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Friday, August 15, 2008

“Wild Reads at your Library” winds up with awards

For six weeks, 151 children participated in the Gleason Library’s summer reading program, “Wild Reads at Your Library,” and had a wild time reading, crafting and attending some spectacular events.

The reader with the most pages in grade 4 is Namita Chandra, who logged a whopping 4,500 pages. Luke O’Leary took the prize for the third grade reading over 2,100 pages. Two lucky prizes went to Claire Brandhorst and Luke O’Leary. Lee Bernstein won the prize for the fifth grade, reading 1,331 pages. The reader with the most pages in grade 6 is Gabrielle de Alderete with an impressive 4,213 pages. The two lucky prizes went to Christian Mulgrew and Changming Xu.

The Friends of the Gleason Library generously provided funding for all performers, craft supplies, prizes and food. Special thanks to Mary Boutet, Genna Carmichael, Sarah Means, Carolyn Means, Amelia Cox and Phoebe Taffel whose volunteering made the parties and crafts a great success.

More results will appear in the next issue of the Mosquito.

Carlisle students named to spring Dean’s Lists

UMass Amherst

• Annmarie Bilotta of Nathan Lane

• Jacob Boxer of Stearns Street
• Elizabeth Daltas of Westford Street
• Lauren Lamere of Rutland Street
• Hope MacLeod of Lowell Street
• Jeremy Mestancik of Indian Hill
• Robert Morgan of Ember Lane

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

• Senior James Chapman of Prospect Street
• Sophomore Marissa Fabrizio of Patch Meadow Lane
• Junior Timothy Galligan of South Street
• Sophomore Sheldon Pei of Stoney Gate

Bates College

• Spencer B. Holland of Acton Street.

University of Delaware

• Sophomore Alina Marie Blum of Elizabeth Ridge Road.


Deanna Ho weds Jonathan Montgomery

Shu-Kuang and Cynthia Ho of Nowell Farme Road are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Deanna E. Ho, to Jonathan W. Montgomery.

The Reverend David J. Robb, a Unitarian Universalist minister, officiated at the wedding at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on June 28, 2008.

Deanna attended the Carlisle Public Schools. She then graduated from Middlesex School in Concord and from Cornell University. She is currently a Managing Director at Sterling Stamos Capital Management, an investment firm in New York.

Jonathan graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut and then from Columbia University. He is an historian affiliated with the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston. He conducts research on colonial and nineteenth-century New York and New England.

The couple lives in New York.

• Bob Daisy, formerly of Carlisle, had recent heart surgery in Boston at Mass General Hospital. He’ll be back home in Concord in a few days. His wife Alice says that he’d love to hear from Carlislians who remember him. His address is 34 Old Marlboro Road, Concord, 01742.

Did you attend the Olympics in China?

While most of us here in Carlisle were stationed in front of our TV sets non-stop in mid-August, watching the Olympics, we wonder if there were others of you who traveled to China to attend sporting events on the spot. If you did, let us hear from you. Tell us all about it at


Sophie Pamela Hill

David and Nadine Hill of Charlestown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Sophie Pamela, born on July 10 at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. Grandparents are Jerry and Pam Coletta of River Road in Carlisle and Bruce and Pam Hill of West Dennis, Massachusetts.

Henry McArdle Brady

Tracy and Nat Brady of Sunset Road are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Henry McArdle, born on May 28 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He joins his brother Ryder Alexander who is 18 months old.


Martha L. Spence

A life’s work spent in the field of computers

Martha L. Spence, age 63, of Carlisle Pines Drive passed away on Friday, August 8, at her home following a long battle with cancer. She was the devoted and loving wife of Robert Spence.

Born on October 31, 1944 in Rockford, Illinois, she was the daughter of Ray Willard Moehring and the late Ruth Virginia Moehring. Mrs. Spence attended the University of Illinois and received a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

Upon graduation Mrs. Spence taught high school math, and then began her computer career at IBM in New Jersey. She later moved to Massachusetts where she worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for 19 years. Most recently Mrs. Spence tutored children in the Special Education Department of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.

During her spare time she enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with her husband. She was an avid reader, enjoyed fine dining, handcrafts and participating in role-playing games. She will be remembered for her caring and gentle personality, sense of humor and boundless energy. She will be greatly missed by her many friends.

Besides her husband and father, she is survived by a sister, Kristine Moehring of Cornville, Arizona. She is predeceased by her brother Dean, who was killed during the Vietnam Conflict.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at the American Legion, George A. Campbell Post No. 11, 194 Lexington Road (at 4 corners) Woburn, Massachusetts. A public reception will follow until 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her name may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 or Save the Children U.S., 54 Wilton Road Westport, CT 06880.

Arrangements are under the care of MacRae-Tunnicliffe’s Concord Funeral Home, Concord. For online guestbook visit:


John Valentine notes that he has not been a director of Mass Audubon as was written in the August 1 issue. It is his wife, Betty Valentine, who has served on the Mass Audubon board. The Mosquito regrets the error. ∆

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