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Friday, October 2, 2009

Golden Anniversary

Bruce and Sonia Stevenson

Celebrating 50 years of marriage and (nearly) 50 years in Carlisle, R. Bruce and Sonia F. G. Stevenson of Heald Road will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 3, 2009. They were married at Christ Church in Fitchburg on October 3, 1959, and settled on School Street in Carlisle (renting the Wilkie’s small Cape house) shortly thereafter.

This momentous occasion will be commemorated with an afternoon reception on Saturday, October 3, at the home of Douglas and Mary Beth Stevenson, 271 Cross Street. Friends and neighbors are welcome to stop by between 3 and 7 p.m.

Maybeth Sonn Memorial Garden to be dedicated at Saint Irene Church on Saturday, October 10

St. Irene Parish will dedicate the “Maybeth Sonn Memorial Garden” on Saturday, October 10, after the 5 p.m. Mass which will be offered in her memory. In the event of inclement weather, the dedication will be held in the church. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The St. Irene Women’s Club has donated a bird bath and there will be a stone designating the garden as the “Maybeth Sonn Memorial Garden 2009.” Lindsay Klickstein will play a flute selection in honor of her grandmother.

Maybeth’s family is deeply honored by this generous gesture by the St. Irene community. Gardening was one of the many ways Maybeth brightened the lives of others, and the garden at St. Irene will be a lovely memorial to her. ∆

D’Ann Brownrigg poses with her award-winning watercolor. (Courtesy photo)

D’Ann Brownrigg of Acton Street received the North Shore Arts Association Charlotte and Alfred Movalli award for “excellence in any medium” for her watercolor painting “friends.” The painting, which is a portrait of two horses, will be shown at the North Shore Arts Association until October 24. She exhibits frequently in the area, including at the Concord Art Association and the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society where she teaches watercolor.

Maris Platais of Bedford Road was the recipient of the Artist in Wilderness award for fall 2009 from the Wilderness Workshop, and has spent the last week painting proposed wilderness areas in the Aspen, Colorado area. He, accompanied by his wife Liz, experienced a wide range of weather conditions and spectacular colors of the Rocky Mountain West.

BOUNCING BACK. Dillon Mariano of North Road, a senior at CCHS, built a backboard at Spalding Field as part of his Eagle Scout project. (Photo by Katie Hart)

IF I HAD A HAMMER. Volunteers of all ages helped the Carlisle Trails Committee build a boardwalk in the Town Forest on September 27. (Photo by Bert Willard)

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