The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 1, 2009


Grace Marion Holsinger

Ron and Megan Holsinger are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Marion, on April 16. Ron, a Carlisle Police officer, and Megan reside in Concord. Proud grandparents are Ron and Terry Holsinger of Old East Street and grandmother Ellen Rogers of Concord. Megan’s sisters, Maddie and Anna Kokos, and her brother, Ned Sullivan, are proud aunts and uncles.

Madeline Physioc Larrabee

Madeline Physioc Larrabee was born February 26 to Kate and Jon Larrabee of Virginia Farme Lane. Maddie was born two weeks early and arrived with a full head of hair – which prompted a lot of teasing from family and friends (and even the hospital nurses) since the new dad is bald. The family is doing well and enjoying the new addition. 


HONORING THE VALENTINES. Jack and Betty Valentine (left) are recognized for putting 130 acres of their land, including the fields along West and Acton Streets, into a conservation restriction. At a party hosted by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation at Bob and Beth Clarke’s on Sunday night, Conservation Foundation President Sally Swift presents the Valentines with a commemorative drawing by artist Phyllis Hughes featuring the sites on their Stillmeadow Farm. (Photo by Steve Spang)


• Concord Academy junior Isabel “Izzy” Walsh of School Street recently starred in “An Evening of Ives” at Concord Academy – five short plays by David Ives. Above, Izzy is pictured with costar Brendan Buckland of Merrimac in the play Sure Thing. “An Evening of Ives” was directed by senior Will Herold of Boston, as part of Concord Academy’s Directors Seminar, a full-year course in which students cast, stage, produce, and direct a play or plays of their choice.


• Drummer Stephen Foster, formerly of Nathan Lane, and The Luxury rumbled to the title of best local band in Boston last weekend, taking the honors in the finals of the 31st annual WBCN Rock N’ Roll Rumble. Masters of British pop rock, The Luxury’s polished performances won them top honors among an opening field of 24 bands who played head-to-head performances at venues around Boston during the past month. The Luxury’s winning performance continues a great year for the band which saw them opening for Coldplay at the TD Banknorth Garden, taking special honors at the Temecula Music Festival during a California tour and readying their second album for a July 2009 release. Steve is a graduate of the Carlisle and CCHS music programs and holds a degree in Music Production from Boston’s Berklee College of Music.


• Alexandra Byer of South Street was named to the Deans List for the fall 2008 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. Alexandra is majoring in film and media studies and expects to graduate in May 2011.

Eliza Jacobellis of Fiske Street has had a standout season as the starting shortstop for the North Carolina State University (NCSU) softball team. The CCHS varsity softball team, along with her local friends and family, cheered Jacobellis on this weekend when NCSU visited ACC (Athletic Coast Conference) foe Boston College. Jacobellis had an exceptional three-game series and was the star of the third game in which she put up three hits, including two doubles and two RBIs.

• Marie Benkley of Brook Street has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Marie is a junior at Tufts University, majoring in biology and community health.

Carlisle Marathon Runners

The following Carlisle residents who competed in the 2009 Boston Marathon are listed here with their times:

Name Age M/F Times

Edward Andrews, 50, M 3:38:31

Adam Fitzgerald, 27, M 2:43:42

Ronald Kmiec, 66, M 4:22:27

Karen Mahoney-Ringheiser, 45, F 3:30:07

Kevin M. Quinlan, 46, M 4:57:47

Tiffany Rule, 37, F 4:10:14

Michele G. Scavongelli, 51, F 4:34:02

Margaret C. Skelly, 46, F 5:33:37

Casey C. Smith, 37, F 4:10:31

David Tobin, 20, M 3:28:25


• Corinne Saul of Baldwin Road was selected as the 2009 recipient of the Lynette Nielsen Award given to a graduating senior at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, for excellence in studio art.

Artist Corrine Saul stands beside her artwork. Positioned close to the floor and displayed as one long line, the black and white photographs of Saul’s face represent the artist holding a mask. Saul’s self-portraits present various stages of blending and merging her real face with the artificial contours of the mask. (Courtesy photo)

Saul’s photographic and sculptural installation, “Side Effects May Include...,” examines society’s obsession with medication, specifically antidepressants, and their role in reinventing, altering and/or damaging personal identity.




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