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Cit itiz ize en Volume 13, Number 36

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, September 3, 2009

BHS unveils first class of athletic Hall of Fame By Nick Carroll Sports Editor

Berlin resident David Piryk stands in the foreground as a rocket takes off from Kennedy Space Center.

This really is rocket science By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor David Piryk, 21, a 2006 Berlin High School graduate, is “a chemical engineerslash-rocket scientist.” Of so swiftly fulfilling goals he’s had since he was a kid, Piryk said “I still can’t believe it.” He’s spent the last two summers working as an intern for Analex Corporation; contractors for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. That internship has been a revelation and a dream come true. “Being at the Kennedy Space Center that was something incredible in itself — being around all the

history,” Piryk said. He is currently a senior in the chemical engineering program at Florida Institute of Technology. Analex tapped him for one of its coveted internships in 2008 and invited him back again this year. The firm has offered him a summer job in 2010. Those back-to-back internships are hard to come by as the competition is tough, said Debbie Piryk, David Piryk’s mother. David Piryk is the son of Debbie and Greg Piryk of Berlin. “It could lead to something wonderful,” she said. According to company litSee Piryk, page 6

When he announced that the Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame was in the works, BHS athletics director and Hall of Fame committee member Jim Day stressed that the process would not be rushed. He stayed true to that. This week, more than a year after the committee convened for the first time, the inaugural Hall of Fame class was announced. Entering the Hall of Fame will be, from the 1939-1960 era: Richard Patterson, Victor Baccaro, Phil Tinsley, Anthony Legnani, Henry Mora and Gary Waslewski. From the 1961-1980 era: Paul Barretta. And from the 1981-2000 era: Pam Wallace, Deb Larson, Robyn Trevethan, Adam Salina and Edward Hrubiec. Also being inducted into the Hall are coaches Don Bates

and Bill Gibney and contributors Art Kevorkian Sr. and Roy Fabian. The Hall of Fame committee sought nominations from the community, and whittled the list down to the current crop of inductees. Moving forward, Hall of Fame classes will not be so large. Day indicated that he learned a lot about the history of BHS athletics while the inaugural class was being pieced together. “For me, the process has been wonderful,” he said. Committee Chairman Jerry Siegal, who did countless hours of research, echoed Day’s sentiment. “It was very interesting, and a lot of fun doing it,” Siegal said. “I think we have a good group to start this Hall of Fame with. Between the athletes, coaches and contributors, these people have done so much.” But, of course, Siegal is

aware that worthy candidates were passed by this time around. “They’ll get in in the future,” he said. “Their time will come.” “Athletes from the past 20, 30 years; we really need for them, their friends, and family to step up and get them nominated,” Siegal added. The Hall of Fame will be located across from the media center at BHS. Although his exploits on the football field made his induction to the Hall of Fame a virtual certainty, Mayor Adam Salina is humbled by the honor. “Playing sports in Berlin is some of the most fun I’ve ever had. It was a great time, and I have many fond memories,” said the 1993 BHS graduate, who continued his football career at Stanford University, and later, had tryouts with the Green Bay Packers,

See Hall, page 15

Work never ends in prep for Fair Countdown to the Fair

4 Weeks

By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor The president of this year’s 61st Annual Berlin Fair sponsored by the Berlin Lions Club has several important messages for fairgoers and volunteers. (It’s hard to believe but the fair is just four weeks away by the time you’re reading this.) Fair President Jeff Glatz said that while the economy has been struggling for a while, families can still enjoy an economical outing to the fair. “We are not raising our

prices and we are not charging for parking — we do not charge for parking on or off site,” Glatz said. He also wanted to remind all fair volunteers to come out to the fairgrounds Sept. 16 for the volunteer dinner. That’s when volunteers — in addition to a great meal — receive name badges which entitle them to certain benefits while they work at the fair. Glatz said he’s been delivering posters around town and found that people are waiting for signs that the fair is on its way. “People have a

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 3, 2009

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In a vote of confidence from Wall Street, Standard & Poor’s recently affirmed its bond rating of AA for the town. “We’re very pleased to have the double-A rating affirmed and to stay where we are after (the difficult economic times) last year. It’s reassuring to see that we remain in good standing,” said Mayor Adam Salina. “This represents Standard & Poor’s continued confidence in Berlin and ensures our ability to maintain lower costs for future financing. In light of the current national credit crisis, and at a time when many municipalities are being downgraded, this AA rating is remarkable and extraordinary. This is an affirmation of the effectiveness of our ongoing effort at fiscal restraint and our business-like approach to cutting costs.” The rating of AA applies

to all general obligation bonds guaranteed by the town and allows Berlin to use bond proceeds to finance capital projects and make open space acquisitions at very low rates of interest. The town previously held a double-A rating, however, retaining that status in this economy has been difficult for some municipalities, according to recent news reports. Standard & Poor’s credit analysts noted that AA rating reflected their opinion of the town’s strong and stable financial profile, citing Berlin’s maintenance of a high fund balance and a manageable capital improvement program. A good bond rating is comparable to an individual’s good credit rating, giving him or her an opportunity to get lower rates on loans, Salina said. A bond rating is determined through such areas as the diversity of the tax base, the strength of the fund balance, how quickly debt is

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Berlin-Peck Library holds ‘Berlin’s Top Chef’ contest By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor It was likely the yummiest event ever staged at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library when a special summer library program held its judging Aug. 25 for “Berlin’s Top Chef.” The contest was for adults, teens and children in the categories of appetizer and dessert. The recipe had to be one from a library cookbook. More than 30 food-loving readers participated. Long tables, laden with cakes, tarts, and other desserts and appetizers filled the community room with the smell of good cooking that would have brought a smile to Julia Child’s or Emeril’s face. “We had more entries than we’d anticipated,” said Sara Munson, library director, adding that Berlin’s contest received more response than similar events at other area libraries. “This is definitely a treat for me,” said Gail Dwyer, one of five judges. Dwyer teaches family and life science at

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Chef Continued from page 3 younger crowd. The cooking contest fit in with those ideas. Rice, along with reference librarian Carrie Tyszka, helped organize the special summer activity. The judging panel took its work seriously and the task was daunting. Library Director Sara Munson cautioned the judges to stick to small portions as there was much to sample. Town Clerk Kate Wall said she’d refrained from eating in preparation for the judging. While perhaps not gourmet cooks, “we’re gourmet eaters,” Town Manager Denise McNair joked. Co-president of the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Library Nancy Driska said

“I’m an amateur cook at home.” Rounding out the expert panel from the Library’s Board of Directors was Chairman Frank Steele. The entries were judged on a scale of one to 10 on: appearance, texture, taste, presentation, and ingredients. Joshua Rigsby, 9, entered a cheese stick appetizer with a recipe from “The Dean Family Cookbook” by Paula Dean. His sister Katherine, 5, and brother Evan, 11, lent support while their brother dropped off his entry. Children’s appetizer category: Joshua’s cheese straws went on to win in the children’s appetizer category. (See a list of the winners below.) “We do a lot of cooking at home,” Evan said. The children’s parents are Sean and Elizabeth Rigsby. Rice noted that Sharon Straka, who won for her

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Academy opens at former site of Worthington School By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor The staff at Mountain Laurel Sudbury School was working last week to open its doors in Berlin Sept. 1. The Sudbury school brings an opportunity for a particular brand of alternative education to area students. Located at 1528 Farmington Ave., in the building that formerly housed the Worthington School for Young Children, staff said the facility will offer “a small private school” setting to students from age three. The school previously was at St. Mark’s Church in New Britain. The school is renting the facility from Kathy DeMarco who owns the building and who was the director of the Worthington School for Young Children which closed last summer. The building is a former grange building and DeMarco was looking for a tenant or buyer who would preserve its integrity.

Shae Nethercott is president of the Mountain Laurel Sudbury School assembly and Sean Vivier is a staff person. They were working last week to put the finishing touches on the school and were arranging the space with a library area, video area and many other interest areas. “Students have a natural curiosity and learn better when they want to learn,” Nethercott said. “People show a preference for learning certain things at various ages.” Vivier explained how the role of staff at a Sudbury school is to help students explore their interests and to help each student find the resources to support his or her learning process. Liam Marshall-Butler, 10, has been a student at the Sudbury school since he was four. He recently learned to read, as this was his “self-selected” time to do so, said

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Piryk Continued from page 1 erature, “Analex Corporation is a leading provider of mission-critical professional services to federal government clients. We specialize in providing innovative engineering and management solutions for defense, intelligence, and space programs. Our key customers include U.S. military services, joint agencies, the intelligence community, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.” David Piryk said, since he had the opportunity to work with NASA in its launch

services program, he’s been involved in “vehicle engineering and analysis.” Analex works to “find anything that goes wrong with the missions.” The program he was involved with dealt with expendable launch vehicles — rockets. “When you’re launching billion dollar rockets, you want to know if it’s going to work up there,” he said. Piryk had a hectic schedule over the summer, finishing classes May 7 and beginning an internship May 11 which continued to Aug. 14, then back to class Aug. 17. While he was smart, her son was no “brainiac,” said his mother. However, “he al-

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rents and magnetic impact it had on circuits, he said. He has two older brothers, one works at Rolls Royce and the other is a financial advisor. According to David Piryk, the brother at Rolls Royce used to try to claim bragging rights by saying he was building and testing engines for the company. David Piryk would shoot back “Well, I’m going to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and making the next rocket fuel.” “It was always a joke,” Piryk said. Then he found himself with the opportunity to go to school at FIT, just one hour south of the KSC, and that friendly one-upmanship became a reality. “None of this would have been possible without the support of my family and especially my parents,” David Piryk said. He’s attended three shuttle launches and “I’ve been as close as anyone is possibly able to get to a shuttle launch,” Piryk said. That’s 2.5 miles away in what is known as the vehicle assembly building, (formerly the vertical assembly building) one of the largest buildings in the world. The vibrations are awesome “you can feel it in your chest,” Piryk said, adding, you can feel it in the ground, all around, even in the people standing next to you. Among the flights he’s witnessed are Delta II launches and an Atlas 5 payload launch which is “one of the step first steps back to the moon,” he said. Piryk is excited as he looks forward to “a whole world of opportunity as an engineer” in areas of research in propulsion, pyrotechnics, thermo analysis, and contamination control in spacecrafts.

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School Continued from page 5 Nethercott. Vivier said Liam reads at the level of an average 10 year-old. “I like the school a lot,” Liam said. The Mountain Laurel School has been in operation for nearly eight years. The Sudbury name refers to Sudbury Valley School founded in 1968 in Framingham, Mass. and that school was the inspriration for other schools who adopted that name and philosophy. There are approximately 30 Sudbury schools worldwide.

These are not formally associated in any way, however, the schools generally maintain good communication with each other, according to various online resources. The original Sudbury Valley School states its mssion as to let “students from preschool through high school age explore the world freely, at their own pace and in their own unique ways. They learn to think for themselves, and learn to use Information Age tools to unearth the knowledge they need from multiple sources. They develop the ability to make clear logical arguments, and deal with complex ethical issues. Through self-initiated activities, they pick up the

basics; as they direct their lives, they take responsibility for outcomes, set priorities, allocate resources, and work with others in a vibrant community. Trust and respect are the keys to the school’s success. Students enjoy total intellectual freedom, and unfettered interaction with other students and adults. Through being responsible for themselves and for the school’s operation, they gain the internal resources needed to lead effective lives.” Tuition at the Berlin facility is under $6,000 a year and financial aid is available, Vivier said. The school is supported through fundraising and tuition.

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The school can accommodate approximately 20 students and is accepting enrollees at this time. Students from the New Britain site will now attend at the Berlin location. “It’s a democratically run school,” Nethercott said. Each staff and student has one vote and everything from the budget to the daily rules to hiring and firing is decided by the assembly. “It helps them mature,” Nethercott said. Being part of the process also means participants are invested in the rules and all other aspects of the operation of the program. According to various online resources about Sudbury schools, Sudbury schools are based on the belief that no kind of curriculum is necessary to prepare a young person for adult life. Instead, these schools place emphasis on learning as a natural by-product of all hu-

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Fair Continued from page 1 lot of passion for it.” He said the fair book will be available soon. As for himself, Glatz said “It’s going to be my best fair ever.” That’s because for most of the past 30 years he’s worked the beer tent and hasn’t had as much opportunity as he might have liked to be out and about on the fairgrounds. “This year I’ll be able to really get involved and live it. This is the first year I’ll get to see frog-jumping and all the shows you

miss when you have to do your job.” There are no major developments on the fairgrounds this year. The club spends about 25 percent of its profits in maintenance and there’s been a lot of that going on. “We’re keeping the grounds fresh and clean. Mowing, painting — the bulk of it is done every week,” Glatz said crediting the many volunteers who spend countless hours on those tasks. The crews are out there every Monday and Wednesday for the final weeks and people working in church and fire department booths are getting their sites ready as well.

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crowds, the shows and the food (but it is all that, too.) It’s a clear case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts — and if you’ve been part of the action, tell us about it! To participate and tell your story, or share a photo, please contact The Berlin Citizen. You can: stop by our office at 979 Farmington Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday: email your story to (please put Fair Memories in the subject line); or you can write to us at The Berlin Citizen, 979 Farmington Ave., P.O. Box 438, Kensington CT. 06037. Any questions please call (860) 829-5720. Here are a couple of fair memories from Berlin Lions Club members: I was so proud and happy

to be President of the 2006 Berlin Fair. This was a yearlong commitment and I really got to see and enjoy the fair. Before this I was on the mowing committee and worked wherever needed during the fair. I have attended the fair for over 40 years and volunteered for over 25 years. I made daily trips to the fairgrounds and watched as the Lions did the projects that were approved for the year such as roof repairs, painting, road repairs, landscaping. It was a joy to watch Lindsey Fortunato and family renovate the Girl Scout building, and to see the different churches and organizations prepare for the fair. We had a record Saturday attendance with Governor M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal attending to honor Lindsey Fortunato. I had a great time handing out trophies and awards. I got to see my first pig race, nail driving contest, children’s

tractor pull, entertainment and walking around with my family and tasting the different foods. We Lions put a lot of planning, time and work into the fairgrounds and each year improvements are made. We could not do this with-

out the help of volunteers, police and fire departments and most of all the families that support our fair. — Irene Hillstrand President Berlin Fair 2006 My favorite memories of the Fair have to do with children. Since my dad, William Mayer, was a Lion, my brothers and sisters and I used to be able to run around the fairgrounds when we were kids. We thought we were the coolest because when we went in to school on Thursday and Friday (yep, it used to be a half day, not a whole day off) we got to tell the other kids what rides we liked and if there was anything new at the fair that year. The children of the Lions members used to play tag and hide-and-seek those nights leading up to the fair and it was so much fun. I’m not sure that my dad or some of his friends, who aren’t around today, would recognize the fair.

There are many new things each year. The place where all the kiddie rides are, used to be parking. The quarter midget track is new and has been a huge hit. Then there is the big stage and entertainment, another big hit. I honestly can’t wait for this year’s entertainment: country superstar Phil Vassar and ’70’s icons Grand Funk Railroad. I’m sure my dad would have fought the change but he would have loved the final product. Then he would take his seat at the grill of the Berlin Lions food booth. That would never change. Now the fair is about me working as a member of the Lions, but it’s also about giving my children the same opportunities I had. They get to see the fair in a different way than their friends. It makes them feel special just like it did for me back in the day. Robert Mayer, Managing Editor Berlin Citizen Berlin Lions Club

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Faith Briefs Forever Young Club

The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet tonight, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Parishioners of Sacred Heart Church and St. Paul Church are welcome. The meeting will open with the outdoor stations-of-the-cross at Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin, followed by refreshments. Outdoor seating is provided. A short meeting will follow the service.

St. Paul The Ladies Guild of St. Paul Church has scheduled its Welcoming Tea for Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the church hall. As part of the Ladies Guild 75th celebration, the club will honor past presidents. Renew friendships and meet new members. Current members are reminded that yearly dues are $5. The Ladies Guild will collect non-perishable food for the Town Food Pantry. All

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For more information, call (860) 828-6586. Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled a youth rally at the church for grades six through 12 on Sunday, Sept. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. The afternoon of fun features free hot dogs and hamburgers, music by Red Letter Day Band, skits by Cromwell and Berlin churches and a speaker Da Vita McCallister, minister of the United Church of Christ. Please RSVP by Sept. 15 to (860) 8286586 or fax (860) 829-6744. The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled Tot Time for Thursdays, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. beginning Sept. 10. Tot Time is free of charge and includes craft time, play sessions, snacks and holiday parties. No registration is needed. For more information, call (860) 8286586.

Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, 146 Hudson St., has scheduled live music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. Patrick DeStoop, a solo acoustic artist, is scheduled for Sept. 11.There is no charge to attend; a free will offering is accepted at the coffeehouse. A variety of coffees, hot chocolate, punch and baked goods are offered. For more information, call (860) 828-3822 or

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


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Obituaries Jennie Flematti

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David Stavnitzky

David Stavnitzky, 60, of Berlin, died unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 21, 2009. Born in New Britain, he graduated from Berlin High School and lived in Berlin for most of his life. He worked for Fafnir Bearing Company and later delivered auto parts locally. He is survived by an uncle, George Stavnitsky and his wife Dorothy of New Britain; and two aunts, Evelyn Julian of New Britain and Florence Decker of Bristol. He also leaves his two best friends, Dennis and Jerry Chaviaras. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Marjorie (Wall) Stavnitzky. Services were held Aug. 28, 2009 at Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew’s Church, 99 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051.

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Letters to the Editor Clergy is fighting VIP

To the editor: V. I. P. has different meanings. To me it means “very illegal practice.” The town lawyers are doing their best in court to fight it. It also means “very immoral practice.” The role of the pastor is to help facilitate his parishioners to take the lead in fighting for their neighborhood against this very immoral practice. Our sermons have pointed this out. V. I. P. also means “very immature practice.” Because many men frequent the two adult immature and immoral places on the Berlin Turnpike, we have billboards near these places to challenge them to help handle their childish immoral behavior when they read the billboard that says, “Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that you and I together cannot handle.” Billboards are drive-by prayers to help people handle their temptations of immoral behavior. Many other people come and thank me for the billboards as the drive-by prayer gives them strength to handle the cross of losing their jobs, their health, their homes and many other crosses they have to carry. Yes, we are fighting and speaking out through our sermons, our parishioners and the billboards. Rev. Edmund Nadolny Sacred Heart Church

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Tuesday, Sept. 8 Board of Education, Town Hall B.O.E. meeting room, 7 p.m. Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m. Veterans Commission, American Legion,

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 6:30 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m.

To the editor: On behalf of the American Legion World Series Post 68 Berlin baseball team we would like to thank all those who came out to support us throughout the 2009 season. It was a most memorable one and it would not have been possible without the support of family, friends, and of course, our Berlin community. We would like to extend a warm thank you to the following people and businesses: Berlin Lions, Berlin Police Union Local 1318, Bella Pizza, Kiwanis Club of Berlin, Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington Auto, Robert Dornfried Sr., Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson, Natalie Giana, Amenta’s Barber Shop, Bob Zipadelli, the Kuhnly family, the Alien family, Dante and Sarah Caliandri, Mark and Danielle Caliandri, Leo and Roberta Veleas, Berlin Spirits, the IPIC, Delicious Dogs, Bill’s Farmington Avenue Pizza, the Miles family, the Trevethan family, Glass Repair Specialist, the Paradis family, Barbara Bugella, the Church family, the Morin family, the Brancato family, the Margnelli family, Rita Romegialli, Rockwell Roberts, the Piryk family, the Prygoda family, Darren and Kathy Anderson and family, the Williams family, Leonora Giana, the Bordonaro family, the Rochette family, James and Elvita Barnes, Lena McCarthy, the Carlson family, Matt Leidemer, Bill Traverse, Dave and Sandy Contino, State Rep. Cathy Abercrombie, Joe “Bear” Annunziata, all the anonymous donations and all of our elected officials who came out to honor us. A very special thank you to: Roger’s Marketplace for the food at the victory party, Hadfield’s Sports for the baseballs and the pullovers, Rally Bat of Bristol for the commemorative bats, Dattco Bus Co. for picking us up at the airport, New Britain Rock Cats for the hats and honoring us, Paul Salina for the wonderful photos at the victory party, Hope Termine the American Legion Post 68 VP Women’s Auxiliary, Tony Letizio, and, of course, Post 68 members and Commander

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Hall Continued from page 1 the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. “The most pure fun was in high school.” Speaking as mayor, Salina is glad the town’s legendary athletes — the older ones especially — will now be immortalized. “It’s a good thing to recognize and remember the athletes that contributed decades ago. A lot of history is lost nowadays,” Salina said. The Hall of Fame “is a wonderful addition” to the town, he added. “It allows us to remember the past and have it live on.” The Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held March 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell. Check out upcoming editions of The Citizen for inductee biographies.

Letters Continued from page 14 Vinnie Trigila. A total of over $5,000 has been raised to help offset the cost of the enormous expense of sending us to the States, Regionals and the 2009 American Legion World Series. Again, thank you and we’re looking forward to making 2010 another successful season. To see photos and highlights of the victory party held Aug. 21, visit and go to Berlin Community. Thank you Berlin. Tony Letizio Berlin

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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library celebrates 180 years The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library was founded in 1829. We are the fifth oldest library in the State of Connecticut. Due to the late 1990’s technology boom, the public can now check out DVDs, books on CDs, music CDs, and the newest book media, Playaways – books on MP3 players. We also have museum passes for the public that provide either free admission to the institutions or reduced price admissions, compliments of the Friends of the Library. There is a Local History Room manned by the Town Historian on Wednesdays. Their next project is to digitize the Local History Room’s photographic collection. In addition, Marjorie Moore grants have made information available digitally and eventually will be accessible through the Library’s Web Page. Computers are available for public use at no charge. The library website is We also offer databases such as Issues and Controversies, Automobile Repair, and the Berlin Citizen On-Line. The library belongs to the consortia, Library Connection, Inc., the on-line catalog 24/7 available to the public to look up the availability of titles, check their records, renew items, place holds locally and area-wide at home and in

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library staff members include, from left, Mindy Morrison, Pamela Liakopoulos, Ursula Pendleton, Betsy Piskorski, Irene DeSanto, Shirley Kuchaarczyk, Sara Munson and Cathy Nelson. the library. We have instituted email notification of reserve items and two days ahead notification when items become due. Through Library Connection we participate in OVERDRIVE - downloadable audiobooks and e-books. Titles are downloaded to a computer and/or stored on portable CD devices. The service now includes downloading to MP-3 devices including iPods. The Friends of the Library were founded in 1987 by Blanche Delany, a long time library supporter. Their main fundraiser, a yearly book sale, has grown into a three day a week book sale in

the lower level of the library. Books are for sale in the lobby of the Library. The money they raise supports library improvements which recently provided new furniture and decorations in the young adult section. In the past few years the Friends Board have presented informational programs at the Library and supported staff run events. The Library participates in the State-supported programs such as the state-wide catalog called REQUEST. Through it we have access to other Connecticut towns’ library collections. Titles can be requested through the li-

brary or be requested directly. State supported services such as Info Anytime, using a chat format to interact with patrons, provide help locating information 24/7. The new State service, JobNow, uses the same format to assist job hunters. The other State service we participate in is, an information database containing e-books, full-text magazine articles, genealogy help, and photograph archives. Many changes have occurred in the Library over its 180 year history. But be assured that the goal of public service will never be outmoded.

Berlin Briefs Six seek BOE openings Six people have taken out petitions from the town clerk’s office seeking to get their names on the ballot for three Board of Education openings. The nine member board is nonpartisan. It has staggered terms and this November terms expire for incumbants Gary Brochu, Chris Puzio and Richard Price, all of whom are seeking re-election. Also seeking a school board seat are Tim Oakes, George Perduta and Kristin Campanelli.

These six individuals have taken out a petition and need to obtain signatures from one percent of the registered electors in order to obtain a slot on the ballot. As of press time, only Campanelli had returned her petition which came in Aug. 24. Petitions must be returned to the town clerk’s office for certification by Sept. 8. Brochu, first elected in 1997 and currently president of the school board, announced his intention to run in an Aug. 31 press release. (See The Citizen website for the text of his remarks.)

Fair wristbands for sale Berlin UpBeat has Berlin Fair ride wristbands for sale. The wristbands are $15 and are good for unlimited rides, all day on Friday, Oct. 2. Both children and adults may use the wristbands. Wristbands are available for purchase as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Willard open house; Wednesday, Sept 9 – Hubbard open house; Thursday, Sept. 10 – Griswold open house; Wednesday, Sept. 16 – McGee Middle School open house; Thursday, Sept 24 – Berlin High School open

house. During lunch waves at the McGee Middle School and Belrin High School: Thursday, Sept 17 and Friday, Sept. 18 at McGee Middle School; Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 25 at Berlin High School. Berlin High School main lobby: Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.



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KBE Building Corporation making a difference

KBE Building Corporation, formerly Konover Construction Corporation, presented a check to the Town of Berlin to help purchase signage for Town of Berlin Open Space properties including the former â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meriden Gas Turbine Propertyâ&#x20AC;? that

is crossed by the Metacomet Trail. Mayor Adam Salina and Town Conservation Commission Chairman Michael DeLorenzo were on hand for the presentation. The trail signs will help guide visitors to the key entry points and to the parking



lot for this major new open space area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thank KBE Building Corporation for their generous donation. It will be of great assistance to the town to provide signage to help the public become more aware that the former â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Meriden Gas Turbine Propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is owned by the town and available for passive open space use, particularly by hikers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This property is a gateway to the Metacomet Trail that is part of the newly designated New England National Scenic Trail,â&#x20AC;? said Salina. The donation is a part of KBEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;50 Ways to Make a Differenceâ&#x20AC;? community outreach initiative launched in January 2009. The goal of â&#x20AC;&#x153;50 Waysâ&#x20AC;? is to offer support to people in the communities where KBE

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Senior Happenings AARP

Meetings The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. An ice cream social will follow the meeting. Classes Senior Safe Driver classes, sponsored by Berlin AARP

Chapter 3035, are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Both classes must be attended to receive the certificate that entitles a discount on car insurance premiums. Fee is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Barbara Dixon at (860) 8286295.

National Senior Center Month September is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is “Make a Connection”. We believe that senior centers are the place to make a connection through art, movement, technology and interaction between generations and friends. National Senior Center Month programs scheduled

include: Monday, Sept 14 at 10:30 a.m. — Keeping Care Giver Stress in Control. Monday, Sept 14 at 1 p.m. — Fall Setback Tournament starts. Tuesday, Sept 15 at 1 p.m. — CVS “Brown Bag” with Pharmacist Todd DeGroff. Wednesday, Sept 23 at 1 p.m. — Protecting your Assets with Sophia Dumansky, New York Life. Wednesday, Sept 23 at 2 p.m. — Dental Education Session. Wednesday, Sept 23 at 8:30 a.m. — “Big E” trip leaves. Friday, Sept 25 at 10:30 a.m. — Lunch Bunch Trip leaves for Lenny & Joe’s, Westbrook. Tuesday, Sept 29 at 1 p.m. — Dr. McEvoy – Chiropractor presentation.

Renters Rebate

Residents, who rent and are 65 or older (by Dec. 31, 2008) or are totally disabled, must be under the income limits to qualify for the Renters Rebate program. Applicants must bring documented proof of income, rent and utility payments for the calendar year of 2008. Residents who qualify will receive a financial rebate form the State of Connecticut. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15. Income limit is $30,500 per year for a single person; $37,300 per year for a married couple. Appointments are required. Call Tina or Jane at the Senior Center at (860) 8287006 to schedule an appointment.

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Senior Happenings Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation Grant programs The Department of Community Services offers trips to Berlin seniors through a grant from the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation. The grant pays for all transportation and 50 percent of the event admission/ticket fee for residents age 60 and over who qualify within the following guidelines: individuals $1,733/month; couple -

Senior Bowling Results of the Senior Bowling League from Aug. 28: Walt Wallace, 186; Paul Dadrowski, 184; Ferd Brochu, 174; Bud Caffrey, 171; Joe Sytulek, 159; Liz Rugens, 156; Louise Baccaro, 150.

$2,333/month. Households requesting admission/ticket subsidy must complete an Annual Income Declaration Form. Pumpkin Festival — Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The trip will attend the 19th annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, N.H. The festival involves substantial walking and includes craft and food vendors and live entertainment on three stages. After dark, over 20,000 pumpkins will be illuminated. All ages are welcome. Transportation is by deluxe motor coach. No refund after Sept. 30 unless a replacement is found for your seat, 26 tickets are available. Cost is Berlin residents (no subsidy), $32; Berlin residents (with subsidy), $16; non-residents (includes bus fare), $51. Sign up at the Senior Center.

Dental education The Senior Center and the Central Connecticut Health District have scheduled a free dental educational workshop for Sept. 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. The program, Essentials in oral care for seniors - keeping your teeth healthy between cleanings, will be presented by Diane Chupas, licensed dental hygienist. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to (860) 88-7006.

Senior trips The Senior Center has scheduled the following trips. For more information, call the Senior Center at (860) 8287006. Sept. 23 — “Big E” Connecticut Day. Oct. 6 — Octoberfest at the Platzl Brauhaus, Ponoma,


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The following is the current trip schedule for the Berlin AARP. For details and reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau, (860) 828-4934. Sept. 13 — “Sheer Madness” at the Charles Playhouse, Boston. Oct. 15 — Lilly’s on the Pond. Nov. 15 — “Mame” at the Thomaston Opera House.

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Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Troop 24 enjoys many activities and camping throughout the year. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. Boys 11 years and older are welcome to join Troop 41. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email Rock Cats— Join the Friends of Berlin Animal Control at the New Britain Rock Cats on tonight, Sept. 3. The Rock Cats will play the Reading Phillies at 6:35 p.m. General admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Kensington Dry Cleaners, A.S. Labieniec or by calling (860) 8285287.



Meeting — The Berlin Connection Exchange Club networking meeting is scheduled for every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Route 72 Diner, East Berlin. Join local business owners in exchanging referrals and building their businesses. For more information, call (860) 680-2972.



Chicken Barbecue— The East Berlin Volunteer Fire Department ha scheduled its annual Old Fashion Chicken BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the firehouse at 80 Main

St., East Berlin, rain or shine. Come and enjoy a great dinner with your family, friends and neighbors The adult menu is a half chicken, cole slaw, pasta salad, corn on the cob, roll and a piece of pie for $9. The children’s menu (age 5-12), is two chicken legs, a choice of two sides, roll and a piece of pie for $6. Take-out will be provided. Tickets are available from any East Berlin Fire Department member or at the door. Pet Meet & Greet – Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Saturday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.S. Labieneic, 945 Farmington Ave. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats and kittens that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Please bring vet and/or personal references. FOBAC will also accept applications for new foster homes and food donations. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Berlin Farmers’ Market – The Berlin Farmers’ Market is scheduled every Saturday through Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 154 Porters Pass. Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (at the corner of Peck Street), is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New collections include vintage bridal gowns, antique dolls and art work by noted Berlin residents. Permanent displays include a collection of tinware, bricks and more. Admission is free. Kayak program – Suburban Sports has scheduled a kayak rental program at Crescent Lake in Southington from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (860) 828-5808.



Kayak program – Suburban Sports has scheduled its final kayak rental program for the season at Crescent Lake in Southing-

ton from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (860) 828-5808.



Berlin Garden Club – The Berlin Garden Club is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Sept. 8 at noon at Ann Yantz’s home in East Berlin. The installation of new officers and committee members is planned. New members are always welcome. For more information or directions to the Yantz home, call (860) 8281689. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse and camps monthly at a variety of places. For more information, call Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. Troop 44 offers a full scouting program including outdoor adventures such as camping, fishing and hiking, as well as opportunities to earn merit badges and pursue advancements towards the Eagle rank. Boys 11 to 18 are eligible to join. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair Ed Como, (860) 829-1258. Booster Club— The Berlin High School Booster Club is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater at the high school. All parents are welcome.



Campaign Kickoff Hotdog Roast - The Berlin Democratic Town Committee has scheduled its annual “Campaign Kickoff Hotdog Roast” for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion on Massirio Drive. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the event. All are

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Family Health & Safety Day— The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled is 2nd annual Family Health & Safety Day for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. a the Berlin Farmers Market, at the American Legion, 154 Porter’s Pass. The event features area businesses offering ideas for a healthy and safe lifestyle as well as the Kensington Rotary Club Amber Alert Photo ID session, the Berlin Police Department car seat safety check and a visit from “Rocky” the New Britain Rock Cats mascot For more information, call (860) 8291033.



Ladies Night Out— The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a new event, Ladies Night Out, for Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn. The evening features vendors with products and services of interest to women. The public is welcome. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and UBIA Community Federal Credit Union, both at 40 Chamberlain Hwy.and Definition of Hair, Farmington Avenue. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call the Chamber at (860) 829-1033. Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Tolland at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at Rockville, 3:45 p.m. Cross Country – BHS vs. Platt, Plainville at Plainville, 3:45 p.m. Volleyball – BHS at Maloney, 6 p.m.



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tion and open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library meeting room. For more information, call Diana Mahoney at (860) 828-1572 or Annie Salgado at (860) 829-5305.



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



Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Maloney at sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at Maloney, 3:45 p.m. Cross Country – Blue Dragon Invitational at Veteran’s Park, 4 p.m.



Football - BHS at Wethersfield, noon.



Volleyball – BHS vs. Bristol Central at BHS, 5 p.m.



Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Plainville at Sage Park, 5 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Plainville at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Maloney H.S. Meriden, 3:45 p.m.



Cross Country – BHS vs. Newington, RHAM, Manchester at Sage Park, 4 p.m. Volleyball – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at BHS, 6 p.m.


Thursday, September 3, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

The Buzz Around Berlin Local children meet the governor

Life Rank awarded

While visiting Rogers’ Orchard on Aug. 28, Governor M. Jodi Rell, posed for a photo with Berlin residents Carly Grega, Hannah Grega, Matthew Jutras and Nicolas Jutras. Rell visited the orchard to celebrate with the Rogers family on the occasion of the orchard’s 200th anniversary.

Choral group welcomes teachers

Avery Lewandowski and Anthony Walentukonis were recently awarded the Boy Scout Life Rank in Berlin Boy Scout Troop 44. The Life Rank is one of the highest steps in Scout advancement. Both are proven leaders in Troop 44 and have mastered the knowledge of subjects that will benefit themselves, fellow scouts and the community.

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Ryan John Sorrentino

Corrine Terlecky, choral teacher at McGee Middle School, conducts a special group of music students for a choral arrangement. The choral group welcomed back the teachers before the school year began at the annual “welcome back” teacher meeting.

John and Beth (Glabau) Sorrentino of Berlin announce the birth of their son, Ryan John, on March 2, 2009 at Hospital of Central CT. Ryan’s maternal grandparents are Robert and Barbara Glabau of East Berlin. His paternal grandparents are Sebastian and Linda Sorrentino of Berlin. His maternal great-grandparents are John and Ann Godzyk of Kensington and Gloria Glabau of Berlin.

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Health and Wellness Briefs MILE: For Adults 50+

Come and join friends old and new, all aged 50+, for the fall term of MILE, Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education. The daytime mini-classes are scheduled to begin Oct. 5 and continue through Nov. 13. Classes are held at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown. A presentation by Judy Bernstein, renowned dramatic actress of historic figures and author of numerous one-woman plays, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. She is scheduled to appear as Eleanor Roosevelt. In addition to the continuing foreign policy discussion group, Great Decisions, other topics of interest include:


literature discussion, two sessions on Ghana, Chile, Prince Edward Island, slavery, psychology of aging and much more. Trips are planned to the Connecticut State Capitol and historic sites of Lebanon. The second annual Taste of Mile is scheduled for Nov. 13 with members sharing recipes and cooking expertise. Enrollment in this class is limited. A MILE orientation program is scheduled at MxCC (Chapman Hall) on Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Brief summaries of the courses will be given and refreshments will be served. For more information or to receive a brochure call (860) 343-5863 or visit

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Parks and Recreation Programs you must register for one time slot and attend that class only. Fee is $65 for residents; $75 for non-residents. Dance Class - Dance is scheduled for Thursdays at the Community Center. The 45-minute class includes an introduction to tap, jazz, ballet and gymnastics. Ages 5-7 meet from 4:45-5:30 p.m. Classes begin Oct. 1 for eight classes. Fee is $30 for residents; $40 for non-residents. Karate - Little Ninja’s, ages 4-6. Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 4:45-5:30 p.m. for eight weeks, beginning Sept. 29. Fee is $99 for residents; $109 for non-residents with free uniform and awards ceremony. Class is held at First Class Martial Arts and Fitness, 1456 Berlin Turnpike. Prior registrants are not eligible to register. Karate - Beginners, ages 7-12. Monday’s 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Wednesday’s 4:45-5:30 p.m. for eight weeks, beginning Sept. 28. Fee is $99 for residents; $109 for non-residents with free uniform .and awards ceremony. Classes are held at First Class Martial Arts and Fitness, 1456 Berlin Turnpike. Prior registrants are not eligible to register. The Red Cross Babysitting Course is for youths 11 years old and up will help prepare students to supervise children in the absence of parents or guardians. This course offer the youths the opportunity to develop

skills in leadership and professionalism, learn how to take care of children from infants up to school age, child development, basic care, simple cooking and crafts, safety, safe play and first aid. Students will receive a babysitting manual and a certificate (upon successfully completing the course). Fee for residents is $55; non-residents $65. Class is held at the Berlin Community Center. Class 1: Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 from 5to 8: 15 p.m. Class 2: Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 from 5 to 8:15 p.m. Halloween Monster Bash and Pumpkin Decorating Contest is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23 at McGee Middle School, from 6:30-8:45 p.m. The annual event is for ages pre-school through fifth grade and their families. There is a $2 fee per child, collected at the door. All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The department is not responsible for children once they leave the building. Activities include ‘Twinkles”, “Stardust” and a DJ in the gym, various arts and crafts, games, Halloween Bingo and many more spooky activities. Come in costume and register for a chance to win a prize, random winners will be picked throughout the night, from the following categories; infant-5 years, K and first grade, second and third grade and fourth and fifth

grade. Everyone who shows up in a costume has a chance to win! The annual pumpkindecorating contest will also be held Friday, Oct. 23. Preregistration, in person, is required at the Parks and Recreation Department office by Wednesday, Oct. 21 to be eligible. The event is open to all Berlin youth from preschool through fifth grade. Categories include Most Frightening, Most Amusing and Most Creative. We will also have the People’s choice pumpkin, where everyone that attends can vote for his or her favorite pumpkin. Pumpkins must be dropped of that night at McGee Middle School between 5:45-6:15 p.m. Winners will be announced at 8:15 p.m.

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Tai Chi consists of fluid gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. It has been proven to work by slowing down bone loss, improving balance, reducing falls and improving quality of life. Dress comfortably. This ten week class meets on Thursdays starting September 24 through December 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Berlin Community Center. (No class on October 15 and November 26.) Fee is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. A minimum of six participants is needed to conduct the class with a maximum of 20participants. For more information, call (860) 828-7009.


The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled to accept registrations for the following programs beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 for residents. Dog obedience, jazzercise and Pilates continue to accept registrations. Fit Toddlers - For 2 and 3 year olds (age determined by first day of class). Each of the eight classes is a fun adventure for your toddler. Parachute games, obstacle courses, games and much more create a playful environment. Classes meet Mondays 9:30-10:15 a.m., Tuesdays 9:30-10:15 a.m. or Fridays 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Community Center. When you register you must register for one time slot and attend that class only. Fee is $65 for residents; $75 for nonresidents. Tumble Time - For 3 and 4 year olds (age determined by first day of class) - Come tumble and play with us!! Children will be introduced to basic skills such as forward and backward rolls, bridges, hand stands and cartwheels at their own pace. Balance, flexibility and strength will be emphasized in fun activities using music, play equipment and games. Parent participation may be required for this class. Classes meet Mondays 10:30-11:15 a.m., Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m. or Fridays 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Berlin Community Center. When you register


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DUI Enforcement Program The Berlin Police Department has obtained a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division to support increased DUI detection and enforcement efforts. The grant provides 75 percent reimbursement of the overtime costs related to these efforts. The grant will help to provide funding to staff additional DUI patrols as well as roadside sobriety checkpoints. Roadside sobriety checkpoints have been shown to be the most effective method to detect and apprehend under the influence drivers. Additional DUI patrols will be conducted on Wednesday through Saturday nights through on selected dates and times during the coming year. These patrols will specifically target DUI operation but will also enforce any other violations observed during the course of this operation. The purpose of these patrols and checkpoints is to reduce accidents and injuries related to DUI drivers and help provide safe travel. A DUI sobriety checkpoint will be conducted on the evening of Friday into Saturday, Sept. 4-5. The checkpoint will be set up on Route 5 & 15

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The Berlin Police Department conducts a car seat safety check as part of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce Family Health & Safety Day. The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club provides an Amber Alert photo ID session at this event and Amber Alert registration is one of its primary projects.

Ladies Night Out

The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a new event, Ladies Night Out, for Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn. The evening features vendors with products and services of interest to women like jewelry, personal care, nutrition, home goods as well as fun, hors d’oeuvres and networking. The public is welcome. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and UBI-A Community Federal Credit Union, both at 40 Chamberlain Hwy. and Definition of Hair, Farmington Avenue. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call the Chamber at (860) 8291033.

Family Health & Safety Day

The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled is 2nd annual Family Health & Safety Day for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berlin Farmers Markets, at the American Legion, 154 Porter’s Pass. The event features area businesses offering ideas for a healthy and safe lifestyle as well as the Kensington Rotary Club Amber Alert Photo ID session, the Berlin Police Department car seat safety check and a visit from “Rocky” the New Britain Rock Cats mascot For more information, call the Chamber at (860) 8291033.


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BHS coaching staff gets a makeover Five teams to have new leaders By Nick Carroll Sports Editor The Berlin High School athletics department has added three new coaches to its ranks; Amanda McCarthy has been handed the reins of the girls swim team, Steve Soucy will lead the cross country team, and Jim Barnes will navigate the girls golf program. McCarthy, a recent BHS and Iona College graduate, replaces Eileen Thurston. McCarthy was an accomplished swimmer in both high school and college. “It’s wonderful to have one of our first star swimmers come back to lead the program,” BHS athletics director Jim Day said. “Her energy is going to be a real positive.” The girls swim team finished third at the Nutmeg League meet and ninth in the CIAC Class M state meet in 2008. Soucy, a physical education teacher, takes over for longtime coach Dave Scannell, who he assisted last season. Soucy’s impressive running resume includes five marathons, two ultramarathons and an Ironman triathlon. In 2008, the BHS boys team ran to a sixth place finish at the Northwest Conference championship meet and placed 15th at the CIAC Class MM meet, while the girls team finished fifth at the NWC meet and 17th in Class MM. Barnes replaces Jim Bryers. The new head man, the father of BHS golf great Erica Barnes, played college golf “and really took his daughter’s game to another level,” Day said. Day was surprised Barnes

was interested in the BHS job, but is thrilled to have him on board. “He was extremely enthusiastic, and has a sound core value system about what he wants to get done with the girls,” Day said. Last spring, the girls golf team won the Northwest

Conference championship and finished 10th at the CIAC state tournament. BHS will welcome two more new coaches relatively soon. John Fote has resigned as head coach of the boys basketball team. Fote, the team’s third head man in three years, cited career ad-

vancement as his reason for stepping down. “He was real emotional about leaving,” Day said. “With him, I thought I had a coach for years to come. But we’ll find somebody.” As to when he would like to have the position filled by, Day said “yesterday.”

The boys basketball team finished 11-11 last winter. Also, Scott Burns will not be back to lead the very successful girls track and field team. Burns spent 15 years at the helm of the program. Day said Burns’ replacement will not be named before January.

Local rifleman returns to nationals In July, Berlin’s Andrew Marzec, once again, competed in the National Smallbore Rifle Matches held at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio. The matches were founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907. This year, Marzec, 20, qualified for the Connecticut Rifle and Revolver Association. The team was comprised of the top four junior (21-year-old and under) shooters in the state, determined by local and regional matches held in the months leading to the Camp Perry event. In Ohio, the Connecticut team finished first in the State Association match and placed third overall in the team match, falling only to the Australian National Team and the U.S Army Marksmanship Unit. “Camp Perry is recognized on a worldwide level as the most challenging range, as it is located right on Lake Erie. Weather and wind conditions take extreme changes in a moment’s time,” Marzec explained. “This year was no different; the first day was by far the worst, with winds over 30 miles-per-hour, heavy rain and temperatures in the 40s and 50s.” In the end, Marzec finished 13th out of 69 in the Junior category (ages 18-21), fifth out of 69 in the Junior Any Sight Match and 58th overall in the 325-person field. Also, he was the overall match winner for the Any Sight 100yard match, and he earned High Junior and High Collegiate honors in some daily matches. “Many people believe this is the first time a community college student has reached this position,” said Marzec, who attends Tunxis Community College. “Usually, this place is dominated by NCAA Division 1 shooters who have time already structured into their class schedules all year just for intense daily practices.” Marzec also competed in the Mentor Match at Camp Perry, a match in which two shooters are paired together for a combined score. Marzec competed alongside Australian Will Godward. The duo placed 20th out of 68 pairs. “Will is a world cup competitor and is likely to be a future Olympian in London 2012,” Marzec said. While in Ohio, Marzec and his Connecticut teammates were invited to the Blackhawk team dinner. “The Blackhawk team is comprised of shooters who have reached incredible milestones both on and off the range,” Marzec said. “It was inspiring to socialize with such accomplished See Rifle, page 27

This summer, Berlin resident Andrew Marzec, a member of the Connecticut Rifle and Revolver Association, competed in the National Smallbore Rifle Matches at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio. Marzec is pictured above with the Caswell Trophy, given to the first place State Association team at Camp Perry. Left, Marzec lines up a shot.


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Flag football Flag Football is being offered for youngsters in pre-K

through second grade. The program, which will run for six Saturdays beginning Sept. 12, is overseen by Berlin High School football coach John Capodice, his staff and Redcoat football players. For more information, or to register, contact Capodice at (860) 829-0284.

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shooters, some of which were NCAA rifle coaches and former Olympic champions.” This year marked Marzec’s fourth trip to the National Smallbore Rifle Matches. Due to the stringent training schedule the sport requires, Marzec, busy with work and school, does not plan to return to the nationals any time soon. “Looking back on my last venture out there, I don’t think I’ll have any regrets next summer staying home while the rest of the team defends our titles,” said Marzec, whose competitive shooting career began at age 9 at the Mattabassett Rifle and Pistol Club in Berlin.

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Fourteen Berlin residents competed in the Children’s Charities Tennis Tournament in New Britain recently. More than 100 players participated in the tournament, which raised over $5,400 for the Hospital of Central Connecticut. The local participants were Jordan Chyra, Alex Chyra, Ed Chyra, Brendan Conry Jr., Ryan Marquis, Adam Salwocki, April Regan, Kelly Josephson, Kristen Cavaliere, Alyssa Mazzarella, Courtney Driscoll, John McNair, Rich Conway and Peter

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Generations gather for annual golf outing

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Contact information is needed for missing classmates. Please contact Kathie Lickwar at (860) 548-7489 if you have information for the following: Harlan Blaisdell, Dorothy (Chamberlain) Smith, Thomas Edwards, Gail (Fanion) Kraus, Elaine (Grendell) Schell, Clifton Holt, Sara (Neumann) Jones, Lynda (Little) Lanaro, Carol (Lloyd) Blaisdell, Judith (MacFarland), Fuelhart, Paul Moschini. Plainville High School Class of ‘84 is planning a 25th class reunion for Friday, Nov 27 and is looking for classmates. If you are from the PHS class of ‘84 or know others from the class of ‘84 please contact us via our Facebook group Plainville High School Class of ’84 or Danielle Coulombe Blanchette at (860) 828-1272 ( or Lisa Laferriere Perrotti at (860) 747-3560 ( Please respond by Sept. 10. Berlin High School Class of 1989 has scheduled its 20th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Aqua Turf. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Ceil Simone Biscoglio at or Jen Miller Chant at by Sept. 30. New Britain High School, Class of 1949, is preparing for its 60th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club. For more information, call (860) 8283870 or email or Plainville High School Class of 1960 is planning its 50th reunion. Meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Oct 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library. All classmates are encouraged to participate.


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150 Mill St., Berlin, CT 06037

WOW... $151,900... 2 BR Ranch, Fireplace, large level yard. A Little Rehab will make it a home. By appt. with Betsy Cooney 966-4296.



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Beautiful setting, charming home, move-in condition. One level home, 6 room Cape w/2 car garage. Has been renovated! NEW exterior dining room, huge master BR, FP, wood flrs., cair plus 2 car garage on paint, garage doors, furnace, roof and windows... Pack up and beautiful lot. $229,900. By appt with Betsy Cooney 966-4296. move in now! $125,000. Cele Dembek DiFusco 335-7774.






Crystal Falls Lots for Sale Crystal Falls Subdivision Select lots available for sale $192,900. Please call for more information or showing.

Looking for cute, clean, bright, and open? Don’t miss this one! 3 BR 1 1/2 Ba, new kitchen with Corian, hw throughout. New chimney, pellet stove, CA, great yard!! Call Judy x15 for showing.




Move-in condition! Great Raised Ranch walking distance to the center. 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage. Nice level lot. Newer mechanicals and appliances. Furnace 2 yrs., roof 3 yrs., freshly painted inside and out! NICE. $269,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

Charming Colonial w/loads of character in historic district. Nothing to do, but move in! 3 BRs,1.5 BA, 2 Car detached. Freshly painted interior & exterior, refin. hdwd. flrs., new carpet in FR. Newer mechanicals, wndws., enclsd. porch & much more. $239,900.Angie Santoro 214-6384.

Derek Jutras Broker/Owner E-mail: Office (860) 828-7877 Fax (860) 828-5797 Cell (860) 883-7091

Property Transfers

The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office. Toll Connecticut LP to Donald Bidwell, 20 Bannan Lane, Unit 20, $376,610. Toll Connecticut LP to Neil E. Anderson and Janie B. Anderson, 87 Bannan Lane, Unit 87, $321,930. Farr Builders LLC to Mykhaylo Nykyforchyn and Olga Markiv, 40 Patterson Way, $220,000. Bertha Spector Estate to Sandra Baclaski, 33 Langdon Court, Unit E102, $175,000. Paul R. Williams and David R. Williams, to Brian K. Williams, 90 Robbins Road, $158,750. Bozena Osamian to Thomas and Robert T. Oszmian, 155 Beckley Mill Rd., $400,000. Staniskw Klejbuk to Richard J. and Sandra A. Bushey, 693 Chamberlain Hwy., $254,900. Raymond W. and Kristin E. Hardy to Angel L. and Bangie Medina, 908 Chamberlain Hwy., $429,900. Virginia B. Radl to Sherry R. Lang, 21 Cypress Cir., $213,300. Judith M. Kraut T and James E. Kraut T to Derek Alvano and Casey Zarella, 136 Dunham Drive, $310,000. Paul D. and Gertrude E. Johnson to Peter E. Johnson, 178 Farmington Ave., $130,000. Albert and Paul J. Karam to Patricia J. Albanese, 93 Gladding Place, $207,000. Salvatore Aparo to Eduardo Gonzalez, 107 Ledge Dr., $137,500. Karen Aparo Est and Connie Christina to Eduardo Gonzalez, 107 Ledge Dr., $137,500. Joseph Remo to Sylvia B. Sznaj, 513 Norton Rd., $499,000. Allen G. and Mary Knopf to Alfred J. Sturtevant, 890 Norton Rd., $315,000. Philip P. Therlault to Eugene and Eileen G. Kozlowski, 41 Percival Ave., $227,500. Susan F. Pappas to Dorita Ouellette, 59 Skinner Rd., $227,500. Margarida B. Couceiro to Susan F. Pappas, 41 Stoney Mill Lane, Unit 41, $235,000. Miriam S. Ithier to Antonio and Wendy Rivera, 42 Sun Meadow Drive, $340,000.


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release dates: August 29-September 4

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Helping the Earth

Sorting Through Recycling Do you and your family recycle? You probably have already learned how important it is for the environment. Have you ever wondered what happens after you put the newspaper, cans or glass in the bin? The Mini Page takes a closer look at this important activity.

A recycling tradition People have always recycled. Before machines and big factories, most things were made by hand. Materials were so hard to get and items took so long to make that everyone recycled. For centuries, people have: s MELTED DOWN METAL goods to make new tools or jewelry; s TORN DOWN OLD buildings and reused the bricks or wood to build something new; s CUT UP OLD CLOTHES AND other cloth goods to make other clothes, quilts and rugs; s RECYCLED PAPER TO make new paper.

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The first time there was a major government campaign to educate people about the importance of recycling was during World War II. The government urged people to salvage, or save, metal, paper, rubber and other material.

World War II

Environmental movement

During World War II, America needed metal and other materials to fight the war. The government started a campaign to convince people to recycle. Signs urged people to pile up their scrap metal for collection. This could include things such as pots and pans, rakes, irons or birdcages. These metal objects might then be recycled as bullets. Kids pulled wagons from door to door gathering the metal. After the war was over, materials remained scarce, and people continued to recycle for many years.

In the 1960s, people became more concerned about the environment. They started to realize we were using up the Earth’s resources. In the 1970s, rising energy costs and a gasoline shortage made people pay attention to vanishing fuel. At the same time, landfills got full and there was no place to put the waste. People re-learned how important it is not to waste resources. It became clear that recycling was necessary. In 1960, the United States recycled around 6 percent of its waste. Today we are recycling about 33 percent, or one-third, of our waste. Americans create about 254 million tons of garbage each year. We recycle only about 85 million tons of that.

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Special Recycling Needs

Products with mercury

Recycling workers must take computers and other electronic products apart by hand. They break up the circuit boards. Circuit board parts are then melted down, and the metals are separated from each other. Regular recyclable materials such as plastic or glass are sent to businesses that re-use those materials.

Reusing recycled materials

Other types of waste, such as Sometimes recycled material is fluorescent bulbs and thermometers, turned back into what it was in the also need special care. Workers wear first place. For example, recycled paper protective clothing when recycling is turned into new paper products. these products. Other materials Mercury is a dangerous material used are turned into in fluorescent bulbs and thermometers. something completely different. It is safe when it is contained in glass. For example, plastic However, mercury vaporizes, or turns soda bottles might to gas, easily when it is not contained. be made into carpet Workers break the glass in special rooms or clothing, such as where the mercury gas cannot escape. this jacket.

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More to Explore The Mini Page provides ideas for Web sites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s topics. On the Web: s WWWTHINKGREENCOMSTUDENTS K  s WWWRECYCLERUNWAYCOMPAGES9OUTHHTML s WWWEPAGOVRECYCLECITY At the library: s h4RACKING 4RASH &LOTSAM *ETSAM AND THE 3CIENCE OF /CEAN -OTIONv by Loree Griffin Burns (Houghton Mifflin Co.) is the true story of two scientists who studied ocean currents by tracking toys and other things that fell overboard from ships.

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Items such as computers, TVs and cell phones create special recycling problems. They are made of so many different materials, they must be handled extra-carefully. Communities may have special times or places for people to bring electronic waste, or e-waste, for recycling. E-waste cannot be mixed with other recycling materials. E-waste recyclers take special care so that nobody is hurt. There have been problems with some e-waste facilities in China. Circuit board metals have ended up in Chinese rivers, polluting the water. People have gotten sick.

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Words that remind us of recycling are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally. See if you can find: WORLD, WAR, ALUMINUM, CAN, NEWSPAPER, ENERGY, GAS, LANDFILL, ENVIRONMENT, SINGLE, STREAM, GLASS, BIN, SORT, PLASTIC, COLORED, TON, AIR, BALE, WASTE, FLUORESCENT, BULB. B S S S A L G C I T S A L P N TRASH L U T S C G D E R O L O C S E CAN BE A B L R O A A T E T S A W I W TREASURE! N D F I L L











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TAG SALES BERLIN-Sat 9/5, 8:30-?. 19 Wildwood Ln. Huge Variety! Something for Everyone! Priced to Sell! KENSINGTON-Multi-family Tag Sale! Sat 9/5, 9am-1pm. 420 Percival Ave.



CALL 203-238-1953


DID YOU LOSE SOMETHING? DID YOU FIND SOMETHING? Run it for a week FREE OF CHARGE in the Record-Journal **ADD A PHOTO** FOR ONLY $5.00 CALL 203-238-1953 FOUND: Beautiful Eye Glasses from the Looking Glass Optical Eye Center, maroon/red, in Rustic Oaks Restaurant on August 15th. Call 203-269-2127

NEW BRITAIN. 39 Cornwall Rd. Daily 2-4:15pm. Moving Sale. Household furnishings, quality items, blue couch, accent chairs, coffee table, misc pieces, lamps, large Ethan Allen mirror, Ethan Allen desk, student desk, sofa. Reas offers accepted. (860) 229-7003 PLAINVILLE-23 Willis Ave. Fri, Sat & Sun. Good, clean, some antiques. All must go. Reasonable prices. TAG Sale signs are free, when you place & pay for your Tag Sale ad at The Berlin Citizen office, 979 Farmington Ave, Kensington

LOST & FOUND FOUND in South Meriden, Hanover Ave., Quinnipiac Village, near Wlfd line 8/27/09 about 9:30pm black female cat small about 6 to 8 months old. Meows frequently with hoarse voice. Purrs frequently as well. Scared but friendly. Contact Amy at 203-886-6432 LOST cat - female tortoise shell (mostly black, brown and tan markings). Last seen Schenone Court, Plainville. If found, please call 860.280.5680. LOST Cat Small, Mostly Black & Brown female. Answers to Kitty. Missing vicinity of Pequot Rd., Wallingford. If seen, please call (860) 307-5144 LOST Or Found. The Berlin Citizen will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Classified Section! Call 203-238-1953 for details.

LOST CAT: Male dark gray & white cat missing from Berlin. He is neutered, shorthaired, and weighs about 18 lbs. May be stuck in a garage or may have jumped into someones’ car. Missing since August 6th. Large reward. Please call any time if you think you’ve found or seen him - (860) 828-4726 or (860) 828-6007. LOST- Kitten in vicinity of Bailey Ave, Meriden. 4 months old, long hair Black w/grey under arms. Answers to “Oreo”. Call (203) 440-1891 LOST-East Wallingford. Gray Cat the vicinity of Williams Road. Her name is Smokey Bear and she is around a year old. She’s very shy of people so she probably won’t come when called. If you see her, please call our home at 203-626-5240 and we will come get her! LOST: Pure gray cat with yellow eyes. Vicinity Allen Avenue Meriden- Cheshire line. Name: Puma. Call (203) 634-1083.



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

IMMEDIATELY by calling

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.




CHEVY PICKUP 2000 Extended Cab 4 cylinder Good condition $1200 Call (203) 235-9097

BUICK Park Ave 1999 Original owner. New engine. 31K. Exc condition. $4,500 or best offer. 203-237-3341 for more info DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254.

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. FORD EXPLORER 1998 XLT Cold air, looks & runs new. $1950. FORD RANGER 1996, extra cab, cold air, looks, runs new. $1950. Call 203-213-1142

FORD FOCUS 2007 4 Door SE AC/CD player Low Miles, GOOD on gas Excellent condition $11,000.00 Please call 203 317-2252

DODGE 2000 1500 Cargo Van, rear seat avail, V8, air, 350k mi, $2000. 203-271-2194 HONDA ACCORD EX 1994, 152K, good condition, lowered suspension, tinted & clean, AC. $3000 or best offer. Contact Jamar (203) 317-7381 MERCURY Grand Marquis 1993- 4 dr, green, V8, uses regular gas. Excellent condition. $2400 or best offer. Call 203630-0797 or 203-237-6807

DODGE Grand Caravan 1994 7 passenger. Good Condition! $800. Call 203-237-5940

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

SATURN SL 2002 89k miles. 5 speed, PS, PB, CD. AC, 45 mpg hwy. Silver blue. $4500. Bill (203) 238-1676



Restrain straps included. Good cond! New A/C. $3,500/OBO. Call 203-237-8527 OIL TRUCK FOR SALE 2800 Gallons. Various makes. Call Helen at Tuxis Ohrs (203) 6393513

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FORD MUSTANG 2006 convertible. 6-cyl. Auto. Firered w/tan interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. ABS brakes. Compass. Well maintained. 18,000 miles. Excellent condition. $16,500 or best offer. Call (203) 265-2738

Tag Sale Signs Are

FREE! When you place and pay for your Tag Sale Ad at

R 11 Crown St., Meriden

T he Berlin BMW 740i 1995 Beautiful car inside & out, white w/tan int., non-smoker. Well maintained & runs exc. 167K, KBB value $7,500. 1st $4,800 takes it. Call Stephen 203-889-8984

HONDA ACCORD 1994 4 dr, blue. AM/FM stereo w/cassette. $1950 or best offer. Call (203) 988-4473


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 3, 2009 SUV’S

CHEVY Blazer 1996 Runs, good condition. AWD. $2,500. Call 203-634-7551


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund


Free Towing!

Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. 2007 HONDA CRF 230 Dirt Bike Mint condition! Adult ridden. $2550. Call 203-235-7723 Gary

AUTO PARTS (2) SOFT top conversions for YJ Wrangler Jeep. (1) black, (1) tan, hardware incld. Very good cond. $75/ea. $100/both. (1) rear flip-up Wrangler seat. Very good cond. $100. Call 203-272-8311 CHEVY rims - 2/15 x 10, 6 lug white wagon wheels. $25. Call 203-630-3648. FORD EXPLORER 2002 Engine. 6 cyl. 102,645 miles. Motor rebuilt. $500. Alum. boat, 14ft, good cond. $500/OBO. 18ft fiberglass, 70HP Mercury $500/OBO. Boat & trailer-Free (203) 715-0273 SEARS Car-top carrier. Excellent condition. $75. Call (203) 213-5283

AUTO PARTS USED TIRES 3 Toyo Open Country A/T P265/70R16 $75. 860-828-5597

PETS & LIVESTOCK FREE KITTENS to good home! Kitty litter trained, short hair tigers. 203-440-4277

CAMPER & TRAILERS FORD TRAVEL CRAFT Motorhome 1985 $2500 or best offer. Call (860) 349-9194

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Boston Terrier, Yorkies, Beagle Basset Hounds. $250+ Call 860-930-4001 BUNNY for sale! 14 week old Mini Lop. $25. (860) 342-3522 DOG Crate Large $60 Vicki 203-623-0995 FREE Adorable kittens. 5 available to good homes only. For more info call 860-349-0351



GERMAN SHEPHERD pups. AKC, OFA, Best pedigree around. Parents imported from Germany. Guaranteed. $950. 203-440-0605 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833 LOVEBIRD and cage. $40. 5 yrs old. 203-687-9786

BOB CAT Commercial mower steel chasse, heavy duty. Good condition. Grass catcher, metal screen panels. $100. 203-2350807 SEARS Woodchipper. 5HP, very good condition. $250 or best offer. Call (203) 237-2130

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS TABLE saw, 10in. with 30in unifence, 2 carbide blades, incramiter gauge, planer 12in, porter cable router with bits. All for $600. 203-265-0291


LAWN & GARDEN HP MTD wheeled leaf blower Runs good. $99. Call 203-269-1827

5 PIECE Living Room Set Teal with oak trim. $75. 203634-8507 after 5pm.


DINING ROOM SET, 10 Foot table including 2 leaves, 6 chairs, lighted hutch and buffet. Cherry wood. $750. Call 203-238-3692


MOVING! 10 pc patio furn, $250. Leather recliner chair, $100. Gas stove, $100. 3 end tables, $100. Maturity rocker, $75. Washer & dryer, $100/ea. Lawn mower, $100. BBQ griller, $100. Ent. center, light oak, $200 & more! Everything good cond! 203-7527841 weekdays after 4:30pm

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

QUEEN SOFA SLEEPER and matching love seat, good condition, white with blue and pink pattern, $525. Call for info 203686-1032 RECLINER Good condition. 1st $50 takes it. Call 203-213-2974 for more info.

RECLINER mauve, $50. (3) piece Bistro patio set, $30. Excellent cond. 203-237-6807

AVON Soaps and Bottles. Old Silver Set. Many records - 45s, 33 1/3s. Negotiate Price! (203) 630-3928 CARRIE Underwood Some Hearts new CD’s $5/OBO 860-628-9706 DRAFTING MACHINE New scales - 12” & 18”. Drafting Table 21”x26”. $35. (203) 440-3919

ROCKING CHAIR $100 Eth Allen Barnstable. Drk wood Gd Cond 860-621-1859.


KENMORE washer $70. GE dryer $70. Both very good condition. Call 203-237-6807

TWIN bed frame with attached headboard w/matching 6 drawer dresser. White, great conditon. Suitable for young child. $135. 203-272-7123 leave msg

FREE SWING SET just take it away. Call 203-269-5120 or 203-589-1259

KIRBY vacuum 9 month old w/attachments & rug shampooer. Paid $1,700. Will sell $700 or make an offer. 203-235-0628

WOOD Kitchen table with four upholstered chairs. 29 1/2” x 47 1/2” x 35 1/2”. $50 860-621-6533

Pro Form. On wheels. Call (203) 237-1148

FULL SIZE Mattress and boxspring, $250; Oak Glass top Coffee table, 20”x40”, $30; Foosball table, $300. All in good condition. (203) 634-8717

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FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Quick delivery. All hardwood cut & split to 18in Lengths. 203-439-1253 anytime.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BICYCLE girls 18in. $10. Call 203-237-6807 GOLF BALLS - 100 ProV1 @ $1 each or $10/dozen. (203) 2698610

GIRLS tiny Tyke pink & white bed with bookcase headboard. Exc cond. $50 firm. 20 gallon fish tank w/stand. $10. 203-269-8696

HUNTING insulated Bib Real Tree A.P. Large $85. Hunting Ice-fishing cover Alls Down filled size XL. $90.203-237-6497

GOOSE DOWN QUILT full-queen, just like new $60. Call 203-237-7070

JAPANESE Pachinko Machines. $35 each/2 for $60. 203-269-8022 JEWEL perfectly clear new CD $5 or BO 860-628-9706

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144

PISTOL PERMIT CLASS First class SEPT. 11TH. Call for schedule 860-828-6204. WEIGHTS Several sets - Hand Weights, Other Workout Items. Must sell. $25. (203) 440-3919

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. LEAPSTER L-Max with cable, backpack carry case and 4 cartridges. $40 or best offer. Excellent condition. Call (203) 235-2784 NOKIA 2610 cell phone w/car charger, house charger, case, manual. $50. 203-634-9336 OIL FURNACE-works fine, can’t use. You take away. $99 (203)631-0696 PICTURE, Large 22”x18” painting of New England Harbor, framed, $25. (203) 237-2117 PRECIOUS Moments spice rack w/12 tea cup shaped spice holders. $50. Call 203-605-6398 ROBOSAPIEN With remote, like new. $25 or best offer. Call (203) 235-2784 SANDBOX corner seats pressure treated 2x12’s 8’ square $50 203-269-4258 SCREENED In room-Portable outdoor shelter, used twice, 13x13 ft. Paul 203-379-6187 SHOWER/tub transfer seat. Never used. Still has tags. $65. Call 203-235-4734 SKI Skimmer (kids waterskiing trainer). Will email picture. $40 203-639-0835 SNOW Plow For Craftsman Tractor $25. Call 203-265-9362 anytime STROLLER set nice and clean. $30 Call 860-357-3343 TRUNK, pine wood, copper detail, 44 x 21, great shape, $100, 860-828-1761

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT ASHLEY wood & coal stove w/pipe. $100 Call 203-269-9042

SWORDS HELMETS Flags, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY



FLUTE, Strasser, silver, used, excellent condition. $275. Call 860-916-4007


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons HOT TUB 6 person 35 jets 3 pumps w/ all options, full warr, new in wrapper. Cost $7000 Sell $3800. Call 203-988-9915

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



COMPUTER Windows ME CD , DVD, Speakers. $75. Call 203 269 7802 DELL Dimension P4 2.66 ghz. XP & Office $99.00 203-237-9977 anytime 9a to 9p FILE CABINET. Wood. Exc cond. Like new. 203-634-8478. $50 firm.


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION BUYS Buying Meriden & Wallingford items, kitchen bowls, collections, dolls, jewelry & advertisement items. 203-639-1002

$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025


WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn studio, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Renovated, spaciious 3BR apt. 2nd fl. Clean. W/D included. Section 8 approved. No pets. First & last month’s security. $1140 per month. Must see. Call 203-715-5829

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, All real estate advertised in 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off this newspaper is subject to street parking, no pets, $800 BERLIN1BR walkout bsmt apt. the Federal Fair Housing MERIDEN 1 or 2 BR Act of 1968, revised March C/A, W/D, appliances & electric plus utilities, references. 203Stove, heat & hot water incl. 671-9644 included. $650. Avail. immedi12, 1989, which makes it DEE’S ANTIQUES Lease, sec & refs. No pets. illegal to advertise any ately. Call Dan 860-416-6581 MERIDEN - 9 Guiel Place (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 Buying Silverplate, Glass, preference, limitation, or CHESHIRE Quiet country setting 1st Flr. 1 Bedroom. Furn, music instruments, discrimination based on near Rte 10 (Minutes from I-691) Heat incld. $775 per mo. 203MERIDEN 2 APARTMENTS race, color, religion, nation- 1 BR $850, 2 BR $950 both includchina, art, collectibles. 213-6175/203-376-2160 Mike 1st FLR- Large 3 BR - $875 ing h/hw. Sec & Ref. No pets. al origin, sex, sexual orien3rd FLR- Moderate size 2 BR - $675 1 item to estate. MERIDEN - CLEAN Call Debbie at 860-398-5425 tation, handicap, or familial West Main St. Off st parking. 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY (203) 668-5132 203-235-8431 status or intention to make $450. Utilities included. any such preference, limi2 mos security. Credit check req. MERIDEN 2 or 3BR, 1st FL. Good tation or discrimination; FISHING TACKLE. Local colNo pets. Call 203-284-0597 location. Remodeled. Appliand is also subject to the HOME SWEET HOMES Offers lector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest State of Connecticut Gen- Meriden - Studio/1BR apts From MERIDEN-1, 2 & 3BR for lease. ances, WD hookup. Off-st parkGreat specials! Income restric$650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. ing. No pets. Sec 8 Approved. prices paid. Call Dave anyeral Statutes Sections 46ations do apply. 203-686-1015 Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 $775/$975. Refs. 203- 237-5802 time 860-463-4359 64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preferOLD BICYCLES ence, limitation or discrimiDon’t throw away that old bike. nation based on race, Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 orientation, marital status, STADIUM ANTIQUES & age, lawful source of FIREARMS. income, familial status, or Always buying! physical or mental disabili45 Mill St, Berlin. ty, or an intention to make 860-828-6204 any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS This newspaper will not knowingly accept any BALDWIN upright piano. advertising for real estate Will help w/move. or for the sale or rental of Name your price. residential property which 203-499-7580. is in violation of these laws. 203-464-0477

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GROOVY GIRLS Collection. Many girls, 2 horses, canopy bed, day bed and carriage. $50 or best offer. Excellent condition. Call (203) 235-2784


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

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203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

BERLIN/KENSINGTON Half duplex, 2BRs, 1 bath, washer /dryer, extra room for storage 2 car garage, private deck. NO PETS. $1000. 860-508-0601. MERIDEN 3BR, 1.5 bath, basmt W/Dhookup, $1200/m+utils. 1m sec. No pets. Avail 9/1. Call 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1303 SOUTHINGTON Maplewood Rd. Ranch, 2br/1.5ba/garage, hardwood floors, central air, $1,400/mo. plus utilities. Call 860-967-8888


MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $750/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN- 2BR, LR, DR, Kit., laundry room, 1 car gar., A/C, no pets, $975/Mo. plus 2 Mos. Sec. 203-235-9214 SOUTHINGTON-Lrg 2BR TH, full bsmt, W/D hkup, C/Air, 1.5BA. Utils not incld. Easy access to I-84 & 691. Refs & sec. dep req’d. 860-621-2693 WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904


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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 1ST FLOOR Clean. LR, DR. WD hookup. Fenced-in yard. No pets. $800 /mo. 2 mos sec. 203-464-3083 MERIDEN 2nd Floor. 2BR, 5 RMs. 45 S. Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. No pets/smoking. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591 MERIDEN 3 & 2 bedroom apartments, 1st & 3rd floor, newly renovated, appls, off street parking, no pets, $975 & $750 mo. 203-815-8335

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Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR Off-st parking. Clean. Freshly painted. New carpet. Move-in condition. $950 +sec. (203) 237-4000 MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm.

If you have not received your Citizen for two or more consecutive weeks, please call our office, 877-238-1953 Sorry, no out-of-town subscriptions.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires September 31. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- East side. 2BR, 5 rms, 1st floor, Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Hardwood floors. 1st mo + security, refs. $875/month. 203-238-4882 or 203-623-8037 MERIDEN- Efficiency Reasonably priced 2 rm apt. incl. heat & hot water. Clean, quiet building. $575. 3rd flr, 199 East Main St. Call 203-440-4789

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016


MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $650 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597

EFFICIENCY Fully Furnished. BR/LR combination w/full kitchen & private bath. $575/mo. Sec. & lease req. Call 203-238-9772

MERIDEN-2 1/2BR, 2nd flr, Randolph Ave. full bath, LR, kit., FP $850/mo. 1st & last months. Utils not incld. No pets/smoking. Call 203-630-3871

MERIDEN STUDIO 1 bath. 465 Crown St, Spring Hill Condominiums. Fully applianced. Heat/HW included Well-maintained. $625/mo. 203-317-9638 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 2nd Floor. Stove, fridge, heat & HW incl. $775 + sec. Call 203-430-4373

MERIDEN-2 bdrm apt, own entrance, newly renovated, offst parking. No pets. $850/mo. Sec & refs req’d. 203-238-7133 MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Reduced! $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348


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Property zoned C-1 for lease, central location w/ample parking. Over 15,000 sq. ft. available. Valued at 8.00 sq. ft. For more details and information call R.E. Broker Harvey Criscuolo (203) 634-1864 or email: APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Reduced! $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-3BR, 1st flr, includes elec. EIK, butler pantry, prvt laundry, hdwd flrs, off-st-parking, gar. storage. 19 Cambridge St. $1050. 860-716-7947 MERIDEN-3Rm, 1BR, separate utils, fenced in backyard. $700/mo + sec. Call Tarita 203233-5327 MERIDEN-Completley renovated. 3BR or 4BR apts. Dead-end st., quiet neighborhood, 1 parking. Section 8 approved. No pets. $1300-$1350. 203-715-3494 MERIDEN-Studio apt on busline, downtown, W/W carpet. $600/mo inclds heat & elec. No pets. 203-982-3042 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances included. No pets. Must have good credit. $780. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 2BR,1 bath, unfurnished. Quite neighborhood. No smoking, no pets. $950/mo. Call 203-697-0819. WALLINGFORD 4 RMs, 3rd Flr. Stove & Refrigerator. $700 plus security. (203) 949-9196 or (203) 715-0660 WALLINGFORD-1st fl, 2BR, 5 rm, EIK, new bath, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. No pets/ smoking. $1250 203-464-1847 WALLINGFORD-48 Allen Ave, 1st flr, 4Rm, 2BR ,off street parking, coin-op wshr/dryer, $925/mo, 1-1/2month security. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. Open Oct 1st. 203 430 6896 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR duplex, yard, off st parking. $1100 per month. (203) 738-9911

SOUTHINGTON 24 High Street, 1st flr, 2 BRs. Stove, refrig, w/d hookups. $875/mo plus util & sec. 203-444-9525 or 203-245-2388

WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 2nd flr, lge rms, clean, off st parking, trash pickup, w/d hookup. Sec, credit ck. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1200. 86 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa.

SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St, downtown. 2nd flr. $860/ month includes hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Mike. Avail. Aug. 31.

WLFD- 2BR, Appliances, laundry room, Section 8 approved. No pets. Security & credit check. 1st flr. 24 Meadow St. $875. 203-265-5980 Lisa.

SOUTHINGTON. LARGE 1 BR apt w/appls, lge jacuzzi, w/d hookup in bsmt, utils not included. Near Hospital of Central CT. Avail Oct. 860-621-2693

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

WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 2nd floor, recently renovated, offstreet parking, no dogs, avail now, 104 Meadow St., $850, 203-530-1840

WLFD. 1 BR apts including heat & hw. Lease, sec, no pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101

WALLINGFORD 1 bdrm., 1 bath. 1st flr., On-site laundry, No pets, $775/mo + 1 mo sec, Credit Chk & Lease. 860-3495355.

WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101.

WALLINGFORD 1 or 2 BR Apartments Starting at $650 per month. No pets. Central location. Call (203) 269-9585 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, off-st parking. Nice location. $895/mo. Call 203-634-1881

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

MERIDEN lg. furnished rm. Private home, all utils included, shared kitchen & bath, nice yard. $550/mo or $140/wk. Call (203) 537-1772 Lisa.

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

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690


OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-4 Two family home in Bradley Park area. 1st FL boasts 1800sf, Large Master + 1 Bedroom. Fully renovated. 2nd FL is 1500sf, 2 bedrooms, updated. Hardwood floors. Fenced yard. Off-street parking 4+ cars. 43-45 Winthrop Terrace, Meriden $289,000

WLFD E. Side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2BA, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car gar., level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $319,900 Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Financing Available 828-247-9966 code 45

WALLINGFORD Colonial East Side $499,000. For Photos & Details Call (203) 988-9819 Buyers Agent Welcome


WLFD $199,900 Large 2 family w/store front. Possible 3 family house R6 zone. Separate utilities, corner lot with some yard. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618



WLFD Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more $270,000. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618

We Need You! Positions avail in 5 departments for our 3 locations. Must be 18 or older & able to start as soon as tomorrow. CALL NOW! MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD- Center of town, great location. Ideal for retail business. Call Bob Sprafke (203) 444-3407

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SOUTHINGTON. Large 3 bay garage, 25x35. 860-621-2693

It's all here!

WLFD Back on the market and lower price! Earn big $$ whten you take over this Filipino store, restaurant, deli. Great Rt. 150 location. Many established clients. $70,000. Maria 203-265-5618



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


MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $120 per week plus security.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES MERIDEN $325,000 4 1BR units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details. Call Annemarie 203-235-3300 FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

MERIDEN WLFD Looking for an affordable opportunity to live in Wallingford? Don’t miss this West side Ranch on almost half an acre. $182,900. Chuck (203) 265-5618

Nice Corner Convenience Store for sale. Negotiable price. (203) 537-7420 or (203)-537-5403

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

All Callers Interviewed Positions will fill up Fast!

860-329-0316 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mfg. Company seeks p/t individual with excellent phone skills to assist customers with orders and product information. Data entry and computer skills required. Knowledge of shooting sports a plus. Please mail or fax resumes to: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Fax - 860-632-1699

GENERAL LABOR Local Company - All shifts. $8.50-10/hr. Machine Op or Assembly experience a plus. Contact HCM (203) 634-8427 GYMNASTICS - Team Coaches, Tumbling & Class Instructors. Competitive Pay. CT Gymnastics / Wallingford 203-269-7464


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DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

203-237-7129 203-530-7041 CARPET and upholstery cleaning. State of the art equip truck mount units. Call now for scheduling 203-269-9993.


HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.


Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

AUNT DOE’S Family Day Care Taking Applications for Full Time. Ages 1-5. CT License #55147 Call 203-213-2974 or 203-284-9121

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

Ziggy Kacperski Berlin, CT 06037 Tel. 860-829-8212



DUMPSTERS CROSS ROADS SERVICES 12 yard Rolloff Dumpsters Avail for home or yard cleanups Labor avail. CT Reg#553037. Call 203-627-8750 for estimate.

CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

Roll-Off Dumpsters

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817

15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360



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

ATTORNEYS T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, Discrimination, Health Care Denials & General Law. There are Laws to Protect You When Your Rights are Violated. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford. 203-774-4925



All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Grading & Lawn renovations, Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577

Free Consultation


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

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

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

CT Reg #564042

ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

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


Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

FENCING UNITED FENCE Co. All types of fencing. Lic’d & ins’d. Free est. CT Reg 603790. (203) 634-1113

A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, hedge trimming, dumpster rental, tree shrub, debris removal, #584101. Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638


PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460

SAMMY Masonry-Since 1977. Concrete, stone, chimney, stucco. All masonry. CT 574337. Ins. 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Pruning, Mowing, trimming, hedges. All lawn maint. Top quality work. Ins’d. Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete* Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355

CROSS ROADS SERVICES Full Service landscaping Co. Hedge trimming, lawn renovation, Bobcat work. #553037. Call 203-627-8750 for estimate. GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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


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

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 10% off if you mention this ad

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


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

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


Roofs R Us Family run for 42yrs Siding, seamless gutters, windows. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358 SAMMY Construction Quality Work. Carpentry, repairs, siding, roofs & more! 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481 CT# 619246

FIDERIO & SONS Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554 OMEGA - All paving, seal coating, hot tar crack filling. 10% off. Free est. All work guranteed #0624631. 860-294-1184

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

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


Shamock Roofing

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

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



203-237-4124 an LLC co


KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Carpentry, plumbing, elec, painting. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing, bagging Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.



Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577

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

Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.


All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355


Shamock Roofing




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

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

Quality Landscaping, LLC

203-237-4124 an LLC co.

REPAIRS done by carpenters free estimate to windows, doors, roofing, siding, hatchways, and cellar leaks. Complete home improvements, additions, finish Bsmnt, dormers, porches & decks 203-238-1449 #578107




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

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Full service lawn care: Landscape design, pavers, retaining walls, planting, weeding flower beds, mulch, new lawns, lot clearing, yard cleanup. CT#619909 203-715-2301

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

Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301


Thursday, September 3, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

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

Ophthalmology Eyecare Technician Position

TREE SERVICES Safety Pruning & Removals! Special storm season pricing Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree

203-272-4216 PRICKER REMOVAL

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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


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

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D



Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

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


Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953


Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at

CT Reg. #516790

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

203-237-7129 203-530-7041 HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

Is your merchandise "blending in?" Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to whip up some interest among potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:





Immediate Openings LARGE Direct Mail Company has immediate openings for FT & PT Telephone Representatives in our Inbound Call Center. Candidate should have prior customer service exp, a clear speaking voice, typing & computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. $10/hour to start. Apply in person to Speed Staffing, LLC, 500 So. Broad St., Meriden, Entrance E, between the hours of 8am-4:30 pm. Resumes may be faxed to 203-379-0965 or emailed to GENERAL HELP


GENERATION X Must enjoy loud music and be able to work with opp. sex Looking for fun/exciting guys & gals to work in factory outlet. Full time and perm work avail. No exp. nec. We train. ● Customer Service Reps ● Appointment Setters ● Manager Trainees

INTERVIEWING 1st 100 CALLERS 860-329-0316

Home Health Aides Meriden/Wallingford Area Exc hourly rate. Must have car. Call Tracy (203) 281-5500 VNS, Inc. of So CT

HELP WANTED NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS Warehouse Worker Assembler Quality Assurance Entry Level Admin For more info call 203-379-0507 CT Personnel

Now You Can Apply Online! Security Officers Wanted Floater - All Shifts FT/PT Positions New Haven, Middletown & the surrounding areas. For Fastest Response Apply online NOW! or visit us Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 4pm at 321 Research Pkwy Meriden 800-931-9696 THANK YOU! For Applying Online

SECURITAS SECURITY SERVICES USA, INC EOE M/F/D/V PAINTING FT Painters and subcontractors for residential and commercial work. Call 800-778-9885 x 1279


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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

Hamden/Branford/Cheshire Experience preferred but not essential. Full Time 40 hr workweek. Candidates must be personable, motivated, reliable, with a friendly, positive attitude, and team spirit is essential. Excellent compensation/benefits. Fax resume 203-281-2742

It's all here!

HELP WANTED SALES/PROJECT MANAGER Filling 20 Positions Immediately Owens Corning Nationwide Contractor. Specializing in storm restoration. $100k income poss. Will train. Jeremy 866-932-9739 SEASONAL HELP 20 hours per week 3 PM to closing. Monday - Sunday. Apply https: Southington SHORT ORDER Cook & Waitstaff. Experienced. Flex hrs, all shifts. Good pay. Friendly atmosphere. Call 203-500-5259 TEACHERS- FT for 2 yrs old & up, Structured setting. Will train. Organization & dependability a must. Flex hrs. Benefits. Denise 203-269-2266 TELEPHONE SALES Self motivated energetic people wanted for Community Service Organization. Weeknights 5:30-8:30, Sat 10:00-2:00. 3-5 days. Hourly & bonuses. 203-269-5138 WAITSTAFF & COOKS WANTED For all shifts including overnight. Minimum 3 yrs exp. Must have reliable transportation. FT/PT. Contact Jim (860) 505-8320


PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6AM-9PM, flex. & weekend hrs. Earn $12+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp.

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-4880386

PHARMACY CLERK Tues & Weds 8am-1pm Apply in person Hancock’s Pharmacy 840 East Main St., Meriden

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96


HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER Exciting opportunity for individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate excellent skills in the Spanish language and thorough knowledge of the Spanish culture. Must utilize active learning strategies that appeal to multiple modalities and learning styles. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary along with acknowledge and desire to work with high level students. Preference will be given to individuals with dual language certification. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in curriculum. (CERT. # 023) CLOSING DATE: Sept 18, 2009 4:00 p.m. To Apply: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 3, 2009




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Prices good 9/3 - 9/9


COUNTRY FARMS Deli & Catering

116 Mill St., Berlin • 828-1154

Breakfast Sandwiches Available All Day! Fruit and Gift Baskets for Any Occasion! Coming Soon ... Green Mountain Coffee

Specializing in All Your Catering Needs!

From the Deli ... $

Land O’Lakes American Cheese ......... 2.99 lb. $ Boar’s Head Rotisserie Chix .................. 5.99 lb. $ Boar’s Head Honey Smoked Ham ....... 5.99 lb. $ Domestic Ham .............................................. 3.99 lb. $ Wunderbar Bologna ................................... 2.49 lb. $

1.59 doz. 1% Guida’s Milk ......................................... 2.49 gal. ¢ 1 Liter Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt. Dew..............99 Extra Large Eggs .....................................


+tax & dep.

- Great Price! $

COLE SLAW .................................. 2.59 LB. $ MACARONI SALAD.................... 2.59 LB. $ POTATO SALAD........................... 2.59 LB. FRESH $ GROUND BEEF............................ 2.99 LB. 1115209

Prices good 9/3 - 9/12

Prices good 9/3 - 9/12


Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper Thursday, September 3, 2009 Volume 13, Number 36 Berlin resident David Piryk stands in the foreground as a...


Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper Thursday, September 3, 2009 Volume 13, Number 36 Berlin resident David Piryk stands in the foreground as a...