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Friday, October 8, 2010

The most recent Trekker Award recipients are the Stevensons, from left to right, Douglas, Catherine, Douglas Jr. and Caroline with Henry Cox of the Trails Committee who presented the awards. (Courtesy photo)

Doug, Catherine, Douglas Jr. and Caroline Stevenson, all of Cross Street, were presented the Trekker Award from the Carlisle Trails Committee on October 1. Selectman Doug Stevenson originated the idea for the award to encourage greater use of the trails in Carlisle. They started logging their walks in 2007 when the award was created. This is the largest group to receive the award to date. ∆

Miles Petrie. (Courtesy photo)

Miles Petrie of Baldwin Road will be performing in Concord Youth Theatre’s Young Adult Performance Company production of the musical comedy, Once Upon A Mattress, a hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea.” Fun, fast-paced, romantic and raucous with wonderful songs, this rollicking classic of royal courtship is not to be missed.

Performances are Fridays, October 15 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, October 16 and 23 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays October 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. at Concord Youth Theatre’s black box performance space, 50 Beharrell Street in West Concord.

Tickets are $13 and may be purchased online at or by calling the CYT box office at 1-978-371-1482. Tickets will also be available at the door but advance reservations are recommended. The show is recommended for ages four and older. ∆

Anthony (Tony) Mariano.
(File photo by Susan Goodall)

Anthony (Tony) Mariano of Page Brook Road was a guest on the radio show On Point with Tom Ashbrook on WBUR on Monday, October 4. The show titled “Rare Earth Elements, Global Power” focused on these elements that are essential to modern electronics but are supplied almost exclusively by China.

The biography on the On Point website says, “Anthony Mariano [is a] geologist and world-renowned expert on rare earth elements. He has fifty years of experience working with rare earth elements, in the lab, and in the field across multiple continents. He serves on the advisory boards of several rare-earth-related companies. The mineral “marianoite” was named in his honor in 2008.”

The show can be heard at ∆

Dancers Deborah Abel and Jeffrey Polston of the Deborah Abel Dance Company. (Photo by Jaye R. Phillips)

Deborah Abel of Blaisdell Drive was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) fellowship in choreography for 2010. Abel is the artistic director of the Deborah Abel Dance Company ( The MCC fellowship was awarded by a dance jury, based on pieces from her last concert, The Beauty Road. A clip from the concert can be viewed at the MCC website:

The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships recognize the unique contribution made by artists to the cultural vitality of the Commonwealth. The fellowships provide direct assistance to Massachusetts artists to recognize excellence and creative ability, and to support further development of their talents. MCC chronicles the impact of these awards in the Fellows Notes section of its ArtSake blog. Over the years, many artists of national and international prominence have won state fellowships. ∆

CCHS National Merit Scholarship results The following Carlisle students at CCHS were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Sonia Boor Robin Du Dixie Morrison Benjamin Parra Hannah Parra Michelle Solomon Thomas Veitch The following Carlisle students at CCHS were named National Merit Commended Students: Allison Blair Dean Cote Christine Learned Jonathan Mayer Stephanie Mundel David Rayson Curran Wilmot Kelly Xing

Melissa Sampson McMorrow of Concord Street has been appointed co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Tax Exempt Organizations Section for a two-year term that began on September 1. She is a partner at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and member of Nutter Charitable Advisors. Her practice focuses on advising charities, foundations and various other nonprofit organizations. She graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, cum laude and University of California Hastings College of the Law, cum laude. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. She is also member of the board of directors of the Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts. ∆

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