The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 10, 2009

Welcome home to Sergeant Tom Deakins
who has returned from Iraq

Sergeant Tom N. Deakins, along with other members of the United States Marine Corp 3/7 1st Division Kilo company, returned from their deployment in Iraq on Wednesday, March 25. Tom N. Deakins is the oldest son of Carol Nathan and Tom Deakins of Robbins Drive. 

The battalion was deployed in August, 2008. They were tasked with protecting the Western Euphrates River Valley (WERV), an area of 12,000 square miles with a population of approximately 600,000. Commanding Officer Lt.Col. J.B. Woulfe said, “The citizens are good people who want to have a secure and successful life. [They] work hard to provide for their families.” Life has begun to return to normal, but there are still evil men hell-bent on violence and bloodshed. There is still a risk of chaos. The battalion and their Iraqi counterparts conducted counter-insurgency and anti-terrorist operations that made the WERV a more secure and stable place. Most importantly they watched over and protected each other, resulting in all the Marines coming home.

The Marine Corp. 3/7 is stationed in Twentynine Palms, California. Tom will be spending most of his well-earned leave in Carlisle, starting April 4, at the home of his parents. ∆

A KILLER CAST. The Annual St. Irene Mystery Dinner was a great success on Saturday evening, March 21. The cast of St. Irene Players gathers around their own Father Tom Donohoe, second row center, during picture-taking time. (Courtesy Photo)


Bill Farnham (left), formerly of Pheasant Hill Lane, and Paul Courant of Virginia Farme Lane played tennis together years ago in Carlisle. This winter they teamed up again for a game at the Mornings Club in Vero Beach, Florida.

(Courtesy photo)

STORY TIME WITH TILLIE. Terry Golson, cookbook author and children’s book author, read from her current book, Tillie Lays an Egg, to children at the PJ Story Time at Gleason Public Library on March 25. Charlie Bernadin (left) and Grace Versaggi line up to give Tillie a pet. (Photo by Jane Hamilton)

Register to vote

The Town Clerk’s office will be open extended hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, the last day to register to vote at Town Meeting and Election. Town Meeting will be on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 at the Carlisle School auditorium. Town Election will be on Tuesday, May 12.

CCHS freshmen perform in Eastern Junior District

Eight Concord-Carlisle High School ninth graders were selected to participate in the Eastern Massachusetts Junior District Music Festival. The students performed in the Junior District Concert Band, Mixed Chorus and Treble Chorus. They rehearsed with guest conductors and then performed in a concert held at Lincoln-Sudbury High School on Saturday, March 7. Six of the eight students are from Carlisle.

Natasha Woodworth of Fiske Street, a sophomore at Middlebury College, has been named to the Dean’s List for a third term. She is majoring in Engish and Studio Art. She recently competed in the NCAA Ski Championships at Sunday River, Maine.

• Hunter Moskowitz of East Street, a cellist and student at Fenn School, was accepted to and participated in the 2009 Eastern Junior District Orchestra, March 6 and 7, at Lincoln-Sudbury High School.

• Kerry Bourque of Hutchins Road received the Most Valuable Player Award as a member of the Brimmer and May School Varsity Girls basketball team. Bourque set a new Brimmer and May single season scoring record with 408 points and a new school record for points in a single game with 36.

• Kyra Prats of River Road, a senior on the varsity dance team at the Newton Country Day School, was presented the Most Valuable Player Award at the Athletic Awards assembly.

Fenn School Honor Roll

The Fenn School of Concord announces its Honor Roll for the second term. Carlisle students include:

Alaric Krapf–Academic High Honors and Sua Sponte High Honors

Hunter Moskowitz–Academic High Honors and Sua Sponte High Honors

Miles Petrie–Academic High Honors and Sua Sponte High Honors

Stephen Lerner–Academic High Honors

Christian Wesselhoeft–Academic High Honors

Griffin Bishop–Academic Honors

Joseph Colman–Academic Honors

William Golonka–Academic Honors

Adam Jolly–Academic Honors

Steven Anton–Sua Sponte High Honors

Lucas Mundel–Sua Sponte High Honors

Peter Blunt–Sua Sponte Honors

Ezekiel A. Golnik–Sua Sponte Honors

Fenn’s motto, Sua Sponte, means “on one’s own responsibility.”



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