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Friday, May 8, 2009


Cate Creason Tibbetts

Randy and Catherine Tibbetts were thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Cate Creason Tibbetts, on September 27, 2008 at Mass General Hospital. Proud grandparents are Joyce and Steve Tibbetts of Oak Knoll Road and Carol Anne and Stephen McAleavey of Amityville, New York. Randy and Catherine reside on Long Island, New York.

Trails Committee to honor Hal Shneider

The Carlisle Trails Committee will formally dedicate the longest bridge in Carlisle to the memory of Hal Shneider this Sunday, May 10. The committee and those interested in honoring Shneider’s memory will meet at the end of Nowell Farme Road at 11 a.m. Shneider carved the vast majority of trail markers and signs in town.

A plaque at the bridge site will honor Shneider, and states:

This bridge is dedicated to the memory of Hal Shneider (1921-2008), master craftsman, extraordinary volunteer, and friend of the Trails Committee, who carved 100 wooden signs for Carlisle’s trails in the last years of his life.

The bridge was built on September 13, 20 and 28, 2008 by 30 Carlisle volunteers. Materials were purchased using Community Preservation Act funds

HONORING “WORKHORSES.” The Third Middlesex Area Democrats (Susan Fargo’s Senate District) held their annual breakfast on Saturday, April 25, in Waltham. The breakfast honored Democrats from each town in the district who were “Workhorses” in many campaigns over many years. Carlisle honorees included Gabor Miskolczy, Cynthia Schweppe and Bob Wallhagen. Shown in the photo taken at the breakfast are (from left to right) Miskolczy, Wallhagen, Schweppe, Senator Susan Fargo, Marilyn Devaney (Governor’s Council) and Susan Stamps (Chair, Carlisle Democratic Town Committee). (Courtesy Photo)


• Ellen Huber of Partridge Lane was one of 44,000 people who took part in Project Bread’s 41st Walk for Hunger, on Sunday. This was Huber’s 30th year to walk the 20 miles which began at the Boston Common looping through Boston and Newton, and ending back at the Boston Common. Walking with Huber were Ann James for her 21st time and Alice Hardy on her 10th. Walkers raised $3.8 million to fight hunger.

• Julia Blum of Elizabeth Ridge Road, a senior at Parsons New School of Design, was named Women’s Wear Designer of the Year at Parsons’ Benefit Fashion Show last Wednesday. Her collection has appeared recently in, Womens’ Wear Daily and The New York Times fashion blog.

• Adam Johnson of South Street, a freshman at St. Olaf College, a school 40 miles south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, will be recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual Honors Day convocation.

SATURDAY MORNING WITH A SNAKE! Matt Gabriel (right) of Animal World Experience brings smiles to Harry Balazy, Dora Torres and PJ Balazy at an event on Saturday morning, sponsored by Carlisle Parents Connection. (Photo by Jane Hamilton)

Conspiro Quartet performs at FRS May 9

On Saturday, May 9, at 8 p.m., the Conspiro Quartet will play a concert at the First Religious Society (FRS). Formed by former Carlisle resident Sarah Darling, the quartet was chosen as an Honors Ensemble at New England Conservatory for two years. The concert will feature works by Beethoven and Britten.

Admission is free and a reception with the artists will follow the concert. For information, email Sarah Darling at

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE. Former Carlisle residents Nell and George Cogswell (left), residents of the 1742 Heald House from 1965 to 1977, who now live in Stow, attended the Open House on April 12. They shared many fond memories of their time in Heald House with Joanne Forsberg and Liz Carpenter. (Photo by Molly McPhee Ho)

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