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Friday, February 29, 2008


Gregory Saphier weds Lauren Bereska

Jon Saphier and Margie King Saphier of Bellows Hill Road are happy to announce the marriage of their son, Gregory King Saphier, to Lauren Bereska, daughter of John and Carolyn Bereska of Hunt Valley, Maryland, on September 8, 2007, in Baltimore, Maryland. Greg graduated from CCHS in 1996 and received his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of New Hampshire in 2001 and his master of public policy from George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, in 2006. Greg currently works at the National Cable Telecommunications Association as director, state government affairs.

Lauren graduated from Dulaney High School in Timonium, Maryland, in 1997. She received her bachelor of science in health science from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 2001. She presently works as oncology senior sales specialist for Eli Lilly & Co.

Graeme Saphier, Greg’s twin brother, was best man. The groomsmen were Andrew Saphier, Greg’s youngest brother, and friends from Carlisle and Concord: Joe Goodwin, Patrick Harney, Scott Bowen, Chris Holsinger, Ryan Meserve and Ryan Kilian.

Jamie Bereska, Lauren’s sister, was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Nicole Blanchard, Michelle Routh, Kendra Chambers, Brita Schumann, Kelly Henzl (fiancΓ©e of Graeme), Megan Wallace, Clary Creighton, Kelly Burrows and Nicole Vercollone. Emma Saphier Belfer, Greg’s niece, was flower girl.

Greg and Lauren reside in Arlington, Virginia.


Hedy M. Rambauske

A woman who loved tending her gardens and doing crafts

Hedy M. (Kropp) Rambauske, 87, of Acton Street, died Saturday, February 23, at Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was the beloved wife of the late Werner R. Rambauske who died in 1988.

Born in Regensburg, Germany, on February 8, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Franz and Maria (Hoffman) Kropp. She attended schools in Germany.

Mrs. Rambauske was married in Germany in 1946, and in 1948 the Rambauskes came to the United States, settling in Dayton, Ohio.

In December of 1969, she and her husband moved to Carlisle, where for several years she raised bees. She enjoyed gardening, swimming, sewing, knitting and woodworking.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Rambauske of Carlisle and Mary Anne Rambauske of Chelmsford; one granddaughter, Lizzy Rambauske of Athens, Greece; and a sister, Irmgard Kropp of Germany. She was also the mother of the late Alexander Rambauske, who died in 1977, and the sister of the late Walter Kropp of Germany.

The funeral was held on Thursday, February 28, from the Dee Funeral Home, Concord, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Irene Church in Carlisle.

Burial followed in the family burial plot in Green Cemetery, Carlisle. For online guest book, please visit www.dee

• Carlisle resident Amy Nosowitz shines in Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Concord Youth Theatre presents the Tony award-winning musical from February 29 to March 9, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord. 1-978-371-1482. For ages 8+. Nosowitz, of Maple Street, plays the central role of Little Red Riding Hood.


• The Sharing Foundation, a non-profit organization with Carlisle ties which helps orphans and seriously disadvantaged children in Cambodia, was a winner in the on-line charity contest, America’s Giving Challenge, that ended January 31. Through over 1,650 donations, the charity raised $43,000 and was awarded a $50,000 prize for a total of over $93,000. Former Carlisle pediatrician Nancy Hendrie is a founder and serves as president of the executive board. Carlisle residents Mary Hult and Sally Stokes are also executive board members. For more information: see

CCHS STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT DRAMA FESTIVAL. A small troupe from CCHS is taking a short play, Actor’s Nightmare, by Christopher Durang, to the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild’s Drama Festival to be held at Weston High School on March 1. It is directed by Ben Kendall and was first performed last fall as part of a series of short plays at the high school. Pictured left is senior David Dawson of Autumn Lane confronting junior James Weaver of Concord.

(Courtesy photo)


Students receive honors

• Meredith B. Davis of Prospect Street has been named to the Dean’s List at Georgetown University for the fall 2007 semester. Davis, a 2006 graduate of Middlesex School, is majoring in international health.

• Alexander D. Ostrom of Ledgeways, a freshman at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, has been named to the Merit List for the first semester of the 2007-2008 academic year.

• Sarah Monroe Robinson of Sunset Road, a freshman at Vanderbilt University, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.

• Jonathan Treibeck of East Street has been named to the Dean’s List of the University of Massachusetts —“ Lowell for the fall semester 2007.

• William Scarlett of Partridge Lane, a student at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Scarlett, a junior, is a history major.

• Christina F. Cornish, class of 2009, has been named to the honor roll at Brooks School in Andover for the fall 2007 semester.

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