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Daydream Nation - R Kat Dennings is a bright high school student who moves to a strange small town haunted by the presence of a serial killer.

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For Sale: Ten Eighty Kinked Grinding Rail, Good condition. $25. Punching Bag $20. Hagen Varsity Jr. golf clubs set, right hand. 860-651-3797. Dining Room Table: Tell City brand, round, maple, pedestal-style, 2 extension leaves, 4 matching chairs, excellent condition, $500. 860-352-2024. Touch of Class Consignment’s: Ebay store has some new merchandise handbags, shoes, jewelry artwork. Check it out http://stores.ebay. com/nitas-boutique all merchandise is available for inspection at the shop 524 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury 860.651.8591. touchofclassconsignment.com. Hypnosis: Stop smoking, release self-sabotaging habits, develop awesome beliefs to attract abundance and well being, promote healthy mind and body, feel good. Offering Dr. Eric Pearl’s Reconnective Healing. Nishanto Kane, certified Ericksonian Hypnotist Master, NLP Practitioner, Reconnection Practitioner. www.minddesigning. net. 860-658-9678.

Mom’s Stories The lifeguard told the mother to make her young son stop urinating in the pool. “Everyone knows,” the mother lectured him, “that from time to time, young children will urinate in a pool.” “Oh really?” said the lifeguard, “from the diving board!?!?”

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DAVES DISCOUNT PLUMBING & HEATING: Still paying huge amounts of money for overpriced plumbers? I used to be one of those plumbers. Why not get a discount for plumbing done at your home or business. 860-653-3355. PIANO TUNING AND REPAIRS: State-of-the-art piano service by a registered member of the Piano Technicians Guild. Over 25 years of extensive concert and residential experience. Reasonable rates. Email Ray Zeiner, pianoray@comcast.net or call 860-651-0836. 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.

Collinsville Totem Pole, The Rest of the Story: Now deceased owner Bill Wilson brought the roughcarved totem pole next to the Fireplace Café on River Street in Collinsville to that location from Maine in the mid-90s. Bill, who claimed to be part American Indian, told people that the Penobscot or Penobscotch Indians carved it.

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. 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 860-589-2267. JP Country Builders, LLC. Since 1988, Lic. #0621710 www.jpcountrybuilders.com

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COMiQuotes “Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.” ~ Author Unknown “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” ~ Phyllis Diller “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” ~ Chinese Proverb “It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.” ~ Helen Rowland “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. “ ~ Unknown “Life is like a game of poker: If you don’t put any in the pot, there won’t be any to take out.” ~ Unknown

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Lawn Mowing and Trimming: Spring clean-ups, reliable quality service, free estimates, fully insured. Please call Sunset Ridge Landscaping 860-658-4296.

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here is not a single wrinkle cream that really works, and I know because I have tried them all. I don’t really care, though. I’ve earned every laugh line I have thoroughly appreciating both clean and bawdy jokes (especially the bawdy). I’ve earned every worry line I have, confirming that I am alive and paying attention. And I have earned more than a few other wrinkles from squinting in the sun, enunciating the letter “O”, and sleeping on my face — which I have done since birth despite the fact that I have been warned against it by the entire beauty industry. Besides, worrying about the wrinkles I already have will only cause more, so I don’t. Instead, I laugh as much, worry when necessary, squint away, stress my “O’s,” and sleep face down knowing that there is nothing even the priciest wrinkle cream can do that a 25-watt light bulb cannot — and at a fraction of the price!

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For Rent: Simsbury 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse, detached garage. $1600+ utilities starting May 1st. Background check and 1 month security deposit. Call 203-231-5355 or 607-624-1925. Crib Complete: Simmons Baby Beautyrest VII crib comlete in good condition. Asking $45. 860-402-7391.

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COMiQuotes “Mothers are all slightly insane.” ~ J.D. Salinger “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” ~ Calvin Trillin “A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after.” ~ Peter De Vries

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Barbies for Sale: Selling entire collection of 90’s Barbies. Most mint, never removed from box. Can e-mail list. 860-212-0186. Tag Sale: Saturday, May 7th 8am to 2pm at 24 Windham Rd. in Simsbury. Scandinavian style armoire, antique buffet; also selling wide variety of infant to preschool aged girl’s clothing and toys. Multi-Family Tag Sale: Rivers Edge condominiums, Route 179, Canton. Save the Date: Saturday, May 7th 8:00am 2:00pm. Rain or shine. Sale and Donation: Sale - Bridgestone MB-6 Trail Blazer, mountain bike, small frame, excellent condition, $170. Donation - Whitney piano, good condition. 860-966-2801. FREE CRIER CLASSIFIEDS: CONTINUED by popular demand. Deadline MAY 5 at 3 p.m. Un-clutter, 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 www.thevalleycrier.com.

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. For Sale: Roofing nails. 1 3/4 long galvanized, 50lbs $20; 12D,10D & 8D common/galvanized nails 25lb boxes $20 each box. 860-651-5271. Help Wanted: Septic cleaning company is searching for an experienced, customer oriented driver with the required licenses to join us. Top pay and benefits for the right person. Please send resume to cbryantco@aol.com. 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.

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Calendar May 27, 5-10 p.m. (Rain date: May 28) Sunshine Serio’s Memorial Music Festival at The Meadows on Iron Horse Boulevard in Simbury, CT. All proceeds will benefit the “Rob Serio Memorial Scholarship Fund” for graduating seniors at Simsbury High School. Performance schedule includes: Carrie Johnson, a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, founding member of 22 Brides and frequent Nashville performer with an acoustic, Americana, rock style. Louie D and the Crew, an alternative, funk, pop, rock band featuring Courtney Drummey, who sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Governor Malloy’s inauguration. She has performed at The Cadillac Ranch in Southington, and is scheduled this summer at Lake Compounce. Soul Lever Lift, a band with an eclectic mix of jazz, funk and rock performing throughout CT. OK Captain, an alternative/ rock and soul band with talented musicians from Simsbury and Canton performing through out NYC, Connecticut, and Boston. The Wilcox Brothers, a local rock band, performing in the Farmington Valley. Richard Saunders, Jazz artist winning numerous awards for vocals, performing at the Kennedy Center, events surrounding the 49th and 50th Grammy Awards, and the Monterey and North Sea Jazz Festivals. All Of The Above, an alternative rock band, runner up winner 2011 SHS Battle of the Bands. Harmonic Re-Walk, aspiring young Simsbury High School Battle of the Bands. Check out the Facebook page: http://www. facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=209125729107431

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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. Chimney Cleaning: Repairs, caps/dampers installed. Repointing, masonry repairs and rebuilding. Waterproofing and more. Old Tyme Chimney Services Licensed, insured since 1988. 860-676-8005.

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Storage Bin: Rent half of my 10’x15’ storage bin in Simsbury. If interested, call 860-651-0777. FREE: Regulation size ping pong table. Needs bracket. Call 860-658-1859. Lawn Cutting, Spring Clean-Ups: Reasonable rates, reliable, professional. Roots Lawn Service. 860-614-0563.

Vinyl Siding: Refresh the look of your home with new maintenance-free vinyl siding from Accent Windows & Doors. “Where the Accent is on Quality!” 860-651-4146. www.accentwindowsct.com. FOR SALE: Racecar Atari game. “OutRunners” for sale! $300. Great working condition. Also designer Bebe Jeans for sale! Brand new condition. sizes 28-31. Pressed and dry cleaned $200 for whole bundle. 860-597-1463. Firewood sale: Prime firewood for sale, all hardwood, cut but not split. Have about four or five pickuptruck loads. Asking only $100 for all of it. Call 860-597-1810. NOW HIRING!: Positive motivated guys & gals. Must be free to travel. Cash daily, training & transportation provided. Apply now! Ashley: 877-419-0711.

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860-658-4296 • Lawn Mowing and Clean-ups • Edging & Mulching • Planting, Pruning Trees & Shrubs • Top Soil / Grading & Seeding • Patios & Walkways Restored/Installed • Free estimates / Fully Insured For Sale: Recumbent bicycle in excellent condition $550. Call 860-653-5007. For Sale: Pontiac GTO 1965 389 /4 brl / 4 spd. Original motor and transmission. Same owner for 24 years. Excellent condition. $35,000. 860-693-0807. Longaberger Baskets: Pie, Berry, May, Gathering, Mother’s Day, Picnic, Hostess, etc. All in excellent condition. Selling collection. 860-352-2024. For Sale: Pearl Wick regulation pool table $2700. Includes table cover, sticks, balls, racker and 3 sheets of plywood that turn it into a large table or for added protection. Dark mahogany, braided pockets, legs are ball and claw. Buyer is responsible for disassembling table and moving it. Call Nita at 860-560-6620.

LP Records wanted: Peter and Gordon album True Love Ways. Chad and Jeremy album Distant Shores. In mint condition. William 860-674-0437. Ad Masonry: Patios, walls, driveways, pools in stone, brick, bluestone and pavers. Stairs and walkways. Serving the Farmington Valley for over 13 years! Free estimates. CT Lic.#602717. 860-368-9486. 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.

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Re-Style Your Closets: Organization and wardrobe consulting. Give her the gift of lasting joy for Mother’s Day! Organized living will clear her mind so she can renew and focus on what’s important. Gift certificates available. Heather Feinsinger, 860-205-1377. www.re-styleyourclosetsllc.com Richies Heating and Cooling: of Granby. New, fully ducted central air systems starting at $49.95 plus tax. Full 10 year warranty. Call for your free estimate. CT Lic.# S1-391856. 860-844-8318. For Sale: Oak/glass/lighted curio cabinet 70”Hx12”Dx24”W, $200. Maple sewing machine cabinet, 31”Hx21”Dx29”W, like new. Sewing machine not included, $99. 860-269-7764 DINING ROOM SET: Oak dining room set for sale. Table 42x74 with two 18inch leaves, six chairs, lighted hutch and table pads. Asking $1300. 860-558-1855.

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Top Drawer Consignment: Now accepting Summer clothing, designer handbags, jewelry, household items, toys and Junior’s clothing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 860-653-5311. For Sale: New men’s dress shoes, Dexter, and boots size 9 1/2- 10, half price, also box trailer, B.O. We quit smoking, 5 cartons cigarettes, $25. each. Call 860-693-4584. FOR RENT: New hartford. 3 room apartment, quiet area, walk to center of town, Farmington River, park. $700/month. 860-693-1879. FOR SALE: Mr Bean/The Whole Bean 3-disc DVD set/unopened, Parris Tag Ball set, Bladerunner adjust. Iceskates sz3-6, Mercury Snowboard Boots youth sz5, Bauer Hockey Skates youth sz6.5, wood Train Bank, Thomas the Tank track set. 860-677-9660.

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May 13, 8 p.m. Daniel Roth, Renowned Organist to Perform at Sacred Sounds at The Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford. Perennial Sacred Sounds favorite Daniel Roth returns to the Cathedral after an absence of five years. Renowned for his brilliant interpretations of organ literature and for his thrilling improvisations, which are regularly included in his concert programs, Daniel Roth has concertized extensively throughout Europe, Great Britain, The United States, Scandinavia, Japan and Korea. Since 1985, Dan Roth has served as the Titular Organist at St. Sulpice, the famous Paris church where his predecessors have included Charles-Marie Widor and Marel Dupre. One does not often get the opportunity to hear an artist of this caliber and pedigree. For more information contact the music department at The Cathedral of Saint Joseph at 860-249-8431 or go to www.cathedralofsaintjoseph.com. May 7, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hand-Felted Scarves Workshop. Want to truly impress Mom this Mother’s Day? On Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., design a hand-felted scarf in Mom’s favorite colors. Instructor Robin McCahill demonstrates how to create a truly unique gift by using a wet-felting technique to apply soft merino wool to gossamer silk. Tuition is $35, and there is a $15 materials fee. To register, call 860-678-1867. May 14, 9-3 p.m. Tag Sale to benefit Relay For Life of Farmington. Saturday, May 14th 9-3. First Church of Christ, Main St. in Unionville. 16 

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Landscape Design: Mowing, mulching, leaf and brush removal, bob cat services, patios and retaining walls, dump runs, stump grinding, hydroseeding. Mason Enterprises, LLC. www.masonenterprisesct.com. 860-874-1266.

TAG SALE: May 14. Nine to noon, 13 Park Rd., Simsbury. All kinds of stuff. 860-558-1855.

Furniture for Sale: Moving. Oak Bedroom 5 pc w/ mirror. Waterbed base can be used with matress $300. Cherry dining room hutch & table w/8 chairs, like new $800. You move the furniture. Call 860-844-8887.

Refrigerator: Magic Chef almond 23.5 cu ft fridge/freezer, water in door $200. 860-651-1494.

Affordable Housecleaning: Mother’s Day gift certificates available. Bonded, insured since 1995. 20% off second cleaning for first time customers. Free estimates. Sandy, Morawski Cleaning, LLC. 860-651-4601. FOR SALE: Metal exhaust fan $10. 860-558-1855.

For Sale: Maple table top 35” x 52” x 1 1/4” thick, natural finish, very good condition $15.00. 860-651-5271.

Tree Removal, Firewood: Lots cleared. Call Brian Bouchard at Arborcare Tree Service, LLC. Licensed/Insured 860-883-9048. All calls returned. Seniors Helping Seniors: Looking for quality in home care? Let one of my friendly, caring seniors help. Cooking, light housekeeping, errands, doctor visits, overnights etc. Let someone help who understands the aging process. Call 860-716-2017.

The Evolution of Mom The Layette 1st baby: You pre-wash your newborn’s clothes, colorcoordinate them, and fold them neatly in the little bureau. 2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains. 3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can’t they? Worries 1st baby: At the first sign of distress - a whimper, a frown - you pick up the baby. 2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn. 3rd baby: You teach your 3-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

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Treework: logging, land clearing, firewood, dump runs and scrap removal. Pete Nicolle, CT lic. #000567. logger444@gmail.com. Call 24/7, 860-712-8583. Fishing Rods: Lines, lures, plugs, fresh water, salt water, bargain prices. 860-651-7115. Leather Desk Chair: Large green leather desk chair with wheels and arm rests. $40. 860-402-7391. Bally’s Fitness Lifetime Membership: Lifetime membership to Bally’s Fitness with $25 Annual Renewal fee. Asking $375 or will consider reasonable offers. 860-693-6576. FREE Vermont Castings Grill: Large, five burner grill. Still works but needs new burners and grates. You take away. Avon 860-402-7391.

for sale: large office desk $10. must pick up at our residence. 860-461-1435. Widow forced to sell: Large northern Vermont property. Restored house, 3 minute walk to five mile long lake, and village. Beat the rush. Call 860-658-7159 Desk: light laminate two drawer desk, 24x48x28. $25. 860 651-1494. GEO TRAX trains and accessories: Large bin filled with GEO TRAX. $100 or B/O. 860-402-7391. Brand New All Wood Coffee Table: Just purchased this week. Another decorating mistake (can’t return)! Very clean, simple lines. Stained medium color. Will email pics. Paid $250. Asking $150 or best offer. 860-658-6791.

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• VERBAL: Able to whine in words

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May 13, 7:30 p.m. Holcomb Farm Hay Loft Concert with Alice Peacock, $25 advance, $30 door, limited seating, 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby, CT. www.holcombfarm.org. 860-844-8616. May 15, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Paw Meadow Dog Park Committee in Simsbury announces its latest fundraiser, Strut Your Mutt, May 15 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Simsbury Meadows on Iron Horse Blvd. For just a $10 donation, dog owners can join the parade with their pooch with or without a costume. There will be face painting, prizes, music and more! Participants will find out more about the dog park’s design and fund raising progress, have the opportunity to purchase tee shirts and magnet, and do their part to ensure Simsbury has a new recreational amenity dogs will woof about! More information is available by contacting Nikki Perry at 860-217-1172 or 860-324-2976. May 5 1st Annual Claudette’s Creative Clippins 9 Hole Golf Event. To benefit: Farmington Relay for Life. Registration 12 noon, Shotgun start 1:30 p.m. Tunxis Plantation Country Club, Farmington. Golf & BBQ dinner - $95. Dinner only - $35. Online registration www.claudettesclippins.com For more info contact Ted Munson 860-543-1747 or Dolly Chamberlin 860-747-2040. May 11, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Increase Your Website’s Visibility with Search Engine Optimization at Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St. Reserve a seat for this free program at 860-658-7663 or www.simsburylibrary.info/busiprograms.htm

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May Simsbury residents are reminded that during the month of May they can renew or purchase new season passes for the pools at last year’s prices. Currently, a season pass family of up to four people can be renewed for $105, but after Tuesday, May 31 the price will be $120. A new pass for a family of up to four people now is $115, but will go up to $130 after May 31. Significant savings can also be found for additional family members and individual/ non-resident passes. Passes can be purchased online at www.simsburyrec.com, by phone, or by coming into Simsbury Farms, open Mon - Fri from 9am-5pm. Renewed photo ID passes from last year must be presented to Simsbury Farms staff to have the 2011 stickers placed on them. For more information call 658-3836. May 6, 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 River Road (Rt 179), Collinsville, will host a “Ladies Night Out”. Free Admission. Shop a selection of 10 at-home party lines, enjoy finger food and conversation. Silpada, PartyLite, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, AtHome America, NYR Organics, Usborne Books, Fuller Brush, Better Than A Bistro. May 13, 8 – 10 p.m. Friends Concert Series: CRAIG BICKHARDT –Folk/Country Guitar and Vocals, Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St.,. Reserve a seat at 860-658-7663 or www.simsburylibrary.info. Free and open to all. 18 

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Stephen Sullivan - 860-335-5819 For Sale: Kenmore refrigerator. Like new, 4 years old. $550. Queen sized solid brass bed $300. 860-305-9630. Vacation Rental: Just bring your BEACH TOWELS! Cottage in Shelter Harbor, RI. With private ocean beach and beautiful saltwater pond, AC, 2 bedrooms. Available June - July 9th. August 27th - September 10th. $950/ week. Call 860-658-4115. Jotel For Sale: Jotel 3 Wood Stove brown. $800. 860-558-1855. For Sale: Jenn-Air stainless steel glass cook top with black trim, 4 years old. Mint condition. Asking $600. For photos go to facebook Phil Amato. 860-677-4302. For Sale: Jeep soft top, 1993 good condition. Color tan. Purchased a newer one. Great deal. $200. 860-878-2249.

Casablanca Intellitouch ceiling fan: Ivory colored ceiling fan with four clear cut-glass lights. $100 or best offer. 860-214-7377. 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. 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. Creeture Comforts: In-home pet sitting, small-group doggie daycare and home-like canine boarding. Call Elayne Cree at 860-651-7773.

COMiQuotes “My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn’t have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.” ~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” ~ Mark Twain

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Who can you trust to fix your home right?

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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.

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.

Chimney & Masonry Services: Inspection, cleaning, repairs, installation, waterproofing, caps, dampers. Free estimates. The Chimney Guy, Gary Bohner 860-651-0574 or toll free 1-866-CHIMNEY. www.chimney-guy.com.

For Sale: IN STEP 2 child bike trailer $50 or best offer. Baby Jogger $50 or best offer. Craftsman 25cc blower for parts only free. Toro 7” cordless trimmer $20 or best offer. Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop cord $10 or best offer. Call 860-217-1904.

Chipper Rental: Includes operator and insurance. Only $65/hr. Will chip up to 7” logs. We also do light tree work. Call Chipper Rental, 860-989-6042

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.

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.

Graco Pack’n Play: In great condition. Includes diaper changing station. Navy and cream color w/ lions. Asking $50. 860-402-7391.

Mom Would Never Say... “Well, if Timmy’s mom says it’s OK, that’s good enough for me.” “The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It’s not like I’m running a prison around here.” “I don’t have a tissue with me ... just use your sleeve” “Don’t bother wearing a jacket - the wind-chill is bound to improve”

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ARRESTS Robert Stewart New Britain, CT 4/24/2011 and 4/25/2011 Neighbor called police after seeing Stewart and an accomplice burglarizing 29 Junior Road. They were released from custody but rearrested along with a third accomplice on 4/25/2011 after a passerby saw them burglarizing a residence at 103 Scott Swamp Road. George Sawyer Bristol, CT 4/24/2011 and 4/25/2011 Neighbor called police after seeing Sawyer and an accomplice burglarizing 29 Junior Road. They were released from custody but rearrested along with a third accomplice on 4/25/2011 after a passerby saw them burglarizing a residence at 103 Scott Swamp Road.

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Summer The Simsbury Culture, Parks & Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer programs. Detailed information on all programs as well as registration can be found on the website www.simsburyrec.com. Camps include: Multi Sports Camp, Sports Squirts, The Howie Dickenman Basketball School, Field Hockey Camp, Beginner Lacrosse Camp, Baseball Hitting Camp, Fall Baseball Prep Camp, Young Stars Soccer Skills Camp and Fastpitch Nation Softball Camp. Complete details as well as registration is ongoing at the website www.simsburyrec.com. For more information call Simsbury Farms at 658-3836.

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Stickley & Audi Loveseat / Sleeper: In great condition, 2 person loveseat that opens up to a very comfortable sleeper. Chocolate brown suede. $950 or B/O. 860-402-7391. 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.

Free row boat wanted: If you have a free row boat that is in your way, takes space in your backyard, and not needed, I will come and pick it up. Please, do not offer junk that cannot be repaired. 860-834-2370. House Cleaning: I will clean your home for a good price, good references. Please call Gabriella Gomes, 860-478-9990. Two 13” color TVs: I have two 13” color TVs for sale. Both are in great condition and work well. I am asking $10.00 a piece. Great deal for the kids or as a kitchen TV. 860-651-9096. FREE: Huffy base for basketball backboard and rim. Call 860-658-1859.

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Now – May 28 Coach O’Neill’s Spring Basketball Clinics will be held for ages 4 through kindergarten, and grades 1-3, grades 4-5, and grades 6-8 on Saturday mornings at Henry James Middle School and Simsbury High School. Fees range from $110 to $160.

“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” ~ Buddy Hackett

Summer This summer the Simsbury Culture, Parks and Recreation Department will be offering tennis camps and lessons for all ages. Details and online registration for this variety of tennis programs can be found at the website www.simsburyrec.com. Tennis camps and lessons include: Fun Unlimited Tennis Camp, The Simsbury Farms Tennis and Golf Camp, Summer Tennis Lessons and Adult Tennis Lessons. For more detailed information and registration visit www.simsburyrec.com, or call Simsbury Farms at 860-658-3836.

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” ~ Rhonda Hansome

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“My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“The phrase “ working mother “ is   redundant.” ~ Jane Sellman

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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. Summer Rental: House for rent in Saratoga Springs, NY. 5 BR, 2 Bath ranch; 2 miles from the Saratoga Race track. Season or week rentals. 860-653-4785. 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. FOR SALE: Harley Davidson Sprint parts and service manual 1961-1972. Call 860-558-1855.

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. Trees for Sale: Hawks View Tree Farm has Japanese Maples, Weeping Cherries, Harry Lauders Walking Stick, Beech, Crimson King Maple & more! We grow them locally & dig them by hand. Call 860-712-3250 to schedule your personal appointment. Check out www.hawksviewfarm.com for more info! CHEAPEST PRICES AROUND!: Hard working high school junior experienced in landscaping for hire. Jobs include: mowing, weeding, mulching, pruning and yard cleanup. Have own equipment and tools. Call Elliot for an estimate at 860-651-9096.

Technically Challenged My mom yelled at me for using a recipe I got online because “someone could’ve put poison in it!” Eugene S My parents came down to visit me this past weekend. My dad, being the nice guy that he is, loans me his laptop to use because mine has been acting up lately. Before handing me it he looks at me sternly and warns, “Don’t go downloading Facebook on this.” Oh Dad. Kelsey M I’m posting this from my mom’s laptop, the name of the Web Browser I’m using is “FAFA” I wonder what she was trying to type… Ryan S

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ARRESTS Brian Stewart Burlington, CT 4/25/2011 Passerby called police after seeing Stewart and two accomplices burglarizing 103 Scott Swamp Road. Frank Gacctta Farmington, CT 4/24/2011 Fail to Keep RT on Curve/Hill and Operation While Under the Influence Linda Leach Avon, CT 4/23/2011 Fail to Keep RT on Curve/Hill and Operation While Under the Influence

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Mother’s Day, May 8th Area’s Largest Selection of Landscape Products

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Open Tues-Sat 9:30-5:30 • Sun 12-5 • ClOsed Mondays 383 Salmon Brook St., Rt. 10 & 202, Granby, CT 06035 860-653-3433 www.oldmillpondvillage.com It’s A Shopper’s Dream You Won’t Forget...Come See For Yourself! Help Kids in Need

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Toro Lawn Mower: GTS-XL, Self propelled, 6-horse power. Personal pacer. Great shape, Clean machine $125. 860-674-0684.

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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.

For Sale- Kawai Digital Piano: Great self tuning piano, foot pedals, great for student. Come with bench, mint condition. $400 or best offer. Canton. 860-693-2558. FREE: The Crier is offering FREE RESIDENT CLASSIFIEDS again. Submit at www.thevalleycrier.com

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Babysitter available for the summer: Graduating senior available. High honor student. June 17th until August 20th. Have own transportation. Experienced and have excellent references. 860-324-8320. Mother’s Day Special: Give the very best of both worlds and spoil Mom or yourself with Eminence Sweet Rose & Chocolate Facial or Hot Stone Back Treatment, Spa Pedicure & Manicure. Gift Certificates are available in store or on-line. Save up to $65. Victoria’s Beauty Center, Avon, CT. 860-677-7238. www.victoriasbeautycenter.com. victoriasbeauty@hotmail.com. Tanning Bed: German made Sonnenbraun 32 bulb tanning bed for home or salon use. $975.00 or best offer. 860-329-1833.


Where Children Come First presents

Mom’s / Dad’s Morning Out for children ages 6 weeks thru 6 years

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860-352-2532

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vintage clothing and linens, artwork and furniture Wed-Sat 11-5, Sun 11-3 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. ANTIQUE LIGHTING RESTORATION: Full-service sales and repair business at Old Lamps & Things in Avon. Need lighting? Choose from 300+ restored/rewired pieces. Have a lamp that needs repair, rewiring, conversion or custom work? Contact Cheryl for appointment. 860-655-6507. Truck Box: Full Size Adrian Steel AD201 truck box. Fits most late model Full size trucks. Double lid 70” wide top, 60” wide bottom. 20” deep. $250 or best offer ($590 new). Phone 860-678-0009. Ask for Kevin.

A 9:30 - 11:30 Program full of fun activities. Designed to allow Mom’s and/or Dad’s time for shopping, sports, socializing or just a breather.

Playground Fun, Stories, Snack & any of our Special Guests:

Jump Bunch Sports and Movement, Lori Perron’s Smart Start Science, Music with Fun Fern, Mary from the Library and Much More!

Available on selected dates between April and June

Please call soon to assure your first choice of dates and themes Pick one date or all • As many or as few as you would like • All for just $15.00 per session 7AM to 6PM Mon. – Fri. 40 West Avon Road, Avon • 860-673-0155 Lic. 12659

Computer for Sale: Fujitsu Tablet PC. Brand new in box, not opened. T900 i5 520, 4GB RAM, 146 GB HD, 13.3 screen, Win7. Best offer over $1,650. 860-658-6214. Church Rummage Sale: Friday, May 13, 6:30pm-8:30pm: $5. Saturday May 14, 9am12:30pm-FREE! Universalist Church, 433 Fern St., West Hartford. Clothes, Books, Housewares, Furniture, Baby Items, Toys, Specialty. 11:30am12:30pm Saturday Bag Sale for $10. Info call 860-233-3669.

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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.

Mother’s Day Cakes

Technically Challenged While I was out with my family one day, my grandma wanted to know something, so I looked it up on the internet with my phone. Because she didn’t like what I found out, she looked frustrated and said she would “look it up on the ‘real’ internet” when we get home. Chris C.

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WORK OPPORTUNITY: Great opportunity for the right person. Must be outgoing and self motivated. 860-558-1855.

Order your custom Mother’s Day cake or pick up one in stock and see all the other treats we have! RT 44 AT THE CORNER OF BAILEY ROAD | AVON 894 HOPMEADOW STREET | SIMSBURY 860-676-2663 www.jfostericecream.com

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Avon – $339, 500 2.396 Acres of wooded privAcy 965 Hopmeadow St Simsbury, CT 06070 860-658-8000 www.realtyworldhometown.com

E Granby $279,000 4 BR, LR w/FP, builtins vaulted ceiling. DR w/ builtin server & corner cupboard, beautiful lot. Joyce 860-805-0874

Bloomfield $189,900 Quality built 3 BR, NEW kitchen, Huge Family Rm w/ FP, deck & big backyard Bobbi 860-214-0260

Barkhamsted $175,000 32 beautiful acres, with pond, 1 site approved, more lots possible, Bobbi 860-214-0260

Simsbury $169,600 Storybook Cape, needs TLC, 3BR, 1 BA, Hdwd flrs, FP w/builtins, period kitchen & moldings. Danielle 860-294-2617

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home maintenance & home Restoration Call for appointment or n 860-485-3962 email rcourty@sbcglobal.net n 860-738-7544 Having a baby? Having 2 babies?: For Sale: 2 infant car seats, 2 exersaucers, a double pack and play and more! For more information call 860-352-2184. Tile Installation and Repairs: Floors, walls, showers and back-splashes, prefinished hard wood and laminate floors. Small jobs welcome, low prices, free estimates, serving the Farmington Valley for over 25 years. Licensed and insured. Call Gagnon Tile. 860-286-9443 Grate Heater: Fireplace insert by Heat-N-Glow. Lightly used. Grate and fan housing are 17” wide by 17” deep by 11” high. Variable speed blower. $150 or best offer. 860-651-9273. Flamig Farm Mulch: Fine quality, dark brown, double ground $23/yard, plus tax and delivery. Specializing in “Mulch Emergencies” and we give good measure. Quick delivery. 7 Shingle Mill Rd. West Simsbury. 860-658-5070. www.flamigfarm.com.

FREE PIANO: Free full size pianon, great for a beginner. Nice, dark oak. Can help load. 860-212-5646. Trampoline: For sale $20. Kids not interested anymore. 860-751-8484.

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The Work Shoppe: Find something special for Mother’s Day. Fun summer bags from Scout. “Beachy” Mariposa. JPK Paris handbags in Summer colors. Vera Bradley. Lilly Pulitzer and more. Simsburytown Shops, Simsbury. 860-651-8966. www.theworkshoppect.com.

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Menopausal Weight Gain?: Feel fit and look great at any age with Herbalife! #1 weight loss company Worldwide. 860-674-1017. www.herbalwellnessforlife.com. 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.

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Calendar May 22, 11:30 – 9:00 p.m. Harry’s Bishops Corner, West Hartford will hold its 4th annual Autism Fundraiser Event, to raise money for “Autism Speaks, Walk Now For Autism”. Fifty percent of the day’s sales will be donated to Autism Speaks, Walk Now For Autism. The restaurant owners, along with family and Harry’s BC staff will be walking on June 5th, as members of the “Harry’s Bishops Corner Team” in support of their 7 year old niece, who has Autism. Harry’s Bishops Corner hopes that everyone will come out on Sunday, May 22rd for lunch, dinner or take-out to help raise money for Autism research. For more information about the Walk or if you would like to make a donation online, please visit the Harry’s Bishops Corner website at www.harrysbc.com. May 27 – June 26 The Canton Artists’ Guild presents, Trading Places at the Gallery on the Green. Kent McCoy curator. Artwork by Malcolm Mackenzie will be featured in the Upper Gallery. The Spotlight Gallery will feature artwork by Margaret Burgess. The exhibition will run from May 27, through June 26, 2011. The public is warmly invited to attend the Opening Reception on May 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. refreshments will be served. The Walter & Noel Baker Sculpture Garden Invitational Show will run from April 22 through August 7, 2011.The Gallery on the Green is located at 5 Canton Green Road, Canton, CT 06019 (Route 44 & Dowd Ave.). Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (860-693-4102) www.galleryonthegreen.org May 7, 11a.m.-1p.m. Rabies Clinic at Petals and Paws in Canton. $15 cash only. Must bring previous vaccine certificate to receive a three year vaccine. All towns welcome. Any questions: Animal Control Department, 860-409-4205. 28 

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Curtain Outlet: Factory direct window treatments, bedding. Curtains beginning at $14.99. RLF Home, 30 Bartholomew Ave., Hartford, 860-951-8110. www.rlfhome.com. Alterations: Expert tailoring done professionally. Over 20 years experience. Meral’s Tailoring & Alterations, SimsburyTown Shops, lower level, Simsbury. 860-217-1924. For Sale: Ethan Allen Hitchcock rocking chair. Original lettering and design. One owner. Green with stenciling on top. Beautiful piece of furniture. $75.00. 860-655-0628. 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. Senior Portraits: Easygoing professional will photograph your student for yearbook, online profile, etc. Candid, natural results, very affordable. Retouching included. 860-305-6157.

Two 13”color TVs: I have two 13” color TVs for sale. Both are in great condition and work well. I am asking $10.00 a piece. Great deal for the kids or as a kitchen TV. 860-651-9096. Apartment for Rent: East Granby. 2 bedroom, full basement with washer and dryer. Utilities included. Available May 1. 860-653-7273, 860-658-2544. For Rent: East Granby small farmhouse. Four rooms, 1 bath, private country setting. Utilities not included. Credit check/security deposit/1 year lease. $800 a month. Call 860-653-4023. For Rent: Dramatic sunfilled 5BR home $2500+. 15’ ceilings, fireplace, walls of floor to ceiling windows in LR, stunning views from wrap around porch, chefs kitchen, DR, Enormous MBR/ Bath, built ins, mature landscaping, new sheds, playscape included. Credit/ref’s req’d. 860-716-4550. Table Top Drafting Table: Drafting Table 36x24 $20. 860-558-1855.

Equal housing opportunity Publisher’s Notice All advertising herein is subject to the Federal fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” The Valley Crier will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate, which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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Pediatric Dental Center of Avon, LLC: Dr. Cosgrove is a board-certified dentist specializing in the oral health care of infants, children, adolescents and special needs patients. 44 Dale Rd., Ste. 305, Avon. 860-674-8417. BRUSH TRIMMER: DR 6.75 hp commercial brush trimmer/ mower. Kawasaki-FC150V overhead valve. $300 or best offer. Call 860-658-1859. Mulch Masters: Double ground, color enhanced, spreads easily, organic, longer lasting color, delivery available. $30/ yard, 5 yard minimum for delivery. www.dwburr.com. Simsbury, 860-462-3706. 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. Townhouse Condo in Farmington: Desirable end unit in parklike Farmington Edge condos (Rt 6). 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, new paint, carpet, tile. Kitchen/baths redone w/custom granite/marble. Stainless/black appliances. Clean & bright. 1 car garage, 2 add’l parking spaces. $205,000. 860-490-6787.

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. 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. TABLE SAW: Craftsman table saw for sale. Motorized 12”. $150 or best offer. Call 860-658-1859. Snowblower For Sale: Craftsman 5 hp, 22inch, dual stage starter, $250. 860-673-6107. 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. Housecleaning: Commercial and residential. Cleaning the Valley for 26 years. The Cleaning Crew 860-673-1943. www.thecleaningcrewct.com. HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER: Colonial, three plus bedroom, two and a half baths. Finished basement. Two car attached garage. $389,900. Call 860-558-1855.

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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. For Sale: Chickens, Chicks, Eggs. Chicks hatched 2/18-2/27, will begin laying mid-June. Call 860-693-8181.

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POOL TABLE: Cherry Oak wood pool table with red cloth lining. $800 or best offer. Call 860-597-1192. Serious inquiries only.

Mom’s Stories My three-year-old son had a lot of problems with potty training. One day we stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch in between errands. It was very busy, with a full dining room. While enjoying my taco, I smelled something funny and realized that Danny had not asked to go potty in a while. I asked him if he needed to go, and he said “No”.  I kept thinking “Oh Lord, that child has had an accident, and I don’t have any clean clothes with me.” Then I said, “Danny, are you SURE you didn’t have an accident?” “No,” he replied. I just KNEW that he must have had an accident, because the smell was getting worse.  So, I asked one more time, “Danny, did you have an accident?” This time he jumped up, yanked down his pants, bent over, spread his cheeks and yelled “SEE MOM, IT’S JUST FARTS!!” While 30 people nearly choked to death on their tacos laughing, he calmly pulled up his pants and sat down. An older couple made me feel better, thanking me for the best laugh they’d ever had! o n l i n e at t h e va l l e y c r i e r . c o m

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for sale: Changing table w/ two drawers $30. Electric baby swing w/settings $40. Red metal toddler bed $20. 860-217-1915. Free Junk Car Removal: Cash paid on sight. For fast service, call Mason Enterprises, LLC. www.masonenterprisesct.com. 860-874-1266.

FOR SALE: Cardioglide exercise machine. $15. 860-558-1855. Need Financial Advice?: Call Keith Deyo, a certified Financial Plannerô serving Massachusetts and Connecticut. Free, no obligation consultation. 413-998-3075. Painting (Interior/ Exterior), Wallpapering Services: Cabinet refinishing, textured ceiling repair, faux finishes, insurance restoration. Call Network Painting Contractors. References, licensed/insured. 860-309-3894. Need Cash?: Buying U.S. coins. All silver coins 1964 and before. Half dollars, quarters, dimes. Buying all silver dollars 1935 and before. All gold coins, gold and silver rings, all sterling silver (silverware, dishes, marked sterling). Eagle’s Nest, 35 years in business. 41 Old Avon Village, Avon. Wed. Sat. 12-4. 860-678-0790.

Technically Challenged My mom thinks that headphones only work when they’re in your ears. Josh C So, I took my grandma to a minor league baseball game. Every time a foul ball was hit, a silly noise would play, like a quack or glass shattering. When an especially weird noise sounded, my grandma asked me what kind of animal would make such a noise. I told her that it’s a computer that generates those sounds, not actual animals getting hit. She then exclaimed, “I wonder what kind of computer would make that noise!” Alyssa A

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FOR SALE: Bunk beds for sale. Very sturdy dark stain wood. $200 or best offer. Call 860-558-1855. Mulch, Top Soil, Organic Compost: Bulk delivery. Buy direct and save!! GreenCycle Landscape Products, Farmington. 860-674-8855. www.greencycle.net. Electrician: Brannack Electric, Inc. Upgrades, new wiring, lighting, phone, cable, service work. Residential/Commercial 24 hour emergency service. 860-242-6486. Steel Toe Boots: Brand new, never worn, brown steel toe boots. Size 10.5. Originally $120. Will sacrifice for a real bargain. Only $40. Great deal! 860-651-9096.

The Evolution of Mom Your Clothes 1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.

Casio Music Designer Keyboard: Bought brand new. Have box, manuals and portable folding stand. Has all of the following: Model CT K 650, 128 General Midi Tones, 128 Rhythms, Touch Response , 32 Polyphony, Digital Effects, 16 Channel Multi-Timbre Midi, Full Range Keyboard. $100 or best offer. 860-651-9096.

2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

Affordable Housecleaning: Bonded, insured since 1995. 20% off second cleaning for first time customers. Free estimates. Sandy, Morawski Cleaning, LLC. 860-651-4601.

2nd baby: Someone has to name their kid after your great-aunt Mavis, right? It might as well be you.

Kittens: Blue Cream, Maine Coon mix. Kittens available 1/ month, May 28th. $125. 860461-1435. Also - Roofing nails - Building Nails, $400 worth Make an offer. 860-461-1435.

3rd baby: Your maternity clothes are your regular clothes. The Baby’s Name 1st baby: You pore over baby-name books and practice pronouncing and writing combinations of all your favorites.

3rd baby: You open a name book, close your eyes, and see where your finger falls. Bimaldo? Perfect! Preparing for the Birth 1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously. 2nd baby: You don’t bother practicing because you remember that last time, breathing didn’t do a thing. 3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your 8th month.

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Now –May 31 “Canton in the Civil War,” an exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, at Canton Public Library; a collaboration between Canton Public Library and the Canton Historical Museum. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00-8:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00-5:00. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org Now –May 31 “On Display: Cherry Brook Garden Club” in Canton Public Library’s display case. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00-8:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00-5:00. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 5, 7:00 p.m. “Author Event: Jeff Goldberg, Author of Bird at the Buzzer;” author appearance and book signing; free; registration requested. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 6 – 10:30 a.m. “Nature Drop-in Story Time” with Ms Heather; stories, songs, a movie, and a craft; for children ages 2 through kindergarten with a parent or caregiver; free; no registration necessary. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 6 – 2:00 p.m. “Author Event: Arlene Jones, Author of God, Put Out One of My Eyes;” author appearance and book signing; free; registration requested. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. 32 

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For Sale: Audi Q7 2008. 54,000 miles. Immaculate condition and still under warranty. Sunroof that extends the length of the vehicle. Tow package. Serious inquires only. Please contact 860-874-2125.

Help Wanted: Armorseal is now accepting applications for employment for gutter cleaning, driveway sealing, power washing. Must have clean driving record. Drug testing required. 860-651-9191, 860-677-7777.

Cinco de Mayo: At The Hub! Thursday, May 5th. $1 Tacos! Mexican pizza, drink specials. Join the party! 192 Albany Tpke., Rt. 44, Canton. 860-693-0062.

FOR SALE: Antique child’s desk & chair by Chandler, cast iron/ wood, PAT Date 1897, $75. 860-677-9660.

Empty Nest?: At any given moment, more than 2,000 Connecticut children await placement into a loving home. Foster parenting is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child! For more information call Family & Children’s Aid 888-YOU-BELONG. 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.

Concrete Foundations: and Excavation. Homes, additions, garages. Jenco Construction Co LLC. Lic #522826. 860-243-1058. 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 & Locksmithing, Simsbury, 860-658-0542.

COMiQuotes Everything has been figured out, except how to live. An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived. The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you’re still a rat. For most men life is a search for the proper manilla envelope in which to get themselves filed. Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

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163 Brickyard Road, Farmington, CT • 860-677-9074 For Sale: African Pygmy Hedgehog. Quiet, cute, interesting and easy to care for pet. Son too busy to give him attention. Complete with cage, food, bowls and information. Spent $300; will sell for $50. Call Laurie at 860-651-4636 Fine Area Rug: 6’ x 9’ wool blend, ivory color by Karastan. Never used, still in shipping wrap. Originally $600, now $325. Also, 12 double rolls of Waverly walpaper in two classic patterns. Soft, neutral tones. $125. 860658-2715.. 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. For Sale: 70s Yeoman Simplicity lawn tractor. Model # 637. Pull start, in great condition. Asking $350. 860-402-7098.

Pine Trees: 6’, $75. Includes planting. Guaranteed. Pruned, fast growing. Nice trees for screening. Delivered. 20 years experience. Licensed. Dwight’s trees, 860-485-4330.

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Computer: ABComputerHardare are business and home experts. Upgrades - video, power supply, memory, software, etc. Data recovery, data backup, virus and spyware removal. Configure wireless, new equipment and business installations. Call 860-372-0168. $39.95 for first hour. 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 SPECIAL has been extended. Residents only. Please don’t tell your neighbors – limited time and space offer. Subject to various restrictions, conditions and political affiliations. Submit by 3 p.m. 5/5/11. Online only – www.thevalleycrier.com

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For Sale: Audi Q7 2008. 54,000 miles. Immaculate condition and still under warranty. Sunroof that extends the length of the vehicle. Tow package. Serious inquires only. Please contact 860-874-2125.

Moving Sale: Bedroom, living room, kitchen furniture for sale. All in very good condition. All furniture must go. Call for excellent pricing 860-693-8024.

Cinco de Mayo: At The Hub! Thursday, May 5th. $1 Tacos! Mexican pizza, drink specials. Join the party! 192 Albany Tpke., Rt. 44, Canton. 860-693-0062.

Babysitter for Hire: Babysitting, pet-sitting, other house help. Experienced. Call 860-987-8383.

Empty Nest?: At any given moment, more than 2,000 Connecticut children await placement into a loving home. Foster parenting is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child! For more information call Family & Children’s Aid 888-YOU-BELONG.

Psychotherapy through Volunteering: Awardwinning greater-Hartford nonprofit service, Volunteers In Psychotherapy, allows you to earn private therapy (no reports sent to insurers), in exchange for charitable volunteer work of your choice. www.CTVIP.org or contact Dr. Shulman at 860-233-5115.

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Concrete Foundations: and Excavation. Homes, additions, garages. Jenco Construction Co LLC. Lic #522826. 860-243-1058.

Technically Challenged My MIL thinks her Facebook disappears whenever she’s not logged on. Once, her sister posted something embarrassing/potentially offensive on my MIL’s wall. She refused to log on to FB for WEEKS because she “didn’t want anyone to see that!” R J My Grandma recently called me over to her house because her wireless internet was not working. When I got there, she said the router was in the kitchen, I looked around for it and asked again. Her router was in the kitchen…. in her other house 50 miles away. Ben K

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Furniture Emporium O utdoor All Top Quality Featuring: Kettler & Windward Designs RT 44, Canton

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Parents Needed!: At any given moment, more than 2,000 Connecticut children await placement into a loving home. Foster parenting is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child! For info call Family & Children’s Aid 888-YOU-BELONG. 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. Help Wanted: Armorseal is now accepting applications for employment for gutter cleaning, driveway sealing, power washing. Must have clean driving record. Drug testing required. 860-651-9191, 860-677-7777. FOR SALE: Antique child’s desk & chair by Chandler, cast iron/ wood, PAT Date 1897, $75. 860-677-9660.

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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. For Sale: African Pygmy Hedgehog. Quiet, cute, interesting and easy to care for pet. Son too busy to give him attention. Complete with cage, food, bowls and information. Spent $300; will sell for $50. Call Laurie at 860-651-4636. Computer: ABComputerHardare are business and home experts. Upgrades - video, power supply, memory, software, etc. Data recovery, data backup, virus and spyware removal. Configure wireless, new equipment and business installations. Call 860-372-0168. $39.95 for first hour.

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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.

Fine Area Rug: 6’ x 9’ wool blend, ivory color by Karastan. Never used, still in shipping wrap. Originally $600, now $325. Also, 12 double rolls of Waverly walpaper in two classic patterns. Soft, neutral tones. $125. 860-658-2715.

For Sale: 70s Yeoman Simplicity lawn tractor. Model # 637. Pull start, in great condition. Asking $350. 860-402-7098.

For Sale: 40ft fiberglass extension ladder, very good condition, $140.00. 860-651-5271.

Pine Trees: 6’, $75. Includes planting. Guaranteed. Pruned, fast growing. Nice trees for screening. Delivered. 20 years experience. Licensed. Dwight’s trees, 860-485-4330.

2001 Kropf Park Trailer: 40ft clean park model trailer at campground in East Haddam.Full kitch w/table & chairs,queen BR,2 queen sofabeds in LR,garden tub w/shower.Turn key,includes everything.860-424-7486. Hitchcock chairs: 4 WhiteLeaf kitchen chairs and white table,and 1 Black-Oak stenciled, extra large rocking chair. 860-653-4946 (Dawn).

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Violin: 3/4 size Hermann Beyer violin. Gently used. Good condition. $150.00. 860-675-7447 or email clmarut@aol.com.

Tag Sale - Farmington: 21-32 Carriage Dr., Farmington, Sat., April 30th, 9-1. Huge, 5 families!

For Sale: 3-wheel mobility scooter, never used. Dr. Leonard’s (item #47070) includes charger, basket, and manual. 12-mile range, indoor or outdoor, flat-free tires, carries up to 250 pounds and easily folds for transport. $700 new, asking $350. 860-673-6972.

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 Annie at 860-490-6880.

Property Maintenance: 22 years serving the valley. Residential/Commercial. Complete landscaping, mowing, light excavation, patios & walkways. Goldstar Property Maintenance, LLC. 860-676-2916.

For Sale: 2003 BMW 325XI, white, all wheel drive, new tires, moon roof, great car. 140K. $6,950. Granby, call Steve, 860-883-5003. Park Model Trailer: 2001 Kropf 40ft. LR & Kitch w/ slide out, Queen BR w/slide out. In East Haddam, CT. Turn-key, includes everything! 860-424-7486.

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

860-874-1266

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Jeanmarie A. Cosgrove, DMD Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

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Serving the Farmington Valley

Your pets are our passion!

• In-home pet sitting while you’re away • Weekday dog walks while you’re at work • Home-like canine boarding • Doggy day care, summer day camp • House sitting services, including sleep overs • Care for all types of pets

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BEAUTIFUL SUGAR PINE BOARDS: 2 pieces each 5 feet long x 21 inches wide x about 2 inches thick; clear/select; stained/ poly; can be sanded to natural. Only $66 each/$100 both. 860-693-1818.

For Sale: 1995 Jaguar XJ 6. Very good condition, in and out. 172,000 miles. Asking $3,000. 860-673-9338.

For Sale: 2 Mongoose bikes with extras, $80 each. Samsonite woman’s wheeled portolio used once, $45. 2 Captains bar stools, $20 both. Royal manual typewriter, $20. 120 pound weight set with lifting bars, $25. Metal coat cabinet, $10. 860-651-3984.

Older Guitars wanted: 1/2 size in good playing condition. Full size in any condition. Preferably with hard cases. William 860-674-0437.

For Sale: 1981 380 SL Mercedes Benz. Leather interior. 2 tops, great shape. 113,500 miles $6,500. A must see! 860-305-9630. COMMUNITY TAG SALE: 15+ units participating. Canton Hollow Condos, Saturday, May 14th, 55 Dowd Avenue, Canton. Computer Solutions: 10% OFF! Virus removal, networking, laptop repair, tutoring, webdesign, computer recycling, PC or Mac. Expedited onsite service, guaranteed work. $60 hourly. 860-670-1862.

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FREE PALLETS: 10 clean pallets. you pick up. North Granby. Gary 860-844-8887.

Simsbury and East Granby: 1 and 2-bedroom apartments for rent. Please call Fish Enterprises for more information, 860-677-1381. Interior Painting: & paper hanging. Home/historic restoration. Preparation specialist. Insured, CT HIC # 0619457. Charter Painting & Restoration. www.charterpainting.com, 860-646-7668. For Sale: 3 blade pedestal electric fan. $75. Call 860-653-3722.


Windsor Locks Oil Company “We answer your call!”

860-623-1214

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SAVE MONEY & GET TOP-NOTCH SERVICE! SAVE $ New Customers only w/automatic delivery contract thru 6/3/11.

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• Full Service • Budget Plans • CRT Assistance • Automatic Delivery - Service Contracts 24/7 SERVICE “You’ll never get an answering machine.” Boiler & Furnace Tuneups • AC Tuneups & Installs Available

556 Elm Street, Windsor Locks, CT

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Richies Heating and Cooling: of Granby. New, fully ducted central air systems starting at $49.95 plus tax. Full 10 year warranty. Call for your free estimate. CT Lic.# S1-391856. 860-844-8318. For Sale: 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan, maintained regularly & still rides beautifully; roof rack, alloy wheels; newer tires; 126,000 mi; Kelly Blue Book $4,130 value; sacrifice at $3,000. Call 860-205-4845. Have you been looking for: “Mostly Lavender” by Sue McQueen? Now located in The Muddy Moose Country Shop in New Hartford Center. 860-738-1737.

FREE: GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME FREE CLASSIFIEDS. FREE CLASSIFIEDS ARE A RIGHT NOT AN OBLIGATION! Earn tax-free cash. 100% profit. Submit online right away - several restrictions apply. Residents only, online only etc. www.thevalleycrier.com Deadline 5/5/11, 3 p.m.

Hopmeadow

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769 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, CT 06070

For Sale: ‘98 Holiday Rambler. 31 foot, 1 slide, Many Extras, Excellent condition, Price Negotiable. 860-658-6792. Creeture Comforts: In-home pet sitting, small-group doggie daycare and home-like canine boarding. Call Elayne Cree at 860-651-7773. 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.

• Neck Pain • Disk Injuries • Back Pain • Numbness • Headaches • Arm/Leg Pain

CALL 860-651-4385 Eugene A. www.hopmeadowchiropractic.com Bolognese, DC

COMiQuotes “I think---therefore I’m single.”   ~ Lizz Winstead “When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade  another country.” ~ Elayne Boosler

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Residential & Commercial

SEAL YOUR DRIVEWAY

• Seal Coating • Hot Asphalt Patching • Hot Crack Filling • Line Painting

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

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Calendar May 7 – 2:00 p.m. “Puzzle Demonstration by Joel Ferola,” a program on manipulative puzzles (not crosswords or other paper puzzles); free; for all ages, with children accompanied by a parent; registration requested. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 9 – 7:00 p.m. Monday Night Book Club at Canton Public Library will discuss The Given Day by Dennis Lehane. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are always welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 12 – 6:00 p.m. “Advanced Training Choir of Chorus Angelicus” at Canton Public Library; free; for families and for children ages 4 and up; no registration necessary. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 18 – 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 Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org 40 

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Lane Cedar Chest: “Bountiful Collection” excellent condition. Paid $700. Selling for $300. 860-352-2024. Parents Needed!: At any given moment, more than 2,000 Connecticut children await placement into a loving home. Foster parenting is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child! For more information call Family & Children’s Aid 888-YOU-BELONG. For Sale: 1995 Chev 2500 4X4 Pickup needs some work. Will be a good plow truck. Asking $800. 860-878-224 For Sale: 2 braided rugs. Professionally cleaned. 1 brown tones, 1 red tones. 5 x 8. $100 each. 860-673-3070.

HELP WANTED. We have an excellent opportunity in marketing. Prefer experience in business, sales, PR or marketing, but will train an entry-level candidate. Thorough knowledge of Valley towns required. Approximately 30 hrs. per week, flexible schedule. $10- $13 per hr. to start. The Valley Book and Crier, Simsbury. Resume to bob@webbooksct.com

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Senior Portraits: Easygoing professional will photograph your student for yearbook, Facebook, etc. Candid, natural results‚ very affordable‚ retouching included. 860-305-6157. Village Building & restoration: Who can you trust to fix your home right? The company with 37 years of experience in the Valley. On time and on budget for jobs large and small. Baths, home repairs and replacements, painting. Call Jim at Village Building & Restoration, LLC. 860-658-6538 or 860-379-2012. Canton Auto Exchange: Now servicing all makes. Specializing in imports. Special; timing belt, water pump, major service, $599. Most 4-cylinder vehicles. 860-693-9922. 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. FREE CLASSIFIEDS EXTENDED!: for residents. Deadline May 5, at 3 p.m. No Joke. Submit online at www.thevalleycrier.com or call us at 888-611-1312.


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Mike’s Stump Grinding: No Truck on Lawn. Low Rates. Call 860-379-3042. Free row boat wanted: If you have a free row boat that is in your way, takes space in your backyard, and not needed, I will come and pick it up. Please, do not offer junk that cannot be repaired. 860-834-2370.

Holiday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Birthdays & Team Events

Wed. 45 ¢ WINGS Thurs. Prime Rib Dinner $14.95 Smoked BBQ is our Specialty! Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Turkey Breast, Ribs & Chicken Thighs

Calendar

May 19 – 7:00 p.m. “Author Event: Lou Sturen, Author of Gone But Not Forgotten;” free; registration requested. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 20 – 10:30 a.m. “Nature Drop-in Story Time” with Ms Heather; stories, songs, a movie, and a craft; for children ages 2 through kindergarten with a parent or caregiver; free; no registration necessary. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

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4/20 – 5/20

Weekly Overview (Week starting on May 2) f you’re single and you’ve been out of the love game for a while, Monday brings about something of a change. You’re casting your eyes around crowded rooms in a way you haven’t in a while. If you’re not single, the change manifests itself as a willingness to take risks, lose yourself in long conversations, and enjoy yourself. Whatever your situation, you’re taking the plunge this week -- and getting positive results. Thursday through Sunday is a whirlwind of dinner parties, bear hugs, stirring debates and opportunities to demonstrate your loyalties.

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LANDSCAPING & ODD JOBS: We are a group of college students who are willing to do any type of manual labor. Lawn mowing/maintenance, mulching, rock removal, weeding, wood splitting and stacking, dump runs, plant delivery, tree removal, general yard work. Any other odd jobs or lawn and garden projects you may have! Wesley Nichols 860-221-9474.

Brunch Buffet

May 21 – 10:30 a.m. Teen Book Club at Canton Public Library will meet to discuss The Eternal One by Kristen Miller. Registration is requested. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 25 – 7:00 p.m. “Black Bear History, Biology and Management in Connecticut,” a talk by Paul Rego, a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection; free; registration requested. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org May 28– 1:00 p.m. Saturday Book Conversations at Canton Public Library will discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Copies of the book will be available at the library. New members are always welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue.

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BARK MULCH ALL NATURAL Double Ground - Delivery Available

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We specialize in working for & with Seniors

ON THE MOVE, llc Your Clean-Out Specialists!

WE’RE YOUR EAST COAST EXPEDITORS, ONE-WAY MOVES EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI & FROM MAINE TO FLORIDA • Estates • Moving • Dump Runs • In-house Moves

• Prep for Sales • Demolition • Clean-outs • Office Moves • Local Deliveries • Packing • Storage Containers

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FREE CLASSIFIEDS ARE BACK www.thevalleycrier.com House Cleaning: I will clean your home for a good price, good references. Please call Gabriella Gomes, 860-478-9990. Senior Portraits: Easygoing professional will photograph your student for yearbook, online profile, etc. Candid, natural results, very affordable. Retouching included. 860-305-6157. FREE: Huffy base for basketball backboard and rim. Call 860-658-1859. 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.

Summer Rental: House for rent in Saratoga Springs, NY. 5 BR, 2 Bath ranch; 2 miles from the Saratoga Race track. Season or week rentals. 860-653-4785. 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. FOR SALE: Window grid, white 28.5 X 49.5 Best offer 860-558-1855. DRILL PRESS: Toolkraft drill press for sale. Floor model #4452. $200 or best offer. Call 860-658-1859.

COMiQuotes “In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man-if you want anything  done, ask a woman.”   ~ Margaret Thatcher “If men can run the world, why can’t  they stop wearing neckties?  How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a noose around your neck?” ~ Linda Ellerbee

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Richie's Heating and Cooling Of Granby

New Fully Ducted Central Air Systems Starting at $4,995 + tax

~ Full 10 year warranty ~ Call for your FREE estimate

860-844-8318 Ct. License # S1-391856

Elizabeth’s Restaurant and Pizzeria

Now Taking Reservations ~ For ~

Mothers Day (open noon on Mothers Day)

FACTORY DIRECT

WINDOW TREATMENTS, BEDDING FABRICS, TRIMS, ACCESSORIES HOME CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE

www.rlfhome.com Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm Sat 9:30am-3pm 30 Bartholomew Ave, Hartford CT 860-951-8110

Antique Dresser Set: Three piece antique dresser set. Fleur de lis inlay. Mother of pearl inlaid knobs. $1100 or best offer. 860-558-1855.

For Sale: Ten Eighty Kinked Grinding Rail, Good condition. $25. Punching Bag $20. Hagen Varsity Jr. golf clubs set, right hand. 860-651-3797.

Estate Liquidations: The Kensington Company has been assisting realtors and private clients liquidate entire or partial contents of homes for 33 years. Estate sales, appraisals, references. For information, please call Mr. Sean Mahoney, 860-978-6743.

Dining Room Table: Tell City brand, round, maple, pedestal-style, 2 extension leaves, 4 matching chairs, excellent condition, $500. 860-352-2024.

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.

Touch of Class Consignment’s: Ebay store has some new merchandise handbags, shoes, jewelry artwork. Check it out http://stores.ebay. com/nitas-boutique all merchandise is available for inspection at the shop 524 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury 860.651.8591 touchofclassconsignment.com

Technically Challenged My mom doesn’t believe in climate change. So when we were having one of our monthly arguments on the existence of it, she said to me, “well, you’re not doing anything to help either. You keep complaining that your computer overheats. If you really cared about stopping global warming, you’d put an ice bag on your computer to stop it from blowing hot air out the side.” Disappointed Environmentalist

Marco will be offering many old & new Favorites!! Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-9:30pm, Sun. 3pm-9pm

Delivery, Catering, Parties

32 Main Street, Tariffville, CT Ph: 860-651-4214 Fax: 860-651-4986

GARDEN PONDS Everything You Need to Get Started!

PLANTS & FISH HAVE ARRIVED!

TROPICAL FISH & EMMONS 1612 Hopmeadow St. (Rt. 10) Simsbury CT • 860-658-5401 GARDEN POND CENTER

Open 7 Days a Week • www.emmonstropicalfishandpond.com

COMiQuotes “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” ~ Oscar Wilde “ You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.” ~William D. Tammeus “Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life.” ~ Author Unknown “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” ~ Lisa Alther

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Prom SPecialS Deluxe SPray tan with ONE ‘Stand-Up’ Tanning Session or 6 tanning SeSSionS

with FREE Lotion $50 Value for only $35 Call Early for your appointmEnt

369 W Main St. Route 44, Avon, CT 860-678-1200 www.maherspaint.hdspd.com M-F: 7:30-5:30 Sat: 7:30-5:00 Closed Sun.

*Manufacturer’s rebate offer valid for purchases made between 5/3/11-9/12/11. Limitations and restrictions apply. All rebates will be issued in U.S. dollars, in the form of an American Express® Prepaid Reward Card. ©2011 Hunter Douglas ® and TM are trademarks of Hunter Douglas.

Hypnosis: Stop smoking, release self-sabotaging habits, develop awesome beliefs to attract abundance and well being, promote healthy mind and body, feel good. Offering Dr. Eric Pearl’s Reconnective Healing. Nishanto Kane, certified Ericksonian Hypnotist Master, NLP Practitioner, Reconnection Practitioner. 860-658-9678. www.minddesigning.net.

Calendar May 7 Making music for a good cause. Littlehouse to perform at Mayor’s Charity Ball in West Hartford. LittleHouse will perform live at the 12th annual Mayor’s Ball in West Hartford on Saturday, May 7th. In addition, the band will auction off a private performance for 70 people. Besides the private LittleHouse concert, other live auction items up for bid at the event include a catered 25-person dinner from Max Burger Night or Max Oyster Night, a landscaped stone fire pit from Jeff Hodges Landscaping, Patriots tickets, Redsox tickets and a Hartt School of Music performance. The Mayor’s Charity Ball is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization created to raise awareness and funds for West Hartford non-profit organizations including: HopeWorks, Inc., The Grounds, and Playhouse on Park. The organization’s goal is to create an event that will enable the three non-profits to pool resources and to collaborate on one important fundraising activity within the West Hartford Community.For ticket information on the Mayor’s Ball visit: http://www.themayorscharityball.org/ticketinformation.html May 7th, 8 - 11:00 a.m. Annual May Breakfast. Homemade breakfast, with trimmings & Cod Fish Cakes. Posey Shop, Church Cookbooks & Bake Sale Booth. Adults $7, Kids 6-12 $5 & Kids 5 and under FREE. Berlin Cong. Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin. 860-828-6586. 44 

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Tag Sale: Saturday, May 7th 8am to 2pm at 24 Windham Rd. in Simsbury. Scandinavian style armoire, antique buffet; also selling wide variety of infant to preschool aged girl’s clothing and toys.

FREE CLASSIFIEDS ARE BACK www.thevalleycrier.com

1410 Hopmeadow St.

SimSbury • 860-658-4196

(Holloway’S plaza) tanningdownundersimsbury.com

Multi-Family Tag Sale: Rivers Edge condominiums, Route 179, Canton. Save the Date: Saturday, May 7th 8:00am 2:00pm. Rain or shine. Sale and Donation: Sale - Bridgestone MB-6 Trail Blazer, mountain bike, small frame, excellent condition, $170. Donation - Whitney piano, good condition. 860-966-2801. FREE CRIER CLASSIFIEDS: CONTINUED by popular demand. Deadline MAY 5 at 3 p.m. Un-clutter, 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 www.thevalleycrier.com.

COMiQuotes “Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.” ~ Unknown “No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you.” ~ Unknown “There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.” ~ Unknown

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Queen Anne Antiques

Fabulous Gifts For Your Mom! “A Little Bit Of Everything Shop”

Cottage Chic, Vintage & Retro. . . Everything Fabulous! Small Painted Furniture, Lamps, Mirrors, Linens, Books, Jewelry, Glassware 167 Albany Turnpike • Rt 44 • Canton, CT (across from The Pink House and The Green Papaya) 860-847-2094 • Wed thru Sat 11–5

FLaMig FarM MULCH Fine Quality Dark Brown Double Ground

23

$

yarD plus tax & delivery

Specializing in

“Mulch Emergencies”

and we give good measure

Quick DElivEry!

Barbies for Sale: Selling entire collection of 90’s Barbies. Most mint, never removed from box. Can e-mail list. 860-212-0186. 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. For Sale: Roofing nails. 1 3/4 long galvanized, 50lbs $20; 12D,10D & 8D common/galvanized nails 25lb boxes $20 each box. 860-651-5271.

Help Wanted: Septic cleaning company is searching for an experienced, customer oriented driver with the required licenses to join us. Top pay and benefits for the right person. Please send resume to cbryantco@aol.com. 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. WANTED - KETTLEBELLS: Looking for kettle bell wieghts, 25lbs and up. Barbels and plates also. Call Darcy 860-462-8091, darcystonge@gmail.com.

Technically Challenged My dad had me create an alternate email for him. He spent a lot of time thinking of a pseudonym. Then he made me repeat this process 3 more times. The whole process took about 2 hours. About a week later, I get friend requests from all of his pseudonyms on Facebook. He wanted extra accounts so he could have more neighbors on Farmville because “that’s how the pros do it.” Ryan W

GrEaT PrODucT

CoMpost $25

yarD plus tax & delivery

Will GrOW HuGE FlOWErS & vEGETaBlES

7 Shingle Mill Rd. • West Simsbury 860-658-5070 • www.flamigfarm.com

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URGENT! Volunteer Dialysis Drivers Needed NOW!!! Canton residents who need dialysis are very fortunate to have volunteers who are able to drive them to and from their life-saving treatments. These people are dependent upon the good hearts of volunteers who drive once a week or more if they can. The rides are coordinated by Pat Swan, the Dialysis Transportation Volunteer Coordinator. Right now there is a critical need for drivers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to transport an elderly woman from Canton to UCONN Medical. Please call Pat at 860-693-8619 if you can help. All mileage for drivers is considered a tax-deductible charitable contribution. May 5, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Say “NO” to Negativity with Lisa Zaccheo, Board Certified Hypnotist and Instructor at Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St. Free and open to all. Reserve a seat at 860-658-7663 www.simsburylibrary.info/busiprograms.htm. May 10, 7 p.m. The East Granby Land Trust and the East Granby Library are bringing John Root to East Granby to help us welcome spring with his beautiful and informative program on “Wildflowers of the Northeast”. He’ll show us how to identify some of the common plant families we can find in the woods and meadows and roadsides around East Granby and throughout the Northeast. The program will take place at the East Granby Library. It’s free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeanne Dube at 860 658-9331 or dube.j@live.com.

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Awning Sale!

Jenco construction co LLc ConCrete Foundations and exCavation

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Act now and get a $200 discount, good toward any SunSetter Retractable Lateral Arm Awning. Get a FREE in-home consultation. We’re your hometown authorized SunSetter Dealer, offering professional installation. For your FREE consultation, call us now.

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lori Vincent Award Winning Pet Stylist www.happytailsrwagging.com

Mitchell Hair Design, Inc.

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ARRESTS Matthew Bregman Simsbury, CT 4/15/2011 Op W/Reg/Lic Suspended/Revoked Brett Kubasek West Simsbury, CT 4/18/2011 Operation While Under the Influence and Failure to Drive Right

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Bill Selig Jewelers

billseligjewelers.com

2 Locations: 712 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, CT 06070 860-651-0555 161 Broad Street Windsor, CT 06095 860-688-3111

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