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Friday, December 15, 2006


Benjamin Ryan Burgess

Benjamin Ryan Burgess was born November 14 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to Craig Burgess and Suzanne Ryan of Arlington, Massachusetts. Benjamin is the first grandson of Inge and Roger Burgess of Autumn Lane. His maternal grandparents are Jack and Carol Ryan of Lexington.

Alice Blake Dewing

Alice Blake Dewing was born on November 13. She is the daughter of Tyler and Pia Dewing of Boston and is the granddaughter of Chip and Debby Dewing of South Street. Barbara and Jack Needham of New Jersey are the maternal grandparents. Alice Blake joins her cousins Phoebe and Miles Fritz of Lincoln.

Scott McLachlan to leave Gleason Library

Scott McLachlan, Gleason Library's reference librarian and all-around go-to person for Carlisle's researchers, will say farewell to the library December 28. Scott started at the library in 2000 and was present for the opening of the newly renovated facility six years ago. He was instrumental in starting the classical music collection, has managed the library technology for several years, and we have all benefited from his calm, friendly and professional demeanor. Be sure to stop in to the library before the end of December to wish Scott well.

On December 1, Sarah Stuart, daughter of Peter and Lyn Stuart of School Street, took the oath of office as a Massachusetts attorney in a formal admission ceremony at Fanueil Hall. Maura S. Doyle, Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County, presided over the swearing-in ceremony. A May 2006 graduate of New England School of Law in Boston, Stuart is currently serving as a law clerk in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.

Steven Caney of Indian Hill has written another book about making toys and playthings from everyday materials and "treasures from the trash." Caney's Ultimate Building Book has all sorts of interesting things for parents and their children. His books are available at the Gleason Public Library and at local book stores.

Susie Weaver (courtesy photo)

Skating to become who you really are

Inside every one of us is the promise of who we are. For some, it takes a little longer to discover who and what that is, but it does not change what we find within. For Suzie Weaver of Heald Road, it was realizing that the childhood dream of being a skater could really come true.

"I always loved watching skating on television," Weaver explains. "My mother and I would sit together and watch the greats, like Peggy Fleming. I wished I had figure skated as a child, but there just wasn't the opportunity to do so." Things changed for her in 1998, when her daughter received a pair of skates for Christmas from her grandmother. While looking for a place for her daughter to have lessons, Weaver mentioned her childhood dream to one of the instructors at the Sharper Edge Skating School, and was told that the rink offered lessons for adults. She tried a few and things just progressed from there.

"If I could skate every day, I would," Weaver laughs. A statistical data analyst at an advertising agency, Weaver still finds time not only to skate as an individual, but also to be a member of an adult synchronized skating team. She has recently started ice dancing. "I feel as if being a figure skater is part of my identity now," said Weaver. "All my friends and co-workers know that my daughters and I all skate. I love the camaraderie that is shared by adult skaters. It feels like a special, intangible bond that we have, having all found ourselves as skaters a bit later in life."

Weaver will be participating in the 2007 Eastern Adult Sectionals and Colonial Adult Winter Challenge at the Nashoba Valley Olympia ice arena on March 3 and 4 in Boxborough.

Private School Honor Roll for the fall term

The Fenn School of Concord

Academic High Honors — Edward Cao, Matthew Carroll, Alexander Moskowitz, Oliver Stephenson

Sua Sponte High Honors — Alaric Krapf, Hunter Moskowitz

Academic Honors — David Golonka, Stephen Lerner, Jake Oh, Christian Wesselhoeft

Sua Sponte Honors — Griffin Bishop, William Golonka

Lawrence Academy, of Groton

Honors were awarded to senior Emily Arnow; juniors James Deignan and Devon Dray; and ninth-graders Katherine Boudreau, Michael Hernandez and Danielle Pedra.

(Editor's note: Sua Sponte, Fenn's motto, means "on one's own responsibility.")

It was erroneously stated in "Complaint lodged against Town Administrator," in the December 8 issue that the Selectmen are using the Personnel Policies' Grievance Procedure. The process they were using is called the Problem Resolution Procedure. The Mosquito regrets the error.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito