The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 18, 2009

BUDDING BUILDERS. Rich Lucht (left) leans over to hear a question from young aspiring contractors and engineers who attended the construction-themed story time at the library last Thursday. In the foreground right to left are Christian Karle, Bobby Skrivanek and Daphne Kalogeropoulos. (Photo by Beth Clarke)

CCHS holiday concert live on CCTV

The CCHS music department’s holiday concert will be airing live on CCTV channel 10 on Tuesday, December 22, at 7:30 p.m. It will repeat throughout the holiday season. See www.concordtv,org for program schedules.

Carlisle students named DCL all-stars

Carlisle students named Dual County League all-stars by the Boston Globe are: Justin Harris (golf), Ryan Harris (golf), Phil Lavely (cross-country), Cameron McGrory (soccer), Hillary Cook (soccer), McKenzie Dray (field hockey), Caroline Guild (field hockey) and Jenn Perugini (volleyball).

Carlisle Pan-Mass Challenge riders raise $94,378

Seventeen Carlisle residents raised $94,378 in the 30th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) held this past August. That sum was part of the total $30.4 million that the nearly 5,000 PMCers raised in the 190-mile bike event. Over the past 30 years, the PMC has raised and contributed $270 million for cancer care and research to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.

The Carlisle participants were: Andrew Barlow, Heidi Harring, Vaughn Harring, Elizabeth Ahern, John Rizzi, Mitch Weaver, Mary Russell, Gregg Smith, Joseph Kidder, James Godbout, Julie Meier, Susan Bedford, Rebecca Besthoff, Skip Besthoff, John Cahill, Nancy Lotane and Phil Lotane.

The ceremonial check was presented to Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, at the House of Blues Saturday night at a party attended by some 800 PMC cyclists and volunteers.

The 31st annual PMC is set for August 7 and 8, 2010. Registration opens online on January 12 for alumni and January 19 for newcomers. For more information about the Pan-Mass challenge, visit

Marilyn Cugini of Curve Street is hosting a new local cable television show, “Discussing Creativity,” on CCTV Channel 8. Margaret Crouse Skelly of Berry Corner Lane, who recently published a book of poetry called The Girl in the Orange Dress, was the very first guest. “Discussing Creativity” will focus on people from Concord and Carlisle who are doing interesting creative work. Check the CCTV schedule at for air times.

• The Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc., has appointed Grant Wilson of Concord Street as a new Trustee. The Trustees serve as special advisors to the Board of Directors and senior management of Mass. Eye and Ear and its affiliates. Wilson is a principal of Cohasset Capital Corporation, which he founded.

Founded in 1824, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an independent specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is an international leader in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School.

Color consultant Bonnie Krims and master carpenter Norm Abram were on location in Roxbury for an episode of This Old House. (Courtesy photo)

Bonnie Krims of Westford Street is involved in a project for This Old House which will be airing on PBS in early 2010. A color consultant, Krims chose the exterior colors for the house.

To help celebrate its 30th anniversary season, This Old House TV is giving back to the community where the show got its start in 1979, Boston. They will completely renovate a foreclosed 1870s Second Empire house in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Once the job is done, the house’s two units will be sold to two deserving area families.

Townspeople needed for Chinese New Year play

Open auditions for The Magic Paintbrush will be held on Monday, December 21, 2:20 to 4 p.m. in the Carlisle School library. Although most roles will be performed by Carlisle Middle School students, there are several roles for adults and younger children. Everyone who auditions gets a part. There is no need to prepare anything, but be ready to tell us your rehearsal availability. There are no call backs, and parts will be chosen by December 23. The Carlisle Chinese New Year Celebration will be on the afternoon of Saturday February 6, 2010. Two in-school performances will be on the morning of Friday, February 5.

Contact Alison Saylor at 1-978-369-1809 or Chiao Bin Huang with any questions.

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