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Friday, August 27, 2010


Eunice (Dugdale) Knight

A Carlisle conservationist

Eunice (Dugdale) Knight, 81, of Concord, formerly of Bedford Road, died on August 12, at Lifecare of Nashoba Valley in Littleton.

Born in New York City and raised in Rutherford, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Allison and Helen Davis Dugdale. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1950 and received a M.A. in Education from Lesley College. She earned a certificate in Landscape Design from Radcliffe College.

Among her community work, she chaired the Carlisle Conservation Foundation, was president of the Carlisle Conservation Land Trust and was a member of the Conservation Restriction Advisory Committee. She was honored as Carlisle Conservationist of the Year in 1997. She was also a volunteer in the Carlisle Schools, was active in the Carlisle Garden Club and was a president of the Garden Club of Concord.

She was predeceased by Dr. James B. Knight, a surgeon at Emerson Hospital. Survivors include her sons, James B. Knight, Jr. of San Francisco, California, and Timothy D. Knight of Acton and her daughters, Anne Knight Weber of Chicago, Illinois, and Laura Knight Moretz of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a daughter-in-law, Anne Holmes Knight, and a son-in-law, Brian L. Moretz. She leaves three grandsons, J.J. Weber, Thomas J. Moretz and William H. Moretz. She also leaves a companion, William Siebert of Concord and Jackson, New Hampshire.

A memorial service was held August 17, at First Parish in Concord with the Rev. Gary Smith, Senior Minister, officiating. Interment was in the family burial plot in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Donations in Mrs. Knight’s memory may be made to the James B. Knight Memorial Education Fund, c/o Emerson Hospital, ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742.

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• Eighth-grader Cassidy Smith of Curve Street competed in the summer New England Swim Championships for ages 14 and under at Harvard University. Cassidy swam for North Shore Swim Club (NSSC), her US Swim Club team.

The cuts to get to this meet were tough, and Cassidy qualified for seven events. She made it to the finals in five of the seven events, and set new personal bests in all seven. In her top event, the 50-meter breaststroke, she placed fifth in New England. She broke three NSSC team records and made three “zone” cuts to qualify for the Eastern championships.

Her complete event list and placings:

• 50-meter breast, 38.63, placed 5th in New England – new NSSC team record
• 100-meter breast, 1:26.62, placed 7th in New England – new NSSC team record
• 200-meter breast, 3:11.50, placed 14th in New England – new NSSC team record
• 50-meter free, 30.46, placed 15th in New England
• 100-meter free, 1:07.81, placed 16th in New England
• 200-meter free, 2:32.22, placed 38th in New England
• 200-meter IM, 2:54.73, placed 35th in New England ∆

• On September 12, three Carlisle residents, Maria Croul-Bush of West Street, Ron Forte of Laurelwood Drive and Jean Meldonian of Virginia Farme Lane, will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon in the 22nd annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. They will be among the more than 8,000 walkers expected to participate with the collective goal of raising more than $6.5 million for lifesaving cancer research and care for adult and pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.

To register or make financial contributions for the 22nd annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, visit or call (866) JF-1-WALK. ∆

Michael Rober, 14, of Rutland Street, spent his summer working at The Food Project in Lincoln. In addition to working in the fields, he also attended educational workshops and helped staff farmers markets.

The Food Project is in its 19th year. During the summer, teens ages 14 to 17 are hired to work on the farms and to help with the distribution of the produce.

The Food Project’s summer youth program ends this week, but volunteers can help in the fields throughout the fall. For information, email Youth interested in applying for the 2011 Summer Youth Program should call 781-259-8621x23 or email ∆

The Ingredient, an animated movie by Tad Patterson of Maple Street, was shown at the 7th Annual San Diego International Children’s Film Festival. The festival began with an initial showing, on July 25, at Comic-Con. His movie may be viewed at ∆


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