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Bee Intelligencer Informing the towns of Middlebury, Southbury, Woodbury, Naugatuck, Oxford and Watertown A FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

Volume VIII, No. 21

Friday, May 25, 2012

Middlebury Referendum Results Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1. Shall the Town of Middlebury join the Torrington Area Health District, as approved by the Board of Selectmen on April 16, 2012?

4Yes: 364

No: 346

4Yes: 401

No: 323

2. Shall the Town of Middlebury adopt the Property Maintenance Ordinance as approved by the Board of Selectmen on April 16, 2012?

BoS decline to discuss dispatcher’s petition

The CFC Azul will face the Vermont Voltage Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. (Submitted photos)

By JONATHAN “CHIP” LONGO put on the ballot in November. Selectman Ralph Barra gave an The highlight of Monday night’s update on his ongoing efforts to Board of Selectmen (BoS) meeting make it easier for residents of was Assessor Dan Kenney’s read- Richardson Drive to get onto Rte. ing of letters of recognition for 63 southbound. He said he has former Board of Assessors mem- been working with the Police bers Bernard Evans and Raymond Commission and Police Chief Petrucci. The BoS also voted on a Richard Guisti to lobby the state job description for the Zoning En- for help. He said as soon as the forcement Officer and set dates for construction project on the intera public hearing for the proposed section of Rtes. 63 and 64 is comTown Charter revisions. They did plete, the state will mark the Richnot add to the agenda a petition ardson Drive area with new white by Dispatcher Tom Reynolds, re- lines and signs. He wasn’t sure if ceived earlier in the day, to have a the signs would say “Stop here on special town meeting regarding red” or “Do not block intersecthe rumored disbanding of the tion.” communications center, which St. John received a personal dispatches calls for the police de- letter from Edward Road resident partment. Beverly Russo thanking him for After routine approval of the last his Earth Day Cleanup of “our” meeting’s minutes and tax rebates, town. She also thanked the Scouts First Selectman Ed St. John asked and their leaders. Kenney to read the letters of apThe BoS, acting on a letter of preciation written by Charles P. recommendation from the MidDanna Jr., president of the Con- dlebury Republican Town Comnecticut Association of Assessing mittee, appointed former New Officers, Inc. Danna recognized York City resident Frank J. Mirthe efforts of the two longtime ovsky a member of the Economic members of the Boards of Asses- and Industrial Development Comsors. Evans served from 1996 to mission. He will replace Joe Rock. 2011, and Petrucci served from They also re-appointed Erika Car2000 to 2011. St. John noted the rington and Bill Stowell, both Reboard was disbanded by state stat- publicans, as members of the ute. He said you can appoint mem- Planning and Zoning Commission. bers, but it is no longer an elected After the meeting adjourned, position. the BoS distributed copies of ReySt. John set Monday, June 4, at nolds’ petition. It had 53 signa7 p.m. in the Town Hall Conference tures on it and called for a special Room as the final public hearing town meeting for the purpose of on the proposed charter changes. adopting an ordinance to prevent He said if the selectmen have no “changes to the 911 Emergency changes, the revised charter will Dispatch System and Communigo back to the commission to be cations Department.”

CFC Azul faces Vermont Voltage Saturday at PHS By MARJORIE NEEDHAM Soccer fans can see a home game of Connecticut’s new Premier Development League soccer team, CFC Azul, Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Pomperaug High School when the team faces off against the Vermont Voltage in its fifth game of a 16-game season. The team is Connecticut’s only soccer franchise. A team owner, Steve Coxon of Middlebury said, “I think people who come will be pleasantly shocked by how good the standard is. These kids are very, very good.” Coxon, president of the Connecticut Football Club (CFC), took the club’s soccer program to another level this year when he and several business partners started the new team for outstanding players who are in college or recently graduated. Coxon said of the team, “This is the pinnacle on our pyramid. A lot of these boys are hoping to go on to play in the MLS (Major League Soccer). We are the first stepping stone on the ladder.” He said in a press release earlier this year that two of the team’s players already are being looked at by the MLS New England Revolution. Coxon said nearly all the team’s players have Connecticut ties. One is Ryan Kinne, who played at Naugatuck High School, played Premier Soccer for South Central (part of the Northeast Division of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy) and played in the Connecticut Olympic Development Program. He went on to play college ball at Monmouth. After graduating, he played for the New England Revolution, so he has had some higher level experience. Coxon said Kinne has scored two of the team’s three goals this season. Coxon said the team led each of its first

Steven Coxon of Middlebury is inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame in January. An All-New England forward at Central Connecticut State University and a professional player for the Connecticut Wolves for six years, Coxon has coached soccer at the high school and college level. He cofounded the Connecticut Football Club and is president of the CFC Azul. three games up to three minutes to go, but ended with two tied games and one loss. The team was to play its fourth game tonight, Friday, May 25, against Boston at East Haven High School. Coxon said Tuesday the team is still co-

alescing. “These guys have literally been together three weeks – since they got out of college May 1,” he said. But he said the Azul is definitely one of the better teams in the league, and he expected them to do well Saturday night. He said he hoped the team would win both of its home games. “It’s easier to win when you are playing at home,” he said. Tickets for the game are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 5 to 17. Children 4 and under are free. Members of local soccer clubs can get a 25-percent discount if they wear their travel or rec soccer shirts to the game. This discount is for players only. Individual tickets can be ordered online at and paid for by credit card up to four hours before a game. Enter “soccer discount” to get a 25-percent discount. Payment also can be by check. Five home games remain after May 26, so some may prefer to buy season passes for four home games at a cost of $32 for one person or $90 for a family of six. The five home games, all at 7:30 p.m., are: Saturday, June 2, against Portland at Tuxis Meade in Farmington; Saturday, June 9, against Worcester at Willowbrook Park in New Britain; Saturday, June 16, against Western Massachusetts at Tuxis Meade in Farmington; Friday, June 22, against Ottawa at Wilton High School in Wilton and Saturday, June 30, against Seacoast, also at Wilton High School in Wilton. Coxon said the CFC has 75 youth teams, and about 15 players come from Middlebury. This year’s tryouts for youth ages 8 to 18 will be in June at Post University in Waterbury. Information on the tryouts is at Coxon said the CFC Azul gives younger players something to aspire to.

Memorial Day Parades and Activities Middlebury


Parade steps off at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27, on Bronson Drive. Middlebury Historical Society Open House starts at 3 p.m. See more activities in Upcoming Events below.

Parade steps off at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, rain or shine at the Pomperaug Office Suite and ends at Southbury Parks and Rec with a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. between Town Hall and the Parks and Rec Dept. Family Day picnic Monday, May 28, at noon at Naugatuck Ballantine Park. Music, entertainment, face Parade begins at 9:15 a.m. Monday, May 28, at painting and food. the center of Union City and Rte. 68.



Parade begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, on Fourth Annual Oxford Freedom Run/Walk Freight Street. Monday, May 28, at 8 a.m. beginning at Oxford Watertown Town Hall at 486 Oxford Road. Certified 5K or 2-mile fitness walk for adults and Rock Hopper Parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at Fun Run for kids ages 5 to 12. For more information Watertown Plaza before proceeding on Rte. 63 to and to register, visit the Oakville Green. Parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, at Woodbury the shopping center. Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, on Main Street, rain or shine. Ceremony at Cannon (Kathleen Brown-Carrano cartoon) Green at the end of the parade.

Inside this Issue Legal Notices....................7 Library Happenings............2 Nuggets for Life................6 Obituaries.........................5 Parks & Rec.......................6 Reg. 15 School Calendar...3 Senior Center News...........3 Varsity Sports Calendar......6

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saturday, May 26 Upcoming Events

Book Review.....................2 Adoptable pets.................8 Classifieds.........................7 Community Calendar.........2 Computer Tip....................8 Fire Log.............................2 Frugal Mummy..................5 In Brief..............................4

Middlebury Recreation Area opens at 10 a.m.

sunDAY, May 27 Veterans’ Memorial Service

When: 12 p.m. What: Middlebury Lions Club service to honor war veterans Where: Middlebury Cemetery on Rte. 64 behind Middlebury Garage

Veterans’ Reception

When: 4 p.m. What: All veterans welcome Where: Corner of Bronson and Whittemore Roads

Community Day will be June 2

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Memorial Day Parade

When: 5 p.m. What: Middlebury veterans, marching bands, floats and town organizations Where: Contact Parks and Rec at 203-758-2520 for a parade route

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Two PHS seniors receive fine arts awards

Middlebury Community Calendar Saturday, May 26 Middlebury Recreation Area 10 a.m.................................................................... Opens for season

Sunday, May 27 Veterans’ Memorial Service 12 p.m................................................Middlebury Cemetery, Rte 64 Veterans’ Reception 4 p.m................. Corner of Bronson Drive and Whittenmore Road Memorial Day Parade 5 p.m........................................................Kick-off on Bronson Drive

Tuesday, May 29 Conservation Commission 7:30 p.m.......................................................... Shepardson Room 26

Sunday, June 3 57th Strawberry Festival 12 to 3 p.m.............................. Middlebury Congregational Church Calendar dates/times are subject to change If your organization would like your event included in the community calendar, please e-mail the information to

Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department Call Log Date Time Address/Incident 05/13/12 04:47 777 Breakneck Hill Road. Smoke detector activation. Problem with the smoke detector. 05/13/12 11:46 136 Porter Hill. Activated residential fire alarm. Caused by cooking. 05/13/12 18:31 South Street. Motor vehicle accident. Motorcycle versus car. One patient transported to Waterbury Hospital on advanced life support. 05/14/12 13:36 138 Regan Road. Furnace malfunction; probable delayed ignition. Red tagged furnace. 05/18/12 16:06 I-84 East near Benson Road. Motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles. One patient transported to hospital on advanced life support.

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Region 15 Schools is proud to announce Pomperaug High School (PHS) seniors Billy Bivona of Middlebury and Sarah Zahran of Southbury were chosen to receive the Connecticut Association of Schools High School Fine Arts Award, sponsored by Jostens. Each year, two outstanding seniors who have excelled in the visual and/or performing arts programs are nominated from each high school in the state. The winners also must possess the qualities of scholarship and leadership. Bivona and Zahran represented PHS at the 17th Annual High School Arts Recognition Banquet April 9 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn. The evening featured guest speakers and awards given to each student. Approximately 1,200 parents, students and educators were present. “Sarah is one of the most creative, intelligent people I know – a true Renaissance young woman with a great sense of humor,” said Florin Firimita, PHS art teacher. “She and I can discuss everything from politics to literature, music to visual arts.” Zahran studied art on and off

Fine arts student Sarah Zahran of Southbury, left, and music student Billy Bivona of Middlebury, right, are this year’s Region 15 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Schools Fine Arts Awards.  (Submitted photo) throughout her years in school, but rediscovered her love for it as a sophomore. “I credit Mrs. Sarjeant and Mr. Firimita for their support and encouragement,” said Zahran. “Mr. Firimita always pushes me and motivates

me about my art, which is great.” Zahran will study civil engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey in the fall. While Bivona started playing piano “sometime before age five,”

he developed an interest in both the French horn and cello while in elementary school. At the encouragement of Memorial Middle School band teacher Jake Siberon, he picked up the guitar. Bivona now studies under private instruction as well as with the PHS band and orchestra. Pomperaug High School Band Director Bob D’Angelo has high praise for Bivona’s character. “Billy Bivona is an outstanding musician and an outstanding person,” said Mr. D’Angelo. “He is always willing to help other musicians and is a real team player. He loves music and takes his work very seriously.” Likewise, the music student acknowledges those who have helped him along his journey. “Every instructor and music teacher has influenced me positively in some way, including Mr. D’Angelo and Mrs. Hughes,” said Bivona. “Mr. D’Angelo has done an unimaginable amount of work to make PHS one of the best high school music programs in the state, and for that I am grateful.” Bivona will major in French horn performance at The Hartt School in West Hartford.

Youth and Family Services offers programs High School Girls Support Group

tance, making healthy decisions, setting goals, substance use, and school success. The group will be facilitated by Lori, Licensed Professional Counselor. For more information or to register, please call 203-758-1441. 

Southbury Middlebury Youth and Family Services (SMYFS) will offer a counseling group for high school girls starting Wednesday, May 30, at 2:30 p.m. and running weekly. The cost is $30 per sesParents, parties, and By Gary Krist sion. underage drinking The group will meet at the A community conversation for (Crown, $26) SMYFS office at 1287 Strongtown Chicago staggered from a Road in Southbury. Topics cov- parents and responsible adults, Reviewed by Larry Cox frenzy of violence and destruc- ered will include body image, “Parents, Parties and Underage Chicago had faced many turn- tion. Scores died, neighborhoods dating, setting limits, self-accep- Drinking,” will be held Thursday, ing points before the summer of were destroyed and hotbeds of 1919, most notably the Great Fire racial and ethnic hatred festered. of 1871, but nothing prepared At the center of the chaos was the city for a series of events that Mayor “Big Bill” Thompson, a photography Tuesday, June 5, at began unfolding that July. What loud blowhard who loved to 6:30 p.m. in the Nellie Beatty became 12 days of turmoil began swagger around town in a cowMeeting Room. Hoverkamp has boy hat while promoting himself with a shocking air disaster. First Grader perfected the art of plant and as a friend to the little people and On Monday, July 21, 1919, the Library Visit flower scanner photography in against the powerful citizens of Wingfoot Express, one of GoodFirst graders from Middlebury a way that makes her photoyear’s fabled new blimps, floated wealth and privilege. Meanwhile, Illinois Gov. Frank Elementary School will visit the graphs appear three-dimenabove downtown Chicago on a O. Lowden saw the unraveling of library Tuesday, May 29, at 9:30 sional. promotional tour. As crowds She will demonstrate her art Chicago as a way to seize control a.m. Library staff will introduce watched, wonder quickly turned to horror as the craft exploded of the city from Thompson, them to the library, and then form and then answer questions into flames and crashed into the whose administration he saw as children will hear a story, get and sign copies of the recently their first library card and check published book, “Natural ComIllinois Trust and Savings Bank, hopelessly corrupt. out a book to take home. panions: The Garden Lover’s Bestselling author Gary Krist killing 13 people and injuring Guide to Plant Combinations.” blends colorful characters and dozens of others. Children’s Fairy House The book contains more than rich detail to make distant hisThat tragic event was followed 100 color botanical photographs tory both exciting and relevant. Workshop by a transit strike that threatened This is more than the story of an to cripple the city, the sensaFlanders Nature Center staff created in collaboration with tional murder of a 6-year-old girl American city facing challenges. will offer children in pre-K and Hoverkamp using modern digiand a racial incident at a South It is how Chicago not only sur- older a workshop on building tal technology. She also will have Side beach that spiraled into vived 12 horrific days, but be- fairy houses Tuesday, May 29, a selection of prints, artwork, and widespread rioting – all of which came a stronger city because of from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This will be a note cards for sale. led the great city to the very brink it. Krist’s book is an absolute scaled-down version of the adult Art Teachers’ Exhibit triumph. of collapse. workshop held earlier this (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.  The May art exhibit features month. Space is limited, so call works of art teachers from the the Children’s Department at 203-758-2634 to reserve a space. borough’s schools.    Students, their families and library patrons are invited to view the exhibit on Friday Movies Middlebury Road (Opposite the Shell Station) The library shows a children’s the Whittemore Gallery Wall in movie each Friday at 10:30 a.m. the Adult Department.    This Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and an adult movie each Friday month’s exhibit was coordinated Anthony Calabrese 203-758-2765 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Adults by Rose-Ann Chrzanowski, who are invited to bring their lunch. teaches in Naugatuck and at The Middlebury Library is at Quinnipiac University in HamVegetable Plants • Annuals • Perennials 30 Crest Road in Middlebury. For den, Conn. See works by John information, call 203-758-2634. Forish, Christina Rinaldi, ChrRoses • Hanging Baskets • Shrubs zanowski, Steven Kobylenski, Maryclaire Henion, Eva Siefert Hydrangeas • Azaleas • Petunias and Lisa Vaccaro. Strawberry Plants • Onion Sets • Seed Potatoes  The Howard Whittemore MeMulch available by the bag or by the yard Plant and Flower morial Library is at 243 Church Scanner Photography St. in Naugatuck. For informaBird Seed • Deer Corn • Livestock & Poultry Feed Ellen Hoverkamp will demon- tion, call 203-729-4591.

“City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago”

May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Southbury Town Hall in room 205. Presenters will be Jennifer DeWitt, executive director of the Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Action Council (CNVRAC); Rob Bette, Southbury Police Department community resource officer; and a representative from the Judicial District of Waterbury’s district attorney’s office. The forum will provide attendees with critical information and

an opportunity for questions and frank discussion. The program is sponsored by Southbury-Middlebury Youth and Family Services (YFS), Southbury-Middlebury Local Prevention Council, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and CNVRAC. Please RSVP to YFS at 203-758-1441 and/or seating is available at the door. For more information on either program, contact Deirdre DiCara of YFS at 203-758-1441.

the help of the local funeral director, played inimitably by Bill Murray. The raucous party turns quiet as the hermit is moved to disclose his long-held tragic secret. The room’s surround sound theater has an infrared listening system available. For more information, call 203-262-0626.

watercolor paper. Sheron, a former Southbury resident, took the photographs of farmer John Ludorf that are in the library’s permanent collection. Check www.southburylibrary. org for more information. The library is at 100 Poverty Road in Southbury (203-262-0626).

Library Happenings Middlebury

Memorial Day Weekend


Local eggs. Fresh daily. $3 per dozen

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Wednesday Film The Wednesday afternoon movie May 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the Kingsley Meeting Room will wind up the month with a movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend. Robert Duvall plays a mysterious hermit living in Tennessee in the 1930s, who plans his own funeral with

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Author Dr. Jerry Labriola to speak Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m., Dr. Jerry Labriola will discuss his latest book, “Object of Betrayal,” as well as other high-profile criminal cases in the Kingsley Meeting Room. Afterwards, he will be available for a book signing. Registration is required; call 203-262-0626, ext. 130. Labriola wrote eight mystery novels, four of which he co-authored with internationally renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee. As an author and crime analyst, he lectures extensively on mystery, forensic science and true crime issues.

Woodbury Love Yourself Lite

Bonnie Skane will lead a women’s workshop on weight loss Thursday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library. Skane is a personal empowerment, weight loss, wellness and fitness coach who spent the last 15 years working with women to help them create the slim, fit, vibrant and healthy bodies we all deserve to have! She will discuss changing the way you deeply and sincerely feel about yourself in order to have the slim, fit and healthy body that is your natural state and birthright. Advance registration required. Visit Bollywood Dance Class for more information and to regYouth ages 10 and up are in- ister, or call 203-263-7243. vited to learn the latest Indian pop and folk dance moves in a Gourd and Drum class that will meet Tuesdays, Art Display June 5 and 12, from 6 to 7 p.m.   A selection of gourds and The two-session class taught by small drums made by AsePriti Ghatlia and Aditi Ghatlia will include popular styles such AmenRa Kariamu, a skilled West African drum maker and gourd as Bhangra. Registration is required. artist, will be on display in the Call 203-262-0626, ext. 110, to library gallery display case in sign up or for more information. June. Kariamu will be drumming during the exhibit opening Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. “Spring Flowers” Using authentic materials, Photographs Exhibit Kariamu creates objects that are Georgia Sheron color and both functional and beautiful. black-and-white photographs of He is an accomplished drummer tulips, daffodils and roses will be who has studied with a variety on display at the Gloria Cachion of international drummers and Art Gallery through Wednesday, teaches drumming as a healing June 13. The still life composi- therapy in Connecticut juvenile tions were photographed using detention facilities.  available light. Some are on canvas; others were hand printed on Six Pack Art Collective


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The Six Pack Art Collective exhibit “Natural Forms” is in the library gallery through Wednesday, May 30. Artists in the group are Dorie and Peter Petrochko of Oxford, Martha and Ted Schwerdtle of Roxbury, and Joan and Bill Anthony of Woodbury.  For information, call 203-2633502 or visit The library is at 269 Main St. South in Woodbury.

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PHS students up for awards Pomperaug High School (PHS) drama teacher Paul Doniger said he was proud to announce 10 PHS theatre students have been nominated for Seven Angels Theatre Halo Awards. The Halo Awards ceremony will be Wednesday, May 30, at 6 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for those 18 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the Seven Angels Theatre box office or by calling Seven Angels Theatre at 203-757-4676. Students nominated for awards are: 1. Best Actor in a Play: Dan Dressel as Helenus in “Cassandra” 2. Best Actor in a Play: Tristan Mayes as Thurlow Bleekman in “Life On The Bowery” 3. Best Actress in a Play: Angelica Aconfora as Cassandra in “Cassandra” 4. Best Actress in a Play: Magghie Warner as Mrs. Drayton in “Life on the Bowery” 5. Best Supporting Actor in a Play: Kevin Campoverde as The Trojan Guard in “Cassandra” 6. Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Jessica Carpenter as Amaltheia in “Cassandra” 7. Fearless Award (Play) - Language and subject: “Cassandra” 8. Costume Design or Execution: Alyssa Rhodes / Natalia Riedel for “Life on the Bowery” 9. Props Design or Management: Ashlyn Tuller for “Cassandra” 10. Best Contemporary Play: “Cassandra”

Students can pick instruments Region 15 band and orchestra teachers invite fourth graders and their parents to a district-wide Instrument Recruitment Night Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the Pomperaug High School (PHS) auditorium. This is the best opportunity to register for the fifth-grade band or orchestra program; there will not be a recruitment night in the fall. Music teachers will share information with students and parents about joining band or orchestra, and members of the PHS Tri-M, the international music honor society, will showcase their instruments in a hands-on way. The teachers will provide parents with a list of instrument vendors so they may contact the vendors directly to

discuss rentals, payment plans, and other issues. Schedule of Events: Brief introduction to the fifthgrade instrumental program by the band and orchestra teachers Presentations and performances by PHS Tri-M Honor Society musicians Visiting Instrument booths: Parents can direct specific questions to teachers. At each instrument booth, students will be able to play each instrument and speak with high school music students. Parents will be given a list of local instrument rental companies. Sign up by instrument for either band or orchestra with the band and orchestra teachers Before leaving, families are

strongly encouraged to sign up for either band or orchestra; therefore students and parents are advised to visit all booths before registering for their instrument of choice. “Participating in the fifthgrade band or orchestra gives students the opportunity to learn musical skills that will benefit them for a lifetime, including self-discipline, creativity, and teamwork,” said Elizabeth Del Vecchio, the fifth-grade band teacher at all four Region 15 elementary schools. Holly Bishop teaches orchestra at Middlebury and Gainfield Elementary Schools. David Keen teaches orchestra at Long Meadow and Pomperaug Elementary Schools.

proof of income and rent expense for the year 2011. If utilities are not included in your rent, you must provide proof of your utility expenses. If you filed a tax return, you must bring a copy. Direct questions regarding the program to JoAnn Cappelletti at 203-577-4166.

Kidd’s treasure. He sailed there in 1665. Relax and enjoy yourself as the Sea Mist cruises around 25 inhabited islands. Call 203-577-4166 to reserve a seat. Admission and transportation will cost $17.

Senior Center News Memorial Day Closing The senior center will be closed Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday.

AARP President Needed AARP Chapter 4960’s current president is retiring. If you are an AARP member and would like to serve as president, contact Vincent Cavalea at 203-758-2655.

Rent Rebate Program Middlebury residents who rent and are elderly or totally disabled may apply for the Renter Rebate Program at the Department of Social Services office in Shepardson Community Building, Room 20, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. To apply, you must provide

Trips Thimble Island Cruise The bus will leave the senior center Thursday, June 21, at 10 a.m. for a 12:15 p.m. cruise around the Thimble Islands aboard the Sea Mist. The islands off the coast of Branford, Conn., were used for everything from farming to quarrying its famous pink granite and bootlegging to hiding Captain

compared in how they manage pain and treat wounds. Patient experiences are part of the information. To access the Quality Care Finder, go online to www.medi-

Scouts to wash cars Saturday Boy Scout Christopher AzarBrandes of Troop 5 in Middlebury will be washing cars Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pies & Pints at One West Street in Middlebury to raise money for his Eagle project, which will cost $2,150. Other Troop 5 Scouts and adult leaders as well as family and friends will help him. His project is to refurbish the horseshoe pit at the Middlebury

Recreation Area. He will level it and surround it with a 6x6 timber wall along with a drainage system and platforms for the players. He plans to start the project in June and have it ready for the July 4 weekend. Azar-Brandes said, “On Fourth of July the horseshoe pit will be fairer because it won’t be sloping towards the beach.” He chose this project as a way

of giving back to the community he grew up in. He lived in Middlebury his entire life until his family relocated to Southbury after the family home in Triangle Hills near the Waterbury Oxford Airport was purchased by the state a year-anda-half ago. Azar-Brandes said he will really appreciate community support for his project as it will help him make his Eagle project a reality.

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Beardsley Zoo The Middlebury senior bus will go to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn., Thursday, June 7, leaving the senior center at 10 a.m. See 300 animals at the zoo, and learn about endangered and threatened species. Enjoy lunch at the Peacock Café and eat in the picnic grove. You also can ride the colorful carousel. The $18 cost is $8 for admission to the park and $10 for transportation. Call 203-577-4166 for reservations.

Home health care choices made easier It’s not easy making medical decisions when we have no previous experience, but Medicare has just made it easier to make decisions about home health care. The “Home Health Care CAHPS Survey” results have been posted online as part of the Quality Care Finder (QCF). The QCF already lets us compare hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, physicians and Medicare plans – and now we can do the same with home health care. For example, hospitals are compared for rates of readmission and deaths and whether the hospitals use recommended treatments for serious conditions such as pneumonia and heart attack. Nursing homes can get up to a five-star rating depending on the quality of care. The information looks at pain control, whether patients are given flu shots, special services, and health and safety inspections. Dialysis treatment centers are compared in areas such as whether anemia was controlled, whether home dialysis is offered and what services are provided. The physicians portion of the database lets us get to know a doctor before we make an appointment. Does he or she have a medical specialty or clinical training? One benefit is learning whether a doctor accepts Medicare payments as the full amount. The Medicare plan finder allows us to search for the plan that covers the drugs we need and compares plans based on quality ratings and costs. Home health care, the newest addition to the database, looks at services provided such as skilled nursing, physical care and speech therapy. The agencies are

Middlebury Troop 5 Boy Scout Christopher Azar-Brandes stands in front of a diagram and photographs detailing his plans to refurbish the Middlebury Recreation Area horseshoe pit. To raise funds for this Eagle Scout project, he is holding a car wash at Pies & Pints in Middlebury Saturday, May 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (Submitted photo)

This Summer, Discover a New Passion Westover’s Summer Programs in the Arts & Academics for Girls Entering Grades 7, 8 & 9 There will be two sessions July 8 - 13 & July 15 - 20. The following courses will be offered during one or both of this summer’s sessions:

Ceramics • Creative Writing • Dance • Drama • Painting Photography • Women in Science & Engineering Our one- or two-week programs are an extension of the Westover experience, offering campers challenging courses taught by Westover instructors in a residential setting that fosters friendships. If you have questions about the summer programs, e-mail director Ruth Curzan at or call her at 203.758.2423. For more information, visit: or contact Medicare at 1-800-6334227. Matilda Charles regrets she cannot personally answer reader tions, but she will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send MBIMay2012SummerProgramsAd.indd 1 e-mail to

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Region 15 School Calendar Sunday, May 27 PHS Marching Band.........Memorial Day Parade, Middlebury, 5 p.m.

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day.................................................... Schools not in session PHS Marching Band......... Memorial Day Parade, Southbury, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 29 PES Grades 4 and 5 Concert.............................................. PHS, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30 Grade 4 Instrument Recruitment Night for Parents and Students.................................................... PHS, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 31 LMES Art Enrichment Field Trip Middle School End of Fourth Marking Term MES and LMES Grade 5 Parent Orientation..................MMS, 7 p.m. PES and GES Grade 5 to RMS Orientation..................9:30 to 11 a.m. PHS Tri-M Induction....................................................................7 p.m. RMS Grade 6 and Small Ensemble Spring Concert.............6:15 p.m. Region 15 website:

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Friday, May 25, 2012

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Capturing the Mystery of Venice The Mattatuck Museum will present “Capturing the Mystery and Beauty of Venice” with Judy Kollias Wednesday, June 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is the second of three lectures in the museum’s spring “Lunch and Learn” series. A popular museum art lecturer, Kollias will explore the allure of Venice as captured by artist Ernest Roth in his etchings. Kollias will engage the audience in a discussion about how Roth’s work s powerfully communicate story, emotion and a sense of romance. Continue the conversation over lunch by David Alan Catering (for purchase) at the Museum Café. The series of lunchtime lectures runs in conjunction with the “Reflections & Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940” exhibition in the museum’s Whittemore Gallery. This exhibition is organized by Eric Denker Ph.D., senior lecturer at the Smithsonian’s National Gallery, and includes 95 works: etchings, preliminary drawings, etching plates, sketchbooks, and photographs. The exhibit focuses on the art of Ernest David Roth (18791964). Roth was one of the most significant etchers of the first half of the 20th century. This exhibition places the art and artist in the broader context of American and European etchers of the period. Admission to “Capturing the Mystery and Beauty of Venice” is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. Join the mu-

Provincetown PMC routes will close May 31

This etching, Mauroner La Processione S. Maria della Salute 1924 by Ernest David Roth, is on exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum. It will be discussed by Judy Kollias during a June 6 lunch and learn at the museum.  (Submitted photo) seum to immediately qualify for the member discount. Please register in advance at or by calling 203-753-0381, ext. 10. Visit the museum website at or call us at (203) 753-0381 for more information on all the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits

including the Blue Star Museum Program which offers free admission for active duty personnel and their families through Labor Day. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts, and is a member of the Connecticut Art

Trail, 16 world-class museums and historic sites ( The museum at 144 West Main St. in Waterbury is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.

Cyclists who want to ride to Provincetown in the 33rd annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) in Massachusetts have until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, to register online at After that date, only routes with finish lines in Wellesley, Bourne, and Foxboro, Mass., will remain open. On Aug. 4 and 5, more than 5,300 PMC cyclists will come from 36 states and eight countries to ride one of 11 routes that range from 25 to 190 miles. Traditionally, the routes that end at the Provincetown Inn and the Family Finish in Provincetown are the most sought-after routes due to the length and difficulty of the terrain. “We are excited there is a great demand to ride in the PMC. The Provincetown routes are known for their challenges and beauty,” said PMC Founder and Executive Director Billy Starr. “P-town is the original and most beautiful end point. But there are PMC routes for people of all cycling and fundraising abilities.” The ride will have two starting lines Saturday, Aug. 4, one in Sturbridge and one in Wellesley, and five finish lines, two in Provincetown and one each in Bourne, Wellesley and Patriot Place in Foxboro Saturday, Aug. 4, or Sunday, Aug. 5. Cyclists who want to ride in the PMC are required to raise between $500 and $4,300 depending on their chosen route. The PMC is the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation, annually raising more money for charity than any other. Since its 1980 inception, the PMC has raised and contributed $338 million to adult and pediatric cancer research and patient care at DanaFarber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The PMC gives 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the Jimmy Fund. Cyclists in the 2012 PMC will ride with the goal of raising $36 million, the highest fundraising goal set in the history of the event. For more information about the PMC and to register, visit or call 800-WE-CYCLE.

In Brief May Café et Conversation   The Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut is sponsoring a café et conversation group Saturday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Barn Club at 558 Main St. South in Woodbury. Readings and discussions in French will be conducted on topics such as French literature, history, art, politics, and current events.   Admission is free and is open to the public. For reservations, call 203-263-4096, or email The public also is welcome to borrow French books at the Barn Club French library. The Alliance Française is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the language and culture of France and other Frenchspeaking countries.  For more information, visit

U.S. Citizenship Program

U.S. Citizenship Tutoring Program Tuesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, May 30, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Silas Bronson Library at 267 Grand Street in Waterbury. Adults who are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship but need help to pass the test and interview, particularly the English language requirements, are encouraged to enroll in the program. Individuals with extremely limited English skills will be referred to the English as Second Language Tutoring Program. Tutoring sessions are available during the day and evening.  LVGW, a United Way Agency serving the Greater Waterbury area, trains volunteers to teach adults to read, write, speak, and understand English. For more information, call 203-754-1164.

Strawberry Festival

The Middlebury Congrega Literacy Volunteers of Greater tional Church 57th Strawberry Waterbury (LVGW) will register Festival will be Sunday, June 3, adults who want to study in the from 12 to 3 p.m. Members will

serve barbeque chicken or sausage and pepper sandwiches with mixed baked beans and coleslaw, and hotdogs, burgers, and fried dough. The main attraction will be strawberry shortcake made with homemade biscuits topped with juicy fresh strawberries and real whipped cream. There will be games and activities for the kids and musical entertainment for all.

Middlebury Land Trust Middlebury Land Trust President Dr. W. Scott Peterson asks members, donors, friends and other parties interested in the Middlebury Land Trust to send him their email addresses at The email addresses will be used to ensure timely communications regarding meetings, special programs and events and reduce postage costs for the land trust.

Yiddish Classes  A new four-part Yiddish class will meet Thursdays in June (June 7, 14, 21 and 28) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Walzer Family Jewish Community Campus at 444 Main Street North in Southbury. The classes offered by the Jewish Federation will explore basic vocabulary through famous folk sayings, humor and songs. Participants will learn about the history of the language and how to decipher and remember many Yiddish words based on their similarity to English. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required.  The  course will be taught by Rabbi Shlomo Shulman, director of the Maimonides Society at Yale. Tuition for all four classes is $36. To register, contact Jessica Aframe at  203-267-3177 Ext 307 or by email at jaframe@jfed. net

BLAST! Fitness Acquires Bally The Bally Total Fitness Health Club at 930 Straits Turnpike in Middlebury is one of 39 Bally gyms acquired May 1 by Boston-based BLAST! Fitness. The firm’s publicity says it provides benefits to more than a quarter of a million members in 11 states. Billed as a low-cost, high-functionality health club, BLAST! Fitness offers $10 a month memberships. It said it also offers unlimited tanning, free group excercise classes, spinning, a private women-only area, free Zumba, world-class personal training, babysitting and “Bring a Friend For Life.”

Secret Church The Church of New Life in Middlebury will host Secret Church Saturday, June 16, from

12 to 6 p.m. The topic of this video-based Bible study will be “Who Is God?” There also will be a time of prayer and worship as well as breaks during which refreshments will be served. The two main purposes of Secret Church are to worship and to identify with persecuted brothers and sisters around the world by praying intentionally for them. Dr. David Platt, author of “Radical” and “Radical Together,” created Secret Church after visiting several house churches in Asia where believers risked their lives to gather together for as long as 12 hours at a time to pray, worship and study the Bible. Register by June 4 by calling the church at 203-758-9655 or by e-mail at For more information, see

Letters to the Editor Blight ordinance definition

To the Editor: I recently moved back to Middlebury after a 23-year absence. In that time, the town has taken many steps to preserve its rural, small-town character. Thanks to the Greenway, the Land Trust, the Middlebury Recreation Area, etc., the beautiful natural resources with which we are blessed remain available for the use and enjoyment of all, no mat-

ter their economic status. While I agree we should have some sort of blight ordinance, the one proposed goes too far by defining “blight” as “any other exterior condition reflecting a level of maintenance which is not in keeping with community standards.” A law or ordinance must fairly put a citizen on notice of the conduct prohibited.  Unfortunately, the above-mentioned definition of “blight” essentially defines a blight as “anything we say it is.” Thus, win or

lose, we will not have a blight ordinance. Either the proposal will fail at the ballot box or at the courthouse as unconstitutionally void for vagueness. I am afraid all the proponents of this ordinance will achieve is a hefty legal bill defending an overreaching ordinance. It seems to me that paying a town attorney a couple of hundred dollars to research the potential legality of proposed ordinances would be money well spent. Alfred Forino Middlebury

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It Happened in Middlebury

Middlebury Cemetery has graves of Civil War veterans By DR. RAYMOND E. SULLIVAN wounded at the “Bloody Angle” during Pickett’s Charge at GettysOne of the most obvious mon- burg June 3, 1863, and died of his uments in the Middlebury Cem- wounds six weeks later. His reetery is a brownstone pillar mains also are interred in Midtopped by an ornate urn that dlebury. stands just to the right of the drive Also wounded on that fateful as one enters this hallowed plot yet decisive day was Middlebury’s of land. The monument is dedi- Private James W. Benham. Forcated to the Manville family of tunately, he survived his wounds Middlebury. to be discharged disabled on the On its west-facing side is the day before Christmas in 1863. He event-filled story of a young pri- is buried in Middlebury just a few vate in the War of Rebellion (Civil paces away from his brothers in War) named George S. Manville. blue, George Manville and Manville, the pillar tells us, fought George Baldwin. at Antietam, Fredericksburg, GetCorporal Philetus M. Barnum tysburg, Chancellorsville and on was captured by the enemy at the Wilderness Campaign. He Morton’s Ford, Va., Feb. 6, 1864. was wounded at Reames’ Station, He died in the infamous AnderVa., Aug. 25, 1864, and died at sonville prison Aug. 29, 1864. He Carver Hospital in Washington, was just 29 years old. He, too, is D.C., Oct. 2 of that year. He was buried in Middlebury Cemetery. just 25 years old. A young private named Maro Private Manville was only one P. Blackmar, also from Middleof a significant number of brave bury, served with Company I. His men who fought and sacrificed name does not seem to appear their lives in Company I of the on tributes in town such as the 14th Regiment of Connecticut plaque in front of Town Hall. He Volunteers. Leading Company I was discharged disabled Feb. 16, was Capt. Isaac R. Bronson. A 1863, and he, too, should never descendant of a long line of Bron- be forgotten. If anyone has any sons and originally from Middle- information about Private Blackbury, the captain enlisted from mar, please contact the author. New Haven in August 1862. He In addition to the above-menwas wounded at the Battle of tioned battles, the regiment also Fredericksburg on Dec. 13 that fought with pride and perseveryear. ance at Spottsylvania, Cold HarCapt. Bronson returned to ser- bor, Petersburg, a number of vice but was yet again wounded, smaller skirmishes and, finally, this time much more seriously, at the Surrender of Lee’s Army of at the Battle of Chancellorsville Northern Virginia at the AppoMay 3, 1863. He died of those mattox Courthouse, from March wounds just one month later at 30 to April 10, 1865. Truly, with Potomac Creek, Va., at the age of such great sacrifice from a tiny 37. town in west central Connecticut, One of the company’s ser- Company I of the 14th Regiment geants, George W. Baldwin, also of Volunteers can justly be called was from Middlebury. He was “Middlebury’s Company.”

St. South in Southbury. In June, the program will be offered June 7 and 21. Appointments are required; call 203-264-9616, ext. 0, to make an appointment. The “Know Your Numbers” program will provide a low-cost way for people to learn their to-

Jane (Simpson) McCormack

Mother of Tim McCormack

This brownstone pillar topped by an urn at Middlebury Cemetery is dedicated to the Manville family. Inscribed “George’s Grave,” it honors Private George S. Manville, who fought in many Civil War battles before dying of his wounds in 1864.  (Submitted photo)

tal cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose numbers. Participants are required to fast 9 to 12 hours for the test. Participants also will have their blood pressure measured as part of the screening. Brief counseling will

be offered – no one will walk away without understanding what their numbers mean. Educational materials also will be provided. The cost for the testing will be $30 for residents of the PDDH towns and $35 for nonresidents.

Frugal Mummy

14 quick tips to save you money 1) Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. They will stay fresh much longer and not mold. 2) Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub them with the eraser. It works better than a cloth. 3) If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It will unseal easily. 4) Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way

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to use up the conditioner you boiler and pour over warm 13) To warm biscuits, pancakes, bought, but didn’t like when brownies. Let set for a wonor muffins that were refrigyou tried it in your hair. derful, minty frosting. erated, place them in a miUse a wet cotton ball or Q-tip 10) Heat up leftover pizza in a crowave with a cup of water. to pick up the small shards of nonstick skillet on top of the The increased moisture will glass you easily can’t see. stove. Set heat to medikeep the food moist and help Place a dryer sheet in your um-low and heat till warm. it reheat faster. pocket to keep the mosquiThis keeps the crust crispy – 14) Before you pour sticky subtoes away. no soggy microwaved pizza. stances into a measuring Add a teaspoon of water when 11) Add garlic immediately to a cup, fill the cup with hot wafrying ground beef. It will help recipe if you want a light taste ter. Dump out the hot water, pull the grease away from the of garlic and at the end of the but don’t dry the cup. Next, meat while cooking. recipe if you want a stronger add your ingredient, such as To make scrambled eggs or taste of garlic. peanut butter, and watch omelets really rich, add a cou- 12) When you buy a container of how easily it comes right out. ple of spoonfuls of sour cake frosting from the store, Join Clair Boone and thoucream, cream cheese, or whip it with your mixer for a sands of other savvy shoppers at heavy cream, and then beat few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more or read her other tips For a cool brownie treat, cake/cupcakes with the same at make brownies as directed. amount. You also eat less Melt Andes mints in a double sugar and calories per serving.

Jane (Simpson) McCormack, 82, of Waterbury died peacefully Friday, May 18, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Hugh F. McCormack. Jane was born in Waterbury, March 12, 1930, the daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Tyrell) Simpson. Jane graduated from Driggs Grammar School and Leavenworth High School. She attended Mattatuck Community College and Southern Connecticut State University, where she studied early childhood education. She worked at Permalast Finishing and later as a preschool teacher for the Waterbury Day Nursery and the Waterbury Early Childhood Education Centers. Jane also was employed as a social worker for the City of Waterbury’s department of public assistance until her retirement in 1996. She was a communicant of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Jane was an avid reader and loved solving crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and dancing. She also enjoyed “cousins” lunches Friday afternoons. She was active in local politics with her husband for many years and served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts. Jane provided tireless love and encouragement, not

of the play, you can download an e-book version. For the class lectures, you can listen online or download the mp3 audio file. While you’re on the Open Culture website, look around in the free area for movies, language lessons, textbooks and more. You won’t be issued a degree from the universities, but more schools are finding ways to acknowledge the effort students put in. MITx is the free online program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pass the class, and you can earn a certificate of completion that confirms the work you’ve done. Not all classes are current. Some courses consist of a set of video lectures, the video

notes and the assignments that were given. Overall categories include Explore Architecture and Planning, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Health Sciences and Technology, Humanities, Arts, History, and Writing and Humanistic Studies. Classes from Stanford tend toward the technical. For example, Making Green Buildings assumes a certain amount of background in construction, but you’re not left in the lurch if you have questions. Besides the videos and text of the lectures, there is a Q&A forum where you can post questions and get answers. While you can’t get a certificate for completing a course, you can get a “statement of accomplishment” if you pass the class. Before you sign up for any courses, plan how you’ll get the most out of this free education. The Gates Foundation has created an e-book, “The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential,” available for free on Open Culture.

only to her own children and grandchildren, but also to numerous students she had in preschool over the years. She hosted annual picnics at her home for her nieces, nephews and neighborhood children. Jane is survived by her nine children: Colleen (Holly) Capobianco of Watertown; Mary Ellen (Sissy) Quicquaro and her husband, John, of Waterbury; Kevin McCormack of Meriden; Kathleen McGovern and her husband, Lawrence, of Waterbury; Tara McCormack of Nashua, N.H.; Shaun McCormack of Waterbury; Bridget Ciarlo and her husband, David, of Waterbury; Michael McCormack of Waterbury; and Hugh (Tim) McCormack and his wife, Stephanie, of Middlebury. Jane also leaves 16 grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild – all of whom she adored. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. They will miss her and carry their love for her in their hearts. Her funeral service Wednesday was followed by burial in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Waterbury. The Casey-O’Donnell Family Funeral Home was entrusted to assist the family with arrangements. Memorial donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 34 Willow St., P.O. Box 1612, Waterbury, CT 06721. For additional information, to leave an e-condolence or light a virtual candle, visit

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Top universities offer free online courses Free education is as close as your computer. Universities around the world are providing free courses, and all you have to do is log on. Known as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), free courses have allowed millions to expand their knowledge without ever stepping into a classroom. To explore what’s available, go online to freeonlinecourses and scroll through the list of classes available from universities all over the world. Yale, Berkeley, Oxford, Brandeis – they’re all there. While the Open Culture website says it lists all available free online courses, click through the links and wander around the sites of the schools themselves. You’ll find more details about what is offered and find out how to enroll, as well as the format of the presentation of the material. For example, if you’re taking a class on Shakespeare from Oxford University and don’t have a copy

and are home for summer vacation, but it also reflects the community’s current economic challenges. You can help “Stock the Pantry” by conducting a food drive within your workplace or organization now through Thursday, June 21. This year, the most requested foods are: • Tuna fish • Soups and stews • Peanut butter and jelly • Cereal and oatmeal • Macaroni and cheese • Rice • Shelf-stable milk To maximize the efforts of our volunteers, United Way asks those conducting a food drive to select one or two of the requested items. This helps ensure the most-needed foods are collected and made available in soup kitchens and food banks throughout the community.    For more information on organizing a food drive, contact Workplace Campaign Manager Brian Amero by email at or call him at 203-757-9855, ext. 15.   


PDDH offers cholesterol testing The Pomperaug District Department of Health (PDDH), which serves the towns of Southbury, Woodbury, and Oxford, is conducting its “Know Your Numbers” program the first and third Thursday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at its office at 800 Main

United Way of Greater Waterbury and the Greater Waterbury Food Resource Committee have begun this year’s “Stock the Pantry” food drive. The annual event aims to replenish the most in-demand foods at CT Food Bank’s Waterbury warehouse and provides much-needed assistance to those in need in the Greater Waterbury community. The United Way’s 10-town service area covers Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury. United Way 2-1-1 said requests for food assistance within United Way of Greater Waterbury’s service area have increased 26.6 percent in the past year, sending a clear message that our friends and neighbors are struggling with hunger and food security-related issues. Additionally, demand for food assistance increases during the summer months. This is due in part to the increased needs of children, who typically receive free or reduced school lunches (and breakfast in some cases)

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Sunday, June 3, 2012, 3 pm

Eric Dale Knapp, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano Mark Womack, baritone With the New Jersey Choral Society and the Connecticut Choral Society Orchestra

1 pm – Visions of the Sea Art Exhibit 2 pm – Pre-concert lecture Naugatuck Valley Community College Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT Adults $25, Youth $15 (18 & under) Order at Available at the door prior to concert.

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Kluge turns metal into works of art By MARJORIE NEEDHAM

Pomperaug High School Varsity Games May 25 to June 2, 2012 Boys Golf

Tuesday, May 29................. Coaches Challenge Tournament @ Rock Ridge Golf Course (A).................. 3 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse

Friday, May 25.................... SWC Championship @ Newtown (A)........................................ 5 p.m.

Boys Outdoor Track

Tuesday, May 29................. CIAC Class L Championship @ Middletown High School (A)............ 2:30 p.m.

Girls Outdoor Track

Tuesday, May 29................. CIAC Class L Championship @ Middletown High School (A)........... 2:30 p.m.


Friday, May 25.................... SWC Championship @ DeLuca Field (A).................................. 7 p.m. (H) Home (A) Away

Mindful Memorial Day munchies It’s common knowledge we are what we eat, and you’ve heard that saying forever. I’m sure you experience how some foods make you feel really sluggish and require a short nap to recover from and how other foods give you pep and energy galore. The more nutritionally dense our foods, the better our engines run. The better quality food we ingest, the better our engines run. The better quality food we ingest, the better our moods, sleeping patterns and thought waves. The more fruits; vegetables; fresh, dark, leafy greens and water you take in, the more quickly foods not needed for fuel pass through your body. When you eat mostly foods that are in season, you assimilate well, digest easily and eliminate in short order. As you eat high amounts of fleshy and processed foods, they sit in the body for much longer and create little aches and pains because they begin to putrefy. But this is a column of positivity, so let’s keep it clean. This week’s nugget for life is to eat lots of fresh, local foods on Memorial Day weekend. Transform barbeque time by grilling up lots of veggies and veggie burgers, which are delicious

Nuggets for Life By CYNTHIA DE PECOL when you put your favorite condiments on them! Create big, beautiful garden salads full of all the wonderful spring greens of the season. Did you know dark, leafy greens are full of protein? Add some of your favorite nuts and seeds, and make your own salad dressing, mixing together Dijon mustard, sea salt, black pepper, fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar. Whisk in some olive oil and voila – health in a bowl! Serve platters of cut-up grapefruit and orange chunks as finger foods. Be creative about displaying enticing tastes of berries and nuts. If you imbibe, have white wine spritzers because it keeps the whole holiday food intake really light, including the alcohol! Enjoy this special weekend in a new kind of nutritious way! Cynthia De Pecol is a Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and Life Coach who lives in Washington, Conn. See or email

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Bob Kluge of Anvil Artistry stands beside some of his creations: a low and a high stone and metal stool, a sculptured dog, and a garden gate. (Marjorie Needham photos)

Above left: Bob Kluge of Anvil Artistry created this whimsical garden creature out of hand tools and other miscellaneous items. Above right: Bob Kluge of Anvil Artistry stands next to a metal garden gate he designed. The sunburst is painted gold; the flowers and stems also were painted and then coated with a protective clear coat.

Middlebury Parks & Recreation Memorial Day Weekend Events Middlebury Recreation Area (MRA) It is opening weekend at the MRA, and the picnic and beach areas will be open Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Through June 17, the MRA will be open weekends only; it opens weekdays starting June 18. Veterans’ Memorial Service The Middlebury Lions Club Veterans’ Memorial Service will be Sunday, May 27, at 12 p.m. in the Middlebury Cemetery on Rte. 64 behind Middlebury Garage. All are welcome to attend this service honoring war veterans. Veterans’ Reception Veterans are invited to gather Sunday, May 27, at 4 p.m. at the corner of Bronson Drive and Whittemore Road for a reception in their honor preceding the Memorial Day Parade.

Memorial Day Parade The Memorial Day Parade will be Sunday, May 27, at 5 p.m. This annual event features Middlebury veterans, marching bands, floats and town organizations. A ceremony in front of Town Hall will follow the parade. Contact the recreation office at 203-7582520 if you wish to participate and for the parade route. ________________________

Flower Arranging Made Simple John Cookson will teach a one-session class Wednesday, May 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Shepardson Community Center in Room 4. Learn how to transform big-box store or supermarket flowers into gorgeous center pieces for any occasion! Also learn how to identify the freshest flowers and prepare them to last. Each participant will design two arrangements to take home! The fee is $48 for residents; $58 for nonresidents. Supplies

needed: Two 12-inch vases and Tickets are available at the Mida pocket or small kitchen knife. dlebury Police Department.

Create Beautiful Patio Planters John Cookson will demonstrate how to create patio planters Tuesday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Shepardson Community Center Room 4. Learn how to prepare the soil, choose plants, and provide the proper conditions for a beautiful and lasting patio garden. The demonstration will include flowering plants, herbs and vegetable plants. Those who have a sick house plant at home can bring it to class for a diagnosis. The fee is $35 for residents; $45 for nonresidents.

Middlebury Night June 8 Middlebury Night at Quassy Amusement Park is early this year. It will be Friday, June 8, starting at 5 p.m. The event offers free rides to Middlebury residents with proper ID. Parks and Recreation staff will distribute free ride bracelets, and town organizations will sell food and beverages in the pavilion from 5 to 8 p.m. The free ride period has been extended to 9:30 p.m. when the park closes. There will be a $6 per car parking fee.

Flag Football Benefit Game The Middlebury Police Explorers will play the Giants alumni team in a flag football game Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at Pomperaug High School. Donations of $10 will benefit the 1. Who was the last San Francisco Giants player before Middlebury Police Explorers. Buster Posey in 2010 to have a hitting streak of more than 20 games? 2. Name the last shortstop before Cleveland’s Asdrubal Fiberall, Metamucil, Citrucel and Cabrera in 2011 to have five FiberCon can provide it for you. hits and two home runs in the The booklet on diverticulosis same game. provides more details on this 3. Who was the youngest player common condition and its comto become a member of the plication – diverticulitis. To order Pro Football Hall of Fame? a copy, write: Dr. Donohue – No. 4. How many consecutive NCAA 502W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL Tournament appearances did 32853-6475. Enclose a check or North Carolina men’s basketmoney order (no cash) for $4.75 ball coach Dean Smith have U.S./$6 Canada with the recipiduring his career? ent’s printed name and address. 5. Only one player has recorded Please allow four weeks for delivtwo hat tricks in NHL All-Star ery. Game history. Name him. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doc- 6. Who was the first American tor’s nurse studied my ears with to score a hat trick in English great interest the last time I was Premiere League soccer? there. I asked what she was look- 7. In 2012, Lindsey Vonn set a ing at. She said I had a crease in women’s skiing World Cup my earlobes, and it’s a sign of points record for a season heart disease. I looked in a mirror. with 1,980. Who had held the I do have a crease. Does it mean mark? I have heart disease? – J.K. ANSWER: Right in the area where Answers: an earring is worn, some people have a transverse crease. At one time a fuss was made about it being a sign of heart disease. If it is, it’s not a reliable sign. I have those creases, too. Dr. Donohue regrets he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475.

Lack of fiber blamed for diverticulosis DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 55-year-old man who finally bit the bullet and had a colonoscopy. My doctor badgered me to have one for the past five years. I don’t have cancer. I don’t have polyps. I do have diverticulosis. I didn’t know I had it before the scope exam. I’ve never had even a twinge of pain. What is this, and what do I need to do about it? – H.L. ANSWER: A diverticulum is a small, balloon-like protrusion of the colon lining through the muscle wall of the colon and onto its outer surface. By “small,” I mean that diverticula range from 0.2 inches to 0.4 inches (0.5 cm to 1 cm) in largest diameter, around the size of a pea. Their cause appears to be a lack of fiber in the diet. In places where the diet has lots of fiber, diverticulosis is rare. In North America, it’s rampant. Fiber keeps undigested food from drying out. Dried food residue requires powerful contractions of the colon muscle to push it along. Those contractions also push the colon lining through the colon wall, creating a diverticulum. Diverticulosis is frequently a silent affair, not causing any troubles. Diverticulitis, on the other hand, is an inflammation and infection of diverticula. That is quite painful. It produces abdominal pain on the left, lower side of

the abdomen, often with nausea and vomiting. The diverticula also can burst and release bacteria into the abdominal cavity, a serious situation. Severe diverticulitis must be treated in the hospital with IV fluids and IV antibiotics. To prevent diverticulosis from becoming diverticulitis, increase your fiber intake. Fiber is the indigestible coverings of many fruits, vegetables and grains. White flour is refined wheat – wheat without its outer coat, the bran. Bran and other sources of fiber draw water into undigested food and make it easily pushed along the entire length of the colon. We’re supposed to get 25 to 35 grams of fiber a day. Beans, whole -grain cereals, whole-grain breads, dates, prunes, unskinned apples and pears are examples of fiber-rich foods. If you cannot get enough fiber from foods, then commercial products such as

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1. Robby Thompson hit in 21 consecutive games in 1993. 2. Barry Larkin of the Reds in 2000. 3. Chicago’s Gayle Sayers, at age 34, was elected in 1977. 4. Twenty-three consecutive seasons. 5. Mario Lemieux in 1988 (three goals) and 1990 (four). 6. Clint Dempsey, with Fulham in 2012. 7. Janica Kostelic set the previous record in 2006 (1,970).

Samples of a gate, left, and a yard sculpture, right, are Bob Kluge creations. After he makes the samples, he moves on to the full-size creations.

Bob Kluge’s ability to turn a piece of iron pipe, an iron rod or ordinary garden tools into works of art is seen in his creations – graceful railings and gates, whimsical sculptures, stools, and more. A machinist by trade, Kluge said he enjoyed the precision of his work, but not the products. “I wanted to do something a little more creative than making parts,” he said. He began the transition to operating his own business, Anvil Artistry, nearly 20 years ago by taking a blacksmithing course to learn how to heat metal, hammer it and shape it. Now, he says, “What I’m doing is utilizing all my experience in machine work, welding and design work to build for my customers.” His work includes wrought iron tables, lamps and railings, both inside and outside homes and businesses. He also makes fireplace screens that can be very basic or very ornate depending on the customer’s wishes. And he makes chandeliers and fireplace fenders, too. “In manufacturing, you make a lot of the same thing. I’m able to be more creative,” he said. “I’m not making the same thing all the time.” Before he creates each unique item, he discusses with his customers what they want him to make. Then he draws a sketch and/or creates a small sample of the work before moving on to creating the actual piece. “Come to me with what your ideas and thoughts are,” Kluge said. One customer brought him a picture of a beloved backyard tree. The outline of that tree, in mirror images, graces the left and right sides of a fireplace screen so the customer can see the tree’s outline lit by the flames flickering behind the screen. Another of his talents is his ability to repair antique wrought iron and reproduce railings that are accurate for a particular historic time period. One of his jobs involved restoring the wrought iron front door of a New York City church rectory. His training as a machinist has proven invaluable. “Sometimes I have to design a special tool or jig to create a piece,” he said. Anvil Artistry is in Morris, Conn. Kluge can be reached at 860-567-4128. His website,, has a project gallery that includes a photo of the fireplace screen with the tree image.

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PHS seniors leave as winners By STEPHEN DAVIS Thursday, May 17, Pomperaug High School (PHS) baseball played its final regular season home game during what is called “senior day” or “senior night.” That’s a day or night that honors high school or college seniors as they play the final home game of their respective sport. A special feeling filled the air as the seniors took the field at Pomperaug Park for their game against the Newtown Nighthawks. The grounds crew honored them by painting their jersey numbers on the field at their respective positions: Matt Paola’s number 10 was painted in the grass at the shortstop area, Garrett DeLotto’s 7 was painted at third base, David Cherry’s 12 at second base, and Nick DeLotto’s 23 at first base. Pitchers Steve Consiglio and Zach Snapkowski’s numbers were painted on each side of the pitcher’s mound, catcher Matt Calzone’s 31 was painted behind home plate, Andrew Reel and Mike Foley’s numbers were in the outfield, and designated hitter Max Calvert’s number was painted just outside the Pomperaug dugout. During opening ceremonies, each Newtown senior player was

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The purpose of this notice is to advise you, as neighboring property owners, that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Room 26, Shepardson Community Building, 1172 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT. The meeting will commence at 7:30 P.M. unless otherwise noted. Appeal #3147 – 81 Fenn Road Seeking a 15-foot side line variance from Section 11 of the Zoning Regulations to take down two homes and existing garage to allow for a new home. The public is invited to attend and be heard or may submit communications to the Land Use Office, 1212 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT 06762. Any communications received will be read into the record on the date of the Public Hearing. A copy of the application is available for review at the Land Use Office during normal business hours. Any questions may be directed to the Zoning Office at 203-577-4162. If no one is available to answer, please leave a message at Extension 2. Middlebury Zoning Board of Appeals STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LIQUOR PERMIT Notice of Application This is to give notice that DEAN YIMOYINES 9 BRISTOL RD MIDDLEBURY, CT 06762-2228

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Middlebury Land Trust, Inc. will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the south end of Lake Elise for the purpose of:. 1. Approving the Minutes of the last Annual Meeting. 2 Receiving reports of the Officers. 3. Electing Directors. 4. Considering any other business that may properly come before the meeting. The Regular Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting of Members. The meeting will start promptly at 5:30 at the main entrance to Lake Elise off Long Meadow Road (just opposite the new cemetery). There will be no speaker. A walk around Lake Elise is planned to follow this very short meeting, to include a stop at the new Keyes Memorial Bench and other points of interest.  The total time for meeting and walk is estimated to take 1 to 1 ½ hours. Members are reminded that, in order to be entitled to vote, dues for 2012 must have been paid at or prior to the Annual Meeting. Whether or not you plan to attend the Meeting, if you have not paid your 2012 dues, it would be appreciated if you would do so. The dues schedule approved by the Executive Committee is shown below. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend. In event of inclement weather, the meetings will be moved to the home of Scott Peterson, 317 Tranquillity Rd, Middlebury and the walk around Lake Elise will be cancelled. By Order of the Board of Directors. William C. Crutcher, Secretary May 14, 2012

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In the sixth inning, with Pomperaug holding to a slim 4-3 advantage, junior Eric Beatty, who also is the starting quarterback for Pomperaug’s varsity football team, worked a one-two-three inning as he struck out two Nighthawks. In the top of the seventh, Gatzendorfer made a spectacular catch in left field to record the first out, but then Newtown got three straight singles against Beatty. He was then able to get J.P. Blanco to ground into a double play, where Cherry made a nice play by fielding the ball and flipping it to Paola, who threw the ball as Nick DeLotto scooped it out of the dirt to give the Panthers a 4-3 win, a regular season record of 18-1, and a final regular season home record of 12-0. Taking on the Stratford Red Devils the following day, the Panthers concluded the regular season with a 9-0 victory as Consiglio pitched a two-hit gem. Aiming to bring home its third straight South West Conference championship, the team moved on to the Conference Tournament seeded first and set to face the eighth-seeded Bethel Wildcats in the quarterfinals at Pomperaug Wednesday night, May 23.

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introduced. When PHS seniors were introduced, their parents were mentioned along with where they would attend college. Then one of their parents threw them a baseball. Pomperaug’s starting lineup consisted of all seniors. One of them, Mike Foley, was returning to the lineup after healing from a shoulder injury sustained earlier in the season. Zach Snapkowski, who has been the Panthers’ closer throughout the season, was given the role of starting pitcher. Newtown got off to a fast start by scoring two runs in the first inning. Paola would score Pomperaug’s first run in the bottom of the first inning. After a onetwo-three inning by Snapkowski, Calzone and Paola would come around to score on a single by Foley, and the Panthers had a 3-2 lead. After the first two innings, Carl Gatzendorfer returned to left field, and sophomore Jake Wilson returned to center field as Reel moved to his usual position in right field. Snapkowski left the game in the fourth inning, and sophomore Cooper Mooney did his job as he got Mike Allwein to ground out to Garrett DeLotto, and Pat Mullins struck out.

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Dog’s hair isn’t growing back Send in your pet photos Your pet could be featured as “Pet of the Week” in this picture frame. Send us your pet’s photo by email to mbisubmit@gmail or by regular mail to P.O. Box 10, Middlebury, CT 06762 along with your pet’s name, your last name and your town.

PETS OF THE WEEK Cheech and Buddha live with the Wells-Skene family in Middlebury.

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I recently read your column on pet allergies. I have an English setter that had fleas and a skin problem. “Ladybird” lost a lot of hair, and it doesn’t seem to be growing back. Can you give me some tips on getting her hair to grow back? Is medicine available for this? – Edward S. Owensville, Mo. DEAR EDWARD: Hair loss can be symptomatic of many conditions, not just in English setters, but many breeds. So if you haven’t taken Ladybird to the veterinarian yet, schedule an appointment. The vet should rule out any underlying illness, including thyroidism, and can give you advice on looking for a skin or food allergy. The frequent scratching that

occurs with a flea infestation can result in scratched and broken skin, sometimes leading to an infection. And many dogs are allergic to the “flea dust” left behind by fleas – literally, their droppings – and can continue having a reaction, including hair loss and frequent scratching, after the fleas are gone. A skin infection can be treated with antibiotics. An allergic reaction can be treated in the short term with a steroid, which will

reduce irritation and swelling. Be sure to dust, vacuum and thoroughly clean your home, including bedding and furniture, to reduce the allergens – including flea dust that was left behind – in Ladybird’s environment. Keep in contact with your vet about any improvement or lack of improvement in her condition. Her hair could take several weeks to grow back fully, but you want to make sure the source of the skin problem is dealt with. Send your questions or pet care tips to, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Essa has been waiting at the Animals For Life shelter for quite some time for the right new owner to come along! This mixed-breed dog with the beautiful brindle coat would be very happy to find someone with some dog experience who likes to take walks and will spend time with her. Essa is a young adult who is very strong. She likes most other dogs and she loves attention and being with her people. Please visit Animals For Life to meet her.

Are you looking for a small dog to add to your home that would also get along with your cat? Then come visit Stewie, the Lhasa Apso! This little fellow loves cats and tries to makes friends with all of the kitties he encounters. He also is good with other dogs, but the bigger guys scare him a little, so another canine his size would be just the right fit for him. Stewie loves to be in the car and to be held in your arms. Please call Animals For Life at 203-758-2933 to learn more.

Children learn about Native Americans at the Institute for American Indian Studies booth at last For more information on these pets, call 203-758-2933 or visit Animals For Life at the Middlebury year’s Community Day.  (Photo by Janet Bloch) Transfer Station on Rte. 63 at the corner of Woodside Ave. Adoption hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 3 p.m. For more about the adoption process, visit

Community Day will be June 2

The Washington Business Association will host the 2nd Annual Community Day in Washington Depot, Conn., Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Attendees will enjoy a wide array of food and beverages, performing arts, visual arts displays and workshops in addition to outdoor merchandising from each participating business. More than 60 businesses and civic organizations from Washington, including the villages of

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Marble Dale, New Preston, Woodville and Washington Depot have registered to participate in Community Day, a day when business owners and operators offer their gratitude to area residents and patrons. Some of the participating businesses are: The Washington  Market, The  Washington Supply, The Hickory Stick Bookstore, Quo Vadis Fine Gifts and Accessories, EarthWhorls, The Pantry, PeterTalbot Architects, Marty’s Cafe, and Washington Health Center and Pharmacy. Washington Depot’s Town Hall will offer hamburgers and hotdogs with donations going to The Community Fund. Performers scheduled for the two stages are: Sari Max accompanied by Bill Geddes and Brian Pia, Momix featuring Man Fan, Grumbling Gryphons, Matica Circus, Oliver & Sebastian Taylor, Off Beats Drumming Circle, Billy Heyne, Sandra Kleisner, Red Riot, Kevin Klepacki, Callie Huber, and Nancy Winston. In addition, dance troupe Pilobolus will offer a workshop. For more information, visit

ZEKE This is Zeke!! He is a gorgeous 1-year-old, 85-pound yellow lab. He is a smart, affectionate boy who needs a home where he can be exercised to burn up a lot of that Labrador energy. He has been through basic manners class, but needs work on his leash skills.

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to boot and either freezes up or boots to an unacceptable screen display. What causes this? Most likely it is a bad video card and/ or driver. Boot into Safe Mode (F-8 at startup, and select the first Safe Mode Only option). Once you are booted up, run your antivirus and malware software to make sure the system is clean and free of bugs. Next, go to the Device Manager and uninstall the Display Adapter. Go to the Control Panel: In Windows 7, select the Device Manager icon; in Vista and XP, select the System icon and navigate to the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager. Click the option for Display Adapters and then right click the

adapter to uninstall. Rebooting the system will reinstall the driver and may resolve the issue. However, if during reboot you continue to see the dots and lines on the screen, the issue is more likely the card itself or hardware related. Replace the card. Unplug the system from the power source, ground yourself, remove the video card and take it to an office supply store, and ask for help finding a suitable replacement. If you are not comfortable with that, call us; we’re here to help. For more tips, visit For answers to your technology questions, call us at 203-262-1869.


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Captain Jack is an absolute sweetheart! He came to our facility with a slight weight problem, when his owner passed away. While here, Jack has gracefully and slowly walked off five pounds, yet still has more to go. Jack will need to be kept on a strict, limited-amount-of-food diet so he can slowly work off his extra pounds.

For more information on these animals, as well as others at Meriden Humane Society (MHS), email MHS is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., and volunteers can be available to meet with you through an appointment. MHS is at 311 Murdock Ave. in Meriden.

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