The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 2, 2010


Stephen Decatur weds Suncica Mladenovic

Cecile DeRouin and Irv Decatur of Estabrook Road are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Stephen Decatur to Suncica Mladenovic, on March 8, in Nis, Serbia. Stephen’s twin brother, Albert, was best man.

Stephen is a 2005 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School. He is currently serving in Afghanistan as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army. When his Afghanistan tour is complete, Steve and Suncica hope to rejoin at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he’ll complete his enlistment. He has the rank of Sergeant and is working as a photographer and reporter in the Army’s public affairs specialty. ∆

“New England Farmscape,” a painting by Sally Zielinski, will be one of the artworks
on display at a show in Lexington. A reception will be held on April 5.

Sally Zielinski of Acton Street has two paintings of landscapes included in a juried art show “Food and Farming,” at Nourish restaurant in Lexington. Zielinski is a scientist and artist who has been painting since her teens. Her work is inspired by the countryside of New England, France and Austria, the rocky coast and our rich native flora. A reception launching the exhibit will be held on Monday, April 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nourish, 1727 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. This will be an opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy complimentary appetizers and join an ongoing discussion of the importance of art, food and community in challenging times. The reception and art show are open to the public.

The show will run from April 1 through August 31. This is the second in a series showcasing original art from Massachusetts artists. For more information email: ∆

• On a sunny Saturday in Harvard Square, Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) students Elena Arroyo, Lea Guertin, Maila Kodas, Rose Paleologos and Lila Seile joined hundreds of volunteers in raising funds for Haitian relief. Having studied the history and current plight of Haiti, these students decided to participate in this year’s three-mile walk on behalf of children left homeless by the recent earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Together with their CCHS French teacher, Caitlin Smith, they raised over $1,200 for the people of Haiti. In return for their efforts, they got to enjoy the music, poetry and crafts of this Caribbean island, while celebrating Haiti’s indomitable spirit. ∆














Sydney Cusack will be performing in the Ice Chips ice show next weekend. (Courtesy photo)




• Ice skater Sydney Cusack of Concord Street, a senior at Concord-Carlisle High School, will be performing in the Skating Club of Boston’s annual Ice Chips show on April 10 and 11, at the Harvard Bright Arena. Cusack has enjoyed a stellar year on the competitive scene with an exciting finish at the New England Regional competition, which qualified her to compete at the Eastern Sectional competition last November in Aston, Pennsylvania.

Also featured in the Ice Chips show are Olympic Silver Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, as well as U.S. Men’s medalist Ryan Bradley. Performances are April 10, at 1 and 7 p.m., and April 11, at 2 p.m. Call the Harvard Box Office for tickets at 1-617-496-2222. All profits go to benefit Children’s Hospital, Project Bridge, and the Girl Scouts of America.





Kimberly Gilman and Robin Hillyard of Brook Street recently finished first at the Eastern Mass. Bridge Association (EMBA) Sectional Tournament. They won the Open Pairs event at the Winter Sectional held in Watertown.

EMBA’s next tournament is April 9 to 11 at the Armenian Cultural Center, 47 Nichols Avenue, Watertown. Players will compete at all levels.

For more information, call David Miller at 1-617-332-9909 or go to

Peter Scavongelli.

• The Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts (SBLI) has announced that Peter Scavongelli, of Hutchins Road, has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at its headquarters in Woburn. Scavongelli is also a Carlisle Selectman.

Scavongelli has nearly 20 years of insurance industry legal, regulatory and compliance experience, most recently as a Vice President at Phoenix Insurance Company in Hartford. He previously served as state compliance officer and corporate secretary at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston.

A graduate of Hamilton College, Mr. Scavongelli earned his J.D. degree at Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the U.S. District Court.

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