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Friday, August 28, 2009

Fifty blissful years for the Langs

David and Betty Lang of East Street, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in grand style. Forty of their closest friends and family were invited to this momentous event. Some of the original wedding party attended the celebration, such as Betty’s sister, Connie Cox, and her husband, Cliff, and Richard, David’s brother-in-law. Other family members in attendance were Sally Ward, Connie and Melinda Ward and Dennis Smalling.

Carlisle residents who attended were Norman and Annie Fredkin and Dr. John and Norma Japp. Former Carlisle residents, John and Carol Bergeron, Judy and Dick Wells and Jo and Richard Warner attended as well. The celebration took place at the Stage Neck Inn on the coast of Maine in York. The menu theme was that of a “lobster and clam bake” – even including a custom wedding cake! There was also live entertainment provided by Charles Monahan, their son-in-law, who sang several popular songs to the happy couple. All of the guests were wined and dined in true style!

David and Betty Lang 2009

Catching a bluefin!

A bluefin tuna over six feet long and weighing approximately 300 lbs. was caught by Carlisle residents, Eric Swanson, his son, Zachary, and Eric DeBruzzi. The group had been fishing for tuna all morning about 29 miles offshore from Gloucester, in Swanson’s 26-foot Boston Whaler and figured the day was going to be a bust but were enjoying the whale displays and other marine life. Finally a fish hit like a bullet train and pulled nearly a 1/4 mile of line and the reel was nearly spooled. The team worked quickly to clear the other lines out of the water and fired up the engines and began chasing the fish in the boat. The battle lasted about one hour until Eric DeBruzzi harpooned the fish and Zachary later gaffed the fish. After they cleaned and prepared the fish, it was shipped that day via air freight in a frozen container to Japan for the Tokyo auction where it was sold as premium sushi.

CELEBRATING FLUTE VIRTUOSO SIR JAMES GALWAY’S 70th BIRTHDAY AT TANGLEWOOD. Lindsay Klickstein and Samantha Redmond of Carlisle (front row, second and third on the left) were among the young flutists, aged 8-13, chosen to perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and James Galway in a special performance on Saturday, August 1. (Photo courtesy Boston Symphony Orchestra)


• On September 13, three Carlisle residents, Maria Croul-Bush, Ron Forte and Aaron Naisbitt will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon in the 21st annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. They will be among the more than 8,000 walkers who will participate with the collective goal of raising over $6 million for lifesaving cancer research and care for adult and pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.

Walkers may choose to walk one of five routes: the entire 26.2-mile route, the Hopkinton to Babson College 14-mile route, the Babson to Boston 13.1-mile route, the Boston College 5-mile route or the 3-mile route with patients and their families, starting at the main Dana-Farber campus. For those who are unable to participate in the Walk itself, there is a “virtual walk” option, allowing participants to fundraise online and “walk” on route via an interactive map.

To register or make financial contributions for the 21st annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, visit or call 1-866-JF-1-WALK.

• Emily Goldberg of Indian Hill Road, a junior majoring in health and society, and Sanne N. Wortel of Munroe Hill Road, a junior majoring in psychology have been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the spring 2009 semester at the University of Rochester.

Valparaiso University student Lisa DeBruzzi of Autumn Lane was recently inducted into Order of Omega, the national honorary society for junior and senior Greek students. DeBruzzi is a junior nursing major and a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

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