Alex Kinmonth
Robert Drinkwater

Concord Orchestra winter concert January 28 and 29

• Alex Kinmonth, oboist, of Page Brook Road, will be presented in recital on Friday, January 28, at 7:15 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center, at 51 Walden Street, Concord. As a runner-up in the Concord Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition, Kinmonth will be showcased playing works by Mozart and Martinu. A senior at Concord-Carlisle High School, he also plays with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. The recital will last approximately 30 minutes and is free and open to the public.

Following this pre-concert recital, the Concord Orchestra, Richard Pittman, conductor, presents its winter concert, “New Talent, New Work” at 8 p.m. This concert features Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat major by Franz Liszt, played by the winner of the 2011 Ehler’s Young Artist Competition, Yoko Ellie Fukumura of Newton, and a world premiere by Bernard Hoffer.

Tickets for the Concord Orchestra winter concert are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens, and $10 for students.  For tickets and information, call 1-978-369-4967 or visit www.concordorchestra.com.

On Saturday, January 29, the concert will be repeated at 8 p.m. The pre-concert recital at 7:15 p.m. will be performed by cellist Leland Ko, a seventh grader from Weston.  ∆

Carlisle students on Dean’s Lists

• Eric DeBruzzi of Autumn Lane was named to the Fall 2010-11 Academic Year Dean’s List at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota.

>• Jennifer Perugini of Overlook Drive has been named to the Dean’s List in the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies for outstanding scholarship during the Fall 2010 semester.  ∆

• Robert Drinkwater of Fiske Street achieved the Eagle Scout rank, the highest recognition in Boy Scouts. He was also awarded the Bronze Palm for continued leadership and skills development beyond the Eagle Scout award.

Robert is a senior at Minuteman High School. An Eagle Scout ceremony is planned for the spring.  ∆

Tony DiRomualdo.
(Photo by Jane Hamilton)

• Over 50 Carlisle residents were treated to a gastronomic tour of New Orleans by Tony DiRomualdo of Church Street at the Gleason Library on January 15, as one of the Library’s Cover to Cover events. He explored the cultural heritage of food from the Spanish and French colonial settlers to the Haitian Creole arrivals as well as those coming from Germany. Ingredients that were used in classic New Orleans dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo and bread pudding were discussed and dishes such as these were offered to those in attendance at this exciting and delicious program.  ∆

Two Carlisle 8th graders participate in Project 351


Caleb Perlman (left) with Governor Deval Patrick.

Caleb Perlman and Lindsay Klickstein, eighth graders at the Carlsle School, represented Carlisle this past weekend at Governor Deval Patrick’s Project 351. School superintendents and principals selected youth ambassadors, based on their strong ethic of service, to represent each of the state’s 351 cities and towns.

On January 15, marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the students participated in community service projects. They joined Governor Patrick and Lt. Governor Tim Murray to kick off the day with a Youth Town Hall meeting in Brighton. They then fanned out across Boston to join leaders in the pro sports community to serve in partnership with numerous service and non-profit organizations.

“Project 351 is designed to inspire, challenge, and motivate our next generation of learners and leaders to give back and make a significant impact on the community,” said Governor Patrick. “As we serve together, we join thousands of citizens across the nation honoring Dr. King’s example.”  ∆

Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund brunch

by Ginny Lamere


Wilson Flight (left) with Wilson Flight Scholar Randy Chin of Judy Farm Road at the brunch. The Wilson Flight Scholarship is named in honor of Mr. Flight, a past-trustee of the CCSF and a long-time CCHS science teacher. (Courtesy photo)


CCSF Trustee Dorrie Bean (left) with Bean Family Scholar Rachel Dumka of Fiske Street. The Bean Family Scholarship has been created by Cliff and Dorrie Bean of Concord in the
spirit of respect for the educators of CCHS and their ability to encourage and guide students towards their highest goals.

The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund (CCSF) held its first annual event in appreciation of the donors and honorees of Named Endowed Scholarship Funds on January 2. Almost 60 donors, honorees and scholarship recipients attended, representing 24 of the 41 Named Scholarship Funds. CCSF Trustee Mary-Beth Jones said, “It was wonderful. The students are so grateful for the scholarships they have received. The connection between students and the people who gave scholarships was poignant.”

The Board of Trustees and student recipients are grateful to townspeople who have established and supported these permanent scholarship funds, and the many others who contribute annually to allow the CCSF to award need-based scholarships to Concord and Carlisle students pursuing educational opportunities at accredited colleges, universities, and technical institutions. Concord-Carlisle High School seniors apply for scholarships in the spring. Jones said, “We are coming up on the next round. We try to help everyone we can.”

Visit the CCSF website, www.ccscholarshipfund.org, for more information including a full list of Named Endowed Scholarships.  ∆