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Friday, October 16, 2009

Peter and Carol Yelle with their children (left to right) Nicholas, Hannah, Rebecca and Timothy at the Buddy Walk and Family Picnic. (Courtesy photo)

Peter, Carol, Nicholas, Timothy, Hannah and Rebecca Yelle of Cross Street attended the 13th annual Buddy Walk and Family Picnic on Sunday, October 11, at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, hosted by the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

The Buddy Walk provides local affiliates a way to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down Syndrome within their communities, while also raising funds for local and national programs.

Phyllis Hughes of Church Street will have a show of her colorful New England landscape paintings at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford. There will be a reception on Sunday, November 1, from noon to 2 p.m. Bedford resident Judi Babcock will also be exhibiting paintings of dancers from around the world. The art work will also be on display on Sundays, November 8, 15 and 22 from noon to 2 p.m.

Gayle Knight Colman of Audubon Lane, the President-Elect of the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts (FPA MA), attended a reception in New York where the FPA MA Pro-Bono Committee won the prestigious Community Leadership Award in the team category from the Invest in Others Foundation and Investment News for its groundbreaking program with Dana Farber Cancer Institute, serving families with a cancer patient who struggle with the financial chaos that arises during this period. Providing free, individual financial coaching services to patients and their caregivers, it is one of the nation’s first such programs. More than 55 FPA MA volunteers have contributed expertise, dedication and compassion to the success of this program.

MAYBETH SONN MEMORIAL DEDICATED AT ST. IRENE. The Sonn family gathers at the Blessing of Memorials in the Blessed Mother Garden at St. Irene Church in memory of MayBeth Sonn last Saturday. They are standing in front of the bird bath which is a new part of the garden added in MayBeth’s memory. Pictured (left to right) are Martha Lees and Paul Sonn with their son Noah, Kathryn Klickstein, Jamie Klickstein, Ed Sonn with granddaughter Rebecca Sonn, Eugene Sonn and his wife Jess Walcott with their son Eli. (Photo by Beth Clarke)

Concord Band to get a hand from Concord Players

Chuck Holleman of Overlook Drive, a member of the Concord Players, will be featured as the reciter for three songs from Façade by William Walton, as part of the Concord Band’s October 24 concert.

The theme of the concert is “Music from Across the Pond.” Also featured on the program will be the classic Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Philip Sparke’s To A New Dawn and Mannin Veen by Haydn Wood. In addition, there will be several marches with British connections, as well as Leroy Anderson’s Irish Suite and Selections from Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. in The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden Street in Concord on Saturday, October 24. Tickets are $15 each ($5 for students and seniors) and are available at the door. For more information, e-mail or phone 1-978-897-9969.


Look out for turtles

Mommy, Samantha (my little sister) and I were biking on Russell Street on a sunny afternoon

Baby turtles (Courtesy photo).

when I yelled, “baby turtles!” They were in the middle of the road, lying there dead because cars came and squished them. There was blood all over.

A little while later Mommy saw one that was alive. It was so cute. It was so small and covered in dirt we guessed it had just hatched and come out of a hole. Then we found four more that were alive. Mommy brought them to the woods by the water. When we found three more alive Mommy said, “I wish I had a camera.” I ran back to our house and got one. We took a lot of pictures.

On the way back to our bikes we found a lot more turtles that were alive. Then our neighbor Jodi pulled out of her driveway and she stopped and said it was so sad. She told us they were snapping turtles. Then we found the hole that they had been born in. We put down the rest of the turtles in a yard across the street. We stood there talking for awhile. When we looked back at the turtles, they were on their way up the hill and away from the road which was really good. The moment was so cool but so sad at the same time.

I am very glad that I noticed the turtles. They were so cute! I hope people will look out for the turtles. ∆

CCHS Athletics Hall of Fame to induct new members

The Concord-Carlisle High School Athletic Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the newest class of inductees. They are: Jodi Paglia Dolan ’81 (Field Hockey, Lacrosse), John Dolan ’82 (Baseball, Basketball), Tanya Koning Pierce ’91 (Soccer, Skiing, Lacrosse), Karen Mallegol Driscoll ’92 (Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse), Jason Fivek ’93 (Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse), Alison Furey ’96 (Soccer, Skiing, Lacrosse), Michael Harney ’98 (Football, Basketball, Lacrosse), Jeff Critchlow ’99 (Soccer, Lacrosse) and long-time athletic trainer Ray Siegelman. The undefeated state champion girl’s tennis teams from 1984-1988 will also be honored.

* Bold indicates former Carlisle residents.

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