The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 27, 2008


Jonah Edward Spang

Ned and Elise Spang of Medford are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jonah Edward Spang, on March 27 at Cambridge Hospital. Proud grandparents are Roberta and Steve Spang of Fiske Street and Rita and Rick Linchitz of Glen Cove, New York.

More Graduates

• Charles Deakins of Robbins Drive, Deran Manoukian of Westford Street and Nicholas Ritchie of Long Ridge Road graduated from Minuteman Regional High School on Sunday, June 9. Manoukian received the President’s Award for Academic Achievement. Ritchie was named to the National Honor Society and received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence.

• Kristin Bergstrom of Orchard Acres graduated on May 17 from Tulane University. She is a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society and also graduated cum laude. In the fall she will be teaching kindergarten at The KIPP School in New Orleans, working with underprivileged children.

• Stephen Fiedrich of Red Pine Drive received his B.S. degree in business administration in May from the University of Vermont (UVM).

• Devon Dray of Hutchins Road and James Deignan of Forest Park Drive graduated from Lawrence Academy on Friday, May 30. Dray will attend the University of Richmond in the fall. Deignan will attend Fairfield University.

• Graduating from Quinnipiac University are the following Carlisle students:

Lauren Connors of Ember Lane with a B.S. in marketing.

• James Ford of Cross Street with a B.A. in journalism.

• Boston University awarded academic degrees to 5,760 students in May. Matthew Kilfoyle of West Street received a B.S. degree in business administration and management. Brita K. Bero of Hartwell Road received a B.S. degree in communications.

• Nicholas James Foley of Russell Street graduated with honors from The Governor’s Academy in Byfield in May. He will be attending Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania this fall.

THREE GENERATIONS OF GRADUATES FROM THE CARLISLE SCHOOL. Lawrence O. Sorli of Westford Street attends his grandson’s graduation from the Carlisle School on June 18. Sorli graduated from the eighth grade in 1935. His daughter Karen Sorli Alexander graduated in 1968 and Chase Alexander graduated in 2008. Left to right are Lawrence O. Sorli, Andrew Alexander, Chase Alexander and Karen Alexander. (Photo by David Alexander)

Carlisle residents dominate Community Chest Challenge

On June 1, 2008 the Concord-Carlisle and Maynard Community Chests held the 6th Annual Community Chest Challenge starting at the Old Manse in Concord. Once again Carlisle ruled the day with wins in several categories: Fastest men’s team, Fastest women’s team and the Fastest youth team. Thirty-two teams competed in the bike, run and paddle to complete the race and raised $26,000 for local human service organizations funded by the Community Chest.

Fastest men’s team: The Mosquitos; Eric Brandhorst, Louis Salemy, Vaughan Harring, Don Ryder, Mark Engerman.

Fastest women’s team: The Ms. Quitos; Kirsten Peterson, Liz Spatola, Paula von Kleydorff, Heidi Harring, Lisa Racie, Linda Harring.

Fastest youth team: The Mosquito Magnets; Alex Nardone, Mathew Salemy, Jack Ehlenbach, Derek Amodei, Christian Salemy, Peter Ryder.

Millie Loftus (left) of Lexington joins her older sister Borghild Pedersen Dyson for a birthday celebration on Saturday. (Photo by Dave Ives)

• On June 21, Borghild Pedersen Dyson of Concord celebrated her 90th birthday at Heald House, now the home of the Carlisle Historical Society. This was the house she grew up in, with eight siblings and their parents, all newly arrived from Norway in 1924. About 35 family members surprised her with a festive party in the home she loved.

• Local artist Pam Ziehler of Acton Street, a photographer of the American West, will have works on display and for sale at The Silver Buffalo Gallery in Berlin, Massachusetts. The gallery is a showcase for quality Southwest Native American jewelry and art (

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