The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 1, 2010

Emily Howe of Acton Street, a senior at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, will be giving a public presentation about her experience helping to provide eye care to under-served African communities. Howe’s presentation “Unite for Sight” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Avenue, on the Bates campus.

Howe will detail her volunteer service in Ghana with the organization Unite for Sight, which brings ophthalmological care to communities with the goal of eliminating preventable blindness. A pre-med student, Howe helped provide free eye screenings and observed surgeries.

Because of her interest in public health, Howe says she found it especially interesting to “learn about different barriers to health – especially cultural barriers,” and observe Unite for Sight’s strategies for overcoming these barriers.

Howe is one of three Bates students who were recipients of Phillips Student Fellowships this year. Phillips Student Fellowships support cross-cultural experiences focused on research, service or the arts. The fellowships are much sought after at Bates and are awarded through a competitive process. ∆

Anthony Perugini of Overlook Drive, a junior at Minuteman Career and Technical High School in Lexington and a player on the school’s varsity golf team, had a hole-in-one on September 1 at Pine Meadow Golf Course in Lexington on the 176-yard sixth hole. Perugini also had a hole-in-one at Butter Brook Golf Course in Westford on the 117-yard eighth hole on August 2, 2006. He started playing golf at the age of ten.

Perugini has played on the Minuteman golf team for the past three years. His coach, Steve Fernandes, who is also Social Studies Department Chair at Minuteman said, “Anthony made the varsity team as a freshman and quickly became an important player on the team. He has been our number one player the last two years. He is one of the best players in the league and has the best ‘short game’ of any player I have had in my seven years of coaching the golf team. Anthony is a great kid. I’ve had him in school and he is an excellent student as well.” ∆

• Tricia Smith, formerly of Indian Hill Road, co-owner of Carlisle Farmstead Cheese, was interviewed on the show Radio Boston on WBUR on Tuesday, September 28. Smith talked about how she got into raising goats and making cheese. She, her husband Michael Holland and her goats recently moved to Hardwick, Massachusetts. You can hear the interview at ∆

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