Friday, January 16, 2009
Carlisle Chess Club hosts tournament
Carlisle Chess Club celebrated the New Year in full chess style at its third annual “First Knight” event Tuesday evening, December 30. The club hosted a festive scholastic tournament, inviting fellow chess players from surrounding towns.
Late Tuesday afternoon, kids from kindergarten through eighth grade, about half from Carlisle, but also including kids from Acton, Chelmsford, Concord, Westford and Lexington, converged on St. Irene Parish Hall to compete in the chess mania event which welcomed students who are new to chess and new to tournaments. Sporting festive masks and leis, the kids played chess, ate pizza and cheered in the New Year.
Forty participants played 125 games in 18 rounds. The best record achieved by any one player was 8–0. They all did a great job and certificates were awarded to all. Trophies were also awarded to the following: Bryce Mottershead, Henri Li, James West, Steve Li, Rholee Xu, Jenny Qiu, Edward Li and Sean Cheng.
The Carlisle Chess Club holds elementary and middle school meetings weekly and welcomes all in grades K–8. The club has a rolling admissions policy. To contact the club, send email to email@example.com. To view information about the club, visit www.carlislechess.org.
Carlisle resident receives CCTV award
Providing local coverage is part of the mission of CCTV, as is training people on video production equipment. In 2008, CCTV provided over 500 hours of training to local residents, students and business people.
Many of the volunteer producers watching CCTV’s annual meeting got their start at CCTV’s training classes. “I think CCTV provides a great place to learn about video,” said Dan Latham, volunteer producer at CCTV.
Awards at CCTV annual meeting
The Distinguished Field Production award was shared between Dan Latham of Concord and Dave Ives, a Carlisle resident, at CCTV’s annual meeting on January 8. “I’m very proud to have received this award,” said Ives.
Ives had spent his afternoon looking for music from the Middle East to go with a show on Middle Eastern cooking which he is producing in conjunction with Carlisle’s Gleason Public Library.
“I’m a retired electrical engineer,” Ives said after the meeting.
• D’Ann Brownrigg of Acton Street has a watercolor dog portrait “Let’s Play” in the Concord Art Association’s “Members Juried I” show until February 8. Brownrigg exhibits her work in a variety of places including Old Home Day and teaches watercolor at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society.
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Clarification: Last week’s issue stated that Selectman Alan Carpenito “has voiced concerns about the town’s plans for creating affordable housing” on the town’s Benfield Land.
An abutter, he has raised questions about Housing Authority procedures, but Carpenito has assured the Mosquito that he supports the goal of increased affordable housing.
The Mosquito regrets any misunderstanding this may have caused.∆
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