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Volume 14, Number 45

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Silver Ridge vets enjoy a special event in their honor By Maura Gaffney Special to The Citizen

Berlin’s Silver Ridge community held a special ceremony to honor its military veterans Oct. 30. The ceremony began at 11:11 a.m. as members of the Marine Corps League, Hardware City Detachment, raised the colors and conducted a rifle volley salute. Taps was played by Silver Ridge resident and Army veteran, David Kennedy. “Here at Silver Ridge we have 53 of 125 households who have a veteran, surviving spouse or child currently serving in the armed forces,” said John Nigro, master of ceremonies. “Collectively,

they have served in most of the wars in which the U.S. has been involved.” John Lynch, commandant of the Marine Corps League, Hardware City Detachment, and guest speaker for the event said, “I think this is a terrific program when the friends and neigh-

bors of veterans get together to honor them.” Speaking in particular about the World War II veterans, and noting that many of them were barely out of their teens when they served, he said, “These men and women did extraordinary things. It’s my feeling that the war was a big part of their lives. It shaped them. What they saw and what they did shaped the

WAVES helped pave way for today’s women in uniform By Maura Gaffney Special to The Citizen When Mary Ann Goodell decided to join the Navy in 1948, at age 20, her friends tried to talk her out of it. “Mary Ann, nice girls don’t join the service,” they said. Goodell and many women like her disregarded such views and proudly went on to serve their country. Today, Goodell, an 81 year-old Berlin resident, is a member of WAVES National, an organization for women who have served or are currently serving in the nation’s sea services (Navy, Marines and Coast Guard). Goodell and her fellow WAVES share a unique experience that deserves

Photo by Maura Gaffney

Marine Corps League, Hardware City Detachment, offers a rifle volley salute in honor of veterans who reSee Event, page 11 side at Silver Ridge.

Hollywood career seemed inevitable for this BHS grad By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Photo by Maura Gaffney

WAVES reunite at Berlin’s 2010 Memorial Day parade. From left: Shirley Noel of Wethersfield, Mary Ann Goodell of Berlin, Barbara Crede of Newington. recognition on Veterans Day. Women were first allowed to enlist in the Navy

in 1917 during World War I. They served mostly in clerSee WAVES, page 7

While the Tinsel Town press may call him a “Hollywood Hottie” and a “ H o l l y h u n k ” , Austin Stow- Stowell ell just laughs. He knows his acting chops are legitimate and his career goals solid. Stowell grew up in Berlin and went to Berlin High School, graduating in 2003. These days he stars as Jesse on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of an American Teenager, a “teen soap opera” that recently had Bristol Palin as a guest. Even more exciting

is “a really big break” Stowell got when he landed a pivotal role in a feature film set for a September 2011 release: a Dolphin’s Tale with Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Harry Connick Jr. And according to industry buzz, this is just the beginning for Stowell who is being compared to established heartthrobs such as Robert Pattison and Zac Effron. Although he has dazzled more than one producer during his young career, in a recent interview with The Citizen, Stowell fondly recalled his humble beginnings. “I got my first big role playing Santa Claus in my secondgrade class with Mrs. Salina. We still chat around holi-

See Hollywood, page 26


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 11, 2010

Berlin Briefs

Inside Calendar.................22 Marketplace............27 Faith .........................8 Health.....................14 Letters ....................16 Obituaries.................9 Opinion...................16 Real Estate ............26 Seniors ...................12 Sports.....................19

Readers’ poll Here are The Berlin Citizen online poll results for last week. The question was: Which recent Washington D.C. rally was the best? Beck’s rally to Restore Honor 25% Stewart\Colbert rally for Sanity\Fear 43% Schultz’ One Nation rally 2% I didn’t pay attention to any of these 31% This week’s poll question asks:

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Officials across the state characterized Election Day voter participation as strong and, in Berlin, the Town Clerk’s office reported a turnout just over 65 percent. Registrar Charles Warner said there were no problems and that the polls ran smoothly. The count for Board of Education candidates was held up briefly. The final results, in order of greatest amount of votes received, are: Julie Erickson, Kathleen DonnellMoss, John Richards and Cynthia Kobus. The fourth vote-getter will finish a partial term due to a resignation. The spread was only a matter of a few votes, the registrar said.

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Helping parents learn the language of special education By Sally Scheyd Special to The Citizen

IEP, PPT, Tri-Annual — if you recognize this language, keep reading. It is the language of Special Education. (For those who don’t recognize these terms, see end of story for translation.) In our small town of Berlin, during the school year of 2009-2010, we had 3,218 students in the district with 400 of those students receiving disability services under the IDEA. During this 2010-2011 school year, we have 3,123 students with 393 receiving disability services. The numbers are staggering that’s why in January 2008, several local moms decided to form Berlin’s first Special Education Parent Teacher Associa-

tion also called SEPTA. Our mission statement is as follows: “Promote rigorous educational standards and opportunties for Berlin children with special needs and their families. To ensure each and every child has the educational foundation to realize their potential”. Along with parenting children with a disability, we also have the enormous task of learning the language and business of special education. When parents attend a PPT — a parent-pupil-teacher meeting — they are essentially walking into a business meeting. The parent has legal rights, one being, requesting from the team, any and all documents that will be presented during the PPT meet-



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The Berlin Police Department has scheduled a “Click it or Ticket” High Visibility Seat Belt Campaign through Nov. 21. This is in conjunction with the statewide “Click it or Ticket” campaign sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. During this period Berlin police officers will conduct occupant safety belt checks at various locations in town. These checks will be conducted randomly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during this period. Locations will be one of the Route 9 ramps and locations along Route 372.

ing to be received at least five days prior to the PPT. Berlin SEPTA strives to provide information and knowledge regarding the language and business of special education, a parent being prepared and knowledgeable at a PPT will benefit their child as well as their family. Berlin SEPTA holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month in the Berlin High School Media Center at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7 p.m.

Some of our past topics include: Unified Sports; Reading, Myth’s and Realities; Sensory and Motor challenges at school and home; Understanding the PPT/IEP process; Connecticut Bureau of Special Education. Upcoming presentations are scheduled for: Nov. 16 a Mock PPT; January, Assistive Technology; April, during Autism Awareness month, Sally Scheyd will present “Autism 101” and in May we are coordinating a town-wide Resource Fair. Membership is not required, anyone interested in the language of special education is encouraged to attend our meetings and events. Donations are welcome and tax deductible,


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Again this year, The Citizen is partnering with the town’s community services department to collect gifts for children in families who

are in need this holiday season. With the newspaper’s convenient downtown location, at 979 Farmington Ave., residents have found this dropoff point to work well. For the past several years, The Citizen has collected thousands of toys, gifts and gift

cards for the town’s young people. Community Services Director Antoinette Pajor said ages 13 to 18 for boys and girls is the “the hardest age range to cover.” While all donations are welcome, the need to provide for this age group is the

greatest challenge. Gifts and gifts cards for older children could help brighten the season for many families in town who are struggling in this economy. Pajor asked that the gift card be marked with the amount of its value. Drug stores, Target, Best Buy, PC

Richards, Wal-Mart, and similar retail stores are good choices. Donations accepted through Dec. 9. The Citizen is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and intermittently throughout the afternoon. For more information call (860) 829-5720.

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Raising Berlin has scheduled its 2nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony for Saturday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW field, 152 Massirio Drive. The event features the McGee Middle School Choir, a bake sale, raffles and the tree lighting with Santa Claus on the “Santa Express” fire engine. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Berlin Food Pantry. Parking is available in the town municipal lot on Town Farm Drive. Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 28.

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Paul and Lillian Roberge of Berlin and Stephen and Marcia Lechowicz of Berlin announce the engagement of their children, Kimberly Roberge and Stephen Lechowicz. The bride-to-be holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Central Connecticut State University and a Human Resources Professional Certification from Saint Joseph College. She is a Human Resources administrative assistant at SNI Companies, West Hartford. Her fiancé holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English, secondary education from Central Connecticut State University and is pursuing a Masters degree, also

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Sing, sing a song Fifth grade students from Willard and Griswold Elementary Schools, accompanied by their vocal music teachers Wendy Gemmell and Chris ReillyFazzina, sang in the Connecticut American Choral Directors Association Honors Choir recently. The guest conductor was Henry Leck, a world renowned choir director from Indianapolis, Ind. Pictured, back row, from left: Sofia Oakes, Natalie Couceiro, Macy Cohen, Nicole Xiarhos, Becky Martin, Christina Petry, Lauren Salee. Front row: Patsy Kiniry, Jenna Santana and Anna Woodin.

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WAVES Continued from page 1

a “big disappointment” to her that nurses were still the only women allowed to go overseas at the time. “All we got was shore duty,” she said. Still, Goodell did enjoy her work. She was an aerographer’s mate in New Jersey until 1952. “We forecast the weather,” she said. “We learned how to draw weather maps — there were no computers — and the maps went to the officer in charge of the pilots. The pilots couldn’t go anywhere without a flight plan from us. I loved it. It was so interesting.” Barbara Crede, 67, of Newington is President of WAVES National, Connecticut Unit. She enlisted in 1962. “I wanted to go places,” she said. “I was Crede only 18 years old, so I had to have my parents sign permission papers. My father signed, but my mother never forgave me.” Crede recalled that during her WAVES training, the women were totally separated” from the men. “We had no contact with the men at all, except at chow hall,” she said. Crede was trained in electronics and served as a radioman. “Because of the

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Cuban missile crisis, if you could copy (Morse) code, you were sent for radio school,” she said. Crede was sent to a naval air station in Maine where female radiomen were needed to receive important information – transmitted in code - from deployed patrol squadrons. “All of the squadrons (of P2V airplanes) were deployed, and each squadron had a radioman, so the naval air station lost all its radiomen and had to replace them,” she said. Like her fellow WAVES, Crede enjoyed her work and was very proud of her service. Crede ended up marrying a Navy man, and when he completed his service, the Navy was faced with an unfamiliar situation: a civilian man married to a military female. “The Navy didn’t know what to do,” said Crede. In

the end, the couple was not allowed to live on the naval base with other military families, because Crede’s husband was not on active duty. Thanks to these ‘Women of the WAVES’ and others like them, attitudes toward women in the military have changed considerably over the years. They faced unique challenges, but they served proudly and paved the way for future generations of service women. Bravo Zulu, ladies. Happy Veteran’s Day.

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and you had to take it apart and put it back together,” she said. She learned how to rivet, weld and solder. Noel also worked as a plane captain, getting planes ready for the pilots, and eventually worked in a squadron control tower in Florida. “I’m very proud that I served in the Navy,” she said. “I learned so many things to help me in life, a work ethic and ability to get along with many different people.” Noel said that until she joined WAVES National, which was created in 1979, she never told anybody she had been in the service. “When I came back from the service, people would ask what I did. It was almost like they were looking for something bad. So I never said anything.” In 1948, when Goodell joined the Navy, women were finally considered “regular Navy” instead of “emergency” vo l u n t e e r s. H o w e v e r, Goodell recalled that in her first Goodell Naval training class, her female instructor said, “This is a man’s Navy. Get used to it.” Goodell understood she was expected to be subservient. She also said it was

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Berlin Congregational The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled its annual Yankee Peddler Fair for Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features three rooms filled with local crafters, a bake sale, Holiday Café, Kid’s Room, Church Cookbook and free hourly adult gift drawings. Admission is non-perishable food items for the Berlin Food Pantry. For more information, cost and an application, call Tina at (860) 284-978. The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled free Tot Time for Thursdays, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the church, 878 Worthington Ridge. Parents with children 1 through 5 years old enjoy craft time, play sessions, snacks, storytime and holiday parties. No registration is needed. For more information, call (860) 828-6586.

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Bereavement group St. Paul Church has scheduled “Coping with the Holidays” for Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the church hall. Guest speaker Wm. J. Pilkington will present a program for dealing with loss of a loved one and facing the up-

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Prayer shawl ministry

The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are welcome. Call the church, (860) 8284222, for the meeting location.

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Obituaries Ralph Rogers Ralph Lawrence Rogers, 86, of New Britain, widower of the late Mary ( F i l a k ) Rogers, died Oct. 31, 2010 at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., the son of the late Harold and the late Margaret (Duhaime) Rogers, he graduated from Greenfield High School, served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in World War II, was employed at Hildreth Press in Bristol for many years, and was later employed at Ajax Screw Machine until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, going to tag sales, tinkering in his workshop, and selftaught in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and auto and small engine repair, he took

pride in being able to fix almost anything. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James Rogers and his wife Elizabeth of Farmington and Tom and Sandy Rogers of Newington; five grandchildren, Melissa Rogers and Mike Rogers of Kensington, Eric Rogers and Justin Rogers of Farmington and Scott Rogers and his wife Julie of Wethersfield; a brother, Francis Rogers in Arizona, and a long-time friend, Mary Lubrico. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Rogers and a sister, Sister Mary Celestine. His family wishes to thank the staff of Monsignor Bojnowski Manor and Atri Greenridge Place where Ralph received excellent care in his later years. Services were held Nov. 4, 2010 from Porter’s Funeral Home, Berlin, followed by a funeral liturgy at St. Paul Church, Kensington. Burial was in West Lane Cemetery, Kensington.

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Theodore John Frederick Theodore John Frederick (Ted, dad, hon) left home for the last time on All Hallows Eve, Oct. 31, 2010. Born July 17, 1925, he was a lifelong resident of New Britain. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance For a printable version of obituaries, visit The obituaries section features, an online provider of obituaries, guestbook and funeral home information.

Squadron at Yokota Army Base in Japan, he returned to New Britain to join his father with brothers, George and Laurence (Laurie) who together provided service, smiles, and shared stories over 64 years to and with generations of New Britain residents at Frederick’s Inc. Mobil service station at the corner of Shuttle Meadow Avenue and Arch Street. His commitment to his family and faith was paramount throughout his life providing him his source of strength and guiding light. He leaves his wife, constant companion and soul-mate, Joyce (Chase) Frederick; their sons and spouses Richard and Holly (Branch), Paul and Emily (Van Dyck), James, and Craig and Laura (Wixon); and their grandchil-

dren, Kyle, Claire, James, Robert Fitzgerald, Cole and Tyler. He was pre-deceased by his brothers Robert, George, Laurence and Thomas and leaves behind the many loving members of their extended families. He enjoyed life and believing he was the luckiest man on earth. He provided a shining example for all who knew him. He now rests in peace. At his request, there will be no calling hours and the burial will be private. Those who wish to make a donation in his name may do so to the Monsignor Bojanowski Manor, 50 Pulaski Street, New Britain, CT 06053. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Enes ( Ferrero ) Naldi, 92, formerly Kensington, died Oct. 29, 2010 at Ledgecrest Health Care Center in Kensington. She was born in Kensington and was the daughter of the late John and Angelina ( Grasso) Ferrero. She was the wife of the late Giulio “ Julius “ Naldi. She retired from Magson Uniform Co. in 1963, where she had been a seamstress for 25 years. She was an avid golfer, always winning low putts, enjoyed bowling and card playing. She was a member of St. Paul Church, the Forever Young Club at Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin, and the Berlin Seniors. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Sr. and Judie Naldi of Kensington and Richard and JoAnn Naldi of Swansboro, N. C.: five grandchildren, Steven Naldi of Grand Rapids, M.I., Marci Bienkowski of Colchester, Roger Naldi, Jr. of Kensington, Jeffrey Naldi and his wife Rebecca of Wethersfield and Kimberly Roberts and her husband Jonas of Newington; eight great-grandchildren, Ryan and Alexa Bienkowski, Jacob and Corrine

Naldi, Jillian, Elias, Ethan and Kara Roberts; two sisters-in-law, June Ferrero and Laura Ferrero and many nieces and nephews, especially Lonnie Jarmolinski, Gail Ferrero, Ron and Ruth Ferrero, Francine McKiernan, John Ferrero, and her special friend, Irene Willametz. She was predeceased by four brothers, Renaldo, Raymond, Charles and Fred Ferrero. Services were held with a Mass of Christian Burial Nov. 3, 2010 at St. Paul Church. Burial was private. Donations in Enes’s memory may be made to Ledgecrest’s Resident Fund, 154 Kensington Rd. Kensington, CT. 06037. Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington was in charge of arrangements.

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served in the Korean War. Armand Panazza also enlisted in the Navy as soon as he was eligible. He began his service in a shipyard, welding Navy ships. He served on the USS Lafayette in New Jersey and at the Navy base in Virginia before he was called upon to serve in a different capacity. Panazza spoke Italian and was sent to North Africa and Italy to serve as an interpreter. Spencer Lang was working as an engineer in a tool company when he enlisted in the Navy in 1943. Although his civilian work was important to the war effort, and therefore he would have been exempt from the draft, Lang was determined to join the service. He applied his engineering skills to military aeronautics and mechanics, serving at naval air stations and training schools from California to Rhode Island. He concluded his military service as a naval reserve officer in 1958. Lang had a brother who was killed during the war. Walter Lang served on the USS Albacore which struck a mine and disappeared off the coast of Japan in 1944. Frank Schupack enlisted in the Army in 1943. Like the others, he would have joined sooner if he had been old enough. He served with the 28th Infantry Division in the European Theater. He was in-









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Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Perry at (860) 670-8546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Nov. 15: Chicken vegetable soup with crackers, seafood salad, homemade potato salad, tomato wedge and olives, croissant roll, pistachio pudding. Tuesday, Nov. 16: Kielbasa with sauerkraut, boiled potatoes, seasoned sliced beets, rye bread, fruited Jell-O with topping. Wednesday, Nov. 17: Relish platters with olives, pickles, carrots, celery, roast turkey with herb dressing and gravy, whipped potatoes, mashed turnips, cranberry relish, dinner roll, pumpkin pie with topping. Thursday, Nov. 18: Baked American goulash, French green beans, whole wheat bread, banana. Friday, Nov. 19: Filet of white fish with lemon sauce, dilled new potatoes, chopped spinach, oatmeal bread, fruit crisp with topping.

AARP Meetings The Berlin AARP monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 1:15 at the Senior Center. Al Leone, professional pianist and vocalist, is scheduled to entertain. Donation requests Requested donations for the food pantry this month are peanut butter and tuna fish. Other non-perishable food items are always welcome. The Berlin AARP Chapter

will collect warm hats, mittens, gloves and scarves (mainly for children) but all sizes are welcome. These items will benefit the New Britain Salvation Army for distribution this holiday season.

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The schedule for November is: Tuesday, Nov. 16 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, Nov. 23 – 9 to 10:30 a.m. Cholesterol screening. Tuesday, Nov. 23 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, Nov. 30 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

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Early Bird dinner The Senior Center has scheduled an Early Bird dinner for Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. The dinner, sponsored by the Andrew House in New Britain, is limited to 100 people. Sign up at the Senior Center.

Cooking demonstration The Senior Center has scheduled a trip to Water’s Edge Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Middletown for Wednesday, Nov. 17 for lunch and a tour of the rehabilitation unit. Laura Falt, director of Community Relations, is scheduled to host a cooking demonstration. The group will leave the Senior Center at 11 a.m. to return by 1:30 p.m. The event is limited to 14 people. Sign up at the Senior Center.

Event Continued from page 11 the Combat Infantryman badge. “Gentlemen, we, your friends and neighbors, recognize and honor your service to our country,� said Richard Charette after presenting the veterans with their awards. “It is this very dedication and commitment to service by men and women such as you that has enabled our nation to become the greatest on earth. You have fought to maintain our rights and liberties, which were threatened. We thank you, and ask God to bless you.� All veterans connected to the Silver Ridge community were recognized at the ceremony, veterans from every era, living and deceased. Those currently serving, who are relatives of residents, were also recognized.

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The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group has scheduled a chat group, Gluten Free 101, on Monday, Nov. 22 at 6:45 p.m. at the Community Center. All persons with celiac disease and their family and friends are invited to attend. Come to gain information and alleviate the stress of living with the disease. For more information and to register, call Carm at (860) 426-1980 or Nancy at (203) 634-0530.

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MidState Medical Center has scheduled a Stroke Support Group, an interactive group designed to assist stroke survivors and their caregivers in learning more about stroke and recovery issues, as well as share common challenges and experiences. The group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in conference room 7 at MidState Medical Center.

Alzheimer’s support The Andrew House, 66 Clinic Drive, New Britain, hosts an Alzheimer’s support group on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome and admission is free. For more information, call Kathy Mulrooney at (860) 225-8608.

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Griswold Elementary School first-grader Griffin Hilbie received a ride from the fire department to school recently. He was selected for this honor as part of a school program “Fired Up About Good Character.” During the month of October, students at Griswold, recognized by their teachers for demonstrating good character and citizenship, were awarded a “Fired Up About Good Character” ticket for a chance to ride to school on a fire engine. Griffin was the winner.

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Farmington Bank, 1191 Farmington Ave., recently celebrated the opening of its first branch in Berlin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for local dignitaries and community and business leaders. The event included the presentation of $2,500 to each of three area non-profit organizations. The donations were made by the FB Foundation, the charitable arm of Farmington Bank. Accepting a check for $2,500 is, at left, Antoinette Pajor, community services director given by Farmington Bank Chairman, President and CEO John J. Patrick, Jr. The bank’s donation will support the Berlin Food Pantry and Holiday Assistance programs. Farmington Bank also made $2,500 contributions to the town’s Youth Services for studentfocused programs and the Berlin-Kensington YMCA in support of childcare programs for Berlin families.


Holiday food drive Farmington Bank welcomes the community to join its 2010 Food Drive, scheduled through Saturday, Nov. 20. All contribution to the Farmington Bank Food Drive will be donated to Foodshare, which serves the food banks throughout Hartford and Tolland counties. The bank will match any money donated up to $5,000. Donations of food or money may be made at any Farmington Bank locations through Thursday, Nov. 18. Farmington Bank in Berlin is located at 1191 Farmington Ave. On Saturday, Nov. 20, Farmington Bank will accept non-perishable food items and frozen turkeys at its headquarters at 1 Farm Glen Boulevard in Farmington.

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To the editor: As parents of a McGee Middle School Spartan Band member, we had the opportunity to attend the Homecoming game at Sage Park on Oct. 29. The game was exciting to watch and a wonderful victory to the ‘coats. What was even more inspiring to observe was the Berlin High School band members who combined with their Middle School Spartan Band members to entertain, and cheer on their players. The two bands joined together, a first time event for many middle schoolers to play at halftime under the bright lights, marching to a cadence, and entertain while in the bleachers at Sage Park. The younger kids were not just musically mentored by the high school band members, but their care and concern went far beyond the performance. While cheering in the stands some of the high

school band members removed their winter uniform jackets and wrapped the smaller, younger musicians in them. The night was blustery cold. The older students had hand warmers, and selflessly provided the younger players whose hands were cold holding drum sticks and brass instruments, with warmth and comfort. We were inspired at the level of care the Redcoat Band members shared with the Spartans. Mr. Bowling, high school band director and Mrs. Bradshaw, McGee Spartan band director are to be commended for providing us with entertainment, but more importantly, with setting the direction of these two amazing groups. They were a joy to watch in all areas. Steve and Patrese Bielinski lll Berlin

Great golf To the editor: The first annual “Friends of Berlin Golf Tournament” was a success. The committee would like to extend its sincere thanks to all participating golfers and sponsors. Through the generosity of many businesses and townspeople, the culminating raffle sent everyone home with a little gift – and some really impressive prizes. Look for this event that supports the Berlin High School men’s and women’s golf teams, again next year on Columbus Day weekend. Friends of Berlin Golf

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Monday, Nov. 15 Commission for the Aging, Senior Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 Police Commission, BPD conference room, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall, Room 8, 7:30 p.m.

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, November 11, 2010

Commentary Citizen voices

Re-kindling Berlin’s Christmas spirit is in our hands By Chris Rose Special to The Citizen I read an article in the recent November/December issue of Yankee Magazine about a small Vermont town and a Community Lu- Rose minaria Display residents have been doing for the past 10 years. The townspeople volunteer to fill white paper bags with sand and a votive candle, Dec. 23, and then place these at even intervals on both sides of their Main Street on Christmas Eve. They reach out to every family along the luminaria route and ask them to “buy in” to this event and also ask for donations from local businesses for sand, bags and candles. They get no funding from the town government. People come from every-

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where just to ride through town to capture the magic that this event brings. I got to thinking about the holidays that are fast approaching and it made me reflect back to a time in my life when life was so much different than today. Do you remember when the day after Thanksgiving, you’d begin to hear Christmas music on the radio and see Christmas decorations being hung? Now the season starts before Halloween. Do you remember the heavenly smell of fresh baked Christmas cookies coming out of your mother or grandmother’s oven after you’d spent an entire day helping her? How many of us moms or grandmothers do that with our kids now? Do you remember going to the post office with your mom or dad to drop off your Christmas letter to Santa? My favorite memory is going to the Berlin Post Office on Worthington Ridge and the smell of that post office today is exactly the same as it was back in the 1960s. Do you remember how beautiful Worthington Ridge used to look like when all the houses on that street would have candles in the windows for the Christmas holidays? I couldn’t wait to take a drive down the Ridge to see all the lights and if it was snowing — it was a winter wonderland! Do you remember when life wasn’t so hectic and when it was so much simpler? We had no cell phones, fax machines, Twitter, Facebook, Blackberrys, or GPSsystems. We knew what it was like to wait for an answer even if it took a day — now if we don’t get an answer to anything within a See Spirit, next page


Thursday, November 11, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Technique for loading dishwasher stirs domestic dissent

A recent question posted on The Citizen’s Facebook page provoked a bit of controversy — there’s nothing like a domestic issue to get folks polarized. The “kitchen question” was: Should dishes be washed by hand before going in the dishwasher? It could be sexist, but we have made note of whether the following responses came from a man or a woman. Join us on Facebook to have your household dilemmas dissected. (M) Yes! Just as a car caked in mud is not going to come clean by going through a carwash, dirty dishes will only get semi-clean in the dishwasher! (M) It really depends on

how powerful your dishwasher is. If it can get all the crud off, then great. But, if you need to basically clean the dishes for the dishwasher to finish the job, then the dishwasher doesn’t save time. Absolutely, they should be. Easier on the dishwasher and the drain pipe leading out of it! (M)Well, than that would mean that I need to wash them twice because my dishwasher IS my hands. For real though, a nice hard rinsing with a strong jet of H2O is all that’s needed. But it also depends on the plate. Dried caked on pasta sauce needs a soaking too. Or better yet, use paper plates and throw them

in the fire! (W) No way, unless the dishwasher is a last century model. (M) I wash dishes the way rocks were formed: heat and high pressure. (W) No, they don’t...seeing that I am the dishwasher Looks as though the concensus agrees with me. No washing prior to placing in dishwasher (W) I read somewhere that the dishwasher manufacturers recommend that you do NOT pre-wash. The detergent needs food to work on, or it scratches your dishes. Don’t know if it’s true, just that I read it! I think it wastes water too! But, I also think its true how old and powerful your dishwasher is.


Sorry, but we need God now more than ever. Our days turn into months and before you know it, another year has gone by. The “I’ll do it tomorrow” mentality turns into months or years. You look at your kids and think it was just yesterday that they were born. I’m certainly grateful for growing up as a baby boomer and I feel sad that kids being born in these times will never know what a “simple” life is. So, this got me thinking; would our Berlin community be willing to start a luminaria display tradition? I know that Christmas Eve is a crazy time for everyone but maybe that’s the message – that we need to get back to the time when friends would gather to celebrate the holiday; to bring young and old together; to do something out of the ordinary; to show your kids that it’s not always about “us.” It’s about what we can do to bring happiness to others. If you would be interested in getting involved in this venture, give me a call at (860) 690-8869. I can’t do it myself — it’s up to you. If not, maybe you’ll find time to

drive down Worthington Ridge on Christmas Eve and like a child waiting for Santa to bring him the present he asked for in his letter to him, you’ll awaken to the real spirit of Christmas. If it doesn’t happen, maybe next year. (The intent of Citizen voices is to give residents a chance to write on a topic of interest to our readers. If you are interested in making a submission for our consideration, please limit the length to 600 words. Only two submissions from an individual will be printed annually. We reserve the right to edit or reject any submission that, for any reason, does not meet our editorial standards. To submit a column send it to

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split second we freak out. Remember going ice skating or tobogganing and after we couldn’t take the cold anymore we’d go home where Mom would have hot cocoa and cookies waiting for us? Kids today don’t play outside — they sit in front of a TV or text and talk on their cell phones. Do you remember the occasional Christmas carolers that would appear at your door and sing a few carols? Now, no one has time to gather a few friends and head out to sing to neighbors. Do you remember when the television wasn’t swamped with political candidates accusing each other of lies? Do you remember when our nightly news wasn’t telling us of yet again, another killing in our cities? I don’t know about you, but I am sick of it all. I think God must be shaking his head and wondering when are we finally going to get the message that we need to slow down and start looking at life and appreciating it more? Oops, forgot — I’m not to suppose to talk about God.

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Turn over a new leaf

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

Autumn puts on a colorful show in front of the Berlin Free Library on Worthington Ridge.

Berlin Briefs Food bank project Liberty Bank, with the Rotary Club of Kensington/Berlin Sunrise, is helping to make sure our neighbors can enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner. The Liberty Bank Foundation will match 25 cents for every $1 the KensingtonBerlin Rotary Club collects from now until Nov. 20. Businesses can help make the Liberty Bank/Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Rotary Thanksgiving Dinner Drive a success by participating in one of the following: • Ask customers if they would like to add $1 or more to their bill to benefit the drive. Donation cards for your use are available. • Set up a flyer and a donation canister at a prominent location for donations. • Donate a percentage of a day’s sales to the drive or a percentage of a particular item. • Consider making a donation yourself. All donations benefit the Berlin Food Pantry. For more information, contact Elaine Pavasaris at (860) 828-9925 or Pat Ksiazkowski at (860) 224-1453.

Fall leaf collection The Berlin Public Works Department has scheduled curbside leaf collection on

your trash day during the week Nov. 15 through 19. Residents must put leaves in biodegradable brown paper bags and leave them at the curb on their regular trash day during the specified week. Trash barrels or other containers may also be used. (Containers will be emptied and returned to the curb.) Purchased leaf bags and alternate leaf containers must be clearly marked “leaves”. Plastic bags are not permitted. Keep all leaf bags and leaf containers away from the automated trash container. Grass clippings, yard waste and twigs cannot be mixed with leaves. Do not rake leaves into the gutter. This is a violation of the anti-litter ordinance, and subject to a fine. Residents who wish to dispose of leaves on their own may bring them to the dropoff area at 19 Town Farm Lane (off Massirio drive), Monday through Friday, between 7:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.; and Saturdays through Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All bags and containers must be emptied and removed from the drop-off area. The drop-off area will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 26.



Bring a Parent to School

McGee Middle School has scheduled “Bring a Parent to School Day” for Friday, Nov. 12. This is an opportunity for parents and the public to interact with children and learn about our schools. For more information on how to participate, call McGee Middle School at (860) 828-0323 or visit

Parent Breakfast

The Berlin High School Counseling Department has scheduled a Parent Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 19 from 8 to 9 a.m. for parents of grade 9 and 10 Berlin High School students. The breakfast, in the BHS cafeteria, will include a presentation from the counseling staff, words from the high school’s principal Mr. Harnett, and a question/answer period about the counseling programs available to students. An overview of the Comprehensive School Counseling

Curriculum will also be discussed. An RSVP would be appreciated. For more information and to RSVP, contact Deborrah Ramirez, Director of School Counseling at (860) 828-6577 X163 or Mary Pacyna, Guidance Secretary at (860) 828-6577, ext. 158.

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Graduation Party Reflective house signs The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Night Graduation Committee has blue reflective house sign for sale. The reflective signs can help emergency vehicles to quickly locate your house. They’re easy to install and make great gifts. For more information and cost, call Rhonda Lapierre at (860) 829-1958 or Flamingo Flocking The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Nigh Graduation Committee has coordinated a Flamingo Flocking fundraiser. To arrange to have a flock of bright pink flamingos fly to a Berlin family or friend, call (860) 828-

The Kensington Nursery School two-day morning class recently took their first field trip and bus ride to Karabin Farms. The children, with their teachers Mrs. Daigle and Mrs. Bryant, had a tractor ride, a tour of the farm and brought home bags of apples. 6986. The All Night Graduation Party is a fun, safe and Northwest Catholic High memorable drug and alcohol School has scheduled an free event for graduating senopen house for prospective iors. students on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. All seventh and eighth grade students and their parents are invited to attend. No registration is needed. Formal presentations will be offered at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. For more information or an application, visit admissions.

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Division III champs, again Berlin tops Platt, improves to 8-0 By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

For some teams, winning a division championship would solidify their season as a wildly successful one. But that’s not the case for the Berlin High School football team, which considers a division title just the first step on a journey to collect a bigger prize. The undefeated Redcoats pounded Platt, 45-14, Friday night in Meriden to repeat as Central Connecticut Conference Division III champions. “The first goal is to win the CCC title,” BHS coach John Capodice said. “If you do that, it puts you in a situation to get in the state playoffs.” Once there, a state crown — Berlin’s main goal each season — is within reach, the seventh-year coach added. The reigning Class M champion Redcoats improved to 8-0 with their win over Platt (6-2).

Currently, Berlin is atop the Class M power-point standings. The top eight teams in the state’s four classes earn a spot in the playoffs. The Redcoats scored the first three touchdowns Friday night, and led Platt 22-14 at the break. Platt got the ball to begin the second half, but was unable to further cut into Berlin’s lead. That proved to be the home team’s last best chance to make a game of it. With 7:13 to go in the third quarter, the Redcoats tallied their fourth touchdown of the night. Capodice said Berlin’s defensive stop to start the third, and ensuing touchdown, “was the big difference in the game.” From there, the locals poured it on, adding two more TDs in the fourth. The Redcoats have turned

Photo by Paul Salina

Max DeLorenzo, No. 44, and the Berlin High School football team ran away from See Champs, next page Platt Friday night in Meriden to improve to 8-0 on the year.

Lady Redcoats did more than just survive By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

The beat goes on at Berlin High. The Berlin High girls soccer team was devastated by graduation last June. Five starters went off to play in college, four at Division I schools. One is playing at Clemson, another plays at the University of Pennsylvania, yet another is playing at the University of Massachusetts and a fourth plays at Central Connecticut State University. The fifth is playing at Springfield College. So this season should have been a rebuilding one, right? Not a chance. At Berlin, the Redcoats don’t rebuild — they reload. Berlin opened play in the CIAC Class L state tournament Tuesday with Wethersfield after compiling an 11-4-1 record. OK, so that’s a bit less impressive than last year’s 17-1 team which claimed the Central Connecticut Conference South Division title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament, but 11 wins in 16 chances is hardly chopped liver. See Lady, page 21

Photo by Matt Leidemer

The Berlin High School girls soccer team began play in the CIAC Class L state tournament this week. BHS senior Mallory Brochu is pictured in action this season.

Pawelczyk sets diving record Berlin High School’s Leah Pawelczyk registered a score of 177.3 in a meet against Southington last week to set a new BHS record in diving. “Leah is a hard worker who is not afraid to try new things,” BHS coach Amanda McCarthy said. “She is always there for her teammates, and very motivated. Leah deserves to hold this record, and I am very proud of her.” The previous BHS diving record of 173.10 was set by Sam Smolicz in 2007. Pawelczyk certainly had a memorable day against Southington, but the Lady Redcoats fell to the host Blue Knights, 97-88, that evening to wrap up their regular season with a record of 5-5. Pawelczyk was slated to compete in the CIAC Class M diving competition Nov. 10 at Plainville High School. Pawelczyk finished 19th in Class M in 2009. — Nick Carroll


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 11, 2010

Seniors honored Photo by Paul Salina

The senior members of the Berlin High School volleyball team were recognized before their final home match, Oct. 29. The seniors are pictured with their parents. The BHS volleyball team (9-9) earned the 18th seed in the CIAC Class L state tournament and faced 15th seed North Haven (10-8) on the road Monday. For tournament updates, check out or join our Facebook page.

Champs Continued from page 19 in some impressive secondhalf performances this fall. “Credit to the kids,” said Capodice. “We hung tough in there” against Platt, Capodice said. “They believe in what we’re doing.” Berlin got a pair of touchdowns Friday night on interception returns by Max DeLorenzo and Tommy Undercuffler. DeLorenzo got it done on offense as well. He finished with three touchdowns and 114 yards on 12 carries. Tevin Grant had two touchdowns for the victors and rolled up 99 yards on the ground.

Quarterback Zach Zulkiewicz did a fine job orchestrating the multi-layered Redcoat attack in Meriden, and has been steady throughout the season. “Zach has done a terrific job running our offense,” Capodice said. “He gets the ball to the guys who need it.” Against Platt, Zulkiewicz threw a TD pass to DeLorenzo, and also connected with DeLorenzo on a two-point conversion pass. Berlin has converted on nine straight two-point conversion attempts. Next up, the Redcoats face Rockville (1-7) Friday night at Sage Park.

Second season begins Photo by Matt Leidemer

The Berlin High School boys soccer team (9-4-3) earned the 13th seed in the CIAC Class L state tournament and faced 20th seed Torrington (9-6-1) Monday at Scalise Field. For tournament updates, check out or join our Facebook page. Pictured: BHS celebrates a goal by Josh Jackson during a 5-0 victory over Bulkeley recently. Jackson notched a hat trick.

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Youth Sports

grader Adam Litwinko (fourth). Jahn and Litwinko finished Middle school one-two the entire season, The McGee Middle School leading the Spartans to a girls cross country team rolled record of 8-5. up a record of 13-0 this season, and along the way, finished first Soccer at the Midstate Middle School U11 girls League Invitational in Rocky Berlin 2, Glastonbury 1: Hill. Providing the scoring for Berlin The Spartans were led this in the friendly were Olivia fall by seventh grader Michelle Curtin and Alexandra ComGrieco, who placed first in all 13 regular season meets and stock. Comstock dished out an assist as well. Providing the at the league invitational. Following Grieco across the other assist and strong defenfinish line at the invitational sive play for the victors was were teammates, sixth grader Macy Cohen. Berlin’s Cara Wade and Chloe Ezzo (second), eighth graders Kristen Madeia (third) Maeve McQuillan were solid in and Taylor Lupini (fourth), and net. Berlin 5, Glastonbury 0: sixth grader Lisa Grieco (13th). The McGee boys team Cameron Michalek, Courtney placed third at the league invi- Vogel, Hannah Schulz, Maeve tational. The Spartans were led McQuillan and Olivia Curtin at the event by seventh grader scored as Berlin maintained its Jonathan Jahn (second), who perfect league record. Providfinished second. Also scoring ing assists were Alexandra for the McGee boys was eighth Comstock, Madison Taricani and Nikki Xiarhos. Berlin’s defensive stalwarts were Lisa field will be tough; they have Grieco and Sara Bengiovanni. a good program,” said Yanosy. “I don’t like to look Football ahead, but I think we have a A-Team Berlin Bears 26, New Hartgood shot to get past Wethersfield. If we do, then with ford 6: With the win, Berlin Hand we will really be tested. capped its regular season with a record of 4-4, which was They are not fifth-ranked by good enough for second place accident.” in the division. Also, the victory For tournament updates, over New Hartford guaranteed check out the Bears’ a spot in the playor join our Facebook page. offs.

Cross country

The McGee Middle School girls cross country team turned in a memorable campaign this fall. The Spartans went undefeated during the regular season, 13-0, and placed first at the Midstate Middle School League Invitational in Rocky Hill.

Lady Continued from page 19

“We pride ourselves on running a program, not just a team each year,” said coach Steve Yanosy. “I can’t say enough about how hard these kids worked this year. They knew it was their time. Our jayvees practice with the varsity, so we’re all part of the same program. Everybody knows what everybody else is doing. We think it is very important to practice together; we believe that brings cohesiveness to the program.”

Yanosy said that this year’s players stepped right in for the blue-chippers who graduated. “Shannon Murphy, who is a three-year starter, controls the middle of the field for us,” said Yanosy. “Anna Chmura also does a great job in the midfield. Our defense is solid in the back, too.” He went on to list Dana Hebert, whom he described as solid at sweeper, and Jenna Brousseau and Mallory Brochu as defenders who have developed as the year went on. He also said that Lisa Andreanna has been another solid defender.

“Sophomore Bianca Jacques, who is a real athletic kid, is a very good player up front,” said Yanosy. Jacques lead the team in goals. “We’re reasonably young,” said Yanosy. “But we also have a decent sized senior class. A lot of our kids play soccer year round, and that helps us. We just have a lot of kids in town who play soccer.” If the Redcoats, who are seeded 12th, get past Wethersfield, they will play Daniel Hand in Madison today, Nov. 11. “The match with Wethers-

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Football — Berlin vs. Rockville at Sage Park, 7 p.m.


Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email All Night Grad Party Decorating – The 2011 All Night Graduation Party Decorating committee meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Willard Elementary School. Help as often as you can. Drop-ins are welcome.



Pet Meet & Greet Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Saturday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.S. Labieniec, 945 Farmington Ave. Meet their friendly, beautiful cats that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Please bring vet and/or personal references. FOBAC will also accept food donations and applications for new foster homes. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Church dinner – The Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled its monthly roast beef dinner

for Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the church parish hall. Menu includes roast beef, potatoes, green beans, bread and a choice of apple or peach crumb with ice cream. A macaroni and cheese alternative is offered for children. Reservations are suggested; walk-ins are welcome. For more information and cost, call the church at (860) 828-4511. Berlin Historical Society - The Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Peck and Main Streets, welcomes visitors to its museum on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. View displays of the Berlin Trolley, street histories, the Leather Man and his local caves along with our extensive permanent collection of tin, bricks, toys and more. One of the best ways you can be a part of Berlin’s 225th anniversary celebration is to visit the museum and learn more about our town’s history. Meetings are

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Pet Adoption

Sebastian was abandoned on the Berlin Turnpike. The owner at a nearby store helped Sebby and his sister Jackie by giving them scraps. Sebastian is a gentle giant, very sweet and friendly. He appears to be a Maine Coon mix. For more information about Sebastian, or other animals available for adoption, call (860) 828-5287. open to the public and are

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Salute to a Hero - Salute to a Hero, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. The program features the Plainville Wind Ensemble in concert to honor veterans. Admission is free with a donation of a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marines’ Toy for Tots program.



Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin - The Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin has scheduled a reception on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at Sage Pond Place, 1725 Berlin Turnpike, to celebrate the success of Mani/Pedi For a Cure. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and a breast cancer presentation will be made by Donna Boehm, RN from the Hospital of Central Connecticut. A donation check

will be presented to a board member of the Susan G. Komen foundation.



Pasta supper – The American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, hosts a pasta supper every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call the post at (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m. All Night Grad Party Decorating – The 2011 All Night Graduation Party Decorating committee meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Willard Elementary School. Help as often as you can. Drop-ins are welcome. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For more information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Willard PTO – Willard Elementary School PTO is

scheduled to meet Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the school. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Members of the club are dedicated to doing good works in the community. Guests are invited to attend any meeting. For more information, call Elaine Pavasaris at (860) 4639193.


Saves the Day” book fair for Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Junior Woman’s Club – The Junior Woman’s Club Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 at Karen P’s house.


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Blood drive — The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave. To make an appointment, call 1-800 RED CROSS or Book Fair – Hubbard Elementary School has scheduled a Scholastic “Reading


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The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a bus trip to New York for Saturday, Dec. 11. Participants may see a show, sightsee or shop on their own. The bus will leave the town hall parking lot at 8 a.m. to arrive in New York City, Rockefeller Center, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Bus will leave the city at 6 p.m. to arrive in Berlin at approximately 8:30 p.m. Deadline for registration is Friday, Nov. 12. For more information and cost, call (860) 828-7009 or visit

Winners The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department announced the winners from the annual Monster Bash and pumpkin decorating contest held recently at Willard Elementary School. Pumpkin decorating winners: Pre-school/Kindergarten Most Frightening — first place, Julian Meyers. Most Amusing — first place, Jaclyn Moore; second place, Kiona Meyers; third place, Brianna Robertson.

Most Creative — first place, Brianna DeMorais; second place, Austin Vale da Serra; third place, Owen Toussaint. Honorable Mention — Klarisa Pascua, Mason DiMauro and Rhiannon Reinhardt. First and second grade Most Creative — first place, Dean Guerrette; second place, Karina Geshemsky, third place, Joseph Caracoglia. Honorable Mention — Olivia Robertson. Most Amusing — first place, Samantha Centurelli.

Third, fourth and fifth grade Most Amusing — first place, Michael Centurelli; second place, Jacqueline Cooper. Most Creative — first place, Emily Caracoglia; second place, Mackenzie DiMauro. Most Frightening — first place, Julia Dowd. The winner of the “People’s Choice” Pumpkin was Olivia Robertson. The winner of the Guess the Candy Jar contest was Brianna DeMorais. The winners of the costume prize drawings were:

Infant to 5 years — Katie Tierney, Charlie Pinchera, Diya Patel, Cameron DeMerchant and Breslin Grozio. Kindergarten and first grade — Will Turgeon, Austin Vale da Serra, Max Wojtusik, Devin Young and Chloe Loehr. Second and third grade — Amanda Moss, Abby Ferland, Matthew Tierney, Bella Crossley and Kelly Kozlowski. Fourth and fifth grade Jaymin Patel, McKenna Evans, Bo Dehm Wicklund, Sam Veronesi and Chris Snedeker.


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Hollywood Continued from page 1 days. She’s a very special lady and dear to me.” “It’s really important to know where we come from and see how, ultimately, that experience echoes in where we go,” Stowell said. His mother is a teacher at Willard Elementary School and his father is in construction, not the most likely background for a movie star, Stowell said. But, “They always had us involved in theater or chorus or band.” He and his two brothers, Brian and Dan, all played instru-

ments. Still, in his early high school years, fine arts took a back seat to Stowell’s interest in sports: baseball, football, baseball and tennis. Then, in his junior year, he was hurt multiple times playing football. It was time to try something different, he said, and “My buddies put me up to be in senior class play.” He won the role of a Russian ballet dancer, Boris, in You Can’t Take It With You. “I grew out my hair and it was great it was fun. I made a lot of good friends in that production. It got me to explore a different part of my

life which opened the door .” At that time, Stowell had been accepted into a pre-law program at Central Connecticut State University. However, the director of his high school play had invited an administrator from the University of Connecticut to see the production and the UConn scout immediately offered Stowell a spot in the fine arts program for the graduating class of 2007. Stowell was that good. It took a while “getting acclimated to the thespians surrounding me — it was a very different life, I was an athlete thrown into the world of theater,” Stowell re-

called. “But I really fell in love with Shakespeare and took to the craft right away.” In his freshman year, Stowell said he was cast as Octavius, an opportunity unheard of for someone so new to the craft, especially in light of the need to master the language of Shakespeare. “It was a big role and wonderful production. It helped make the decision for me that this is what I want to do. It was electric, powerful theater and to be part of it — with all these wonderful actors — it was really the catalyst.” In his senior year at UConn, Stowell won the pres-

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tigious Nafe Katter Award for best performer. Stowell had been working at a restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard during the summer breaks and was working there after he graduated from college. His plan for the future was unclear at the time, when one day his buddy asked, “What do you really want to do?” Stowell anwered, “I want to make movies — and they’re not making them on Martha’s Vineyard.” In November 2008, he moved to California and “started the grind…trying to find an agent, trying to find a b job in general. It was a little 1 rough at first.” While he was using the “change jar” to buy groceries and working at an Italian restaurant to make f ends meet, Stowell didn’t play the starving actor for c long. Soon he was getting guest spots on sitcoms, Comedy f Central, and finally getting auditions for ongoing parts on network shows. “Once you break through, people gave you a chance. It’s incredible how when that door opens, people look at you in a different light.” f Stowell lives in a compound with his brother and a long-time friend and his wife. The friend and the brother ½ are both working in the production-side of the movie ½ business with companies such as Happy Madison. When asked if his situation mirrors the iconic crew on Entourage, Stowell laughs but acknowledges that it’s great to have his friends nearby. “I enjoy it. They keep me grounded. We all had this dream together…to come out here and try our talents.” The crew does “stick together” and Stowell talked about a big night out at Jimmy Kimmel Live “hanging out and meeting everybody…hob-knobbing with the A-listers.” Stowell said “I would love to follow in the footsteps of the classic leading men — Robert Redford, Paul Newman — who really defined Hollywood.” “Hollywood has changed so much these days and it’s not heading in the right direction. I want to change the

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen for 1 ½ to 2 ½ years old. Drop-in stories (for preschoolers and kindergarteners): Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. for 3 ½ to 6 years old Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for all ages Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for all ages. Health Information The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library subscribes to Consumer Reports on Health and The Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Both are great resources for up-to-date medical information and advice and are available for patrons in our reference department. Online Employment Help Need help writing a resume or cover letter or interested in receiving online interview coaching? The library subscribes to JobNow, an online job coaching service. This service can be accessed from the library’s website Book sale Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library sponsors an “almost new” book sale at the Community Center, located in the lower level of the library. The book sale is open Mondays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Most books are only $1.

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Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for all ages. The theme for the week of Nov. 15 is zoo animals. Block Club The Block Club using Lego blocks is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. for children in first grade and older. Registration is required. Yearbooks needed The Local History Room of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is in need of the following Berlin High School yearbooks: 2002, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988. The library appreciates any and all donations. Playtime Playtime is an opportunity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play and socialize together with parents in the meeting room of the library. It is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration is necessary. Storytime Storytime is an early literacy program that highlights the six skills needed for prereaders and reading readiness. Registration is required for the parent-child programs, as space is limited. The storytime scheduled is: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for 2 ½ to 3 ½ years old. Mondays at 11:30 a.m. for 1 ½ to 2 ½ years old. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.


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change in people’s lives in what you project on screen.” Stowell said he doesn’t get back to Berlin much, but he still keeps track of friends and life in Connecticut. Especially when it comes to sports. He said, “I still support my Huskies a hundredfold.”

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idea that stardom gives people the feeling they have a right to destroy their bodies. As an actor there is a real responsibility to be a role model. Cinema and film affects the world and you can make a



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Berlin woke up Monday to a slushy, snowy November morning. An abrupt change in weather brought a mix of precipitation and colder temperatures after a seasonally comfortable weekend. Above, Hungerford Park on Farmington Avenue is coated in white and a line of slush seems to lead the way to downtown.


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lose weight, eliminate phobias, stop smoking Weekly Weight Loss Groups Ruth B. Carr RN, MA, C.Ht.

203-933-5188 ———————————————— — FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144 TREADMILL - Nordictrak C1800 - Asking $650. Please call 203-430-4174


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 bath. All appliances included. W/D. Gas heat. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. No pets. Call 203-464-8066



ALWAYS Buying, Old, used and antique hand tools. Carpentry, machinist and workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that you are no longer using, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860613-1108

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE-4Rms, appls, 1 level, deck, garage. No pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1175/mo inclds heat. 203-393-1117

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.

Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available.

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments

Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295


MERIDEN - 2 Bedroom Townhouse, nothing included. $995. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-2136175 WALLINGFORD 1 BR unit in small complex. Recently remodeled. Lg Bdrm. Closets, storage, thermo windows. Washer dryer. $850. 1 mo sec. Good credit. Jim 203-631-2102

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 LG BR, 1st Fl. Stove & refrig. WD hookup right in unit. Section 8 approved. $1,025/mo. 203-284-5843 MERIDEN 3BR+. nicely remodeled. Hdwd flrs. Off st. parking. Laundry rm. Huge fenced in yard. Avail 2/1. Franklin St. Call 203-634-6550

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 2nd flr $900+ sec. & utils. Just renovated! 387 Center St. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr Studio, $150/wk+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $195/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 2BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st parking. No smoking/pets. Heat & HW included. $900/mo. (203) 444-5722

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR Apts $700/mo 404 Center Street, 136 Windsor Ave., 53 Prospect St. Off street parking. No pets. Sec & ref. Mike (203) 537-6137 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd floor. Off street parking. No pets. $775 per month, plus 2 month securuity. Utils not included. Credit check. Call Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN 3 BR Clean, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Small pets at discretion of landlord. Bunker Ave. $980 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN 3 BR Spacious. Newly remodeled. 1.5 baths. WD hookup. Walk-in closets. Off st parking. Section 8 approved. $1100 + sec. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse Heat & Hot Water incl. Garage. $1425. Call (203) 464-7377 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. $850. 31 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message. MERIDEN 3 BR. Newly renovated. Stove & fridge incl. 1st, 2nd & 3rd FL $900-$1000. Separate utils. Pets considered. Owner/Agent 203-996-1719

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

MERIDEN Clean, recently updated apartments. Off street parking. WD hookup. 2 BR - $800 ** 3/4 BRs $1100 4 BR, 2 Ba $1200 203-417-1675 MERIDEN E.Side Large 2nd fl 1 br, 1 ba $750.00/mo includes heat 203-675-6902 MERIDEN LG. 1ST FLR 2BR, 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 221 Camp St. $900/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN- 2BR 1st Floor Handicap accessible. 16 Hickory Street. $800/mo. Call 917-365-0888 MERIDEN- Fully Furnished 3 Rooms, 1 BR, LR, kitchen. Private bath. $675 per month. Lease & security deposit required. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN-1BR apartments. Offst parking. Hot water incld. No pets. $625/mo. + sec. Call 203634-4634 MERIDEN-1BR Spacious end unit in modern E. side secure bldg. Small complex. stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $700 incl. HW. 203-269-0763 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr apt. 25W Andrews St. W. Side. Prvt house. W/D hkup, off-st-park. No smoking/pets. Refs. $800/mo+utils. 860-377-2381 MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr, very spacious, LR, DR, full kit., full BA, MBRw/walk-in closet. $800/mo + sec. No smok/pets. Sect 8 appr’d. 203-687-8244 MERIDEN-3 Lg BRs. Full attic - 1/2 finished. 2nd Fl encl porch. WD/ Mudrm. Hdwd flrs. New oil furnace. S, R, Dshwshr. Lg yard. Off st parking. $995. (203) 634-3210 MERIDEN-3BR, 2nd flr, stove, fridge, good location. Credit check. 1 mo. dep. + 1 mo. rent. $950/mo. References. No pets. (203) 265-4786 or (203) 464-0537 MERIDEN. Studio apt, downtown on bus line. $499/mo, utilities not included. No pets. 203-982-3042. MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868

SOUTHINGTON 3 BR $900/month. 2 months security.

Call (860) 538-5575

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 large BR for Rent Utilities included. Apartment to share. $500. (917) 406-3478 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or


MERIDEN 52 Reservoir Ave. 1st Fl. Lg., 5 Rms, 1 BR w/office. Hdwd flrs. Newly renovated. All appls. AC. Off st parking. Nice yard. $950. 203-237-5224

MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841


CONDOMINIUMS GUSTAV Stickley Library Bookcase Desk, 4 Hitchcock Chairs, Two Oak Dressers, Pr. 7 ft Chestnut Columns, Pr French Drs, 3 Oak Mirrors, Barrister Bookcase, Mahog Writing Table, Oak Library Table, Mahog Pedestal Post, Parlor Table, 7 Drawer Oak Desk28”x50”, Hoosier Cab, Set (4) Blonde Parlor Tables, Pristine Oak & Caned Wheelchair & much more. (203) 634-4154


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FANCY SEASONED Firewood. $220/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 2 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.

FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Cheshire and surrounding areas. All hardwood, cut & split. (203) 439-1253


Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WLFD- LOVELY Furnished Lge. BR. Wired for computer. Laundry done. Use of bath, kit, rec rm. Quality area. 203-269-8166

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN-Garage space available. 10x20’s & 20x40’s. 24hr-7days access Call Dave 203-537-7368 MERIDEN-Garage space available. 10x20’s & 20x40’s. 24hr-7days access Call Dave 203-537-7368 WALLINGFORD Garage for rent. 1 or 2 car garages available. $95 per garage. Cement floor, new roof. Dead end street. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348


Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON 6 RMs & bath, 15-17 Bristol St. New stove & fridge, washer/dryer, 1 car garage, . $800 + security. Credit check. No pets. 203-699-9143 SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 2nd fl. Very Clean. Hdwd flrs. Appl’s. Off st parking. No utils. No pets. Sec & refs. $650/mo. (860) 621-4463 (860)203-6051 WALLINGFORD - 1 BR apartments. Nothing included. Center St. $675. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Fl. Fully remodeled, C-Air & heat. EIK, new appls & cabinets. Off st parking. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $750. 203-272-3855 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 4RM. 52 Meadow St. HDW Floors, Eat-in Kit. Crmic Tile, New Appl+DW. W/D hookup. 2 off-st. Recently Remdl! 1st FL $1050+util., 2nd FL $950+util. (203) 213-6829. WALLINGFORD 2 BEDROOMS 1.5 baths. Washer/Dryer hookups. Near Merrit & 91. No pets/ smoking. Sec & Ref required. $1,050. Utils not included. Available 12/1/10. Call 203-641-5009 WALLINGFORD 2BR 1BA apt. Near town center/YMCA/park. LR/DR combo. New carpet. Pets negotiable. $925. Call 203-641-7010 WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fence in yard. Garage extra. $900. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

WALLINGFORD 4 ROOMS Bright, spacious. Eat-In kitchen. Off street parking. Tile floors. $875. Call (203) 430-6896

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-6Rms, 2nd flr, W/D hkup, off-st-parking. $1100/mo + sec. 203-634-1241 WALLINGFORD- 1st flr, 1BR could be 2, LR, DR, kitchen, great location on quiet st. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. $950/mo + sec. No pets. 203-631-5744

WANTED 4 or 5 room house or apt. Meriden area. Middle age, section 8, clean, 1 cat. $850 per month. (203) 238-9756

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216


WALLINGFORD-YMCA area. 1st flr ranch unit, 1BR, LR, DR, Kit., Appl, off st parking. $795/mo + sec. Refs. 203-269-2575 WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 2nd floor, excellent location and neighborhood, no pets, no smoking, off street parking, washer/ dryer hook ups, cellar storage, $800/mo plus sec. Call 203-265-1070

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

MERIDEN $249,900 Bring the family! Something for everyone. Both levels of this gracious Ranch are sure to please! 3 or 4 bdrms, 3 bths. Very spectacular sunroom just off DR, deck, modern kit w/built-ins, cair, & nice yard w/shed. Brian 203-235-3300

ROOMMATES MERIDEN HOUSE TO SHARE One Bedroom available Use of kitchen, LR, etc. Deck. Heat, hot water & electric incl. Call 203-530-5678 RELIABLE ROOMMATE Female to share w/same in Meriden condo. $600/mo incl utils. Newly built 3 story townhouse, only 3 yrs old. Hdwd flrs thru-out. Share DR, LR, kitch, 1.5 baths. 1st mo. rent req’d. No pets. Call (917) 886-1740 leave message.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284

MERIDEN Cape set on rear lot. Move right in. 1875 sq. ft. Beautifully landscaped, 2full baths, 2 car gar, in ground pool. $299,999 Al Criscuolo 203-235-3300



GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 11, 2010

CARPENTRY WINTERIZATION - WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

CONCRETE & CEMENT A & A Lawn Care- Free Estimiates. Dumpster rentals. Fall cleanups, mulch. Snowplowing. Tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the


NICHOLAS J MURANO, LLC Complete Concrete Construction Beautiful stamped work. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276


EXCAVATING K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521 DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painiting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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EXTREME Home Improvement Repairs, Roofing, Sheetrock, Concrete. Great rates. Free estimates. Insured. Call Walter 203-619-2877 CT#628714 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

HOUSE CLEANING GUTTERS PROF Guttering cleaning along w/the down spouts. Free est. CT Reg #0619909. 203-715-2301


To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 NADEAU CONSTRUCTION Custom kitchens & baths. 25 years experience. Free estimates. CT Reg # 0531413. Call (860) 919-6592

GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall clean-ups. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

LANDSCAPING AND MORE 20% OFF ANY FALL CLEANUP Junk removal. Snow Plowing. Also house cleaning. 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Clean ing Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 15 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.


CURBSIDE PICKUP RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall Clean-ups, brush/tree removal, curbside vac truck, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Fall Clean-UP & Gutters Too! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 FALL CLEAN-UPS No job too big or small. Vacuum service available Please call 203-630-2152

DAVEY MASONRY 20 Yrs Exp. Stone & brick walls. All Repair work. Fully insured. Free estimates. CT Reg. #567143 203-757-8366 or 203-768-3300


DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Leaf & Snow Removal We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yard. Fall Clean-Ups ***Free estimates*** 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 20% OFF JOBS OVER $100



FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.


EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com/Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877

L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488


DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Gonzalez Construction Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319


Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

SALT - $130/Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $59 per yard, picked up. 100% magnesium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16/50lb. bag. Pallets prices avail. 24/7. 203-238-9846

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ★★★★★★★★

203-639-0032 Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

SERVICES OFFERED MACHINE SHOP Machining ▲ Welding, Steel, Aluminum, Stainless ▲Cracked Alloy Wheel Straightening & Welding ▲Brake Drum and Rotor Turning ▲Construction & Farm Repairs ▲Jet Equipment Sales & Service K&D Machine Services. Meriden (203) 238-4714 ▲General


CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455



FALL Clean up service we do it all for you curb pick up, hedges, pruning, weeding, gutters Ins Lic 0619909 203-715-2301



Leaves & yard clean-ups, Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, garage. Free estimate. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

FAHEY PLUMBING & HEATING (203) 235-1383 Owner on every job. All calls answered & appts kept. Make sure your heat is ready for winter. Days, nights, wknds same reas. price.

HEDGE TRIMMING NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950


For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.


CT Reg. #516790

POLISH/English speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885



ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

LET me clean your home/office for less $. Will beat other quotes by 20%. (Mature Woman/US Citizen). Call (203) 238-0566 Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887


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FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

IMMEDIATELY by calling



203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn


TREE SERVICES NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

WINDOW WASHING JANATORIO WINDOW WASHING 1500SF home for $99. Serving all of CT. Free estimates! Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-440-1328


Thursday, November 11, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN $249,900 Be the first to see this new listing! Big Ranch on nearly a half acre. 3 or 4 bdrms, 4 wood burning stoves. Gourmet kitchen, big glass enclosed sunroom, deck & garage ready for your growing family.

Call Now! Brian (203) 235-3300

MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223


Balancing Clerks 3 positions ● ● ●

8pm to finish 7:00pm to finish 6:30pm to finish

Will perform nightly amount keying, scanning, reconciliation of exception items, communicate with Client's HUB, SLA reports and ensure files are delivered timely to the client. Must have good PC skills, ten key, previous banking or item processing experience desirable. Must be able to work in a time critical environment. Apply on line today at; all candidates drug tested and background checked. EOE/AA.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE 15 Sterling Blvd, Wallingford, Ct. 06492

NORTH HAVEN CITIZEN MULTI MEDIA REP ● Do you enjoy helping people? ● Do you excel with new challenges? ● Work well in a fast paced environment? Candidate must possess the right people skills, be ambitious and a self starter; organized and detailoriented. Sales experience preferred but we will train the right person. Reliable vehicle necessary (mileage reimbursed). Our company is growth-oriented and progressive. We offer a positive work environment and a commitment to customer service. Excellent compensation package includes 401k, medical insurance, etc. If you believe you are the right person for us, send your resume by mail or e-mail to:

Brian Monroe Advertising Dept

SOUTHINGTON-$125,000 Condo 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. 996 Meriden Wtby Rd., Unit 1G OPEN SUNDAY 11/7 1-3 Call Owner 860-841-9412

HELP WANTED A. DUIE PYLE OWNER OPERATORS NEEDED REGIONAL TRUCKLOAD OPERATION FLEET AVG. $1.64 per mile YEAR ROUND STEADY WORK Home EVERY Weekend Weekly Settlements Direct Deposit Plate and Permits program Tandem Axle Tractor Required Call Larry - 888-477-0020 ext 7 ASSEMBLY - Several temp & temp to hire positions in Meriden & Wallingford. MUST have good job stability, HS diploma or GED & small parts assembly experience. $10.50-11.00. IMMEDIATE NEEDS. Call today! AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242

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NOW HIRING ★ Entry Level Customer Svc ★ Appointment Setters ★ General Office No exp. necessary. Room for advancement. Fun work environment. $350-$500 BASE PAY WEEKLY, CALL FOR INTERVIEW. 860-329-0317 DRIVER - Class A. Hazmat, medical, 401k. Apply at TuxisOhrs, 80 Britannia St, Meriden. DRIVER - The Stork Club & Child Care Center in Cheshire needs a van driver. Public Service license a must. Call 203272-1637 HOME DELIVERY MANAGERS Opportunities in Central CT Managing the daily operations of the distribution of newspapers Valid license and vehicle required EOE M/F/V/D Apply on-line at: HVAC Installer/Service Tech S-1 lic. Res & light com. replacement & repair. Exp. w/oil, piping, gas & A/C. Send resume or apply to: Helen at Tuxis-Ohr’s 80 Brittania St., Meriden.

Plant Maintenance Mechanic Skilled mechanic needed in the repair and maintenance of all plant equipment to include pumping station equipment and motor vehicles for the Town of Wallingford Sewer Division. Requires graduation from H.S. /trade school with 1 year of post H.S. specialized maintenance training and 2 years experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment. Must obtain a CDL Class B motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment. $22.61 to $26.96 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492. Fax # (203) 294-2084. Closing date will be November 19, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE.

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Seasonal Warehouse Associates

Work behind the scenes:

for the holidays! Discover the magic of Macy’s

JOB FAIR Wednesday Nov. 10th 475 Knotter Drive Cheshire, CT

HVAC INSTALLER/Srv Tech S-1 lic. Res & light com replacement & repair. Exp w/oil, piping, gas & A/C. Send resume or apply to: Helen at Tunxis-Ohr’s 80 Brittania St., Meriden.

Looking for extra money for the Holiday$$$? Contact HCMWe have General Labor Jobs available! 203-634-8427 MACHINIST/Operator FT and PT positions. Manual type equipment, lathe, Bridgeport, etc. Basic set-up skills, work with engineering drawings, hand measuring tools. FT benefits include health, dental, 401k, paid vac/holiday. Send resume to P.O. Box 368, Wallingford, CT 06492

REPORTER The Record-Journal is seeking a reporter to cover local news in Southington. Involves writing stories and some multimedia work. Position is full time and includes some night and weekends. All levels of experience will be considered. Please send cover letter, resume and a minimum of 3 clippings to New Editor Michael Misarski at: mmisarski@ or Record-Journal Attn: Michael Misarski 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 or call (203) 317-2241 The Record-Journal is an equal opportunity employer.

SECRETARY (Part-time) Part-time Secretary Position 15 hrs/wk/$15hr at CJR’s YES Program in Meriden. Provide full range of secretarial duties: typing, filing, maintaining client case files and manage daily office routine. Accurately and appropriately answer telephone and take messages. 3 years office experience and proficiency in Windows Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and various office equipment. Collects and collates data. Good verbal communication skills. Individual needs to feel comfortable with troubled youth and families under stress. Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply. Email resume to: or mail to: CJR POB 161, Litchfield, CT 06759 Attn: HR EOE

SECURITY GUARD 3rd SHIFT Full Time Sunday to Thursday 11:30 PM - 7:30 AM Must have 6 months security experience. Must have valid driver’s license - must meet requirements to obtain a security clearance. Ver y good benefits package including Medical and Dental insurance and 401K. Apply in person at: Kaman Aerospace Kaman Precision Products 217 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 EEO/AAP/M/F/D/V

Your holiday budget will go further with a Macy’s discount - a treat for yourself, a gift for a family member or friend!

We Offer: Ȼ Part time flex Ȼ Shift differentials available Ȼ Weekday shift Mon. - Thur. Ȼ Weekend shift Fri. - Sun. Apply online: Applicants that apply online prior to the Job Fair will automatically be registered and screened first! Can’t make it Wednesday? Applicants are welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday.

HELP WANTED HVAC SERVICE TECH B/D or S license required. 5 years min. experience. Exc. wages, benefits. Send resume to: No phone calls please.

Macy’s Discounts:


11 Crown St Meriden, CT 06450 E-mail: HELP WANTED

Macy’s offers a competitive salary, and a fun fulfillment center that will capture the spirit of the season processing online customer’s orders for macy’s &

Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check.


WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $175,000. Al 203-265-5618

Now hiring for:

between 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

BARTENDER & Server -Full Time Experienced. Apply in Person: Laskara Restaurant, 295 Parker Farms Road, Wallingford

BOOKKEEPER/TYPIST Part time for 4-6 hrs per wk needed ASAP. Quickbooks needed. Call 203-213-8833

Wrap-up a happier holiday as a Macy’s associate!

PROCESS ENGINEER Ulbrich Steel is a world-wide processer and distributor of stainless steel and special metals and has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Process Engineer in manufacturing at our Wallingford, CT location.


Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Technology, with 3+ years experience in manufacturing, process improvements and/or project engineering. Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processing methods, industry standards, statistical process control, and metals properties is required. Ideal candidate will have the ability to work from blueprints and specifications and be knowledgeable with Lean Mfg, 5S, 8D and other contemporary manufacturing methods. This position offers excellent salary and benefits and the opportunity to expand skills within a company that offers both a diverse workforce and a welcoming company culture. Please forward your resume and cover letter along with salary history to: Visit us at:

PART - Time Front Desk Multi doctor dental practice is seeking PT Front desk person. Mostly afternoons & evenings. Mon-Fri. 15-20 hrs per wk. Chairside dental assisting exp a plus. Must be flexible and have ability to multi-task. Please fax resume to 860-621-9271


TELESALES Reps That’s Great News is an entrepreneurial company with a pleasant, friendly work environment located in Cheshire, CT

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Our TeleSales Reps need to have the following skills: Experience in outbound sales ● Aptitude for Direct Selling over the telephone ● Good attention to detail and diligent follow-up ● Experience in developing relationships with key customers ● Computer skills ●


OIL BURNER TECHNICIAN Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. is seeking an experienced, licensed (MUST HAVE CT B2 LICENSE), residential oil burner technician. Competitive salary, 401K, medical benefits, company vehicle, paid vacation & holidays. Please call 203-2392226 to setup a confidential interview.


GRANITE fabrication facility seeking experienced fabricator. Please call 860-4262800 SEEKING Shuttle Driver for service M-F 7:30am-5pm & Automotive Techs M-F 7am5pm & Sat 8am-12 Full-time. 401K, health benefits. 203-2651611 or

Must have one (1) year minimum Telephone sales or Telemarketing Experience



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Wartime Service Medal ceremony State Representative Joseph Aresimowicz (DBerlin/Southington) will honor Berlin veterans with a wartime service medal at a ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 14 at McGee Middle School. “This is a great opportunity for us to honor our veterans who have served our nation during periods of war with the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Survive Medal,” Rep. Aresimowicz said. “I welcome all eligible veterans to participate and for those who need eligibility information, we can provide you an application.” Veterans or a relative of an eligible veteran can obtain the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal application by calling (860)240-0082. Veterans with qualifying wartime military service are eligible to receive the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal. State Representative Catherine Abercrombie (DBerlin /Meriden) and State Senator Donald DeFronzo (D-6th District) are scheduled to join Aresimowicz at the ceremony.

Do you need home repairs?


Equal Housing Lender

HomeFront is looking for residents in need of home repairs for its upcoming annual repair blitz in Spring 2011. Interested homeowners must apply before Nov. 30 in order to be considered for help in the 2011 season. HomeFront offers help with faulty windows, doors, steps, railings, leaky roofs, painting, plumbing and electrical needs at no cost to qualifying, low-income homeowners. HomeFront, a communitybased, volunteer home repair program that provides quality of life repairs to lowincome homeowners at no cost to them, is accepting applications for assistance. Physical repair work is scheduled to be completed in May by local volunteers participating in HomeFront’s 24th season.

Referrals are welcome from neighbors, social service agencies, faith communities and city officials. Quality of life improvements are made possible by a community-wide mobilization of building material and service donors, financial supporters, and groups volunteers from local corporations, faith-based and civic organizations. For information on how to apply for help, how to volunteer for HomeFront, or how to make a donation, call 1800-887-HOPE (4673) or visit

Lions collect coats for vets

The Berlin Lions Club is asking everyone in the Connecticut communities to help the homeless veterans of Connecticut by contributing new or cleaned serviceable winter clothing (coats, jackets, winter hats and gloves). New or cleaned, serviceable clothing can be dropped off at Kensington Auto Service, Ltd. 89 Harding St. For more information, contact Lion Richard Miller at or Lion Lenny Tubbs at

Good cause needs help

Good Cause Gifts, 150 Mill Street, and the Berlin Food Pantry ask residents to donate canned food items to be available to citizens in need during the holiday season. The canned food collection will run through November. Donations may be dropped off at Good Cause Gifts, 150 Mill Street. For more information, contact Mary Greene at (860) 347-5099, ext. 211 or

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11-11-2010 Berlin Citizen  

The November 11th, 2010, edition of the Berlin Citizen.

11-11-2010 Berlin Citizen  

The November 11th, 2010, edition of the Berlin Citizen.