The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 3, 2008


Candice Oyer to wed Ian Adelman


Janet and Michael Oyer of Stoney Gate are very pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Candice Oyer to Ian Adelman, son of Burt and Lydia Adelman of Concord.

Candice and Ian both graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 2001. Candice graduated cum laude from UMass Dartmouth in 2006 with a double major in Electronic Imaging and Graphic Design. Ian also graduated in 2006, from the University of New Hampshire, with a degree in English. He then went on to receive his Marine Captain’s license the following summer.

The couple experienced the wonders of New Zealand for about a year, returning back to reality in 2007, as is evident in the picture above. Candice and Ian are presently living in Savannah, Georgia, where Candice is attending Savannah College of Art and Design’s graduate program for fashion design.

A June 2009 wedding is being planned in Bar Harbor, Maine.


Anthony “AJ” Parisi

Audrey (Fleming) Parisi, formerly of Fiske Street, and her husband Arnold, along with daughter Abigail, announce the birth of their son, Anthony “AJ” Parisi on January 24 at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Grandfather is Theodore Fleming, now of Ashby, Massachusetts, and late grandmother Arlene Robertson of Saint Cloud, Florida.

CCHS National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists

CCHS Principal Peter Badalament recognized seven CCHS National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists: (Carlisle students in bold.)

Shivani Bhatia
Carolyn Tobin

Samuel Corrao Clanon
Jennie Williams
Polly Karr
Rebecca Zaunbrecher
Lydia Slocum

Three of the National Merit Semi-Finalists in the class of 2009 are Shivani Bhatia, Carolyn Tobin and Rebecca Zaunbrecher. (Courtesy photo)

“To be a semi-finalist, a student must have scored in the top 1% of all who took the PSAT,” explained Badalament. The students have applied to be finalists, which may qualify them for a National Merit Scholarship. Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee member Dale Ryder, noting six girls and just one boy on the list, asked, “I just want to know where the boys are.” Badalament replied, “This is an issue.”

Commended Students in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program

Peter Badalament, has announced that the following students have been named Commended Students in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program: (Carlisle students in bold.)

Peter Andersen
Virginia Keesler
Margaret Banfield
Sarah Kindler
Kathryn Bentley
Justin Lee
Emily Berman
Sara Li
Andrew Bernard
Paul Marino
Amanda Brem
Dmitri Megretski
Genevieve Carmichael
Avery Newton
Dennis Chen
Sinead O’Brien
Albert Chiang
Paul O’Neil
Lisa Ciuffetti
William Perry
Samantha Dweck
Ethan Pettyjohn
Siobhan Galligan
Katharine Mary Price
Whit Garling
Mara Storto
David Guertin
Kimberly Swain
Brooke Harlow
Brandon Taylor
Maxwell Herman
Daniel Tenner
Christopher Hofmann
Erich Trieschman
Christopher Howell
Elizabeth Visosky
Nathan Hsieh
Camilla Vogt

Raphael Hsieh
Emily Walek
William Johnson
Beatrix Walters

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2009 competition for Merit Scholarship Awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2009 competition by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

• “This is NBC News reporting from Carlisle, Massachusetts.” The Duffy family of Great Brook Farm was featured on Channel 7’s NBC Nightly News on Tuesday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m., in a feature exploring why kids who grow up on farms with large animals rarely have asthma. Blake and Chris Duffy were shown performing barn chores while dad Mark explained that good health seems to be a side benefit of the farming lifestyle. Scientists are exploring whether contact with a wide range of allergens at a young age toughens the immune system against later exposure.

This segment of the news can be viewed online at NBC Nightly News until Tuesday, October 7.

Oh, deer! Drive carefully

There are a lot of deer out on the roads and byways just now, and Carlisle drivers are advised to be vigilant and drive with extra care. As Joan Rolfe of Nowell Farme Road says, “We must always keep in mind that we are living with many animals in our rural forested area. Driving is a danger to them as well as to us.”

Drivers are advised to watch the sides of the roads carefully and look for heads, glowing eyes and white tails. If you see a deer at the side of the road, slow down to a near stop. Be aware as well that it is quite likely that more than one deer will appear. If the deer is already in the road, stop and wait until it moves off or sound your horn to make it move.

Although sometimes an accident is unavoidable, extra care can save both your car and the deer.


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