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Friday, June 2, 2006

Four Carlisle students were honored in the 2006 Scholastic Writing awards. Eighth graders Alex Kate Knobel, Jessica Li, Caroline Howe and Julie Manganella all received regional honors. Their stories and poems were recognized for excellence and were chosen as "Gold Winners" from an applicant pool of over 2,000 middle school writers. Eighth-grade Language Arts teacher Marcella Pixley is their teacher.

Alex Kate Knobel's memoir, "Nudgemama's Memory," then went on to gain national recognition, earning a prestigious Silver Award for excellence. She will be honored at a banquet at Carnegie Hall in New York City where she will have the unique opportunity to particpate in workshops with other talented young writers.

Rachel Pauplis (left) of Estabrook Road, a junior at CCHS, will be a featured soloist at the Nashoba Valley Olympia's ISI Ice Magic Skating show. Rachel is working on her Freestyle level 9 test. Lauren Pauplis, her sister, a seventh grader at the Carlisle School, will also be skating in the show. Lauren is working on her Freestyle level 8 test. The Ice Magic Skating show will take place at the Nashoba Valley Olympia on Route 111 in Boxborough, Mass., on Saturday, June 10 at 4 p.m. and again on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m.

•Two Cat Folk announce the release of their new recording entitled "Never Far From Home," available on June 11. Two Cat Folk is the musical collaboration of two local singer/songwriters: John Ferullo of Daniels Lane and Elizabeth Mandrioli of Concord. The CD was produced by Seth Connelly and consists of 12 songs written by Ferullo and Mandrioli and two special cover songs. They will be celebrating the new recording at a special edition of the Parish Center for the Arts Open Mic evening in Westford center on June 11. Join them for this special night and bring an instrument or a voice, because there will be an open stage after Two Cat Folk plays a short set.

Two Cat Folk has been performing together for about five years and can be seen at local venues such as Main Street Cafe in Concord and Java Room in Chelmsford. They also run two very popular open mic series, one at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, which occurs on the second and fourth Sunday nights each month and the Twice Told Tales open stage at the Harvey Wheeler Center in West Concord on the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, go to or

Attending the Nightingale Ball are (left to right) Ron and Mary Jo Johnson of Westford and Judy and Fontaine Richardson of Skelton Road, Carlisle.
• Emerson Hospital's recent Nightingale Ball at the Cambridge Hyatt Regency raised $200,000 for two nurses' stations in the hospital's new Clough Surgical Center, which is expected to begin construction shortly and will be completed in 2007.

"After years of planning, Emerson has begun an ambitious undertaking that will dramatically transform the day surgery patient experience in the surgical center, as well as significantly enhance the birthing center and our capabilities in interventional radiology," said Christine Schuster, Emerson Hospital president and CEO. "Named in honor of Concord residents Gloria and Chuck Clough, whose $1 million gift launched the project, the Clough Surgical Center combines new construction with innovative renovations that reflect Emerson's commitment to medical advancement and outstanding patient comfort and care."

UNICEF 2006 CHILDREN'S CHAMPION AWARD GALA. Carlisle residents (left to right) Richard and Mary D'Agostino of North Road and Annie Halvorsen of Pine Brook Road attend the reception.

• A Carlisle mother received a card addressed:

To the Best Mom in the World
39 Old North Road
Carlisle, MA. 01741

It was sent May 11, 2006 from New York, New York.

The mother asked us to help her thank the Carlisle Post Office for delivering her son's Mother's Day card. She said, "For a day I felt like The Best Mom in the World. Thank you."

Please send us information on your private school or college graduation.The Mosquito will feature graduates in late June issues.

Oops. ENGAGEMENT in the May 26, 2006 Mosquito should have read Jennifer Ann Morin to wed Thomas Raymond Thompson III, in the spring, 2009.

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