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Volume 1, Number 28

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League event honors women who made their own paths to success By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen

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Chapman Elementary School students collect maple syrup. From left: Kevin Tai, Ella Scarice and Leigha Stratton.

The Cheshire-Wallingford League of Women Voters’ recently honored three business women during Women’s History Month. The event took place at Cheshire Town Hall and local LWV President Cynthia McMillian and Vice President Jackie Sima introduced the panel of honorees. Cheshire resident Maura Esposito, current director of health for the town of Killingworth; Sylvia Nichols, a well-known florist, businessperson and Town Council member; and Carol Wallace, president and CEO of Cooper Atkins in Middlefield, a company that manufactures digital products for industrial use. Esposito has a bachelor de-

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The Cheshire-Wallingford League of Women Voters’ held a recent forum in honor of Women’s History Month. Honorees, from left: Maura Esposito, director of health for the town of Killingworth; Sylvia Nichols florist, businessperson and Town Council member; and Carol Wallace, president and CEO of Cooper Atkins, in Middlefield. gree and a master of public health degree. Her community and service work includes sitting on the executive board of the town-wide PTA.

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Third grade students from Garrett Rigali’s class at Chapman Elementary collected sap after February break. They will continue until the sap stops flowing. Optimal temperatures for the sap to flow is in the 40s during the day and night-time temperatures down to the 30s. So far, Rigali’s class has collected 42 gallons of sap which equates to roughly one gallon of syrup. The children will celebrate the work with a waffle and homemade syrup get-together with fifth grade classmates. The annual maple sugar collection is a popular tradition for Rigali’s students.

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“I am honored to be here today,” Esposito said. “Where did we come from and where are we going...We probably have a common thread.”

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In this issue ... Calendar ........................15 Faith...............................16 Government ..................18 Schools.............................6 Senior.............................17 Sports.............................21

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Crafts, bake sale Highlands Health Care Center, 745 Highland Ave., has scheduled its annual spring craft fair and bake sale for Friday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include crafts, baked goods, and other vendors. For more information, call (203) 806-2320 or (203) 272-7285.

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She went on to give appreciation to female family members, along with teachers and other mentors. Looking to the audience, she paid homage to, “All these wonderful women that you have who come across your in life.” It was not until Esposito took a mandatory class on “public health” class in college that she found herself. “I called my mother and said, ‘I figured it out. I know where I am supposed to be.’” Honoree Sylvia Nichols is a nationally recognized floral instructor and designer. She owned her own business in town for more than two decades, was a past Cheshire Chamber of Commerce president, and is a current Town Council Member, as well as manager for a local flower shop. Nichols agreed with Esposito about positive common bonds, but also brought up travails women shared as society slowly evolved to where it is today. In the late 1950s, Nichols said, “Women were not encouraged to do a lot in the business world at that time.” In high school, guidance counselors suggested she be a secretary or a teacher. However, Nichols said she also had great mentors and teachers. She wanted to be a physical therapist, but with limited funds, decided to get her degree at a state college. When growing up in the 1940s and 50s, Nichols’ family life included a mentally challenged sibling and that influenced her decision to become a special education teacher in Meriden. Later, married and wanting to start a family, Nichols was required to leave the teaching job she was proud to have. “The rule was you left after three or four months— (before) goodness anyone

knew that you were pregnant.” When her second son began school, Nichols began a career as a floral designer with DeVylder. She wanted to start a floral business of her own by 1970. Along with a partner, she managed to get the ear of a banker when he saw their detailed business plan. However, the banker wanted their husbands to sign for the loan. The women managed to talk him out of it, but only got half of what they wanted— until the following year when the banker saw how well the business was doing. Nichols had been involved with the community through Girl Scouts, volunteer work, and with a vocational training school for design and management, operated in conjunction with the Connecticut Floral Association. Carol Wallace said, “My path was different, in that it began back in 1865 when my family started manufacturing silver in Wallingford. So I’ve been blessed to continue a heritage.” Wallace knew that she had to make her own way before she reconnected with her father and the family business. She was a woman in manufacturing, “a man’s world,” she said. Her path was not always smooth. She worked at Dunn and Bradstreet after college, then went on to the family business briefly. After which, she went to Boston to work at a small computer company. “I had to earn my own stripes, and not rely on my own family,” she said. Her travels took her to manufacturing at Hughes Aircraft in California, and then on to the Midwest, where a client asked for her help in finding “the guy” they needed for a particular position. As it turned out, “the guy” did not work out, so she suggested the company hire her. It did—for a lesser amount of

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Thursday, April 4, 2013— The Cheshire Citizen

Pool future unclear, revenue lost, after bubble taken down By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen

$734,646 for fiscal year 201314, down from about $944,987 in last year’s budget. The requested amount is $934,122. The community pool budget accounts for salaries, equipment, heating, insurance, maintenance and various other services. Town Council Chairman Tim Slocum said he will recommend that the council set up a committee to examine the options for the pool, but that because of time constraints, it would be unlikely that a replacement or permanent structure would be ready for the fall. “We have a lot to wrestle with here,” Slocum said. “I just can’t feel we should be rushed into a decision. We were all very disappointed with what happened with the bubble the second time around and I just can’t say it couldn’t happen again.” He added that he’d like to see a year-round pool, but he wants “one that makes sense.” ( eb r i t t o n @ re c o rd - j o u r nal.com (203) 317-2208Twitter: @EveBritton.)

The Cheshire Rotary Club, in partnership with the Cheshire Public Schools, announced the March 2013 recipients of the Cheshire Rotary Unsung Student Award. The recipients for the Rotary Student Awards are Sean Jackson, grade 6, from Chapman School and Franklin Swezey, grade 6, from Highland School. The students are honored for positive attitude, hard work, class participation, initiative and kindness to others.

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The busted bubble is now gone from the community pool in Bartlem Park and so is about $32,000 in revenue town officials had expected from the last months of winter and early spring. The bubble and structural supports were taken down over the last two weeks, and an insurance adjuster has taken a preliminary look at the damage. “We did hear back from them and the adjuster said the bubble is a total loss,” said Bob Ceccolini, Cheshire director of parks and recreation. “At least everything looks pretty good that was under the bubble.” Officials still do not have an estimate for reimbursement, but are expecting that information this week, said Sheila Adams, pool manager and aquatics director. The protective bubble over the pool collapsed from the weight of snow during the storm that dumped about 30 inches on Cheshire and neighboring towns in early February. It’s the second time in three years that the bubble over the Olympic-size pool has collapsed due to heavy snow. The pool opened in August 2003. The last time the bubble collapsed almost everything inside was destroyed, from diving boards and lane lines to poles and ladders. This time, the lights broke when the bubble burst, sending chards of glass over the deck and into the pool. Now, the water is heated only enough to keep it from freezing. The blue and red lane lines bob listlessly as the cold breeze moves the water. The twin diving boards hang empty over the glass-filled water. Swim fins, and other equipment hang unused in bags around the deserted deck. “At first glance, it’s much less than it was last time,” said Adams, looking at the equipment and broken lights pushed over to the side of the deck. “It’s a great con-

cept to have an indoor/outdoor pool. It just didn’t work.” The loss in revenue comes from refunds for swim passes and cancelled aquatic programs at the pool, Adams said. To get ready for summer, workers will drain and power wash the pool to get out the glass and other debris that fell in during the collapse, Adams said. Both Ceccolini and Adams said they expect the pool to be open at the beginning or middle of May. “We have a lot of very eager people who want to get back to work,” Adams said. Adams added that on an average hot and humid weekend, 500 to 600 people use the pool, from all over Cheshire and nearby areas. After finding out what insurance will pay, the next step will be to determine what the Town Council wants to do about replacing the bubble. It will have to decide whether it wants to look into buying a new bubble, building a permanent structure, or making it a summeronly pool with no covering. Without the bubble, the pool is budgeted to cost

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Artsday is hands-on creativity The 25th annual Artsday at Cheshire Academy was held March 10. The event is sponsored by The Cheshire Performing and Fine Arts Committee and Artsplace. The event featured 14 arts and crafts stations, manned by volunteers, including students from Cheshire Academy and Cheshire High School. There were tables for origami, felting, watercolor tinting, macrame, and cupcake decorating. Highlights included music by the Bennett family band, ice-sculpting by Bill Covitz and wool-spinning by June Bissonnet.

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Exhaustive tests show apartment complex water safe By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen

point, in September 2012, had determined the water to be safe. All the privately tested samples were taken from taps in two of the units. Wegrzyn said his department just wanted to be clear that there wasn’t contamination at the source. The sample taken a week ago and sent to the state lab was obtained from the pressure tank and sent to the state Department of Public Health lab in Rocky Hill, as opposed to a private lab.

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Health officials said they received verbal confirmation from the state health lab that the water at an apartment complex on Waterbury Road is safe for drinking. “Our staff called, there’s no bacteria, no contamination,” said Cheshire Public Health Director Tom Wegrzyn. “It indicates there’s nothing we are going to do about it, it’s not an issue of concern.” The written report is expected in a couple of weeks, he said, but the verbal confirmation is enough for the department to know that “no action is needed.” Chesprocott, the health department for Cheshire, Wolcott and Prescott, took the samples from the well at 2160 Waterbury Road after conflicting tests about whether the water was safe came back from a private lab. The first test, taken in August last

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SEA DOGS Races scheduled The Cheshire Community YMCA has scheduled its 4th annual SEA DOG Road Race and Healthy Living Expo for Sunday, May 19, at Bartlem Park. The event features the SEA DOG 5K run/walk, a 10K run, the Kid’s Doggie Dash Fun Run and The Cheshire Y Cup Elementary School Relay. To register for the races, visit www.cheshirehealthy livingexpo.org. Adults can begin a free 10-week training program for the 5K. Weekly training schedules and other information for beginner runner will be sent via email. To subscribe for the free service, send your email address to dpaxton@sccymca.org. For more information, contact Donna Paxton at (203) 2723150, ext. 311.

School Briefs Sacred Heart Academy Sacred Heart Academy has announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2012-13 academic school year. High honors: Francesca Guarnieri, Gina Guarnieri, Abbey Lawlor, Emily Mancini, Christina Mercugliano, Allie O’Brien, Maria Pisani,

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Library Briefs Chocolate Wars Encore The Cheshire Public Library has scheduled Chocolate Wars Encore with Maria Brandriff for tonight, April 4 at 7 p.m. The program is a tasteoff, where participants will have the opportunity to compare the type of decadent chocolate desserts that we all know and love with a lighter healthier version. Recipes and ample samples will be available. Space is limited.

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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 Cheshire Citizen Friday, April 4, 2013

The Cheshire Citizen welcomes submissions for the community calendar. The deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. for placement in the next edition. Send your organization’s events to news@thecheshirecitizen.com.

April 4

Thursday

Women’s club - The Cheshire Women’s Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m., at the Senior Center. Kevin Johnson, of the Connecticut State Library is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. His program about AfricanAmerican soldiers during the Revolutionary War is open to the public. For more information, call (203) 2721772.

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Craft fair - The Highland Health Care Center, 745 Highland Ave., has scheduled its annual spring craft fair and bake sale for Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, baked goods and vendors will be available. All proceeds benefit Resident Council. For more information, call (203) 806-2320.

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Historical Society The Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive, is open for visitors on Sundays, from 2 to 4 p.m., free of charge. For more information, call (203) 272-2574.

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Grange - The Cheshire Grange is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., at 44 Wallingford Rd. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (203) 537-5213.

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PTO - Highland elementary School PTO is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., in the library reference room.

Monday

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.

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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. For more information, call Pat at (203) 271-1116.

Temple Beth David

Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., has scheduled the following: Shabbat morning servic-

es at Temple Beth David. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston for Shabbat morning services on Saturday, April 6, at 9 a.m. (and the first Saturday of each month). Temple Beth David Brotherhood invites the community to a lecture on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Sunday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Come for breakfast and hear TBD’s Civil War expert, Dr. Bruce Brumberger discuss Lincoln and his role in shaping the future of America. A fee is charged. Tuning Torah Yoga. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston for Tuning Torah Yoga on Saturday, April 13, and every second Saturday of each month, from 9 to 10 a.m. TOT Shabbat Morning Worship at Temple Beth 1259976

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David. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston at TOT Shabbat for singing, movement, and family Torah study on Saturday, April 20, and the third Saturday of each month, from 9 to 10 a.m. Coffee, Conversation & Current Events. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston for an informal discussion about current events that shape our world on Thursday, April 25, at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at Temple Beth David. Traditional Torah Study at Temple Beth David. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston for Torah Study on Saturday, April 27, at 9 a.m. (and the fourth Saturday of each month) to delve into that week’s parsha.

St. Bridget St. Bridget Parish and School has scheduled Friday evening Lenten suppers, from 5 to 7 p.m., through April 22, in the school dining hall, 171 Main St. Meal includes homemade pasta fagioli, soup of the week, ziti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. A fee is charged. Proceeds benefit St. Bridget School. All are welcome to join for an enjoyable evening of good food and friendship.

Services Calvary Life Family Worship Center, 174 E. Johnson Ave., Saturday – 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday – 9:30 to

The Cheshire Citizen Friday, April 4, 2013 11:30 a.m. (203) 272-1701. Cheshire Lutheran Church, 660 W. Main St., Sunday – 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Services; 9:10 a.m. education hour. (203) 272-5106. Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Road, Sunday – 10:45 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. (203) 272-4626. Christ Community Church, 120 Main St., Sunday – 10:15 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; AWANA Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. (203) 272-6344. Church of the Epiphany, 1750 Huckins Rd., Mass scheduled for Sunday through Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, 4 p.m. Vigil. (203) 272 - 4355. www.epiphanyct.org. Congregation Kol Ami, 1484 Highland Ave., Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service; Saturday, 10 a.m. service with Torah Study at 9 a.m. (203) 272-1006. Cornerstone Church, 1146 Waterbury Rd., Sunday services 9 and 10:45 a.m.; Youth Sunday 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays: Alpha 6:30 p.m. and Grapple 7 p.m. (203) 2725083. Cornerstonecheshire .com. Fellowship of Life Church, 150 Sandbank Rd., Sunday - 10 a.m. Worship and teaching; Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Revival prayer. (203) 2727976. First Congregational

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Senior Happenings Bus trip The Cheshire Senior Center has scheduled a bus trip to the Amish country in Pennsylvania for Tuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 9. The trip includes round trip motor coach, lodging, dinner theatre, dinner in an Amish home, a show and sightseeing. A fee is charged. Seating is limited. For more information, call Sandy Chase at (203) 641-4817 or Rachel Chiginsky at (203) 439-7501.

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Hard lesson could spare others his fate, Tapp says By Eric Vo Special to The Citizen

If you talk to Ryan Tapp, you’d think he was like any other healthy 25-year-old. He’s a student and he works two part-time jobs. It’s hard to see that Tapp is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury. On Jan. 1, 2008, Tapp, who was 20 at the time, decided to drive home after attending a New Year’s Eve party. Intoxicated, Tapp drove the wrong way onto Interstate 84 and hit two cars. The accident resulted in three people suffering minor injuries, while Tapp had life-threatening injuries. Barely breathing, he was rushed to the hospital, where he was in a coma for three weeks. “The first thing the doctor told my parents was they didn’t think I’d make it (past) a few hours,” said Tapp, a Cheshire resident. “If I did, I’d need therapy for years.” Today, Tapp travels to different schools to talk to high school and college students about the dangers of drinking and driving. Because of his actions, he was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended after 18 months. “I can’t imagine how the girls felt when they saw my headlights going straight toward them,” Tapp said. “I can’t remember any of that, but I’m sure they remember most of it. I’m just glad I was hurt the most.”

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Ryan Tapp, of Cheshire, works out at his residence. He is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury suffered from a car crash while driving intoxicated in 2008. Tapp travels to schools to talk to high school and college students about the dangers of drinking and driving. Despite a grim prognosis, Tapp surprised his doctors with his recovery. He spent a month as a patient at Gaylord Hospital, where he went through exhaustive therapy to relearn basic motor skills, such as moving his arms and fingers, holding his head up and even tying his own shoes. But when he first woke up from a coma, he had difficulty focusing, which made the process of teaching him basic everyday skills very difficult, said Marcia Boi, an occupational therapist at Gaylord Hospital who worked with Tapp. Once Tapp be-

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came more aware of his surroundings and was able to stand and walk on his own, the staff decided to challenge him more, Boi said. “His friends would visit him and we’d have them participate in the activities. So we’d have them kick a ball back and forth, things like that,” she said. “He was very athletic beforehand, so we wanted to use that” in his rehabilitation. Tapp’s progress was recorded by his physical therapist, who also teaches part time. The videos were used for educational purposes and

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for Tapp to see how he was progressing. Watching the videos after he recovered, Tapp said he can’t help but smile. “I smile when I see them. To picture myself like that ... I know the outcome, it makes me happy,” he said. “It’s weird to think I was ever in that type of condition.” After learning how to move on his own again, he spent nine months in outpatient therapy — working on his cognitive abilities. “We worked on processing information, stuff that gets you through your life or getting through a normal day,” Tapp said. While in prison, Tapp started to read a lot, something traumatic brain injury

patients can have trouble doing because of problems with their short-term memory. “I memorized a good 50 scriptures from the Bible,” he said. “From my memory, it took a lot to do that.” Despite spending a month at the hospital learning how to move again and strengthening various muscles, Tapp said he doesn’t remember any of it. “Everything from before the accident, except one or two weeks before the accident” is still there and he still remembers his time as an outpatient, he said. The loss of memory is common in patients with a traumatic brain injury, according to Alyse Sicklick, medical diSee Lesson, page 20

Government Meetings Thursday, April 4 Board of Education, Town Hall Tuesday, April 9 Town Council, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 Environment Commission, 7 p.m. Public safety Commission, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 Human Services Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, April 15 Historic District commission, 7:30 p.m. Library Board, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Economic Development, 7:30 p.m.

Inland/Wetlands & Watercourses, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Public Building Commission, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Board of Education, Town Hall Monday, April 22 Planning & Zoning, 7:30 p.m. Youth Services Committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 Water Pollution Control Authority/Flood & Erosion Control Boards, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 Energy Commission, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013— The Cheshire Citizen

Backyard fruit garden is a fresh idea

The Backyard Fruits program at the Cheshire Public Library March 11 gave hope to the roomful Auger of gardeners that they too could grow blueberries, dwarf apple trees, raspberries blackberries, strawberries and more in their own backyards. Speaker Rebecca Augur, of Meriden, said she lives on less than a quarter-acre of lessthan-perfect land. She gave advice on a variety of topics: planning space, the needs of various plants, amending soil, plant maintenance, fall clean-up and pruning. “I hate pruning, but it’s really important,” Augur said. An organic gardener, she prefers natural fertilizers. Auger also offered tips on pest deterrents, such as putting blueberry bushes under netting to keep the birds away. Audience members suggested cayenne pepper around low-growing fruit plants—chipmunks hate getting that on their feet. The hour-long program touched on a few choices that n aren’t so commonly seen in gardens, such as the Nanking cherry. It’s good for a small space, said Augur, and “It’s a very pretty bush” The cherries are very tart and make great sauces. The bush attracts birds, if you

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Spring fever took hold of Cheshire’s George Garner, 7, on a recent Saturday. It may have been chilly, but it was sunny, breezy and perfect for a kite flying session at Cheshire Park. like that, she said. One decidedly “different” fruit tree is the beach plum. Augur explained it’s generally seen in coastal areas. The small tree likes poor soil. “It’s a beauti-

Wednesday, April 10 Reiki sessions, 9 a.m. to noon (by appt. only); Busy Bees, 10 a.m.; Nickel, Nickel, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Senior Club, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11 Tax Assessor Representative, 9 a.m. to noon; Freestyle art 101 class, 9:30 a.m.; Moderate exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Scrabble, 12:30 p.m.; Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Texas Hold ‘em, 1 p.m. Friday, April 12 Get Fit Class, 9:15 a.m.; Golf Cards, 10 a.m.; Art/painting class, 10:30 a.m.; Tai-Chi Beginner class, 10:30 a.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Set Back, 12:45 p.m.; Discussion, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.

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Monday, April 8 Sweatin’ to the Oldies exercise, 9:15 a.m.; Get Fit Class, 10:15 a.m.; Arthritis class, 11:30 a.m.; Education & Edibles program “Cooking healthy on a Tight Budget,” 11:30 a.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Senior Board of Directors meeting, 1 p.m.; Tai-Chi Advanced Class, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 Crafty Ladies, 9 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30 a.m.; 9 to 5 Cards, 10 a.m.; Moderate exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Hospitality Committee meeting, 10:30 a.m.; Yolartis class, 10:30 a.m.; 9 to 5 game information meeting, 11:30 a.m.; CHAT program “CarFit”, 12:30 to 3 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Blood pressure, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.

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Your kidneys - What You Should Know For Your Health is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Cheshire Public Library. Do you know your numbers? Too many people are not aware of the importance

of knowing about their kidney health. Peter Juergensen is scheduled to present an informative session. Seating is limited. For more information, call (203) 272-2245, ext. 4.

Book discussions The Cheshire Cats Classics Club has scheduled a book discussion of The Bell Jar for Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. To register, please visit www.cheshirelibrary.org.

Where to Hike in Cheshire The Cheshire Planning Office has scheduled Where to Hike in Cheshire at the library on Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Explore the hiking opportunities located in Cheshire. From meadows to Connecticut’s second largest water-

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Lego donations The children’s department at the Cheshire Public Library is looking for donations of new or gently used LEGO blocks for children’s programs. Small Legos are preferred, but all donations are accepted. For more information, call (203) 272-2245, ext. 3003.

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Sports Briefs Resident to enter hoop Hall of Fame Veteran Portland High School girls basketball coach Nick Chaconis, a Cheshire resident, will be inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on April 24. Among Chaconis’ induction classmates? UConn head coach Geno Auriemma and associate head coach Chris Dailey. Chaconis has won more than 500 games in his 39 seasons coaching at Portland. His Highlanders won the CIAC Class S championship in 2011. The April 24 induction ceremony will be held at Cascade in Hamden. Contact Ann Fariss at (203) 378-6581 or avfariss@sbcglobal.net for ticket information.

CHS alum thriving at Eastern Connecticut In men’s lacrosse, ECSU’s Mike Jordan earned Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. The junior from Cheshire had seven goals and seven assists last week to lead Eastern to wins over Salem State and Fairleigh Dickinson.

Cheshire road races filling up fast The number of race runners for the 2nd Annual Naugatuck Savings Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K has been increased due to an overwhelming demand. The race will now allow 3,000 participants to register for this year’s event. The original limit was set at 2,500 participants. However, with the current number of half marathon and 5K registrations already received, organizers decided to allow another 500 registrants to enter the race. “Current registrations for this year’s race are over 50 percent ahead of last year’s record amount of registra-

tions,” said Bill Costello, Race President. The 2012 Half Marathon & 5K was the largest inaugural foot race ever held in Connecticut with over 2,100 participants. The 2nd annual Half Marathon & 5K will take place Sunday, April 28 at Cheshire High School. The event will again feature a half marathon, 5K, kids fun run and a Healthy and Active Living Festival. Race proceeds will benefit a number of local charities, including Abilities Without Boundaries, Best Buddies CT, and the Cheshire Lions Club. To get involved in the event or for more information, visit www.cheshirehalfmarathon.o rg or call (203) 481-5933.

CIAC board approves changes The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control met in Cheshire March 28. On the agenda were three voting items for the board. The Board approved three by-law changes, which require approval of the membership at the annual meeting Thursday, May 9. The changes are as follows: Article III – Membership – Section A. The following will be added: “CIAC member schools must participate in all CIAC-sponsored sports that are offered by the member school. Failure to comply may result in action by the CIAC Board of Control including termination of membership o r appropriate action as determined by the Board.” Article VII – Tournaments, Meets and Games – Section B. The following section will be added: “Further, the Board approves the use of Sundays after 12:30 p.m. to be used for make-up games in all sports upon the mutual agreement of both schools.” Article IX – Transgender Participation – Section B. The See Sports, page 22

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For a baseball-lover, a trip to remember By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen Spring Training doesn’t count. The scores of the games mean nothing, the performances of players mean nothing, the teams’ records mean nothing. But it’s wonderful. That’s because the fans get to see players up close and personal, the stadiums are small and intimate and it’s no bulletin that Florida weather in March beats Connecticut’s March weather in just about every way imaginable. So in a snow/sleet/freezing rain storm on March 19, I set out — along with a good friend who is as much of a nut-case Yankee fan as I am — on a trip to the Sunshine State and Spring Training. I travel Amtrak. I get a sleeper. It’s the only way to fly. Boarded a connecting train in Berlin, we did, then boarded the Silver Star to Florida. The train pulled out of Penn Station in New York on time at precisely 11:02 a.m. We settled in our room, which was small, but a minor marvel in space utilization. There are two seats facing each other, a sink that folds down from the wall with hot and cold water — and ice water to drink — and a toilet that is covered and looks like a chair. A table pulls out from the wall under the windows and some of the views on the journey are pretty cool. The skylines of Newark, Philadelphia and Baltimore are all in view. The bridges over rivers such as the Susquehanna and the James are high and spectacular. The views of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays are pretty cool. The meals are included and sitting in the dining car ordering off a menu — the food is surprisingly good — at 80 to 100 MPH is, well, fun. At night, the sleeping car

attendant makes up the beds. The two facing seats fold into a lower berth and the upper berth comes down from the ceiling. Tight? Yes. While these are a tad more narrow than a queen bed, it’s cool to sleep as the train rocks and rolls its way south. There is a shower in each sleeper car. It’s an interesting feat to shower as the train rocks you from side to side. But never fear, the shower is about three feet across and you’re fully enclosed, so no chance you’ll fall on the floor. My buddy — Lou Milardo, the retired winningest softball coach in Connecticut history at Hale-Ray High in East Haddam — is not a train guy. But he knows that flying terrifies me — spare me the lecture, I know it’s the safest means of travel. I hate it. So he agreed to take the train. Lou has this dry sense of humor. He called the train ride like going camping. He hates camping. He also said that riding in the lower bunk with the upper bunk just a couple feet above his head was like an overnight MRI. But he persevered. Heroic of him. The baseball was fun. We saw the Yankees host the Minnesota Twins at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. The place was sold out as are all Yankee training games. The park is larger than most spring training venues, but small enough so that there’s a spring training feel to the place. The game was unremarkable except for one thing: Mariano Rivera pitched an inning. The ageless one came in for his inning of work in the fifth. The PA blared his trademark song, “Enter Sandman.” He gave up a base hit, then proceeded to strike out the side. The Greatest Closer Of All Time was cheered wildly. After his inning, a lot of folks went home.

The next day we took in the Braves at the Phillies at Bright House Field in Clearwater. It was a glorious Florida day — sunny, 77 degrees. This place was also sold out. It’s a very different looking park than Steinbrenner Field. One deck from foul pole to foul pole. A bar and rows of bar seating in left field. There is what the Phillies call berm seating on the grassy hill that sweeps from beyond the bullpen in left-center — fans can lean over the railing and practically touch the players in the bullpen — to the right field foul pole. We had berm “seats.” Got some sun. Both teams started many of their regulars, so it wasn’t a day in which we needed a scorecard. The Braves are going to be good, by the way. Day three was a journey to Lakeland to see the Tigers host the Yankees. Both clubs brought some regulars. Andy Pettitte pitched six and third for the Yanks, Kevin Youkilis had a home run taken away by a leaping catch at the fence by Torii Hunter, and the old park was jammed. When the Yankees go on the road, tickets are hard to come by. There were scalpers all over the place. We had berm seats. We traded up. Hey, for $15 extra bucks, we had chairs upon which to park ourselves. A family from Michigan sat in front of us. Turns out Lou overheard them talking softball. The two teenage girls play softball. Lou talked the parents’ ears off. Good day. Got to to 83 that day. Nice. We then spent four nights in Orlando and caught the Mutts ... err, Mets ... play the Braves at Champions Field at Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World. Nicest stadium of the bunch. Disney does everything first class. The stadium holds

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ever happen at a real game. We left before the ninth inContinued from page 21 ning of every game. You can do that in spring training. I 10,000 and yeah, like the oth- never do that at a real game. ers, it was full. We had great Well, I did once when the seats in the second deck Yankees were losing 22-1 to right near the plate on the the Cleveland Indians one first base side. night, but that doesn’t count. It was cooler — 70 — but Best hot dog deal? A foot wall-to-wall sunshine. B.J. long dog at Steinbrenner Upton, late of the Tampa Bay Field for $5.50. Best tasting Rays, hit a home run for the dog wasn’t at a ballpark. It Braves that traveled halfway was at a dog track and was to Fantasyland. We were ser- lathered with peppers and enaded by a four-man outfit onions. $2.75. A steal. called the Atlanta Braves See, Florida has dog Symphonic Saxophone Band. tracks. I like the dogs. I never The Anthem was sung by a win, but we went to Derby pro, someone whose name I Lane in St. Pete and to a forgot who works for Disney track just north of Orlando World. in Longwood, a joint called Specialty beers were $10. the Sanford-Orlando Kennel Made me think I was at Yan- Club. I did my bit for the kee Stadium. But when I economy by losing $20 in saw the sign that said if you each place. Lou won in both bring the cup back, refills places. That’s just the way it are $5, I knew I wasn’t in da is. Bronx. Half-priced refills are I tried everything. I studabout as likely as ARod beied the racing form. I might coming a beloved Yankee. as well have read the comics. The Mets won and Dillon I bet my family’s birthGee pitched a terrific game. days. Didn’t work. But it meant nothing, I know. I closed my eyes and After the game, the Braves stabbed the program with starting pitcher was on the my pen. Those dogs are still concourse visiting a concesrunning. sion stand. Like that would We ate well. Raglan Road

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DE CA Home Improvement ● KITCHEN & BATH ● FLOORING, PAINTING ● ROOFING & SIDING We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 DECORATIVE CONCRETE. Driveways, Walks, Restorations, Outdoor Living Space. Call 203-537-4375. HIC #603287

today!

RJ LARESE LANDSCAPING Res/Comm Lawn Maintenance. Spring Clean-Ups. Senior Disc. Free Estimates 203 314-2782

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD 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

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Cert. Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, Stairs, Shurb Replacment, Landscape Design, & Renovations. Mulch & Stone. Waterfalls & Ponds. Lawn Repair & Install. Drainage & Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. WERE ON ANGIES LIST. Free Est. HIC #0563661 Call (203) 237-9577


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LANDSCAPING JOE’S LAWN CARE, LLC Spring clean up, mowing, mulching, landscape work. Res/Com 203-631-7444 Licensed, fully insured. #563805

PAVING

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

ROOFING ROOFS R US LLC. All types Roofing, Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. 100% financing, Credit Cards. Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

LAWN & GARDEN

MASONRY

Hyundai Santa Fe 2008

2010 HONDA CIVIC LX

Stock# 18662 $11,650 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952

Stock# 4104A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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

FIRE SPRINKLERS Reasonable quotes. Lic & ins. New Install, Repairs & Service. Frontline Plumb & FRP, LLC. 203 213-0691

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

www.richardchevy.com

SUV’S *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF cmconstructionct.com 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

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

(203) 818-3300

203-237-0350 Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

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

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

ROOFING

Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

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

(203) 639-1634

Stock# 13287SA $13,750 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w . ri c h a rd c he v y . c o m

$1000 OFF SPRING ROOF CONTRACTS Free Roof Repair Kit To The First 50 Callers! (203) 284-0137 Reg #558927

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

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

info@ gonzalezconstructionllc.com Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

JIMMY’S Masonry - Stone Walls, Steps, Walkways, Patios, Chimneys. All types masonry work. 28 yrs exp. Lic., Ins’d. Free estimate. 860-274-4893 CT Reg# 604498

FREE GUTTERS With every March/April Signing (203) 284-0137 Reg #558927

SERVICES OFFERED

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

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

203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc.com Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

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

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

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Ask for Darrell

1 888 207-3682 CARS Starting At $199 Down 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com 203-232-2600 Darrell

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

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

IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

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

TREE SERVICES

203-237-2122 SIDING

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

Gonzalez Construction

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE MIDSTATE PAVING

Ford Edge SEL 2007

203-639-0032

LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544

PAVING

BUICK LACROSSE 2012 $24,998 6 TO CHOOSE FROM SAVE UP TO $11,000 of MSRP STK 27184AQ

Ask for Darrell

POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning

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

CT Reg. #516790

1 888 207-3682

POWER WASHING

Edwin Cordero

LEXUS RX330 2004 Stock#18649A $13,650 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w . ri c h a rd c he v y . c o m

(203) 639-1634

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

1 888 207-3682

C&M CONSTRUCTION

JIMMY’S MASONRY Stone Walls, Steps, Patios, Chimneys- all types. 27 yrs exp. Licensed, Ins’d. Call for free est. 860-274-4893 CT Reg# 604498

ANTHONY’S Masonry Lic & Ins. Chimneys, stone work, pavers, retaining walls, concrete, walks. 203-808-2129 #617425

(203) 818-3300

Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

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

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

Nissan Quest 2008

SIDING

PLUMBING SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing: Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, You decide! Please Call (203) 630-2152.

SUV’S

HONDA PILOT 2004 190,000 Miles, New Tires, Runs Well, Windsheild Leak & Minor Body Dings. Asking $4,500 Call (203) 639-8491

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

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

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

TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER 2005 13K Miles. Extras-Lift, Stock Pipes, Shocks, Seat, Luggage Rack, Saddle Bags. Owner’s Guide. $4500 or Best Offer. ( 2 03 ) 63 9 -7 3 39

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MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS

2009 Honda 750 Arrow. 7200 Miles. Lots of Options. Very Good Condition. $4700 obo. 203-915-2610 or 203-269-7984 leave a message.

CAMPER & TRAILERS CAMPER 27’ 2006 PROWLER Slide out side. Sleeps six. Queen Bed. (860) 426-2664

PETS & LIVESTOCK 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. LOOKING for good home for Dog & Cat. Dog is King Charles Caviler, female, 1 year old. Car is Persian. Call 203-314-0004

CONTRACTOR Tools. Porter Cable Table Circular Saw’s, Hand Saw’s & Tools. 4 inch Pipe Cutter, Transit & Much More! Call 203-235-0310

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 ARMOIRE Hard wood. Seven Feet Tall. With Doors. Asking $100. Call (203) 269-5533

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

COUCH, Love seat, ottoman for $1400. Excellent condition, never been used. Call 203-2481445 at Davenport Apts in Hamden. Willing to negotiate price. Ask for Jim Hutchinson, room 507.

TWO CHAIRS, one couch. Good condition, $60/each OBO. More items. Call for info. 203-238-0585

24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! www.healthylife4youtoo.com ( 203) 715-277 9

AMERICAN GIRL

YORKIE, Yorkie-Poo, Bulldogs Chihuahua, Boxers, Puggles, Bostons, Pugs, Rotties, German Shepherds, Labs, Bangle Kittens Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150+ Call (860) 930-4001.

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

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

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

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

EXECUTIVE DESK 30x60. 6 Drawers. Good condition. $100 or Best Offer. 860 673-4145

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT CLOSE OUT SALE. Seasoned Firewood. Delivered. Great price. (203) 272-4216

WALLINGFORD Very Large 3 BR Home. LR, Dining Area, Kitchen w/Stove, Frig., Dish Washer. Laundry RM, 2 BA. Huge Family RM, Lots of Closets, 2 Car Garage $1700 + utils, 2 mo. sec. dep. Agent R.E (203) 949-0500

CONDOMINIUMS

WALLINGFORD. The Towers, 2 BR, 2 bath Ranch, fully applianced, spectacular views. $1,200.00 per month. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

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

EAST SIDE MERIDEN. 2nd Floor, 3 RM Apt. 1 BR, LR/DR Combo, Kitchen, Access to Washer, Off St. Parking, Utilities not included. No Smoking, No Animals. $600/mo., 1 months sec deposit. Credit Check & References Required. Call 203-235-1858

Flanders West Apts

WANTED TO BUY

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st FLOOR Kitchen, LR, DR, Bath Fireplace. Back Porch. Recently Remodeled. Ready to move in. 203-237-9500 or 203-565-4719 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $895 + utilities Call 203-745-6167 MERIDEN 1 BR. You will like the size & arrangement of this pleasant 3 RM. H, HW, Cooking Gas $750 Parking. 38 Lincoln St. 727-565-8362 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

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

Southington 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

BIKE RACK Thule, Roof Top. Holds 6 Bikes, Rooftop Mounts, Trays, extras. $100 Have two extra bike mounts. $100 SKI RACK, 4 PR or 2 Snow Boards, rooftop, locks. $50 Call (203) 935-6081

HOUSES FOR RENT

FOR RENT

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

Cindy’s Unique Shop

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

LIKE New 2 yr old Frigidaire refrigerator, Bisque color and in immaculate condition. Call (203) 265-7089

203-235-2784

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

EXCELLENT QUALITY Seasoned Hardwood, Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775. www.lavignestreeservicellc.com

WANTED TO BUY

$$$ CA$H $$$

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

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

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

203-238-3499

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

MERIDEN 1BR & 2 BR

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

Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

Music By Roberta

2ND Generation buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old dolls, classic Walt Disney figurines, old pottery. 1 item to entire estate. 203-639-1002

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

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 1st Fl - 3 BR, Kitchen, DR, 2 Full Baths. 2nd Fl 4 BR, Kit, LR, 2 Full Baths. 3rd Fl 2 BR, Kitchen, LR. All Remodeled. Refs. Sec 8 Approved. (203) 537-9093 MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms, 3rd Fl. 5 Rooms, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $900 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644 MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment. Heat included. $950/mo. Ready Immediately. Call Mike 203-376-2160

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor Large Apt. 38 Summer St. WD Hookup, Free Parking. Hardwood Floors. $750/mo. 203-710-9474 or 203-685-2836 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 2 ROOM EFFICIENCY Porch included. $550 per month One month security. References. 203 213-8639 or 203 631-0105 MERIDEN 3 BR 1st Floor LR DR. All Rms are very large w/ Closets. Off St. Parking. Stove & Refrig, 1mnth & sec. $1050/mo. 203-687-2032 MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $525. 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 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Apt .Clean w/ New Carpet & Paint. No Smoking/Pets. Water & Garbage incl. $900-$950/mo. Refs & Credit Chk Req. 203-464-0766 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

WALLINGFORD Apts for Rent. 1 or 2BR. 1st Fl. Refrig, stove incld. No Pets. Absolutely No Smoking. $850/mo. Sec & Refs. Avail 5/1 or sooner Paul 203-269-6348

ROOMS FOR RENT 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 Room For Rent All Utilities included Share Kitchen, Bath & Living Rm. Washer & Dryer Off Street Parking $125 Per Week 2 Weeks Security $50 Key Deposit 203 605-8591

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

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

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 Room Unit Approx 300 Sq Ft. 428 Broad St. Asking $700/Month. Heat & electric included. (203) 237-3378

HELP WANTED

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Full time position for accounts payable clerk for produce company in south end of Hartford. Applicants must be dependable, motivated and organized. Computer and calculator skills a plus. Email resume to: Sanderson@juicegrape.com CL INSIDE SALES/CSR for local Insurance Agency. Valid CT Ins Lic, Exp with multiple carrier rating, strong comp & comm skills req. Knowledge of Applied a plus. FT Position with benefits. Email res & sal req to: ddrescher@drescherins.com

Delivery Driver The Record-Journal Circulation Department Is in need of an early morning employee to assist in staging newspapers at our distribution depot and making deliveries to our customers. Hours are 2:00am - 8:30am Wednesday through Sunday. Reliable vehicle and ability to read a map needed Apply in person at Record-Journal 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT during normal business hours

HELP WANTED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR seeking experienced FT Office Assistant. Duties include AR, AP, Payroll, Invoicing/AIA, Correspondence, Order & Track Material, Answer Phones. Applicant must be Proficient in Microsoft Outlook & QuickBooks Pro, Strong Computer Skills, Ability to Multi-Task, Attention to Detail, Strong Communication & Problem Solving Skills. Experience in Electrical or Construction Field a plus. Hours M-F 8:00-4:30. Email resume and salary req. to peter@beaconelec.com. No phone calls. FIELD Representatives needed in your area. Must have a car and valid driver’s license, be a U.S. Citizen and pass a written test. Internet access desirable. To learn more about job requirements and qualifications call us toll free at 1-800991-2520. The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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

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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

NO COUCH POTATOES PLEASE We are expanding our family business and we are seeking a career minded individual who recognizes the difference between the grueling corporate world and a growth oriented locally owned and operated business. In other words, you can help shape the future for our business and yourself. We are open to new ideas and new ways. Our ideal candidate must understand the business community and can relate to small business owners one on one. You will need a pleasant professional manner and possess even better listening skills as well as a creative mind; be organized to a fault and are able to work alone or with others. A background in identifying, contacting and selling concepts is key to success. Knocking on doors must be ingrained in your mindset. Training will be provided. Experience in yellow pages or radio sales is preferred. In this new position you can chart your own direction. It all starts with sending us your resume. Please mail resume to: Record-Journal Box 29P 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 Or email resume to: box29p@gmail.com

HELP WANTED

CTJOBS 2 4x5.75

KinderCare Learning Center in Meriden looking for a experienced Toddler Teacher. We offer tuition reimbursment and benefits. Please call Steffanie or Melissa at 203-634-4465 or fax resume to 203-634-3876

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HELP WANTED

LANDSCAPING - Fertilizing, Mowing, etc. Must have driver’s license. Experienced only apply. Call 203 676-1121 LPN Full Time, 3-11 2 yrs experience. Includes EOW. PT CNA 11-7 EOW Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St, Plantsville, CT 06479. EOE.

MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Seeking a high energy individual to manage patient reception & front desk duties in eyecare clinic. Desire strong people skills & organization. Bilingual helpful. Email resume to: eyecarejobs@att.net

HELP WANTED PART TIME CHEMIST Established Company needs additional help. Email Resume to: dwalsh@uyemura.com PROPERTY MANAGER for apt. complex. 2 positions avail. One 15 hrs./wk in Meriden. One 35 hrs./wk in Plainville. Must have great people skills, administrative know how, a take charge personality. Rental housing or Section 8 experience a big plus. (EOE/Sect 3 encouraged to apply) e-mail resume to: HRbox95@aol.com RESTAURANT. Experienced Line Cook. Apply in person Tues-Sun. Time Out Taverne, 100 New Haven Rd, Durham. SOUTHINGTON CARE CENTER Provides exceptional skilled nursing care & rehabilitation services. The staff are specially trained to provide services that enhance quality of life while promoting maximum wellbeing. As a Planetree community focused on relationship-centered care, we partner with our residents & family members to identify & satisfy their individual needs & preferences. This dynamic Five Star 130 Bed Skilled nursing/rehab facility with in excess of 600 rehab Admissions per year seeks parttime & full-time CNA’s for this fast paced environment. If interested, please apply in-person at: Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Avenue, Southington, CT 06489


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