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Friday, January 30, 2009


Peter Scholten

Peter Fell Scholten, 18, of Patten Lane, died after a brief illness on January 25. Born on February 2, 1990, he was the son of Daniel Scholten and Betsy Fell. Peter attended the Campus School for special needs students at Boston College. He will be remembered for his warm smile, and for enjoying life despite challenging disabilities. He is survived by his parents, his sisters, Laura and Katy, his grandparents Roger and Margery Scholten of Wayland and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish foundation at or to Give-Kids-the-World at

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31 at 11 a.m. at the First Religious Society, 27 School Street, Carlisle.

Hyman Hoffman

A tradesman in the printing industry

Hyman Hoffman, 83, of Church Street, died Tuesday, January 20 at Emerson Hospital in Concord.

Born in Bronx, New York on June 23, 1925, he was the son of the late Leo and Rose (Konofski) Hoffman. He attended New York City public schools and graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Coast Guard. For many years, Mr. Hoffman worked as a tradesman in the printing industry. He is survived by his son, Ivan J. Hoffman of Greensboro, North Carolina and by his companion, Peg Carter of Lowell. There was a private family interment. Arrangements were under the care of the Dee Funeral Home of Concord, Susan M. Dee and Charles W. Dee, Funeral Directors. For online guest book, visit

Ed. note: Mr. Hoffman’s former neighbor, Phyllis Hughes, remembers him as a “happy person who frequently went to the COA Men’s Breakfasts, made balloon animals for children and appreciated going to the seashore, taking boat rides and enjoying fresh seafood. He loved to cook, enjoyed playing cards and was devoted to his cat, Lady. “He was a stationary fireman in Boston. He traveled across the country especially to the Red Rock Deserts.”


Tasha Woodworth of Fiske Street, a sophomore at Middlebury College and a member of the Women’s Alpine Ski Team, placed sixth (2:40.96) at the Bates Carnival Giant Slalom Ski Race.

• Laura Baliestiero (left) of Berry Corner Lane is shown with Lisa Hales of Pheasant Hill Lane, of the Laura B Team with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, after Laura wa sinducted into the Master Sales Society with the designation of Master Sales Professional, or MSP. This distinction is earned by the very few committed real estate professionals who place value and service to their clients above all else.




Cub Scout Pinewood Derby results

The Cub Scout Pack 135 held its annual Pinewood Derby competition on Sunday, January 25.

Judges at the Pinewood Derby are Greg Clark, Steve Pardinski and Peter Yelle. (Photo by Molly McPhee Ho)

This year’s event was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at St. Irene Church. The boys entered cars that they designed and built themselves. Cars were judged for creative design, and then raced head-to-head to see which was fastest. Competition was fierce, and here are the results:

Tiger Cubs (1st grade)

1. Parker Rule
2. Conrad Krapf
3. Zachary Clark

Most Creative Design
1. Charlie Hutchinson
2. Peter Richardson
3. William Chaffin

Wolf Cubs (2nd grade)


1. Douglas Stevenson
2. Kai Courtney
3. Ian Smith

Most Creative Design

1. Griffin Quayle
2. Andy Blake
3. Jacob Burke

Bear Cubs (3rd grade)


1. Joshua Miller
2. Mathew Li
3. James Sibley

Most Creative Design

1. Jamie Grant
2. Somil Teabo
3. Kirill Keeler

Webelos I (4th grade)


1. Wil Gonzales
2. Tim Yelle
3. Ben Richardson

Most Creative Design

1. Owen Schmidt
2. Reide Dion
3. Clark Bernardin

Webelos II (5th grade)


1. Max Stropkay
2. Ian Sampson
3. Jacob Golson

Most Creative Design

1. Matthew Gorecki
2. Christian Mulgrew

The fastest car from each rank will be entered in the Flintlock District competition on March 21 at the Concord Scout House.

Thanks to all those who helped, including the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring this event, the Petrie family, and the parent volunteers.

Special thanks go to our guest Knights of Columbus judge, Steve Dardiniski, who volunteered his time.

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