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State Rep. Tami Zawistowski got a first-hand look at what she describes as “the leaders of tomorrow� as high school students competed in a Feb. 14 robotics competition that attracted teams from five other states. To her right is Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. The 15th annual scrimmage was hosted at Suffield High School by Aces High, a team comprised of Suffield and Windsor Locks students. The teens played a game called Recycle Rush, which required them to use their robots to stack totes on scoring platforms. The Aces High program is currently in its 20th season. The team won the national championship in 1999 and is supported by Windsor Locks-based Hamilton Sundstrand. “It’s critical to the future of our state and nation that we get children more interested in technology-related education, and I’m proud to represent a district that has a leading program that provides students with hands-on opportunity,� said Zawistowski.

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New faces have been popping up in schools all over North Central Connecticut, as the new year came with leadership changes in several area institutions. Asnuntuck Community College Michael Stefanowicz is the new dean of academics at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. Formerly the division director for liberal arts at Manchester Community College, Stefanowicz said he has lived in Enfield for 20 years and had previously worked at ACC as the college’s tech prep coordinator and assistant coordinator for vocational technical education. “I’ve always had a place in my heart for Asnuntuck,” he said, adding that it’s good to be back. “There’s certainly a lot of focus on community colleges,” he said, pointing to President Barack Obama’s initiative to make community college educations accessible to all students and free of charge with certain requirements. Stafanowicz said with the 10-year

Michael Stefanowicz is the new dean of academics at Asnuntuck. New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation coming up, it’s a time for the college to review its programs and structure. He said this gives them the opportunity to “look at what new academic programs might be viable.” CREC Public Safety Academy Jeff Larson is the new principal of the

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February to eliminate three K-12 curriculum supervisor positions, interim Superintendent of Schools Mel Chafetz said. Those positions include the Englishlanguage arts, math and science curriculum supervisors. The positions will end July 1. “They felt that we needed a new leadership model,” Chafetz said of the decision, adding the board wants to give the new superintendent a chance to create that new model. Chafetz became interim superintendent of schools Jan. 1, following the resignation of former superintendent of schools Karen Baldwin. Chafetz is the former principal of the Spaulding, Bridge Street and McAlister Intermediate schools. He was a member of the Board of Selectmen prior to his appointment.

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Macunas said he expects his position to be very short-term, with candidates for his replacement already being interviewed. Macunas temporarily replaces Daniel Uriano, who left Ellington High to become the principal of Tolland Middle School. Ellington also is searching for a superintendent of schools. Current Superintendent Stephen Cullinan has told the Board of Education he is retiring at the end of the school year. The board has begun the process of searching for a new superintendent. Suffield Public Schools The Suffield Public Schools are seeing some changes as the Board of Education searches for a new superintendent of schools. The Board of Education voted in

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sites on the six-plus mile trail. Most volunteers are retired. Walking to and from sites carrying a chain saw to remove a fallen tree from the trail or to spray poison ivy saps energy from volunteers and eats up valuable work time. The Friends of the Canal have been working for many years to maintain the park and trail and to educate visitors of its historical value. They work as a group every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to about noon cutting brush, mowing, repairing equipment and generally keeping the trail open for walkers, bikers and fishermen. The Friends maintain the picnic tables and the benches placed along the trail. There are opportunities for volunteers in other areas as well. The Friends thank businesses, organizations, individuals and especially the Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund for their past support. The need, however, is ongoing. They look forward to your help and hope a visit to the Windsor Locks State Park Trail will entice you to join The Friends with financial and/or physical contributions. Dues are $25 for an individual member or $35 for a family. Dues or tax-deductible donations in any amount can be sent to Friends of the Canal, PO Box 550, Suffield, CT 06078. Call 860-668-0505 for volunteer opportunities.


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Town’s Grand List Down Slightly In Spite of Value Increase

East Windsor By Linda Tishler Levinson

EAST WINDSOR – The town’s grand list is down slightly, despite an increase in the value of real estate in town. The 2014 grand list, the list of all taxable property in town, decreased 0.5 percent from the previous year

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EAST WINDSOR - The East Windsor Rotary Club is accepting nominations from all East Windsor residents for its annual Citizen - Businessperson of the Year Award. Nominees must be a resident or business owner in East Windsor.  The award is given for service to the community.  In past years, this award has been given to an East Windsor resident or businessperson who has made significant contributions to the citizens of East Windsor including service to the Town’s youth through scouting, sports and 4H programs; public safety; public service and service to citizens; and contributions to the general welfare of the entire community. Nomination letters must be received by Friday, March 13. Nomination letters should be mailed to East Windsor Rotary Club, Citizen of the Year, 73 Miller Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016 or emailed to ewrotary7890@gmail.com.  Please call Denise Menard at 860-558-4797 with any questions.

according to Caroline Madore, town assessor. The grand list totaled $951,995,751, a decrease of $496,744. Real estate represented a 0.8 percent increase in the grand list, rising to $799,050,030, an increase of $668,150. Personal property dropped 0.6 percent to $61,678,555, a decrease of $380,400. Motor vehicles dropped 0.9 percent to $91,267,166, a decrease of $784,494. Madore said the difference of $496,744 based on the 2013 mill rate of 0.02978 represents a loss of $14,793 in collectible taxes. The town’s top taxpayer is Southern Auto Sales Inc. and related entities, with an assessment of $22,238,610

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EAST WINDSOR - The East Windsor Parks and Recreation Department is looking for applicants interested in working in the snack bar/gatehouse, as a camp counselor, as a lifeguard, as well as water safety instructor. Applicants must be 16 years of age and older. Interested candidates should download an application from the town website at www.eastwindsor-ct.gov or pick one up at the First Selectmen’s Office located in Town Hall, 11 Rye St., Broad Brook. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

and a tax liability of $662,266. Also on the list of top 10 taxpayers are: • Wal-Mart Stores East LP, with an assessment of $21,993,860; • The Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, $19,242,110; • Millpond Limited Partnership, $415,487,800; • Blue Dog Properties Trust, $10,990,100; • Connecticut Light & Power Co. and related entities, $10,859,990; • Balch Bridge Street Corp. and related entities, $9,840,590; • East Windsor Properties Limited Partnership, $8,776,440; • Connecticut Water Co., $8,370,880; and, • Fremont Prospect Hill Road LLC, $8,184,460.

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Parks and Recreation Department Offers Programs and Events

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EAST WINDSOR - The East Windsor Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following programs and events. LET’S GOGH ART Magical Art Mystery tour draws children into a world of wonder, revealing unbelievable art tricks and inspiring out-of-the-box creativity. Experiment with new and mysterious mediums, and discover surprising techniques to transform familiar materials into magical masterpieces. Classes will be held Mondays, 3:45 p.m.4:45 p.m. March 16-May 11 (no class April 20). Fee is $89. Register online at www.goghartwestma.com. Deadline to register is March 12 or until full. A scholarship may be available for a child whose parent is willing to assist at every class. Contact Randi at 413567-0923 or randi@letsgoghart.com. This program is for East Windsor Residents only. BABYSITTER SAFETY COURSE The East Windsor Parks and Recreation Department along with LifeSafe Services is sponsoring a Babysitter Safety Course to be held at the East Windsor Middle School. Babysitter Safety 101 is for youths 10-15 years of age. It is an entry level course intended to teach ageappropriate skills necessary to care for children of all ages using team babysitting, mother’s helper and individual babysitting concepts. Basic first aid and obstructed airway management for a conscious choking adult/child and infant will be covered. This course is four hours long. Classes will be held March 18 and 19 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. and the cost is $40. Advanced

Babysitter Safety 102 is for youths 12-16 years of age with a sincere interest in advanced concepts and skills of First Aid including CPR certification. Prerequisite is Babysitter Safety 101 within the past 360 days. Building on the entry level skills, objectives for this scenario-based, expanded course include additional First Aid concept, adult/child and infant CPR. This course is 2.5 hours long. Class will be held March 25 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and the cost is $40. This program is open to both residents and non-residents. Preregistration is required and a minimum of 10 participants are required to run the program. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks & Recreation Office or download the form at www.eastwindsorct.com and mail to EWP&R, 11 Rye St., Broad Brook, CT 06016. MOMMY & ME SIGN LANGUAGE STORY & CRAFT TIME The East Windsor Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Mommy and Me class for ages 6 months to 8 years old. The Signing Time Program brings the benefits of ASL to children of all ages and abilities. Children who know sign language show increased communication skills during the toddler years, and therefore are less frustrated and have fewer tantrums. Signing with school age children promotes increased language and social skills. Signing Time is a “mommy and me” style program that incorporates sign language, music and crafts into a classic storytime program children already know and love. So warm up

those fingers and let’s sign! This program is open to both residents and non-residents. Classes will be held Tuesday mornings, March 3-24, from 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. at the Town Hall Annex, 25 School St., East Windsor. The cost of this program is $25. Pre-registration is required and a minimum of five participants is required to run the program.

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EAST WINDSOR - A variety of exemptions are available to reduce property tax obligations for certain qualifying taxpayers: elderly persons or persons over the age of 18 and totally disabled. The application dates are Feb. 1 to May 15 of each year. For blind persons, veterans, disabled veterans, surviving spouses or widows of qualified veterans and Social Security qualified disabled persons, the qualifying date for an additional exemption is Oct. 1 of each year. Certain exemption applications will require income proof including a copy of the IRS tax return filed in the last calendar year. Additional/local qualifications for most exemptions are: you must be receiving state exemption, Connecticut residency, title ownership and residing at the property as of the Oct. 1 assessment date. If you believe you may be eligible or just want information regarding these exemptions, or you wish to check your exemption status, please call your local Assessor’s office.

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Town Participates in Program To Preserve McKnight Farm

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ELLINGTON – First Selectman Maurice Blanchette and Commissioner of Agriculture Steven K. Reviczky announced that the Town of Ellington and the State of Connecticut recently completed the joint acquisition of development rights for a local farm – the McKnight Farm. This acquisition represents approximately 122 acres, generally situated in the northwestern section of Ellington on the easterly side of Green Road and the northerly and southerly sides of Muddy Brook Road, owned by Jeff T. McKnight. Ellington’s participation is possible by a farmland bond authorized by Ellington voters in 2007. The preservation of the McKnight Farm represents Ellington’s fourth joint acquisition with the State of Connecticut and increases permanently preserved farmland since 2007 to over 350 acres. Blanchette said, “The voters of Ellington re-affirmed their commitment to farmland preservation by approving at Town Meeting the purchase of develop-

ment rights to the McKnight Farm. This was done in partnership with the State of Connecticut, with Town funding from a $2,000,000 authorization by voters some years ago. Now that contracts have been executed to make this a reality, the McKnight Farm joins a number of other Ellington farms that have been preserved in this way. With the continued support of its voters, I expect that the Town of Ellington will participate even more in farmland preservation.” McKnight Farm is located in an agricultural part of town in the northwest corner of Ellington. Over three-quarters of the McKnight Farm contain soils classified as prime or important farmland soils, the type of soils most suitable for growing crops and the most critical to preserve. “Ensuring that Connecticut’s prime and important farmland remains available for agriculture in perpetuity is one of my highest priorities,” Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky said. “I commend the residents and the

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administration of the Town of Ellington for their efforts to partner with the state in order to keep the McKnight Farm and other working lands in active production.” The contribution from the Town was $207,920.86 and a permanent conservation easement is now in place restricting the use of the farm for agriculture only. Protected farms help the Town and State retain their rural character and scenic vistas, protect natural resources, pro-

mote local food security, and sustain employment in the agricultural sector. The Ellington Planning Department is excited to add the McKnight Farm to the list of farms permanently protected in Ellington and encourages other farms to participate in the program. To learn more, please contact Ellington Town Planner Lisa M. Houlihan at 860-870or 3120/planner@ellington-ct.gov Conservation Commissioner James Gage at 860-875-6971.

Town’s Grand List Increases by 1.5 Percent By Linda Tishler Levinson

ELLINGTON – The town’s grand list is up 1.5 percent. The 2014 grand list, the list of all taxable property in town, rose to $1,311,524,289, according to town Assessor Cindy Roman. The net grand list includes $1,414,179,653 in real estate, $45,777,946 in personal property and $124,566,690 in motor vehicles. The town’s top taxpayer is Autumn Chase LLC, with an assessment of $23,575,850. Also among the town’s top 10 tax-

payers are Deer Valley LLC with an assessment of $21,861,360; Cornerstone Ellington LLC, with an assessment of $10,502,810; Connecticut Light & Power Co., $10,307,700; the Connecticut Water Co., $8,199,890; Ellington Cornfield Associates, $6,719,330; Deer Valley North LLC, $5,683,010; Johnny Appleseed LLC, $4,575,510; GPTHigh Meadow LLC, $4,402,500; Yankee Gas Services Co., $4,374,710. The total assessment of the Top 10 taxpayers is $100,202,670, Roman said.

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Opening Knight Players Presents an Original Play

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ELLINGTON - Get set with the Opening Knight Players for the battle of your life as it presents “Deadbeats,” an original play by William Prenetta and the Opening Knight Players! All is well within Churchill High School – a pep rally is raging forth high spirited, the drama troupe is finishing preparations for its production of “The Wizard of Oz.” What could go wrong? Only an apocalypse, of course! Our favorite drama group is stuck within the confines of its beloved auditorium – with their lives on one side of its doors, and certain death on the other. Friendships are strained, compromises are made, lives are lost – who will

survive? Come see this dramedy unfold the journey of nine high school students fighting not only for their lives but with their inner demons, learning a fact of life few gain till aged – the value of benevolence. For one night only, see “Deadbeats” on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gordon C. Getchell Auditorium, Ellington High School. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students/senior citizens. This will be the only showing before the Opening Knight Players present the show at the Connecticut Drama Association's Festival in Redding for adjudication on March 6 and 7.

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Community Actors Perform in Annual Foundation Benefit

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ENFIELD – Several well-known community members will star in the 12th annual Asnuntuck Community College Foundation Murder at the Banquet, Murder Mystery Dinner and Auction. The event will take place on Friday, March 27, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Holiday Inn in Enfield. Proceeds benefit scholarships and student aid for students attending Asnuntuck Community College. Under the direction of Michael Helechu, Allied Community Services, Murder at the Banquet is a lighthearted, humorous send-up as famous detectives dish out a feast of wisecracks seasoned with comedy! The International Association of Mystery Solvers is hosting an awards banquet of the “world’s greatest detectives.” Among those starring in Murder at the Banquet are Jackie Agruso, United Bank; Angela Taylor, Mass Mutual; Susan Beaudoin and Gary Carra, Asnuntuck Community College; Greg Heineman, Trend 2000 Realty; Nicole Skelly, First National Bank of Suffield, Carissa Pape, 360 Federal Credit Union; Michelle Hogan, Hair Studio at Four Corners; Chad Glabach, Follett Book Store; Rich Tkacz, Rich’s Oil Service; Gary Cote, The Hangman Wallpaper & Paint; and Jo Ann Walk, State Farm Insurance. Sponsorships are available which

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1st Way Life Center Offers Assistance to Pregnant Women

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ENFIELD - The 1st Way Life Center, located at 77 Hazard Ave., Unit O in Enfield, has been helping women of this area for over 30 years with great success. As the name implies, this resource, under the direction of Liz Gillen, provides women with the choice to give their babies life, and the needed assistance to carry this out. Many young women have been aided by this organization that has been here since 1977. It is a non-profit, non-political organization that helps women carry their children to term with their dignity and peace of mind intact. The countless women who have been served by these pro-life organizations are a testimony to

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ELLINGTON - St. Luke Church in Ellington presents Irish Night, Saturday March 7, at 6 p.m. in the church hall. Corned beef and cabbage with all the fixings and complimentary wine, beer and soda will be available. No BYOB, please. Entertainment by the singing group Irish To The Last Drop along with Irish

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in which donations are put into baby bottles and returned to 1st Way Life Center. Another major fundraiser is the annual “Baby Steps” Walkathon held every spring. Walkers get donations from sponsors for the two-mile walk on Raffia Road in Enfield. Many families take part and enjoy the balloons and T-shirts distributed, and people driving by often donate by “filling the basket.” This year the walkathon will be on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in finding out more about 1st Way Life Center may call 860763-2004 or check the website at www.1stWayLife.org.

ENFIELD - On March 18 a Chalk Talk presented by Elva Hurst will be held at United Methodist Church of Enfield, 41 Brainard Road, Enfield. Dinner, which is free, is at 6 p.m. with the presentation at 7 p.m. Hurst is a professional artist from Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, who is reviving the old art of chalk talk. Her live sketches are an experience you will never forget. Elva’s chalk talks are fun, motivational and inspiring. She offers

program for all ages and events, sharing stories through flourescent chalk, music and sound effects. Her chalk talks are completed with a colored light show, which creates beautiful effects on her artwork. You have to see it to believe it! For more information about Elva and her unique work, visit www.elvaschalkart.com. Please contact Patti Kidney to make reservations or call 860-741-5036.

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Grand List Shows Slight Increase of Less than 1 Percent

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ENFIELD – The grand list is up 0.92 percent,

The town’s net grand list, the list of all taxable property in town, rose from in 2013 to $2,856,573,974

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Several Enfield officials testified before the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee Feb. 11 in support of legislation to create a train stop in Enfield. The officials said the train station along the planned rail line would help revitalize the Thompsonville section of town and provide an economic boost for the region. Seated, from left to right: Enfield Community Development Director Peter Bryanton, Enfield Deputy Mayor Bill Lee, and Sen. John A. Kissel.

$2,882,768,974 in 2014, according to town Assessor Della Froment. Among the items included in grand list are $1,798,750,350 in residential property, $283,163,030 in registered motor vehicles and $362,372,561 in commercial property. The town’s top taxpayer is Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance with an assessment of $45,968,934. Also among the town’s top 10 taxpayers are: • NIP Owner LLC, with an assessment of $36,873,370;

• Centro Enfield LLC, $34,987,700; • Connecticut Light & Power Co., $32,821,655; • Hallmark Cards, $26,316,607; • Galileo Freshwater/Stateline, $22,393,440; • Brooks Brothers Group Inc., $22,365,672; • Paramount Commons at Enfield; $21,856,350; • Eppendorf Inc., $18,276,254; and, • Equity One (Northeast Portfolio) Inc., $18,099,250.

ENFIELD - The Little Sisters of the Poor is hosting a Jazz Brunch on Sunday, March 15, at the Holiday Inn in Enfield from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go toward a muchneeded transportation bus, which the Sisters use to transport their residents to doctor’s appointments, various events,

and locations. If you can support this event with your attendance or a donation of some type, it would be very much appreciated and go a long way toward the Sisters’ new bus. Contact Kathy White at the Little Sisters at 860-741-0791, ext. 1107.

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Each year, local 4th- and 5thgrade students are asked to create Fire Prevention Posters to help bring awareness to others about how to prevent and protect oneself from a fire. The posters are then entered into the annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest run by the Fire Departments of Enfield. This year, the two poster winners were from Saint Bernard School. Congratulations to Faith Neault in 5th grade and Amelia Jechanowski in 4th grade. From left, Faith Neault, Officer Tom Barry, Amelia Jechanowski.

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Enfield Tobacco Valley Teachers Federal Credit Union Went Red for Women

The Tobacco Valley Teachers Federal Credit Union (TVTFCU) took part in the “Going Red for Women” campaign in February. This campaign is sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. The credit union accepted donations to benefit the AHA through the month of February. To learn more about the “Go Red for Women” campaign visit www.goredforwomen.org.

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Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. EĂƚƵƌĞĂƵƚŚŽƌĂŶĚǁŝůĚůŝĨĞĞdžƉĞƌƚZŽďĞƌƚdŽƵŐŝĂƐǁŝůůƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂ ƐůŝĚĞƉƌŽŽŐƌĂŵĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞƌĂƌĞĂŶĚĐŽŵŵŽŶďŝƌĚƐŽĨŽŶŶĞĐƟĐƵƚ͕ ĚŝƐĐƵƐƐƚŚĞŶĂƚƵƌĂůŚŝƐƚŽƌLJŽĨŽƵƌůŽĐĂůďŝƌĚůŝĨĞ͕ĚŝƌĞĐƚďŝƌĚĞƌƐƚŽ ƚŚĞďĞƐƚƐŝƚĞƐƚŽƐĞĞĐĞƌƚĂŝŶƐƉĞĐŝĞƐ͕ĂŶĚĂŶƐǁĞƌƋƵĞƐƟŽŶƐ͘dŚĞ ƉƌŽŽŐƌĂŵŝƐĨƌĞĞĂŶĚŽƉĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐ͘

Library y Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00-8:00 Friday 10:00-5:00 Saturday 10:00-3:00 Sunday 1:00-5:00

Library y Closed: April 3, Good Friday April 5, Easter Sunday

Friends of the Library

Used Book Sale

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March 2- 20 ůĞƉƌĞĐŚĂƵŶǁŝůůďĞǀŝƐŝƟŶŐƚŚĞ ůŝďƌĂƌLJĚƵƌŝŶŐDĂƌĐĐŚ͘,ĞǁŝůůďĞŚŝĚŝŶŐŝŶ ĂĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƐƉŽƚĞĂĐŚĚĂŝŶƚŚĞĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛ƐƌŽŽŵ͘ tŚĞŶLJŽƵĮŶĚŚŝŵ͕ůĞƚĂƐƚĂīƉĞƌƐŽŶŬŶŽǁƚŽ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĂƐƉĞĐŝĂůƚƌĞĂƚĂŶĚĂƌĂŋĞƟĐŬĞƚĨŽƌŽƵƌ ŐŽŽĚŝĞďĂƐŬĞƚ͘

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“Hop into Spring” Bunny Program

Saturday, March 28, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. >Ğƚ͛ƐŵĞĞƚƐŽŵĞĨƵƌƌLJŇŽƉƉLJĞĂƌĞĚĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ͕ƌĞĂĚƐƚŽƌŝĞƐ͕ƐŝŶŐ ƐŽŶŐƐĂŶĚŵĂŬĞĂĐƌĂŌ͘dŚĞ^ƚ͘'ĞƌŵĂŝŶĨĂŵŝůLJǁŝůůďƌŝŶŐƚŚĞŝƌ ďƵŶŶŝĞƐƚŽŽƵƌƉƌŽŽŐƌĂŵĂŶĚƐŚĂƌĞƐŽŵĞďƵŶŶLJĨĂĐƚƐ͘ ZĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĞǀĞŶƚďĞŐŝŶƐŽŶDĂƌĐŚϳ͘ &ŽƌĂŐĞƐϯΘƵƉǁŝƚŚĂŶĂĚƵůƚ͘

Find the Pigeon

March 30-April 18 dŚĞWŝŐĞŽŶĨƌŽŽŵƚŚĞƉŽƉƵůĂƌDŽtŝůůĞŵƐ͛ŬƐǁŝůůďĞŚŝĚŝŶŐŝŶ ĂĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƐƉŽƚĞĂĐŚĚĂLJŝŶƚŚĞĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛ƐƌŽŽŽŵ͘tŚĞŶLJŽƵĮŶĚ Śŝŵ͕ůĞƚĂƐƚĂīƉĞƌƐŽŶŬŶŽǁƚŽƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĂƐƉĞĐŝĂůƚƌĞĂƚĂŶĚĂƌĂŋĞ ƟĐŬĞƚĨŽŽƌŽƵƌŐŽŽĚŝĞďĂƐŬĞƚ͘

A Visit with Elephant & Piggie

Sunday, April 12, 1:30 p.m. ŽLJŽƵůŽǀĞ'ĞƌĂůĚĂŶĚWŝŐŐŝĞĨƌŽŽŵƚŚĞDŽtŝůůĞŵƐ͛ĞĂƌůLJ ƌĞĂĚĞƌƐĞƌŝĞƐ͍dŚŝƐŝƐLJŽƵƌĐŚĂŶĐĞƚŽŵĞĞƚƚŚĞŵĂŶĚŚĂǀĞLJŽƵƌ ƉŝĐƚƵƌĞƚĂŬĞŶǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŵ͘'ĞƌĂůĚƚŚĞůĞƉŚĂŶƚĂŶĚWŝŐŐŝĞǁŝůů ďĞǀŝƐŝƟŶŐƵƐĨŽƌƚŚŝƐƐƉĞĐŝĂůƉƌŽŽŐƌĂŵ͘ƌŝŶŐLJŽƵƌĐĂŵĞƌĂƐĂŶĚ ĚŽŶ͛ƚĨŽƌŐ ƌŐĞƚƚŽŐĞƚLJŽƵƌĨƌĞĞƟĐŬĞƚƐďĞŐŝŶŶŝŶŐDĂƌĐŚϯϬĨŽƌƚŚŝƐ ĞŶŽƌŵŽƵƐůLJĨƵŶĞǀĞŶƚ͊

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Lego ® Club

Tuesday, April 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. &ŽƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶŝŶŐƌĂĚĞƐϭͲϱ͘ŌĞƌŚĞĂƌŝŶŐĂƐƚŽƌLJĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶǁŝůů ŚĂǀĞƟŵĞƚŽĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƚĂ>ĞŐŽΠƉƌŽŽũĞĐƚƌĞůĂƚĞĚƚŽƚŚĞƚŚĞŵĞŽĨ ƚŚĞŬ͘ZĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶŝƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚĂŶĚďĞŐŝŶƐƉƌŝůϲ͘

Kid’s Bingo!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. &ŽƌĂŐĞƐϲΘƵƉ͘ŽŵĞĂŶĚƉůĂLJ/E'KĨŽƌƉƌŝnjĞƐ͊ŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ƐŚŽƵůĚŚĂǀĞŬŶŽǁůĞĚŐĞŽĨŚŽǁƚŽƉůĂLJƚŚĞŐĂŵĞ͘ZĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶŝƐ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚĂŶĚďĞŐŝŶƐŽŶƉƌŝůϲ͘

“ Tune in Tog Together ”

Thursday, April 23, 1:30 p.m. ZŝǀĞƌƐŝĚĞZĞƉƟůĞƐƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƐ:ĞĞƉĞƌƐƌĞĞƉĞƌƐ͘ŶĐŽƵŶƚĞƌƐŽŵĞ ĐƌĞĞƉLJͲůŽŽŬŝŶŐĐƌĞĂƚƵƌĞƐ͊^ĞĞĂŶĚƚŽƵĐŚĂǀĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨƌĞƉƟůĞƐ͕ ĂŵƉŚŝďŝĂŶƐ͕ĂƌĂĐŚŶŝĚƐ͕ŝŶƐĞĐƚƐĂŶĚŵŽƌĞ͊&ƌĞĞƟĐŬĞƚƐĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ Ɖƌŝůϲ͘

Saturday, March 7, 1:00 p.m. tĞǁŝůůďĞƐŚŽǁŝŶŐƚŚĞŶĞǁŝƐŶĞLJŵŽǀŝĞBIG HERO 6͕ĮůůĞĚ ǁŝƚŚĂĐƟŽŶĂŶĚĐŽŵĞĚLJ͘/ƚ͛ƐĨƵŶĨŽƌƚŚĞǁŚŽůĞĨĂŵŝůLJ͊ZĂƚĞĚW'͖ ϭϬϮŵŝŶ͘ŚŝůĚƌĞŶƵŶĚĞƌƚŚĞĂŐĞŽĨϭϮŵƵƐƚďĞĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞĚďLJ ĂŶĂĚƵůƚ͘

with Renee Coro from Harmonious Happenings Thursday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. &ŽƌĂŐĞƐďŝƌƚƚŚͲϱĂŶĚƚŚĞŝƌĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐ͘tĞǁŝůůƐŝŶŐ͕ĚĂŶĐĞĂŶĚƉůĂLJ ƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌƚŽĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚĂůůLJĂƉƉƌŽŽƉƌŝĂƚĞŵƵƐŝĐ͘:ŽŝŶZĞŶĞĞ ŽƌŽŽ͕ĂďŽĂƌĚĐĞƌƟĮĞĚŵƵƐŝĐƚŚĞƌĂƉŝƐƚ͕ĂŶĚĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƚŚŝƐ ĚLJŶĂŵŝĐŵƵƐŝĐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƚŚĂƚǁŝůůŚĂǀĞLJŽƵĂŶĚLJŽƵƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ĞŶŐĂŐĞĚĂŶĚƌŽŽĐŬŝŶ͛ƚŽƚŚĞďĞĂƚ͊ZĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶŝƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚ͘

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Somers Solar Center Drives Increase in Town Grand List

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SOMERS – The grand list is up 1.76 percent. The 2014 grand list, the list of all taxable property in town, rose $15,034,881 to $866,763,050, according to Patricia Juda, town assessor. That increase would generate an additional $351,365 in tax revenue at the current mill rate of 23.37. Real estate rose $5,185,660 or 0.69 percent to $729,947,710. Personal property gained $9,555,101 or 30.31 percent to $41,079,350. Motor vehicles rose $294,120 or 0.37

percent $78,181,050, “The majority of increase in real estate can be attributed to new home construction and improvements,” Juda said in a memo. “Somers Solar Center LLC completed a solar farm at 488 South Road on land owned by Pleasant View Farms LLC this year, adding an additional assessment of $9,152,940 to the 2014 grand list. This accounts for 60.87 percent of this year’s increase and will generate $213,904.21 in tax revenue at the current mill rate of 23.37/$1,000.” Somers Solar Center is the town's highest taxpayer with a total assessment

SOMERS - The Irish folk band The Jolly Beggars returns to Somers Congregational Church for a 4 p.m. concert on Sunday, March 29, in the sanctuary of the new church. The Jolly Beggars’ traditional songs and musical arrangements have introduced many music lovers to the joys of Celtic music. Characterized by tight harmonies and their use of mandolin, pennywhistle, guitar, bass, mandola, banjo, bodhran, spoons, and more, The Jolly Beggars

have built a solid following and continue to spread their music throughout New England and the tri-state area. The Beggars have released three CDs: “Bound Far Away,” “Sunshine and Shadow,” and their most recent, “Why Do The Houses Stand?” Admission to the concert is free; however, donations will be accepted. There will be a reception following the concert in the Foundation Room at the Congregational Church.

By Linda Tishler Levinson

The Jolly Beggars To Perform

of $18,657,870. Also among the town’s top 10 taxpayers are Connecticut Light & Power Co., with an assessment of $8,147,910; Growers Direct Farms Inc., $3,765,570; Blake S. and Helen D. Prestley, $3,077,790; Conval Inc., $2,552,990;

Somers Crossing LLC, $2,425,400; the Connecticut Water Co., $2,162,040; Somers Recreation Inc., $1,809.110; David Birkenshaw, $1,715,480; and Driving Range 349 Main Street LLC, $1,457,380.

Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper

SOMERS - When Irish eyes are smiling, it’s time that you plan to attend the annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper at the Congregational Church of Somersville on Saturday, March 14. The church, located at 22 Maple St., offers two sittings: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. The family style dinner consists of corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, onions and carrots, homemade rolls and

Irish soda bread, beverage and dessert. Cost for adults is $12; children ages 510 are $5. Reservations should be made by calling or emailing the church at 860749-7741 or somcong@aol.com. Take-out dinners should also be reserved in advance and can be picked up between 5:00 and 7:00 the evening of the dinner. The church and its dining hall are handicap accessible.

Crazy Whist Card Party

SOMERS - The Somers Women’s Club invites the public to a Crazy Whist Card Party on Tuesday, March 24, in the Somers Town Hall Basement, 600 Main St. (rear of the building). The doors will open at noon and the games will begin at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided along with a raffle and door prizes. Whether you’re a novice or experi-

enced card player, you’ll experience a stimulating afternoon. A continued change of partners and variations to the rules creates a fun-filled atmosphere. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. This event is a fund raiser, and all profits will be directed to the Somers Women’s Club Scholarship Fund or used for community assistance projects.

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CSF of Stafford Springs

Dollars for SCHOLARS

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Celebrating 53 Years of Service 1962-2015

STTARTING A PERMANENT TRUST

2014 Off Officers icers Pr President esident Gary E. Shearer VVice ice Pr President esident FF. Joseph Paradiso Secretary Secr etary Krista A. Hicks TTreasurer reasurer Rosanne G. Roszczewski Asst. VVice ice Pr esident Michael J. Introvigne President Asst. TTreasurer reasurer Jason G. Zamichiei AAuditor uditor Willington Financial Inc.

Trustees: Trustees:

Committees:

Gary E. Shearer Rosanne G. Roszczewski F. Joseph Paradiso Donna Moriarty Matilda S. Champagne Eileen Schiessl Drr.. John H. Senechal Gerardi P. LaMorte Max Remington Judith TT.. Bakker er Krista A. Hicks Michael J. Introvigne

Scholarship AAw Scholarship Awards: wards: Donna Moriarty Chairperson Matilda S. Champagne Eileen Schiessl William Burkey Drr. John H. Senechal Robert W. W. Campbell Jrr.. Rachel Posocco In Investment vestment Committee: Gerardi P. LaMorte Chairperson Max Remington Rosanne G. Roszczewski Jason G. Zamichiei

What types of Funds can be established? • Funds may may be esta established blished in memory of a lo loved ved one w who ho has passed aaway. way. blished to recogniz rrecognize eecognize the commitment of yyour • Funds ma mayy be esta established our bbusiness, usiness, club, club, or organization organization to education. education. • Funds ma mayy rrecogniz recognize ecognize retir rretirements, etireements emen , major eevents, vents, or ffor or an anyy rreason eason to help ar area ea students fulf fulfillill their educational educational needs. needs.

How is a CSF of Stafford Springs Fund established? TToo esta blish a CSF Staff ord Spr ings TTrust rust Fund, contact either of the ffollowing ollowing people: Gary Shearer, Sheareerr, President Prresident esident at at 860-684-3644 establish Stafford Springs or Rose Roszcz ewski, TTreasurer reeasureer aatt 860-684-6321 or mail yyour equest to CSF of Staff ordd Springs, Springs, P.O. PP.OO. Bo orrd Spr our rrequest ings, CT 06076. Roszczewski, Stafford Boxx 25, Staff Stafford Springs, If ho weverr, you you wish to start a fund at at the time of ber rea eavement it is not necessary to contact CSF rright ight away. away. At At the request reequest of the next next of however, bereavement ector will inc lude tions ma Stafford Springs, Springs, P.O. Stafford Springs, Springs, kin the funer aal dir de in the obituary notice PP.OO.. Box Box 25, Stafford funeral director include notice,, “Dona “Donations mayy be made to CSF of Stafford CT 06076.” This will quic kly notify ffamily amily and frfriends iends of yyour our wishes When ready, ready, (usually (usually after a few family may may contact few weeks) weeks) the family quickly wishes.. When Mrs. Roszcz ewski or Mr er dir ectl e y. The ffamily’s amily’s wishes as to the type of memor ial desired desired can be determined determined at at that that time. timee.. Mrs. Roszczewski Mr.r.. Shear Shearer directly. memorial

Permanent Fund Memorials If yyou ou would would lik petuate the memory of a lo ved one in a w ay w hich w ould pr ovide a scholar ship award awarrd each year year to a local likee to per perpetuate loved way which would provide scholarship student, consider cr rea eating a PPermanent orrd Springs. Springs. Donations taling $5,000 are arree required reequirred to ermanent Memor ial TTrust rust Fund with the CSF of Staff Donations totaling creating Memorial Stafford esta blish a per manent memor orrd Springs, Springs, and the income will be used to ial fund. The dona ted mone vested bbyy CSF of Staff establish permanent memorial donated moneyy will be in invested Stafford pro ovide a scholar ship each yyear ear aawarded warded on behalf of the fund bear ing the name of the lo ved one. one. provide scholarship bearing loved

How does the Permanent Fund work? The endo wment program proograam w orks on a simple conce pt. The or iginal mone ift is in vested in an inter est e bearing bearing instrument. instrument. Each year year endowment works concept. original moneyy ggift invested interest the inter rest est ggenerated enerrated bbyy the in vestment is aawarded warded as a scholar ship. The or iginal amount, or “pr incipal” remains remains em in the interest interest bearing bearing interest investment scholarship. original “principal” instr ument to ggenerate enerate t mor ree inter iinterest, inte t est, w hich in tur warrded ne xt yyear. earr. Funds m ust total $5,000 before beforre they they generate generrate a yearly yearly instrument more which turnn will be aawarded next must scholar ship. scholarship.

My Fund does not equal $5,000? Funds tha ree started and do not noot rreach each e the $5,000 ggoal oal ma wed to ggrow row oover ver a ffew ew years. years. If it appears appears that that the fund will thatt ar are mayy be allo allowed not rreach each the $5,000 pla teau, the fund or iginators ma warrd the entir ollowing year year as a scholarship scholarship or plateau, originators mayy decide to aaward entiree amount the ffollowing tur money oover ver to the CSF of Staff ord Spr ings Gener ral al Fund to be used ffor or contin uing scholarships. scholarships. turnn the money Stafford Springs General continuing

How do Funds grow? A fund ggrows rows when when additional additional pr incipal monies ar ibuted dir eectly to the Fund. Man individuals, clubs, clubs, organizations, organizations, and principal aree contr contributed directly Manyy individuals, sponsors conduct fund raising raising activities. bbusinesses usinesses ear mark their Ann ual Appeal contr ibutions to a specif activities. earmark Annual contributions specificic fund. Some fund sponsors Some bbusinesses usinesses ma tch their emplo yees’ contr ibutions. match employees’ contributions.

ALL GIFTS ARE TAX TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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R YES, I want to establish a permanent fund

RYES, I want to contribute to an existing fund.

Name: AAddress: ddress: Phone: Email: contribute I wish to contr ibute to the ffollowing ollowing fund(s):

PLEASE RETURN YYOUR O OUR GIFTS G TTO: O:

R My check will serve as my receipt.

No further acknowledgement is needed.

CSF of Stafford Springs P. O. Box 25, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

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2015 FIN NANCIAL N ANCIAL APPEAL

PERMANENT MEMORIAL TRUST FUNDS 2014 Auxiliary.-Charles ost 9990 & Ladies Auxiliary VFW PPost .-Charles Furness ...$14,580.84 Shellyy Vogel .........................................................................$47,498.20 Shell ......................................................................... Alexander Warren Warr Warren.................................................................$4,435.00 ................................................................. Katie Katie M. Waugh Waugh ...................................................................$10,020.02 ................................................................... JJudy udy M. Webb Webb ........................................................................$2,395.00 ........................................................................ Richard Richard H. Willis.....................................................................$3,130.00 ..................................................................... Windham/Tolland 40-Kathleen Dombek..........$8,408.00 ..........$8,408.00 Windham/TTolland 8 & 40-Ka 40 thleen Ann Dombek Gordon Gordon A. “Buster” Woods Woods..................................................$1,095.00 oods ..................................................$1,095.00 John W. ..........................................................................$3,065.00 W. Zelz Zelz.......................................................................... OTHER OTHER PERMANENT TRUSTS TRUSTS .................................................................................................................... Legion American Leg ion Post Post #26 .................................................$7,675.00 $7,675.00 Legion American Leg ion Post Post #26 Auxiliary Auxiliary.................................$5,687.00 Big Y FFoods oods ............................................................................$3,382.00 ............................................................................ Stafford CSEA Local 2001 Staff ord Chapter Chapter...................................$4,000.00 Cuno,, Inc.................................................................................$5,730.00 Cuno ................................................................................ Universalist Church First Univ ersalist Chur ch of Stafford Stafford ...............................$68,020.14 Therese Ther ese GG.. Fishman................................................................$3,014.73 ................................................................ Glover Mary Ellen Glo ver ...............................................................$3,000.00 $3,000.00 Hine........................................................................... $1,100.00 Victoria Hine........................................................................... Salvatrice “Sally” Salv atrice “Sall y” Italia........................................................$5,295.00 ........................................................ ...................................$15,458.00 Knights of Columbus Council 1395 1395...................................$15,458.00 Circuits Employees North American Printed Cir cuits Emplo yees...................$8,005.33 PPackage ackage Machinery Co. Co. ....................................................... $3,763.00 Stafford Community ...........$26,639.00 Stafford Area Area Comm unity Services-Thrift Shop Shop...........$26,639.00 Stafford Stafford Arts Commission.....................................................$2,151.00 Commission Stafford Stafford Crusaders ..............................................................$16,969.00 .............................................................. Stafford ................................................. $7,697.00 Stafford Fish & Game Club Club................................................. Stafford Staff ord Grange Grange No. No. 1 .......................................................... $4,440.00 Stafford ....................................$3,180.00 Stafford High School-Class of 1986 1986....................................$3,180.00 Stafford Stafford High School-Class of 2006 ..................................$2,150.00 Stafford ..................................$5,000.00 Stafford High School-Class of 2014 2014..................................$5,000.00 Stafford Stafford Motor Speedway Speedway ....................................................$3,813.00 Stafford Stafford Motor Speedway Speedway Neww London County Motor Motorcycles & Ne cycles .................................$3,293.00 Stafford Stafford Public Health Association................................. Association................................. $10,000.00 Stafford Stafford Republicans............................................................$3,882.00 Republicans............................................................ ............................................................$3,882.00 Stafford Stafford Rotary Club ...........................................................$4,700.00 ........................................................... Stafford Stafford Band Boosters ....................................................... $7,787.00 Stafford Stafford Savings Savings Bank ......................................................$108,092.48 ...................................................... Stafford Stafford Seniors Association, Association, Inc. ......................................$7,339.56 Stafford Stafford Springs Congregational Congregational Church......................... Church......................... $10,514.00 Staffordville ........................................$4,482.00 Staffordville Elementary School School........................................$4,482.00 Stafford Stafford Women’s Women’s Club .......................................................$12,249.72 ....................................................... Sylvan Sylvan A. Tetrault Tetrault .................................................................. $3,017.60 Tolland ..........................................................................$2,644.00 Tolland Bank Bank.......................................................................... TTM Technolog Technologies, Technologies, Inc. ........................................................$19,439.67 ........................................................ Warren Corp.. ...........................................................................$11,311.00 Warren Corp ........................................................................... Warren Corp.. Emplo Employees Warren Corp yees ......................................................$5,188.00 ...................................................... $5,188.00 West Stafford Organization ................$4,945.00 West Staff ord Parent Parent Teacher’s Teacher’s Organization Willington Financial.............................................................$2,800.00 .............................................................$2,800.00 Financial............................................................. Willington Name Plates .............................................. $10,251.00 Inc............................................... Plates Inc. Wolcott $4,641.00 Wolcott Lodge #60 ...............................................................$4,641.00

Subtotal ............................................................................$1,521,036.00 Subtotal............................................................................ General General Reserve Reserve Fund ........................................................$62,093.83 ........................................................ ...........................................................................................$1,583,130.00 ...........................................................................................

To the Class of

2015 Applications must be completed on-line between Fe February 1, 2015 and April 10, 2015. All applications are processed on our CSF of Stafford Springs Dollars for Scholars website at www ww w.staffordsprings.dollarsforscholars.orrg To be eligible, you must be a resident of Stafforrd or Union and a senior senio graduating from high school in 2015. Students must providee FFAFSA AFSA (FFrree Application for FFeder ederal Student Aid) information. See our homepage for all details. Information is also available at the Stafforrd High School Guidance Department.

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Patricia Patricia Lusa ...........................................................................$5,910.00 ........................................................................... Alexander DD.. MacDonnell .................................................$22,000.00 ................................................. Tina McEwen McEwen .........................................................................$2,028.00 ......................................................................... Jason A. McQuaid................................................................. ................................................................. $14,464.49 Ephrain Ephrain & Marion Mirza ......................................................$16,809.00 ...................................................... David Da vid PP.. Mitchell .................................................................... $18,162.08 John BB.. & Bonnie B.B. Mitchell................................................$5,160.00 ................................................ Mitchell .................................................................$7,444.00 Ronald A. Mitchell................................................................. Moulton .................................................$15,333.00 Ellen Champagne Moulton................................................. Moquin..........................................................$6,186.00 Christopher M. Moquin.......................................................... Muzio...........................................................................$960.00 Anna A. Muzio........................................................................... Muzio.......................................................................$4,167.33 Benjamin Muzio....................................................................... Gladys Oehler........................................................................ $11,550.32 Oehler........................................................................$11,550.32 William FFrank rank Oehler .......................................................... $11,550.00 Alexander PPaolini aolini .................................................................$2,000.00 ................................................................. .................................................................$8,577.00 Joseph JJ.. Panciera.................................................................$8,577.00 Panciera................................................................. Pennyy Hanle Hanleyy & Ho Howley-Anna Chilkowitch Penn wley-Anna Chilk owitch ......................$4,021.00 Phelps.........................................................................$5,054.00 Ann E. Phelps......................................................................... Pirkey Ronald Pirk ey ........................................................................$4,354.00 ........................................................................ Gregory Gr egory Poland Poland .....................................................................$3,390.00 ..................................................................... Rev.v. Kenneth J.J. Post Re Post & John Harker Harker..................................$5,001.00 .................................. Prenetta James Pr enetta......................................................................$8,410.00 ...................................................................... Ann Remington ....................................................................$21,471.00 .................................................................... $2,528.00 William FF. Richards Richards ...............................................................$2,528.00 Benedict and Josephine Schwanda Schwanda.................................. $6,030.00 Charles W. W. and Jean CC.. Schwanda Schwanda .....................................$11,915.00 ..................................... Marilyn Maril yn Scussell ....................................................................$2,790.00 .................................................................... Senechal .......................................................................$7,222.00 Ellen Senechal....................................................................... Serafin Elmo & Marjorie Ser afin .......................................................$6,315.00 ....................................................... Stage............................................$12,651.00 Shenipsit Striders-Beth Stage............................................ ............................................$12,651.00 Stephen B.B. Sk Skelton elton ................................................................$8,410.00 ................................................................ Walter Walter JJ.. & Eunice M. Skopek Skopek..............................................$2,125.00 .............................................. Joshua R. Smialek................................................................ ................................................................ $10,292.79 Stafford Stafford Democrats-Doris Democrats-Doris Devera Devera .....................................$2,725.00 ..................................... Stafford Stafford Lions Club Memorial .........................................$36,682.00 ......................................... Armand J.J. & Mildred Mildred Cambria, Silvio S.S. DaDalt, DeNunzio,, Orlando FrFrancini, Gregorio egorio .............. Albert A. DeNunzio Francini, Michael JJ.. Gr Stafford Softball-Walter Staff ord Men’s Softball-W alter DaDalt.............................$9,632.00 ............................. Stafford Club-Dr.. Joseph Amanti .........................$9,500.00 Staff ord Rotary Club-Dr ......................... Stafford Ambrosi Staff ord Rotary Club-Ronald E. Ambr osi ...........................$1,675.00 ........................... Stafford Staff ord Rotary Club-Robert Campbell ............................$4,380.00 ............................ Stafford Gnutti Staff ord Rotary Club-Etalo “Pic” Gn utti...........................$2,602.00 ........................... Stafford Introvigne Staff ord Rotary Club-Joseph A. Intr ovigne ......................$3,850.00 ...................... Stafford Club-Dr.. W Wendelin ...............$7,250.00 Luckner...............$7,250.00 Staff ord Rotary Club-Dr endelin GG.. Luckner Stafford Schwanda Staff ord Rotary Club-Robert BB.. Schw anda ......................$6,450.00 ...................... Stafford Sorensen Staff ord Rotary Club-William Sor ensen...........................$3,650.00 ........................... Stafford Staff ord Rotary Club-Earl Witt ..........................................$7,750.00 .......................................... Scott CC.. Stelmak ..................................................................$15,294.20 .................................................................. Florence Stevens.......................................$11,698.00 .......................................$11,698.00 Flor ence Mae & Charles Ste vens....................................... $1,980.00 ...................................................................$1,980.00 Jennifer A. Stone Stone................................................................... Eleanoree Kno Knowlton Stramiello Eleanor wlton Str amiello ........................................$20,450.00 ........................................ Eleanoree Kno Knowlton Stramiello Eleanor wlton Str amiello ........................................$20,450.00 ........................................ Emilyy L. & John R. Sulliv Sullivan Emil an ................................................$10,795.00 ................................................ Sullivan Marla Sulliv an ........................................................................$6,970.00 ........................................................................ Shirleyy Thiesing .....................................................$4,610.00 Max and Shirle ..................................................... Leroy ..........................................................................$2,705.00 Ler oy Tiziani .......................................................................... Lisa Marie TToman oman ................................................................ ................................................................$10,105.00 Henry JJ.. Tonidandel Tonidandel .............................................................$3,000.00 ............................................................. George TTurschmann urschmann............................................................$6,000.00 ............................................................ FFrancis rancis “Jim” Vail...................................................................$2,731.00 ................................................................... Richardd Verlik .............................................$11,430.00 Robert JJ.. Sr. Srr.. & Richar .............................................

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Bernardd & Josephine Armstrong $3,484.00 Bernar Armstrong .......................................$3,484.00 Benjamin Arnold ....................................................................$6,017.00 $6,017.00 Maril Marilyn yn C.C. Bachiochi ...............................................................$5,861.74 $5,861.74 David $7,595.00 Da vid W W.. Bak Bakerer ......................................................................$7,595.00 Eric E. Bak Bakerer...........................................................................$8,695.00 $8,695.00 Robert Barber........................................................................$4,995.00 $4,995.00 Barber........................................................................$4,995.00 Bruce L. Beaupr Beaupree ..................................................................$38,418.37 $38,418.37 Marshall “Mush “Mushy” y” & Dor Dorothy othy OO.. Bellante ..........................$3,388.27 $3,388.27 Jeremy Jer emy Bergeron Bergeron ..................................................................$9,094.00 $9,094.00 Lar Larcene cene L. “Beenie” Bessette ............................................$4,087.00 $4,087.00 Timoth Timothyy Be Beverage verage ..............................................................$18,700.00 $18,700.00 Nicholas H. Booth .................................................................$2,305.00 $2,305.00 Jeffrey Braun aun.....................................................................$12,585.00 Jeffr ey F.F. Br $12,585.00 Zenna Brisson .......................................................................$5,046.00 $5,046.00 Arima OO.. Campo ....................................................................$5,290.00 $5,290.00 Carocari Aldo Car ocari ..........................................................................$1,630.00 $1,630.00 CDA-Court Isabella CD A-Court Isa bella #785 Anna Hurchala Hurchala .........................$5,530.00 $5,530.00 Chamberlain.....................................................$3,875.00 Mary Muzio Chamberlain $3,875.00 Clapprood Arthur JJ.. & Julia Julia M. Cla pprood ............................................$8,859.00 $8,859.00 Clifford Cliff ord A. and Mary L Collette ..........................................$7,438.00 $7,438.00 Benjamin $21,200.00 njamin PP. & Marguerite M. Cooley Cooley ...............................$21,200.00 $2,085.00 ony Costa .............................................................................$2,085.00 TTony $4,287.00 FFrancis rancis ncis H. “Frank” “FFrrank” Curnan and Keith F.F. Curnan ...............$4,287.00 ..............................................................$1,430.00 $1,430.00 Jennifer Lee DaDalt DaDalt..............................................................$1,430.00 ....................................................................$24,971.00 $24,971.00 Ronald D’Amico D’Amico....................................................................$24,971.00 Ronnie DaRos........................................................................$4,329.00 DaRos ........................................................................$4,329.00 $4,329.00 Davis Burton A. Da vis .....................................................................$3,535.00 $3,535.00 Theresa Ther esa “Terri” “Terri” Davis.........................................................$10,092.00 Davis.........................................................$10,092.00 $10,092.00 Mildred $19,129.00 Mildr ed P.P. DeCarli ..................................................................$19,129.00 Anthonyy A. DeNunzio ..............................................................$325.00 $325.00 Anthon Marjorie $7,748.00 rjorie PP. Dobson ................................................................$7,748.00 Barbara-Ann Kennyy Elderkin................................................$7,175.00 $7,175.00 Barbar a-Ann Kenn $5,341.00 Michael Peter FFerence erence ..........................................................$5,341.00 Matilda $12,266.00 John & Ma tilda A. Spusta Festi Festi .........................................$12,266.00 John E. FFesti $4,685.00 esti ...........................................................................$4,685.00 Fioree ..........................................................................$3,985.00 Harriet Fior $3,985.00 Gregg Fitzgerald Gr $1,085.00 ald ................................................................$1,085.00 egg T.T. Fitzger Harry & Ida FFontanella ontanella ........................................................$5,380.00 $5,380.00 AAttilio ttilio R. Frassinelli Frassinelli...............................................................$9,999.00 $9,999.00 Anna & Arthur Furness SrSr.. ...................................................$1,920.00 $1,920.00 ........................................................................$3,630.00 Marty Galotto Galotto........................................................................$3,630.00 $3,630.00 ..............................................................$5,200.00 Stephen E. Galotto Galotto..............................................................$5,200.00 $5,200.00 Wayne Gaudreau ..................................................................$6,770.00 W ayne Gaudreau $6,770.00 Roger BB.. Godin ......................................................................$5,780.00 $5,780.00 Timothyy R. Har Haraghey............................................................$7,382.00 Timoth aghey............................................................$7,382.00 $7,382.00 Timothyy Hartle Hartleyy Zigadlo .....................................................$7,245.00 Timoth $7,245.00 “Whitie” Charles “W hitie” Heuitson...................................................$6,878.45 $6,878.45 Hillebrecht Roscoe & Charlotte Hillebr echt .........................................$6,407.00 $6,407.00 David ...........................................................................$2,585.00 Da vid Hirsch Hirsch...........................................................................$2,585.00 $2,585.00 Hopkoo ............................................................................$2,733.60 Janet Hopk $2,733.60 Richardd Houle .......................................................................$10,332.00 Richar $10,332.00 William NN.. Irving ...................................................................$2,498.00 $2,498.00 Gregory Italian Benefit-Denis A. Gr egory...................................... $10,825.00 John E. JJulian ulian .......................................................................$43,349.00 $43,349.00 Michael & Vickie JJulian........................................................$6,622.00 ulian........................................................$6,622.00 $6,622.00 Kisselstein.........................................$13,000.00 FFrederick rederick & Jennie Kisselstein $13,000.00 ....................................................................$5,235.00 bert FF.. Klecak Klecak....................................................................$5,235.00 Robert $5,235.00 Knava Madeline Kna va .......................................................................$1,015.00 $1,015.00 Linatex tex of America-Ashworth America-Ashworth N.N. 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SOMERS - Standing Room Only Productions (SRO) is a new community theatre group based in Somers, and serves the northern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts communities. It was formed in November 2014 and is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. It is a family-friendly youth theatre organization that will produce two live stage shows a year: winter (when the kids are bored) and summer (when the kids are available). The shows will be selected with the younger audience in mind so that families with children of all ages can be assured of quality, wholesome entertainment. Some of the shows will have kids and adults performing for kids, others will have adults performing for kids. We’ve chosen our schedule so as not be competitive with other events in the area: high school shows, middle school shows, other community theatre club events, church/holiday events, and so on. The first performance will be in August 2015. They are in the process of

selecting the show right now. We are planning and budgeting our selection so we can offer family-friendly pricing. Our goal is to make it as economical as going to the movies! New members are invited to join us – families are encouraged to join. Kids under 18 must have a parent/guardian who is also a member. If you would like to join or check us out, please attend a meeting. We meet the third Monday of each month. The March 16 meeting will be held in the Blake Community Room at the Somers Public Library, 2 Vision Blvd., Somers. Our first event, a fundraiser, will take place Saturday, March 14, at Somers High School, 5 Vision Blvd., Somers. We are hosting a live in-person candid conversation between award winning actress Kate Mulgrew and writer/producer Claire Labine. They will offer insights into their careers, experiences and the joy of a long-term friendship. They will undoubtedly be an inspiration to all – especially those interested in the entertainment world.

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Mulgrew To Appear in Somers

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Manions of Americaâ&#x20AC;? miniseries. She will always be remembered as the first female captain in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Trek: Voyager.â&#x20AC;? She currently enjoys the role of Galina â&#x20AC;&#x153;Redâ&#x20AC;? Raznikov in NetFlixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Orange is the New Black.â&#x20AC;? Her theatrical and TV films, among many, include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Throw Mama From the Train,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lovespell,â&#x20AC;? with Richard Burton, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Stranger is Watching,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remo Williams,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Camp Nowhere,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Judgment,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Trek: Nemesis,â&#x20AC;? and as Mother Elizabeth Seton in â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Time for Miracles.â&#x20AC;? She has brought her talent to most of the leading regional theatres across America, including Hartford Stage, and has starred on Broadway and off, and works passionately for a number of causes, in particular the Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation. Labineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first job in television was as staff writer for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Captain Kangaroo.â&#x20AC;? She subsequently became co-head writer of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where the Heart Isâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love of Lifeâ&#x20AC;?

for CBS and then was co-creator/executive producer/head writer for ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hope.â&#x20AC;? She wrote and produced the feature film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lovespellâ&#x20AC;? starring Burton and Mulgrew, and wrote nighttime movies for CBS, NBC, and ABC. She returned to daytime television as head writer, with Eleanor and Matthew Labine, of â&#x20AC;&#x153;General Hospital,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Life to Live,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guiding Light.â&#x20AC;? She received the Richard Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the Guild, the Evelyn Burkey Award for work that brought recognition and dignity to writers everywhere, and the Ian McEllan Hunter Award for Career Achievement in Writing, as well as lifetime achievement awards from NATAS and Soap Opera Digest. For her work in daytime television she has received 10 Emmys and 13 Writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild Awards. Tickets for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Insightsâ&#x20AC;? are $20 and information about obtaining tickets is at www.sroproductions.org. For more information, email info@sroproductions.org or call 860-763-1244.

Vail Says Senior Housing Incentives Needed

HARTFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Providing Connecticutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasing senior citizen population with more affordable housing is the centerpiece to a new proposal by State Rep. Kurt Vail, who told lawmakers about his plan to give municipalities incentives for expanding elderly housing units. Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal, H.B. 5057, would give those municipalities incentives to expand affordable senior housing by altering the application process to better reflect median income. The Stafford lawmaker outlined his plan during a legislative housing committee public hearing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many currently feel they must leave for states where the housing situations

are more amenable to seniors,â&#x20AC;? Vail said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These citizens deserve the ability to stay in the communities they have lived in for many years. This bill will help solve this growing problem and will help the aging residents of our state.â&#x20AC;? By increasing the unit equivalency points awarded for senior housing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; part of the application process buried within state law â&#x20AC;&#x201C; municipalities will have incentives to address lacking senior housing available in their communities. The Housing Committee needs to vote on the bill before March 12. If the bill is approved by the committee, then it goes through the Senate and House before being signed into law by the governor.

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Storrowton Village Museum Presents Maple Harvest Day

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WEST SPRINGFIELD - Storrowton Village Museum’s 10th annual Maple Harvest Day event takes place Sunday, March 15, and will showcase the history and lore of maple sugaring in the Gilbert Farmstead’s front yard with Sugar Maple tree tapping, sumac spile making and sap boiling over an open fire, to educate the public about the origin and legend of the tradition. All educational events are free to the public. Inside the historic home, docents will demonstrate 19th century open hearth cooking at the cozy kitchen fireplace as well as quilting and spinning wool. A selection of gifts, maple-themed items and cookbooks, including the Village’s

“A Maple Harvest Sampler” cookbook, and other maple-themed items will be sold nearby. The free event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The West Springfield Lions Club and Storrowton Tavern will each feature dining experiences during the event: West Springfield Lions Club Pancake Breakfast – 10 a.m. to noon – $5. The West Springfield Lions Club will be flipping pancakes and serving them with pure New England maple syrup in the Village’s Red Barn. The menu also includes sausages and coffee/juice. All proceeds will be donated to Storrowton Village Museum’s educational programs.

New York Maple Sour Cream Cake

Keeping with the spirit of our Maple Harvest Day, here is a 19th century recipe from Storrowton Village Museum’s Maple Harvest Sampler Cookbook. 1 Egg                                                   1 teaspoon Baking Soda ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt                       2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 Cup Raisins                                       1 Cup Sour Cream 1 Cup Maple Sugar                               2 Tablespoons Sour Milk

Beat egg and add maple sugar. Combine sour cream, sour milk, baking soda, salt and raisins. Add to egg and sugar. Beat in flour. Turn out into a greased eight inch loaf pan. Place in a pre-heated 375-degree Fahrenheit oven and bake for 40 minutes.

Storrowton Tavern – 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Reservations recommended – 413-732-4188. The Tavern will offer a Sunday Brunch in the Carriage House with special pricing for Maple Harvest Day: $18 adults/$10 children. The brunch includes an omelet station, Belgian waffle station and French toast; all served with real

maple syrup. There will also be a carving station, luncheon items, side dishes including maple laced butternut squash and a dessert bar. One dollar of each ticket will be donated to the Village’s programs. For more information on this and other Storrowton Village events, visit TheBigE.com or call 413-205-5051.

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Saint Martha’s Second Quarter Honor Roll

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ENFIELD - Saint Martha School in Enfield has announced the second quarter honor roll. Grade 8 - High Honors Joseph DeVito Tabitha Hinkle Rachel Lagasse Madison Langh Amy Mistri Melissa Scanlon Honors Nihal Baiju Nikolis Ford Jack MacDonald Ciara Logan Jasmine Yard Principal’s List Christopher Sniffin Grade 7 - High Honors Alessandra Good Ashley Harding Cassidy O’Hara Honors Brieanna Bernier Shannon Kelley Lucas Reyes

Emma Rubin Honors Jacqueline Barrow Elsa Cable Lindsey Folco Elizabeth Hanlon Sara Leduc Eva Perkins Savannah Sanders Principal’s List Mary Cable Alexandra Freeman Ava Gazsi Grade 4- High Honors Samantha Plummer Honors Christian Benvenuto Jr. Alexander Casella Kaiya Cesare Muktha Iyer Jonathan Martin Emily Rougeot John Tomkiewicz Principal’s List Alessandro Bacabac Adrianna Dusza Hannah Jacob

Principal’s List Joseph Ayotte

Grade 6 - High Honors Katherine DeVito Matthew Emerson Alexis Ford Stephen Rougeot Honors Antony Auzina Jaqueline Beaulieu Pravin Boopathy Daren Bryden Jamie Gugliotti Kayleigh Leduc Andrew Mastrangelo Tatum Perkins Isabella Piazza Amelie Skerla Principal’s List Mary Eckel Grade 5 - High Honors Celeste Connell Declan Higgins Isabella Hinkle Trever Lewis

Loaves & Fishes Seeks Assistance In Maximizing ‘Feinstein Challenge’

ENFIELD - The Enfield Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen is once again involved in the 18th Annual Alan Feinstein Foundation Challenge (www.feinsteinchallenge.org), our principal fundraising drive that keeps our doors open. The foundation offers one million dollars to proportionately match funds raised by national hunger-fighting agencies between March 1 and April 30. Letters were recently mailed to past benefactors and to area schools in an effort to raise money and supply food items to enable this soup kitchen to feed the ever-increasing number of needy people in Enfield and surrounding towns. The Board of Directors and Soup Kitchen Director Priscilla Brayson are asking the public to open their hearts and send a donation especially during this “challenge” period (or at any convenient time) to: Enfield Loaves & Fishes, Inc., P.O. Box 544, Enfield, Ct. 06083-0544 Donations through PayPal can also be received at www.enfieldloavesandfishes.com

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Town’s Grand List Up Slightly

Stafford

By Linda Tishler Levinson

STAFFORD – The grand list is up 0.51 percent. The 2014 grand list, the list of all taxable property in town, increased $3,935,306 over the previous year to $769,272,354, according to Tami Rossi, town assessor. The largest increase was in motor vehicles, which increased $2,310,921 or 2.84 percent to $83,594,060. Real estate increased $1,216,31 or 0.19 percent to $649,114,204. Personal property increased $408,070 or 1.13 percent to $36,564,060.

The town’s top taxpayer is the Connecticut Light and Power Co. with an assessment of $9,966,640. Others among the town’s top 10 taxpayers are Big Y Foods Inc., with an assessment of $6,612,680; the Connecticut Water Co., $5,020,550; Wayne and Jean Pisciotta LLC, $4,776.520; TTM Printed Circuit Group Inc., $4,539,360; 3M Water Purification Inc., $3,189,220; American Woolen Co. Inc., $2,807,840; David Bacchiochi, $2,200,380; Cuno Inc., $2,031,960; and Roaring Brook Campground Association Inc., $1,797,880.

Safe Net Ministries Food Cupboard

STAFFORD - Safe Net Ministries will conduct its March Food Cupboard distribution on Saturdays, March 14 and 28, from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. The distribution will be held at Safe Net Headquarters, 86 Main St., Stafford Springs. Food distribution is held the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Donations of tuna and peanut butter are needed. Safe Net’s mission is a multi-denominational nonprofit organization helping

our Stafford and Union neighbors in need, to provide comfort and support as necessary through our various ministries – Food Cupboard, Flo’s Friendship Kitchen, and utility / general assistance. Donations may be sent to Safe Net at Post Office Box 93, Stafford Springs, CT 06076, or visit our website at www.safenetministries.com. You may contact Safe Net at 860-851-9987.

Foundation Honors Stafford Savings

On Thursday, January 29, the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of Stafford Springs, a chapter of Dollars for Scholars held its 53rd annual meeting at the Centre Branch of Stafford Savings Bank. The foundation celebrated another outstanding year where 39 students were awarded $91,000 in 2014. To date, the foundation has awarded almost $1,500,000 to over 1,400 students from Stafford and Union. Of special note, Stafford Savings Bank was recognized as the foundation’s first $100,000 permanent fund. Stafford Savings Bank has supported the foundation for all of its 53 years. Accepting the award for Stafford Savings was President Michael J. Muzio (right) from chapter president Gary E. Shearer (left).

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St. Edward School Planning for the Future after 140 Years

Stafford

STAFFORD - If you stop in at St. Edward School, you will probably feel like you are just part of the family. In its small, welcoming environment, every adult seems to know every child, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll often see older students helping out younger students. Celebrating its 140th year, the school has spent nearly a century and a half dedicated to the youth of our area, and carries a legacy of academic excellence and strong, faith-based character development. And, although celebrating the past is important, the greater focus has been looking to the future and the needs of children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our children just need more,â&#x20AC;? says MaryAnne Pelletier, the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principal and an alum herself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking at our world today, my heart weighs heavily for the children who must navigate it. Although there are amazing opportunities, there are also constant challenges for which they are not always ready. At younger and younger ages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; far before they have the skills to comprehend and cope â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our children hear and see what adults can sometimes barely fathom. In addition, families are under strain like never before with intense struggles economically and socially. When you talk with young people today, your eyes are really opened to all that they are trying to process, and it affects their ability to just be kids â&#x20AC;Ś and more importantly, their ability to learn.â&#x20AC;? According to Pelletier, Catholic education has always been dedicated to the

whole child, encompassing the mind and spirit. For the 2015-2016 year, St. Edward School will take that model a step further with the introduction of their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whole Child Academy.â&#x20AC;? With a continued focus on academic excellence, the school will also address the learning process â&#x20AC;&#x201C; specifically helping kids (and their parents) understand how we learn and what kind of strategies help maximize potential. The school will continue to offer its leveled reading groups for younger students and the Fast ForWord Program, which helps promote stronger executive function and language skills. Yoga and martial arts will be a regular component of physical education to help students learn centering, focus, and self-discipline, while a Christian counseling piece, as well as celebrating the therapeutic properties of art and music, will help students to identify new outlets and methods for handling their emotions. The program also strives to support families with family recreation nights in addition to parent education and respite programs. Lastly, nutritional counseling opportunities will help guide students and parents to optimal brain function and physical well being. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a passion here for making a great difference in the world â&#x20AC;Ś especially for children,â&#x20AC;? says Pelletier heartily. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I truly believe that children in our world today need to grow up in an environment where they are

supported holistically. Mainstream education tends to place so much emphasis on the latest trends or the importance of test scores. Of course, we should constantly be evaluating our educational tools and their effectiveness, but, truly, if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop to look at our children and understand them individually and meet their needs holistically, we are not going to be giving them the foundations theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to function as grounded, balanced adults. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frightening to think of, and for those of us that spend our days with children, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear to see that they just need so much more. As a parent, an educator, and a Christian, I feel morally obligated to be part of making that differenceâ&#x20AC;Ś and our great school is ready to do just thatâ&#x20AC;Ś not unlike how it has done for the last 140 years, but with a broadened program to help meet the needs of our children.â&#x20AC;? For more information about St. Edward School, see its full-page advertisement in this issue. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools

and Colleges, St. Edward School is recognized as exemplary in Mission, Program, and Experience of the Student. The School offers Pre-K through Grade 8, with flexible pre-K hours, full-day kindergarten, and before/after school care.

Safe Net Ministries Board Meeting

STAFFORD - Safe Net Ministries will conduct its next Board meeting on Tuesday,  March 17, at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at Safe Net headquarters, 86 Main St., Stafford Springs.  Safe Netâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is a multidenominational nonprofit organization helping our Stafford and Union neighbors in need, to provide comfort and support as necessary through our various ministries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Food Cupboard, Floâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friendship Kitchen, and utility / general assistance.  Donations may be sent to Safe Net at Post Office Box 93, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 or visit our website www.safenetministries.com. 

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March Events Planned at the Stafford Public Library

Stafford

STAFFORD - The following events will be held at the Stafford Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. We request that you call to pre-register at 860-684-2852. Mondays at 10 a.m. - Rhyme Time with your little ones ages 0-2 years old, while enjoying stories songs, rhymes, Finger Plays and playtime. Call to regis-

ter, but drop-ins are welcome. Siblings welcome. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. - Teddy Bear Time geared for children 2 years of age and over. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays and an activity. Siblings are welcome. Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. – Animal Story Time-Stories, rhymes, songs and

finger plays followed by a special animal guest. Sensory Story Time - First Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. All children are welcome to this story time that uses multi-sensory experiences to keep the child engaged. Fridays at 11:30 a.m. - Mother to Mother – A group where moms can come to support one another, share information and enjoy one another’s company. Mothers of children of all ages are welcome as are pregnant mothers to be. Children are welcome to come and play quietly during the meeting. March 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. – “How to Download Free eBooks & Audiobooks Using OverDrive” Class Using OverDrive with Tablets & Smartphones presented by Jessica Venturo from Bibliomation. Venturo will also present a free class on how to use Overdrive with eReaders and MP3 players from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Advance registration is requested for this class.

March 9 and 23 at 5:30 p.m. - Open Artist Studio - Have a quiet spot to work on your artwork, knitting, etc. March 11 at 4 p.m. – Scrabble Club - Open to Grades 7–adult. Local school teacher and Scrabble player Kevin Nevins will host this monthly club. Learn how to play and challenge others with your skills. March 17 at 4 p.m. - Join the fun! Find a lucky piece of leprechaun gold, make a magical necklace and bring a leprechaun home. All ages welcome. March 18 at 5:30 p.m. – Raising Readers (Part 1 of 4) – Parents and children are invited to share dinner, then parents can discover fun activities to help their children learn to read. Childcare provided and siblings welcome. This four-part series will occur on March 18 and 25 and April 22 and 27. It is sponsored by SECC (Stafford Early Childhood Collaborative), St. Edward School, Stafford Public Schools and the Stafford Library.

8th-Grade Cooks

St. Edward School kindergarteners show off their Rice Krispie treats with a few of the 8th-graders that helped them to prepare the dish. Each month the 8th-grade class cooks and serves a meal for Flo’s Friendship Kitchen in Stafford. The class cooks for 100+ patrons of the kitchen with donations made by the St. Edward School Family. Servant leadership is a focus at the 140-year-old school.

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Goodwin College Dean’s List Announced for Fall 2014

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EAST HARTFORD - Goodwin College announces that 943 students achieved Dean’s List status for the Fall 2014 session. The following North Central students were named to the dean’s list. Natalie Guerrero of East Windsor Amanda Caouette of Ellington Milena Cuartas of Ellington Marie Daigle of Ellington Richard Goff of Ellington Kerri Heffernan of Ellington

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“Existing referral networks are often full within their respective member slots and social networking such as Chamber functions are often stacked with competing interests via multiple representatives of the same or similar businesses,” Dwyer said. “PWRN is significantly different. The Network is geared towards highlevel, successful female professionals with a typically upscale clientele who want to work with other female professionals of a similar caliber. Examples of

Workshops For Parents, Preschool/Daycare Providers

ELLINGTON - The Ellington School Readiness Council will sponsor a free workshop series for parents of preschool aged children and preschool/daycare providers. Learn* Enjoy* Take Home, a workshop on reading and math readiness skills, will be held on Mondays from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on March 16, 23, and 30 and April 6 at Hall Memorial Library in Ellington. All participants will be pro-

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ELLINGTON - As local farmers scour catalogs and tend their seedlings hoping for warm weather and any signs of spring, the third winter season of Ellington Farmers’ Market winds down with only two Saturday sessions remaining. Held every other Saturday through the winter at the YMCA on Pinney Street, the event has garnered a dedicated following of patrons who are now embracing “clean” eating and have made a commitment to support local food growers and entrepreneurs. The market is an outstanding example of two organizations – the market and the YMCA – collaborating to provide a community supported event. Though small in size due to limited space, many locally produced foods including dairy,

beef, seafood, pork, poultry, a wide variety of baked goods, cheeses, greens, honey, specialty sauces, soups and ready to eat items can be purchased. The final two winter markets will be held on March 7 and 21. The final market on March 21 will feature a program on beneficial herbs by Stacey Wood, coowner of Whole Harmony Tea Company. Incredibly passionate about herbal plants and their holistic wellness value, Wood studied at the Connecticut Institute of Herbal Studies and has completed several programs at the Goldthread Herb Farm & Apothecary. The market takes a six-week hiatus before the start of the summer outdoor season on Saturday, May 9, at Arbor Park, Ellington.

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Suffield Grand List Shows Good Growth at 1.8 Percent

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SUFFIELD – The town’s grand list is up 1.8 percent. The town’s 2014 grand list, the list of all taxable property in town, rose to $1,367,858,135, according to a memo from town Assessor Helen Totz. Real estate has increased about $8.3

million or 0.71 percent to $1,158,945 in regular net real estate and $22,472,020 in elderly homeowner net real estate. Personal property has increased approximately $14.7 million or 24.5 percent to $74,800,820. Totz attributed the increase to new equipment reported by the Connecticut Light & Power Co., the

Library Announces Poetry Contest

SUFFIELD - The Kent Memorial Library will accept applications for its poetry contest March 1-31. The library is located at its temporary location, 61 Ffyler Place in Suffield. The contest is open to residents of Suffield. Applications can be found on the library’s website at www.suffieldlibrary.org. Poems must be accompanied by the poetry application form, and entries are limited to one original poem per person. The poem can be on any topic. Applicants need to keep a copy of their poem, as the poem will not be returned. The poems must be 50 lines or less and must be typed in a 12-point font. The

decision of the judges will be final. Potentially three prizes will be awarded in each of the five age categories which are: Children, 6-8 Children, 9-11 Teens, 12-14 Teens, 15-18 in high school Adults, aged 18+ Prizes 1st prize is $25 2nd prize is $10 3rd prize is $5 Winners will be asked to read their poems at a special program on Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. April is National Poetry Month.

Connecticut Water Co. and C&S Wholesale, as well as other local companies. Motor vehicles increased approximately $1.5 million or 1.4 percent to $111,769,350. The town’s top taxpayer is the Connecticut Light & Power Co., with an assessment of $44,279,810. Also among the top 10 taxpayers are Suffield

Harvey Lane LLC, $13,481,440; Suffield by the River LLC, $7,644,730; the Connecticut Water Co., $5,725,140; Harold J. Morric, $5,228,090; NN Acquisitions, $4,671,220; HP Hood, $4,116,420; Yankee Gas, $3,724,970; Alfred Fuller II, trustee, $3,594,380; and Suffield Academy, $3,111,500.

SUFFIELD Saturday, March 14, is an epic day. It is Pi Day, a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi), or 3.141592653… It represents the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter. This year, Pi Day will have special significance especially on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m., because the date and time represents the first 10 digits of π. It is all the more reason to celebrate anything that is a circle. Unfortunately, the library is not open at 9:26 in the morning or at night, but it opens at 10 a.m., so from 10 a.m. until

noon we will be giving out free tiny pies (think circles) or until our supply runs out. From 11 a.m. until noon, juggler and yo-yo (think circles) master Eric Girardi of Bending Gravity will perform his feats of skill and teach anyone interested in learning how to juggle or play with yo-yos. Round, round, round, round, come get a round at Pi Day at the Kent Memorial Library. The library is temporarily located (until fall 2015) at 61 Ffyler Place in Suffield.

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SUFFIELD - Walkers, cancer survivors, community leaders, team captains, and dedicated workers are all needed to make the 17th annual Relay For Life of North Central Connecticut a reality. A Planning Committee meeting will be held on March 17 at 6 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center to plan the event, which raises funds and awareness of the fight against cancer. A team captains meeting immediately follows at 7 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the Suffield Middle School over the weekend of June 6-7. Relay For Life is a team event where

participants walk around a track relaystyle overnight. Teams of cancer-fighting enthusiasts will gather at the Suffield Middle School on June 5-6 to show their support and dedication. “Relay For Life is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fundraiser,” said Heidi MacDonald, Event Chair. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event as a volunteer or participant have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer. The event brings the

communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, North Granby, Simsbury, Somers, Suffield, and Windsor Locks together in a common cause.” Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way. If you would like to join the Relay For Life of North Central CT as a volunteer or team participant, visit the event website at www.relayforlife.org/northcentralct or contact Heidi MacDonald at RFLNoCentralCT@gmail.com. The American Cancer Society is the

WINDSOR LOCKS - 360 Federal Credit Union is excited to announce a change in its charter allowing them to serve individuals in their local community. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) granted 360 Federal Credit Union’s request for a community charter, which will allow 360 Federal Credit Union to offer mem-

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2015 Jeep Renegade a Sub-Compact Grand Cherokee

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Billy Grant

Ge m m a Cole

Tyler A nderson

Edward A llen

Chris Torla

Ryan Jones

Scott Miller

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A por tion of Savor ’s proceeds benefit :

For tickets and more event information, visit savorct.com

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‘Savor’ The Chance To Taste The Best

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HARTFORD - Savor, A Celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits, presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino, is a two-day culinary showcase at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford April 1011, 2015. Savor has also added a sparkling Chandon Bubble Lounge for guests to enjoy during the Event. Hosted by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, star of Restaurant: Impossible on Food Network, Savor will spotlight some of the world’s top culinary talent including Mary Ann Esposito, creator and host of television’s longest running cooking series, Ciao Italia with Mary Ann

Esposito™ and Elizabeth Falkner, James Beard Foundation Award nominee and Iron Chef America favorite, and Boston chef Michael Schlow. With restaurants spanning the country that include Alta Strada at Foxwoods and Tico in DC and Boston, Schlow is one of the most influential and respected chefs in America today. Savor kicks-off on Friday, April 10 with a Grand Tasting at 7:00pm featuring signature dishes from Connecticut’s leading chefs alongside a seemingly endless variety of highly sought-after wine, the world’s finest craft beers and superior spirits – all are

included in the cost of admission. Guests will enjoy strolling through an impressive spread of fine food and wine, as well as relaxing in a series of spirit lounges to fully savor the experience. Meanwhile, corks will pop and flutes will clink at the Chandon Bubble Lounge, which will be exclusively featured during the Savor Grand Tastings – Friday evening and Saturday afternoon – where Chandon Sparkling Rosé will be flowing. Then, on Saturday evening, April 11, style meets substance at the Savor in Style Charity Gala. Celebrity chef host Irvine, along with Esposito, Falkner, Schlow, Arpaia, and prominent regional chefs Tyler Anderson, Billy

Grant, Jeffrey Lizotte and others, will work together with widely known winemakers to present a grand dine-around affair. These culinary masters will lavish guests with their sumptuous creations, where every dish will be paired with an exceptional wine or other luscious libation.

Tickets for the Savor Grand Tasting Sessions ($110) and the Savor in Style Charity Gala ($150) may be purchased online at Ticketing.Showclix.com or at SavorCT.com. Tickets for the Chandon Bubble Lounge ($25) must be paired with a same session Grand Tasting ticket.

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