The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 3, 2006


Neil Cavitt Alexander

Karen (Larsen) Alexander and Brad Alexander of Cabot, Vermont are pleased to announce the birth of their son Neil Cavitt Alexander on January 23. The happy grandparents are Niels and Doris Larsen of Concord Street and Patricia and Russell Alexander of Decatur, Illinois.

MUSIC IN CONCORD. Carlisle residents enjoy the reception and performance celebrating the opening of the Concord Conservatory of Music on Saturday, January 28. Pictured left to right are Doug Stevenson, Mary Beth Stevenson, Tom Kracz, Denise Kracz, Bill Tice, Vera Tice, Adam Waitkunas, Jonathan Beakley, Allison Beakley, Regina Walsh-Troast, Lisa Chaffin, Jack Troast and David Chaffin. Over 125 people came out to the event that was held at the Concord home of Bill and Sally Eaton. The Concord Conservatory of Music opened in September in the West Concord Union Church to provide a home for music in the Concord-area community with high-quality music education and performance opportunities for students of all ages. (Courtesy photo)

Kristin Bergstrom of Orchard Acres made the Dean's List for the fall semester at Syracuse University. Kristin, a sophomore, had to relocate after Tulane University in New Orleans, where she attended her freshman year, closed for the semester due to Hurricane Katrina. Tulane has reopened this semester and Kristin and many other students have been spending Saturdays helping to clean up houses in the St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans.

Soprano Lisa Lofdahl of Peter Hans Road will be performing with Chelmsford's Elizabeth Marshall, pianist, in a concert of French art songs on Sunday, February 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the Chelmsford Public Library, located at 25 Boston Road in Chelmsford. Lofdahl holds a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory and is the lead singer for Dot-n-Doc, which has been featured at the Old Home Day Ice Cream Social for the past two years.

Welcome home

Christine and Brad Dee of Baldwin Road welcome home her brother, Specialist Ryan Doyle of the 552nd Signal Company, 41st Signal Battalion, United States Army. Specialist Doyle is completing his second tour of duty in South Korea where he has been stationed at Camp Red Cloud and Youngsan, both north of Seoul. He is returning state-side for the first time in two years and his family, including his nephews Jeb and Ronan Dee and his parents, Ron and Diane Doyle of Concord, are all looking forward to his month-long visit. Welcome home!

Fox Crossing
Big, red, plush, and obvious, this year's
fox crosses the thick frozen snow,
going den to den, checking for signs
of his mate. Now he's up out-of-sight
near the road. The traffic doesn't slow.
I picture him hiding until the noise
subsides, then leisurely crossing; down
the swift hill, through the trees below.

Changes are coming. He doesn't know
that the woods he walks in must go.
Where he is now it's mating season.
In his heart, no muscular engine
redesigns the future. He's crossing,
he'll always be crossing, the snow.

George Stalker and Jean Keskulla of Concord Street, along with John Hodgen of Shrewsbury and Sue Ellen Kuzma of Natick, will read poetry with the theme of "Grace" at the Gleason Public Library on Thursday, February 16 at 6:45 p.m.

SOCCER CHAMPS. Bennett Simonton (left) of Blaisdell Drive and Cameron McGrory of Koning Farm Road wear the gold medals they won at the 2005 Disney Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Florida, on December 30. The boys are members of the Under-13 Greater Boston Bolts soccer team that won the U13 championship at the tournament. On their way to the championship, the Bolts played five other U13 teams from across the country. (Courtesy photo)
SCOUTING OUT THE PAPER. Fifth-grade Junior Girl Scouts from Carlisle's Troop 2643 visit the Mosquito on January 25. Standing by the lay-out table are (left to right) Amelia Huberman, Katy Scholten, Camilla Vilain, Rebecca Bishop and Roxane Sayde. (Photo by Betsy Fell)


Pinewood Derby winners

Cub Scout Pack 135 held its annual Pinewood Derby competition on Sunday January 22 in the Corey Dining Room. Thirty-three boys entered cars that they designed and built themselves. Cars were judged for creative design, and then raced head-to-head to see which was fastest. Competition was fierce, and here are the results:

Tiger Cubs (1st grade)


1. Ben Richardson
2. Declan Bennett
3. Ryan West

Most creative design

1. Ben Richardson
2. Declan Bennett
3. Ryan West

Wolf Cubs (2nd grade)


1. Jacob Sturtz
2. Matthew Gorecki
3. Connor Lofdahl

Most creative design

1. Jacob Golson
2. Max Stropkay
3. Lucas Hickman

Bear Cubs (3rd grade)


1. Daniel Moore
2. Jonathan Spence
3. Roy Watson-Badell

Most creative design

1. Connor Melvin
2. Matthew Boor
3. Robert Frodigh

Webelos I (4th grade)


1. Andrew Gorecki
2. Richard Chelton
3. Henry Hedden

Most creative design

1. Matthew Gardner
2. Griffin Bennett
3. Michael Drinkwater

Webelos II (5th grade)


1. John Knobel
2. Patrick Bourque
3. Daniel Picard

Most creative design

1. Connor Gushue
2. Patrick Bourque
3. Daniel Picard

The fastest car from each rank will be entered in the Flintlock District competition on March 18 at the Concord Scout House.

Thanks to all those who helped including the Petrie family, Derek Lamoreaux, Robbie Drinkwater, Eddie Chuang, Larry White, Parker Brophy, Elaine Picard, John Knobel, Andi Gettys, Amanda Hickman, Scott Stropkay, Don and Barbara Drinkwater, and Phil Herman.

Special thanks to Roy Watson who helped in so many ways, and finally a very special thanks to our two guest judges, Don L'Heureux of Carlisle Tire & Brake and Dean Luther of Carlisle Auto Body.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito