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Friday, November 5, 2010

Lexie Lohrer jumps with her horse Bobby. (Courtesy photo)

Lexie Lohrer of Fielding Farm Drive qualified for all of the local and national equitation finals this fall with her horse Upstart (“Bobby”). Riding in her last year as a Junior, Lexie was champion at the Massachusetts Hunter Jumper Junior Medal Final in August and was second overall at the Massachusetts Days of Champions in October. She rode to an 11th place finish at the ASPCA-Maclay Regional Medal, qualifying for the ASPCA-Maclay National Championship at the National Horse Show in Syracuse, New York, to be held on November 7. Lexie and Bobby also qualified for and traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to compete in the United States Equestrian Federation Junior Equitation Medal Final and to the New England Equitation Championships in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Lexie is in her first year at Mount Holyoke College and is also riding on the Equestrian Team there. ∆

THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE. Peter Duffany, a maintenance man for the Town of Carlisle for the past 13 years, is joined by Mary Daigle (left), retired tax collector’s clerk, and Anush Coates, current tax collector’s clerk, at a retirement party for Duffany at Town Hall on October 29. (Photo by Chic Daigle)

Eugene R. (Woody) Widrick, Minister Emeritus of the First Religious Society of Carlisle, where he served as Minister for 24 years, has compiled a collection of his sermons and essays titled Life Wins!, now available in a paperback version as well as an e-book.

Woody’s sermons were often like spiritual essays. He was asked by several members of his congregation to publish some of his sermons so that other people could get the benefit of his insight. Finally he agreed.

The paperback version can be purchased through and the electronic version is available as a Kindle book from It can also be purchased through the free Kindle app available from the Apple iTunes Store for use on iPhones and iPads. ∆

Ceramic Vase by Diane Delgado.

• Ceramic artist and teen ceramics instructor Diane Delgado will host an open studio event at her ceramics studio at 683 East Street. Open studio hours are weekends in November from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by, visit the studio, learn about the ceramic process and also visit the gallery. See for more details. ∆

Jon Mayer of River Road and Stephanie Malis of Tophet Road will be appearing in the Alexander Children’s Theatre School (ACTS) production of the 2005 Broadway musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.

Mayer, a senior at CCHS, plays John Brooke and Malis, a sophomore at CCHS, plays Beth. The production is directed by Lenni Kmiec with musical direction by Craig Spaner and period costumes by Rachelle Vachon. A special raffle to benefit the Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott’s childhood home and a historic Concord landmark, will be held during all performances.

Performances are December 3 to 5 at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord. Visit for more information. ∆

Bonnie Cao of Hutchins Road, a sophomore at Bowdoin College, was named a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar. Those students who are designated Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars are in the top 20 percent of each class for the previous academic year. ∆

IMSCC offers free concert Sunday, Nov. 7

The Instrumental Music School of Concord and Carlisle (IMSCC) celebrates its 31st year with its Fall Concert on Sunday, November 7, at 5:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, and will be held in the acoustically superior main floor of the Concord Public Library. A reception follows the concert.

This annual event will showcase ten faculty performers and three student musicians, including Kevin Barrow of Fiske Street, playing clarinet, Concord’s Madison Douglas on the flute and Fairchild Tang playing violin. Faculty performers include Jon Amon, Sylvia Berry, Nune Hakobyan, Sargis Karapetyan, Robert Pettipaw, Jeremy Ronkin, Fred Sienkiewicz and Andrei Sobchenko.

The IMSCC offers private instruction in voice and instruments and aims to complement the local school-day music programs by providing private instruction, after school, in Carlisle and Concord. For details about the concert and information on music lessons visit or call 1-978-341-2490 x7152. ∆

The flagpole on the Carlisle Common is scheduled to be painted in the next week or two, so the flag will not be flying until the work is complete and the paint is dry.

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