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Volume 14, Number 47

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This is Main Street — a quiet revival in Kensington By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

The idea of Main Street is as American as baseball and apple pie. It’s an iconic image in every form of American art. It was a “main” character in Sinclair Lewis’ satirical novel. As a term widely used to describe the primary street in any town or village, Main Street can be conceptual or real. Main Street, Kensington, is both. (There’s also a Main Street in East Berlin that is predominantly residential.) About seven-tenths of a mile from start to finish, it’s a mix of commercial and residential. Main Street, Kensington is also a community of people who take their place there seriously. Being on Main Street “has a certain ring to it,” said Mike Jeske, owner of Jeske’s Catering Services, 380 Main St. His site has long been associated with food services as it once housed Grand Central Restaurant. “There’s some nostalgia here when some of the old-timers come in.” Eileen Clark refers to Main

Main Street shares billing with Farmington Avenue.

Looking east, from the Main Street intersection with Kensington Road. Street as “Mayberry”, the idyllic town from The Andy Griffith Show. Clark owns Echo Consignment, 355 Main St. “The shop owners are all very friendly. We all go to each other’s shops. Sometimes we’re out there sweeping the sidewalk, waving hello.” Echo Consignment opened July 1. Clark checked out a few possible spots for her clothing store before deciding the Main Street location was the best fit. “I really

liked the village atmosphere of Main Street,” she said. “And I could see that they were doing renovations to the street. I liked that it was improving.” The southernmost corners of Main Street are anchored by Mommy and Me and Dairy Queen. At the north end is the Lofts at Sherwood Falls. Just considering these key sites, the idea that a revival is underway seems logical. Within the last couple of years; Mommy and

Me has expanded with a new department Lazy Daisies Furniture and Gifts. DQ has grown as well, with a seasonal outdoor patio overlooking the downtown crossroads of Main and Farmington Avenue. The Kensington-Berlin YMCA has upgraded its facility. And at 1 Main St., the

Sherwood Falls project has taken a derelict old mill and turned it into stylish housing all the while preserving an historic landmark building. Town Manager Denise McNair said this small section of town has “huge value” and along with Farmington Avenue creates a commercial hub that will be further bolstered as commuter services are more fully developed. Furthermore, Kensington’s Main Street has the potential to expand along an axis that

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The Lofts at Sherwood Falls are one-third complete and unit sales are strong. With more than 75 households, at completion, the project is expected to add life to the area.

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Looking west on Main Street, the area is anchored by Mommy and Me and Dairy Queen, longtime downtown businesses. As the street sign shows, Main Street shares its downtown center status with Farmington Avenue, but Main Street business people say their street has an identity all its own.


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River, and following the coast to Portland, Maine, which also has a harbor, was a logical route. An extensive history, as well as information on the renovations Henning has been involved with, is online at Henning, who does business as Schall & Staub, said he is the only stone carver in New England producing these sorts of sculptures and restorations. His work on the mansion began in 2007 when he crafted the board, curved


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Now this Worthington Ridge stone carver has attended a Nov. 23 ceremony, to unveil his latest sculptures, at the Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine. Christoph Henning has worked on recreating portions of the massive stone staircase at the mansion for the past three years. In doing so, he has used stone mined from the Portland, Conn. quarry. The quarry was the source for all the brownstone used by the original builders of the mansion which is listed as a National Historic Landmark property. The mansion was designed in the mid-19th century by Henry Austin, a New Haven architect. Henning explained that shipping the brownstone from Portland, Conn., using access to the Connecticut


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Thursday, November 25, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

New era kicks off at the Hawthorne Inn The Hawthorne Inn rolled out the red carpet for guests Nov. 18 at a “meet and greet� event to introduce the restaurant’s new management team. Welcoming community leaders and friends of the restaurant was new owner Syed Bokhari and general Manager Donna Esposito. Sharon Ritone, banquet manager, is also part of the man-

agement team. “I want to thank Syed for putting this restaurant back in order,� Esposito said. Her brief remarks to the crowd of about 100 guests was the only formality during the social event. Bokhari did not make public comments. The landmark property at 2421 Berlin Turnpike changed hands Aug. 23 when the Grelak family sold it to

Syed Sons II, Inc., a business incorporated April 23. The crowd was treated to an eleaborate buffet and appetizers. Souled Out, a Motown tribute band, was the entertainment. — Olivia L. Lawrence

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The East Berlin Methodist Church has scheduled its annual Christmas Bazaar for Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters and exhibitors are wanted. For more information or to reserve a table, call (860) 2027569 or email

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The Kensington Congregational Church Christian Education program has scheduled a Parent/Child playgroup for Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The group meets on a “drop-in” basis, in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. The playgroup is open to

all who care for children from infants to preschoolers. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

Berlin Congregational 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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The 13th of the month prayer group at St. Paul Church, Kensington, meets at noon on the 13th day of every month to pray the 15 decades of the rosary. The prayer services begin with a personal consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the immaculate Heart of Mary. Within the rosary, the verses of the Fatima song are sung in remembrance to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. For more information call John Simeone at (860) 828-0794.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

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Young Audiences Arts for Learning ConnecticutO P E R A WORKS entertained the students of Griswold Elementary School with their lighthearted mix of singing, comedy and audience participation. With excerpts from La Traviata and Porgy and Bess, the students developed a appreciation of opera. The Griswold School Parents Club worked with music teacher Mrs. Reilly-Fazzina, to bring opera singers to the school to augment the district’s music curriculum.

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

An honor

To the editor: I would like to say “thankyou” to the Berlin community for your ongoing support of my efforts as your voice in Hartford. On Election Day, in front of Willard Elementary School, I was further encouraged of my efforts as so many stopped by to share your appreciation for the work I have done over the years. I am honored to represent you in the General Assembly and promise to continue to do my best for you as we move forward with a new governor and legislature. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions or concerns at (860) 240-0089, or

e-mail Rep Catherine Abercrombie

A success To the editor: On behalf of the BHS Boosters, we would like to extend our thanks to the many wonderful volunteers, local businesses and to the over 400 attendees that made our wine and beer-tasting so successful. We, as a grateful school community can thank the participating businesses by supporting them throughout the year. Sharon Garfi and Beth Rasmussen Co-Chairs

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Government Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 2 Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 Historic District, Town Hall Room 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Veterans Commission, American Legion Post 68, Porters Pass, 7 p.m.

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, November 25, 2010

25th class reunion to help classmate’s ailing daughter By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen Berlin High School class of 1985 will get together Nov. 27 for all the usual fun and fanfare such reunions demand. However, the class also will be doing some serious fundraising to help out one of their own. Wendy Bellissimo (given name Jarmolinski, of the Kensington Furniture family) is struggling with the demands of a critically ill child. “Wendy knew so many people and we knew people would want to help,” said Kathy Bernard, who is helping to organize the fundraising. She said the reunion committee is tryng to get the word out to the community at large in hopes of getting more donations. Bellissimo, who now lives in California, has four young daughters. Eight year-old Cecilia Anne Bellissimo, also known as “Butterfly”, has been diagnosed with a rare cancer that has a 60 percent survival rate. According to a newsletter from the Talbert Family Foundation that is assisting “Team Cecilia”, after long and painful months of being misdiagnosed, Cecilia’s parents were told their daughter had a five centimeter mass under her left cheekbone in the pterygoid muscle extending up into her cranium and down into her nasal cavity. The mass was believed to be rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer that needed to

be treated immediately with a long program of chemotherapy and daily radiation. The family was devastated by the news and it has been difficult for parents and the four sisters. Cecilia was described as a “vibrant, sweet and caring little girl” who loves school, singing, guitar, acting, art, animals, nature, riding her bike and swimming — and, of course, her family and many friends. Cecilia went from a healthy 64 pounds to 47 pounds and is currently in a wheel chair. While she remains weak, Cecilia is making progress. According to the foundation newsletter, radiation to the face and brain is extremely difficult to endure and Cecilia received the maximum dose that a human can tolerate. It is expected that there will be side effects due to the radiation that will affect her developing facial structure and that surgery will be needed. The Bellissimo family sends their heartfelt thanks for all of the love, support and prayers they have received since learning of Cecilia’s cancer. For those who would like to help, contact Kathy Bernard at

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Thursday, November 25, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Only on The Citizen websitethe Best of Berlin Today begins Dec. 1 Next week, The Citizen will launch a new daily feature available on our website, The Best of Berlin Today will feature the day’s top happenings — could be a sports event, a giant neighborhood yard sale, business openings and even national events like the ever-popular Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count. Every day you will see fresh ideas and new ways to connect with the community. Churches, schools, civic organizations, town departments and events planned by residents will be included. You can give your event a boost by including a photo,

too. This new listing service will give those who miss our weekly newspaper deadlines a chance to get the word out immediately. Our Facebook community is invited to give us suggestions for listings. If you think your event or organization should be mentioned in the Best of Berlin Today, hit our Facebook wall and shout about it. Not a member of The Berlin Citizen Facebook page? Don’t miss out on the latest sports, headlines and weekly previews. Don’t be bored or out of the loop. Check the Best of Berlin every day.

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Main Continued from page 1 encompasses New Britain Road, the rail station, Kensington Grammar School, and out along Farmington Avenue. McNair said, “Businesses were affected by the bridge work, but the construction has created a better gateway to town.” She recalled that there was criticism about the cost of some enhancements. “The crosswalks cost a little more than the standard version, but the investment was well worth it for our Main Street,” McNair said, calling the results “lovely.” Mommy and Me/Lazy Daisies owner Sally Eigenraam has been at the 384 Main Street location for nearly 15 years. “Main Street is really starting to come back, all the leases are filled. The area is really walk-able, you can

shop and walk and there’s a community feel…As we head into Christmas season, I would encourage people to shop along a Main Street instead of going on the internet. It’s such a different experience, a human experience of talking to someone and having them wrap items for you. That’s what Main Street America is about and hopefully we’re going to have a comeback.” The Lofts at Sherwood Falls will contribute more than 70 households to the area. Project developer CIL CEO and President Martin Legault said “One of the things that attracted us to the site was its location. It’s a super location. The options and opportunities for people living there are many — it’s a great location.” Jeske’s Restaurant, which started out as a popular new

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From Main Street, Kensington “I would hope that the people in town would realize how much there is to do on this street. The bus stops at the end of the street. You could come down this street, have your teeth cleaned, go to the eye doctor, get something to eat, do your banking, get a haircut; whether you’re a woman or a man, and do some clothes shopping at the same time.” — Eileen Clark, Echo Consignment “It’s good to be small. I have good customers. They’re pretty much like family.” —Pattama Memery, Main Street Package Store . “The neighbors are nice, people are good to me.” — Theresa Tonina, owner, Rich’s Citgo

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Fake coyotes have been placed along the shore at the pond in the new Veterans Memorial Park, now under constuction, next to Stop & Shop. The purpose of the decoys is to deter geese from the area, however it’s likely some human passersby may do a double-take, too.

What’s your story? Does your club, civic organization, charitable cause, youth group, or church have a story it would like to share with our readers? Did your organization host an event, have an adventure, travel, do a good deed, celebrate a milestone? Here’s a chance to turn the spotlight on what’s going on in your corner of Berlin. All you have to do is tell us about your group’s activities, in 500 words or less, and send it along with a photo to Questions? Call (860)829-5720.

“Saturdays are busy downtown. DQ is nice looking and Main Street is walkable. With the crosswalks in place it’s easier to get to the Berlin station.” — Town Manager Denise McNair “This area is really walkable, you can shop and walk and there’s a community feel…We all speak frequently…we’re all trying to do what we can in tough times and are looking for anything the town can do to support us.” —Sally Eigenraam, owner Mommy & Me/Lazy Daisies.

DUI enforcement program

The Berlin Police Department has obtained a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division to support increased DUI detection and enforcement efforts. This enforcement program will run from Thanksgiving 2010 through Labor Day 2011. DUI patrols are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday nights on selected dates and times during the coming year. The patrols will target DUI operation but will also enforce any other violations observed during the course of this operation. A DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for the evening of Nov. 27 on the Berlin Turnpike in the area of Middletown Road.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holiday Briefs

Breakfast with Santa

The Kensington Nursery School has scheduled Breakfast with Santa for Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Kensington Congregational Church hall. The public is welcome to enjoy food, crafts and activities for children and a visit from Santa. An admission fee will be charged. Snow date is Dec. 11. Bring your own camera for photos with Santa.

Historical Society Holiday Fair

The Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Peck and Main Streets, has scheduled its annual Holiday Fair

for Friday, December 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seasonal decorations, baked goods and confections will be sold in addition to Berlin, East Berlin and Kensington pottery, postcard books, afghans, DVDs from our pictorial archives, local honey, homemade jams, soaps, flea market treasures and the ever popular raffle baskets. Light refreshments will be served.

cludes food, a bake sale, a raffle featuring over 40 prizes, and tree lighting with Santa Claus on the “Santa Express” fire engine. Participants are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Berlin’s Food Pantry. Parking will be available in the municipal parking lot on Town Farm Drive. The event rain date is Sunday, Nov. 28.

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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 and in-

Boy Scout Troop 24 has scheduled a Christmas wreath sale. Wreaths are over 24” in diameter with a ribbon, pine cones and berries and are fresh from Vermont. For more information,

cost and to place an order, call Joe Tedone at (860) 8280255 to place your order. Delivery can be arranged. Please help support the boys in Troop 24 who utilize this fundraiser for rank advancements and merit badges.

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.

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Rotary wreath sale The New Britain-Berlin Rotary Club has decorated holiday wreaths for sale. All proceeds benefit the scholarship program. The Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin annually awards over $10,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. For more information and cost, call Robin Sharp at (860) 225-4681, ext. 248 or Steve Nims at (860) 828-1659.


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Garden Club Holiday Boutique

Kensington Garden Club Members have prepared silk arrangements, centerpieces, wreaths, swags and Christmas trees for the fourth Holiday Boutique scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at BerlinPeck Memorial Library. In addition to their designs, they have added jewelry, gift items, floral pins, potpourri and baked goods. Funds raised will support scholarships for Berlin students, community projects and continued care of town gardens. The club also contributes to the scholarship fund of the Federated Garden Clubs of CT and the CT Children’s Science Center roof garden.

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Toy donations The Berlin Citizen, 979 Farmington Ave., is collecting toys and gift cards for the Berlin Community Services again this year. Country Farms on Mill St. is also collecting. Donations to The Citizen may be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (860) 8295720.

tique Erector sets from the A.C. Gilbert Company of New Haven. The exhibit is free with a nonperishable food item for the local food bank. Cash donations are also welcome to benefit a donation to the Heifer International organization. The exhibit is open Thursday and Fridays evenings and weekends through Dec. 31. For a complete schedule of times and a sneak preview of the exhibit, visit

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Tinsel Fun Run set for Dec. 4

The Berlin-Kensington YMCA is accepting registrations for the 26th annual Tinsel Fun Run, a two-mile fun run scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at the former

Knights of Columbus building, 143 Percival Ave. The divisions are male and female, 10 and under; 1113; 14-18; 19-25; 26-33; 34-41; 4249; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and over; and a family division that consists of one runner in the family under 19 years old

with a parent or guardian. Trophies are awarded to the top three finishers, in each category and the top three Berlin residents. Holiday costumes are encouraged. Participants in costume may register to win a gift certificate. All runners

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The Berlin Citizen has distribution boxes for the weekly newspaper at two locations in town: at Connecticut Tire, 96 Webster Square Road (across from Powerhouse Gym) and on Brook Street, next to the U.S. Post Office in Kensington. This is in addition to the regular mailed home delivery. There is no charge for the newspaper at these boxes. Customers can also continue to pick up newspapers at Roger’s Marketplace and at The Citizen’s office at 979 Farmington Avenue.

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restaurant addition to downtown was disrupted by the construction of the new bridge. But the place is open again and promoting a catering service and meals-to-go. “We’re doing good with the catering,” Jeske said. Still, “We’re struggling with the parking.” His store has parking in the back, but more and better municipal parking is an area he’d like to see im-

proved. Clark concurred and said the only downside to Main Street is that shortage of parking spots. “Parking is the biggest drawback…Otherwise, I love it,” she said. Traveling north along the road, there’s Sal’s Gold Shop with a couple of apartments above the street level commercial. Also: Love Your Hair salon, Kensington Pizza, the YMCA with facilities on both sides of the road, Star Barbershop, Echo Consignment, two real estate offices —Frank Sataline Real Estate Agency and Home Sweet Homes — and two doctors offices; Mark Bannon,

optometrist and Howard Horn, dentist. At the intersection with Kensington Road there are two banks: Webster and Bank of America, with Webster squarely on Main Street. As the street climbs the rise past that intersection, there’s a greater mix of residential and commercial with: Main Street Package Store, Fred’s Deli, Rich’s Citgo, Berlin Memorial Funeral Home and on to Sherwood Falls. Along the way, the Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Main and Peck streets, holds a corner spot that includes a bird sanctuary park. Director of Economic De-

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velopment Jim Mahoney talked about Main Street as part of a commercial hub that includes New Britain Road, Main Street and Farmington Avenue. One of Main Street’s functions here is in connecting residential areas, schools and churches to downtown. All of these “filter through Main Street,” Mahoney said. The Sherwood project provides another key by “giving an anchor to the area.” Mahoney said it would be good to have the sidewalk system improved by connecting Town Hall complex to Main Street. “We want to fill in all the blanks on sidewalks and get all the com-

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Thanksgiving breakfast — The 16th annual scholarship fundraiser Thanksgiving Day Breakfast has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 25 from8 to 10:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 511, 41 Veterans Dr., New Britain. Santa is scheduled to visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Breakfast includes eggs, breakfast sausage, bacon, pancakes, hash browns, toast, coffee and juice. All proceeds benefit the scholarship program. For more information and cost, call (860) 829-2960.



Berlin Historical Society - The Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Peck and Main Streets, wel-

comes 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 open to the public and are held the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the museum. For more information, call (860) 828-5114. Tree lighting ceremony — Raising Berlin’s 2nd annual Christians Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW field, 152 Massirio Dr. Raffles, bake sale and dinner food will be available. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Berlin food pantry. Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 28. For more informa-

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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. 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. Shop for a Cause — Shop for a Cause, a Berlin Relay for Life fundraising event, is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kensington Fire House, 880 Farmington Ave. More than a dozen companies will have goods for sale. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

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ance of the area, perhaps with new facades that could be funded through an incentive program. Pattama Memery is one of the newer business people to invest in Main Street. A former manager with Sherwood Tool, Memery now owns and operates Main Street Package Store which overlooks the dam at Paper Goods Pond. One of her philosophies is to do “anything to help” the local community. Memery said her hope is “just to make a living.” While she and her husband would like to fix-up the building, this is not the right time, with the economy as it is. However, she is hiring help and within a couple of years plans to move forward with improvements. Like many other shopkeepers, Memery said she net-

works with her business neighbors and sends customers to the deli, garage and gift shops along Main Street. She’d like to see the town do more to help small businesses, as well. Eigenraam agreed. She’s asked the town how the grant for beautification for Farmington Avenue and Main Street will help her area. “This street would benefit from streetlamps,” Eigenraam said. While the new crosswalks and brick work on the street are “very attractive and add charm”, she would like to see the street have plantings and gardens similar to what garden clubs have done around town. Rich’s Citgo, 116 Main St., owner Theresa Tonina, said “It’s wonderful” to be located on Main Street. “Main Street is Main Street in every town. It has its own nook.” Her site was once the location of St. Paul Church and

she feels connected to the history of the spot. Tonina operates the garage office as something of an informal community center. “People are great, if they need anything we’re here.” Each summer, she puts out free produce for visitors to take. McNair also talked about the value of communitystrengthening activities. She

recalled that “There used to be a Yankee Peddler Fair and the street was closed down for the event… (And more recently) the scarecrow festival is a bright light of community fun.” Clark said the town has been “very business-friendly” and officials are easy to work with. However, she’d like to see some town-spon-

sored events come to Main Street “like Christmas on Main Street, or a Fourth of July block party,” she said. “I wish that the town would do a little bit more. Even if it required blocking off the street for a few hours, I think it would be so worth it.”

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The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The final clinic for November is Blood pressure screening scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

An Evergreen Garland Holiday Tree craft class is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. Bring small decorations for the tree. Class is limited to 6 people. For more information and cost, call the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006. Sign up at the Senior Center.

scheduled shopping with lunch trips as follows: Saturday, Dec. 4 — Crystal Mall in Waterford. Leave the Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. to return by 3:30 p.m. Lunch is planned at the food court. Substantial walking is involved on this trip. Sign up at the Senior Center. For more information and cost, call (860) 828-7006.

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Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Counseling services are offered free of charge on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Center. Appointments with Cheryl Eiderdown, MSW In-

tern, are required. Eiderdown also will schedule home appointments. For more information and to make an appointment, call (860) 225-3561, ext. 335.

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June 16 — World Flower Show. July 13 — Suffolk Downs. July 23-31 — National Parks of the West.

Key keeper The key keeper program is sponsored by the Senior Center in cooperation with the Berlin Police Department. This free program provides assistance when seniors misplace or lose their house and/or car keys. For more information and an application call the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006.

(on the honor system) from the Senior Center library The books may be borrowed as long as needed. Library hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

AARP trips The Berlins AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyl-

lis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. Dec. 10 — A Salem Cross Christmas and Bright Lights. Feb. 17 — Late Nite Catechism 2 at the Warner Theatre. March 8 — Tony Kenny’s Ireland at Chez Josef in Agawam, Mass. May 25 — “Oh What a Night� musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Aqua Turf

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Connecticut Main Street Center is an organization that helps towns revitalize their main street districts as part of the National Main Street network. The goal is to bring commercial districts back to life, socially and economically. About 40 Connecticut towns are members; Berlin is not, at this time.

With more traffic, old buildings torn down, and historic charm and pedestrian access lost, many downtowns have struggled since their heyday more than half a century ago. But the Main Street Center states that there is a movement to reclaim its economic position in the community. In looking at some of the organization’s goals, it is clear that Kensington’s Main Street has many of the elements needed for success.

The Main Street organization suggests that a vibrant downtown begins with cooperation among stakeholders. It also advises improving the image of the area through retail promotions, special events and branding. Enhancing the social value of the area will increase its economic value. The Main Street Center encourages improving appeal through new construction and rehabilitation of historic and under-utilized

buildings. Public spaces for walking and gathering are also important. More diversity of businesses will also increase the value of downtown. Recommendations on how to spark a revitalization effort include many ideas for ways to capitalize on the street’s best assets and these can be seen at website. But at the top of the list is this advice: “Take a good look at your district: Look at

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Linemen have quietly done their job By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

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The Berlin High School boys soccer team advanced to the state tournament semifinals this season for the first time in the history of the program. BHS senior Kevin Stritch is pictured in action this fall.

Coach looks back proudly on historic run By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Everybody loves a winner. Berlin High School boys soccer coach Dave Francalangia said his inbox was never empty during the Redcoats’ recent historic state tournament run. “The response has been just huge. It’s been great,” he said. “I can’t tell you how many emails I got in the past week; probably two- three-hundred e-mails.” Not surprisingly, as Berlin progressed through the CIAC Class L state tournament, its fan base grew. Last week, a huge crowd traveled to Pomperaug to see the Redcoats compete in the program’s first-ever state tournament semifinal. “It is nice to get a little recognition for what these boys have done,” Francalangia said. “Seeing the crowd, and the stands completely packed, it was an awesome feeling … When you look back at the stands, you can see the support there. And I think it encourages your guys to do a heck of a lot more.” After knocking off Torrington, Bacon Academy and

Wilton in the first three rounds, Berlin’s wild state tournament ride came to an end Nov. 17 in the semifinals. The 13th seed Redcoats fell to undefeated top seed BunnellStratford, 2-1, that night. After 100 minutes of action — regulation and two overtime periods — the game came down to penalty kicks, where Bunnell prevailed, 8-6. “All of the kids worked extremely hard throughout the course of the first half, second half, OT. They gave it their all. They left everything out on the field,” Francalangia said. “You don’t want to look back 10, 15 years down the road and say to yourself ‘what could have been? Could I have worked harder?’ And I don’t think they’re going to have to do that.” Francalangia regrets the Bunnell game was decided on penalty kicks. He wished the teams had settled things 11 on 11. “Penalty kicks are unfortunate,” he said. “But it’s a way for a team to advance ... One team was going to have some heartbreak, unfortunately.” Bunnell went on to lose to See Coach, page 23

The Berlin High School football team has generated some gaudy numbers this year. Through nine games, the undefeated Redcoats scored 363 points, while putting up 40 or more seven times. With numbers like that, it’s not surprising the Berlin backfield has received lots of fanfare. And it deserves the praise. But BHS coach John Capodice knows his team’s success offensively would not be possible without a strong line. “I always say we’ll go as far as the offensive line takes us. Any championship team, the guys up front make that team go,” said Capodice, who pointed out a lot goes into making a good lineman. “You have to be intelligent. You have to have some size. Speed and quickness also plays a role. You also have to be physical. There’s contact.” Berlin’s offensive line includes seniors Mason Powers, Joe Dellaquila, Dan Hogan and Mike Perno and sophomore Mitch Blanchette. Seniors Chris

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Berlin High School linemen Mike Perno, Joe Dellaquila and Dan Hogan surround a Platt player during Week 8. Domurat, Matt Padykula and Mike Aresimowicz have split time on the line. Capodice said the Redcoat backfield appreciates the yeoman’s work done by the linemen. In fact, the school’s all-time rushing leader, Max DeLorenzo, has taken the linemen out to eat. His treat. “The kids all enjoy one another,” Capodice said. “It’s all part of that team unity.” Berlin’s O-Line is overseen by a group of driven

coaches. “They do a terrific job motivating the guys, getting them to play at a high level, turning them into technicians,” Capodice said. The Redcoat defensive line has been impressive as well this fall. Aresimowicz, Hogan, Dellaquila, Perno and Blanchette comprise the D-line. “The group has done a good job stopping the run. They’re not the largest group, but they’re See Linemen, page 23

Solid showing for swim team The young Berlin High School girls swim team generated 189 points and finished ninth at the CIAC Class M state championships. Swim events were held last week at Wesleyan University. The diving competition took place Nov. 10. The Lady Redcoats’ biggest point-getter at the Class M event was Briana Cass. The junior placed 13th in the 50 freestyle (:26.57) and 19th in the 100 freestyle (:58.04). Also, she was a member of two Top 10 relay teams. Berlin’s best finish in relays — eighth — was registered by its 200 freestyle team. The foursome of Cass, Kate Piotrowicz, Taylor Recck and Shannon Jedrzejczyk clocked a time of 1:47.55.

Cass, Piotrowicz and Jedrzejczyk teamed with Megan Pitkin in the 400 freestyle relay and finished ninth (3:56.39). Jedrzejczyk was the lone senior to compete for the Lady Redcoats that day. Berlin’s other individual Top 20 finishes in Class M were registered by Joanna Wojtun (16th, 100 breaststroke, 1:17.96; 20th, 200 individual medley, 2:32.36), Katherine Burek (18th, 100 breaststroke, 1:16.69), Piotrowicz (14th, 50 freestyle, :26.59) and Leah Pawelczyk (15th, diving, 250.25). Wilton claimed the Class M team title with 828 points. Complete meet results are posted at — Nick Carroll


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 25, 2010

Local karate student a world champion By Jeffery Kurz Special to The Citizen

Rebecca Cote has been notching a lot of victories to go with her second-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do karate, none as significant as the World Cup championship she captured this summer. Rebecca, an eighth grader at Washington Middle School in Meriden, swept three gold medals in the Tang Soo Do Karate World Championship, held in Greensboro, N.C., in July, which gave her the youth female championship. The tournament draws about 1,700 competitors from around the globe. Rebecca, who grew up in Berlin and trains in town at Valentin Karate, is the first competitor from Connecticut, of either gender or any age group, to have won since the tournament started in 1986. Rebecca’s championship was in the 13- to 16-year-old category, even more impressive because she just turned 13 in March. “She’s not the one I would have thought would be the first,” said Efrain Valentin, the master instructor at Valentin Karate, where Rebecca has trained since she

was 5 years old. Rebecca’s success is a story of perseverance and attitude, said Valentin, who noted that there have been a number of gifted students to come through his school. The school sent 82 students to the competition, which is held every other year. “It’s not all about the winning, that’s not what we’re most proud of,” he said. “At school, she carries herself with respect and courtesy, and that’s the mark of a true champion.” Rebecca said she was surprised by her victory, because “there were a lot of really good girls,” and chalks it up to the power of positive thinking. Before the tournament, she asked her father if he thought she had to potential to win, “and he said if everything went right I would,” she recalled. “So every day I would tell my dad that I’m going to win the World Cup.” Rebecca is the only child of Tom and Leslie Cote. Tom Cote works independently as a Web designer, while Leslie Cote is an art teacher at the Savin Rock Community School, in West Haven. A friend of Tom Cote’s had a girlfriend who held a black

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as far, if not farther. This is the benchmark, for sure. And Continued from page 21 I can’t expect anything less from other teams that come New Canaan, 2-0, in the Class through the high school.” L title game, and ended the Francalangia knew the year 16-1-3. 2010 Redcoats had potential, Berlin capped its season but he wasn’t sure just how with a mark of 12-5-3. good they could be. “It was “We peaked at the right definitely a work in progress. time,” Francalangia said. “If There were a lot of uphill batwe were playing this well, I tles, a lot of bumps in the don’t think we would have road in terms of individuals, lost during the regular seaand the team concept, and son at all. But I think it took team chemistry,” he said. those bumps in order for us “But through all of that, the to get to this particular point. main concept I tried to instill It made us stronger as a team in these guys was that in ormoving forward for the tourder for us to win and play nament.” well as a team, we’re going to “I want to build on this,” have to do it together. And the veteran coach said. “I’m they kind of bought into that hoping next year we get in right from the beginning, Authe tournament and go just gust 23.” Berlin was led this fall by a strong and focused senior Continued from page 21 class. The seniors are Kyle Kureczka, Igor Turetskyy, physical and they’re quick,” Jimmy Nolan, Vinny Fischer, said Capodice. Mike Voelpel, Kevin Stritch, Anchored by the defensive Alex Joslyn, Zach Giaccone, line, Berlin has allowed just Jared Silverman and Josh 94 points this season. Jackson. “They’ve done a terrific Kureczka had 10 shutouts job, to date, doing what we’ve in net this year. Silverman asked of them,” Capodice led the team with 11 goals. said of his defense, coordi- Stritch was right behind with nated by Josh Rosek. “We al- 10. Jackson had eight. ways try to focus on the team “They’re going to be tough defense. When you get to the to replace, without a doubt,” ball, good things happen.” Francalangia said of the senAnd lots of good things ior crew. But what they have happened this year. helped accomplish this seaThe Central Connecticut son will not be forgotten. “It Conference Division III opens up the door for future champion Redcoats are 9-0 and ranked high in state polls. Also, Berlin is currently the top team in the CIAC Class M state playoff powerpoint standings. The Redcoats cap their regular season Thanksgiving Eve against New Britain (18). The Wishbone Bowl will be played at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain. Game time is 6:30 p.m. The state quarterfinals will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30. Berlin is eyeing its second straight Class M crown. “When you have good players and good coaches, you’re going to have some success. But it all starts with the kids,” Capodice said. “This is a terrific group of kids to coach. They come to practice every day ready to work hard, and they’re passionate about what they do. I’m fortunate to have studentathletes like this to coach.”


teams to come up and realize ‘Berlin can get there’, if they work together,” Francalangia said. The Redcoats will be a young team in 2011, but talented. Several returning guys played varsity this season, including current juniors Connor Hilbie (teamhigh 11 assists) and Armand Cano, sophomore Brajan Cano, and freshmen Alex Bednarek and Brian Kennure. Also, Sal Parafati’s junior varsity team went undefeated this fall. “We have a lot of guys that can play. They’re just going to have to grow quicker. They’re going to have to get stronger. They’re going to have to get faster,” Francalangia said. “They have big shoes to fill.”

Bulletin Board Youth wrestling Registration is open for Berlin Youth Wrestling. The program runs from Nov. 29 to March 5. There are usually no practices on holidays or during vacations. Registration forms are available online at For more information, contact head coach C. Roger Moss at (860) 828-9818.

Post 68 baseball Berlin Post 68 American Legion baseball will hold registration for the 2011 season on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., at Percival Field. Senior American Legion baseball is open to players born on or after January 1, 1992. Junior American Legion baseball is open to players born on or after January 1, 1994. For more information, contact Post 68 General Manager Rob Manzo at


Karate Continued from page 22 mind-blowing,” said Tom Cote. “The judges come from all over the world, so, it doesn’t matter how confident you are. If you don’t get the scores, you aren’t going to win.” Rebecca was 10 when she earned her black belt, and will go for her third-degree black belt in 2013. Along with her enthusiasm for karate, Rebecca is a voracious reader and likes

photography and algebra, the latter because she says it’s not all about numbers. She’d like to run her own karate school one day. And among her favorite movies, naturally, is “The Karate Kid.” While he’s proud of Rebec-

ca’s performance, Valentin said he’s more proud “of the person she is.” “This is the result of sticking with it,” he said. “She’s had to work hard for it. Anything you want, you have to work hard to be successful at it.”

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New Citizens Ty Stanley Puzio Ty Stanley Puzio was born April 19, 2010 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain to Chris Puzio and Stacy (Jastrzemski) Puzio of Berlin, weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. He joins two older brothers, Damon and Cody. His maternal grandparents are Stanley Jastremski of New Britain and the late Diane Jastremski of Berlin. His paternal grandparents are Stanley and Lila Puzio of Berlin.

Noah Anthony Foster Noah Anthony Foster was born on Oct. 10, 2010 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain to Kevin Foster and Dorothy (Puzio) Foster of Berlin, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Stan and Lila Puzio of Berlin, and his paternal grandparents are Bobby and Donna Foster of Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

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Wedding Puzio-Meagher Isabel Bozena Puzio, daughter of Stan and Lila Puzio of Berlin, and Douglas Joseph Meagher, son of Don and Susan Meagher of Kensington, were married June 26, 2010 at Holy Cross Church in New Britain by family friend, Rev. Darek Gosciniak. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Stan Puzio. Dorothy Foster, the bride’s sister and best friend, was the matron of honor. The bridesmaids included Christina Meagher, sister of

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Parks and Recreation Sports Jam – For 4 and 5 year olds. Participants will develop pre-sports skills playing soccer, baseball, basketball and more. Classes meet Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Community Center. Participants must register and attend one class selection only. Classes begin Jan. 3. Dance class – A 30 minute class for 3 to 5 years old meets Fridays from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. at the Community Center. Classes begin Jan. 7 for eight weeks and include tap, jazz, ballet and gymnastics.

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The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled its winter programs. For more information and fees, call (860) 8287006. Fit Toddlers – For 2 and 3 year olds. Eight classes of parachute games, obstacle courses, games and more. Classes meet Tuesday, Thursdays or Fridays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Community Center. Participants must register and attend one class selection only. Classes begin Jan. 3.





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The attorney general’s race and races for the Connecticut State Senate, were chosen at random in the audit drawing. The provisions in the law, developed in close cooperation with the computer science department at the University of Connecticut, give Connecticut one of the strictest audit statutes in the country. Connecticut is the first state in New England to require a comprehensive audit of election results. Local registrars of voters conduct the audit. The manual audit is open to public observation. The results of audits will be analyzed by the University of Connecticut and then presented to the Secretary of the State’s Office and the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and ultimately made available to the public.

Continued from page 4 budget. Tedeschi said ballots are separated into those, that are without question and those where there may be some irregularity. The results are then sent to the state. “We had one of the closest election results for governor in Connecticut history,” Bysiewicz said. “Therefore, I have ordered that all polling precincts chosen for the postelection audit examine machine counts for the governor’s race from Election Day, as well as two other offices selected at random. As voters came to the polls in droves they must have continued confidence that their votes were recorded accurately and that’s why the independent audits are so vital.”




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Carver Continued from page 2 complete without the elaborately carved brownstone finials that originally stood upon the piers, according to Tim Brosnihan who wrote about the project in the Victoria Mansion newsletter. One of the deteriorated finals remained, giving Henning a good understanding of how to replicate the massive pieces which stand about two feet high. The design is described by Brosnihan as bold, with a leafy motif and deeply-carved acanthus foliage. The leaves are carved in three dimensions and nearly free-standing, so daylight can penetrate the interior to create dramatic shadows. “The carving stays as true to the original as possible,” Henning said. Experts on the mansion’s features, call the finials the most important sculptural ornaments of the mansion’s exterior and an exercise in virtuosity, according to Brosnihan. Henning had a formal apprenticeship in stone sculpture when he lived in East Germany before emigrating to the United States. He’d had an interest in tools, and carpentry, but the job opportunities didn’t excite him. “I didn’t want to work in a factory…I wanted to work on a castle or church.” Henning said it has been a great experience relocating from East Berlin, Germany, to Berlin, Conn. “I love this town,” he said. Henning also has sculpted small pieces, such as stone plaques with house numbers, for neighbors and other residents. He accepts commissions and provides services in stone restoration and letter carving. He can be reached at (860) 829-6464.


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Parks Continued from page 26 year old meets Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. at First Class Martial Arts and Fitness, 1456 Berlin Turnpike for eight weeks beginning Jan. 10. Preschool Arts & Crafts Extravaganza – For 3 ½ , 4 and 5 year olds on Wednesdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. or 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the Community Center beginning Jan. 5. Classes include crafts, games, books and more. Class is limited to 8 participants. Soccer Madness Soccerise program – For girls and boys 3 ½ to 5 years old. Classes meet twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays)

Business Brief Local joins bank Diane Dornfried-Jacobson has joined Naugatuck Savings Bank as a mortgage originator. She specializes in assisting customers with first-time h o m e b u ye r programs such as those o f f e r e d Dornfriedthrough the Jacobson Connecticut Housing Finance Authority as well as the bank’s traditional mortgage programs. Dornfried-Jacobson previously served as mortgage originator at McCue Mortgage and mortgage officer for American Savings Bank, both in New Britain. She has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Dornfried-Jacobson holds a bachelor degree in English from Quinnipiac University. She serves on the board of directors for the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and is vice president of the Berlin Lions Club. Dornfried-Jacobson is a native of Kensington where she resides with her husband Frederick and son James Russo. Visit us on the Web:

for six weeks from Dec. 6 through Jan. 12 and Feb. 7 through March 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Red Cross Babysitting course – For 11 year old and up. Class includes leadership and professionalism, child care (from infants to school age), childe development, basic card, cooking skills, crafts, safety and more. Classes meet at the Community Center on Jan 12 and 19 from 5 to 8:15 p.m. and Feb. 9 and 16 from 5 to 8:15. Basketball – Girls 2nd grade — Instructional program for eight weeks, beginning Jan. 8. Class size is limited. Basketball – Boys 2nd grade— Instructional program for eight weeks, beginning Jan. 8. Class size is limited. Men’s 31+ Basketball The program is scheduled for Tuesdays from Dec. 7 through March 29 on a drop in basis from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mooreland Hill School. Teams are formed on a nightly basis. Women’s 30+ Volleyball – The program is scheduled for Wednesdays from Jan. 5 through March 30 on a drop in basis from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Berlin High School. Teams are formed on a nightly basis. Jazzercise – This fitness program, for 18 years old and up, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. for eight weeks at the Community Center beginning Dec. 28. An option of adding Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. is available for an additional charge. Pilates — The program blends strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress and creates lean muscles without bulking up. Class are co-ed, mixed level, beginners through intermediate. Classes meet for 10 weeks at the Community Center on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. from Jan. 10 to March 28. Pilates Plus Strength Training – The class integrates the principals of traditional Pilates with strength training. Classes meet at the Community Center for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and 7 to

8 p.m. from Jan. 12 to March 23. Classes are limited to 10 participants. Stretch Pilates for Seniors: 60 year and older. The program helps maintain loose, limber limbs as well as the traditional Pilates benefits. Class, focused towards seniors, meets at the Community Center for 10 weeks on Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. from Jan. 10 to March 28. Class is limited to 10 participants. Tai Chi for Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention for ages 60 and older. The program of fluid, gentle movements to help with balance, slow bone loss and improve the quality of life. Class meets at the Community Center for 10 weeks on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Jan. 5 through March 9 or Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Jan. 6 through March 17. A minimum of six participants, with a maximum of 20, is needed to hold the class.

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Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FORD Explorer 2007 #559B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 203-910-2360 Danielle

SUBARU Legacy Outback 1997 Standard, AWD. Good cond. $1,600. Call 203-565-7318

JACK RUSSELL PUPS...... $275 10wks old.. only 2 left!!! Male- multi-color. Female- all white w/ black circles on eyes. Call 860-575-8218



CHRYSLER Pacifica 2004 AWD, 49,000 miles, light blue with gray interior, cloth seats, 3rd row seating, CD player. Great family car in beautiful condition! $9,800 (860) 349-2363



TOYOTA Prius 2005, 64,000 miles, very good condition, 1 owner, well cared for, rare find, approximately 50 mpg, auto, $11,200. (860) 916-5259


$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

V6. 4x4 Sport edition. Four brand new heavy duty tires. Runs excellent. $4000. (860) 803-5316


VW JETTA 1998 - AT, air, Runs great! $1950. MERCURY Sable 2000 - Low miles, excellent, $2950. CHEVY Blazer 1995 4x4, AT, Clean, $1950. (203) 213-1142


MAZDA B3000 2001


TOYOTA CELICA ST 1995, 185,000 miles. Manual, sunroof, pw, power locks. Many new parts. Needs work. $900. Call 203-530-6113


GIRLS bicycle 16” $20. Have 2: Princess or Barbie. Very good conditon. 860-406-1762

The Jewish Childrens Fund

HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS 2001 SUPER DELUXE $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

FOR SALE: Teeter Hang Ups EP850 Inversion Table new (includes owner’s manual and instructional video) Best offer. Call 203-269-4805

GMC Van 1999 3500 1 ton. Well maintained. Great condition! $2500. Call 203-537-0364

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

FORD FOCUS LX 2000 $2,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL kids rocking horse, brown, asking $10 call 203-6861047




YAMAHA 7.1 Home Theater Receiver and Sony Progressive Scan DVD Player, with Remote Controls, all Manuals and 2 Free Superman DVDs. Excellent condition. $225. 203-634-8877

MERIDEN Charming MUST SEE 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch on quiet eastside. Partially finished basement possible 3rd bedroom. Sec 8 welcome. Borgnine Properties @ 203-848-0360. MERIDEN Cute 2/3 BR, 1.5 bath. FP, hdwd flrs, 3 season porch, fin bsmnt, Washer/dryer, DW. garages. $1250. Pet OK. 117 Carter Ave Ext. (714) 738-6000 MERIDEN SINGLE Family Home 5 Br, 1.5 Bath. Ref/oven/dishwasher/dryer/oven. Quiet area. $1,500 per month + utilities. Call 203-543-0045


Thursday, November 25, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN Avallable modern 2 BR ranch unit. Stove, refrigerator, W/W carpet, garage, laundry. Off st. parking. $895/mo + utils. Sec & lease. Call 203-217-9229

APARTMENTS FOR RENT ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED 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 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


Bankruptcy Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty Ken Lenz 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code


C&M CONSTRUCTION Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887 HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

HANDYPERSONS COMPLETE RES SERVICE Gen. carpentry, plumbing, elec., painting,i nsulation Free Est. 10% DISCOUNT Lic 551212 - 860-628-4748

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325


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 NICHOLAS J MURANO, LLC Complete Concrete Construction Beautiful stamped work. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218 FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493


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


203-237-2122 ELDERLY CARE COMPANION/CNA Low rates. Reliable. Good heart. FT/PT. Light cleaning, appts, etc. CT# NA9992203 Rose 203-430-5881


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

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

LANDSCAPING LANDSCAPING AND MORE 20% OFF ANY FALL CLEANUP Junk removal. Snow Plowing. Also house cleaning. 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Gutter Cleaning Snow Removal Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & Insured. CT Reg #616311

203-213-6528 HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 15 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. 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

MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. Family owned for 90+yrs # 623849 (203) 537-3572

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



Gonzalez Construction Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

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

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1 ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276


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

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

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

Pete In The Pickup For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

NADEAU CONSTRUCTION Custom kitchens & baths. 25 years experience. Free estimates. CT Reg # 0531413. Call (860) 919-6592

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

SNOW PLOWING #1 AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL ONLY RICK 203-630-2642 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

FALL Clean up service we do it all for you curb pick up, hedges, pruning, weeding, gutters Ins Lic 0619909 203-715-2301 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1BR apt, 236 W. Main. $650 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 2 flrs, incl. garage. $925 + sec. & utils. 41 Warren St. 203-938-3789

MER-1BR, 3rd flr, remodeled, sep utils. Refs & good credit. $550/mo. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-621-7503

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

MASONRY W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498


Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

Now accepting new snow service accounts, full season or per storm. Sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, salt/sand, quality friendly service. Commercial & Residential Service Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909


Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

Expert De-Icers Commercial Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn




Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

SERVICES OFFERED Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 www.lavignestree GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

MERIDEN 1BR newly renovated. 2nd Fl. Off-st-parking, yard, storage. Pet bird ok. W/D hkup. Landlord next door. $725/mo + sec. Credit check. 203-235-5987 MERIDEN 2 BR, Gravel St. Appliances. Nice, clean, quiet. Laundry room. $750. Available now. Call 203-630-6999 MERIDEN 2 BR. 2nd Fl. Off street parking. Stove & refrigerator. Section 8 approved. $800 plus sec. 110 Colony St. Interested Call 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 2 BR. New carpet. Fresh paint. Off st parking. Large attic for storage. $825/mo. (203) 639-1634 MERIDEN LG. 2BR, 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 221 Camp St. $850 per month. Section 8 approved. Pets negotiable. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN MUST SEE 118 Newton St, 2nd Fl. 2BR, newly renov, grge, yard, W/D hkup. 900/m+sec. 203-982-3212 MERIDEN STUDIO APARTMENT 3rd Floor. Newly remodeled BR. New carpet. Heat & electricity included. No pets. $725 per month. Call 203- 535-8370 MERIDEN- 2 1/2BR, 3rd flr, stove & refrig incld. Off-stparking. No pets. $750/mo + sec. Call 203-605-5691

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 2nd flr $900+ sec. & utils. Just renovated! 387 Center St. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789



CHESHIRE-4Rms, appls, 1 level, deck, garage. No pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1175/mo inclds heat. 203-393-1117



RELIABLE, Trustworthy, thorough. Many long term refs, 18 yrs exp. Kathy (203) 235-5987 POLISH/English speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 LET me clean your home/office for less $. Will beat other quotes by 20%. (Mature Woman/US Citizen). Call (203) 238-0566

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016



KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060



MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 1BR, 2nd flr, 53 Washington St. No pets. Laundry on site. $625/mo + 2 mos. sec. Call 203-494-2147 MERIDEN - 2 BR, kitchen, Living Rm, Dining Rm. 3rd fl. $750/month. 3BR, kit, LR, DR, 2nd flr, $900/month. Ready to move in! 203-565-4719 or 203910-0662 MERIDEN - Townhouse apt w/ bsmt gar. 2BR, W/D hkup, stove, refrig incld. Lease & sec req’d. $800/mo. 203-634-1371 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apts $585 - $700/mo. 404 Center St; 136 Windsor Ave; 53 Prospect St. Off street parking. No pets. Sec & ref. Mike (203) 537-6137 MERIDEN 1 BR mobile home recent renovation Quiet park, $575/mo. 2 mos sec plus 1st mo rent, Call (203) 376-0562 MERIDEN 1BR: $585/mo. Loc. on BROAD St. On site parking/ laundry. New windows. Spacious layout w/ample closet space. Close to Wallingford line. Utilities NOT included. (914)347-3208.

MERIDEN- 2 bdrm/5rm 1rst. fl apt. recently renovated. No pets, no util. W/D hookup. Appl. incl'd. $900 per mo 12/1. Call 203-886-5983 MERIDEN- 2BR 1st Floor Handicap accessible. 16 Hickory Street. $800/mo. Call 917-365-0888 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, stove & fridge. Credit check. Parking. No pets. $800. Call (203) 5373586 MERIDEN- Fully Furnished 3 Rooms, 1 BR, LR, kitchen. Private bath. $675 per month. Lease & security deposit required. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN- Grove Street. 2nd flr, 2 bedroom, close to Mall/Downtown. $760 pus security. Section 8 approved. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN- Spacious 2 BR units. Ranch style, $850; Townhouse $1100. Ennis Realty 203-6399092 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. Avail now! No pets. $675/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706

MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency. $525 mo + 1 mo. sec. & refs. Call 203213-5153 or 203-631-0105 MERIDEN-3BR, Penthouse apt. Stove, refrigerator. Full attic. 2nd Fl. Off street parking. 222 E. Main St. Call 203-238-1893 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 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


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 25, 2010

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

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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


MERIDEN $259,900 Spacious 3BR home near Middlefield line. Remodeled kit & baths. Unfinished, walk-out lower level adds additional 1100 sq. ft. Beautiful & private country setting, CAIR, FP & 2 car gar. Linda 203-235-3300

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!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. $850. 31 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message. 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)302-6051 WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, lg kitch, 2nd flr, off-str pkg, $950 incl utils, Meadow St, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 1 1/2 BR Apartment Triplex. Quiet, sunny location. W/D hookups. Off-street-parking. Choate area. $850/mo. 860-227-5213 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Fl. Remodeled, C-Air & heat. EIK, new appls & cabinets. Off st parking. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $750 + sec 203-272-3855 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 2 BEDROOM Choate area, 2nd floor, Nice yard. Off st parking, quiet. $975 mo+. 203-243-3505 WALLINGFORD 2BR. Great location near Choate. Off st parking. Washer & dryer incl Nice, bright apt. 3rd fl. $900/ mo + utils & sec. 203-379-6282 WALLINGFORD Cozy 2 BR, 2nd Floor Convenient location. Off street parking. $825/month. No pets. 203-269-9585 WALLINGFORD STUDIO Totally remodeled. $625 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Off st parking. Laundry Room with washer and dryer. (203) 889-1940 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 1BR w/appliances, washer & dryer. $730/mo+security. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-623-2804 after 5pm weekdays.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2BR, LR, DR in 2 family, 1st flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD. 2 bedrm, 2nd floor, 43 Church St, appliances included, no utilities included. $995/month, 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175.

MERIDEN, Beautiful Colonial 2,434 sq ft 4bds (all very large), 2.5 bth, open floor plan, in New SubDivision, Marina Court. $355,000 Directions: Hanover to Prospect Ave to Marina CT. Call Central CT Realtors 203-687-5535 for details. MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223


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

ROOMS FOR RENT 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

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

WALLINGFORD $182,900 Great end unit in much sought after complex. 1360 sq ft, 2BR, 1.5BTH, FR in LR, full w/o basement with sliders to a private back yard. A must see! Call Dawn 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD - Single room for rent. 18 So. Orchard St. (Off Center St) $125/wk + 1 week security incl. utilities. Call (203) 2843786 or (203) 269-4975

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS PORT ST LUCIE, FLA Lovely 2/3 BR, 3 Bath Townhouse. Lg covered, screened Florida Room. Heated pool, tennis courts., racquet ball. Quiet location. Available Feb 2011. $1750 /month. Call (860) 345-0925

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN - Storage For motorcycles, snowmobiles, quads, etc. Safe & Secure. $75/mo. Call (203) 235-4329



APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance and 24-hour on-call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC. Competitive pay and benefits. A thorough background check and drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-4070390 or e-mail to:

AUTO Detailer. So. Meriden car wash is looking for an experienced detailer. Must provide references. Apply in person, see Josh, 12-5pm, 1107 Hanover Ave, So. Meriden, CT

Customer Service Coordinator

CDL A Drivers

Located in Wallingford, CT AMETEK Specialty Metal Products Division is a $150 million innovator and manufacturer with more than 45 years of experience and numerous patents in technically advanced metallurgical materials. We are looking for an aggressive and detail oriented candidate able to thrive on individual work with an emphasis on meeting team goals. The successful individual will be able to maintain customer relationships while interpreting their technical and commercial needs and communicating these to our internal organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to communicating with internal and external customers to expedite the satisfactory completion of quotations, order entry, scheduling conflicts, change order, product sampling and international shipping. The candidate shall have a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training in inside or outside sales, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of basic math skills and computer literacy is required along with a functional working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. Previous experience in the metals industry is preferred including experience with general pricing calculations, industry specifications and technical drawings.

*ATTENTION ALL JOB SEEKERS* Data Entry Positions. Must have good typing skills. Pay Rate $8.25/hr. Apply in person: Speed Staffing LLC 500 S. Broad St. Meriden, CT College students and all others encouraged to apply.

Lily Transportation Corp, one of the USA’s top carriers, has opportunities in the Cheshire, CT area for CDL A Full and Part Time Drivers to service the New England, NYC, NY, NJ, PA, and DE areas. Palletized freight, home daily and late model well maintained equipment. Great wages plus Comprehensive benefits - 401(k) with Company match, paid vacation, holidays, health, dental, life, as well as short and long term disability plans. Candidates must have min. 2 yrs related experience and a clean driving record. To become part of the Lily Team Call 203-537-7224 Or fax 203-271-5495 Or email EOE

Drafting Technician The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a highly skilled individual to create and maintain electronic and paper maps related to the utility’s distribution system and facilities. The position requires an A.S. degree in engineering, GIS, CADD or related field plus 3 years experience with electronic and paper drafting and mapping. Experience may substitute for education on a yearfor-year basis. Wages: $22.19 to $25.68 hourly plus an excellent fringe package. Apply to: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax # (203) 294-2084

Qualified candidates should contact the Human Resources Department

Closing date will be December 1, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE

AMETEK, INC. Specialty Metal Products Division 21 Toelles Road Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 949-8811

Meriden area co. seeking laborers. Must pass Drug & Background check

An Equal Opportunity Employer

General Labor

Contact HCI @ 203-634-8427


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:

Michael Killian Advertising Dept

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

OPEN HOUSE Direct Care/ Residential Instructors Monday, November 22, 2010 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm Comfort Suites Hotel 64 Knotter Drive Southington, CT Community Residences, Inc. is looking for dedicated Residential Instructors/Direct Care professionals to work with and assist developmentally disabled adults in our group homes in Meriden, Bristol and Waterbury. ●F/T, P/T and per diem positions available ●All shifts available ●Competitive Salary ●Benefits package, 401K & pension ●Weekend differential ●On the Job Training Provided Come talk with us! See how you can make a difference in an individual’s life. Bring two written letters of professional reference and be interviewed on the spot. Can’t make it? Apply online at

Housekeeper MERIDEN Builder’s take notice. 200 x 200 approved building lot less than 1 mile from Berlin. Recent soil test done & survey priced at $59,900. Just needs plot plan. Reasonable offers accepted. Owners financing. Call Dawn 203-235-3300

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

Housekeeper with two years experience needed for Lincoln College of New England. F/T benefits included. Shifts negotiable. Duties include: experience in stripping and polishing floors, carpet cleaning, and office/classroom cleaning, etc. Fax resume to Lenny Roy at 860-628-6444, mail resume to Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington, CT 06489, or pick up application at the College.

FOR DIRECTIONS to Comfort Suites Hotel, PLEASE CALL (860) 276-3100 HVAC TECHNICIAN Seeking an experienced, residential HVAC technician. (MUST HAVE CT B or S LICENSE). Strong oil background preferred, gas and sheet metal experience a plus. Competitive salary, 401K, medical benefits, company vehicle, paid vacation & holidays. Please call 203-239-2226 to setup a confidential interview.

HELP WANTED CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST - Full or part time. Email resume to: IF you are looking for a great place to work, an opportunity to earn money and learn a little about insurance, Apply at: Also fax resume to 203-269-9331 ATTN: Tatia Winecoff, Agent State Farm Insurance Wallingford - 203-269-9330 Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer INFANT TEACHER Full Time. Needed immediately. Must have experience with infants. Serious applicants only. Call Precious Cargo Daycare (203) 265-0055

Mechanic Be a part of our growing team at DATTCO in our maintenance department. We are seeking experienced truck and bus repair technicians who are ASE certified. Use your ASE certifications and years of experience to diagnose and provide quality vehicle repair in a timely and cost effective manner. Applicants must have a good, positive attitude, organizational skills and their own tools. Pay scale depends on ASE certifications and level of experience. Employment available in Middletown first shift. Please send resume to or fill out an application at DATTCO 131 Tuttle Road, Middletown, CT 06457. AA/EOE NEED A JOB??? COME APPLY WITH US! As Holidays get closer we will have MANY open positions: Warehouse, Picking/Packing, Material Handlers, Machine Operators. Infini-Staff 456 John Downey Dr New Britain 860-223-5100


Thursday, November 25, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen The Miller Company, an equal opportunity employer, is a fully integrated manufacturer of Copper Alloy Strip. It serves the electronics industry and other markets that require the highest quality product available. Currently accepting applications for:

(Licensed) ELECTRICIAN With min 3 yrs industrial exp in repairing and servicing heavy-industry production equipment. Work includes layout, installation, maintenance and trouble shooting of DC Drives, Control Systems, Breakers, Relays and Switch Gear for Rolling Mill Equipment. Electronics & PLC exp strongly desired.

12-hour shifts nights from 7:00PM - 7:00AM 4 days on, 4 days off Hourly rate: $22.85 - $24.37 Walk-ins welcome to fill out application between 8 AM and 5 PM. If applicable, attach copy of current E1 or E2 license or other certification.

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THE MILLER COMPANY Claudia Groten, Human Resources 115 Center Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Fax: (203)- 639-5205 E-Mail:

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A recent and rare opening has occurred at this family owned and operated multi media company, which has been serving the Central Connecticut market since 1867.





We are seeking a highly motivated and organized self starter to lead a sales staff in selling our daily, Sunday, weekly and online products. In addition to quality of life, you will inherit a staff of seasoned veterans, all with long term relationships with their clients and award winning products. The ideal candidate will have a background of proven success in sales management, preferably in media; a portfolio of demonstrated creative solutions; promotional projects that provide value for advertisers and interest to the reader, budgets and planning experience, web savvy, and willing to represent our company at community and industry functions.

Send your resume to:


OFFICE ASSISTANT/RECEPT. Chiropractic office, about 30 hrs/wk, bi-lingual a plus. 203440-9686 RETAIL/RESALE Full Time Position. Busy Consignment Store in Cheshire is in search of a highly motivated, dynamic Supervisor. Strong leadership, Solid retail management experience, computer skills, positive work ethic, excellent customer service skills, and open availability a must. Apply in person with resume to Sue or Robin. Consignment Originals 959 S Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 No phone calls please.

HELP WANTED PART TIME Kennel Assistant wanted. Animal Haven, 89 Mill Road, North Haven. Apply in person: T, W, F & Sun. 12-3, Sat. 125. PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6AM-9PM, flex. & weekend hrs. Earn $12+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp. UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for Class A CDL Drivers. Tanker & HazMat endorsements are req’d. Attractive benefit package offered. Call our job hotline 866-896-5794 or send resume to apps@ EOE

MEDICAL CAREERS Eligibility Account Representative Needed to assist uninsured patients in applying for various government assistance programs. Hospital environment. Must be bilingual English/Spanish, knowledge of SSI/SSDI, Medicaid, and other government assistance programs helpful. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented and able to work in a fact-paced, highvolume environment. This is full-time 40 hours/week, including some weekends and holidays.

Please fax your resume to (860) 545-1870.

FT ACTIVITY DIRECTOR Seeking motivated, self-starter for an exciting position in a new adult day center in New Britain. Exp. Preferred. M-F w/medical and dental benefits. Send resume to hoskinsm@ or fax to 860-378-3900.

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Unlike many other agencies, VNA HealthCare has a very long history (over 100 years) and has been named a top agency as ranked by 2009 and 2010 HomeCare Elite™. We are recognized as a premier home health care agency, and we provide the highest quality, compassionate care to our homebound clients. Our Independent Living Services division of VNA HealthCare provides aides for home management and personal care for clients who wish to stay in their homes. We are looking for caring, qualified individuals to provide personal care aide services on both a livein and a per diem shift basis for the following communities: Southbury, Bristol, Meriden, Cheshire, Wallingford, and Waterbury.

LIVE-IN PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS: Care for clients in their homes or facilities 24/7; good housekeeping/home management skills needed; 6 months live-in, home care aide, or facility aide experience required; CNA experience strongly preferred. Must be able to do minimum of three days live-in (24 hours/day) per week. Pays $150/day. Must have valid CT Driver's License and own car, with ability to transport client in car, if needed. 8-HOUR SHIFTS, PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS: Available for either 7 to 3:30, 3:30 to 11, or 11 to 7 shifts. 6 months home care aide or facility aide experience required. Evening, weekend, holiday differentials. MUST HAVE CT driver's lic. AND your own car. Rates start at $10/hour, more with experience. To apply: Email resume to:; OR FAX to (860) 493-5945; OR you may fill out application at 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury, CT 06708. EOE, M/F/D/V. We do background checks. Member Hartford HealthCare.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 25, 2010

School News

All Night Graduation Party

Jewelry fundraiser A jewelry and accessories fundraiser, to benefit the 2010 All Night Graduation Party, has been scheduled online for Tuesday, Nov. 30. For more information, contact Nancy Cavaliere at (860) 8281685 or 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) 8286986. The All Night Graduation Party is a fun, safe and memorable drug and alcohol free event for graduating seniors. Parent donation request The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Night Graduation Party Committee is asking each family of senior students to donate $50 to help offset the expense of the evening. This is not mandatory, and no child will be turned away; however, this

Library News event is very costly and the committee appreciates any and all support. The All Night Graduation Party provides a safe and fun evening for graduating seniors on their graduation night. Donations may be sent to Ellen Calafiore, 33 Round Hill Rd, Kensington, CT 06037. Checks may be made payable to: BHS Grad Party. For more information, contact Ellen Calafiore at (860) 223-6313 or

Reunions Hartford Public High School Class of 1961 is looking for classmates names and addresses for the 50th reunion. Please email or call (860) 667-0578.

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Berlin Free Library The Berlin Free Library’s used bookstore is open on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Many adult and children’s books are available.

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library 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. Programs eBay Selling Class — Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Learn how to use eBay, the online auction site with certified instructor, Louise LeClaire. Learn to set up an account, how to list items and figure out the costs. To reserve a seat, contact the li-

brary at (860) 828-7125 or email Gingerbread House Presentation — Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Join Lynn Seery from the Pond House Restaurant as she discusses the history of gingerbread houses and offers tips on how to create your own gingerbread masterpiece. Gingerbread Contest — Create a gingerbread house and bring it to the library between Monday, Dec. 13 through noon on Thursday, Dec. 16. Entries can be submitted in adult, teen or family categories. Gingerbread houses will be judged on their holiday spirit, creativity and overall appearance. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Contact library for further details.

Join the Merchants of Downtown Southington for our Annual All activities are FREE to the public.

ENTER OUR MERCHANT WALK CONTEST FOR A CHANCE TO WIN Grand Prize - Seasons Ski Pass from Mt. Southington $50 Visa Gift Card from TD Bank $150 Gift Certificate from Langdon/Langdon Financial 3 Month Family Membership to the Southington YMCA Paint Your Own Pottery Ornament Painting Party from The Auracle Southington Afghan from The Barnes Museum Gift Basket from Pralines Cafe Gift Basket from Valley Bank/NEB $30 Gift Certificate from The Groggy Frogg $25 Gift Certificate from Anthony Jacks $25 Gift Certificate from Bonterra $25 Gift Certificate from Beadecked $25 Gift Certificate from Gifts in a Basket $25 Gift Certificate from Salon Couture (2) $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates from Farmington Bank $25 Gift Certificate from The Fireplace Famous Front Pages Book from the Record-Journal

Our Holiday Gift To You!

Downtown Southington Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 * 5:30-8:30 pm

Enjoy the Festivities: • • • • • • • • •

Lighting of the Town Green @ 5:30 pm Complimentary Horse Drawn Trolley Rides Open House at over 20 Local Businesses - featuring Free Refreshments & Goodies Visit with Santa at Bank of America Write Letters to Santa at The Auracle Southington Chamber Singers & Open House at The Barnes Museum Auction & Bake Sale at First Congregational Church Live Entertainment at The Groggy Frogg & Much, Much More

For more info call The Auracle 860-621-3153


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Holiday Celebration 28th Annual Holiday Hospitality Night

11-25-2010 Berlin Citizen  

The Berlin Citizen issue published November 25, 2010.

11-25-2010 Berlin Citizen  

The Berlin Citizen issue published November 25, 2010.