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What’s Hopping at The Frog:

This Week At The Frog Wednesday, March 30:

TRIVIA with Scott Hannah Friday, March 25:

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Mother’s Day

Come in for all NCAA Games!

March Madness! Bud Light Pitchers $7.50 during games!

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Family Night OpeN hOuse Saturday, April 2 • 6pm - 9pm

New! Youth and Family-Oriented Indoor Sports Complex Tour our new facility, take a swing in the batting cage, shoot some hoops, test your strength with Velocity Sports Performance, rally on the volleyball court, and have a kickin’ time with Lil’ Kickers. Registration table will be available. FREE EVENT includes music, bounce house, refreshments, balloons, goodie bags and a visit with Rocky from The Rockcats!

310 Albany Turnpike, Rt. 44, Canton 860-693-2378 www.valleysportscenter.com

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Special Occasions

’s Restaura o n i g u nt

Specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine Weddings Parties • Meetings

Closed Mon., Open Sun. 12-9, Tues.-Sat. 3-10

6 Hartland Blvd. East Hartland, CT 860-653-4724 • www.cuginos-hartland.com

DONATE: your car or truck for fire department extrication courses. Stewart’s Auto, 860-379-7541. M.D.B. Custom Builders, LLC: Winter damage repairs. Home improvement and remodeling. Design and construction, interior and exterior renovation. All phases of property services, call Mark 860-658-4965. mdbski@sbcglobal.net.

Mark D. Bredice 376 Bushy Hill Road Simsbury, CT 06070

M.D.B.

Custom Building, LLC

860-658-4965 office 860-989-3891 cell 860-658-4967 fax mdbski@sbcglobal.net

Home Improvement • Design & Construction Interior & Exterior Renovations • All Phases of Property Services

April 30 & May 1 2nd Annual Simsbury Open Studios Show. The show is from 10a-4p. 12 artists will open their studios for the 2 days throughout Simsbury. 3 artists will display their art at the Simsbury Public LIbrary, Program Room. The library hours are 10a-4p on Saturday and 1p-4p on Sunday. Maps of the studios can be obtained from the website or at the library during the show dates. www.simsburyartists.org April Upcoming trips presented by Farmington Continuing Education. American Museum of Natural History - April 16. Go Wild at the Bronx Zoo - April 20. West Point Dress Parade - April 30. Register online at www.fpsct.org/fce or call Farmington Continuing Education at 860.404.0290. o n l i n e at t h e va l l e y c r i e r . c o m

Joe’s Landscaping: We have the most competitive prices around for weekly mowing. We cut the grass less as it dries out without being asked. References, insured. We have kept 98% of our customers during tough financial times. 860-214-2078.

Climate-Controlled Self Storage: The only humidity-controlled storage in the Farmington Valley. West Street Storage, Simsbury. 860-988-0002. roofing: We fix winter damage! Also ridge vents, tear-offs, re-roofs and general repairs. Licensed and Insured. Stephen Sullivan 860-335-5819. Septic and Drainage Issues?: The Christopher Bryant Company is a local, certified, family-owned company that can help you. We can complete your project on time and on budget. Ask your neighbors about us! 860-651-7060.

“CAR OF THE WEEK”

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BUYING: Why sell for less? We at Gallery One buy old books, old costume/gold/antique jewelry, postcards, paintings, coins, stamps, silver antiques, estates, etc. Any condition. 25+ years experience. Call Ed or Tami 860-658-1191 or email tami.z@resourcebooks.net.

Oil 61.9: Those days are gone. Magnetite, the affordable option to replacement windows. Clear plexiglass, mounted magnetically inside your existing windows. Specializing in historic homes and condos. Registration #554796. Call Clear-View Systems 860-653-0500.

2009 Chevy Malibu

Cahill’s

MotorCars Beautiful, 39K, $13,000 This is not a mis-print!

EXPERT AUTO REPAIR • SELLING YOUR CAR? WE’LL BUY IT!!

860-653-0840 • RT. 10, GRANBY, CT • www.cahillsmotorcars.com

Fun-Liners • Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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OLDE TYME CHIMNEY SERVICES We Sell, Install and Service Wood/Pellet Stoves

• StainleSS Steel Chimney lining • Cleaning • Oil Flue • CapS/DamperSinStalleD • VaCu-StaCk • ChimneyS CappeD

FRED ALGIERE Since 1988

• exhauSt FanS • repOinting • maSOnry repairS & rebuilDing • WaterprOOFing • 3rD Degree CreOSOte remOVal

860-676-8005 Farmington

FREE: Sell all your furniture; invest in stocks and college educations. Buoy the local economy. Contribute your tax free cash to tax-exempt charities. Back by popular demand. The Crier FREE CLASSIFIEDS. Residents only. Please don’t tell your neighbors – limited time and space offer. Subject to various restrictions, conditions and political affiliations. Submit by noon 3/31/11. Online only – thevalleycrier.com Antiques at the Coffee Trade: Stroll through our rooms filled with pottery, prints, primitives, books, buttons, glass, linens and much more. 860-676-2661. www.thecoffeetrade.com. Piano Tuning and Repair: State-of-the-art service. Registered member of the Piano Technicians Guild. 25 years of extensive concert and residential experience. Quality workmanship. Reasonable rates. Email Ray Zeiner at pianoray@comcast.net or call 860-651-0836.

Unionville Tank Removal Call for a quote today!

860-675-8260

Tree Removal • Firewood • Lots Cleared

860-883-9048 Unionville, CT 06085 Licensed and Insured

FULLY INSURED CT License #537913

Acupuncture: Stan Baker. L. Ac. Specializing in acute and chronic pain. Chinese massage. 30 years experience. www.acupuncturestanbaker.com. 35 Nod Rd., St. Francis Medical Building, Avon. 860-836-1068. WELDING: Stainless steel, aluminum and steel. Custom fabrication. On-site welding available at your home or business. Small jobs welcome. 30 years experience. Meticulous work. Calls promptly returned. Sottile Welding, 11-C, Herman Drive, Simsbury, migtig@cox.net, 860-380-7420. For Sale: Sears Treadmill orig. $350 asking $100, has new belt; Xiser orig. $299 asking $100; 2 person Sunlight Sauna orig. $4300 asking $2200 or best offer on all items. All items in excellent condition. Please call Sherry 860-944-4424. For Sale: Stainless Steel Frigidaire Refrigerator, top freezer with ice maker, 3 years old, excellent condition - $400.00; Small Freezer - $50.00; Soda/wine refrigerator - $30.00. 860-673-0527.

GO GREEN! SAVE ON POLLUTION! GET THOSE OLD TANKS OUT!

Oil Tank Removal & Replacement

Arborcare Tree Service, LLC

• Complete Removal & Installation • Emergency Replacement • Additional Tank Installation • Underground Tank Removal • Soil Testing, Soil Removal • Disposal of Contaminated Soil

License #578181 • Fully Insured

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• I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian

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WINDOWS & DOORS, LLC

WindoWs • doors • Vinyl siding • Home improVements

860-651-4146

E-mail: sales@accentwindowsct.com

www.accentwindowsct.com

“Where the Accent is on Quality!”

KEN’S Home Improvement “Quality you can depend on!”

Serving hundreds of customers for over ten years of business in the Simsbury/ Avon area. We come highly recommended. So if you need some work done around the house, call us. A name and a business you can trust, right here in your town… Always quality you can depend on!!! Come see for yourself! Big or small, we do it all! Licensed and Insured • Free Estimates • Senior Discounts

860-413-9447

Fun-Liners • The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list. • Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. • If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong.

COMiQuotes

State of CT Licensed Contractor #HIC. 0607304

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All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. - Oscar Wilde

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YOU CAN BE ALLERGY-FREE BY SUMMER

A Natural Approach 100% Perscription Free

WE CAN HELP! ~ Call Today ~

AlternAtive HeAltH, inc. 800-322-6855

Southwick, MA * Northampton, MA * West Hartford, CT 413-569-1155 413-582-0311 860-218-2838 * * www.alternativehealthspas.info

CASH FOR CARS YOUR JUNK & WRECKED CARS BOUGHT — Free Towing —

STEWART’S USED AUTO PARTS 1-800-726-0871 • 860-379-7541

BILLIARD WAREHOUSE 8 ~WE SERIVCE ALL POOL TABLES~

DRASTICALLY REDUCED PRICES! (Call For Details)

860-693-1565 • www.billiard-warehouse-ct.com

Week’s BEST... Advice: Enter The Valley Book $1000 Vacation Getaway Contest at thevalleybook.com The deadline is 4/15.

Fun-Liners • How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? • A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station. 6 

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FREE: Look for FREE CLASSIFIEDS for residents starting in The Valley Crier April 5th edition. Deadline noon March 31. No Joke. Submit online at thevalleycrier.com or call us at 800- 611-1312. Custom Remodeling: Specializing in bathrooms, kitchens, restorations. We do additions, decks, windows, doors and historical restorations. For all your home improvement needs! Call John 860-738-1502 or Pat 860589-2267. JP Country Builders, LLC. Since 1988, Lic. #0621710 www.jpcountrybuilders.com Brazilian Blowout: Shades Above is a proud Brazilian Blowout certified salon. Have your treatment done with 100% filtered air. OSHA certified salon. The only professional smoothing treatment that improves the health of your hair. www.shadesabove.net. Jackie, 860-916-4894. Simplicity Hair Care: seeks an individual who is looking to be his or her own boss. Come join our new team of highly trained stylists. All calls confidential. Call Dawn at 860-459-8794.

Avon Estate Sale: Saturday, April 2, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. 55 Northgate, Avon. Entire contents of magnificent home. Dining room, leather couches, mahogany desk, grandfather clock, art, oriental carpets, electronics, lamps, linens, books, garage and boating items - everything. Don’t miss this one! Electrolysis: Safe, permanent hair removal. State licensed professional electrologist. Over 18 years experience, board certified. Technology uses blend of shortwave and galvanic waves for faster results, less discomfort. All treatment done in strict privacy with impeccable sterilization. Free private consultation. Donna Crump, 860-678-1972. Masonry: Restorations, fireplaces, chimney re-lining, re-pointing. Historic references. Specializing in historic preservation. Email wparsons08@hotmail.com or call Bill Parsons at 860-977-5056.

Valley Gallery

Bible Tips Bible Verses About Blessings Genesis 2:3 Genesis 5:2 Genesis 9:1 Exodus 32:29 Deuteronomy 16:17

March 29, 2011

Sara Shea, 2011


ou are cordially Yinvited to attend an opening reception celebrating the works of artist

Marjorie Low This solo exhibition Images & Reflections of Life represents varied subject matter from her numerous series Clown Series, No. 1, Marjorie Low, Oil, 24 x 36, 2011

Proudly presented by Hospital for Special Care’s Hors d’oeuvres • Refreshments • Music

Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 1, 2011 (860) 827-1958, ext. 5220 Hospital for Special Care (Outpatient Corridor & Aquatic Rehabilitation Center) 2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053 www.hfsc.org

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Your new neighbor is

A WORLD LEADER

A renowned world leader has arrived in Farmington: The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Joslin has a worldwide reputation as a leader in diabetes care, research and treatment and has been affiliated with The Hospital of Central Connecticut for many years. We just opened an office at 11 South Road, Farmington, Suite 130. As a Joslin patient, you will be taught to manage your diabetes using a team approach. Our team includes: • Board-certified physicians • Certified diabetes educators • Exercise Specialist • Registered dietitians • Nurse specialists We work closely with your personal physician, who is also part of the team.

For information or an appointment, please call 1-888-4 JOSLIN (1-888-456-7546)

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FRONTIER MEDICINE

for animals

a holistic approach to animal health and well-being Allys Maybank, VMD

Amy Matthews, VMD, PhD

Offering Veterinary Medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic and many other effective holistic modalities for individualized patient care. Advanced Allergy Therapeutics • resolve food sensitivities • digestive symptoms • wheezing • asthma • scratching • eczema • skin rashes and other conditions 17 South Main Street East Granby, CT

860-653-7831

FrontierVetMed.com

Mowing, Mulching, Landscape Design, Leaf & Brush Removal, Bob Cat Services, Dump Runs, Patios & Retaining Walls, Stump Grinding Commercial & Residential

860-874-1266

www.masonenterprisesct.com FREE CRIER CLASSIFIEDS: Back by popular demand. Starting April 5th issue, deadline Thurs. March 31, at noon. Unclutter, pay off credit cards, earn totally tax-free cash, send your kids to college, boost the local economy, and create jobs. Submit online only at thevalleycrier.com tree service: Residential and commercial. CT Lic. Arborist. Tree removal, pruning, cabling, fertilizing, spraying (B0054), doubleground landscape, mulch delivery and crane rental service. Free estimates. Grimshaw Tree Service and Nursery Co. 860-658-4420. www.grimshawtreeco.com.

Licensed & Insured

Storage Bin: Rent half of my 10’x15’ storage bin in Simsbury. If interested, call 860-651-0777. Tile Repair: regrouts, installs. No job too small. We also fix handyman mistakes! Licensed and insured. P.B. Tile 860-673-6516. Lawn Cutting, Spring Clean-Ups: Reasonable rates, reliable, professional. Roots Lawn Service. 860-614-0563.

Bible Tips

Solid Oak butcher block trestle table for sale: Quality craftsmanship. Excellent condition, don’t have room for it. 40” X 60”, oval, includes a 12” leaf. Can seat 12. Best offer - also will consider trading for similiar round table. 860-217-1956.

Bible Verses About Death Isaiah 57:1-2 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Help Wanted: Part-time sales and marketing associate position available for an energetic creative individual. For info call 860-676-8878.

Did you know that we roast our coffee daily right in our store? Avon’s Oldest Coffee House

where the aroma of fresh roasted coffee comes from Serving the Farmington valley For 20 yearS! 21 West Main Street, Rt. 44, Avon 860-676-2661 www.thecoffeetrade.com Mon-Fri 7:30-6, Sat 8:30-5, Closed Sunday

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Hopmeadow

ChiropraCtiC Now located at

769 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, CT 06070

• Neck Pain • Disk Injuries • Back Pain • Numbness • Headaches • Arm/Leg Pain Eugene A. Bolognese, DC

CALL 860-651-4385

www.hopmeadowchiropractic.com

FRAMING SALE! 30%OFF % 35 OFF Two Custom Frames

One Custom Frame

% 40 OFF Three or More Custom Frames

Our customers tell us our prices are better than the big box craft store’s “60% OFF” price... Our selection and advice are better too.

Open Tue.-Sat. 10 – 5 pm petriniframingandart.com Above offers w/ this ad. Exp. 12-30-11. Old Avon Village Not to be combined w/any other offer. behind the big rocking chair

35 East Main St., Rt. 44, Avon 860-677-2747 Coins: Paper money, collectibles bought, sold and appraised for over 40 years. Call Bob Kevorkian for appointment. 860-658-1344.

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95 plus AnnuAl $ tax CleAning BOILER / FURNACE SpeCiAl exp. 4/29/11 HOD #481

Fun-Liners • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. • Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. • Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

CASH: paid for newer, wrecked cars and trucks, running or not. Licensed auto recycler. Stewarts Used Auto Parts. 1-800-726-0871 or 860-379-7541. FREE: Sell all your furniture; invest in stocks and college educations. Buoy the local economy. Contribute your tax free cash to tax-exempt charities. Back by popular demand. The Crier FREE CLASSIFIEDS. Residents only. Please don’t tell your neighbors – limited time and space offer. Subject to various restrictions, conditions and political affiliations. Submit by noon 3/31/11. Online only – thevalleycrier.com Tanks Installed and Removed: Over 25 years experience. Lic. & Insured. Erwin Heating Services, LLC. All calls promptly returned. 860-693-1494.

Name Unknown (19th Century) Here lies my dear wife, a sad slattern and a shrew. If I said I regretted her, I should lie too. o n l i n e at t h e va l l e y c r i e r . c o m

FREE CRIER CLASSIFIEDS: Back by popular demand. Starting April 5th issue, deadline Thurs. March 31, at noon. Unclutter, pay off credit cards, earn totally tax-free cash, send your kids to college, boost the local economy, and create jobs. Submit online only at thevalleycrier.com Landscape Design: Mowing, mulching, leaf and brush removal, bob cat services, patios and retaining walls, dump runs, stump grinding. Mason Enterprises, LLC. www.masonenterprisesct.com. 860-874-1266. FREE Resident Classifieds go to www.thevalleycrier.com

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WORDSMITH: Need help with your words? Quality, professional resumes from $50. Editing of manuscripts, websites and term papers. Audio transcription and typing services. Free estimates. Iron out the wrinkles in your writing. Contact Nancy at Wordsmith, 860-651-0777.

• I heard that the Crier is going to replace Scott Hany at public appearances.

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Ursula’s

Cleaning LLC “Let Our Cleaning Excellence Be Your Experience”

Rated

BEST

In Quality, Attention to Detail & Top-Notch Cleaning Staff

Serving the Farmington Valley Since 1990

We are the service YOU can TRUST. ursulascleaningcompanyllc.com

860-673-5619

ursula@ursulascleaningcompanyllc.com

Help Wanted: Mechanic. Large landscape contractor seeks self-motivated, dependable, qualified, small engine and fleet mechanic. Duties to include routine maintenance, welding, record keeping. Ability to prioritize and multi-task is essential. This is a great opportunity for a career minded individual. Driver’s license required. Must have own tools. Salary D.O.E. We are a drug free workplace. Please call 860-408-9798 M-F. Wanted: Low Profile Job Box. black, 60” for a 2003 Ford Ranger. Please call 860-236-4352 or 860-874-5276. Tree Removal, Firewood: Lots cleared. Call Brian Bouchard at Arborcare Tree Service, LLC. Licensed/Insured 860-883-9048. All calls returned. Photography: Looking to NOT have to play photographer at your wedding or next special event? Let me worry about the picture taking so you can enjoy yourself! Lots of experience, great with people. Portfolio available. I also do student yearbook portraits. Call 860-305-6157, or email sha_may@cox.net.

Last Laughs Unknown Where you stand, once stood I. Thanks a lot for stopping by.

FREE: Look for FREE CLASSIFIEDS for residents starting in The Valley Crier April 5th edition. Deadline noon March 31. No Joke. Submit online at thevalleycrier.com or call us at 800- 611-1312. Need Storage?: long or short term. One free month and free moving truck. Call Bill at Simsbury Self Storage, 1260 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, 860-651-8100. Treework: logging, land clearing, firewood, dump runs and scrap removal. Pete Nicolle, CT lic. #000567. logger444@gmail.com. Call 24/7, 860-712-8583. Painting: Local and professional coatings specialists. Interior and exterior, residential, commercial, new construction. Specialty finishes, minor carpentry. Free estimate and consultation. 860-673-2448. ctvalleypainting@sbcglobal.net WANTED: Lapel Buttons. schools, church, clubs, companies, safe driving, years of service, Health, Indians, motorcycles, music, sports, union, work badges, military, etc. Call Frank 860-321-7320

Bible Tips Bible Verses About Bad Things Happening to Good People Ecclesiastes 9:11 Isaiah 53:7-8 Daniel 6:10-17 Luke 23:33-34 Acts 7:54-60 Romans 8:28 Romans 8:35-39 2 Corinthians 4:17 Bible Verses About Blessings Deuteronomy 11:26-27

Send us your photography or artwork and you could be featured in The Valley Gallery. Visit our website for details

www.thevalleycrier.com

• Spring Cleanups • Lawn Care / Mowing • Shrub & Tree Pruning • Mulching • Plantings • Stump Grinding • Masonry / Fence Repair • Landscape Renovations & More

We’re Local, Trained, Experienced.

Arborist S-5402 • Ornamental & Turf Lic. #B-2432

860-231-8262

info@westhartfordlandscaping.com

Technically Challenged Coming back home on a bus for spring break, I texted my mom that I was close and that she should come pick me up. Ever the text messaging expert, she responded “Honou gigu.” I was confused but thankfully she clarified a minute later with “Monkk.” Paul K

Valley Gallery Want to get published?

A Full Service Professional Company

Calendar April 9 - 24 “Tropical Adventures: Photography and Poetry By Sara Shea”. Showcased in Downtown Collinsville. A temporary exhibition venue located in Collinsville’s historic Valley House, 130 Main Street, 1B, will feature an April photography exhibit. This exhibit will open Saturday April 9th with an evening wine and cheese reception from 5pm -10pm.

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A-1 Windows & Doors LLC Windows – Doors – Siding

Offering Higher Quality Windows, Doors & Installation than our competitors at comparable prices. When quality matters, our products last!!! In Business for 23 Years. Lead Safe Certified CT Reg #550804

a1windowsanddoors.com

860-651-9093

Thinking Out LOUD Just Say “Whoa!” They say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going, and I think that’s probably true — except when the going involves shopping. I mean, when my husband and I realized that the economy was toast, we slammed the brakes on all non-essential spending by agreeing to not go shopping nearly as often. And when that only worked “kinda sorta,” we upped the ante even more, agreeing to not go into a checkout line anywhere with anything ever until we’d had time to think that purchase to death. Well, that did it! You would not believe the savings! But the truth is that frugality had nothing to do with it. Seems that when you reach our age, waiting even a few minutes before buying something pretty much means forgetting what that something was you were going to buy, making our shopping “whoas” the perfect solution to our budget woes. Hey! Works for us!

Judy

© 2011, Judith S. Henderson, All Rights Reserved

LAWN CUTTING

SPRING CLEAN UPS

— Reasonable, Reliable & Professional —

ROOT’S LAWN SERVICE 860-614-0563

Minuteman Furniture Restoration: Kitchen cabinets and fine furniture refinished. Heirloom antiques professionally preserved. Larger projects welcome. 860-653-4341. Avon Country Deli Opening Soon: Join a new deli opening in Riverdale Farms. Sandwich makers with a focus on customer service are encouraged to apply. Please respond to avoncountrydeli@gmail.com or 860-676-AVON (2866). More information at www.avoncountrydeli.com. Buying: Jewelry, old/new, gold, silver & old costume. Specializing in antique and vintage jewelry/ accessories, beads, handbags and hats. Also buying antiques, old collectibles, coins, old books, stamps, etc. Any condition. Over 16 years experience. Top prices paid! Call TJewels 860-693-6740. For Sale: Jenn-Air ceramic cook top, 4 years old. Mint condition. Asking $800. For photos go to facebook Phil Amato. 860-677-4302.

Valley Gallery Want to get published? Send us your photography or artwork and you could be featured in The Valley Gallery. Visit our website for details

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Technically Challenged Today my Grandmother asked me if my cellphone was an iPad. I have an LG flip phone from 2008. Adrienne M. 12 

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Touch of Class Consignment: is your prom dress connection. Different lengths and sizes to choose from. Make sure to check us out first! 524 Hopmeadow St., Simbury. 860-651-8591. www.touchofclassconsignment.com. Best prices around and one of a kind as well! Student: is starting medical classes and is looking for affordable, gently used scrubs. Size women’s medium or large. Please call 860-217-1956. Hopmeadow Chiropractic Center: is now located at 769 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. Neck pain, back pain, headaches, disk injuries, numbness, arm/leg pain. Dr. Eugene A. Bolognese, DC. www.hopmeadowchiropractic.com. Call 860-651-4385. Frontier Wellness for People and Pets: is located in East Granby and caters to the healthful needs of both pets and their people. Allergy solutions, health supplies and useful items for the lives we share. 860-653-7831. The Perfect Nest: Interior ReDesign and Home Staging. “Do more with what you have.” Spring Special, call for rates. Get a new look for Spring or for selling your home. Free estimates. Satisfaction guaranteed. Stacy Knisel 860-836-8401. kniselbeni@yahoo.com. This WHOLE PAPER is online! go to www.thevalleycrier.com


Windsor Locks Oil Company “We answer your call!”

860-623-1214

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556 Elm Street, Windsor Locks, CT Mailboxes: Installed/Repaired. Pressure treated with metal/ plastic box, black/white, $150. Cedar post, same options, $170. All plastic post master, $160. Locally hand welded, heavy duty post/box, $300. 1,2 and 3 year insurance available. Ask about metal locking/bear proof garbage cans. New England Lamp Post & Mailboxes 860-874-7717. FREE: Look for FREE CLASSIFIEDS for residents starting in The Valley Crier April 5th edition. Deadline noon March 31. No Joke. Submit online at thevalleycrier.com or call us at 800- 611-1312. Countertops Built: Installed with a craftsman’s pride by Scott’s Cassin’s Custom Countertops. We are your reliable local fabricator for Corian, Formica, Wilsonart & more. Attention to detail, honest value, no gimmicks. Visit our factory & showroom at the Tariffville Mill, Simsbury. 860-218-3010 or www.scottscustomcountertops.com. Diploma Framing: Includes frame, glass and two mats. Only $79! Petrini Framing, 35 East Main St., Avon. Behind the big rocking chair on Rt. 44. 860-677-2747. www.petriniframingandart.com.

Creeture Comforts: In-home pet sitting, small-group doggie daycare and home-like canine boarding. Call Elayne Cree at 860-651-7773. Had Enough of Slow Wireless Internet: in your home or business? A wired network allows you to have high speed internet access with a safe and private connection. Call for a free estimate. Eriksson Electric, 860-521-1849 or 860-874-5276. License #103632, insured. Apartment for Rent: in Tariffville. Fully furnished, air conditioned, 1 1/2 bedrooms, all utilities included plus internet and cable. 860-651-1269. FREE: The Crier is offering FREE RESIDENT CLASSIFIEDS again. Starting with 4/5 issue. Submit by 3/31 online at thevalleycrier.com Room for rent: in spacious farmhouse in Granby. Beautiful location. Kitchen and laundry access. Situated between Hartford and Springfield, close to highways and airport. Looking for neat, easy-going, professional person. Dog lover a must, affordable. Call 860-305-6157.

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Horoscope Aries: 3/21 – 4/19

Weekly Overview (Week starting on March 28) You have a goal in mind big time on Monday. Be careful about trampling on others to get there — it’s bad for your karma! Around Tuesday and Wednesday, you’re more of an idea person rather than an action go-getter. Get in cahoots with someone who thinks like you do for double the brainpower (and double the fun, too). Then after all that conscious thought, your subconscious has a message for you at the end of the workweek. Write down those dreams and tune into those visions. This weekend, toss the schedule aside and see what allures you from moment to moment.

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Fun-Liners • Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says “If an emergency, notify:” I put “DOCTOR”. What’s my mother going to do?

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ACUPUNCTURE

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• Aluminum • StAinleSS • Steel • mig. tig & Arc Welding • FAbricAtion PoRtaBle aluminum tig WelDing Bill Sottile 860-380-7420 migtig@cox.net 11c Herman Dr., Simsbury Calls Promptly Returned

Calendar Now – April 15 AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Offer Free Tax Assistance for Individuals. Every Thursday & Friday 9-3 until April 15 at the Simsbury Public Library. All ages and towns welcome, but you must make an appointment at the Simsbury Senior Center 860-658-3273. No walk-ins! April 6, 7:00 p.m. “Meditation Yoga with Ashwini Behle” at Canton Public Library; participants should dress comfortably and bring a water bottle and either a yoga mat or a towel; free; registration required. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Ave., Canton. 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org 14 

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860-521-1849

Serving the Farmington Valley For Over 40 Years

RESIDENTIAL - COMMERICAL - INDUSTRIAL Room for Rent: in Skin Care Salon. Good for nail technician, massage therapist, acupuncture. A nice relaxing atmosphere. Riverdale Farms in Avon 860-997-4566. Ask for Tatiana. Hair Stylists Wanted: in an upscale salon in Simsbury. Mitchell Hair Design by Bill Francis, 860-658-0311. Home: improvement/landscaping contractor. Specializing in design/installation/maintenance of all landscaping and home improvement needs. Weekly lawn mowing packages. Spring cleanups/aeration/overseeding/gutter cleaning. Custom decks, walks, walls, patios. Powerwashing. Bathroom, kitchen, basement remodeling. Tile/hardwood flooring. Interior painting, siding. Harvey windows/doors. John Little. License #622289. 518-361-9016, 860-658-5574. Touch of Class Consignment: If you wear a size 7.5, 8 or 8.5 shoe we have a pair for you. Weitzman, Icon, Dior, Cole Hann, UGG, Prada, Brighton, all in excellent condition never worn or worn once!!. Touch of Class Consignment, 524 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury. 860-651-8591. Check out some of them on our ebay store at http://stores.ebay.com/nitasboutique

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Guitar repair: I can make your instrument play to its full potential. Expert repairs, restorations, customizing on most stringed instruments. Over 35 years experience. All work guaranteed. For an appointment call Ron Bolduc’s Fretwerks, 860-916-8027. Post & Beam: Homes, barns, additions, garages and more by Four Square Post & Beam. 860-693-4047. www.foursquarepostbeam.com. FREE: The Crier is offering FREE RESIDENT CLASSIFIEDS again. Starting with 4/5 issue. Submit by 3/31 online at thevalleycrier.com Set the Stage: home staging and redesign. “Where a home becomes a star.” Putting your house on the market? Find out what you need to do to get it ready. Real Estate home staging consultation, $150. 860-543-9833. www.setthestagect.com. Artwork: Home portraits, done in pen & ink or watercolor. Visit www.woodlandspiritart.com for details or call for information. Portfolio available. Sally, 860-977-9340.

Bible Tips Bible Verses about Depression and Anxiety Job 4:5 Job 9:16-35 Psalms 22:1-2 Proverbs 24:10 Matthew 27:46 Mark 15:34


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Calendar April 16, 9:00 a.m. (rain or shine) Bernard Bunny and Avon Health Center are sponsoring an EGG-traordinary Breakfast and EGG Hunt for kids 10 years old and under in the center’s Main Dining Room. Avon Health Center is located at 652 West Avon Rd., Avon. The event is free. Bernard, the Easter Bunny’s first cousin, will be taking his famous cousin’s place at the breakfast whose menu is planned to please kids. There will be an Egg Hunt (bring a basket or bag), as well as free raffle prizes. Picture taking is welcome. A non-perishable food item is appreciated and will be donated to a local food pantry. Space is limited. Reservation required. avonhealthcenter.com then click on “Bunny”. 860-673-2521.

Avon Junior Women’s Club ...is hosting a Spring and Summer Infant/Children’s Consignment Sale For more info contact Heather at (860) 693-8495 or visit www.ajwc-ct.org

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Friday, April 8, 5-8pm & Saturday, April 9, 9am-2pm at the Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Rd., Avon, CT

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Looking for something unusuaL?

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“Where a home becomes a star” Real Estate Putting your house on the market? Home Staging Find out what you need to do to get it ready. Consultation

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Fun-Emails • I heard that the Staples bought the Crier and is moving to where Borders used to be in Simsbury Commons and partner to find jobs for unemployed recent college grads who need space to sleep, text and print thousands of resumes and beleaguered parents are donating air miles and gas points. 16 

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Artist Exhibit Stained GlaSS

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A unique store & gallery with one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts by Local Artisans

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Touch of Class Consignment: has your spring and summer wardrobe! Eileen Fisher, Sigrid Olsen, Misook, Talbots, Icon purses and shoes, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, boots, purses, Coach, Dooney, John Hardy, Tiffany, Pandora, Sadie Green, Erica Zapp and much more. 524 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury. www.touchofclassconsignment.com. Ebay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/nitasboutique Prince of Spring cleaning: Gutters hand-cleaned, rinsed, $50-plus. Windows cleaned in/out, $7 each. Siding hand-cleaned, $175-plus. Carpet removal, $80/room. Wood and kitchen floors machine-cleaned, $70. Carpets shampooed, then steam-cleaned, $35/room. Dump runs, $80/truckload. Insured. Josh Langdon, 860-922-4621.

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Patrick stauffer marCh 31, 2011 7:00 – 9:00 pm reFreShmentS Served

DUMP RUNS: Furniture, appliances, garages, attics, junk, construction debris, fallen trees. Whole-house clean outs. Save money. We remove your unwanted items. Fast service, 7 days a week. Granby, Simsbury, Avon, Farmington areas. Call Scott’s Discount Hauling. 860-716-0555. Learn to play guitar: from experienced local musician in professional recording studio. Discover the joy of music in a supportive environment. Learn to play a variety of styles. Latest music software used for personalized lessons Children, adults welcome. Call Tim Mayock 860-653-4095, or visit www.therecordingclub.net

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April’s Hair Design On The Green 4 Park Place, Granby, CT 860-653-8078

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Bible Tips

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Bible Verses About Anger

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Kurt’s Auto Repair: Foreign and domestic. Quality workmanship. Reasonable labor rate $60/ hr. All your mechanical and body work needs covered. Family owned and operated for over 25 years. www.kurtscustoms.com. 860-693-1556. Curtains: for sale. From Pottery Barn. 1 set Dupioni Silk (blue smoke color) & white shears. Both 50” wide x 63” long. I moved and these don’t work with new home. Like new. $50. Call Annie, 860-490-6880.

All floor models including some beautiful, stained & finished pieces!

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MARBLE, MARBLE, GRANITE GRANITE AND TILE AND TILE Remnants from $40/sq.ft. Installed

Lighten Up!

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• Countertops • Fireplaces •Vanities • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling

Rug: for sale. 10’X14’. Handspun, wool. Light blues, tans, burgundy. In top condition. Only $150. Call Annie 860-490-6880. Artist Exhibit Opening Reception: for Patrick Stauffer. March 31, 7-9 p.m. Refreshments served. Autumn Light Studio & Gallery, 304 West Main St., Avon. www.autumnlightstudio.com. 860-674-9869. Vintage Klipsch Heresy Speakers: Floor-standing, Great sound quality. Gently used. $150/pair. Please call 860-658-6791.

HIC #0615739

Seniors Helping Seniors: Feeling overwhelmed? Let our friendly, compassionate seniors provide you with the help you need to stay at home. Cooking, light housekeeping,companionship, errands,transportation, overnights, 24 hr care and more. Screened, insured, BBB accredited. Call 860-716-2017 FREE CRIER CLASSIFIEDS: Back by popular demand. Starting April 5th issue, deadline Thurs. March 31, at noon. Unclutter, pay off credit cards, earn totally tax-free cash, send your kids to college, boost the local economy, and create jobs. Submit online only at thevalleycrier.com Dave’s Discount Plumbing & Heating: Feel like you are paying too much for plumbing repairs and installations? Why not try a new plumber. Master Plumber will fix your plumbing at a discount. Always a discount for senior citizens! 860-653-3355.

Fun-Emails • Would you please stop mailing me The Crier If you do, I promise to sign up for the digital edition by email.

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CA$H for your CAR We buy cars & trucks, 1997 & newer, IMMEDIATE CASH - Highest prices paid

Don’t trade it - We’ll BUY IT! AMERICAN AUTO WHOLESALERS (860) 729-9918 April’s Hair Design: Family special. One child hair cut, second child haircut 1/2 price under 10 years old. Call for appointment. Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10-5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 860-653-8078. Alterations: Expert tailoring done professionally. Over 20 years experience. Meral’s Tailoring & Alterations, SimsburyTown Shops, lower level, Simsbury. 860-217-1924. Electrician: Eriksson Electric. Get connected to the Swedish Connection. Over 40 years experience. No job too small. Reasonable rates. Free estimates. Fully insured. License #103632. 860-521-1849. Masonry: Enhance your home with beautiful, affordable stone work. StoneMasters Masonry, 860-573-9504. www.stonemasters.us. See our display ad in this edition. Cut Back Brush: encrouching trees, limbs. Stock up on seasoned hardwood. $225 per cord. 3 for $600. Spring yard cleanup. Powerwash house, windows, $650. Car details: wax, shampoo, sedan $180. SUV $230. Third car, $100. We will come to you. Driveways repaired, installed. Pools opened. On Top Enterprises 860-874-7717. Learn ballroom and social dancing: Introductory offer $40 for 3 lessons. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 16-C Cheryl Drive, Canton. Mon.Fri. 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. www.fadscanton.com. 860-693-1256

Touch of Class Consignment’s: Ebay store has some new merchandise handbags, shoes, jewelry artwork. Check it out http://stores.ebay. com/nitasboutique all merchandise is available for inspection at the shop 524 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. www.touchofclassconsignment.com. 860-651-8591.

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Ice & Water Damage?: Don’t let your unrepaired water damage turn to an uninsured Mold Mitigation. Now that The Ice Age has ended, let us help you manage & repair your insurance claim. Call Jim @ Village Building & Restoration, LLC, 860-658-6538 or 860-379-2012. House Cleaning: Do you want you house cleaned? I have a good price, good references, and a free estimate. Please Call Priscila Taixeira, 860-680-0777.

Bible Tips Bible Verses About Bad Things Happening to Good People

Genesis 50:19-20 Job 1:1-22

Historical Restorations

old-fashioned quality you can live with! Since 1988 No job too small • Lic. #0621710 738-1502 589-2267 John T. Yacawych

FREE: The Crier is offering FREE RESIDENT CLASSIFIEDS again. Starting with 4/5 issue. Submit by 3/31 online at thevalleycrier.com Windows: doors and siding. Replacement windows - all kinds. Porch enclosures and remodeling. A-1 Windows and Doors, LLC. Ct Reg. # 550804. Member of the BBB. a1windowsanddoors.com 860-651-9093.

Replacement Windows & Doors Siding, Decks

Remodeling Additions, Baths Kitchens

www.JPCountryBuilders.com

Pat Collin

Week’s BEST... System for sending orders to the kitchen at a restaurant: Most places use computers. The servers touch the boxes and send. Some places write them up on a pad, tear off the sheet walk over to an order window and hang them with a clothespin on a string or wire in front of the chef. The LaSalle Market in Collinsville has by far the best system – efficient AND entertaining. After they write the order on a pad, they tear off the sheet, clothes pin it to a hook on a zip line and launch it down to the kitchen. If, as sometimes happens because the old store’s foundation tends to move up or down in winter, the order will zip back in the opposite direction and they give you your money back!

Calendar April 12, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. “Painting Demonstration by Art Chouinard,” another in a series of monthly visits to the library and a chance to watch a master at work on his lovely marine scenes. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Ave., Canton. 860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org April 1 – April 28 Avon Arts Association Spring Show. The Association will hold their Spring Members’ Show at the Simsbury Public Library at 725 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Works of art will be on display during library hours Mon.-Thurs. 9-8, Fri. and Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. The public is welcome. A meet the artists reception will be on April 3rd from 2-4.

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Have You Checked Your Oil Price Lately?

Salvage ChiC

Furniture Painting

Have your own furniture & accessories reinvented with color and a finish that reflects your design style.

“Dare To Compare” with BEACON OIL! www.beaconmechanical.com

Reuse...Repurpose...Refurbish Contact: Laura • Simsbury, CT • 203-241-9474 email: lawr74@yahoo.com www.salvagechicfurniturepainting.com

Building & Remodeling: David Litchfield Builders is known for quality, creativity and “extreme hand-holding”. From minor to whole house renovations, call us. 860-651-0123.

We’ve got nothing to hide!

860-844-0111

Ceilings: Cracked or water damage? Also textured, new installations, refinishing, painting, drywall/plaster repair. Free estimates. Lic #557873. Spray-Tex, 860-749-8383 or 860-930-7722. Dump Runs: Clean outs. Junk, trash, furniture, appliances, metal, wood, brush removal from basements, attics, garages, businesses, yards. Serving Central Connecticut. Stephen Tareila. 860-388-9362.

Home Portraits

Renderings done in Pen & Ink or Watercolor

Woodland Spirit Art 860-977-9340

Calendar April 2, 8:30-10 a.m. Swedish Pancake Breakfast to benefit youth mission trips. The Youth from Pilgrim Covenant Church are hosting a Swedish Pancake Breakfast & Scandinavian Bake Sale at Pilgrim Covenant Church, 605 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT. This is a “donation breakfast” benefiting the Youth’s mission trips this summer.

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Slipcovers: Chairs: $249$399. Sofas: $499-$599: Cushions: 42”-to-72”w. $75$150. Reupholster Lawson/ Dining Room Chairs: $80-$120. Chairs: $299-$499. Sofas/ Loveseat: $499-$799. Plus cost of fabric, 1000’s of fabrics to choose from. Your fabric Always Welcome! Custom Window Treatments - Interior Decorating Services. Sale Expires 4/4/11, Decorating Concepts & Design LLC., Simsbury, 860-922-9804 M-F / 860-922-1599 evenings.

DVDs: CDs and LPs: Most $.99$6.99. Buy 3; get 1 free. Stop by Trading Post at our new location across from Canton Citgo. 860-693-4679. Volunteers Needed: Cat Connection needs adult volunteers at new cat rescue center, 99 Poquonock, Windsor. Call 860-653-9158 for info/application. Thanks! Free Junk Car Removal: Cash paid on sight. For fast service, call Mason Enterprises, LLC. www.masonenterprisesct.com. 860-874-1266. Electrician: Brannack Electric, Inc. Upgrades, new wiring, lighting, phone, cable, service work. Residential/Commercial 24 hour emergency service. 860-242-6486. Affordable Housecleaning: Bonded, insured since 1995. 20% off second cleaning for first time customers. Free estimates. Sandy, Morawski Cleaning, LLC. 860-651-4601. FREE Resident Classifieds go to www.thevalleycrier.com

Technically Challenged My mom doesn’t hit “reply” to my emails, she forwards them to herself and me, changing the subject line every time so as not to get confused. Andrew O I was using my TI-84 calculator in class to work on some problems. My teacher came over and took it right out of my hands. Apparently he thought I was texting someone. P B

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Fun-Emails

Distinguished Home Improvements LLC

• What about this one? I found out that, you know how Stop and Shop gives you gas points for buying groceries. Well the Crier will actually buy them (the points) from you and convert them to air miles that you can sell or trade and insure with credit default swaps from Goodman Saks. If you look through the classified you’ll see what I mean.

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Spring Time: Best time to install shrubs. Evergreens provide year round foliage. Low maintenance. Deciduous Trees get best started now. Very reasonable rates. Good property enhancements. Soil Enhancements. Will fertilize. Mulch provided. Letís discuss delivery options. Flexible. patriciashobby@yahoo.com. 860-651-5043. KIDS BIKE TRAILER: Barely used, excellent condition. Can fit 2 young or 1 older toddlers. Easy hook-up. 860-306-0711 or raparker74@yahoo.com Spring has Arrived: at J. Foster Ice Cream! Come on in! Ice cream, gelatos, sorbets, frozen yogurts, Italian ice, sherbet and soft-serve. Rt. 44 & Bailey Rd., Avon. 894 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. 860-676-2663. Open Thurs. - Sun. www.jfostericecream.com.

Children’s Room Artwork: Artwork for your baby’s nursery or child’s bedroom. Handmade to match decor or bedding in room. Local artist focuses on child’s name or initials. Contact Annie Lane 860-490-6880. For Rent: Apartment(s), Simsbury. 2 or 4 bedroom, located in a 2 family house. First and last month and security deposit required. A must see. For details call Gail 860-916-2012. Overweight?: And over 50? Need to lose that middle-age spread? Try Herbalife and shed the weight for good! www.herbalwellnessforlife.com. 860-674-1017. Concrete Foundations: and Excavation. Homes, additions, garages. Jenco Construction Co LLC. Lic #522826. 860-243-1058.

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April 8-9 Whale of a Sale – Avon. Shop the Spring/Summer “Whale of a Sale” Kids Consignment Sale hosted by the Avon Junior Women’s Club. Strollers, toys, sports equipment, bikes, and clothing sized from newborn to kids 16 will be very reasonably priced. Pre-sale: $5 admission on Friday, April 8th 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission on Saturday, April 9th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Rd, Avon. This sale is beneficial for everyone involved: consignors sell outgrown items, shoppers find fantastic quality and good bargains, unsold items go to area charities, and AJWC keeps 40% of net profits to then give out to worthy charities. Please see www.ajwc-ct.org for more information.

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April 8, April 10 and April 13 The Sisterhood of the Farmington Valley Jewish CongregationEmek Shalom, 55 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury, CT will hold a sale of gently used books at the Temple on Friday, April 8th from 9AM-1PM, Sunday, April 10th from 9AM-1PM and Wednesday, April 13th from 3:30 PM to 6 PM. There will be a wide variety of books on all topics for adults, teens, and children. All are bargain priced from 25¢-$2.00. Come and bring a friend! April Canton Seniors Jump on Board Trips for April. Call 860-6935811 for more information. Monday, April 4 – WestFarms Mall. Depart Canton 9:00 a.m., return 3:00 p.m. 6 seats. Saturday, April 9 - New Britain Museum of American Art. This 100-yearold museum boasts a collection of more than 5,000 works from 1740 to the present. FREE Admission. Depart Canton 9:15 a.m, return 2:30 p.m. 6 seats. Monday, April 18 – Buckland Hills Mall and The Christmas Tree Shop. Depart Canton 9:00 a.m., return 3:00 p.m. 6 seats. April 9, 6:45 p.m. Spring Jam Concert. Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Rt. 181 Pleasant Valley. 5 musical groups, coffeehouse atmosphere. $10 donation adults. $5 donation children.

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Free Manicure: and enjoy immediate results with customized spa treatments at Victoria’s Beauty Center Organic Day Spa. Free manicure with signature Eminence Organic Facial for new clients. 860-677-7238. www.victoriasbeautycenter.com. victoriasbeauty@hotmail.com. Avon, CT. Deadbolts: and doorknobs, locks and keys, that’s my business, and I aim to please. Door closers, door knockers, even safes, too. No need to fuss, because I’ll come to you. Lic. # 560129. 24-hour emergency service. Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmithing, Simsbury, 860-658-0542.

Camera Help: A personal one-on-one session that will teach you the basics of shooting with your DSLR. Harness your camera’s full potential! Great for beginners and intermediates. $50 for an hour session. 860-670-1862. Antiques: 6ft tressel table, 4 post mahogany double bed complete. 50 acres plus restored farm house in northern VT. Live independently in paradise. 860-658-7159. FREE Resident Classifieds go to www.thevalleycrier.com

Fun-Emails • Is it true that investing in Crier FREE CLASSIFIEDS is better than investing in the stock market? I’m losing my shirt in the market. Can you bring back the FREE CLASSIFIEDS so I can sell it? Please!! • I heard from my neighbor that I could avoid taxes by claiming my self a dependant on CRIER FREE CLASSIFIEDS. Please let me know before April 15.

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Appearing Friday, April 8: The Subtitutes 192 Albany Turnpike, Rt.44, Canton 860-693-0062 Property Maintenance: 22 years serving the valley. Residential/Commercial. Complete landscaping, mowing, light excavation, patios & walkways. Goldstar Property Maintenance, LLC. 860-676-2916. Motorcycle: 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic. Great midsize cruiser. Only 4,050 miles. Showroom condition, never been dropped. Everything is stock, customize it the way you want. $4,900. If interested contact 860-490-6880. HUGE BAG SALE - SAT 4/2: 11am - 5pm, Final winter clearance, all you can fit in the bag... only $10! Women’s, Children’s, Maternity. KJ’s Quality Consignment, 167 Albany Turnpike, Canton. Tues-Sat 11-5. 860-693-9444.

Babysitting Class: 11 to 15 year olds can learn American Red Cross skills and techniques to become a babysitter. Save 10% when you register online with coupon code 07038VC. www.ctredcross.org Computer Solutions: 10% Off! Virus removal, networking, laptop repair, tutoring, webdesign. PC or Mac. Expedited onsite service, guaranteed work. $60 hourly. 860-670-1862. Simsbury and East Granby: 1 and 2-bedroom apartments for rent. Please call Fish Enterprises for more information, 860-677-1381. Save: $2 on any of our large pizzas. Absolutely raved about! Please mention ad - thru 4/30/11. The Hub, 192 Albany Tpke., Rt. 44, Canton. 860-693-0062

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860-243-1058 Technically Challenged • My mom refuses to buy a new computer because she thinks that she will have to email each individual photo she has on the computer “to the new computer’s email address.” Mike • I overheard my boss tell my other boss “You know if you have two internet screens pulled up at the same time and one’s behind the other, all you have to do is click on the one that’s behind it and it will pop up in front! I just found that out today!” Megan B

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FREE CLASSIFIEDS Interior Painting: & paper hanging. Home/historic restoration. Preparation specialist. Insured, CT HIC # 0619457. Charter Painting & Restoration. www.charterpainting.com, 860-646-7668. Piano Tuning and Repair: State of the art service.Registered member of the Piano Technicians Guild. 25 years of extensive concert and residential experience. Quality workmanship. Reasonable rates. Email Ray Zeiner at pianoray@comcast.net or call 860-651-0836. Avon Country Deli Opening Soon: Join a new deli opening in Riverdale Farms. Sandwich makers with a focus on customer service are encouraged to apply. Please respond to avoncountrydeli@gmail.com or 860-676-AVON (2866). More information at www.avoncountrydeli.com. FREE Resident Classifieds go to www.thevalleycrier.com

Buying: Jewelry, old/new, gold, silver & old costume. Specializing in antique and vintage jewelry/ accessories, beads, handbags and hats. Also buying antiques, old collectibles, coins, old books, stamps, etc. Any condition. Over 16 years experience. Top prices paid! Call TJewels 860-693-6740. For Sale: Jenn-Air ceramic cook top, 4 years old. Mint condition. Asking $800. For photos go to facebook Phil Amato. 860-677-4302. Touch of Class Consignment: is your prom dress connection. Different lengths and sizes to choose from. Make sure to check us out first! 524 Hopmeadow St., Simbury. 860-651-8591. www.touchofclassconsignment.com. Best prices around and one of a kind as well! Student: is starting medical classes and is looking for affordable, gently used scrubs. Size women’s medium or large. Please call 860-217-1956.

Technically Challenged Last Laughs My mom signed up for twitter so she could follow Charlie Sheen. Tim T

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Hopmeadow Chiropractic Center: is now located at 769 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. Neck pain, back pain, headaches, disk injuries, numbness, arm/leg pain. Dr. Eugene A. Bolognese, DC. www.hopmeadowchiropractic. com. Call 860-651-4385. Frontier Wellness for People and Pets: is located in East Granby and caters to the healthful needs of both pets and their people. Allergy solutions, health supplies and useful items for the lives we share. 860-653-7831. The Perfect Nest: Interior ReDesign and Home Staging. “Do more with what you have.” Spring Special, call for rates. Get a new look for Spring or for selling your home. Free estimates. Satisfaction guaranteed. Stacy Knisel 860-836-8401. kniselbeni@yahoo.com.

DONATE: your car or truck for fire department extrication courses. Stewart’s Auto, 860-379-7541.

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M.D.B. Custom Builders, LLC: Winter damage repairs. Home improvement and remodeling. Design and construction, interior and exterior renovation. All phases of property services, call Mark 860-658-4965. mdbski@sbcglobal.net. BUYING: Why sell for less? We at Gallery One buy old books, old costume/gold/antique jewelry, postcards, paintings, coins, stamps, silver antiques, estates, etc. Any condition. 25+ years experience. Call Ed or Tami 860-658-1191 or email tami.z@resourcebooks.net.

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Had enough of slow wireless internet in your home or business?

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Calendar April 5, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Church in Tariffville, there will be a meeting with the US Postal Service. All interested parties are urged to attend. This may be the last opportunity to influence the Post Office’s decision regarding the future of a Post Office in Tariffville. Even if you don’t live in Tariffville and have enjoyed the convenience of this branch, please come and let your voice be heard. April 11 – 13, 7 – 8 p.m. St. Patrick Church, 110 Main Street, Farmington will host a speaker series for 3 evenings, from April 11-13th, 7-8pm. On April 11, Father Henry Frascadore will speak on “The Spiritual Journey and Surrendering to God”. On April 12, Sister Theresina Scully, CP shares “Finding Stillness, Rest, and Renewal in Our Busy Lives”. On April 13, Deacon Arthur Miller, author, radio host, revivalist, will speak on “The Call to serve”. Admission is free. All are welcome.

Last Laughs William Simmonds (1673-1753) Here lies my corpse who was the man That lov’d a sop in dripping pan But now believe me I am dead Now here the pan stands at my head Still for sop to the last I cry’d But could not eat and so I died My neighbours they perhaps may laugh When they do read my epitaph.

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A wired network allows you to have high speed internet access with a safe and private connection. Call for a free estimate.

860-521-1849 or 860-874-5276

ERIKSSON ELECTRIC Joe’s Landscaping: We have the most competitive prices around for weekly mowing. We cut the grass less as it dries out without being asked. References, insured. We have kept 98% of our customers during tough financial times. 860-214-2078. Oil 61.9: Those days are gone. Magnetite, the affordable option to replacement windows. Clear plexiglass, mounted magnetically inside your existing windows. Specializing in historic homes and condos. Registration #554796. Call Clear-View Systems 860-653-0500. Climate-Controlled Self Storage: The only humidity-controlled storage in the Farmington Valley. West Street Storage, Simsbury. 860-988-0002. Septic and Drainage Issues?: The Christopher Bryant Company is a local, certified, family-owned company that can help you. We can complete your project on time and on budget. Ask your neighbors about us! 860-651-7060.

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Antiques at the Coffee Trade: Stroll through our rooms filled with pottery, prints, primitives, books, buttons, glass, linens and much more. 860-676-2661. www.thecoffeetrade.com. Prince of Spring cleaning: Gutters hand-cleaned, rinsed, $50-plus. Windows cleaned in/out, $7 each. Siding hand-cleaned, $175-plus. Carpet removal, $80/room. Wood and kitchen floors machine-cleaned, $70. Carpets shampooed, then steam-cleaned, $35/room. Dump runs, $80/truckload. Insured. Josh Langdon, 860-922-4621. FREE: GIVE ME LIBERTY OF GIVE ME FREE CLASSIFIEDS. FREE CLASSIFIEDS ARE A RIGHT NOT AN OBLIGATION! Earn tax-free cash. 100% profit. Submit online now - several restrictions apply. Residents only, online only etc. thevalleycrier.com Deadline 3/31/11 noon. FREE Resident Classifieds go to www.thevalleycrier.com

Technically Challenged My mum called me from across the house to fix an urgent problem. When I asked her what the problem was, she told me the mouse has stopped working after she plugged in her USB, and that it must’ve given her a virus. She had unplugged the mouse to put the USB in, even though there were a lot of other spots to put it in. Gemma C March 29, 2011


ICE & WATER DAMAGE? Don’t let your unrepaired water damage turn to an uninsured Mold Mitigation. Now that The Ice Age has ended, let us help you manage & repair your insurance claim.

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Learn to play guitar: from experienced local musician in professional recording studio. Discover the joy of music in a supportive environment. Learn to play a variety of styles. Latest music software used for personalized lessons Children, adults welcome. Call Tim Mayock 860-653-4095, or visit www.therecordingclub.net Kurt’s Auto Repair: Foreign and domestic. Quality workmanship. Reasonable labor rate $60/ hr. All your mechanical and body work needs covered. Family owned and operated for over 25 years. www.kurtscustoms.com. 860-693-1556. Curtains: for sale. From Pottery Barn. 1 set Dupioni Silk (blue smoke color) & white shears. Both 50” wide x 63” long. I moved and these don’t work with new home. Like new. $50. Call Annie, 860-490-6880.

Rug: for sale. 10’X14’. Handspun, wool. Light blues, tans, burgundy. In top condition. Only $150. Call 860-490-6880. Artist Exhibit Opening Reception: for Patrick Stauffer. March 31, 7-9 p.m. Refreshments served. Autumn Light Studio & Gallery, 304 West Main St., Avon. www.autumnlightstudio.com. 860-674-9869. Vintage Klipsch Heresy Speakers: Floor-standing, Great sound quality. Gently used. $150/pair. Please call 860-658-6791. Avon Estate Sale: Saturday, April 2, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. 55 Northgate, Avon. Entire contents of magnificent home. Dining room, leather couches, mahogany desk, grandfather clock, art, oriental carpets, electronics, lamps, linens, books, garage and boating items - everything. Don’t miss this one! FREE: GIVE ME LIBERTY OF GIVE ME FREE CLASSIFIEDS. FREE CLASSIFIEDS ARE A RIGHT NOT AN OBLIGATION! Earn tax-free cash. 100% profit. Submit online now - several restrictions apply. Residents only, online only etc. thevalleycrier.com Deadline 3/31/11 noon.

Last Laughs I’m a dead dude It was snowing as I got out of bed I went outside to ride my sled I crashed into a tree and hit my head Now I lye there dead

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ARRESTS Eric Treff, Burlington, CT 3/01/2011 Speeding violation: motor vehicles other than trucks. Dennis Loper, Burlington, CT 3/15/2011 Drug Paraphernalia and Poss. of Cont Sub or <4 oz MJ. Gloria Mogilewsky, Avon, CT 3/14/2011 Violation of Protective Order. Paul Baker, Goshen, CT 3/10/2011 Speeding violation: motor vehicles other than trucks. Mark Willis, Simsbury, CT 3/10/2011 Speeding violation: motor vehicles other than trucks. Lee Chen, Farmington, CT 3/11/2011 Breach of People 2nd and Unlawful Restraint 2nd.

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ROOFING SOLUTIONS Ridge Vents Tear-offs Repairs Re-roofs

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Calendar April 26, 2011, 11 a.m. Cooking with Elaine, in the multi-purpose room of the Canton Community Center. Yummy foods to be prepared and enjoyed are “HEALTHY SHORT-CUT MEALS.” Savory Sausage, Spinach & Onion Turnovers, Shredded Carrot Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing & Easy Strawberry-Rhubarb Cake. Cost $9, payable in advance at the Senior Services’ Office. Call 860.693.5811 for more information. April 7-9 Friends of the Farmington Library Spring Used Book Sale. Thursday 2-9 p.m.($5 admission). Friday 9-8 p.m., Saturday 9-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. Bag Sale ($6 per bag).

Rare Book Store: Jan Owens, owner of Millrace Bookstore in Farmington is celebrating the 40th year of the little store that could and still does. Perched in the 1645 mill next to The Grist Mill Restaurant, it overlooks a lovely stretch of the Farmington River. o n l i n e at t h e va l l e y c r i e r . c o m

While doing my assignment one night my dad comes into my room and asks me to put a song on Youtube and play it on my surround system for him. I agree, and he tells me to look up Mink Deville, “Cadillac Walk.” I didn’t have much luck finding a version my dad liked, so he stared to rant and go on with how one time Youtube would give you all the songs that you wanted and how he thinks they’re “hiding” all the good songs and planning to start a youtube2 and charge money for the songs people really want to hear. Adam P Electrolysis: Safe, permanent hair removal. State licensed professional electrologist. Over 18 years experience, board certified. Technology uses blend of shortwave and galvanic waves for faster results, less discomfort. All treatment done in strict privacy with impeccable sterilization. Free private consultation. Donna Crump, 860-678-1972. Masonry: Restorations, fireplaces, chimney re-lining, re-pointing. Historic references. Specializing in historic preservation. Email wparsons08@hotmail.com or call Bill Parsons at 860-977-5056. tree service: Residential and commercial. CT Lic. Arborist. Tree removal, pruning, cabling, fertilizing, spraying (B0054), doubleground landscape, mulch delivery and crane rental service. Free estimates. Grimshaw Tree Service and Nursery Co. 860-658-4420. www.grimshawtreeco.com. Storage Bin: Rent half of my 10’x15’ storage bin in Simsbury. If interested, call 860-651-0777.

Tile Repair: regrouts, installs. No job too small. We also fix handyman mistakes! Licensed and insured. P.B. Tile 860-673-6516. Lawn Cutting, Spring Clean-Ups: Reasonable rates, reliable, professional. Roots Lawn Service. 860-614-0563. Help Wanted: Part-time sales and marketing associate position available for energetic creative individual. For info call 860-676-8878. Coins: Paper money, collectibles bought, sold and appraised for over 40 years. Call Bob Kevorkian for appointment. 860-658-1344. CASH: paid for newer, wrecked cars and trucks, running or not. Licensed auto recycler. Stewarts Used Auto Parts. 1-800-726-0871 or 860-379-7541. Tanks Installed and Removed: Over 25 years experience. Lic. & Insured. Erwin Heating Services, LLC. All calls promptly returned. 860-693-1494.

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• My boss had to print a 25-page PowerPoint presentation, so he hit the “print” button 25 times. Syl A • My mother-in-law is adamant that I turn off my laptop whenever she is on her computer because mine somehow slows hers down and causes her mouse to become “heavy. LB

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Last Laughs Here lies an old man named Bert Peoples’ feelings he liked to hurt The children were sad The adults are mad And now he’s buried in dirt Mailboxes: Installed/Repaired. Pressure treated with metal/ plastic box, black/white, $150. Cedar post, same options, $170. All plastic post master, $160. Locally hand welded, heavy duty post/box, $300. 1,2 and 3 year insurance available. Ask about metal locking/bear proof garbage cans. New England Lamp Post & Mailboxes 860-874-7717. Countertops Built: Installed with a craftsman’s pride by Scott’s Cassin’s Custom Countertops. We are your reliable local fabricator for Corian, Formica, Wilsonart & more. Attention to detail, honest value, no gimmicks. Visit our factory & showroom at the Tariffville Mill, Simsbury. 860-218-3010 or www.scottscustomcountertops.com. Diploma Framing: Includes frame, glass and two mats. Only $79! Petrini Framing, 35 East Main St., Avon. Behind the big rocking chair on Rt. 44. 860-677-2747. www.petriniframingandart.com.

Since 1947

Had Enough of Slow Wireless Internet: in your home or business? A wired network allows you to have high speed internet access with a safe and private connection. Call for a free estimate. Eriksson Electric, 860-521-1849 or 860-874-5276. License #103632, insured. Apartment for Rent: in Tariffville. Fully furnished, air conditioned, 1 1/2 bedrooms, all utilities included plus internet and cable. 860-651-1269. Room for rent: in spacious farmhouse in Granby. Beautiful location. Kitchen and laundry access. Situated between Hartford and Springfield, close to highways and airport. Looking for neat, easy-going, professional person. Dog lover a must, affordable. Call 860-305-6157. Room for Rent: in Skin Care Salon. Good for nail technician, massage therapist, acupuncture. A nice relaxing atmosphere. Riverdale Farms in Avon 860-997-4566. Ask for Tatiana.

Creeture Comforts: In-home pet sitting, small-group doggie daycare and home-like canine boarding. Call Elayne Cree at 860-651-7773.

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Hair Stylists Wanted: in an upscale salon in Simsbury. Mitchell Hair Design by Bill Francis, 860-658-0311.

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Fun-Liners • The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room. • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? • The sole purpose of a child’s middle name, is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

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Fun-Liners • A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

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New Movie Releases Opening March 25, 2011 Hop - PG An out-of-work slacker accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take responsibility for him as he recovers. Source Code - PG -13 Jake Gyllenhaal is part of a government experiment that enables him to cross over into the last eight minutes of another man’s life. Cat Run - R Two bumbling detectives must help protect a sexy, high class escort who holds the key evidence to a scandalous cover up. In a Better World - R Set in Sudan’s refugee camps and a Danish provincial town, a family faces difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Insidious - PG -13 A family discovers that dark spirits have possessed their new home and their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. The Last Godfather - PG -13 When the mafia’s most powerful godfather chooses his illegitimate Korean son as heir to the throne, all hell breaks loose. Super - NR Rainn Wilson is an average guy who suits up to deliver his own brand of neighborhood justice as a do-it-yourself superhero. Trust - R Clive Owen and Catherine Keener are parents whose teenage daughter becomes the victim of an internet predator.

Fun-Liners • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. • We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police. 30 

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Home: improvement/landscaping contractor. Specializing in design/installation/maintenance of all landscaping and home improvement needs. Weekly lawn mowing packages. Spring cleanups/aeration/overseeding/gutter cleaning. Custom decks, walks, walls, patios. Powerwashing. Bathroom, kitchen, basement remodeling. Tile/hardwood flooring. Interior painting, siding. Harvey windows/doors. John Little. License #622289. 518-361-9016, 860-658-5574. Touch of Class Consignment: If you wear a size 7.5, 8 or 8.5 shoe we have a pair for you. Weitzman, Icon, Dior, Cole Hann, UGG, Prada, Brighton, all in excellent condition never worn or worn once!! Touch of Class Consignment, 524 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury. 860-651-8591. Check out some of them on our ebay store at http://stores.ebay.com/nitasboutique Guitar repair: I can make your instrument play to its full potential. Expert repairs, restorations, customizing on most stringed instruments. Over 35 years experience. All work guaranteed. For an appointment call Ron Bolduc’s Fretwerks, 860-916-8027. Post & Beam: Homes, barns, additions, garages and more by Four Square Post & Beam. 860-693-4047. www.foursquarepostbeam.com. Set the Stage: home staging and redesign. “Where a home becomes a star.” Putting your house on the market? Find out what you need to do to get it ready. Real Estate home staging consultation, $150. 860-543-9833. www.setthestagect.com.

Artwork: Home portraits, done in pen & ink or watercolor. Visit www.woodlandspiritart.com for details or call for information. Portfolio available. Sally, 860-977-9340. Touch of Class Consignment: has your spring and summer wardrobe! Eileen Fisher, Sigrid Olsen, Misook, Talbots, Icon purses and shoes, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, boots, purses, Coach, Dooney, John Hardy, Tiffany, Pandora, Sadie Green, Erica Zapp and much more. 524 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury. www.touchofclassconsignment.com. Ebay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/nitasboutique WORDSMITH: Need help with your words? Quality, professional resumes from $50. Editing of manuscripts, websites and term papers. Audio transcription and typing services. Free estimates. Iron out the wrinkles in your writing. Contact Nancy at Wordsmith, 860-651-0777. Landscape Design: Mowing, mulching, leaf and brush removal, bob cat services, patios and retaining walls, dump runs, stump grinding. Mason Enterprises, LLC. www.masonenterprisesct.com. 860-874-1266. Help Wanted: Mechanic. Large landscape contractor seeks self-motivated, dependable, qualified, small engine and fleet mechanic. Duties to include routine maintenance, welding, record keeping. Ability to prioritize and multi-task is essential. This is a great opportunity for a career minded individual. Driver’s license required. Must have own tools. Salary D.O.E. We are a drug free workplace. Please call 860-408-9798 M-F.

Fun-Emails • One guy told me he saw a FREE CLASSIFIED in the Crier where another guy was selling his house to get rid of his son who graduated from college 2 years ago.

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