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The Cheshire

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By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen

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Elim Park’s iPad Club helps seniors learn new technology, Above, Lynn Kirdzik, director of therapeutic recreation, Katelyn Morley Cheshire High School community service student and Elim Park resident, Grace Melillo. See story page 2.

The Town Council voted 62, along party lines, to approve the Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget during its April 9 meeting. Republicans Tim Slocum, Sylvia Nichols, James Sima, David Schrumm, Tom Ruocco and Andrew Falvey voted to accept the $100 million budget, while Democrats Michael Ecke and Peter Talbot opposed it. Democrat Patti-Flynn-Harris was absent. The budget raises taxes 1.39 percent to a rate of 27.6 mills. One mill represents $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. The average Cheshire resident will pay

Survey asks seniors about local life and safety issues

Thursday, April 18, 2013

cerned about fraud or con artists, identity theft, loss of independence, loneliness or elder abuse; and whether there are enough senior services. CHAT was formed about 10 years ago to address senior citizens’ concerns. “It’s an ever-changing dynamic,” Ferrell said. “We want to know first and foremost what’s uppermost in importance.” For 82-year-old Evelynn Henriques and her friend Sandy Chase, 66, both members of the senior center, the survey is enlightening, and a reminder about how glad they are to live in Cheshire. “All of the things are covered here. It’s a very interesting survey,” Henriques said. “I feel very safe in this town. The response time of the police and fire are great, almost too great. They send every-

one.” Chase said she feels that the senior center is a great hub for connectedness and leisure activities and mirrors the atmosphere of the town. “Everyone is very welcoming at the senior center. It’s a home. Cheshire is like that anyway,” she said. “We do look out for each other. We’ll call if someone hasn’t shown up for a while. Everyone here is caring.”

$84 a year more in taxes, according to Town Manager Michael Milone. The proposed budget originally called for a 3.83 percent tax increase. Cuts were made by using debt service funds, dipping into reserves and cutting line items. Before the vote, councilors argued. Democrats slammed Republicans for supporting a budget that digs so heavily into reserves and not looking at cutting services, and Republicans dug into Democrats for not realizing how much the reserve funds are needed now. “If I delivered this budget, you’d be burning me in effigy in the center of town for using so much of our reserves, Ecke said. “If a Democrat had proposed a budget this way, I’d be in trouble. It’s an extremely difficult year, I get it, but the aggressive use of reserves is more than I’ve seen in 12 years of sitting here.” Schrumm countered by saying that the town has ample reserves and using them is a prudent way to keep the budget in balance without

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hitting the taxpayers with a large tax rate increase. “Town residents get better service and it provides stability for taxpayers,” Schrumm said. “We have created and extended the reserves in the past, despite calls to spend it all.” Nichols agreed that this is the year to use the reserves the town has built up. “This is a rainy day budget, and isn’t it raining now?” she said. Talbot said he disagreed and that the ends do not justify the means. “It’s an election year and I’m all for keeping the mill rate low,” he said. “But I’m against leveraging the town’s future to get at the bottomline number.” Both parties agreed that the fact that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget is still being bandied about in Hartford has made the Town Council’s job that much harder. “Because the state of Connecticut has not come up with a budget, we’ve had to

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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013

iPads offer new horizons to older residents By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen

virtual tour. It brought back memories of when she was there, Jahrstorfer said of the virtual tour. McCleary even remembered the tiles she’d seen in one of the Louvre rooms. Laura Gray spent most of her life living in New York City at College Point and Jahrstorfer located her neighborhood using Google maps and demonstrates the “streetview” function. He also helped residents look up old friends. Gertrude Paula Grant likes to play games on the iPad. Some of the residents get assistance with the iPads from Cheshire High School students Nikki Pito and Katelyn Morley, from the school’s community service club. Vivian Tillotson likes to listen to music and she learns how to find Tennessee Ernie Ford on YouTube. New resident,

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Elim Park Director of Development Carl Jahrstorfer recently worked with a small group of residents who’d gotten together to explore what iPads have to offer. “If you can think it, you can be there,” he said. As he spoke, Jarhrstorfer set his iPad on the tabletop next to resident Laura Gray. The room was busy with the chatter and laughter of residents, staff and volunteers. Gray did not yet realize it, but she and the others were about to embark on a journey—a trip they would take without even leaving the room. The group is part of a progressive new recreational therapy program. “It’s the first iPad club in Connecticut for seniors,”

Jahrstorfer said. The program brings together residents who are currently using the skilled nursing facility or are in assisted living, and gets them involved with the “outside” world via the iPad, a digital tablet. Lynn Kirdzik, director of therapeutic recreation, conducts the program and is excited about its potential. “It’s a great mental exercise,” she said. Along with staff, there are volunteer tech helpers who assist participating residents. Jahrstorfer speaks about a recent “digital” trip he took with Mary McCleary, 90. She had been to the Louvre in Paris and when asked if she wanted to see it again, she asked, in disbelief, “You can do that?” Using an iPad, Jahrstorfter took her on a

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Survey Continued from page 1 Chase, whose husband died a little more than a year ago, said she has relied on her friends at the senior center to help her get through the tumult of the loss. “We’re all at that age where we’re losing somebody: husbands, wives, friends,” she said. “You can have a pretty crummy morning and come in here and forget about that,” Henriques added. Chase said one of her main concerns is that elderly people are not as aware about cons and fraud as they could be. “I’m pretty good around

computers, and I’ve had fraud and ID theft a couple of times, but I’ve been able to find out in a few hours, where some people don’t find out until their statements come in at the end of the month,” she said. “I want to help people with that.” While both women said they are very satisfied with the services Cheshire and the senior center have to offer, from lunches and tax help to day and weeklong trips, one thing they say is missing is help with the clutter that amasses in a lifetime of living, and especially after a spouse dies. They both would like to see waste management services offer bulk pick-ups at least annually. They also said that

for people still living in their own homes on fixed incomes, some sort of help with shoveling, especially during snowstorms like this past February’s, would be welcome. “It’s a little scary,” Chase said.“I don’t expect the town to take care of my driveway, but if there were something ... I want to still be independent.” The survey is available at the senior center and the library, and on the town’s website, www.cheshirect.org. It is due April 30, at the Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave.

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Cheshire Academy graduate’s book published By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen

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Visiting black belt teaches self-defense in Cheshire By Eric Heredia Special to The Citizen

Fourth-degree black belt Sam Sade taught self-defense to six students at the Alpha Krav Maga Northeast Training Center, Rt. 10, on April 10. Students included regular people just learning to defend themselves, other Krav Maga instructors, and a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security. Sade, 48, was in town for a week from Los Angeles. He corrected students’ form as they threw punches. He demonstrated how to keep an opponent guessing using upper body movement to set up punches coming later in the combination. “I want to create damage,” he said, lifting his right toes as he threw an uppercut with the right hand. “The ground beneath me is my friend ... I’m using it, connecting with it ... everything loosens up when I start to lose contact with the floor.” He went over the proper rhythm to use in a six-punch combination and told students to use muscle memory and get used to keeping their hands up in front of their face in a ready fighting position. Sade referenced a quote by

the martial arts legend Bruce Lee: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Sade doesn’t teach a lot of fancy whirlwind kicks and moves that may not be practical for self-defense. Sade teaches people how to defend themselves in real-life situations, such as a carjacking, and how to fight in confined spaces like an elevator, bus or plane. He also teaches law enforcement officers to properly de-escalate a confrontation. David Carrillo started training three years ago just to get in shape and learn how to defend himself. He said he’s lost 50 pounds and used his training to land a public safety job with Quinnipiac University. Growing up in Haifa, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Israel, Sade was forced to develop fighting skills. He joined the Israel Defense Forces when he was 18 and served in the 931st infantry division of the Airborne Rangers from 1983 to 1986, fighting in eastern Lebanon. “Most of our work was to eliminate terrorists trying to get through the mountains to Israel,” Sade said.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 — The Cheshire Citizen

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chapel and an adjoining resi- Monday, the nuns opened the dence for the nuns are on the campus to their neighbors to Cheshire side. show them what the current The Franciscan Life CenBetween the public hearter has been given approval ings in March and the one See Franciscans, page 9 to build a 6,000-square-foot chapel on the site of its current 800-square-foot chapel on Finch Avenue, Planning Director Bill Voelker said. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the new building plans for the private chapel at a special hearing April 8, after nuns from the center addressed issues of parking and congestion. They found out Tuesday that their plans had been approved. “There’s enough parking up there to sustain it. They have 95 parking spaces, that’s more than adequate,” Voelker said. “Some neighbors didn’t like it, but most came out to support it. You choose to buy next to an institution, you’ve got to expect some changes.” The sisters want to replace the existing chapel at 267 Finch Ave. because the current structure, which seats 48 at most, is too small for their BEFORE current needs. The larger chapel will incorporate the smaller one into its structure, with the smaller chapel — now with a seating capacity of 60 — to be used more as a meeting room or for intimate ceremonies. It would be separated from the newer structure by a sliding door. The new building will cost about $1 million to construct. “We’re very happy,” Sister Suzanne Gross said. “Next Safe & Affordable AFTER we need to talk with a contractor. We hope to get started soon.” Most of the services at the chapel will still be private, and held at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Some Saturdays and Sundays may be busier, Voelker said. CALL FOR A The campus of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist is on the CheshireMeriden line, with the bulk of www.DoctorRoofnShine.com the campus on the Meriden Fully licensed & insured • CT Lic. #0635865 side of Finch Avenue. The

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Rotary Unsung Student Awards The Cheshire Rotary Club, in partnership with the Cheshire Public Schools, announced the April 2013 recipients of the Cheshire Rotary Unsung Student Award. Recipients for the Rotary Student Award are: Amanda Addesso, grade 6, from Norton School and Megan Curello, grade 6, from Doolittle School. The students were honored for positive attitude, hard work, class participation, initiative and kindness to others. Award winners are selected by teachers and administration of their school.

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The Cheshire High School Jazz Ensemble performed at the CHS 2013 Winterguards Exhibition Show and Ice Cream Event, April 11. The event included the music of Elvis Costello and Stevie Wonder. Group members performing were: Sean Connelly on drums (2015), Tom Landro, bass (2013), Nicholas Coombs, guitar (2014) and juniors James Eager, guitar, and Matthew Feinberg, vocalist and sax, shown here setting up for the evening’s performance. The CHS Jazz Ensemble will host its 10th annual Jazz Festival at CHS Auditorium, with special guest Terell Stafford, at 7 p.m. May 3.

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Pictured, from left: Michael Evans, Unsung Student Committee Chair; Amanda Addesso, sixth grade at Norton School; Megan Curello, sixth grade at Doolittle School; and Wendy Farrell, Cheshire Rotary Club President.

The Cheshire Knights of Columbus is accepting application for its annual scholarship program, Awards can be used toward any Catholic high dchool or college tuition. For more information and an application, email kofc2978scholarship@gmail.

com. Deadline is April 30. Lady Fenwidk Chapter, DAR, is accepting applications for an award offered to a woman who is a resident of Cheshire or Prospect, who has completed a least one year of college and maintained 3.0 or better GPA. Applicants should major

MechaRams ready to roll again in May after tough loss By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen Cheshire High School’s #999 MechaRams team participated in the FIRST robotics competition regional event in Hartford at the end of March. The team came in 33rd out of 54 entries, but those involved said it was a good effort. Advisor and CHS teacher Jeff Goodin said the MechaRams had “a productive and successful weekend working cooperatively as a team.” The team has 20 students and 13 volunteer mentors. FIRST was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 as a non-profit meant to moti-

vate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.” FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” While the team faced setbacks in the ring, participating students received encouragement from officials who stopped by. “The students received visits in their pits from U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, (Superintendent of Schools) Dr. Greg Florio, and other VIPs in attendance,” Goodin said. Team members experi-

enced learning in areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, Goodin said. Florio said “Watching them work under the tight timeline they faced between competitions to repair the ‘bot was fascinating. The students and mentors were truly a team... (the experience) is a hands-on, realworld and practical experience that will serve them well as they move into their careers after they leave CHS.” Robert Brucato, Jr., is one of the team’s mentors. He owns a mechanical design consulting firm and is a senior engineer for FiberQA,

LLC.Brucato said the team “pulled off the impossible.” Despite multiple catastrophic failures on their robot, Jarvis, the team “was able to make the major repairs in short notice and never missed a match.” The team will compete May 11 at the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference state robotics competition at Hartford Armory. Additionally, the team will travel to Worcester Polytecnic Institute for the annual Battlecry Competition, a two-day event held May 17-18, which features 54 teams from around New England.

in American history, civics, government, social work or allied subjects. Applications are available from Priscilla Batty at (203) 272-2073. Deadline to apply is May 1. The Cheshire-Wallingford League of Women Voters’ is accepting applications for its annual scholarship honoring the late Elizabeth Giardino. Two women, one from Cheshire and one from Wallingford, will receive assistance as they resume their education to enhance their occupational skills. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Applications and criteria can be found at www.lwvct. For more information, call Jackie Sima, at (203) 271-0467. Completed applications must be mailed to 180 Birch Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410, and by May 6. The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire offers two scholarships, one to a Cheshire high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college or agricultural school with a declared major in horticulture, plant science, environmental science or related fields.

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Dr. Judith Shea is pleased to welcome Dr. Claire Jakimetz to her practice. Dr. Claire Jakimetz brings a wealth of experience working with all ages. She has interned at several facilities including the New York University Medical Center and Cochlear Implant Center. She is looking forward to providing the exceptional Care that patients have come to know and expect from CHCC.

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Healing Room The Cornerstone Church, 1146 Waterbury Rd., has scheduled its monthly “Healing Room” for Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall. In Mark 16:18, Jesus said that those who believe “will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” Those in need of a physical healing may come to Cornerstone’s Healing Room for compassionate touch. For more information, call the church at (203) 272-5083.

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St. Thomas Becket Women’s Club has scheduled “A Woman’s Work is Never Done” for Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the church parish hall. Grace Durgin plans to present and discuss household tools that women used between 1900 to the 1950s. The event also includes lunch and dessert. A fee is charged. Reservations, by April 21, are required.

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Keep Public Notices Public DON’T LET CONNECTICUT OFFICIALS REMOVE YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW FROM THE NEWSPAPER. KEEP PUBLIC NOTICES IN YOUR NEWSPAPER! Pending legislation may remove your right to read public notices in newspapers, moving them from the public domain to government controlled web sites. We’re concerned. And you should be, too. Public notices are an important tool in assuring an informed citizenry. They have helped develop America into a participatory democracy for hundreds of years and where it counts the most: how your tax dollars are spent, how policy is made and how our futures are charted. They are located in easy-to-find sections of your newspaper. And they are fully accessible to everyone - unlike the internet, which is not accessible to everyone.

Less than 10% of the U.S. population views a local, state or federal government website daily, according to the May 2009 release of U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of Resident Population. This means more than nine out of ten people may never see a given notice. This compares dramatically to the fact that 83% of adults read a community newspaper every week, according to the National Newspaper Association. Furthermore, a public notice printed in the newspaper produces a permanent record. The internet does not, nor does it assure timeliness. And a newspaper is archived for years; not subject to computer crashes and hackers. Newspapers are easily verifiable, fully transparent and represent a secure third party who has nothing to gain from any notice.

Connecticut’s recent ethical lapses shed a glaring light on the full meaning of this problem. It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Every public notice, which runs in a Connecticut daily newspaper, is automatically uploaded to that newspaper’s web site and CTPublicNotices.org. Newspapers are your watchdogs. Don’t let that role be changed now. Voice your opinion. To keep your notices in the newspaper, contact your local legislator to oppose Senate Bill #1112 - An Act Concerning the Publication of Legal Notices by Municipalities. Governor’s Office - 860.566.4840 Senate Democrats - 860.240.8600 House Democrats - 860.240.8500 Senate Republicans - 860.240.8800 House Republicans - 860.240.8700

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 — The Cheshire Citizen

Obituary Erik A. Jensen Erik A. Jensen, 44, passed away unexpectedly on April 1, 2013 at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1968 in New Haven, the son of George A. and Cynthia M. Jensen. Jensen Erik was a graduate of Cheshire High School, Class of 1987. Erik went on to graduate from Post University, Cum Laude, in 2012 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration. Erik was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and in his free time he volunteered at the Senior Center in Cheshire. His friends and family will miss his big heart and keen sense of humor. Besides his parents, Erik leaves two sisters, Kristin J. and her husband Craig Bures of Prospect and Karin Jensen of Cheshire; and two nephews Ian and Alik Bures. A service for Erik will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main Street, Cheshire, at a date convenient to the family. Interment of his ashes will follow in St. Peter’s Memorial Garden. There are no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St, 06410 is assisting with the arrangements. Those wishing to make donations in his name may make them to St. Peter’s Church, 59 Main Street, Cheshire, 06410. To view these arrangements online, send a condolence, or light a memorial candle, please visit w w w. a l d e r s o n f u n e r a l homes.com.

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Despite harsh winter, Cheshire plants coming along sure how this season will play out for growers, she still loves the business. “I work every day,” she said proudly. “I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t.” She looked around at the greenhouse filled with flowers in varying stages of growth. “I guess everything’s coming along all right,” she said. ebritton@record-journal.com

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Doolittle School sweeps Cheshire spelling bee By Eric Heredia Special to The Citizen Doolittle School swept the 36th annual Cheshire Town Wide Spelling Bee April 10 at Dodd Middle School, taking first place in the fifth- and sixth-grade competitions. Fifth-grader Emma Fox spelled “loyally” to beat Francis Simpatico, of Highland School, after Francis missed on “desperate.” Emma said she reads a lot of suspense and fantasy novels. She was nervous during the competition and prayed beforehand. She thought she would have had trouble with the word “quince,” but she got it right.

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“I never heard of a quince tree in my life!” she said after the competition was over. Friends greeted her in front of the stage, even holding a sign showing their support. It took only 11 rounds to declare a winner. “Weighed” and “flair” knocked out two fifth-graders in the second round. Jason Sinning, of Chapman School, misspelled “pare” in the fifth round and St. Bridget School’s Joseph Halasinski erred on “altogether” in the sixth. After Janna Moina, of Chapman School, misspelled “exhausted” and Norton School’s Lara Bloschichak misspelled “prophecy,” Francis spelled “gymnasium” cor-

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What’s in a name? Some history and confusion, at times By Laura Clementsen Special to The Cheshire Citizen The picture is captioned “The Four Lisles”. It is one of those multigeneration pictures ofClementsen ten snapped when families get together for the holidays. It shows great grandfather Lisle, grandfather Edward Lisle, father Edward Lisle, Jr. and infant son Travis Lisle. I am not sure great grandfather Lisle knew his name was Lisle before he started

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school. The family always called him Junior for in fact our father was named Lisle. Junior’s school friends had their own nickname for him, unrelated to his given name. We always called his son, my nephew, Ed until his son got big. And then to lessen the confusion, we began to call him Edward. The contracted name Ed went to the younger Edward. Baby Travis will probably never use his middle name any more than his father or grandfather do, since the family surname is not common. Maybe that’s a good thing because Lisle is so easy to misspell. Lyle is one variation; Lyall is another. Some people think it is actually Leslie, quite another name, for sure. There certainly are fashions in names. In 1930, some popular names for baby boys were Robert, James, John, William and Richard. Twenty-five years later, Robert, William and Richard were still popular but Michael and David had hit the chart. In 1987 Joshua, Matthew and Andrew were also popular names for baby boys. Many baby boys born in 2012 are named Aiden, Ethan, Liam, Noah and Lucas. So how do parents decide what name is right for their baby? Some may choose the

name of a current movie star or other headliner. Many look to their families for names. In colonial times, there was a definite pattern for naming babies. The first boy in the family was named for the father’s father. The second boy was named for the mother’s father and the third boy was named for the father. If we followed that pattern for our family, Lisle’s first son, Edward in our example, would have been named Lisle and be Lisle III. His son, Ed in our example, as an only child, would also have Lisle as his first name, Lisle IV, as would his firstborn, baby Travis. He would be Lisle V. Then it really would be confusing! No doubt nicknames would emerge rather quickly. We all know families where “Little Mike,” the son, as he matures, becomes taller and heavier than “Big Mike,” the father. We can hope to avoid legal name changing like the man who appeared in court and told the judge he wished to change his name. The judge asked, “Well, sir, what is your name now?” The man answered, “Sam Monkfish.” The judge agreed that a name change would be a good idea. So he asked, “And what do you want to change your name to?” The petitioner replied, “Joe Monkfish.”

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Blood drive - The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Monday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at Cheshire Academy, 10 Main St. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 1800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767). Historical Society The Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive, has scheduled A farmer’s Diary - Cheshire in 1873 for Monday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. Jeanne Chesanow, town historian, is scheduled to speak. Boys baseball - Cheshire vs. East Haven at Cheshire High School, 4 p.m. Softball - Cheshire vs. Sacred Heart Academy at Sacred Heart Academy, 4 p.m. Boys tennis - Cheshire vs. East Haven at Cheshire High School, 4 p.m. Girls tennis - Cheshire vs. Foran at Fowler Field tennis courts, 3:45 p.m. Boys golf - Cheshire vs. Lyman Hall at Farms Country Club, 2:30 p.m. Girls golf - Cheshire vs. Suffield at Copper Hill, 3 p.m. Boys volleyball Cheshire vs. Newington at Newington High School, 6 p.m.

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AAFRC - AAFRC Army Air Force Roundtable of Connecticut is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, 9 Country Club Rd. Bob Delaney is scheduled to lead a discussion on “The Air Force in Afghanistan” based on a series of emails from the frontline. Boys lacrosse - Cheshire vs. Guilford at Cheshire

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Strong showing for CHS at R-J Invitational By Ken Lipshez Special to The Citizen If defying the law of gravity is part of the science curriculum at Maloney High School, seniors Dante Howell and Alisha Ward are ahead of the curve. Howell and Ward turned in lofty finishes in the triple jump at the CIAC Class L Track & Field meet last year and qualified for the State Open. The message they sent in the Record-Journal Invitational Saturday at Platt High School is that they intend to be back. Howell and Ward joined sprinter Chantel Raye as the toast of the Spartans’ track team by winning two events each. Howell’s triple jump of 41 feet, 9 inches left his nearest competitor - Ryan Wooley of Lyman Hall - nearly four feet behind. His long jump of 19 feet,

10 inches was nearly six inches better than runner-up Anthony Bonefant of Southington. “It’s fun. It’s a mind-set. It’s something you just want to do,” Howell said. “To be first is a prize to me. It’s everything to me.” Ward’s long jump of 16 feet, 8 inches outdistanced secondplace finisher Janaia Skibitcky of Cheshire by better than two feet. Her triple jump number 35 feet, 3 inches - was almost four feet better than closest competitor Selina Sampieri of Cheshire, and Sampieri was seventh in Class LL last spring. Raye, eighth in the Class L 200 last year as a freshman, edged Jasmine McLish of Platt and Jamiya Richardson of Cheshire in the 100. Her margin of victory in the 200 was more comfortable. The other double winners on the girls side were Natalie Wickenheisser of Cheshire in the

1,600 and 3,200 and her teammate Kaitlin Cavallaro in the high jump and pole vault. On the boys’ side, Sagar Nakrani of Cheshire cruised to victories in the 1600 and 3200. Cheshire sprinter Mike Milici was first in the 200 and second to Platt’s Alejandro Ortiz in the 100. Ortiz was third in the 200. Cheshire junior Chibueze Njoku was first in the discus and second in the shot put. Jenna Hart of Cheshire won the 800 and was third in the 400 behind teammate Alexandra Pelletier, who was second in Class LL last year in the event. Photo by Justin Weekes

Cheshire’s Sagar Nakrani closes in on the finish line during the 1,600 meter race at the Record-Journal Invitational. Nakrani won that event as well as the 3,200.

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Farrel, Levy power girls LAX; Volleyball streak snapped Baseball Shelton 6, Cheshire 2: Dan Schock homered over the centerfield fence for the Rams in the SCC Housatonic loss in Shelton. Schock finished the game with two runs scored. He also absorbed the loss on the rubber, falling to 0-2. The Gaels broke open a 1-1 game with a five-run fifth inning. Vin Backert (2-0) went seven innings, giving up one run, five hits and two walks while whiffing five to earn the win for Shelton (3-2 overall, 1-0 Housy). Cheshire is 1-3 and 0-1.

Softball Cheshire 19, Wilbur Cross 0: Mackenzie Juo-

daitis tossed a one-hitter to lead the Rams to an SCC interdivisional blowout win at Blake Field in New Haven. Juodaitis (2-0) fanned 11 and walked none in the gem. Her only blemish was a thirdinning single to Alexia Velasquez. Cheshire (3-1) broke the game open with six runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Casey Harding and Alexa DiLeo paced the 19-hit Cheshire attack. Both were 3for-3. Harding had two triples and three RBIs. BryAnna McIntosh (2-for-3) smacked two doubles, collected three RBIs and scored four runs. Wilbur Cross is 0-4. Cheshire 8, Sheehan 2: Cheshire erased an early 2-0 deficit with three runs in

base four times and scored three runs. Kayla Humphrey (2-1) took the pitching loss for Sheehan (3-1, 0-1 Housy). Humphrey did double at the plate and drive in two runs. Makayla Ricci was 2-for-3 for the Titans. both the third and fourth innings to ring up a SCC Housatonic victory over previously unbeaten Sheehan. Winning pitcher Nicole D’Amato fired a three-hitter, striking out eight and walking one as Cheshire improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Housy. Alexa Dileo and BryAnna McIntosh powered the winning offense. Dileo went 3-for4 and drove in two runs. McIntosh was 2-for-3, got on

Girls lacrosse Cheshire 15, Guilford 8: Emma Farrel and Maddy Levy scored four goals apiece to power Cheshire to a SCC victory over host Guilford. Kathleen Kalbian netted three and Alison Hoynes chipped in with two for Cheshire (2-1). Christy Myjak and Nicole Stauffer had single goals for the Rams. Cheshire keeper Alexa Carbone had six stops. Clare Hall had four for Guilford (1-

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Cheshire 18, Branford 8: Maddy Levy scored five goals and Emma Farrel netted four as the Rams cruised to the SCC interdivisional win over the Hornets in Branford. Nicole Stauffer added three tallies, while Kathleen Kalbian and Christy Myjack chipped in with two goals apiece. Michelle Federico and Olivia Larson rounded out the scoring. Goalie Alexa Carbone made seven stops for Cheshire, 3-1 overall.

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Cheshire 3, Shelton 1: The Rams dropped the first game 25-19, but rallied for 2516, 25-12 and 25-19 victories to

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Memorial Day parade The Veterans Council of Cheshire is accepting organizations to participate in its annual Memorial Day Parade, scheduled for Sunday, May 26, at 1:30 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m.) The two mile parade steps off from Highland Elementary School and proceeds along Rt. 10 to Cheshire High School. The Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a float division. For more information about the float or to march in the parade, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (203) 272-2743. Deadline to register is May 17. Shuttle bus service from Cheshire High School to the beginning of the parade. The buses (one which will be handicap accessible) will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The American Gymnastics Level 7 girls team placed seventh out of 17 teams at the state competition, held April 6. Taryn Meenan, of Southington, placed second on floor with a 9.125. Rachel Williams, of Southington, was fourth on beam (9.050) and sixth on vault (9.075), Karissa Rovella, of Farmington, placed seventh on beam (9.0), Amelia Gagner, of Durham, was eighth of bars, and Gabby Russitano, of Cheshire, placed first on vault (9.475), second on bars (9.450), second on beam (9.3) and took first AA in her age group with a 37.025. Russitano is pictured, foreground.

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Cheshire Lions dinner dance The Cheshire Lions Club has scheduled its 56th annual Dinner Dance for the Blind for Monday, April 29, at the Aqua Turf Club. Through the foundation dedicated to helping the visually impaired community in Connecticut, the event provide a full course dinner, music and dancing, and a gift for each visually impaired guest. This event is dedicated to those who have lost their sight and to all Lions who serve by helping in the fight against blindness. There is no charge for visually impaired Cheshire Residents and for their drivers. Any amount donated will help. Tax deductible donations made be made to Cheshire Lions Foundation at Cheshire Lions Club, c/o Bob Viola-Treasurer, 167 Harvest Lane, Plantsville, CT. 06479. For more information, contact Bob Viola at (860) 621-3525 or via email: bjviola@att.net.

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the Class M state tournament game last year and returned everyone but one kid from last year,” Cheshire coach Sue Bavone said. “They hit the floor running. They took it right to us and had us on our heels.” The Rams have won backto-back Class L championships. “I’m kind of glad that streak is over so these kids can just focus on the game,” Bavone said. Evan Colechia had nine kills for Cheshire (2-1).

Girls tennis Cheshire 7, East Haven 0: The Rams breezed in a SCC interdivisional contest on the road as No. 1 Anna Toscano (6-1, 6-4), No. 2 Nadja Pejovic (6-0, 7-5), No. 3 Sarah Bruce (60, 6-0) and No. 4 Jamie Andrews (6-2, 6-2) swept singles. No. 1 Lindsey Garibaldi /Meredith Bryden (6-3, 6-3), No. 2 Katie Freitag/Christie Freitag (6-0, 6-2) and Durga Rathi/Amanda Murray (6-0, 6-2) had the doubles wins. Cheshire 5, Sheehan 2: The Rams swept singles en route to the SCC victory in Wallingford, a win that kept them undefeated at 4-0 and knocked the Titans to 3-2. Anna Toscano topped Sheehan’s Sarah Gansley 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles match. Nadja Pejovic rallied to beat Kristen Viscardi 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 at No. 2. At No. 3, Cheshire’s Sara Bruce was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Kseniya Dobrovolsky. Jamie Andrews beat Sheehan’s Katie Read 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4. The Titans took two of See Notes next page


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Notes Continued from page 30 three doubles matches, starting with Betty Capot and Julia Franzik’s 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 comeback over Lindsey Garibaldi and Meredeth Bryden at No. 1. Riley Mayne and Nicki Petit beat Katie Freitag and Christy Freitag 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. Cheshire’s doubles win came at No. 3, where Durga Rathi and Amanda Murray defeated Amanda Chordas and Tessa Arsenault 6-3, 6-4.

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The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and the Town Beautification Committee held its 13th annual Home, Garden & Business Expo recently. The event, at Cheshire High School, featured 50 exhibitors, which included businesses, non-profit and civic organizations, as well as entertainment, interactive displays and giveaways. Pictured, at the tomato potting station, from left, are Beautification Committee member Sue Dillman, Zachary, Marissa and Kevin O’Connell.

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Marathon Continued from page 8 boyfriend posted that his friend was injured. Bent said the friend was at Massachusetts General Hospital Monday afternoon. Southington resident Dylan Conlon was at the Patriots Day baseball game with a friend and got out of the city about 30 minutes before the

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explosions. Conlon said that he usually likes to stay at Fenway Park after games, and was walking on Boylston Street afterwards. He said if they had stayed, they would’ve been in the area of the finish line. “I wanted to stay but my friend wanted to get out of here, so we left,” Conlon said. Will Marotti, pastor of New Life Church in Meriden, was at the Red Sox game with his daughter, Andrea. They had gotten to his car a little before 3 p.m. and were on Storrow Drive and saw an ambulance trying to make its way through stand-still traffic toward Boylston Street. “I’m just praying for the folks that were hurt,” he said over the phone as he was driving home. Karen Thimble of Walling-

ford usually goes to the Boston Marathon but didn’t this year because she was scheduled to work. Thimble, who works at Yale-New Haven Hospital, said she usually stands right by the finish line, where one of the explosions took place. Thimble said she couldn’t believe what she saw on TV and knows three people who ran in the race this year. They finished long before the explosions took place and were not injured, she said. She ran in the marathon in 2008 and 2009, but missed the qualifying time this year by five minutes. Thimble’s daughter, Kelly Howard, said the first thing she thought when she heard about the explosions was she hoped her mother didn’t go. “I was nervous for the people there,” Howard said. “I

hoped no one was seriously injured.” David Schrumm, a Cheshire town councilor, was at the marathon with his daughter on Monday and was driving out of the city when the bombs went off. Jesse Sheehan, a former Cheshire resident going to school at Emerson College in downtown Boston, said the school was in lockdown. Sheehan lives in Cambridge and said he was staying home all day on Monday. Wallingford resident Jeffrey Radziunas ran in the race and his wife, Kathleen, watched him finish. His son, Jake, said they were OK and they made it home safely. (Record-Journal reporters Lauren Sievert and Jesse Buchanan contributed to this report.)

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The Friends of the Cheshire Public Library has scheduled its spring book sale at the Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., for Friday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, April 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A preview sale is scheduled for 2013 paid members of the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. New members are welcome and may join at the preview sale. The sale offers hard cover and paperback books on biography, classics, fiction, poetry, arts, foreign language, “how-to”, hobbies, food and wine, history, health. Children’s books , with CDs, audio books ad DVDs, will be featured in a separate area. For more information, call (2030 272-2245 or visit www.cheshirelib.org.

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High School, 6 p.m. Girls lacrosse - Cheshire vs. Hamden at Hamden Turf Field, 5 p.m. Boys golf - Cheshire vs. Shelton at Farms Country Club, 2:30 p.m. Girls golf - Cheshire vs. Sacred Heart Academy at Country Club - Southington, 3 p.m. Boys track - Cheshire vs. Lyman Hall, Hamden at Lyman Hall Fitzgerald Field, 3:45 p.m. Girls track - Cheshire vs. Jonathan Law, Hillhouse at Jonathan law track, 3:45 p.m. Boys volleyball Cheshire vs. Glastonbury at Cheshire High School, 6 p.m.

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Health talk - Pain-free living - the East/West Way, a free health talk, is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at Thyme & Season, 3040 Whitney Ave., Hamden. For more information, call (203) 407-8128 or visit www.ThymeAndSeasonNaturalMarket.com. Boys lacrosse - Cheshire vs. Northwest Catholic at Cheshire High School, 7 p.m. Girls golf - Cheshire vs. Newington at Country Club - Southington, 3 p.m. Girls track - Cheshire vs. Cheshire Little C, at Cheshire High School, 3:45 p.m.

Archaeologist to speak The Cheshire Public Library has scheduled Connecticut State Archaeologist Nicholas F. Bellantoni for Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Bellantoni will present Connecticut State Archaeological Preserves, describing the number of archaeological sites that have been listed as preserves by the state government, including John Brown’s birthplace in Torrington, Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook, and World War II crash sites. Seating is limited. For more information and to register, call (203) 272-2245, ext. 4.

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low House unless otherwise stated on the re gistration/per mission form. Pre-registration is required for all. Youth Literacy Project The Youth Literacy Project is designed to promote reading among first graders through working one-on-one with a high school mentor, demonstrating the importance of reading. The two hour meetings consist of a one-on-one reading experience for each first grader paired with a high school volunteer followed by hands-on activities related to the reading of the day. The program meets on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Student Math Mastery Club The Student Math Mastery Club is designed to promote confidence among third graders by working one-onone with a high school mentor, demonstrating the importance of math. The program meets on Saturdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. PeaceJam PeaceJam offers high

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ROOFING

PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, Established, Reliable Craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

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

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PONTIAC G6 2008 FWD, Automatic $10,988 Stock#1323

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DODGE RAM 3500 1999 Cummings 6 cyl Turbodiesel. 5 speed. 4WD. Hi-Lo range. HD-PKG. 12000 GVW. Iroquois H.D. Dump Body. 5 Ton Hoist. Trailer hitch. Fisher 9’ electric hydraulic 4-way mini mount snowplow. 125,000 miles. Well maintained. 2011 Full Body Restoration -Fenders, cabcorners, rocker panels, new $12,750 paint. INTERNATIONAL 4900 Diesel 1990 16’ Dump Body. Trailer Hitch. 12 ton hoist. 5 Spd. 2 speed axle. Air brakes. Large behind-cab mechanic boxes. very solid, professionally $7,500 maintained.

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SUV’S

CHEVY IMPALA 2005 Stock# 13-675A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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C&M CONSTRUCTION *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF cmconstructionct.com 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality- Kitchens/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

OLDS 88 1985. Selling for best offer! Call for appointment 203-269-9433

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SIDING

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All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

PAVING

QUALITY Asphalt Driveways CT# 575852 2 0 3 - 2 3 8 - 1 7 0 8

Contact Dan the “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire at 203-250-5952 www.richardchevy.com $2,788 4 Cylinder. Automatic. 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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1998 Dodge Quad Cab 4x4 with Tahoe Cover. 136,000 miles, Asking $3,200 Call 203-640-3801

SERVICES OFFERED

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 PAINTING R US. House Painting/ Int. Painting. Family Run since 1949. Custom Wall Designs. Call 203-427-7259 HIC #635370

TRUCKS & VANS

CHEVY CAVALIER 200

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

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TRUCKS & VANS

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

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(203) 639-1634 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-Kitchen/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

TREE SERVICES

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE

CARS Starting At $199 Down

TOYOTA Camry 1999, very good condition, 4 dr sedan, tan, asking $3500. Call (203) 272-9623 between 1pm-7pm

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24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com 203-232-2600 Darrell FORD F-150 FX4 2010 Tuxedo Black, 25,000 mi, Luxury Package, Leather Interior Tow Package, Backup Assist, Power Rear Window, Bedliner, Bed Cover, Microsoft Sync, 6-CD Changer, 5.4L V8, ABS, P Moon/Sunroof, 4X4, 8 Cyl, heated seats. Driven on weekends only and was my secondary vehicle. Garage kept. $29,000 (203) 848-7366 Wallingford, CT

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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013 AUTOMOBILES WANTED

SUV’S

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

2003 POP-UP This Camper is in Excellent Condition. It sleeps six comfortably. Sink, Refrigerator, Stove, Heater, Awning. 203-440-2211. $3500 Or Best Offer.

JUNK VEHICLES Dead or Alive. Paying Cash Fast, Free Pick Up

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 2002 $3,488 6 Cylinder, 4 Spd Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CAMPER & TRAILERS

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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

DASCHUND puppies for sale, six, 2 fem, 4 male. Pieball and black & tan. 39 yrs breeding exp. Ready to go, 8 wks old. $595 each. 203-891-7084

Ask for Darrell LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

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203-235-2784 GRILL Clean. Was $269. Asking $100. Call 203-238-4478

YORKIE, Yorkie-Poo, Bulldogs Chihuahua, Puggles, Bostons, Rotties, Beagles, German Shepherds, Labs, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150+ Call 860 930-4001.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES $150 QUEEN MATTRESS SET Brand Name Queen pillow top mattress and box. NEW in plastic. Must sell! Call/Text Jim. 860-709-7667 $250 KING MATTRESS SET Brand Name King pillow top mattress with box. NEW in plastic. Must sell! Call/Text Jim. 860-709-7667 6 ROOMS of furniture. BR, formal living room, dining room, pictures, Singer sewing machine w/cabinet and more. 203-697-0883 or 203-440-1468.

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

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WANTED TO BUY

ALWAYS Buying Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. 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

Horse Accessories Including: Our Generation Horse Like new. Asking $40.

Spring Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www.rosehavenstables.com 203-238-1600

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CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! Call 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

LOOKING for good home for Dog & Cat. Dog is King Charles Caviler, female, 1 year old. Car is Persian. Call 203-314-0004 LOVING PUPS Rescued Puppys for Adoption. Deliveres Made. Health Gurenttee. Visit us at www.lovingpups.com or Call 828-208-0757 or 828-675-9694

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting April 8 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.

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PETS & LIVESTOCK 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 CC in Black. Saddle Bags, Windshield, Foot Boards, Back Rest, Luggage Rack. 9,000 Miles. Asking $4,700 Call 203238-1645 or Cell 203-631-1929

$13,994 Loaded 4 Cyl ● Stock # 2719AAQ Ask for Darrell

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

PETS & LIVESTOCK

203-284-8986 www.ctjobs.com

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! CALL 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

INSTYLER Wet-Dry Rotating Iron. New. DVD/Manual. $58. 203 634-0809 PATIO FURNITURE - 7 piece heavy duty wrought iron, oval glass top table, 76 x 42, 6 high back chairs, 2 swivel and 4 straight, $500. 203-265-0300 STUDENT DESK w/Shelf. 2 Drawers. Black & Tan Finish. $40. 203-237-3396 TABLE Saw 10” Craftsman $75 Fire-Rated door 34x80 $75. Anderson Windows (3) 24x51 & (1) 31x52 Industrial Drill Press $100. Vacuum Pump $50. 203 631-5344 (203) 238-3131

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

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

203-235-8431 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS GUITAR LESSONS Hartt School Graduate All levels & style. Beginners welcome. Learn the right way! Call Bob (203) 213-0078

CLOSE OUT SALE. Seasoned Firewood. Delivered. Great price. (203) 272-4216

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $110 Call 203-415-1144

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778

WANTED TO BUY

Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 3 RMs Unfurnished. H& HW incld. Sliding door to deck. Pool & laundry facilities. $750-$800/mo. 203-733-9647

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE Huge Apt ! 1 BR, Pvt Driveway, Fully Appl’d Kitch/Laundry. Easy access to hwys. Non Smoker. $875 + 2 mo sec. Avail Now (203) 439-1503

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.

Cindy’s Unique Shop

CTJOBS 2 4x5.75

CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3 COUCH $850, Love Seat $350, Recliner $200 Or best Offer Willing to Negotiate Call Jim (203) 430-3298

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! www.healthylife4youtoo.com (203) 715-2779

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

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old dolls, classic Walt Disney figurines, old pottery. 1 item to entire estate. 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. 203-269-4975 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

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 Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $895 + utilities Call 203-675-7326 MERIDEN 1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Chino 203 935-6224


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Thursday, April 18, 2013 — The Cheshire Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 B R A v ai l ab l e Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1BR & 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BEDROOM Beautiful First Floor Appliances, Washer/Dryer Parking. $850 Month + Utils. (860) 338-3475

MERIDEN You’ll like this pleasant 3 RM. Heat, HW, Cook Gas Included. $750. Parking. Sm pet OK. 38 Lincoln St. 727 565-8362 Shown Anytime! MERIDEN- 3 BR, 6 RMs, 2nd flr, 504 E. Main. Clean, convenient, nice. Appls, Washer/Dryer incl. Avail Now. $1050. 203-6861987 or 203-379-6183 No pets. SOUTHINGTON MULTI FAMILY 2-3 BR, WD Hookup. Plenty of parking. Large back yard. 2 mos sec. No pets. Credit check 1st FL $1200/mo, 2nd FL $900 Call between 8am-5pm. (860) 628-5535

MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms, 3rd Fl. 5 Rooms, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $900 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644

SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $650/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor 177 Foster Street Stove & Refrig, Ceiling Fans, tile floors. Elec heat w/separate zones, lg yard. Off st parking. $875. 203 634-3210

WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $895. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 1st Floor Extra Large 1 BR. South Main St. No smoking or pets Security & Lease $925 (203) 623-0987

MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor, Front. Stove and Refrigerator. Nice Terrace. Heat & Hot Water Included. Small Pet OK. Call 917 921-7469 or 203 886 7983 MERIDEN 2 BR/5 RM, 1st Flr. Off St. Park, W/D Hookup, New Appli, Stove & Refrig, New High Efficiency Gas Furnace. $850/mo + sec. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN 3 BR 1st Floor LR DR. All rms are very large w/ closets. Off St. Parking. Stove & Refrig, 1mnth & sec. $975/mo. 203-687-2032 MERIDEN East Side, 1 BR Bright, Modern End Unit. All Appliances + Dish Washer. Off St. Parking. $730/mo. Call (860) 628-1013

WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 2 Fam Home Nice Area. Modern. Stove & Refrig. Nice yard. Off St Park $1000. Avali 6-1 No Pets. (203) 654-6190 WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor, 4 RM, 2 BR North Main St Victorian. Credit Check Req. $1000/mo. + 2 month sec. No smoking. No pets. Avail 5/01. 203-269-5973 WLFD 1 BR apt, No. Main St Victorian, 2nd flr. Completely remodeled including modern kit & bath. $900/mo plus util, sec, lease. Avail 6/1. (860) 349-1293

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $500. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Fully Furnished, Central Location. 1BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $675/ mo. Lease & Sec. Deposit Required. No pets. Call (203) 235-2372 MERIDEN Spacious 1 BR., 1 BA, On-Site Laundry & Parking, No Pets, Call 860-810-2941

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 www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN Private Room, Bath Utilities Included Available immediately $525 Rent. Call Lou 203 745-7484

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Wkly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 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 203-272-6478

HELP WANTED

AFTERSCHOOL Program Help working with members first grade and up. Must be able to work during school from 2:30 – 6 PM, and during the summer year from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday thru Friday. Send resumes and employment application (can be found on www.bgcawallingford.org) to 72 Grand Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Or fax resume to (203) 269-0414 No phone calls! DRIVER FT Do you want to put your commercial driver’s license to good use, but be able to come home at the end of each workday? Do you enjoy interacting with customers, but prefer the freedom of the road? Do you want to work for a reputable, environmentally conscious company? If you answered yes to these questions, then a role as a driver at Shred It is the place for you. Seeking CDL Class B Drivers and Route Drivers. Must have clean driving record, able to lift 100 lbs. First shift, hourly wage plus benefits. Call Joe at 203 651-6015 or email resume to: jcyr@shred-it-ct.com DRIVER/LABORER FT Be part of a winning team! Shred It, the world’s leading and largest document destruction company has an immediate opening. Do you have warehouse and forklift exp? If you answered yes, then you are the candidate we’re looking for. Seeking Drivers and Laborers. CDL Class B preferred, but not a must. Must have clean driving record, able to lift 100 lbs. First shift, hourly wage plus benefits. Call Joe 203 651-6015 or email resume to jcyr@shred-it-ct.com

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HELP WANTED CONTRACTOR Needed, 5+ yrs experience. Must have knowledge in most areas of construction. Must have own tools & trans. Call (203) 213-4622 GRAND OPENING! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. Full Company Training FT & PT WorkAvailable CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES SERVICE PACKING GENERAL LABOR ENTRY LEVEL WORK $240-$550/Week Start Immediately 860 329-0326 ctjobfair@gmail.com GUARD Looking for someone to patrol private property. Reply: PO Box 373 Middlefield, CT 06455 HVAC TECHNICIAN Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. in North Haven, is seeking a licensed Residential HVAC technician, Must have a CT “B, S or D” license with 5 years minimum experience. AIR CONDITIONING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED and management experience a plus. Top salary for the right candidate. Benefits include company vehicle, company cell phone, 401K, medical, vacation & holiday pay. Email resume to andy@atchvac.com or call Andy at 203-627-6665 to setup a confidential interview. INSULATION Installer needed F/T. Experience required. Valid driver’s license needed. Please Call M-F 8:00-5:00 860-829-8881.

LINEMAN (First Class) Electric utility is seeking highly skilled candidates for First Class Lineman. Applicants must be a H.S. graduate with 4 years experience as a second class lineman in electric line construction and maintenance. Also, must be experienced with energized 13,800 volt equipment and must be able to work extended periods of time off the ground and under conditions requiring extreme care. Hourly rate: $35.92 to $39.91 (wages under negotiation), plus an excellent fringe benefits package. The closing date for applications is May 10, 2013 or the date we receive the fiftieth (50) application whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax: 203-294-2084 EOE

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED 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. 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 -

Be the first to get on the list to contract a route Please call Record-Journal Circulation

(203) 634-3933 HELP WANTED LAWN MAINTENANCE- FT Must have CT driver’s license. Call Ron at Blossom View (203)704-6237 OFFICE Assistant Part-time for the First Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410 to work Monday-Friday. View job description at www. cheshire congregational.org Apply by mailing or e-mailing resume to Leslie Holmes Meyer at office @cheshirecongregational.org P/T ADMIN Needed for Landscaping Co. email resume to info@pineridgeent.com Or Call 203-269-0177

SEASONAL CALL CENTER POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE Wallingford, CT Headquarters 20+ HOURS PER WEEK

Apply during our Open House April 3rd - April 18th at 95 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 9:00am – 4:00pm Or visit our Careers page at ediblearrangements.com

HELP WANTED

PART TIME Direct Care for a day program for disabled adults. CPR, TNT, Med Cert. a plus! Call 203-269-3511 ext. 19 PINE RIDGE Seeks motivated exp. individuals for landscaping, garden center and labor positions. Excellent Opportunity for Growth! Drivers lic req. Call 203 269-0177 or email resume to: info@pineridgeent.com PT Assistant for DR. Office. Dutys incl tele, filing, billing, appts. must be able to multitask w/ organizational skills. Email resume w/ desired salary to: connbhealth@aol.com

RIGGER/Driver CT Based Rigging Company seeking mechanically inclined CDL A or B driver to service greater Hartford & Western MA. Rigging or industrial moving experience and or the ability to operate heavy equipment is preferred. Forklift certified a plus. William B. Meyer offers competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified applicants please call Mike @ 203-383-6287 or email mpickwick@ williambmeyer.com

MEDICAL CAREERS HOME HEALTH AIDES Needed for the Meriden area. Must be reliable and have your own car. Call Tracy @ 203-2815500 VNS Inc of So CT

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Magnum Madness 1.5L R. Mondavi Private Selection..........$17.99 Beringer Founder’s Estate..............$15.99 Columbia Crest 2 Vines...................$13.99 Night Harvest All Types.....................$9.99 Woodbridge All Types ..................... $12.99 Cavit All Types..................................$12.99 Yellow Tail All Types.........................$10.99 Beringer White Zin...........................$10.99 Blackswan All Types........................$10.99 C.K. Mondavi All Types....................$10.99 Glen Ellen...........................................$8.99 Crane Lake ......................................... $8.99 Fox Horn.............................................$8.99 Rex Goliath All Types ........................ $9.99 Mark West Pinot Noir 1.5L...............$18.99 Clos Dubois Chard 1.5L..................$18.99 Blackstone Cab Merlot 1.5L............$16.99 Conchay Toro Frontera 1.5L..............$8.99 Chat St. Michelle Chard 1.5L...........$19.99

Gin Bombay Sapphire .............. 1.75L.....$39.99 Bombay Gin........................1.75L.....$29.99 Pinnacle .............................. 1.75L.....$19.99 Poland Spring Gin..............1.75L.....$12.99 Tanqueray Gin .................... 1.75L.....$29.99 Hendricks Gin...................750ML.....$32.99 New Amsterdan..................1.75L.....$19.99

Beer Stella Artois.....24-pk loose c/s. ..$27.99 Blue Moon .................... 2x12 pk. ..$26.99 Corona/Light....24-pk loose c/s. ..$25.99 Heineken/Light...24-pk loose c/s. .. $25.99 Sam Adams..................2x12 pk. ..$26.99 Bud Light..................20 pk./btls. ..$14.99 Bud Family ....................... 30 pk. ..$20.99 Coors Light.......................30 pk. ..$20.99 Busch/Light......................30 pk. ..$17.99 Keystone...........................30 pk. ..$16.99 Genesee Cream................30 pk. ..$14.99 Guinness Draught.....2x12 pk. btls. .. $26.99 Harp ...................... 2x12 pk. btls. ..$26.99 Smithwicks...........2x12 pk. btls. ..$27.99 Sol.........................2x12 pk. btls. ..$22.99 Dos Equis.............2x12 pk. btls. ..$24.99 Dos Equis Variety Pack ... 24 pk. ..$23.99 Telcate .................. 2x12 pk. btls. ..$19.99

Large Selection of Kosher Wines from Around the World

Wines 750ML Jordan Cab. Sauv. ........................$45.99 Justin Paso Robles Cab. ............. $22.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio .... $19.99 Caymus Conundrum....................$19.99 K. Jackson Cab. Sauv./Merlot......$18.99 Layers Cake Shiraz ...................... $16.99 St. Francis Cab. Sauv...................$16.99 Coppola Calret ............................. $17.99 Louis M. Martini Ca. Sauv. Sonoma.....$14.99 K. Jackson Chard.........................$12.99 David Bruce Select Pinot Noir .... $22.99 Meiomi Belle Glos Pinot Noir......$19.99 La Crema Monteray Pinot Noir....$20.99 Erath Pinot Noir............................$17.99 Primarius Pinot Noir .................... $15.99 Calera 2010 94P WS.....................$24.99 Manifesto Lodi Zin ....................... $15.99 Dr Loosen Riesling ...................... $12.99 VS Estate Riesling ....................... $12.99 Menage A. Trois............................$10.99 McManis All Types ......................... $9.99 Cup Cake All Types........................$9.99 Hob Nob Cab. Sauv./Pinot Noir.....$9.99 Avalone Cab. Sauv. California.......$9.99 Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio.............$9.99 Mark West Pinot Noir/Chard..........$9.99 Apothic Red/White.........................$9.99 Blackstone......................................$7.99 Beringer White Zin.........................$5.99 Tisdale All Types ............................ $4.99 Josh Cab Sauv ............................. $12.99 Oyster Bay S/Bleu Chard - Merlot......$10.99

Champagne Moet & Chandon Imperial...750ML .. $39.99 M&R Asti..........................750ML ..$12.99 Roederer Estate..............750ML ..$19.99 Segura Viudas.................750ML ....$8.99 Freixenet Brut/Dry .......... 750ML ..$10.99 Martini & Rossi Moscatto de Asti750ML .... $9.99 Barefoot Bubbly..............750ML ....$8.99 Cooks Champ..................750ML ....$7.99 *NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS*

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Rum Captain Morgan...................1.75L .. $28.99 Bacardi Silver/Gold.............1.75L .. $21.99 Coconut Jack ...................... 1.75L .. $18.99

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Cheshire Citizen April 18, 2013  

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