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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.

Revelers make their moves at the Carlisle Chess Club’s third Annual First Knight Event. (Photo by Cindy Mottershead)

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 To view information about the club, visit

Carlisle resident receives CCTV award


Dave Ives has received a CCTV award at the CCTV annual meeting. Ives is also a Carlisle Mosquito photographer.(Photo by Rik Pierce)

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.
“All my life I’ve worked with gadgets. When I retired, it was kind of like withdrawal.” He stood in the post-production room where volunteers work on editing their TV shows. “Here I’ve got all of this technology to play with, which is what I’ve done all my life.” ∆

• 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.

GROCERY RECEIPTS PAY FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Cindy Morris’ third-grade class presented school supplies purchased through the CSA’s grocery receipt program. (Photo by Beth Clarke)


Going to the Inauguration?

The Mosquito would like to hear from you by January 27 and share your Inauguration experiences in the paper. Please limit your entry to 500 words. Photos are welcome, too. Please send your story to

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE 2009. Carlisle Youth Commission members are on hand for the first FNL of the year. Activities for middle school students are held once a month in the Corey Gym. Shown (left to right) are Brenda Hicks, Alex Krapf, P. J. Jewell, Mike McSweeney and Andy Veitch. (Photo by Beth Clarke)

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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