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Friday, May 29, 2009

The Mini Mosquitoes triathlon team raised funds for the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest at the Transfer Station on Saturday. Shown left to right are Gardner Nash, Lindsay Ryder, Kelsey Peterson and Reilly Harring. (Courtesy photo)

• The 7th Annual Community Chest Challenge will be held on Sunday, June 7. It is a triathlon/team relay in which teams pedal, run and paddle through historic Concord and Carlisle to benefit local human service organizations.

If you come to watch the event you might recognize a few familiar faces. Six sixth-graders from Carlisle will be participating. Emma Westwater and Reilly Harring will be biking, Kelsey Peterson and Lindsay Klickstein will be running and Lindsay Ryder and Gardner Nash will finish up the race by paddling in a canoe. It promises to be a fun way for these kids to raise some funds for such a deserving group of local agencies. If you would like to help their team, the Mini Mosquitoes, raise additional funds, there are a few ways to do so. You can either donate online using the link or mail a check by June 10 to Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, Community Agencies Building, 111 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742. Be sure to reference the team name “Mini Mosquitoes” with your contribution.

Parker Rule. (Courtesy photo)

• Parker Rule of Canterbury Court, age 7, who is home schooled, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY), (

Rule’s award was based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second- through eighth-grade Talent Search participants. Rule was honored for his academic performance and promise in both mathematics and verbal reasoning. He is currently enjoying enrollment in the CTY online distance education program for grades 4 to 5. When he is old enough, he hopes to attend the summer programs as his father did nearly 30 years ago.

In his spare time, Rule enjoys computer programming in both Java and Python, playing the drums, riding his bike and jumping on the neighbors’ trampoline. He is hopeful that by the end of the summer his parents will allow him to dig a “decent sized hole” in the back yard.

Lisa Lofdahl of Peter Hans Road will be a guest soprano soloist with the Concordia Consort recorder quintet on Tuesday, June 9, at 4 p.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, on 81 Elm Street in Concord. The concert titled “Seven Centuries of English Song” will feature music from Medieval, Renaissance and 20th-century England. Suggested donation is $5. For more information call 1-978-369-3715 or visit

Please send us information on your private school and college graduates. The Mosquito will feature graduates in late June issues.

Honor thy neighbor

Don’t forget to nominate someone you know who deserves to be Honored Citizen or Conservationist of the Year. See the May 22 Mosquito for nomination forms or send your nominations to Judy Larson, 36 Forest Park Drive, (1-978-369-6503) or Scott Evans, 299 Heald Road, (1-978-371-0880) for Honored Citizen; or to Sylvia Willard, 66 Westford Street, for Conservationist of the Year.

CCHS sports tournament schedule

This weekend’s sports schedule includes:

Boys Lacrosse (East Division 2): Friday, May 29, 4:30 p.m., at CCHS (seed 4) versus Sandwich (seed 13).

Softball (North Division 2): Friday, May 29, 4:30 p.m., at CCHS (seed 1) versus TBD.

Track and Field (Division 2): Saturday, May 30, at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham.

For more information visit the MIAA website:

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