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Friday, September 15, 2006

Carlisle Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Carlisle Girl Scout Troops 2644 and 2645 were recently granted their Bronze Awards by the Girl Scouts Patriot's Trail Council.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world and becoming the best she can be.

The girls were interested in combining their creative talents with doing a service project with the elderly. As a result, they adopted the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton. As part of this project, they assisted recreational coordinators in executing their programming and planned, organized and led craft activities with the residents. This service project culminated with conducting interviews with residents and staff and capturing their experiences in photographs and drawings to create a memory book, which was formally presented to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in August 2006.

The recipients of this prestigious Girl Scout Award include: Michaella Coughlin, Amelia Cox, Emma Frodigh, Lauren Herbst, Hannah Merry, Rachael O'Keefe, Talia Simon, Ailin Thomas, Lauren Tierney and Teresa Ventura.

Troop leaders are Linda Kuramoto and Kathy Simpson.

Carlisle resident stars in California Suite

Leslie Wagner and Ben Delatizky (Courtesy photo)

Millie (Leslie Wagner of Kimball Road) isn't buying Marvin's (Ben Delatizky of Medford) explanation of how a floozy got in his hotel bed in Neil Simon's California Suite, running September 15—30 at the Burlington Players Park Playhouse, One Edgemere Avenue, off Route 95 and Winn Street in Burlington. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday, September 17, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13—$16, with a discount for seniors and students. Call 1-781-229-2649 or visit

Wagner works in community theater for "the three C's:" the "challenge, creativity and comraderie."

Wagner's most recent challenge was playing Madame Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses with the Hovey Players. "I was in my element in those gorgeous costumes." Was that her dream role? "My dream role is whatever comes up next," Wagner exclaimed. "Each new show and character is a new experience that I relish. I also enjoy doing commercials and film and would like to do more of those."

Carlisle's new Cub Scout leaders are (left to right) Richard Sibley and George Mulgrew. (Courtesy photo)

• Carlisle Cub Scout Pack 135 has new leadership this year with the retirement of Steve Golson after many years of service to the pack. Richard Sibley of Cross Street will be the new Assistant Cub Master and George Mulgrew of Old North Road is the new Cub Master.

Mulgrew and his family moved to Carlisle last fall. His son Christian recruited him to be the Cub Master. Mulgrew hopes to draw on his experience as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout to help all of the boys and their families spend quality time together.

Sibley, who was also a Cub and Boy Scout for many years, is also on the Fire Department and has a seven-year-old son James in Pack 135.

Pack 135 invites any families of boys in grades first through fifth to attend their first pack meeting on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. at the school. For more information, contact Richard Sibley at

Caroline M. Cardiasmenos, formerly of Ember Lane and a member of the CCHS class of 2000, has been appointed Director of Operations & Marketing for the Nashua Symphony Association in Nashua, N. H. Cardiasmenos received her master's degree with Highest Distinction from the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University in May 2006.

Karina Natasha Przyjemski of Bedford Road graduated in June from Stanford University

Brad Sugars, chairman of Action International, congratulates Van Smick (right), Action business coach and award recipient at the conference in Fiji. (Courtesy photo)

with a bachelor of arts in economics and sociology.

Van Smick, a Heald Road resident, received two awards in Fiji at the Action International Global Conference this August — an ActionMan award and a Finalist Award in Rookie Coach of the Year. Smick works as a business coach for Action International, a franchise organization that specializes in business coaching and has more than 700 offices in 22 countries. "Each year, Action rewards its top Coaches for their dedication and the extraordinary results achieved with their clients," says Brad Sugars, chairman and founder of the organization.

Our sympathy to . . .

Annette and John Lee of Lowell Street on the death of Annette's mother, Helen Cafasso, 78, of Cambridge, who died on August 24. A funeral was held at Storey Chapel in Mt. Auburn Cemetery on September 9.


In Annette Lee's delicious Rhubarb Squares recipe in the September 1 issue, the last line for filling ingredients should have read: "Optional: with any seasonal fruit or berry; you may need to adjust the sugar amount."

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito