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Council approves portable classrooms at Griswold School By Robert Mayer Managing Editor The town council, by a 6-1 vote, approved an ordinance appropriating just over $1M for the purchase and construction of relocatable classrooms to be built and used at Griswold Elementary School. Silver, Petrucelli & Associates made a presentation as to where the classrooms will be located. They will be placed in the back recreation area but attached by a glass hallway to the permanent school facility. After the presentation, comments from the audience were taken. The questions did not go to the architects, but the council, and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Cicchetti. David Evans, head of Berlin’s Republican Party, asked several questions including why the BOE didn’t think about realigning the school districts to alleviate

the space crunch at Griswold. Cicchetti talked about how special education students learned in a space divided by a cubicle wall in the same area as English as a second language students. He also talked about how the school was using closet space to house staff and how instrumental music was taught in the front foyer. “The Board of Education has a long term strategy in place and these classrooms are a first step towards helping with the space crunch,” Cicchetti said. Griswold parent, Karen Droste, said, “I’m not seeing where space can’t be worked out in the school. We also have other children coming in from Hartford, so why do we have to take them? The council also said they are under a spending freeze and here we are spending money. It seems like spending keeps

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Honoring American heroes

Citizen photo by Robert Mayer

Berlin residents, Dean Revoir, U.S. Marines, Gary Barwikowski, U.S. Army, and Alex Barwikowski, U.S. Air Force, salute as the Star Spangled Banner is performed by the Berlin High School choir. Gary Barwikowski was guest speaker at the Memorial Day parade ceremony. See more photos on page 19.

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Vandrilla almost gave up, but now she’s fighting back By Robert Mayer Managing Editor Berlin High School senior Katie Vandrilla asked two questions when she was diagnosed, at age 16, with leukemia. “I asked if I was going to lose my hair, and if I was going to die,” Vandrilla said. “Of course, I did lose my hair, and it was terrible. I really liked my hair!” Vandrilla, who will attend St. Joseph College in West Hartford next year and major

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in education, will be one of the speakers at the second annual Berlin Relay for Life this weekend at the Berlin Fairgrounds. Vandrilla did not feel well for about a month prior to her diagnosis. She was always tired, didn’t eat because she was nauseous, and had headaches. A visit to the doctor and subsequent blood test revealed leukemia. “I went right to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the doctors, who

were great, made a road map of what kind of treatment we were going to do,” Vandrilla said. “They asked me if I wanted to be part of a clinical trial that would help with the research, and I agreed. I knew I had to go through it and I figured since I definitely have to go through it, why not let them do tests to maybe help someone else who will have to go through it in the future.” Vandrilla started an in-

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Citizen staff honored tacks was second as was his Sports Feature “Paladinos, Josephson may link up in Mass.” That story talked about three lifelong friends from Berlin, now playing in the same collegiate golf tournament. He also garnered an honorable mention in the Opinion Column for his story “Berlin, we have a problem,” which talked about teen drinking in town. Lawrence won a second place award in the Op-Ed Column division for her story “Tour of mosque is insightful.” Lawrence colorfully talked about her tour of a mosque on the Berlin Turnpike that few residents know is there.


Berlin Citizen Managing Editor Robert Mayer and Associate Editor Olivia L. Lawrence were honored last week by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) at their annual Excellence in Journalism Awards dinner. Their awards came in the Community Non-Daily category. Mayer won first place in the Business division for “This is cattle country” a story detailing the operation of Matson Cattle Farm on Savage Hill Road. Mayer also won two second places. His General Column “I thought ‘I’m going to die’” about his ongoing bout with panic at-

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Berlin High School sophomore Andrea Pomponio hugs an orphan from Casa Hogar in Mexico. entire family was to live in this house, which seems much too small; however, she told us on our final night, “In my 70 years, I have never received such a gift.” Our group completed other tasks such as painting a house built by a previous work group. We painted the outside bright orange and the inside pale orange, as it is the custom for the recipients of the homes to choose the color. When that was completed, we dug an eight foot hole to serve as a latrine for another family. Each night, we came back to Casa Hogar and played with the children. Casa Hogar is the only orphanage south of Mexico City to accept children with special needs. Children come to See Trip, page 4

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In April, I attended an international mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico organized by Simply Smiles, a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the lives of impoverished children, and Silver Lake Conference Center, a United Church of Christ youth camp. I was one of 29 volunteers from Connecticut to participate. The trip began at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. The group met in Fairfield to carpool to JFK for the five hour flight to Mexico City. After catching a connecting flight to Oaxaca, we arrived at Casa Hogar, the orphanage where our group was based. The children there range from infants and toddlers to teens. After attending a three hour church service with the children of Casa Hogar on Sunday, our work week began on Monday. We usually worked an eight-hour day at the city dump, which was a mountain of garbage covered in dirt to compact the trash. The dump is home to dozens of stray dogs, and vultures fly above, giving it a morose feeling. Atop the mound of trash is where some people of Oaxaca make their living collecting recyclables. This is usually the only means of income for a family, so all members of a family, including the children, pick through the trash. The average amount that a family earns this way is approximately $12 a month. I

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bond purchases. The ongoing air quality issue at McGee Middle School was also addressed. Art Simonian. director of public works, described what would come next in the effort to improve air quality at the middle school. “McGee has an air quality issue and a study done by Fuss & O’Neil showed us where we needed to improve,” Simonian said. “We have forwarded our statement of need on to the public building commission and this is the next step. “We cleaned the vents in November but that was inadequate to bring enough out-


The Town Council approved two ordinances and several other projects including setting an all-day referendum at one polling place, the American Legion Post 68, on June 23, to determine the fate of waste collection, in a busy meeting last week. After it was announced the town would enter into a contract for automated refuse collection, a petition was presented and certified saying that the town was going against a previous ordinance in the town charter. Councilor Joan Carey wanted the council to schedule a public hearing and open all polling precincts for the special election. “Based on the number of people who voted on the budget and the cost, we are only opening one polling place,” Mayor Adam Salina said. “I have checked with both registrars and they said this has been done many times before and they both agree that one polling place will be sufficient.” Councilor Steve Morelli added that June 23 was the last day of school, and since three polling places are schools, it would be too intrusive to end of year activities or the summer cleaning that might be ready to start. The first ordinance, passed by a 7-0 vote, allows the town to disqualify certain contractors from municipal work based on several areas of criteria. There are several reasons why the town could disqualify a specific contractor including but not limited to: conviction or entry of a plea of guilty or

nolo contender for the admission or commission of a criminal incident or conviction for bribery or embezzlement or a history of failure to perform in a satisfactory manner. The second ordinance allows for town-based businesses to have preference in bidding procedures. On any project where a town-based business is no more than five percent higher than the low bid, when the bid is between $10,000 and $500,000 that town-based business will have preference if they accept to do the work at the cost of the low bidder. The same preference shall hold true for townbased businesses within 3.5 percent if the project costs between $500,001 and $1M. “We have worked hard to get businesses to move here and open shop and this just helps people who do business in this town,” Mayor Adam Salina said. “If we can use a Berlin business and they fall within the parameters and agree to meet the low bid, lets give them the business.” The town council also adopted, by a 7-0 vote, a management plan, described by Conservation Commission chairman Mike DeLorenzo, for the Hatchery Brook Conservation Area, and management principles for the town’s open space property. The council voted 7-0 to approve three separate purchases for a town-wide technology upgrade. These purchases are part of the tech bond that was approved last year. Roman Czuchta, business manager for the Board of Education said these three purchases will just about finish off the tech

side air into the classrooms. We have looked into how much we can do ourselves and we will next prepare a cost estimate for the work, which we think will be done by mechanical engineers. We will be juggling during class time and we’re hoping to have the work start by next summer.” The council approved to pass the statement of need along to the Public Building Commission. The council approved the changes in policies from Timberlin Golf Course to incorporate fees for usage of the Timberlin Restaurant Pavilion for non golf-related

events. It looks like the improvement and streetscape around the Berlin Train Station will begin soon as the town approved entering into a contract with Baker Engineering for the improvements. Berlin Economic Development Director Jim Mahoney said the town applied for the grant money for this project in 2002. Town Manager Denise McNair also told the council that the Human Resources Director, Joe Costa, had tendered his resignation. The BOE and town have switched

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Law Enforcement Torch Run set for June 3-5

The 2009 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut is scheduled for June 3, 4 and 5. This is the 23nd year Connecticut has participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which began in 1986. The run through Berlin will be held June 5 and will cover approximately six miles. Officers participating in the run will solicit sponsors for the run. This year, the following officers will be participating in the Torch Run, Sergeant John McCormack, Lieutenant James Gosselin, Lieutenant Christopher Ciuci, Sergeant Michael Jobes, Detective Richard Doski, Detective Steve Kostka, Officer Aimee Krzykowski, and Officer Douglas Bartolomeo. Over 3,500 Law Enforcement Officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” in Connecticut.


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Trip Continued from page 2 Casa Hogar for a better life because their families can not take care of them. Among the children that I met were Angelito, born with no eyes, but he manages just fine; Luz, born deaf, although she does so well, I didn’t realize she could not hear until later in the week; and Ricardo, in a wheelchair, who spent the first eight years of his life tied to a chair because his family didn’t know how to care for him. The children were warm, friendly children who thrived on the friendship we provided and we, in return, were blessed to know them. Our group did take time to see tourist sites such as the ancient ruins of Monte Albán and Arbol del Tule, the largest tree in the western hemisphere. One of my favorite places was Dona Rosa, known

worldwide for its artisans who create beautiful black pottery. The pottery is unique because it is made from black clay found only in Oaxaca. It is sculpted without modern technology, instead using ancient techniques passed from generation to generation.

Our group agreed that we learned a lot from this trip. We learned that kindness and compassion translate into all languages and that even the simplest of gifts, like helping to build a house or just spending time with children, are greatly appreciated.


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After career low, Paladino earns trip to NCAA Nationals By Robert Mayer Managing Editor

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Berlin’s Cody Paladino earned a spot in the NCAA National Championship Tournament this week despite his Baylor team not qualifying. He was set to play Tuesday through Thursday. Check to follow his performance.


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happy for me but I could tell they were torn up,” he said. “My two closest friends on the team are just like me. They love the game with a huge passion. I also felt bad for my coach because he has never been there as a team and we told him we were going to get him there.” Paladino said the Big 12 Tournament was the lowest point of his brilliant golf career. “I had to ask myself some serious questions like did I really want to be out here? It was that serious and that tough,” he said. “I went to the range for literally nine hours a couple days after the tournament and just sat there. I tried to close my eyes and remember what a good swing felt like. I closed my eyes and tried to remember what it felt like at impact to hit a good shot. “I was listening to too many people instead of trusting myself. I was happy that (former Timberlin assistant



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Things had gotten so bad for Baylor golf star and Berlin resident Cody Paladino that he and his mother, Cindy, already had a flight picked out to get him out of Waco and back to the comforts of Berlin. Paladino had just finished last –- no, that’s not a misprint, dead-last, tied for 54th, at the Big 12 Championships –- and could think of nothing better than getting back home to his family and friends in Berlin. He shot 8376-80-79 at the Big 12 tournament. He had one more tournament to go and then it was probably back to his hometown. The tournament was a big one, the NCAA Regionals, which Baylor has qualified for the last 12 years. This year, the team hoped to make it to the National Championship as a team. The tournament was played at Karsten Creek, home of Oklahoma State, and Paladino found himself playing so much better this time around. He thought his team would make the Nationals, and they were in by as many as 12 strokes at one point, but the Bears finished seventh out of 13 teams. Instead, Paladino made the NCAA Championships as an individual and was scheduled to play in the championship at Inverness in Toledo, Ohio, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. “When I came up the last fairway my coach told me that I was in a playoff,” Paladino said. “I thought he meant that the team needed me to play in a playoff to see if we got in, but he told me the team was out and I was in a playoff to make the Nationals as an individual. There is no leader board for individuals, just teams, so you have no idea where you stand.” This year in the tournament, the NCAA switched from three regions to six and allowed just one individual player from each region and not two.

He shot 74-73-74 at the Regional to earn a spot in a playoff against John Peterson of LSU. They were tied for third place. Neither player’s team advanced to the finals, so they had a playoff for the lone individual spot for the NCAA Championship. “I bogeyed 17 and 18 in the final round and the kid I played against finished birdie-birdie to get into the playoff,” Paladino said. “He had a putt from eight feet to win but he missed and we went to the 10th. It’s a long par four and I hit a chip to about four feet. He had a 12footer to win again but he was above the hole and I knew if he missed he might blow it way past the hole. He missed and he was as far away coming back. He missed that putt and I made my four-footer to get in.” While he was happy to keep playing and earn the prestige of playing in the Nationals, Paladino saw the sadness in the faces of his Baylor teammates. “They were trying to be

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The annual UpBeat picnic is scheduled for tonight, May 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Berlin High School, rain or shine. Free hotdogs, soda and popcorn are available. Entertainment will be provided by the Berlin High School and McGee Middle School jazz bands. Ronald McDonald, raffles and a silent auction are featured. Free shuttle bus transportation from Willard Elementary School is available.

The Berlin Chamber of Commerce is accepting registration for its 27th annual Berlin Chamber Open Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, June 15 at Shuttle Meadow Country Club. The tournament format of play is a scramble with a shotgun start. The day includes registration at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., golf at 12:30 p.m. and dinner. Registration fee includes greens fee, cart, golf, lunch and dinner at the club with a gift bag

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Anyone who’s slacked off at the gym lately might draw inspiration to get back in the routine from two Berlin High School students. These determined young men are focused on getting fit and, despite their disabilities, say there are no excuses. “I want to get healthier and stronger,” said Kevin Little, 17. “Your heart beats faster,” said Scott LeMaire, 19. Kevin and Scott are juniors in Special Education Teacher Jim Grabowski’s class. Once a week, as part of the life skills component of their studies, these young men work out at Powerhouse Gym on Webster Square Road. Not only are they building strength and endurance, Kevin and Scott are building independence, confidence and a social network. All these elements will help them now and later on, when they leave high school, and need to establish themselves in the community, Grabowski said. As the young men make their rounds on aerobic machines and weight training equipment, gym members greet them with a friendly

the community that will help them gain experience with life skills. Nutrition and food preparation are two areas students address in class. The gym piece seemed like a natural addition to the “building a healthy lifestyle” slant of the program. Grabowski said Kevin and Scott had the personality for the gym experience. “They’re both extroverted and are willing to try new things.” The school’s physical therapist okayed the gym regime. While students in Grabowski’s class start out using the weight room and other gym facilities at the high school, he believes that integrating workouts into a community setting helps Kevin and Scott structure routines that will last beyond the school years. “It was a natural thing,” Grabowski said. “They know people and they know the routine. It reinforces a healthy lifestyle and it’s social.” In response to a question




The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 28, 2009

Farmers Market opens with many new vendors By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

The Berlin Farmers Market Inc. is off to a sunny start and even more home grown features are planned for upcoming summer Saturdays. The farmers market opened May 23 for its third season at the American Legion on the corner of Porters Pass and Masserio Drive.

The market will be open every Saturday until Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Lots of people showed up. It went very well,” said Katherine A. Fuechsel, director of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and a board member for the farmers market. She’d reviewed opening day with Market Master Jim Roby, a local organic farmer, and as a result “We’re very

optimistic.” There are several new vendors this year and customers had the chance to browse an array of home produced goods. Among these were locally produced artisan breads, honey, maple syrup and jams and jellies. The farmers market is a nonprofit organization and one the chamber helps promote in part “because of Berlin’s rich history in agriculture,” Fuechsel said. She described some highlights at the market and revealed some plans that are in the works for future Saturdays. For instance, the “wild card tent” is an area where local nonprofits can present information on their efforts. May 23 featured a project to restore the rose gardens at

Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. A welcome tent featured artisan bread from Berlin’s San Remo Bakery and honey from Jones Apiary in Farmington. Also, there are wholesale items for sale in the market tent. One possible extension of that program is to have vendors, such as Country Farms which sells breakfast sandwiches at the market, purchase fresh food in the morning and then return later in the day with lunches made from those items. New initiatives planned for upcoming markets include the “featured farmer program.” Any Connecticut farmer who would like to try out the Berlin-based market, to see if it works for his or her product, can come for a

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Buddies Continued from page 7 from Grabowski, Kevin said if he were to come to the gym on his own and had any problems with his workout he’d go get help at the front desk. Scott said working out does make him hungry and admitted that one of best ways to cap off a sweat session is with a smoothie. Kevin and Scott said they are good buddies. They work through their routine together and compare notes on progress, keeping track on charts they carry on clipboards. Kevin’s physical disabilities, such as limited use of his hands, do not prevent him from confidently setting the weight machines to his specifications. Scott listed the activities he and Kevin have on the docket for the day: biking, stretching, cross-country, more stretching and weights. The young men move from one station to another and undertake their workouts with a high level of independence. After Kevin finished his leg press set, Grabowski said “Do you feel the burn?” Kevin laughed “You don’t want to burn it too much.” Grabowski laughed “Keeping it honest.”

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Relay Continued from page 1 tense round of chemotherapy, was injected with medicine and took many pills. She spent the next five months in and out of the hospital but was never out for very long. She stayed in for three weeks one time. “My immune system was so run down that I couldn’t fight off anything,” she said. “They didn’t want me to go to my Junior Prom, but I told them I was going. They told me if I went I would come back in an ambulance and possibly die, but I needed to do it. “When I came back after the prom I started to feel better and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Everyone was extremely happy to see me, but it was tough because I had such bad mouth sores I couldn’t talk to anyone. I still talk to people who tell me they were glad to see me, but they thought I was mad at them because I didn’t talk to them. The food looked so good, but I couldn’t touch it

because my mouth was so sore. I was on a lot of pain medication. “For me, it was important to go because I needed to see that life was still going on and that there was life outside of my hospital room. My friends all came to see me at the beginning. They started a Relay team in my honor and designed a t-shirt connecting our names. We are doing the same thing this year. Team Dexter. It is what I used to call my IV pole. “When I got back to school this year I totally feel like I have my life back now. It’s still hard, I need 12 hours of sleep, but I’m getting there. I was just in the senior class play, so that was great. “It is a great event,” Vandrilla said of Relay for Life. “I was there last year but I don’t remember that much because I was pretty sick. I remember, though, that I was really touched that many people would show up and come together for this cause. The luminaria was really emotional for me. To see that many candles was tough. Everyone is affected by cancer. You can’t really hide from it.”

Council Continued from page 1 happening.” Mayor Adam Salina responded. “This a multi-year project,” he said. “This is a solution to one part of a longterm project. This has been in the works for three or four years now. There is still a spending freeze on new projects, but we have been working on this for some time now.” Cicchetti talked about the influx of students from Hartford. “We will continue to seek diversity because I think it is in the best interest of the town,” he said. “We have 23 students in town from Hartford and they are placed in grades where we would not have to add another section to that grade. So the impact on class size is minimal.” The public hearing portion of the discussion on the ordinance was closed, but Councilor Joan Carey asked several questions and made several points. “I just don’t know that our school popula-

tion is really increasing so much that we need these classrooms,” she said. “This seems like a perfect opportunity to re-district our schools. I’m also not sure why we don’t add on with permanent construction instead of portable classrooms since the cost to get rid of them will be a great cost to the town.” Councilor Steve Morelli responded. “If anyone took a tour of the schools they would know it’s not like we have excess room in any of the schools, especially the elementary schools,” Morelli said. “That’s why re-districting won’t work. To ship kids from Griswold to another school will just make that school overcrowded. “Another point is that I know several families in town whose children are in private schools are thinking about sending them back to public schools because they can’t afford the tuition. We can’t really know for sure how many might come back, but I’m almost positive there will be some.” Salina laid out some of the reasoning for the ordinance. “The Board of Education

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Faith Briefs Vacation Bible School

“Crocodile Dock” Vacation Bible School is scheduled at the Berlin Congregational Church Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 3 from 2 to 5 p.m.; at the Kensington Congregational Church Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Bethany Covenant Church Monday, July 6 through July 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Wacky Sports Camp is also offered at Bethany Covenant for children entering grades 1 - 5. Vacation Bible Camp is designed for children ages preschool-5th grades. (Early bird registration is available through June 1 at Bethany Covenant Church.) For more information, call Carol Cyr at Berlin Congregational Church at (860) 8286586; the church office at Kensington Congregational Church at (860) 828-4511 or visit or call Colleen Kim at (860) 828-3637.

Forever Young Club

The Forever Young Club has scheduled its annual picnic for members only on Thursday, June 4 at 6 p.m. in Father Carroll Hall, Sacred

Heart Church. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Members will be contacted and asked to bring salads, deserts and other picnic favorites.

United Methodist The United Methodist Church of East Berlin, 139 Main St., has scheduled its annual tag sale for Friday, June 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Admission to the tag sale house on Friday is one non-perishable food item for the Berlin Food Pantry. Multiple vendors and a bake sale, as well as Treasure for Everyone, are available on Saturday.

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Berlin Congregational Church. No registration is needed. The morning includes craft time, play time, snacks, juice and holiday parties. For more information, call Caroll Cyr at (860) 8286586.

Kensington Congregational 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 crib room in the Reeves Center. All children, from infants to preschoolers, are welcome. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

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The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled the 2nd annual 50’s Drive-In for Sunday, May 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Rain date is June 7. Christian Education members will take your hot dog or hamburger dinner order right at your car in 50’s dress. Dinner is $6, milk shakes, $2. Many customers arrive in classic cars to partake in this event. For more information, call (860) 828-6586. Free Tot Time is scheduled to meet every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the

The Kensington United Methodist Church offers a Taize service Tuesdays at 7 p.m. A Taize service combines silent meditation, prayer and simple music. Silence is a central part of this service and is a gift to those leading busy, hectic lives. It provides an opportunity to commune with God through the heart and bring a measure of peace to one’s mind and spirit. The service is open to everyone seeking spiritual refreshment and renewal.


John J. Mordarski, 80, husband of Rose Marie (DeCarlo) Mordarski of Middletown, died May 19, 2009 at Middlesex Hospital. He was born May 23, 1928 in Meriden, the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Kowalczyk) Mordarski. He was a member of St. Sebastian Church, Polish Legion of American Post No. 189 (historian), Meriden Knights of Columbus No. 3, third degree lifetime member of Middletown Catholic War Veteran’s No. 1166, Middletown, St. Casmir Society of Meriden, American Legion Post No. 0075, Middletown, Connecticut Post Card Club, past member AARP National and Chapter No. 3310, Catholic Golden Agers, National Duckpin Doubles Champion, Central CT State Bowling League, and commercial 585 bowling league. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Pratt Whitney Aircraft, as an inspector. He was a Veter-

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an of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son John J. Mordarski of Plymouth; a daughter Gail Kulinski and her husband Stephen of Berlin; a sister Anna Gacki of Meriden; a nephew Daniel Mordarski and a niece Mary Ellen Mordarski, both of Meriden; a niece Karen Bongo and nephew Philip Russo; a sister-in-law Louise Russo and her husband Phil of Middletown; and two grandchildren Joseph and Emily Kulinski. He was predeceased by two brothers, Adolph and Edward Mordarski and nieces and nephews. Services were held May 23, 2009 from the D’Angelo Funeral Home, Middletown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Sebastian Church. Burial with military honors was in the State Veteran’s Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Obituaries Shirley Bacon

Anthony J. Longo

Shirley (Landon) Bacon, 80, of Berlin, died May 18, 2009 at Hartford Hospital. She was the widow of Richard E. Bacon who died Nov. 14, 2008. Born in New Britain, she was a former New Britain resident and a Berlin resident for the past 48 years. She was a member of South Church in New Britain and the New Britain Senior Center. She enjoyed ceramics, bingo, canasta, and the Cabaret Theater. Surviving are a nephew, Timothy Landon and his wife Anne; three nieces Debra Landon, Susan Grecki and Nancy Landon; her grandnieces and grandnephew, Valerie Landon, Michael Landon, Luann Landon, Hannah Cox and Haley Cox; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Landon and Katherine Genoni; her dear friend, Vena Spencer; and her dog Otto. In addition to her husband Richard, she was predeceased by her parents, Lewis and Mabel (Webber) Landon, and by her stepfather, Albert Flemming. Services were held May 22, 2009 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 300 Research Pkwy, Suite 300, Meriden, CT 06450. Please share a memory of Shirley with the family in the on line guest book @

Anthony J. Longo, 92, of Kensington, formerly of New Britain, died May 19, 2009 at the Hospital of Central CT at New Britain General. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary (Ripa) Longo. He was born in Stamford and was the son of the late Joseph and Concetta (Gianni) Longo from Belvedere, Italy. He was employed by M. H. Rhodes of Avon and Stop & Shop of Newington, and was also a member of the VFW Post No. 511 and St. Ann’s Church, both of New Britain. He served his country honorably and courageously during World War II with the U. S. Army, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon. Battles and campaigns included Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Central Europe and Air Offensive - Europe. He is survived by his children, daughter Rosalie Longo of Windsor; two sons Joseph Longo and his wife Kim of Kensington and Mark Longo of New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Joseph Ferguson and his wife Lorna, Randy and Carrie Longo and two greatgrandchildren, Zaria and Martina; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves two sisters, Millie Gasparini of Plainville and Ida Bombaci of Rocky Hill. He

was predeceased by two sisters, Midge Battisto and Theresa Tata and his brother, James Longo. Services were held May 22, 2009 from the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain. Ct. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. Burial, with full military honors, was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. The American Flag was presented to Anthony’s daughter, Rosalie.

Jason M. Campanario Jason M. C a m p a nario, 26, of Berlin, died May 18, 2009 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born July 30, 1982 in New Britain, the son of James and Nancy (Raczkowski) Campanario. He attended Holy Cross School, and went on to graduate from New Britain High School in 2001. After graduation, he attended Connecticut Culinary Institute, as he worked to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming an accomplished chef. He began working at Apricot’s Restaurant in Farmington and was most recently employed at First and Last Tavern in Canton. An avid Red Sox and Celtics fan, he was most at home while making a good meal to enjoy while watching the game. He loved music and movies and was a talented artist. He enjoyed snowboarding and had fond memories of hitting the slopes

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Government Meetings

Thursday, May 28 Planning & Zoning, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, June 8

Board of Education, B.O.E. Room, 7 p.m. Economic Development, Town Hall Room 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Veteran’s Commission, American Legion, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Board Room, 7 p.m.

To the editor: I would like to respond to the letter in last week’s Citizen, What is the Point? by Democratic Town Committee Chairman, Fred Jortner. For the second time this year, a top political leader has written a scathing letter to The Berlin Citizen attacking a person whom they disagree with. Instead of considering the good, even vital, ideas that these people have, they belittle and discredit them. We need to remember that this town’s government was originally designed to be a government that represents the people. The council members should be working as public servants, willing to take ideas from all their constituents and working with goodwill to arrive at a solution. They need to allow a free flow of ideas; this is the only way a healthy government can run. Daniel Jackson Berlin

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So many hidden gems in town One of the best parts of my job is the chance to talk to a lot of folks who know a lot of stuff about the history of Berlin. Every now and then I get to chat with the town historian or a local librarian. Retired town officials sometimes take the time to fill me in on arcane details of little known governmental events and old politicians are happy to recall victories and defeats of times gone by. Talking to Berlin’s many veterans is another great source of information and chats with senior citizens provide delightful glimpses into the good old days — you know, like walking 10 miles to school in the snow uphill both ways. I’ve come to realize history is a fluid thing. While there might be agreement on basic core facts, after that, perceptions spin off in as many different directions as there are eye witnesses. One thing everyone seems to agree on — Berlin is a beautiful burg rich with New England tradition. I drive around Berlin a lot and sometimes, just to pass the time, I piece together those bits and pieces of things I’ve been told and try to visualize the town as it might have been 25 years ago, 50 or even 100. Can you imagine Farmington Avenue as a dirt road? (And not because of the bridge construction.) There were a lot of farms, for sure, and remnants of that agricultural life remain in stone walls and faded signs and names that say it all — like Old Farms Place. Every now and then, a horse drawn wagon finds its way to Farmington Avenue and it never fails to make people stop and smile as they watch a bygone age clip-clop on its way. Here at The Citizen offices we’re fortunate to be situated just a block away from A.S. Labieniec feed store on Farmington Avenue. When I feel the need to stretch my legs, I walk over to check out what’s new on the porch there. Sometimes a cage full of rabbits or

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chicks. And always the wonderful smell of hay — surely, just like back in the day. I have a couple of favorite old farms I make sure to get out to from time to time, especially when summer days make a country drive a high priority. Recently, I stopped by Cold Spring Brook Farm Inc. on Deming Road. Just before the long Memorial Day weekend — the kick-off to summer and high gardening season — the farm stand was packed with customers. It makes you feel good to know the acreage there is now protected by a farm preservation grant and Berlin can look forward to

enjoying the locally grown products from now until your grandkids have grandkids — and beyond. Of course, Berlin is holding onto its agriculutral roots. A community garden is underway and the Farmers Market marked its return for summer weekends. And I was gratified to see that “gardening” topped a recent Citizen poll of favorite things to do in summer coming in just behind “go to the beach” but way ahead of other pastimes. Another great place is Ferndale Farm on Robbins Road. It’s not unusual to see parents and kids stopped at the fences calling to the occupants of the barnyard — it’s always full of ponies and kids of the goat variety and all kinds of other critters. The old barn up to the riding stables on High Road is another trip back in time. Inside the barn, perched on a knoll, the well-worn wood stalls are full of horses — and it’s easy to imagine the sights and sounds and smells are likely not much different then they were decades and decades ago. It’s not just farms that harken back. One of Berlin’s little gems is the plot of woods behind the Berlin Historical Museum. It’s where Marjorie Moore used to while away the hours, sketching and writing and watching birds. (She’s one of the town’s great philanthropists and her foundation is active and benefits young and old every day.) The place got a major make-over a while back and was reopened to the public with a re-enactment of its heyday with Ms. Moore herself presiding over her beloved bird sanctuary. The Kensington Garden Club along with some help from various organizations around town put the project together. I’ll never forget that presentation, it was amazingly effective — the perfect recreation of a moment in time for those of us who like to imagine other eras of Berlin life.

Relay for Life

Make strides this weekend at Berlin Fairgrounds

With more than 700 people expected to participate in the second annual Relay For Life of Berlin, the 24-hour event is the fastest growing Relay in Connecticut. The Relay will take place this week, Saturday May 30 to Sunday May 31 at the Berlin Fairgrounds A part of the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising program, Relay For Life of Berlin is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out and take turns walking around a track, relay style, to raise funds. Participants share camaraderie while celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost, and fighting back against a disease that takes too much. At nightfall, participants will light nearly 1,000 luminaria around the track in a moving, emotional ceremony to honor cancer survivors and to remember friends and family members lost to the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated. Russ Leonard, Relay For Life of Berlin honorary chairman, plans to walk for 24 hours straight (minus bathroom breaks) in the annual event. The 52-year-old Plantsville resident estimates he will walk some 60 miles during that time. He is going the distance to raise cancer awareness—and to support his wife of 30 years, Marilyn, a three-time cancer survivor. “Over the years, Marilyn has endured nine surgeries, and massive radiation and chemotherapy,” said Leonard. “Today, she is doing well and has a promising future, thanks in part to the work of the American Cancer Society.” When they are not walking in the Relay, participants will be taking part in fun activities like inflatable bouncers or games for kids, mingling with friends and enjoying lively music. Entertaining the crowds on Saturday will be six local bands (see schedule) who are all donating their time to this important cause. Performances & Events (times are approximate) Saturday, May 30 10 - 11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies – Ruth Ann Lobo featured speaker 11:30 a.m. - noon Survivors’ Lap Noon - 1:15p.m. Survivors’ Lunch Noon – 1 p.m. The PineLoft Players 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Cruz Machine 2:45 - 3:45.p.m. Alabama Lo-Fi 3:45 p.m. Relay For Life 25th Birthday Lap 4 - 5:15 p.m. Fountain Head 5:30 – 7 p.m. The Butch Taylor Band 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Brother Sleeze 9 -10 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony of Hope 10:30 p.m. Glow Lap Sunday, May 31 9 a.m. Closing Ceremonies For more information To learn more about the Relay For Life of Berlin, visit or contact Kate Barton, trichair, Relay For Life of Berlin, at Music Festival tickets Anyone interested in purchasing Berlin Music Festival tickets can purchase them from Jen Chant and $5 from each ticket will go to Berlin’s Relay for Life. She can be reached by email at or by phone (860) 965-2947. The tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.



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Berlin Briefs Pops Concert The Berlin High School Redcoat Band annual Pops Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Berlin High School student parking lot. (In case of rain, the concert will move to the high school gym.) Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Admission to the concert is two non-perishable food items to benefit the Berlin Food Pantry. Most needed food items are tuna, canned fruit, juices, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, rice,

cold cereal, soups, baked beans, jelly, mayonnaise and spaghetti sauce. No pasta is needed at this time, however, all contributions will be gladly accepted.

Country Nite The New Britain Museum at Hungerford Park has scheduled a “Country Nite” dinner for Thursday, June 18 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Menu features Nodines smokehouse ham, beans, potato salad, Lyman Orchard pies, and a complimentary glass of wine or beer. The event benefits Hungerford’s animals.

Adults are $10, children two to 13 are $5, children under two are free. For more information, call (860) 827-9064 or visit

Summer programs The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., is accepting registration for summer programs at Hungerford. Classes are designed for children in preschool through grade five

with various days, times, and topics offered. For more information, a brochure or to register, call (860) 827-9064.

Manzi golf tournament The Joseph Manzi Foundation has scheduled the 2009 golf tournament for Friday, June 26 at Timberlin Golf Course. The event is a 4-man scramble with team and individual prizes. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cocktails and dinner will

be served at the course. Registration fee is $150 per golfer or dinner only, $40. Deadline to register is June 12. For more information, to purchase tickets, sponsorships, call Beverly Manzi at (860) 828-4595 or visit

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Meetings The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is the annual picnic scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 at noon at the VFW pavilion on Massirio Drive. Tickets are $5. No tickets will be sold at the picnic. Contact Barbara Dixon at (860) 8286295 for sign up and to receive your ticket from her upon arrival at the picnic. Please bring a dish to share (salad, vegetable, dessert, rolls, beverage or serving supplies). Meats will be provided. The picnic is the final meeting until September.

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tion. The grant pays for all transportation and 50 percent of the event admission/ticket fee for residents age 60 and over who qualify within the following guidelines: individuals $1,733/month; couple $2,333/month. Households requesting admission/ticket subsidy must complete an Annual Income Declaration Form. The following trips are offered. My Fair Lady – Sunday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The trip includes lunch at The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Mass and an afternoon matinee of “My Fair Lady” at the Stageloft Repertory Theatre in Sturbridge, Mass. Transportation is by deluxe motor coach. No refund after May 31 unless a replacement is found for your seat, 23 tickets are available. Cost is Berlin residents (no subsidy), $57; Berlin residents (with subsidy), $28; non-residents (includes bus fare), $78. Sign up at the Senior Center. Pumpkin Festival — Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The trip will attend

limits to qualify for the Renters Rebate program. Applicants must bring documented proof of income, rent and utility payments for the calendar year of 2008. Residents who qualify will receive a financial rebate form the State of Connecticut. The program began May 15 and the deadline for applications is Sept. 15. Income limit is $30,500 per year for a single person; $37,300 per year for a married couple. Appointments are required. Call Tina of Jane at the Se-

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Results of the Senior Bowling League from May 15: Irene Willametz, 203; Mike Koval, 176; Ferd Brochu, 173; Walt Wallace, 164; Charles Snetro, 163; Laura Brochu, 158; Stan Dziob, 158; John Nappi, 158; Liz Rugens, 156. Results of the Senior Bowling League from May 22: Ron Picard, 167; Bud Caffrey, 158; Irene Willametz, 155.

The History of Berlin by John Winiatski, amateur historian, is scheduled for Friday, May 29 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Part 3, the final segment, covers the time period of 1900 to the present.

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Library News Berlin Free Library A Cutting Garden The Berlin Free Library on Worthington Ridge has scheduled “A Cutting Garden” for Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. The program includes a discussion of how to use garden flowers in an arrangement for different occasions. Nancy Byrne of Johnson’s Garden Center is scheduled to speak. Refreshments will be served. A free will donation will be accepted. Hours Adult library hours: Monday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and Friday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Children’s library hours: Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. On Wednesday mornings “Morning Storytime” is offered from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. for pre-school children. It includes stories with fingerplay, songs, and a craft. An adult must attend the program with the children.

On Wednesday evening children’s librarian, Martha Neault, invites you to “Twilight Tales”. Children are invited to attend every Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The children’s library is open on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. Book discussion The Book Discussion group is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. as follows: June 1, The Falls; June 29, Small Island. All books are available at the Berlin Free Library.

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Career Express Bus The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has scheduled the Career Express Bus for Monday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Department of Labor Career Express staff will provide job search assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Jobseekers can conduct online job searches,

learn about other job search resources and website, or have their résumé critiqued by a certified professional résumé writer. Staff will also be available to answer questions regarding job searches and interviewing, and information will be provided on the Department of Labor/CTWorks career center and services. Summer 2009 Bee Creative is the summer reading theme at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Reading forms are available beginning June 15. Prizes may be picked up after June 22. The summer Reading program is part of the Governor’s Reading Challenge. Summer stories are scheduled to Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The halfhour program includes stories, films, flannel boards and fun. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

Nutmeg & pizza - Students in grades four through six are welcome to participate in Nutmeg book discussions scheduled for Tuesday, June 30 and Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Registration is required. Special programs scheduled at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library include All day decorate your journal for adults, teens and children on Tuesday, June 30; talent show for children and teens age five through 18 on Wednesday, July 29 and Berlin’s top chef for ages five to adult. Use a library cookbook to inspire an appetizer or dessert. Prayer Shawl program Victoria Cole-Gallo, co-author of The Prayer Shawl Companion, is scheduled to present a Prayer Shawl program on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Her presentation will explain the history and craft of the prayer shawl. Knitters of all skill

levels will be inspired. To reserve a seat, call (860) 828-7125 or email Playtime Playtime is an opportunity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play and socialize together with parents in the meeting room of the library. It is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration is necessary.

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Hours The East Berlin Library, 80 Main St. (adjacent to the East Berlin Fire Department), is open Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friends of the Library The East Berlin Library welcomes all residents of East Berlin to become a “Friend of the Library.” For information, visit or call the library at (860) 8283123. Friends are needed to help with fundraisers to help purchase more books.

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UpBeat Town Picnic – UpBeat has scheduled its annual town picnic for tonight, May 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Berlin High School, rain or shine. The public is welcome to this free event and enjoy free hot dogs, soda and popcorn. Entertainment is provided by the McGee Middle School and Berlin High School jazz bands. Ronald McDonald, raffles, kid’s raffle and a silent auction are featured. Free shuttle bus transportation is available from Willard Elementary School. Kensington Garden Club – The Kensington Garden Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Center, room 4, for a business meeting. Following the meeting, members will car pool to “Murray Gardens” in Glastonbury. The Murrays have four acres of gardens, divided into smaller gardens, concentrating on the use of textures and color. For more information, call (860) 828-6760. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Troop 24 enjoys many activities and camping throughout the year. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. Boys 11 years and older are welcome to join Troop 41’s Scouting program and participate in camping, skiing, whitewater rafting, backbacking and more. For more information, visit us or call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or

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Post 68 Legion - Berlin Post 68 American Legion baseball has scheduled a fund-raiser Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Porters Pass. Food and drink will be provided. There will be a raffle. A $20 donation is suggested. Meeting — The Berlin Connection Exchange Club networking meeting is scheduled for every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Route 72 Diner, East Berlin. Join local business owners in exchanging referrals and building their businesses. For more information, call (860) 680-2972. Varsity Girls Golf – BHS vs. Simsbury at Simsbury, 3 p.m.



Pet Meet & Greet Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.S. Labieniec, 945 Farmington Ave. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Plese bring vet and/or personal references. FOBAC is also accepting applications for new foster homes and food dontations. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Berlin Free Library – The Berlin Free Library on Worthington Ridge has scheduled “A Cutting Garden” for Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. The program includes a discussion of how to use garden flowers in an arrangement for different occasions. Nancy Byrne of Johnson’s Garden Center is scheduled to speak. Refreshments will be served. A free will donation will be accepted.

Berlin Farmers’ Market – The Berlin Farmers’ Market is scheduled every Saturday through Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 154 Porters Pass. Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (at the corner of Peck Street), is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New collections include vintage bridal gowns, antique dolls and art work by noted Berlin residents. Permanent displays include a collection of tinware, bricks and more. Admission is free. Decorating CommitteeThe All Night Graduation Party Decorating Committee needs your help! Any parents of seniors are welcome to come and help make decorations for the party. We are scheduled to work each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and at Willard Elementary School in the basement. For more information, contact Barb Jurczyszak (860) 829-0169 or Rose Swenton (860) 828-7629/ cell (860) 9442471.



50’s Drive-In – The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled the 2nd annual 50’s Drive-In for Sunday, May 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Christian Education members will take your dinner order at your cars dressed in 50’s outfits. Hot dog or hamburger dinner is $6, milk shakes, $2. For more information, call (860) 828-6586.

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Pops Concert – The Berlin High School Redcoat Band annual Pops Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Berlin High School student parking lot. (In case of rain, the concert will move to the high school gym.) Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Admission to the concert is two non-perishable food items to benefit the Berlin Food Pantry. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse and camps monthly at a variety of places. 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. Troop 44 offers a full scouting program including outdoor adventures such as camping, fishing and hiking, as well as opportunities to earn merit badges and pursue advancements towards the Eagle rank. Boys 11 to 18 are eligible to join. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair Ed Como, (860) 829-1258. Decorating CommitteeThe All Night Graduation Party Decorating Committee needs your help! Any parents of seniors are welcome to come and help make decorations for the party. We are scheduled to work each Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at Willard Elementary School in the basement. Come and join us and have some fun! For more information, contact Barb Jurczyszak (860) 829-

0169 or Rose Swenton (860) 828-7629/ cell (860) 944-2471. Playgroup - 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 crib room in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. All children, from infants to preschoolers, are welcome. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.



Decorating CommitteeThe All Night Graduation Party Decorating Committee needs your help! Any parents of seniors are welcome to come and help make decorations for the party. We are scheduled to work each Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at Willard Elementary School in the basement. Come and join us and have some fun! For more information, contact Barb Jurczyszak (860) 8290169 or Rose Swenton (860) 828-7629/ cell (860) 944-2471.



Fashion show – Girl Scout Troop 60493 has scheduled a Recycle, Refashion, Rewear Fashion show where all fashions and accessories are made from recycled items on Thursday, June 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at McGee Middle School. All are invited to see fashions made by teens for teens. Admission is free. Pasta supper – The Father Padre Arturo Supper, to benefit Children’s Orphanage in Visciano, Italy is scheduled for Thursday, June 4 at 5 p.m. at the IPIC, 16 Harding St. Tickets are $8 per person and may be purchased at the club. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 2.

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Health and Wellness Briefs Central Connecticut Celiac Support

The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group has scheduled the next Glutenfree Pot Luck Dinner for Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, in the Plantsville section of Southington. Spouses and families are welcome! Mem-

bers are free of charge and guest are $5, children $2. Door prizes and a raffle are planned. Potential members may contact Carmillia Kimmel at (860) 426-1980 for more information. To reserve your ticket, call Ann Malafronte at (860) 378-2852 by June 21. Future dinner dates include Sept. 27 and Dec. 6. Interested members are encouraged to attend monthly

board meetings, scheduled for 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, at Mulberry Gardens.

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The Southington MS Support Group meets at Bradley Memorial Hospital, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information, contact Jennifer at (860) 426-0010. The Cromwell MS Support Group meets at Fox Glen Community Center, 123 West St., Cromwell from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Celeste at (860) 632-8730. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter offers more than 25 support groups throughout Connecticut. These groups bring together people who share a common life experience as it relates to MS and its effects. For more information on multiple sclerosis and the many ways you can help make a difference, visit or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.

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Health and Wellness Briefs wold St., New Britain. Free parking; insurance is required. For more information and to register, call (860) 224-5804. Eating disorder therapy group is scheduled for Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at New Britain General campus, Counseling Center, 50 Griswold St., New Britain. Free parking; insurance and registration are required. For more information, call (860) 224-5804. Bereavement support group is scheduled for every other Tuesday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at New Britain General campus, dining room A. For more information, call (860) 224-5463. Prostate Cancer support group is scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in lecture room 1. Free parking, light supper. For information and to confirm the meeting, call (860) 224-5299.

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Final NWC titles go to Berlin By Nick Carroll Sports Editor Berlin High School could not have scripted a better ending. Under sunny skies, both the BHS boys and girls track and field teams claimed the final Northwest Conference championships last week. The Berlin girls track and field program has several NWC crowns to its credit, but for the Berlin boys, it was conference title No. 1. To make the day even more memorable for the Redcoats, the meet was held at their newly-refurbished track and field complex. In recent years, the complex was in such a state of disrepair that BHS could not host the NWC championships. Paced by Steve Nelson, the Berlin boys manufactured 145 points at the conference meet. Middletown (137) and Northwest Catholic (119) rounded out the top three. Nelson placed first in shot put and discus. Ryan Bisson (pole vault) and Mark Jolley (high jump) manufactured first-place points for the Redcoats, as well. “We had a very good week of practice leading up to the meet. Everyone was really beginning to peak in their events,” BHS boys coach Rick Hanbury said. “We did some intensive practice with a few key events — high jump, discus and pole vault ... As it turned out, those were the events that put us over the top at the meet.” Berlin’s first-, second-, and fifth-place finishes in discus allowed it to pull ahead of Middletown for good late in the day. “I knew we could win it when we were still close after the track events were finished,” Hanbury said. See Champs, page 25

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Scenes from the 2009 Northwest Conference championship meet: Left, Lisa Andreana prepares to hand the baton to Kendra Manthey in the 4x100 relay. Right: David Campagna goes airborne in long jump.

A sweet homecoming for BHS track program By Nick Carroll Sports Editor With its badly weathered track and field complex deemed unsafe to host the event, for years, the Berlin High School track teams had to travel to compete in the Northwest Conference championship meet. But not anymore. The BHS track and field complex received an extreme makeover in 2008, which included the track and jumping runways getting a new synthetic surface, upgrades to the jumping pits and the installation of a new discus cage. Last week, BHS got to

show off its new digs as host of the 2009 Northwest Conference championships. BHS boys coach Rick Hanbury, and BHS girls coach Scott Burns indictated that the “farewell” Northwest Conference meet went off without a hitch. The NWC will fade away at the end of the school year, and the majority of its teams will compete in the Central Connecticut Conference beginning in the fall. “It was a lot of fun hosting the final NWC meet, and Scott Burns and I jumped at the chance to host once we knew that our track was going to be resurfaced in time

for the season,” Hanbury said. “It was also a lot of work, and we had great cooperation from the town maintenance, and buildings and grounds department and our own custodial staff. We needed help from a lot of people to get it done, and I think it turned out to be a very smoothly-run and enjoyable meet for all the attendees.” The meet featured a fullystocked concession stand run by the BHS Boosters. Also, a meet program and commemorative NWC tshirts were available for purchase. “We really wanted to go out with a bang, whether it was with a championship

or not,” Hanbury said. “Our Booster parents did a great job donating and selling food for the concession and we owe them a lot of thanks.” Coach Burns praised the behind-the-scenes work done by Hanbury and others. “There are so many little details to follow up on, and Rick and (athletics director) Jim Day were excellent in making sure the meet went well — which it did,” Burns said. “As well, the Boosters pitched in with a super concession stand that added an important element to our meet.”

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(Note: The Top 2 finishers in each event earn All-Northwest Conference accolades.) 4x800: third place, 8:44.95 (Ricky Lewandowski, Connor Hilbie, Ed Courchaine, Justin Roncaioli) fourth place, 11:00.76 (Kelly Wilcox, Jen Rector, Alex Carbonell, Kaylene Sylvain) 4x400: fifth place, 3:58.27 (Sean Sullivan, Joe Rocco, Mike Cassineri, Kyle Connoly) fifth place, 4:30.04 (Sarah Pitterling, Jen Rector, Alex Carbonell, Lisa Andreana) 4x100: fifth place, 45.99 (David Campagna, Kyle Connoly, Taylor Tavarozzi, Ian Vandergulik) 100 hurdles: Ana Dauphin, first place, :17.34, Kendra Manthey, fourth place, :18.80 300 hurdles: Ana Dauphin, fifth place, :52.15 100: Nikki Kureczka, second place, :12.87 400: Nikki Kureczka, first place, 1:00.5 1,600: Justin Roncaioli, third place, 4:39.95 Kaylene Sylvain, fourth place, 5:52.94 3,200: Connor Hilbie, second place, 10:16.29, Justin Roncaioli, fourth place, 10:24.91 High jump: Mark Jolley, first place, 6-2 Kim Rasmussen, second place, 5-0, Carla Mangiafico, third place, 4-8 Long jump: David Campagna, fourth place, 19-6.5 Nikki Kureczka, second place, 16-7, Kim Rasmussen, third place, 16-2, Briana Cass, fourth place, 14-6.5 Triple jump: Kim Rasmussen, first place, 34-2.75, Carla Mangiafico, second place, 33-4 Pole vault: Ryan Bisson, first place, 11-0, Jim Nolan, third place, 10-0, Zach Giaccone, fourth place, 9-6 Sarah Pitterling, second place, 7-6, Dawn Grabowski, fourth place, 7-0, Heather Levack, fifth place, 6-0 Discus: Steve Nelson, first place, 136-3, Nick DeLoia, second place, 134-1, Kyle Kureczka, fifth place, 114-3 Javelin: Nick DeLoia, second place, 140-10, Steve Nelson, fourth place, 134-5 Shot put: Steve Nelson, first place, 43-10.5, Nick DeLoia, fourth place, 42-1.5

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Ana Dauphin (100 hurdles), Nikki Kureczka (400) and Kim Rasmussen (triple jump) earned first-place finishes for the BHS girls team, which shared the NWC championship with Middletown. The Lady Redcoats earned 139 points to Middletown’s 153 at the conference meet, but since Berlin had a better regular season record, the schools split the NWC championship. RHAM (103.5) finished third at the conference meet. “Based on preliminary expectations, I thought we had a good chance to take second to Middletown, but that RHAM would be right behind us. Instead the girls really stepped it up and we fell just 14 points short of Middletown,” BHS girls coach Scott Burns said. “We had 21 different girls contribute to

But the best part of the day as far as Hanbury and Burns were concerned was when the final points were tallied. The Berlin boys bested the field to secure their first NWC title. The Berlin girls placed second, but that was good enough to earn them a share of the championship, their fourth since 2005.

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Playing minus starters Mike Scheyd and Ryan Lee, who were preparing for the Chappa two-man, best-ball tournament, the Berlin High School boys golf team managed to shoot an impressive 143 and defeated Northwest Catholic (155) and St. Paul (169) last week at Hawk’s Landing. Joe Fiducia carded three birdies and finished with a 32 to pace the Redcoats (21-3, 10-2 Northwest Conference). Kevin Jud was next in line with a 34. “Joe continues to play steady golf, making smart shots, not pressing. And his scores reflect that,” BHS coach John Line said. “Jud is Jud, building on his round at the Wildcat, Monday (18 holes, 72).” Scheyd and Lee shot a 3under-par at the Chappa, held at Longshore in Westport. The Berlin duo birdied holes No. 16 and 17 to force a playoff, and finished third. “Mike and Ryan should be proud of themselves,” Line said. “They never quit, stayed patient, and the birdies came late. The loss

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didn’t sit well initially, but they realized they placed well against the best high school golfers in the state.” Last week was a rugged one for the Berlin High School girls golf team, as it played four matches in five days. After falling to Glastonbury, 202-214, at Timberlin, Berlin took on Middletown and Bacon Academy at Portland West, a par-30 course. The Lady Redcoats shot a 176 that afternoon and were bested by Bacon Academy (170). Middletown came in at 223. Berlin’s Erica Barnes fired a 38 to earn match medalist honors. Rounding out the local slate were Alyssa Scheyd (43), Victoria Fagan (44) and Emily Stickel (51). From there, the Lady Redcoats went on shoot a 171 at Buena Vista. Avon was next in line with a 183, followed by Northwest Catholic (190). Scheyd paced Berlin with a 40. Supporting her were Barnes (43), Fagan (43) and Briana Calafiore (45). The Lady Redcoats capped the week by shooting a 210 at Timberlin. Avon and Simsbury had 196s. New Britain had a 214. Barnes carded a 42. Scheyd, Fagan and Calafiore had 56s. Berlin headed into this week with a mark of 13-5. — Nick Carroll

Baseball Major League Ferguson Waterworks Rangers 12, Kiwanis Red Sox 1: Game-winner Anthony Sisti pitched five innings, and Mike Burek (grand slam), Travis Frisk, Matt Baroni and Kevin Roy had at least two hits apiece, as the Rangers rolled. Danny Garafalo and Ryan Stefens led the Red Sox. Hadfield’s Sports Shop White Sox 6, Ferguson Waterworks Rangers 1: Hunter Tralli scattered four hits and allowed just one run as the White Sox downed the Rangers. Brendan Vessichio had a two-run homerun and scored two runs for the victors. Teammate Zach Varley added two hits. Zach Veleas played well defensively for the White Sox. Matt Morrelli and Kevin Roy powered the Rangers. Hadfield’s Sports Shop White Sox 8, Roger’s Marketplace Orioles 4: Brendan Vessichio pitched well and hit a three-run homerun to lead the White Sox. Alan Guild (3 hits) and Zach Varley (2 hits) also came through at the plate for the victors. Jack Kane led the Orioles.

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Military Kids Support from family and friends Military parents and kids depend on their extended families, such as aunts and uncles or grandparents, for help when one parent is called to duty. If both parents are in the military and are deployed at the same time, grandparents or other family members may take care of children while the parents are gone. photo courtesy Operation Proud Hearts

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael R. Hinchcliffe

Do you go to school near a military base? If you do, you probably know some kids whose parents serve in the military. With more than 1.5 million members of our military actively serving our country, there are many thousands of kids in the United States and around the world who know just what it’s like to be a military kid. As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, The Mini Page found out about how kids and their families manage with moving often and having parents sent away for long periods of time.

Kids who move with their military families get to see new parts of the United States, or even other countries. They may learn one or more other languages while living away.

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Schools near military bases are used to having students who move a lot. They usually have good programs to help kids adjust to their new surroundings. Families coming along Teachers are great at helping out new A mom or dad may be stationed, or kids or students who have a parent sent, to another city or country for training serving away from home. They can work or education in his or her military job. In with kids on special projects to show to a this case, the family might choose to returning parent or to send to a parent. come along, especially if the soldier will Kids who have be away for a long time. gone to several However, the parent at home may have different schools may a good job and not want to quit. But learn to be more many military spouses have jobs that let outgoing and make them work from home, no matter where friends easily. Still, it home is. may be difficult for them to become really Sites to see: close to their friends, knowing that they pagename=childrens_resources might have to leave soon.

U.S. Navy sailors hurry to meet their family members after returning from a seven-month deployment.

Military unit In the military, a unit is a group of servicepeople who train and work together. For spouses and children of soldiers, the unit becomes like a family. Moms or dads who are still at home depend on each other for help in taking care of the house and kids. Note: Throughout this issue, for simplicity, The Mini Page refers to members of the military as “soldiers.” Members of the U.S. Marine Corps are generally known as Marines, Air Force members are called “airmen,” and Navy members are called “sailors.” National Guard members are generally called “guardsmen.”

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When a Parent Goes Away Deployment

When a parent has to go away, the whole family feels stress. • The soldier has to prepare gear and uniforms. He or she has to finish up any projects at home. • The husband or wife may worry about the soldier’s safety. The spouse also may have to take on more responsibilities while the soldier is gone. • Older kids might have to help out with extra chores or taking care of younger siblings. • Younger kids may struggle to understand where Mom or Dad is going and why. Their behavior might change because of the stress.

For military members going to Afghanistan or Iraq, deployments usually last about six months. E-mail, Web cameras and cell phones have made it easier for soldiers to keep in touch with families at home. But kids and parents can do other things, too. Some families get creative with ways to “count the days” until Mom or Dad comes home. They might make a paper chain and remove a link each day. Or kids can get a piece of candy, symbolizing a “kiss,” for each day the parent is gone.

Deployment stages Experts divide deployment into three different phases, or stages: • Predeployment, before the soldier leaves. • Deployment, or the time that the soldier is gone. • Reunion, or the time after the soldier returns home.

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Predeployment can be a busy time for parents, but experts say they should use some of the time to make memories with their kids.

Predeployment This stage may last several weeks or just a few hours. Parents of small kids can record themselves reading bedtime stories or singing songs. Older kids might want to give their mom or dad something special to take along. These treasured items are important to soldiers when they’re far away. Parents and children might want to plan a special activity for when the soldier returns.

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School News Scholastic achievements Jordyn Rombola of Berlin received the Michael Jewelers Award and Rensselaer Mathematics and Science Award at the recent St. Paul Catholic High School awards ceremony.

Graduates Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania — Kate Ponte of Berlin. New England Institute of Technology, Rhode Island — Keith E. Schaller of Berlin and Brian R. Guite of Kensington. University of New Hampshire — Nicole Ann Campanelli of Berlin.




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LOST Or Found. The Berlin Citizen will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Classified Section! Call 203-238-1953 for details. LOST-Cannon black lawn approx 3ft. Vicinity New Place St, Yalesville. REWARD! Call 203-265-6409 LOST: Kink Whip orange bike with blue stickers. If found please call 203-427-7084 LOST: small bird, Meriden Hubbard Park area, Cockatiel. Grey with yellow, yellow spike. Answers to Kiwi. 203-631-4383


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BUICK Regal 2000, fully loaded with sunroof, leather. 103,000 miles, runs great. $3,000 or B.O. Call John: 203-537-0376, or 203-634-6787

CHEVROLET HHR 2006 wagon. 4-cyl. 5-spd. manual. Red w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. New brakes. Well maintained. 84,500 mostly highway miles Excellent condition. Garage kept. Minor scratches. $6,500 860 573-2434 CHRYSLER 1993 Imperial, auto, all power, 82,000 miles/20,000 on newer transmission, body excellent, needs work, $800/best offer. Call 860-2769264 leave message FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

LOST: White Pomeranian, female, 12 wks old. REWARD! If found please call 203-427-7084 MISSING since 5/18 Chocolate and light brown long haired Chihuahua. Mt. Carmel Ave. Hamden area. Please call (203)645-8740.

Always a sale in Marketplace


MERCEDES Benz 1985 190 diesel, runs good, good tires, automatic $500 Call 203-265-6169



OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme 1996, 3.1 V6. Exc. condition. 30MPG. $2,500. 203-631-0105 2008 SCOOTER less than 200 miles $1,500 or best offer. Call 203-269-7984

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

VOLVO 2040 GL 1992, new tires, new muffler system. Good condition. Low mileage. Asking $1900. (203) 265-0029

DODGE Caravan 2007, V6, at, silver, loaded. Low mileage. Excellent shape. $12,995 or best offer. (860) 747-5647 or 860-874-5005

VOLVO 850 1996 5 speed, 4 door, runs great. $1750 FORD Taurus 1999 4 door, AT, AC. Looks & runs great. $1950 Call (203) 213-1142

DODGE Grand Caravan 2000 V6 Auto, green. Has cruise control, am/fm/cassette, rear temp control. AC needs repair, otherwise maintained regularly and runs well. $3500. (203) 284-2654

VW JETTA 1998 Auto. A/C. Airbags. Alarm system. Keyless entry. Adult driven. Non-smoker. Very clean. Well maintained. $2,500 (203)238-4861 VW JETTA 1998 GL, 4 dr, 5 spd, 2.0L engine, red w/black int, runs well, $1800 takes it! Call (203) 634-7879

TRUCKS & VANS CHEROKEE 1999 115K 3000 miles scheduled maintenance, just serviced. Good rubber new spare, slight front bumper damage no body damage, women trouble must sell! Money talks all else walks. Call anytime 203-6303329 or 203-815-7140 D2 tool box for mini & midsize trucks. $75. Call 203-294-0631

DUALLIE-Posi 1970 460 Big Block, big power AT, cab chassi body avail sold separately. NO RUST, solid frame. No women troubles. Money talks all else walks. Call 203-815-7140 or 203-630-3329

2008 SHENKE Blue MopedUnder 300 miles, 49cc, up to 100 mpg, luggage rack, $1600 or best offer. Call (203) 2655806


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund

HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL1200C Custom Sportster, 2007 pearl gray color. Clip-on Windshield. Excellent condition. Factory warranty. 1400 miles. $7500 or best offer. Paul 203-464-5044


Free Towing! MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. SUZUKI GZ250 Motorcyle 2007 Purple/Blue. One Owner, 400 Miles. Asking $2700 NEG. Call 860-508-6005

YAMAHA XVS65A V-Star Silverado 2003 Touring. Black. Excellent condition, one owner, 45,000 miles. Please call between 9am and 6pm. No late evenings please. Price TBD call 203-237-5590

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen LAWN & GARDEN CRAFTMAN 22” lawn trimmer, Giant Vac blower 8 HP, Bolens Lawn Edger, Toro Snow thrower 25” great for a start up company. $2200 value, $650.00 takes it. All in very good condition. Won’t last long. (203) 747-9866

SUZUKI GS 700ES 1985 Blue and White. Garage kept. 21000 miles. Still in excellent condition. $1800 or best offer. Call 860-681-8007 Leave message.

HOSTAS, Lilly of the Valley, Ajuga, ground cover and other plants. $3.50/pot. Red maple trees, $5/pot. Call 860-6212928, leave message. JAPENESE red maple 3 tall. $35. Call 860-747-8371

AUTO PARTS BRIDGESTONE Blizzak LM22 225 45 18 91V 9/32 left. $25. Call 860-224-7209

CAMPER & TRAILERS 1996 STARCRAFT Popup camper. Sleeps 6. Fridge, 3 burner stove, toilet, shower, AC, awning. $3000 OBO. (203) 634-0394

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS CENTURION PROPANE Generator - Brand new, in box. Maximum watts 3500. Rated AMPS 28.3. Voltage 120 vac. $750. (203) 314-4907 or 203-634-4857

DELTA Table Saw, 10 inch Tilting Arbor saw, Model # 36-755, with unifence Saw guide , 30 inch capacity, Asking $ 800.00 Cash. this is from an Estate. Excellent condition, Phone (203) 235-5529


2008 Timberland travel trailer, 26’ toy hauler, sleeps 6. Stove, refrig, microwave, air conditioning, heat, stereo system, etc. Holds 2 motorcycles, used once. Price neg. Call Kris 860351-5685


AIR conditioner Sears brand, 5000 BTU. $50. Call 203-235-1154 BRAND New Queen Mattress Set still in plastic for $240.00. Can deliver. Call 203 278-0533 or 860 584-5298. BRAUN Deluxe food processor. Never used. $89. (203) 2696265 BUREAU with mirror. Very good cond. $80. Call 203-237-6809

25FT all glass inboard fly bridge V8 motor, bathrm, kitchen. Needs work. $600. Call 203815-3794

PETS & LIVESTOCK 6 MO. OLD Siblerian Husky. Male. Beautiful coloring. All shots up to date. Loving and affectionate. Papers available. House broken. $1000 or B/O. 203-530-7648 BOXERS-Purebred, reverse sealed brindle, fawn & white. Males and females Reg. 1st shots, dewormed. Cert of health avail. AKC & ACA pedigree. Championship bloodline. 203-464-4779 BULLDOGS Beagles, Boxers, Poodles & Poodle Mixes, Dachs /Russell, Chihuahuas, Shih-Tsu, mini bulldogs, Rotts, Labs, Yorkie. $350+ 860-930-4001. LARGE BIRD CAGE ON WHEELS With 4 Nesting Boxes and 7 Love Birds. $275 or best offer. Call (203) 606-4169 LOVEBIRDS- (One) - Yellow peach faced. We cage. $60. (203) 886-9364 POMERANIAN Puppy, female. 9 weeks old. Vet checked. Registered. $1,000 or best offer. (203) 284-9395

LAWN & GARDEN 22” weedeater push mower. New $95. Call 203-294-9057

DINING room set, cherry, 48” round. $100. Call 203-949-0559 ENTERTAINMENT center, solid oak with ligths & drawers. $100. Call 860-621-7145 EXCELLENT condition. Bedroom set, kitchen set w/6 chairs, (2) metal desks. Best offer. Call 203237-7642 or 203-623-0539 FREE-40in console flat screen TV. 25yrs old. Works well. U pick up. Call 203-217-4445 KITCHEN CABINETS-Oak. Entire Set of 13, ONLY $550 OBO!! Serious buyers. Call for details 203-314-5938. LOVE SEAT, navy blue pattern, $50. 203-634-0495 LOVESEAT floral pattern. Excellent condition. Made by Broyhill. $75. Call 860-747-6484 LOVESEAT tan, green & maroon. Good condition. $100 Call 860-621-5962 RECLINER, Excellent condition, fabric, $90 or best offer. Call (860) 628-8112




Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1998 FRIGIDAIRE Upright Freezer 4’x2’ White $200 Good Cond., 2-Swivel/Rocker Easy Chairs used in camper one summer Tan/Tweed Excellent Cond.$150ea, 1972 Crestliner new hitch, tires, 2 gas tanks,wirung for lighting system and more Good Cond. $2000 ALL ITEMS CASH & CARRY Call 860-589-0667 between 4-7pm or leave message (4) all weather hi-back chair cushions. New condition. $25. Call 860-828-4619 50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336 CHILD WAGON- Fisher Price, plastic, good shape. $15 or best offer. (203) 440-3919 CHINA service for 12 plus 2 large serving plates. $99 firm. Call 203-237-4903 CUSHIONS for tall back patio chairs, neutral print. (5) for $50. Call 203-265-1843 DOUBLE Stroller, umbrella. exc cond $80.00 860-628-4067 DUMP TRAILER for lawn tractor, all steel. $50. Call 203-2376645 or 203-631-1938 cell FANTOM vacuum cleaner w/manual, VHS tape extra belts & bulbs. $40. 203-634-9336 FREE Glass door for fireplace, burnt brass color. Size 40 x 33 1/2. Not new. Heavy metal. 203-630-2850 GAS grill briquettes push button start, front/side tables. $50. Call 860-677-6809 “HO” train stuff, engines, cars, track, +++. $200. Call 203-2376645 or 203-631-1938 cell LOLLYPOPS for showers. White or chocolate $100. 860-426-1214


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REFRIGERATOR-white, Magic Chef Full size. Runs great. $99 firm. Call 203-235-0091 SOFA Bed 84in, Ivory with multi colors, $100. Good Condition. Call 203-269-5662 TOASTER oven-everything works, electric frypan w/cover. $8/each. Call 203-235-3120 WINDOW air-conditioner Good shape. $35 Call 203-314-7693 Ask for Ed

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 28, 2009


LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.

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

LAWN Mower 4.75 hr/ Push mower. Weedeater mulch/bag. Runs great. Exc cond. $75. BABY Exersaucer - Mint condition. $25. (203) 626-5419 LUGGAGE CARRIER, rooftop, used once. Cost $665, asking $300. Call (860) 729-7988 PATIO GLIDING DOOR Anderson 6068 - $150. Call (203) 634-0765 after 4pm. PEWTER pieces Take all. $99. Call 860-426-1214 POWER LIFT/RECLINE CHAIR Remote control/battery backup medium blue. New in 2006 for $1,200, asking $550. Call 203-630-2753 after 3:00 p.m. RASCAL Model T600 3 wheel scooter. Asking $2000. Call (203) 269-0366 between 5pm9pm. RAZOR Dirt quad. Electric. Off road. 120 lbs. maximum. $275. Call (203) 265-7396 ROSETTA Stone CDs. Many languages available. $65. Call (860) 828-4884 SONY Trinitron XBR 32” pip cabinet speakers 36x21x43. $99. Call 203-238-7753 WHOLESALE Green products, trash liners and paper goods. Call your order into TD Green (203) 980-4697 WOOD picnic table w/attached benches. 37” x 95”. $60. Call 860-677-6809 WORK Bench, 48x96 w/vise, $60; lawn mower, self propelled $40; 21 spd mountain bike $40. Call (203) 634-0765 after 4pm.


Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ROTARY DIAL Wall telephone. Beige, excellent condition. $25. Call (860) 349-0302


BOOTS: Ladies knee high brown leather cowgirl boots. size 9. narrow. $10. Call (203) 237-2117

EVERYTHING Needed for above ground pool and more except pool. $350. Email:

MATERNITY clothes 80+ asstd items L XL summer, good. $50, 860-479-9079


SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BIKE Specialized Hybrid 21 speed $75, was $600 new Exc Cond 203-269-2264 BIKE, ladies Ross, 3 speed, fat tires. $30. Call 860-223-0494 ELLIPTICAL Eclipse 1100HR Barely used $95 203-815-2128 HOMEDICS 5 motor back massager with heat. $25. Call 203235-3506 leave message. HUFFY men 10 speed bike. 1st $50 takes it. Great condtion. Local number 203-915-0945

COMPUTER complete; Win 98; Office 97; modem. $75. Call 203288-8790 after 6pm FREE Computer monitor, not new. Call 203-630-2850

WANTED TO BUY ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

WANTED TO BUY OLD Toys, barware, depression glass, pottery, cookie jars, oil lamps. Call us first for all your estate needs. (203) 639-1002

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE older piano & bench. Call 860-621-7065 FREE PIANO. Baby Grand, needs lots of work. Take it. 860-301-6597.

It's all here!


SMALL SIZE workout bench with Olympic bar and weights $40. Call (203) 427-5827.

Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

TENT 9x9 Sport Dome Ozark Trail. Used once. $30.00. 203630-3648.


All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46a64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio, 2BR, 3BRs From $650. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn effic, $210/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 MERIDEN - 1st flr, 1BR, HW incld. $675. Good credit. No pets. 860-620-9658 leave msg. MERIDEN 1 & 2 ROOM EFFICIENCIES $450 & $550. Some include utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN 1 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, security & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1 BR, Heat & Hot Water incl., 1st flr. Stove & Fridge. Pool. No Pets. 1 mo sec dep & credit check req’d. Section 8 approved. $800/mo. 860-349-5355.

Meriden 2 BR $775

Marketplace (203) 238-1953


MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Large, Sunny 2 bdrm 1 bath LR,DR, fully applianced, Security dep & Credit check req. Great Location. $1100. Call 203-440-2912 MERIDEN LRG 4BR, lg kit, dishwasher, WD hkup. Good, quiet neighborhood, off-st park, yard. No pets. Near school. $1,475. Sect 8 approved. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229 MERIDEN- 2BR, 2nd flr, $775/mo. + sec. Fully applianced, incl. w/d hookup. Yard. Off st. parking. AC, updated. (860) 250-6180.

Lg Studio - $625 - Sm Studio-$525 Fully renovated, secure bldg. HW incl. New appls, on site laundromat & off st parking. Close to train station. Sec 8 Approved. Property Max 203-843-8006

Especially Napier. 203-530-8109

ROLLERBLADES youth size 1-4, knee and arm pads incl. $15 203-639-0835


MERIDEN 1, 2 + 3 Bedrooms 1-yr lease. $750 to $900. Washer /dryer hookup. New paint /carpet. Call Natalie 203-671-2672

CASH PAID FOR ALL COSTUME JEWELRY PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144


MERIDEN- 2BR, 4 rms, $750, No. Colony Rd. Stove & fridge incl. 3BR, $750, Crown St. Both no utilities incl and req. 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-Studio apt. Center of town. $495/mo + utils. 1BR, $575/mo +utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN. 2 BR, newly renovated, all new appliances, fixtures, carpet, tile, bathroom w/radiant floor heat, (a new home), laundry room, patio area. Section 8 accepted. No pets. Sec & ref. 3rd flr $800; 1st flr $950. Call 209-949-1774, leave message. MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD line. Penthouse, 3rd flr, pristine, 4 1/2 rms, stove, refrig, skylights, security system, fp, off st parking. No pets. July 1. (203) 686-0818 PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919 SOUTHINGTON 24 High Street, 1st flr, 2 BRs. Stove, refrig, w/d hookups. $875/mo plus util & sec. 203-444-9525 or 203-245-2388

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 3rd flr, wall-to-wall carpet, W/D hookup. Two off street parking spaces. $800 + security. No pets. 203-213-3560 WALLINGFORD 3 BR Apartment 88 South Whittlesey Avenue. Fridge, stove, 2nd flr. WD hookup. $975/mo. 1 month sec. (203) 376-7324 WALLINGFORD Beautiful Loca tion, N. Main St. Near Choate area. Attractive 5 Rms w/attic space. 2nd flr. Newly decorated w/hdwd flrs. New appliances. WD hookup. Off st. parking. A must see! No smoking. $1300/mo + 1 mo sec & refs. (203) 269-7671 WALLINGFORD- 2/3BRS, 2nd flr, recently updated, lg. apt. hdwd flrs, off st. parking. No smoking, no pets. W/D hookup avail. $985/mo. (203) 631-5367

MERIDEN- 2nd flr, 1BR apt. off st. parking. $650. 110 Colony St Leave message (860) 426-0658

WALLINGFORD- Spacious 2BR apt, 1 bath, 1st flr, quiet, central location. $700/mo. No pets. (203) 676-7418

MERIDEN- EFFICIENCY APTIncludes heat & HW. No pets. East side location. 1 mo. sec. (203) 238-1730

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN-1BR, 1BA w/gar. Heat & HW INCLD. Lg rms, new appls, new crpt, freshly painted, laundry hkup. No pets. Blackstone Vlg $895. Dennis 203-272-1977

MERIDEN 2 BR. Hdwd flrs. Some renovations. 2nd floor. 1 month rent & security. Sec 8 Approved. $900/month. 203-379-0212

MERIDEN-3BR, 2nd Fl., W/D hookup, off-street parking,60 Prospect St. $850/mo. Sec. 8 approved. Call 203-376-5599

MERIDEN 3BR, 1st floor Stove & refrigerator included. $900 plus utilities. Section 8 Approved. (860) 833-3920

MERIDEN-New apt for rent. 2 big BR, 1 bath, porch, 2 car parking W/D hkup. 30 Stony Crest Dr. 203-630-2864

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD In newly renovated private home. Full house privileges. All utils incl. No pets. $600/mo + 1 mo security. Avail 6/1. Call George 203-927-3607

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

WANTED TO RENT WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd FL. $725. Stove, refrig & dishwasher. Off street parking. Balcony. No smoking. No pets. Credit check. 203-269-9149

MERIDEN- 2BR, large, ground floor apt. Refrig. & stove, w/d hookup. No pets, smoking or utilities. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req’d. Sec. & 1st mo. rent. $750/mo. 203-608-8348

MERIDEN- Crown St. Large 1BR, 1st flr, lots of closet space. $700/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-265-4664


WALLINGFORD- Spacious 3rd flr, 2 BR, appliances, $675 + util. Also Available -Sunny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, porch, $850 + utils. W/D in bsmt. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Security, Good credit. Tom 203-889-1940

MATURE Married couple seeks long term rent. 2 BR in Berlin, Cromwell or Newington. Call Dwight (860) 329-2278

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919


WLFD $217,200-Large 2 family w/store fornt. Possible 3 family house R6 zone. Separate utilities, corner lot with some yard. Call Brian Miller (203) 265-5618

WALLINGFORD-1BR, 1st Floor. Stove & refrigerator. $775 includes heat. No pets. 1 month security. Call 203-269-1148 WALLINGFORD-Newly renovated 1BR, 1st flr, CAIR, off-stparking. No smoking/pets. $750/mo Call 203-499-8745

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770

ROOMMATES MERIDEN House to share. One BR available Use of kitchen, LR, etc. Deck. Heat, hot water & electric incl. Call 203-235-9492

WLFD $399,900-Beautiful 3BR, 2 1/2 bath Cape on gorgeous level acre. All HW floors, 2FP, remodeled baths and kitchen. Mechanicals, roof and windows have been updated. New CAIR. Linda (203) 265-5618


Thursday, May 28, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE




BERLIN WALLINGFORD $689,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH, 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203)265-5618

Raised Ranch w/garage. 6 rms, 34BRs, 1.5 baths. 3 season porch. Lg. back yard. Efficient, 2-zone gas heat, new furnace & HW heater. $239,900. The Buyer’s Broker 860-965-8668

WLFD Close to Wlfd Ctr sits a well cared for 2BTH 3BR Split. Features include HWF, updated kit, FP, gr rm, newer mech, some windows & roof are an added benefit. Nice home w/neat level treed yard. $278,000. Vicki (203) 265-5618

WALLINGFORD 3 Bedroom, 1 bath. Immaculate, splitlevel. Large family room in finished basement. Hardwood floors. Central air. Oil heat, very efficient. New roof, furnace, vinyl siding, insulation and windows. Big fenced yard with A/G pool. Great schools. Low maintenance. Low taxes. Move-in condition. $227,900 FSBO Scott (203) 605-4181

WALLINGFORD Magnificent View & Privacy!


WLFD $689,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN Our builder will buy your home at fair market value if it qualifies for our program, when you buy one of his homes. You can also find other homes for sale on our website. Visit us at Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

$689,000. Cust. Cape on 2 AC, 4+ BR, 3.1 bth. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs, galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins. to I91/I-95, town, country club.

Call Dee (203) 265-5618

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE NEW BRITAIN. 36 Nicole Rd. By Owner. 1700 sq. ft. Raised Ranch, 3 BRs, 2 full baths, 2 car garage, new siding and new roof, hdwd flrs, large flat yard with playscape, on cul-de-sac, all appliances included. Asking $256,900. (860) 224-2995 MERIDEN 7rm 3BR, 1 1/2b Col. w/enclosed front porch, wood flrs, form DR, remod EIK w/island, FP in LR, FR in LL, some updated windows, patio & 1 car gar, all for $169,900. Kathy (203) 235-3300

WALLINGFORD $234,900 2BR Townhouse, Pilgrim Harbor. End unit, very clean, FP, HW floors, bright, CAIR, CVAC. Lots of closet space. Move in condition. Pat Burke (203)265-5618

MERIDEN Gorgeous 7rm Condo. Everything new within 4 years. Features 3BR, LR, kit, DR, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, finished lower level, first flr laundry. Too many extras to list $194,900. Call Sil Sala for details (203) 235-3300


203-799-7731 HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE Processing Position available at NEIS, Inc. in Cheshire, CT. Must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office. FT position with benefits available. Looking for longterm candidate who is reliable and takes initiative. Send resume to Pam Or Fax 203-272-5267 CLEANERS- Full time/Part time for janitorial account in Wallingford area. Must have own transportation. 1-800-6881707 ext. 6301. DIESEL Mechanic Wanted. 5 Yrs Exp Min. Welding & Hydraulic Exp- A Plus. Mandatory Overtime. Pay Based on Exp. Apply in Person: United Concrete, 173 Church St, Yalesville. EOE. DRIVERS: School Bus P/T. Free CDL Training! No Exp. Nec. 866496-2726. Apply online at: GENERAL


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WALLINGFORD 3 bed., 1 bath cozy ranch. Near schools. Custom cabinets. Dishwasher. Walkout basement. New carpet over hardwood floors. Large windows. Vinyl siding. Carport. Central air. Freshly painted. Patio. Great community. Great schools. Move-in condition. $250,000. 203 265-5038 CELL 203 379-6282

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GYMNASTICS - Team Coaches, Tumbling & Class Instructors. Competitive Pay. CT Gymnastics / Wallingford (203) 269-7464

HCV Homeownership Coordinator The Housing Authority of the City of Meriden (MHA) is seeking a HCV Homeownership Coordinator to deliver a broad range of counseling and referral services to the Section 8 participants and families that elect to participate in the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Harold S. Ince, Jr. Director of Leased Housing MHA PO Box 911 Meriden, CT 06450. By May 30, 2009


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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Human Resources Wallingford Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Human Resources. Competative Salary. A sixth year degree with a major in education administration and a valid CT administrative certification (092) required. Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2009. Contact Dale Wilson Superintendent of Schools at (203) 949-6510 for an application and information.

HVAC LICENSED Installer Immediate opening. Residential. Min. B/D/S license required. Excellent wages, benefits. Billy Carlson Heating & AC, LLC (860) 621-0556

MACHINIST Growing machine shop seeking exp’d CNC VTL, CNC lathe & CNC miller operators. Fax to 860-426-1560 or email: MAINT. ASSIST. F/T-Mon-fri. Experience preferred. EOE. Apply in person: Coccomo Memorial, 33 Cone Ave, Meriden, CT.

PAI NTING FT Carpenters, Painters, subs, for residential / commercial work. 800-778-9885 x1279

PART-TIME POSITION Available in small office setting. Must be dependable and able to interact with the public. Must also possess figure aptitude and be computer literate. Hours /salary negotiable depending upon experience. Send resume to: Part-Time Position P.O. Box 8066, Berlin, CT 06037 PERSONABLE & Compassionate Caregivers are needed for inhome, non medical care for elderly in the area. Flex sched. Our caregivers are as valuable to us as our clients. Call us at 860-349-7016 PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6AM-9PM, flex. & wknd hrs. Earn $12+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp.

SECURITY $10.00 per hour SSC is recruiting for F/T, All Shifts, Monday - Friday in Wallingford. Must be 18+, clean police & dmv records & valid DL, & HSD/GED Call 1-800-638-0457 for info.

QUALITY INSPECTOR Growing machine shop seeking exp’d Inspector. Needs to fully understand blueprints, precision measuring tools and must be able to perform calibration as needed. ISO exp. is preferred. Fax to 860-426-1560 or email:

TEACHING POSITION Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for Athletic Director w/2 teaching classes. Certification endorsement 092 strongly preferred. Visit our website @ for an application and mail to: Mr. Dale Wilson Personnel Office Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to (203) 949-6551

Adults Wanted! Come join our fast growing team of adult newspaper carriers for the Record-Journal! It's an excellent way to supplement your income during early morning hours without interfering with day jobs, family and other obligations. Looking for carriers in all areas, Meriden, Wallingford, Southington & Cheshire

WAITPERSON night shift. Exp preferred but will train the right person. Apply: Neptune House Rest, 1086 N. Colony Rd., Wlfd. WRECKER Drivers Nights & weekends. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT ask for Dave. Priority given to certified or exp’d drivers.


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BARTENDING 203-754-6000

One Man’s Junk REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.

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CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060 BICO FENCE - All types of quality fencing & repairs available. Professional installations. 20 years exp. Lic’d & ins’d. 203715-0567. CT Reg# 616240


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A TO Z REMOVAL Free estimates. Garages, attics, basements, brush, pools, decks, etc. Sr. discounts. 203-238-0106


Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

Atlantic Bartender School 663 Lakewood Rd, Wtby, CT




NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available.

1 or 2 week course Job Placement Assistance

DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817

TERMINAL OPERATOR The Amerigas terminal has a PT opening to assist monitoring storage, unloading rail cars, loading trucks, maintenance, Microsoft Word & Excel knowledge desired. Must be able to lift 50lbs and work outdoors. Apply in person: 203 Birch St, Southington, 06489. EEOE


or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

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POSITION open for Medical Assistant. Needs at least one year experience. Fax resume to 860-347-1343 Attn Robin. Or email to TEMPORARY MEDICAL Billing Representative. Immediate. Experienced, CPC Preferred. Mornings. IDX a plus! Terrific Opportunity Letter and resume to or fax 203-741-6575.

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

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est.

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Reaching your career goals begins with the “Employment” section of the Marketplace. Browse dozens of new listings every week. Find jobs in your own area of expertise or set out on a new career path. You’ll also find information about area employment agencies and career management centers, whose services can simplify your job search. So, don’t delay; turn to the Marketplace and get started today!

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CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372



CT Reg #564042

Seamless gutters/leaders. WINDOW cleaning. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

Green Planet Remodeling


Repairs to remodeling. 41 yrs exp. Master Carpenter 203-639-8389 CT #573358

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

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Upgrades, installs, repairs & viruses fixed at your home. DMT Computer Services. 203599-1097. After 5 - 860-424-1177


RWL CONST. SERVICES RON LIGAS - 35 YRS EXP. Garage doors & openers installed CT Reg. #622764 860-349-6873

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A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887



MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708

Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549 AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES - Siding, Patios, kit., baths & more. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709 & Insured.

Shamock Roofing DUMPSTERS 15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. Home, Business or Job Site We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-269-3559

All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co. A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325


Thursday, May 28, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen


DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane, Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Low rates. 203-3798944 Lic. #0389224.



JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring cleanups, Grass cutting, lawn maint. Comm/Res Top quality work. Ins., Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311


APOLLO PAINTING Int/Ext, Popcorn Ceilings, Powerwashing. Call Mike 203-974-2097 or 860-347-1355 CT# 613892

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

MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring Clean-ups, mowing, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 Quality Work - Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307. SAMMY Construction Quality Work. Carpentry, repairs, siding, roofs & more! 203-757-8029 or 860-970-6181 CT# 619246

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


Silver City Landscaping LLC Lawn Mowing/Spring Clean-up Lawn Power Seeding/Mulch Reliable Service 20yrs exp 203-537-8106 CT Reg# 622655 GREAT PRICES! Full service landscaping & property maintenance. Irrigation srv avail. Call Presise Now



A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008


Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

ZK Construction ROOFING SPECIALISTS & SNOWPLOWING QUALITY, EXPERIENCE & AFFORDABILITY ● New Roofs ● Restoration Work ● All Types of Repairs ● Emergency Repairs

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Gonzalez Construction




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CONSTRUCTION LLC Decrease in material costs means savings for you. No job too small, driveways, parking lots, any concrete sidewalks, curving. etc. New or repairs of water or sewer service, any excavation needs. Prompt free est. Fully licensed & insured. CT Reg #630230. Call 203-235-1030 or 203-537-7303


BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT# 619909. Call Today. Call 203-715-2301



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

LANDSCAPING GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 A+ MOWING & LAWN CARE. Quality Lawn Care at low prices. Call for free quote. (203) 886-9360 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577

MIDSTATE PAVING BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Full service lawn care: Landscape design, pavers, retaining walls, planting, weeding flower beds, mulch, new lawns, lot clearing, yard cleanup. CT#619909 203-715-2301 EL SOL Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming, Mowing. Accepting new clients. Comm/Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Built, no garden too small. 203-294-1160

MASONRY JOHN Biafore and Son Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577 SAMMY Masonry-Since 1977. Concrete, stone, chimney, stucco. All masonry. CT 574337. Ins. 203-757-8029 or 860-970-6181


CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372


DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708

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

BENJAMIN BUILDERS LLC Payment plans & credit cards ROOFS, SIDING, WINDOWS, ADDT’S, KIT, BATHS, DECKS 203-671-7415 Ct Reg #622755

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS ALL Types pool & spa serv. Complete service on pools & spas, above and inground liner replacement. Lic & ins. CT Reg 622885. Call (203) 537-9188

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL FREE FILL Contract Rob at (203) 913-4221 for location and additional details. HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.




CT Reg. #516790

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

203-272-4216 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319


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

75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319



Gonzalez Construction



SANDBLASTING We come to you. Snowplows, trailers, truck bodies, etc. Reasonable prices. Bill Coleman. 203-715-0567. CT Reg# 616240



DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. WINDOW cleaning. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

203-269-0135 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 #389224 PLUMBING & Piping Contractor Specializing in small jobs. Capable of doing new & large jobs. Lic# 204060. John 203-284-9744 or 203-500-5224 cell.



ROOFS R US 41yrs exp. Lifetime warranty Siding, windows, carpentry. (203) 639-8389 CT #573358


TREES Tree Removal. Chipping. No job too small. Fully insured. 20 yrs. Local business. CT Reg# 673534. Call Joe (203) 804-4739

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

VILLA’S TREE REMOVAL We save everybody money! Fully insured, free estimates. (860) 777-7914 CT Reg#709285

Shamock Roofing

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279


Empire Construction, LLC Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs. We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514


TO Place your Marketplace ad today, call 203-238-1953, anytime 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

IT’S SO CONVENIENT! Pay for your RecordJournal Marketplace ad with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discove r & American Express. Just call (203) 238-1953 to place your Marketplace ad and have your credit card # ready for the advisor.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 28, 2009


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