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Friday, May 28, 2010

CARLISLE CULTURAL COUNCIL members (left to right) Kathy Coughlin-Horvath, Seema Peterson, Cece McNally, Patricia Koenitzer, Kathy Chick and Claudia Veitch gather at the Council’s May 13 reception for 2010 grant recipients. The Council plans to make their successful reception an annual event. For information about grants awarded see the April 9 Mosquito. (Courtesy photo)

Carlisle students to perform with Boston Youth Symphony

Four Carlisle high school students will perform with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra on June 13 at 3 p.m. at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University. They are:

Katherine Hendrickson, trombone
Katherine Hreib, horn
Alex Kinmonth, oboe
Thomas Veitch, horn

At the same concert Sonia Boor, violin, will perform with the Repertory Orchestra.The program for this final concert of the season will include works by Liszt, Verdi, Mozart and Brahms. Tickets are $25 and $30. Students and seniors receive a $5 discount. For tickets call the Sanders Theatre Box Office at 1-617-496-2222. ∆

• Girl Scout Rachael O’Keefe of Rocky Point was appointed as a Girl Member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Board of Directors at their annual meeting held on May 13. She will serve a one-year term on the Board.

O’Keefe is completing her sophomore year at Concord-Carlisle High School. She looks forward to serving on the Girl Scout Board so she can encourage girls to get involved in leadership roles at younger ages, encourage international volunteer opportunities and greater opportunities for local community service for Girl Scouts. ∆

• Air Force Airman Charles C. Deakins of Robbins Drive graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Deakins, a 2008 graduate of Minuteman Regional High School, is the son of Carol Nathan and Tom Deakins of Robbins Drive. ∆

Matt Japko of Pine Brook Road, a freshman at Concord-Carlisle High School, has completed the training for volunteers with Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ). The training equips volunteers to participate in restorative justice circles, which are convened for certain criminal offenses referred by police departments.

C4RJ partners with area police departments to bring together people who have been harmed by crime with those who did the harm, in order to promote healing and restitution. C4RJ volunteers join these individuals in circles to hear the needs and concerns of victims and to support offenders in making amends and examining decision-making.

In addition to the Carlisle Police Department, the police departments of Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Concord, Littleton and Westford partner with C4RJ. For more information about C4RJ and restorative justice, visit or call 1-978-318-3447. ∆

• Fenn School seventh grader Parker Zimmerman of Daniels Lane, dressed in his great-grandfather’s denim coveralls with a “Blue Coal” patch over the breast pocket, proudly told the story of four generations of his family that had worked as coal miners in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

“It was very dangerous,” Parker said, acknowledging comments made by visitors to his exhibit about the timeliness of his project. “There could be floods and cave-ins, and explosions from ignited gasses.”

Parker and his seventh-grade peers presented the research they had been doing for months about their families at the annual Cultural Heritage Fair on May 6. The boys’ subjects included WWII servicemen, community and business leaders, and family members who started new lives in America. There were stories about a Wisconsin carriage maker, a Chicago bandleader, and a Peruvian dance champion.

The Cultural Heritage Fair coincided with Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day at Fenn, so that the boys’ extended families could tour the exhibits and listen to the students talk about relatives of whom they are especially proud and who they feel led extraordinary lives. ∆

Frederic N. Halstrom of River Road, a long-time officer of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and a long-time Governor of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently joined other attorneys in the leadership of the MATA, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the AAJ who met with various Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. to discuss matters of interest to lawyers and their clients. ∆

At the “Democracy in the Balance” forum, Mike Hanauer (far right) introduces panelists (left to right) Brendan Jarboe, Cory Atkins and Mary Zepernick. (Courtesy photo)

Mike Hanauer of Long Ridge Road, with Carlisle Climate Action introduced the panel at the May 19 “Democracy in the Balance” forum held at First Parish in Concord. The panel featured State Senator Jamie Eldridge’s Legislative Aide, Brendan Jarboe; State Representative Cory Atkins; and Mary Zepernick, Researcher for the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy, who discussed options for limiting corporate influence in politics. The forum was sponsored by Alliance for Democracy North Bridge chapter, Carlisle Climate Action, League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, and ConcordCAN. ∆

Lisa Huntington of Evergreen Lane, Kaytie Innamorati of East Riding Drive and Bob Burnham of Autumn Lane were three of over 1,300 competitors at the 28th Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race, the signature event of the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA).

The Run of the Charles showcased the ongoing improvement to the Charles River. More than a hundred volunteers and thousands of spectators gathered along the race route on Sunday, April 25, for CRWA’s annual celebration on the river. ∆

Our sympathy to . . .

Gail Bernardin of Bingham Road and her husband John and children Clark, Meaghan and Charlie, and Kathy Forelli of West Street and her husband John and children Jackson, Ali, Tori and Patrick, on the death of Gail and Kathy’s father Robert Michael Collins, 81, of Hampton New Hampshire.

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