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Friday, September 30, 2005


James Forsberg weds Megan Wertheim

Jim Forsberg and Megan Wertheim were married August 6 in a beachfront ceremony on Long Island Sound at the Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, Connecticut. Megan is the daughter of Richard and Sheila Wertheim of Durham, Connecticut, and Jim is the son of Charles and Joanne Forsberg of Autumn Lane. Megan's twin sister, Tracy Lin, was the matron of honor and Jim's brother, Andy, was the best man.

Jim is employed by Associates for Industrial Research, Inc. in Cambridge and Megan is a math teacher and cross country coach at Wayland High School. They enjoyed their honeymoon in the Adirondacks and are now residing in Littleton, Massachusetts.


Arianna Gray Quayle

Michael and Laura Quayle of Old East Street are proud to announce the birth of Arianna Gray Quayle, born August 13, at Emerson Hospital. Arianna joins big brother Griffin, 4. Grandparents are Michael and Barbara Quayle of Harvard, and Norman and Nancy Macvicar of Andover.

Jordan Olivia Bennett

Laura and Frank Bennett are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jordan Olivia, born September 14 at Emerson Hospital.

Proud grandparents are Carol and Ted Treibick of East Street and Barbara Bennett of Watertown.

Our sympathy to...

The Mills family of School Street on the death of Susan Mills' mother, Irene Podger, 82, of Wellesley on Wednesday, September 21. A memorial service will be held in late October.

Carlisleans Tom Rourk, Dick Shohet and Christy Barbee joined forces with the Acton-based Citizen Action Team (CAT) to collect goods and textbooks for people in Gulfport, Mississippi, displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The CAT, formed by individuals who wanted to do more than donate money, has been communicating directly with citizens and relief workers in the Gulf region to determine what is needed in specific locales. Schools were devastated or damaged by the hurricane, and although temporary schools have formed in safe buildings and teachers have joined them, these schools had few or no textbooks. The call went out for any and all textbooks, at all grade levels, regardless of how old or what curriculum they represented.

Barbee helped to coordinate collection of books from area schools, including the Carlisle Public Schools. Rourk and Shohet coordinated transportation of books and other goods from donating schools and organizations to Mayflower movers of Norwood, which has been sending 18-wheel trucks to the afflicted areas.

Jim and Lynn DeMott of Autumn Lane have lived in Carlisle since 1966. They raised their children here and were involved in many community volunteer activities including Jim's stint as Carlisle Selectman in the 1970s. In addition to their Carlisle interests, Jim and Lynn have been long-standing and active members of the Trinitarian Church in Concord.

Combining their love for antiques and a determination to help those in need, Jim and Lynn began the Trinitarian Church Antiques Show 32 years ago. The Antiques Show has evolved into a beloved community event, raising money for a number of organizations in need and establishing itself as one of the premier antiques shows in the area. Here, each year on the first weekend of November, dealers come from all over New England to showcase and sell their antiques. Over the years, the DeMotts have galvanized hundreds of church volunteers to assist in the event, which runs two days. In the past 32 years, approximately $125,000 has been raised for charitable organizations in need of the church's assistance and support.

The DeMotts recently announced their desire to step down from the overall management of the Antiques Show and on Sunday, September 25, were honored at the Trinitarian Church for their many years of dedication and service to the church and to their community.

This year's Antique Show will be held at the Trinitarian Church in Concord on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5. Please stop by, browse, shop, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a piece of pie with a friend. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to agencies and organizations in need. There can be no better way of recognizing and celebrating Jim and Lynn's many years of service than by patronizing this truly unique and wonderful event.

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