Friday, February 15, 2008
· The Esplanade Association (TEA), a dynamic non-profit collaboration of citizens working to protect, restore, and enhance Boston's historic Charles River Esplanade, has announced that it has been chosen by the Boston Athletic Association as the only environmental charity selected for this year's Boston Marathon. Proceeds raised will benefit its ongoing mission to protect and restore the three-mile stretch of the Esplanade in Boston. Kevin Guinlan of Curve Street has been chosen as one of 15 runners to participate on "Team Esplanade." Quinlan hopes to raise funds for the endeavor from his community.
· Students on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dean's List for Fall 2007 include freshman Marissa B. Fabrizio of Patch Meadow Lane majoring in architecture,
sophomore Timothy R. Galligan of South Street majoring in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering and freshman Sheldon Pei of Stoney Gate majoring in architecture.
· Middlesex Community College has named the following Carlisle students to the Dean's List for the fall semester: Ryan Davis of Woodland Road and Emily Fiorentino of Aaron Way.
· Lisa DeBruzzi of Autumn Lane was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2007 semester at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. DeBruzzi is a freshman in the College of Nursing.
Extolling Carlisle in Japan
To the Editor:
I came from Tokyo to Carlisle with my wife and daughter last year. Everything here in Carlisle is very wonderful. The scenery is so beautiful, and the people are very kind and friendly. At first, my daughter could not speak English; her teachers and friends helped her kindly; now she can talk with her teachers and friends freely. Also, we are very grateful for all the helps of our neighbors and friends.
I wrote an article about Carlisle and our wonderful experience in Komei Newspaper, a Japanese newspaper which has 800,000 readers. As far as I know, this is the first article about Carlisle in Japan. Many of my friends are interested in the nature and the life of Carlisle, some of them visited here. They were surprised about the splendid surrounding.
I am enclosing a copy of it. There are two photos on it; one was taken in my back yard, and another one was taken in Great Brook Farm State Park.
Anika Lee Ata
Sana and Melanie Ata of Stearns Street are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Anika Lee, born December 20 at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
The proud grandparents are Dr. Mohammed and Jamila Ata and Mr. Charles Byron.
Pauline R. Dolan
A woman who embraced a multitude of passions
Pauline Roberts Dolan, 85, died in her daughter's home in Cohasset on Sunday, February 10, of metastatic lung cancer. Married to Francis H. Dolan, Jr., Polly had been widowed since 1973. She was the daughter of the late Erie A. and Evelyn H. Roberts of Lexington.
Polly lived on East Street in Carlisle for 47 years before moving to Acton in 1999. Retired two years ago from the Bedford Public Library, Polly's ardor for books and all fine fiction had been an anchor for her throughout her life. But Polly also embraced a multitude of other passions. She loved to cook. Nothing pleased her more than a house full of friends and family waiting to be fed. Gardener, traveler, bridge player, handyman and handiworker, Polly's life was always full. She was fun-loving and enjoyed many long, wonderful friendships.
Polly is survived by three of her six children — Brian of Pepperell, Bill of Concord, and Marylou of Cohasset; Peter died in 2001, Lauri and Michael in 2005. She leaves nine adoring grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A memorial service, conducted by Reverend Eugene Widrick, will be held at the First Religious Society in Carlisle on February 29 at 11 a.m.; interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Polly's children ask that donations be made in her memory to Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.
William S. Lucky
A contributor to the cultural life of the community
William S. Lucky, 60, of Hopkinton, formerly of Rutland Street in Carlisle, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, January 26, while in California. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Putnam; and children Paul, Stephanie, William, David, and Elizabeth Lucky; a brother, Paul and his wife Anne; two nieces of Cincinnati, Ohio; and many other relatives.
He made significant contributions to Concord's cultural life through his dedicated involvement with the Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS), founded in 2000 by his wife, Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Wendy Putnam. He was instrumental in helping CCMS present guest artists, including pianists Peter Serkin and Yefim Bronfman, violinist Gil Shaham, and the Juilliard String Quartet. He played the piano for personal enjoyment and taught piano privately to young students, which also brought him joy.
Lucky had been Senior Vice President of Sales for Carbonite, Inc., in Boston, and Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Salary.com. He started the Compumark Stores and the Value Business Center in New Orleans.
A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, in the Higginson Room of the Cohen Wing in Symphony Hall, Boston. (The entrance is on Huntington Avenue.)
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bill Lucky may be sent to the Concord Chamber Music Society, Distinguished Artist Fund, P.O. Box 69, Concord, MA 01742-0069.
The Mosquito erroneously stated last week that Arizona Senator John McCain won the Massachusetts Republican presidential primary, when the correct winner was former Governor Mitt Romney.
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