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Friday, February 1, 2008


Mary F. (Kit) Crowe A lover of all animals

Mary F. (Kit) Crowe, 81, passed away at Chester County Hospital in Pennsylvania on
Mary (Kit) Crowe
Saturday, January 26, 2008, after a brief illness. Kit was the wife of Arthur S. (Sam) Crowe, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. She was the daughter of the late Mary F. and Eric M. Clayton.

Kit was a longtime resident of Forest Park Drive before moving to West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1997. Kit worked as an administrative assistant at The Consulting Group in Waltham, Massachusetts until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Kit loved all animals, but especially her cats and horses.

In addition to her husband, Kit will be lovingly remembered by four children: Mary F. (Muffy), wife of Curnen Crisman of Conestoga, Pennsylvania; Lisa J, wife of James Uthgenannt of Ringoes, New Jersey; Marc R. Crowe, husband of Nancy of Manila, Philippines; and Kristen A., wife of Mark Stevens of Exton, Pennsylvania, as well as ten grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Dale, and a sister, Judith, both of Connecticut. She was predeceased by her brother, Rexford.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 31, at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Interment will be at Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kit's name to Tabby's Place, a cage-free sanctuary for rescued cats, 1100 US Highway 202, Ringoes, New Jersey 08551.

Our sympathy to . . .

the Hart family of Fifty Acre Way on the death of Sarah's father, Daniel Pettengill, 82, of Yarmouthport and Harwich Port, Massachusetts.

JFK Library Curator Frank Rigg retires

Frank Rigg shows off a favorite item from the President's Room ­ a mug that belonged to JFK's aide, Dave Powers. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

After 29 years of service at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Museum Curator Frank Rigg, of South Street, retired today, February 1.

In 1979, Rigg became a member of the museum's founding staff and served for many years as the Director of Visitors Services. In 1993, by then Deputy Curator Rigg moved on to become museum curator. His work has included taking on the "responsibility for the design and orchestration of the Library's museum exhibits and the preservation and cataloging of the entire museum collection."

This past November, Rigg was honored with the National Archives Archivist's Award, the highest honor given by that organization, for his efforts to preserve and protect the artifact collection at the Library. Because of Rigg's work, the Kennedy Library is considered the model for the system of presidential libraries.

Rigg and his staff have been responsible for presenting exhibits to museum visitors highlighting the world of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and their family. Rigg has also had the responsibility of conducting tours throughout the Library for visiting dignitaries including Presidents Clinton, Ford, Carter and the elder Bush.

While Rigg may have conducted tours for presidents and world leaders, he could always find time to take residents of Carlisle on a visit to the museum. His recent tour for the COA, pictured in the January 18 issue of the Mosquito, was an experience treasured by all.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra selects musicians

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras' 50th season roster includes Carlisle musicians (left to right) Katherine Hendrickson, Elliott Perko, Alex Kinmonth and Sonia Boor. (Photo by BU Photo Services)

Five talented young musicians from Carlisle have been chosen to play with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (formerly called the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras) for the 2007/2008 season. The accomplished roster for this special 50th season includes Katherine Hendrickson of Russell Street on trombone, Elliott Perko of Acton Street on bass, Sonia Boor of Carleton Road on violin, Tommy Veitch of Pheasant Hill Lane on horn and Alex Kinmonth of Page Brook Road on oboe.

These talented students were selected from more than 705 auditioning students — the highest number of applicants the organization has had in its history.

The 440 admitted young performers have weekly rehearsals to prepare for performances and tours. They perform in some of Boston's finest venues including Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, and the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. Indeed, the BYSO's top orchestra, the Boston Youth Symphony (BYS) performed Mozart's Cosí fan tutte this month on January 20, in Sanders Hall and the students will share the stage with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma this spring. Additionally, the BYS will tour internationally for the 19th

"A DE-LOVELY EVENING." The Concord Conservatory of Music's annual winter party and silent auction was held Saturday night, January 26, at the home of Donald and Lyndal Voghel. This year's event featured the music of Cole Porter. Shown (left to right) are Carlisle residents: Gail Waitkunas, Kristen Kilfoyle, Adam Waitkunas, Vera Tice, Bill Tice, Caren Ponty and Ira Moskowitz. (Photo by Carl Calabria)


· Laura Baliestiero of Berry Corner Lane, a leading local realtor with Coldwell Banker, has been inducted into the Master Sales Society with the designation of Master Sales Professional, or MSP.

This distinction is earned by committed real estate professionals who place value and service of their clients above all else.


NEW FACE AT TOWN HALL. Social worker Peter Cullinane is working six hours per week for the town through June under a grant awarded jointly to the Council on Aging and the Board of Health (see "A Look at the Council on Aging," June 25, Mosquito). (Photo by Ellen Huber)


After lengthening the school day, the total yearly hours of instruction at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School will be 993, not 996 hours as was reported last week.

Astute readers caught what they thought was a one-of-a-kind Patriots cap on page 1 last week. Acually, the photo was reversed so that the team blanket would read properly.

2008 The Carlisle Mosquito