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Friday, January 25, 2008

Obituary addition

Nason Lee Wilkins, Jr., who died December 29 and who was a 1960 graduate of Concord High School, is remembered and loved by his sisters, Sandra Blake from Bedford, Massachusetts, and Linda Coon from Ann Arbor, Michigan, his son Robert Wilkins from Wantage, New Jersey, his daughter Kim Wilkins from Orange, Virginia, and many lifelong friends.

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Cub Scouts (left to right) Owen Schmidt, Peter Hart (front) Jonathan Koski, Josh Miller, Roy Watson-Badell (rear, standing), Jacob Golson and James Sibley (obscured) cheer their fellow Scouts on. (Photo by Dave Ives)

Carlisle Pinewood Derby results

Cub Scout Pack 135 held its annual Pinewood Derby competition on Sunday, January 13, in the Corey Dining Room. Forty-one boys entered cars that they designed and built themselves. Cars were judged for creative design and then raced head-to-head to see which was fastest. Competition was fierce, and here are the results:

Eastern Massachusetts Junior District Festival finalists

Twenty-two Carlisle School students were selected to participate in the Eastern Massachusetts Junior District Music Festival. This was the first year of the newly established Eastern District and it was impressive that Carlisle was represented so well. The program is offered by the Massachusetts Music Educators' Association as an enrichment opportunity to provide a musical experience to talented young people. The students were selected to perform in the Junior District Concert Band, Orchestra, Treble Choir and Mixed Choir. They will rehearse with guest conductors and then perform in a concert to be held at Waltham High School in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Saturday, March 8. Congratulations to all the students who auditioned in January.

Representing Carlisle School in the Festival will be:

Choral Students: Rose Carmichael, Matthew Hill, Jasmine Khayami, John Knobel, Susannah Krapf, Sarah Means, Hannah Merry, Teresa Ventura, Camilla Vilain and Connor Wilmot.

Instrumental Students: Kevin Barrow, Charlie Bloomfield, Colin Bratton, Michelle Carey, Katherine Hreib, Matt Japko, Anna Kolstad, Mike McCormack, Allie Mundel, Sarah Ojemann, Alex Schmidt and Mei Mei Siu.

Cindy Mottershead gets ready to pull her son Bryce on his sled as the Trails Committee begins its moonlight walk. (Photo by Mike Quayle)

· On Saturday, January 19, Steve Tobin led a group of approximately 24 adults and children on the Trails Committee moonlight walk under perfect conditions. It was easy walking with excellent footing on firm, dry, crunchy snow. There was no wind and a very thin cloud cover allowed plenty of moonlight through, and with the light reflected off the snow flashlights were not necessary. Kay Fairweather brought her longwave UV light in hope of locating some fluorescent lichens but found only one small cluster. The group crossed Foss Farm and entered Great Meadows National Fish and Game Refuge. At a junction deep in the woods, the party split with one group returning for a total of about one hour's walk while the other group continued through the Refuge and across the O'Rourke Field to the edge of the Greenough Land before returning. Despite its being quite warm, both groups of walkers enjoyed cocoa, hot cider and a great selection of cookies when they returned to the parking lot.

· Arthur Anton, Jr. of North Road received the "Pillar of Our Community" certificate from Ms. Cathy Giles, principal of the J. W. Killam School in Reading.

The recipient was chosen by the fourth-grade class at the Killam School based on the impact that person has in making a difference in the lives of those within the community. Mr. Anton, a resident of Carlisle, was honored on behalf of the good work by his firm's (Anton's Cleaners) "Coats for Kids" program, which has, over the past 13 years, collected nearly a half-million warm coats that have been distributed throughout eastern Massachusetts by numerous social agencies.

Based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Anton's Cleaners has 43 stores through eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

· Minuteman Regional High School announced that the following students from Carlisle have earned a place on the school's Academic Honor Roll for the First Quarter:

High Honors: junior Tyler Manoukian of Westford Street and freshman Cameron Reid of Carleton Road.

· Bill Brown of Heald Road, a 41-year Carlisle resident, will be moving his business, The Minor Chord, from Acton to 222 Great Road, Littleton, on February 1. The Minor Chord, which has served the musical community for 23 years, will continue to provide services for musicians and music students at its new location.

· Sean DeBruzzi of Autumn Lane was named to the Fall 2007-08 Academic Year Dean's List at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. DeBruzzi is a 2005 graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School.

2008 The Carlisle Mosquito