The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 20, 2009

• Attorney Greg D. Peterson of Indian Hill, prominent for his role in shepherding complex brownfields and redevelopment projects throughout New England, has become a partner at Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. of Boston.

Peterson, most recently a partner at the global firm of DLA Piper, was also formerly affiliated with Hill and Barlow. His legal practice focuses on five core areas: environmental impact review and permitting; the purchase and sale of contaminated properties including brownfields redevelopment, hazardous materials response advice, complex property use, development and structuring agreements; and the negotiation and closing of commercial real estate loan facilities and workouts. Repeatedly cited in Best Lawyers in America, Peterson has provided environmental legal advice on many high-profile projects.

Peterson, a native of Montana, has actively served Carlisle in a number of capacities over the years. He is currently a Trustee of the Affordable Housing Trust, a past Trustee of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation, and a former elected member and past chairman of the Planning Board. Peterson was also a recipient of the 1999 Conservationist of the Year award.

Carlisle students in cast, pit and crew of CCHS musical Falsettos

The cast of the CCHS musical Falsettos rehearse a lively number. They are (left to right) Jessica Stout, Celeste Hall, Zander Ansara, Hannah Kilcoyne, Kailey Prior, Evan Sibley and (not shown) Charlie Abend. (Courtesy photo)

Seven Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) students will perform the small ensemble musical Falsettos by William Finn and James Lapine on December 11, 12 and 13. Every few years CCHS gives its most talented performers an opportunity to participate in a “varsity” show experience. Falsettos, completely sung, is such an experience.

The show is a musical comedy about life, love and loss in which the characters renegotiate their definitions of family, and what it means to care for and about someone. Falsettos won Tony awards for best music and best book in 1992, when it premiered on Broadway.

Peter Atlas, a math teacher at CCHS, will direct. Atlas directed a series of musicals and plays at CCHS in the 1990s. More recently, he has written and produced the well-received Faculty Follies productions.

Carlisle students involved with the production include cast member Zander Ansara (Marvin); pit members Lili Boxer (piano), Anna Kolstad (piano), Jessica Li (synthesizer), Sarah Rush (flute), Lilli Samman (oboe) and Kelly Xing (clarinet); production staff Mariah Ganek (assistant stage manager), Lara Lofdahl (art director) and David Yanofsky (lighting manager).

Performances in the CCHS auditorium, 500 Walden Street, Concord, will be on Friday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 13, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and will be available in the CCHS cafeteria the week before the show and at the door.

Falsettos author/composer to visit CCHS on Thanksgiving Day

Falsettos author/composer William Finn is scheduled to visit CCHS on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 1:30 p.m. to view a scene (or two) from the upcoming CCHS production and talk with cast, pit and crew members. Peter Atlas, the CCHS director, will introduce Mr. Finn and set the guidelines, first allowing questions from students involved in the show, and then from other CCHS theater students and to public attendees if time allows.

This special Thanksgiving Day event, at the CCHS auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Carlisle artists participate in Holiday Marketplace

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society (LACS) is holding a Holiday Marketplace from December 4 to 24 at their gallery at 130 Waltham Street, Lexington. Among the Carlisle artists participating are D’Ann Brownrigg, Phyllis Hughes, Ann James and Sally Zielinski. Special one-of-a-kind gifts include baskets, fine jewelry, paintings, cards and prints, polymer clay creations, decorative arts, needle arts, weaving, ceramics, ornaments, woodworks and gift certificates.

Gallery hours are December 4 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. On December 24 the hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also LACS ceramics guild potters and junior members teen pottery classes have created one-of-a-kind bowls which will be on sale through December 31 for $15 at Lexington center’s newest restaurant, Nourish, 1727 Massachusetts Avenue. Nourish will also contribute the $5 cost of the soup and all proceeds will to go to Lexington Food Pantry.

For more information and directions please call 1-781-862-9696 or visit

Where in Carlisle?

Some time ago there was a semi-regular column in the Mosquito titled “Where in Carlisle?” that featured photos of unusual sights in Carlisle and asked readers to write in with a brief description of where the item was located. This entry revives the column and in this case asks the additional question, what was this used for? Readers are welcome to submit their own photos for this occasional column as well.

This piece of old machinery is located by the side of a major trail through the woods of Carlisle. Regular trail walkers have probably noticed it many times, but does anyone know what it is? The answer to “where” is on page 14 of this issue. The answer to “what” is unknown by anyone at the Mosquito office. If you know what this is or any history that goes with it, please email your answer to

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