The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 15, 2009

HAL’S BOARDWALK. The Carlisle Trails Committee formally dedicated the longest boardwalk in Carlisle to the memory of Hal Shneider on Sunday, May 10. Trails Committee members and many members of the Shneider family attended the dedication on the boardwalk at the end of Nowell Farme Road. A plaque on the sign post reads: “This boardwalk is dedicated to the memory of Hal Shneider (1921-2008), master craftsman, extraordinary volunteer, and a friend of the Trails Committee, who carved 100 wooden signs for Carlisle’s trails in the last years of his life. The boardwalk was built by 30 Carlisle volunteers on Sept. 13, 20, and 28, 2008. Materials were purchased using Community Preservation Act funds.” (Photo by Marc Lamere)

Senior Project Fair

Concord-Carlisle High School celebrated its 14th annual Senior Project Fair on Tuesday, May 12, in the high school library.

For their Senior Projects, Carlisle residents Sam Carlson-Teasdale (left) and Lucas Abend developed design and application skills in “urban art” and practiced them on large panels in the backyard... not on boxcars and bridges. (Courtesy photo)

Senior Project, “A Bridge to the Future,” is an elective opportunity for members of the class of 2009 to work on an intensive, self-developed project focusing on one of four areas: academic, creative, service or career. Students work in one area or combine several, but all maintain reflective journals of their activities and write self-evaluations of their experiences.

Students engaged in Senior Project:

• expand their research skills, manage their own time and reflect on their experiences;

• learn skills to present their knowledge and ideas to an audience effectively;

• develop a unique relationship with an adult mentor;

• have memorable experiences that will give direction and meaning to their final months at CCHS.

At the May 12 fair, students displayed their projects and were available to discuss their experiences. This year’s projects ranged from several culinary efforts, to studying Iranian culture and the Farsi language, to film production; other projects included yoga, American Sign Language (ASL), woodworking and service at shelters.

The Senior Project Fair was an opportunity for relatives, friends and community members to learn about the work seniors have been doing this semester and to congratulate them on their successes.

CCHS features local talent Sunday, May 17

Come see young local talent at the CCPOPS Festival for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. in the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) auditorium. The variety show, made possible by a parent group (CCPOPS) supporting the arts at the high school, will feature instrumentalists, vocalists, thespians, and ballerinas recommended by high school faculty and community organizations.

Invited CCHS performers from Carlisle include instrumentalists Tommy Veitch and Sonia Boor, and ballerina Carolyn Zuk (who will perform a duet). Dancers from Carlisle performing in small groups include Amy Bergquist, Emilie Carr, Raquel deAlderete, Madison Jolly, Anna Kolstad, Natalie McDaniel, Alyssa Merz and Roxane Sayde. Admission is free, although a suggested $5 donation from individuals and a $10 donation from families will help defray production costs.

Minuteman High School term three honor roll

• Tyler Manoukian of Westford Street, Class of 2009, High Honors
Irene Karafotias of Page Brook Road, Class of 2010, Honors
• Anthony Perugini of Overlook Drive, Class of 2012, Honors

CARLISLE POSTAL EMPLOYEES COLLECT FOR THE NEEDY. Postal workers (left to right) are Wendy Wallerstein, Colin Lee (Postmaster Greg Lee’s son), Gerry Poitras, Jack Belleville and Kevin LeBeouf. They collected 600 pounds of food from Carlisle residents to be sent to local food banks. Missing from the photo are Eliza Vaillant and John Poitras. (Courtesy photo)

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