The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 19, 2006


Floyd B. Taylor Active member of Congregational Church

Floyd B. Taylor, 91, of Porter Lane, Marlborough, N. H. and formerly of Heald Road, died Sunday, May 14, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.

He was born in Forest City, Penn., son of the late Floyd H. and Kathryn (Zipfel) Taylor. He was the husband of Elisabeth (Barnhart) Taylor.

A graduate of Penn State University, he also earned his master's degree in Public Health from Columbia University. He worked in the Public Health Service for many years and was also an Army veteran of World War II. During his career, he worked in Washington, D.C. and Boston, and was responsible for many publications in the public health field. He was a member of many public health and sanitary engineering societies.

He was a resident of Marlborough for the past several years and had lived in Carlisle from 1967 to 2003. He had been an active member of the Carlisle Congregational Church.

In addition to his wife, he leaves two daughters, Ruth Kay and her husband Ronald of Maynard, and Judith Taylor of Jaffrey, N. H.; two sons,: James Taylor of Baldwinsville and John Taylor of Needham and two granddaughters, Abigail and Rebecca Kay.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the Carlisle Congregational Church. Visiting hours are Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Imago School, 1 Percival Street, Maynard, MA 01754.


Marjorie Frances Oleksiak to wed Douglas Lupton Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oleksiak of Autumn Lane announce the engagement of their daughter, Marjorie Frances, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to Douglas Lupton Crawford of Miami, Florida. A summer wedding is planned in Carlisle.

Margie graduated from Concord Academy, Wellesley College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She currently is employed as an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

Doug is the son of Mrs. Richard Rathbun of Port Hadlock, Washington and Mr. Jack V. Crawford of Kenmore, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington, University of Kansas and Johns Hopkins University. He is the director of Marine Genomics at the Rosenstiel School of Marine Sciences, University of Miami, Florida.

Harvard Business School student Rasto Kulich of Slovakia (left) poses with Alex Horvath and his RAP poster. (Courtesy photo)

• RAP on Culture lives on. When Alex Horvath of Stearns Street was in Debbie Butts' fifth-grade class at the Carlisle School last year, he did his RAP on Culture project (Research Active Project) on the country of Slovakia, his dad's country of origin. Recently, the Harvard Business School held an International Festival where business school students from around the world showcased their countries. Slovak student Rasto Kulich, who had met Alex's father Jan Horvath at the Masaryk Club of Boston, a club of expatriates from the former Czechoslovakia, heard about Alex's project. After viewing his excellent poster, Rasto asked to use it in his demonstration. Alex was also invited to attend the festival. He and his poster made quite an impression on the Harvard Business School students and the entire experience left an indelible impression on Alex, as well as on his family.

Redcoats on Towle Field remembered

Do you remember the day the British Redcoats came to Carlisle? It was back in the spring of 2004 on the Sunday in April before Patriots Day. A reenactment of the battle on the Lexington Green at the start of the Revolutionary War, from the perspective of the British soldiers, was filmed on Towle Field.

This year in April, Sylvia and Bert Willard of Bellows Hill Road went to Washington D.C. and one of their destinations was The Smithsonian Museum of American History where they were eager to see the new major exhibit called "The Price of Freedom, Americans at War." And yes, there, as part of the exhibit, was the diorama depicting the battle on the Lexington Green, actually filmed here in Carlisle.

As Conservation Administrator for the Town of Carlisle, Sylvia Willard had helped to facilitate the filming of the Redcoat reenactment on Towle Field. "Contacted by the agency which was to film this part of the exhibit, they had come to Carlisle to film in an area less developed than the current Lexington Green," said Willard. "We looked at Foss Farm and then at Towle Field [off Westford Street] which was in marvelous condition thanks to the previous year's sheep grazing project. Not surprisingly, the agency chose Towle Field, requested and received a special-use permit and even made a very nice donation to the Commission's Conservation Gift Fund."

What the Willards saw at The Smithsonian Museum in April was a diorama with two life-sized Minutemen in the foreground and a background screen with two minutes of movie action, clipped from the nearly six hours of film, showing a regiment of Redcoats firing, loading, and advancing on the field "on that beautiful Sunday morning." Willard continued "We could clearly see the tree line so familiar to Towle Field visitors. It was interesting to see the final product of all their effort."

For more information on this exhibit visit:

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito