The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 5, 2006

BIRTH

Christopher Paul Lando

Peter and Michelle Lando of Brook Street joyfully announce the birth of their second son, Christopher Paul Lando. Christopher was born on April 13 and welcomed home by his big sister, Sophia Ann, and big brother, Michael Peter.

Maternal grandparents are Paul and Theresa LaRoche of Manchester, New Hampshire. Paternal grandparents are Rosario Lando of Fishkill, New York and the late Anne Lando.

Noragh Devlin of East Street, a freshman at CCHS, has been accepted as a mezzo soprano into the Young Artists' Vocal Program at Tanglewood for six weeks this summer. She will spend the summer with the BSO and friends.She currently studies atthe New England Conservatory and sings with the New England Conservatory Youth Chorale, Youth ProMusica and the CCHS Mixed Chorus.


John Lee (left) and his wife Annette share the evening with former State Agriculture Commissioner Frederic Winthrop and his wife Susan at the gala anniversary dinner of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom.

• Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom celebrated the start of its 25th anniversary at a gala dinner honoring those who first initiated the statewide organization. Farmers, members and friends attended the event in Topsfield. Frederic Winthrop of Ipswich, while State Agriculture Commissioner, played a key role in the formation of the group and enlisted state government, the Extension Service and Massachusetts Farm Bureau to work together to bring the message of agriculture, nutrition and the environment to school children, teachers and the public.

Among those attending the event was John Lee of Concord Street, past president of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom.

· Florent Bojarski of Acton Street, a CCHS class of 2000 graduate, has won first place for a Metal Fragment Removal Device in the 2005 competition organized by Mines Action Canada, in partnership with Doctors Without Borders, the organization that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

During his junior year as a student in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Bojarski and two other students participated in an exchange program with the University of Southwestern Australia, in Perth. On their way to Australia, they traveled through South Asia and discovered the horrific consequences of the past spreading of millions of land mines in Cambodia, where more than 1,200 people are still killed each year and thousands more are maimed, including many children.

They then decided to focus their year-long graduation project at McGill on designing a manual and a low-cost tool to help in the de-mining process. With this tool, the de-miner can remove all the pieces of metal in the soil without risking an explosion of the land mines still in the ground. It also reduces the many false alarms generated by the usual electronic mine-detection systems (the well-known "saucepans") and in turn reduces tremendously the cost of de-mining.




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