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Friday, November 16, 2007

Filming at Clark Farm

Carlisle has occasionally been used as a film location, hosting the "rich and famous." Independent, low-budget films can generate just as much curiosity. As part of his Emerson College senior project, Ben Phillippo, of East Street, and his film crew set up a "shoot" last Saturday. More than 20 crew members were using his house as a "home base," said his mother, Kathy. The movie is a "coming of age" type, she said. To assist with traffic noise (and the curious), a Carlisle police officer was on site. In addition, police presence was required since the scene being shot involved using a fake gun. Other locations being used in Carlisle included the Greenough Barn, which required permission from the Conservation Commission. Ben graduates in December, his mother said. The crew kept Ferns busy that day.

· Michael Davin of Kimball Road participated in the Jimmy Fund Classic Golf Tournament along with 300 golfers, all of whom helped to raise 6.5 million dollars for the Jimmy Fund this year. Over the past 25 years, Jimmy Fund Golf has raised more than $60 million for life-saving cancer research and treatment.

· Carlisle Town Counsel Paul DeRensis was named in November 2007, as one of 2007's Massachusetts Super Lawyers along with three other members of his firm, Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C. The list of 2007 Massachusetts Super Lawyers is assembled by Law & Politics, in conjunction with Boston Magazine, based on surveys of more than 31,000 lawyers across the region. The surveys aimed at selecting as Super Lawyers the top 5 percent of New England attorneys in more than 60 practice areas and reflects both peer recognition and professional achievement.

· Robyn Beavers, formerly of Woodbine Road, was featured on the cover of October's IEEE Spectrum magazine and in the article "The Greening of Google." Beavers is now the Corporate Coordinator for Environmental Programs at Google. The founders of Google have committed to make the environment better and cleaner, and Robyn's job is to make sure that the corporate strategy implements this commitment. In this role she is responsible for developing and expanding the environmental strategy; planning and managing projects for renewable energy, green buildings, indoor air quality and recyclable materials inside of Google; and for coordinating communications to the world about these accomplishments. Robyn graduated from Stanford University with a degree in civil engineering in 2003.

Miles (left) and Weezie Petrie of Baldwin Road are shown making fleece blankets for the Pine Street Inn overnight van. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
· Miles Petrie, a sixth grader at the Fenn School in Concord, with 13 of his classmates, joined 15 members of the First Religious Society (FRS) Junior Youth Group at the (FRS) on November 6 to make blankets, scarves, hats, neck warmers and mittens for the homeless people who refuse to go into shelters in Boston, even when it is cold outside. The Fenn School this past year raised $1,400 through bake sales and donations to pay $400 for the fleece and $1,000 to support the overnight van which goes out 365 nights a year.

This project has been a joint Fenn-FRS project for many years, coordinated by Weezie Petrie and Molly Sorrows, Director of Religious Education at FRS.
Members of the Cub Scout Wolf Den visiting the State House are: front row, left to right, Richard Sibley (Den Leader) Jamie Grant, Gunther Stutz, Wyatt Hickman, Alex Lewis, John Mosca and Senator Susan Fargo; back row, Kirill Keeler, Matthew Li, Somil Teabo, Josh Miller and James Sibley. (Courtesy Photo)

· On November 6, the Cub Scout Wolf Den (second grade) went to visit the Massachusetts State House "to be pleasantly surprised that our tour guide was State Senator Susan Fargo. She patiently gave the boys a full tour of the State House and answered all of their questions with a smile," writes Den Leader Richard Sibley.


Ruth Toscano of Fiske Street wrote to clarify a quote that appeared in the November 9 issue of the Mosquito that was attributed to her during her participation at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting regarding a request for a renewal of a special permit for a horse/stable boarding business on Fiske Street.

She writes "My comment 'someone getting hurt' was not related to a potential horse injury but rather a concern that I have about a neighborhood disagreement heating up to the point where a physical confrontation is possible. Any concerns that may be related to the care and safety of horses are in the capable hands of the barn inspector and the large animal officer."

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito