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The Berlin

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Volume 15, Number 38

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hawthorne Inn rolls out new look, menu and attitude

Welcome fall

By Karen Brancato Special to The Citizen

“There is nothing quite like a fall day. The cool crisp air, pumpkins in the fields, and playing in the leaves. The smile on your face can warm a chilly day.”— Anonymous. Sept. 23 is the autumnal equinox and the beginning of one of the prettiest seasons in New England. This photo is from Cold Spring Brook Farm Inc. on Deming Road, a heritage farm, over 100 years in continual agricultural use. For more photos from the farmstand go to page 7.

The Hawthorne Inn is in the midst of a million dollar make-over and customers are already enjoying the results of this big investment in one of Berlin’s landmarks. With new management, a new chef and, by month’s end, a hip new nightclub venue, the plan is quickly coming together. The new lounge, Bar 2421 is taken from the inn’s address, 2421 Berlin Turnpike. Bar 2421 will feature its own special menu, a raised level for band entertainment, and flat screen TVs. The inn “would like to re-

Photo by Karen Brancato

Executive Chef Kelly See Hawthorne, page 6 White

Historical society fair exhibit animates Berlin’s past By Lorraine Stub Special to The Citizen This year marks the seventh year the Berlin Historical Society will unveil new exhibits at the Berlin Fair’s Historical Museum Barn. Dedicated volunteers work for over six months researching and creating the displays and DVD that keep crowds returning to the barn. Our goal is to educate people about Berlin history in creative and entertaining ways. A highlight this year is a diorama depicting the original settlement of Berlin in what was known as The Great Swamp. In 1686 Captain Richard Seymour led a group from Farmington to this area and built a palisaded fort with 16 foot walls for protection. This being the 325th anniversary of

Berlin Historical Society members Steve Kearns and Sallie Caliandri ham it up in period photo cutouts. You can take a trip back in time at this fair exhibit, too.

The Seymour Fort, we take visitors back in time to a scene reminiscent of Plimoth Plantation with thatched cabins, a communal well, animals and crops. This year we also commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Besides displaying memorabilia of that time, we have constructed a replica of the Soldiers Monument, the first Civil War memorial in the state. Designed by Kensington’s renowned artist, Nelson Augustus Moore, it was built with Portland brownstone and carved by artisans at the Bacon Quarry in East Berlin. The dedication ceremony for the monument at The Congregational Church in Kensington was considered at the time to be the most memorable day in Kensington history. Our

Berlin Fair

See Historical, page 5


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Members of Girl Scout Troops 66232, 66442 and 66187 and their families helped pack meals for Feed My Starving Children recently. During their two hour shift, 22,464 meals were packed which is equivalent to feeding 62 children one meal a day for an entire year. Pictured are Nikki Baedor, Cassie Parmelee, McKenzie Cyr, Olivia Cyr, Ryan Cyr, Emma Arroyo, Danielle Messina, Lindsay Walsh, Anna Sarazzin, Jillian Parmelee, Samantha Getsie, Jenna Smalley, Cora Derewonko, Olivia Smith and Anna Sarrazin.

The Board of Education and Services for the blind seek volunteers to read, shop, drive or sort mail for blind neighbors. Volunteers are also needed for office work, computer projects and reading on tape. For an application, call (860) 602-4129, toll-free (800) 842-4510, ext. 4129, or e-mail


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ical Center. Volunteers are needed in the nursing units to assist patients with meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner time. Special training is provided for those accepted into this special “Meal Mates” volunteer program. There is also high demand for volunteers in our newly expanded Emergency Department in both clinical and n o n - cl i n i c a l areas. Book Cart volunteers visit patients daily, offering free books and magazines as well as friendly conversation. These volunteers are also trained as “Fall Prevention Safety” volunteers who check bed and chair alarms to ensure they are in proper working order and encourage the patient to use the call button to “call before you fall”. Patients at MidState are treated to relaxing “Soft Touch” hand rubs and foot rubs by well-trained MidState volunteers. If you are interested in this very specialized volunteer role, there will be training in the technique of “soft touch” in the fall. Pet Therapy visits are very well received by our patients, even the staff. If you have a Therapy dog that is certified and registered with a national pet therapy organization, please consider joining our popular Pet Therapy program. For more information, contact the Volunteer Office at (203) 694-8275 or e-mail MidS t a t e Vo l u n t e e r s @ m i d


The Berlin Citizen introduces a new feature page focused on volunteer activities in our community. This is the place where your organization can post notices looking for volunteer help. It is the place where you can find opportunities to help others in your community. This is also the place where we publish photos and stories about local volunteer efforts that have made a difference. Tell us more about your organization and what part volunteers play in its success. Contact us at news@theberlincitizen. com.

such as staying with a patient so the family can take a break, providing companionship to hospice patients and their caregivers, running errands for a patient and/or family members, providing administrative office support among other things. Training classes are available for those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The goal of the training is to help define the role of a hospice volunteer, and it covers the history and philosophy of hospice, team building, help with communicating effectively, ways to manage death, dying, and bereavement, and concepts of spirituality. For more information about the VNA HealthCare Hospice Volunteer program, call Donna Gordon at (860) 493-7349 or


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

3-D Dolphin’s Tale, opens Sept. 23, stars local man A Warner Brothers promotional poster for its 3D movie.

By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

The Warner Brothers-Alcon Entertainment movie, A Dolphin’s Tale, opens the 3D Film Festival today, at the Los Angeles Film School. The film, which opens nationwide Sept. 23, is based on the true story of Winter, a dolphin who lost her tail but was later saved by people who rallied to get the animal a prosthetic tail. One of the movie’s stars is Austin Stowell who grew up in Berlin and graduated from Berlin High School, in 2003. Directed by Charles Martin Smith, the movie also stars Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman and Nathan Gamble. Stowell plays Kyle, a key character who relates to the dolphin’s plight due to his

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own situation. While the movie is rated PG, some reviewers say the movie is fun for the whole family. The PG rating is likely because of the serious aspects of the dolphin’s lifethreatening situation, in the loss of its tail, and the discussions about prosthetics. Those reviewers also lauded the cinematography and inspiring elements of the movie. After A Dolphin’s Tale opens the 3D festival, more than 60 other 3D movies will be shown including: Kung Fu Panda 2, Green Lantern, and Ocean Voyagers 3D. The 3D Film Festival is produced by The Dream Factory. The movie will be released


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Here are The Berlin Citizen online poll results for last week. The question was: What news story do you think will grab headlines this fall? Extreme weather. 14% The economy. 43% Local politics/election. 29% It’s impossible to predict. 14% This week’s poll question asks: Will Berlin’s three post offices survive the current crisis in the U.S.Postal Service?


in 2D as well. Alcon Entertainment will also introduce a mobile app to go along with the expected excitement over the dolphin movie. “Fling a Fish” will also launch Sept. 23 giving movie fans a chance to feed the dolphin and help it progress through 30 levels of play. At six feet, two inches tall, with movie-idol looks, Stowell has been on the fast track since he moved to Hollywood

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Robert Pattison and Zac Effron. Stowell has another movie set to release in 2011, Puncture, in which he

See Stowell, page 13


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 22, 2011

Republican Patio Party

Meet the representatives The League Of Women Voters of the New Britain Area has scheduled a potluck dinner to meet the state representatives on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:15 p.m. in the rotunda at Trinity on Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. Invitations have been sent to the state representatives from New Britain and Berlin, Betty Boukus, Robert Sanchez, Peter Tercyak, Joe Aresimowicz, and Catherine Abercrombie as well as Teresa Gerratana, state senator. This is an opportunity for citizens of Berlin and New Britain to meet with state legislators in an informal setting to discuss issues of concern. For more information and cost, call Marjola Nelson at (860) 223-2905.




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The Berlin VNA has scheduled a flu clinic for Thursday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic is open to Berlin residents over the age of 18. The VNA will accept traditional Medicare, Aetna, Connecticare and Blue Cross insurance. If you have no insurance, a fee is charged.



The Berlin Republican Town Committee has scheduled a Patio Party to meet GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola for Saturday, Sept. 24, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Daniele home, 392 Southington Rd. The evening includes a raffle and auction. For more information and cost, contact Kari Drost at (860) 829-6739.

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Berlin Upbeat is selling Berlin Fair wristbands. The wristbands are good for unlimited rides, all day, on Friday, Sept. 30. Wristbands are $15, for both children and adults. No refunds. Wristbands are available for purchase at all public school offices and in the main lobby at Berlin High School on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

resident artist in chief, Janice Jacobs, has also created cutout figures from that era for a souvenir photo gallery area. The DVD this year takes inspiration from old “Berlin News” papers of 1894-1910. We’ve matched interesting news items and advertisements with photos from our archives to tell a story of what Berlin was like in that time. Hay bales are set up in the theater area and provide a welcome place to visit and view the video with friends. Our continuing street history project tells the hidden stories behind Lamentation Drive, Berlin Street, Wigwam Road, Bacon Lane, Elton Road and Toll Gate Road. We have plans to soon bundle these, and past stories, in booklet form. A third commemorative display celebrates 75 years since the first class graduated from Berlin High School. Prior to that, Berlin students attended high school in New Britain and Meriden. With

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The Berlin Lions Club is offering a limited number of premium parking spaces at the Berlin Fair this year for those who want assurance of a guaranteed spot, close to the gate and near to the security office. The passes will be available at Kensington Opticians and Kensington Auto Services on an advance sale basis only. There are only a limited number of spots available. As in the past, the majority of parking will remain free and be on a first come, first serve basis. For more information and cost, e-mail

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several classes holding reunions in October, it’s the perfect tie in to those events for visiting alumni. Along with promoting Berlin history, we also use the fair as an opportunity to raise funds with what we sell in The Country Store area of the barn. New this year are “Berlin Spirit”, red, white and blue patterned collectible glass beads plus a line of our own label “Peddler Pantry” baking mixes. We also sell homemade jams and jellies, local honey, herbs and spices, dried flowers, ornaments, Berlin crocks, afghans, pet treats and more. We definitely offer a unique experience at The Fair. (Lorraine Stub is secretary of the Berlin Historical Society.)


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Hawthorne Continued from page 1

turn to its heyday when weddings were big business,” said Shikha Talwar, vice president in charge of revenue development. While still the place to go for special occasions, management intends to broaden the Hawthorne’s appeal to attract a younger crowd. Renovations are in full swing and



fresh theme, local produce is used whenever possible. Another new aspect, White said, is that “just about everything is made from scratch, from the mayo and aioli to most of the ice cream.” The fall menu runs until Nov. 31 and White said the offerings include: osso buco (veal shank), rack of lamb, swordfish with curry butter, pecan-crusted grouper with risotto, and a marinated pork chop. The famous prime rib is still offered. Pastry chef Rebecca Wagner prepares desserts which also are designed to high-

light seasonal favorites such as: pumpkin cheesecake, molasses whoopie pie, fall harvest tart tatin, and a rum Baked Alaska torched tableside. Wagner also makes “fresh bread daily, from sourdough to ciabatta, and even the slider rolls.” (Do you have a favorite chef you’d like to see in The Citizen? He or she could be a family member, cafeteria cook, restaurant chef or even a weekend whiz at barbeque. Drop a line to and tell us who you’d like to showcase when it comes to the kitchen.)

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(203) 235-4825 After graduating high school from Hopkins Day Prospect, Sharon attended Johnson & Wales for court reporting. While attending Johnson & Wales, Sharon worked in her father’s law firm as a legal secretary. Upon graduation, Sharon began her career as a court reporter for the State of Connecticut. After ten years as a court reporter, Sharon joined husband Marc D. Rosen as General Manager of Valencia Liquor. Valencia Liquor specializes in fine wines, gourmet beers and hard to find liquors. Valencia also makes year-round gift baskets filled with spirits & wines of your choice. Another specialty of Valencia is wedding favors with personalized labels. Valencia has been voted #1 by Readers’ Choice for Best Liquor Store & Best Beer Department, 7 years in a row: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. 2008, 2009 & 2010. Valencia received the “2004 Retailer of the Year Award.” Also, Valencia received the “2004 Small Business Leadership Award.” Sharon received the “2002 Women In Leadership Award” by the Women & Families Center. Along with her husband, Sharon has received numerous awards for non-profit agency fundraising. Sharon is behind the scenes coordinating the Annual Silver City Brewfest which has now raised over $100,000 to date.

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Sagar Shah and family. With new ownership, “new” has become the buzzword these days at the timetested Hawthorne Inn. Starting this month there’s a new fall menu and new Sunday hours, with Sunday dinner served from 4 to 8 p.m. Also, there’s a new, hip website. One of the new wave leaders is executive Chef Kelly White who creates classic and contemporary American dishes that change with the season. In keeping with the

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will eventually include every area of the facility from the lounge to banquet rooms to the dining room and exterior. The restaurant facility was sold in August 2010 to Syed I. Bokhari, of Waterbury. Bokhari is president of Syed Sons II, Inc. Prior to that sale, the Grelak family had owned the restaurant and a lodge, adjacent to the restaurant, since 1945. In 2007, the Grelaks sold the lodge to the Kanji Partners LLC, which is owned by Assisted Living Services Inc. was established in 1996 by Sharon D’Aquila. Under her leadership and vision Assisted Living Services, Inc. has become one of the fastest growing businesses of its type in Central Connecticut. The business provides a broad range of inhome eldercare services that help older adults maintain their independence while continuing to live at home or in Assisted Living Facilities. Sharon has nearly 300 staff and caregivers that provide these services to 100’s of customers and families throughout Connecticut. The business has expanded with three branches - Meriden, Glastonbury, and Clinton. The main office moved to a larger facility this year at 74 S. Broad St., Meriden. Sharon started the business after caring for her grandfather who had Alzheimer’s. She identified a need for non-medical in-home services such as Homemakers that can assist with cleaning, food preparation, shopping, escorting to appointments and reminding clients to take their medication. They also have specially trained Personal Care Attendants that can be assigned from 3 to 12hrs a day. Also, if needed clients can have Live-in Caregivers that can provide 24 hour / 7 day a week coverage. Her staff are carefully selected, have National Criminal Background Checks, are bonded and insured, and above all must share her vision of reliability, trustworthiness, and desire to work with the elderly. Last year Sharon helped to establish a new sister company Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. which offers technologically advanced products that help seniors age-in-place, such as Wi/Fi Remote Monitoring Systems, Personal GPS Locators, and Automated Medication Dispensing Devices. Sharon enjoys a collaborative working relationship with the State and Local Social and Health Services. She is a member of the Connecticut Coalition on Aging, the Meriden, Glastonbury, and Southington Chambers of Commerce, and the CT. Womans’ Forum. Sharon serves on the Board of Directors for the Meriden Child Guidance Clinic. This article is a tribute to Sharon made possible by her customers, family, and employees.

Raising Berlin and the Parks and Recreation Department hosted the first Family Movie Night in the Park in August. Several families enjoyed games and activities before viewing the movie under the stars. Kari Deegan, chairperson for the event, said the event would not be possible without the help of the many volunteers and organizations involved. Due to the evening’s success, Raising Berlin is looking forward to next summer’s Family Movie Night.


Thursday, September 22, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Heritage farm harvest

Citizen photos by Olivia L. Lawrence

This week’s edition of The Citizen features several photos of the farmstand at Cold Spring Brook Farm Inc., Deming Road. This heritage farm has been preserved in perpetuity through an agreement, in 2004, with the Connecticut Farmland Trust, an organization dedicated to “preserving working lands for the future”. The 41-acre site includes a produce and bedding plant farm farm as well as a seasonal farm stand open to the public.

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Giovanna Berardozzi opened Kensington Dry Cleaners, fourteen years ago and couldn’t be happier with the support and business she has received from the community. Being able to successfully apply all of her skills as a seamtress and cleaner in her own business has been a dream come true for her, and has given her, her husband, Cirillo, and her daughters, Lina and Sabrina the chance to make many new friends. She named the business Kensington Dry Cleaner because she believes that businesses should take part in promoting a strong, healthy community for our children. You see, Giovanna’s first priority and most demanding job is caring for her husband, five children and three grandchildren. The business is a full service cleaner, and one of the services that Giovanna, Lina and Sabrina are most proud of is their wedding gown restoration process. The gowns are done exclusively by hand at the store. Giovanna acquired her strong tailorong skills from an apprenticeship with a great italian tailoring master when she was a young girl in Abruzzi, Italy. She invites everyone to visit at 314 New Britain Rd. and she would like to thank all of her customers for their support.

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1218038 A lifelong resident of Berlin/Kensington, Carolyn owns and manages the funeral home with one goal in mind, to provide “Caring Service with a Gentle Hand”. Carolyn makes herself available to families who wish to know more about Funeral Planning, Pre-Arrangements, Title 19 and Cremations in both Traditional and in non-traditional Services, serving all faiths. Carolyn is very active in her community, she is a parishioner of Saint Paul Church, a member of the Ladies Guild, has served on the Stewardship and Social Action Committees and is a member of the Berlin Lions Club. P. Bartlewski, Director


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The Paquette Agency has been named a Premier Service Agency, is a member of the National Advisory Board and the Northeast Regional Board. The Agency has been awarded the Hands In The Community National Conference Award, Honor Ring, Chairman’s Award, Allstate’s Workplace Division- New England’s Individual Sales Production Leader, and achieved “Most Valuable Player” at the National Sales Education Center and the “Hero of the Year” Award. At the Paquette Agency, they are committed to their clients and offer local, personalized service. It’s their goal to help their neighbors make better, informed decisions about protecting their assets, families, lifestyles and possessions. The Paquette Agency is different - they offer a real relationship you can count on, with the knowledge & experience to help customers choose the best coverage for their needs. The Agency is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.


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The Denise Paquette Agency provides a variety of insurance products, including auto, property, life, motorcycle and boat insurance. Denise is a Personal Financial Representative, licensed to sell financial products such as IRAs, mutual funds, variable annuity products Denise Paquette, owner of the Paquette Agency, outside with her dog at the office at 1463 Berlin and more - all of your financial needs taken care of in one place. Turnpike, Berlin (across from the Pine Loft).

Porter’s Funeral Home has provided family to family service for over 140 years and one of the owners is a well-known woman involved in its longtime relationship with New Britain/Berlin area families. Peggy Coppe Porter had been employed at Central Connecticut State University retiring two years ago as Coordinator of Veterans Affairs while also assisting at the funeral home. Retiring from that position permits Peggy to devote more time to working with her husband, Chris, at the funeral home. Born and educated in New Britain, Peggy is a longtime volunteer with numerous organizations such as the Berlin Lions Club, Berlin Clergy Association with Berlin Community Services and the Berlin Historical Society. She is a member of First Church of Christ, New Britain and had been active in the Kensington United Methodist Church. The CCSU Veterans Appreciation Organization established the Peggy Porter Award for outstanding service which is awarded annually in her honor. She is also very proud to have been the recipient of the Hardware City Detachment, Marine Corps League, Inc. Distinguished Citizen Award, was honored by the New Britain YWCA with its Women in Leadership award and received the Chapel for Four Chaplains Award in 2010. Chris and Peggy, along with Porter’s staff, work together to provide sensitive and caring service to all families.


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 22, 2011

Police Construction accident claims local man

Lavery rally

Photos by Michael J. Rugens

At least 570 bikers turned out, Sept. 18, for the annual Peter Lavery Memorial Ride which kicked off from McGuire’s Sports Bar in Newington. This year’s event featured several vintage police cars. The ride honors the memory of Master Police Officer Peter Lavery, a Newington police officer killed while responding to an emergency call. Lavery was a Berlin resident, who had served with the Berlin Police Department for five years, prior to the Newington post. He was also a a veteran of the Connecticut National Guard.

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Priest’s case continued

Michael Miller will be back in court for a hearing Oct. 19. The former assistant pastor at St. Paul Catholic Church in Kensington, was charged in July with five counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of attempt to commit obscenity in regards to contact he had with a local boy. The case was continued today, at a pre-trail hearing, at New Britain Superior Court. Miller, a Franciscan friar, has been suspended temporarily from St. Paul and from the friars until a final determination of the case is made. He has pled not guilty to all charges.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Jimmy Rosado, 20, 108 Market St., New Britain, possesVFW membership drive sion of alcohol by minor, illegal Berlin V. F. W. Post 10732 is conducting a membership possession of control narcotic Police Log drive. The post hall, at 152 Massiro Drive is scheduled to substance, failure to obey trafThe Berlin Police Depart- fic control signal, failure to drive be open Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to process appliment reported the following in proper lane mutli lane highcants. arrests: way, operating under the influAny citizen of the United States may be a member of ence of drugs/alcohol, disobeythe veterans of foreign wars of the United States who is Sept. 1 Zachary Ziegler, 20, 493 ing signal of officer. serving or has served honorably in the armed forces of Southington Rd., first-degree the U.S. in a foreign war, insurrection, or expedition failure to appear, second-dewhich service has been recognized as campaign medal gree failure to appear. Hungerford fall service. Robert Castro, 18, 180 If you qualify, we would appreciate your interest. Due to Christian Lane, second-degree classes the deaths and aging of World War II veterans, memberassault, second-degree breach The New Britain Museship has dropped rapidly. of peace, risk of injury/family vi- um at Hungerford Park, 191 For more information and to make an appointment, call olence related. Farmington Ave., is acceptSam D’Amato at (860) 828-3098. Richard LaBranche, 64, 84 ing enrollment for fall When applying, please bring a copy of your dd214 N. Main St., Southington, evad- classes. Various topics, (Army discharge) for proof of service. ing responsibility in operation times and days are offered of motor vehicle. for morning and afterSept. 2 William Pennington, 50, 69 school classes for children Cell phone recycling Carriage Crossing, Middle- in pres-school through fourth grade. town, operating under the influThe Berlin Chamber of Commerce is accepting old cell Pre-registration and payence of drugs/alcohol. phones for recycling. Phones may be dropped of at either the Pamela Cyr, 51, 80 Patter- ment is required. For more Chamber office or at the UBI-Community Federal Credit son Way, second-degree fail- information or a brochure, Union, both located at 40 Chamberlain Hwy. ure to appear. call (860) 827-9064 or visit The Chamber accepts cell phones, their batteries and SIM Brian Gallardo, 37, 293 www.newbritainyouthmucards only. They can not accept chargers, cords or any other Colen St., New Britain, viola- accessories. tion of protective order/.non treat/non family. Michael Letizio, 26, 38 Pajor Hill Rd., risk of injury/impairing morals of minor, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Angel Villanueva, 76, 38 OPERATING COMMITTEE Bronson Ave., Meriden, failure to drive in proper lane multi lane highway, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. cording to John Klett.

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The Berlin Police Department has reported three burglaries. One occurred Sept. 13, in the 1100 block of Mill St.; another occurred Sept. 12, in the 100 block of the Worthington Ridge Ext. and the previous one occurred in the 400 block of Spruce Brook Road over the past weekend. Numerous burglaries have been reported over the past few months. The police ask for the public to be aware of suspicious activity and to report it immediately to (860) 828-7080 or 911.

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St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 68 Main St., East Berlin, has scheduled “An Afternoon of Dreams” concert for Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. Margaret Caroline Hudson will perform accompanied by Stephen Scarlato. Proceeds benefit the St. Gabriel’s Restoration Fund.

For more information and tickets, call the church at (860) 828-3733 or Richard and Jane Hudson at (860) 8288396.

Kensington Congregational The Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled a car wash for Sunday, Sept.

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25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In celebration of St. Francis, a blessing of the animals is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. in at the Chapel in the Woods, behind the Reeves Center. Snacks for animals and owners will be available. The Christian Education program offers a Parent/Child Playgroup every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Reeves Center. The playgroup is on a drop-in basis for children from infants to preschoolers.

provide entertainment. There is no charge for members. A short meeting will precede the dinner. Those who wish to participate may bring a cereal product for the Berlin Food Pantry. Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend.

Ukrainian Harvest Festival St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter St.,

New Britain has scheduled its Ukrainian Harvest Festival for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features a new cookbook, a tag sale, jewelry, Ukrainian breads, cakes, raffle, Ukrainian Kitchen with borscht, stuffed cabbage and pierogies and nut rolls. Free parking is available behind the church. For more information, call (860) 229-3833 or (860) 677-2138.

Bethany Covenant installs youth pastor

Forever Young Club The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Father Carroll Hall at Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin. Thursday is pasta night. Local singer Diane Carangelo will

Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. recently installed Andrew Sturdy as the congregation’s Youth Pastor by the East Coast Conference Superintendent of the Evangelical Covenant Church, the Reverend Howard Burgoyne.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 2:00 PM 68 MAIN STREET EAST BERLIN, CT 06023 Margaret C. Hudson, a graduate of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, will perform various classical, English Art songs, Broadway standards and contemporary selections in a benefit performance 2:00 PM Saturday, September 24 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 68 Main Street, East Berlin. As a member of Westminster’s Symphonic Choir, Margaret performed works by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Mahler with the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Berlin Staatskapelle and the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. While studying, Margaret worked with both Westminster Choir College and Rider University’s Alumni Relations Department, as Student Manager. She was responsible for the Alumni Fund Phone-a-thon and was Coordinator and Event Staff for both campus’ Alumni Reunion. Margaret is currently an Events Coordinator with Priority Management Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Margaret is a 2006 graduate of Berlin High School. 1216426


Tickets for the performance may be purchased at $20.00 by calling the Parish Office at 860-828-3735 or Richard and Jane Hudson at 860-828-8396. All proceeds to benefit the St. Gabriel’s Restoration Fund.

Sturdy began his ministry at Bethany last June. He organized activities and mentored students t h ro u g h o u t the summer. He led 25 students in the H a r t f o r d Sturdy Project, an ecumenical service week dedicated to updating homes of underprivileged in the greater Hartford area. Last month Sturdy and 30 students volunteered at the mobile packing event, “Feed My Starving Children” packing nutritious meals being sent to Swaziland, Africa. Sturdy is a Minnesota native. He attended North Park University and was graduated from North Park Theological Seminary last May with a Master of Divinity degree. He and his wife, Alicia, are first time residents to New England. Bethany Covenant, formerly known as Bethany Covenant Church of New Britain, is 125 years old. It is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, a denomination known for its caring Christian outreach and service. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Dale Perzan

George P. Troup, 56, died unexpectedly on Sept. 16, 2011 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. George was a longtime resident of Berlin, and was a graduate of Berlin High School. George is survived by his beloved mother Martha (Baldwin) Troup and was predeceased by his father, Prentice M. Troup. He is also survived by long time friend and companion, Diane Allison, of New Britain; sister, Andrea Luty and her husband, Joe, of Southington; brother, Carl Troup and his wife, Doreen, of New Hampton, N.H., brother, Ned Troup of Farmington, and For a printable version of obituaries, visit The obituaries section features, an online provider of obituaries, guestbook and funeral home information.


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his loving girlfriend Cortney Sharpe of Kensington; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. George leaves behind many close friends who meant the world to him. An animal lover, his two dogs and cat, Dozer, Dudley, and Doug, were the light of his life. George was a “jack of all trades” and made friends where ever he went. A history buff, George always enjoyed conversations around politics and had an uncanny way of recalling dates and facts. George spent many years as a care taker for his aunt’s house on Worthington Ridge in Berlin and was always quick to lend a helping hand. His quick wit, kind ways, big dreams, and heart of gold will truly be missed. Calling hours will be held

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Dale Daniel Perzan, 54, of Kensington, husband of Beatrice P. Grover, died unexpectedly Sept. 4, 2011. Born in New Britain, the son of Bernice (Zadrowski) and the late Chester Raymond Perzan, he attended New Britain Schools where he had 12 years of perfect attendance, graduated from New Britain High School and attended Central Connecticut University. Dale managed the Berlin McDonalds for many years and won various awards. He has worked at Costello Industries for over 12 years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 68, the Men’s Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 511, Loyal Order of the Moose in Berlin and the Austrian Donau Club. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys fan. Dale loved fishing, gardening, cooking, playing darts and softball. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a stepson, Todd Grover and his wife Christina of North Windham; a stepdaughter, Kim Grover of Newington;

three brothers and a sister, Randall Perzan of Meriden, Paul and his wife Michele Perzan of New Britain, Douglas and his wife Michell Perzan of Chicago, Ill. and Christine and her husband Gary Trzasko of Kensington; three step-grandchildren, Sean, Joshua, and Noah Grover; several nieces and nephews and many close friends. Funeral services will be held Sept. 23, 2011 at 9 a.m. from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church, 485 Alling Street, Kensington. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home tonight, Sept. 22, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. Directions to the funeral home can be found at



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Fine rendition

To the editor: The 9/11 memorial that was presented at the Kensington Fire House recently was beautiful. Speeches were inspiring as we look back on the 10 years. The re-reading of the 6th graders’ writing that had been done 10 years ago held an enduring message for us now. We must never forget. Many tears and sniffles were apparent as one memorable message after another was presented. The large flag, hung over the girders, gave a sense of peace and protectiveness. A special word of appreciation goes to Mark Lewandowski, whose vision

has given us a very unique piece of history. Through a grant, he was able to obtain the steel girders from the 9/11 site. Even as they lie in a pile they are powerful because of the origin. The design is going to allow them even greater impact as the raw beauties of the girders are placed in symbolic position. Berlin is lucky to have such fine firemen, and I congratulate them for a fine rendition of the 9/11 memorial. Frances Geschimsky Kensington

Successful day To the editor: I would like to thank all who participated in the 25th annual Berlin VFW/Scalise/Mayer Golf Tournament. I would like to thank everyone who continues to support this tournament year after year to make it a success, especially Bob Mayer, who works tirelessly, along with Tom and John

Scalise, Jeff Hebert, Willie McCormack and Michael Mayer. Katie Scalise Berlin

Animal rights To the editor: Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment. Utilizing bull-riding as an “attraction” is a grimy way to boost receipts. I will not be in attendance at the Berlin Fair this year and urge other animal lovers to follow suit. Animals don’t have voices or options…we do. Just one man’s opinion. David B. Lounder Kensington

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 22, 2011

Citizen voices

From vacation idyll to stark reality on 9/11 By Karen Brancato (Berlin resident and contributer to The Berlin Citizen, Karen Brancato journals about her family’s experience on the “day the earth stood still.”) Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001: Beautiful, hot, sunny. In Disney World, Florida, on vacation with the family. TV this a.m. showed a New York City building with smoke coming out. A plane hit it…how odd. Sky was sunny, blue, cloudless. Must have been plane mechanical problem. Breakfast, then to Epcot. Young employee comes up and says park is closing, please go to bus. I ask, is this related to the burning building? Incredibly, yes: two planes hit, two towers down, Pentagon hit, plane tried to hit White House. We are dazed, dumbfounded. This is obviously no accident. We are under attack. But from whom? Back to the hotel. Wait for a line out, call family and say we’re OK, try to get

info from airline and AAA. TV screen crawl has most updated news. Will an eight-year old be permanently scarred from watching this? Can I explain what a terrorist is to a third grader? Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001: Taking a bus back home. Bus changes in D.C. and NYC. Ironic? Re-routed to boondocks of the Carolinas – Prez in D.C. and place is locked down tighter than Fort Knox. Still have to change buses in Grand Central though. People on the bus with stories. A honeymoon cut short. Two nurses going to help. A woman whose friend’s daughter is missing. A young man whose girlfriend evacuated from her college down the street. We are all in this club we didn’t ask to join. NYC skyline comes into view. Seems like everyone is looking out windows on that side of bus. Silence and soft gasps. Billowing See Reality, next page

Letters to the Editor — policy for political season In keeping with the policy of the Record-Journal, Letters to the Editor regarding any candidates or issues that involve the political season (ends Nov. 8 Election Day), The Berlin Citizen will only accept and publish letters that are 100 words or less. The last edition for which we will publish letters of a political nature is Oct. 27. We ask writers to focus on their candidate’s worthiness for office and refrain from personal attacks on individuals. As always, we reserve the right to edit letters or to not publish a letter. Letters should contain contact information, including, full name, address and phone number. Only your name and town will be published. Letters on other topics will continue to be accepted up to a 300 word limit. Send letters to or The Berlin Citizen, 979 Farmington Ave., Kensington, CT 06037.


Thursday, September 22, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Strike resolved Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

About 30 workers staged a strike at the StanChem plant, 401 Berlin St., East Berlin, last week. The issue was health benefits, and a District 11 IUAP chapter union representative said negotiations with management proved successful and secondshift employees returned to work by the end of the day Sept. 15.

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white smoke obscures some of the buildings. Like something out of a post-apocalyptical movie. After: Still wrapping my

head around what happened that day. You never think you are going to be part of history; where —when someone asks you where you were on this date — you remember exactly what you were doing because it is seared into your brain.

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Scrapbook Photo Quilt The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has scheduled Scrapbook Photo Quilt for Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Presented by Deborah Griffin, author of Scrapbook Photo Quite: Design Your Own Heirloom, the evening will show how vintage black and white photos can be transformed into fabric photos and used in an heirloom quilt. Please preregister by calling the library at (860) 828-7125. Fall Programs Craft Day - Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. for children in first grade and older. Make a craft for the Berlin Fair using materials provided by the library. Luscious Literature Book Adventures on Tuesdays, Oct. 11 through Nov. 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for children in grades 2 to 4. Have fun with crafts, cooking, drama and more using books with Mrs. Powell, retired Willard Elementary School teacher. Storytimes Storytimes is a half-hour program featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and a short movie. Each week an

early literacy skill will be highlighted. There are six literacy skills: print awareness, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, vocabulary, print motivation and narrative skills. No registration is needed. Storytime meets as follows: Tuesday – 1:30 p.m. for 3-6 years old. Wednesday – 10:30 a.m. for 18 months through 35 months. Thursday – 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Thursday – 6:30 p.m. for all ages. The theme for the week of Sept. 27 is the Berlin Fair. Mother Goose Time Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. A special storytime for babies ages 0-24 months and their families. No registration is

needed. Older siblings are welcome. Playtime - Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Playtime is an informal gathering where babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can play and socialize together. Parents must attend. No registration is needed.

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The Berlin Free Library, 834 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled a book sale for every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Donations of gently used adult and children’s books are accepted. High Tea The Berlin Free Library, 834 Worthington Ridge, has planned High Tea for Sunday, Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. Tea will be served with a selection of sweet treats. For more information and tickets, call the library at (860) 828-3344. Hours Adult hours: Monday, 2:30

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Definitely pumpkins

Stowell Continued from page 3 a medic. But despite his rising star life, Stowell told The Citizen, in an interview last summer that “Hollywood has changed so much these days and it’s not heading in the right direction. I want to change that stardom gives people the feeling they have a right to destroy their bodies. As an actor there is a real responsibility to be a role model. Cinema and film affects the world and you can make a change in people’s lives in what you project on screen.” Check us out:

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Do not be fooled by the watermelon sign on this box. These are definitely locally-grown pumpkins available at Berlin’s oldest continually farmed site: Cold Spring Brook Farm, a protected farmland. The farmstand is located on Deming Road and open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Besides pumpkins, the harvest of eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, squashes and other produce is in.



The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 22, 2011

Senior Happenings


Class Safe Drivers Class, sponsored by the Berlin AARP Chapter 3035, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Class entitles a discount on car insurance premium. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. For more information, call Barbara Dixon at (860) 8286295.

Movie and sing along

Chris Cote of Berlin will host the movie Singin’ in the Rain followed by a sing along on Friday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Refreshments will be served and Farmington Bank will provide free gifts. Sign up at the Senior Center.

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 and no appointments are necessary. The final clinic for September is blood pressure screening scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

Informative program Protecting Your Most Important Asst: Your Family, a presentation by Sophia Dumansky from New York Life, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. The presentation discusses what extended care is, its impact on your family and what pays for it. Sign up at the Senior Center.

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Senior trips The Senior Center has scheduled the following trips. For more information, call (860) 828-7006. Sept. 21 — The Big E. Oct. 19 — Bennington, Vermont. Nov. 14 — Salute to the Services, The Aqua Turf Club. Nov. 14-16 — Christmas at Indian Head Resort. Nov. 16 — Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Nov. 25 — A Christmas Carol at the Chowder Pot. Dec. 7-9 — Christmas in the Amish Country.

Programs 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. Photography Group – Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This informal group of beginners to experienced photographers for camera and photography questions and discussions. All kinds of cameras are welcome.

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Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 670-8546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Sept. 26: Lemonade, footlong hot dog with sauerkraut, Italian potato salad, ear of corn, Italian ice. Tuesday, Sept. 27: Veal parmesan, broccoli salad, low salt chips, grinder roll, fruited Jell-O, Wednesday, Sept. 28: Latino pork stew with fresh vegetables, diced potatoes and olives, apple coleslaw, biscuit, fresh fruit. Thursday, Sept. 29: Beef barley soup with oyster crackers, Swedish meatballs, seasoned brown gravy, buttered fettuccini, Scandinavian vegetables, lemon pudding. Friday, Sept. 30: Baked chicken leg and thigh, baked potato, stewed tomato, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, chocolate cake.

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Results of the Strikette Bowling League from Sept. 13: High Triple: Barb Patterson, 449. Alice Ming, 170; Barb Patterson, 165; Irene Willametz, 161; Marie Kaczynski, 159; Betty Chiger, 155. Results of the Senior Bowling League from Sept. 16: Joe Sytulek, 190; Irene Willametz, 176; Ferd Brochu, 168; Stan Dziob, 158; Chuck Leonhardt, 154; Gene Lemery, 150.

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 22, 2011

Health District schedules flu clinics Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. The flu vaccine protects people from the three strains of influenza that are likely to be circulating this flu season. For the 2011-2012 season, the vaccine is comprised of A/California/7/2009 (H1N1), A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2), and B/Brisbane/60/2008. Flu vaccines provide annual protection and flu strains change regularly, so it is important to get a new flu shot every year. The Central Connecticut Health District has scheduled flu vaccination clinics in Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield according to the following schedule: In Berlin — Thursday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Community Center. In Newington — Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar Street in Newington. In Rocky Hill — Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rocky Hill Community Center, 55 Church Street in Rocky Hill. In Wethersfield — Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street in Wethersfield. The Central Connecticut Health District is offering flu vaccination for anyone age 4 years and older, regardless of town of residence. The health district will bill all Medicare Part B plans, all ConnectiCare Plans, all Anthem plans, and Aetna Medicare plan (PFFS only). Participants must bring the card from one of the above plans to the clinic to receive their flu vaccination at no charge. A fee is charged for all others and a receipt will be provided upon request. Pneumonia shots also will be available. The above mentioned insurance providers can also be billed for pneumonia shots by the health district. The cost for all others is $50 and a receipt will be provided upon request. Participants are asked to wear short sleeves or loose-sleeved clothes. Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield residents who are homebound may call the health district at (860) 721-2818 to arrange for a home visit.

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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Resident earns nursing scholarship Yalitza Garcia of Berlin has been named a 2011 recipient of Masonicare’s Norma J. Brandt Nursing Scholarship. Garcia is employed Garcia at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford and is pursuing an Associate in Science degree in nursing at Bridgeport School of Nursing.

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

Bereavement support The bereavement support and recovery group was formed to support and give

an outlet to those who have suffered a severe loss. It meets once a week and also offers phone and email support during other times when you need someone to listen or can be of help to someone. There is no fee and this is not a professional counseling service, but people helping people. All are invited to attend. Meetings are scheduled for Saturdays from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Community Center. For more information, contact (860) 836-2112 or

Gluten Free 101 The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group has scheduled Gluten Free 101 for Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:45 p.m. at the Community Center. All persons with celiac disease and their families and friends are invited to attend. Come to gain information and alleviate the stress of living with the disease. For more information and to register, call Carm at (860) 4261980 or Nancy at (203) -6340530.

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




VFW essay contests The Veterans of Foreign Wars has scheduled its annual Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen essay contests. The audio contest is open to all 9th through 12th grade students. It fosters patriotism in our school by giving students the opportunity to write about our veterans, our country and its values. Students compete for more than $2,000,000 in scholarships and incentives, at the Post, Regional, State and National levels. The top scholarship is $30,000. AH first place state winners receive an expense paid trip to Washington DC for final competition. To enter, students submit an audio essay of 3-5 minutes on a CD (or cassette) to their local Veterans of Foreign War Post by Nov. 1. The theme this year: Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military? Patriot’s Pen was established several years latter for students in grades 6th thru 8*. Scholarship and incentives total more than $1,000,000. This is a written essay of no less than 300 and no more than 400 words. Students compete at the local, regional, state and national levels. State winners receive an expense paid trip to Washington DC for final competition. Top award is a $10,000 Savings Bond. The theme this year: Are You Proud of Your Country? The contests are endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and approved by its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities. All students can obtain an official entry form from their local Veterans of Foreign War Post, or at; community; scholarship. Some schools will also have these forms. All essays must be received at the Veteran of Foreign War Post Home no later than Nov. 1.

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 22, 2011

School News Dean’s list Roger Williams University, Rhode Island — Jessica Kipphut of Berlin.

Graduates University of New Haven — Tyson Carter, Adam Tulin of Berlin.

Reunions Berlin High School Class of 1961 has scheduled its class reunion for Saturday, Oct. 22. For more information, contact Agnes Calicchio Laperuta at (860) 3467693 or myangels777@sbc- Southington High School Class of 1971 has scheduled its 40th class reunion for Nov. 26 at Hawks Landing Country Club, Southington. Contact Steve Jardine for more information and to share contact information. A Facebook page will be created soon. Hartford Public High School Class of 1961 is looking for classmates names and addresses for the 50th reunion. Please email or call (860) 667-0578.


Parks and Recreation Guided meditation class Guided meditation classes are scheduled for Tuesdays, from 7 to 8 p.m. from Sept. 27 through Nov. 15 and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. from Oct. 15 through Dec. 17. By connecting with your body, mind and soul, learn how to manage stress, cope with pain, and improve your emotional, mental and physical state. Various styles of meditation are covered so participants can utilize the technique that works best for them. Classes are held at the Community Center. For more information and cost, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 828-7009.

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Kevin and Amber Hines of Kensington announce the birth of their daughter Madison Leigh on June 11, 2011 at Middlesex Hospital. She joins her brother, Michael. Madison’s grandparents are Gloria and Santo Branciforte of Haddam and Annette and the late Michael Hines of Kensington.

Talon Austin Stowe

Christopher and Linda Stowe of Berlin announce the birth of their son Talon Austin on June 15, 2011 at Hartford Hospital. Talon joins his sister, Sabre. Talon’s grandparents are John and Chen Vetre of New Britain and Earl and Charlene Stowe of Farmington. His great-grandparents are Earl and Gladys Stowe of Naugatuck and Cho Gin Tsu of Taiwan.

Natanya Rosalia Ortiz

Natanya Rosalia Ortiz, daughter of Josue and Rebekah (Hunt) Ortiz was born March 5, 2011 in Pensacola, Fla. Natanya’s maternal grandparents are David and Amy Hunt of Berlin. Her paternal grandparents are Eduardo and Rosalia Ortiz of Mexico City.


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East Berlin Library Hours The East Berlin Library, 240 Main St., East Berlin, is open Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The library can be reached at (860) 828-3123.

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Library offers the opportunity for Berlin residents to take several classes, free of charge, in the Universal Class database. Accessed from home or at the library, Universal Class has hundreds of lasses available. Each class is instructorled and self-paced. Participants can enroll in up to five classes and have six months to complete them. If the participant has not completed the class, he or she can re-enroll and pick up where they left off. Classes do not count for college credit but UC is an authorized International Association for Continuing Education and Training provider, so classes may count for Continuing Educational Units in your required field. For more information, contact the library at (860) 828-7125. 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. Yearbooks needed The Local History Room of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is in need of the follow-

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 22, 2011


New-look Redcoats survive turnovers, East Catholic By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

It wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was quite the opposite. But for a squad searching for an identity, the Berlin High School football team was happy to walk away with any kind of win in Week 1. The new-look Redcoats jumped out to a three-touchdown lead over East Catholic in the first half Friday night at Scalise Field, then weathered a comeback to prevail 21-14. “We’re a young team,” said BHS’s lone returning starter, senior Tommy Undercuffler. “Tonight we dug ourselves into kind of a hole. We had our backs against the wall and we fought through the adversity. It says a lot about the character of this team. We may be young, but we love to fight, and never give up. We gave everything we had tonight.” Turnovers were the main reason Berlin was unable to

shake East Catholic until late in regulation. The victors coughed up the ball six times. The Redcoats’ lackluster performance came as no shock to BHS coach John Capodice. “We knew coming into this game, when you’re playing this many first-year players, inexperienced players, nothing will surprise you. And everything that occurred tonight didn’t surprise me,” he said. “Thankfully we found a way to win, and we played through all that adversity. We were able to run the ball a little bit at the end and get out of here with a victory.” “To have six turnovers and win the game is pretty good,” Capodice said. “I think (the University of) Notre Dame has had 10 turnovers in two games. They’re 0-2. We have six turnovers and win, and we’re 1-0. That’s a positive in my mind. However, we have

to protect the ball a lot better.” BHS quarterback Mitch Williams threw a touchdown strike to Scott McLeod to give the home team the lead in the second quarter. Undercuffler rushed for a score soon after, and by the time the period wound down, Williams had teamed up with McLeod once again. Devin Silverman was good on all three of his extrapoint attempts. Despite trailing 21-0 at the break, East Catholic — coached by Berlin’s Bill Baccaro — still had a lot of fight left in it. The visitors had a touchdown reception in the third, and returned a fumble for a TD in the fourth to move to within striking distance of the Redcoats. Later in the fourth, East Catholic threw into the endzone looking to tie things up, but was picked off by Kevin See Redcoats, page 21


Late heroics

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Berlin High School’s Bianca Jacques, pictured, scored in overtime to give the Lady Redcoats a 1-0 victory over Middletown Saturday at Scalise Field. Berlin followed up that performance by downing visiting Bristol Central, 2-1, Monday. That win bumped the Lady Redcoats’ record to 2-1. Berlin’s loss, a 1-0 overtime decision, came to perennial state power Glastonbury. “Solid defensive games,” BHS coach Steve Yanosy said of his team’s earlyseason play. The Lady Redcoats had three games on tap this week. Yanosy said the stretch “will tell us a lot about our team this season.”

Boys soccer team a work in progress By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

The Berlin High School defense lines up against East Catholic Friday night at Scalise Field. The Redcoats held on for a 21-14 win.

The Berlin boys soccer team went farther than it ever has before in 2010, reaching the CIAC Class L semifinals. Despite the loss of 11 seniors, including seven starters, the Redcoats’ expectations are high. “Any time you make history in the school like we did,” Berlin coach David Francalangia said, “there’s a chip on your shoulder to prove to everybody that last year wasn’t a fluke.” But with so many new

starters and key spots to fill, the Redcoats needed a full preseason in 2011, and the weather did not allow for that. Berlin had to cancel two scrimmages, and the team is still coming together. That was evident in the first week of the regular season, when the Redcoats had some good moments but left too many opportunities on the table in a 1-1-1 start. Francalangia said he is not going to wait to make changes, especially on offense. “It’s a work in progress,”

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 22, 2011

One program gets a new team, another a new home By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

the following season, while others would give up on the sport. The latter option, of course, did not help the Lady Redcoats — nor did kids not playing for 12 months. “Hopefully, this will make for a stronger program,” Tarigo said, referring to the freshmen team. “It beats having them sit and watch for one year.” Freshmen girls volleyball was added so that BHS would comply with Title IX, which requires that a school receiving federal funds offer equal opportunities for both boys and girls, including in athletics. With the recent addition of boys lacrosse at BHS, for the sake of equality, the athletics department had to add a girls

This season, for the first time, Berlin High School is offering freshmen girls volleyball. “Finally, after 29 years,” BHS varsity coach Bob Tarigo said. Tarigo, who has navigated the Lady Redcoat volleyball program for three decades, while collecting 400 wins, said the “numbers have always been there” to staff a freshmen team. In fact, the coach often had 30-plus freshman show up for the first day of practice. Unfortunately, he had room for very few of them on the junior varsity team. Of the remaining freshmen volleyball players, some would attempt a comeback




team. Freshmen girls volleyball was the choice. The BHS freshmen volleyball squad is headed by Tarigo’s son, Jeff, a teacher at Hubbard School. *** The Berlin High School girls swim team has found a

new practice facility — the New England Athletic Club in Cromwell. With no pool of their own at the high school, for years, the Lady Redcoats have bounced around from venue to venue in order to work out.

Speaking of the move to NEAC, BHS coach Amanda McCarthy said “I am thrilled to be coaching at such a wonderful facility with such a positive group of girls.” Berlin’s “home” meets will still take place at Platt High in Meriden.

Coats’ Notes The Berlin High School volleyball team was swept by host Bristol Eastern, 3-0, Monday to fall to 0-2 on the year. MacKenzie Freeland and Kelly Walsh turned in good work for the Lady Redcoats. The Berlin High School girls cross country team is expected to have a big year. So far, the Lady Redcoats have lived up to their billing. The locals ran past Newington, 20-43, at Sage Park last week to improve to 1-0. “The girls ran very well for their first time out this season,” BHS coach Steve Soucy said. “The weather was warm and humid, but the girls still posted a great team time.” The Berlin girls clocked a team time of 1:59:33 on the 3.1-mile course. “Any time a team can post

under two hours at Sage Park, it is a good day,” Soucy said. “And for us to do it on the first race of the year, with the weather conditions as they were, was exactly what we were looking for.” Newington’s Kate McNally was the overall winner. The next 12 finishers were from Berlin. Nicole Grieco led the way for the Lady Redcoats. She was followed by Kaylene Sylvain, Brittany Sullivan, Nicole Sylvain and Paige Young. From there, Berlin went on to place fifth at the Windham Invitational. Sullivan was the locals’ top finisher (15th, 21:09). The Berlin High School boys cross country opened its 2011 campaign against Newington last week at Sage Park and fell 22-32.

“The most encouraging thing to come out of the race is that the boys team time, like the girls, is lower than last year at the same point,” Soucy said, pointing out his guys’ time of 1:41:59 against Newington. Pacing BHS last week was Brendan McLarty, who finished second overall. Rounding out Berlin’s scoring slate was James Dwyer (fifth), Matt Kall (seventh), Will Cavedon (eighth) and Ryan Kliszewski (10th). The Berlin boys then competed in the Windham Invitational, landing in 11th place. McLarty (18:13) was the first Redcoat across the finish line. — Nick Carroll


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he said. “Jobs are open. Three goals in three games is not going to cut it.” Berlin, which plays the first five games on the road, opened the season Sept. 13 at East Hartford with a 0-0 tie. Chris Von Achen, in his first varsity start, made five saves for the shutout, but the Redcoats just couldn’t finish the job. “We had golden opportunities to score where we kicked the ball right at their keeper,” Francalangia said. “I’ve never seen anything like it … But we walked away with a tie, at least, and they’re a decent team.” Berlin put together a strong effort against Middletown Friday, leaving with a 20 victory that could easily have been larger. Francalan-

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

At Timberlin, golfer achieves second ace By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

What most golfers go a lifetime without achieving,

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gia said the Redcoats, who scored once in each half, were not threatened much and hit a post and a crossbar.

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Main. “That was a big play,” said Capodice. Undercuffler rushed for 163 yards in the win and caught three passes for 40 yards. Berlin’s Justin Gombotz ran for 52 yards. McLeod caught five Williams offerings for 92 yards. Williams, a sophomore, completed 13 passes for 175 yards. He was picked off three times. “He did a great job. He managed the game,” said Capodice. “We were in no-huddle a lot. We gave him a lot of responsibilities for Week 1 being a sophomore,

Plainville’s Ray Alderman has done twice. On Sept. 10 at Timberlin Golf Course, Alderman recorded his second career

Sophomore center-midfielder Alex Bednarek distributed the ball well, including a nifty pass to D.J. Caron for a goal about 20 minutes in.

hole-in-one. Alderman’s Timberlin ace came on the 180-yard seventh hole. He used his trusty 4iron. “I hit a high, sweet shot,” said Alderman, who was playing in a Pratt & Whitney league tournament that day. “It looked like it went in … I was 90 percent sure.” But the way the flag was

situated, he couldn’t be positive. “I said ‘I’m not bringing my putter to the green.’” It turns out he wouldn’t need it. “It’s pretty special,” Alderman said of achieving golf ’s crown jewel, for the second time. “I was with three guys that I know, I work with all the guys, and

all of them said they’d never seen a hole-in-one before.” It’s estimated that the odds of an “average” golfer hitting a hole-in-one is a daunting 1 in 12,500. Alderman’s first hole-inone came four years back at Pine Valley Golf Course in Southington (No. 10). He used a 4-iron that time as well.

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and he did an outstanding job.” Wojtus Zak was in on eight tackles for the Redcoats, who travel to face Rocky Hill (1-0) Friday night. This season, Berlin is looking for its third straight Central Connecticut Conference divisional title. The young Redcoats may not be as feared this year as they were the previous two, but Undercuffler is just fine with that. “We lost six scholarship players. We had 20 spots to fill,” the senior pointed out. “I’m sure teams are going to underestimate us a little bit, but that just makes us want to prove everybody wrong.”

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net. “We made four simple mistakes, just not clearing the ball,” the coach said. “We’re going to be using this as a learning experience.” Berlin was slated to face Bristol Eastern Wednesday and travels to Platt-Meriden Friday. “Last year was kind of a breakout year for us,” Francalangia said. “We had been building up to that. We just need to work on our transition game. It’s our lack of experience, lack of game knowledge. But we’re going to get there. There are going to be a lot of preparations this week and next, and we’ll be successful.”

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Football – BHS vs. Rocky Hill at Rocky Hill, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Platt at Meriden, 3:35 p.m. Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Platt at Scalise Field, 7 p.m. Volleyball – BHS vs. Windsor at Windsor, 6 p.m.



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Pet Meet & Greet Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Sunday, Sept. 24 at PetSmart, 278 New Britain Ave., Plainville from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Please bring vet and/or personal references if we are meeting you for the first time. For more information, call (860) 8285287. Birthday party - New Britain High School Class of 1954 has scheduled a 75th birthday party for class members on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Stonewell Restaurant in Farmington. For more information, call (860) 828-0273. Car wash – The Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., has scheduled a car wash for Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 1 p.m.



p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. Bulkeley/Hartford Public/Classical at Bulkeley, Hartford, 3:45 p.m. 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 Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call Troop Commit-

tee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Guests are invited to attend any meeting. For more information, call Ryan Zelek at (860) 9445222. Cross Country – BHS vs. Bulkeley, Bristol Eastern at Sage Park, 3:45 p.m.

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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 Berlin Garden Club The Berlin Garden Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Sept. 22 at noon the Timberlin Golf Course. Members will be welcomed and lunch will be served.




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Volleyball – BHS vs. Bulkeley at BHS, 6 p.m.



Volleyball – BHS vs. Maloney at Meriden, 6 p.m.



Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Maloney at Meriden, 3:45 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. E.O. Smith at Mansfield Community, 3:45 p.m.

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Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1 Timberlin Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the Hardware City Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (Chapter) as well as procurement of American flags for gravesites in Fairview Cemetery. A barbeque follows the tournament at VFW Post 511 on Veterans Drive, New Britain. For more information, cost and registration, call Dennis Buden at (860) 558-0514 or visit



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sume or cover letter or interested in receiving online interview coaching? The library subscribes to JobNow, an online job coaching service. This service can be accessed from the library’s website Book sale Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library sponsors an “almost new” book sale at the Community Center, located in the lower level of the library. The book sale is open Mondays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Most books are only $1.

Donations sought The Friends of the Library is looking for used book donations, especially children’s beginning to read and children’s chapter books. 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) 828-7125 or visit the library for more details. Local history room The David and Ann Borthwick Local History Room in the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is open and staffed on a regular basis. Assistance with local genealogy, school projects and Berlin history is available on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, staffed by the town historian, Kay Murray, and a volunteer. The Local History Room may be accessed at other times by appointment or with the assistance of the library’s reference librarians.


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Obituaries family and many friends. He loved camping with his family at Pilgrim Pines in New Hampshire. In his later years he loved spending part of the winter in Florida with his wife. He lovingly cared for his wife, Maryanne through her illness. Following her death in 2008, he enjoyed going out to dinner at SansSouci and cooking meals for his friends, Bob Elliot and Merwin Anderson. The “Carpenter Guys” were especially dear to him and he looked forward to their gatherings. One could not ask for a better father, husband or friend. Dick was predeceased by his wife Maryanne and his brother, Stanley. He is survived by his four children, Dr. James Hegg and his wife Barbara of Kensington, Kathy Salomone and her husband Dr. Donald Salomone of Southington, Daniel Hegg of Kensington and Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Christine Hegg of Kensington; grandchildren Kimberly Hegg, Brian Hegg, and Krista Bydlak and her husband Matthew, Nathan and Andrew Mildrum, Timothy and Peter Salomone; greatgrandchildren Noah and Isla Bydlak; his sister Elverna Rickerson of Jamestown, N.Y.; his brother Robert Hegg of Denver, Colo.; relatives and friends in Jamestown, N.Y. as well as in Connecticut and around the world. A Memorial Service was held on Sept. 14, 2011 at Bethany Covenant Church, Berlin. A private scattering of his ashes will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Bethany

Richard L. Hegg

Richard L. Hegg, 83, of Kensington, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully on Sept. 9, 2011 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Richard was born on Aug. 19, 1928 in Jamestown, New York to Oscar and Ellen Hegg as the third of four children. He married his childhood sweetheart, Maryanne Johnson on May 7, 1949. He worked for Jamestown Lounge for a short period and then was employed by Marlin Rockwell Company initially in Jamestown and was then transferred to the Plainville, CT office. He worked for MRC for 19 years after which time he was employed by Carpenter Technology as a regional metallurgist covering New England and Canada. He retired from Carpenter Techology in 1994 and was hired back as a consultant servicing Europe and the Middle East. He made many trips overseas as a consultant and for pleasure with his wife. Richard was a long time member of Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin where he served in multiple leadership positions. He was a member of the Frederick Lodge 14 AF & AM in Plainville. For many years he served on the Plainville YMCA Board and Community Chest. Dick was devoted to his



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Paul Gozzo Jr., 88, of Kensington, widower of Antoinette (DeBlasio) Gozzo, died Sept. 16. 2011 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in East Hartford, son of the late Paul Gozzo Sr. and the late Carmela (Cianci) Gozzo, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II, and was a member of St. Paul Church. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Donald Castelli of Farmington and Karen and Robert Nolan of Hinesburg, Vt.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Brushie and his wife Greta, Sarah Castelli, Molly Castelli-Sawrun and her husband Dereck, and James Castelli; two great-grandchildren, Aribella and Shane Brushie, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by four brothers, James, Vincent, Sebastian, and Salvatore Gozzo, and four sisters, Pauline Barile, Antoinette DiMauro, Lena Czyz, and Constance Tyler. His family gives special thanks to his companion Barbara Fioravanti and her daughters, Kim and her husband Alphonso Pearson, and Lisa Fioravanti, for their love and support. Friends and relatives can call at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, on Sept. 24, 2011 from 10 to 11 a.m. Committal services will follow in West Lane Cemetery, Kensington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the D.A.V., 35 Cold Spring Road 315, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Directions to the funeral home can be found at

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This submitted photo shows the fountains at Veterans Memorial Park, next to Berlin Stop & Shop, at night. If you have a recent photo taken in Berlin, and would like to see it published in The Citizen, send it to At this time, we are especially interested in scenes that depict fall in New England.

Chef’s store set to open Chef ’s Equipment Emporium opened its second location this week, in Berlin, with a grand-opening event Sept. 21. The store at 717 Berlin Turnpike was at one time the proposed site of a VIP adult store. Dominick DeMartino, head of VIP, is also the point person for the supermarket and restaurant supply end of Chef ’s Equipment. Michele DeMartino oversees the gourmet kitchen equipment and supply department. Chef ’s Equipment’s other store is located at 920 South Colony Road in Wallingford. That site is described on its website as “the largest in New England” of its sort and states it has been in business for over 40 years starting out as DeMartino Store Fixture.

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OVAL dining room set, 6 chairs & 2 leafs, good condition $75.00. China closet $50.00 (203)639-5910 SELLING CONTENTS OF HOME 3 Piece Section w/Pullout Double Bed; 2 Upholstered Matching Chairs; 2 End Tables w/2 Lamps; Round Table w/4 Chairs; Freezer, Upright, 11 cu ft; Ping Pong Table (Cust Made); Napier Jewelry; Completely Equipped Workshop; Numerous Other Furnisings. All in Exc Cond. (203) 634-1553 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.

VINTAGE Zenith Stereo Cabinet w/stereo, 8 track, record player. Great sound, beautiful furniture piece. $100.00 firm. 860-2595389. Approx 44 inches long

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 21” ELKAY Single Sink and Faucet. Very good condition. $50. (203) 235-4755 BOWFLEX Classic Used only three months. Paid $900. Asking $600 or best offer. (203) 639-0296 DANBURY Mint Japanese Bride & Groom porcelain dolls. (Midori & Tatsuo) both are 15” tall, in original boxes. Asking $150.00 for both dolls. Call 203-235-2784. DEHUMIDIFIER - Digital Only used 3 times. 21 x1 5. $95. (860) 344-8437 Middletown GLASS DISPLAY CASE 36”W, 44”H. Siding doors. $100 or best offer. 860 621-5922 NU WAVE OVEN $45 or Best Offer Call (203) 440-9341 SEARS Craftsman 10” table saw with extra blades. $250. Call (203) 630-3398

TIFFANY Hanging light, bone color. $25. (860) 621-1472


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. 16 FT CAROLINA SKIFF J16 25 HP Four Stroke Mercury. Karavan Trailer. $5500 (203) 235-7641

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253 FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253

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



5 FT STEEL DESK L-SHAPE W/CHAIR $75.00. STORAGE CABINET 72H 36W 18D $20.00 (203) 639-5910


$$$ CA$H $$$ 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 Old Clocks, Figurines, Old Lamps, Jewelry, Antiques, Old Toys. One item to Entire Estate. (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

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

DEE’S ANTIQUES 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 WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS Beginning to Advanced Levels Welcome. Certified Music Teacher. Over 10 yrs prof exp. Call Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available


Thursday, September 22, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

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

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


CARPENTRY J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email: 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


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

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


HEATING & COOLING 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 DUMPSTERS DUMPSTER RENTALS BROSNAN DUMPSTERS. Storm cleanups, home clean-outs & remodeling jobs. License# 551920. Call Rich, 203-238-2571

Junk Removal & Odd Jobs No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

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

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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


WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 2-man crew is only $45/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim (203) 237-6638 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681




ANNA’S Special Cleanings Commercial & Residential 50% off 2nd cleaning Call Anna 860-505-7720


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

Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 PAUL’S MASONRY. New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544


CEILING REPAIRS Edwin Cordero Painting (203) 537-2411 CT#614827 PAINTING SPECIALS EXT starting $899. INT starting $125 Ceiling repairs/Popcorn Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864




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

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

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

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


POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

ROOFING SUMMER Specials- Roofing, Siding, Tree Removal. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

SEPTIC LIC-RI & CT Service, Install, Inspection 203-294-9889 CT Lic 006150


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



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

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

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

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



CT Reg. #516790

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

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

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

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455



Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058

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

A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim (203) 237-6638

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

HEDGE TRIMMING SHEET ROCK GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, taping, painting, power washing. Com/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086

FOUNDATION waterproofing, crack injection, floor and yard drains. Excavating and drainage. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT Reg #604493

A+ PAINTING - Professional, quality work. Low rates. Free estimates. No job too small. Anthony 203-814-7661 CT631687


All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577

YARD CLEANUPS, Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Odd jobs. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Shrub & tree pruning, all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

HEDGE TRIMMING CLEAN-UPS, Mowing, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Clean Gutters. 203-530-4447.

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

CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

FOUNDATIONS For additions and garages. Excavating and drainage. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT #604493

Pete In The Pickup

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


ENGINEERING MAJOR Pro Concrete Craftsman Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.



LANDSCAPING RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681

GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110


RICK’S AFFORDABLE brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447

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TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 WESTFORT FARM Screened topsoil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered. 203-237-7129 203-530-7041


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 22, 2011

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1645 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688


MERIDEN - Crown Village Bldg 7, 1 BR, 1st flr. heat & HW incl. Balcony, storage area, pool, laundry rm, intercom. $735/ mo. + sec. No pets. 203-631-1534 ROCKY HILL- 1BR, 1 bath. Heat & HW incl. $800/mo. + sec. & dep. Call 203-213-2352

APARTMENTS FOR RENT EAST BERLIN - 4 rooms, 2 bedrooms, appliances included, no pets/smoking. 860-829-0380

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

MERIDEN - New 2 BR, 1 bath, big deck, 2 car parking, laundry hookups, nice neighborhood. 30 Stoneycrest Dr. 914-434-7303 MERIDEN -2BR, 1st Floor Refinished, hdwd flrs, Nice yard. Grove Street. $800 + utilities. W/D included. Section 8 approved. 203-265-4664

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd flr. 1 bath, Appls Incl. New windows, paint, siding & furnace. 110 Colony St. Off st. park. Section 8 approved. $650/mo + sec. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 1BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Sunporch, very attractive & private. $750. Call 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833

MERIDEN 2 bdrm. 224 Crown St. 2nd fl. Recently renovated, big and bright with new appliances, off street parking, $825 mo + gas heat and electric utilities. Security deposit. Call 203-640-4077 MERIDEN 2 BR Heat, hot water, cable internet included. Off st parking. Nice area. $1025/mo. No smoking or pets. Call (203) 886-9360 MERIDEN 3 Rooms. Cozy, 1st fl. Broad Street. Fresh paint & new flrs. Inclds off street parking, hot water & electric. $645 /mo. Call Robert 203-639-9238 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. $650 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, off st. parking. Quiet house. No pets. $850. 60 Pleasant St. 203-6686066. MERIDEN-1BR, 1st flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $650 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN-1BRS. apt, $750 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-1BRS. apt, $750 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 1st flr in 2 fam Brand new carpet/hdwd/paint, lg deck & yard, W/D. $1100/mo. Tues-Sat 860-6352266 Sun-Mon 860-342-0880 MERIDEN-3BR w/garage in backyd. Clean & quiet deadend st. Heat & HW incld. Great loc! $1,450. Call 860-426-9819 MERIDEN-3BR, 1st FL, hdwd flrs, newly remodeled, off-st-parking, appls incld. No pets. Sect 8 approved. 1 1/2mo sec dep & credit check. 203-440-4878 MERIDEN-Apt for Rent. 3BR, 2nd flr. No pets. $1,000/mo+sec. Call 203-687-7659 MERIDEN-Centrally located prvt & clean. 3Rms w/stove & refrig. $675/mo Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203238-9772 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 4 BR apts, 2 BR house & 2 BR Townhouse avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 2381977 Re/Max Professionals MERIDEN. DOWNTOWN - 130 Cook Ave. 3 BR, private yard, off street parking, porch and deck in back. $1,000/month + 2 mo security. Call 203-804-5549 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 SOUTHINGTON 2BR, 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $1000 per month includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike. SOUTHINGTON Large 1 bdrm w/extra room. Great location w/d hook up, o/s parking, 800.00/month 1600.00 s/d 860-681-5233 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2 BR 50 Lee Ave. 2nd floor. Appliances, on st parking, no W/D hookups. No pets/smoking. $750/mo. 203-444-5722 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 5 rms in 2 family, 2nd flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD Choate Area Quiet 1 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances. $675/month. 2 Months Security and lease. No smoking. No pets. (203) 269-9642 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Pvt entrance. Off st parking. $875/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-Masonic Home Area. 1BR, 2nd floor. Stove & Refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer. No pets. Available now. 203-284-0741 WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, Judd Sq., c/a, no pets. $740. Call (203) 265-3718 WATERBURY-1BR near Cheshire line, on bus route. Kit., LR, all appls. Newly painted, new carpet. Prvt front & rear entrance, off-st-park. Avail 10/1. Refs req’d. 203-574-7766

Warehouse All Shifts FT/PT  Seasonal


Now hiring MERIDEN 2550 SF, 9 Room Brick Cape. Work from home office opportunity in a desirable east side location with easy access to major highways. 4 BR, 2 Baths, LR w/FP. DR, Family Room. Updated Eat-in kitchen. Hardwood throughout. Open porch & patio. Private yard. Over sized garage with full walk-out basement. Spacious & private. Great potential. Open house from 1-4pm Sunday 9/18 and Sunday 9/25 A must see at only $217,900! Call 203-440-3240. Location: 31 Green Road, Meriden, CT

for the season!


WLFD 2 bdrm 5 rm 147 Hall Ave 1stFlr No pets no smoking no laundry offst prk-2 cars $975 mo plus util 1 mo sec dep Refrnces; bckgd ck 203.214.6594

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sunporch. No pets/smoking. $900/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg

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






Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD. ONE BR., dble bed, pvt BA., flat screen TV W/ Internet. On bus line, washer, dryer, off St. pkng. $155/wk + 2 wks Sec. 203-626-5786

WALLINGFORD Profitable women’s gym for sale. INTERESTED PLEASE CALL 203-631-8322

HELP WANTED WALLINGFORD. $299,900 Spacious 3 family-exceptional Condition! Newer kitchens and baths, up-dated plumbing, heating and electrical. All separate utilities. Wood flooring and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS FLORIDA Englewood/Gulf Coast, 2BR Villa, 2 full baths, laundry rm, outside shed, newly decorated. Fully equipped. Sleeps 6. Short or long term. 203-235-3518

WANTED 2BR Apartment in Berlin. Responsible person Reasonable price. Good tenant! Call (860) 508-6854

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MIDDLEFIELD Industrial Park 3 Bldgs, 1360-3600sqft Machine/carpentry shop, Landscaping, Warehousing, possibilities. - Call Irwin at 860-347-5823 or 860-573-8884


BODY SHOP TECHNICIAN Richard Chevrolet is growing and has an immediate opening for an experienced body shop technician with at least 5 years experience. Work in a high volume state of the art facility. We offer excellent income and benefits including 401K. All calls confidential. Apply to: Gary Plourde, Body Shop Manager

(203) 272-1000 Richard Chevrolet Cheshire


CHESHIRE. $674,900 Custom 3700 sq. ft. Victorian w/expansion possibilities. Brazilian cherry heated floors, 2 story turret. In-law, 3 car garage. Linda 203-272-1234

 Earn extra $$ with our Incentive program Work behind the scenes Macy’s Logistics offers a competitive salary, and an energized, experienced fulfillment center that processes customer’s orders for and

Macy’s Discounts Your budget will go further with a Macy’s discount. You can shop and save this holiday or any time!

Interested? Apply online at: Applicants who complete their online application will be screened for an “Invitation Only” job fair. Applicants are also welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday. Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to preemployment drug testing and a criminal background check.


MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. $50 key dep. (203) 605-8591

 Forklift Operators & Quality Control 1st /2nd shift

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.


Customer Service/ Management

ATTITUDE OVER RESUME Fall rush is here & we need you! 25 openings must be filled immediately! ● Customer Service/ Appt Setter ● Manager Trainees Must be 18 or older with good attitude.

CALL TODAY, START TOMORROW! $500.00 Base (860) 329-0316 FIREFIGHTER/EMT The Southington Fire Department will accept applications for entry level Firefighter/EMT from September 20,2011 through October 31, 2011 at 12:00. Applications are to submitted at the Southington Fire Headquarters during administrative office hours, Monday-Friday, 08:00-15:30. There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee payable to the MRI. Cash or Money Order will be accepted (NO PERSONAL CHECKS). Limited to the first 75 qualified applicants. Applicants must have current Connecticut EMT Certification at the time application. A recent Candidate Physical Ability Test card (issued after 12/1/2010) will be needed in order to take the written exam that is scheduled for November 19, 2011. Applications may be obtained at Fire Headquarters, 310 North Main Street, Southington, CT or at EOE


HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, 1st fl, hdwd flrs, E. Side, furnished, all utils 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 - Cook Ave. 3BR remodeled 3rd flr. New carpet, new paint, Off-st-parking. Sect 8 approved. $1250/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664




HELP WANTED HUMAN SERVICESMULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES REGIONAL CASE MGR. Part-time, up to 30 hrs., 1-2 yrs exp. supporting indiv. with dev. disabilities, autism. Bachelors deg. req. JOB COACHES/ RETAIL ASSOCIATE Part-time up to 20 hrs. Duties include job coaching in retail store, beh. mod., community independence, indep. living skills. Good people skills necessary. Reliable. Self starter. Competitive pay. Don't miss this opportunity! Email or fax 860-343-1652. LANDSCAPER. Experienced Groundskeeper to maintain lawn and shrub pruning at luxury apartment complexes. Work to include mowing, trimming, edging, mulching, planting, weeding, etc. Requires use of hand held and other landscape equipment including xmark, scagg. Competitive rates and benefit package. Valid Driver’s License and transportation to work. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-407-0390 or e-mail to:

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen




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For immediate consideration, register today by calling 866-632-7759. Speak with a manager Monday - Friday, 10am-3pm; 29 Toelles Road Wallingford, CT 06492 EOE

MEDICAL CAREERS Physical Therapist


Easter Seals Central Ct has immediate, full time, part time or per diem openings in our busy outpatient facility. Join our team of professionals to evaluate and treat adults & children with orthopedic diagnoses. We offer an excellent salary & time-off benefit package. Must possess a current CT license. Call, fax or email resumes to: Beverly Malinowski Easter Seals Central Ct 158 State St., Meriden, CT 06450 Tel # (203) 237-1448 Ext 23, or FAX 203-237-9187 or e-mail

Post-Acute Care & Rehabilitation Coordinator Southington Care Center (SCC) is a premier, non-profit, short term Rehabilitation and skilled nursing community located on a lovely campus in Southington, Ct. We are in search of an experienced nurse manager with a passion for quality and experience coordinating care for a ST rehabilitation and SNF resident population. SCC offers an environment that values quality, relationships and innovation. We are a 5-star, Planetree-affiliated leader in healthcare and ready to partner with someone looking to join with the best. Requirements: Registered Nurse with experience coordinating care for Post – Surgical / acute. Effective leadership qualities are essential. Email resume to:

PRIVATE Duty, MS Patient Help w/personal hygiene & transporting, light housework and some errands. Patient is a smoker and has two cats. Call for further info (203) 271-0294

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HELP WANTED DRIVER - Part Time, Retirees and others welcome. Call 203284-8989 INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/ res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 Ext. 0 for info. ACORD, Inc. $$ Monroe Staffing Open House Monday 9/19 10-2:30 $$

Can’t attend? Apply online at www.Cablevision.Jobs Refer to Req ID #13800BR


FACEBOOK: Cablevision Careers TWITTER: @cablevisionjobs LINKEDIN: Cablevision


See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.



AUTO Body Tech needed. A or B level. Benefits w/health ins. Pawloski Auto Body 203-284-8111 or Interviews done by appt.

ABA Therapist needed to work w/behavioral students for school in Meriden. Call 203-2375710 or e-mail

LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

AUTO PARTS Counter person. Parts counter experience required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over $40K, profit sharing & health benefits. Call Don 203-272-3704, weekdays AM only.

HELP WANTED CT GYMNASTICS -PT Class Instructors & Team Coaches. Competitive pay. Call for info. Wallingford #203-269-7464 HVAC SERVICE DISPATCHER Duties to include: Answering Phones, Data Entry, Scheduling and Providing Total Team Support. Send resume to: No phone calls please.


HAIRSTYLIST - Must be experienced & have clientele. Full time for very busy, large salon. Apply in person at Catherine & Company, 710 E. Main St, Meriden. INSTALLERS Overhead Doors Res & Comm. 3-5yrs exp with garage door Co. only. FT with benefits. Clean driving record. 203-755-5334

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!!!! Full Time 2nd shift warehouse GREAT opportunity with a GREAT company! This opportunity will make the BUCKS! Order selectors General Warehouse Pallet jack LOTS OF OVERTIME! This is no ordinary warehouse. This is a top notch group with great morale!! $11.25/hr to start and potential to $16 in the first year Must be able to pass pre employment testingPlease join our recruiting staff to learn more about this career opportunity20 N. Plains Industrial Rd. Wallingford 203-265-6699

HELP WANTED HAIRSTYLIST Wanted with clientele for progressive boutique style salon. Call Studio Manya 203-271-2739 METAL STAMPING Company seeks experienced applicants for the following positions: TOOL & DIE MAKER 1st Shift CNC LATHE Set up & operate tooling and short order production Competitive wages & benefits. Apply in person: Companion Industries 891 West Queen Street Southington CT PART Time Attendant Evenings & weekends. approx 15-20 hrs. Apply in person: Danby’s A-1 Gulf, 872 East Main St, Meriden. RECEPTIONIST, Part time. 7:30am-10:30am, Mon-Fri $10/ hr. Call 203-237-5710 or e-mail SALES Two people needed to demonstrate product at Durham Fair. (954) 336-5812 or email


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 22, 2011

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


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Pet photo contest


Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a pet photo contest at the Berlin Fair, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. Pet owners may submit a photo of their pet, no larger than five inches by seven inches. There is a small fee. The photos will be posted at the fair, at the Animal Control booth. Fair goers will vote all weekend for their favorite dog, cat or other pet. The animal that earns the most money wins a huge pet basket. Entry forms are available at the Animal Control facility on Christian Lane and also at local veterinarian offices and pet supply stores. For more information, call (860) 828-5287.

LEE BRICE Saturday - 4:30 pm

HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Original Tribute to the Eagles

Sunday - 3:00 pm

NOW AVAILABLE Advance Daily Tickets for

BERLIN FAIR September 30, October 1 & 2, 2011 GENERAL ADMISSION (12 & Over) At the Gate $12.00 Purchased in Advance $10.00

NOW AVAILABLE AT THESE BERLIN LOCATIONS … • Kensington Opticians, 7 Webster Square Road • Roger's Marketplace, 45 Chamberlain Highway • Matson Rug, 892 Farmington Ave. • Kensington Auto Service, Ltd., 89 Harding St. 1213383


New! Extreme World Class Bull Riding Racing Pigs • WKA Kart Racing Sheep, Swine, Cattle, Rabbits & Poultry Arts & Crafts • Food • Exhibits Truck, Tractor, Oxen & Horse Pulls Shuttle Service Friday, Sept. 30 • 12 pm-11 pm only Park @ BHS & Shuttle to the Fair!

FAIR HOURS: FRI. 11 A.M.-10 P.M.; SAT. 9 A.M.-10 P.M.; SUN 9 A.M.-7 P.M.


BERLIN FAIR GROUNDS, Beckley Rd., Berlin

Premium Reserved Parking By Advance purchase ONLY • First Come First Serve


$20.00 per Day or $50.00 all 3 Days

Premium Seating Available

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Sponsored By The Berlin Lions Club

... Bring your blanket & lawn chairs ...

Secure Lot and Close to South Gate Parking Passes can be Purchased at Kensington Auto Service, Ltd • 89 Harding St., Berlin Kensington Opticians • 7 Webster Sq., Berlin


Premium Parking Tickets Available Only at Kensington Auto Service & Kensington Opticians 6:00 P.M. FRIDAY: The Southern Comfort Band 4:30 P.M. SATURDAY: Lee Brice 3:00 P.M. SUNDAY: Hotel California - The Original Tribute to the Eagles


It’s easy to get there. Just follow the signs on Rte. 5 & 15 and 372 in Berlin. From I-91 Exit 22N to Rte. 9 Exit 21. Take advantage of the

FREE SHUTTLE BUSES: FRIDAY: After 12:00 noon from Corbin & Russwin, 225 Episcopal Rd., Berlin., Plus 5:00 from Northeast Utilities just off Rte. 5 & 15 - Berlin Turnpike. SATURDAY & SUNDAY: All day from Corbin & Russwin, 225 Episcopal Rd., Berlin., and Northeast Utilities, just off Rte. 5 & 15 - Berlin Turnpike. • NO PETS PLEASE •

September, 30, October 1 & 2, 2011


Berlin Citizen published 9-22-2011


Berlin Citizen published 9-22-2011