The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 21, 2007


Brendan McAndrew weds Mercedes Domínguez Calvo

Brendan McAndrew, son of Thomas and Susan McAndrew of Nickles Lane, and Mercedes Domínguez Calvo, daughter of Laurentino Domínguez Pablos and Mercedes Calvo García, of Zamora, Spain, were married on July 21. The wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the Hotel Convento I in Coreses, Spain. Aaron Straus of Fremont, California, and Veronica Quevedo Frades of Zamora were the witnesses to the marriage ceremony, which was performed by the deputy mayor of Coreses. In addition to family members from both Spain and the USA, friends of the bride and groom from those two countries as well as Canada, Argentina, Holland and Switzerland were in attendance to make this a truly international celebration.

Mercedes, a 2001 graduate of Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, has worked as a thermal analysis engineer for Oerlikon Components in Zurich, Switzerland, a contractor to the European Space Agency. Brendan is a 2000 graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is the site technical lead at the Zurich office of Smarts Systems, Ltd., an Australian firm, for market surveillance and monitoring at the Swiss Stock Exchange.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Zanzibar and then returned home to Zurich. At the end of September, they will be moving to Sydney, where Brendan will hold a similar position in the main office of Smarts Systems, Ltd.

UNPACKING DONATED SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Parent Kevin Brown and other parent volunteers collected Donelan's Market receipts during the year. At the end of the year, the receipts were tallied and the school received points with which to order school supplies (PE equipment, playground stuff and microscopes for fifth grade). Standing (left to right) are project coordinator Kevin Brown; science curriculum coordinator Mimi Chandler; fifth grade teacher Alan Ticotsky; coordinator of lunch recess Denise Casper; and volunteers Liz Bishop and Marty Blue. Seated in front is Carlisle School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

AN ANNUAL TRADITION. Amy Versaggi (left) and Stephanie Blunt were coordinators Versaggi and Bluntof the CSA teacher and staff appreciation luncheon on Tuesday.

2008 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Concord-Carlisle High School announced today that the following eight students have been named as semifinalists in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Competition: Lydia Brosnahan, Joanne Chong, Nicholas Darling, Brittany Fay, William Hisey, Andras Pikler, Rebecca Quint and Stephan Wu. (Carlisle students are in bold.)

· Annie Pauler of Judy Farm Road has been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at the University of New Hampshire. Annie is the daughter of Bob and Teresa Kvietkauskas.

· The Box home of Gigi de Manio and Tim Downing built on five acres of land in Carlisle was featured in the DESIGN—New England magazine, September/October 2007 issue. This couple has built a home for their family as well as a place from which to work.

· The following students were named to the Dean's List for the 2007 spring semester at the University of Massachusetts Amherst: Jacob A. Boxer of Stearns Street, Andreas Breuing of Spencer Brook Lane, Elise Lehotsky of West Street, Jeremy T. Mestancik of Indian Hill, Robert W. Morgan of Ember Lane and Rebecca J. Moschini of Judy Farm Road.


Carlisle School Committee Chair Nicole Burkel wrote that the question, "Do you repair or do you rebuild?" quoted last week in the article, "New facilitator visits the Carlisle School," was asked by a member of the audience at the September 5 School Committee meeting, rather than by Burkel. The Mosquito regrets the error.

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