Whelan in the town of Carlisle. Thank you again, Officer Whelan.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito