Friday, June 9, 2006
Charles Crabtree Driscoll
William and Laurel Driscoll of Lexington are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Crabtree Driscoll, born May 2 at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Grandparents are Neil and Jeannine Driscoll of Indian Hill and Paul and Marybeth Crabtree of Concord.
Chest Challenge attracts record number of teams
Despite the forbidding weather on June 4, 30 teams turned out for the annual Community Chest Challenge triathalon to raise money for local human services. Over 200 residents and corporate sponsors from Concord, Carlisle and Maynard gathered to launch the race that included biking, running and paddling. More than $20,000 in donations and corporate sponsorships was raised to help support 36 local agencies and initiatives.
A group of parents from the Carlisle Kid's House on East Street participated in the relay triathalon, cycling, running and canoeing from the North Bridge in Concord to Carlisle Center and back again.
The Carlisle Kids House (CKH) team was awarded the Community Chest's Golden Paddle for the highest fundraising among the 30 teams. The amount raised was $1,600.
The CKH is the new umbrella organization for Carlisle Extended Day, Carlisle Early Literacy Preschool and Carlisle Summer Adventures Camp.
The Concord Carlisle Community Chest raises money and supports more than 30 local human service organizations.
• Roy and Mary Green of Stearns Street will be the defending champs at the next New England Bridge Conference (NEBC) tournament. They won the Flighted Pairs at the 2005 New England Summer Regional.
The NEBC will host the tournament June 21 to 25 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough. There are special games for beginning players.
Individual sessions are at 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and continue at 1 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Kathy Benjamin, chair, at 1-781-648-4395, or go to www.nebridge.org/D25.
• Filmmaker Gabrielle Savage Dockterman of Russell Street will have her debut feature film, Missing in America, close the Boston International Film Festival (BIFF) on Thursday, June 15, at 5:45 p.m. at the AMC Loews Boston Common (175 Tremont Street). One of the film's actresses, Zoe Weizenbaum, who co-stars with Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) in the film, and Dockterman will speak after the screening. The film is a contemporary story of a Vietnam veteran (Glover) who has lived in self-imposed exile in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. A former member of his platoon (David Strathairn of Goodnight and Good Luck) unexpectedly appears at his remote cabin, only to vanish overnight, leaving behind his young, half-Vietnamese daughter (Zoe Weizenbaum). The film also features Linda Hamilton (Terminator) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and has already won a number of awards from other film festivals, including four from the Monaco International Film Festival for best film, director, actor and actress.
Tickets to the screening are $10, or $35 for the screening, awards ceremony and closing night party. To purchase tickets call the box office at 1-617-482-3900 or purchase online from www.ticketweb.com or www.bifilmfestival.com.
• Kristin Bergstrom of Orchard Acres, who has just finished her sophomore year at Tulane University, spoke to Carlisle School eighth-grade teacher Michael Miller's classes about her experiences in New Orleans over the past year.
Bergstrom was evacuated and spent a semester at Syracuse before returning to New Orleans. She joined a volunteer organization named Common Ground and helped to clean and gut damaged homes in the city.
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