The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 18, 2008


Paul F. Kierstead

Longtime Carlisle resident

Paul F. Kierstead, aged 75, died at home in Groton on July 3. He had owned and operated Production Machining, Inc. in Lowell until his retirement seven years ago. Born in Winthrop,

he moved to Carlisle at age five and lived in town until recently. Mr. Kierstead met his wife, Helen (Otterson), in 1938, when both were in fifth grade in Carlisle. They graduated from the Highland School with eight classmates and went on to Concord High School, marrying in 1952. Mr. Kierstead was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War.

The newlyweds lived at 302 Lowell Street. Mrs. Kierstead’s family, who owned the house, has deep roots in Carlisle dating back to the town’s original blacksmith. Eventually, the couple bought the house from Mrs. Kierstead’s mother, who lived there until she died. There they raised three children. In 2001, they sold their home and moved to Groton, but retained many fond memories of a lifetime in Carlisle. (See “A House Full of Memories,” Mosquito, November 21, 2003.) The Laurel Hollow Rocky Point housing development now sits on the site of their old Carlisle home.

Mr. Kierstead leaves Helen, his wife of 56 years, son Jeffrey and his wife Deb of New Boston, N.H., son Tim of Groton, and daughter Cindy of Groton. He leaves five grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Liam Smith of Carlisle is pictured “shooting around” prior to the Boston Cannons home game on July 3 against the Philadelphia Barrage at Harvard Stadium. The Boston Cannons are part of Major League Lacrosse, the professional outdoor lacrosse league. (Courtesy photo)

Athletic accomplishments

• On June 29, Concord Street residents (and neighbors) Bill Cooney, Debbie Power and Brad Durham competed in a triathlon to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Autumn Lane resident Lisa Davis Lewis also competed and placed third in her age group. 

The event was held in Cohasset and consisted of a 1/4-mile ocean swim, a 12.5-mile bike ride and a 5K run. The 700+ participants raised over $265,000 to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes and its life-threatening complications.

• Christopher Bojanic broke the 106-year-old long jump record at CCHS at one of the last meets of the spring season. He jumped 20 feet, nine inches, to break this longest-standing record in track and field.

Academic honors

• Andrew Mancini of East Street graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he majored in Marketing and minored in Political Science. Mancini is working in the business development department of UPS.

• Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Newton, held prize day ceremonies recently. Honored were Carlisle residents Kyra Prats, junior, and Catherine Brennan, 7th grader, who received red ribbons for earning a grade average of B+ and above with no grade below a B-. Prats also won the academic prize in History.

Carlisle teens perform in Footloose

Concord Youth Theatre’s (CYT) teen performance company presents Footloose on July 18 and 19 at Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Based on the hit movie, this high-energy musical tells the story of a teen from the big city who shakes up the status quo after moving to a small town. It includes popular songs like “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” and the ‘80s hit, “Footloose.”

Carlisle cast members, pictured above, left to right, include Amy Nosowitz, Sam Petrie and Sydney Callahan.

Tickets for Footloose are $15 and are available at the door or may be reserved by calling the CYT box office at 1-978-371-1482, ext. 1. The show is appropriate for ages four and older.






Auntie Carole’s Lemon Pie

1 baked graham cracker crust

3 eggs, separated 1/4 c. corn starch
1 c. sugar
1-1/2 c. water
1/4 c. lemon juice
grated peel of 1 lemon (optional)
1/3 c. sugar

Put the corn starch and 1 c. sugar into a saucepan and stir to combine. Slowly add the water while stirring. Stir in the egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture comes

Kevin McNamara, son of Kevin and Laura McNamara, won the pie-baking contest at this year’s Old Home Day. Kevin made the pie with his aunt, Carole Malcolmson, who lived in Carlisle for over 20 years and now resides in Cambridge. The recipe is hers. (Courtesy photo)

to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice, and, if desired, the peel. (For a less sweet taste, use more lemon juice and less water, keeping the total liquid at 1-3/4 cups.) Beat the egg whites until stiff, then add, slowly, while beating, 1/3 c. sugar. Continue beating until the mixture stands in stiff peaks. Then fold the egg whites into the hot lemon mixture. The heat will cook the egg whites. Pour the filling into the cool crust. Decorate with fresh berries and refrigerate for at least one hour.





Adrien Bisson, collaborator on the “Nature Reveals” exhibit now open at the Loading Dock Gallery, Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, has told the Mosquito that his collaborator’s name, Margot Stage, was omitted from the press release on the art show in the Mosquito’s June 27 edition. The Mosquito regrets the error.


Regarding the article “Farmers Market is a go at Kimballs” (Mosquito, July 4), Gale Constable, who is one of the market’s managers, says that all goods sold there are “Massachusetts made, Massachusetts grown.”


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