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Volume 16, Number 40

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Berlin Fair opens tomorrow An overview of this year’s fair By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

The weather forecast for all three days of the Berlin Fair shows sunshine, with a slight chance of showers during the weekend and temperatures ranging in the mid-60 degrees. But if rain happens to make an appearance, the Berlin Lions Club has installed new drainage systems, because the fair must go on. There is a drainage system in the north parking lot to secure approximately 300 spaces that have been rained out in the past, and there also is new drainage in Kiddieland, so the ground will not be mucky and families with carriages can pass through. Don’t forget there are shuttle buses traveling back

Berlin Fair Inside is the Berlin Fair section beginning on page 15.

and forth each day of the fair from two locations. The shuttle list can be found on page 24 of The Citizen. Friday and Sunday, gates open at 9 a.m., and close at 10 p.m. Sunday gates open at 10 a.m., and close at 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $12, children under 11 are free and senior citizens with proper ID receive a discount at $8. New this year is a family four pack of tickets on sale at the entrance gate. The bundle comes with a free soda and hotdog with each ticket, which can be redeemed at the Lions Memorial Booth. Before attending the event, it is a good idea to plan ahead on what activities and entertainment families and friends would like to make a priority. The full schedule can be found on page 24 of The Citizen and on the Berlin Fair’s website at Old-time, favorite competitions will be returning to the fair, such as frog jumping and the turtle race, baby contest, blueberry pie eating contest, nail driving contest, pull and draw contests and the pig race. As always, there are rides,

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Berlin native forms charity to reduce malnutrition in Africa By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen With only a vision, airplane tickets, tents and backpacks, Kelsey Hare, Berlin native; Christie Heimbach, of Pennsylvania and Daniel Vaichus, of Connecticut, traveled to Africa in March 2012. The group plans to teach impoverished people how to end their malnutrition through sustainable agriculture. Hare, 19, and Heimbach are the co-founders of the nonprofit organization 2 Seconds or Less, with a mission of providing nutrition gardens in villages, schools and homes throughout Africa. The non-profit organization is based in Baltimore, where the cofounders attend Messiah

College and was formed November 2011. Before the trip, 2 Seconds or Less researched numerous large organizations in Zimbabwe to find one that would allow 2 Seconds or Less to become a partner. After landing in Harare, Zimbabwe, the trio called

Patrick Makokoro, founder of Nhaka Foundation, an organization based out of Harare that works to provide education and empowSee Charity, page 4

Submitted by Kelsey Hare

This past summer, Kelsey Hare (left), Berlin native, and Christie Heimbach (co-founders of 2 Seconds or Less) worked with school children at Mapfeni Primary School, a government school in Zimbabwe, Africa, to grow a nutrition garden in an effort to combat malnutrition.

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Board of Education incumbent candidates

Name: Gary Brochu Age: 52 Contact: g a r y brochu@ or (860) 8281579 Family information: Kathy (wife), Mallory and Lindsey (daughters) Occupation: Attorney Other elected offices held: None Relevant volunteer activities: Board of Directors, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education; WISH Program Tutor; UpBeat What have you done to educate yourself on an issue and/ or help others, whether it is members of the public or other members of the board, understand a particular issue. As a member of the Board of Education, I am continually educating myself on the workings of our school district, individual educational initiatives and programs, best practices from other school districts and educational research. One of the core values of the Board of Education, as stated in our

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See Brochu, page 13

Inside Calendar ...................35 Marketplace ..............36 Faith..........................10 Health .......................27 Obituaries..................11 Opinion .....................12 Real Estate ...............34 Schools .....................14 Seniors .....................28 Sports .......................30

Reader’s Poll Here are The Berlin Citizen poll results from two weeks ago. We asked: What are your thoughts about Veterans’Park not including a skateboard park? A skateboard park does not belong in Veterans’ Park out of respect for veterans 34% The town should not discriminate against a small group in the community 23% The town should further discuss building a skateboard park in a new location 34% This issue does not pertain to me 9% This week’s question asks: What are you most excited to do/visit while at the Berlin Fair?

Name: Jeffrey P. Cugno Age: 62 Contact: cugnolaw@ Family information: Wife – Christine; Children – Peter, 10;


Jonathon, 6; Elizabeth, 6, and Sara, 6 Occupation: Director of Development for O&G Industries, Inc. and Attorney with the Law Offices of Jeffrey P. Cugno, LLC, located in Berlin.

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Name: Cynthia Kobus Age: 35 Contact: Cynthia. k o b u s @ b e r l i n Family information: Married to David Kobus. Children: Emily, 8, third grade and Michael, 6, first grade (both attend Willard School) Occupation: Currently home with children. Prior to this, I worked as a certified K12 Physical Education and Health Education teacher. Also was adjunct professor at ECSU in the Health and Physical Education Department. Other elected offices held: Have served for two years on the Board of Education Relevant volunteer activities: Religious education teacher at Saint Paul Church, member of Family Life Committee at Saint Paul Church, member at large for Willard PTO

Name: Kristin M. Campanelli Age: 28 Contact: kmcampanelli@gmail. com or (860) 828-1521 Occupation: Attorney Other elected offices held: Berlin Board of Education 2009 – 2012 What have you done to educate yourself on an issue and/ or help others, whether it is members of the public or other members of the board, understand a particular issue? This year, the renovation of Berlin High School has been a constant topic of discussion at meetings. One discussion in particular occurred when the public building commission sent the project back to the board to revise educational specifications in order for the project to move forward. This was necessary because the architects misjudged the square footage of the building and prepared their cost estimates based on a faulty number, which resulted in a budget shortfall. During this time, the board worked closely with the administration, architects, town council, parent, and the public building commission to ensure that this project could move forward. In order to educate myself on the process of high school renovation, I attended public

During this November general election, Berlin electors will vote between seven candidates to fill the four vacant seats on the nine member Board of Education. The board is nonpartisan and candidates are not endorsed by any political party nor are they listed on the ballot with a party affiliation. All candidates participated in a Q&A and submitted bios. Following is a list of the four BOE incumbents who seek reelection: Gary Brochu, Cynthia Kobus, Kristin Campanelli and Jeffrey Cugno. Look for the three new candidates’ Q&As and bios in next week’s edition of The Berlin Citizen, Oct. 12. Candidates include Charles Paonessa, George Synnott and Thomas Niemiec.

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American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, has scheduled a hair stylist available for haircuts on Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary. A fee is charged. Proceeds benefit the American Legion scholarship fund. For more information, call the post at (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m.

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Epilepsy affects approximately one in 100 people; over 50 million people worldwide. That is more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined. Please help raise awareness and join the community for its first annual Purple Pumpkin Project Decorating Event at Veterans Park on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free, and pumpkins and art supplies are provided. All ages are welcome; as are donations to the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut. The Purple Pumpkin Project will also be at Berlin’s 8th Annual Scarecrow and Fall Foliage Festival on Oct. 13. Pumpkins will be supplied and paint will be donated from a local paint store.


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 4, 2012 onds or Less provide is not an immediate food source to Continued from page 1 cure the hunger many chilerment to orphans and un- dren in Africa suffer on a daily bases. Instead, the rederprivileged children. Makokoro decided to take sources the non-profit prothe charity up on its offer. He vides have been nurtured invited the group to stay at and sustained, the impact his home, introduced them to lasts a lifetime. “It’s all about empowerhis family, provided food and drove them to various loca- ment rather than dependentions for their mission. To- cy,” Hare said. “Traveling to gether they formed a partner- Zimbabwe, it weighs heavy ship and 2 Seconds or Less on my heart because every left with a plan of action to day you watch the plants help reduce malnutrition in grow and in the meantime, the region. kids continue to suffer from The resources that 2 Sec- malnutrition. It’s rewarding

to see what comes of it, but it’s still so hard to deal with.” This past summer, the group traveled to Zimbabwe to work at a government school called Mapfeni Primary School, with the Nhaka Foundation. According to Hare, it is a school about an hour outside of the capitol city of Harare that is underfunded by the government, because of Mugabe’s oppressive dictatorship. There are 1,200 kids attending the school and many of them suf-

bulls’ back as long as possible, before being thrown off and flipped in the air. The Lions Club is also happy to announce the first Berlin Fair appearance of The Kenda / Mike Steidley Mountain Bike Stunt Show. Steidley is a U.S. national champion who holds 28 gold medals. Get ready Country music fans, traveling to New England will be up and coming singer Craig Campbell, performing Saturday evening; Southern Voice Band (opening for Campbell) and Dia-

mond Rio, performing Sunday afternoon. Children can enjoy the Lucky Bob Comedy Show throughout each day, where he incorporates magic with comedy. And fairgoers of all ages can watch Dan LaRosa attempt to hypnotize volunteers from the crowd and put them through funny scenarios. Also new this year, the Lions have instituted a Berlin Fair delicacy — large, warm cinnamon buns that can be purchased singularly or with the combination of coffee. And don’t forget to look out for this year’s Berlin Fair President Mark Neumann, who will be handing out small gifts to fairgoers, including magnets for the adults, stickers to the young children and yellow Berlin Fair megaphones. “This year The Berlin Lions Club is striving for a ‘Better Berlin Fair’ and I hope all fair visitors will enjoy the fun,” Neumann said.


Leaf collection The Berlin Public Works Department has scheduled curbside leaf collection for the weeks of Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, Nov. 12 through 16, and Nov. 26 through 30. Leaves must be put them in biodegradable brown paper bags and left at the curb on its regular trash day during the specified week. Trash barrels or other containers may also be used. Purchased leaf bags and alternate leaf containers must be clearly marked. Plastic bags are not permitted. Keep leaf bags and leaf containers away from the automated trash container. Grass clippings, yard waste and twigs cannot be mixed with leaves. Do not rake leaves into the gutter. This is a violation of the anti-litter ordinance, and subject to a fine. Residents may dispose of leaves at 19 Town Farm Ln. (off Massirio drive), Monday through Friday, from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; Saturdays through Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 20 through Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All bags and containers must be emptied and removed from the drop-off area. The drop-off area will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen

65th Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Carlson Herbert and Shirley Carlson, of Berlin, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Family and friends gathered at the Dakota Restaurant in Rocky Hill to congratulate the couple and wish them well. The former Shirley Wollman and her husband were married Sept. 13, 1947, at Saint Marks Church in New Britain. The couple moved from New Britain to Berlin where they have lived for 58 years. The couple has two sons, Thomas and Robert; and three grandchildren, Kristina, Elizabeth, and Erik.

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Fall Litter Clean-up Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain date, Oct. 21). Meet at the side parking lot of Ocean State Job Lot. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Bags and gloves will be provided. An information meeting is scheduled for tonight, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Community Center. For more information, call Paul Chester at (860) 471-3496.


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fer from HIV and/or malnutrition. “We worked at the school to develop a large nutrition plot and a borehole well with an attached irrigation system to supply the garden with accessible, clean water through a piping system that led from the well to the garden,” Hare said. “We worked alongside the children throughout the planting process to teach them about preparing the land, sowing the seeds, growing, cultivating and eventually harvesting the crops. We also teach about different preparation methods for the food, such as how to boil food without stripping it of its nutrients, as this is one major issue in the rural areas of Africa.” In addition to various vegetables, the main food source planted around the perimeter of the garden is the moringa tree, better known as “the miracle tree,” with leaves packed with vitamins and nutrients. Hare and Heimbach discovered the moringa tree’s nutri-



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a bowl of porridge,” she said. “Sometimes that’s the only meal the child will eat all day. The moringa powder can be poured into the children’s porridge every single day, and that can pull a kid out of malnutrition entirely.” The charity has a plan to visit Zimbabwe bi-yearly. When 2 Seconds or Less leave, Nhaka Foundation continues to oversee the development and education of the nutrition gardens. “It’s been developing into something even bigger, recently, where families have been getting excited about this big project going on at the school, so they want to start one at home,” Hare said. “We are doing certain programs where the children can bring plants home and they can start their own gardens.” There are 10 members dedicated to the charity. To donate,

ents through the research of Dr. Jed Fahey, of Baltimore. Now, Fahey and Hare are working together to plant 150 moringa trees in a green house, in Hare’s apartment, to study the different effective growing methods. The tree is easy to cultivate, develops fast, is hard to kill and flourishes in both hot and cold climates. The tree can be grown into a bush, so it is lower to the ground and produces more leaves. The leaves can be plucked off and eaten raw or it can be boiled, dried and grinded into a powder, which can be stored for many years without spoiling or losing any nutrients. “It’s really helpful because what a lot of people eat over there is porridge — it keeps you alive, but there really is no nutrition — so at the schools if they have a meal it’s


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 4, 2012

Campanelli Continued from page 2

hearings where the architects presented, and attended town council meetings when discussion on the topic occurred. I also attended committee meetings of the board when necessary. With this information, the board voted to approve a plan presented by the architect to move forward with a butler building, adjacent to the current structure, to create swing space and to house the technology education program. This solution ensured the project could move forward within budget and did not reduce our offerings for our students. What have you learned while serving on the board and why do you seek reelection? While serving on the board, I have learned the importance of working together


is wasted. Over the past three years, I have worked hard on behalf of the voters, taxpayers, and students on these initiatives, and others, and would like the opportunity to continue to work for you. Tell voters why you are qualified for the office you seek and what they can expect from you. I grew up in Berlin. I went to school right here at Hubbard Elementary, McGee Middle School and graduated a Redcoat from BHS. I graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in May 2009 and came back home to serve my community. This is where I learned what matters; it is not your name but what you get done. It’s where I learned that you usually get more done when you work with people than when you fight with them. I am running for a second term on the Berlin Board of Education based on my own record of service to the people of Berlin. The people of

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Berlin, by their votes, entrusted me with the important privilege of serving on Board of Education in November 2009. As a BOE member, my proudest accomplishment was to stand up for the future of our community and help pass, alongside hundreds of parents, grandparents, neighbors and students, the high school renovation project in March 2011. Our commitment to continuous improvement leading to student achievement and success has set our dis-


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with people because we are all neighbors. I learned when a group of parents, students, and local elected officials worked together, we were able to pass the “renovate as new” project for Berlin High School. This project is integral to implementation of the new Berlin High School program of studies. The new program gives students an opportunity to take many courses, including new core course offerings in the science, math, civics, and language arts areas and several electives that were not previously offered, including baking and new business offerings. In implementing the program of studies, we also worked together with parents, administrators and students to create a program to give our students the tools to compete on a national and international level in the job market. I am seeking re-election because I would like to see these initiatives carried through, while ensuring that not one dollar


Thursday, October 4, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen vested interest on behalf of our children and residents in making sure it is completed. Support and leadership from all elected and appointed officials is essential. What have you learned while serving on the board and why do you seek reelection? I have learned that it takes a serious and constant effort to be prepared for the necessary agenda items at BOE meetings. In addition to citizen input and administrator presentations, there are educational and personnel policies, facilities issues, and budget analysis. In addition, the real mission is to provide a positive learning experience for Berlin children. You have to be dedicated and focused to that end game in order to continue to build the public trust in our educational system. Being involved in government affairs and community development for my entire career, I think I can help. Most importantly, my life focus in recent years has been sharpened by fatherhood. On a daily basis, my four chil-

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serve on the BOE; but it should tell the voters what I think of this town. I like the fact that my children will grow up, learn about life and get educated in my hometown. But I want to be involved with determining the quality of life and education that is acceptable for my children. If I get a chance to continue to serve, I will work as hard as I can for a strong and affordable educational program for our kids.

dren are handed over to our town’s educational system. I’d like to continue to play a part with the BOE, it’s a role in which I hope to make a difference for the parents and children. Tell voters why you are qualified for the office you seek and what they can expect from you. I grew up in the Town of Berlin, as my father did before me. My wife and I chose to own a home and raise our family in Berlin. This does not make me qualified to

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other board members, as well as by the superintendent and Continued from page 2 his administrators. My knowledge regarding the Other elected offices business of managing a held: None school system and creating an Relevant volunteer activ- atmosphere where our chilities: Former chairman of dren can comfortably grow in Berlin Charter Revision Com- mind and body has increased mission; former Berlin Parks at a rapid pace. and Recreation commissionOne of the issues that I foer; manager for Berlin Little cused upon involved the planLeague Baseball; coach for ning, designing and conBerlin Recreation Soccer, and structing of the renovations former president of the Con- to BHS. With my experience necticut Community Develop- in the management of school ment Association. construction projects, I unWhat have you done to derstand that, (a) budgets are educate yourself on an is- always based on past costs sue and/ or help others, and experiences and are alwhether it is members of ways hard to maintain, and the public or other mem- (b) schedules are only estibers of the board, under- mates of the time needed to stand a particular issue? complete complicated tasks As a newly appointed mem- and can never be exact. Howber of the BOE, I have had the ever, we have to rely on both opportunity to deliberate on to push any desired project many important issues that forward. But we have to exthe BOE and its individual pect deviations, unforeseen members face on a regular ba- circumstances and the necessis. It’s been a great experi- sity to make difficult decience, as well as an education- sions on short notice. Alal one. I appreciate not only though under the town’s charthe dedication to excellence, ter, the BOE is not directly rebut the willingness to collabo- sponsible for constructing the rate that was shown by the BHS project, it has a huge


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A greeting from Kensington United Methodist Church

My name is Juhye Hahn, the pastor at Kensington United Methodist Church. I began my ministry journey both at East Berlin United Methodist Church and Kensington United Methodist Church in July 2011. Both

churches have shared a pastor for many years. However, in July 2012, the Bishop of the New York Annual Conference appointed me to serve only the Kensington United Methodist Church. Even though I have been a

family member in the Berlin community for a while, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the people of Berlin as I begin my new journey as the pastor at KUMC. I was born and raised in Korea and came to the States

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work from Adelphi University and worked with adoptive families in Maryland. Then I received God’s Hahn call into ordained ministry and I went back to seminary. I received my Master of Arts in worship and Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. I recently served at Lucien Memorial United Methodist Church in Long Island, N.Y. My husband, Albert Hahn, is also a United Methodist pastor. He currently serves at the Wethersfield United Methodist Church. We have two beautiful children – Peter, who is 13 and Harim, our daughter, who is 10. I love playing the piano, gardening and riding a bicycle. They give me new energy and refresh me. But above all, my happiest time is when I spend quality time with God in prayer. As our church begins a new and exciting ministry journey, we will have a new Sunday worship time at 9:30 a.m. Our doors are opened to everyone who is searching for God’s love and grace. Everyone is welcome. Please come and pray with us for God’s healing grace.

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The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled a pancake breakfast for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast includes three blueberry, chocolate chip or peanut butter pancakes, bacon or sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea. A fee is charged. For more information, call (860) 828-6586.

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Raymond Kavarsky Sr. Raymond Robert Kavarsky Sr., 64, of Berlin, loving husband of Rina ( E r n a ) K a v a r s k y, died Sept. 26, 2012 at home. Born in New Britain, son of the late Stanley Kavarsky Sr. and the late Wanda (Wanat) Kavarsky, he graduated from Vinal Technical High School in Middletown, served in the U.S. Army, and was a self-employed developer and realtor. He was a member of St. Paul Church, and a past member of the Italian Political Independent Club and Big Brothers. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond R. Kavarsky Jr., of Burlington, Vt., and Ryan and Dana Kavarskyk, of Berlin; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rachel and LTC Charles Svelan in Germany, and Robyn Kavarsky in Hawaii; a brother, Stanley Kavarsky, of Berlin; four grandchildren, Madison Kavarsky, and Abi-

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Croteau. She was an active member of the French St. Ann Society at St. Peter’s Church, New Britain, and a member of the Prayer Group and the Ladies Guild of St. Paul Church, Kensington. Patricia enjoyed making rosaries for donation to St. Paul’s Church, which reflected her great devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sisters, Julia Carrier and her husband Albert, of New Britain; Madeline Houle, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Adrienne LeJour, of Montreal, Canada; a brother, Adrian Croteau and wife Violet, of Quebec, Canada; her brothers and sisters in-law, Monica and Gustav Erickson, of Avon; Rita and Peter Kelly, of New Britain; Raoul and

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 305 Washington St., New Britain, has scheduled a Tag, Bake and Food sale Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade baked goods and food items, gently used clothing, toys and miscellaneous items will be available for sale. For information and directions, visit

gail, Aaron, and Allison Svelan, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Oct. 1, 2012 from Porter’s Funeral Home, Berlin, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial followed in Higganum-Burr Cemetery, Higganum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, New England Division, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or to the American Red Cross, Attn: Murielle Memorial Donations, 1 Plymouth Place, Milford, CT 06460.


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 for handmade crafts only. For more information, call (860) 261-4321. The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, scheduled Sunday worship for 10 a.m., with a fellowship coffee-hour immediately following. An adultstaffed crib room for children three and under is offered. The sanctuary is easily accessible for people with physical limitations and equipped with personal-assist hearing devices. In addition to monthly communication, communion is offered Sundays at 9:45 a.m., for anyone who wishes to participate. The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled Free Tot Time for every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., beginning Sept. 6, for parents with babies to 5 years old. Craft time, play session, snack time and holiday parties. No pre-registration is needed. For more information, call (860) 828-6586.



Recycling for disaster relief T he Berlin High School Interact Club is gearing up for its first full year at BHS. Its first fundraiser will be a recycling project at the Berlin Fair. Students will be collecting, cleaning and bagging returnable bottles for redemption. T h e B e rl i n L i o n s Club has generously pledged to match the collected funds. Interact will use the profits to support ShelterBox, a global rotary initiative. ShelterBoxes are disaster relief tents that provide emergency shelter and life-saving equipment following disasters, such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict. To learn more, and to see an actual ShelterBox setup, visit the Rotary Club booth at the fair. People can support Interact by finding the specially marked recycling barrels at the fair. Submitted by Michele Imossi

Government Meetings

Monday, Oct.8 Kensington Fire District, 947 Farmington Ave., 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 Parks & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m.

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kobus Continued from page 2 What have you done to educate yourself on an issue and/ or help others, whether it is members of the public or other members of the board, understand a particular issue? One of the things I enjoy about being a member of the Berlin BOE is that it is a board that believes in continuous improvement not only for its students, but for members themselves. In my mind, educating oneself is vital to the success of any endeavor. Before meetings, board members receive materials that will be discussed. Part of being prepared involves reviewing these materials before the meetings and getting answers to any questions I may have before it is time to vote. Doing this enables me to make informed decisions based on actual information,

Cugno Continued from page 9 The question asked, as noted above, is “What can you expect from me?” You can expect me to use my experience in government and management to assist the BOE in continuing it’s great work in developing an educational program that can compete against any community’s. You can expect me to actively support the further development and maintenance of our educational facilities. You can expect me to support placing the bar at a very high level when it comes to evaluating the BOE’s initia-

not based on heated or emotional discussions five minutes before a vote. It also prepares me to be involved in discussions and share my viewpoints rationally. If I have a problem with something or disagree with something, such as a book adoption, I will have researched the book and be prepared to justify my viewpoint. I certainly would not develop a viewpoint based on hearsay, but on what I have seen for myself. If I need information on an issue, I do not hesitate to attend committee meetings outside of my own. I have also attended state and national BOE conferences in order to make myself aware of what is going on outside of our school walls. What have you learned while serving on the board and why do you seek reelection?

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tives. You can expect me to offer my opinion on BOE matters, based upon research and information provided by experts in the related fields. You can expect me to use my own educational background (Bachelors in Business Administration; Masters in Economics; and Law Degree) to its utmost in serving our community and its children. Lastly, thanks for taking the time to read this stuff. I’m not usually this serious, but these BOE positions are important. Hopefully you think I am worthy of your support; I know I am flattered to be considered.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen

Kobus Continued from page 12

When I ran for the BOE two years ago, I was confident that having been a teacher in public schools and obtaining a master’s degree in Educational Leadership prepared me to be a BOE member. I knew what a good curriculum looked like. I knew about test scores and data collection and how to improve student performance. I knew what kind of leaders make a school successful and what a difference they can make. I considered these things a priority based on issues with NEASC and knew that my knowledge of these issues could help. We have worked hard as a system to improve in these areas

Brochu Continued from page 2

As I said previously, being an educator myself helps me to understand the basic workings of a school system. I have worked in schools that functioned well and in schools that minimally functioned. I have seen money well spent and I have seen money blatantly wasted. There is something to be said for perspective, and I have been in many situations educationally that have taught me the good and the bad. Obtaining a master’s degree in educational leadership also gave me a view into how schools should be run. I have learned so much about effective leadership and what it can do to improve schools. What I feel makes me an asset is my commitment to each invested partner in the

reach and educate every child; and come to understand the role a high functioning Board of Education can play in achieving this goal. Research and experience shows that a high functioning, professional Board of Education can play a crucial role in focusing the work of the school district on student achievement, aligning resources to support this work, and insisting on accountability to ensure the work is accomplished and goals are reached. I am more convinced than ever that the work to provide excellent educational opportunities to all children is a moral imperative. I seek reelection because my passion for this work, and my ability to make a positive difference, remain undiminished. Tell voters why you are qualified for the office you seek and what they can expect from you. I am uniquely qualified to serve as a member of the Berlin Board of Education. I earned a Bachelor’s degree, a MBA, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. I am employed as a school law attorney, specializing in the legal issues facing public education. In addition to serving on the Berlin Board of Education for over 15 years, I have served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) for over 10

years. I have given numerous presentations on Board of Education issues, including two presentations at the National School Boards Association conference. During my tenure on the Berlin Board of Education, the board has been transformed into a high-functioning, professional governance board and our schools have seen significant improvement. Student achievement scores are up, at the top of comparison school districts, our curriculum has been enhanced and made more rigorous, and resources have been used efficiently. At the same time, the Berlin Board of Education is recognized throughout the state as a model board, recognized eight consecutive years by CABE as a “board of distinction.” It also has been featured in a book by a researcher at the Harvard School of Education as a “highly effective” school board. And we have been contacted by school boards, literally, from around the country for guidance and advice. Although I do not take credit for all of these accomplishments, I am proud to have played a role in their achievement. If the public returns me and the incumbent board members to office, they can be confident that this work will continue, and our commitment to provide an exceptional education to each and every child will continue undiminished.

than the day before. I respect each taxpayer of this town who writes a check hoping it will be spent responsibly. Lastly, and most importantly, I respect and love each child that sits in a classroom; the one that thrives and the one that struggles. For it is in that child, any one of them, that our success is determined.

process, quite honestly, because I have been each one of them. I respect those that I serve with, even when we disagree. I respect teachers; the great ones and the ones that are working to get better. I respect the mother that sends her child off each day and trusts that he or she will come home just a little smarter

Military News Pvt. Patrick Bostrom Army Reserve Pvt. Patrick Bostrom recently graduated from basic combat training in Fort Benning, Ga. He is in Fort Lee, Va. studying to be a petroleum supply specialist. Bostrom, the son of Keith and Tracey Bostrom, is a 2012 graduate of Berlin High School. He plans to attend the RTOC program at Central Connecticut State University in the spring.


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and I am proud to have been a part of that. What I have learned is that there is so much more. Every decision that is made has a dollar amount attached to it and that each dollar counts. I did not realize how much time and effort was involved in developing and refining a budget. I knew that education was the town’s largest tax expenditure and have learned good stewardship of this is vital for a balanced and thriving community. Tell voters why you are qualified for the office you seek and what they can expect from you. Any resident of the Town of Berlin is qualified to run for office. Simply living here gives them that right. To be an asset is another issue all together.




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Elizabeth Asal, Gabrielle St. Jarre and Kevin Pirruccio have been named commended scholars in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, according to Francis T. Kennedy, principal of Berlin High School.

BHS conferences

Parents are invited to attend the Berlin High School fall parent-teacher conferences, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Students are asked to make individual appointments with teachers on either of these dates. Appointments are to discuss

progress, are on a first-come, first-served basis, and are for a maximum of 10 minutes. For more information, contact Francis Kennedy, principal of Berlin High School, at (860) 828-6577.

Graduates Georgia Institute of Technology - Colin Riley, of Berlin.

Scholastic achievements Brett Boissonnealut, of East Berlin, traveled to Cuba with other students at Eastern Connecticut State University to study Cuban and Latin American Art. Jeremy Dilzer, of Berlin, has been named an AP Scholar by the College Board. Dilz-

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, October 4, 2012 tion, costs and to place an order, call Dian Deutsch at (860) 828-5791.


Pie sale The Berlin High School Class of 2013 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled its annual holiday pie sale fundraiser. Choose from 10 Chef Pierre frozen pies. Orders will be accepted until Nov. 1. Pies will be available for pick up on Nov. 15, at the high school. For more information, cost and to place on order, call Lisa DeGroff at (860) 329-3460. Reflective address signs The Berlin High School Class of 2013 All Night Graduation Committee has blue reflective address signs for purchase. For more informa-

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Fair President Mark Neumann participated in the annual Q & A session for our Berlin Fair coverage. W h a t goes into Neumann org anizing and running a fair? I’ve been in the club for 30 years. I watched and learned from the veterans. Fortunately, our superintendents know their jobs and I, as a leader, have given them new ideas and suggestions for improvement. My career as a musician, teacher, administrator and yes, also a shoe salesman, has allowed me to adapt proven methods and processes to our fair. I have three master’s degrees in leadership, supervision and administration, which has also helped. I developed a theme, mission statement and objective for our fair and the board of directors adopted them. This year our theme is a “Better Berlin

Fair.” Our intent is to improve and perfect what we offer to our attendees. We don’t want to be bigger, just better. To that end, we have improved parking, improved drainage and the surface of “Kiddie Land,” added the “Berlin Fair warm and scrumptious cinnamon bun,” implemented the “family four pack of tickets,” improved signage and provided reporting areas for injuries and safety. Come to the fair and see for yourself. What was your biggest surprise when it comes to being head of the whole enterprise? The biggest surprise was seeing how hard our members work. For example, I go to the fairgrounds every day and I still can’t get there before “Davie” Alkas. A man of many talents, he takes care of and operates the tractor pull area, supervises and maintains the agricultural museum, maintains the antique tractors and ,along with Andy Blasco, Devon Austin and Steve

Carp, they get the crews going on grounds improvement and ordering materials to handle drainage, storm sewers and parking lots. So many people to name, I don’t want to leave anybody out. Believe me, all of our superintendents have surprised me with what they are able to get done. Budgets are tight, and we want to maximize what we can give to our charities. Parking is always a challenge. Dick Yale and Fran Recck also handle the premium parking, managing the filling of lots. Their crews are at work long after the fair closes and of course, are on the job at 6 a.m. I better stop naming names or I might make some feel not appreciated. How will you measure the success of this year’s fair? Success is measured in a number of ways: we keep attendance records, different type of tickets taken at the gate, income of the various Lions booths, attendance at entertainment venues and

of course, hopefully the smiles on people’s faces and positive comments by our patrons. What show(s)/ performance(s) are you excited to see and why? Since I am a professional entertainer, manage events and also pretty good at critical analysis, I will see at least one performance and contest. I definitely want to see the bicycle thrill show, the hypnotist and the Coconuts Band. We have been very successful with hiring future stars. Phil Vassar, Joe Nicols, Jake Owen, Daryl Worley and Lee Bryce have all gone on to have many hits. Lee Bryce currently has the hit “Hard to Love” in the top five. Last year we got him for $14,000. He now gets up to six figures! Let’s see how this year’s up and coming Craig Campbell does in the future. Of course, I want to see the the tried and true top group: Diamond Rio. Superintendent Peter Hansen and Lenny Tubbs have done and amazing job. What will you make

your priority at the fair? I want to keep moving, talk to as many people as possible and visit all of our working Lions to motivate and encourage them. Certainly I want to see that everyone has a safe and fun time at the fair. What food booth will you hit first? Every year for the last 29 years, I hit the American Legion for its clam chowder. It’s the first food I have. I love the chicken dinners, baked potatoes and I have to eat at least one large chili dog from the “Doggie Shack.” Every year I try to buy one piece of lemon merengue pie, but Peter Hansen has already hit the booth so many times that there’s none left. Any advice for newcomers? Come early, stay late, come all three days. The more the merrier, and the more and merry help us fund our numerous extended community charities. Here’s to the “Better Berlin Fair,” may the weather be with us!

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district), and clam strips (South Kensington district). And if that is not enough variety for you, Berlin Lions cooks up everything from tacos, to baked potatoes, to jalapeño poppers, to everyone’s favorite – fried dough. After you make your way through those, be sure to pick up a bag of freshly popped popcorn from Boy Scout Troop 44 or a corn-on-the-cob from Boy Scout Troop 41. Just make sure you save room for a candy apple on the way out. If you have tried all of these already and are looking to add a new staple to your weekend at the fair, the new item on the menu this year is warm cinnamon buns. They are brought to you by none other than the Berlin Lions Club themselves. You can pick up some of these savory pastries by the hot dog booth towards the back of the fair. The Berlin Fair only comes around once a year. Be sure to have your fill of your favorite foods, as when the weekend is out, you’ll have to wait another year to get them again. Have a great time at the fair, and happy eating.

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What the Berlin Fair means to the community By Mayor Adam Salina Special to The Citizen

The summer has ended and we are now in one of my favorite seasons of the year. My children have attended the Berlin Salina Fair for the last several years. They now look forward to the fair, just as they do to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. They know it is something special and all of their friends are just as excited as they are. They like the animals, the rides and the chance to eat the “junk food” that mommy and daddy don’t allow them

to have the rest of the year. My 7-year-old asked why we have a fair each year and my 4-year-old wanted to know who “makes” the fair. It gave me a chance to explain to them, some of the special opportunities we have by living in a smaller community and of the pride people have in their town. It is the chance for people to be together to help each other working in a booth sponsored by a church, a school organization or a civic group. As to who “makes” the Berlin Fair, it is through the leadership of the Berlin Lions Club and the countless hours of volunteer work from our youngest children to our most senior citizens that make it happen. The fair heightens our

citizens’ sense of civic duty with the participation of nearly every club, church, civic organization, volunteer fire department, school and business in our region. The fair fosters the true sense of community, as everyone comes together for a common purpose. For many groups, the fair offers the opportunity to generate substantial funds for yearly projects. Others are given the chance to inform the community of activities and services that may be helpful to our citizens. It is a wonderful sight to see townspeople put on their “volunteer cap” to sell hot dogs in a food booth, hook up the sled at the horse draw contest or judge the many entries in our exhibition areas.

For some, the Berlin Fair marks the true beginning of autumn. For others, it has become somewhat of a reunion where families come together, students return from college and old friends catch up on the events of the past year. The catalyst for this community endeavor is the Berlin Lions Club. This is the 64th year of the fair, which involves year-long preparation by its members. Over the years, the Lions Club has continually improved the grounds and buildings of the site. This has allowed the use of the area for other community events, such as craft fairs, jazz festivals, car shows and others. In each instance, Lion members are ready to offer assistance to make

these additional events successful. Throughout the year, the Lions Club reinvests the proceeds of the fair back into our community. Money is donated to sponsor local youth teams, the DARE program, Berlin Upbeat and the Lions have established scholarships for Berlin High School students. Their generosity also extends to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, CT Lions Low Vision Centers, CCARC as well as providing food and gifts to those less fortunate around the holiday season. The Berlin Lions Club truly heightens the public’s sense of civic duty and their acts of service continue to add meaning to our lives and help improve the quality of life in Berlin.



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What’s new at the Berlin Historical Society Museum Barn By Lorraine Stub Special to The Citizen Not to be missed at the Berlin Fair is The Berlin Historical Society’s Museum Barn. For eight years, the historic society provided an imaginative place for people to congregate and share town history. Last year, much work went into creating an expansive diorama depicting the original settlement of Berlin in The Great Swamp, including The Seymour Fort of 1686. Since the scene was so well received, the Berlin Historical Society is expanding the story this year to include the Native Americans who camped, fished and hunted in this area for centuries. From all that has been read, the early settlers peacefully coexisted with the Mat-

tabasset tribe. Evidence of their presence remains in the extensive collections of stone arrowheads and tools accumulated by members of the Benson and Lund families. Often, these treasured artifacts turned up as fields were plowed in the Spruce Brook – Savage Hill Road area. Kip Benson’s collection, on loan from CCSU, will be on display. The barn will also feature a life size wigwam and dugout canoe. Continuing to commemorate The Civil War, Berlin remembers the 150th anniversary of The Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest one day conflict in American history with 23,000 lives lost. It is sobering to reflect that newly mustered soldiers of the 16th Connecticut Volunteers,

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BMX national champion thrilled to perform at the fair By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

This year at the Berlin Fair, a U.S. national BMX champion will maneuver through a custom set of obstacles and ramps for The Kenda/Mike Steidley Mountain Bike Stunt Show. Mike Seidley said stunts are based on steering the bicy-

cle while using a skill set of different techniques to jump the bike from ramp to ramp, which are designed to challenge the rider. The Connecticut native grew up in Guilford and now lives in New Haven when he is not traveling around the world. Steidley performs in about 75 shows a year and

has journeyed to 23 countries. He holds the current record of 28 gold medals for the most individual gold medals in the history of the North American Trial Series, which is an organization that provides a schedule of quality competitions for U.S. and Canadian bike trials riders. In Steidley’s lifetime, he has won 10 U.S.

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Disorderly conduct means eviction from the fairgrounds and parking lots. Horse play will not be tolerated. The Berlin Police Department will enforce the behavior rules on the fairgrounds. The fair officers will consider it a great favor if visitors report any mistreatment or extortion practiced by any employee of the fair concessionaires. Do not wait until the fair is over to file a complaint. Report incidents immediately to the police, the rentals office, or at fair headquarters. All of the above per the Berlin Fair Officers and Board of Directors.

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Friday, Oct. 5 Band Concert, Children’s Day, Lions Day 9 a.m. – All exhibits in place 9 a.m. – Beef cattle judging 10 a.m. – Judging begins, exhibits open after judging 11 a.m. – Gates open to public - school children admitted free until 4 p.m. 11 a.m. – McGee Middle School Spartan Marching Band, black top stage 12 p.m. – Berlin High School Redcoat Marching Band, drill team and color


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guard, black top stage 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Nutmeg Kart Club open practice 12:30 p.m. – U.S. National Champion Mountain Bike Stunt Show 1 p.m. – Lucky Bob Comedy Show 1:30 p.m. – Baby Contest 2 p.m. – U.S. National Champion Mountain Bike Stunt Show 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Spinning demonstration

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Co.G. from Berlin marched into this, their first battle, only three weeks after enlisting. Firsthand accounts of his service as a drummer in the regiment’s fife and drum band come alive in “Field Music: from Antietam to Andersonville, The Civil War Letters of Lyman B. Wilcox,� a new book published by The Berlin Historical Society. Lyman’s letters give insight not only into his war experience, but into life back in rural Berlin among family and friends. The book is generating a lot of excitement and copies will be available for sale at a discounted price. In more recent history, a large display case will take visitors back to the golden days of The Berlin Turnpike. The Berlin Historical Society also will have a kiosk full of vintage toys from the museum’s collection. In the souvenir photo area, there will be adult and child size cut out

figures in vintage clothes so the whole family can participate. The new DVD is a second installment of our most popular “Berlin, Then and Now,� with archival photographs capturing locations in Berlin from long ago contrasted with contemporary photos of the same scene. Hay bales, set up theater style, provide a welcoming place to visit and view the video with friends. Along with promoting Berlin history, the fair is an opportunity to raise funds for programs, displays and scholarships with what the Berlin Historical Society sells in The Country Store area of the barn. In addition to the Civil War Letters book, there will be the “Berlin Spirit,� red, white and blue patterned Murano glass beads, plus homemade jams, jellies and snacks, local honey, herbs and spices, dried flowers, ornaments, Berlin crocks, afghans, pet treats, toys and more. To find the museum barn, look for the yellow Yankee Peddler wagon around the corner from the South Gate.


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Schedule Continued from page 24

Sunday, Oct. 7 9 a.m. – Gates open 10 a.m. – Oxen and Cattle Draw 10 a.m. – Big Tractor Pull 11 a.m. – U.S. National Champion Mountain Bike Stunt Show 11 a.m. – Tractors on Parade - original and restored antique tractors 11 a.m. – Celebrity Kart Race 11:30 a.m. – Lucky Bob Comedy Show 12 p.m. – Xtreme Team

Bull Riders 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Woodworking demonstration 12 p.m. – Children’s Tractor Pull 1 p.m. – Stock Truck Pulls 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Petey Hop and the Jackrabbits 1:30 p.m. – Lucky Bob Comedy Show 2 p.m. – Adult Frog Jumping Contest 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Spinning demonstration 2:30 p.m. – U.S. National Champion Mountain Bike

Stunt Show 3 p.m. – Diamond Rio 4 p.m. – Lucky Bob Comedy Show 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Petey Hop and the Jackrabbits 4:30 p.m. – U.S. National Champion Mountain Bike Stunt Show 5 p.m. – Nail Driving Contest 6 p.m. – Exhibit buildings close 7 p.m. Fairgrounds close All programs subject to change without notice

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2:30 p.m. – Blueberry pie eating contest 3 p.m. – Lucky Bob Comedy Show 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Children’s Tractor Pull 4 p.m. – Xtreme team Bull Riders 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Gene Donaldson/Tim McDonald Band 5 p.m. – U.S. National Champion Mountain Bike Stunt Show 5:30 p.m. – Lucky Bob Comedy Show 6:30 p.m. – Pony Draw 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Fast Lane Band 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Gene Donaldson/Tim McDonald Band 10 p.m. – Fairgrounds close Saturday, Oct. 6 9 a.m. – Gates open 9 a.m. – Dairy cattle judging 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – 1/4 Midget Races 10 a.m. – Connecticut State Tractor Pull 10 a.m. – Horse Draw 11 a.m. – Children’s Tractor Pull 11:30 a.m. – U.S. National

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Meetings The Berlin AARP monthly chapter meeting is the annual Pot Luck Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at noon, at

the Senior Center. Attendees should bring dishes to share, either hot or cold, salad or dessert. Denise McNair, Berlin town manager, is scheduled to speak.

Classes The AARP Seniors Safe Drivers class is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Center. The one-day

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The Central Connecticut Health District has scheduled flu vaccination clinics in Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield as follows: Berlin - Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Community Center, 230 Kensington Rd. Newington - Friday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., Newington. Rocky Hill - Tuesday, Oct.

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Harriers sweep; football team still undefeated By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

It was a perfect day for the cross country teams, as the boys and girls squads ran past Middletown and Maloney. In the boys race, BHS bested Middletown, 26-31, and Maloney, 21-40, while the Lady Redcoats prevailed 20-42, 15-50. Berlin coach Steve Soucy said it took an “entire team effort” for the boys to knock off Middletown. James Dwyer and Brendan McLarty finished onetwo for the Redcoats, and Matt Kall and Lawrence Betterini passed a pair of Middletown runners in the final half mile to finish five-six. The Middletown boys topped Berlin in 2011. “The boys really have been focused on Middletown this year because they kind of snuck up on us last year and got a good

Photo by Matt Leidemer

The BHS boys soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Bristol Central last week, but rebounded to defeat Maloney, 1-0, Monday. Alex Bednarek, pictured, scored the lone goal in that one. The Redcoats improved to 32-1 with the win. win against us,” said Soucy. “We were ready for them this year and had a solid plan going into the race. I knew if we could get the overall winner we would have a good shot, pointwise. And lucky for us, our top guys really came through.” The BHS girls utilized a different formula to earn the win. A Middletown runner was first across the finish line, but the Lady Redcoats took the next six spots to get the victory. Berlin was paced by Brittany Sullivan, who was followed closely by Kristen Madeia, Nicole Grieco, Paige Young, Stef Parillo, Nicki Sylvain and Taylor Lupini.

“I told the girls to go out hard and then start to turn the race into a tempo run once the positions were clear,” said Soucy. “They were still able to post one of the fastest team times we have ever had at Sage Park with a 1:54:52.” The BHS harriers went on to compete at the Winding Trails Invitational. Led by Madeia’s 12th place showing, the girls finished third. Madeia was followed by Sullivan and Grieco. Madeia and Sullivan earned medals. The Berlin boys landed in ninth place. Once again, Dwyer and McLarty were

See Notes, page 31

Girls squad stays hot, improves to 4-1-1 By Sean Krofssik Special to The Citizen Last week’s CCC South girls soccer showdown between early season conference leaders Platt and Berlin certainly lived up to the billing. Redcoats forward Catherine Voelpel scored the only goal of the game 13 minutes into the second half to lead Berlin to the 1-0 victory in an evenly-matched contest that featured two 2-0-1 squads in conference play entering the game. “Going in, we knew this was going to be a tough game, no doubt about it,” Platt coach Rob Beale said. “We got a lot out of this game and it is going to make us a better team. It was exciting all the way, but it was a heartbreaking loss.” Voelpel’s goal came when she ran to a

free ball just outside the penalty area. She got the ball, turned and lofted a shot in one motion. It floated just out of Platt goalie Marquia Grundy’s reach and just under the crossbar before hitting the back of the net. “Our goals aren’t always pretty, but it seemed like that was the type of goal that was going to win today,” said Berlin coach Steve Yanosy. “It wasn’t a beauty, but it was a hard-fought goal and a hard-fought win.” Both teams took 14 shots. Grundy made 13 stops in the game. In the first half, she stoned 10 shots despite a stiff breeze in her face and the sun in her eyes. Berlin netminder Michaela Dehm (14 saves) faced the blinding sun and nine Platt shots in the second stanza. The teams will meet again on Oct. 18 at Sage Park at 6 p.m. The Lady Redcoats went on defeat Bulkeley, 5-0, Friday to improve to 4-1-1.

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Scott McLeod, pictured, had a big day Saturday as the BHS football team improved to 3-0.


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Fast start for local swimmers ish in the 100 backstroke for the Redcoats. Berlin also has victories over Plainville and the Bulkeley/Hartford Public/Classic co-op team this season, but McCarthy knew the E.O. Smith meet would hinge on the final meters. “I told the girls to dig deep at the end and they sure did,” McCarthy said. “It was an exciting meet.” McCarthy said Berlin’s relays have improved this season, especially the 200 IM, and the Redcoats have the potential to top their 11th-place finish in Class M last year. DeGroff and fellow freshman Emily Devivo have helped the team’s depth after losing a handful of key performers. “I expect a lot out of this team,” said McCarthy, who shares the head-coaching position with Chris Zagorski. “They’re a hard-working group and they are extremely motivated.” Berlin travels to Windsor Locks on Friday to swim against the Windsor Locks/Ellington co-op team after a battle at rival Newington on Wednesday. Berlin also faces Farmington at Miss Porter’s School on Oct. 9. The Redcoats beat Newington last year after dropping the 2010 contest. “It should be another close meet,” McCarthy said. “We match up really well against them.”

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The Berlin girls swimming team faced its first big test this season on Friday and passed with high marks. The Redcoats recorded several personal bests in a 104-82 victory against E.O. Smith at Plainville High, improving to 3-0. “They were extremely focused and motivated,” Berlin co-coach Amanda McCarthy said. “They knew what they wanted to do and they went out and did it. The girls really wanted this and, when it comes to swimming, I’m always telling them that it’s more mental than it is physical.” Sophomore Kelsey Kozikowski won the 100 butterfly, senior Joanna Wojtun took the 200 IM, senior Amanda Martino the 100 backstroke and freshman Olivia DeGroff earned a personal best in winning the 100 breaststroke (1:14.36). Senior Leah Pawelczyk also won diving. Those performances were supported by some solid efforts to gain key places. “Overall, we had more depth than E.O. Smith,” McCarthy said. “There were a lot of close races and our girls won them. That really helped us win the meet.” Sophomore Holly Chirico had personal bests in both the 200 IM and 500 freestyle (second) and sophomore Kayla Cervoni came through with a key second-place fin-



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Thursday, October 4, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen

Night golf coming to Timberlin By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Marc Bayram predicts motorists travelling Southington Road on the night of Friday, Oct. 12 will do a double-take when passing Timberlin Golf Course.

Notes Continued from page 29

week with a record of 3-3. An exchange student from Italy, Rossetto had 33 digs, 29 kills and 15 serve receptions against Maloney, which improved to 5-2. “She’s really a leader on the floor, by example,” Tarigo said of Rossetto, a senior. “She has all the qualities – and I’ve heard this from other coaches that we’ve played against – to be

the links after sunset. “We were going to limit the field to 72 players, but after two days, that was filled, and we decided to cap it at 120 players,” explained Bayram. “It is now four days after the blast e-mail was sent and we are officially filled. I am not sure there is another night golf event in the state as large as ours will be.” How does one go about navigating a golf course at night? Bayram explained that each foursome will receive six glow-in-the-dark balls, which light up when struck. Also, fairways will be lined with glow sticks. Tee boxes, 150-yard markers, and pins will be illuminated with glow sticks as well. “We also suggest players bring flashlights to help one of the best players in the area. She impresses people when she plays.” Dominika Wejda, Kailene Rampone, Kristina Hagmeier and Alicia Maule also have turned in good work for the Lady Redcoats. “Overall I’m really, really impressed with how we’re doing,” said Tarigo. “We could easily be 6-3 at the end of this week.”

them along the way,” said Bayram, who pointed out that, for safety reasons, golfers will wear a glow stick necklace. Bayram helped run a similar tournament during his time at Shuttle Meadow Country Club, and was confident a night outing would be

Football A Berlin Bears 33, East Hampton 0: The Bears jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they improved to 2-1. Jack Hamel ran for two scores. Matt Stapell, Ricky Nappi and Jarrett Gdovin also had touchdowns. The backfield of Gdovin, Marc D’Amore and Nathan Comstock ran well in the rout, and the Berlin defense was dominant, led by Cole Wendehack, Noah Villella, Dylan Friedman, Nathan Graves and Quinn Burns. B1 Berlin Bears 38, South Windsor 6: Connor Giudice made a 55-yard run to put Berlin ahead 6-0. Giancarlo Tufano’s kick split the uprights to make it 8-0. South Windsor’s only score of the day

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sliced its deficit to 8-6. But from there, the Bears never looked back. Sam Capodice threw a laser to Pat Ladas for a 70yard TD. Tufano’s kick made it 16-6. The next score came from Ladas on a 10-yard run. Capodice then connected with Giudice on a 23-yard strike. The kick put the locals on top 30-6. The final scoring drive was capped with a pass from Capodice to Malachi Burby. Again, the points-after kick was good. Defensively, Berlin was strong. Tyler Dinkins and Kevin Dunn made several big tackles and Matt Reilly had an interception. The Bears’ defensive line of James Mazzarella, Greg Carson, Nick Paszczuck, Ryan Michaud, Ryan Terlecky, Tyler Tralli, Evan Graves and Dom Lattarulo was solid, holding South Windsor to minimal yardage.



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BERLIN 7 Rm. Colonial. 4 Bdrm., 2.5 bths. 1st flr. laundry. 2 Car garage. Gas heat. C/A ... Hardwood flrs. New roof 09, furnace in 2010... Convenient to schools ... $249,900. Dennis Phaneuf 860-944-0282.

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KENSINGTON Gorgeous 4 Bdrm. Contemporary-Colonial. Beautiful updated kit. w/granite, BBar. Wide open flr. pln. Fantastic entertaining inside and out. Frml. DR & LR. Family room w/Frplc. 2 acre lot. Deck to patio w/frplc. $439,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.





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KENSINGTON Beautiful 4 bdrm. Col. in great location. Outstanding open flr. pln. for entertaining. Huge kit. w/cnt. island. Cust. Cherry blt-ins in family rm. & office. Frml. DR, wd. flrs., C-air, remodeled bths. & laundry. Very large bdrms. Fantastic Level 2 acre yard. $434,900..Derek Jutras 883-7091 or Dennis Phaneuf 944-0282.

NEW BRITAIN Move-in cond. Beautiful & updated 4 bdrm., 2 bth. Col. Wide open rms. & flr. pln. 1st flr. bdrm. Newer mech-furnace (6 mths.), Hot wthtr. (6 mths.), C/air 2 yrs. Updated elec. & breaker panel, (7) seven car detached gar. Dead end street $139,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

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Police Blotter

Information provided by the Berlin Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. Sept. 15 Ryan McCarthy, 33, 283 Spruce brook Rd., second-degree threatening, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct by intimidation, cruelty to animals. Sept. 16 Lorenzo Olen, 36, 20 Wayland St., Hartford, first-degree failure to appear. Sept. 17 Nicholas Roberts, 21, 846 Lower Ln., second-degree threatening. Sept. 19 Bryan Winkler, 25, 313 Bucks Hill Rd., Waterbury, sixth-degree larceny all others, second-degree failure to appear. Thomas Lipka, 62, 20 Wood Haven Dr., fireworks, sale/use/possession, illegal possession/hallucinogenic substance, use or possession with/use drug paraphernalia. Scott Brophy, 29, 507 Berlin St., Southington, second-degree failure to appear. Sept. 20 Eugene Edwards, 50, 38 Nye Rd., New Britain, home invasion, first-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny all others. Sept. 23 Jakub Zdzislawal Rucinski, 23, 47 S. Elm St., Wallingford, disorderly conduct/assault. Jared McBriarty, 27, 57 Vivian Dr., con/violation of protective order/non threat/family. Allison G. Sturgeon, 20, 106 Old Hatchery Rd., third-degree larceny auto theft, insufficient insurance, improper use of license or registration, theft or possession of a number plate or expiration date sticker. Sept. 24 Sean Louis Warren, 21, 512 New Britain Rd., illegal possession.

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Oct. 4


Republican Town Committee - The Berlin Republican Town Committee is - scheduled to meet Thursday, e Oct. 4, at Central Pizza, 96 Mill St. Social at 7 p.m.; meeting at 7:30 p.m. All Re6 publicans are welcome. For e more information, call Anne Reilly at (860) 829-0260. Symphony - The New 3 Britain Symphony opens its , season tonight, Oct. 4, at the , New Britain Public Library - at 6:30 p.m. The orchestra’s string quartet will perform d music of the Beatles. The , event is free and open to the l public. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout c Troop 41, sponsored by n Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays, from 7:15 n to 8:30 p.m., at the church. - For more information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email 8 - 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.



Thursday, October 4, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen




Arun Agarwal, M.D. • Cardiology Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 1 Lake St., New Britain, 860-223-0220 Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.; internal medicine internship and residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City; cardiology fellowship, Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Jonathan Aaron Cosin, M.D. • Gynecologic Oncology Practice: Central Connecticut Gynecologic Oncology, 40 Hart St.,


Building D, New Britain; as of early November, office will be at 440 New Britain Ave., Plainville, 860-826-1101 Education/Experience: New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.; obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.; Galloway fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City; gynecologic oncology fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. Most recently, he was section director and before that, associate director of gynecologic oncology at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Prior to that he was a gynecologic oncology staff member with University of Minnesota Physicians, Minneapolis, Minn. His teaching experience includes associate professor and before that assistant professor, obstetrics and gynecology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; assistant professor and prior to that instructor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, University of Minnesota.

Football - BHS vs. Weaver High School at Weaver, noon. Berlin Historical Society Museum - The Berlin Historical Society Museum Barn at the Berlin Fair Grounds will be open with new exhibits on Native American tribes in the time of the Seymour Fort, Emma Hart Willard, The Battle of Antietam, The Berlin Turnpike, and vintage toys. The Country Store will have copies of the Lyman Wilcox Civil War Letters book, homemade goods and more for sale. This year’s DVD presents a new array of pictures to illustrate ‘Berlin Then and Now.’ Theatre - The CT Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled Deathtrap for Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 829-1248 or visit Farmers Market - Farmers Market is scheduled every Saturday through Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Labieniec’s parking lot, 817 Farmington Ave. Local produce, bread, food truck, gourmet cupcake truck and more.



Berlin Historical Society Museum - The Berlin See Calendar, page 40

Evelyne Sousa, M.D. • Pediatrics Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain, 860-224-6282 Education: Federal University of Alagoas State, Brazil; internship, Federal University of the State of Alagoas; pediatric internship and residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine program, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, N.J.

Michael J. Tiqui, M.D. • Emergency Medicine Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Education: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies; emergency medicine residency, Sinai-Grace Hospital/ Detroit Medical Center, Detroit.


6 e Boys soccer - BHS vs. t Conard at Conard High - School, 3:45 p.m. r Girls soccer - BHS vs. e Northwest Catholic at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Girls swim - BHS vs. 2 Windsor Locks/Ellington at - Windsor Locks High School, 4 p.m. Theatre - The CT Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled Deathtrap for Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 829-1248 or visit Girls volleyball - BHS vs. Windsor at BHS, 6 p.m. Berlin Historical Society Museum - The Berlin

We welcome these physicians to the hospital

Historical Society Museum Barn at the Berlin Fair Grounds will be open with new exhibits on Native American tribes in the time of the Seymour Fort, Emma Hart Willard, The Battle of Antietam, The Berlin Turnpike and vintage toys. The Country Store will have copies of the Lyman Wilcox Civil War Letters book, homemade goods and more for sale. This year’s DVD presents a new array of pictures to illustrate ‘Berlin Then and Now.’

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Ethan Allen Bureau and Chest of Drawers $99 Each 32” TV - $50 Very Good Condition Call (203) 619-2447

LAWN & GARDEN TRAV-VAC Lawn Vac Trailer. SHP Attachment incl. Approx 30 Bushels. $875. Billy Goat Leaf Blower 8HP $475 Call 860-349-3340

SALSCO, INC. Leaf Vacuum Blower, with a 14 hp. Subaru EX40 premium motor. Also included a hitch mounted swing away mount. This system has 12 hrs. of operation on blower motor. Mint Condition must sell, $1,200. GET READY FOR LEAF PICK UP SEASON! Call 203-537-5948

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE WASHER Works Well Asking $75 or Best Offer 203-686-1047

WANTED JUNK CARS (203) 631-9179

HONDA Civic EX, 2001. 2 Dr, Exc Cond, All Power, A/C, Sunroof, 5 Speed Manual, 132K, $4,825.00. Tel: 860-347-6550


FORD Escort wagon, 1997, 5 spd, new tires & muffler, 160,000 miles, runs good. $700. Call 203-927-8613.


PLAYSCAPE, Brand New Never Used. 8x12, Red Wood. 2 Swings & Swing Bar. $450 Call 203-265-7263 SNOWBOARDS Kids. any boot size. 2 available. $25 each. Call (203) 265-5562 SWING SET Clubhouse Wood, Large w/ Slide. Like New $100. 203-427-1096

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT CLEANEST Seasoned Firewood in state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. Mike 203 631-2211 FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253 OIL HOT AIR FURNACE 160,000 BTU with Tank and 140 Gallons of oil. The price of the oil will take all. (860) 829-1978



$$$ CA$H $$$

203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps.

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys costume & Napier jewelry, old bank items, collectibles, old lamps, old post cards, old tin toys old coffee grinders 203-639-1002 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 ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Handtools, 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. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

CASH For Military Items

203-238-3308 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142 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


Thursday, October 4, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen WANTED TO BUY

WANTED Top dollar paid for Vintage tools, hunting and fishing items, toys, pottery, and any other collectibles. Dave any time 860-463-4359


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN Newly renovated 3 BR. LR, DR. Kitch, 1BA. NEW Appls, Off St. Parking. No pets, No Smoking. Quiet Area, Enclosed Porch, $1100 860-655-3888 WALLINGFORD Nice 2BR Home. w/upgrades. Full Basement, Garage, & Yard. Choate School Area. $1100 Call 860-704-0851 WALLINGFORD Nice 3 BR, 1 bath, 1 car gar, on cul-de-sac. W/D hookup, full bsmt, yard. Dogs allowed. 2 mos sec & credit ck req. $1350/mo 203 284-0597


MERIDEN East Side Condo 2 BEDROOMS Fully applianced No pets. No smoking $875 (203) 235-4853


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

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN - 1BR, 3rms, small apt., 1st flr, Stove & Refrigerator. Off St. Parking. No Pets. Refs. & sec. dep. $525. 860-276-0552 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 & 2 & 3 BRs - CLEAN Starting at $575. Sec & refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! 203-935-6612 or 203-537-6137 MERIDEN 1&2 BR Aparts Avali. $785-1195 per mnth. Appl., WW Carpets, H & HW incl. 2 BR Also includes electric & central air. Sec & refs required. Call 203-238-7133


Christmas Tree Shops Part of the Bed Bath & Beyond Family of Stores. MERIDEN 2 BR Apt Avail. 2nd Flr. Off St. Parking. Asking $800. 110 Colony St. Interested Call Judy 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr. Electric FP, laundromat. Pets. 1yr lease, deposit. 68 Pleasant St. $850 plus utilities. 508-558-8126


MERIDEN 2 Renovated Apts. & 1 Condo $750-$950. Off St. parking. Nice Yard, Appl. No Pets 1 1/2 mos sec, good credit req. For more info- 203-634-9149

Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning.

MERIDEN 3 BR, 1st FL $825/mo. Nice Back Yard. Appliances, WD Hookup in Basement. With Storage. 1 Yr Lease, Credit Check, Refs Required. Security, 1st Month’s Rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN 3BR $1050 Sec 8 approved. Gas Heat, Washer & Dryer, Newly Renovated, Private Yard & Deck Call 860-930-4050

It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in being contracted on a

route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

MERIDEN Fully Furnished Private & Clean. 1 BR, LR, Kit & pvt bath. $675/mo. Lease & sec deposit req. No pets. Also, 3 rms unfurnished. 203-235-2372 MERIDEN Mint 2 BR, 1.5 Bath Townhouse. Avail Now! Quiet. Large Closets, Hookups. New Wall-Wall, Deck, No pets. Good Credit $975+utils. 203-269-9755 MERIDEN Nice 2BR apt, 2nd floor, Gas heat, Central Air, Off street parking, Backround Check, $825 month plus 1mo sec, Call, text or Email 203.537.2997 MERIDEN- Nice 1 BR, appliances, parking, no pets. Deposit, credit, reference. 72 No. First St. $595. Please call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN- Nice 2 bdrm. No pets. $795 per mo, deposit, credit & references. 25 Griswold Street. Please call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN-2 Bedrooms, 2nd Floor 5 Rooms. Stove and Refrigerator Included. Off-street-parking. No pets. $775/month plus security and utilities. 203-605-5691 MERIDEN-Newly Remodeled Large 6 rm, 2BR, Sherman Ave. Off street parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. $950. Call (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN-Spacious 5 Room, 3BR Apartment. 2nd Floor, WD. No Pets, $1,000 + Utilities. Section 8 Approved. 1st & Last Month’s Rent. 203-715-5829 MIDDLETOWN: 2BR, 1st Flr, Lg eat-in Kitchen, Appliances. W/D Hook-up, Parking, Central to Wesleyan & downtown, No Pets, $825 + Util. 860-347-6550. NORTH HAVEN. 3 BR, single family home, w/d hookup. No pets. $1350. No utilities. Call Quality Realty 203-949-1904 RENTED! SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $975 per mo includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike.

(203) 634-3933 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

We are conducting immediate interviews for our new SEASONAL Christmas Tree Express location for the following positions:

Temporary Shift Supervisors Customer Service Associates (Merchandise Processing, Cashiering & Customer Service)

IMMEDIATE INTERVIEWS Friday, October 5th 11am-7pm


Saturday, October 6th 10am-5pm

Under New Management MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 650 or over. Please call 203-630-2841 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 & 2 BRs Nice Area. Stove & Refrigerator. Off Street Parking. Nice Yard. Modern. No Pets. $900 & $1000. 203-284-2077 or 203-654-6190

Westfield Meriden Mall 470 Lewis Avenue • Meriden, CT 06451

MERIDEN $149,900 Large 3 family near park- 2 units have 3 bedrooms, nice backyard, some notice to show needed but worth the wait. Call Brian Miller or Toni Falcone for details 203-265-5618


MERIDEN 77 WARREN STREET House to share. Newly renovated. $550 per month. Includes all utilities Call 203-440-2745



MERIDEN- 2 Family- 5rms, 3br on 1st fl- 2brs on second plus walk up attic. Some fresh paint & a manicured lawn adds to this home’s appeal. $159,900. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-2655618

10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ With electricity & heat Available Now. 203-751-1977


SOUTHINGTON 6 Rooms 1st Floor. 202 West Center Street. No Pets & No Appliances. Call 860-621-1165 MERIDEN COMPLETE REMODEL!. Granite and Stainless Steel 15 Fair Street $150,000

Don’t You Just Love a Bargain? HELP WANTED


MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

We offer generous merchandise discounts and competitive wages. Equal Opportunity Employer

WALLINGFORD. $225,000 Great business opportunity. Bait tackle and paintball business and inventory. Very nice location for this well established business. Be your own boss. Call Sil Sala 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Great Location 2BR 2nd Flr. New Carpets, New Kitchen, 2 Car Garage Avaliable, W/D, No Pets, Deposit $895. Call (203) 269-0428

SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 Room Efficiency. Ideal for seniors and all others. Near I-84. $140/wk. Includes Heat & HW, A/C, Appliances. No smoking. Sec dep & refs req. 860-620-0025

SUMMER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868




BERLIN 2 BR, 1st Fl Freshly Painted. Beautiful, Private Backyard. Spotless. Stove, Fridge, WD, Garage. Sec sys. $1100. NON SMOKING. Cat or Small Dog OK. (860) 906-7171


MERIDEN: FOR SALE: Outstanding opportunity to purchase your own professional or medical office condo suite. Two units available, 2322 sq.ft or 1740 sq.ft, each including two entrances/exits, conference room, multiple offices, reception and more. Located near the town hall and very convenient to all highways. H. PEARCE R.E. Contact Joel Galvin 203.281.9321 or

APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance and 24-hour on-call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC. Competitive pay and benefits. A thorough background check and drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-4070390 or e-mail to CNC Machinist 1st and 2nd shift CNC Lathe and Milling Dept Setup and Operate. 5 yrs min. experience. Fax or email only Mikco Manufacturing Fax 203-269-2998 DRIVER Wanted, Class A CDL Required with Paving Experience. Good pay. Please Call (203) 284-1501 HVAC Service Person. Must hold B, D or S license. Competent in servicing AC, gas & oil heat. On call rotation is required. Benefits are provided. Please respond to PO Box 502, Meriden, CT 06450

Maintenance/HVAC Mechanic Responsible for maintenance of company facilities & performing layout, installation, repair, modification and preventive maintenance of electrical systems, equipment & machinery. Performs maintenance & related functions to maintan the HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) equipment in operating condition. Must have knowledge of construction trades including electrical, millwright, carpentry, welding & plumbing. Must have Type D2 Heating, Piping and Cooling or E2 Electrical, Limited Journeyman or higher license. Over 3 years up to and including 5 years, to qualify. 2-5 years experience in reclaiming refrigerants required. Industrial type experience is a plus. Must possess valid driver’s license and be able to drive company owned/leased vehicles. Apply in person or send resume to: Kaman Precision Products 217 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Fax – 860-502-6517 kpp.humanresources EEO/AAP/M/F/D/V


INSIDE Sales/Lead Generation Immediate Part time Openings Flexible Hours - Great working conditions with an option to Telecommute after training. Responsibilities Include booking appts and closing sales over phone. Please e-mail resume to patty.symonds@ PERSONAL CARE Attendants/Homemakers Needed in Meriden & Surrounding areas. Apply within 9-2pm, MonThurs. 300 New Britain Rd., Kensington, CT (860) 828-3396 PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR Developmental disabilities day/ res services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. E-mail resume to acordemployment@ or fax to 203-269-1980 ACORD, Inc. EOE SOUTHINGTON Public Schools Paraprofessionals/Part Timevarious schedules. Ability to work w/students w/special learning & social/behavioral needs. Behavioral management skills for children. Ability to work in active environment w/groups of children take direction from multiple staff. Associate degree or equivalent required. ParaPro exam available at cost of $45. Apply at: southingtonschools/onlineapp


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Historical Society Museum Barn at the Berlin Fair Grounds will be open with new exhibits on Native American tribes in the time of the Seymour Fort, Emma Hart Willard, The Battle of Antietam, The Berlin Turnpike, and vintage toys. The Country Store will have copies of the Lyman Wilcox Civil War Letters book, homemade goods and more for sale. This year’s DVD presents a new array of pictures to illustrate ‘Berlin Then and Now.’



Playgroup - Kensington Congregational Church offers a drop-in adult/child playgroup every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. This is an unstructured time for children to meet and play. For more information, call (860) 828-828-4511. Boy Scout Troop 256 Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington Firehouse. For information, call Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster, (860) 8288693. Boy Scout Troop 44 - Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call the troop committee chair at (860) 829-1832. Boys soccer - BHS vs. Middletown at Sage Park, 6 p.m. Girls soccer - BHS vs. Middletown at Middletown High School, 7 p.m. Cross country - BHS vs. Plainville at Plainville, 3:45 p.m. Girls swim - BHS vs. Farmington at Miss Porters School, 7 p.m. Girls volleyball - BHS vs. East Hartford at BHS, 6 p.m.


Pasta supper - Boy Scout Troop 24 has scheduled a pasta supper fundraiser for Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Berlin High School. For more information, tickets and cost, call Kirsten Cohen at (860) 8286979 or



Boys soccer - BHS vs. Bristol Central at Bristol Central High School, 3:45 p.m. Girls soccer - BHS vs. Bristol Central at Sage Park, 6 p.m. Girls volleyball - BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at BHS, 6 p.m. Theatre - The CT Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) for Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. For


Kingsford is a very handsome, Russian blue mix that was found wondering Berlin. He is outgoing, friendly and social. Kingsford is an active adolescent and talkative. Ghost is a mellow and sweet 4-yearold boy. He is unique looking and appears to be a Turkish van mix. Ghost loves belly rubs. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. View all of the adoptable pets on


Football - BHS vs. Northwest Catholic High School at Northwest Catholic, 7 p.m. Pancake breakfast - The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled a pancake breakfast for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast includes three blueberry, chocolate chip or peanut butter pancakes, bacon or sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea. A fee is charged. For more information, call (860) 828-6586. Theatre - The CT Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) for Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 829-1248 or visit

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Girls volleyball - BHS vs. Bristol Central at Bristol Central, 6 p.m.




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Berlin Citizen Oct. 4, 2012  

Berlin Citizen Oct. 4, 2012