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Friday, March 12, 2010


Sienna Elizabeth Woodland and Connor George Woodland

Chandler and George Woodland of Concord Street are the proud grandparents of Sienna Elizabeth Woodland, born November 12, 2009, to Wendy and Nick Woodland of Bailey, Colorado, and Connor George Woodland, born January 22,

to Susie and Tripp Woodland of Medfield, Massachusetts.

Luke Xavier Gettings

Karen and Andy Gettings of Tophet Road joyfully announce the birth of their son, Luke Xavier Gettings. Luke had an early arrival on February 18, 2010, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mommy, Daddy, baby and big brother Jacob are all doing well.

Welcome back to a postal carrier

Gerry Poitras (left) is back in business at the Carlisle Post Office. While he was recovering from a serious health issue, his brother, John Poitras (right) stepped in. Postal woman Lorraine Pasquantonio is shown left rear. (Courtesy photo)

The Carlisle Post Office would like to welcome back one of its co-workers, Gerry Poitras. Gerry had been out of work since July with a serious health condition. Gerry’s battle back was long and arduous, but he has returned, working full time once again, at a job which he has truly loved – delivering mail to his customers in Carlisle.

Gerry was able to relax and focus on recovering because he knew his route and his customers were in good hands. Gerry’s brother John Poitras filled in while Gerry was away. John Poitras has the same pride as his brother in delivering mail. I am sure during the months Gerry was away, delivery service never slipped once. John Poitras is truly an asset to us at the Carlisle Post Office.

Gerry and I would also like to thank the other carriers and clerks who stepped up during this period, when we were short-handed. Nobody ever complained once that days off were harder to get. The focus was to get Gerry back to work, delivering mail each and every day.

• Carlisle Town Counsel Paul DeRensis was elected unanimously by selectmen across the state as First Vice President of the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association and also a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Board of Directors Executive Committee, on Saturday, January 23, at the MMA Annual Convention at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

* Eric Stengrevics of Westford Street is enrolled in SEA Semester, a study abroad program through Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. While away from studies at Syracuse University, Stengrevics has successfully completed the SEA Semester’s six-week shore component earning academic credit for curricula in oceanography, nautical science and maritime studies.

At the program’s Woods Hole campus, Stengrevics developed a research project that will be tested and completed aboard SEA’s 134-foot sailing school vessel the Corwith Cramer.

* Adam Johnson of South Street, a student at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, spent the January interim term studying off-campus in the Meeting Sojourners program in China/Japan. Johnson, a sophomore, is majoring in Asian studies at St. Olaf.

• Miles Petrie of Baldwin Road, an eighth grader, has been named the winner of the annual WW Fenn School public speaking competition. Miles, who recited from memory a moving scene from the novel Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry, “maintained an emotional connection with the text all the way through,” said James Beaton, one of the judges who teaches English at Middlesex School.

THE THREE-CHURCH POTLUCK AND SING-ALONG HAS HANDS WAVING AND VOICES RAISED. Pastor Steve Weibley brings lots of humor and enthusiasm to his role as conductor on Saturday night’s sing-along at the Carlisle Congregational Church. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Carlisle Improv team places second in Regional DI Tournament

Ninth-grade students Matt Brewster, Justin Delgado and Jamie Moore took second place in the Regional Destination Imagination (DI) on March 6 at the Chelmsford High School. The team competed at the Secondary (High) School level with four other area towns and captured first place for the Central Challenge, the main component of the competition.

HELPING OUT. Five Carlisle Boy Scouts volunteered for eight hours at Hanscom
Air Force Base as part of their Citizenship badge. They sorted, carried, loaded
and fi lled 256 care packages that were mailed to deployed troops throughout
the world. Loading packages are Jon Eisenbies, Kevin Philips, Michael
Drinkwater, Matt and Andrew Gorecki. (Courtesy photo)

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