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Friday, September 29, 2006


Bethany McAndrew weds Daniel Muse

Bethany Dawn McAndrew, daughter of Thomas and Susan McAndrew, married Daniel Jerry Muse, son of Angela Muse of Midlothian, Virginia, and the late Jerry Muse, on August 5. The bride and groom exchanged their vows at a lovely outdoor ceremony and reception at the McAndrew home on Nickles Lane.

Bethany is a 1998 graduate of the University of Richmond and received master's degrees from American University in 2002 both in Education and in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. She teaches French at Dumbarton Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland. Danny is also a 1998 graduate of the University of Richmond and received his MBA from Dartmouth in 2004. He is an investment banker with Stifel Nicolaus in Baltimore. The couple honeymooned in Bali and live in Baltimore.


Janice (Pedersen) Hensleigh

An active member of the community

for over 30 years

Janice (Pedersen) Hensleigh, age 80, of Atlantic Beach, Florida, and until recently of Carlisle, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on Thursday, September 21, at the Baptist Beaches Hospital in Neptune Beach, Florida. She was the wife of Howard Hensleigh, a former Carlisle Selectman.

Born on December 29, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Hans Victor and Jennie (McCauley) Pedersen. A graduate of Marshalltown, Iowa High School, she later attended Marshalltown Junior College and received a BA degree in 1947 from the University of Iowa. Janice, along with her sister Natalie and her niece Sally Jo Chard Kosnick, were members of the Alpha Delta Phi Sorority at the University of Iowa.

Janice married Howard E. Hensleigh in Marshalltown on August 15, 1948, and accompanied him throughout his legal career from Marshalltown and Traer, Iowa, to law studies at Columbia University, on to work at the Defense and Treasury Departments in Washington D.C. and Paris, France and later at the Raytheon Company in Bedford and Lexington.

Mrs. Hensleigh was a teacher in the Mt. Vernon High School and the public schools of Arlington, Virginia. She was a born decorator; wherever she lived she was asked by neighbors to assist them in solving their decorating problems. Her favorite color was blue but she first learned the colors they loved and coordinated the furnishings to suit them. Later, as an interior decorator, she assisted many homemakers in the Concord/Carlisle area. She designed the interiors of corporate jet aircraft and was the owner and operator of an antique and decorating business in the old Congregational Church on School Street in Carlisle, called the Meeting House.

Mrs. Hensleigh was the President of the Arlington County, Virginia, Woman's Club, served on the Carlisle Historic District Commission and was co-chairman of the Carlisle Republican Committee.

She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She had long had a passion for antique collecting, art and loved to read, including the classics and the latest best sellers. In Carlisle she was an active member of the COA Book Club. She was a fabulous cook and enjoyed entertaining her family and friends.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Jonathan Hensleigh of Pasadena, California; Susan Harvey Chavez of Petaluma, California; and Nancy Hensleigh/Quinn of Carlisle; eight grandchildren, one great-grandson, a sister Natalie Pedersen Chard of Columbus, Ohio, her brother Jack Hans Pedersen, and several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Rick Hensleigh and sister of the late Richard Pedersen.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 1, in the family plot in Green Cemetery, Carlisle, followed by a memorial service in the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street in Concord. Gifts in her name may be made to the Janice P. Hensleigh Memorial Fund, 575 West Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Arrangements are under the care of MacRae-Tunnicliffe's Concord Funeral Home, Concord, MA. For online guest book visit

New Rep Theatre mounts Eno's play

Playwright Will Eno's play, Thom Pain (based on nothing), has been chosen as the New Repertory Theatre's "Downstage @ New Rep" opening production for the 2006-07 season, which runs September 30 to October 22, 2006.

Eno, the son of Louis and Ann Eno, grew up in Carlisle on West Street. He went to the Carlisle School and graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1983. After his first two years at Wesleyan College in North Carolina, Eno attended UMass Amherst where, reports his mother, he took advantage of the five-college exchange program and pursued his interest in art.

Upon graduation, Eno settled in New York City, continuing with his art work, painting, cabinet making, and constructing decks. Eventually, he sat in on writing classes at the home of Gordon Lish, former Knopf editor, and has been writing for the past eight years.

Thom Pain (based on nothing) premiered at the Edinburgh Festival "Fringe" in 2004. Its premiere in the U.S. took place in New York City in January 2005, where it received rave reviews in the New York Times and other publications. As the New Rep News explains it, "The play, a surreal meditation on life's unfulfilled promise, is ultimately optimistic, but not before Thom Pain muses on childhood, yearning, disappointment and loss. Cataloguing the eternal agonies of the human condition, he draws his audience into his last-ditch plea for empathy and enlightenment."

In the spring of 2006, Eno had another one-act play, Intermission, performed at the Ensemble Theater in New York City and it too received rave reviews, with favorable comparisons to David Mamet's one-act play on the same bill.

In 2005/06 Eno was a writer-in-residence at Princeton University and during the second semester taught a playwriting course. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, Edward Albee Foundation Fellow and an Oppenheimer Award winner.

The New Rep Theatre is located at the Black Box at Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. For ticket information, call 1-617-923-8487.

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