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Friday, June 8, 2007

OFF TO COLLEGE WITH A GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP. CCHS senior Emily Fritz-Endres of North Road receives a $1,000 scholarship to help with tuition at Carleton College. Lura Taylor (left) is on the scholarship committee and Cecile Sandwen (right) is the outgoing president of the club. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)

Carlisle students receive scholarships

The Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund Trustees and the Carlisle Garden Club are pleased to announce that the following Carlisle students have been awarded scholarships for the 2007-2008 academic year.

· Students listed in italics are currently in college.

· Scholarships marked with an asterisk are managed by the Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund.

·All other scholarships are managed by the named affiliate organization.

The Trudy Biernson Memorial Scholarship*

Emily Fritz-Endres

The Carlisle Garden Club Debbie Wright Scholarship

Emily Fritz-Endres

The Wilson Flight Scholarship*

Daniel Canina

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship*

Kathleen Walsh

The Adrian A. Martinez Memorial Scholarship*

Daniel Fidler

The Elizabeth A. Mattison Memorial Scholarship*

Leigh Davis Evan Tierney

The Janet Gates Peckham Memorial Scholarship*

Maia Reed

The Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund*

Marie Benkley Elizabeth Daltas

Katherine DeGuglielmo Marlow Duffy

Timothy Faucher Michael Hutson

Lauren Kirkness Joseph Lesses

Nick Lunig Joanna Orlando

Benjamin Phillippo Matthew Phillippo

William Scarlett


The late Everett Lapham and his wife Amy, who died in 1976.

Everett F. Lapham Member of a long-time Carlisle family

Everett Lapham, who had been a long-time Carlisle resident, died on May 21, 2007, in Chelmsford at age 95. Mr. Lapham was born on November 23, 1911, on Concord Street to Arthur and Emma Lapham. He had three brothers, Donald, Arnold and Wendell, all deceased, and one sister, Frances, who lives in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Mr. Lapham, known as Ev, grew up in Carlisle. As a young adult, he moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he built himself a house. He sometimes told this story about those times. Once a circus was going down the street and the animal trainer asked him if they could let the animals out to stretch. Ev was delighted, and they stayed a couple hours. Next day his Dad came for a visit, looked around the yard, saw the pile of manure, and asked, "When was an elephant here?"

During World War II, Mr. Lapham joined the Army Air Corps and fixed B-24 bombers in Hawaii. His tongue-in-cheek view of his Army service was "hurry up and wait." When he came back from the war, he married Amy Wright of Groton, and they settled in Carlisle in a house he built on Concord Street, not far from the center of town. They had three children, Wayne Lapham of Herndon, Virginia; Nancy Randlov of Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire; and Janice Roussos of Chelmsford, and five grandchildren.

Early in the 1950s, Mr. Lapham went to work at MIT's Draper Lab, an aviation facility in Bedford, where he was maintenance foreman. As he watched his children grow, he made sure that he joined them in outdoor activities like walking in the woods and skiing. In the 1960s, in the early days of space exploration, he built a box that held a device that was sent to the moon. He loved to reminisce that the box he built is still on the moon. He and Amy made sure that all their children were college-educated.

As his life progressed and his children left home, Ev and Amy enjoyed many trips to the Western states and Canada. Amy, who had been an English teacher in the Carlisle Middle School and later worked at the Gleason Public Library, died in 1976. This was an especially difficult time for the family, but Mr. Lapham emerged strong and traveled to Europe and the Caribbean, visiting family and friends. He continued to work on his land, a lifelong love of his. His favorite project was developing a Christmas tree farm behind his house, where many Carlisle families went during the holiday season to cut down their trees. He also enjoyed taking the train to Boston to attend concerts.

In 1997, at the age of 86, Mr. Lapham moved to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where he had a house built. This was the first time he built a house with the help of carpenters. He was able to enjoy an independent life, even after he moved in with his children in 2002.

Mr. Lapham was a sensitive, honorable man who always worked hard. Friends and family will very much miss this smart, kind and lovely man. A private funeral service was held in Green Cemetery.

Our sympathy to...

Bonnie Jacobellis and her family of Fiske Street. Her father, David Anderson, passed away in Concord on June 2.

A Convocation of Eagles

Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 135 will be honoring six new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor on June 24. The following Carlisle Scouts have earned this rank in the past year: Timothy Galligan, Peter Stone, David Tobin, Basil Bourque, Oliver Bojanic and Evan Carpenito. This achievement reflects not only the Scouts' efforts, but also the support of their families, leaders, and the whole community. Community members and fellow Eagle Scouts are invited to attend the ceremony which will take place in the Corey Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.

Fewer than 5% of the country's Boy Scouts earn the Eagle rank. It takes years of dedicated effort to complete the merit badges, progress through the five ranks leading to Eagle, and demonstrate the specific skills required at each step. An Eagle Scout project calls for leadership of volunteers and younger Scouts while overseeing a project to benefit the community.

The final step to achieving the Eagle rank is successfully passing an Eagle Board of Review, conducted by a team of three adult representatives of the Boston Minuteman Council. The Board challenges the Eagle candidate to present a detailed review of his Eagle project, to verify a working understanding of the scouting principles, and to offer the scout's perspective on his successes and experiences in Scouting.

In the process of becoming Eagles, each of the six Scouts has made a tangible contribution to our community. If you are a hiker, a bird watcher, active in sports, interested in history, concerned about the well-being of local community members, or if you drive through Carlisle at night, you may have appreciated their efforts.

· Tim Galligan's Eagle Project was done at the Banta-Davis Field in conjunction with the Carlisle Recreation Commission. The Rory Bentley exercise park was expanded and benches were constructed for use at the recreation fields and skating rink.

· Peter Stone responded to the call of the Land Stewardship Committee to coordinate the building and installation of bluebird houses on the Fox Hill conservation land.

· David Tobin worked with the Carlisle Historical Society to refurbish a room in the barn at the Heald House, the Society's headquarters. A storage room was cleaned out and painted, and a workbench, tables and shelves were built and installed.

· Basil Bourque held a town-wide food drive to benefit the Open Table food pantry in Concord. Over 1,800 pounds of groceries were collected for distribution to guests who attend Open Table each Thursday. Basil's project was timed to build inventory at the pantry during the summer months, when it is most needed.

· Oliver Bojanic worked with the Carlisle Police and DPW to make Carlisle's roads safer for night driving. An assessment was made of the roads and intersections where drivers were at risk of hitting trees. Over 50 trees were identified and reflectors were installed to give motorists a visible warning from a safe distance.

· Evan Carpenito's project involved the moving and reconstruction of a bridge at Great Brook Farm State Park. Although it was still serviceable, the original bridge was replaced with a larger bridge capable of handling maintenance vehicles. Evan oversaw deconstructing and setting up the original bridge in a new location, where it provided access to a small island with a favorable birdwatching vantage.

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito