Friday, September 18, 2009
• Gill and Charlie Parker were married on September 26, 1959, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada at Central Presbyterian Church. They are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month and have lived in Carlisle for 26 years. Their daughter Kate LePore and family live in Lexington, and their son Dave and family live in Waterford, Virginia.
• Desiccation, a local band comprised of current and former Concord-Carlisle High School students, is one of several local headline bands to join the Boston stop of the national “Raising Hell Tour,” which comes to Lynn, Massachusetts on September 22.
Desiccation’s band members include CCHS students James Davis of West Street on drums; Derek Lamoreaux of Autumn Lane, vocals, JB Belton and Jack Cain, both of Concord, on guitar; and Christian Spach of Concord, a 2009 CCHS graduate. The band’s headquarters – nicknamed “Metal Camp” – is at the Carlisle home of Jic and Vicki Davis.
• Lexie Lohrer of Fielding Farm Drive placed second in the Equine Essentials Junior Equitation Medal Final held at Fieldstone Farm in Halifax on August 22 and third in the Massachusetts Hunter Jumper Junior Equitation Medal Final on August 23 at Fieldstone. Lexie rides a Royal Dutch Warmblood named Neiko in equitation competitions which judge the riders on their position and their skill in completing a smooth jumping course. Lexie and Neiko have also qualified for the South East Hunter Association Medal Finals, The Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council Days of Champions, the National Horse Show Maclay Regional Finals and the New England Equitation Championships. They will be traveling to these competitions in September and October.
• Tricia Smith of Indian Hill Road and her goats won three awards in this year’s American Cheese Society Cheese Competition held in Austin, Texas, in August. “Ada’s Honor” won second place for surface-ripened goat cheese, “Alys’s Eclipse,” won third place for American-made international-style goat cheese and “Greta’s Fair Haven” won second place for farmstead cheese from raw goats’ milk. ∆
Lorenzo J. Diana
Lorenzo Joseph Diana, 88, formerly of Burlington, died on September 7 at the Apple Valley Nursing Center in Groton. He was born on March 25, 1921 in Frankfurt, New York. Lorenzo was a Master Stone and Brick Mason with the Bricklayers and Mason Union Local 15. He lived previously in Sicily, Italy, Waltham, Burlington and Carlisle. He served the community by building playgrounds, such as the wading pool and stone walls at Simonds Park in Burlington, and worked on area schools, such as Francis Wyman School, The Fernald School, Bentley College and Brandeis University. He also worked on area hospitals and homes and built his own brick house. He leaves a family legacy of love and hard work. He was the loving father of six children, Josephine, Rafael, Christina, Lorraine Hrasna of Fiske Street, Jennifer and Philip, and proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren. His family mourns his passing. Papa, we miss you! ∆
Our sympathy to . . .
Dave and Natalie Ives of Heald Road on the recent death of Dave’s mother Estella Ives Woodruff, 96.
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