Friday, November 4, 2005
Christopher Lawrence Corfield
Eric and Linda (Moseley) Corfield joyously announce the birth of their son, Christopher Lawrence, born October 11 at Emerson Hospital. Christopher joins big sisters Grace and Hannah at home in Chelmsford. Adoring grandparents are Miles and Phyllis Goff of Bedford Road and David and Eleanor Corfield of Edgartown, Massachusetts.
Audrey Fleming to wed Arnold Parisi
Audrey Fleming, formerly of Fiske Street who resides in Saint Cloud, Florida, with her four-year-old daughter Abigail Rose, will marry Arnold Parisi of Orlando, Florida on November 12.
The couple will take a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean.
A goodbye party for the Chief
Galvin's family not only included his wife and two daughters but his parents, his in-laws from Kentucky, his three brothers who are policemen in Hampton, New Hampshire, and his two sisters. Joining the family were present and former Selectmen, members of the fire department, the DPW head and other town employees, members of town committees and boards, and townspeople who have appreciated all that Galvin has given to our community over the years.
Following the cocktail hour that began at 6 p.m., a crowd of 230 attendees, the maximum number of people the hall is able to accommodate lawfully, sat down for dinner and an evening of speeches and stories praising the man and his work in town. Host for the evening was ESPN Sports announcer Wayne Soares. Bagpipers from Nashua provided rousing interludes throughout the evening. Speakers included, among others, police chiefs from Winchester and Woburn, Selectman chair Doug Stevenson, former Fire Chief Bob Koning, former Police Inspector Nancy Isoue, Selectman Tim Hult, two members of the Carlisle Police Department — Inspector Scott Barnes and Acting Chief Lt. John Sullivan — and representatives of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and FBI, who had humorous comments to make about small-town Carlisle.
Finally, at around 11 p.m. as the festivities were coming to a close, Galvin mounted the podium to deliver a moving and sentimental talk, reminiscing about his years in Carlisle. Included was an especially amusing incident involving a stash of Playboy magazines, recalled from the time that he and Fire Chief Koning were checking out a break-in at one of the homes in town.
Thanks to the efforts and organizational skills of Chief Galvin's friends Norm and Sasha Adrian and Acting Chief Lt. John Sullivan, this was a wonderful evening for all who came to celebrate and honor our Police Chief for 27 years, David Galvin.
• Adam Waitkunas of Westford Street, a 1997 graduate of CCHS and a graduate of Westfield State College, announced the official opening of Milldam Public Affairs LLC in Concord, Massachusetts. Milldam Public Affairs (MPA) provides public-affairs consultation to corporate, political, and non-profit clients throughout New England.
Waitkunas was the manager of Carlisle Selectman Doug Stevenson's campaign for Fourteenth Middlesex District State Representative in 2004.
• Carlisle residents Tom Foley, Jake Oh and David Yanofsky, all middle school students at the Fenn School in Concord, will be appearing in the School's production of Tom Sawyer playing Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 in Robb Hall on the Fenn campus. Tom, Jake and David are among 21 Fenn students to win roles in the adaptation of Mark Twain's classic novel of boyhood adventure.
• Emily Howe of Acton Street, a junior at Concord Academy, was one of 42 young women who participated in Mount Holyoke College's leadership program, "Take the Lead," which took place September 29 to October 2. This year, 739 candidates were nominated by their counselors, teachers, religious or community leaders, and other adult mentors. The long weekend, offering young women a range of workshops and activities on leadership, focused on mentoring, diversity and social activism.
Tapping into teenagers' desires to make a difference on such issues as violence, environmentalism and poverty, "Take the Lead" helped Howe develop an action project to address a social issue of her choice. Her project involves working on the prevention of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in women's sports.
The Robertson family, formerly of Fiske Street, on the death of Arlene H. Robertson who passed away Wednesday, October 19, in Kissimmee, Florida. Arlene lived in Carlisle for over 25 years until she moved to Florida ten years ago.
Peter Waksman is associated with the Concord Historical Commission, not the Concord Museum, as was reported in "Indian stones discovered" last week.
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