The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 2, 2005

Left to right are Larissa Winey, Jonathan Supnik, Lori Newman and Benjamin Supnik. (Courtesy photo)

Double Engagement
Benjamin Supnik to wed Lori Newman
Jonathan Supnik to wed Larissa Winey

Martha and Bob Supnik of Heald Road are happy to announce a double engagement: their son Benjamin is engaged to Lori Newman, originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, and their son Jonathan is engaged to Larissa Winey, originally from the other end of Heald Road in Carlisle.

Ben, a 1994 graduate of CCHS, has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University where he met his classmate Lori in an a cappella singing group. She received a master's degree in linguistics from the University of California at San Diego and is currently working as a translator for the federal government. Ben is currently working as a consulting engineer on the X-Plane flight simulation software. He is hoping to be hired by the FAA as an air traffic controller. They are living in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jonathan, a 1999 graduate of CCHS also has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University. He met Larissa on the Carlisle school bus when they were in middle school. She graduated from Mount Holyoke in 2004 with a B.A. in computer science and is now a Ph.D. student at Tufts University. He is a software consultant for Funkitron, which makes downloadable computer games. They are living in Medford

Elizabeth Rose Lear

Christine and Alan Lear of Oak Knoll Road announce the birth of their daughter Elizabeth Rose, born November 14 at Emerson Hospital. Proud grandparents are Rose and Ron Simpson of Cornville, Arizona, and Doreen Lear of Hanham, England.

Cecilia Carol Goodwin

Carlisle School Principal Stephen Goodwin and his wife Therese Condon, of Arlington, are pleased to announce the birth of their second daughter Cecilia Carol Goodwin, born November 8, at 11:30 a.m. Celia joins her three-year-old big sister Katie.

• Congratulations to Brigid Seigel of Brigid Seigel & Associates who is beginning a new business venture by joining Sally Silver Companies, one of the area's leading staffing firms. Seigel lives on Wolf Rock Road.

• St. Sebastian senior Thomas Brennan, son of Paul and Colleen Brennan of Bedford Road, took first place in a four-person team as part of the school's debate team during the St. Paul's Debate Tournament on Sunday, November 13. Brennan also placed third as a two-person negative team.

• Minuteman Regional High School's retiring football coach Bill Coughlin, 62, paced the sidelines with his "kids" for the last time on Saturday, November 19, when the Mustangs took on North Shore Tech at home. Prior to the game, he was honored for his 28 distinguished years at Minuteman during a ceremony attended by nearly 200 guests, including Minuteman football alumni and members of his family. His father flew in from Ohio for the event. Asked what he has liked most about coaching, the answer came quickly. "The kids," he said. "That's what I'll miss the most."
Carlisle fifth graders Elisabeth Learned (left) and Shannon Driscoll, both of Wilkins Lane, placed second in the Central Massachusetts Cheer Competition. They will advance to the New England Regional Competition in Providence, Rhode Island. (Courtesy photo)


The proposed Coventry Woods 40B development would be located on Concord Street, not South Street, as erroneously printed last week.

Two Smells

There are two smells —
One is a memory, a New England Fall.
Full of golden leaves,
pumpkin and squash. I catch it occasionally. It
lingers on my nose.
And memories flood back,
of forgotten friends and long walks in a newly
decorated forest.
Then they are gone.
Driven out by newly-mown grass,
or a recently peeled orange.

Two is a British Autumn.
Conkers ripening and a warm kitchen
with apple crumble.
The same as Fall, but also different.
No quiet anticipation of the blankets
of winter.
No end of season hush.

There are two smells,
Pity me,
as one who is
forever torn between
Autumn and Fall.

Mike Bagshaw

[Ed. note: Michael Bagshaw and his family came from England and lived in Carlisle for three years and moved back to England in 2003. Mike went to the Carlisle Middle School from sixth through eighth grades. Conkers are chestnuts.]

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