The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 28, 2006


Serena Hope Caney

Noah and Urszula Caney of Westford, Massachusetts, announce the birth of their daughter, Serena Hope, on March 3, 2006.

Grandparents are Stas and Asia Bodzivch of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and Steve and Shelly Caney of Center Harbor, New Hampshire, and Indian Hill in Carlisle.

Reaghan Catherine and Keira Elisabeth Gaffney

Kay and Steve Gaffney announce with great joy the birth of twin daughters Reaghan Catherine and Keira Elisabeth born April 7 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Proud grandparents are Margot Arnold, formerly of Carlisle (now of Orange, Massachusetts) and Tom Arnold of Sudbury and Mary and Bernard Gaffney of Yonkers, New York.


Glenn Callahan to wed Renate Stratmann

Glenn Fraser Callahan of Johnson, Vermont, formerly of Lowell Road, son of the late Alfred Callahan of Carlisle and Joanne Callahan, now of Bedford Road, and Renate Maria Stratmann of Duesseldorf, daughter of Edith and Bernhard Stratman of Suderburg, Germany, are pleased to announce their engagement.

Renate attended the Agnes-Meigel-Realschule School in Duesseldorf, and is a graduate of Hoehere Handelsschule Business School. She is employed as a junior trader in Money Markets and is Personal Assistant to Head of Treasury at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt in Duesseldorf.

Glenn attended Carlisle Public School and graduated from CCHS. He received a bachelor of science degree in bioengineering from the University of Vermont, and is staff photographer with the Stowe Reporter in Stowe, Vermont.

The couple is planning an October 2006 wedding in Vermont.

CCHS short story contest winners

Two students from Carlisle are winners in the CCHS short story contest. Senior Laura Scholten of Patten Lane won first prize for her fiction short story "Living in America," a story set between 50 and 100 years in the future. Nikki Spencer of Cranberry Hill Lane placed third with her story "Cups of Tea." First prize in the nonfiction category went to freshman Lydia Abend of Concord for her chronicle of a decade of summer vacations with her family on the Cape.

This marked the third year for the short story contest at the high school, founded by Concord author Alan Lightman. A nonfiction category was included this year for the first time. For all of the three years, the winners in the fiction category have been students from Carlisle. Laura Scholten placed first three years ago, as a sophomore; last year senior Albert Decatur of Estabrook Road was the winner, and once again in 2006, Scholten was the winner.

Scholten, a June graduate, will be heading off to Wesleyan University in the fall where she plans to major in English with a minor in creative writing. Asked when she first started writing, she remembers it was in the sixth grade. "I started writing a book in sixth grade, worked on it through eighth grade and continued editing it through high school. I intend to eventually publish it as a young adult book," she replied. She is hoping to expand her "Living in America" short story into a novel, as well. "It already is 20 pages single-spaced and has three chapters," she added.

Winning short stories are printed in the current edition of "Reflections" which can be seen at the CCHS Library and the Concord Public Library.

Julia Veitch of Pheasant Hill Lane, a fourth grader, and Johannes Wesselhoeft of South Street, an eighth grader, had a busy Patriots Day weekend. As members of the 4-H Middlesex County Fife and Drum Corps, they participated in parades in Concord and Lexington. In the Concord Parade, their group provided the music during the ceremony at the Old North Bridge. They also played in the Lincoln Muster on Sunday.

The Fife and Drum Corps practice every Sunday afternoon and take part in 20 parades or programs throughout the year. They will be going to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, in May to participate in Drummers Call.

Stephanie Malis of Tophet Road, along with Mario Salinas (left) and Chuck Holleman of Overlook Drive (right), attends the wedding of Cinderella and the Prince in the Concord Players' production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella continuing at 51 Walden Street, Concord, April 28, 29, May 5, 6, at 8 p.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18. Order on line with a credit card at or call 1-978- 369-2990.

Carlisleans run the Boston Marathon

Yes, April 17 was Patriots Day here in Carlisle, but for Carlisle's long-distance runners, April 17 was the day for running the 110th Boston Marathon from Hopkinton to downtown Boston's Copley Square. The four runners from Carlisle who crossed the finish line were Karen Ringheiser in 3:27:20; Ronald Kmiec in 3:54:54; William Lewis in 4:47:24 and Michele Van Leer in 5:09:05. "The weather was perfect," said well-known Carlisle runner Kmiec, who was running his 33rd consecutive Boston Marathon. "The weather conditions were one of the best. The sun was out sporadically and I didn't notice any winds," he added.

According to Kmiec, the new multi-wave start for the 20,000 runners worked well. It took him 25 seconds to get to the starting line, much less time than in past years. "My race was going great to mile 15 1/2, and the meniscus tear in my left knee that I've been in therapy for since December, hit me big-time. I massaged my knee as I hobbled/walked to mile 16. Then I shuffled on awhile, trying to find a pace/stride that accommodated the injury. I ran the next five miles at about an 11-minute-mile pace, then finally down to a 9 1/2-minute-mile pace for the latter miles. Finally, I was able to requalify for next year's race with five minutes to spare." This year's run ties Kmiec with two other runners for seventh place in the number of years running the historic Boston Marathon.

Ringheiser started out the day with a mishap even before making it to the beginning of the race in Hopkinton. Three hours before race-time, she stopped in Concord to give another runner a ride and was bitten twice by the runner's dog. Nursing a swollen elbow with an icepack, the shaken Ringheiser made her way to Hopkinton. She began the race at 12 noon and agreed with Kmiec that the new multi-wave start worked well. "It was harder to hold back and I went out a little too fast at the beginning, running at a seven-minute mile, but eventually I took the 7:30-pace that I had wanted later in the race," she recalled. By the end of the race, her fourth Boston Marathon, she reported that this was the first time she still had energy after crossing the finish line.

Jennifer Fantasia of Cross Street, a freshman in the School of International Service at American University majoring in international studies, was named to the fall 2005 Dean's List.

Hannah Roberts of Nickles Lane, a twelfth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, has earned High Honors for winter term.

Audrey Cooney of Concord Street, a freshman at CCHS, competed at the Zone 1 finals for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association at Volo Farm in Westford on April 2. As a ribbon winner in that event, she has qualified for the national competition to be held this weekend in Wilmington, Ohio. A member of the Patriot's team, Cooney competed against 93 riders from New England. She has been riding for nine years.

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