The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 10, 2006

CROSSING THE FINISH LINE. Candice Oyer of Stoney Gate completes her first 26-mile marathon at Hyannis on February 26.

College students on the Dean's List for the fall 2005 semester

Reid Fitzgerald of Autumn Lane at Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

Laura Baumgartner of Woodridge Road, College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Jacqueline O'Kelly of Munroe Hill Road at the University of Rochester.

Jeremy Boardman of Russell Street at the University of Rochester.

Andrew Boardman of Russell Street at the University of Rochester.

Michael Meldonian of Virginia Farme Lane at Denison University.

James J. Chapman of Prospect Street at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Irene Schmidt of Rutland Street at Kenyon College.

Valerie Schmidt of Rutland Street at Kenyon College.

Jacelyn DiFazio, Jessica Kimbrell and Lisa Swallow at Middlesex Community College.

Beatrice Kim of Martin Street at New York University.

Students on the Honor Roll at private schools

Lindsay Ventura of Concord Street and Kyra Prats of River Road received Gold Distinction for grade averages of A or A- at the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

Katherine Puffer of Rutland Street earned High Honors at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill.

Nicholas Foley of Russell Street and Jess Petrie of Baldwin Road were named to the Honor Roll at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield.

John Foster of Nathan Lane, a space physicist with MIT's Haystack Observatory in Westford, will appear on the Discovery Channel's docudrama "Perfect Disasters," which begins airing Sunday evening March 19 at 9 p.m. Foster will appear in the solar storm episode, 10 to 11 p.m., when a giant storm disrupts global electrical power systems — a science story of what would happen to New York City if the power went out, causing catastrophic effects worse than Hurricane Katrina.

This six-part series combines scientific fact, state of the art computer generated graphics, and a dramatic story line. Foster appears in the March 19 episode to provide scientific explanations in his area of expertise — space weather research.

Foster's scientific work, which has been publicized in the Lowell Sun and other publications, helped filmmakers find him through a web search using the words "perfect storm" or "space weather."

Several weeks ago Foster and his wife Carol spent the day in New York City filming, with John giving scientific commentary against the backdrop of the New York City skyline.

Our sympathy to . . .

Janet Lovejoy of West Street on the death of her brother, Joseph Ensign Lovejoy, 65, February 20, at his home in Wenham, Massachusetts, after a long illness. He, his sister and brother, Fred Lovejoy of Concord, lived on River Road in Carlisle during their early years.

• Friends and former neighbors gathered together behind Bob and Peggy Hilton's home on Lowell Street on Sunday for the 32nd anniversary of the Carlisle Tap and Sap Society's sugaring-off weekend. It all began in 1974 when the Hiltons, Sam and Deborah Edson, then of Blaisdell Drive, and Farish and Eleanor Jenkins, then of East Street, had property that backed up to each other and together decided to go into the maple sugaring business, thanks to the guidance of another Carlisle resident, George Bishop.

Enjoying the warmth of the sugar house on Sunday are Tap and Sap Society members (left to right) Peggy Hilton (partially obscured by steam), Bob Hilton, Deborah Edson, Sam Edson, Farish Jenkins and Eleanor Jenkins. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Although the Jenkinses moved to Belmont 30 years ago and the Edsons to Williamstown in 1994, the group has met in Carlisle each year to collect the sap and heat up the burners to begin the sugaring-off process which results in the delicious maple syrup to be used throughout the year.

The taps were inserted February 15, said Bob Hilton. Because of the cold weather, the sap was slow in coming. So far there have been two weekends of sugaring-off, but after the recent warm weather, Hilton expects the next and last weekend to be the best.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito