Friday, April 25, 2008
Carlisle runners in the 112th Boston Marathon
More on the Boston Marathon
Carlisle’s long-distance runner Ron Kmiec completed his 35th Boston Marathon on Monday
with a time of 4:16:24, after recovering from a heart attack in November 2007. In a phone call on Tuesday morning, Kmiec had this to say about the race. “I had hoped for a quicker time, one closer to four hours, but my rehab kept me from doing long distance runs. I had only completed one 20-mile run since November.” Asked about the weather, he replied that it started out foggy and damp but had warmed up considerably throughout the day. And how did he feel on the day after? “Only the bottoms of my feet are giving me trouble – just sore legs and feet,” he answered in an upbeat tone of voice. Then he added, “I realize that it was 25 years ago this year that Tim [Harte] ran his first marathon and it was the only time I ever beat him.”
• Longtime Carlisle resident Brigitte Senkler of Curve Street, sales associate of the Coldwell
Banker Residential Brokerage office in Concord, has achieved the highest honors presented to a sales associate during the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference and awards celebration held in Orlando, Florida.
Senkler was honored for her incredible real estate achievements when compared to the more than 59,000 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associates worldwide. Senkler was ranked sixth internationally. The rankings were determined by sales volume achieved in 2007.
Born and raised in Nuremberg, Germany, Senkler was educated at Erlangen University and Kunst Akademie, in Nuremberg. She has been a licensed real estate broker for more than 30 years, serving such communities as Concord, Carlisle, Acton and Westford. Since 1998, Senkler has been a sales associate and vice president of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Concord and has been the top listing and sales associate for the Company.
• Philip Gladstone of Curve Street has been honored as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Hero of 2008. Gladstone was selected for his support of NOAA’s Citizen Weather Observer Program. NOAA’s Environmental Hero Awards were established in 1995 to commemorate Earth Day by honoring volunteers who help NOAA carry out its mission – to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet the nation’s economic, social and environmental needs. The award program also raises awareness about NOAA’s volunteer programs.
Gladstone’s efforts have made it possible for the 5,000 citizens who operate personal weather stations to contribute high quality automated weather reports to NOAA in near real-time. These observations are used to improve winter storm warnings, fire weather warnings, flash flood warnings and land-falling hurricane warnings in addition to public weather forecasts.
• Local author, Ellen Miller of Indian Hill Road, has won a place in the 2008 Eric Hoffer Award for Books for her book The Window Shop: Safe Harbor for Refugees. Designated a “Notable Book,” it will be listed in the anthology, Best New Writing 2008. Miller is feature editor of the Mosquito.
• Rachel Pauplis of Estabrook Road was named to the Dean’s List for her first semester at Cornell University. She also competes with the Cornell Figure Skating Club. This year the Cornell FSC placed fifth at the National Collegiate Competition. Pauplis came in first in her tested level and also competed on a team low-maneuver event, performing a layback-backspin combination, where Cornell placed third.
• Alie Richard of Westford Street, an eighth grader at the Carlisle School, is a member of the five-rider Middle School team from Volo Farm in Westford that has qualified to represent New England in the International Equestrian Association (IEA) National Hunt Seat Championships in Springfield on April 18 to 20.
Representing Volo Farm and IEA Zone 1 will be riders from Carlisle, Concord, Chelmsford, Lexington, Leominster and Westford. Volo riders will be participating in both flat and over fences events.
Jacob Juneau was incorrectly identified as Matthew Salemy in a photo of the student-faculty basketball game on page 1 of last week’s Mosquito.
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