The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 30, 2007


Amanda Beavers weds Brian Gerby

Amanda Cornelia Beavers and Brian Joseph Gerby were married on October 28, 2006, in Sarasota, Florida, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The ceremony, performed outside in The Healing Garden, was officiated by the Reverend Eugene (Woody) Widrick, Minister Emeritus of the First Religious Society in Carlisle. Parents of the bride are Alex and Linda Beavers, formerly of Woodbine Road in Carlisle, now of Menlo Park, California. Parents of the groom are Roger and Marilyn Gerby of Latham, New York.

Attending the bride were her sisters Robyn Beavers, Maid of Honor and Alisa (Beavers) Russell, Matron of Honor. Sarah Stuart of Carlisle and Jessica Smith of Cambridge were also bridesmaids. Junior Bridesmaids were Ali Russell, the bride's niece, and Lacey Crochet, the bride's cousin. Flower girls were Madison and Haley Beavers, nieces of the bride. Ring bearer was Kade Russell, nephew of the bride, as well as escort for Bella, the Flower Dog.

Best Man was the groom's lifelong friend, Patrick James Wilson. Groomsmen were James Ambrose, Bradley Giering, and Kal Russell. Ushers were Chris Beavers, brother of the bride, and Wesley Crochet, cousin of the bride. The reader was Cassandra Ladika, a cousin of the bride.

As the bride and groom entered the ballroom for the dinner/dance reception following the wedding, Noah DeGarmo, M.D., pianist and a Carlisle childhood friend of the bride, performed a series of classical pieces on the grand piano centered on the ballroom dance floor. Wedding guests attended from seven states, the U.K., Germany, Japan, Canada and Peru.

Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Simmons College, Boston, May 2000 and her Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College, Waltham, May 2001.

Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing, cum laude, May 1999 and a Master of Science degree in Computer lnformation Systems, May 2001, both from Bentley College in Waltham. He is currently employed by The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in San Francisco, California.

The couple honeymooned on the island of Nevis, the British Virgin Islands and Naples, Florida before returning to San Francisco.


Helga Moles, formerly of Forest Park Drive, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2007 from lung cancer. She had been residing in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, at the home of her sister, Frieda Bailey and brother-in-law, Charles David since 2004.

Steven Wilde, formerly of Autumn Lane, died in October 2006 in Hartford, Connecticut. Steve and his wife, Chris, resided in Carlisle before returning to Hartford eight years ago.

Sarah Darling, formerly of West Street, has been chosen as winner of the annual string department concerto competition at the New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston, where she is working toward her Masters Degree. Darling will perform the Viola Concerto by Alfred Schnittke with the NEC Sinfonietta, under the direction of Joseph Silverstein, at Jordan Hall (290 Huntington Avenue, Boston) on Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m.

This concerto has served Darling well in competitions, first netting her a performance in May of 2006 with the Orchestra of the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany, then an appearance with the Arlington Philharmonic, and most recently a third-place win in the Bay State Concerto Competition in Hingham.

Darling is known locally as founder and director of the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble, which performs regularly at several Boston area venues including the First Religious Society in Carlisle. She is also a member of the Rosetta Trio, the Laurel Quartet and the period ensemble Boston Hausmusik, as well as the Portland Symphony in Maine.

The April 4 concert is free and open to the public, and all are invited.

Heading to the Boston Marathon on April 16

The list of official runners in the Boston Marathon from Carlisle including their age and sex are: John Bernardin, 43, M; Adam Fitzgerald, 25, M; John Kilfoyle, 20, M; Ronald Kmiec, 64, M; William Lewis, 50, M; Samantha Luther, 19, F; Victoria Richards, 38, F; Karen Ringheiser, 43, F; Michele Scavongelli, 49, F; Peter Scavongelli, 49, M; Casey Smith, 35, M.

• Congratulations to seven Carlisle students who earned academic honors at Lawrence Academy for the winter trimester. Honors were awarded to seniors Emily Arnow of East Street and Priyanka Singhal of Kimball Road; juniors James Deignan of Forest Park Drive and Devon Dray of Hutchins Road; and ninth-graders Katherine Boudreau of North Road, Michael Hernandez of West Street, and Danielle Pedra of Elizabeth Ridge Road.

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito