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Volume 17, Number 48

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rochette is town’s new mayor By Daniel Jackson The Berlin Citizen

Town Clerk Kate Wall instructed board and council members-elect to stand before the wall of honor and she would “swear at you nicely” at the town’s swearing-in ceremony Nov. 19. After hearing an invocation by the Rev. Edmund Nadolny, who prayed a prayer of St. Francis he adopted for the occasion, and listening to McGee Middle School choir “Sound Express” sing “Build a Bridge” written by local teacher Corinne Terlecky, the winners of the municipal election Nov. 5 raised their

right hands and took their oaths of office. After the ceremony, council members convened in the upstairs council chambers and elected Rachel Rochette mayor. After she took the center chair on the council dais, she appointed Kevin Murphy deputy mayor. In the time between the swearing-in ceremony ended and the town council meeting began, the newly-elected town officials and their supporters talked in groups and ate cake. Unlike what some may assume, the council member who received the most votes does not become mayor. If

that was the case, Republican freshman Brenden Luddy would lead the council. Instead, the town’s charter states the council will meet the second Tuesday after Election Day to chose one member as mayor. They decide by simple majority vote and the mayor then appoints his or her deputy mayor. Democratic To w n Co m m i tte e C h a i r Fre d Jortner expected Democrat leadership since the council majority was Democrat. “That’s politics 101,” he said. However, Ann Reilly, chair of the Republican Town See Rochette / Page 9

Mayor Rachel Rochette sits for the first time in her mayoral seat. Deputy Kevin Murphy sits to her right. | (Daniel Jackson/ Berlin Citizen)

Despite challenges, the play must go on

Berlin High School students act out a scene from “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” | (Submitted Photo)

By Daniel Jackson The Berlin Citizen

Berlin High School drama club spun out its version of “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” on Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17. The play was notable for several reasons. Besides having one of the largest casts, the play was performed at McGee Middle School because of renovations in the high school. Matthew Recore, advisor for the drama club, said the production “definitely had its challenges,” because he worked with a large cast of over 30 actors and 15 stage crew members. “It was logistically difficult,” he said, adding that, “The students really brought it upon themselves to make this show what it was,” he said. The troupe held 15 rehearsals at the McGee stage, but they also rehearsed in Recore’s classroom and the “cafetenasium,” the high school’s gym, which is being used as a cafeteria while the renovation is going on.

Cast and crew traveled to the middle school after classes to practice, and the crew built the set from scratch, having lost access to the drama department’s old sets and costumes. In the shuffle of renovation, some of the contents of the prop closet were thrown out. Other items, such as tools, were stored at Willard Elementary School. The crew did not have access to their spare wood, paints. The school provided some funding and students pitched in, starting from square one to create costumes and props.

The stage crew pitched in, bringing their own materials and tools to build the sets. The approach was to create a minimalistic stage design and actors “broke the fourth wall,” taking the action down in the aisles, Recore said. Recore said the changes “helped to strengthen students’ resolve.” Becky Carriere, 16, said underclassmen walked to McGee for rehearsals, so the new location was somewhat harder to get to. The BHS See Play / Page 6 51713R

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The Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled its 33rd annual North Pole Connection. The program offers Berlin children, preschool to second grade, the opportunity to speak with Santa Claus by phone. Santa is scheduled to make phone calls the week of Dec. 9, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Forms are available at and are due by Thursday, Dec. 5. For more information, call (860) 828-7009, visit the website or check the virtual backpack at Berlin elementary schools.

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Leaf collection The Berlin Public Works Department has scheduled a curbside leaf collection for the week of Dec. 2 through 6. Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags at the curb prior to regularly scheduled trash pick-up day. Plastic bags are not permitted. The blue recycling bins are not to be used for leaves. Keep all leaf bags and leaf containers well away from the regular trash. Yard waste cannot be mixed with the leaves. Do not rake leaves into the gutter. This is a violation of our anti-litter ordinance and subject to a fine. Leaves may be brought to the drop-off area at 19 Town Farm Ln., Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. All plastic bags and containers must be emptied and removed from the drop-off area.

Food drive CARSTAR, Berlin, 51 Woodlawn Road, is partnering with Foodshare through Dec. 20. All donations will benefit the Berlin food pantry. CARSTAR’s goal is to collect one ton of donations between its six Connecticut locations. For more information, call CARSTAR, Berlin, at (860) 828-7656.

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rose and nominated Rochette for mayor. Murphy said many resiFrom Page 1 dents asked him if he was goCommittee, would have liked ing to be mayor because he to see a Republican as dep- received the most votes of the uty mayor -- preferably Dave Democrats. Evans because of his experi“It’s not about me,” he said. ence on the council. “It’s about the town of Berlin. “That would be a great way Rachel Rochette is clearly to work across party lines,” the most qualified individual. Reilly said. She is the one that can lead us At the Town council meet- through some difficult times.” ing, freshman democrat Luddy then nominated councilman Kevin Murphy

council unanimously voted for Rochette, who abstained from the vote. Rochette moved to the center seat and read a statement. “I am honored to be elected as mayor by my colleagues on the Town Council,” she said. “As we look to the next two years, I know there is much work to be done and I promise all Berlin citizens that I will work to the best of my ability to move our comSee Rochette / Page 26

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Scheyd Agency celebrates 50 years of selling homes Joseph Scheyd works in his office. | (Daniel Jackson/

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After selling homes and working as the assessor for the town of Berlin for 20 years, Joesph Scheyd feels like he has been inside every home in town. This year, Scheyd’s real estate business, Scheyd Agency, turns 50. The agency has sold homes in town from the time when many of the “houses” were only one to two acre plots. Scheyd attributes his success to the way he has treated customers, always being ready to show someone a house, even if it meant going out on the last evening of a four-day holiday. “We’ve always treated people honestly and fairly,” he said. These days, Scheyd is “pretty much out of the business.” He’s not going out to chase customers, but he still keeps a desk at the agency, a corner office overlooking the intersection of Kensington Road and Main Street. Scheyd started selling homes after he left the gasoline business. He managed five station, but it wore him out. “It was 365 days a year,” he said. He took a few courses, took a test and earned his appraiser license, however the paperwork and the demands of the job didn’t quite suit him. “Most people wanted appraisals done yesterday,” he said. He kept the appraisal license, but he also had a

him about homes. He liked selling homes because it’s a people business. When Scheyd first started selling homes in town, much of the town was open land that lacked sewer or water availability. “It was kind of hard for a young person to buy a house,” Scheyd said. Homes back then went for $15,000 to $20,000, Scheyd said. Today, houses go for $250,000. The agency expanded and started selling homes in the surrounding towns. Before the housing bubble popped in 2008, Scheyd watched as people would buy two or three family houses in New Britain for $60,000. Six months later, the same people would sell but the house would go for $80,000. “The escalation was so rampant,” Scheyd said. “It was crazy.” Over the years, Scheyd has seen some memorable homes. Residents have kept chickens in their basement. Houses may have servant staircases. “You can’t always tell the house form the street. You have to go inside,” he said. Scheyd’s daughter, Sheila Rittman works at the agency. She grew up around the business before deciding to work in the business. “When you’re a kid, you’re paid to clean,” she

real estate license. He made it known he was in the business. Scheyd was involved in many organizations in town, the Italian Club, VFW, Foreign Legion, Knights of Columbus, and people started asking

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formance, you will find many this season to jump-start your holiday spirit. Below is a list of area performances sure to make you smile. Check theater locations for more details. The Nutcracker Ballet is performed at many locations this year, including: The Palace Theater, Waterbury, by Woodbury Ballet; Warner Theater, Torrington, by The Nutmeg Conservatory; The Shubert Theater, New Haven, by New Haven Ballet; The Bushnell, Hartford, by The Nutmeg Conservatory. A Christmas Carol is a great favorite, and is showing at the Hartford Stage and the Shubert Theater. Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk will host Outdoor Sock Skating from mid-Nov. through Sunday, Jan. 5.

The Henry Whitf ield House at 248 Old Whitfield St. in Guilford will host a Firelight Festival. According to, the dark shadows of New England winters past will be chased away by bright luminaries at the annual Firelight Festival on Friday, December 6, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Toast marshmallows, roast chestnuts, pop popcorn and make s’mores. Sip hot cocoa and mulled cider and imagine how different life was almost 400 years ago when the first English settlers arrived in Connecticut. Climb the steep and winding stairs of the Henry Whitfield House and catch a glimpse of the stark, primitive existence of the Puritans. Built in 1639, it is Connecticut’s oldest house, the oldest stone house in New England and a National Historic Landmark.

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Faith Faith Briefs Ladies Guild: Christmas Pot Luck dinner -Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m., in the church hall. For more information and to RSVP, call Barbara at (860) 828-5632. Fo re v e r Yo u n g C l u b : Christmas Pot Luck dinner -- Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Carol Ranieri at (860) 828-1595. Kensington Congregational: Bible study -- Wednesdays, 11 a.m., in the church parlor. For more information, call (860) 828-4511. Kensington C o n g re ga t i o n a l : Pl ay group -- Parent/child play group Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:15

a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. For infants to pre-school age, open to the public on a drop-in basis. For more information, call Gwen McCann, (860) 828-0064. Berlin Congregational: Free tot time -- Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., through Dec. 19, for children up to age 5. Craft time, play sessions, snack time and holiday parties. No pre-registration is required. Kensington Congregational: Healing service -- second Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Half-hour service for those unable to attend Sunday services.

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Crossroads Church of God, 146 Hudson St. Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.; children’s service, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m.; Youth groups, 7 p.m. Nursery is provided. (860) 828-3822.

Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Sunday worship, 10 a.m. (860) 828-4511. Ke n s i n g t o n U n i t e d Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. (860) 828-4222. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1103 Chamberlain Highway., Sunday worship, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school, 9 a.m. (860) 828-5079. Sacred Heart Church, 48 Cottage St., East Berlin, Mass: Saturday 8 a.m., Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesdays: 8 a.m., Wednesdays: 8 a.m., noon, Thursdays: 8 a.m., Fridays: 8 a.m. Confession: Every Saturday, from 3:15 to 4 p.m., and by appointment. (860) 828-0519. Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 6 8 M a i n St . , East Berlin, 9 a.m. Sunday Eucharist; 10 a.m. Sunday School, (860) 828-3735. See Services / Page 15

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KENSINGTON — Evelyn (Peterson) Ahlquist, 93, of Kensington, widow of Russell W. Ahlquist, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. A New Britain native and former resident, she lived in Kensington since 1966. Evelyn was a graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 1938, was a member of the First Lutheran Church in New Britain; a former member of the Shuttle Meadow Country Club; and was a supporter of the Auxiliary at the Hospital of Central CT as well as many other charitable organizations. Evelyn and Russ were married for 71 years. She was devoted to her husband and took great pride in her family. She enjoyed corresponding with relatives and friends on special occasions and holidays. Here family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Hospital of Central CT. Surviving is her daughter, Beverly Harris and her husband, Donald, of Berlin; two grandsons, Todd Harris and his wife, Cindy, of Plantsville and Mark Harris and his wife, Jennifer, of Berlin; four great-grandchildren, Eric, Abby, Nicole and Jake Harris; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Russ, she was predeceased by an infant son, Keith in 1947; and three brothers, Robert, Arthur and Norman Peterson. Funeral services and burial in Fairview Cemetery were private. The Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 77 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at

KENSINGTON - Constance (Perruccio) Young, 84, of Kensington, widow of Edward R. Young, Sr., passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at her home. Born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Paul Perruccio, Sr. and Lillian (Sortino) Perruccio, she was a former New Britain resident and lived in Kensington since 1965. Tina is a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury, class of 1947. Tina was the owner and company secretary at ER Hitchcock Printing Company in New Britain from 1964 until her retirement in 1994. She was a member of Kensington Congregational Church in Kensington; was formerly active at the Berlin Branch of the YMCA; and was a former member of the Monday Night Club at the church. Surviving is a son, Edward R. Young, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Southington; three daughters, Susan Pepe and her husband, Mark, of Kensington, Leslie Davidow and her husband, Richard, of Southington and Laurie Aberizk, also of Southington; a brother, Paul Perruccio, Jr., of Waterbury; and 10 grandchildren. Besides her husband, Edward Young Sr., Tina was predeceased by two grandsons, Kyle and Robert; and three sisters, Josephine Summa, Frances Czepiga and Eleanor Sprague. Tina will be dearly missed by all who knew her and loved her. Funeral services are Monday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Kensington. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Calling hours are Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. Donations may be made to the Berlin VNA, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 or to the Kensington Congregational Church. A special thanks to all the staff of the Berlin VNA for their years of loving care. The Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain is assisting with arrangements. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at

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Kennedy’s 1963 Thanksgiving message John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963, an event that occurred 50 years ago this month. By the time this national tragedy unfolded, Kennedy had already penned his Thanksgiving Day address. The proclamation was dated Nov. 4, 1963 and released to public domain Nov. 5, 1963, by Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The new president, Lydon Johnson, asked that the late president’s address be made widely available to the public, urging churches, and others conducting public ceremonies, to use Kennedy’s words when commemorating Thanksgiving Day. Here is an excerpts from

Kennedy.|NASA Johnson’s Thanksgiving Day remarks, followed by the complete text of President Kennedy’s holiday message. From President Johnson:

To n i g h t , on this Thanksgiving, I come before you to ask your help, to ask your strength, to ask your prayers that God may guard

Letters to the Editor For the veterans To the editor: Thank you. I could say that in several languages but I feel this is the best for all concerned. The thank you is to the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Greylish Council 3675 for its annual veterans clothing drive. This was held in conjunction with the VFW and turned out to be a great success. Many local businesses as well as townspeople contributed, not only money, but items of need to veterans. These donated items were turned over to me as president of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. My committee will make

up Christmas gift bags that will be distributed to the veterans who attend the Rocky Hill Bingo. We have been doing this for many years now but have fallen upon lean times and would find it difficult to do this without outside help. We hope to continue this tradition as long as our veterans are in need. On behalf of myself, and my committee, and the veterans, I again thank you. Donna Rampone President Marine Corps League Auxiliary

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and in Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a time of thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the love which bound them together and for the faith which united them with their God. So too when the colonies achieved their independence, our first President in the first year of his first Administration proclaimed November 26, 1789, as “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God” and called upon the people of the new republic to “beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions... to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue . . . and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.” And so too, in the midst of America’s tragic civil war, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November 1863 as a day to renew our gratitude for America’s “fruitful fields,” See Message / Page 20

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this Republic and guide my every labor. All of us have lived through seven days that none of us will ever forget. We are not given the divine wisdom to answer why this has been, but we are given the human duty of determining what is to be, what is to be for America, for the world, for the cause we lead, for all the hopes that live in our hearts. A great leader is dead; a great Nation must move on. Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. So I ask you to join me in that resolve, determined that from this midnight of tragedy, we shall move toward a new American greatness. More than any generation before us, we have cause to be thankful, so thankful, on this Thanksgiving Day. Our harvests are bountiful, our factories flourish, our homes are safe, our defenses are secure. We live in peace. The good will of the world pours out for us. But more than these blessings, we know tonight that our system is strong. President Kennedy’s Thanksgiving message: Over three centuries ago, our forefathers in Virginia

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Monday, Dec. 2 Historic District, Town Hall, Room 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Economic Development Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Kensington Fire District, 947 Farmington Ave., 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m.

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Travel with baby made easier Special to The Citizen

Many families will be traveling for the holidays, and after multiple cross country trips with my kids, I have a handful of tips to share on air travel with small children. Today, we discuss flying with babies, from birth to 12 months. Save money by flying with your child as a lap baby. Any child over two is required to have a purchased seat, but before two, kids can fly free. My kids were lap babies as long as possible. If you are traveling with a lap baby, see if the gate attendant can put you next to an empty seat. I’ve had quite a bit of success with this request. If you do purchase a seat, bring the car seat. If your

child has a purchased set, the FAA recommends infants are placed in a rear-facing, airplane approved child restraint system. Babies usually like to sleep in their car seats, both at the airport and on the plane. Car seats can be gate checked if your child is lap baby. Wear your infant. Using a child carrier, your hands will be free and your child will be snug. On the plane, some flight crews don’t allow babies to be in the carrier for takeoff and landing, but some do. Be prepared for either scenario. Bring a stroller that folds up easily. Make sure any layovers are long enough to retrieve the stroller and still make it to your next gate. Pre-board. Passengers traveling with little ones are given the opportunity to pre-

Writer’s block By Daniel Jackson The Berlin Citizen

Editor’s Note: Weeklies staff writer Daniel Jackson is trying to write a novel, or 50,000 words of fiction, during the month of November. He isn’t doing this feat alone, but Jackson participating with now 230,000 other writers locally and around t h e w o r l d i n Na t i o n a l Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. The f irst week of NaNoWriMo was fun. There I was, writing my novel, ticking up the word count. Every day, I’d fire up this old laptop with the keys worn over years of use, open the word processing document and let the story pour forth. I wrote earlier in the month that it felt like “pure creation.” Fast forward to the present day, and I’ll tell you writing a novel in a month is hard work. The problems with the novel I did not see when I planned came out of the woodwork two weeks ago.

My characters are flat, the dialogue is dull, I flip-flop on how I tell the story and the novel seems like a series of random events. I know, I know, that’s why people rewrite. Still, when you spend days on a project that you know has critical errors, writer’s block sets in. When I sit down to write, I would much rather watch YouTube videos, eat junk food or organize my space. It’s procrastination at its finest. When I do eventually open the word document, I’m checking word count every few hundred words. That’s why, I have learned to negotiate with myself. Just the other day, I resorted to bribery. I told myself I’d go out to eat and work at Starbucks, but I had to write. I agreed, and I wrote 2,500 words that night. Tonight seems like it will be just another night of writing: it goes slower than I like, See Writer’s / Page 20

board. Getting your baby settled before takeoff can be great. If you are on a flight that doesn’t have assigned seats, pre-boarding makes for a great seat selection. Sit in the back, unless you have a tight connection. The back of the plane is less crowded, close to bathrooms, and the loud white noise helps babies sleep. The back often provides convenient access to flight attendants and the galley. Don’t put your carry-on in the overhead compartment. Put it under the seat, where you can reach it. I recommend a backpack instead of a diaper bag. With a backpack,

you have both hands free, and if you are wearing your baby, the backpack balances the weight. No bag smacking your leg or sliding down your shoulder. Pack the right stuff. Bring fewer toys than you think you’ll need, and more diapers, wipes, food or formula, and spare clothes. Pacifiers, bottles or sippy cups, comfort items, and a book or two should be included, too. These toys and books are even more interesting to kiddos if they are new. Bring a small first aid kid, and some children’s pain reliever in case of ear pain. Do not forget extra clothes for yourself.

Keep baby eating or drinking during takeoff and landing to minimize ear pain, but skip the lollipops, and all their sugary mess. Don’t be a hero. People are generally very kind to parents traveling with babies, and you will probably have strangers offering assistance. Don’t be afraid to take it, particularly if you are the only adult in your party, as I often am. Infants are usually fantastic travelers. They sleep, they are easily comforted, and they are small and portable. Best of all, they fly free! Next time, we’ll talk toddlers!

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Tree lighting ceremony The annual tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30, 4 to 6 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Park. The event features a holiday bake sale, ice sculpture demonstration, face painting, children’s activities, raffles and the Santa Express fire engine and hot chocolate. The Ballet Theatre Company plans to perform “Nutcracker Magic.” Pizza slices will be available for purchase. Help support the Berlin community by donating an unwrapped stocking stuffer. Rain date is Sunday, Dec. 1.

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call the Berlin VNA at (860) 828-7030.

The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge, no appointments are required. For more information,

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Open enrollment for Medicare Part D will be held through Dec. 7. Contact Doug Truitt at (860) 828-7059 to schedule an appointment.

Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 670-8546, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Dec. 2: Grape juice, spaghetti with meatballs, Italian blend vegetables, Italian bread, banana. Tu e s d a y, D e c . 3 : Cranberry juice, apricot

glazed chicken herbed couscous, carrots, pumpernickel bread, cake. Wednesday, Dec. 4: Cream of broccoli soup, breaded fish filet with lemon dill sauce, garlic orzo, spinach, whole wheat bread, fresh orange. Thursday, Dec. 5: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, mashed potato, green and gold beans, dinner roll, apricots.


Friday, Dec. 6: Pork stir fry, brown rice, Oriental blend vegetables, multi grain bread, citrus sections.

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and our power have all grown apace. Today we are a nation of nearly two hundred million souls, stretching from coast to coast, on into the Pacific and north toward the Arctic, a nation enjoying the fruits of an ever-expanding agriculture and industry and achieving standards of living unknown in previous history. We give our humble thanks for this. Yet, as our power has grown, so has our peril. Today we give our thanks, most of all, for the ideals of honor and faith we inherit from our forefathers — for the decency of purpose, steadfastness of resolve and

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to guide and sustain us in the great unfinished tasks of achieving peace, justice, and understanding among all men and nations and of ending misery and suffering wherever they exist. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this fourth day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-eighth.

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The playoffs were out of reach, but the Berlin High School football team still had much to play for in its season finale against New Britain Nov. 27 at Veterans Stadium. With a victory that night, the Redcoats (5-5) would finish above .500 for the year. New Britain was hungry for a win as well. The Golden Hurricanes headed into the annual pre-Thanksgiving day matchup with a mark of just 3-6. | (Photos by Paul G. Salina, Matt Leidemer)

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Kensington Auto Service, Ltd. was awarded the 2013 Family Business Award, recently, by the Greater New BritainBerlin Chamber of Commerce. Owner Lenny Tubbs began the auto mechanic service business in 1985, intending to run the business himself, with the help of his wife who kept the books. The business quickly grew too large for one person, and Tubbs added additional mechanics and moved to a larger location in town. With the addition of his son, Justin, Tubbs can now offer tires and custom wheels, as well as a line of auto and light truck customizing accessories and a detailing department. Lenny Tubbs is pictured with former Mayor Adam Salina.

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by the contact officers for DUI testing or other investigative interviews. The results are : Number of violations and charges (14): Two (2) motorists were cited for suspended registrations for operating motor vehicles without insurance. Nine (9) motorists were cited for operating unregistered motor vehicles. One (1) motorist was cited for failure to secure a child in a rear seat restraint system.


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One (1) motorist was cited for operating a vehicle without a license. One (1) motorist was cited for a graduated license violation for passenger restriction. Eleven (11) motor vehicles were towed. Number of motorists detained for field sobriety testing: One (1) motorist was detained briefly for DUI assessment. After reasonable suspicion was determined through an interview the motorist was given the standardized field tests which the operator passed. There were no (0) arrests for DUI.

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“Black Saturday” holiday fundraiser for Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 154 Porter Pass. The event features vendors, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys and a bakesale. For more information, call Missy at (860) 518-6451.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 Pasta supper - American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, schedules a pasta supper for every Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. A fee is charged. Diners that bring a new, unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots receive a discount on their meal. The public is welcome. For more information, call (860) 8289102 after 5 p.m. Boy Scouts - Boy Scouts Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, is scheduled to meet Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Kensington Volunteer See Calendar / Page 25

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Thursday, Dec. 5 Boy Scouts - Boy Scouts Troop 24 is scheduled to meet Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255.

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Boys Scouts - Boy Scout Troop 41 is scheduled to meet Thursday, 7 p.m., at Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill Street. For more information, call Scoutmaster K.C. Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email jones327@comcast. net.

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Saturday, Dec. 7 Christmas by the Grove - Christmas by the Grove is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m. , a the East Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, 80 Main St., East Berlin. The event features live holiday music, a visit from Santa and refreshments. Non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit the Berlin food pantry. The event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the East Berlin Volunteer Fire Department.

Garden Club - The Kensington Garden Club has scheduled its third annual Christmas Boutique for Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The boutique features holiday arrangements, mantel arrangements, ornaments, jewelry, gifts and baked goods. Polar Express Live First Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 77 Franklin Sq., New Britain, has scheduled its second annual The Polar Express Live, for Saturday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and slippers. Admission is a canned good or winter clothing donation for families in need. For more information, call (860) 637-6460.

New Britain, has scheduled its second annual The Polar Express Live, for Sunday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and slippers. Admission is a canned good or winter clothing donation for families in need. For more information, call (860) 637-6460.

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munity forward.” She said she wanted to host a time, possibly on Thursday night, where citizens could come and speak with council members, craft and adopt a budget, “look critically at our physical house,” meet with business owners and foster a “strong culture of customer Friday, Dec. 8 service.” Polar Express Live After the meeting, Evans First Lutheran Church of the said the outcome of the meetReformation, 77 Franklin Sq., ing “wasn’t unexpected.” Republican council mem(203) 317-2303 Cell: (860) 302-0379 bers gave suggestions that 1224 Mill St., Bldg. A, Ste. 102 FAX (203) 235-4048 “wasn’t entertained or even East Berlin, CT 06023-1159 addressed,” but he expects to see more discussion in the 860.357.4048 future. Evans said the next big discussions for the council will be about the budget and the new police station. Rochette said in the near future, the council needs to Annemarie Goulet 11 Crown Street stay on top of the high school Multi-Media Sales Representative Meriden, CT 06450 renovation, the police station. The idea of a regularly scheduled night where counselors Berlin Service Directory meet with residents will be placed on the agenda for the council’s meeting Dec. 3. After speaking with her fellow democrats on the council, Rochette said they agreed that she should lead the council. Lic. #303265 “Because there is a lot of GORDON WICKE change going on, we wanted Servicing all major brands of central heating systems, LICENSED OPTICIAN some continuity, someone boilers, central a/c systems & window units!!! with some experience on the Call Today to Schedule & Save!!! council,” she said. 7 WEBSTER SQUARE RD BERLIN, CT 06037 However, the Democrats Fax: (860) 828-1467 “heard the voice from the voters.” Because there are a lot of freshman council members on town council, they chose Murphy for deputy mayor as a nod to the changes, Rochette said.

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School News Xavier High School Local students named to the Xavier High School first semester honor roll. H i g h h o n o r s - Ja c k Kane, Calvin Colby, Brett Mys k ows k i o f B e rl i n ; Anthony Adamcewicz of Kensington. Honors - Brenton Cantiffe, Jason Corriveau, Peter Dovidaitis, Ryan GAdea, Jonathan Galati, Jonathan

Zoccoli, Ryan Ashe, Matthew Starr of Berlin; Matthew Welch, Nicholas Carlone, Alec Guzauckas, Evan Rigsby, Zachary Carlone, Mark Wojcicki of Kensington.

Madeline Jenkins of Berlin; Ashley Getsie, Michelle Reinert, Cynthia Reinert of Kensington. First honors - Victoria Drumski, Haley Longo, Danielle Veronneau of Berlin; Casey Rasmussen of East Berlin. Second honors - Emma Sokolowski of Berlin; Brooke Strobino of Kensington.

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of 2008 has scheduled its 5 year reunion for Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Chicago Sam’s Sports Bar and Grille, 51-54 Shunpike Road, Cromwell. Berlin High School Class of 1978 has scheduled is 35 year reunion for Saturday, Nov. 30, 7 to 11:30 p.m., at The Pine Loft, 1474 Berlin Turnpike. Casual attire. A fee is charged. To RSVP,

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Special Notices COAT DRIVE this Saturday 11/30 & Sunday 12/1 9a5P, 71 Renn lane, Berlin Ct, All coats will be donated to those in need. Any Questions Call 860.202.9473

CHEVY Impala 2006 6 cylinder. 179,000 miles, 1 owner, good condition. new brakes, $3,000/or best offer. 203-269-6352


A GREAT DEAL! Can be found Every Day At STEPHEN TOYOTA 1-800-479-0843 or

BRICKLIN Mod SVI 1974 ID# 00041AA4S000146 Gull Wing Doors, A.T., AMC V8 360 cid (5.9 Liter). 220 HP, 8.5:1 Compression. approx 900 built in 1974. Ford engine in later cars. Best offer & consider trade in coins, land, etc. 17,000+ orig miles. 203 745-5413

CHEVROLET Captiva LT 2013 FWD, Auto Stock #1443 $19,988

DODGE Grand Caravan 2001 Sport, 4 Spd, Auto $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106 Find

FORD TAURUS LX 2001 $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

everything at our Marketplace.

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CHEVY COBALT LT 2010 Stock# 18914 $9650 Dont Miss...Call Chris 203 271-2902

You name it with Marketplace, anything goes.

CHEVY CRUZE LT 2012 Was 22,895 NOW 16,995 Save $4500 off MSRP Stock # 4811L12 Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan. 100% Guaranteed Ask for Darrell 1 888 207-3682

Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2005 Stock# 13-727A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

Buying? Selling? Marketplace is the answer.

Contact Dan The “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire 203 271-2902

DODGE NEON 2003 $3,288 4 Cyl, 4 Spd, Auto BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

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MERCURY SABLE 2000 LS PREMIUM $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

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TOYOTA Corolla 1998 Excellent cond. Sunroof. AC. Auto. Low mileage. New Tires, Battery & Brakes. Well maintained. $4395. (860) 826-6597

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HYUNDAI Elantra 2011 GLS, 4 Door Sedan Automatic Stock #P4130 (203) 235-1669

PONTIAC GrANd Am SE, 2000, 4 cyl, Auto, 4 Door, Loaded, 2nd owner, good condition, $1700 or best offer. Call 860-621-8696

It’s All Here! (203) 238-1953

Hyundai Sonata GLS 2001 $3,288 6 Cyl, 4 Spd Auto BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106 FORD FOCUS 2002 4 Door Station Wagon SE 4 Cylinder, Automatic Stock #13-1346B 203 235-1669

Kia Sportage LX 2006 Stock# 13-978A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

SATURN VUE 2004 Stock# P4144 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 2 Door GLS Turbo Manual Coupe Stock #13-992A 203 235-1669

We Accept All Trade-Ins Including Boats, Campers, Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Commercial Vehicles and More! Don’t miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952

A30 Thursday, November 28, 2013 Automobiles


Toyota Highlander 2005 Stock# 13-779A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300 Your “Back to School” tranSportation ExpErt New or Used Your Best Car Buying Experience No Pressure - No Haggle No Kidding! 21 yrs at Meriden Hyundai Mike Russo 203 935-0863

Motorcycles & ATVS SUZUKI RMZ 450 2007 Mint condition. Hardly ridden. $1900 or best offer. (860) 919-4586

The Berlin Citizen | Houses For Rent

MERIDEN Extended Ranch last house on dead-end street. 4BR, Fam Rm, LR w/FP. 2 baths. 2 Car Gar. Great cond. (203) 631-9957 WALLINGFORD 3 bedroom, centrally located, ample parking, central air, no pets. 2 months security. $1350/mo. 203-317-9824

Apartments For Rent BERLIN 1st FL 1BD Apt. Remod. New appls. Ref, Sec. Parking. No smoking, no pets. $650 + utils. Call 860628-4907/860-621-5955

Help Wanted

Classic & Antiques


BUICK Skylark Custom, 1968 4 Door. V8. Good condition. $3,800 or best offer. 860-621-2211


FALL SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR COSMETOLOGIST/Hair Stylist $695/month. Excellent opportunity for perHEAT, HOT WATER & sonal/ professional growth, ELECTRIC INCLUDED. unlimited earnings, flexible Private Balcony. hours, great work environ203-639-4868 ment. Needs a strong desire MER. 1 BR, 2nd flr, new carto help restore everything at clients/paour Marketpet, W. side, prvt backyard tients self-esteem. Will train. place. Call 203-272-1585 & 2 attic rms, w/d, stove/refrig incld. $865/mo. + sec. 203-634-1195 12pm-8pm E-2 Licensed Electrician or 3-4 Year Apprentice. Residential, MER. Furn. Apts. East Side Industrial, Commercial. ComIncl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd petitive wages and benefits flr. Studio, $180/wk+ sec. package. 203 272-9521 EOE 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

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GMC YUKON DENALI 2000 Loaded. All Season SUV. 4 WD. All leather. On Star. Cargo Top. Tow pkg. 129K. 90% hwy mi. Runs great. $3900/BO. 860 919-7905

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RADIOLOGY SCHEDULER Full time. Scheduling and or medical terminology experience required. Bilingual skills a plus. Please call Patti 203-694-8260 to schedule an interview. SNOW HELP needed, shoveler, plow truck drivers, CDL drivers, loader & Skid Steer operator. Call 203269-0177 Temporary Position Lab Technician, Evonik CYRO LLC Location: Wallingford, CT Must have 2-3 years of work experience OR high school diploma. Please contact Krista Mayer

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2003 GLS, 4 WD, 4 Door Automatic (203) 235-1669

Open Houses

NISSAN PATHFINDER LE 2005 leather heated seats, new tires, sunroof, Bose speakers, 114,000 miles. Great cond! $9500, Kelly Blue Book valued $10,000. Text me 203-889-8900

Rooms For Rent

MERIDEN Clean, quiet 1BR 2nd Fl. $750. Heat, HW, cooking gas incl. Parking. Sm pet OK. 38 Lincoln St. Call 727 565-8362

MERIDEN. West side furn 1st flr studio, incl heat, elec, hw. $180/week plus sec. Call 12noon-8pm (203) 634-1195

MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utils & fridge incl. Share kitchen/bath. $115 per week + sec. MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN EAST SIDE -1 bed, 2nd floor, hardwood floors, off St. parking. $825 include electric. 203-639-8903. MERIDEN Rm For Rent. All Utils incl. Share Kitchen, Bath, Living Rm. Washer & Dryer. Off St Parking. $125/Wk. 2 Wks Sec. $50 Key Dep. 203 605-8591 MERIDEN-WALLINGFORD Line Large Modern 2 BR Condo. Laundry. No pets. $875 + Utils. Call (203) 2459493

North Haven Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Weekly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD Lovely, Lge Furnished Bdrm, Rec Rm & Bath. All Utils, TV, Cable, Refrig, Freezer & Laundry Included. 203 269-8166.

Comm / Industrial for Rent CHESHIRE Industrial Zoned Multi Use. Near 691. 1100+ sq ft Offices (2 lavs/shower) and 1100+ sq ft Warehouse/Shop (15ft overhead door). Will consider just leasing offices. $6.50 /per sq ft nnn. Call 203272-6478

SOUTHINGTON. 4 BR, 2 bath, 1500 sq. ft. apt. W/D hookups, detached garage, “Victorian Style”, Pvt Master BR Suite w/master bath. Oak flrs in LR & DR w/bay window. New energy efficient windows. All appliances included. Yard. $1600 a month plus utilities. Available December 1st. No smoking, no pets. Call 860-621-1642 for appt.

YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahua, Bostons, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Huskies, Schnoodles, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150 plus. Call (860) 930-4001

MERIDEN: 2 RM Efficiency $550/mo + security 186 Grove St. No Dogs Call 203-887-4032

SOUTHINGTON - Lrg. 5 rm. 1BR. 4 rm, 1 BR. C-Air, Appliances, WD Hookup. Utilities not incl. Near hospital. Refs., security req. 860-621-2693

attention Students and all. Opportunity for community service projects at farm. Also horses for lease. Call Rita at Rap A Pony (203) 265-3596

MERIDEN. 1 BR, 17 South First St $675. 2 BR, 75 Reservoir Ave $800. 3 BR, 71 Randolph Ave $900. All 2nd flr, off st parking. 203-982-9051

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Furniture & Appliances

MERIDEN. 2 BR, hdwd flrs, 1st floor. New windows, w/d hookup, off st parking. Newly & Nicely remodeled. Prescott St. (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN. 3 BR apt, 3rd flr, $850/mo, 1 1/2 mo sec dep. 250 W. Main St. Call 203-589-1010 MERIDEN. 3 BR apt, newly remod, new paint and hdwd floors. $1025/mo. No pets. Avail now. 203-5009080 or 203-340-3413 MERIDEN 1st Fl. Big 3 BR apt. Lots of closet space. Off street parking, laundry. Quiet neighbors. $925. Call Jonah (203) 430-0340 MERIDEN 2 BR, Remodeled 1st Floor. Off-street parking No dogs/cats. $850 + security 203 668-6066

Open Sunday 11-1 135 Northwest Drive, Plainville $345,900 Beautifully maintained contemporary home with many features inside and out. Handcrafted cherry cabinets, exposed wood beams & wood trim throughout the home. New roof, insulated garage doors & water heater. Professionally landscaped backyard and stone wall. Maria Esposito, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices 860 985-4770

Apartments For Rent

Meriden 2 BR, 1st Floor Brand New Cond. New Appliances. Off St Parking. $850 +Utilities. First, Last & 1 Mo Sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN - 3 bed, second floor, Hardwood floors, off st parking with heat & hot water. No smoking/ pets. $1150/ Mo. 203-444-5722. MERIDEN 4 Rms. Stove & Fridge. Off street parking. No pets. Call between 5-8pm. (203) 376-2003

Pets For Sale


WALLINGFORD 3 BR Gorgeous Victorian. Fully remodeled. Hdwd flrs. Washer/Dryer incl. $1325. 21-23 Academy St. 203 265-9871 WLFD. 1 BR, 3rd flr, $750. OS parking, w/d hookup, Must have good credit. 1st mos, 2 mos sec dep. Renter’s ins. 203-272-8108 WLFD. 1st Fl. Oversized 1 BR. So. Main St. Brand new applis, carpeting. Off st parking. WD Hookup. No pets. 2 mos sec. $895. 203 623-0987

REFRIGERATOR - Hotpoint with icemaker. 20.6 cubic feet. Tan. In great condition. $150 firm. Call 203-213-1284

Miscellaneous For Sale CEMETERY Plots (Three) All Saints, North Haven, Queen of Universe Section. $1025 each. Call 860 6087115 DINING Room set, Mahogany 6 chairs, 2 extensions, excellent condition, 2 sets of dishes for 12, & other items. 203-678-4486 END TABLE - Glass Top. Good condition. $4. Call (203) 634-7709

Always a sale in Marketplace. FREE Horse Manure Call Mike 203-599-8915 POWERED LIFT - Invacare reliance 450 and accessories. Valued at $1200 new. Great for homecare provider of adult. $400. Call 203-2655553. UGGS Tall Classic, Purple. Size 8. New in box. $125. Michael Kors Dark/Light Brown Signature Pocketbook. $130. 203 634-3335

A-1 Seasoned Hardwood Real Full cords $200, Half cords $125. Cut and split. 18-20” Delivery or Pick Up. 203-294-1775

WALLINGFORD, 2 Family house. Second flr is available. 3 br, off street parking, washer and dryer hook up, no pets. 1st & last month sec deposit. $1200/ Mo. Call 203-687-0083.

WALLINGFORD 2BR Very neat/clean. WD hookups. Off st parking. Appliances. No smoking/pets $900/mo. One month sec. 203-631-5219

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. Appliance Repairs Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

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

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 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 Napier & costume jewelry, old Barbie, musical instruments, Dept 56, Estates & old Xmas items. 203 639-1002 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431

Wood / Fuel & Heating Equip

SOUTHNGTON. Immed occup, 2 apts. Each has 2 BRs, lge kits w/appls, off st parking, safe, quiet neighborhood, no smoking, no pets. No utils. 1st flr $875, 2nd flr $825. 860-628-8386

WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 3rd flr, spacious apt, quiet location, $675 + utils. No pets. 203-284-0212

Furniture & Appliances

Cindy’s UniqUe shop ConsiGnMenT 32 norTh Colony sT WallinGford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30-5 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

It’s All Here! (203) 238-1953 LOVE SEAT, excellent condition, neutral color, asking price $100, 860-621-3337

AMAZINGLY CLEAN Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden. MIkE 203 631-2211 SEASONED Firewood Delivered Cherry, Apple, Maple Hardwoods Full or Half Cord. (203) 686-1425

Sporting Goods & Health PISTOL PERMIT Or Long Gun Certificate Required for Connecticut Residents. 1 Session, $110. 203 415-1144

Antiques & Collectibles THE Old brick factory, heated indoor. Antique & vintage Christmas collectible. Sat 9-3 & Sun 12-3, 387 So. Colony St, Meriden, 203-600-5075.

OLD TOOLS WANTED Always buying old, used hand tools, carpentry, machinist, engraving & 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 TIRED of Looking At That Junk? Unwanted Rotten Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles. Paying Cash for Them. Free Pick Up 203 630-2510

Music Instruments & Instruction GENTLY Used free trumpet wanted for elementary school child. Please call 203-265-5713

Music By RoBeRta PeRfoRMance & instRuction Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

Thursday, November 28, 2013

BUSINESSES & SERVICES Attics & Basement Cleaned


Junk Removal

Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

Gary Wodatch Debris Removal of Any Kind. Homeowners, contractors. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203 235-7723 Cell 860 558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326 Cell 860-558-5430 Office 203-235-7723 Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-935-7208

Carpentry REPAIRS & Replacement Lg/ Sm, Int/Ext. Stairs, Railing, Decks, Entry Door, Window, Finish Basement. I can fix it. Work done by owner. 40+ years exp. Free Est. Ins. #578107 (203) 238-1449 www.

Fencing Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Insd. Call John Uvino 203-237GATE. CT Reg #601060


GUTTER CLEANING Seamless Gutters. Gutter repairs. 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warranty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

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

Handypersons A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325


Painting & Wallpapering Painting, interior & exterior, power washing, repair/ removal of wallpaper, popcorn ceiling & drywall. Lic/ hic 0637346. For free est call Mike 860-794-7127.

Plumbing Fences to Faucets Got a list of things to do? Insured. Call MGW! CT#631942 203 886-8029 HOME DOCTOR LLC. Remodeling to the smallest repairs. We cover everything in your home since 1949. Call 203427-7259 Lic #635370

Always a sale in Marketplace. T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Home Improvement All Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchens, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors. No job too small, We do it all! Free Est. 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Ins. #539493 203-530-1375 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

Need Repairs Or Remodeling Done? Visit our website or call for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 203 675-8084

Need Repairs Or Remodeling Done? Visit our website or call for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 203 675-8084

House Cleaning

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-935-7208

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

Kitchen & Baths

CARL’S Plumbing & Heating 20% Sr Citizen Discount. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Leaf Blowing & Removal Fall Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves Storm Damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

JM Lawncare Junk & snow removal, fall clean-up, and much more! Call for a free estimate 860-796-8168

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

Fall ClEaN-UPS No job too big or small. Vacuum service available Please call 203-630-2152


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

A & A Lawn Care Fall clean-ups, snowplowing hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638 A&A LAWN CARE Dumpster Rentals. Fall Cleanups. Mulch. Walls, Walks & Patios. Free Est. #584101 Jim 203 237-6638

BUSY MOM’S Cleaning Svc No job is too big/small. Free window svc w/wkly cleaning. Sr disc. 860-839-1707

FALL CLEANUPS RICK’S Affordable - Curbside Leaf Removal. Mowing, Brush, Tree, Pricker Removal. No Job Too Big or Small. 15 Years Exp. 203 530-4447

Polish/English Speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

Fall Clean-Ups Tree and Shrub Removal Hedges Trimmed Also Snow Plowing Call 860 719-3953


W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

Painting & Wallpapering

SIMPLY Devine Plumbing Highest quality installation & service. No job too big or small. 203-514-0434. simplydevineplumbing. com


Siding, Roofing, WindoWS, deckS, Remodeling gutteRS ct Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Please call for corrections at 203-317-2308 - after 5 pm call 203-317-2282 Ad#:CLASS FILLER (PLEASE CHECK) Pub:PERM Date:02/13/02 Day:WED Size:1X4.5 Cust: Last Edited By:EALLISON on 7/9/13 4:18 PM. Siding, Roofing MARKETPLACE Salesperson: Tag Windows, Decks Call 203-238-1953 Line: Color Info: Sunrooms, Additions to place your ad today! 203-237-0350 CLASS FILLER (PLEASE CHECK) - Composite Snow Plowing

ARCTIC Snow service. Driveway, walks, roofs. 42 yrs exp. Meriden, Wallingford. 24 hour service. Insured. 203-427-7259 CPI SNOW Cleanups including roofs & surroundings, driveways. Comm & resid. 203 6346550; 203 494-2171

C&M ConstruCtion *The Roofing Specialist* And Roof Snow Removal 10% off 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Salt $130 Per Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium Chloride Icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16.50 per 50 lb bag. Pallet prices available 24/7. Call 203 238-9846

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SNO/GO SNOW REMOVAL for driveways only with snow blowers and shovels. Please call 203-687-3175 for more info.

CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality- Kitchens/ Bath Siding, Roofing Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit cards accepted 203-6346550 CT Reg #0632415

SNOWPLOWING. Resid & comm, driveways, parking lots, sidewalks. Call Louie 203-634-0873

CT Best Painting Co. Painting-Int & ext., wallpaper & popcorn removal, more. Reg HIC0637348. 860-830-9066 EddiEs Total Home Painting Ext/Int, powerwashing, decks, sheetrock repair, ceilings. 203 824-0446 #569864

CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality-Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions, Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

CT Reg. #516790

Leaf Cleanup C&M ConstruCtion *THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488




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SNOWPLOWING Residential/Commercial Senior citizen discount Call 860 719-3953

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

Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick, courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430

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

Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling

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

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