The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 26, 2006

Engagement Jennifer Morin to wed Raymond Thompson

James and Jean Morin of Maple Street are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Ann Morin to Specialist Thomas Raymond Thompson III of Waltham. Thomas is the son of Cheryl A. Thompson and Samuel Lackeyram of Waltham.

Jennifer is a 2004 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and is a Cadet entering her junior year at Norwich University. Upon graduation, she is seeking a commission in the United States Marine Corps. Thomas is a 2003 graduate of Waltham High School. He completed his sophomore year at Norwich University and is a Specialist with the Army National Guard. Thomas leaves in June for an 18-month tour of duty in Iraq.

A spring 2009 wedding is planned.

Anna Williams, 21, whose parents, John and Mary Ann Williams, moved to Hart Farm Road in Carlisle in 2004, is a violinist who will play the solo part for "Spring" in Vivaldi's Seasons at Jordan Hall on June 9.

Williams started playing the violin when she was six, and has been a student at the New England Conservatory since she was eight. In 2002, she was the winner of the competition of the New England String Ensemble. While a student at Walnut Hill School, Williams became co-principal and principal second violin in Benjamin Zander's Youth Philharmonic. Williams is now a student at the Manhattan School of Music.

Tickets for the String Celebration of the New England String Ensemble are $45, $35 and $25 and can be ordered at, or by calling 1-781-224-1117.

Ellen Askey of Acton Street won third place at the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Bay State Contest, Piano Division 10B (8-year-olds) on Saturday, May 13. Piano students from across Massachusetts are nominated for the competition by their teachers. Each contestant plays two or three contrasting pieces from composers of different periods.

Jess Petrie of Baldwin Road, a student at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, recently received the school's 2006 Excellence in Arts Award. Petrie is a junior at the independent secondary boarding school.

Alexandra Knobel of Virginia Farm Road, an eighth grader at the Carlisle School, has won the Silver Award for excellence from The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2006.

Dana Tsakos of Carlisle Pines Road, a junior political science major at Quinnipiac University, completed a semester-long internship with Connecticut Representative Patricia Dillon through Connecticut's Legislative Internship Program.Interns in the program track bills, respond to requests from constituents, do research and observe the state budget process. The internship ran from January to May 3.


Pfc. Edward J. Morin of Maple Street completed nine weeks of Basic Training with the Army National Guard at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. At 18, Edward was the youngest soldier in his platoon. After a brief graduation ceremony, Edward immediately shipped out to AIT school in Gulfport, Mississippi. He will train at Gulfport for nine weeks and is expected back to Massachusetts in July, where he will await orders for his tour of duty.




COA BOOK CLUB. Local author Linda Kistler (right) of Heald Road was the guest speaker at the COA Book Club at the home of Seba Gaines (left). Kistler's new novel, Cause for Concern, was the topic of discussion. This is the first novel written by Kistler. The author discussed the process of choosing a topic, and developing and producing a novel. (courtesy photo)


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