The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 6, 2007


Alta Carolina Oswald

Heather Eliassen and her husband, Wyatt Oswald, of Winchester, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alta Carolina, born March 20 at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Alta is welcomed by proud grandparents, Tim and Midge Eliassen of Carlisle and Sunapee, New Hampshire, and Fred and Linda Oswald of Salt Lake City, Utah, and two great-grandmothers.

Andrew Donald Lamb

Sara and Kevin Lamb are happy to announce the birth of Andrew Donald Lamb on March 16 in Marietta, Ohio. Andrew joins his three-year-old brother David. Grandparents are Susan and Don Emmons of Baldwin Road and Joan and Don Lamb of Tierra Verde, Florida.

Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund announces new Albert L. Powers Scholarship
Carlisle residents Maybeth and Ed Sonn of Carlisle provided the seed money for the Albert L. Powers Scholarship Fund. Shown (left to right) are Maybeth and Ed Sonn, Al Powers and Ken Anderson of Concord, chairman of the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund. (Courtesy photo)

The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund announces the new Albert L. Powers Scholarship Fund, established in recognition of Powers's enormous contributions to the Concord-Carlisle community. For many years, Powers, a Carlisle resident on East Street, was a teacher of chemistry and head of the Science Department at Concord-Carlisle High School. He has received numerous education awards and devoted countless volunteer hours to a variety of causes. The scholarship particularly recognizes Powers's many years of invaluable service to the Scholarship Fund as trustee and treasurer. It is Powers's hope that this award will be used to encourage women who aspire to careers in mathematics, science, or engineering.

To support the Albert L Powers Scholarship Fund, you may make a tax-deductible contribution by sending a check, payable to CCSF, to the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 217, Concord, MA 01742-0217. Indicate on your check or in a cover letter that your gift is for the Albert L Powers Scholarship Fund. You may also make a credit-card donation online by visiting Employers often sponsor Matching Donor Programs for their employees. Consult your Human Resources Department for details.

Our sympathy to...

Christine Chamberlain Vilcans and Michael Vilcans of Oak Knoll Road, on the death of Christine's mother, Teresa Chamberlain, 78, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

· Tiffany Rule, age 35, of Canterbury Court, will be running the Boston Marathon on April 16. Her number is 24907. She will be competing along with eleven other Carlisle runners.

Based on information provided by the BAA, the Mosquito mistakenly identified Casey Smith. Smith, 35, is a female who was listed as a male in last week's list of runners.

March with the Minutemen on Patriots Day, Monday, April 16

Carlisle Minutemen march to Concord, 1975 for the Bicentennial. (Drawing by Phyllis Hughes)

Recreate history: on Monday, April 16, muster on the Town Green as the church bells ring out the alarm that the British are coming. March down the old road to Concord with the Carlisle Minutemen, gathering above the North Bridge on Buttrick hillside with Minutemen companies from other towns to meet the British advancing across the bridge.

The schedule of events on Monday morning is as follows:

6:45 Ringing of the Alarm.
6:55 Flag raising.
7:00 Ceremony at Minuteman Monument with short narration of events of this day in history.
7:15 Begin march to Concord.
8:00 Stop at cellar hole; short speech
9:00 Arrive at Buttrick.
9:30 Join parade on Buttrick Hill.
11:30 Conclude at Hunt Gym in Concord.

Carlisle swimmers compete in New England Masters Swimming Championship

The ABC Gray Sharks Masters (ABCGS) swim team with 31 of their 50 members ranging in ages from 24 to 73 attended the New England Masters Swimming Championships last weekend at Harvard University's Blodgett Pool in Cambridge. Over 850 participants were in attendance.

United States Masters Swimming is the governing body for adult swimmers in the U.S. and was founded in 1970. Within the organization there are 500 clubs in 53 regions of the US. The ABCGS team is under the umbrella of the New England Masters Swim Club and practice out of both the Beede Center pool in Concord and the Acton-Boxboro High School pool. The team attracts fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers and triathletes of all levels.

Carlisle swimmers include: David Hart of Fifty Acre Way, Kathy Balles of Nowell Farme Road, Catherine Peterson of Evergreen Lane, Kim Donovan of Acton Street and Kim Ratcliffe of Concord Street.

Kim Donovan was the top swimmer in the group, placing second, third, fourth and fifth in nine different events.


Paul Morrision, not Henry Cox, was in the page five photo in last week's issue of the family Math League event at the Carlisle Public School.

The photo at the rabies clinic on page 11 of last week's issue was of Suzie von Bernuth, and her dog is Gryphon.

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito