Page 1

March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 8:03 AM Page 1

PRST-STD ECRWSS U.S. Postage Paid Northampton, MA Permit #395

Should prisoners count toward local populations? Local Postal Customer

FREE!

By Linda Tishler Levinson

A proposal before the state Legislature’s Judiciary Committee would change the way the prison population is counted and drastically change the overall population count in some north central Connecticut towns. Of the state Department of Correction’s 20 facilities, six are located in north central Connecticut, with two in

Somers, three Enfield and one in Suffield. The most drastic effect would be on the population of Somers. According to the Department of Correction, as of February 2016, the Northern Correctional Institution in Somers houses 252 inmates, and the Osborn Correctional Institution, also in Somers, houses 2,018 inmates. The state’s web-

site reports the population of Somers as 10,774. In Enfield, with a reported population of 43,570, the Willard Cybulski Correctional Institution houses 1,149

inmates, and the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution houses 1,264 inmates. The Willard Cybulski

LEGISLATORS/page 7

$V-QHHGHGE\-WKH-KRXU )LQDQFLDO3ODQQLQJLV )OH[LEOH

,QGHSHQGHQW :HZRUNIRUFOLHQWV QRWILQDQFLDOILUPV

)HH2QO\)LUP 1RFRPPLVVLRQVRU IHHVDFFHSWHG

)LGXFLDU\UHJLVWHUHG FUHGHQWLDOHGH[SHULHQFHG SURIHVVLRQDOV

5HWLUHPHQW$QVZHUVDUHRXU6SHFLDOW\ Ä‚Ĺś/ĆŒÄžĆ&#x;ĆŒÄžÍ•ĂŜĚžĂĹ?ŜƚĂĹ?ĹśžLJĆ?ĆšÄ‚ĹśÄšÄ‚ĆŒÄšŽĨĹŻĹ?Ç€Ĺ?ĹśĹ?Í?tŚĂƚÄ?Ä‚Ĺś/ĚŽƚŽĆ‰ĆŒÄžĆ‰Ä‚ĆŒÄžžLJĆ?ĞůĨÄ¨Ĺ˝ĆŒĆŒÄžĆ&#x;ĆŒÄžĹľÄžĹśĆšÍ? tŚĞŜÄ?Ä‚ĹśĆŒÄžĆ&#x;ĆŒÄžĹľÄžĹśĆšŚĂƉƉĞŜÄ¨Ĺ˝ĆŒžĞÍ?,Ĺ˝Ç ĚŽ/Ä‚ĆŒĆŒÄ‚ĹśĹ?ÄžžLJÄ‚Ä?Ä?ŽƾŜƚĆ?ƚŽĹ?ĹľĆ‰ĆŒĹ˝Ç€ÄžžLJĆŒÄžĆ&#x;ĆŒÄžĹľÄžĹśĆšÍ?

ZZZ)LQDQFLDO$QVZHUV//&FRP  -LQ6RPHUV 6DUDK#)LQDQFLDO$QVZHUV//&FRP

A legislative bill would change how prisoners are counted for residency.

Order Or rder N No Now w For Spring Spring or Sales team will o provide you with mation on pricing, the process, and ow to get started! CALL T TODAY ODAY FOR A

6DUDK0DVNLOO&)3Š 3UHVLGHQW

MEDICARE OPTIONS Let Us Simplify Your Choices!

Medicare Advantage & Medicare Supplement Plans Ask about our IRA and 401(k) Options!

FREE

ESTIMATE ESTIMATE

www.statelineseniorservices.com

48 South Road, Unit 2 | P.O. Box 398, Somers, CT 06071 Bill McCloskey

860.749.0482

Kate McCloskey


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:54 AM Page 2

“HE RE’S MY CARD... ” COMPLETE AUTO BODY REPAIR RUST PROOFING CUSTOM PAINT

BRUNO’S

AUTO BODY SPECIALISTS SPECIALISTS I

Y Years ears Experience CUT Salon 40 860-749-0398

y

585 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT • 860-698-6070 240 SHAKER RD. ENFIELD, CT

northcentralnews@aol.com To advertise your ca card next month!

CAROLYN CAR OLYN M. B BRAVAKIS RAVAKIS LTANT CER CERTIFIED TIFIED INS INSURANCE URANCE C CONSULTANT ONSUL

MED MEDICARE ICARE P Plans lans 860-623-0188 74 P Pershing ershing R Road, oad, W Windsor indsor LLocks, ocks, CT

cmbravakis@snet.net cmbravakis@snet.net Performance Lives Here! Call Today to make your appointment! TREND 2000 Real Estate

Broker/Owner, ABRM

171 Elm Street • Enfield, CT 06082 Bus: (860) 745-2800 ext. 301 Fax: (860) 698-9225 Cell: (860) 841-1199 Suffield Office: (860) 668-6464 Toll Free: 1-877-TREND-2000 Email: Greg@trend2000.com

Connecticut • Massachusetts

www.trend2000.com

860.875.1444

Greg Heineman

AA A A Budget Budget Repair Repaiir Service Service LL LLC LC Family Owned & Operated

Specializing in Street, 4 Wheel Drive & Circle Track High Performance Modifications

1.877.533.7227

860-875-0542

360 Somers Road Hanger II North, Ellington (Ellington Airport)

www.AABudgetRepair.com COMPLETE AUTO BODY REPAIR RUST PROOFING CUSTOM PAINT

The North Central News’ First Ever

BRUNO’S

AUTO BODY SPECIALISTS SPEC CIALISTS

PULL-OUT GUIDE IS  COMING IN APRIL! Details on Page 26.

0 Years Years Experience 40

G.M. Thompson & Sons, Inc. 2 North Central News March 2016

Fast Cash

860-749-0398

240 SHAKER RD. ENFIELD, CT

54 Middle Turnpike Mansfield Depot, CT 06251 www.gmthompson.net

A Family Feed Company

Full line of pet and farm supplies for all your animal needs. Coal, Biobricks & Wood Pellets Delivery Available

Phone: 860-429-9377 • Fax: 860-429-9378

For your Home OR Land!

Leave message @ 860-924-4126


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:54 AM Page 3

Random Raven St. Paddy’s Day Shenanigans, Making Of A Murder (Mystery) & More!

dba

By Gary Carra

Phone: : FAX

Email:

 













 



Publisher/Editor

 Assistant To The Publisher

Account Executives

Welcome back to Random Raven, a parameter-less potpourri of hypes, gripes, universal truths and local lore. You know, like hotel check-ins? When you say your name and confirmation number, then they look down and type an equal parts furious/curious barrage of keystrokes. You’re not sure if they are finding your reservation or penning the next, great American novel. And it continues… “Two queens or a King?” “King.” Rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat on the keyboard again for a solid 3 minutes. “Smoking or non?” “Non.” Rat-a-tat-tat….come on? Seriously, what are you typing? “CUSTOMER HAS REQUESTED THAT IF GIVEN

Random Raven author/occasional thespian Gary Carra points out some irregular hair growth on his castmate Steve Patch during a rehearsal for “And Then There Was One.” The one-night only engagement March 18 benefits the Asnuntuck Community College Foundation. For information, call 860-698-6267.

THE OPTION HE IN FACT WOULD PREFER A ROOM THAT HAS NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY INHABITATED BY A PRACTICTIONER OF ANY TOBACCO PRODUCT…” Someone in the industry has to fill me in on what’s really going on here. Email: info@thenorthcentralnews.com

  <hgmkb[nmbg`Pkbm^kl 



!

 "



'

Photographers

 Circulation

Publishers Policy

#

$(

*

/

0 #

1

' /

)

4

%

-. 5

3

&&

6

) !&

!

"

#

‘HAWK’-ING THEIR PRODUCTS: Perhaps this is a bird of a feather thing…but nothing entertains the Raven like a trip to the Stafford Big Y, where shoppers are greeted by copious amounts of free Purell, the scent of freshly baked goods wafting through the air...and the ear-piercing shrill of a red-tailed hawk on a repetitive loop. Don’t believe him? Stop by...anytime. It’s fun to differentiate between the locals and store newbies, too. The former roll right in chatting, seemingly oblivious to the primal screams. The latter start looking around as if they’ve inadvertently strolled on to the set of an Alfred Hitchcock remake.

AND.. less anyone think the Raven isn’t about to exploit his 5 percent Irish heritage, there are no shortage of adult beverage-oriented establishments doling out the corned beef this St. Patrick’s Day. Commercial as it may be, the Raven always prefers to tip his green pint at an actual Irish tavern whenever possible. Around these parts that means Enfield’s Cloverleaf, Suffield’s Shamrock and Ellington’s Casey’s Cafe - the last of which is presently sporting a nice little coupon on page 20 of this very issue!

3

Complaints? Suggestions? Questions? Send them all to the Random Raven at info@thenorthcentralnews.com and listen to Gary Carra talk about area entertainment every Wednesday at 6:20 and 9:20 a.m. with Leslie In The Morning on Lazer 99.3 f.m. (streaming live at lazer993.com).

March 2016 North Central News

(3% 3 #

.

&

,

#

-

!

%

)

+ ! 2

$

At the very least, this should definitely serve as a little Shark (Tank) bait. Someone has to be able to find a better reservation retrieval system.


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:54 AM Page 4

Plug Pulled on Third Possible Casino in East Windsor

East Windsor

EAST WINDSOR -- There will not be a casino in town. First Selectman Robert Maynard said Feb. 24 that he had met that day with Rodney Butler and Kevin Brown, representatives of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Indian tribes. They told him East Windsor was no

longer being considered for their joint venture to develop a third casino in the state to compete with MGM Resorts International’s planned casino and resort in Springfield, Mass. Sites in Hartford, East Hartford and Windsor Locks remain under consideration. The town had proposed two possible

EAST WINDSOR - The Broad Brook Opera House for one nostalgic and memorable evening is featuring the music of The Beatles performed by the band Number Nine. The event takes place Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook. All seats are $20 with nonreserved seating. This is a fundraiser for the Opera

House Players. Band members are George Schultz – vocals; Jim Fusco – keys, vocals; Geo. J. Filippides - lead guitar, vocals; Don Woods – bass, vocals; Bob Glick rhythm guitar, vocals; Chris Griffin horns, percussion, sound effects, vocals; and, Todd Purcaro - drums, vocals. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.operahouseplayers.org or call the box office at 860-292-6068.

By Linda Tishler Levinson

Benefit Features Beatles Tribute Band

FREE D FREE DEMO Our location o

casino sites, property on Route 5 between exits 44 and 45, the former Showcase Cinemas property, as well as a second site south of exit 44, Maynard said the sites were ruled out because a developer had withdrawn one proposal, and the other had been proposed by the town, not the property owner.

“We’re disappointed,” Maynard said, but added he appreciated that the town had been told before the decision was made public. He added he is glad the tribes are working to preserve jobs in Connecticut. Had one of the town’s proposed sites been accepted, the town would have had to approve the project in a referendum.

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 contributions to the general welfare of the entire community. Nomination letters should be mailed to East Windsor Rotary Club, 73 Miller Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016 or emailed to dmenard51@gmail.com. Nomination letters must be received by Friday, March 8, 2015. Call Denise Menard at 860.558.4797 with any questions.

East Windsor Rotary Club Citizen - Businessperson Of The Year

OPEN HOUSE E VERY SUNDAY 13

52” R 52” Raptor Rapt aptt

Final Phase Underway-Late Summer Occupancy

ZERO -TURN MOWER

$

• sunroom • 1400-1800 square feet • attached garage • hardwood flooring • first floor laundry

2,999

FINANCING AVAILABLE!

BACHER CORP. Est. 1978

www.bachercorporation.com .bachercorporation.com • 860-627-5924 860-6

Winkler Rd to Newberry Rd to Mourning Dove Trail

Starting High 200'S

“Watch for our Grand Opening Celebration” in April

Newberry Village of East Windsor Active Adult Community

ALLPOINTS REALTY

JAMES A. HOULBERG, EA “e-file for faster refunds”

112 MAIN STREET BROAD BROOK, CT 06016

4 North Central News March 2016

Professional Income Tax Service

AnnMarie Sarno 860-690-3176 amcsarno@gmail.com

The Best Blues, Brews and BBQ is just minutes away! Voted Best Blues Club in the Country by the Blues Foundation

Planning * Preparation * Representation for: Individuals * Partnerships * Corporations * Estates & Trust For an Appointment call: 860-623-4682 Have your taxes prepared by an “Enrolled Agent”. Enrolled Agents are licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service at all administrative levels for audits, collections and appeals

Theodore’s

201 Worthington St, Springfi Springfield eld MA 413-736-6000 theodoresbbq.com


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:54 AM Page 5

Bookclub Bookstore Plans Wide Variety of March Author Events

East Windsor

EAST WINDSOR - Bookclub Bookstore, 100 Main St., Broad Brook invites the public to attend their free events in March. Thurs. March 3 at 6 p.m. Discussion: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Saturday, March 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Author Appearance: Intruder by Dan Foley Come meet and hear author Dan Foley! This is a free event. Signed books

available for purchase (only $5 each!). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dan Foleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 'Intruder' is one of the most claustrophobic tales Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever read. The pressure is unrelenting and the suspense is as sharp as a razorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge. Hardhitting fiction and very high recommended!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James A. Moore, author of the Seven Forges series and Deeper. Thurs., March 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free Roundtable: Homebuying 101 Free, fun & informative. Presented

EAST WINDSOR - Are you looking for a fun hands-on learning experience? The Connecticut Trolley Museum located at 58 North Road, East Windsor, is launching its Trolley Care program. This one Saturday a month program will educate you on the history and inner workings of the trolley cars while you help maintain, repair and restore the trolleys. The Trolley Care program will be held on the third Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages are welcome. Youths 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear

work clothes, and lunch will be provided. The first session will be held on March 19, 2016. The Connecticut Trolley Museum is a non-profit institution whose mission is to provide a historically accurate educational experience of the trolley era, through the interpretation, preservation, restoration, and operation of an electric railway. For more information, please contact the Trolley Museum at 860-627-6540 or at office@ceraweb.org.

Trolley Museum Seeks Volunteer Restorers

The Connecticut Trolley Museum 58 North Road East Windsor, CT 06088 Day Opening

arch 25 Friday,mM -3:30pm 10a

by: Anne Johnson Loan Officer, NMLS ID: 1147080 Please RSVP by March 7 to ajohnson@merrimackmortgage.com or call/text 860.550.5280 Sat., March 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Author Appearance: At the Garden's Gate by Judith Dreyer Welcome Spring and meet Master Gardener Judith Dreyer! This is a free event, signed books available for purchase. Thurs., March 15 at 6 p.m. Author Call In & Discussion: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom We are so excited to speak with 'The Kitchen House' author Kathleen Grissom via phone during this book discussion. She will call in at 6:30. We'll speak with her about 'The Kitchen House' and her much anticipated companion novel 'Glory Over Everything' (attendees will receive a coupon for the April 5 release).

Thurs., March 24 at 6 p.m. Stephen King Book Discussion: Rose Madder Friday, March 25 Free Pizza Party with the Easter Bunny! (time to be determined) The Connecticut Trolley Museum's Easter Bunny will be hopping by for free pizza and pictures (bring your cameras). Sat., March 26 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Container Crazy CT Presentation: Container Gardening Growth Success Learn the five must do's from Container Crazy CT on how to grow lush and full healthy plants in container gardens and patio pots. Cathy Testa will go over what is required and offer tips on nutrients, soilless mixes, and the steps for success. Thurs., March 31 at 6 p.m. Discussion: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn For more details please call (860) 623-5100.

Send Your News: northcentralnews@aol.com

MOBILE DEPOSIT )DVW ,QVWDQW 6HFXUH

More info: 860-627-6540 office@ceraweb.org

www.ct-trolley.org

mitting)

er (Weather p

Easter Bunny Fun Day

Â&#x2019;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2014; Â&#x2014;Â?Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x203A;ČąÂ&#x17D;Â?Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A;Â&#x160;Â&#x2022;   

10am-4:30pm Each child gets a goody bag with their paid admission. They will have sand art, face painting and temporary tattoos. Refreshments will be sold in the VC.

Windsor 860.688.8511 x Wilson 860.251.6172 x North Central 860.298.6169 Granby 860.653.4548 x Bloomfield 860.242.6062 x East Windsor 860.627.0805 Mobile Deposit is available for Consumers only. Available for IOS and Android.

0HPEHU )',&

5

10/6,' 

March 2016 North Central News

Saturday, March 26

Dep Dow www.WindsorFede d ral.com


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:54 AM Page 6

Weddings Bridal Showers Special Occasions Up to 150 Guests

Merlot on the Water is a hidden gem of the event venue community. Dating as far back as 1850, this historic building has a history of entertaining. Family owned and operated since 2011, let us help you plan your next event. You invite the guests; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take care of the rest.

860.370.9962

www.merlotonthewater.com 27 Depot Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016

6 North Central News March 2016

Email: victoria@merlotonthewater.com


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 8:04 AM Page 7

Legislators against proposed bill on prison population change

Regional

(continued from page 1)

Correctional Institution currently has no inmates, according to the Correction Department. In Suffield, with a reported population of 15,768, the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution houses 1,535 inmates. Cut in Funding State Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, whose district includes all three towns, said he is worried the proposal could take funding away from those towns, since funding formulas are often based on population. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still hesitant to be supportive,â&#x20AC;? he said. He added prisons have never been looked on as attractive institutions for towns to have, and it seems unfair â&#x20AC;&#x153;to penalize a town for doing its share for the state.â&#x20AC;? Kissel added it seems unfair to single out prisoners, since college students are eligible to vote in the towns they reside in during the school year. For example,

he said, students at the University of Connecticut are counted as eligible voters in Storrs. State Rep. Kurt Vail, R-Stafford, whose district includes Somers, said he has questions about how the proposal would be carried out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you determine where someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home city is?â&#x20AC;? he asked. Before finalizing his position on the proposal, said he wants to talk to local officials, particularly about how it would affect Somers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a proposal that I would support,â&#x20AC;? said state Rep. David Kiner, D-Enfield, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The town of Enfield is already being shortchanged by housing three prison facilities.â&#x20AC;? How Do You Determine? Changing the population formula would be unfair, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This would even further be a negative for the town. Kiner said he thinks it would be difficult for this not to affect funding formulas. He also said it would be hard to determine an inmateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are residents of the correctional facilities

in which they live.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of families move closer to where their loved ones are incarcerated,â&#x20AC;? he said. State Rep. Tami Zawistowski, R-East Granby, whose district includes Suffield, said it is too early to determine whether she would support the proposal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After concentrating the prison population in 11 towns, the prison population is then used to artificially increase the

political power of these few towns at the expense of the communities where these incarcerated people had previously lived,â&#x20AC;? said Werner Oyanadel, executive director of the state Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is contrary to the principle of equal representation. We look forward to a public hearing on this important proposal.â&#x20AC;?

Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ss the sweetest deal on home mortgages in Northern CT CT? T?

A Proactive Approach Accepting to a Healthy Life! New Patients Specializing in an integrative, holistic approach to womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare. Thyroid Medication Management Hormone Imbalance â&#x20AC;˘ Adrenal Fatigue Bio-identical Hormone Therapy PMS & Menopause â&#x20AC;˘ Contraception Annual Exams â&#x20AC;˘ Weight Management

Miriam Schwartz, APRN Certified Nurse Practitioner

Call Today for an Appointment! 413-567-WELL (9355)

175 Dwight Road Longmeadow MA

F RPHWR\RX<RX·OOORYHRXUORZPRUWJDJHUDWHVandKLJKSHUVRQDO FRPHWR\RX<RX·OOORYHRXUORZPRUWJDJHUDWHVandKLJKSHUVRQDO VVHUYLFH HUYLFH &DOORUYLVLW0RQVRQ/RDQVFRPWRGD\ &DOORUYLVLW0RQVRQ/RDQVFRPWRGD\

7

www.gyngroup.com

: KHUHLV0RQVRQ6DYLQJV%DQN",WGRHVQ¡WPDWWHUEHFDXVHZH¡OO :KHUHLV0RQVRQ6DYLQJV%DQN",WGRHVQ¡WPDWWHUEHFDXVHZH¡OO March 2016 North Central News

Providing comprehensive care by bridging the gap between conventional and functional medicine.

At Monson Savings Bank Bank,, of course!


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:54 AM Page 8

Open Cockpit Day Saturday, March 12th Get up close and personal as you climb aboard selected aircraft from our incredible collection. From helicopters to jets this is your chance to take the stick, check the instruments and create your imagination-powered adventure. Open aircraft include the Vietnam War era “Huey” helicopter, the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter, the Coast Guard HH-52 rescue helicopter, the Lockheed F-104C Starfi ghter, and many more. In addition, visitors can also participate in a hands-on Build and Fly Challenge, view and participate in R/C flight demonstrations by Time Machine Hobby, take a flying lesson on the Flight Sim Spot high tech fl ight simulators, or fly the Ercoupe full-motion flight simulator built from a real aircraft. The event will be held inside the Museum’s three large, heated display hangars. Sneakers or rubber-soled shoes are recommended.

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt Friday, March 25th

2016 SPACE EXPO

Saturday, April 2nd 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Featured guests include space explorers, scientists and engineers:

Activities include:

• Aldrich Astronomical Society

• NOAA National Weather Service

• Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford

• One Giant Leap

• Meet life size droids and intergalactic characters

• R2 Builders Club of Connecticut

• Make a comet

• Build straw rockets

• CATO Rocketry Club

• Springfield Stars Club

• Touch a space rock

• McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

• Talcott Mountain Science Center

• Try on a space suit

• Fly the Space Shuttle on flight simulators

• UTC Aerospace Systems

• View Planetarium shows

...and more!

April School Vacation Activities - April 11th-24th

The Open Cockpit program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while the Museum and Gift Shop will be open until 5:00 p.m.

Ask about our Childrens Birthday Parties & Limited Access Tours!!

Museum’s Flight Sim Spot - High tech fl ight experience Open daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The New England Air Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $12.50 for ages 12 and up, $11.50 for seniors 65 and up and $7.00 for ages 4 to 11. New England Air Museum members and children under 3 are admitted free.

36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) Windsor Locks, CT

8 North Central News March 2016

Meet NASA Astronaut Dr. F. Story Musgrave

For more information, visit www.neam.org or call (860) 623-3305. The New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, Conn. adjacent to Bradley International Airport. Take I-91 north or south to CT. exit 40 (Route 20) to Route 75 north.


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:54 AM Page 9

Town Picks Emergency Director; Sets Selectman’s Salary

Ellington

ELLINGTON -- The town has a new emergency management director. The Board of Selectmen voted at its Feb. 8 meeting to appoint Joseph A. Palombizio to the position. He began serving as emergency management director Feb. 9. “Joe is a highly qualified individual with many years of experience in public safety; serving 23 years as a trooper,

detective, State Police Academy instructor and hostage negotiator for the Connecticut State Police and 24 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He has extensive knowledge in managing and coordinating crisis/emergency situations,” the town stated on its website. First Selectman’s Salary The selectmen voted Feb. 8 to set First Selectman Lori Spielman’s salary. Noting the salary ranges reflect a 3

ELLINGTON - "In a woman, courage is often mistaken for insanity." Multiaward winning playwright William Prenetta (Deadbeats, Silenced on Barbour Street) returns for another incredible story in The Opening Knight Players' latest production: The Silent Sentinels. The year is 1976 and equal rights for women are only three states away from passing in the U.S. Congress. At the same time, a young reporter named Katherine O'Halloran arrives at suffragist Alice Paul's home hoping to nail a

career-establishing interview. The key to Katherine's future lies in Alice's past as they experience Alice's incredible journey for equality. The performance will take place at the Gordon C. Getchell Auditorium at Ellington High School, for one night only on March 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8/adults and $6/students and seniors and will be available at the door. Come experience this truly inspiring story of determination and one woman's journey for equality.

By Linda Tishler Levinson

Opening Knight Players Production

r e t s a E y p Hap Gift Certificates Gift Baskets

Product Lines Goldwell • Redken Loma (all organic/

gluten free)

Walk Ins Welcome

11 West Street in Ellington • 860-871-4109 Hours: Mon. 8-1 • Tues. & Wed. 9-7 • Thurs. 9-6 • Fri. 8-4 • Sat. 9-1

percent increase, the selectmen said the minimum range for the position is $71,027, the midpoint range is $84,686, and the maximum range is $98,345, The board voted to set Spielman’s salary for the 2016-17 fiscal year at $83,430. Special Town Meeting Residents approved funding for a number of projects at a Feb. 8 Special Town Meeting. They include: • $75,000 for the purchase of an Ellington Volunteer Ambulance Corps service vehicle. EVAC will reimburse the town from the EVAC Charging

Fund, and a $20,000 payment will be made to that fund from the fire marshal’s budget. • $53,000 for the Town Hall addition and renovation study Phase II. • An amount not to exceed $333,928 to enter into a five-year lease for a tanker truck for the Crystal Lake Fire Department. A vote at the meeting also approved endorsing the Inter-Town Capital Equipment Purchase Incentive Grant Program Proposal for a sewer and utility field camera inspection vehicle.

ELLINGTON - Nostalgic for the music of the 60’s and 70’s? The Ellington Women’s Club, as their annual fundraiser, invites you to get your groove on at their Retro Dance at Ellington Ridge Country Club on Saturday, April 23, from 7 to 11 p.m. Through the good vibes of DJ Doug Semenuk, jive to the 60’s and 70’s music of such artists as the Beatles, the Bee-Gees, the Jackson Five, the Supremes, the Beach Boys, the Doors, Creedance Clearwater, and the Rolling Stones, to name only a few. Appetizers will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a dessert buffet at 9:30 p.m., as well as free tea and coffee and a cash bar to

help guests get down and boogie to the beat of many more favorites. Invitees are free to dress in the funkadelic outfits of the time. Raffles will also be offered to add to the fun. Can you dig it? Then purchase your tickets to the EWC 60’s and 70’s Retro Dance early. Tickets are $25 per person for this lively evening and must be purchased in advance by calling 860-8718133 or 860-872-8290. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Funds from the Ellington Women’s Club, an affiliate of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, support the social services, cultural and physical environments of the community.

Women’s Club Retro Dance at Ellington Ridge

NorthEast Construction Division With 30 years experience

860--

• Decks • Siding • Doors • Windows • Basements

unts Discoable! Avail

• Power Washing • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Everything Residential

March 2016 North Central News

• New Roofs • Roof Over • Strips • Repair • Additions

148 North Rd. • East Windsor

9


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:54 AM Page 10

Ellington High School Second Quarter Honor Roll Students

Ellington

ELLINGTON - Ellington High School has named the following students to the second quarter honor roll, according to a list provided by the school. GRADE 9 HIGH HONORS – Preston Aldrich, Ryuan Anderson, Caitlin Boice, Kyle Brown, Anthony Chamberlin, Elizabeth Champeau, Nina Colon, Jonathan Conte, Julia Dobosz, Roman Dutkewych, Colin Garrow, Elizabeth Gerlach, Blakely Hale, Colin Holmes, Daniel Johnson, Luke Kloter, Isabella Kupferschmid, Aadhya Lal, Amanda Laneri, Naomi Luginbuhl, Amanda Marcus, Noah Marshall, Michael Motisi, Grace Nordmark, Jodi Norton, Katherine O’Connell, Christopher Rein, Sydney Schultz, Endrit Selimaj, Alexander Slotter, Emma Spartz, Matthew Tuttle, Katrina Zahner HONORS – Collin Andrews, Margaret Andreyeva, Emma Babiec, Nihal Baiju, Auralia Bailey, Rebecca Beaulieu, Megan Beebe, Morgan Beebe, Alison Bennett, Katelin Berube, Erin

Bingham, Destini Blake, Danielle Blotniski, Isabella Boone, Hannah Boudreau, Riley Bourgoin, Daniel Broding, Trevor Burch, Lily Caso, Alyssa Castro-Vega, Logan Celotti, John Chamberland, Kiera Covert, Emma Crane, Michaela Daly, Leah Diwinsky, Nicholas Dobrowolski, Phoenix Fay, Justin Frenette, Alexander Gervin, Madison Gilliland, Kelsey Grant, Georgia Gray, Jonathon Greika, Elizabeth Gresh, Cameron Hague, Magdalena Hale, Eliza Hallett, Kaylee Hill, Ryan Jamieson, Melissa Joslin, Zachary Judson, Suchet Kadari, Priyamvada Kishore, Tyler LaForge, Marissa LaPlante, Samantha Lavey, Mireya Lopes, Ethan Martins, Matthew Mayne, Kaitlyn Meacham, Steven Moller, Aron Mondschein, Aditi Natarajan, Raegan Olson, Samuel Oravits, Victoria Pepitone, Sophia Reale, Annalisse Robbins, Madison Roman, Timothy Schafer, Jenna Selochan, Michael Shuman, Michael Skyriotis, Natalie Sullivan, Sloan Sullivan, Gautam Sunil, Johnathan

10 North Central News March 2016

$

Expires 3/28/16

Szeto, Vallarie Vaine, Miranda Valenti, Samuel Wan, Melinda Williams, Emily Zander.

GRADE 10 HIGH HONORS – Rachael Arnold, Danielle Bartlett, Rachel Bingham, Caroline Casey, Erica Clarke, William Daigle, Olivia Dutkewych, Lia Guerette, Megan Harris, Erin Hayes, Alexa Herzog, Megan Knowling, Alison Mangold, Molly McGrath, Daniel Meaney, Sylvia Mutua, Tin Nguyen, Matthew Phillips, Dylan Rellis HONORS – Nicholas Abbruzzese, Francis Albee, Victoria Amundarain, Camden Angell, Bethany Bahler, Emma Barry, Kaitlyn Bartlett, Evan Berak, Ryan Bergeron, Lindsey Bourque, Jared Buffington, Rebecca Cargill, Serena Carl, Gina Carroll, Victoria Chandler, Rebecca Cyr, Emily Dauch, Julia DeBaise, Elijah DeCarlo, Matthew Desrocher, Madison Dexter, Allie Dion, Alexander Domingos, Jacob Edelstein, Sarah Foley, Jake Frye, Jeremy Gamble, Evan Gargiulo, Rebekah Gerber, Renae

2004 Ford F150 4X4 Supercab

10,995.00

Expires 3/28/16

$

2002 Toyota Corolla

5,995.00

Expires 3/28/16

Giard, Brenna Gonzalez, Robert Gorman, Meadow Hadzopulos, Joel Hany, Olivia Ledoux, Savanna Macaluso, Timothy Moynihan, Sarah Nedwick, Angel Ojide, Danielle Paparian, Lisa Paré, John Pasini, Isha Patel, Nicholas Pina, Amanda Pretty, Anthony Rizzuto, Jessica Roberts, Kylee Rosa, Gillian Sanville, Jacob Schlenner, Jennie Schneider, Jesse Schneider, Cameron Toth, Lucas Van Deventer, Kyle Wardrop, Tessa Webb, Kaitlyn Webber, Alyssa Wilkos, Nicholas Willett, Alena Williams.

GRADE 11 HIGH HONORS – Roselyne Anyah, Thomas Arbeiter, Jordyn Backman, Catherine Bedson, Emalie Bellezza, Marley Binkowski, Daniel Bocchino, Elizabeth Canavan, Nicholas Cantin, Valerie Courtemanche, Ciara Dobrowolski, Zachary Dougherty, Brianna Fraser, Olivia Gionet, Caitlyn Gresh, Grace Hinckley, Shannon

ELLINGTON/page 11

2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport

$

16,995.00

Expires 3/28/16


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 11

Ellington HS Honor Roll Students

Ellington (continued from page 11)

GRADE 12 HIGH HONORS – Madyson Bechard, Nicholas Bennett, Lori Bezanson, Mikayla Bonanno, William Broding, Graeme Caso, Courtney Conley, Kallie Dougherty, Kyle Fitzgerald, Leah Gervin, Karli Janssen, Daniel Joy, McKenzie Kozma, Kayla Lagan, Elizabeth Lamont, Danielle Markowski, Brigid McGrath, Haley Neal, Kylie Papineau, Sapna Raghavan, Megan Resnik, David Roberts, Maria Savona, Twisha Shah, Haley Smith, Mckaylah Smith, Rachel Stone, Julia Tiedt, Anna Tuttle, Emily Walder, Erin Wardrop HONORS – Asayl Alzubali, Saba Azam, Kevin Barrett, Nikki Barry, Ryan Browne, Kayla Buffington, Chelsea DeBottis, Nikole DeCarli, Samuel DeForge, Brianna DeLand, Taylor Duclos, Lindsey Edwards, Allie Geilich, Evan Gerber, Madeleine Glassner, Allison Gorman, Nicole Hazzard, Kelly Hearn, Cassandra Holmes, Tyler Hubley, Melanie Keroack, Cloe LaBranche, Shaun Lavey, Rebecca Lindblom, Samuel Ludwig, Zachary Luginbuhl, Leah Mangold, Erin Meaney, Jessica Miller, Elizabeth Phelps, Melanie Prouty, Christian Rider, Lauren Rivard, Megan Sack, Brianna Schmelter, Jay Skorulski, John Snyder, Kaleigh Thibodeau-Grivois, Ashley Thomas, Jonathan Vamvilis, Colby Villeneuve, Aaron Virkler, Harrison Waltman, Olivia Weber, Tyler Welch, Quinten Welti, Madison White, Caitlin Wing

Maguire, Lukas Merkouriou, Erik Nordmark, Christopher O’Connell, Brianna Pekala, Julia Pepitone, Randy Philavong, Matthew Piotrowski, Stella Pontius, Timothy Ross, Alicia Russell, Candace Settle, Kendall Sirica, Kaitlyn Tarbox, Justin Valentin, Kate Walder HONORS – Megan Abbruzzese, Dakota Aldrich, Shyama Anand, Daniel Barrett, Jacob Berardo, Brandon Boulette, Julie Brisson, Lacey Chestnut, Ashley Cioto, Miriam Cohen, Cameron Cramer, Melody Crane, Mykela Cushman, Caitlyn Daly, Charlotte Davis, Danielle DelPiano, Rachel Feenstra, David Fulton, Lydia Gerber, Jenni Giacalone, Nathan Giordano, Blanche Gorham, Samuel Greenberg, Caroline Gresh, Jenna Hartnett, Allison Hill, Arthi Jaishankar, Kyle Johnson, Jessica Jones, Samantha Judson, Waqqas Kazmi, Owen Kloter, Sneha Koripella, Healee Kranmas, Antoine Lee, Kyle Luginbuhl, Melanie Makula, Erin Malley, Melina Mashayekhi, Ariana Mason, Adam Mayne, Logan McDonald, Kaitlyn Michaud, Madison Milanovich, Zachary Mozzer, Seth Munn, Evan Niger, Nicholas Pelletier, April Phelps, Ashley Resnik, Tyler Rodrigues, Helen Roets, Hunter Ryan, Naomi Schneider, Paris Sideris, Wellington Silva, Ashley Smith, Michelle Smoot, Jessica Stone, Joshua Sumislaski, Alexander Tedone, Mckenzie Tishon, Anthony Underhill, Emily Walker, Maximilian Weiner, Emily Wheeler, Abigail Wylie, John Zuffelato



EllingtonCenterAnimalClinic



64MainStreetͲEllington,CT

ELLINGTON - Rise Above Student Leadership Group and Opening Knight Players present their annual community variety show on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Gordon C. Getchell auditorium at Ellington High School. The show will showcase outstanding local talent of all ages, including singers, dancers, musicians, and more. Tickets are $6/students & seniors, $8/general admission and will be available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Jordyn Marie Engler Memorial Scholarship. Jordyn performed in the community variety show every year.

Improve the taste and quality of your water...

Save 200

with a new water treatment system. We include certified water testing to identify and eliminate contaminants for your family’s health.

on installation of a new water treatment system. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 5/31/2016.

OfficeHours:MondayͲFriday 7:30amͲ7:30pm



Quality,compassionatehealthcareforyourfamilypet.



 

100 West Rd. Ellington, CT

 





Bailey Phoenix





RidleyPepper

 Stars



Lic. #S1-385604 P1-278482 SMI1-0006512 HOD-0000103 WE-48

860-870-8700 • HomesteadComfort.com

11

Delilah



Benefit Variety Show

March 2016 North Central News





$900,000 to more than 1,000 Ellington students pursuing their post-secondary education. Anyone who is not contacted during the phone-a-thon but who wishes to contribute can send a donation to ESCA, P.O. Box 54, Ellington, CT 06029. Those interested in establishing a permanent fund may inquire at the same address or at our website: www.ecsact.org.

All your home comfort solutions under one roof! Plumbing I Heating I Cooling I Energy I Water

$

(860)871Ͳ3064 www.ECACpets.com





ELLINGTON - The Ellington Community Scholarship Association will be conducting our 33rd Annual Phone-a-thon on March 1, 8 and 9. Gathered at the Ellington High School guidance department and the Board of Education offices, dozens of students will be calling residents seeking taxdeductible contributions to help high school seniors in Ellington continue their education. Founded in 1959 by a group of Ellington residents, ECSA is deeply committed to raising, investing and distributing scholarship funds for students residing in Ellington and graduating from publicly funded secondary schools. The association annually awards thousands of dollars of scholarship money to graduating seniors. Donations to the association’s general fund and to specific endowments provide the money for these awards. ECSA is a nonprofit organization with exemption status granted pursuant to section 501(c) (3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code. In June 2015, ECSA awarded $75,000 to 56 Ellington students. Since 1990 alone, ECSA has awarded over

We Deliver Comfort!





Ellington Community Scholarship Association – 2016 Phone-A-Thon


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 12

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Visit us at toddgaskell.com & see what we’ve been up to • Kitchens & Baths • Additions • Doors & Windows • Decks • Tubular Skylights • Solar Attic Fans • Basement Finishing • Aluminum Railings • Plans Drafting

(860) 749-9536

Somers, CT HIC 0621648

Bill The

Handyman

®

12 North Central News March 2016

Interior • Exterior Minor • Major

860-654-0180 www.billthehandyman.com e-mail: billthehandyman@aol.com CT Home Improvement Contractor Reg. #554105


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 13

HOME IMPROVEMENT JC Real Estate Group, LLC

Hirth Small Engine

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS Small Jobs Are Our Specialty! Land Reclamation Rock Breaking/No Dynamite (Even In A Basement) Trenching Recontouring Footpaths

Drainage Clearing Driveways Brush Mowing Rock Removal Walkways

Now Doing Custom Small Excavating

Hirth’s Small Engine Repair 51 Sandy Beach Rd. Ext., Ellington, CT 06029

(860) 872-9034 CT License #0615418

HIC0615418

Jill Conklin, Broker, CRS, SRES 860-763-2907 • jillconklin@cox.net

Somers 2.25 Acres w/Barn

55+ Ranch with garage East Windsor

$199,900 Custom Built

Clearly the best value in the area! Nearly new, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, open floor plan, first floor laundry, Wood Floors, Three season porch, Daylight window in the basement, aƩached garage, Covered entry & PaƟo.

$234,900

Gorgeous private seƫng backed to woods Not the typical Raised Ranch, Hardwood Wood floors throughout, 3 / 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths,Finished basement, Contemporary Flair, Oversized Garage 25’ x 28’ one horse permiƩed.

Rentals Broad Brook

Apartment $800

Broad Brook

Apartment $1,200

One bedroom 2nd floor includes heat & hot water.

55+ SHAKER HEIGHTS Enfield $334,900

New under construcƟon ranch homes, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal dining room, open floor plan, wood floors, custom cabinets, pantry, granite, aƩached 2 car garage, natural gas, central air, SƟll Ɵme to choose colors and make it your own.

Three bedroom, spacious 2nd floor apartment Tenant pay all uƟliƟes, available Feb 15th

Enfield

Store front $800

Hazard Ave, 1300 sq Ō on street parking

JUMP START YOUR SPRING PROJECTS! SIDING • ROOFING • WINDOWS HATCHWAYS • RAILINGS 0 2 AWNINGS • DOORS 9 E1 C PORCH ENCLOSURES SIN

EEs FR stimate

E se and Ba gs! in w a r D

Now with 28 gauge wall and roof metal! More metal, same price!

HARRY A. STARR AND SON Siding • Roofing • Windows Since 1920 80 Billings Rd, Somers, CT

• 20x24x10: $5,249• 24x32x10: $6,569 • 24x40x10: $7,169 • 30x40x10: $8,419 • 30x60x10: $10,879

860-749-8533

* Note – CT sales taxes and delivery included. Labor to erect would be additional. Prices are subject to change without notice.

License # 050220

HARRY A. STARR $ 100 AND SON 860-749-8533 OFF Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured

New Holland Supply, LLC local sales representative

www.hastarr.com

With this coupon. Offer expires 5/31/16.

13

Contact: Patrick Corrigan 860-847-1076 Tolland, CT

Your order of $1000 or more

March 2016 North Central News

Maintenance Free! Many Options and Sizes Available! *Package prices listed include: Roof trusses designed for CT snowload, “Y” bracing, Everlast Traditional 28 Gauge Painted Metal Roofing, Siding, and Trim. 1’0” eave overhangs, 1 – 10’0”w x 8’0”h Amarr 1000 overhead door located in either gable, and 1 – 3’0” x 6’8” 6 panel fiberglass door and lockset.


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 14

My Gym Offers Exercise and Entertainment to Youngsters

Enfield

By Julie Cotnoir

Going to the gym can be fun, especially if you are young enough to go to My Gym in Enfield. The local franchise offers children from age six weeks, to 13 years of age, a place to go for both exercise and entertainment. A lifetime family membership is only $75 and gives families the opportunity to have discounted rates for birthday parties, gym camp and parents night out activities. Classes at the gym are only available to members. Included in the membership are free Little Bundles classes, for children 6 weeks to 7 months of age. Memberships are honored at My Gym locations all over the world. Non-members can participate in camps, parent’s night outs and book birthday parties at a higher price than members pay. The Enfield gym, which opened last May, is located at 136 Elm Street in the Home Depot Plaza. Owner Sophie Roy says that opening a franchise in Enfield made sense for her. Roy owns a My Gym in West Hartford, which has been in business for the past 14 years. Talking about the deci-

Sophie Roy is one of the instructors at My Gym Enfield. The gym offers activities for children as young as six weeks and as old as 13 years of age. Photos by Julie Cotnoir Photo by Julie Cotnoir sion to move to Enfield, she said, "There was nothing up there." When talking to

customers, from the Enfield area, who decided to not continue with classes at the West Hartford location she often heard it was because of the commute. "The move up there was pretty organic." Parents are able to participate in

classes with their children up to the age of 3.5 years of age. Parents are able to drop children off for the hour-long classes. Parents are also are able to stay in the lobby as well, if children are not ready to be dropped off on their own. Classes, in the colorful gym space, are designed to be age appropriate for the children participating. There are Gymster, Waddlers, Terrific Tots and Mighty Mites classes for the kids. A Sensory Sensitive class is available to children of all ages and a sibling class is offered on Thursdays so families can have their children participate together. Older children from ages 7-13 can participate in Cardio Kids classes. There are four cardio and four muscle stations located at the gym. Another opportunity for the public to utilize the facility is through a rental. My Gym's entire facility can be rented out to groups. Roy says that PTOs and scout troops have held events at the gym. The facility can also be used as a field trip destination. A variety of activities are available at the gym. Depending on the age, there can be parachute activities, relay games, songs and dancing and even a zip line

MY GYM/page 15

NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CONNECTICUT CHAMBER CHAMBER OF OF COMMERCE COMMERCE

HOME & PRODUCT SHOW 1SPTQFDU)JMM 44TTH ANNUAL A NNU

3PBE • &BTU8JOETPS Exit 4 off I-91 'PSNFS8BMNBSU/FYU5P#JH:

M h UI March UI & UI UI Saturday 9am-7pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

14 North Central News March 2016

GREAT GRAND PRIZES & DRAWINGS • LOCAL EXHIBITORS • ENTERTAINMENT


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 15

Town Grand List Grows $23.5 million to $2.9 Billion in 2015

Enfield

By Linda Tishler Levinson

ENFIELD -- The town’s 2015 Grand List is up 0.81 percent to $2.9 billion, an increase of $23.5 million. The Grand List is an accounting of all taxable property in town. “The 2015 Grand List shows a respectable increase of 0.81 percent and reflects increases in all three categories of property, business personal property, motor vehicle and real estate. Both businesses and individuals are continuing to invest in Enfield,” Town Manager Lee Erdmann said in a written release. Business personal property increased

$19,398,302, according to Assessor Della Froment. The businesses with the largest increases were Advance Auto Distribution, with an increase in assessment of $14,781,115, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. with an increase of $2,845,198 and Connecticut Light and Power Co. with an increase of $2,585,482. Motor vehicle assessments increased $2,537,270, although these are subject to change. The town is waiting for the state Department of Motor Vehicles to fix incorrect town information on vehicle registrations.

Real estate assessments rose $2,132,540. “This is a combination of factors, such as seven new homes and many updates throughout town on dwellings and some commercial properties. A new apartment complex, Mayfield Place, is also under construction with many units completed,” Froment said in a written release. The town 10 taxpayers and their assessments are: 1. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., $48,815,635. 2. NIP Owner LLC, $36,873,370.

3. Connecticut Light and Power Co., $35,407,137. 4. Centro Enfield LLC, $34,987,700. 5. Hallmark Cards Inc. $26,291.390. 6. Paramount Commons at Enfield LLC, $22,650,480. 7. Brooks Brothers Group Inc., $22,532,154. 8. Eppendorf Inc., $18,240,264. 9. Brixmor GA Freshwater/Stateline LLC, $12,130,840. 10. Connecticut Water Co., $11,779,753.

says that a popular night is Glo-Stick Dance night. The next Parents Night Outs are March 18 and April 8,from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The night is open to children ages 2.5 years and up. My Gym Camp, featuring relays, crafts, story time, free play, is planned for Monday, April 18 to Friday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Snack is always included with camp.

Birthday party celebrations are special at My Gym. Employees at the facility speak to caregivers prior to the party to find out what the birthday child's favorite music is, what they like to do and what their favorite movies and television shows are, and learn about their personality, and their likes and dislikes. Learning more about the kids allows the gym to be able to structure personalized

birthday parties. Mobile programs are also available. Representatives from My Gym can bring their programming on-site to schools and daycares. To learn more about My Gym, visit www.mygym.com/enfield or call 860776-0016.

My Gym Provides Multitude of Programs for Children and Parents (continued from page 14)

that is adaptable for any age. The gym is a completely peanut free facility. There is no television in the gym ensuring that children will be active during their time there. Parents Night Out events last three hours include pizza for dinner, free play, arts and crafts and gym activities. Roy

Monson Road Garage Inc Inc.. & Auto Body 173 Monson Road Stafford Springs

860-684-3865 www.monsonroadgarage.com

KEITH ISHAM LANDSCAPING LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE HARDSCAPING • IRRIGATION

Now offering Fluid Film® undercoating Save your vehicle from the harsh elements of winter

keithmisham@yahoo.com

413-531-1216 www.keithishamlandscaping.com

• New Computerized Alignment Machine • State Certified Emissions Repair • Custom Pipe Bending

e s a nic Alway ion of select ehicles used v

• All Minor & Major Repairs • Auto Body Repairs • We Sell All Brands Of Tires

March 2016 North Central News

Lawn, tree, shrub fertilizer programs, mowing & shrub trimming, slice & hydro seeding, walkways, walls, cobble stone driveways, irrigation install & repair. Design, new lawns & beds

Family owned and operated for over 70 years!

15


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 16

Enfield

Bilingual Storytime

Helping People Winter Warming Center Enfield Junior Women's Club (EJWC) donated socks, personal care items, foot/hand warmers, blankets and snacks for the "Enfield People for People Winter Warming Center." This center is located at Holy Trinity Church, 383 Hazard Ave. They are open from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. every evening. Pictured are: Louann Labak (EJWC), Diane Maxellon, president of EJWC, Pamela Brown Director of Social Services, and Alison Wells (EJWC).

Join us for a storytime Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 pm at the Pearl Street Library in both English and Spanish and a fun craft. This is a storytime for speakers of Spanish, English, or both. All ages are welcome but storytime is specifically geared to 3-7 year olds. Ven y comparte con nosotros una hora de lectura de cuentos el día Miércoles 9 de marzo a las 6:30pm, el la Biblioteca de la Pearl Street, los cuentos se leerán en inglés y en español, tambien tentremos divertidos juegos de arte. Este tiempo de lectura de libros es para las personas que hablan español, inglés, o los dos idiomas. Niños/as de todas las edades son bienvenidos pero los libros se leerán específicamente a niños/as de 3-7 años de edad. Call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details

Enfield Adult Education Offering Nordic Walking Class at Fermi High School

ENFIELD - Sign up for Nordic Walking at Fermi H.S. It will be held Wednesdays for four sessions in Room D202. The fee is $35. Class is 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. with Jack Fila, Certified Nordic Walking Instructor. Class begins March 30, 2016. Maximize your walk. Learn the basic

skills of Nordic Walking. Enjoy the many health benefits by using techniques that engage your entire body. This course will teach you the basic skills of walking with Nordic Walking poles and is great for any fitness level. The main benefits to Nordic Walking are that your conventional walk is turned

up a couple of notches, while your cardio rate increases 11 percent and you burn 20 percent more calories. The interesting part is that it is achieved with unperceived rate of exertion. Additionally Nordic Walking brings us outdoors; it works the entire body through a full range of motion while

being low impact and joint friendly. Basically you maximize your walk. Walking poles will be provided by the instructor for use during classes. Wear appropriate footwear for short easy walks. Please call (860)763-7032 with any questions.

Thank You North Central News Readers for voting Dr. Fignar The Best Doctor for 2015!

16 North Central News March 2016

/PX0QFO '6-4&37*$&4"-0/ ,FSBUJO5SFBUNFOUT $PMPST • $VUT 585 Hazard Avenue • Enfield. CT

860-698-6070

CALL

860-698-6398


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 17

Combat March Madness with Asnuntuck’s ‘Stressbusters Suite’

Enfield

St. Bernard School Kicks Off Police Club

On Monday, Feb. 22, Connecticut State Police Sergeant Mathieu Asselin, parent and coordinator of the St. Bernard Police Club, kicked off a new after school program at St. Bernard School. The first session included a visit from the Connecticut State Police K-9 Unit. Trooper First Class Anthony Cristy and his K9 partner, Axel, along with Trooper Ryan Cloukey and his K9 partner Rocky demonstrated to the students some basic commands as well as search and rescue techniques. After the presentation, Trooper Cristy and Trooper Cloukey answered students’ questions about the K9s, their handlers and the responsibilities that go along with the training and care of both the dogs and the unit.

ENFIELD - Spring “springs” up in March, but Asnuntuck Community College’s ‘Stressbusters Suite’ of classes offers many tools to help keep you happy, healthy and grounded. Rollerball with Pure Essential Oils (March 9) and Solid Lotion Bars (March 15) provide hands-on instruction in creating homeopathic products to take care for our largest organ – the skin. Aromatherapy Basics (March 8) offers a more ‘scents’-ible approach to relaxation. For those who prefer to get physical, Asnuntuck’s on-going Reiki, Yoga and Zumba classes are also in full swing this month. (Call for specific dates and times.) Looking ahead to April, a brand new offering from the Office of Workforce Development and Continuing Education rolls out April 7. Titled Nutrition Lifestyle Education, this course is designed to give students an understanding of nutrition guidelines and recommendations so they can more accurately implement healthy food practices into their lifestyles.

Students will learn the effect that each nutrient has on the body and the recommended amounts of consumption that are healthiest for the body. From common health conditions to fitness goals, this course is designed to teach students how nutrients should be consumed for optimal health. Upon completion of this program, students will have the confidence in knowing how to eat for optimal health results. Stressed out about the weather and the logistics of commuting? Asnuntuck also has a program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, non-credit courses online, too. Asnuntuck has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated courses. All of the courses provide well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. You have the flexibility to study at your own pace, while still having enough structure and support to complete the course. Classroom access is available 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection. To learn more, call Asnuntuck at 860253-3034.

Living with Parkinson’s? We have the exercise class for you! Enfield Senior Center is teaming up with Beat Parkinson’s Today to offer a special exercise class designed specifically to improve Parkinson’s symptoms. Results have been astounding with clients reporting improved gait, balance, fine motor control, attitude and self-image. Functional Interval Training, Boxing and More.

Boiler/Furnace Tune-Up Special

$125

Beat Parkinson’s Today Special Exercise Class

Enrolling Now Classes Held Wednesdays at 3 p.m. • Enfield Senior Center

Includes nozzle, oil filter (does not include Garber filter), pump strainer, 1 hour labor and sales tax. Limited service area. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. All services are C.O.D. Coupon to be redeemed at time of service. Tune-Up must be completed by 4/30/16.

860.463.3747 / info@beatpdtoday.com www.beatpdtoday.com

Beat Parkinson’s Today

T

ĞůĞďƌĂƟŶŐϴϭzĞĂƌƐ ^ĞƌǀŝŶŐƚŚĞŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ

TROIANO OIL COMPANY Family Owned & Operated

Since 1934

860.745.0321

ϳϳϳŶĮĞůĚ^ƚ͕͘ŶĮĞůĚ͕d ,KηϭϭϱͻWϭηϮϬϮϭϭϴͻ^ϭηϯϬϮϯϭϳ

17

Research has shown that exercise will slow the progression of the disease. Glastonbury • New Britain • Marlborough • New Milford Old Saybrook • Branford • Enfield

March 2016 North Central News

Register | Learn More


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 18

Somers Student Raising Funds for Shriners through Painting Business

Somers

SOMERS - Chris Eastwood, a Somers resident studying as a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded the opportunity this spring/summer to gain valuable real world business experience, help create jobs for local students to pay for tuition, and be able to donate towards the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass. All of this is made possible through an internship with Young Entrepreneurs Across America where he is given the opportunity to run his own exterior painting company by the name of Student Painters within my hometown and the surrounding areas. “My team and I believe that you cannot get anywhere in life without the support of others, which in our case, is our team members, satisfied customers, supportive communities across Northern Connecticut and supporters. It is for these reasons, we are so excited to be able to provide a quality, lasting experience through our services, which rewards everyone that share it,” he said. He has created "Painting for Shriners" where he will donate 10 percent of whatever profits he makes this summer will be donated to the miracles that the Shriners perform every day. “I myself have been a patient of Shriners for many years and I have seen first hand that this place is more than a hospital but rather a place where lives

Chris Eastwood, a Somers resident studying as a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is raising funds for the Shriners Hospital through his Student Painters business this summer. Above he holds a Springfield mayoral proclamation. are changed every day. I still remember hearing while I was there for surgery a few years back, that they were shutting down a large part of the surgical clinic at the Springfield, Mass., branch of Shriners due to lack of funding and it broke my heart knowing that these caring people would no longer be able to help people to the extent that they once were,” Eastwood said.

If you have any questions or comments about his painting business,

please feel free to contact him at this email address: ceastwood@umass.edu.

Precision Image Landscaping Services Let us do your homework • Spring and Fall Clean ups

18 North Central News March 2016

• Mowing •Mulching

• Trimming and Pruning • Planting • Landscape Design

860-729-6139 860-698-9513

PrecisionImageLandscapingLLC@gmail.com Kevin Wysocki, Owner

Fully Insured


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 19

Area Dining Establishments Offer Tasty Dishes and Entertainment

DINING GUIDE

By Julie Cotnoir

Several restaurants in the area are offering customers excellent food choices at affordable prices. Whether you live in Enfield, Somersville, Stafford, or any surrounding North Central town, all three of these establishments provide a great place for a bite out with family or friends. Joanna’s Restaurant Joanna's Restaurant, located at 145 Main Street in Somersville, is celebrating its 18th year of business. Joanne Lipton is the owner and manager of the popular spot. Stop by and chances are she will not be the only Lipton working. Formerly a bowling alley and paint store, it is now where customers come to enjoy the restaurant, enjoy a cocktail in the lounge or celebrate a special occasion in their banquet facility, which can accommodate up to 200 people. Visit www.joannasbanquets.com to see banquet menus. Menu selections include pizza, other Italian specialties and American special-

Joanna's Restaurant, located at 145 Main Street in Somersville, is celebrating its 18th year of business. Photo by Amy Hartenstein ties. A weekend specialty is prime rib, They also have music and dancing on which is on the menu after 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. to Fridays and Saturdays. 2 a.m., when customers choose the tunes

on the restaurant’s jukebox. Have more than six in your party, call ahead for reservations (860-749-6002). Like Joannas on Facebook to learn about upcoming events and see the daily specials. Many organizations have their dinner meetings at Joanna's , including Rotary Club , Lions Club, American Legion, Sportsman Club and many school sports organizations. Basil’s Restaurant Basil’s Restaurant is located at 64 West Stafford Road (Route 190) in Stafford Springs. Great food is available at this local spot. Every palette can be satisfied with this diverse menu. From chicken to burgers to Italian and seafood all members of your party will find a tasty choice. Chicken picatta features chicken medallions sautéed with roasted garlic, red roasted peppers, capers and artichoke hearts in a white wine lemon butter sauce. If you’re in the mood

DINING/page 20

5 Nights of Fireworks!

or Fun ft e The Enilyir Fam !

featured by

th th

Food & Parade & Tours s Craft d o o s F Daily Drink Flight Vendors

$1k

IInternational In tern r atiional Food Food Festival Festival F

The The

at The Thhe Eastern EEas asttter astern ern rn States Sttates ates tes es Exposition Expos Expo Exp Ex pos osit iti tio ion on on

l Carniva Rides & Games Karaoke Contest

19

f Tickets & More Information at KFestFoodFest.com

March 2016 North Central News

Th hurrsda sdaay, May Maay 26 - Mo Mon onda nda day ay, Ma May a 30 , 2016 ay 201 20 0116 Thursday, Monday, DAY L A I l a R n O o i t MEM Internuasic ND! E K E E W m tthh


March2016Part1_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:59 AM Page 20

DINING GUIDE

Dining Establishments Offer Wide Variety of Cuisines (continued from page 19)

for seafood, order the Scrod and Lobster Torino, which features baked fillet of scrod, served over seafood stuffing, and finished with a lobster meat Torino sauce. Check out live music at Basil’s. On Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. come hear the classic acoustic rock sounds of The Dukes of Hazardville. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. The lounge is open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Learn more and see the restaurant’s menu at www.basilsofstafford.com. Reservations are accepted for parties of six or larger. Call-ahead seating is also available. Call 860-684-9000. Banquet seating and catering are all available through Basil’s.

Angelina’s Restaurant Angelina’s Restaurant, located at 555 Hazard Avenue, offers customers three meals a day. They are open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays and Monday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Breakfast selections include traditional favorites including pancakes, French toast and three egg omelettes. Breakfast quesadillas and burritos add a unique twist to the menu. Overstuffed giant grinders, triple decker sandwiches and Reubens are some of the lunch offerings. Try out a gyro platter or a prime rib sandwich, as another option at the restaurant. There is a hot dog corner and BLTs and Monte Cristos on the menu as well. Come back for dinner and try the variety of chicken selections including marsala, parmagiana, and Angelina’s chicken, with its mushrooms, artichoke hearts, asparagus and shrimp. A Mexican section in the menu

Thank you NCN Readers for voting Danny’s a Pizza The Best Pizza 2015! “VOTED BEST PIZZA IN THE NORTHEAST” Pizza Today Magazine

features fish tacos, pork tacos and a varied offering of fajitas. Fresh seafood and comfort food, such as meatloaf and pot roast, round out the menu which is sure to please everyone in your group. Entrees and roasts include soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and butter. Call 860-763-0399 for more information on the restaurant. They can accommodate up to 50 guests in their banquet area. There is no charge for a room rental for parties over 25.

Visit www.Angelinasct.com for more information.

Try Our Famous Calzones! 1593 King St., Enfield • Exit 46 off I-91

860-745-3114 • 860-745-1944

Gift Certificates Available MON., WED., THURS ONLY

FAMILY All for $

25

Lg Cheese Pizza, Lg Tossed Salad & Pitcher of Soda *With this ad, Dine in only, not to be combined, Offer valid through 3/15/16

MON., WED., THURS NITE SPECIAL

Buy 1, Get 1 1/2 Price

$1.00 OFF ANY PIZZA OR CALZONE

*With this ad, not to be combined, Offer valid through 3/15/16

*With this ad, not to be combined, Offer valid through 3/15/16

Spaghetti ~ Shells Ziti ~ Linguini

Any Time!

535 Hazard Ave. (Rt. 190 Enfield) • www.dannys-pizza.com

FISH & CHIP FRIDAY!

We Only Use Trans Fat FREE Oil In Our Fryer

Every Friday is Fish & Chips. Fresh Cod, French Fries & Cole Slaw

$7.00 PASTA DAYS 20 North Central News March 2016

EVERY MON. & TUES. Any pasta with meatballs and fresh homemade garlic bread!

$ 00

$ 00

2 OFF 2 OFF

Any Large or Any Large or Extra Large Pizza Extra Large Pizza With this Money Saving Coupon. May NOT be combined with any other offers. Exp. 3/31/16.

With this Money Saving Coupon. May NOT be combined with any other offers. Exp. 3/31/16.

PARTY MENU

Our Annual

Available for Your Special Events. Don’t Forget To Pick Up A Party Menu

ST. ST T. PATRICK’S PPA ATRICK’S

Cold Cut Platters • Trays of Ziti Antipasto Platters & Much More (Over 30 Items To Choose From)

LARGE PIZZA LARGE PIZZA Only

Only

With Any 3 Items, Large Tossed Salad & a 2 liter bottle of soda

$

With Any 3 Items, Large Tossed Salad & a 2 liter bottle of soda

With this Money Saving Coupon. May NOT be combined with any other offers. Exp. 3/31/16.

With this Money Saving Coupon. May NOT be combined with any other offers. Exp. 3/31/16.

2295

$

2295

NOW 3 CRUSTS AVAILABLE: REGULAR, NEW YORK THIN OR GLUTEN FREE!

CELEBRATION CELEBR ATION Join us for CORNED BEEF $ & CABBA GE & PINTS OF CABBAGE GREEN BEER BEER.. Open Daily at 11:30. 127 West West Road, Road, Ellington. 860.870.8784. Happy Hour Daily your $25 order! from 4-6pm and F ree W iFi. Free WiFi.

5

OFF FF

www.caseyscafe.com www .caseyscafe.com

Dine in only, Not valid with any other offers or coupons, offer exp. 03/31/16


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 21

Eat Drink Festival Celebrates all RI Has To Offer The 5th Annual Eat Drink RI Festival is a celebration showcasing the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island. Presenting farmers, chefs, bartenders and food & drink artisans from across the region, the Festival offers unique dining opportunities, charitable events, an All-Local Tasting featuring farmer & chef cooking demonstrations, and culminates in the Grand Brunch with the best restaurants in Rhode Island. Tickets and more information can be found at eatdrinkri.com/festival. “The Eat Drink RI Festival is a wonderful, family-friendly event for all Rhode Islanders and visitors,” Governor Gina Raimondo said. “We’re lucky to have such a vibrant culinary scene here in Rhode Island, attracting tourists from all over the world to experience our amazing restaurants, breweries, vineyards and local products. Everyone has a part to play in our state’s comeback, and the food industry is continually creating new products and business opportunities. Congratulations to Eat Drink RI on celebrating the fifth year of this wonderful tradition.” Thursday Events The 2015 Festival kicks off Thursday,

Banquet Hall

A very excited guest at the 2015 Festival Grand Brunch. Photo by Stacey Doyle Photography April 28, with Dinner by Dames to benefit Sojourner House, a Rhode Island domestic violence non-profit organization, at the historic Casino at Roger Williams Park. This female-driven dining experience brings together five of Rhode Island’s most talented chefs, Melissa Denmark of Gracie’s & Ellie’s Bakery, Jordan Goldsmith of Scratch Farm, Maria Meza of El Rancho

Restaurant

145 Main Street, Somers, CT Banquet Office 860.763.5060 | Restaurant 860.749.6002

Grande, Kaitlyn Roberts of Easy Entertaining Inc., and Jessica Wood of Fire and Water Restaurant Group, for a multi-course dining event. To make the evening that much more special, Jen Davis of The Eddy will lead a group of RI’s top bartenders in creating cocktail pairings for each course. Friday Evening On Friday evening, it’s the return of the Truck Stop to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank at the ALEX AND ANI City Center. Last Festival’s Truck Stop raised over $110,000 for the RI Food Bank. The always sold-out event showcases the excellence and variety of Rhode Island’s mobile restaurants while benefiting an organization dedicated to ending hunger. Live music will be performed by the Superchief Trio. Some of this year’s participants include Gotta Q, Like No Udder, Mijos Tacos, Noble Knots,

Rocket Fine Street Food and Tallulah’s Taqueria, among many others. Saturday Grant Tasting Saturday’s Grand Tasting features samplings from over 50 exhibitors of locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans and restaurants, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. During the Tasting there will be Culinary Presentations featuring Chef Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway, Jules Opton-Himmel of Walrus and Carpenter Oysters, Ann Marie Bouthillette of Blackbird Farm, plus several more of Rhode Island’s top chefs and farmers. Some of this year’s participants include The Backyard Food Company, Dave’s Coffee, Sons of Liberty Spirits Company, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Narragansett Creamery, Revival Brewing Company, Yacht Club Soda and many, many more. Sunday’s Grand Brunch On Sunday, the Festival closes in the ballroom at the RI Convention Center with the Grand Brunch to benefit the Victoria Alviti Music Foundation, an organization that raises funds and awards grants to programs that offer opportunities for music education in Rhode Island. The Grand Brunch is prepared by some of the state’s best chefs and pastry chefs. Restaurant & bakery participants include The Dorrance, Julians, north bakery, The Salted Slate, Sin and many more. In addition to the food, the Brunch features a coffee bar by New Harvest Coffee Roasters, a cocktail bar by Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, entertainment by local jazz students, and performances by The Chifferobe TropiGals, New England’s premiere vintage dance company.

Daily Specials! Every Fri. & Sat. try our “Famous”

PRIME RIB SPECIAL

$16.95

Reg Cut 12 0z.

$20.95

King Cut 16 0z.

Starting at 4PM Visit our website to see our menus!

www.joannasbanquets.com

NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON

9 Powder Hill Rd. Enfield (860) 749-8663 Directions: From Hazard Ave (Rte. 190) to South Maple to Powder Hill Rd.

www.thecollinscreamery.com

Thank you to all the readers who voted us Best Ice Cream!! OPEN 7 DAYS 12-8

21

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SHAKES • YOGURT • SORBET • SUNDAES ICE CREAM CAKES & PIES

March 2016 North Central News

Dinners • Pizza • Sandwiches • Salads


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/29/16 8:08 AM Page 22

Thursday Evening Savor the Legends

Friday Evening Grand Tasting

Saturday Grand Tasting

Saturday Evening: Savor in Style Charity Gala

Savor the Best of Everything Connecticut Convention Center • Thursday, April 7 – Saturday, April 9, 2016 Savor, New England’s premier culinary event, gives guests access to gourmet samplings and features the finest pours and celebrated chefs!

Robert Irvine, Host Chef

Edward Allen

Q

Thursday: Savor the Legends • Pappy Van Winkle • Robert Irvine • Presented by b burgers • beer • bourbon

Q

Friday & Saturday: Grand Tastings • Highly-rated Wine • Select Spirits • Craft Beer • Upscale Cuisine

Q

Saturday evening: Savor in Style Charity Gala

Tyler Vinnie Anderson Carbone

Tim Herlihy

Franck Iglesias

William Carbone

Jeffrey Lizotte

Prasad Marcell Sebastien Mary Ann Dino Chirnomula Davidsen Derbomez Esposito Giordano

Beau Jamie Nick Philippe MacMillan Martschenko McDonald Rispoli

Luke Venner

22 North Central News March 2016

Sponsored by

A portion of Savor’s proceeds will be donated to charity

For tickets and more event information, visit savorct.com

Zac Young

Elizabeth Falkner


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 23

Somers Somers Public Library 2 Vision Boulevard | Somers, CT 06071 860.763.3501 / FAX 860.763.1718 email: somerspl@biblio.org

w www.somerspubliclibrary.org

Book Discussion

dŚĞŶĞdžƚĮĐƟŽŶĚŝƐĐƵƐƐŝŽŶĂƚƚŚĞůŝďƌĂƌLJǁŝůůďĞWuthering HeightsďLJŵŝůLJƌŽŽŶƚĞŽŶtĞĚ͕͘DĂƌ͘͘ϯϬĂƚϮ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘dŚĞ ŶŽŶͲĮĐƟŽŶŬĚŝƐĐƵƐƐŝŽŶŐƌŽŽƵƉǁŝůůŵĞĞƚŽŶdƵĞƐ͕͘Ɖƌ͘͘ϭϮĂƚ ϭ͗ϬϬƉ͘ŵ͘ƚŽĚŝƐĐƵƐƐ&ƌĂŶŬůŝŶĂŶĚtŝŶƐƚŽŶ͗Ŷ/ŶƟŵĂƚĞWŽƌƚƌĂŝƚ of an Epic FriendshipďLJ:ŽŶDĞĂĐŚĂŵ͘ŽƉŝĞƐŽĨƚŚĞŬƐĂƌĞ ĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞĨŽƌůŽĂŶ͘WůĞĂƐĞĐĂůůϴϲϬͲϳϲϯͲϯϱϬϭƚŽƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌŽƌĨŽƌ ĨƵƌƚƚŚĞƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͘

DŽǀŝĞDĂƟŶĞĞƐ

tĞǁŝůůďĞƐŚŽǁŝŶŐƚŚĞKƐĐĂƌŶŽŵŝŶĂƚĞĚĮůŵƐZŽŽŵŽŶdŚƵƌƐ͕͘ DĂƌ͘͘ϭϬ͕ĂŶĚSpotlightŽŶdŚƵƌƐ͕͘DĂƌ͘Ϯϰ͘dŚĞŵŽǀŝĞƐǁŝůůďĞ ƐŚŽǁŶŝŶƚŚĞůĂŬĞŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJƌŽŽŽŵďĞŐŝŶŶŝŶŐĂƚϭ͗ϬϬƉ͘ŵ͘

The Bear Reality

dƵĞƐĚĂLJ͕DĂƌĐŚϮϵ͕ϲ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘ ŽŶŶĞĐƟĐƵƚDĂƐƚĞƌtŝůĚůŝĨĞŽŶƐĞƌͲͲ ǀĂƟŽŶŝƐƚĂŶĚďĞĂƌĞŶƚŚƵƐŝĂƐƚ&ĞůŝĐŝĂ KƌƚŶĞƌǁŝůůƉƌŽŽǀŝĚĞĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚĨĂĐƚƐ ĂďŽƵƚďĞĂƌƐĂŶĚŚĞůƉĚŝƐƉĞůŵLJƚŚƐ ĂŶĚĐŽŵŵŽŶŵŝƐƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐƐ͘dŚĞ ƉƌŽ ƌŽŐƌĂŵŝƐĨƌĞĞĂŶĚŽƉĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐ͘WůĞĂƐĞĐĂůůƚŽƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌ͘

WĂƐƐƉŽƌƚƚŽŽŶŶĞĐƟĐƵƚ>ŝďƌĂƌŝĞƐ

>ŝďƌĂƌŝĞƐĂůůŽǀĞƌŽŶŶĞĐƟĐƵƚĂƌĞƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƟŶŐŝŶƚŚŝƐĞdžĐŝƟŶŐ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƚŽŵĂŬĞƉĞŽƉůĞŽĨĂůůĂŐĞƐĂǁĂƌĞŽĨƚŚĞƉŽǁĞƌŽĨƚŚĞŝƌ ůŝďƌĂƌLJĐĂƌĚ͘dĂŬĞLJŽƵƌ͞ƉĂƐƐƉŽƌƚ͟ƚŽĂƚůĞĂƐƚĮǀĞůŝďƌĂƌŝĞƐŽŶ ƚŚĞůŝƐƚƚŽďĞĞůŝŐŝďůĞƚŽǁŝŶĂΨϭϱϬŐŝŌĐĂƌĚĨŽƌĂĚƵůƚƐŽƌĂΨϭϬϬ ŐŝŌĐĂƌĚĨŽƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘ƐŬĨŽƌLJŽƵƌƉĂƐƐƉŽƌƚƚŽĚĂLJĂŶĚďĞŐŝŶ ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƟŶŐŽŶƉƌŝůϭ͘^ƚŽƉďLJƚŚĞůŝďƌĂƌLJŽƌǀŝƐŝƚ&ĂĐĞŬ͘ ĐŽŵͬƉĂƐƐƉŽƌƩŽĐƚůŝďƌĂƌŝĞƐ͘

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

Library yC Closed: March 25, Good Friday March 27, Easter Sunday

ƌ͘^ĞƵƐƐWĂƌƚLJ͊

^ĂƚƵƌĚĂLJ͕DĂƌĐŚϱ͕ϭ͗ϬϬͲϭ͗ϰϱƉ͘ŵ͘ >Ğƚ ͛ƐĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞŚŝƐĚĂLJǁŝƚŚĂƐƚŽƌLJ͕ĐƌĂŌ͕ ĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐĂŶĚĂƐŶĂĐŬ͊&ŽƌĂŐĞƐϰΘƵƉ͘ ZĞŐŝƐƚĞƌŶŽǁĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĞǀĞŶƚ͘

ogether ” “ Tunee in TTog

ǁŝƚŚZĞŶĞĞŽƌŽĨƌŽŵ,ĂƌŵŽŶŝŽƵƐ Happenings dŚƵƌƐĚĂLJ͕DĂƌĐŚϭϬ͕ϭϬ͗ϬϬĂ͘ŵ͘ &ŽƌĂŐĞƐďŝƌƚƚŚͲϱĂŶĚƚŚĞŝƌĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐ͘:ŽŝŶZĞŶĞĞŽƌŽŽ͕ĂďŽĂƌĚ ĐĞƌƟĮĞĚŵƵƐŝĐƚŚĞƌĂƉŝƐƚ͕ĂŶĚĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƚŚŝƐĚLJŶĂŵŝĐŵƵƐŝĐ ƉƌŽŽŐƌĂŵƚŚĂƚǁŝůůŚĂǀĞLJŽƵĂŶĚLJŽƵƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶĞŶŐĂŐĞĚĂŶĚƌŽŽĐŬͲ ŝŶ͛ƚŽƚŚĞďĞĂƚ͊ZĞŐŝƐƚĞƌŶŽǁĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĞǀĞŶƚ͘

^ƉƌŝŶŐ^ĞƐƐŝŽŶ^ƚŽƌLJƟŵĞƐ

&ŝŶĚƚŚĞ>ŝďƌĂƌŝĂŶ

The Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles

^ƵŶĚĂLJ͕DĂƌĐŚϭϯ͕Ϯ͗ϬϬƉ͘ŵ͘ :ŽŚŶZŽŽƚ͕EĂƚƵƌĂůŝƐƚĂŶĚĚƵĐĂƚŽƌ͕ǁŝůůƚĂůŬĂďŽƵƚĂŶĚƐŚŽǁĞdžͲ ĂŵƉůĞƐŽĨƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶƐƚŚĂƚŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶĂƉƉĞĂƌŝŶŐǁŝƚŚŝŶĐƌĞĂƐŝŶŐ ƐŽƉŚŝƐƟĐĂƟŽŶĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞƉĂƐƚƚŚƌĞĞĚĞĐĂĚĞƐŝŶĨĂƌŵĞƌƐ͛ĮĞůĚƐ ĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌůŽĐĂƟŽŶƐĂůůŽǀĞƌƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚ͘/ŶƚĞƌƉƌĞƚĂƟŽŶƐŽĨƚŚĞƐĞ ŝŶƚƌŝĐĂƚĞĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƐǁŝůůďĞĚŝƐĐƵƐƐĞĚĂŶĚƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂŶƚƐĂƌĞŝŶǀŝƚĞĚ ƚŽƐŚĂƌĞƚŚĞŝƌƌĞĂĐƟŽŶƐƚŽƚŚĞƐĞŝŵĂŐĞƐ͘dŚĞƉƌŽŽŐƌĂŵŝƐĨƌĞĞĂŶĚ ŽƉĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐ͘WůĞĂƐĞĐĂůůƚŽƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌ͘

Scrabble Night

tĞĚŶĞƐĚĂLJ͕DĂƌĐŚϭϲ͕ϲ͗ϬϬͲϳ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘ :ŽŝŶƚŚĞĨƵŶŽŶƚŚĞϯƌĚtĞĚŶĞƐĚĂLJŽĨĞĂĐŚŵŽŶƚŚĨƌŽŽŵDĂƌĐĐŚ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ:ƵŶĞ͘ůůƐŬŝůůůĞǀĞůƐĂƌĞǁĞůĐŽŵĞďƵƚƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƟŽŶŝƐ ůŝŵŝƚĞĚƚŽĂĚƵůƚƐĂŶĚƚĞĞŶƐ͘^ĐƌĂďďůĞƐĞƚƐǁŝůůďĞƉƌŽŽǀŝĚĞĚ͘&Žƌ ŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƉůĞĂƐĞĐĂůůƚŚĞůŝďƌĂƌLJĂƚϴϲϬͲϳϲϯͲϯϱϬϭ͘

EĂŶĐLJWĞĂƌů͕ŽƵƌƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ͞>ŝďƌĂƌŝĂŶĐƟŽŶ&ŝŐƵƌĞ͕͟ǁŝůůďĞŚŝĚŝŶŐ ŝŶƚŚĞĂĚƵůƚƐƚĂĐŬƐĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞŵŽŶƚŚƐŽĨDĂƌĐĐŚΘƉƌŝů͘>ĞƚĂ ƐƚĂīŵĞŵďĞƌŬŶŽǁǁŚĞŶLJŽƵĮŶĚŚĞƌĂŶĚƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĂƐƉĞĐŝĂůƚƌĞĂƚ ĂŶĚƌĂŋĞƟĐŬĞƚĨŽƌŽƵƌ͚ŐŽŽĚŝĞ͛ďĂƐŬĞƚ͊

&ƌŝĞŶĚƐŽĨƚŚĞ>ŝďƌĂƌLJ

Used Book Sale

ƌŽ ƌŽƉŽīĚŽŶĂƚĞĚŬƐŽŶ^ĂƚƵƌĚĂLJ͕ƉƌŝůϮ͕ϵ͗ϬϬĂ͘ŵ͘ʹϭϮ͗ϬϬ Ɖ͘ŵ͘ĂƚƚŚĞůŝďƌĂƌLJ͘ dŚĞŬƐĂůĞǁŝůůďĞŚĞůĚŝŶƚŚĞůĂŬĞŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJZŽŽŵĂƚƚŚĞ ůŝďƌĂƌLJ͘ Preview: &ƌŝĚĂLJ͕Ɖƌŝůϴ͕ϲ͗ϯϬʹϴ͗ϬϬƉ͘ŵ͘ ŽŽŬ^ĂůĞ͗^ĂƚƵƌĚĂLJ͕Ɖƌŝůϵ͕ϵ͗ϬϬĂ͘ŵ͘ʹϰ͗ϬϬƉ͘ŵ͘   ^ƵŶĚĂLJ͕ƉƌŝůϭϬ͕ϭϬ͗ϬϬĂ͘ŵ͘ʹϮ͗ϬϬƉ͘ŵ͘

CHIILDREN’S SP PRO RO OGRAMS GRAMS S CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS &ŝŶĚƚŚĞ>ƵĐŬLJ >ĞƉƌĞĐŚĂƵŶ

ŶĐĞƐƚƌLJ͘ĐŽŵ

&ĞďƌƵĂƌLJϮϵͲDĂƌĐŚϭϴ ůĞƉƌĞĐŚĂƵŶǁŝůůďĞǀŝƐŝƟŶŐ ƚŚĞůŝďƌĂƌLJĚƵƌŝŶŐDĂƌĐŚ͘,Ğ ǁŝůůďĞŚŝĚŝŶŐŝŶĂĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ ƐƉŽƚĞĂĐŚĚĂLJŝŶƚŚĞĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛Ɛ ƌŽŽŵ͘tŚĞŶLJŽƵĮŶĚŚŝŵ͕ůĞƚĂ ƐƚĂīƉĞƌƐŽŶŬŶŽǁƚŽƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĂ ƐƉĞĐŝĂůƚƌĞĂƚĂŶĚĂƌĂŋĞƟĐŬĞƚ ĨŽƌŽƵƌŐŽŽĚŝĞďĂƐŬĞƚ͘

;ĐŽǀĞƌŝŶŐŝŵŵŝŐƌĂƟŽŶ͕ŶĂƚƵƌĂůŝnjĂƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJƌĞĐŽƌĚƐͿ DĂƌ͘ϭϰ͕ϭϬ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘ŽƌDĂƌ͘ϭϱ͕ϲ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘

WƌĞƐĞƌǀŝŶŐzŽƵƌ&ĂŵŝůLJWŚŽƚŽƐ

;ĐŽǀĞƌŝŶŐƐĐĂŶŶŝŶŐĂŶĚƐƚŽƌŝŶŐƉŚŽƚŽƐͿ DĂƌ͘Ϯϭ͕ϭϬ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘ŽƌDĂƌ͘ϮϮ͕ϲ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘

Jobs Online

;ƐĞĂƌĐŚĨŽƌĞŵƉůŽLJŵĞŶƚŽŶůŝŶĞ͕ƵƉůŽĂĚƌĞƐƵŵĞƐͿ DĂƌ͘Ϯϴ͕ϭϬ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘ŽƌDĂƌ͘Ϯϵ͕ϲ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘

Travel Sites

Z     dK  d ,    K ' ^

ǁŝƚŚůůĂŶ͛ƐŶŐĞůƐZ͘͘͘͘ΠdĞĂŵ ^ĂƚƵƌĚĂLJ͕DĂƌĐŚϱ͕ϭϬ͗ϯϬͲϭϭ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘ ZĞĂĚĞƌƐŝŶŐƌĂĚĞƐ<ͲϰĂƌĞŝŶǀŝƚĞĚƚŽƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĨŽƌĂϭϬŵŝŶƵƚĞƐůŽƚ ƚŽƌĞĂĚƚŽŽŶĞŽĨůůĂŶ͛ƐŶŐĞůƐZ͘͘͘͘ΠdĞĂŵ͕ƚƌĂŝŶĞĚĚŽŐƐ ǁŚŽůŽǀĞƚŽůŝƐƚĞŶƚŽŬƐ͘ŚŝůĚƌĞŶĐĂŶĐŚŽŽƐĞĂƐƚŽƌLJƚŽƌĞĂĚ ƚŽĂĨƵƌƌLJĨƌŝĞŶĚŝŶĂƌĞůĂdžĞĚ͕͞ĚŽŐͲĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJ͟ĂƚŵŽƐƉŚĞƌĞ͘ZĞŐŝƐͲ ƚĞƌŶŽǁĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĞǀĞŶƚ͘ ^ĂƚƵƌĚĂLJ͕ƉƌŝůϮ͕ϭϬ͗ϯϬͲϭϭ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘ ZĞĂĚĞƌƐŝŶŐƌĂĚĞƐ<ͲϰĂƌĞŝŶǀŝƚĞĚƚŽƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĨŽƌĂϭϬŵŝŶƵƚĞƐůŽƚ ƚŽƌĞĂĚƚŽŽŶĞŽĨůůĂŶ͛ƐŶŐĞůƐZ͘͘͘͘ΠdĞĂŵ͕ƚƌĂŝŶĞĚĚŽŐƐ ǁŚŽůŽǀĞƚŽůŝƐƚĞŶƚŽŬƐ͘ŚŝůĚƌĞŶĐĂŶĐŚŽŽƐĞĂƐƚŽƌLJƚŽƌĞĂĚ ƚŽĂĨƵƌƌLJĨƌŝĞŶĚŝŶĂƌĞůĂdžĞĚ͕͞ĚŽŐͲĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJ͟ĂƚŵŽƐƉŚĞƌĞ͘ZĞŐŝƐͲ ƚƌĂƟŽŶĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĞǀĞŶƚďĞŐŝŶƐDĂƌĐĐŚϭϰ͘

23

;ĂŝƌĨĂƌĞƐ͕ŚŽƚĞůƐ͕ĐĂƌƐĂŶĚƉĂĐŬĂŐĞƐͿ

>Ğƚ͛Ɛ'Ğƚ'ƌĞĞŶĨŽƌ^ƚ͘WĂƚƌŝĐŬ͛ƐĂLJ͊

Thursday, March 17, 3:30-4:30 ĞůĞďƌĂƚĞ^ƚ͘WĂƚƌŝĐŬ͛ƐĂLJǁŝƚŚĂƐƚŽƌLJĂŶĚĐƌĂŌ͘<ŝĚƐĐĂŶĂůƐŽ ĚĞĐŽƌĂƚĞĂĐŽŽŬŝĞ͊&ŽƌĂŐĞƐϰΘƵƉ͘ZĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĞǀĞŶƚ ďĞŐŝŶƐDĂƌĐŚϮ͘

March 2016 North Central News

ŽŵƉƵƚĞƌůĂƐƐĞƐ͗

for more detail or to register for for a class.) (Please call the library for DĂƌ͘ϳ͕ϭϬ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘ŽƌDĂƌ͘ϴ͕ϲ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘

ZĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶǁŝůůƚĂŬĞƉůĂĐĞďĞŐŝŶŶŝŶŐDŽŶĚĂLJ͕DĂƌĐŚϭϰĨŽƌ ^ŽŵĞƌƐƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐĂŶĚdƵĞƐĚĂLJ͕DĂƌĐŚϭϱĨŽƌŶŽŶͲƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͘ ^ƚŽƌLJƟŵĞƐĞƐƐŝŽŶƐǁŝůůƌƵŶĨŽƌƐŝdžǁĞĞŬƐďĞŐŝŶŶŝŶŐDĂƌĐĐŚϮϭ͘ ZĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶŝƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚĨŽƌĂůůƐƚŽƌLJƟŵĞƐ͘dŽƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĨŽƌ ƐƚŽƌLJƟŵĞŽƌĨŽƌŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͕ƉůĞĂƐĞĐĂůůƚŚĞůŝďƌĂƌLJĂƚ ϴϲϬͲϳϲϯͲϯϱϬϭ͘ ŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂŐĞƐϭϮͲϮϰŵŽŶƚŚƐ͕ŵĞĞƚƐŽŶDŽŶĚĂLJƐĂƚϭϬ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘ ŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂŐĞƐϮϰͲϯϲŵŽŶƚŚƐ͕ŵĞĞƚƐŽŶtĞĚŶĞƐĚĂLJƐĂƚϭϬ͗ϯϬ Ă͘ŵ͘ŽƌdŚƵƌƐĚĂLJƐĂƚϭϬ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘ ŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂŐĞƐϯͲϱLJĞĂƌƐ͕ŵĞĞƚƐŽŶdŚƵƌƐĚĂLJƐĂƚϭ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘Žƌ &ƌŝĚĂLJƐĂƚϭϬ͗ϯϬĂ͘ŵ͘


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 24

Somers

Wrestlers Win NCCC Wrestling Championships

SOMERS - Recently the Somers High Wrestling team hosted the NCCC Wrestling Championships at Somers High School. The Somers Wrestlers won the team championship for the first time in school history. At 113 lbs Scott Gamble placed 4th. At 126 lbs Steve McBride placed 2nd. At 132 Captain Jeff Suschana was champion. At 145 lbs Mike Maloney placed third. At 160 lbs Captain Jacob Berry was champion and voted outstanding wrestler. At 170 lbs Frank Rinaldi was champion. At 195 lbs Captain Jackson Rheault was champion. With only eight wrestlers submitted into the NCCC tournament Coach Zachary comes out victorious. Past historical event for Coach Zachary - winning the 2010 Class S state Championship for the first time ever in SHS history. Next stop for the wrestlers was Plainville High School for the Class “S” State Championships. Handmade Chocolate in the Crand’s tradition of hand poured molds, the finest chocolate and traditional look and taste.

A large selection of Easter items Bunnies,Wreaths, Candy, Cards and Handmade Easter Chocolates

Memory Lamps

available in Milk, Dark and White Chocolate.

Stop in and see us.

111 Main St., Somersville, CT • 860.265.2282 • www.somersvillagegifts.com Delivery to most area towns, including Massachusetts

CONNECTICUT CROSSROADS REALTY, INC 24 North Central News March 2016

6 East Main Street, Route 190, Stafford Springs, CT Andy Goodhall, Broker

860-684-7747

ED DUC

E RE

PRIC

STAFFORD $409,000 Elegant and Private Cape Cod w/expansive decking, wrap-around porch. Open floor plan, 3 BR w/ 1st floor MBR suite, 2 ½ BA, vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, breakfast nook, formal DR. Finished LL w/ potential for additional 800+ sq.ft. Landscaped yard w/ 15’deep pond, playscape, outdoor pizza oven & smoker, 2 car garage. (Forest Road)

NEW

L

www.ct-crossroads-realty.com

G ISTIN

BUNGGEE LAKE WOODSTOCK $365,000 Warm inviting Ranch with PRIVATE BEACH and over 220 feet of Waterfront! Newly Remodeled Pine Kitchen, Living Room with Wood Stove and Fieldstone accents. Main Level includes 2 BR and 1 Bath, Lower Level provides a Bath, Family RM and Finished Walkout Basement. Decking with Lake Views. (Beaver Dam Road)

ED

DUC

E RE

PRIC

ASHFORD $219,900 Private with a country lane approach. Newly renovated (2010) Cape Cod with Covered Country Front Porch. Large Eat-in Kitchen with access to Side Deck. Living Room, 2 Full Baths, 4 Bedrooms (total) located on both main and upper levels; Master is on main level. Sturdy Pet Friendly fenced rear yard, Generator, Alarm System. 20 min. to UConn. (Nagy Road)


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 25

State Awards Town $1.8 Million Brownfield Grant for Mill

Somers

SOMERS -- The town will receive a $1.8 million brownfield grant for the remediation of the Somersville Mill site. “This is an unprecedented amount awarded to the town, and I take this moment to personally thank Governor Malloy for this funding and most importantly for his faith in Somers and his belief in such a worthwhile project,” First Selectman Lisa Pellegrini said. She said that she and fellow select-

men Selectmen Kathy Devlin and Bud Knorr also thank state Department of Economic and Community Development Deputy Commissioner/Brownfields Director Tim Sullivan, state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee and their staffs, especially Ned Moore and Mark Lewis, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, the Capitol Region Council of Government, state Sen. John Kissel and

SOMERS - The Town of Somers Meals on Wheels Program was instituted in October 1981 by the Town’s Advisory Committee for Seniors. It is a “grassroots” effort running independently of any state assistance. Meals are graciously prepared by Kathy’s Playhouse Plaza Restaurant for elderly, homebound residents and delivered MondaySaturday by dedicated volunteers. The elderly population in the community is growing, and with that growth

comes the increased demand for these types of services. The Meals on Wheels Program is very much in need of volunteers to deliver meals. Volunteers can deliver once a month, once a week, or as their schedule permits. This valuable program cannot run without the help of volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please contact Christina Cenac at 860-265-7551 or Ccenac@somersct.gov.

By Linda Tishler Levinson

Town of Somers Meals on Wheels Program Needs Volunteers

state Rep. Kurt Vail. Those who worked on the project locally included Town Engineer Jeff Bord, Sanitarian Steve Jacobs, CFO Mike Marinaccio, Operations Manager Kim LaFleur, the Somersville Mill Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee, including Tim Keeney, Brad Pellissier, Erik Ness, Tim Potrikus and Ralph Williams, as well as Town Attorney Carl Landolina and Environmental Consultants Martin Brogie and Steve Hawkins and Planning Consultant Glenn Chalder. The state grant will be used to abate, demolish and remediate the mill site, which was substantially destroyed in a 2012 fire.

New fire department equipment The Somers Fire Department now has 12 Lead EKG analysis for the ambulance service. Somers is only one of three departments in the state to offer this service at the basic life support level, according to Pellegrini. “We are now able to perform an EKG upon arrival to the patient and transmit this directly to the hospital. This allows for a doctor to read the results ‘live’ and direct your ambulance to the correct hospital. Further, the hospital will be ready upon arrival and the patient will bypass initial screening and, if necessary, be moved directly to the operating room. Our goal is to provide more accurate and faster care,” Pellegrini said.

SOMERS - Please join us for Holy Week at the Congregational Church of Somersville. 22 Maple Street. The Maundy Thursday service will be held March 24 at 7 p.m. in the church social hall when the congregation will commemorate the Last Supper and share in a

service of tenebrae. The Good Friday service will be held at noon the following day. Easter Sunday's celebration will take place at 10 a.m. Invite friends and neighbors looking for a church in which they can share in Easter's joy.

Congregational Church Holy Week Services

lucky 

 





 















  

 







(413) 244-5731



SOMERS VETERINARY HOSPITAL Nancy Karol Hensen, DVM Complete veterinary services for all phases of your pet’s life.

Visit our website somersveterinaryhospital.com AAHA Accredited

March 2016 North Central News

Cats Dogs Birds Exotics Medical, Surgical & Dental Services Emergency Service Evening & Saturday Hours Office Hours By Appointment 63 South Road • Somers • 860-763-1000

25


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 26

Women’s Club Helps Ellington School

Somers

SOMERS - During 2015 the Somers Women's Club continued with its goal of community service and charitable giving. Through its Bountiful Books program, the clubwomen collect and distribute books to schools and children's organizations. In December, members Mary Sersanti and Ginny Basch delivered 118 gently-used books to the Crystal Lake School in Ellington. Last May, with the generous contribution of former teacher Barbara Savas of Longmeadow, the club was able to donate 276 books and educational games to the Somers Elementary School. The books were subsequently given to students to be used for a summer reading program. The Somers Women's Club also assists the Network Against Domestic Abuse by collecting socks, scarves and personal care items for the women served by the agency. The women's clothing store, Dress Barn in Enfield, has graciously helped by encouraging donations of socks whenever a purchase is made. Thanks to the contribution of toiletries valued at $647 by a former

Spring Home Improvement

Window Treatment

SALE Buy One Shade or Blind

Get One 60% Off

From left, Mary Sersanti, Somers Women's Club, and Nancy Canavan, library media assistant, Crystal Lake School, Ellington.

Avon representative, the approximate worth of items the club collected and donated during 2015 was over $4,000. The local food shelves benefit from the organization as well. At each monthly meeting, members donate canned and packaged food items which are then given to various distribution centers.

Visit us at The NCCCC Home and Product Show for a chance to win a

$

500.00

WINDOW MAKEOVER! Stop by our booth for an extra 10% off Coupon!

S MANY SO MANY

P PROJECTS CTS SO LITTLE LITTLE

March 12th & 13th

TI TIME T ME

69 Prospect Hill Road, East Windsor (Exit 44 I-91 in the Big Y Plaza in the former WalMart location). One mile south of the Enfield Town Line

Do Don’t n’t Miss M is s O Our ur SPEC SPECIAL IA L HOME HOM ME IMPROVEMENT IMP PROV VEME ENT EDITION EDITION in in APRIL! APRIL!

!

26 North Central News March 2016

! ! ! ! !

Pa Painting in tin g Carpentry Drywall Fences Plumbing Lawn

! ! ! ! ! !

Li Light ght Fixtures Fixtures le R e p a ir Ti Tile Repair Decks De cks El Electrical e c tr ic a l Lands Landscape cape Po Pools o ls



We bring the showroom to you, expertly measure and install!! 





BOOTH 53

BOOTH 53

 

Call today for your FREE Consultation!   

860.265.3900

AND SO MUCH HM MORE! ORE!

*Signature Series Blinds and Shades Only – Hurry Offer Ends 3/31/16! Not to be used with any other offer. Offer valid only at Budget Blinds of Enfield

Dead Deadline: 3/30 860 860-698-0020 northcentralnews@aol.com

 



 

  

Visit our Showroom:



















  

21A South Road (Route 83), Somers, CT Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Saturday’s by Appt. 

P




March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 27

Reduce your waist size with Cavi-Lipo body sculpting and get ready for the Spring/Summer! Cavi-lipo Body Sculpting at Hazardville Wellness

ONLY

80

$

.00

per treatment (with purchase of 4 or more)

Abdomen only . With this ad. Expires May 15th, 2016.

Get even better results with our Infrared Sauna!

308 Hazard Avenue Enfield, CT 06082

860-745-3500

(add $15 per treatment)

HERE COMES SPRING! E-Z-GO® EXPRESS™ SERIES

Ready to break out of your routine? An E-Z-GO Express will carry you and up to five accomplices in comfort and style, whether you’re buzzing around the neighborhood or venturing down a trail less traveled. Four distinctive models let you choose the vehicle that fits your family’s desire to get out and go. Get a best-in-class 13.5-hp gas-powered engine or whisper-quiet, zero-emissions 48-volt electric drivetrain. A rugged welded tubular steel frame with powder-coat protection. And, an optional limited slip differential for a firm grip on the trail.

E-Z-GO® TERRAIN™ SERIES Hay bales. Rocks. Firewood. It’s all yours for the taking with an E-Z-GO Terrain. Choose from three different models, each packed with the features and options you need to be done with it sooner. Get a powerful 13.5-hp gas-powered engine or effi cient 48-volt electric drivetrain. Capacities from 800 to 1000 lb. Higher ground clearance. Optional limited slip differential for greater traction. At work or play, the E-Z-GO Terrain delivers everything you need for a productive day.

March 2016 North Central News

Tackle Any Chore With The

cient 48-volt electric drive

l

CALL FOR DETAILS

27

cient 48-volt electric drivetrain. Capacities from 800 to 1000


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 28

CSF of Stafford Springs

Dollars for SCHOLARS

®

Celebrating 54 Years of Service 1962-2016

STTARTING A PERMANENT TRUST

To the Class of

2016

What What types of Funds can be esta established? blished? • Funds ma established in memory of a loloved ved one w ho has passed aaway. way. mayy be established who • Funds ma blished to recognize recognize the commitment of yyour our bbusiness, usiness, cclub, lub, or or ganization to educa tion. mayy be esta established organization education. • Funds ma recogniz recognize rretirements, etirements, major eevents, vents, or ffor or an eason to help ar ea students fulf tional needs mayy recognize anyy rreason area fulfillill their educa educational needs..

Applications m ust be completed on-line Applications must How How is a CSF of Stafford Stafford Fund established? established? blish a CSF Staff ord TTrust rust Fund, contact either of the ffollowing esident aatt 860-684-3644 ollowing people: Gary Shear To To esta establish Stafford Shearer, err, Pr President between February February 1, 2016 and Apr between Aprilil 15, 2016. or Rose Roszcz ewski, TTreasurer reasurrer aatt 860-684-6321 or mail yyour equest to CSF of Staff ord, P.O PP.O. O. Bo ord Spr ings, CT 06076. our rrequest Roszczewski, Stafford, Boxx 25, Staff Stafford Springs, applications ar ocessed on our CSF of All applications aree pr processed howeverr, yyou ou wish to start a fund aatt the time of ber ight aaway. way. AAtt the request reequest of the ne eavement it is not necessary to contact CSF rright xt If however, bereavement next funer ral al dir or d, P.O P O ector will inc lude in the obituary notice , “Dona tions ma y be made to CSF of Staff . Bo x 25, Staff or d Spr ings , CT of kin the funeral director include notice, “Donations may Stafford, P.O. Box Stafford Springs, Staff orrd Spr ings Dollars Dollars ffor Stafford Springs Scholarss website or Scholar website at at 06076.” This will quic kly notify ffamily amily and frfriends iends of yyour our wishes hen rready, eady, (usuall ew w eeks) the ffamily amily ma quickly wishes.. W When (usuallyy after a ffew weeks) mayy contact www w.staff staffordsprings.dollarsforscholars.org. MrMrs.s. Roszcz family’s wishes as to the type of memor ewski or Mr. Mrr.. Shear er dir ectly. The family’s ial desir ed can be deter mined aatt tha Roszczewski Shearer directly. memorial desired determined thatt time time.. ust be a rresident esident of To eligible, must ible, yyou ou m To be elig Permanent Permanent Fund Memorials Memorials raduating frfrom om If you Stafford Staff orrd or Union and a senior ggraduating ship aaward ward each yyear you would would lik petuate the memory of a loloved ved one in a way way which which would would likee to per perpetuate uld pr provide roovide a scholar scholarship ear to a local ord. Dona tions totaling $5,000 ar student, consider cr eating a PPermanent ermanent Memor ial TTrust rust Fund with the CSF of Staff creating Memorial Stafford. Donations aree rrequired equirred to high school in 2016. Students m ust pr ovide must provide ord, and the income will be used to establish a per manent memor ial fund. The dona ted money money will be invested invested by by CSF of Staff establish permanent memorial donated Stafford, ree Application Application ffor or FFederal ederal Student Aid) prprovide FAFSA (Free FAFSA (F ing the name of the loloved ved one. one. ovide a scholar ship each yyear ear awarded awarded on behalf of the fund bear scholarship bearing information. See our home page ffor or all details information. homepage details.. Ho How w does the PPermanent ermanent Fund w work? ork? endowment wment program prrog ogram w works concept. vested in an inter interest rest est bear bearing instrument. ument. Each yyear ear orks on a simple conce pt. The original original money money gift gift is ininvested ing instr Information is also available available aatt the Staff ord High The endo Information Stafford interest original “principal” interest bearing the inter est ggenerated enerrated by rest est bear by the investment investment is awarded awarded as a scholarship. scholarship. The or iginal amount, or “pr incipal” rremains emains in thee inter ing rtment. You reach us instrument School Guidance Department. Department. You can reach more interest, which turnn will be awarded must before theyy ggenerate instrument to generate generrate t mor ree iinter t rest, est,t w hich in tur awarrded next next year. yearr. Funds m ust total $5,000 bef ore the enerate a yyearly early scholarship. scholarship. at csfstaffordsprings@gmail.com.

2016 Officers

28 North Central News March 2016

President Shearer er Pr esident – Gary E. Shear President VVice ice Pr esident – FF. JJoseph oseph PParadiso aradiso Vice President Introvigne Vice Pr esident – Michael JJ.. Intr ovigne Roszczewski TTreasurer reasurer – Rosanne GG.. Roszcz ewski Secretary Krista Hicks Secr etary – Kr ista A. Hic ks Asst. TTreasurer reasurer – JJason ason GG.. Zamichiei Chirico Asst. TTreasurer reasurer – Roland M. Chir ico

Trustees:

Committees:

Gary E. Shearer Rosanne G. Roszczewski F. Joseph Paradiso Max Remington Matilda S. Champagne Krista A. Hicks Eileen Schiessl Michael J. Introvigne Gerardi P.P LaMorte Jason Zamichiei John H. Senechal

Scholarship Scholar ship AAw Awards: wards: Matilda S. Champagne Chairperson Shirley Allard William Burkey Eileen Schiessl John H. Senechal Robert WW.. Campbell Campbell Jill Car lson Rachel PP. J ezek Investment Committee: Investment Committee: Gerardi P. LaMorte Chairperson Max Remington Rosanne G. Roszczewski Jason G. Zamichiei Michael J. Muzio

My Fund does not equal $5,000? thatt ar aree started and do not rreach mayy be allo allowed thatt the fund will row oover ver a ffew ew yyears. ears. If it aappears ppears tha Funds tha each the $5,000 ggoal oal ma wed to ggrow plateau, originators mayy decide to aaward entiree amount the ffollowing scholarship ollowing yyear ear as a scholar ship or not rreach each the $5,000 pla teau, the fund or iginators ma ward the entir turnn the mone moneyy oover Stafford Generalal Fund to be used ffor continuing scholarships. or contin uing scholar ships. tur ver to the CSF of Staff ord Gener

How How do Funds grow? grow? A fund ggrows rows w hen ad ditional pr incipall monies ar ibuted dir ectly to the Fund. Man when additional principal are ree contr contributed directly Manyy indi individuals, organizations, viduals, cclubs, lubs, or ganizations, and bbusinesses usinesses ear mark their Ann ual Appeal contr ibutions to a specif earmark Annual contributions specificic fund. Some fund sponsor sponsorss conduct fund rraising activities. aising acti vities. Some bbusinesses usinesses ma tch their emplo yees’ contr ibutions. match employees’ contributions.

ALL GIFTS ARE TTAX DED AX DEDUCTIBLE R YES, I want to establish a permanent fund RYES, I want to contribute to an existing fund. Name: AAddress: ddress: Phone: Email: I wish to contr ibute to the ffollowing ollowing fund(s): contribute

PLEASE RETURN YYOUR OUR GIFTS TO: TO: O

R My check eceipt. check will serve serve as my my rreceipt.

No further acknowledgement acknowledgement is needed.

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


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 29

2016 FINANCIAL APPEAL

PERMANENT MEMORIAL TRUST FUNDS 2015 Robert C. & Nettie S. Lake “BobaNet” ....................$15,780.00 Peter F. Locke Jr. ...........................................................$3,600.00 Patricia Lusa ...................................................................$5,910.00 Alexander D. MacDonnell..........................................$22,000.00 Tina McEwen..................................................................$2,028.00 Jason A. McQuaid ...........................................................$14,514.49 Ephrain & Marion Mirza ..............................................$16,809.00 David P. Mitchell .............................................................$18,162.08 John B. & Bonnie B. Mitchell ........................................$5,160.00 Ronald A. Mitchell ......................................................... $7,444.00 Donna Moriarty ..............................................................$1,460.00 Ellen Champagne Moulton .........................................$15,583.00 Christopher M. Moquin .................................................. $6,186.00 Anna A. Muzio ................................................................... $960.00 Benjamin Muzio ............................................................... $4,167.33 Gladys Oehler .................................................................$11,550.32 William Frank Oehler....................................................$11,550.00 Alexander Paolini ......................................................... $2,000.00 Joseph J. Panciera......................................................... $8,577.00 Penny Hanley & Howley-Anna Chilkowitch .............. $4,421.00 Ann E. Phelps .................................................................$5,054.00 Ronald Pirkey................................................................. $4,354.00 Gregory Poland ............................................................. $3,390.00 Rev. Kenneth J. Post & John Harker ...........................$5,001.00 James Prenetta .............................................................$8,440.00 Ann Remington ............................................................ $21,471.00 William F. Richards........................................................ $2,528.00 Benedict and Josephine Schwanda ...........................$6,030.00 Charles W. and Jean C. Schwanda ............................. $11,915.00 Marilyn Scussell ............................................................$2,790.00 Ellen Senechal ............................................................... $7,222.00 Elmo & Marjorie Serafin .............................................. $6,355.00 Shenipsit Striders-Beth Stage.................................... $12,651.00 Stephen B. Skelton ........................................................$8,910.00 Walter J. & Eunice M. Skopek ..................................... $2,225.00 Joshua R. Smialek.........................................................$10,292.79 Stafford Democrats-Doris Devera ............................. $2,725.00 Stafford Lions Club Memorial .................................. $37,682.00 Armand J. & Mildred Cambria, Silvio S. DaDalt, Albert A. DeNunzio, Orlando Francini, Michael J. Gregorio ....................... Stafford Men’s Softball-Walter DaDalt ......................$9,632.00 Stafford Rotary Club-Dr. Joseph Amanti ..................$9,500.00 Stafford Rotary Club-Ronald E. Ambrosi ................. $2,000.00 Stafford Rotary Club-Robert Campbell ....................$4,380.00 Stafford Rotary Club-Etalo “Pic” Gnutti ...................$2,602.00 Stafford Rotary Club-Joseph A. Introvigne ..............$3,850.00 Stafford Rotary Club-Dr. Wendelin G. Luckner .......$7,250.00 Stafford Rotary Club - Mario A. Posocco..................$2,300.00 Stafford Rotary Club-Robert B. Schwanda ..............$7,450.00 Stafford Rotary Club-William Sorensen ...................$3,650.00 Stafford Rotary Club-Earl Witt...................................$7,750.00 Scott C. Stelmak ...........................................................$16,239.20 Florence Mae & Charles Stevens ............................... $11,698.00 Jennifer A. Stone ...........................................................$1,980.00 Eleanore Knowlton Stramiello................................. $20,450.00 Eleanore Knowlton Stramiello................................. $20,450.00 Emily L. & John R. Sullivan.........................................$10,795.00 Marla Sullivan ................................................................$6,970.00 Max and Shirley Thiesing .............................................$4,610.00 Leroy Tiziani ..................................................................$2,705.00 Lisa Marie Toman......................................................... $10,105.00

Henry J. Tonidandel ..................................................... $3,000.00 George Turschmann .................................................... $6,000.00 Francis “Jim” Vail .......................................................... $2,756.00 Robert J. Sr. & Richard Verlik .....................................$11,630.00 VFW Post 9990 & Ladies Auxiliary.-Charles Furness $14,580.84 Shelly Vogel ..................................................................$47,698.20 Alexander Warren ......................................................... $4,885.00 Katie M. Waugh ............................................................ $10,623.02 Judy M. Webb ................................................................ $2,395.00 Richard H. Willis ............................................................. $3,155.00 Windham/Tolland 8 & 40-Kathleen Ann Dombek..$8,408.00 Gordon A. “Buster” Woods...........................................$1,095.00 John W. Zelz...................................................................$3,065.00 OTHER PERMANENT TRUSTS ............................................................................................................ American Legion Post #26...........................................$7,675.00 American Legion Post #26 Auxiliary......................... $5,687.00 Big Y Foods .....................................................................$3,382.00 CSEA Local 2001 Stafford Chapter ...........................$4,000.00 Cuno, Inc. ........................................................................$5,730.00 First Universalist Church of Stafford .......................$68,020.14 Therese G. Fishman ........................................................$3,014.73 Mary Ellen Glover ........................................................ $3,000.00 Victoria Hine ....................................................................$1,100.00 Salvatrice “Sally” Italia ................................................ $5,295.00 Knights of Columbus Council 1395 ...........................$15,458.00 North American Printed Circuits Employees ........... $8,005.33 Package Machinery Co..................................................$3,763.00 Stafford Area Community Services-Thrift Shop ... $29,639.00 Stafford Arts Commission............................................. $2,151.00 Stafford Crusaders ...................................................... $16,989.00 Stafford Fish & Game Club ..........................................$7,697.00 Stafford Grange No. 1 ...................................................$4,440.00 Stafford High School-Class of 1986 ............................$3,180.00 Stafford High School-Class of 2006...........................$2,150.00 Stafford High School-Class of 2014 ..........................$5,000.00 Stafford Motor Speedway .............................................$3,813.00 Stafford Motor Speedway & New London County Motorcycles ....$3,293.00 Stafford Public Health Association..........................$10,000.00 Stafford Republicans.................................................... $3,882.00 Stafford Rotary Club ....................................................$4,700.00 Stafford Band Boosters ................................................$7,787.00 Stafford Savings Bank................................................ $118,092.48 Stafford Seniors Association, Inc................................ $7,339.56 Stafford Springs Congregational Church..................$10,714.00 Staffordville Elementary School ................................ $4,482.00 Stafford Women’s Club................................................$12,249.72 Sylvan A. Tetrault ...........................................................$3,817.60 Tolland Bank .................................................................. $2,644.00 TTM Technologies, Inc. ................................................ $19,439.67 Warren Corp..................................................................... $11,311.00 Warren Corp. Employees .............................................. $5,188.00 West Stafford Parent Teacher’s Organization ........ $4,945.00 Willington Financial......................................................$2,800.00 Willington Name Plates Inc. ....................................... $11,326.00 Wolcott Lodge #60 ........................................................ $5,141.00 Subtotal .......................................................................... $1,558,102 General Reserve Fund...................................................$62,118.83 Total ..........................................................................$1,620,220.83

March 2016 North Central News

Bernard & Josephine Armstrong................................ $3,484.00 Benjamin Arnold.............................................................$6,017.00 Dana Bachiochi............................................................... $1,063.00 Marilyn C. & Raphael A. Bachiochi .............................$6,901.74 David W. Baker ..............................................................$7,620.00 Eric E. Baker ................................................................... $8,730.00 Robert Barber ................................................................ $5,295.00 Bruce L. Beaupre...........................................................$38,418.37 Marshall “Mushy” & Dorothy O. Bellante................... $3,388.27 Jeremy Bergeron...........................................................$9,094.00 Larcene L. “Beenie” Bessette ....................................$4,087.00 Timothy Beverage........................................................$19,700.00 Nicholas H. Booth..........................................................$2,305.00 Jeffrey F. Braun ............................................................. $12,635.00 Zenna Brisson................................................................ $6,436.00 Arima O. Campo ............................................................$5,290.00 Aldo Carocari ..................................................................$1,630.00 CDA-Court Isabella #785 Anna Hurchala .................$5,530.00 Mary Muzio Chamberlain............................................. $3,875.00 Arthur J. & Julia M. Clapprood .................................... $8,959.00 Clifford A. and Mary L Collette .................................. $7,488.00 Benjamin P. & Marguerite M. Cooley ....................... $21,200.00 Tony Costa .....................................................................$2,085.00 Francis H. “Frank” Curnan and Keith F. Curnan ....... $4,387.00 Jennifer Lee DaDalt ......................................................$1,430.00 Ronald D’Amico ............................................................ $24,971.00 Ronnie DaRos ................................................................$5,254.00 Burton A. Davis.............................................................. $3,535.00 Theresa “Terri” Davis ...................................................$10,122.00 Mildred P. DeCarli ..........................................................$19,154.00 Anthony A. DeNunzio .......................................................$325.00 Marjorie P. Dobson ........................................................ $7,748.00 Barbara-Ann Kenny Elderkin .........................................$7,175.00 Michael Peter Ference & Sandra J. Ference.............. $5,491.00 John & Matilda A. Spusta Festi ................................. $12,266.00 John E. Festi ................................................................... $4,685.00 Harriet Fiore................................................................... $3,985.00 Gregg T. Fitzgerald ......................................................... $1,185.00 Harry & Ida Fontanella.................................................$5,380.00 Attilio R. Frassinelli ........................................................$9,999.00 Anna & Arthur Furness Sr. ...........................................$1,920.00 Marty Galotto ................................................................ $3,630.00 Stephen E. Galotto .......................................................$5,260.00 Wayne Gaudreau........................................................... $6,770.00 Ruth K. Matteson Gnutti.............................................$5,000.00 Roger B. Godin...............................................................$5,780.00 Timothy R. Haraghey.....................................................$7,382.00 Timothy Hartley Zigadlo.............................................. $7,245.00 Charles “Whitie” Heuitson ...........................................$6,878.45 Roscoe & Charlotte Hillebrecht ................................. $6,432.00 David Hirsch ................................................................... $2,585.00 Janet Hopko ....................................................................$2,733.60 Richard Houle ...............................................................$10,332.00 William N. Irving............................................................ $2,498.00 Italian Benefit-Denis A. Gregory ...............................$10,825.00 John E. Julian ...............................................................$43,449.00 Michael & Vickie Julian................................................ $6,622.00 Frederick & Jennie Kisselstein.................................$13,000.00 Robert F. Klecak ............................................................ $5,235.00 Madeline Knava ...............................................................$1,015.00 Linatex of America-Ashworth N. Stull.......................$4,290.00

29


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/29/16 7:45 AM Page 30

Coalition Forms To Tackle Issue of Crumbling Foundations

Stafford

By Linda Tishler Levinson

STAFFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A citizens group is working to help homeowners affected by crumbling cement foundations. The materials for the foundations came from the J.J. Mottes Co. of Stafford. The Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements has formed to help affected â&#x20AC;&#x153;This coalition was formed to help determine the depth of the devastation, to give homeowners a voice, and to help put the crumbling eastern Connecticut home market back on solid ground,â&#x20AC;? the group states on its website, ccacb.org. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The town supports their efforts,â&#x20AC;? First Selectman Tony Frassinelli said,

FLIGHTS OF FANCY GALLERY 17 Crystal Lake Road Stafford Springs, CT 860.684.3837

adding he was planning to attend a meeting the group had scheduled for Feb. 27, after the North Central News went to press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the 1980s to 1998, J.J. Mottes Co. provided concrete for construction projects in eastern Connecticut and lower parts of Massachusetts. The crushed stone supplied from its quarry contained pyrrhotite. This mineral reacts over time to humidity and oxygen, slowly degrading the crushed stone to the point of swelling and cracking. The damage to the concrete is irreversible,â&#x20AC;? CCACBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;J.J. Mottes supports a comprehensive investigation of these issues, includ-

WEST STAFFORD PSYCHOTHERAPY Services for Women

Unique hand crafted gifts by local artists.

IND I VI DU A L & GR OUP T HER AP Y

Hours: Friday, Saturday 10-5pm Sunday 11-5pm

Glass Room & New Sculpture Garden

Georgia Marie Michalec, M.S. Christine L. White, M.S. 860-684-5700 Â&#x203A;¢Â&#x153;Â?Â&#x160;Â&#x2022;ČąÂ&#x160;Â&#x201D;Â&#x17D;ČąÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x160;Â?Ç°ČąÂ?Â&#x160;Ä&#x203A;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x203A;Â?ČąÂ&#x2122;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2014;Â?Â&#x153;Ç°Ç°Čą WELCOME NEW MEMBERS GROUP MEETINGS EVER EVERY Y WED 7-8:30pm

30 North Central News March 2016

ÂĄÂ&#x153;Â&#x2013;Â&#x17D;Â&#x161;Â&#x2039;Â&#x153;Â&#x161;Â&#x17D;ÂŁ Â?Â&#x153;Â&#x17D;ÂŁÂ&#x161;Â&#x153;¤Â&#x2019;Â&#x160;¨Â&#x17D; ¤Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x17D;Â&#x160;Â&#x161; Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;ÂĄÂ&#x153;Â&#x2013;Â&#x17D;Â&#x161;Â&#x2019;Â&#x17D;Â&#x160;ÂĄÂĽá&#x20AC;&#x201D;á&#x20AC;&#x201D;á&#x20AC;&#x201D;

ing how the materials were placed and installed so that homeowners can get the answers they deserve and help with solutions. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to keep in mind that our company provides building materials and does not build foundations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that is done by builders and installers. While our materials and processes are subject to continual inspection and testing, and the concrete we manufacture is mixed to precise standards, the unregulated, unlicensed, unsupervised and uninspected activities of foundation installers and builders are not â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and they need to be, as the practices of both have the most significant effect on a foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength and durability,â&#x20AC;? said John

Patton, spokesman for the J.J. Mottes Co. Selectmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Budget Proposal The Board of Selectmen presented its proposed 2016-17 budget at its Feb. 25 meeting. The proposed $12,610,746 spending plan represents an increase of $13,361 of 0.1061 percent. The budget includes a general government budget of $10,014,516, a decrease of $37,678 or 0.37 percent; a debt service budget of $2,061,795, an increase of $45,775 or 2.27 percent; and a public library budget of $534,435, an increase of $5,264 or 0.99 percent.

STAFFORD - State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-52) announced he will be running for re-election to the state House of Representatives this November representing the towns of Stafford and Somers. Vail, who is a Republican, serves on the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Safety & Security, Labor and Public Employees, Insurance & Real Estate committees. In the last year Vail locally has: â&#x20AC;˘ Worked with state and local officials to get funds to replace the parking lot at the Somers Police Department; â&#x20AC;˘ Worked to get funds for the elderly housing in Staffordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; s Woodland Springs; and, â&#x20AC;˘ Advocated for a state Brownfields

grant to demolish and remediate the former Somersville Mill for future redevelopment. Vail said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have spent the first year and half getting to know the people of Stafford and Somers. I represent the people in the 52nd District, their voices are crucial in guiding me the do what is best for our community. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Vail voted against Gov. Malloyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2015 tax increases, which were the second largest in Connecticutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and tax tons of new services including getting a car wash. For the current legislative session, Vail plans to work with other legislators on proposals to help combat the rising epidemic of opiate addiction in our region.

Vail To Run for Second Term To State House

$EHDXWLIXOODZQ GRHVQ¡WKDSSHQE\LWVHOI

$9(5<

ÂĄá&#x20AC;&#x201D;Â&#x153;ÂĄÂ?Â&#x160;ÂŁÂ&#x2013;­Â&#x2019;Â&#x160;ÂŁÂ&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x161;Ĺ&#x160;ÂŹÂ&#x201C;Â&#x161;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2039;ÂĄÂ&#x153;Â&#x2013;Â&#x17D;Â&#x161;Â&#x2039;Â&#x153;Â&#x161;Â&#x17D;ÂŁÂ&#x160;Ĺ&#x192;Â&#x153;ÂĄÂ?Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2014;­ Â?Â&#x153;ÂĄÂ&#x153;¨Â&#x17D;ÂĄá şá ˝­Â&#x17D;Â&#x160;ÂĄÂŁá&#x20AC;&#x201D;

&DOO8V:H&DQ+HOS



6WDIIRUG9HWHULQDU\&HQWHU

%XFNOH\+LJKZD\5RXWH6WDIIRUG6SULQJV&7 Â&#x160;¨Â&#x201C;Â?Â&#x153;ÂĄÂ?Â&#x160;ÂŁÂ&#x2013;­á&#x20AC;&#x2018;á&#x20AC;&#x201D;á&#x20AC;&#x201D;á&#x20AC;&#x201D;á&#x20AC;&#x2018;ÂĄÂĽÂ&#x2019;Â&#x153;Â?Â&#x17D;Â?Â&#x201C;Â&#x152;ÂŚÂĄÂ&#x2018;Â&#x17D;ÂĄÂŽá&#x20AC;&#x2018;Â&#x;ÂŚÂ&#x201C;Â&#x161;Â&#x17D;á&#x20AC;&#x2018;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â?Â&#x160;Â&#x161;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Â&#x161;Â&#x161;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x160;Â&#x2014; Â&#x2014;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201C;ÂŁÂ&#x153;Â&#x161; Â&#x160;ÂĄÂ?Â&#x161;Â&#x17D;ÂĄá&#x20AC;&#x2018;á&#x20AC;&#x201D;á&#x20AC;&#x201D;á&#x20AC;&#x201D;á&#x20AC;&#x2018;ÂŚÂĄÂ&#x2018;Â&#x17D;ÂĄÂŽá&#x20AC;&#x2018;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â?Â&#x160;Â&#x161;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Â&#x161;Â&#x161;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x160;Â&#x2014;á&#x20AC;&#x2018;Â&#x153;¨Â&#x201C;Â&#x161;Â&#x17D;á&#x20AC;&#x2018;Â&#x;ÂŚÂ&#x201C;Â&#x161;Â&#x17D;

/$:1&$5( :HHNO\%LZHHNO\0RZLQJ )DOO&OHDQ8SV&XUEVLGH/HDI3LFN8S$YDLODEOH 6KUXE7ULPPLQJ*XWWHUV&OHDQHG'XPS5XQV /LJKW%REFDW:RUN6QRZ3ORZLQJ

$OO\RXUODZQFDUHQHHGV

)5(((67,0$7(6


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:33 PM Page 31

Johnson Memorial Celebrates Unity Day with Trinity Health

Stafford

STAFFORD SPRINGS - Johnson Memorial Hospital heralded its affiliation with Trinity Health - New England today with a nod to its past and an embrace of its future. During the event, mission and governance leaders from Trinity Health - New England, along with executives from Johnson Memorial Hospital, Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services, reminisced about the legacy and vision for the future of the 92-bed hospital which has been an anchor institution in north central Connecticut for 104 years. JMH is the fourth hospital to join Trinity Health - New England, the regional health ministry that also includes Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, both in Hartford, Conn., and Sisters of Providence Health System, and its affiliate Mercy Medical Center, in Springfield, Mass. Trinity Health - New England became a member of Livonia, Michigan-based Trinity Health, one of the largest multiinstitutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, on Oct. 1, 2015.

For Vacation, Work, Travel...Any Time!

The ceremony, held at Johnson’s Community Medical Education Center, included the lighting of a three wick unity candle and music performed by the Stafford Springs High School Madrigal Choir. “Today we celebrate as Johnson Memorial Hospital, Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services are welcomed into the Trinity Health - New England family,” said Christopher M. Dadlez, president and CEO, Trinity Health - New England. “Together with JMMC, we will expand our Mission of providing health and healing through excellence and compassionate care.” “As we look back at the legacy of care that Johnson has provided over the last century we can admire all that we have achieved,” noted Stuart E. Rosenberg, president, JMH. “Now, we are looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead as part of Trinity Health New England to provide high-quality, high-value health care to the people of this community.” “Our history is one of strength, of rebounding from adversity,” said Patrick Mahon, chairman JMH Board of Directors. “Our future is one of promise

Stuart E. Rosenberg, president Johnson Memorial Hospital; Patrick Mahon, chairman JMH Board of Directors; and Christopher M. Dadlez, president and CEO, Trinity Health – New England, light a three-wick unity candle welcoming JMH to the Trinity Health – New England family. and commitment to those who seek us out for their health care needs.” In addition to Mahon, the following have been appointed to the JMH Board of Directors: the Rev. Michael DeVito; Cathryn-Jean Fleming, Esq.; John P.

Kearney; Michael P. Krol; Younus Masih, M.D.; David O’Connor, treasurer; Evelyne Parizek, secretary,; Alexandra Pifer; Kevin Sullivan; and Phil Tartsinis, vice chairman.

THIS SYSTEM QUALIFIES FOR

2.9%

Cynthia Bragg, Enfield, CT Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Email: Gone2thedogs24@aol.com Phone: (860) 670-5611

ENERGY IMPROVEMENT FINANCING THROUGH THE CT ENERGY EFFICIENCY FUND

Boats & RV's Fenced, Lighted and Secure

Indoor & Dry, Secure 24 x 7 Video Monitoring, Onsite Truck Rental Available, Packing Supplies Onsite & Hydraulic Lifts Available Businesses Welcomed

AL HEATING & COOLING CONTRACTORS

Ask about our Delivery Acceptance Option

CT LIC # 303633 SM102

31

40 West Stafford Road, Stafford Springs CT • 860-684-1004 www.staffordstorage.com

March 2016 North Central News

Outdoor Storage


32 North Central News March 2016

March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:36 PM Page 32

Unlimited colors and designs for new project or for transforming your existing concrete. www.oakleafconcrete.com

• Stamping • Staining • Engraving • Overlays • Reseals • Patios • Walkways • Pool Decks • Driveways • Steps & More

FREE ESTIMATES 860-561-1542

!"#$%&' $%& )(*-(567$*'$>,;$*'

(

)*+,-

K.*E


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:33 PM Page 33

Stafford Library March Events

Stafford

Lions Ambassador of Sight Award

Stafford Lions Club member Jerry Baggish received the Ambassador of Sight Award from The Low Vision Centers of CT at the Stafford Lions Club meeting on February 2, 2016. Presenting the award is Stafford Lions Club member Robert Bourque.

Photo by Stafford Lions Club member Roger C. Ingraham

STAFFORD – Stafford Library has announced the following events for March. Programs take place at 10 Levinthal Run, Stafford Springs. The library requests pre-registration by calling 860-684-2852 or visiting www.staffordlibrary.org. Access Community Action Agency will have a health insurance enrollment outreach coordinator and assistor on hand at the Stafford Library to help with questions about health insurance enrollment and Medicaid and (Husky) programs – March 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Rhymetime will be held on March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10 for children 0-2 yrs. Tuesday-Teddy Bear Time will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 for children 2 years and older. Wed-Animal Storytime will be held on March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 3:30 p.m. with an animal guest. Mother-to-Mother at 11 a.m. every Friday. A group where moms can support each other, share information and enjoy one another’s company. Children welcome. Sensory Story Time – First Saturday of the month (all ages) at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CONNECTICUT

CARRY PERMIT

PH (860) 933-3687 More info at www.ctcarrypermit.com

specializing in Connecticut pistol permit class requirements the NRA Basic Pistol class many kinds of firearms training. Indoor Range & Power Point presentation classes. More especially we specialize in the fun of shooting.

on Saturday March 5. Music, with movement, finger plays, rhymes, puppets and stories. Lego club – first Saturday of the month (all ages) at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 5. Bring your Legos and build a themed creation. Designs will be displayed in the library. Teen Game Club – 1 p.m. to 2:30 on March 12 and March 19. Bring your Beyblades, Poke`-Mon, Yu-Gi-Oh. Magic the Gathering or something else. Pre-register. Dr. Seuss Story Time (all ages) at 11 a.m. on March 2. Listen to your favorite Dr. Seuss story, enjoy rhymes, songs, and finger plays and a craft. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (all ages) at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Join the fun! Find a lucky piece of leprechaun gold, make a magical necklace and leprechaun. Easter Egg Hunt (all ages) - at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 26..You may see the Easter Bunny! Movies at the Library. March 7 at 5:30 p.m. –“Labyrinth” with David Bowie; March 12 at 2:30 p.m. “Pan”; March 14 at 5:30 p.m. “Everest”; and March 24 at 1 p.m. “The Good Dinosaur”. All movies are free, but please pre-register.

We will even help you through the process of getting your first Connecticut State Pistol Permit. Whether it’s self protection, sport or just plain fun, look to CT Carry Permit as your one stop shopping gun training school. We take all major credit cards on line for your convenience.

STORAGE CONTAINERS

FOR SALE

Automatic Delivery 24 hour Burner Service Oil Tank/Heating System Installs

20’ Steel Storage containers starting at $2300.00 40’ Steel Storage containers starting at $2800.00 Storage Container Sales

860-668-2817

911 South St., Rt. 75, Suffield, CT

CT Lic 393553 | HOD #59

www.kellycontainer.com

33

Call Today 860-684-9123 www.williamsfueloil.com

March 2016 North Central News

Your Your Yo ouur Local Loca Loc Lo cal al Home Home Hom Ho om me Heating Heat Hea He ati tiing tin ng Provider. Pro P rov ro ovi vid idder ide deer.


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:33 PM Page 34

Stafford High School Second Quarter Honor Roll Students

Stafford

STAFFORD – The following students were named to the second quarter honor roll according to a list provided by Stafford High School. SENIORS High Honors: Aaron Bernier, Michael Bladek, Natalie Cyr, Sabrina Czelazewicz, Hunter Davis, Collin Dubord, Sarah Dwelley, Rachel Gallison, Cory Gallo, Samantha Gosselin, Madison Grenier, Bridget Keleher, Mackenzie Koelsch, Rowan Longmore, Troy Luchon, Matthew Martinsen, Kaitlyn Mathieu, Richard McKenney, Alison Pisciotta, Sophia Sargent, Allison Schoolnick, Dylan Snay, Shannon Stuart, Meadow Voisine, Devan Yeo.

Honors: Nathanial Boucher, Lindsay Dobitsky, Nathan Fish, Zachary Kulman, Kaitlin Lynch, Brooke Malone, Emma Milikowski, Brianna Reeves, Peyton Teske, Heather Tetrault. JUNIORS High Honors: Michael Bachiochi, William Bernier, Morgan Canestrari, Jacob Conklin, Matthew Frank, Danielle Garnelis, Valerie Girard, Aiden Goodwin, Justin Grant, Miranda Griffith, Katelyn Henderson, Brandon Kallenbach, Schuyler Lamoureux, Ethan Lawlor, Cameron MacGregor, Wendelin Marmol, Saylee Missell, Madison Murphy, Timothy Noto, Nicholas Ouellette, Kyle Piccoli, Sarah Provencher, Haylie Prucker, Damon

Reynolds, Honors: Sierra Baker, Kaitlyn Collier, Isaac Combs, Kevin DeLorge, Ashley Dempsey, Matthew Faber, Tyler Gebo, Brianna Gill, Kaitlyn Kirchhoffer, Emily Kopec, Dominic Peterson, Chase Walbridge. SOPHOMORES High Honors: Adrianna Barnett, Zachary Briggs, Autumn Gagnon, Sarah Gallison, Heather Gaudet, Karmen Jensen, Stephanie Ramsey, Kylee Teats, Claire Zopelis. Honors: Chase Boudreau, Adam Carter, Lauren Chickosky, Skyler Credit, Hannah Davis, Kendel DeGroat, Breanna Earl, Megan Eaton, Alexandra Kulman, Kathryn Liebler, Kaylee

Miller, Andrew Napolitano, Elizabeth Neyssen, Jordyn Powell, Broderick Roy, Blair Stuart, Rumsha Tariq, Rachel Ulitsch. FRESHMAN High Honors: Paige Beaudoin, Ashlyn Cartier, Julianna DeSantisRaymond, Isabelle Garreffa, Jeffrey Kology, Julia Lybarger, Lynesey Maloney, Luis Medeiros, Brenden Pontz, Abby Rose, Gabrielle Thayer, Nicholas Wyse. Honors: Adrianna Allevo, Steven Downs, Cody Gebo, Marissa Kallenbach, Kody Messier, Loren Pontz, Julien Rivas, Madelyn Roberge, AJ Xayavoutthy.

Johnson Memorial Cancer Center Receives McKesson Foundation Grant ENFIELD - The Johnson Memorial Cancer Center received a new $5,700 grant from the McKesson Foundation that will help provide financial assistance to patients receiving care at the Karen Davis Krzynowek Infusion Center. Maria Frassinelli Sierra, director of the Cancer Center, noted when patients are undergoing cancer treatment, there are many costs that go unseen. Even if fully insured, patients often have co-pays and

deductibles that can be financially challenging with the number of appointments patients in active treatment are required to go to. Even for those who are working, expenses can add up and for many, their illness prevents full employment. Patients often experience financial stressors in covering everyday expenses like grocery, pharmacy and fuel costs. Mrs. Frassinelli Sierra stated, “There are very few resources to assist patients with these types of

CT ‘Tug-A-War’ Series

Festi’s POWER EQUIPMENT

expenses which is why our Patient Assistance Fund is so vital. We are grateful to the McKesson Foundation for this investment in our patients’ lives.” To make a gift to support the Patient Assistance Fund or to learn more about the Karen Davis Krzynowek Infusion Center please visit www.jmmcdonate.com or www.jmmc.com/jmmc/services/infusioncenter/.

festisequipmentandoil

Is your tractor ready for this? March

2016 on

34 North Central News March 2016

as Pr e-Se -Up Tune l Specia

Comes To

Stafford Motor Speedway!

FREE

PICK UP & DELIVERY

SATURDAY, A PRIL 2 Gates open at 9 a.m.

$20 per truck to pull / $ general admission

Sign up at CTTRUCKWARS@gmail.com


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 35

Suffield Grand List Increases to $1.39 Billion for 2015

Suffield

By Linda Tishler Levinson

SUFFIELD -- The town’s 2015 Grand List is up 1.4 percent to $1.39 billion, an increase of $19.7 million. The Grand List is an accounting of all taxable property in town. The real estate taxable net Grand List increased approximately $15,635,050 or 1.3 percent to $1,196,022,655, accord-

ing to Assessor Helen Totz. Personal property is up approximately $3,090,650 or 4.1 percent to $77,951,145. Motor vehicles are up approximately $935,056 or 0.8 percent to $112,704,406. The figures are subject to change, Totz said, since adjustments may be

New Windsor Federal Savings Suffield Branch Announced

SUFFIELD - Windsor Federal Savings will open a brand new location in Suffield this April, the bank announced. The full service, state-of-the-art branch will offer a complete array of banking services to meet the needs of both residential and commercial customers, and will be staffed by experienced Windsor Federal team members. “Being a good neighbor is one of our core values, a foundational principle, and our involvement in Suffield reflects that commitment” said George

Hermann, president and CEO of Windsor Federal Savings. “Suffield has a great sense of community, and we look forward to building a strong partnership with residents and businesses alike. We are truly excited to be there.” The new branch will emphasize a modern and efficient banking experience, while continuing the great customer service that Windsor Federal is known for. It will be located at 112 Mountain Road in Suffield, with a grand opening planned in late spring.

made by the Board of Assessment Appeals. The office also said the motor vehicles list includes the addition of 25 school buses and 38 vehicles added from other towns. “I caution that other adjustments are sure to be coming in as other towns and the Department of Motor Vehicles attempt to rectify the errors that were in the original files sent to towns.” The top 10 taxpayers and their assessments are: 1. Connecticut Light and Power Co., $44,466,460.

2. Suffield 1120 Harvey Lane LLC, $13,481,440. 3. Suffield by the River LLC, $7,628,100. 4. Connecticut Water Co., $6,206,400. 5. Market Research Park LLC, $5,275,970. 6. Harold J. Moffie, $5,228,090. 7. NN Acquisitions, $4,664,310. 8. HP Hood, $4,188,960. 9. Yankee Gas, $3,800,510. 10. Alfred Fuller II, trustee, $3,668,060.

SUFFIELD - Suffield Second Chance Shop, 116 Mountain Road, is an entirely volunteer-run upscale secondhand shop in the heart of downtown Suffield. Starting Thursday, March 3, the shop will be on clearance--with all clothing and accessories at 50 percent off. With regular prices starting at $4 and up, this is a sale not to be missed. All proceeds from the shop benefit The Village for Families & Children, an

organization that works to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children in Greater Hartford. The shop is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 and Thursday, March 10. Learn more at facebook.com/secondchanceshopsct or www.thevillage.org.

Suffield Second Chance Shop Clearance Sale

68 Bridge St. #105 Suffield, CT 06078

860-254-5145 Monday - Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

www.suffieldmusic.com • www.facebook.com/suffieldmusic

Wood Stove & Fireplace LLC 148 North Rd. • East Windsor

860-- ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS

Lessons For All Styles, Ages & Skill Levels.

Rent to own an instrument today! It’s a perfect option for students who are just starting out.

It’s e m i T t Tha ain! Ag

Bookor F Now unts! o Disc

35

northeastwoodstove.com

March 2016 North Central News

Repairs on Brass, Woodwind, String Instruments and Amplifiers.

Chimney Sweeps Stove Cleaning Fireplace Cleanings Pellet/Woods Stove Service Parts Chimney Caps Crowns, Repointing Relining Furnace/Flu Cleaning Chimney Waterproofi Waterproofing ng New Stove Sales/Layaway Senior Inspections Discounts Stove Installations/ Military yours or ours Discounts


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 36

Classifieds 6WDIIRUG6SULQJV

AVERY PARK APARTMENTS Income Based Rent Studios and 1 Bedroom apts. 2QHÃ&#x20AC;RRUOLYLQJ 62 or Older or Disabled Individuals State Financed/EHO

Drain Cleaning

Stafford Mechanical Services, Inc.

:LOOXQFORJDOONLQGVRIGUDLQV 6QDNLQJSULFHV0DLQOLQHV 6LQN7XE7RLOHWV 9LGHR,QVSHFWLRQV FREE ESTIMATES )XOO\,QVXUHG Call Phil or visit: www.allieddraincleaning.com

www.staffordmechanical.com CT LIC # 303633 SM102

860-684-9485

AUTO

PD ELECTRIC

Real Good Rates! &DOO

Mike DaDalt DW

Tolland County Insurance

LLC

&7/LF 0$/LF%

Somers Call Paul at

860-684-2566

860-214-2671

BUYING GUNS

GAS TANK & RADIATOR REPAIR & RESTORATION

All types Modern & Antique Single or Whole Collections

0RWRUF\FOHVFDUVWUXFNVFKLSSHUV KRWURGVPRZHUVHWF

Peter Emmelmann

8QLRQ6W9HUQRQ&7

860-416-1989

STEEL

STORAGE

CONTAINERS ¶6WDUWLQJDW ¶6WDUWLQJDW Kelly Container, Inc. 6XI¿HOG&7 www.kellycontainer.com

860-668-2817

CAPTURE

EVERY MOMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY Manchester, CT

Portrait, senior class photos, candids. Book one session, get 15% off another session. www.captureeverymoment.jimdo.com

860-432-7169

ALLIED

+($7,1* &22/,1* ,167$//$7,216

860-684-4973

INSURANCE

36 North Central News March 2016

GEOTHERMAL

CARRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Sales & Service, LLC

860-896-5256 HELP WANTED:

P/T AUCTIONEER ASSISTANT East Granby,CT Shift/Hours: Tuesdays only, 3:30pm-8pm *Pay Rate:$14.50 Data entry for auto auction. Must: Multi task, Strong listening skills, be computer literate. Fast paced. Busy environment.

860-752-0874

CONSTRUCTION

â&#x20AC;¢ MASONRY

REMOVAL

â&#x20AC;¢ CARPENTRY

FREE ESTIMATES

Licensed and insured. Quick and reliable. Winter Services.

FULLY INSURED

5HOD[DQGFDOO6WHYH

â&#x20AC;¢ PAINTING

860-729-0546

860-817-4108

HELP WANTED

CUSTOM EXHAUST

$AVE MONEY

STEEL

DEMONSTRATORS QHHGHGLQVLGH\RXUORFDO &RVWFRVWRUHWRSHUIRUP URXWLQHWDVNVZLWKPLQLPDO VXSHUYLVLRQKRXUO\ $SSO\RQOLQHDW

www.cdsjobs.com

860-394.2041

HOME PRO

ROOFING + SIDING 860-698-9555

&DWDO\WLFFRQYHUWHUVÃ&#x20AC;H[SLSHV\SLSHV GXDOH[KDXVWDQGSDWFKMREV

We do it ALL and you $AVE money! 9:%0:-((360HUFHGHV WUXFNVSURMHFWYHKLFOHV PRUH

CARRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Sales & Service, LLC

8QLRQ6W9HUQRQ&7

East Granby,CT Shift/Hours: Tuesdays only, 3:30pm-8pm *Pay Rate:$10 Driving and parking vehicles at auto auction. Never leave the parking lot!*Must have clean driving record and valid drivers license *Must have held a valid drivers license for at least 2 years.

860-752-0874

860-308-0889

860-684-4463

RICHARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCHOOL

NEW HOLLAND SUPPLY, LLC

PER BOARD FOOT

860-749-4566

Kelly Container, Inc. 6XI¿HOG&7 www.kellycontainer.com

BUTLER

Shared utilities. Freshly painted and ready for occupancy. A/C included. $450 per month.

Try a free week! Walk-ins Welcome!

¶6WDUWLQJDW ¶6WDUWLQJDW

HELP WANTED:

P/T AUCTION DRIVERS

'LQJV'HQWV +DLO'DPDJH 5HWDLO/RFDWLRQ 8QLRQ6W 9HUQRQ&7

(Br. Hamzy) 5DI¿D5G(Q¿HOG

CONTAINERS

860-668-2817

SPACE PAINTLESS FOR RENT DENT Stafford-475 sq ft on busy Rte 190. Ample parking. REMOVAL 3UHYLRXVRI¿FHVZLWKUHWDLOSRWHQWLDO

of Self Defense

STORAGE

860-896-5256

CARR

&HOHEUDWLQJ\HDUVRIWKH EHVW0DUWLDO$UWVIRU¿WQHVV DQGVHOISURWHFWLRQ

860-684-3458

TREE

STEVE CHAMBERS

860-798-8200

ROUGH LUMBER FOR SALE 65¢ - 70¢

BUDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Call Mike

CUSTOM BUILDING KITS Garages, Barns, Arenas & Sheds Local & Amish Builders

& CO., INC

MARK F. BUTLER %URNHU

Residential & Commercial Sales & Leasing 6XOOLYDQ$YH 6RXWK:LQGVRU&7 PDUN#EXWFRQHW

800-292-1102

WANT A CT

PISTOL PERMIT?

Private lessons available Day - Evening - Weekends

&DOO15$&HUWL¿HG 3LVWRO,QVWUXFWRU

Robert Titus, Sr

860-324-8208

MUSIC Ê&#x2014; LESSONS

Ê&#x2014;

SING & PLAY in SPRING 3LDQR*XLWDU8NHOHOH9RLFH $OO%DQG:LQG,QVWUXPHQWV ³5RFN,W´%DVV*XLWDU 'UXPV

CT Sales Representative

CERTIFIED MUSIC EDUCATORS

1HZ+ROODQG6XSSO\&7UHS#\DKRRFRP

Home Studio in Somers

Patrick Corrigan

860-847-1076

860-749-2654

UNCLUTTER YOUR HOME/PROMOTE YOUR SERVICES WITH AN NCN CLASSIFIED AD!

All classified ads are 30 words or less, no logos. Price is $24.95 for text only or $29.95 boxed. Checks and classified copy can be sent to North Central News, P.O. Box 427, Somers, CT 06072. Email: northcentralnews@aol.com for more info. DEADLINE for April is Wednesday, March 30.


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 37

March 2016 North Central News

37


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 38

2016 Chevrolet Equinox Deserves More Respect as a Crossover

Automotive By Keith Griffin

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is a crossover that rarely gets its due. Yet, it’s a consistently strong vehicle that stands up against anything on the market. Maybe its problem is people just don’t think Chevrolet when it comes to compact crossovers. But they should, especially because this is a compact crossover in name only. Its interior cabin space is, well, spacious. This has always been a compact on the exterior that feels more like a midsize on the interior. What makes it especially family friendly is its cargo space. There is 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 63.7 cubic feet with the rear seat folded. It’s going to handle a lot of what you can throw in it. There’s a choice of powertrains. The LTZ I drove was equipped with the 182 horsepower 2.4-liter, inline four cylinder with variable valve timing. It has 172 lb. ft. of torque. The 3.6-liter is rated at 301 horsepower and 272 lb. ft. of torque. The Chevy Equinox holds up well to the competition. I’ve driven the new Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 and I find the Equinox simply better to drive. It’s more comfortable over long drives and rides more quietly. Plus, the Equinox redesign makes it the best looking of the three. For 2016, it receives a new front fascia and chrome-accented dual-port grille design. Chevrolet is making the vehicles in its lineup more familial and it’s a look that works well on the Equinox. Also, hands down, the Equinox 18-inch aluminum wheels on the LTZ trim level that Chevrolet loaned me for a week, are stunning. They were the first things I

noticed on the car after it was delivered. There are some technical additions I like about the Equinox for 2016. It gets new, premium projectorbeam headlamps on all models that help make it more visible at night. After all, headlights aren’t just for seeing; they’re there to help you be seen, too. The LTZ I drove comes available with OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Equinox was the first in the segment to offer 4G LTE and it provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the car is on and comes with a three-month/3GB data trial (whichever comes first but something tells me 3GB is going to go quick). It supposedly offers a stronger signal than your cellphone can, which could be appealing if you want connectivity in poor cellphone reception areas. There are some other neat features. Enhanced connectivity and convenience with MyLink includes text message support and Siri Eyes Free. With text message support, the driver can be alerted to new messages and can have them read aloud, view and respond to them (depending on the smartphone). Siri Eyes Free enables uses of iPhone4S and later to access Siri via the steering wheel controls and check calendar entries, have text messages read and respond to them, place calls or call up music. The Equinox comes with six standard air bags including dual frontal air bags, head curtain side air bags and pelvic/thorax seat-mounted side air bags. Also standard are four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control, and rollover

mitigation. It also comes standard with a rear backup camera. The Chevrolet Equinox LTZ trim level comes pretty loaded for $31,490. Add bells and whistles like MyLink radio with navigation for $890 and the enhanced convenience package with passenger power seat and power reargate for $890 and the price starts to climb north of $33,000. The Equinox is so well equipped, though, you might consider skipping those options. THE BASICS Price, base (with destination): $32,385 Fuel economy: 20-city/29-highway/23-combined Drivetrain: 2.4liter, four-cylinder with variable valve timing: Fourdoor all-wheel drive, compact crossover THE SPECIFICS Horsepower: 182 @ 6,700 rpm Torque: 172 @ 4,900 rpm Overall length: 187.8 in. Wheelbase: 112.5 in. Height: 66.3 in. Width: 72.5 in. Curb weight: 3,777 lbs.

P E O P LE ’ S AU TO AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

(Foreign Car Specialists) ASE CERTIFIED

General Maintenance, Fuel Injection, Tires, Towing, Diesel, Electrical, Alignment, Used Cars

23 Field Road, Somers, CT

Dave Doyker, Frank Doyker, Mike Love

860-763-0711

Gift Certificates Available

38 North Central News March 2016

NOW OFFERING

Head Light Restoration

29.95

$

ea.

Cloudy Headlamp? Don’t spend up to $200 replacing them

• Buffing, Wax & Glaze • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning • Protectant PROFESSIONAL DETAILING

763-3494

Mike Caswell Fully Insured 34 Egypt Road, Somers, CT

Fleet Rates


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 39

Welcome Home SHEDS | GARAGES | POST & BEAM BARNS

March 2016 North Central News

Displays in Ellington & Bethel Connecticut | (860) 896-0636 | thebarnyardstore.com

39


March2015NCNpart2_NCN new template 2/28/16 9:24 PM Page 40

You’ve worked hard to save... We’ll help with what’s next! • Strategies designed to help grow and protect your money. • Take control of multiple accounts, especially rollovers. • Plan ahead for your income needs and future distributions. • Understand your Social Security and Medicare Options. • Review CT Partnership for Long Term Care approved policies and also Senior Life Insurance policies which may be utilized to help you successfully navigate through your retirement years.

Contact u by phone s today or online for a Review/S FREE econd O pinion on your c retiremen urrent t program .

Reliable Financial Security Strategies for Both Pre & Post-Retirees. Progressive and Well-Diversified Long-Term Retirement Solutions that Balance Upside Potential with Downside Protection. FREE No Obligation consultation and planning sessions

40 North Central News March 2016

Kent Retirement Planning Services, LLC An Independent Full Service Agency Serving North Central Connecticut & Western Massachusetts The North Central News 2014 BEST OF Hall of Fame business. Contact us today by phone or online!

860.749.6961 • www.kentretirementplanning.com Email: harry.kent@natplan.com *As voted by the North Central News readers polls from 2007 thru 2013.

Harry Kent ®

Accredited Investment Fiduciary

Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through National Planning Corporation. NPC is a Member of FINRA & SIPC and a Registered Investment Adviser. Kent Retirement Planning Services, LLC and NPC are separate and unrelated companies.

March 2016 North Central News  

Community, school news for East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Somers, Stafford and Suffield CT. Dining Guide, Savor, International Food Festi...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you