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Friday, September 23, 2005


Gayle Nix and Michael Oulighan are wed

Gayle Nix and Michael Oulighan of Woodland Road celebrated the vows of their marriage on May 21, 2005. The ceremony and celebration took place among family and friends at their new home in Carlisle. The ceremony was officiated by the groom's brother Steven. Gayle is currently a director in the Finance Group of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston in Brighton, and Mike is a computer specialist at Rampage Systems, Inc. in Waltham. The couple is planning a honeymoon getaway this winter.

Jason Drinkwater of Fiske Street, Carlisle BSA Troop 135, presented one of his Eagle Scout Project backpacks with school supplies to Kiana, a child living in a homeless shelter. Jason's Eagle Scout Project was providing 30 new backpacks filled with school supplies to less fortunate children in the Brockton, Massachusetts area. Pictured on the right is sponsor Cheryl Opper of the Massachusetts School on Wheels Organization. Jason would sincerely like to thank everyone who supported this project.

• The Ruettgers barn (above) has been featured in a new publication. A glossy new magazine called New England Home launched its premiere issue for September/October 2005, and featured inside is the beautiful barn addition hard by the 1760s saltbox home of Maureen and Michael Ruettgers on Bedford Road. The antique clock built into the side of the barn makes it a Carlisle landmark. Built with old timber found all over the country with an ancient technique called timber framing, the barn was designed by architect and South Street resident Chip Dewing.

Dave Barber of East Street installed the Ruettgers barn's 1862 George M. Stevens Tower Clock and designed the fittings for it when the barn was built in 1997.

New England Home, produced entirely in New England, celebrates the distinctive design and architecture of homes in our part of the world, and describes Carlisle as "quintessentially New England, insulated from the noisy hustle of Route 495 by five miles of quiet roads with red barns old and new and bedecked with tiger lilies growing wild along its lanes."


• Oxfam America president Ray Offenheiser (left) of Westford Street was a keynote speaker at the Disaster Relief Fundraiser on September 10 on the Town Green. He gave attendees an overview of how his organization is striving to get assistance to some of the poorest areas hit by Hurricane Katrina. For information on how to make contributions to Oxfam, go to the web site at

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