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Volume 14, Number 36

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Census winds down: Berlin tops 20,000 inhabitants By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen Berlin outshone the rest of the state — and country — when it came to sending back its census forms. In Berlin, 84 percent of residents returned the form compared to 74 percent statewide and 72 percent nationwide, said Antoinette Pajor, community services director and also the Berlin Complete Count Committee Chair. Town Manager Denise McNair noted residents’ “high compliance.” April 10 was the cutoff date for returns. With 16 percent of the count not returning forms, census workers will be around town continuing the effort, Pajor said. Workers will check on vacant addresses, motels, and spot check to verify information already submitted. Pajor said only a very small amount of homeless

people are likely to be part of Berlin’s count. There are always a few who do not return the form, some who are perhaps not aware of it — or threw it out without realizing its significance, she said. According to the U.S. Census website, Berlin has broken the 20,000 mark in population. Preliminary data shows that in the past decade Berlin has gained more than 2,250 residents, bringing the population up from 18,215 to 20,467. In 1990, the population was 16,787. That the town was pushing 20,000 was no secret. Along with the 10 year, Constitutionally-required census, the U.S. Census also conducts the American Community Survey: an ongoing collection of data that is more extensive than the census data and which See Census, page 23

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Kids having fun is just one of the many sights to enjoy at the annual Berlin Fair.

Fair counts on new economic strategy for success By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen (In an interview with The Citizen, this year’s fair President Peter Hansen talks about the economic realities of running a major agricultural fair. Next week: what’s new and improved for the 62nd annual fair.) Peter Hansen was the

Lion’s entertainment chair for 25 years and he may be again one day. But this year he has new responsibilities at the big fall event which runs Oct. 1-3. “That was my niche, but now I’m in charge of the overall supervision,” Hansen said. He is this year’s president of the 62nd annual Lions Club presentation of

the Berlin Fair. One of his biggest concerns is for the economic health of the fair. “We hope to have a profitable and successful fair this year,” Hansen said explaining the many strategies organizers are using to ensure this. “What we can raise from the

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Record lovers get a new spin on music at Movin’ Moe’s When it comes to music, Michael “Moe” Cushen is a good man to know. He’s been in the business in one form or another for most of his life. Earlier this summer he set up shop at 1020 Farmington Ave. bringing a whole new world of vinyl to local record-lovers. Along with his Chihuahua Cheech, Cushen welcomes customers to Movin’ Moe’s Oldies and

Goodies where they can browse vintage records and also check out consignment goods. For example, there’s an extensive collection of buttons from historic band tours and 1960s and 1970s happenings. “I really like it here,” Cushen said of his Berlin digs. The space is affordable, the right size and in a good location. He’s joined the Chamber of Commerce and found folks to be receptive to the niche he put together when Movin’ Moe’s opened in June. “There was nothing else like it around,” he

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

See Record, page 23

By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Moe Cushen and his Chihuahua Cheech at Movin’ Moe’s record shop on Farmington Avenue.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Family Health and Safety Day at the Farmers Market

The Berlin Farmers Market strives to bring healthy living to its customers and this Saturday, Sept. 11, visitors will have an even greater opportunity to achieve that goal. On that day, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Family Health and Safety Day, at the market, starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m. The market is located at the American Legion, 154 Porters Pass. The event features area businesses and organizations offering ideas for a safe and healthy lifestyle. The health fair is a way to focus on health-oriented businesses in Berlin and Chamber Executive Director Katherine A. Fuechsel said the Farmers Market is “the perfect venue for this event.” Organizers expect 13 local health businness to participate. The event is free.

With obesity on the rise and today’s health care crisis, “it’s important that everyone accepts responsibility for their own health,” Fuechsel said. Furthermore, the events of 9/11 have heightened peoples’ awareness of the need for certain safety measures. Travelers, whether by plane or automobile or other means, are more aware of the need to feel confident and that their experience will be a good one. The Family Health and Safety Day will include an Amber Alert photo ID session sponsored by the Kensington Rotary Club. Also, the Berlin Police Department will introduce its Special Needs Registry designed to give emergency workers a heads-up in case a call involves an individual with special health circumstances. Rocky, the New Britain Rock Cats mascot is sched-

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A motor vehicle accident in front of Dairy Queen Sept. 3 appears to be linked to faulty brakes. According to the Berlin Police Department, a woman driving a Honda Accord was heading down Farmington Avenue from New Britain Road around 3 p.m. when the vehicle’s brakes failed. She tried to evade traffic in the area but sideswiped one vehicle and eventually went up on a curb in order to stop the vehicle. No charges were made. Pictured: Emergency personnel inspect the Honda Accord (back, left).

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Incentives help with cost of equipment and energy By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Businesses that use air compressors could do themselves a favor by looking into incentive programs being offered by utility companies, says Sal Calvo, vice president of MidStateAir Compressor, at 348 Deming Road, Unit C. New compressor technology can help businesses save up to 50 percent of their utility cots, Salvo said, adding that older equipment is not as efficient and leaks can be

costly. While the utility company offered even greater incentives just a few years ago — up to 100 percent of equipment replacement —substantial help is still available, Calvo said. Just about every manufacturing business uses an air compressor and people will be familiar with the equipment as it is standard at places such as car washes and dry cleaners, Calvo said. Calvo opened the MidState company about six months ago and provides sevices

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Sal and Carol Calvo of MidStateAir Compressor. statewide and throughout the region. He is vice president of the company and his wife, Carol Calvo, is president. The couple’s three sons pitch in at MidState, too. Since opening in Berlin, the company has taken on sever-

al new accounts in the area, including the Town of Berlin. “Compressors are my life and I’d like to be able to help people,� Calvo said, who is also a volunteer firefighter See Incentives, page 11

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Supporting a good cause close to home will now be easy. Good Cause Gifts, 150 Mill Street, is a local shop supported by Futures, Inc. and is packed with unique gifts for family and friends. The store has scheduled its open house today, Sept. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. Good Cause Gifts mission is to create competitive employment opportunities for Berlin residents with disabilities, many of whom are from the Berlin Out & About Club. The work opportunities presented will allow these young adults to work in their home community and establish a strong presence where one and all are accepted. For many these may be the only employment opportunity they are afforded. In addition, the store will house a recreation area where members of the Out & About Club can meet and socialize in their own community. The shop offers “merchandise for a cause� and will support charities such as cancer research and education. Products will come from local sources and from as far

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Kensington Congregational Church’s Sunday School Kick-off is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 12 at the 10 a.m. service. Children 3 years old to eighth grade are welcome. Crib room is available. Confirmation classes are scheduled to begin Sunday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the parish hall. All eighth and ninth grade students are invited to attend. For more information on any event at Kensington Congregational Church, call (860) 828-4511. The Kensington Congregational Church Christian Education program has scheduled a Parent/Child playgroup for Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The group meets on a “drop-in” basis,

in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. The playgroup is open to all who care for children from infants to preschoolers. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

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The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled free Tot Time for Thursdays, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 9 at the church, 878 Worthington Ridge. Parents with children 1 through 5 years old enjoy craft time, play sessions, snacks, storytime and holiday parties. No registration is needed. For more information, call (860) 828-6586. The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled a tag sale for Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. Admis-

Christian Life Church is scheduled to present Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace U niversity. Join us for a 13week video driven small group program that teaches people how to beat debt, build wealth, and give like never before. Classes are scheduled for Sundays at 9 a.m., beginning Sept. 12 or Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 15 at Christian Life Church, 496 Kensington Road. For more information, call

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Gloria C. Poppel

Raymond J. Poteau, Sr. Raymond J. Poteau, Sr., 67, of New Britain died Aug. 30, 2010 at Brittany Farms Health Care Facility in New Britain. He was the widower of Marie Carmel Poteau. He was an electrician employed by Hartford Boiler Co. He is survived by three daughters, Beatrice Poteau of Berlin, Sunjoy Walters of West Hartford and Margarette Martin of Tennessee; two sons, Raymond Poteau Jr. of West Hartford and

the day loved bowling, camping, and traveling in her motor home singing good old country music. She also loved spending time with her family, especially with her great-granddaughter, Valice Dia Walton, whom she missed dearly these past few years. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Walton Jeffers (a.k.a. Rachael D. Iwasczyszyn) and fiancé, Kenneth J. Iwasczyszyn of New Britain; son, Clifton Walton Jr. of New Britain; two grandchildren, Thomas Walton and Melanie R. Jef-

fers, of New Britain; her sisters, Dorothy Vaillancourt of Plainville, Urma Plourd and her husband Reginald Plourd of St. Agatha, and Lorette Levesque and her husband Romeo of New Britain; a brother, Camille Plourde and his wife Renette of St. Agatha; and a very loving sister-in-law, Yvonne Plourd, of Maine. She had several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly. Services were held Sept. 2, 2010 at Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain.

Cecile M. Walton Cecile M. (Plourde) Walton, 66, died Aug. 25, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in St. Ag atha, Maine, and moved to Connecticut as a young girl. She lived in Berlin at Stonebridge Village. She worked at Stanley Works of New Britain for 28 years until she retired. She was married to Clifton H. Walton for 14 years who is at rest now. She loved puzzles, and she loved the winter snow and playing cards with her sisters and friends. She also in

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Gloria C. Poppel, 80, of Berlin, died Aug. 29, 2010 at Middlesex Hospital after a short illness. She was the widow of Clifford “Kiki” Poppel who died in 1995. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Katherine (Reale) Caruso. She was a Berlin resident most of her life and was formerly employed as a school teacher in the New Britain School System. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin. She was an active member of the church and volunteered in the community, belonging to many organizations. She was an extraordinarily loving mother and loyal friend. She cherished her family and friends. She never turned down opportunities to go shopping, out to eat, or get together with family and friends, and play cards. Some of her happiest times were spent wintering in Florida and entertaining family and friends. She was generous, warm and giving. She leaves a legacy of love and friendship. Surviving are a son, Clifford Poppel and his wife April of Springboro, Ohio; two daughters, Marcy Poppel and her partner Herb Paddock of Middletown and Debi Reed and her husband Bruce of Westboro, Mass.; a sister, Dorothy Brzozowski and her husband Dick of Plainville; six grandchildren, Denise, Katie, and Sarah, from Springboro,

Ohio, and Chris, Melissa, and Ali of Westboro, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, Randy and Isabelle from Ohio; many nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Sal Caruso. The family would like to thank Gloria’s many friends for their friendship, support, and kindness expressed during the past years. Services were held Sept. 3, 2010 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Gloria’s name are kindly asked to consider Sacred Heart Church, 48 Cottage Street, East Berlin, CT 06023 or Middlesex Hospital Hospice, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. Please share a memory of Gloria with the family at www.ericksonhansen.com.


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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Great Choice

To the editor: Berlin, you got it right! Congratulations to your Town Council for their decision to name the municipal complex in honor of Art Powers. It’s very difficult in these times of indulgences and busy schedules to find folks that are willing to dedicate their efforts for the good of a community and fellow man with integrity and sincere motives. However, the Town of Berlin is very fortunate to have such a person in Art Powers. You have a gentleman who was the first mayor, worked tirelessly to obtain open space, encouraged regional planning, was appointed by the highly respected Ella Grasso as Commissioner of the Dept. of Transportation, was President of the CT Conference of Municipalities, found time to referee wrestling at the college and

high school levels and serves as the moderator of his church. And this is the short list. It appears that some are that are trying to deface the efforts of a very deserving man. Can you imagined if those sore losers used their energy for the good of the Berlin? Then maybe they too could accomplish good things like those that Art Powers has accomplished for his beloved town. Berlin, you are lucky to have a great town and a great citizen in Art Powers. Wendy Manemeit Durham

Community works together Dear Editor: Thank you for reporting on our Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) event which was held on August 2628 at a CL& P warehouse in Berlin. This was an incredi-

ble, life-giving, communitybuilding event, as more than 1,000 volunteers from over 50 businesses, civic groups and churches from Berlin, and surrounding towns, gathered to pack 270,864 meals, which will feed over 742 children for an entire year. It was wonderful to see community members working side-byside and having fun, while making a tangible difference in our world by packing lifegiving nutrients for people in need. Volunteers, ages five to 85, came from as far as Northport, NY and included many youth and families. Numerous churches helped to raise funds and recruit volunteers, and many clubs and businesses sent packing teams. This is something to celebrate, as people of Berlin, and beyond, come together to help others in need. This event was a huge success and would not have been See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 9 Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 6:30 p.m. Youth Services Advisory Board, Town Hall Room A, 4 p.m. Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Economic Development, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m.

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 9, 2010

Commentary A message from Governor M. Jodi Rell

Your help needed for Pakistan flooding victims Once again, the United States of America — bolstered by the unwavering support of states like Connecticut — stands ready to pro- Rell vide muchneeded relief to victims of the latest world tragedy: the flooding in Pakistan. This is the worst flooding Pakistan has seen since 1929, resulting in over 1,100 deaths and about one million survivors in Pakistan who need our help. I am making an appeal to all Connecticut residents and businesses to once again show support for those in dire need – this time, the people of Pakistan. Below are links to USAID and InterAction “A United Voice for Global Change” where you can find the latest news on

how the U.S. is helping the people of Pakistan, particularly in Khybert Paktunkhwa and the FederallyAdministered Tribal Areas. Also included is a link to the contact information for many humanitarian organizations that are accepting donations to help conduct effective, long-term relief operations. You can also text “SWAT” to 50555 to make a $10 donation that will be dedicated to helping displaced families in Pakistan. As governor, I am urging the people of this caring and compassionate state to join me in showing Connecticut cares. Here’s how you can provide financial support for victims of Pakistan flooding: http://www.usaid.gov/pakistanflooding/ and http://www.interaction.org/ crisis-list/interaction-members-respond-floods-pakistan.

Drivers must give pedestrians and bicyclists a break The Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched its 2010 “Share the Road” campaign, highlighting the “three feet” law that went into effect in late 2008, designed to provide a buffer zone for bicyclists. The goal of the campaign is to improve the safety of all travelers, including bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians, through awareness and education. “In Connecticut alone, we see an average of five bicyclists and 38 pedestrian fatalities each year, and even more are seriously injured,” said David M. Head, transportation supervising planner at the Connecticut Department of Transportation. “Our goal

with this campaign is to remind residents that whether you are driving your car, truck, SUV, riding your bike, or merely walking, your safety depends on sharing the road safely with others.” The percentage of cyclists and pedestrians involved in fatal accidents compared to overall accidents each year is 0.7 percent and three percent respectively. The percentage of automobile occupants involved in fatal accidents compared to overall accidents is 0.2 percent. Improving the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists is an essential element of the statewide safety program because pedestrians and bicySee Drivers, next page


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Thursday, September 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Commentary

Another summer slips away...and now this update By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Hear that? That highpitched whistling? Why it’s the sound of summer 2010 slipping away. Labor Day has come and gone and no matter what the calendar says (that there are two more weeks to go — ha!) we all know the lazy, hazy days are over. I don’t know about you, but I fared poorly on my summer to-do list. Oh woe, the many house and garden projects I was going to do. Alas, the places I planned to visit, the people I’d see for cookouts. The ballgames, beaches and hammock-lounging…that eluded me. Summer was relatively quiet in Berlin so, in case you’ve been checked out of the real world, here’s an update on some of the news.

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clists are at a disproportionate risk of fatal or serious injuries as a percentage of all accident types. From 2005 to 2007, for example, 104, or almost 14 percent of the 796 people killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians; five percent of those were under the age of 18. The new “three feet” law, which took effect Oct. 1, 2008,

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possible without the joint efforts of many people. Our team is extremely grateful to CL&P for their generous donation of resources, including the use of their warehouse, staff and forklift, allowing FMSC for the first time ever to send a full container directly from a mealpacking site to a shipping port, saving both time and money. We’re also thankful to the other businesses who shared in-kind resources. Many churches, business-

There was a bit of a flap, over an idea pitched by Bob Zipadelli, to name the municipal complex after former Mayor Arthur B. Powers Sr. Republicans rallied against it, but in the end, The Democrat majority on the council OK’d the honor. At that same meeting, a room full of offroad vehicle enthusiasts showed up to protest the council’s plans for new regulations on ATVs. The council backed-off to study the issue further. There was one interesting revelation as a result of the exchange between the people and their representatives. Did any of the councilors ride? a resident asked. Only Councilor Kari Drost could say she owned and operated ATVs and therefore had firsthand knowledge of the sport. The town was at work on a

Kensington resident Nick DiSalvo sent in this photo of an 11 foot sunflower growing in his backyard. couple of high-profile projects. The Streetscape plan moved forward with new sidewalks along Masserio Drive and Pistol Creek got a big boost from volunteers who installed recreational features and landscaping. The Hartford Colonials be-

requires motorists to allow at least three feet of separation when overtaking and passing cyclists on Connecticut roads. Motorists who fail to do so risk fines. For more information on the “Share the Road” campaign, and to get tips for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians on how to stay safe, visit www.sharetheroadct.org. (Content provided by the state’s Department of Transportation.)

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es and individuals made generous financial contributions to help pay for meal ingredients, which cost $46,046 (at 17 cents per meal). We continue to raise funds to pay for this event-so far raising over $30,000. And we’re already planning an event for 2011. Our joint efforts to feed hungry children won’t stop here. You can help by visiting the Pumpkin Patch at Bethany Covenant on Oct. 431. All proceeds will benefit FMSC. To thank all involved with the FMSC event, we’re hosting a “Great Gathering” on Oct. 23 with a free Kid’s

Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an ecumenical Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there! For more information, go to www.bethanycovenant.org/fmscconnecticut, email us at fmsc@bethanycovenant.org, or call (860)828-3637. Rev. Becky Poor Minister to Youth and Families Bethany Covenant Church, Berlin Arlene Burek Central CT. FMSC Coordinator

Continued from page 6 with the East Berlin department. He has been in the air compressor business for 15 years and worked in automotive services prior to that. Calvo gave an example of how utility subsidies could help a small business. For instance, a new air compressor for $13,650 might be the choice for an owner watching his pennies, but it may be possible to upgrade to a

gan practice sessions at Sage Park. A primary was held for representatives from governor to attorney general and Berlin had a strong turnout — at least compared to the rest of the state. Work on McGee Middle School air quality project progressed and the police department launched its Special Needs Registry dedicated to Lillian Bolin, a resident with a handicapping condition who died as a result of a fire at her home. And Kensington Fire Rescue company moved forward with plans to create a 9/11 memorial on Farmington Avenue using steel recovered from that tragic day at the World Trade Center. The weather was hot and dry enough for the governor to issue a drought advisory at the end of August. There

were big, bad thunderstorms, even tornados, across the state. But Berlin ducked most of the mayhem. Gardeners seemed to think it was a fairly successful season. Better than the soggy mess and late blight in the summer-of-rain the year before. It seems it’s always too much or too little. Those who have been following the news about Pakistan, and what the weather has wrought on that country, know we shouldn’t complain. (See Governor Rell’s message on this page.) All in all, for Berlin, it was a pretty decent summer’s worth of news. Now as the bittersweet reality of fall is upon us, I hope you had your share of hammock-time along with plenty of other fine memories of summer to see you through ’til next time.

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chines. “Rebates offer CL&P business customers an opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of their stores or buildings.Through rebates, we encourage customers to retrofit and replace lighting, motors and heating/cooling equipment with newer equipment that provides the same —or sometimes better — results and comfort while lowering energy use,” according to CL&P. Rebates are fixed amounts, provided on a per-unit basis. They are paid directly to customers after they install predesignated measures using qualified, licensed contractors. Funding for these programs is limited, and customers will be qualified for enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call CL&P tollfree at 1-877-WISE-USE. To check out utility incentives go to www.clp.com/business/saveenergy/businessrebates.aspx.

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CitizenSeniors

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 9, 2010

Senior Happenings

AARP

Meetings The AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is

scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 1:14 p.m. at the Senior Center. A representative from the Canton Raptor Care wild bird facility will speak. Classes Senior Safe Driver classes, sponsored by Berlin AARP

Senior Bowling

Results of the Senior Bowling League from Sept. 3: Don Maitz, 208; Mike Koval, 183; Florence Gillette, 173; Joe Sytulek, 170; Walt Wallace, 162; Al Pollard, 152; Irene Willametz, 151.

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ed. Sign up is required by Sept. 10. UConn Lady Huskies in New York — Sunday, Dec. 19. The Lady Huskies are scheduled to play in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. Lunch is on your own. Tickets include the Rutgers vs. Texas A&M game at noon and UConn vs. Ohio State at 2:30 p.m. Sign up at the Senior Center.

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The Senior Center has scheduled the following special trips. Sign ups are required. For more information and cost, call the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006. White Christmas at The Bushnell — Saturday, Nov. 20. Trip includes lunch at the Chowder Pot and a 2 p.m. matinee of White Christmas. Bus transportation is includ-

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p.m. Classes begin Sept. 13 and end Oct. 25. Participants will learn skills they need to know and practice to minimize their risk for diabetesrelated complications. Topics include blood-glucose monitoring, exercise, nutrition, eye and foot care, and other self-care information. Patricia O’Connell, a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian, will be the instructor for the course. Adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes, parents of diabetic children, or significant others of people with diabetes are invited to enroll. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions, as dif-

ferent material is covered each week. For more information or to register, contact the Health District at (860) 721-2818.

Blood glucose screening program The Central Connecticut Health District and the Wethersfield Health Care Center has scheduled a glucose screening program to residents of Berlin, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington who are 65 years of age and older. Jacki Baranowski, R.N. from the Wethersfield Health Care Center, will conduct

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Health and Wellness Briefs

Bereavement seminar

A bereavement seminar is scheduled at St. Paul parish hall from 7 to 9 p.m., for 10 weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 13. The program is sponsored by the Family Life Office, Archdiocese of Hartford. For more information and to register, call (860) 8280331.

Annual Cancer Survivors’ Day

The Cancer Center at Midstate Medical Center has scheduled its annual Cancer Survivors’ Day for Sunday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hubbard Park in Meriden. This event is dedicated to honoring the lives of cancer survivors, especially those treated at Midstate Medical Center. This year’s theme is “The Magic of Survivorship.” Cancer survivors are welcome to bring family and friends. Activities include face painting, balloon animals, caricature drawings,

musical entertainment and refreshments. Cancer survivors are treated to a relaxing chair massage. For more information, call the Cancer Center at Midstate at (2030) 694-8353. Registration is preferred.

Free workshop series for breast cancer survivors The Hospital of Central Connecticut has scheduled a free, six-week workshop series for breast cancer survivors, “Cancer Transitions – Life after Treatment,” beginning, Tuesday, Sept. 14. The series is designed to help survivors transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Workshops will be led by physicians and staff with The Hospital of Central Connecticut breast program and are open to breast cancer survivors who have completed active treatment within the past two years (participants may be receiving adjuvant treatment such as tamoxifen).

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Tuesday, Oct. 12 — Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Information for Survivors Tuesday, Oct. 26 — Nutrition: The Benefits of Healthy Eating Tuesday, Nov. 9 — Choosing Life and Movement - Exercising for Health Tuesday, Nov. 23 — Medical Management after Breast Cancer Participation in all six

workshops is recommended, but not required. Each session includes a healthy meal, and free parking in the Quigley Garage next to the hospital’s main entrance. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of “After Breast Cancer” by Hester Hill Schnipper. The program is funded by a grant from the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative.

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the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 7212818.

particular medications, drug interactions, vitamin supplements, possible side effects, and potential alternatives such as the use of generic medications. Pharmacist John F. Aforismo, of RJ Health Systems, Inc., in Wethersfield conducts the counseling sessions free of charge. The next clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in Room F-1 at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. Appointments are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2818.

Continued from page 13 and the fourth Tuesday of each month in Rocky Hill. Residents of all four health district towns are invited to participate at the location of their choice. The September glucose screenings are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St. in Wethersfield and Tuesday, Sept. 28 from10 a.m. to noon at the Rocky Hill Community Center, 55 Church St., Rocky Hill. Appointments are required. For more information, directions, and to schedule an appointment, contact

The Central Connecticut Health District and the Wethersfield Senior Center sponsor a prescription drug counseling program for residents of the Health District. The program sessions offer individualized drug counseling and provide information about supplements and over the counter drugs. Participants can discuss their medications in a confidential, one-on-one session with a pharmacist, who will provide information about the best way and time to take

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Center. Join the discussion about various natural remedies to fight the blues. The program is not intended to take the place to physician orders already in place. Wednesday, Sept. 22 — What Keeps You in Balance at 2 p.m. at the Senior Center. Learn the basics of balance, how to maintain balance and techniques for preventing falls. Balance testing is offered to all participants. Tuesday, Sept. 14 — Cooking for One or Two Made Simple at 1 p.m. Learn simple ways to prepare a meal for one or two people. Program is limited to eight participants.

September is National Senior Center Month In celebration of National

Senior Center Month, the following events are scheduled: Apple Picking at the Orchard — Friday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Apple picking at Lyman Orchards. Trip is limited to nine people. Senior Center Open House — Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the Senior Center and learn about the programs, services and activities offered. No sign up is necessary. Early Bird Dinner — Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. After the Senior Center open house, stay for dinner, sponsored by Andrew House Healthcare. Dinner is limited to 84 people. Sign up deadline is Friday, Sept. 10. Musical program — Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Musical entertainment provided by Ray DeCormier. Program is limited to 84 people. Sign up at the Senior Center.

Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Counseling services are offered free of charge on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Center. Appointments with Cheryl Eiderdown, MSW Intern, are required. Eiderdown also will schedule home appointments. For more information and to make an appointment, call (860) 225-3561, ext. 335.

New York City. Dec. 10 — Christmas in Connecticut at the Wadsworth Antheneum.

AARP trips The Berlins AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. Oct. 19 — Radio City Rockettes at the Providence Per-

Senior trips The Senior Center has scheduled the following trips. For more information, call (860) 828-7006. Sept. 17 — Thimble Islands and Connecticut shoreline. Sept. 22 — Connecticut Day at the Big E. Oct. 19 — Hunt’s Landing – Oktoberfest. Oct. 28 — The Culinary Institute of America at Caterina De Medici Nov. 3 — Tutankhamun –

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Major coaching milestone within reach this season By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Photos by Matt Leidemer/Paul Salina

Big things are expected this season from Berlin High School’s Amanda McLeod, left, Kyle Kureczka, bottom, and Kaylene Sylvain, right.

The 2010 fall sports season at Berlin High School gets under way next week. The following takes a look at some of the BHS varsity teams that will be competing this fall:

fenseman Vinny Fischer, defenseman Mike Voelpel, midfielder Alex Joslyn, midfielder/forward Jimmy Nolan, forward Jared Silverman and forward Kevin Stritch. Also expected to contribute this fall are juniors Connor Hilbie (defense), Armand Cano (forward) and Sam Vreeland (defense/midfield), sophomore Brajan Cano (forward), and freshman Alex Bednarek (midfield). Kureczka, Giaccone, Joslyn and Nolan will serve as team captains. Outlook: The Redcoat seniors have been together since their early days in the sport, and are a tight and cohesive unit. Clearly, that is a positive. However, Coach Francalangia suspects his team may have trouble generating goals. Defense in front of the net is a concern, as well. Still, the veteran coach expects his troops to turn in at least a .500 season. The Central Connecticut Conference South Division is expected to be very balanced this year. “Each game is winnable,” said Francalangia.

Volleyball

Coach: Bob Tarigo (29th year, 391-152). Assistant: Nancy DeBlasio. Last year: The Lady Redcoats rolled up a record of 157 and finished second in the Central Connecticut Conference South Division. The locals advanced to the second round of the CIAC Class M state tournament where they were eliminated with a 3-0 loss to Woodland. Key losses: Carina D’Amato, Krystie Luczynski, Katelyn Zarotney. This season: Berlin lost a lot of points to graduation, but returns some proven varsity players, including senior setter Karissa Tirinzoni, senior outside-/middle-hitter Elizabeth Long and senior outside hitter Amanda McLeod. The trio will serve as team captains. McLeod generated 235 service points in 2009, including 48 aces. Tirinzoni had a big junior year as well, dishing out a team-high 560 assists. Long was second on the team in kills last year with 100. Other key returnees are juniors Lia D’Amato, Victoria Fagan and Brittany Labbadia. As sophomores, D’Amato and Labbadia had 119 and 116 digs respectively, and Fagan generated 84 kills and served with 93.4 percent accuracy. Also back this season is senior Kaitlyn Cantafi, who saw a good deal of action as a junior. Junior Rachel Zelek is billed as a key newcomer. Outlook: The Lady Redcoats have some experience

on their roster, but lack quickness and power at the net. Still, Coach Tarigo believes his team has what it takes to turn in a plus-.500 season. Tarigo described his players as hard-working and dedicated. “They get along very well together,” he added. “Hopefully we’ll do well this year.” Chances are good that Tarigo will collect his 400th coaching victory this fall. The veteran coach said, with that milestone on the horizon, he has found himself thinking about the 100s of players who have come

through the program during his nearly three decades at the helm. “I’ve been doing that quite a bit,” he said. Tarigo, who has led Berlin to several conference championships, pointed out that his first year as coach, just 15 players came out for the team. This season, 42 girls are playing volleyball at BHS. “I didn’t think 29 years ago that I would be here in 29 years,” Tarigo said with a laugh. “But I’m very, very fortunate to still be here.”

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Coach: Dave Francalangia (11th year, 60-80-16). Assistant: Sal Parafati. Last year: The Redcoats ran up a record of 5-9-2. Key losses: The locals lost six starters to graduation. This season: Berlin has a senior-heavy roster, highlighted by two-time all-conference keeper Kyle Kureczka and two-time all-conference defenseman/midfielder Zach Giaccone. The senior class also includes the versatile Igor Tureteskyy, midfielder/de-

Coach: Steve Soucy (second year, 13-7). Assistant: Bob Casey. Last year: The BHS boys rolled up a record of 7-3 and finished second in the Central Connecticut Conference South Division and 14th at the CIAC Class MM meet. The BHS girls were 6-4 and ran to a third place finish in the CCC South and were 17th in Class MM. Key losses: Ricky Lewandowski, Andrew Soneson, Ed Courchaine.

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Last week, Berlin High School hosted the Central Connecticut Conference’s first Captains Leadership Conference. Fall sports team captains from all 32 CCC schools were in attendance. The more than 500 student-athletes were treated to a talk by motivational speaker Andy Savo. Later, the student-athletes broke into groups, by sport, and came up with a skit meant to shine a light on a major point of the conference — poor behavior at games by adult fans. The Berlin VFW/ScaliseMayer Memorial Golf Tournament, held recently at Timberlin, drew 189 golfers. The highlight of the day was a hole-in-one on the 16th by Berlin resident Stan Duke. Duke won a $500 Visa gift card for the shot. The team of Harry Josephson, Rob Josephson, Kevin Josephson and Rob Sylvester won the tournament’s open division with a team score of 12-under. The annual tournament

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Once again, the Berlin VFW/Scalise-Mayer Memorial Golf Tournament proved to be a big hit. The 2010 tournament committee is pictured, from left: Jeff Hebert, Tom Scalise, Bob Mayer, John Scalise and Willie McCormack. Missing from photo: Mike Mayer. brings in between $12,000 and $20,000 each year. The funds are divided among local charities and scholarships. This year, Alli Sturgeon, Sean Sylvester and Chad Keyworth were awarded Mayer Family Scholarships, while Andrew Soneson earned the Chief William B.

Scalise Scholarship. The Berlin Basketball Association, comprised of teams of local boys and girls in grades 5 through 8, has elected new officers. They are: President Chris Skinner, Vice-President Ron Frisk, Treasurer Jim Charbonneau and Secretary Bill Kane.

Families tee it up Timberlin held its fourth annual grandparent/grandchild golf outing July 28. Among the participants were, pictured: Nico Pizzo, Mark Blancaflor, Zach Falvey, Jerry Pangakis; Mariana Conti, Lee Conti, Sophie Conti, Matthew Conti; Colby Prestash, Jordan Kradas, Bob McCann; Tyler Kradas, Jeff Prestash, Jeff Arute, Peter Albert; Angelo Greco, Devin Greco, Anthony Greco and Andre Greco.

Continued from page 17 For more information about the BBA, write to: BBA, P.O Box 294, Kensington, CT 06037. The Timberlin Senior Men’s Club held its 4-Club Tournament recently. The low gross scores for the first- and second-place finishers in the A, B, C, and D flights were: Flight A — Ed Daleski (42), John Rao (44); Flight B — Ralph Steurer (45, first place), Hank Warchol (45); Flight C — Bob Cronin (48), Bob D’Avanzo (53); Flight D — John Davis (54), Dom Serafino (55). The top finishers in the low net division were: Flight A — Willie D’Amato (35), Ed Dubuc (36, second place), Bob Wenzel (36), Don Keller (38); First B — Bob Stein (33), Jim Bryers (34), Joe Aziz (35), Bob Michaud (36). Flight C —Ed Arbour (36), Jeff Stewart (37, second place), Sam D’Amato (37), Dave Colite (38); Flight D — Carmen Guzzardi (35, first place), Bill Carey (35), John Barrett (35), Harold Osborne (40).

This season: The BHS boys’ top returnees are senior Shaun Sullivan, junior Will Cavedon and sophomore Brendan McCarty. At the 2009 CCC South meet, Sullivan, Cavedon and McCarty finished 23rd, 16th and 15th respectively. Sullivan and Cavedon will serve as team captains. The BHS girls return their entire scoring slate from last year. Expected to lead the way for the Lady Redcoats are juniors Kaylene Sylvain and Chelsea Vujs, and sophomore Nikki Sylvain. Kaylene Sylvain has been the team’s top runner since her freshman year. Last fall she finished ninth in the CCC South. Vujs placed 12th in the CCC South in 2009. Nikki Sylvain was 14th. The Lady Redcoats’ top newcomers are senior Leanne Ayotte and freshman Brittany Sullivan. Kaylene Sylvain will serve as team captain. Outlook: Unlike in 2009, this season, Coach Soucy said his boys team is balanced. The second-year coach pointed out that, last fall, the Redcoats’ top guy, Ricky Lewandowski, ran two minutes faster than the rest of the team. “The next six were really spread out,” said Soucy. “This year we should have a consistent group of runners running at about the same speed.” Lewandowski’s replacement in the No. 1 spot has yet to emerge, however. Still, Soucy expects his guys will be competitive in the CCC South. Despite their youth, the BHS girls are a varsity-tested team. “Hopefully they can use that experience to their advantage this year,” said Soucy, who expects his team will be quite competitive in the CCC South. Also, he has high hopes for his girls at the Class MM state meet. “I have very high expectations for the team this year,” said Soucy. “They are working hard in practice, and hopefully we will see the impact of that in our results.”


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Sept. 9 Thursday

Berlin Garden Club – The Berlin Garden Club has scheduled a luncheon meeting for Thursday, Sept. 9 at noon at the home of Sharon Reckert. Co-hostesses are Anne Motyka, Margaret Bishop, Anne Yantz and Betty Tedeschi. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the community center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meet Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email joe@betterbooksltd.com.

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SVEA Social Club – The SVEA Social Club member’s meeting is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. All members are encouraged to arrive by 7:30 p.m.

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Pet Meet & Greet Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Saturday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.S. Labieniec. You are invited to meet the friendly, beautiful cats that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Please bring vet and/or personal references. FOBAC will also accept food donations and applications for new foster homes. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. SVEA Social Club – The SVEA Social Club has scheduled Sweden Day for Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. Swedish music by Ed Hendela is planned. Dinner includes Swedish meatballs,

hamburgers, hot dogs and more. For more information and directions, call (860) 8289447. Family Health & safety Day – The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the 3rd annual Family Heath & Family Day for Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market, American Legion grounds at 154 Porters Pass. The event features businesses and organizations offering ideas for a safe and healthy lifestyle as well as the Kensington Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club Amber Alert Photo ID session. For more information, call the Chamber at (860) 829-1033. Berlin Historical Society – The Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Peck and Main streets, welcomes all to the museum every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. View new displays of the Berlin trolley, street histories, the Leather Man and his caves along with the permanent collection of tin, bricks, toys and more. One of the best ways to be a part of Berlin’s 225th anniversary celebration is to visit the museum. Admission is free. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. For more information, call (860) 828-5114. Farmers Market – Berlin Farmers Market, a producer only market, is scheduled for every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion at the corner of Massirio Drive and Porter’s Pass. For more information, contact Market Master James Roby at (860) 5548 or the Chamber at (860) 8291033.

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All Night Grad Party – A 2011 All Night Graduation Party meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Berlin High School auditorium. Anyone interested in helping, not just parents of seniors, are welcome. The event is an enormous undertaking and requires scores of volunteers to produce.

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Girls Swimming – Berlin vs. Holy Cross at Kenned High School, 7 p.m. Girls Volleyball – Berlin vs. Maloney at BHS, 6 p.m.

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Boys Soccer — Berlin vs. Rockville at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Girls Swimming – Berlin vs. Windsor Locks/Ellington at Windsor Locks High School, 4 p.m.

Butterscotch is a gorgeous little 18 week old kitten. He was found late in the season so he is still in need of a little socialization and can sometimes be a little skittish. Butterscotch is very sweet and mellow. He will be at the Pet Meet & Greet Saturday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A. S. Labieniec. For more information about Butterscotch or other animals available for adoption, call (860) 828-5287. VFW Ladies – The Berlin VFW Ladies Auxiliary 10732 has scheduled a Membership Drive luncheon, along with the monthly meeting, for Monday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at the post home on Massirio Drive. Ladies who are eligible to join are encouraged to attend the free luncheon. A make and take workshop, organized by Peg Porter, will follow the meeting.

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Band Parents – The Berlin Band Parents Association is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in room 224 at Berlin High School. All parents of band and color guard are welcome. Kensington Garden Club – The Kensington Garden Club has scheduled a Spark-Up Pep Rally meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 5:45 a.m. at the Community Center. For more information, visit www.kensingtongardenclub.net. Willard PTO – The Willard PTO is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the school. Babysit-

ting will be provided. All families are welcome. Ladies Night Out – The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the 2nd annual Ladies Night Out for Tuesday, Sept. 14 from5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn. The event features vendors with products and services of interest to women, as well as brief seminars, refreshments and more. The public is welcome. For more information and cost, call the Chamber at (860) 8291033. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For more information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Girls Soccer — Berlin vs. Tolland at Tolland, 3:45 p.m. Cross Country – Berlin vs. Platt, Plainville at Sage Park, 3:45 p.m.

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Berlin Police Commission dinner meeting - The Berlin Police Commission has scheduled the monthly dinner meeting of the Interstate Police Officers Association for Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at Portofino’s Restaurant. The dinner is open to the public. Fred Dupius, head of security for the CT Lottery Commission, is scheduled to speak. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. For more information and reservations, contact Bob Peters at (860) 8284754. Forever Young Club – The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will open with the outdoor stations-of-the-cross at Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin, followed by refreshments in Father Carroll Hall. Outdoor seating will be provided. A short meeting will follow the service. Dues are payable at the meeting. Parishioners of Sacred Heart Church and St. Paul Church are welcome. Hubbard PTO – The Hubbard Elementary School PTO is scheduled to meet Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. All parents and guardians of Hubbard students are welcome. Girls Volleyball – Berlin vs. Plainville at Wood Gymnasium, 6 p.m.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 9, 2010

Postcards from the past

The Sherwood Tool factory.

Mrs. Kevorkian’s third grade class. Lifelong Berlin resident Gary Riedel wanted to share some of his Berlin postcard, photo and memorabilia collection with our readers. “I’ve always been a history buff in town,” Riedel said. He’s collected postcards throughout the years and recently, while cleaning out his mother’s house, found an old map of Berlin. Riedel guessed the map was from the 1950s and he remembers when it came out. “There are hardly any streets,” he said displaying a map with vast areas of open space where farms and undeveloped land were located. The map is outlined with advertisements from local businesses — some still around, many just memories. Among Riedel’s treasures is a picture of his third grade class at Kensington Grammar School. Mrs. Kevorkian was the teacher. In the back row, with Riedel (fifth from the right), is Gary Lee Waslewski (second from the left), who went on to be a major league baseball player, including a stint pitching for the Boston Red Sox.

The Berlin train station.

VFW makes donation in support of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

The Berlin VFW Post 10732 recently held a fund-raising event at the Ferndale Berry Farm. The farm is owned by Al and Judy Hall. Al is a Vietnam veteran and wanted to do something for the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result, the Hall family (including their daughters and grandchildren) raised over $1,022. “Some folks donated money without ever picking any berries,” said Berlin VFW Post 10732 Commander, Sam D’Amato. The Berlin VFW Post 10732 matched the Hall family con-

tribution and a check for $2,022.50 was recently presented to the State of Connecticut VFW Headquarters for the Iraq and Afghanistan Transitional Housing Fund. Five houses located at the Veterans Home in Rocky Hill were completely renovated in order to help the veterans returning home to get back on their feet in order to give them time to make the transition from combat operations to finding work or going to school. One of the five homes is exclusively for use by returning female veterans.

Pictured, from left, front row: Al Gregory, Quartermaster Post 10732; Judy Hall, Ferndale Berry Farm; Sam D’Amato, Commander VFW Post 10732; Jerry Blonigen, Chairman – Iraq and Afghanistan Transitional Housing Fund and State Judge Advocate and Richard DiFederico, State Commander – Connecticut VFW. Back row: Gary Barwikowski, Post 10732 Member; Clifford Cote, Surgeon-Post 10732; Al Hall, Ferndale Berry Farm; Joseph Cusimano, Sergeant-at-Arms Post 10732; Judy Barnes, President of Women’s Auxiliary CT VFW Headquarters and Al Romano, Quartermaster State of Connecticut Headquarters.


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Military PVT E2 Michael J. Landon recently completed 14 weeks of Army Infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Landon is scheduled to report to Fort Carson, Colorado, where he will join the 4th Infantry Division. A 2009 graduate of Berlin High School, he is the son of Tim and Anne Landon of Kensington.

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Census Continued from page 1 is used to identify trends, Pajor said. Those “rolling estimates” showed that Berlin was growing, she said. Pajor said the size of the town affects many aspects of governance, from possibly changing the number of congressional seats to how the town is viewed in grant applications. While the ACS data has a greater margin of error, it

Record Continued from page 1 said. Classical, pop, rock, blues, country — you name it and you’ll find it here, Cushen said, adding “except rap.” From the 1940s on through to some newer music on CD, this is where you’ll find “everything,” he said. After all, where else could you find a 45 rpm of “The First Man in Space, Jose Jimenez, The Astronaut”? The store features 12,000 45 rpm records —hot items with collectors, Cushen said. There’s also a good market for albums, an item that appeals to a wide range of mu-

“We got hurt last year. The rainy Saturday hurt our bottom line. We had a deficit last year, for the first time,” Hansen said. A typical gate is around 30,000 visitors for the three days. The best year hit 38,000. Last year the gate was in the “high twenty thousands”, Hansen said. The total number of attendees is higher, Hansen said, as there are

many who enter free including volunteers. Premium parking is one new idea the Lions are trying out this year as a revenue booster. While general parking remains free with general admission, and shuttle busses will run, visitors who’d like a paid guaranteed parking place convenient to the gate will have that option.

does provide a broad range of information about economic and social factors. The ACS for 2006-2008 estimated the following data for Berlin. Population over 25 years old is 13,684. Under age 5 are 844; 18 and older 14,780; 65 and older 2,945. There are 9,523 men and 9,866 women. The median age is 42.5. When it comes to race there are: 18,095 white; 140 black; 355 Asian; 531 “other race” and 268 two or more races. No data was given for

Hispanic or Latino. Nearly 93 percent have high school degrees (compared to 84.5 percent nationwide.) Just over 40 percent have bachelor’s degrees or higher. The mean travel time to work is about 22 minutes. The median household income is about $87,000. There are approximately 7,570 housing units and 7,309 are occupied. Of these, 6,600 are owner-occupied and 709 are rentals.

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he explained. While Cushen never ran a business before, he’s been around the music scene for 50 years. He worked as a DJ for 30 years and pursued a singing career in his younger days. Over the years, he amassed a giant record collection, and with encouragement from his friends, he decided to open the store. They suggested that half his store be oldies —the records — and half be the goodies, the consignment. Glassware, furniture and a new acquisition of several Grandma Moses reproductions are among consignment offerings.

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PRESS RELEASE LEGAL NOTICE BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS TOWN OF BERLIN Notice is hereby given that in accordance with C.G.S. Section 12-110(a), the Board of Assessment Appeals of the Town of Berlin will meet on Thursday, September 16, 2010, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, Connecticut, in Caucus Room A for the purpose of hearing appeals related to the assessment of MOTOR VEHICLES. Please contact the Assessor's office with any questions. 860-828-7039

PRESS RELEASE Town of Berlin - Assessor's Office EXEMPTION FOR THE BLIND The Assessor's Office would like to remind Berlin Citizens that there is a property tax exemption in the amount of a $3,000 reduction on an assessment to certain persons who are blind. Filing for this exemption must be completed on or before October 1, 2010. Blindness is defined as meaning "total and permanent loss of sight in both eyes or reduction in vision so that the central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or if visual acuity is greater than 20/200, it is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees."

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EXEMPTION FOR PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED The Assessor's Office would like to remind Berlin Citizens that there is a property tax exemption in the amount of a $1000 reduction on an assessment to certain persons who are permanently and totally disabled. To be eligible for this exemption, a person must:

PONTIAC Grand Prix SE1 2002 Stock# DR1115 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CHEVY Venture 2003

JEEP Grand Cherokee 1997

Fully Loaded 3rd row seat $4695 Buy Here - Pay Here!

PS/PB, Auto, A/C, 4x4 $3695 Buy Here - Pay Here!

8 Beaumont Rd, Wallingford “The Walking Man’s Friend”

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1. be a Connecticut resident; 2. be either the record owner of, hold life use in, or be the beneficiary of a trust estate with respect to the property on which the exemption will be applied. (Exception: this Exemption ceases upon the death of the totally disabled person.) 3. be receiving permanent total 100% disability benefits from one of the following: (A) The Social Security Administration or; (B) A federal, state or local government retirement or disability plan (including that provided by the Railroad Retirement Act) or any government-related teacher's retirement plan, containing qualification requirements comparable to those of the Social Security Administration; and 4. have filed an application and provided proof of total disability to the Assessor by October 1, 2010.

AUTOMOBILES

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

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

DODGE CARAVAN 2001

TOYOTA CAMRY #965B APLIQUE AHORA MISMO! BChevynow.com LE GARANTIZAMDOS QUE SU APLICACION SERA APROVADA! Danno- 1-866-879-1616

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

AUTO PARTS

PETS & LIVESTOCK 2 KITTENS 10 wks old. Black & white male. Tortie female. Must stay together. $25 firm. (203) 631-5556

TRUCKS & VANS

5 LB Long hair spayed female Chihuahua. 1 year old. Excellent watch dog. $400. Call anytime (203) 393-8931

2. be either the record owner of, hold life use in, or be the beneficiary of a trust estate with respect to the property on which the exemption will be applied; FORD FOCUS SE 2002 $3,888, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

HYUNDAI SONATA GL 2000 Stock# DR1092 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

4. have completed the application process by October 1, 2010.

FORD Explorer 2007 #559B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now BChevynow.com 203-910-2360 Danielle

SUV’S

It's all here!

Applicants may also be eligible for the local option exemption provided by the Town, which allows an additional $2,000 exemption if certain income limits are met.

HONDA Civic Coupe 2002 #917 In these tough economic times we understand how difficult it is to finance a new or used vehicle. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now BChevynow.com Jack Cos 1-866-879-1616

MERCURY Sable 2001 PS/PB Auto Sunroof $3495 Buy Here - Pay Here!

8 Beaumont Rd, Wallingford “The Walking Man’s Friend”

Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

BLUE NOSE PUPPIES Born July 30. 4 males, 7 females. Avail. Sept 30. $500 or best offer. Taking deposits. Call (203) 886-8207 BULLDOGS, Boxers, Labs, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Puggle, Bichons, Min Pin, Shih-Tzu, $250+. 860-930-4001

CHEVY S10 Pickup 2000 2 Door. Reg. Cab, Auto 4 Cyl., Black, 5 Speed. Wheels, Driver & Passenger Airbags, AM/FM /CD, 138K miles. $3,300 Southington 860-559-6798

CHEVY Suburban LTZ 2008 Loaded, 40,100 miles. Black w/black interior. $32,500. 203543-3025

Individuals who have already filed for this exemption need not apply again; they are permanently enrolled for life.

Residents who meet the eligibility requirements can apply in the Town of Berlin Assessor's Office, room 18 in the Town Hall at 240 Kensington Road.

1-800-527-3863

Free Towing!

AUTOMOBILES

1. be a Connecticut resident;

Eligibility guidelines include a maximum annual income of $32,300 for a single person and $39,500 for married couples. Income received by both a husband and his wife is considered in determining eligibility of a married couple. Proof of all taxable and non-taxable income for 2009 must be submitted to determine eligibility. Filing for the local option is required annually.

The Jewish Childrens Fund

1990 Chevy pickup 3/4 ton, track rack, 8 ft Meyers plow & wheels. All good. Make offer. Call (203) 715-7472

To be eligible for this exemption, a person must:

3. have provided a Certificate from the State of Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind as proof to the assessor that he /she are blind in accordance with the definition outlined above. Such proof need be filed only once. An attorney or agent may submit such proof on the person's behalf.

SUV’S

PRESS RELEASE Town of Berlin - Assessor's Office

ISUZU Rodeo 2001 SUV. 6-cyl. Opt. 4-wheel dr. Green w/tan interior. Moonroof. AM/FM radio. Dual airbags. New brakes. Dependable starter car 120K Mint condition. $1995 Contact: Fritz Schmalberger @ 860-614-0208 Dependable “starter car” ISUZU Rodeo 2001 SUV. 6-cyl. Opt. 4-wheel dr. Green w/tan interior. Moonroof. AM/FM radio. Dual airbags. New brakes. Dependable starter car 120K Mint condition. $1995 Contact: Fritz Schmalberger @ 860-614-0208 Dependable “starter car”

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

CHIHUAHUA Puppies 8 weeks old. Great genes. Parents AKC registered. 3-8 lbs at maturity. 1 Male, 1 Female. $500/best offer. (203) 631-5556

CHICHON puppies (Chihuahua/ Bishon) "The Flying Nun Puppy." 8wks. Shots. Adorable, Tiny, Great Temperent. $399 FREE 8 Week old kittens. Ready to go to good homes. Litter box trained. (203) 265-2788 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 PUREBRED LAB Puppies Chocolates and blacks. Parents on premises. $500 each, cash only. (203) 631-7729


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Thursday, September 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen PETS & LIVESTOCK

PETS & LIVESTOCK

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

HORSE FUN at Rosehaven Stables! Call 203-238-1600 for “Back to School” Specials. www.rosehavenstables.com

RAP A PONY FARM Dreams come true at Rap A Pony! Horses are waiting for you! Beginner are our Specialty. English Western lessons. Birthday Parties. Call 203-265-3596 for info. Check web at: rapaponyfarm.com

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES BERKLINE Reclining couch/ loveseat, taupe. $300/both. Amish fireplace heater, hardly used, $250. Both in exc cond. Graco stroller w/infant carseat navy. Exc. $50. 203-271-7917 PROTECTORS OF ANIMALS, INC., is looking for loving homes for over 100 kittens and their moms. These wonderful bundles of joy have been spayed or neutered, rabies and distemper shots, FELV/FIV tested, vet checked and are ready to go. So many colors and personalities. So many kittens. Open up your homes and hearts to one, maybe even two, adorable kittens or a lovely adult.

All adoption applicants will be screened and POA depends on your generosity to continue our rescue efforts.

ETHAN Allen bedroom, dining room &more. Rolltop desk, beautiful couch & loveseat, mahogany diningroom, complete twin size beds. So much more. (203) 238-3836 or 203-631-0073

LARGE Moss Green Sofa & Love Seat, Maple Coffee Table & End Table. All for $375. Call (203) 440-1878 SONY 62 Inch Floor Model TV Flat screen. With slide show card reader and multi-function remote. Built-in surroundsound. $900. K I NG S I Z E P o st u r e p e d ic Be d With vibration massage and Dual remote control. $2,900. (860) 343-3075

INGROUND Pool Accessories 200 lb sand filter, pump and motor, 2 SS ladders, diving board, auto vacuum, hand vacuum, chemicals. Must take all $250. (203) 634-1177

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CAKE Decorating Equipment & Supplies for sale - Best offer takes all! Call (203) 484-9528 CRAFTSMAN 10 inch Radial Saw with stand. Used 3 times. Asking $200. Call (203) 235-3513 GREAT Deal! Med size adult disposable diapers size 34-46. Box of 60 never opened. $25. 203269-3517 cell 203-285-0572

PATRIOTS TICKETS Call Dave (203) 284-0267 Get ready for the best in pro ball. WII Console, games, controllers & more, too much to list. Paid over $600. $190 or best offer. Call for details (860) 828-9884 days

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Cheshire and surrounding areas. All hardwood, cut & split. (203) 439-1253

FOR RENT

CHESHIRE/Waterbury Line Country Wood Hills, 2 BR Townhouse. 1.5 baths. 1 car garage. All appliances. Washer & dryer. New carpet & paint. $1050/mo + sec. No pets. Avail Oct 1st or sooner. Call Jay (860) 919-8755 MERIDEN-New townhouse! 2BRs, 2 1/2 baths plus bonus room. Appliances, granite counter, cherry cabinets, garage, deck, C/A, laundry room & security system. No pets. $1300/mo. Call Krystyna 860-593-6001 SOUTHINGTON-Large 3BR townhouse, CAIR, full bsmt with W/D hkup, 1 full & 2 half baths. Utils not incld. Easy access to I-84 & 691. Refs & sec dep req’d. Call 860-621-2693 WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Completely remod. New carpet, appls, paint & more! No smoking, no pets. 2 mos sec. $1150 203-265-0089

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

COMPUTER Desk with hutch top. Beautiful. In new condition. $40. DELL Printer (Photo all in one) New, never used. $50. Call (203) 237-1702

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

203-238-3499

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE Spinet Piano Good condition outside. Inside needs work. Call (860) 828-3729

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN - 2 BR, 2 bath, dead end st. Quiet neighborhood. Just renovated. Central air. Large yard, deck. finished walkout basement w/fireplace, family room. No utils. $1380 + sec. No pets. Call 203-634-4181 MERIDEN Westside 2/1. Walk to park. New paint-carpet. Garage, all appl, w/d incl. 1-yr lease. $1200 plus util. Avail 9/1. No pets. 203-514-2010

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE-4Rms, appls, 1 level, deck, garage. No pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1200/mo inclds heat. 203-393-1117

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

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

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

Only $950

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT

203-235-8431

CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

We are an all volunteer, nonprofit, no kill shelter primarily for cats, kittens, dogs and pups. To see all our dog and cat rescues or to fill out an on line adoption or volunteer application please go to www.poainc.org

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

WANTED TO BUY KENMORE 3 speed Washer & Dryer White $95 each. Work well. Call 203-631-5004 after 5pm.

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves

POA’s Cat Adoption Center is located in East Hartford at 144 Main St. To adopt or to volunteer, please call 860 569-0722. POA is an established animal rescue organization with over 35 years in the Glastonbury area and 10 years at our Cat Adoption Center at 144 Main St., East Hartford. POA rescues stray, abandoned, abused or impounded animals.

SWORDS

CONDOMINIUMS

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr Studio, $150/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $195/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 1 apt 6 or 7 BRs; 1 apt 3BRs. New carpet & tile. Many updates! Section 8 approved. Call (203) 715-6757 MERIDEN - 1 bedroom, kitchen, living room, 1st floor, $650/ month + utilities. Call 203-9806184 MERIDEN - 1BR, 4 Rooms, Victorian. Broad Street. Skylight, Sunken DR & kit. Very attractive & private. With garage. $750. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833 MERIDEN - 2BR Townhouse, incl w/d, deck, garage. Pool. New stove. Very clean. Available now! $999/mo. + sec. & credit check. Call (860) 517-8357 MERIDEN - 2BR, 4 rms, 1st flr, stove, fridge, heat & hw, off st. parking, no pets. $975/mo + sec & credit references. Call 203-537-0550 MERIDEN - 2BR, private secure building, ample parking. W/D available. No pets. $850/mo. Call (203) 376-1259 MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 1-2 Bedrooms. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $800-$950 mo. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or 203-296-4975

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750 Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 3BR. Nice 2nd flr apt, stove & refrig. $850/mo + sec.

203-237-8384

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1BR Spacious Apartment Available. Off street parking. Section 8 approved. $650. Interested? Call (203) 927-8215 MERIDEN 2 Bedrm, Many Updates, fully applianced. Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, No pets. $900 Mo + Sec. 203-626-2320

MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms Free Heat. Off Street Parking, On Site Laundry. Good Condition. Please Call Ash 203-915-0143 $795/month. MERIDEN 2 BR or 1 BR w/office Apt avail. Quiet area, dead end st. $850/mo. includes heat. 182 Woodland St. Sec 8 approved. Leave message at 203-927-8215. MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor New bath. Stove & fridge. Clean & quiet. Nice yard. References & Security. $975/month 860-227-6363 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2ND Floor. All new. Washer/Dryer in basement. Very clean. Nice yard. No pets. Section 8 approved. $800/mo + sec. 203-537-1772 MERIDEN 3 BDRM 2nd FL W/D hookup. Off st parking. Newly renovated. Huge lawn. West Main St. 1 year lease $975 per month plus security. No dogs. Call Nat 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 3 BR Apartments Available. W/D hookups. Off street parking. Section 8 approved. $1000. Interested? Call (203) 927-8215 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. Off street parking. Porch. WD hookup. 1st & last month’s rent & security. $850. 27 Twiss St. (203) 631-9178-leave message. MERIDEN- 1 & 2BR Apts available for $750. $750 No utilities included. Requires 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue 1 BR & Studios Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off st parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 Baths 2nd & 3rd Floor Ready to move in! $1,200/month 203-537-6769 or 203-440-2123 MERIDEN 465 Crown Street Lrg. 1 BR, Heat & Hot Water. Off street parking. Wall to wall carpet. A/C. No pets. $750/mo plus deposit. 203-639-8073. MERIDEN East Side 2BR, 2nd Fl. Wall to Wall. Appliances, WD hookups. off st parking. 2 decks, Nice yard. No pets. $750 /mo + 2 mos sec. 203-634-9149 MERIDEN LG. 2BR, 3rd fl 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 223 Camp St. $900/mo. Sect 8 approved. No pets. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN- 2BR 1st Floor Handicap accessible. 16 Hickory Street. $800/mo. Call 917-365-0888 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 1-1/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- Large 2 or 3 BR apt. Just remodeled! Hdwd flrs. $995/mo. Call 203-213-6175

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 bath, newly renovated. Eastgate Commons. $775/mo. Section 8 & MHA approved. Call (203) 889-8700 MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, off st. parking. Quiet house. No pets. $800. 60 Pleasant St. 203-6686066. MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN. Downtown - 2 BR, washer, dryer, stove refrig, private yard, off st parking, porch and deck in back. $875/mo + 2 month security. 203-804-5549 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 SOUTHINGTON - 15 Bristol St. 6rms, bath, new stove, fridge, W/D hookup. 1 car gar, shed. Credit Ck. $850 + sec. No pets. 203-699-9143 SOUTHINGTON 2 BR Ranch duplex. Appliances, deck, yard. C-air, basement. $975 mo + utils. Credit check, refs. No pets. Deposit. (860) 628-5553 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Fl. Fully remodeled, C-Air & heat. EIK, new appls & cabinets. Off st parking. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $750. 203-272-3855

WALLINGFORD 1 BR Spacious. $650 per month plus utilities. Call (203) 284-0212 WALLINGFORD 1st Fl. One lg BR. LR, Remodeled Kitchen w/appliances. No pets or smoking. $850 + deposit & lease. 203-639-9004 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 3rd floor, $875 incl utils. Off-street parking. Avail 9/1. Meadow Street. 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl. Remodeled. New bath, kit & floors. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fenced -in yard. Dead end st. $900. Owner/Agent (203) 269-7348 WALLINGFORD 4 BR, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. Appliances included. No dogs. Available September 1. $1425. (203) 634-1881

WALLINGFORD-So. Whittlesey Av. Charming, 1 bdrm., 4rms, 3rd fl., appls., carpet. No Smokers/No Pets Lease & Sec. Avail. 10/1. $750+utils. Call 203 494-0364

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sunporch. No pets/smoking. $950/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg WLFD. 1 & 2 BR apts & Townhouses immediately available. Starting at $795/mo. No pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. WLFD: Well maintained/clean, 2 BR, large 4 room, 3rd floor, $750 + utilities. 2 BR, 5 room, 1st floor, $900 + utilities. Porches, laundry, off st. parking, good credit, No pets/ smoking. Tom 203-889-1940


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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

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

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 9, 2010

CARPENTRY

WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

CONCRETE & CEMENT

GUTTERS

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127. HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

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

30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. We hope you never have to see our work at Midstate Medical Center’s new Meriden facilities. Visit www.icefighters.org (203) 294-9889 CT#612218 NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, gar, yd. Free estimate. Fall C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

ATTORNEYS

Bankruptcy 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

CARPENTRY

J. HALL CONSTRUCTION Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows, Decks, Additions, Trim. Fully Licensed and Insured. Free Estimates. All Work Performed by Owners. Contact Jeremy 203-537-2534

HOME DOCTOR Major carpenty projects. A to Z Repairs. E/Glass Windows $189 installed. Since 1949. BBB Member. #573358 203-639-8389

HEATING & COOLING

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

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

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122

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

HANDYPERSONS

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

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

EXCAVATING

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

NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

HOUSE CLEANING CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720 COMPLETE Cleaning service. Family business. Perfectly clean your home, apartments, condos, offices, schools. www.birch4.com or phone Ron 203-558-8319 or 203-238-3303 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

JUNK REMOVAL JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yd. Fall C/U, Landscaping. Free estimates. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad

J&C Complete Home Restoration Beat any price by 10% Payment plans available Free Est. Lic & Ins #578015 203-427-1256 or 860-681-6943

For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

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

Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 DE CA Home Improvement & Landscaping Offers Complete Turnkey on the field of remodeling & patios, walk ways, leaf & snow removal. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Free Estimates. CT Reg #624716 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

FENCING

QUALITY Work-Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307.

LANDSCAPING

HEDGE TRIMMING 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 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

POWERWASH RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring clean-ups, Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. Jim. CT Reg #620306 WWW.QLSLLC.COM 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

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

MASONRY

PLUMBING

Fahey Plumbing 203-235-1383 A Good Job at a Good Price!

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWERWASHING Now made affordable. Full house or spot washing. Fences & decks. Olsen Powerwashing. Free estimates. Fully ins. 203-272-2699

ROOFING

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d.

203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

SNOW PLOWING

203-294-9889

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

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

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

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

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

P-N-P Roofing, Siding, Decks, Gutters, Windows & Repairs. 20 yrs exp. Se Habla Espanol. Fully Ins. Reg #607007 P. Muniz 203-213-6232 or 203-238-3131

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

CT Reg. #516790

www.ICEFIGHTERS.org

PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

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

203-237-0350

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

Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

PLUMBING

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

C&M CONSTRUCTION

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

S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355

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

FIDERIO & SONS POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Pavers, Walls, Brick Work, etc. Will Beat Anybody’s Price #611774. 203-935-6213

SIDING

POWER WASHING

Pete In The Pickup

LANDSCAPING DE CA Home Improvement & Landscaping Offers Complete Turnkey on the field of remodeling & patios, walk ways, leaf & snow removal. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Free Estimates. CT Reg #624716

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Roofing, Siding & Gutters

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

ROOFS R US Shingle, EPDM, Res./Comm. Repairs. Since 1949. E/Glass Windows $189 Installed. BBB Member. #573358 203-639-8389

IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

V. NANFITO

NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

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

SERVICES OFFERED

PRICKER REMOVAL

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

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

POLISH Lady with many years of experience available to help elderly persons in their homes. Avail after 10am. 860-505-0290

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


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Thursday, September 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen OPEN HOUSES

Open Houses Sunday 9/12/10

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

HOUSES FOR SALE

KENSINGTON-Garage for rent in prvt residential home w/elec opener. $100/mo. 860-828-0218 MERIDEN - Garage for rent! 28’x28’. 12’x13’ door plus entry door. Private. (No repairs Storage only!) $300/mo. Call Paul 203-537-0173

Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ w/electricity/heat. Available Now. 203-751-1977

HOUSES FOR SALE 9 Lincoln Ave, Wallingford Open House 10:30-12:30 Lovingly Maintained 1 Owner Classic Cape. 4BR, 3FBA, hdwd flrs, Commuter's Dream! Directions: S Main to Lincoln Ave.

CHESHIRE $1,400/mo 7rm, 3BR, 2B Col. hwfls, oil, fwa heat, form DR, full bsmt, off st parking. Very private, dead end st. 2mo sec, 1mo rent, no pets, credit & ref rqd. Avail 9/15. EOH

Kathy (203) 272-1234x690

MIDDLEFIELD/ROCKFALL3bd/1ba Cozy, Immaculate ranch. Country setting. Updated kit/bath HW flrs. Great schools. Immaculate! $224000. Joann DeRaffaele Prudential CT Realty 860-916-5151/860638-4230 mls#g570505

WALLINGFORD “New Listing” Room to grow! 8 rooms, 3BRs, 2.5ba RR. CAir, form DR, fin LL w/fp & wetbar. LR w/fp, corner lot, hot tub, pool w/deck, on east side. $279,900

Call Kathy (203) 265-5618

Hcianciullo@ record-journal.com

LOTS & ACREAGE

108 Maple Ave, North Haven Open House 3:30-5:30 Charming, Vintage, Well Maint Cape conv to shops, dining, hwys, schools on busline. Reduced! $249,500. DIR: Pool or Church to Maple. Call Diane 203-464-1189

WALLINGFORD Large RR w/8 rooms, 2.5 ba, form DR, 2 fps, fin. family rm w/wetbar & fp, 3/4 bedrooms, cair, deck to pool & hot tub, updated winds & furnace. LR w/raised fp + more! $279,900 Kathy 203-265-5618

20 HARDWORKING CAREER MINDED MEN & WOMEN TO START WORK IMMEDIATELY! National company is expanding in Wtby. We need 20 people to fill positions in: ■ Customer Service ■ Sales ■ Advertising ■ General Labor ■ Management Must be able to start work immediately. No exp. needed. We train. If you are not making at least $500 per week, call to set up interview. Labor Day & Tues 9am-5pm. 203-799-0577 AUTO MECHANIC, Foreign car exp., own tools, exc. pay & benefits. Wlfd. dealership. 203284-8989 fax: 203-269-1114 CHILD CARE - Part time position for experienced Assistant in a Preschool program. Call 203-949-9000.

NORTH HAVEN

WALLINGFORD Single room for rent. $125/week including utilities. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 18 South Orchard Street

or mail to: Heather Cianciullo Record-Journal 11 Crown St Meriden, Ct 06450

Customer Service Rep Energy Conservation company seeks FT customer service rep to handle heavy incoming/outgoing phone calls and data entry in a call center environment. Must possess excellent phone, computer, and organizational skills. Strong PC skills required. Must pass background and drug test. Please email resume to

DBraca@cri-energy.com

MERIDEN Clean, Furnished Rm. All utilities included W/D in basement. $130 per week starting. 203-537-1772

WALLINGFORD Share home. $130 per week. No smoking. No drinking. 203-747-1612

MERIDEN Builder’s take notice. 200 x 200 approved building lot less than 1 mile from Berlin. Recent soil test done & survey priced at $69,900. Just needs plot plan. Reasonable offers accepted. Owners financing. Call Dawn 203-235-3300

HELP WANTED

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

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

The successful candidate must have a proven track record in outside sales, developing strong business relationships, possess good oral and written communication skills, well organized, have excellent follow-through and enjoy working with a variety of people. Automotive industry knowledge/experience is preferred. Previous advertising sales experience a plus.

Please email resume to:

WALLINGFORD $189,900 Wow! Quiet E. Side neighborhood location w/plenty of rm to grown. What a price! 1600 sq ft Ranch offers 4BRs, den, 1 1/2 bths, expanded EI kit, large storage rm, updated mechs. 1/4 acre lot. “As is” Nicky 203265-5618

MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284

AUTOMOTIVE MULTI MEDIA ADVERTISING SPECIALIST Record-Journal Publishing Company is seeking an Advertising Specialist who is ready to achieve success, highly motivated and goal oriented in a multi-media capacity. This position will manage an existing well established automotive account list and be responsible for the development of new business. This individual must provide excellent service to our clients, selling advertising in our daily and weekly newspapers, specialty publications, online advertising, ad inserts and other online products.

We offer an attractive compensation package with benefits.

Open House & Tag Sale 1988 Middletown Ave Northford Tag Sale 8-3 Open House 1-3 Energy Efficient RR 3-4 BR, 2 FBA, 2 FP, Lge lot. Reduced to $245,000. DIR: Rte 17 just past Young's Apple Orchard Rd

ROOMS FOR RENT

HELP WANTED

MERIDEN - 79 Carriage Dr E. 3 bed, 3.5 baths. Move-in cond, great nbrhd. 2 frplcs, 28' deck, $318,900. Open House Sep. 12, 1-3. Siobhan McLaughlin William Raveis RE (860) 2505985 MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. www.galleriahouses.com Galleria RE 203-671-2223

CHILD CARE - Southington Child Care Center needs P/T Caregiver. Must be responsible & available at 7am. Call 860-621-3408 KENNEL Assistant. Part time. Vet tech experience helpful or experience handling animals. The Animal Haven. Call 203239-2641

OFFICE POSITION Seeking Office Help in Cheshire for filing and etc. Part Time/Flexible hours. (203) 809-1456

Customer Service Representative Immediate Openings Large direct-mail Company has immediate openings for full and part time telephone representatives in their inbound call center. Candidates should have a clear speaking voice, typing and computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. The rate is $10.00 per hour. Apply in person to Speed Staffing LLC located at 500 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 pm. Resumes may be emailed to patty@speedstaffingllc.com Faxed to 203-379-0965 Or telephone Patty at 203-379-0390 We are also looking for Pickers /Packers in our warehouse this job pays $8.25 per hour. PRESTIGIOUS Country Club looking for FT/PT Dining Room Staff & Bartenders. Exp preferred. Good benefits & pay. Wkends a must. Apply in person at The Farms Country Club 180 Cheshire Rd, Wlfd. or email resume to: bobs@farmscc.org TEACHERS - Established Child Care Center has following positions available: Assistant Director; Head Teacher (ECC); Before & After School Teacher; Preschool Teacher; & Infant & Toddler Teacher. Reply to: bright_beginnings185@ yahoo.com

HELP WANTED

MEDICAL CAREERS Theater Assistant F/T Temp Elim Park is seeking a temporary, (less than 90 days) F/T Assistant for theatre community relations. This position will demand a flexible schedule weekdays & weekends with approximately 25 to 37.5 hrs weekly. The appropriate candidate will have previous customer relations experience & enthusiastic in working with the public & business partners. Participate in theater projects & promotional activities as directed by the Theater Manager. The candidate will provide administrative support in the area of ticket sales, group ticket sales, community relations & awareness. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410 Closing Date for applications is Friday, September 10, 2010. EEOC, A/A, D/V, M/F

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST AA in human service disp. or HS Diploma + 4yrs related exp. Spanish fluency pref. Responsible to: assess, train and support at-risk youth. Cover letter/resume to: Astrid Ojeda WFC 169 Colony St. Meriden CT 06451 No later than Sept 17. No Phone Calls. AA/EOE

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 IMMEDIATELY by calling

203-238-1953

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. 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. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: employment@newenglandhomecare.com E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com RN CONNECTICUT'S most trusted homecare provider since 1990 is looking for caring, compassionate, trustworthy, and dependable Live-in Companions, Homemakers, and Personal Care Assistants for our elderly clients. Immediate Positions Available Flexible hours (from 2 hours a day to 24/7) ● Choose your own hours and schedule ● Work positions throughout Connecticut ● CNA's welcome but not needed ● Medical benefits available for live-in positions, and also for part-time positions with 30 weekly hours or more ●Competitive wages, meritbased discretionary bonuses, & paid training ● Direct-deposit available ● Weekly paycheck Call 1-888-844-4442 CT DCP HCA. 0000101 Healthcare

APPLE REHAB WATERTOWN CNA positions available for All Shifts/Part Time Only! Please apply in person to: Michelle Noreika, HR 35 Bunker Hill Road Watertown, CT 06795 EOE An Affiliate of Apple Health Care, Inc. Healthcare

RN POSITION

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.

Come Join our nursing staff where your caring can make all the difference in the world! - 24 Hour Position on Rehab Unit - 11pm-7am Shift - Experience Preferred Apple Rehab Watertown 35 Bunker Hill Road Watertown, CT 06795 Or email resume to: bcash@apple-rehab.com EOE An Affiliate of Apple Health Care, Inc.

PT 24 hrs, 3pm-11pm including every other wknd. Competitive rate & benefits.

RN Staff Development 8-10 hrs/wk. Flexible schedule. Exp. preferred. Competitive rate. Apply in person or fax resume to: MERIDIAN MANOR 1132 Meriden Rd Waterbury, CT 06705 Fax: 203-757-0634 Attn: Ms. Smith

The Best Care Is Coming Home Openings for PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS (PCAs) For Live-In Positions Cases In Central/Northern CT Caring, attentive PCAs needed to live-in at client's home or 24 hr duty at facilities delivering personal care. Good housekeeping/home management experience, along with delivery of personal care. Minimum 6 mos prior experience as aide preferred. Must be able to livein a minimum of 3-4 days /week, continuous coverage (every day). Prefer ability to live-in on weekends. Having your own auto is preferred. Pay rate $150/day. To apply: Email resume to: mjohnson@ vnahealthcare.org OR: FAX to (860) 493-5978; You may fill out applications at 103 Woodland St, Hartford or 50 Brookside Rd, Waterbury EOE, M/F/D/V. We do background checks. Visit our website at www.vnahealthcare.org Member Hartford HealthCare

If you can’t find it in Marketplace, it’s not for sale.


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Berlin Citizen Newspaper for September 9, 2010

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