The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 10, 2006


Nason Wilkins

Active in Town politics

Nason Wilkins, 88, son of the late Ernest and Florence Forsaith Wilkins, passed away peacefully in Concord on January 27, 2006. He was a loving dad to his three children, Sandra Blake of Bedford, Nason, Jr. of Deering, New Hampshire, and Linda Coon of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was predeceased by his wife and life companion, Ruth (Baker), after 57 wonderful years of marriage and his sister Helen, a Navy veteran, who lived in Arlington, Virginia.

After living in Arlington during his early childhood, the Wilkins family moved to Lowell Street in Carlisle, where Nason spent most of his life until retirement. He was employed by W. H. Nichols in Waltham as a marketing manager for over 20 years. He and Ruth then moved to Florida to enjoy some warm weather and golf, his most passionate hobby, and where he sank his first hole-in-one.

Nason was educated at Moses Brown Prep School and Concord High School where he excelled in track, wrestling, baseball, football and took leading roles in the school plays and chorus.

While in Carlisle, Nason, his dad and other friends helped to create the ball field on Church Street. He was a great outfielder on the town's baseball team which competed against Bedford, Billerica and other surrounding towns. He was active in town politics and volunteered on the Fire Department, where he helped save properties and participated in many search and rescue missions.

Nason leaves eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

At the request of the deceased, all services are private. Donations in his memory can be made to the Mass. Audubon Society, Development Office, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

Arrangements are in the care of Bedford Funeral Home, Bedford.


Thomas Otto Sankovitz

Megan Eliassen and Patrick Sankovitz are pleased to announce the birth of their son Thomas, born February 6 in Boulder, Colorado. Grandparents are Midge and Tim Eliassen of Virginia Farme and Margaret and Jim Sankovitz of Shorewood, Wisconsin.

MYSTERY SOLVED. The cast of the St. Irene Mystery Dinner Theater entitled "Dead Men Tell No Tales (A Pirate's Life For You?)," held on January 28, pose for a picture. In the front row (left to right) are Marguerite Barre, Jeff Caruso, Mike Symonds, Mary Flanagan and Lisa Eckelkamp, and in the back row (left to right) are Linda and Ren Frederick, Fr. Tom Donohoe, Frank Barre, Barbara Harkins, Miki Cooney, Alain and Elizabeth Bojarski, Pat Barry, Anita Kelly and Dick O'Shea. (Courtesy photo)

The Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards

More than 3,500 Massachusetts students in grades 7 through 12 entered the 55th annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. The competition's most prominent prize, the Gold Key, was awarded to 150 students. There were also 291 Silver Keys and 459 Honorable Mentions. The pieces that won Gold and Silver Keys are now on display at the State Transportation Building through February 18. The students vied for top honors in 12 different categories: animation, ceramics and glass, computer art, design, digital imagery, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video and film.

Congratulations to the following Carlisle Middle School art students:

• Silver Keys were awarded to Jessica Li and Raquel deAlderete.

• Certificate of Recognition for work selected for consideration for entry were presented to Julia Makivic, Kevin Huang and Georgia Guttadauro.

CCHS students who won awards are Carolyn Abend, Silver Key; Melissa Judson, Nominee; Anastasia Salvucci, Nominee; and Ron Sadan, Honorable Mention.

Elizabeth Mollo-Christensen of Fifty Acre Way was named to the Colby College dean's list for the fall semester.

Sarah Spence of Carroll Drive, a senior at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, was named to the high honor roll for the fall 2005 semester.

St. Sebastian's School second quarter honor roll

Honors with Distinction: Thomas Brennan, Connor Smith, Tyler Smith

Honors: Patrick Brennan, Michael Burke

BUON APPETITO. A festive time is had as friends gather (right) to cash in on the "Italian Dinner for Ten" offered by the DiRomualdos at the CEF/CSA Auction last year. Pictured at right are (left to right) Deb Schurr, Nancy and Tony DiRomualdo, Kelly Driscoll, Mike Bishop, Laurie Bevier, Eric Schurr, Mary Learned, Chip Bevier, Liz Bishop and David Learned. The dinner will be offered again at the Auction which takes place Friday, March 24, at the Westford Regency. For more information see the ad on page 9 or visit (Courtesy photo)

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito