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Volume 16, Number 28

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Town envisions ‘Kensington Village’ By Daniel Jackson The Berlin Citizen

The town is considering zoning changes to the area around the Berlin train station to encourage a development of a dense town center and put residents in the downtown— a “Kensington Village”—according to a report prepared for the town. “Housing is an important element in villages,” stated a report titled Possible Zoning Options for Kensington Village, “Having more people live in a mixed use area increases the vibrancy and vitality which attracts more people and activity. In fact, it is hard to imagine a village without a major residential component.” The report, prepared for the town’s planning office by company

called Planimetrics, envisions a downtown where residents park their cars on the street, walk along the sidewalks that run alongside buildings that evoke the idea of historic shop fronts. Because brickmaking was an important aspect of Berlin history, “brick is the preferred material” to construct the buildings. For several years, the town has looked to make the half-mile radius around the Berlin train station a targeted economic development area. The report said this area could serve as the center of the town while building off the increased transportation potential of the area after the train service is improved. “The train station will serve as central focal point surrounded by a

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As part of the redevelopment plans, the town is thinking about increasing residential housing on Harding St., part of the downtown. blend of business and residential uses.” In addition to putting people in the downtown, the housing would promote economic growth and give residents a sense of place, said the report. Here’s an example of how this would work: while the town wants to revitalize Farmington Avenue and New Britain Road as a “commercial strip” the report suggests new build-

Berlin student forecasts weather, hopes for storm

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“August is going to be cool I think. We’re getting all this heat too early.” Bergren, 16, and an incoming junior at Berlin High School, has a passion for weather and he’s beginning to report on it. He runs his own weather site, contributes to, a site discussing weather in the area. This summer, he is taking a class to become one of the thousands of severe weather spotters across the nation— the eyes and ears of the National Weather Service when it comes to spotting tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, floods, etc. His interest in weather began in seventh grade with his science teacher. He started a competition with his teacher on who could make the best prediction on how much it would snow. “It kind of snowballed

Noah Bergren stands with News Channel 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons in the WTNH newsroom.

See Weather, page 6

By Daniel Jackson The Berlin Citizen

Despite the scorching heat that blanketed the town in the last few weeks, Noah

Bergren still holds to his prediction: the remainder of the summer will be about three degrees cooler than average. “We’ve had all our 90 degree days already,” he said.

See Town, page 4

Police stop alleged pot farm By Daniel Jackson The Berlin Citizen A Berlin resident was arrested for growing marijuana in his apartment at The Lofts at Sherwood Falls, police reports say. Dennis Kono, 28, was arrested on June 19 on one count each of possessing marijuana greater than four ounces, illegal manufacture/distribution/sale /prescription/dispensing, and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and distribute narcotics. He was also charged with possessing an unregistered assault rifle. Police seized 10 plants, 35 seedlings and seeds purported to be marijuana and items to cultivate plants such as fertilizer, plant food and a grow lamp, according to a list of evidence seized. They also

seized a Glock 19 semiauto handgun, a Mossberg 500 shotgun and a Lewis Machine and Tool AR-15 rifle. On May 23, read the case report, the police department received an anonymous tip that Kono, who lived at 10 Main St., had a “pot farm” in his apartment and had been bragging about his operation. The police department did background research on Kono and learned he held a valid Connecticut Pistol Permit and owned three guns. He also owned his apartment at Sherwood Falls, a 965 square foot apartment with two bedrooms and bathrooms. About a week later, police brought police dog Zeusz to go through the building and sniff for the See Pot, page 8


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 12, 2012

Firefighters battle blaze at waste processing plant By Richie Rathsack The Record-Journal

Christian Lane was completely shut down Monday morning as firefighters from several towns tried to bring a large fire at a waste processing plant under control. The blaze was mostly extinguished at a Connecticut Waste Processing Materials LLC facility at 415 Christian


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“They were in the process of separating and crushing material with a bulldozer and a fire erupted underneath the ‘dozer,” Waznia said. As firefighters arrived shortly after 9:45 a.m., they found heavy fire inside the building, sending smoke plumes high into the air that could be seen north of Hartford, Waznia said. The plant is set back from the road and firefighters had to run about a quarter mile of hose to reach the blaze, Waznia said while standing next to one of the two fire hydrants used to battle the blaze. A rear portion of the building sustained a partial collapse due to the extreme heat of the fire, Waznia said. Meriden, South Kensington and Westfield were some

of the several fire departments responding to assist the Berlin Fire Department at the scene. The property is one of the sites of Connecticut Waste Processing Materials LLC, a waste removal and recycling company. The site was used as a “volume reduction center,” according to the company’s website. It has other locations

in Plainville and Deep River. The plant processed old construction materials, bulky waste such as brick, concrete, steel and wood, Waznia said. The plant primarily processed the waste generated by private building contractors. —Daniel Jackson contributed to this report



In the article that ran July 5 about the naming of Dr. Michelle Imossi as Rotarian of the year for the New Britain-Berlin Rotary Club, the school in which Imossi and her daughter started an Interact club was misstated. Imossi and her daughter started the club at Berlin High School.

Lane at about 11:30 a.m., fire officials said, but plumes of smoke continued to rise from hot spots. “Upon arrival, the entire interior of the building was on fire,” Fire Marshal Steve Waznia said. No injuries were reported and the material burning at the plant was not hazardous, according to Waznia. Firefighters will likely be on the scene for several more hours to make sure all hotspots are out. Employees were operating a front loader inside a building at the facility when a fire broke out underneath, Waznia said. Staff tried to put out the fire using on-site fire equipment but called 911 when the fire grew beyond their control, Waznia said.

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In the last edition of the Berlin Citizen, Police Chief Paul Fitzgerald said in an interview that drones are unlikely to come to Berlin anytime soon, a regional 911 dispatch will save money but rely on technology and although things are tight, he has enough staff to police the town. In the continuation of that conversation, Fitzgerald talked about marijuana, the proposed police station on Farmington Avenue and answered the question—is 10 years in Berlin too long? In a 2007 interview with The Berlin Citizen, you said that once the population of Berlin reaches 20,000 people, Connecticut statues kick in and Berlin is not prepared to follow these such as juvenile holding cells and better detention facilities and separate facilities for men and women. Is Berlin in current violation of that? No, because I believe the current census has us just below 20,000. I think the census has us at 19,000 and some change, so we’re there. And even if we were in vio-

lation, there’s really no penalty. These are the recommended procedures that you should follow if you are this size community. The federal government has much more pressing things than to worry if we had a separate facility for holding juveniles. However, the state has passed legislation recently that has that is actually going to increase the number of juveniles because they’ve raised the age of adulthood to 18 now instead of 17 and prior, when I gave that interview, it was 16. So it’s changed. Formerly, if we arrested someone who was 16years-old, because he was above 16, we’d treat him like an adult. Now, it has to be greater than 18. The new medical marijuana laws go into effect in October. Does this change in the law change how you will enforce drug laws? Not yet. At this point, it wouldn’t change what we’re doing. Does it complicate it? It always complicates it when you say this is illegal except this and this and how do you prove that. Do you have to carry the proof with you? I think it’s a change of attitude that is being indicated coming from the legisla-


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ings could incorporate multifamily housing on the upper floors above the businesses. Of course, the new buildings are expected to be two to three stories tall. Residents would be within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the train station. “While the detached singlefamily homes in Berlin will continue to meet the housing needs of many, there may be a

growing interest in other housing options in the future.” The aging “baby boomer” generation may want smaller, more modest living spaces close to transportation, churches and shops, the report said. On the other end, young families will modest incomes could find the area attractive to get one of their first residences. Hellyn Riggins, the town’s planner, said the town is looking into several options on how to encourage growth and

American legion plans auction fundraiser American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, is sponsoring a consignment auction table at the 4 Guys Auction Inc., in the hall of the Post. The auction is scheduled for Monday, July 16, at 11 a.m. Antique donations will be accepted prior to the event. The public is invited to donate and attend the auction. All proceeds benefit the American Legion Scholarship Fund for Berlin High School seniors. For more information, call the Post at (860) 828-9102.

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On a recent Tuesday evening, Pastry Chef Kris Story was teaching the finer points of baking the popular French macaroon. Story guided her four students as they sifted, stirred, mixed and piped at the Chef Emporium, a restaurant and food service equipment company that, because of demand, opened its doors to the public. Story, who has her culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America, is one of several chefs who will teach cooking classes at the store located at 717 Berlin Turnpike. During the summer, chefs at the store will teach participants how to make food like grilled pizza, California rolls, deep fried watermelon and back yard grilled fish. All of the classes are held in the spacious and wellequipped kitchen at Chef ’s Emporium and last approxi-

Left: a finished plate of French macaroons sit on the counter. Right: Pastry Chef Kris Story explains an element of cooking.

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evening class, Story taught a morning class for children ages 8 to 14. They learned how to make macaroni and cheese. They built their creations from scratch and topped them with potato chips and bread crumbs. In

nary arts degree, I like baking better than cooking,” Story admits, “It’s my passion.” Later that night, Story went on to teach four women how to make everything macaroons: French macaroons, cherry macaroons, raspberry macaroons and vanilla macaroons colored red, white and blue in celebration of Fourth of July. The macaroons were filled with homemade organic

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from there,” said Bergren’s mother, Donna Bergren. Soon after, Bergren started his own weather site, w w w. n b e r g we a t h e r. c o m , which analyzed weather models and gave Bergren’s own take on the weather. For example, before July 4, Bergen reported the weather models were breaking down, predicting different things. “Some computer models portray a more stormy scenario, with more widely scattered showers & T-storms, some being severe. While other models, suggest less Tstorms, and maybe a more “pop-up” variety shower or Tstorm, with most areas staying dry, and only some areas seeing rain,” Bergren wrote. It’s difficult to make a weather prediction, Bergren said, because of the many factors that influence the weather but he mostly ana(203) 317-2303 FAX (203) 235-4048

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Bergren did see a shelf cloud which was forming into a tornado. His short term goal? Experience a true severe thunderstorm. Bergren said that storm is classified as winds exceeding 52 mph and/or hail the size of a quarter dollar coin. One came close to Berlin several weeks ago, but he wasn’t in it. “I’m dying to be in that,” he said. “I want to be in the 60 mph winds, I want to be able to experience that.”

a close encounter with severe weather. Every summer, he camps at Hammonasset State Park. On July 26, his phone started going crazy with all the severe weather alerts. Heavy weather was coming in. Bergren and his family left the beach to secure their camp. But first, he wanted to shower the sand and salt off himself. As he left the beach house, he looked up to see a shelf cloud bearing down on the camp. A shelf cloud is a low-lying cloud, explained Bergren, which forms tornadoes. As he watched, a funnel started to slowly descend from the sky. He saw the clouds start going round and round. He pulled out his phone and started taking photos.

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The Lofts at Sherwood Falls is the location where Dennis Kono allegedly started his marijana grow operation. He lived on the second floor.

Pot Continued from page 1 drug. Zeusz is trained to give a “passive alert,” or sit down, when he detects the source of odors like heroin, cocane and marijuana. Office Eric Chase, Zeusz’s handler, took the dog through the first level of the building—nothing. As Zeusz went down the second story hallway, his head “hooked” at the doorway to apartment 204, a sign that he detected a drug. Zeusz sniffed at the bottom of the door of apartment 204 and sat down. He found the source of the smell. Chase watched the door from 2:45 to 7 p.m. while Detectives Shawn Solek and Sean McMahon prepared a search warrant for the apartment. But the apartment was unoccupied. According to Solek’s report, the police department tried contacting Kono before the conducted the search. Solek left a message which said “contact me as soon as possible.” Around 7:00 p.m. that day, Kono called the police department. He was out of state, he said, and could not meet with the police. Unable to find a key, police took a crowbar and forced their way into the apartment.

The police walked down the hallway and into the guest bedroom where they saw a black tent with a air duct blowing air out of tent. The room smelled of marijuana. In the tent, 10 plants were growing. A light was trained on the plants and an “elaborate filter and ducting system” was rigged to mask the odor of the marijuana. On top of the dresser in the guest bedroom, police found two plastic planting trays with 35 seedlings growing there. In the guest bathroom shower, they discovered five seeds in red Solo cups. In Kono’s bedroom, they found a lock box with seeds and the three guns in the closet. The AR-15 rife was defined as an assault weapon by the state of Connecticut because it had a detachable magazine, a telescoping stock, a pistol grip, a bayonet mount and a flash suppressor. A warrant for Kono’s arrest was issued on June 7. On June 19 at about 11:30 p.m., Kono went to police headquarters and turned himself in. His bond was set at $30,000 and his court date was set for July 10 in New Britain.

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Charlotte Rose Carroll

Nick and Allison Carroll of Portland announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Rose, on May 21, 2012 at Hartford Hospital. Charlotte’s grandparents are Bill and Sandy Mulcahy of Wethersfield and Nick and Linda Carroll of Cromwell. Charlotte’s father is employed by The Record-Journal Co., and is sports editor of the Berlin, Plainville and Southington Citizens.

Liam Donovan Sheridan

Continued from page 3 credit card fraud, false solicitations. As many times as we tell people, you didn’t win that prize; don’t send them a check. Many residents have sent money. We try to deliver that message time and time again and the other thing is just car thefts. Crimes of opportunity. People don’t lock their cars up and GPSs are being stolen almost on a daily basis. Is that more training that an officer needs to go through? Working with computers can be very technical. And yes, it does require more training. Or we have to rely on adjacent communities. New Britain Police Department helps us a lot. Are you guys looking to purchase your own equipment to analyze computers and cellphones? No, I don’t have the staff that I could dedicate to do that. You are nearing your 10 year anniversary with the force. What are your thoughts about moving to Berlin and working here? It will be 10 years July 1 of 2013. I haven’t given a lot of thought. I’ll be here. Former Police Commission member Robert Clark said in 2003 you were a

good choice to become Berlin’s Police Chief because you were “an outsider,” without complicated political ties or allegiances within the town. After nine years, what is your response to that quote? Having personal ties and relationships with the community is very good. And over nine years I am able to build them. But there is no political affiliation with one or the other. I think that is important distinction for a police officer to make. Especially for a police chief to

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maintain a middle of the road stand on that. But having come from the outside, I had no enemies. No one in town had ever hurt me; I had no vengeance to put out and no favorites. So I think what Commissioner Clark was trying to say is that you get a fresh look.


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The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled its annual craft fair for Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis with completed application and payment. The event is

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

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

Taize service The Kensington United Methodist Church offers a Taize service Tuesdays at 7 p.m. A Taize service combines silent meditation, prayer and simple music. Silence is a central part of this service and is a gift to those

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, July 12, 2012 leading busy, hectic lives. It provides an opportunity to commune with God through the heart and bring a measure of peace to one’s mind and spirit. The service is open to everyone seeking spiritual refreshment and renewal.

Prayer shawls The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and cro-

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Prayer group

The 13th of the month prayer group at St. Paul Church, Kensington, meets at noon on the 13th day of every month to pray the 15 decades of the rosary. The prayer services begin with a personal consecration to the sacred heart of Jesus and the immaculate heart of Mary. Within the rosary, the verses of the Fatima song are sung in remembrance to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. For more information call John Simeone at (860) 828-0794.

Holy Grounds Coffeehouse Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, 146 Hudson St., has scheduled Christian Karaoke for the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Admission is free; free coffee, tea and shacks are offered. For more information call (860) 8283822 or holy-grounds@

Police Blotter

Information provided by the Berlin Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. June 15 Thomas Biondi, 18, 99 Clockshop Dr., third-degree conspiracy/criminal mischief, loitering/school grounds. Cory Perzan, 18, 2414 Berlin Turnpike, third-degree conspiracy/criminal mischief, loitering/school grounds, third-degree criminal mischief June 16 Redmond James Foley, 19, 190 Forest Ridge Rd., Waterbury, simple trespass, possession of marijuana less than 4 oz., illegal possession/amphetamines, illegal possession/hallucinogenic substance, drug paraphernalia. June 17 Paul Suprenant, 41, 23

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School St., disorderly conduct by intimidation. June 19 Gail Corcorna, 51, 278 Farmington Ave., second-degree breach of peace. Dennis Kono, 28, 10 Main St., machine guns, possession/marijuana less than 4 oz., illegal manufacture/distribution/sale/prescription/dispensing, poss w/intent to manufacture/sell/distribute narcotics. June 21 Victor Agosto, 27, 91 Nilan St., Hartford, first-degree con/larceny auto theft, first-degree larceny auto theft.

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Gary Dean Fields, 74, of Presque Isle, M a i n e , passed away June 27, 2012 peacefully after a long coura g eous battle with cancer. Born July 1, 1937, in Westfield, Maine, he was the

Hawrylik, 86, of Kensington, widow of Raymond Joseph Hawrylik, died July 7, 2012 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in East Hartford, the daughter of the late John and the late Frances (Spakauskas) Bacewicz, she graduated from High School in East Hartford, and was employed at Moore Medical until her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Colleen Hawrylik of North Stonington; a daughter, Joyce Hawrylik of Kensington; a sister, Frances Waclawski of Catonsville, Maryland; a brother-in-law, Edward Hawrylik of Southington; a sister-in-law, Eva Bacewicz of Barkhamsted; two grandsons, Christopher and Thomas Hawrylik,

and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 11, 2012 from Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial was in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Memorial Fund of St. Paul’s Church, 479 Alling Street, Kensington 06037, or to The Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand Street, New Britain 06050.

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Patricia Ann Bolles, 65, of Norwich, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2012 at the Windham Hospital. She was born in New Britain on July 30, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Edward and Laura (Rakowski) Bolles. She was a resident of Kensington for many years. She leaves her sisters, Doris Crooks of Kensington, Judith Morrell and her husband Frederick of Virginia, Lorraine Rakowski of Kensington, Lillian Agostini of Niantic, Lois Radavich of Kensington; a brother Robert Bolles of Alabama and many nieces and nephews. Patricia was pre-deceased by a brother William Bolles of Kensington. Services were held July 7, 2012 from the the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Fairview Cemetery in New Britain. Donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to CCARC, 950 Slater Road, New Britain, CT. 06053, or St. Paul Church, 485 Alling St, Kensington, CT. 06037.

son of the late Delmar and the late Mabel (Libby) Fields. Gary enlisted into the U.S. Navy and served aboard the carrier U.S.S Coral Sea. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, Gary worked as a foreman at Sherwood Tool in Berlin and remained in the machine, tool and die industry until his retirement. He gave generously of his time, skill and actively participated in many civic and charitable events. He was a loyal member of the VFW of Bristol, and the VFW and DVW of Presque Isle. Gary was an avid fisherman and enjoyed nature to its fullest. He will remain in his family and friends’ hearts forever. He is survived by his only daughter, Deanna (Fields) Garrison and her husband, Scott; two grandchildren, Michael Dean and Kathryn Rose Garrison of Berlin. He also leaves a loving ex-wife, Anne T. Fields of Berlin; two stepchildren, William J. Renock of Bristol and Lori Beaudoin of Middletown; a sister, Elizabeth Henderson of Presque Isle; three brothers, Roland Fields of Middlefield, James Fields of California, Russell Eugene Fields of Arizona and a halfbrother, Donald Wallace, as well as many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gary was also predeceased by one sister, Opal Joyce Crahan and two brothers, Orville Fields and Bernard Fields. A private service will be held in Gary’s honor at the family’s request.


raspberry jam and Swiss meringue butter cream. “I like how the class is very hands on and is open to all levels” commented Anita, a participant in the French macaroon class. “You are able to learn all the tricks of the trade.” The class gave members the opportunity to use state of the art equipment such as Kitchen-Aid mixers and hand-free thermometers. They also got to try ingredients not normally found in the average kitchen pantry. For example, the students tried their hands at cooking with almond flour. As the macaroons were baking, Story explained that air in the batter resulted in the macaroons rising to the perfect height. “If you have a passion for baking or cooking, go for it!” Story recommends, “The more experience you get the better.” Next, Story will teach participants how to whip up strawberry French toast and granola triangles for the kids. The adults will learn how to make tiramisu. Both classes will be on July 17, the kid’s class is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the adult class is from 6 to 8 p.m. A full list of classes and more information is available at

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Students wrestle with world problems

Editor’s note: Graham Seekamp, a fifth grade teacher at Griswold Elementary School, submitted three essays that members of his class wrote as an assignment. The class picked topics and recorded observations they made about today’s society. “I thought that they were very insightful and they help readers to see just how observant fifth graders in our town are,” said Seekamp. “They deal with some very meaningful subjects.”

Stopping Starvation

I walk into the kitchen smelling sweet rice to see my sister throwing away some and it makes me think about the people who die every day from starvation.

Places like Africa and the United States are hit the hardest and a big way to help is charities but they could also hurt us. In Africa this kills many. It’s like a plague traveling across the continent. People in Africa are really poor, so most of them don’t have enough money to buy or make a house because they need to use it for food to feed their family. Almost three out of 10 people in Africa die from starvation, a 15 year period, a test in 2005 showed. But a recent test showed about two out of 10 people die from starvation in Africa over an 11 year period because of charities and sponsors. In America, people live in subway stations, at bus stops and even on the street because they don’t have enough money to buy a

shelter. If they are really poor they only care about food, not shelter or protection. Even if they get food it could be spoiled or expired. They can also get sick from lack of nutrition. Charity is a way to stop this from happening because it gives people help with food and housing. If rich people donate more money we could save more people but in a way it is good because it is like shark in the ocean. It does not let the amount of fish over populate like starvation does not let mankind overpopulate. If we over populate there will be too many people on Earth and more people will die. For example, the King of France released the black plague to lower population because France was running low on food supplies.

The director of Contagion had his heart set on making a film ever since he was in high school. He wanted to make it a modern version of the black plague. These paragraphs show what happens to people who face starvation and what can be done to save us from this horrible disaster. Jimmy Grieco

Pollution Today, I walk in the classroom nonchalantly like any other morning. As I am getting organized for the new day, something catches my eye. It’s a white cardboard box with a picture of a man

Government Meetings

Thursday, July 12 Parks & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, July 16 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 Police Commission, BPD Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.

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Monday, July 23 Kensington Fire District, 947 Farmington Ave., 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Water Control Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26 Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. CONTACT US Advertising: ........................(203) 317-2303 Fax - (203) 235-4048 News and Sports: ...............(860) 829-5721 Fax - (203) 639-0210 Marketplace:.......................(203) 238-1953 Published every Thursday. Delivered by mail to all of the homes and businesses in the two ZIP codes serving Berlin – 06037 and 06023. The Berlin Citizen is published by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. General Manager – Michael F. Killian

10 years of support To the editor: The Joseph Manzi Foundation’s 10th annual tournament held at the Timberlin Golf Course on Friday, June 15 was a huge success. The tournament committee and the Manzi family would like to thank all the golfers, volunteers, sponsors

driving a big red and yellow truck with a picture of man on the side of the truck. The words almost popping off the space above the truck makes me think of all the pollution in the air caused by cars. Think about all the pollution cars create, think about the effect it has on nature, our lives and how we could change these problems. Just think about it. There’s probably hundreds, thousands, billions, maybe even zillions of cars in the world. Think about all the pollution those cars create. I’m not just talking See Students, next page and dinner guests that participated this year. We would especially like to thank our title sponsor, Porter’s Funeral Home who has sponsored our tournaments since we started. Mark Bayram and his staff at Timberlin did an excellent job for us and Remzi and his staff did an outstanding job with the dinner, feeding 210 guests. His steak dinners are delicious! Our entertainment after the dinner was Avenue Groove. We thank them for a wonderful job. We are very grateful for the support that has been given to our family over the past 10 years. Beverly Manzi Berlin

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Bentley University Daniel Carlson of Kensington. Fairfield University Michelle Dufault of Kensington; Bethany Horbal of Berlin. Loomis Chaffee School Richard Conway, Shelby Pinkerton of Berlin. Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts Haley Nemeth of Berlin. Sacred Heart University - Kristin Legenza, George Perduta, Allison Thurston of Berlin; Kathleen Welch of Kensington. University of Hartford Monika Czyzewski, Emily Birdsall, Andrew Zelek, Jennifer Jacobs, Samantha DelConte, Taylor Kosakowski, Patrick Chasse, Michael Johnson of Berlin; Alexander Gavelek of Kensington. University of New Haven - Tina Amenta, James Russo, Kelly Wytas of Kensington; Sarah Milardo of Berlin. University of St. Joseph Christina DelConte, Ana Marie Morant, Breana Vessichio of Berlin; East Scarlett Carroll, Elisa Ithier of East Berlin; Melissa Dipietro, Katherine Vandrilla of Kensington.

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about the carbon dioxide coming out of the tailpipe. For example, the headlights on cars look so innocent but they call for light pollution. Another example is tires. They seem very durable at first but after a couple years when they’re all torn up, you just chuck them in a landfill and wait a couple hundred years for them to rot away like all the garbage in the nearby landfill that I drive by an occasion like a couple of months ago when I was in Hartford. Sooner or later will the world get so polluted that we need to leave it and cause destruction to the environment of some other

Italian society scholarship

The Italian Fraternal Society Scholarship committee recently presented scholarships to, from left: Alyssa Giegerich of Old Saybrook, Kendall McKinnon of Berlin, Nicole Johnson of Berlin and Hailey Aguero of Newington.

Dean’s list Assumption College, Massachusetts - Heather Goglia of Berlin. Bay Path College, Massachusetts - Bobbi Temple of Kensington. Bentley University Anne Scionti, Matthew Papke, Timothy Dean, Amy Klotz, Lindsey Roeder of Berlin. Bryant University, Rhode Island - Catherine

Heslin of Berlin. Fairfield University - Carina D’Amato of Berlin. Loyola University, Maryland - James Aglio, Allison Pucci of Kensington. Northeastern University, Massachusetts - Jaclyn Rubin, Sara Collins, Kelsey Budnick of Kensington. Tunxis Community College - Jennifer Bigelow, Gregory Bransfield, Carol Brazoski, Michael Campisi, Lauren Casasanta, William

planet trillions of light years away and to just destroy it and move on to the next livable planet? Will all the beautiful and natural places eventually just get paved over and used for roads? Things might get worse for the air and our environment. For example, over the years might add up to make the air un-breathable. Another example is gas leaks that might get into a river and intoxicate the fish swimming in it or a deer drinking from it. Not to mention if we kill one and eat it for dinner then we’ll be sickening ourselves! Will these possibilities become reality and cause an apocalypse or will they just be some possibilities that some random kid

made up. I would love to know. I’ve heard all about the fancy “eco-friendly” cars that run on electricity, but what happens when the electricity runs out? From my perspective, in a couple of decades some genius scientist will be smart enough to invent a machine that will clarify the air or create a car that runs on something that can be reused like sunlight or air. To me, the car is either the greatest invention or the worst because of the fact that is causes so much pollution, but it’s so handy when getting to places. Try to be more conservative and ride a bike or walk if you need to go somewhere close by. You will get more

Caswell, Amanda Fritz, Milagros Gebeloff, Joseph Glowka, Oksana Hrynyukh, Violette Kacperski, Matthew Kordek, Harmony Landry, Jessica Lanza, Benjamin Leiss, Alicia Lewis, Monika Liberda, John LoMonte Jr., MaryEllen Pavasaris, Kimberly Perrotti, Maria Portal, Anthony Rose Jr., Elizabeth Rozycki, Danielle Sarra, John Scheyd, Thomas Sparks, Ashley Steele, Emily Steinson, Amy Tenenbaum, Guilherme Vieira, Caitlin Winslow of Berlin; Angela Panagakos, Robert Yorski of East Berlin; Christine Cugno, Nicole Dzienis, Margaret Veneziano, Edyta Wolanin, Eva Young of Kensington.

President’s list Bentley University Jacqueline Carlson of Kensington. Southern New Hampshire University -Paige Fucello of Kensington.


Scholastic achievements

Adam Kelly of Berlin was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in business administration at Central Connecticut State University. Richard Conway, Shelby Pinkerton of Berlin were named to the sprint term honor roll at Loomis Chaffee School.

Xavier honor roll

Xavier High School has named the following residents to the fourth quarter honor roll. High honors - Jason Corriveau of Berlin. Honors - Jeremy Dilzer, Peter Dovidaitis, Ryan Gadea, Anthony Plochoski, Nicholas Zoccoli of Berlin; Tyler Cunningham of East Berlin; Nicholas Carlone of Kenisngton.

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Help the homeless I look out the window. I see the snow on the ground. I went outside and I saw my breath fly through the air. I look down and I see my fingers turn red from the cold air. I think about the homeless people who have to freeze through the winter. Three things that could help a homeless person are giving them a couple of cents, or a blanket, cut down on taxes and make sure that people don’t do drugs. One detail is if you see a homeless person on the

side of the road, stop and give a couple of cents. They could use this money to buy food or clothes. One time, I was driving with my dad and we saw a homeless person with a sign that said “I need money for food.” Another detail is cutting down on taxes. If taxes were not so high people could afford clothes, blankets, food and other needs. I would make it easier for people to live without high taxes. The last detail is for people not to do drugs because they will waste money. People who use drugs won’t be able to afford to pay for their house or clothes. Brandon Barlow



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Senior Happenings


Parks by train. Oct. 17-23 - Canyon Country.

The annual ice-cream social will be held Wednesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. The afternoon will start off with a musical program. After the show, ice-cream will be served. Limit 100 people. Register by calling (860) 829-7006.

AARP trips The Berlin AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. July 22 — Lighthouse Cruise. Narragansett Bay. Aug. 8 — The Hu Ke Lau. Dinner and Hawaiian show. Sept. 18-20 — Three day Pennsylvania Dutch tour. October — Cranberry Bog tour. TBA. Nov. 12 — Supreme Reflections. Diana Ross tribute at the Aqua Turf. December — A Victorian Christmas in the Berkshire. TBA.

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Senior Bowling League results from July 6: Joe Sytulek, 202; Irene Willametz, 187; Walt Wallace, 182; Craig Clarke, 181; Chuck Leonhardt, 172; Marie Kaczynski, 160; Ed Picard, 159; Sam D’Amato, 156; Stan Dziob, 156.

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Seniors are welcome to borrow two books per visit (on the honor system) from the Senior Center library The books may be borrowed as long as needed. Library hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Mosquito Testing Program Connecticut residents were identified with WNV infections with no reported deaths. EEE-positive mosquitoes were identified in Plainfield and Stonington; however, there have been no documented human cases of EEE reported in Connecticut. To minimize the risk of acquiring a mosquito-borne illness, residents are urged to take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. These steps include the following personal protection and environmental measures: Avoid outdoor activities one hour before and one hour after dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors; it is especially important to cover the arms and legs of children. No product containing DEET should be used on infants less than 2 months old. Cover babies’ playpens and carriages with mosquito netting when outdoors. Avoid camping near fresh water swamps and use mosquito netting in tents. Stay indoors when mosquitoes are numerous. Eliminate sources of standing water such as stagnant ponds, ditches, flower pots and old tires, as mosquito only needs a few tablespoons of water to lay eggs. Drain children’s pools, clean

clogged gutters, and flush birdbaths and fountains once or twice a week. Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, and any similar containers that have accumulated on your property, and drill holes in the bottoms of recycling and garbage containers that are left outside. Make sure your property is graded properly and has adequate drainage. Look for places where rainwater collects and fill all holes and depressions. Mosquitoes will breed in any puddle that lasts more than four days. Store boats, wheelbarrows and containers upside down. If you have a pond, be sure it is aerated or stocked with fish such as goldfish and minnows, which eat mosquito larvae. Patch holes in screens and make sure screens are tightly attached to doors and windows. Use low toxicity insecticides and always follow the directions on the products. When applying sprays, be sure to keep the wind at your back, carry the spray away from you, and avoid personal contact with it and excessive inhalation of spray materials. Place bat houses on your property. For more information about mosquito control, WNV, or any public health isSee Mosquitoes, next page

Health Briefs Stroke survivors MidState Medical Center has scheduled a stroke support group, an interactive group designed to assist stroke survivors and their caregivers in learning more about stroke and recovery issues, as well as share common challenges and experiences. The group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in conference room 7 at MidState Medical Center.

Al-Anon Al-Anon, for families and friends of someone suffering from alcoholism, is scheduled to meet Mondays at 10 a.m. at the Plainville Congregational Church, 130 Main St., Plainville; Mondays at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist of Plainville, 55 Redstone Hill Rd. and Fridays at 8 p.m. at Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr.

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Alzheimer’s support group

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

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The Central Connecticut Health District announced the restart of mosquito monitoring by the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program. As in previous years, mosquitoes will be collected around the state to detect the presence of viruses that can cause illness in people, such as West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. The mosquito trapping and testing program, coordinated by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, began on June 4. Two of the collection sites within the Central CT Health District are located in Newington and Wethersfield. As in the past several years, mosquitoes will be trapped and tested from 91 trap sites in 72 municipalities around the state. Mosquito traps are set Monday through Thursday nights with trapping conducted at each site every ten days on a rotating basis. Mosquitoes are grouped (pooled) for testing according to species, collection site, and date. Test results are available approximately one week after mosquito collection and are reported to local health departments. In 2011, WNV-positive mosquitoes were trapped in 30 municipalities, with the first infected mosquitoes detected on June 21 and the last detected on Oct. 17. Nine




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Still Revolutionary - these towns sure are

The Connecticut Tourism Bureau launched a new campaign this spring to let visitors to the Nutmeg state know there are ample opportunities to enjoy historic and scenic sites around the state. The “Still Revolutionary” campaign drew a lot of interest and a range of reaction. The Connecticut Tourism Bureau expects to spend $27 million on the campaign over the next two years targeting potential visitors in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Philadelphia with a multi-media approach. One piece of constructive criticism suggested the campaign would be better if more emphasis was placed on directing tourists towards historical sites and helping them to learn more about Connecticut’s heritage. During a recent visit to Berlin, state archeologist Nick Bellantoni talked about the need to know one’s past. “It’s who we are; it’s where we came from, our families, our community, our nation and not to know that — you lose a piece of who you are: your self-identity, your knowledge and self-esteem come from your past, really, not from your future.” In keeping with these ideas, we offer a few suggestions, in your town or a town near you, for destinations that fit the Still Revolutionary theme. Each of our small towns presents a strong sense of identity and pride in their history. Volunteers who work with histori-

cal projects are truly involved in a labor of love and their greatest reward is sharing their discoveries and resources with others who want to learn about their heritage. The collections, exhibits, and other archival materials they tend represent countless hours of research and expert knowledge. The success of our local historical groups, in saving history for generations to come, does not have big bucks behind it. Nearly all funding comes from community sources and most of the work is done by volunteers. We encourage you to take in these sites yourself and direct summer visitors to plan a stop. Learn about your own town, if you haven’t had an opportunity yet, but also check in with your neighboring towns to see the similarities and common threads of the people, life and lore of our communities. Ask your museum guides for ideas on other historic offerings to visit in the local area. - Olivia L. Lawrence, weeklies news editor In Berlin: The Berlin Historical Society Museum is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. (except for holiday weekends). The museum is located at 305 Main St., at the corner of Main and Peck streets, Kensington. This summer, the museum features special displays about Berlin’s participation in the Civil War as well as information on two Civil


trict. Additional information about mosquito control can also be obtained from the Conn. Department of Environmental Protection at, the Conn. Agricultural Experiment Station at, and the Conn. Dept. of Agriculture at

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sue, contact the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2822 or The Connecticut Department of Public Health at w w w. c t . g o v / m o s q u i t o . Brochures about mosquito control and West Nile virus also are available from the Central Conn. Health Dis-

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War monuments in town: one of which is the first one in the country. The museum has a new display: “Playthings from the 1930s”. This is a memory case full of toys and entertainment memorabilia from the Great Depression years. (There is also a large collection of old toys and cast iron banks.) Still on is the Leatherman

exhibit as well as the permanent collections of bricks, tin, Berlin Iron Bridge and Simeon North’s pistol factory. Museum members are currently creating new exhibits for this year’s Berlin Fair. These include topics such as: Native Americans who were living in this area at the time of the Great Swamp Settlement and the

Seymour Fort; the history of the Berlin Turnpike; and a celebration of Berlin resident Emma Hart Willard, one of the first women educators in the country. The first settlers arrived in the area that would become Berlin in the mid 1600s. The Town of Berlin was established in 1785. (Information provided by museum sources.)

Hot Dog! By Christine Puskaric Special to the Citizen As we head into the hottest days of the year— the dog days of summer— pet safety can literally be a matter of life and death. It’s important to keep your dog cool and comfortable as the temperature rises. A dog’s normal body temperature is 101.5-102.5 and they can’t cool themselves by sweating like humans do. These two facts can be a recipe for disaster in the high heat and humidity. Dogs have two methods to naturally cool themselves. They sweat a small amount through their foot pads and pant to dissipate heat. Unfortunately, in extreme heat and humidity, these mechanisms may not be enough prevent heat exhaustion. Here are a few simple tips to ensure your dog stays cool and comfortable this summer. 1. Make sure that fresh cool water is available at all times. 2. Provide shelter from the sun with access to shade and a well-ventilated dog house. 3. Walk your dog early morning or during evening hours. The mid-day heat can leave the pavement hot and burn your dog’s foot pads. Grassy walking areas are best.

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One dog is keepin’ it cool with a pile of ice. Other dogs may need more care than this pooch. 4. If your dog enjoys the water, consider allowing access to a kiddie pool. 5. Brush the heavy winter undercoat out of your dog’s fur, but don’t shave completely. The summer coat can protect from harmful ultra-violet rays. 6. White dogs and dogs with pink noses are more susceptible to sunburn. Use sunscreen to protect exposed areas. 7. Black dogs and thickcoated dogs may absorb more heat and require more attention to cooling. 8. Use extra care with elderly, young, and infirm dogs as they will be less tolerant of the high temperatures. 9. Dogs with short faces such as bulldogs, pugs, Pekingese, and boxers have

more compact breathing passages and can have difficulty breathing even in ideal conditions. Use extra precaution with these breeds and absolutely no vigorous activity for prolonged periods in the heat. 10. Never leave your dog in the car. The temperature in a car can rise 20 degrees in 10 minutes. That’s plenty of time for your dog to suffer from heat exhaustion. Signs of heat exhaustion include heavy panting, weakness, confusion, possibly vomiting or diarrhea, and either deep red or pale grey gums. If you suspect your dog is suffering from heat exhaustion, time is critical. See Dog, page 22


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Sports Rewind: Titles piled up last winter By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The Citizen is taking a look back at the year in Berlin High School athletics, a year when championships were claimed, history was made and records were broken. The week ... Winter 201112: Well, that didn’t take long. In only its fourth year as a co-op, the Newington-Berlin High School ice hockey team ended the season with a 21-game win streak and delivered veteran coach Dave Harackiewicz his first state championship. Newington-Berlin, the No. 1 seed, earned a first-round bye in the CIAC Division III state tournament and went on to defeat Rockville-Manchester-Stafford, 5-4 in overtime, and NFA-St. BernardBacon Academy, 4-1, to advance to the finals. Newington-Berlin topped Northwest Catholic, 2-1, in the title game. The local co-op also cap-

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Hallie Nygren, pictured, and the BHS girls basketball team claimed the 2012 Central Connecticut Conference South Division title. BHS teams and athletes generated several championships last winter. tured the Central Connecticut Conference South Division regular season and tournament championships this past winter. Newington-Berlin wrapped up the year with a mark of 22-2. “It’s been a special season, especially the last two weeks,” Harackiewicz said days after his team secured the Division III state crown. “When you have a season like that, it’s something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. That’s one of the messages I gave to the team after the game: It’s something that you’ll always have and no one can take away from you.” The Berlin High School girls basketball team earned some immortality last winter as well, as it

claimed the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship. The Lady Redcoats would garner the fourth seed and a first-round bye in the CIAC Class L state tournament. There, Berlin defeated Joel Barlow, 54-41, and Torrington, 58-47, to set up a Final Four meeting with E.O. Smith. The locals would fall in the semifinals, 63-52. “I’m very proud with what we got done tonight. I don’t think E.O. Smith expected us to play quite the way we did,” BHS coach Sheila King said following the loss. “It was a good game. I don’t think that at any point in time E.O. Smith was very comfortable.” See Rewind, page 19

Home of the champions: Two district titles for Berlin All-Stars The Berlin 10-year-old Little League All-Star baseball team celebrates after topping Edgewood in the District 5 championship game. The champs are: Daniel Veleas, Tommy Hyjek, Matt Czerepuszko, Zach Murray, Danny Lynch, Chris DePinto, Kevin Dunn, Jeff Kuzoian, Tyler Lappe, Timothy Heinke, Giancarlo Tufano and Alex Halkias. The team is managed by Lenny Tubbs, and assisted by Nick Halkias and Travis Lappe.

The Berlin 10- and 11-yearold Little League All-Star baseball teams claimed District 5 championships this past weekend. The Berlin 10s defeated Edgewood, 8-4, in the D-5 title game, while the local 11s knocked off Edgewood, 19-2, in a game stopped after four innings. The Berlin 10s jumped on Edgewood early, plating four runs in the bottom of the first. Zach Murray crossed the plate first on a two-out single by Tyler Lappe. After a Kevin Dunn hit, Jeff Kuzoian drove in Lappe and Dunn with a triple, then scored on a passed ball. Lappe added another run in the third with a solo home-

run to make it 5-2. After Edgewood scored in the fifth, Berlin tallied three runs to expand its lead to 8-3. Alex Halkias and Dunn scored on a Kuzoian double. Timothy Heinke then drove in Kuzoian with a double on the next pitch. Edgewood would score its final run in the sixth, and threatened to do more, but Dunn shut them down with the bases-loaded and the tieing run at the plate. Kuzoian was the starting pitcher. He tossed two solid innings and gave up two runs. Lappe took over the pitching duties in the third and lasted 3 1/3 innings be-

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No fireworks for Berlin Legion Post 68’s tournament hopes fade optimism, but now we’ve lost four in a row. Our pitching depth has been a concern once we lost Connor Bennett, our ace, to injury. We’ve had to go with young kids and it’s hard for young kids to win at this level.” Since that loss on the Fourth, Berlin lost the next day when Jake DeCarli of Middletown one-hit Manzo’s club to win 4-0 at Sage Park to sweep the three-game series. Middletown won the first game, 6-2, July 3 at Sage. The story of the loss on

By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

This hasn’t been the kind of year that coach Rob Manzo hoped he might get from the Berlin American Legion baseball team, but it might be close to the kind of year he feared might happen. “This is about where I thought we might be,” said Manzo after Middletown beat his team 4-3 on the Fourth of July in Middletown. “We won eight in a row, and that was a cause for

the Fourth was typical of many of Berlin’s tough days this summer. “We were poor today,” said Manzo. “This wasn’t Berlin baseball. We made four errors, we gave too many walks [5] and we didn’t execute little things. For us, this was a typical zone game.” The uneven performance made a loser of Tim Norton, the team’s ace. In the holiday game with Middletown, Berlin rallied in the sixth to cut a 4-1 Mid-

dletown lead to 4-3. But a base-running mistake by Jeff Sylvester in which he overran third base on a hit to right by Colin King when Manzo had hung out the stop sign, cut short the rally. “It’s been little things,” said Manzo. “You wouldn’t know that we’ve practiced these situations from how we’ve played in games, but we have. We also have been leaving runners in scoring position all season. If we had maybe just six or seven more hits this summer, to-

day included, we might be 85 or 9-4.” Berlin left just seven on base, but left second and third in the first inning, first and second in the fourth, and would have had the bases loaded with two out had Sylvester not gone too far past third in the sixth. On Thursday, it was just too much DeCarli as he completely shut down the Berlin offense. Will Matuszak pitched well and trailed 1-0

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Travelers Championship lived up to the hype just a few days prior. “I feel comfortable here,” Simpson commented. “My wife and I never even talked about not coming.” When the Travelers Championship began, defending champion Fredrik Jacobson picked right up where he left off in 2011. His 65 put him in second place after Day 1, but he followed that up with rounds of 66, 70 and 68, which left him in a tie for eighth. The last three major champions, Keegan Bradley, Bubba Watson and Simpson, were paired together Thursday and Friday at the Travelers, with each posting parbreaking scores in the open-

By Jack Kane Special to The Citizen

This year’s Travelers Championship exceeded even the highest of expectations. With 12 major championship winners in the field, there were many big name players for fans to follow. Before the first ball was even struck, headlines were made when highly-regarded amateur Patrick Cantlay made the decision to forgo his final two years at UCLA and begin his professional career. Also, Webb Simpson stayed true to his word and played in the Travelers even after winning the U.S. Open

ing round. In the end, Watson prevailed among the three, but finished one stroke short of Travelers champion Marc Leishman. Leishman opened his tournament with a serviceable score of 68. His final three rounds are what separated him from the talented field. Leishman’s Sunday 62 was the lowest final round score turned in. He did not cruise to the title, however. After making birdie on the 17th hole of his final round, Roland Thatcher nearly forced a playoff with Leishman. But when his approach to the 18th green

landed a few feet short and settled into the sand, a collective groan fell over the crowd. Thatcher looked to the sky realizing he had squandered the opportunity.

The excitement and drama of this year’s Travelers Championship captivated the thousands of spectators

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100-hole round


Bulletin Board Lee Golf Classic The Golf Classic, the primary fund-raiser of the Ryan T. Lee Foundation, will be held Friday, Aug. 17 at Timberlin Golf Course. There will be a double-shotgun start; 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Dinner will follow at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The Ryan T. Lee Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the enduring spirit of a special young man by actively seeking out opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation is committed to identifying effective ways to help individuals reach their goals and realize their dreams. For more information, visit

Scalise-Mayer golf The William B. Scalise-William J. Mayer Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Timberlin Golf Course. Dinner, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, will follow. Proceeds from the tournament benefit local scholarships in honor of the Scalise and Mayer Family, the Hospital of Central Connecticut Dialysis Department and the McCormack Family Scholarship for Parkinson’s Research. For more information, visit

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For the second straight year, head golf professionals Marc Bayram (Timberlin), Tim Gavronski (Shuttle Meadow) and Kyle Hedstrom (Stanley) played a marathon 100-hole round, a fund-raiser benefitting the Connecticut Section Junior PGA, First Tee of Connecticut, and Special Olympics. The local pros completed the grueling feat July 2 at Shuttle Meadow. ‘One hundred holes is five and a half rounds of golf, plus one hole,’ Bayram pointed out. ‘That one extra hole is usually the toughest hole of golf I play all year.’ When the numbers are tallied, Bayram estimates he, Gavronski and Hedstrom will have generated some $10,000 for the causes. Donations are being accepted at the Timberlin Golf Shop until July 31.


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Rewind Continued from page 17 “It was a great season,” the coached added. “To go 205 and have our fifth loss come in the state semifinals – pretty impressive.” His crew didn’t stick around long in the CIAC Class L state tournament, but Berlin High School boys basketball coach Mike Veneziano was content with his team’s latest campaign. The Redcoats finished with a record of 15-8. “We won 15 games. Not a lot of teams in the state win 15 games,” said Veneziano. “Coming off a year when we lost a lot of good players, we didn’t know what to expect. Obviously, we set high goals. And I’m certainly happy with their effort. Looking back, it was a great group of kids, and I’m going to miss them.” Berlin earned the No. 12 seed in Class L and bested Naugatuck, 62-57, in the opening round. The locals would fall to Branford, 31-29, in Round 2.

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three matches. We really wrestled beyond our seeds,” he said. “All year long I told the kids that wrestling a tough schedule will pay off in the end. And I’m glad that they got to see that.” When it came to boys swimming, Dan Klotz was a dominant force this past winter. The Berlin High School junior prevailed in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly at both the CIAC Class M and State Open meets. Klotz is the first BHS boy to earn a state championship, let alone four. “I’m just so proud of him,” Berlin coach Eileen Thurston said. Thurston was proud of her team as a whole. The young squad finished fourth in the Central Connecticut Conference South Division and 14th in Class M. “We have improved so much,” she said. Continuing its dominance, the Berlin High School cheerleading pro-

gram earned its fifth straight conference-level title. The Lady Redcoats claimed the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship and, for the second year in a row, was named CCC Grand Champion. “It’s very exciting,” Berlin coach Debi Muzio said of her team’s repeat performance. “It’s a great honor.” The locals went on to finish out of the Top 3 at the CIAC Class L state championships. The Berlin High School indoor track teams didn’t make much of a splash at the CIAC Class M state championships, but BHS coach Josh Rosek was not dissatisfied with what he saw. “I was pleased with our performance based on where we were seeded going into the meet,” he said. The Berlin girls generated four points at the Class L meet and landed in 23rd place. The Berlin boys earned no points.


ing forward to next year. I know I am. Jack Kane, 14, of Berlin, got behind-the-scenes access during the Travelers Championship golf tournament at the TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell.

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Berlin High School’s William Cavedon and Brittany Labbadia were among the senior student-athletes recognized at the 2012 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 29-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the students as the best of the best in the state. Pictured: UConn women’s basketball player/coach, sports announcer Meghan Pattyson-Culmo; McDonald’s Owner/Operator Rachel Deane; William Cavedon; Brittany Labbadia; and CAS-CIAC Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff.

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M event. The sophomore claimed the 138-pound title. BHS coach Jim Day, who returned to the team’s helm this past winter after several years away, said he was “ecstatic” with the Redcoats’ Class M showing. “We had five state placewinners. Eight of us scored points in the tournament. We had individuals who were seeded 24th win two or


going to the top of the seventh. But he ran out of gas and Middletown scored three runs on a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly and a walk with the bases loaded to take a safe 4-0 lead to the home seventh. Heading into this week, Berlin owned a record of 6-11 in Zone 3. In order to qualify for the Legion’s state tournament play-in round, a team must have a 14-11 record in Zone 3. Math says Berlin would have to finish with a perfect stretch.

The Berlin High School wrestling team finished strong. After managing just five victories during the dual meet season, the Redcoats kicked things up a notch for the CIAC Class M tournament, finishing a respectable seventh with 104 points. Jake Eliades was Berlin’s big point-getter at the Class



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Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email 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.



Theatre - The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled Barefoot in the Park for Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. For more information

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Historical Society Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. New exhibits include Berlin’s participation in the Civil War and a display case full of playthings from the 1930s. Admission is free. Theatre - The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled Barefoot in the Park for Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 829-1248 or visit



Pet Meet & Greet Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Sunday,

July 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 278 New Britain Ave., Plainville. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats and kittens that are in need of loving, permanent homes. The shelter and foster homes are full so if you’ve been thinking about adopting, now is the time. All of the adoptable pets may be viewed on the ‘Adoptable Pet Link’ at For more information, call (860) 828-5287.



Boy Scouts - Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions Club, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Boys Scouts - Boy Scouts Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For more information, call Ed Alicia,

LEGAL NOTICE - TAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE TO THE TAXPAYERS OF THE WORTHINGTON FIRE DISTRICT, BERLIN, CT All persons liable to pay taxes on Real Estate and Personal Property in and to The Worthington Fire District of the Town of Berlin, CT are hereby notified that taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2011 are due and payable in full by August 1, 2012. SAID TAXES SHALL BECOME DELINQUENT IF NOT PAID ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2012. Interest at the rate of 1.5% per month, shall be charged from July 1, 2012 on all taxes not paid on or before August 1, 2012, subject to a minimum interest charge of $2.00. Any and all unpaid Back Taxes, Interest, and other Charges must be paid in full before payment may be made on the 2011 Grand List Taxes. Any person who is liable for these taxes and who does not receive a bill or bills should contact the Worthington Fire District Tax Collector’s office at once, by phone at 860-828-5630, or in person at 1400 Berlin Turnpike, as failure to receive a bill does not relieve one from liability.


Ariel and Fiona are two beautiful, little nine week old princesses. They were rescued when someone noticed stones were being thrown at them. Ariel is very outgoing and Fiona is a doll. Both girls are affectionate and sweet. They will be at the meet and greet on Sunday, July 15 at Petsmart, 278 new Britain Ave., Plainville, along with many other kittens and adult cats. View all the adoptable pets on For more information, call (860) 828-5287. scoutmaster, at (860) 8288693.



Mini-seminar - Business Bookkeeping & Tax Associates, 314D New Britain Rd., has scheduled a free miniseminar, “Reserve mortgages - Recent improvements and how they can help you and your loved one,” for Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information and to reserve a seat, call (860) 828-6869.

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Car wash - Boy Scout Troop 41 has scheduled a car wash for Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. A fee is charged.


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Mini-seminar - Business Bookkeeping & Tax Associates, 314D New Britain Rd., has scheduled a free miniseminar “Navigating college financial aid - steps to success” for Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information and to reserve a seat, call (860) 828-6869.


Blood drive - The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Wednesday, July 25 from 1:15 to 6:15 p.m.

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McNair joins American Savings Foundation board

The American Savings Foundation announced the election of James McNair to its board of directors at its annual meeting. The an- McNair nouncement was made by board chairman Harry N. Mazadoorian. “We are fortunate and pleased that Mr. McNair has joined our board,” said Mr. Mazadoorian. “This is an important community trust, and Jim’s combination of business experience and knowledge of the local nonprofit community will be of

great value and benefit to the American Savings Foundation.” McNair is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in Farmington. He has worked in financial services for two decades. Prior to his career in finance, McNair was the recreation director for the Town of Berlin and served two terms as deputy mayor for the town. He is also an ordained minister with a degree from the Yale Divinity School, and he served as a minister at the First Church of Christ Congregational in New Britain. Mr. McNair is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University. Presently he

serves as a board member of the New Britain Boys and Girls Club, and is a trustee of the New Britain/Berlin YMCA. He is a representative on the Mattabasset District Commission and serves as a board member of the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation. McNair and his wife live in Berlin. Also elected to the board were James O’Rourke and Helen Kenney. Kenney has been a champion and supporter of the foundation ever since it was established under the leadership of her husband, the late Robert T. Kenney, when he was president and CEO of American Savings Bank. Last year the

sociations, and committees. Other board members of the American Savings Foundation are Chairman Harry N. Mazadoorian, Charles J. Boulier III, Carl R. Cicchetti, Norman E.W. Erickson, Marie S. Gustin, Gregory B. Howey, John J. Patrick Jr., Sheri C. Pasqualoni, Pamela R. Reynolds, Laurence A. Tanner and David Davison, president & CEO of the foundation. American Savings Foundation press release


armpits, feet, abdomen, inner legs and transport to the veterinarian. We all want to have fun this summer. By following these few precautions, it can be safe and enjoyable for you and your dog. —Christine Puskaric, DVM, is a veterinarian at Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital in Berlin

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foundation named the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program in his honor and memory. Kenney, along with her son, Mark Kenney, also serves on the foundation’s scholarship committee that reviews and selects award recipients. O’Rourke is currently the executive director of the YMCA of Greater Waterbury. He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and has served on a number of nonprofit boards, civic as-



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day, Aug. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. for grades 1 and older. Mother Goose Time Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. A special storytime for babies ages 0-24 months and their families. Share books, music, bounces and fun with babies. No registration is needed. Older siblings are welcome. Playtime - Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Playtime is an informal gathering where babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can play and socialize together. Parents must attend. No registration is needed.


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Book store Visit the Berlin Free Library’s Discount Bookstore every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call (860) 828-3344. Hours Adult hours: Monday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Children’s hours: Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (preschool program 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.); 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Kindergarten through grade 5 program 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.); Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.

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Volunteers make a difference

Each week The Berlin Citizen features a page focused on volunteer activities in our community. This is the place where your organization can post notices looking for volunteer help. It is the place where you can find opportunities to help others in your community. This is also the place where we publish photos and stories about local volunteer efforts that have made a difference. Tell us more about your organization and what

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Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels in Berlin is looking for volunteers to deliver food to the homebound elderly one day a week from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers on Fridays are especially needed. Training and mileage reimbursement is provided.


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Three professionally-designed, safe and scenic routes of 25, 62.5 and 100 miles will travel through communities including: Branford, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, Old Saybrook, Wallingford and Westbrook. Cancer survivors, patients, families, friends, trained athletes and riders of all skill levels and abilities take part in this fundraising ride. The goal of the ride is to raise $1 million which will

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Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.


DODGE D150 1981 103K Miles 318 CI, 4 Speed. Complete Plow Package. 4 New Tires. Frame Rotted. Transfer Case Trans Rear Good Condition. $1500 or Best Offer. (203) 634-4406



(203) 630-0088

Your Job is Your Credit

MER Large 1BR, 1 st Fl. Large kit. appliances, a/c, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets/no smoking. $825/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

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

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Stock# 12-552A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300


Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600

Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

MERIDEN -2BR, 2nd Floor Refinished hardwood floors, Nice yard. Grove St. $775 + utilities. Section 8 approved. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $950 + utilities Call 203-245-9493



1 & 2 BR Available

For WWII Military Items

Starting at $650 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016


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

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


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

Lincoln Navigator 2002


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2ND GENERATION Buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old pocket watches & clocks, collectibles. One item to entire estates. 203 639-1002


GMC Yukon Denali XL 2009

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HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN. Newly renovated 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath house. Appliances included, $1500/mo. No pets. Sec dep, last month, credit ck req. 203-715-7508.

PLAINVILLE. 15 Crown St, 3 BR house, DR, LR w/fp, large kit with pantry, porches, appls, oil heat. 1700 sq. ft. Quiet neighborhood. $1275 plus sec. No pets. Call (860) 303-6165


Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

MERIDEN 1 BR New Carpets, freshly painted. Secure building. Ample parking. W& D available. No pets. $800 + security. 203- 376-1259 MERIDEN 1 BR Off-street parking. Wall to Wall carpets, appls, $785 Per Month. Heat & HW included. No pets. Sec & refs required. Call 203-238-7133 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs starting at $620. Sec & refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Section 8 approved. Call 203-935-6612 or 203-537-6137 MERIDEN 2 BR Ground floor apt w/large kitchen. WD hookup in apt. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 year lease. Credit ck & refs required. Security & 1st month’s rent. $750. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN 2 BR, Hardwood Flrs Nice area, close to downtown. Includes Refrigerator, Stove & Water. $800. + sec. 1 Lincoln Terrace 860-770-7296 MERIDEN 2 or 3 BR, 2nd Floor 1 or 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Remodeled, Lg Rms. Beautiful porches. Appls. WD Hkup. Off-st parking Sec 8 Appr. No pets. 203 379-7817 MERIDEN Cook Avenue 1 BR. 2nd fl. Renovated. New paint. $775 includes heat, hot water and electric. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN- 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, first floor. Call (203) 213-7714 MERIDEN- VERY SMALL Studio Apt - All utilities included. $425/mo 2 month’s security. Call for info: (646) 345-2636 MERIDEN-2 BR Clean, 2nd floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard. Small pets at discretion of landlord. 136 Bunker Ave. $850 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN. 2nd flr, 5 rm, 2 BR, sec & refs. $975/ mo. Call owner/agent, 203-238-1977. MERIDEN. Efficiency, $600/mo. 1 mos security. Avail now. 203903-6413 or 203-376-6566 WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $850. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom $695 & $750 Judd Square. Central Air. No pets. $740 Call (203) 265-3718

26 APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 1st floor, 5 Rooms. All appliances. Garage. No pets. Security. $1050. 203-269-0428 WALLINGFORD 1 BR apt $750. 2 BR + office $950/mo. Good credit. Sec req. Off st parking. No utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-376-8418 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse on dead-end st. Large LR. Kit with private covered deck. Garage & Laundry Rm under. $1150 + sec dep. 203 605-6678 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, YMCA Area. 1st Fl. Off st parking. Recently redecorated. No pets. $925 + Owner/Agent Avail 8/1 203-915-9919 or 203-641-4508

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 12, 2012 HOUSES FOR SALE

$1,000 $ign on Bonu$!

MERIDEN-$299,900 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300


WALLINGFORD SILVER POND APTS Community for Seniors 62+. Efficiency Apts. $700. Heat, hot water & electric included. Ask us about 1 month or more free. 203-265-2147. WALLINGFORD- 2BR, 1st fl, MUST SEE! 5 rooms, bathroom EIK, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st park. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. $1300. 203-464-1847 WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 2nd flr, clean & cheerful, w/d hookup, off st parking, walking distance to downtown. No pets, no smoking. $800 + sec. Call (203) 265-1070 WALLINGFORD. Intown location, 2 BRs, 2nd flr, private entrance. $825/mo. Call 203269-9585. YALESVILLE 1 BR, 1st Floor Appliances included. No pets. $600 per month + security. (203) 284-9100 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN Room for Rent, No. Broad St area. 203-235-0010

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Garage- North Main St. Close to center of town. Good area. $100/month. Sec. dep. req’d. Available now. 203-269-1426. WALLINGFORD Garages/Storage Units. Gated Property. Various sizes available. Please call for pricing. 203-430-6078.




Get on the bus with us! DATTCO CT's largest private school bus company is looking for the industries BEST School Bus Drivers for our Middletown and Durham locations. If you currently have a valid CDL-PS we are looking for you! CDL is not a must. We will provide all of the free training you will need to be successful! Sign on bonus offered to CDL-PS drivers only that apply in July! At DATTCO you can bring your children to work with you! Call DATTCO today 860-635-8234 ext 5600 or apply online!

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Large or Small. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107

DATTCO is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer 1 Village View, So. Meriden. Gorgeous 2 bed 1.5 bath end unit. Quiet neighborhood, borders Cheshire. Fully remodeled. Vaulted ceilings, granite counters, SS appls. A must see! $149,900. Call Josh 203-996-1719. Owner/Agent. Keller Williams Realty

WALLINGFORD. $109,900 Neat as a pin! 2 Spacious bedrooms, remodeled kitchen and baths, finished lower level. Easy access to major highways. Call Linda Diana at 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Hamlet Manor. $165,900. 3 BR, 1.50 Baths, Appliances. Move In condition. 5% Down Financing Available. Contact Owner (860) 908-4011


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WALLINGFORD. $79,900 Located in Yalesville Square, unit #1, is just like new! Open fl. Plan, vaulted ceilings, MBR w/ full ba, beautiful kit. w/ dining rm area, 2 car paved drive & a 24x8 covered porch. Call Nicky Waltzer 203-265-5618

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The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to help develop print & digital advertising. You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns

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

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

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

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325


EL GUAPO’S JUNK REMOVAL Small Electrical Jobs Welcome CT #E10194715. Insured 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874

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


C&M CONSTRUCTION *THE DECK SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 Chloe’s Home Solutions, LLC No gimmicks. Just absolute low prices. High quality workmanship. Roofing, siding, decks & more. LIC #631419 & Ins. Credit cards accepted. 203-631-2991

CUSTOM DECKS for your family Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters Accepting all credit cards CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to:

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

DO NOT Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. Call 203379-8944 #400335-S1

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203-237-2122 ALL PRO ELECTRICAL SERVICES Electrical installation & repair. No job too small. Fully Lic & insured. Call 860-345-4545.

ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

CT Reg. #516790


POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 YOUR Home will be sparkling clean. Free estimates. Good references. Ins. More than 10 yrs exp. (203) 802-1551


IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SPRING YARD CLEAN-UPS Brush, Branches, Leaves, winter mess...Make your yard shine!!

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

RESPONSIBLE, RELIABLE POLISH WOMAN will care for the elderly in their home. Experienced for more than 10 yrs caring for people with spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s, heart disease. Excellent references. Flexible hours. 860-803-2161

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

WE WEED GARDENS NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819. GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 CROSS ROADS SERVICES Hedge trimming, mulch, small dumpsters. Lic. CT#553037 Mike (203) 627-8750 POWERWASHING, gutter cleaning & yard maintenance. Reasonable rates. Call Doug 860621-7602 and 860-919-1519 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maintenance. Free estimates today! Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 Reg #616311

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Spring Yard Clean-ups.** Call for a Free Estimate 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

MASONRY MARIO’S Masonry. All types of masonry and repair work. No job too small. Over 20 years exp. Fully lic & ins. 0614297. 203-565-5904 or 203-271-7917 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281




HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE CleanUps, Mulch, Brush, Pricker & Small Tree Removal. Trim Hedges. Clean Gutters & Powerwash. Top Soil/Seed . Junk Removal. 203-530-4447



All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

LANDSCAPING BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Landscape Design & Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Business 40 Yrs. Free Est, Reasonable Rates. Lic #563661. Call 203-237-9577.



We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits.

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


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


CT Reg. #516790 Attn: Kim Boath New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: kboath@

WALLINGFORD$169,900. Desirable location, this home features 6 rms, 3brs, 1 bath, 1 car detached garage. Set on a quiet level lot. House has great potential and priced right. Call Sue Farone or Sil Sala for all details 203-265-5618

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 Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


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

O & E Masonry. Chimney repair, brick, stone, pavers, etc. Locally owned & operated. CT Reg #0611774. (203) 802-0446 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 MNA SERVICES CHIMNEY and MASONRY work. Repair, relining & const. Waterproofing. Inspections. Fully ins. & lic. #0674024. FREE estimates. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. (203)714-7143 Or Cell (203)600-9439

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING PAINTING SPECIALS Starting Ext House $599. Powerwashing $199. Decks Stained $299 Apts $299, Popcorn Ceilings $119. 203-824-0446. Lic 569864 L & E PAINTING. Professional and Affordable. Lic & ins. Call Trevor 203-938-3789. CT Reg #623250.


Thursday, July 12, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen HELP WANTED

Advertising Sales Representative





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

*THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

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


POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning


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

203-639-0032 joe@ Fully license/insured. Reg #HIC577319

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Your responsibilities will include taking classified ads and making outbound sales calls. The successful candidate must possess a reliable vehicle, good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Telemarketing experience is preferred, but we will train the right candidate. Please email resume to: kboath@

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

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CT Reg. #516790 ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

HOUSEWASH/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified. #0616406 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843

The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000

ROOFING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634 Chloe’s Home Solutions, LLC No gimmicks. Just absolute low prices. High quality workmanship. Roofing, siding, decks & more. LIC #631419 & Ins. Credit cards accepted. 203-631-2991

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.

203-269-0135 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions


203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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


203-237-2122 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

SIDING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634 Gonzalez Construction ROOFING, Siding, Decks, Gutters Lifetime Warranties Available Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


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

203-639-0032 Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or too small. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Registered. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819. PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

The Town of Southington is seeking applicants for a new position to coordinate the use of technology in the town government's overall operations. The position involves responsibility for planning, developing and coordinating the implementation of a town-wide plan regarding the use of technology in government operations. The position would also be responsible for providing technical and hardware support, managing information systems, procedures and staff, preparing and maintaining systems, records and files related to IT and other related areas of information technology. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in a related field from an accredited college or university, with major course work in information technology, computer science or a related field is required. Extensive information systems operations experience and management-level functions is preferred. Salary range is $75,000-$80,000 depending on qualifications. The position reports to the Town Manager. Complete position description is available on the Town of Southington's website, in the "Job Opportunities" section, or by contacting the Town Manager's office at 860-276-6200. Applications may be submitted by mail to: Garry Brumback Town Manager 75 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489 or emailed to by July 27, 2012.

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HELP WANTED CALL CENTER – Part Time Our Marketing Department has an opening for an outbound call representative. Qualified candidates have prior experience in making outbound calls, and possess excellent telephone and customer service skills/ etiquette. Hourly pay + bonus opportunity. The hours are 4-8 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturdays, from September through June. Send resume to:

DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION Central Connecticut Senior Health Services is seeking a full-time Director of Rehabilitation and Specialized Program Development who is fully dedicated to quality outcomes. The Director oversees the sub-acute and short-term rehabilitation team at Southington Care Center, an award-winning skilled nursing and short-term rehab facility. In addition to operational oversight, this role is responsible for building new programs for disease management, traditional and alternative therapies, outpatient services and systems to support these initiatives. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in PT, OT or a related field; 3-5 years management experience and strong knowledge of RUGS and outpatient reimbursement systems. Please send resume and letter of interest to Gale Mayeran HR Director at Central CT Senior Health Services 45 Meriden Avenue Southington, CT or by e-mail to

Editor The Record-Journal’s weekly news department has an opening for an individual to oversee day-today news operations for The Berlin Citizen. This includes all aspects of news gathering for a weekly publication and website: reporting, photography, social media as well as interaction with the Berlin community. Requirements include experience as a community reporter and the following: management and editing skills; strong organizational skills; ability to identify and create new content for the paper and website; along with willingness to interact with the community, market The Berlin Citizen and become the local face of the newspaper and website. This is a 32-hour a week position. Send resume and writing samples with cover letter, by July 13, to the weeklies news editor at olawrence@

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HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE Parts Dismantler needed for full time work. Must be exp’d & have tools. Exc pay & benefits includes med/dent/vaca/IRA plan. Call 860-301-2330 leave message DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVER/WAREHOUSE Position open at Meriden Feed. Heavy lifting, experience w/standard 20 foot box trucks & good driving record a must. 40 hrs/wk, $10/hr. Benefits. Call Charlie 203-237-4414 for appointment DRIVERS. Recession proof. No layoffs. New Pay Package & Awesome Benefit’s Sign On Bonus. Newer Trucks. Local/ Regional. CDL-A, 3yrs Exp. 800397-1813

Editor The Record-Journal’s weekly news department has an opening for an individual to oversee day-today news operations for The Berlin Citizen. This includes all aspects of news gathering for a weekly publication and website: reporting, photography, social media as well as interaction with the Berlin community. Requirements include experience as a community reporter and the following: management and editing skills; strong organizational skills; ability to identify and create new content for the paper and website; along with willingness to interact with the community, market The Berlin Citizen and become the local face of the newspaper and website. This is a 32-hour a week position. Send resume and writing samples with cover letter, by July 13, to the weeklies news editor at olawrence@ LOCAL Trucking Company looking for Diesel Mechanic and CDL A Northeast Regional Drivers. Sleepers utilized. 3 years exp required. Clean driving record. Health Benefits available. Call 203-484-9793. ROGERS ORCHARD, SOUTHINGTON needs 6 temporary workers 7/15/2012 to 10/31/2012. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.56 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-263-6020. Or apply for the job at the nearest local office of the SWA. Job order #4559084. May perform any combination of tasks related to the production and harvesting of fruit including pruning, thinning, hoeing, planting, irrigating, mowing, fertilizing and harvesting. Workers will be using straight and step ladders and will be required to lift approx 40 lbs while descending and ascending ladder on a sustained basis. At least 2 months experience in duties listed required.

MEDICAL CAREERS COUNSELOR. Family Counselor and Addictions Counselor positions available. Must have 12 Step understanding and experience working with adolescents/ young adults. Please email your resume to: DENTAL ASSISTANT Full time position. Experience preferred for general practice. Some evenings until 7pm and Sat hours until 12pm required. Please fax resume to 203-272-9886 DENTAL Assistant, cerfified for modern, centrally located, general dental office. MUST be experienced and X-ray certified. 4 day week. Please fax resume to: 860-628-8451

HELP WANTED AUTO Body Technician, exp preferred. New Haven location, easy access & close to Rte 15. 203-865-3054 or 203-915-7037

Personnel Clerk Performs a wide variety of clerical duties of a confidential nature for a busy human resources office. The position requires 3 years office work experience of a responsible nature and a H.S., G. E. D. or business diploma, or a combination of experience and training substituting on a year for year basis up to 2 years of experience. $18.18 to $22.05 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/resume is received, or July 20, 2012, whichever occurs first. EOE TEACHER Infant & toddler, full & part time. Experience preferred. Please apply: See Us Grow Childcare, 1052 So Colony Rd., Wlfd. 203-269-5437 or send resume to

Teaching Positions Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2012/13 anticipated teaching positions: High School Level: Chemistry; Mathematics; Reading Intervention (.6) - Endorsement #097 or 102 required; Technology Education - Endorsement #047 required; Systemwide: Art (.3); Special Education Department Heads; World Language Resource (Spanish certification preferred). Apply on-line through our website EOE TRUCK Driver CDL B Local forklift delivery, need mechanic ability and tools. Call 860666-4884.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 12, 2012

Berlin school officials featured presenters at national conference The work and accomplishments of the Berlin Board of Education continue to be recognized nationally, as the Berlin Board was featured at two national conferences this spring. Superintendent of Schools, David B. Erwin, was a featured presenter at the National Center of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conference, where he delivered a presentation about the use of instructional rounds to improve teaching and learning before superintendents and researchers from around the country. The Berlin Public Schools is a leader in the use of Instructional Rounds to improve instruction. Mr. Erwin is one of only eighty-five superintendents who belong to NCERT, whose membership is by invitation only. In addition to Mr. Erwin’s presentation at the NCERT Conference, Board of Education President, Gary Brochu, was part of a panel of experts at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Conference. Nancy Walser, editor of the Harvard Education Letter and author of the book The Essential School Board Book, which featured outstanding school boards from around the country, including the Berlin Board of Education, conducted the session. In addition to serving on Nancy Walser’s panel of experts, Brochu also delivered a presentation on conducting meaningful board meetings, and was assisted by Superintendent Erwin in the presentation. Over one hundred school board members from around the country attended the presentation. In the weeks that followed, the school district received dozens of requests from school board members from around the country for presentation materials. “We received emails from Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Utah, and other states,” said Brochu. “But my favorite was an email from a board member from Kodiak Island, Alaska, who wanted our presentation and Board Member Handbook for use in training school boards in Alaska.” The Berlin Board of Education’s national profile, however, isn’t changing the Board’s focus. “While it’s gratifying that board members from around the country look to Berlin as a model,” said Brochu, “we never forget for a moment that our charge is to ensure exceptional educational opportunities for the children of Berlin.” Berlin Board of Education press release

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Healthy eating by W. Richard McQueen Jr., MD Don’t Let Summer Gatherings Derail Your Healthy Eating Summertime is often filled with family gatherings, vacations, picnics, celebrations, ice cream trucks, and endless BBQ. There is no shortage of food-filled revelries during the warm summer months. Whether at a potluck or spending the day by the pool, food is often easily accessible all day and often becomes the entertainment. In addition, holidays like the 4th of July lead people to eat a little more than they might normally and to perhaps also indulge in things that they typically otherwise would not.

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Strategies For Balanced Eating • Don’t skip meals – this can lead to bingeing • Have a healthy snack at home before going to a party or potluck • Bring a healthy dish to gatherings and BBQs • When attending potlucks: glance over what is available, pick only your favorite items, and commit to leaving the rest behind • Fill your plate with plenty of fruits and vegetables • Savor the flavors • Eat until you are satisfied, but not stuffed • Don’t discount the impact of beverages – alcoholic and sweetened drinks may be filled with calories and sugar • And if you do overeat, don’t beat yourself up. Try to figure out what to do differently next time

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What Else Can You Do? One of the best ways to fight overeating and overindulging is to plan activities that are not centered around food. An added benefit of this is that you might even get some exercise in the meantime. Suggested activities might include: • Go for a hike or a bike ride • Plant some flowers or a tree • Relax in an air-conditioned movie theater • Take up a new sport

RSVP of Central CT is looking for drivers to provide seniors with safe and reliable transportation to and from medical appointments. Mileage and supplemental insurance is provided. For more information, call (203) 634-6070 or (860) 224-7117.

How Can My Doctor Help Me? Your primary care doctor is a great resource for encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes vitamin deficiencies and hormone disruptions can cause unusual cravings and changes in appetite, both of which may cause you to eat more than is nutritionally necessary. Discuss any dietary concerns you might have with your healthcare provider, who can then assess if additional diagnostic tests are needed. The doctors of Hartford HealthCare's Primary Care Network wish you a safe, healthy, and celebratory summer.

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Belrin Citizen July 12, 2012  

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