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Volume 15, Number 32

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

One step at a time, town’s hiking trails make the grade

Summer is a treat

There are 2,000 acres of open space to manage By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Business was brisk at this ice cream truck parked at Scalise Field Saturday. As one of the sites for the Nutmeg State Games, Sage Park played host to baseball, soccer and lacrosse games that day, and throughout last week.

Librarian walked all 50 capitals He also started state’s first Volksport club By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen It took him 12 years and a journey of 500 kilometers, or 310 miles, but Andrew Fal walked through all 51 capital cities—including Washington, D.C. Fal, a reference librarian at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, finished walking through the city of Dover, Del. in April, completing all 50 states, including Alaska

and Hawaii. He wanted to save the first state for his last walk. Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution. He also saved Delaware for last so that his family could walk the last leg of the journey with him. His goal was simple: walk 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles, through each capital city. He set this goal 12 years ago, in 1998. “I steadily chipped away at it,” he said. “It helps you realize how beautiful our country is and how united we are.” See Walk, page 6

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Berlin offers miles and miles of scenic trails with a variety of levels of difficulty, so hikers should be able to find a path that suits their abilities — that is, if they can find the path. But locating access to Berlin’s hiking opportunities is becoming easier all the time, say officials. New signs, better parking, detailed maps and trail maintenance are making Berlin’s woods, fields and other open spaces more accessible than ever. Conservation Commission Chairman Michael DeLorenzo said “We’re continuing the work — and we’ve made a lot of progress.” Residents can learn more about hiking opportunities at a presentation by Conservation Commission member Karl Lewis, Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. (See page 4). The main challenges for those developing the open space use are to make the parcels “more accessible and to improve off-road parking,” DeLorenzo said. The Hatchery Brook Conservation area has the first off-road parking area. The commission has been working to: get signs in place (to mark the start of main and accessory trails, much of this work has been completed); make access easier and more understandable through better maps and

A hiker heads for the hills on the Metacomet trail, one of many local hikes.

parking, for example; and to promote the availability of these outside recreation areas. The commission has no regulatory authority over Berlin’s open space, but works in an advisory capacity to keep the town’s open space a well-managed resource. One area of need the conservation is looking into is developing “volunteer stewardship”, that is, individuals or groups to take on the job of maintaining sections of paths.

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Aug. 14, 2008 Emotional speakers features at public hearing on proposed new high school — Residents at a public hearing voted to fund an architect for Phase 1 of the proposed new high school project. The Council chambers at Town Hall were packed, with the final vote being 56 to 39; the majority in favor of spending the $71,000 to pay the architect.


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As with every election season, this November there are three open positions on the Board of Education. Individuals interested in appearing on the ballot must collect 131 signatures by Sept. 9 and submit these to the Town Clerk. The petition form and further information can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office. There is one vacancy on the board at this time, due to the resignation of Anthony Recck, and two board members whose terms have expired: Michael E. Baczewski and Irene H. Matulis. The board is a nine-member, non-partisan board. Each member is elected to a threeyear term and the terms are staggered so that each year three positions are up for election. Since candidates are not nominated by political parties, all Berlin voters are eligible

to appear on the ballot, and candidates appear on the ballot without a political party designation. Potential candidates can collect a petition form from the Town’s Clerk office. Board of Education President Gary Brochu said “The Board of Education works very hard at educating new members so that they can contribute to the school improvement process.” Closer to the election, the board provides orientation opportunities for candidates so they can become more familiar with the schools and what it is like to serve as a member of the Board of Education. “Being a non-partisan board, our goal this election is the same as it is every year. We hope that intelligent individuals who are committed to working to improve our schools come out and run for the board,” said Brochu. “We think that they will find, as we have, that it’s a great and challenging way to serve your community.”

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By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

A group of hikers from the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association reaches the summit on Ragged Mountain, part of the national trail corridor. from a number of sources — that often provided partial information — to come up with a usuable set of maps. “GPS trails at Ragged Mountain have been updated,” Mahoney said, adding that overall, the available maps have gone from sketchy to “pretty good.” Director of Development Hellyn Riggins is the town staff liaison to the commission. Riggins said the commission hired a consultant to assist with developing a management plan for open space. The goals was to look at “what’s best for the land

and for the public and to determine how the land should be used…a large priority was to make the land more accessible to the public and also to look at what kinds of functions it might serve.” Those functions would be for recreation that differs from organized formal activities such as the Parks and Recreation Department might offer. Instead, camping, additonal hiking, and other types of passive forms of recreation are under consideration.

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“There’s a lot of work to do,” DeLorenzo said. As to the open space itself, DeLorenzo said “We’ve really assembled a good package” that links together several major parcels of land. “It’s a pretty good greenway from Meriden to Southington.” The property includes parcels such as the Hatchery Brook Conservation Area with access on Orchard Road, Bicentennial Park and the Blue Hill Conservation Area (the former gas company property.) Maps of the trails and open space area are available on the town’s website; click on Community Service and go to the Conservation and Open Space tab. Altogether the town has about 2,000 acres of open space. About a third of which has been acquired since 2005. There’s a lot to manage, said officials involved with the project. Director of Economic Development Jim Mahoney, who has facilitated many of the land acquisitions, said “there were a lot of trails out there that were not marked.” But that has changed significantly as the town has pulled together GPS information



The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is part of a “massive coordinated national campaign demanding information on when, why and how law-enforcement agencies are using cell phone location data to track Americans,” according to a press release from the organization. Berlin Police Department is one of the departments that has received an FOI request in regards to its use of cell phone records. “We’ve done everything by warrant in accordance with state statutes,” said Deputy Chief John Klett. Berlin, along with Waterbury, Danbury, Willimantic, New Haven, and New London were the subject of the ACLU’s information gathering campaign, in state. Nationally, more than 375 requests were made in 31 states, in an “effort to strip away the secrecy that has surrounded law enforcement use of cell phone tracking capabilities,” according to the ACLU. Klett said cell phone records would only be accessed as part of a criminal investigation, under warrant, and “we follow every rule in the book.” The only incident in which Berlin police accessed records was in the case of Felix Soto, who was involved in a string of bank robberies in the area, Klett said, adding that in that case, there was a warrant and Soto was subsequently arrested and convicted. The ACLU said the Berlin department was included “because it was the site of warrant-less cell phone tracking in 2008, one of the few incidents known to the public.” Federal investigators obtained information about calls to and from 180

mobile phone numbers from nine carriers as well as the location of those phones. According to ACLU staff attorney David McGuire, “The private calling and location data of 180 people was seized in an act of mass surveillance,” he said, adding, “These people were subjected to an unconstitutional search and never even knew it.” The FOI requested information on policies and records that “encompass all available methods of locating cell phones, including “cell site, triangulation, and GPS.” Furthermore, the ACLU asked, in part, for: policy information on obtaining cell phone location records and the use of cell phone location records to identify “communities of interest” in an investigation; the use of “digital fences or how systems are notified when a cell phone call comes within a specific geographic area; the standard used for probable cause to obtain cell phone location records; various aspects on the use of cell phone records; statistics on the number of emergency requests for which no court order was obtained. “This is very much the same as the government walking into private homes on a fishing expedition without a warrant and searching the premises,” said McGuire. “And technology has made it a whole lot easier.”

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Learn more about hiking Berlin Conservation Commission member Karl Lewis will talk about Berlin’s open space and land trust areas during a presentation scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The talk is geared towards “anyone who enjoys hiking” from beginners to the more

experienced enthusiast. Lewis said he will discuss some of the popular destinations such as Bicenntennial Park and Pistol Creek, but also the many other, more obscure hiking routes around town. “We’re so lucky that the rural character in town has been preserved (in these areas). It was forward thinking on the part of town officials,” to acquire the open



space that has developed into a major resource for the town. This land gives people an opportunity to “see it as it was 50 years ago,” Lewis said. Open space and the passive recreation it provides gives “people who are tempted to stay inside a reason to get out and exercise — it’s a great thing,” Lewis siad. Lewis said the more people who get to enjoy the

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Trails Continued from page 3 Part of the town’s open space includes a trails along a national trail corridor, the New England Scenic Trail which includes the Metacomet and Mattabessett trails. Using grant funds, the town contracted with The Connecticut Forest and Park Association for help with clearing and blazing trails. If there a serious issue should arise on the property, for example, plant disease or invasive species, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection is available for

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proves the quality of life for residents, helps keep property values high, and helps maintain the character of the town, he said. support. DeLorenzo said the next step will be to use GPS technology to improve information hikers can get about trails. For example, how far the loop is, the level of diffculty and an estimate of the time it will take to complete. That kind of information will encourage people to try the trails and to feel safe and comfortable about setting out, he said.

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capitals varied as widely as the nation itself. Some capitals, like Juno, Continued from page 1 Alaska, were built like office buildings. Others, however, Along the way, he encoun- were built with marble and tered experiences unique to soaring rotundas. And all each section of the country. have their own distinct perIn Nebraska, a state employ- sonality. Fal said New Mexico’s capee personally gave him a tour of the Nebraska capital and ital felt more like an art explained that unlike the ma- gallery. It was circular and jority of states, Nebraska has art hung along the wall. While other states usually a unicameral government. The architecture of the had a rotunda of some kind

decorated inside with a mural or design, Honolulu, Hawaii opened the center of its capital building toward the sky. His favorite city? “I guess I’m partial to Hartford.” Fal belongs to the American Volkssport Association ( Volkssport is German for “people’s sport,” according to Fal. The sport began in Germany during the 1960s to promote healthy outdoor sports that don’t require

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BHS grad makes waves with major quasar discovery By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen


A former Berlin High School class president is making big news in the world of science with his latest discovery: a black hole that contains the universe’s most massive water cloud. The discovery is making waves in space and physics departments around the world, including a write-up in National Geographic. “It’s pretty exciting,” said Eric Murphy, 31, an astronomer with the Carnegie Observatories in Pasedena Calif. He is the co-author of the study that is creating the buzz. One of the lead scientists on the project, he is the son of Kensington residents Kevin and Cindy Murphy. Murphy, who graduated from BHS in 1998, said he always had an interest in math. Astronomy gave him an opportunity to apply those skills in a meaningful way, he said. He recalled astronomy classes (offered every other year) led by science teacher Ursula Speigel. What was “hot” at that time, was “planet finding”, Murphy said. “It was the first time extra-solar planets had been identified.” These days, his research includes the study of far-infrared and radio properties of galaxies, both in the nearby universe and at high redshifts. He spent spent three years at California Institute of Technology working on a range of projects spanning gammarays into the radio. His primary research is the study of star formation; how that affects galaxies, and particularly the role played by cosmic rays. In his latest work, Murphy’s research team included scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboration, Caltech, University of Maryland, University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania, and the Institute for Space and Astronautical Science in Japan. Their research will be pub-

Eric Murphy lished in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The research centers on quasars, also known as black holes, at the center of galaxies. These quasars consume surrounding disks of material and then spew out powerful energy jets. Murphy explained the water phenomenon in his interview with National Geographic. “As this disk of material is consumed by the central black hole, it releases energy in the form of x-ray and infrared radiation which in turn can heat the surrounding material, resulting in the observed water and vapor.” That water is enough to fill all the oceans on Earth over 140 trillion times.

How did they figure that out? Starting in 2009, the team developed a spectragraph that enabled calculations on the wavelength frequencies of the quasar they were studying. The results allowed them to understand that they were measuring the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever found in the universe. The energy from this quasar was released just a relatively short time after the Big Bang (1.6 billion years). Murphy said the discovery has no immediate practical application, however, it demonstrates the timeframe for the existence of “pre-biotic molecules” that become the building blocks of planets.


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The Kensington Congregational Church holds worship service every Sunday at 10 a.m. as well as Chapel in the Woods, a half hour casual worship service at 8:30 a.m. Child care is available. The Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled a summer parenting book group for Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the church parlor. Books for discussion include How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Playful Parenting. It is not necessary to attend every meeting. For more information, contact Pam Baclaski at or (860) 829-8833.

The annual Craft Fair is scheduled for Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis. Handmade crafts only. For more information, call Tina at (860) 284-9782.

Taize service 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

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and spirit. The service is open to everyone seeking spiritual refreshment and renewal.

Prayer shawls The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are welcome. Call the church, (860) 828-4222, for the meeting location.

Saint Gabriel’s Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has scheduled Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. The worship service is dignified but informal. Saint Gabriel’s

includes children of all ages in worship and welcome their joyful noise. The services feature music from the 1982 Hymnal and on occasion they enjoy an anthem or instrumental offering from one of our congregation’s musicians, in addition to the prepared prelude and postlude offered by the organist.

Prayer group The 13th of the month prayer group at St. Paul Church, Kensington, meets at noon on the 13th day of every month to pray the 15 decades of the rosary. The prayer services begin with a personal consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and

the immaculate Heart of Mary. Within the rosary, the verses of the Fatima song are sung in remembrance to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. For more information call John Simeone at (860) 8280794.

Holy Grounds Coffeehouse Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, 146 Hudson St., has scheduled Christian Karaoke for the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Admission is free; free coffee, tea and shacks are offered. For more information call (860) 828-3822 or

Berlin Briefs Summer food drive The Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club has scheduled its Summer Food Drive to benefit the Berlin Food Pantry. The Rotary club needs donations of mayonnaise, canned tuna, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, and juice boxes. Items may be dropped off at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce or UBI – A Community Federal Credit Union, both located at 40 Chamberlain Hwy.; Good Cause Gift Shop, 150 Mill St.; Home Sweet Home Realty, 359 Main St.; Webster Bank branches, Main Street, Kensington and Webster Square Road or at the Berlin Food Pantry, on the lower level of the Berlin Municipal Center.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen


Sandy Crowe

S a n d y Elizabeth C r o w e (Grabchuk), 55, of Kensi n g t o n , passed away on July 23, 2011, surrounded by her family. Sandy was born and raised in Avon, and graduated from Avon High School and Post College. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Grabchuk of Avon. She was the beloved wife of Richard F. Crowe (35 years) of Kensington. Sandy was a devoted and loving mother of

Michelle and Brendan Bartley of Somerville, Mass.; Jennifer M. Crowe of West River, Md.; and Michael T. Crowe of Kensington; and grandmother of Zander M. Bartley of Somerville, Mass. She also leaves her sister Teresa “Tisa” Knight of Jacksonville, Fla. with whom she shared a special bond and her sister Gemma Garland. Sandy also leaves behind her loving mother-in-law Dorothy M. Crowe of Unionville, as well as many devoted relatives. She also leaves behind her best friend and shopping buddy, Alice Mitchell, with whom she shared countless “Memory Days.”

She was an active member of the Berlin Community. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, serving on the Parish Council as well as being a Eucharistic Minister. Sandy shared a special bond with Father Ed. As a long time member of the Berlin UpBeat Program, she served on the UpBeat Community team and the UpBeat Core Team. She was the UpBeat Director of the volunteers at the Hospital for Special Care. “Ma” Crowe’s involvement with the UpBeat Peer Leadership Program impacted the lives of thousands of Berlin Youth. Sandy was the recipient of the Berlin UpBeat Peronace Volunteer Award and

the “2010 Celebrate Berlin! Award” presented by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. As a cancer survivor, she was involved with a documentary on Stem Cell Transplant by Harvard Medical and Dana Farber. Please take a moment to view her story at The Crowe family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Corey Cutler and his Stem Cell team at Dana Farber, as well as all of the doc-

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Class also addresses problems like chewing, housebreaking and creates training. A six-foot leash is required. First class is held without dogs. Bring a copy of current vaccinations to the first class. Classes meet on Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., from Sept. 8 to Oct. 20. Basic Dog Obedience Course – Class covers basic commands including sit, down, stay, heel, come and stand. Learn to praise, correct and discipline appropriately. Dogs must be at least 6 months old. A six-foot leash if required. First class is held without dogs. A copy of your dog’s current vaccinations including Bordetella is required at the first class. Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18 and again from Nov. 1 to Dec. 13. Better Basic Dog Obedi-

tors and staff at Hartford Hospital. The Berlin Community and most especially the youth of the community have lost a shining star in their beloved “Ma Crowe.” The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated July 27, 2011 in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. Memorial donations may be made to the Berlin UpBeat Program, c/o Berlin High School, 139 Patterson Way, Berlin CT, 06037.



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Good-bye Ma Crowe, an Upbeat mainstay will be missed By Alice Mitchell Special to The Citizen

On Saturday, July 23, the Berlin Upbeat program and the Berlin community lost one of our special people, and I lost my best buddy. Sandy Crowe passed away at the age of 55. Known to the Berlin High School peer leaders as “Ma Crowe” and to the Upbeat community team as Sandy with a “y”, Sandy was a cornerstone of the Berlin Upbeat program. You may have seen Sandy as she drove around town in the Upbeat van, selling Berlin Fair ride wristbands, keeping a watchful eye on the Upbeat picnic, or maybe sitting with me in front of Pralines having a bowl of ice cream and planning the next great project. The program, the kids and the principles for which the

program stands and seeks to instill in the students were her passion. She worked tirelessly with the peer leaders and served on the Upbeat Core Team and the Upbeat Community Team. She helped out at the peer leader meetings, attended all of the peer leadership training weekends at Camp Woodstock, and oversaw hundreds of school and community service projects. To thousands of peer leaders, she was “Ma Crowe”, an adult role model and mentor that they knew loved them and was always there for them. Her special love was her work with the peer leaders who volunteer at the Hospital for Special Care. This very special part of the Upbeat Program is the success it has become because of Sandy and her energy and dedication. To the Upbeat

Sandy lived her life by her mantra, that no matter the challenges or the obstacles life presents you can “never, never, ever give up.” Sandy was a gift to the youth of Berlin, to the community, and most especially to me. Her wonderful smile, infectious laugh, and positive attitude made any day that much brighter. Knowing her has made all of us better people. In time, the pain of our loss will be replaced with all the wonderful memories Sandy left

Sandy Crowe Community team, Sandy was an inspiration who was always ready to take on one more task and who taught us priorities, such as the importance of starting each meal with dessert! To me, she was my best friend, whose presence in my life made me a better person.

Government Meetings

Thursday, Aug. 11 Parks & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 Water Control Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m.

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Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 Inlands/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m.

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Submission reminder The Berlin Citizen welcomes submissions regarding upcoming events happening in the community. We do our best to run a submission at least one time. However, due to space constraints, we cannot guarantee a submission will be published on a specific date. To ensure your submission runs exactly as you would like it to, contact our sales representative Annemarie Goulet at (860) 829-5720, ext. 3102;

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with each of us. I would like to thank Sandy’s husband, Rich and her children, Michelle, Jennifer and Michael for sharing Sandy with all of us. Her time with us was too short, but her impact on all of us is beyond words. Sandy has completed her journey, but the light that she shed will shine on forever through all of us, and most importantly, through the young people she loved so much. (Alice Mitchell is director of Upbeat.)

Letters to The Editor Aggravated To the editor: I was pleased with the news of the Town Council of Berlin to promote more environmentally safe pesticide application. I am happy to know there are people out there like Carolyn Wysocki that consistently try to keep up the push for issues like this one for our town. I question if some public persons are not educated enough, or just don’t care! It aggravated me when I kindly tried to educate someone I know on things like, “the safest time to apply the pesticide”, how to protect the kids and animals, etc. (if they refuse to use a greener environmentally safe product), and yet this person seems to purposely apply non-environmentally safe products at the opposite, most unsafe time for his three kids and several animal’s safety. And also refuses to put the “yellow sign” up for everyone to be cautioned. I had called the police, (not 911), to try to get help with educating this person. So what other sources are available? Now it is up to me to proceed with the safety issues of keeping the kids and animals safe, as well as the community. Bridget Cooper Berlin


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Who gets the credit and who cares? By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen With the state budget teetering at the brink of $20 billion for the next year, what I’m going to talk about may seem like the smallest of potatoes, barely a French fry. Still, even a few fries can bog down the system. This small fry is about those signs erected at statefunded projects — and how every time we get a new governor the name of that guy or gal gets replaced on every municipal project that receives state funds. You’ve seen it: “This fantastic downtown redevelopment project was brought to you by Rowland, Rell, Malloy…” I won’t quibble about the guvs’ name change on the “Welcome to Connecticut” signs, that’s a good place to announce who’s in charge. Plus there are only a few entrances to major highways where that change needs to be made. But on a sign in Berlin or any other small Connecticut town project — that’s just political vanity and doesn’t mean a thing. I don’t blame the guvs — Rell, Malloy or

On this sign, at Berlin’s latest state-funded town project, the beginning and end of the former governor’s name and title can be seen peeking out from behind the current governor’s name. Similar revisions have been made to signs like this on projects around the state.

anyone else — no doubt it’s just protocol, business as usual, something an aide takes care of. But really, who cares what governor is in charge when a project is underway? And what’s the cost to change signs in all the communities with state projects? There’s an aide to get the

signs printed, the cost of printing, and at least two people to drive around the state with glue. One to drive the truck, one to stick up the sign. Maybe a couple more come along to supervise. Even if the crew drives a Smart car that runs on jelly beans, it’s not without a price tag. Maybe they just

mail the name change card to the town crew, but I doubt they’d entrust local engineers with important state business like this. The sign patch at Veterans Park isn’t even very good. Wrong size. I can still see the “M” from M. Jodi Rell. Dan couldn’t quite cover her.

Why can’t the sign simply state that the project is supported by the governor’s office. Why does a Republican or Democrat administration have to take credit? Who do they think they’re fooling? Besides, some low-level bureaucrat filled out all the forms to get the grant money and where is his or her name? And speaking of that money, when you get down to it, who pays for the project? How come that sign doesn’t say: “This project brought to you by the citizens of Connecticut. Through their generous tax payments, the government was able to make these improvements to your community.”

Gerratana: Solar panels to be more affordable

State Senator Terry Gerratana recently visited a home with solar panels.

State Senator Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain and Berlin) recently outlined how new legislation will make rooftop solar panel systems more affordable for homeowners. She spoke about the program at a home on Corbin Avenue, in New Britian, where local solar system designer PV2 (“PV Squared”) has installed 36 photovoltaic solar panels. “It’s like a Prius for your home,” Gerratana said about the solar panels as she outlined the solar investment aspects of the new energy bill, and how such an investment can help save on monthly energy bills, reduce pollution and benefit local manufacturers.

“This bill presents great opportunities for manufacturers to get into the green energy market. It’s good for the environment, its good for manufacturing, it’s good for the economy – it’s where we have to go.” PV Squared General Manager Bill Stillinger said “What we in the business need more than anything is reliability and stability in the marketplace.” “I just think it’s the right thing to do,” said Richard Ciervo, a homeowner, about the solar panel investment he made two years ago. “Local power generation at the source where it is used seems to me to be the way to go.”

Sweeping energy policy reform was passed on a bipartisan and nearly unanimous basis by the legislature this year, aiming to lower energy costs for Connecticut homeowners and businesses. The new legislation will, among other things, establish a $10 million per-year program, available in 2012, to support homeowners who install solar panels. Homeowners may choose a one-time up front payment, or a per-kilowatt hour payment over time. Incentives increase five percent if the solar panels are built in state, and a further five percent in distressed municipalities like New Britain.




Ice Cream Social — Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. Entertainment provided by The Humblebees. Program limited to 100 people. Sign up at the Senior Center. Talk on Aging — Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Sister Suzanne and Marie Laffin of the Franciscan Life Center will present “We Are All Aging” a talk on the positive aspects of aging and “Healthy Nutrition as we Age” a discussion on the 10 super foods. Sign up at the Senior Center.

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Bingo — Thursday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. Exercise for Wellness – Meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The class follows exercises designed to maintain strength, flexibility, energy and mobility.

Senior menu Senior Bowling League results from Aug. 5: Walt Wallace, 187; Mike Koval, 173; Al Pollard, 172; Chuck Leonhardt, 171; Marie Kaczynski, 164; Joe Sytulek, 163; Liz Rugens, 162; Sam D’Amato, 160; Ed Picard, 159; Art Goodrich, 156; Gene Lemery, 155; John Nappi, 152.

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Health clinics The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge; no appointments are necessary. Clinics scheduled for August are: Tuesday, Aug. 16 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, Aug. 23 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening.

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Lunch Bunch A Lunch Bunch trip is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26 at Lenny & Joe’s in Westbrook. Bus leaves the Senior Center at 11 a.m. The trip is limited to 12 participants. Sign up at the Senior Center beginning Aug. 17.

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Berlin Public Schools and St. Paul School announce their policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs or free milk served under the Special Milk Program. Local school officials have adopted the United States Department of Agriculture’s Income Eligibility Guidelines following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility. Income guidelines will be used in Connecticut from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 for determining eligibility of participants for free and reduced price meals and free milk in the Child Nutrition Programs. Children from families whose income is at or below the levels are eligible for free or reduced price meals or free milk. Application forms are sent to all homes with a letter to parents. To apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk, households should fill out the application and return it to school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office at each school. All information is confidential and will be used only for the purposes of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program offices. Application may be submitted at any time during the school year. Application forms for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Temporary Family Assistance households require the child’s name, the child’s SNAP/TFA case number and the signature of an adult household member. Households receiving assistance under the SNAP/TFA programs will be notified of their eligibility and their children will be provided free benefits unless the household notifies the school that it chooses to decline benefits. Households receiving SNAP benefits or TFA for their children should only submit an application if they are not notified of their eligibility by

Sept. 30. Households receiving SNAP benefits or TFA for their children may receive a direct certification letter from the Department of Social Services. These letters will automatically qualify a child for free meals or milk and may be submitted instead of an application to the school. Application forms for all other households require a statement of total household income, household size and names of all household members. The social security number of an adult household member must be included or a statement that the household member does not possess one. The adult household member must also sign the application certifying that the information provided is correct. In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits. If a family has a foster child living with them who is a legal ward of the State of Connecticut, that child is considered a family of one, monthly personal income from the State must be reported. Under the provisions of the policy for determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals, the Food Service Director will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official, he/she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. To appeal, a request either orally or in writing, may be made to the Superintendent, David Erwin, 238 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT for a hearing to appeal the decision. The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure. Each school and the central office of the school district have a copy of the policy which may be reviewed by an interested party. If a household member becomes unemployed or if household size changes at any time, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for reduced price meals, free meals, or free milk, if the family income falls at or below the levels indicated.

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New-look ‘Coats take the field Aug. 17 By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

As part of the Stan Trojankowski Northern Junior Golf Tournament, Berlin High School graduate Alyssa Scheyd was awarded the 1st Annual Ryan Lee Memorial Scholarship. Scheyd is pictured with scholarship committee members Kevin Josephson, Rob Josephson, Brent Paladino and Cody Paladino.

Trojanowski tournament adjusts well to change By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen The location is different, but the Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior Golf Tournament drew the same big talent. The two-day event, formerly played at Timberlin, was moved to Ellington Ridge this year. The 10th annual tournament was held last week. “The change in venue was definitely an adjustment, but it really helped attract the strongest field in tournament history,” said Brent Paladino, who along with brother Cody, run the tournament, named after their grandfather. “Timberlin Golf Club was a great venue for our tournament and we are very thankful that they were able to host our tournament for the first nine years,” Paladino continued. “The staff at Ellington Ridge, including head professional Tony Rowe, were outstanding, and the condition of the course was fantastic. We look forward to continuing to grow our tournament each year and hope to attract an even stronger field in 2012.” The Trojanowski tournament brings to-

gether some of the best junior golfers from throughout New England, and is nationally ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard. This year’s male champion, with a 36hole total of 136 (8-under-par), was Nick Fairweather of New Hampshire. Bloomfield’s Nathalie Filler bested the women’s field with a one-under 143. Local golfers competing in the tournament were Kevin Jud, Conner Bowen, Josh Paldino, John Stepensky III, Alyssa Scheyd, Julia Kemmling and Victoria Fagan. Leading the local boys was Jud, who finished tied for 35th (154). Kemmling (20th, 167) paced the Berlin girls. The night prior to the tournament, during the Players Dinner, the 1st Annual Ryan Lee Memorial Scholarship was presented to Scheyd. The recent Berlin High School graduate will continue her golf career at Lehigh University. Lee, a two-time Trojanowski tournament champion and BHS alum, died unexpectedly in April. He was 19. Complete tournament results are posted at

Next Wednesday, the Berlin High School football team will take the field for its first practice of 2011. Any fans looking to get an early glance of the Redcoats will notice a lot of new faces. Berlin graduated nearly its entire starting lineup from last season’s Central Connecticut Conference Division III championship team, a state playoff-qualifier, and will head into battle this fall with a largely untested crew. “We’re going to have a young team, but nevertheless, a great group of guys who I think are excited to compete and fill the spots that have been vacated,” BHS coach John Capodice said. “We are Berlin, and we have had a tradition of being a very successful football team, football program, football town. These kids will be a competitive team night in and night out. I’m not sure how many games we’re going to win, but I know they’re going to work really, really hard.” The Redcoats have a revamped coaching staff as well. Longtime defensive coordinator Josh Rosek left BHS for Middletown. With Rosek gone, Capodice brought in veteran football guys Rocky Gagliardi and Rob Levesque. “Our coaches are intact and ready to roll,” Capodice said. “We’ve put together all the offensive and defensive schemes. I’m very pleased with the staff that we have for our 2011 football season.” To prepare for the rigors of the upcoming campaign, BHS players have met up three days a week this summer, 8 to 9 a.m., for strength and conditioning workouts. As many as 40 guys participate in the training, including incoming freshmen.

“The kids are doing a terrific job,” said Capodice. “We really work hard, from a football standpoint, on strength and conditioning. But that applies to every sport you play. It will carry over.” The Redcoats kick off their regular season Friday, Sept. 16 against visiting East Catholic, then travel to face Rocky Hill. From there, Berlin hosts Tolland, Weaver and Northwest Catholic, before hitting the road to take on Rockville, Plainville and Platt. Next up, the locals host Bloomfield, before capping their regular season slate at New Britain. The CCC changed from a four- to a six-division format this year. In the past, the divisions were based largely on teams’ success — or lack thereof — from the previous season. Now, school size is the main factor in the divisional breakdown. The change will result in Berlin lining up against its old foe Plainville for the first time since 2008. “We had a lot of so-called rivalries throughout the years,” Capodice said, perhaps alluding to the fact that the Redcoats have dominated the Berlin-Plainville match up. “Any time you play a neighboring town, I think you bring excitement.” Second-year Plainville coach Chris Farrell said people are looking forward to the Oct. 28 game on his end as well. “There was some great support last year from everyone, and once they found out we were playing Berlin again, there was a lot more excitement,” he said. In 2010, Plainville claimed the CCC Division IV title and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1997.


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Dollar dogs, inaugural ball gowns, pyrotechnics: MLB road trip has had it all By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen You can get a hot dog for a dollar at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. No, Virginia it isn’t exactly the quality one might expect at, say, your local supermarket, but hey, what do you want for a buck? The dollar dog was one of the many charms I experienced on the first leg of my trip down the East Coast at the always-sold out home park of the Phillies, a team whose record says is the best team on the planet. I saw the best pitcher in the world pitch, too, when Roy Halli-

day mesmerized the sinkingfaster-than-a-stone Pittsburgh Pirates. The final score was 10-3, but the three came very late, long after Halliday — and I — had departed the very friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park. Part of CBP is McFadden’s, a very nice sports bar. It has an indoor circular bar and an outdoor bar and patio, complete with live pregame entertainment. Very clean, but too clean. My tastes go towards the packed, grime on the floor, spill lemonade on you atmosphere of Stan’s on River Avenue next to Yankee Sta-





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Local gymnast Abigail Rochette impressed at the 2011 Nutmeg State Games. Rochette bested her Level 4 opponents with an overall score of 36.5 to earn a gold medal. That score allowed Rochette to participate in the team competition, where her floor score of 9.55 and beam score of 9.4 helped the North Region claim gold.

Fall ball For the second straight year, Berlin Post 68 American Legion baseball will field a fall team for high school-age players. Sign-ups will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6 to 8 p.m., at Percival Field.

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MLB Continued from page 19 the first inning and the Nats beat the Mets 3-0. Nationals Park is a terrific place and on this night, the Nats had a near sellout of some 36,000. The Presidents Race was something to see. In it, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt race around the warning track mid-game. Teddy never wins. He has never won. I wore a T-shirt that said: Run, Teddy, Run. He lost again. Great fun. Folks can’t take a car to Nationals games. They have parking for about seven cars. Everyone takes the DC Metro, which is clean and as efficient as any. But after the game, the locals pack the trains like cattle and the entire system runs late. Still, a great baseball night. The next day I passed on the game — the Nats beat the Mets 3-2 in a walkoff — and helped to send the Metropolitans off on another Mets-like lost season. But I went to the National Museum of American History on the National Mall. I hadn’t been in a couple of years. The place has been completely remodeled, and is beautiful. I sat in on a lecture on the sit-ins in the Civil Rights movement, took in

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Mayor match up Mayor Adam Salina played an exhibition tennis match with New Britain Mayor Tim Stewart last week as part of the Children’s Charities Tennis Tournament. Proceeds go to the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s pediatric floor to purchase gift bags for the children. Photo by Paul Salina

Florida night without a cloud in the sky — but if there were 17,000 in the place I would be surprised. I bought a ticket at the gate and sat in the second row, just past first base. At Yankee Stadium, Citi Field or Fenway Park, that ticket would cost three figures. I paid 36 bucks. I can’t get a seat that cheap at Fenway behind a pillar. I can tell you of other bargains, so I will. Parking was $10. It’s $35 in New York. A “lemonade” cost $7. By other parks’ standards, that’s giving it away. Now the hot dog was $5, but it was a big dog

that actually tasted good. As usual, I struck up a conversation with the folks around me. Next to me were two 20-something guys who were on the last leg of a dream trip. Sunlife Stadium was their 28th in a 30-park summer. They ranked Fenway, Wrigley and PNC Park in Pittsburgh as their favorites, and Sunlife and Oakland as the worst. I agree about Sunlife, which really is the Dolphins’ home park. The joint has all orange seats. As in electric orange. It’s square. I felt like I was inside a giant pumpkin. Closed

my eyes, I still saw orange. The Marlins’ new stadium — in downtown Miami instead of nine miles out of town in the middle of nowhere, on a street called Ides Dairy Road — will open next year. Can’t come too soon. Worst thing I can say about it is that as you enter, it looks like Shea — shudder — Stadium. Next stop — after some required beach and pool time — is the Tropicana Dome, the place where the Rays have gone to die. Jim Bransfield is a longtime contributor to The Citizen, and a baseball fanatic.


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the U.S. Presidency exhibit — which, I’m proud to say my kid helped put together on a summer internship while in college — and toured many of the other exhibits. One of the most popular exhibits in the section shows off the gowns worn by the First Ladies at the Inaugural Balls. Trust me, I had to fight my way through to get a picture of First Lady Michelle Obama’s gown, easily the most popular of all the gowns on display. My next stop was Sunlife Stadium, the soon to be vacated home of the Florida Marlins. I saw the Fish take on the St. Louis Cards and I need something explained to me. How could Ingrid Berkman — OK, Lance — suddenly become one of the most feared hitters in the National League? Remember the Yankees picked him up at the trade deadline last summer? He couldn’t hit a baseball with a tennis racquet. Now he has 28 home runs. And on this night, he smacked an RBI double off the center field fence to break a 2-2 tie and lead the Cards to a 3-2 win. Don’t get it. By the way, no one goes to Marlins’ games. I dunno what the attendance was this night — beautiful, south


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Hours Adult hours: Monday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Children’s hours: Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (preschool program 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.); 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Kindergarten through grade 5 program 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.); Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. (monthly program.)

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Summer programs Family storytimes are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome. There is no registration. This summer the theme is animals from around the world. The theme for Aug. 18 is snakes and

rainforest stories. Ronald McDonald is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 1:30. All ages. Registration is required. Genealogical study of U.S. presidents The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has obtained a three-volume genealogical study of United States presidents. Berlin resident and professional genealogist Milton Freeman researched the ancestors of all 44 presidents. The set is available in the local history room at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Wii The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library now has Wii games! Lego Star Wars, Goosebumps HorrorLand, NASCAR Kart Racing, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and more. Visit the library and see the collection. Playtime Playtime is an opportuni-

ty 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. Online Employment Help Need help writing a resume or cover letter or interested in receiving online interview coaching? The library subscribes to JobNow, an online job coaching service. This service can be accessed from the library’s website Book sale Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library sponsors an “almost new” book sale at the Community Center, located in the lower level of the library. The book sale is open Mondays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Yearbooks needed The Local History Room of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is in need of the following Berlin High School yearbooks: 2002, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988. Next Good Book Berlin-Peck Memorial Library subscribes to Next Good Book, an online service. The service, sponsored by The Friends of the Library, enables patrons to create personalized virtual bookshelves to keep track of what they’re reading, what they want to read and their favorite titles. Within this one database, patrons can also search for award winning books, browse subject categories, find read-alikes, and discuss and comment on books with other readers. Book lovers are invited to visit to participate in this new online experience.

Museum passes The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library provides passes to various local museums at either a free or reduced rate. These passes may be checked out with a library card for a three-day loan period. Available museums passes include Beardsley Zoo, Eric Carle Museum, Florence Griswold Museum, Imagine Nation, New Britain Museum of American Art, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Mystic Aquarium and more. Call (860) 8287125 or visit the library for more details.

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Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email

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Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, cor-

ner of Peck and Main Streets, is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. View new displays celebrating “Laundry Day the Old Way”, vintage rag dolls, and “Grandma Aprons” in addition to extensive permanent displays of tinware, bricks, local industry, clocks, toys, street histories and the Leather Man. Bring your old Berlin photos to be scanned. Watch local history inspired DVDs and share your memories.

days at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 8291832. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Guests are invited to attend any meeting. For more information, call Ryan Zelek at (860) 9445222.

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16 Tuesday Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tues-

Blood drive – The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Friday, Aug. 19 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rock Cats, Willowbrook Park Stadium in New Britain. To make an appointment, call 1-800GIVE-LIFE (448-3543.)

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Going off to college — try these 10 tips By Katherine Vandrilla Special to The Citizen For many people, going off to college can be daunting. As if starting a new school is not enough pressure, they are also learning how to live out on their own for the first time in their lives. Here are a few tips for the soon-to-be college student, whether they are living at home or movie across the country. 1. Buy as many of your books online as you can. College books stores seem warm, inviting, and cozy, but their prices are much higher than you will find if you shop around. Most colleges have their book lists posted online by the end of July. Amazon will become your closest friend when you see that you are saving $200 a semester on books. Many of these websites even buy your books back at the end of the semester for more money than your college will offer. Just double check the publisher and edition before purchasing. 2. Stay in touch with your friends from home. That seems like a no-brainer, but if you are missing them, chances are that they are missing you too. But it is also normal if you grow apart from your “friends forever.” Sometimes it takes growing up, to realize you were growing away from each other. 3. Change-it-up in the cafeteria. Do not eat the same thing day in and day out. Raman can only get you so far. If you are on a smaller campus that has limited food options, get creative. Throw some vegetables into your pasta, or try some fruit, nuts, and chicken in your salad. And if you are close

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to home, visit once in awhile for a home cooked meal. 4. Eat breakfast. Everyone says it; not many people actually do it. Chances are you are going to be staying up late many nights, (your reasons for doing so is your own prerogative). You cannot ignore the fact that starting your day with a balanced meal helps you think and focus better. 5. Call your parents once in awhile. You don’t have to be the kid that calls home every night exactly at 7 p.m., (unless you want to be), but do not be the one that only calls when they are out of money either. Believe it or not, your parents want to hear from you. Surprise them by calling first. 6. Communicate with your roommate. There is nothing worse than getting a bad roommate, but you can just as easily become one. If they do something that irritates you, talk it out. 7. Stay active. Most colleges have a gym right on their campus. Many even offer free membership. Use it. Exercising is a great stress reliever, especially during finals. 8. Get involved. Take advantage of what your school has to offer. When you join a club, you meet people you normally would not have. You also are resume building and getting a break from studying. 9. Think about your future now. No matter what your advisors tell you, get a jump on planning your college career. Take the classes that will meet your graduation requirements, or help you in the future. Sometimes that Beginners Break Dancing just does not have room in your schedule, (unless that is the path you have chosen). 10. Enjoy every minute of it. Whether you are at college for two or five years, the time will fly by. Ask anyone who has gone through college, that there may be a lot to soak in all at once, but you cannot be living in your past or future. Enjoy the ride while you are on it.



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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, August 11, 2011 AUTOMOBILES




EL Camino 1985 $4,000. 1994 30’ Fleetwood Southwind Motor Home-$12,500. 36’ Dutchman Travel Trailer, slide out. $2000. 1990 Fiber King Bomer Bass Boat, 16’, 115 HP $3500. Hot tub, 2 yrs old. Powerwasher, 3500 psi, 7 HP Honda engine $450. 203-376-3036 or 203-634-0627

AUTOMOBILES CADILLAC Deville 2000 - 1 owner. Excellent condition. $7000 or best offer. Call (860) 346-4619 between 12 & 1pm or after 6pm.

H O ND A C I V I C 2 0 0 2 EX, Automatic $6,991 Stock# C7161 (203) 237-5561

J E E P W r an g l e r 2 0 0 5 5 Speed, Soft Top, 13K $13,993 Stock# C7131A (203) 237-5561

N IS SA N V ER SA 2 0 1 0 Hatch, Auto $14,593 Stock# C7134 (203) 237-5561

PONTIAC Grand Prix GT2 2004 GM3800 6-cyl, Silver w/black leather. All power, every option. Well maintained salesman's car, all highway 183k Excellent condition. $2899 OBO, Phone Vic 860.919.1246

FORD Focus 2003 Loaded! 4 cylinder Mint! New Brakes & tires. $4995. Call 860-223-5268

AUTOMOBILES OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme 1988 60K miles. Service by Civale Auto. Leaving for College. $1,300. 860-349-1588

TOYOTA Camry 1999 sedan. Auto. Power windows. Air cond. Non-smoker. Original owner. Very clean. Well maintained. 52,000 miles. Excellent condition. Asking $6000. (203)213-2606.

VW Rabbit 2007 - Perfect condition. White w/black/grey interior. Sunroof, alloy wheels, 4 dr, 59,600 miles. $12,900. Call (203) 440-2981

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TOYOTA Corolla 2005 sedan. 4cyl. Auto. Gray w/gray interior. AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. Alarm system. $ 8,200.00 25,200 miles (203) 679-0329


SUBARU OUTBACK 2004 AWD. Power Windows. Alloys. CD Player. $6,900 Stock #1350

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PLYMOUTH NEON 2001 $2,788 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 2001 Auto, Fully Loaded. PW, PDL, Cruise, Alloys, Premium Stereo. One Owner Stock# 11963A $7,990

Apply Now 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

FORD 1994 Wagon Red $1,895 CAVALIER 1995 Red $1,295 ESCORT 1995 $1,295


TOYOTA CAMRY 1998 $3,195

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GEO TRACKER 1999 $3,195

DODGE PICK-UP 1990 H Y U N D A I S O N A T A 2 00 1 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2003 2 Door Convertible AT, AC, Custom Alloys, All Power. One Owner. Good gas mileage. Stock# 12-009A $7,990

PONTIAC GRAND AM 2001 $3,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

$1,395 Chrysler Town & Country LX 2008 Mini Van, Automatic, 6 Cyl #11400B $14,988

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Volkswagen Passat 2008 4 Door. Automatic. Stock# 5605B $18,995

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Auto, Full Power $11,994 Stock# C7106 (203) 237-5561

NISSAN SENTRA 2006 Special Edition 1.85 Rockford Fosgate Package $8,500 Stock #4524

VOLKSWAGEN Passat GLS 2005 1.8T, Leather, Moonroof, AT, Monsoon Sound System, Alloys. One Owner. Stock# 111003A $9,990

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DODGE Caravan EXT 2005 Dual Sliding Doors. ABS Wheels. Rear Entertainment System. $7,500 Stock #8996

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen TRUCKS & VANS




BASSET HOUND Puppies for sale, serious inquiries only. Call 203-238-1600

HARLEY SPRINGER SOFT TAIL 1994 Excellent!! Must see! Many extras. 203-915-9856 FORD 1/2 Ton Pickup 1999 156,000 miles. Has issues. Asking $1200 or best offer - AS IS. Call (860) 621-7602 or (860) 919-1519


AUTO PARTS TOYOTA CAMRY 1998-00 body kit, primed $250. Factory bumpers, front & back $150. Bumper bra $75. Chevy Tire rimes, 6 lugs, P235/750R15, 4 tires, $200. 203-530-5293



DODGE CHARGER 2008 SXT, Automatic #11361A $17,588

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

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18’ PROWLER, sleeps up to 6, fully equipped, good condition. $975. (203) 859-8634 SKAMPER 1972 Pop up - 8x12, Sleeps 6. No rot, no leaks. Tows great. 5K miles on replaced wheel bearings. 8/20 tires. Must sell this year! $500 or best offer. (203) 265-7744


14FT alum Starcraft boat w/cox e-z load trailer, 6HP Johnson motor, (2) elec. motors 17lbs & 54lbs thrust, all accessories. $2,500. 203-269-3701

TWO black-wired dog crate bought at Petco measuring 42" x 27 1/2" x 30" (large)comes with divider & plastic base. Excellent condition. Asking $49 each. Please call 203-530-9843

LAWN & GARDEN OLDER Wheel Horse 13 HP Kawasaki 36” Cut, Bagger- $300. 6.5 HP Toro Mower, Mulcher $90 Small Tiller 2 Cyl- $75. 203-237-6645 or 203-631-1938

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS ALL NEW! 3500 Watt gas generator; 8500 watt diesel whole house generator; compressor; water pump, 3” hose. Call after 5pm (203) 237-5341.

JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460



JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460 LADDER Wing Little Giant 17’, 300 lbs. Comes with system platform. Excellent shape. $260. (860) 828-4238 PORCELAIN Dolls- Collectibles, all are from Danbury Mint still packaged in original boxes. Have 12, pricing ranges from $30 to $100 each. 203-235-2784 TWO Brass table lamps with cream colored shades. $30. 203-235-2784.

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253



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

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.


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Jeep Commander 2006 Limited, GPS, Navi, Sunroof, 4x4. #11224B $18,988

4 WD, Silver w/grey interior, All Pwr, Luggage Rack, Cruise, Tilt. AM/FM/CD. Very nice cond. One Owner 85 K Miles Stock#11867 $9,990

2003 Key West 17 Ft Center Console. 50 HP, Four Stroke Yamaha. All Electronics Plus Roll On Trailer. $9900.00. (203) 235-7641


Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

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BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Boston Terrier, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Shih-Tzu, Poodle mixes, Bull Mastiff, Yorkie-Poo. $350+. Call 860-930-4001

CHERRY Ent. cabinet, $295; Queen Anne style silverware chest, $200; 18th century cherry lady’s writing desk, $295; country french distressed cream w/cherry finish, drop-leaf table, $500. Assorted lamps and framed prints. (203) 235-9965 CHILDREN’S Table with two chairs. Great condition. $30. 203-235-2784. MAYTAG Electric stove, bisque. GE countertop microwave, white. Counter height oak dining table, 38x48, 36” high. Buffet/ server, pine cabinet, 18x72x30” high. All in very good condition. Best offer on all. (860) 828-4512


QUEEN ANNE Style high back chair with arms. Gold. $25. (860) 621-1472

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Like New. Stock #5605B $12,995

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2002 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 8,000 mls. Exc cond! Must See! $3,999 or best offer. Call 860-877-5270

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GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies, Top quality. Working lines. 2 sable males, $1000; 1 solid black female, $1200. Shots, dewormed, tattoed. AKC reg. Guaranteed. Serious inquiries please. (860) 655-0889 GERMAN Shepherd Pups Champion bloodline. Sire from Germany. First round shots & wormed. Excellent dogs. Must see. (203) 848-8497 PUG Puppy- Male, ACA registered, all shots, 16 weeks old, accessories included. Love kids. To good home only. $585. W/ NEW cage $610 203-427-3199 RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, TICA-SBT Reg. Seals, Blues, Flames & Bi Colors. Vet checked - Ready to go! $450. 860-329-9893

SOLID Oak coffee and end tables. Good condition. Asking $70. 203-235-2784. THREE PIECE Antique white wicker furniture set: rocking chair, sofa and chair. Excellent condition. $200. For information, call (203) 238-2460 after 3:30 p.m.

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

203-235-8431 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm.


WWII Military Items 203-238-3308 WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

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

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

2 YANKEES TICKETS 2 TAMPA BAY RAYS @ YANKEE Stadium tickets for Sunday, Aug. 14th, 1:05pm. Section 420c, grandstand behind home plate. $80 total for both tickets. Can’t attend. Private seller. 203-507-4259

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108

MERIDEN - 1BR, 1st flr. Stove & frig, parking, very clean. Newly remodeled kit. & bath, rugs. $625 + sec. Refs. 203-634-8084 MERIDEN - 2 BR Hubbard Park area. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $925/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - HUGE 4BR, 2nd flr, lg. yard. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. Available immediately. $1250 + sec. 203-294-1229 MERIDEN - Spacious 5 rm, 2bedrm, 2nd floor, stove, ref. w/d hookup, front porch, lrg. yard. Clean, nice area. $825/ mo. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN 1 BR, 2nd fl. Private entrance. Excellent condition. $625 plus utilities. Two months security. (860) 338-3475 MERIDEN 1 BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. Decorative FP. $725. Call 203213-8833.

MERIDEN 3BR, 2 bath. Built 2006. Cath ceiling, Cental air, 2 car garage. Credit check & sec required $1800/mo. 1 yr lease 203-376-3084

MERIDEN 2 bdrm. 2nd floor.Off street parking. Utilities not included. Credit check, security deposit req'd. 750/mo. 203 915-7651.


MERIDEN - 2BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, AC, appls, w/d hookup. Section 8 ok. $975. (203) 269-9515

PLANTSVILLE - 2BRs, 1.5 bath end unit, garage, C/A, appliances, W/D, no pets. Security & 1 mo. rent. Appl. being accepted. $1100/mo. 860-628-9318

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN - $1,200/month, 2 family house, conveniently located (closed to highway, shopping center). 2BD/1BA - total 5 rms; very spacious, newly renovated, central Air Conditioning, garage; washer, dryer, private backyard. Contact : 860-798-0013

CHESHIRE Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Rt 10, minutes from I-691. Outside deck, on-site laundry, off street parking. $850, including heat & hot water. Sec & references. No pets. Call 860-398-5425.

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1970’S Religious Pieta Statue in oak frame. $45. (860) 621-1472

MERIDEN - 1 BEDROOM Kitchen, Living Room, 3rd Floor. $650 per month plus utilities. Call 203-980-6184

MERIDEN - 2BR Ranch for rent. Lg. yard. Dead end st. $1100/mo. sec. req’d. No pets. Also for sale for $112,000. Call Mike (860) 712-9672 or Judy (860) 712-5751

MERIDEN Sterling Village 2BR. PETS OK. Avail now! $1275+ utils & dep. Call Carmine @ 203-273-7630

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MER 1BR, 2nd fl, new carpeting, W. Side, prvt backyard, +2 attic rms, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or

MERIDEN 2BR., 1 bath. 3rd fl. W/D hook. Off ST. parking Lge kitchen Newly remodeled $775/mo + Security No Pets Call Nat 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 3BR - Huge, First Fl. Hardwood flrs. Stove, Refrig, Washer and Dryer included. Section 8 approved. $1100/mo 203-314-4978 MERIDEN Lrg 2BR 2nd Flr HW flrs. No pets. Sec. sys, prvt Offst-park. Huge closet space $875/mo + sec. Must be seen. MHA Apprd. Call 203-537-1730 MERIDEN Newly renovated LRG 2BR 1 bath, lrg LR & DR, New appl’s, Off st park. No pets. $900. 860-655-3888 MERIDEN Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $675 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 2BR Apt $750, 3BR $900. Crown St. No utilities incl. 1 mo. sec. req. Section 8 approved. Available immediately! 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 3 BR, 6 RMS, 2nd flr, 504 E. Main. Clean, convenient, nice. Appls w/W/D incl. Avail Sept. $1000. 203-686-1987 or 203-427-7990 No pets. MERIDEN- 3BR, newly remod 1st floor apt, W/D hook up, off street parking. $1100/ mo. with 1 mo. sec dep incl heat & hw.. Credit check. no pets. sec 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN- A Must see! Spacious 4BR, 2nd flr duplex. Eat in kitchen, hdwd flrs, carpet on 2nd flr. $1175. Call 203-9969810 MERIDEN- Downtown apt. Inclds BR, LR, kit, prvt bath. $675/mo Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203-238-9772 MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd flr, remodeled, sep utils. Refs & good credit. $550/mo. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-621-7503


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, August 11, 2011 STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT

MERIDEN-2 BR, 1st fl apt for rent. Very quiet area located near park. Fully remodeled apt w/washer & dryer incld. $1000 /mo. Contact 203-631-6875

KENSINGTON FOR SALE 355 Main St. 1750sq ft. $398,000 or lease 875sq. ft $1000/mo. Frank Sataline Real Estate. (860) 828-8259

MERIDEN. 2 BR, 4 rms, 1st flr, off st parking, nice yard, appl, laundry hook-ups. Available 8/15. Section 8 welcome. $800 plus security. 203-284-5843

PLANTSVILLE - Small office or business building. 2400 sf. Central air, detached garage. For rent or for sale. Call (860) 621-2693

MERIDEN. Central location, 2BR, 2nd floor, no pets, no smoking, $750/month + utilities. 203-980-6640 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN Ind bldg for lease. 2200 sf. 2 overhead garage doors, 12’ high. Office w/bathroom. Shop w/bathroom. $850 per mo. Triple net. 203-213-8154


SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 1st fl. Very Clean. Appliances. Off st parking. No utilities. No pets. Sec & refs. $595/mo. (860) 621-4463 (860) 302-6051

WALLINGFORD - Spacious 1BR, Center of town. Off st. parking. No pets. $850 incl. utils. 203-265-2856 or 203-915-9919

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Spacious LR, kitchen, off st. parking, center of town. $875 incl. utils. No pets. 203-715-1805 or 203-9159919 WALLINGFORD - 2BR, LR, kit., appliances. YMCA area. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + utils. 203-915-9919 or 203-488-5409


SOUTHINGTON-$199,900 Affordable 2BR cape w/HW flrs updated bath & gally kit, sliders LL fr, 2c gar, .5 acre. Call Kathy or Roy 203-265-5618

REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880


WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101

WLFD Furnished Apt 1BR, heat, HW, cable TV, Internet. Prvt deck. Washer/Dryer. 2TVs No pets/smoking. Prvt parking. $925/mo+sec. (203) 626-5786

MIDDLETOWN. Move Right In! Spacious Beautifully Maintained Home on quiet cul de sac. Kitchen and Baths all redone. New Siding. New AC, Furnace 4yrs. New CAir. Multi Level Deck. Oversized Garage. New Carpet. New Landscape. 3 Bdr, Sqft:1,528, 1.5 BA. Call 860-344-0085 for more info or appt.


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

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

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218



T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

ROOMS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-$249,900 What a lovely home. 4BR, 2BA, newer C/Air and roof. FP in LR, sunken DR, 1C under garage, circular driveway, over 1600 sqft all on .43 acre, quiet street. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service



DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

HOME IMPROVEMENTS J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880


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COOK LYMAN FARMS INC., MIDDLEFIELD, CT. needs 1 temporary worker 8/15/2011 to 11/1/2011, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to worker who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-263-6020. Job order #CT4559013. Cooking for a large and diverse group of employees. Must be knowledgeable in safe food handling and proper sanitation. Prepare and cook food for all meals. Responsible to work out schedule with other staff to keep camp clean. Keep kitchen, dining, prep area clean and sanitized. Work with camp manager to plan and prepare weekly menu and meal times which may vary daily. Help unload trucks, do inventory, and store food safely upon delivery. Must prepare and serve breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner. One year of Labor Camp cook experience required. Must work daily hours set up by camp manager which require split shifts to accommodate all mealtimes.

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Industrial Electrician QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a working knowledge of safe work practices and have demonstrated safe work practices in the past, with a good safety record. 1. Heavy Industrial Electrician or a two-year associate degree in an electrical field a plus. 2. Ability to work with minimal direction. 3. Able to use various pieces of electrical test equipment such as, but not limited to: multimeters, meggars, and clamp-on ammeters. 4. Ability to interpret electrical schematics for repair, installation and maintenance. 5. Journeyman license is a plus. 6. PLC knowledge preferable. 7. Mechanical and hydraulic knowledge is a plus. 8. Position will work rotating 12 and 8 hour shifts. 9. Able to work with other electrical and mechanical craftsmen, and plant operating personnel. 10. Able to interact with other maintenance, operating and plant support personnel. This is a rotating shift position. A qualified individual must work all scheduled and non-scheduled (emergency) overtime, most weekends, holidays, and down days as scheduled. Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at and be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire and submit resume. HELP WANTED




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CLEANING-Working Supervisor Must speak good English. Looking for hard-working professional. Good pay for right person. Please call 203-6979175 between 8:30-4 Mon-Fri PART TIME Clerk needed. Must be neat & responsible. Bi-lingual a plus. Job responsibilities: answering phones,, customer service and some maintenance. Apply Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm at 203-235-6305 RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY Area small business lender seeks full time receptionist/ secretary to cover front desk and provide general office support as required. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience and must have a high school diploma. Spanish speaking a plus. EOE. Email resumes to: ROGERS ORCHARD, SOUTHINGTON, CT needs 8 temporary workers 8/15/2011 to 11/1/2011. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order #4559009. May perform any combination of tasks related to the production and harvesting of fruit and vegetables including pruning, thinning, hoeing, planting, irrigating, mowing, fertilizing and harvesting. Workers will be using straight and step ladders and will be required to lift approx 40 lbs while descending and ascending ladder on a sustained basis. At least 1 month experience in duties listed required.

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Rolling Mill Metallurgist Duties will include ensuring a safe work environment, working effectively with other departments (Sales, Production, Shipping, Mesh Plant, etc.) on inventory and quality issues of Wire Rod and Rebar, Oversee the daily mechanical testing and inspection of Wire Rod and Rebar. Monitor and control the status of non-conforming Wire Rod and Rebar. Train and evaluate the competence of Rolling Mill QA Inspectors. Champion process, quality, and cost improvements. Work with customers to resolve issues and further develop Nucor's business. Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at and be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire and submit resume.

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Dr. Walt Kostich Training in Tang Soo Do since 2000 3rd Degree Black Belt

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, August 11, 2011

Master Madelyn Valentin 4th Degree Black Belt with 30 years training experience

Master Efrain Valentin 6th Degree Black Belt, 34 yrs training in Tang Soo Do

Grand Master Jae Chul Shin President of World Tang Soo Do Association, 9th degree Black Belt

Master Rachel Valentin 4th Degree Black Belt with 30 years training experience

Orlando Valentin, Sr. 3rd Degree Black Belt, Training in Tang Soo Do since 1986

Dr. Hou Chen Training in Tang Soo Do since 1991 3rd Degree Black Belt

What are


Doing After School? Fall Pre-Registration Begins 8/17/11 OPEN HOUSES 9 AM-1 PM Meriden Aug. 27 Plantsville Sept. 10 Berlin Sept. 17

Edwin Torres 3rd Degree Black Belt, Training in Tang Soo Do since 2002

Jael Valentin 3rd Degree Black Belt, Training in Tang Soo Do since 1995

Limited Spaces Available! Ahmed Hernandez 3rd Degree Black Belt, Chief Instructor at Valentin Karate

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Maribel Rivera Smith E Dan - Tang Soo Do - training since 2002




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Alec Foxx 2nd Degree Black Belt, Training in TSD since 2005

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Providing Excellence In The Martial Arts For Over 22 Years!



Wendy Hannigan Training in Tang Soo Do since 2005, 2nd Degree Black Belt

We live in a time of video games, internet, cable TV, and fast food. Inactivity, high calorie diets, physical education cutbacks, and lack of time are a growing part of our world’s culture. Martial arts gives children a positive way to burn calories and socialize with quality friends, in a safe setting. It also keeps them away from the television.

Your Child will learn important life skills including: • Confidence • Self-Discipline Becky Zychowski Training in Tang Soo Do since 2005, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Kyan Valentin 2nd Degree Black Belt, Training Tang Soo Do since 2000

• Courtesy • Loyalty

• Respect • Perseverance

• Integrity • Goal Setting

• Increased Fitness • Honor

• Self Control

WHY CHOOSE OUR SCHOOL? • We are a Full Time Family Friendly Martial Arts Center • Our Masters & Instructors are certified by the Legendary Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin • We have been providing Quality Training and Instruction for over 22 Years • We are a Family Owned Business – NOT a Franchise • We Offer Training in Tang Soo Do, Capoeira, Self-Defense Workshops, Birthday Parties, Private Classes, Summer Camps, Kardio Kickboxing, Local, Regional & World Campionship Competitions, Bully Prevention Workshop and Much More! • We Now Offer Family Class Training With Your Child At The Same Time

Hellena Rodriguez 2nd Degree Black Belt, Training Tang Soo Do since 1998

Back Row: Jael Valentin, Mrs. Master Rachel Valentin, Master Efrain Valentin, Kyan Valentin Front Row: Aden Valentin, Michael Valentin

Orlando Valentin, Jr. 1st Degree Black Belt, Training in Tang Soo Do since 1998

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16 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington • (860) 829-5425


Berlin Citizen published 8-11-2011

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