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Combined Top 15 Taxpayers 2013 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Preston Park 2004 LLC $16.2 million Timex Group USA Inc. $11.5 million Middlebury Edge LLC $8 million Conn. Light & Power Co. Inc. $7 million Anzaroot Acquisitions LLC $6.5 million 6. Middlebury Land Development LLC $4.6 million 7. Midex LLC $4.5 million 8. Toll CT II LP $4.2 million 9. Chemtura USA Corp. $3.8 million 10. Lake Quassapaug Inc. $2.7 million 11. Yankee Gas Services Co $2.7 million 12. 2191 Straits LLC $2.6 million 13. Post University $2.6 million 14. J. A. Dinova and Ralph Ingriselli Tr. $2.5 million 15. James C. and Catherine Smith $2.4 million

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Combined Top 15 Taxpayers 2012 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Preston Park 2004 LLC $16.2 million Timex Group USA Inc. $11.4 million Middlebury Edge LLC $8 million Conn. Light & Power Co. Inc. $6.6 million Anzaroot Acquisitions LLC $6.5 million Middlebury Land Development LLC $5 million Chemtura USA Corp. $4.9 million Ridgewood at Middlebury LLC $4.6 million 9. Midex LLC $4.5 million 10. Post University $2.7 million 11. Yankee Gas Services Co $2.7.million 12. 2191 Straits LLC $2.6 million 13. Heritage Village Water Co $2.5 million 14. James C. and Catherine Smith $2.4 million 15. Infinity VI LLC $2.4 million

*At Oct. 1 each year. Combined means real property, personal property and motor vehicles are included. Numbers rounded.

Middlebury grand list shows slight increase By MARJORIE NEEDHAM Middlebury’s 2013 grand list, released a month later than usual, shows a small increase of $1.1 million compared to an increase of $5.2 million in 2012. The 2013 grand list is $928.5 million; the 2012 grand list was $927.4 million. The grand list represents 70 percent of the true and actual value of property. The list was delayed this year because the town had to hire a new tax assessor after the former assessor, Dan Kenny, resigned last July, The new tax assessor, Chris Kelsey, said of the number, “When I started, everybody thought it would go down a little bit, so that’s good news.” He said both Kenny and interim assessor Joyce Aleggi had predicted the value would decrease $1 to $2 million. Kelsey said the increase was driven by a small increase in personal property values. The grand list comprises real estate, motor vehicles and personal property. Real estate, which had increased $3.7 million, or 0.5 percent in 2012, increased $389,157 in 2013, a very small increase in real estate value. Kelsey said real estate activity remains relatively flat due to the economy. In addition, Middlebury is losing housing stock as houses in the Triangle Boulevard area are acquired and demolished by the state. Some 20 to 24 houses were lost to the grand list as of Oct. 1, 2013, and permits for state acquisition of five more houses arrived in the Building Department this

week. Those five will not affect the 2013 grand list. “We are losing grand list dollars as the the state absorbs these houses,” Kelsey said. Kelsey said there has not been a lot of new building in Middlebury during the past year, nor have there been major real estate investments. Ridgewood at Middlebury, no. eight on the 2012 list, was acquired by Toll Brothers, no. eight on the 2013 list, in November 2012. To date, there has not been a lot of activity at Ridgewood, but it appears Toll Brothers will be actively building houses there this year, and the impact of that effort will be seen in next year’s grand list. Personal property assessments of $45 million reflect an increase of $1.5 million, or 3.4 percent, over last year’s value of $43.6 million. In 2012, personal property assessments increased 3.5 percent. Kelsey said personal property values fluctuate from year to year depending on how people feel about spending. Due to the economy, he said, people have been postponing spending. It appears some began to spend more on personal property in 2013. Motor vehicle assessments dropped to $64.2 million from $64.9 million, a drop of just over $750,000, or 1 percent. Kelsey said this is related to the loss of housing stock and the vehicles associated with those houses. Also, due to the economy, people are holding onto vehicles longer, and the fair market value of used vehicles drops every year.

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Jigsaw Puzzle Contest Top, “Missing Pieces” team members, left to right Kris Tiso, Jean Petro, Diane Petro, and Brad and Anne Bates work on their team’s jigsaw puzzle during the Feb. 27 seventh annual jigsaw puzzle contest at the Middlebury Public Library. Right, team “Pick up the Pieces” members, left to right, Ashleigh SanFanAndre; her mother, Rachel; Kasey Schneider, Brandt Schneider and Janet Zamary, took home another trophy for the annual jigsaw puzzle contest at the Middlebury Public Library. The team has come in first six of the seven years the library has been holding the puzzle contest. (Donna Hine photos)

Guiding Eyes seeks puppy raisers Guiding Eyes for the Blind, known around the globe as one of the foremost guide dog schools, is accepting new puppy raisers in Waterbury and the surrounding area. The nonprofit has invited residents throughout the region to open their homes and hearts in this rare volunteer opportunity to raise a future guidedog puppy. Those interested in becoming puppy raisers can attend the next orientation series on May 6, May 20 and June 3 at the Middlebury Fire Station at 65 Tucker Hill Road in Middlebury, Conn. RSVPs are required and potential raisers must attend all three classes to become a raiser. Puppy-raising classes are held Tuesday evenings in Middlebury. Contact Maribeth Stolfi, regional coordinator, at 203509-5471 or guidingeyescentralct@gmail. com to reserve your place at the next orientation series. For someone without sight, a Guiding Eyes dog is a priceless, life-changing gift providing independence, companionship, and mobility. Puppy raisers come Katelyn Kirkwood of New Milford, Conn., from all walks of life and include couples, with Ireland, her family’s second pup from families with children, young adults and Guiding Eyes for the Blind. (Submitted photo) senior citizens. They all share a common

desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves. The Kirkwoods of New Milford, Conn., have experienced firsthand the joy and fulfillment that comes with raising a future guide dog. “It has really been an eye-opening experience – especially for our three children,” said Charlene Kirkwood, whose family became involved with Guiding Eyes for the Blind after the loss of their beloved Bernese Mountain dog. “The kids were all home when we raised our first pup, Farber. They took turns going to class, walking, feeding and cleaning up after him. We get the joy of raising a puppy and the feeling of success upon their graduation and every step along the way.” Puppy raisers welcome eight-week-old puppies into their homes with full support from the nonprofit, including training classes and free vet care. The volunteers love, nurture, and educate the puppies for a 14-to-16-month period before sending them off to their calling as a guide dog for a blind or visually impaired person.

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Boy Scout Troop 5 Redeemable Bottle and Can Drive Fundraiser

What: Middlebury Boy Scout Troop 5 collects redeemable bottles and cans to support its programs. When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Drop off bottles and cans at Village Square Plaza at 530 Middlebury Road in Middebury.

Lady Panthers hold on to win over Hillhouse

Kerry Boys Free St. Patrick’s Day Concert

What: Irish music by the Kerry Boys on mandolin and guitar, joined by Tony Pasqualoni on bass. When: 3 p.m. Where: Woodbury Public Library at 269 Main St. S. in Woodbury.

Annual Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Dinner What: When: Where: Cost:

Corned beef and cabbage with side dish, beverage and dessert. Irish dancers perform. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Shepardson Community Center at 1272 Whittemore Road in Middlebury. Adults $15, seniors $12, children 10 and younger free, $55 family of five.

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Book Review

Friday, March 7, 2014

Library Happenings

“The Splendour Falls”


by Susanna Kearsley

Genealogy club

(Sourcebooks Landmark, $16.99) by Ealish Waddell Even though it was his idea to have a holiday in France in the first place, Emily isn’t surprised when her cousin isn’t there to meet her at the train station. Henry has a reputation for being easily distracted, and she assumes he’s off chasing the trail of his latest academic theory. In the meantime, she has plenty to do exploring the picturesque town of Chinon, from the imposing edifice of its namesake castle to the winding streets and charming plazas of the village below. She’s often in the company of the motley crew staying at her hotel, a bohemian jumble of artists and tourists that includes a seriously sexy British violinist who sets off all her warning bells. Emily can’t help but have romance on her mind, surrounded by the stories of the two tragic Isabelles of Chignon. Though separated by centuries – one a medieval royal besieged by political enemies, the other a chambermaid during the Nazi occupation – both women fell victim

to lost loves and sad fates, and both are rumored to have hidden priceless treasures somewhere in the town. But as days go by with no word from Henry, Emily becomes more and more uneasy, especially once she finds a cryptic clue she believes to be a message from him. Then events take a tragic turn, and she realizes she’s unknowingly stumbled into a tangle of present-day passions that may already have put her in deadly danger. Originally published in England, this pleasantly atmospheric tale is being reissued in the States just in time for some serious curling-up-under-ablanket winter escapism. Visions of sunlit ruins will enchant armchair travelers, and layers of ancient intrigue will thrill history buffs; romantics will enjoy watching a cynic open her heart to love, and there’s even a tinge of ghostly doings for fans of the gothic.

The Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club will meet Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Larkin Room. The public is invited to attend, admission is free, and new members are welcome. Following a brief business meeting, Harlan R. Jessup will present “Finding your Civil War Ancestors – Rebel or Yankee.” Jessup is a professional genealogist from Newtown, Conn., who specializes in researching families from western Connecticut and nearby New York and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www. naugatuckvalleygenealogyclub. org or call Dick Kreitner at 203881-8181.

Mystery Book Discussion Group Thursday, March 13, at 6 p.m., the Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss “The Boy in the Suit Case” by Lane Kaaberbol. New members are welcome.

College: creating your own path

Be it public or private, in state or out, the costs of attending college are higher than ever before. How prepared is your family to tackle these rising costs and pursue the goal of higher education? Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 9 get a fresh look at the essentials of college planning as Brenner Daylight Saving Time Begins - Turn clocks ahead one hour LeCompte and Jon Dibble of Morgan Stanley address some Monday, March 10 common myths, explain savings Police Commission alternatives, and most impor6 p.m...................................................Town Hall Conference Room tantly, provide you with the information you need to turn your Tuesday, March 11 child’s college dreams into realLibrary Board of Trustees ity. 6:30 p.m..................................................Middlebury Public Library Sign-up is required; call 203758-2634 or sign up at the ReferDemocratic Town Committee 7:30 p.m......................................................... Shepardson, Room 27 ence Desk. Refreshments will be provided. Republican Town Committee 7:30 p.m......................................................... Shepardson, Room 26 (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

Community Calendar

Movie showings

Wednesdays at 1 p.m., the liWednesday, March 12 brary shows a documentary Lions Club Meeting movie. Selected topics include 6:30 p.m.........................................Shepardson Community Center engineering, travel and history. Board of Finance Please call the library at 203-7587 p.m.............................................................. Shepardson, Room 26 2634 for specific information on which titles will be shown. Thursday, March 13 Fridays at 1 p.m., the library shows movies recently released Parks and Recreation 7 p.m................................................................ Shepardson, Room 1 to DVD. Please call the library at 203-758-2634 for specific movie Calendar dates/times are subject to change. titles to be shown. If your organization would like your event included in the community The Middlebury Public Licalendar, please email the information to brary is at 30 Crest Road. The

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Carol Elizabeth Skog, a Connecticut author of Swedish ancestry, will share the story of her first published book, “Enchantment Ädventyr, HCA and I Understand,” Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woodbury Public Library. Skog’s book looks at genealogy through the magic of the fairytale genre.  (Submitted photo) telephone number is 203-758- Tuesday afternoon from 12 to 4 2634, and the website is middle- p.m. All discussions are free and confidential.

Naugatuck Computer classes for seniors The library offers basic computer instruction for seniors. Want to learn how to use the Internet, email or type documents? Call the library at 203-729-4591 for the class schedule or to sign up. This program is funded by a generous grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Snacks and shows for seniors Tuesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., the library will host its monthly snacks and shows for seniors event. Enjoy the 1968 musical drama in which Barbara Streisand made her acting debut. Before the show, participants will make cinnamon cookie crunch popcorn. This event is open to patrons who are at least 50 years old and their guests. Registration is required. To sign up, visit or call the reference desk at 203-7294591.

Kids’ crafts Spring is in the air! Tuesday, March 11, from 4 p.m., young crafters from first grade and higher are invited to create tissue paper flowers. All materials will be provided.

Meditation The ongoing meditation practice will meet Tuesday, March 11, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Reading Room. It consists of periods of meditation with time for discussion. Please arrive by 5:50 p.m. as they start on time.

Whittemore Book Club The Whittemore Book Club will meet Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Main Reading Room. The selected reading is “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan. It’s a story about four mothers, four daughters and four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who’s “saying” the stories.

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New ladies’ book group Books for a new ladies’ book group, Whittemore Women, are available to pick up at the library this month. The group will meet every two months, allowing plenty of time to read and digest the novel. The first meeting will be Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s reading room, when the group will discuss “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter and select literature for future meetings. The Howard Whittemore Memorial Library is at 243 Church St. in Naugatuck. For information, call 203-729-4591 or visit

Southbury Oscar-nominated film Friday, March 14, from 6 to 8:15 p.m., patrons are invited to watch a PG-13 Oscar-nominated film based on the New York Times bestseller, “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for this event. The film tells the story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II in Germany. Although Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson), her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding in the family’s home, escape from the events unfolding around them in this film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).

Region 15 art Region 15 schools are observing Youth Art Month again this year by displaying local student artwork in the Gloria Cachion Gallery in the Southbury Public Library until Thursday, March 27. Art created by students from Gainfield Elementary School, Pomperaug Elementary School and Rochambeau Middle School will be displayed. Held annually, Youth Art Month emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality school art programs. For more information, call 203-262-0626 or visit www. The library is at 100 Poverty Road in Southbury.

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Woodbury Design your own glider Teens in grades 6 and higher are invited to drop in Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. to custom design their own gliders and then challenge each other in an obstacle course for the gliders set up in the Teen Department of the library. The winner will get a candy prize!

Kerry Boys concert The library will begin St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a Kerry Boys concert Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. The Kerry Boys are Mark James, originally from County Kerry, Ireland, and now from Cheshire, Conn., and Pierce Campbell from Prospect, Conn. These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish balladeers bring a humorous, high-energy show that has their audiences clapping and singing along in no time, engaging them from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original songs. The Kerry Boys sing with pristine harmonies rarely heard anymore, backing them up with powerful and expressive mandolin and guitar. Joining them for this concert will be Tony Pasqualoni on bass. This concert is free and open to the public.

American founders, free market economics Discussion of the American founders and the principles of free market economics will continue Tuesday, March 11; Thursday, March 13; and Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the gallery at the library. For more information, please leave a voice mail message for David at 203-2330384.

Fairy-tale genre author to speak Author Carol Elizabeth Skog, a Connecticut author of Swedish ancestry, will share the story of her first published book, “Enchantment Ädventyr, HCA and I Understand,” Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Using elements of Swedish folklore, Skog’s story introduces a genealogy or ancestral searching through the magic of the fairy-tale genre. She took to heart Hans Christian Andersen’s quote, “Life is the most wonderful fairytale of all.” Unlike fairy-tale fantasy, in her book all the characters once lived. Skog’s book includes three holiday menus and select traditional recipes enjoyed by the book’s characters. She will share how she researched her heritage, with tips on how to research one’s own heritage, including resource references.

Color photo exhibit

The March exhibit features the work of Jeff Pudlinski, a selftaught photographer. Pudlinski Date Time Address/Incident will host a reception for his ex02-27 09:46 62 Abbott Farm Road. Carbon monoxide hibit Saturday, March 8, from 2 (CO) alarm activation. Problem with CO de- to 4 p.m. at the library. The pubtector. Alarm company called. Zero readings lic is invited. on all levels. Pudlinksi tries to capture light within his shots just as the painter Eric Sloane did, but the photographs he takes have their own unique look. His photographs are one of-a-kind images. For more information, call 203-263-3502 or visit www. The liThe Middlebury Bee-Intelligencer online. brary is at 269 Main St. S. in Keeping you informed 24/7! Woodbury.

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Middlebury Senior Center News

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Free tax help Free income-tax assistance is provided at the senior center by the AARP Tax Aide program for low- to moderate-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. Call 203-577-4166 to obtain additional information or schedule an appointment with a certified AARP Tax Aide counselor.

the value of precious metals people want to sell. They also do free appraisals, so if you want to know how much your family heirlooms are worth, bring them in. We all have jewelry we don’t wear anymore that is doing nothing but sitting around. Now you can turn that jewelry into cash. Call 203-577-4166 for more information.

Commission on Aging meeting

Ask a pharmacist Matt Carrano of Hop Brook Pharmacy on Straits Turnpike in Middlebury, a certified pharmacist and native of Middlebury, visits the senior center each month to meet with individuals and answer questions. This month, he will visit Tuesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will discuss medication compliance.

Celebrating Shaker Family Ford Lincoln’s win of Middlebury Cub Scout Pack 6’s Business Pinewood Derby, are, left to right, Webelos 2 Scout Sean Barton (holding the winning car), Corey Shaker, Webelos 2 Scout Nathan LaBelle helping to hold the trophy, and Cubmaster Fran Barton. Troop 6 thanks all the businesses that supported this fundraiser.  (Margaret LaBelle photo)

Falls Avenue Senior Center Events Falls Avenue Senior Center events for area adults 55 and older follow. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 860-945-5250. Please speak with a staff member when calling as the senior center does not accept voice-mail reservations. The center is at 311 Falls Ave. in Oakville, Conn.

Strength, sculpt and tone The center’s free, 30-minute strength, sculpt and tone exercise class meets each Tuesday in March at 8:45 a.m. While sculpting and improving strength and balance, participants work muscles to tone them and get some cardiovascular training at the same time. Please register by the Monday before each class. Apple Rehab of Watertown sponsors this 10-week class.

Exercise class Fitness Expert Brian Reynolds of Thunder Sports and Fitness in Watertown will lead participants in a one-hour flexibility and core training class Tuesday, March 11, at 9 a.m. Participants will do a series of exercises to strengthen their bodies and reduce injuries. Reservations are needed by Monday, March 10.

Author talk on aging

will explain how diet directly affects our oral health. Learn which foods are best to eat and how oral health impacts nutritional status. Reservations are needed by March 12.

Wednesday, March 12, Watertown resident and author Cindy Eastman will share from her book “Flip Flops After 50 and Other Thoughts on Aging that I Remembered to Write Down.” Eastman’s St. Patrick’s Day heartwarming, humorous and Maggie Carchrie and Friends inspirational look at aging is guaranteed to connect with her audi- are returning to the center Friday, ence. Reservations are needed by March 14, at 2 p.m. for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. CarMarch 11. chrie will entertain and educate St. Patrick’s Day dessert the audience on the many traditions and customs of the Celtic social, dance culture. Reservations are needed The center is hosting a St. by March 13. Patrick’s Day Dessert Social Hour Wednesday, March 12, at 1 p.m. Card-making class Admission is a dessert to share. Tuesday, March 18, at 9 a.m., Please have desserts on plates Susan Reznak from Treasured ready to be served. From 1 to 2 Moments will help participants p.m., the Main Room at the center make two handcrafted birthday is open only to those participating or spring cards. The cost is $6. in the dessert social. Reservations Reservations are needed by are needed by March 11. March 17. Following the dessert social, the center is having a two-hour St. Social services Patrick’s Day dance beginning at assistance 2 p.m. DJ International is providing Older adults in need of social the music for this event. Reservaservices assistance may meet tions are needed by March 11. with Jim Dunn from the Western Diet and oral health Connecticut Area Agency on Thursday, March 13, at 9:30 Aging Wednesday, March 19, a.m., Nutritionist Paula Warncke from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dunn pro-

vides one-on-one sessions to answers questions and provide resources. Reservations are not needed.

Genealogy class Watertown historian Stephanie Lantiere will discuss immigration and naturalization at this month’s genealogy class Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m. Please bring a notebook and a pen or pencil to class. Reservations are needed by March 19.

Living at East Farms Randi Bellemare from the Village at East Farms will present “If You Thought You Couldn’t Afford to Live at the Village at East Farms, Think Again” Friday, March 21, at 2 p.m. Bellemare will discuss the many options for affordable living at this senior community in Waterbury. Reservations are needed by March 20.

Bible study

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Caregiver seminar

Monday, March 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a free training seminar will show how to care for someone with mental illness and offer techniques on how to relieve stress. The seminar is sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging. For more inforEnergy assistance mation, call National Family Caredeadline near giver Support Program CoordinaThe Middlebury Social Services tor Marissa Karp at 203-575-5449, office is taking applications for the ext. 116. 2013 Energy Assistance program through March 15. Please bring with you all proofs of income, bank statements and a copy of your en- Painted Pony restaurant ergy bill along with the number of As part of the Senior Dine lunch persons in your household and program, the senior center minitheir incomes, Social Security bus will go to the Painted Pony numbers and dates of birth. If you restaurant in Bethlehem Friday, have questions please call 203- March 28. You must have a Senior 577-4166, ext. 707. Dine card to participate. If you do not have a card, stop by the senior Trade in your gold center office to get one. If you want Monday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to go to the Painted Pony, call 203to 12 p.m., Prospect Jewelers will 577-4166 to reserve a seat. be at the senior center assessing


Student Government Social........................................ 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. RMS March Madness............................................ PHS Gym, 5 - 9 p.m. Student Government Dance............................................. 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 8 No Events Scheduled

Sunday, March 9 No Events Scheduled

Monday, March 10 MMS Spirit Week RMS Intramural Basketball.............................................. 2:45 - 4 p.m. Policy and Curriculum Comm...................PHS Media Center, 6 p.m. Board of Education.................................PHS AP Room 103, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 11 MMS Spirit Week Mr. Pomperaug Practice..............................................................1 p.m. RMS Intramural Basketball.............................................. 2:45 - 4 p.m. PHS Senior Collage Workshop............. Southbury Library, 6:45 p.m. PES PTO..........................................................................................7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 12 MMS Spirit Week GES PTO Budget Meeting (Steve Suriani)...............................10 a.m. RMS Intramural Basketball.............................................. 2:45 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 13 MMS Spirit Week Board of Education Budget Workshop.....PHS Media Center, 6 p.m. MES PTO Meeting.........................................................................7 p.m.

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MMS Spirit Week RMS National French Exam....................................................8:14 a.m. MMS Basketball Blowout................................................... PHS, 6 p.m.

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athletes had almost as much leg muscle as the younger athletes. There was little fat in the muscles of senior athletes. There was little loss of strength. Which means there’s hope for the rest of us. Here’s my theory, after viewing the photos: We might not get back all the muscles and strength we had when we were very active and younger, but we can get back some of it, even if we’ve been sedentary for years. At the very least we can maintain what we have and avoid further loss of strength.

Here’s what we get with regular exercise: • Physical stability: Our core muscles and legs can hold us up, keeping us strong and agile. Without that strength, we’re more likely to suffer from falls and broken bones. • Calcium remains in our bones, which gives them strength. • Self-confidence: When we can continue to do things for ourselves, we keep our independence. Ask about classes at your local senior center. Even yoga or tai chi would be a good place to start. Matilda Charles regrets she cannot personally answer reader questions, but she will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to

Enjoy lunch, entertainment and door prizes at the senior center Wednesday, March 19, at 11:45 a.m. The St. Patrick’s Day lunch menu will be assorted greens and beet salad, corned beef and cabbage, baby carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread, vanilla ice cream with crème de menthe, and beverages. The cost is $8 per person. Call 203577-4166 to reserve your seat.

Region 15 School Calendar

Exercise pays off Have you noticed your muscles seem to get weaker as you get older? It’s thought that starting at age 40, we lose about 1 percent of muscle mass each year. Multiple studies have questioned whether that muscle loss results from true aging or whether it’s from disuse. One particular study compared “master athletes” (recreational athletes who seriously exercised four to five times a week) who were 40 to 80 years old. Researchers measured leg strength, muscle mass and fat content of their muscles. They even took MRI scans of cross sections of the muscles of those at various ages who exercised versus those who didn’t. They discovered the loss of muscle mass and strength was not due to aging alone. Senior

The Middlebury Knights of Columbus (KoC) will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner Wednesday, March 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Shepardson Community Center. The meal will be traditional corned beef and cabbage with a side dish, beverages and dessert included. Irish dancers will perform at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for children 10 and younger, and $55 for a family of five.

St. Patrick’s Day luncheon

New Hope Anglican Church offers a nondenominational Bible study every Friday at 10 a.m. at the center. Join other seniors for Friday, March 7 the study and discussion. Reser- GES Spirit Day vations are not required. RMS Author Visit with Jeff Hirsch

‘Day Off From School’ program Monday, March 17, while Region 14 students are enjoying the long weekend off from school, those in grades kindergarten through five are invited to go to Flanders Nature Center to enjoy the great outdoors and discover signs of the changing season. The day will be spent with Flanders educators searching for signs of spring as they hike the meadows, forest and around the ponds of the Flanders property to find mammals and see what birds are back to nest. This will be a fun-filled day packed with exploring nature and enjoying age-appropriate stories, games and crafts. Parents are asked to have their children dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch. Preregistration is required. The cost per child per workshop is $30 for Flanders members and $35 for nonmembers. To register, call Flanders at 203-263-3711, ext. 10. For more information, visit www.flandersnaturecenter. Children enjoy a hike at Flanders Nature Center in Woodbury.  org.

Annual KoC St. Patrick’s Day dinner

The next Commission on Aging meeting will be Tuesday, March 18, at 9:30 a.m. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

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In Brief Redeemable bottle, can drive

Dinova’s Four Corners Grocery Store on Middlebury Road in Middlebury. The store is offering Boy Scout Troop 5 will hold a a 10-percent discount on redeemable bottle and can drive purchases for the food bank. fundraiser Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Village Death Café Square Plaza at 530 Middlebury Rabbi Dana Z. Bogatz, the Road in Middlebury. All Conchaplain for Brownstein Jewish necticut redeemable bottles (glass Family Service, will be the coorand plastic) and cans will be acdinator/facilitator for the second cepted. Call Michael Zinko at 203March meeting of the Death Café 758-8599 before March 8 if you Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. need bottles or cans picked up. at The Watermark at 611 East Hill Thank you for your continued Road in Southbury. support of Troop 5. The troop, The Death Café provides a chartered by Middlebury Consafe, nurturing place and comgregational Church, has been a munity in which to discuss fixture in Middlebury since 1978. people’s interest, questions and Since then, more than 60 of the concerns surrounding death. Its Boy Scouts from Troop 5 have goal is to increase awareness of earned the highest Boy Scout death with a view to helping peorank, Eagle Scout. ple make the most of their (finite) lives. Light refreshments will be Saturday church served. services There is no charge for this proThe Middlebury Congrega- gram. It is open to all adults, but tional Church is trying some- seating is very limited, and parthing new for the Lenten season ticipants must preregister, even – a service Saturday at 5 p.m. If if they have come to a previous you are not settled on a weekend Death Café. Registration is firstchurch service, if Sunday morn- come, first-served. To make a ings are problematic for you, or reservation, leave a message for if you just want to try something Rabbi Bogatz at 203-267-3177, new, give it a try. Come be a new- ext. 334. Please state “Watercomer with the others trying the mark” in your message to get Saturday service. signed up for the correct date The service will be shorter, and location. Participation is maybe 30 minutes or so. The limited to 10 people in order to music will be different, too, with keep the conversation open. no choir. This Saturday (March 8), the congregation will enjoy Roxbury chili cook-off drummers. If you’re looking for dinner something new to feed your spirThe Roxbury Congregational itual hunger, you’ll be very welChurch will host a chili cook-off come at the service. The Middledinner Saturday, March 8, from bury Congregational Church is 5 to 7 p.m. to support its mission on the green in Middlebury. work. There will be more than different types of chili, inMiddlebury Food Bank 10 cluding vegetarian, to be samfood drive pled and voted on by attendees. As their community service After tasting them, diners can project, siblings Maggie and enjoy their favorite style. Cooks Harold Smith, students at from the community will make Pomperaug High School, will the chili, and the event will incollect food for the Middlebury clude dessert. There will be Food Bank Sunday, March 9, macaroni and cheese for from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at younger children and those who

want to support the event but do not like chili. All proceeds will support the church’s mission trip to South Dakota July 5 to 12, 2014. A group of 30 will work to improve housing and provide a day camp for the children in the small town of Laplant, S.D. The public is invited to come and enjoy the cook-off, a good meal and supporting a great cause! The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for those 10 and younger. The event will be in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 24 Church St., Route 317, in Roxbury.

Shepardson Community Center at 1172 Whittemore Road in Middlebury. Sampson, principal and founder of AES Landscape Design, is a certified horticulturalist and accredited nursery professional. She is an experienced residential and commercial landscape designer who has created many attractive, functional and enjoyable landscapes and gardens throughout Connecticut and the Northeast. Learn more about her at The public is welcome to attend the talk; a donation of $5 is requested. Registration is not Theater auditions required for this event. For more The Community Theatre at information, call Mary Anne at Woodbury, in association with 203-758-2332. The Woodbury Arts and Cultural Commission, will conduct audi“Purim Unplugged” tions for their talent showcase, lunch and learn “That’s Entertainment!” Sunday, Rabbi Dana Z. Bogatz will March 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. and present a rollicking new look at Wednesday, March 12, from 7 to the holiday of Purim at a lunch 9:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec- and learn Wednesday, March 12, reation Building at 7 Mountain at 12 p.m. at the Jewish FederaRoad in Woodbury. The show tion of Western Connecticut. The will feature dancers, singers, mu- Federation’s Jewish Family Sersicians and dramatic readings. vice chaplain will lead a lively Performances are scheduled for and humorous discussion about Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, some of the lesser known parts April 13. of the Purim story. Lunch will be This is a musical the- served. ater-themed show, and they are The program will be in the looking for variety numbers that social hall at the federation at 444 are complete and ready to go. To Main St. N. in Southbury. It is schedule an audition, call Mau- open to the public, and there is reen Denver at 203-405-3855. a suggested lunch donation of Those without appointments $7.50 for adults. Reservations who wish to audition can drop should be made by March 10. To by and will be scheduled in as RSVP, call 203-267-3177. time permits.

Middlebury Garden Club meeting The Middlebury Garden Club will host a landscape design talk by Amy E. Sampson Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in Room 5 at

Free mental health, addiction training The Cheshire Human Services Committee is sponsoring a free program on understanding and recognizing the warning signs of addictions and mental health

issues. The Community Awareness Program is a two-part, sixhour training funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. It will meet Wednesdays, March 19 and 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the First Congregational Church at 111 Church Drive in Cheshire, Conn. (across from Town Hall; park behind the church). The program is designed to educate the community as well as individuals and families struggling with understanding and recognizing the warning signs of mental illness, substance abuse and addictions such as gambling. The training, given by mental health professionals, will cover topics such as community resources, support and treatment options. Food and refreshments will be provided. The program is for adults only, and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call Deb Kelleher at 203-640-5627 or email

Indoor flea market, tag sale The Church of St. Leo the Great will have 24 vendors at its indoor flea market and tag sale Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m in the Guild Hall at 14 Bentwood Drive in Waterbury. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund. For directions, call 203-574-9761.

Vendors sought The Rebekah Assembly of Connecticut, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, is looking for vendors and craft people for its Spring Fling Vendor/Craft Fair Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Temple at 3200 East Main St. in Water-

bury. Those interested can call Carol Maggi at 203-755-6214 or email The deadline is March 15.

Relay for Life The Team of Denze and Co. of the Greater Waterbury Relay for Life is sponsoring their 12th annual bus trip to Foxwoods Casino Saturday, March 29. The cost is $35 per person. The package includes $20 slot play and either the free buffet ($24 value) or a $10 food coupon. Three buses will leave from The Harold Leever Cancer Center at 1075 Chase Parkway in Waterbury at 1:30 p.m. sharp and return to Waterbury at approximately 11:30 p.m. Fifty-fifty bingo will be played on the buses; there also will be raffles and gifts. Reservations must be made as soon as possible. For questions, please call Art Denze at 203-7555761 or Brenda Denze at 203-7571775. All proceeds go to the Greater Waterbury Relay for Life. This charitable event has raised more than $31,000 in 11 years.

North Church seeks vendors North Congregational Church in Woodbury is seeking vendors for its annual church indoor flea market, which will be Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A single space is $35, and a double space is $60. Bring your own table or rent one for $6. For reservations and information call 203-263-5920. Located at 11 Main St. N. at the intersection of routes 6 and 47, the church has ample parking, and admission to the flea market will be free. Proceeds from the event will help support missions, programs and projects within the church.

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Winners of the Step Up 2 Dance Competition’s Photogenic category, left to right, Guiliana Mancini, Allysa Calabrese and Gaby Granito, all of Watertown, pose for a photo after receiving their awards. The event at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Southbury was attended by several area dance studios. Mancini, 10, was the overall highest scoring costume photogenic contestant. Calabrese, 8, was the overall highest scoring junior photogenic winner, and Granito, 17, was the highest scoring senior photogenic winner. All attend the Children’s Dance Workshop.  (Submitted photo)

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Friday, March 7, 2014



Students of the Year

Frederick N. Hardwick

Husband of Annamae Platt Pierce Hardwick

USA Middlebury Cheezic Tang Soo Do Students of the Year are, left to right, Christian Kjeldsen, Lukas Longo and Matthew Dawes. Kjeldsen was the junior category student of the year, Longo won the award for the Little Ninjas, and Dawes won in the adult category.  (Submitted photo)

Farm sells CSA shares Daffodil Hill Growers of Southbury will offer a CSA, community-supported agriculture, this season. A CSA is an agreement where people purchase a “share” in the farm for the season and receive a box of vegetables every week for a certain number of weeks during the growing season. Consumer benefits of belonging to a CSA include getting the freshest local vegetables within hours of their being picked. You also know where your food comes from and can visit the farm where it was grown. Value is another benefit for shareholders; during the height of the harvest, you most likely will receive extra items over and above the price of your share. “CSA fosters a sense of community, getting to know the other members at pickups and the farmers, who in this case are a family,” said Sara Blersch. “Everyone chips in and has a part of the farm they are responsible for.” Daffodil Hill’s CSA will run for 18 weeks, beginning in June and going until early October. In June a share could include some of the

following: greenhouse cherry tomatoes, lettuce, summer squash, spinach, cilantro, kohlrabi, kale, Swiss chard, radishes or salad turnips. A midsummer share could include heirloom tomatoes, Asian eggplant, peppers, cabbage, basil, cucumbers, summer squash, baby beets or turnips, and some type of bunching greens. A fall share could include potatoes, the last of the eggplant and peppers, broccoli, spinach, radishes, scallions, lettuce, salad mix, bunching greens, winter squash, and beets or carrots. CSA Members will receive a weekly email listing what is in the box that week, how to best treat the produce when it comes home, and recipes to try. Pick up will be at the farm on Horse Fence Hill Road in Southbury on Monday evenings from 3 to 7 p.m. Daffodil Hill Growers represents the third generation of farming for the Blersch family. At a time when milk and eggs were delivered to homes, Frank Blersch was a poultry farmer who

delivered fresh eggs to businesses and homes on an egg route that stretched from Southbury to Bridgeport. The farm was established in Southbury in 1949 when the Blersch family moved their poultry operation from Stratford to its Horse Fence Hill location in the South Britain section of Southbury. Frank’s two granddaughters, Sara and Laura, grew up on the farm and, after college, Sara was drawn to farming. With the support of her parents, she established Daffodil Hill Growers in 2006 with one tiny greenhouse and a desire to grow high-quality unusual plants. The business grew from there, adding more greenhouses and eventually moving away from wholesale to retail, selling at farmers’ markets. Sara oversees marketing, crop planning and day-to-day office operations. Her mom, Kathy, is responsible for greenhouse operations and decision-making and her father, Dave, keeps their tractors and implements in working order. Husband Dan oversees the irrigation system,

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she faces on a daily basis and what a great gift she had received in the puppy we raised.” Like 60 percent of Guiding Eyes’ puppy raisers, the Kirkwoods are repeat raisers. They currently share their home with a yellow Lab named Ireland, their second pup from Guiding Eyes. “The kids couldn’t wait to start another puppy,” said Kirkwood. “As a family, we have gained a lot of joy through raising Guiding Eyes puppies. The experience has taught our kids that we really can make a difference in someone’s life.” The Guiding Eyes Puppy Raising Program comprises more than 400 volunteers from Maine to North Carolina. Some already

have forever pets of their own, while others commit to raising guide dogs as a way to give back. No matter the circumstance, all puppy raisers agree the program is emotionally rewarding in a multitude of ways. Raisers live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, in apartments, town homes, and single-family residences. For additional information on Guiding Eyes’ Puppy Raising Program, call 1-866-GEB-LABS or visit Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit guide dog school founded in 1954. Since its inception, Guiding Eyes has grown to be one of the foremost guide dog schools in the world,

Continued from page 1 Volunteers are always invited to attend the graduation ceremony of the dog they helped to raise, which typically commences approximately six months after sending the puppy back to Guiding Eyes for formal training. It’s during this celebration that the raisers have the opportunity to meet the dog’s new partner and truly understand the impact a guide dog has in the life of a person with vision loss. “The day Farber graduated we were able to speak at length with the woman he was paired with,” shared Kirkwood. “At that point it all became real, the challenges

Frederick N. Hardwick, 95, of Middlebury died Monday, March 3, 2014, at home with his loving family. He was the husband of Annamae Platt Pierce Hardwick for more than 65 years in Middlebury. Mr. Hardwick was born July 4, 1918, in Waterbury and attended local schools. He was the son of the late Frederick A. and Ceres J. Hardwick. He held various management positions for 47 years at the Colonial Bank and Trust and retired as a vice president in 1983. A resident of Middlebury since 1949, he was a member of the Middlebury Congregational Church and served on the church’s board of finance. He was a member of the Middlebury Library Board, a member of the Watertown and Thomaston Rotary Clubs, a Boy Scout leader, and also studied banking at Williams College. Family was an important part of his life and he had a great love of travel and toured extensively. A World War II Army veteran, he served in the Aleutian Islands Campaign and also was stationed in Hawaii. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Byron E. Pierce (whose father, Clarence Pierce, was killed in action in World War II) and his wife, Dorothy, of Middlebury; two daughters, Dorian P. Hardwick of Cambridge, Mass., and Debra N. Hardwick Witman and husband, Jon Witman, of Rhode Island; four grandchildren: Byron Ethan Pierce; Brett Pierce and his wife, Kristina; Elias Witman; and Haley Witman; and two great-grandchildren, Alana Pierce and Chloe Pierce. The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson – Lovetere at 2 School St. in Woodbury is in charge of arrangements. The service will be Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at the Middlebury Congregational Church on the green in Middlebury. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rev. Charlie Luckey Educational Fund, c/o Middlebury Congregational Church, 1242 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT 06762. For online condolences, visit

field planting and the logistics of crop planting. Sara’s sisters-inlaw and other family members also pitch in from time to time, along with a crew of Vo-Ag students who make the farm run smoothly. This season, they will have 4.5 acres in production. The greenhouse will be open Saturdays and Sundays for plant purchases, including annuals, perennials and vegetable starts, from May 3 until the end of June. During the summer, the farm also will sell produce at farmers’ markets in Southbury, Newtown and Bethel. Sara said the CSA came into being because, “We needed something that would fill the season between the end of annuals and the start of mums, and pe- Loving husband, father and rennials just weren’t cutting it.” grandfather “I think the demand for fresh local food is something we unMr. Joseph J. Salvini, 88, of Middlebury, derestimated in the beginning,” died Sunday March said Sara’s husband, Dan Slywka. 2, 2014, at Glendale To learn more about the CSA Health Center in or to sign up for it, visit www. Naugatuck. He was and the widower of Eveclick on the CSA link at the top lyn (Drechsel) Salvini. of the page. Joseph was born in Queens, N.Y., July 22, 1925, son of the late Rose (Eggstein) and Joseph J. known for its cutting-edge train- Salvini Sr. He began his career as ing programs, commitment to a toolmaker at Western Electric, excellence, and dedication to its Able Machine Co. and Waterelite and superbly trained guide man’s Pen prior to working at dogs. In 2008, the school Bulova in New York for 13 years. launched Heeling Autism, a ser- In 1964, he moved to Middlevice dog program designed to bury, where he was an engineer provide safety and companion- and supervisor at Timex for 20 ship for children on the autism years. He later was a general manager at Bendix/Honeywell, spectrum. Guiding Eyes provides where he retired in 1989. He was all of its services at no cost and a communicant of St. John of the is dependent upon contributions Cross Church in Middlebury. to fulfill its mission. The organiJoe was an outgoing, fun-lovzation’s headquarters and train- ing man who was dedicated to ing center is in Yorktown Heights, his family and community. He N.Y., and its canine development center is in Patterson, N.Y. For more information, visit www., like Guiding Eyes on Facebook ( or follow @guidingeyes on Twitter.

Joseph J. Salvini

was an Explorer leader for nine years, spending much of the time hiking the mountains of New England. He served as chairman of the Conservation Committee for 30 years. He served as a board member for the Middlebury Land Trust, the Economic and Industrial Development Commission, Land Preservation Committee, and Beautification Committee. Joe served on the board of the Technology Group Credit Union for 23 years before it merged with Mutual Security. He loved living in Connecticut, traveling the back roads, enjoying the scenery and fresh air. He enjoyed picnicking and finding wonderful restaurants along the way. He was an avid woodworker and got pleasure fixing things for others. He leaves behind his son, Alan J. Salvini and his wife, Lisa, of Rangeley, Maine; two daughters, Susan M. Labeck and her husband, Stephen P., of Oakville and Linda R. Kimble of Watertown; and three grandsons, Michael A. Labeck, Tyler A. Kimble and Jeremy J. Kimble. Joe was predeceased by his sister, June Terpenning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m. at St. John of the Cross Church in Middlebury. Friends and relatives are asked to meet directly at the church. Entombment will follow in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum in Watertown. Arrangements are by Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Funeral Home in Waterbury. Memorial contributions can be made in Joe’s memory to United Way of Naugatuck Valley, 24 Leavenworth St., Waterbury, CT 06720. For more information or to send e-condolences, visit

Kevin McPhilips Tinley Loving son, brother, student

Kevin McPhilips Tinley, 21, of Southbury passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Virginia Tech University. Kevin was a 2011 honors graduate of Pomperaug High School and was studying to be an engineer at his beloved Virginia Tech. Kevin was born in Southbury Sept. 14, 1992, and loved living on Lake Lillinonah. Kevin also loved playing soccer, boating, fishing, and being with his friends at home and at school. Kevin was a proud member of the Theta Tau engineering fraternity. Kevin is survived by his mother, Marygaye (Lynch) Tinley; his father, Jeffrey Tinley; his three brothers: Jeffrey, Jim and Chris; his sister-in-law, Gina DiSalvo; his uncles, Dennis Tinley and Michael Corcoran; his aunts, Mary Tinley, Kathleen Lynch and Diane Lynch; and is predeceased by his uncle, Patrick Lynch. Kevin was blessed with the love of his niece, Adeline, and his cousins, Michael Tinley, Christopher Falcioni, Sean Lynch and Brian Lynch. Kevin died suddenly from an acute heart condition. He will be remembered for his brilliant smile, his wit and humor, his tenacity and deep moral convictions, his devotion to his family and friends, and his compassion for others. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 3, in Sacred Heart Church in Southbury. Arrangements were by Carpino Funeral Home in Southbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to Saint James Lutheran Preschool, 111 Peter Road, Southbury, Connecticut 06488. For more information or to leave e-condolences for the family, visit

Dry indoor air takes its toll Depending on your heat source, this winter likely has been one of the worst in recent memory when it comes to dry air in your home. Throat and respiratory problems are the first things most people notice, especially since we spend more hours indoors during the winter. Your wood furniture, musical instruments, wood floors and oil paintings take a beating too. Increasing the humidity levels in your home might seem easy – head to the big-box store and load up on inexpensive humidifiers. That might solve your problem for about a week, but then the realities begin to settle in. Humidifiers need maintenance so they don’t become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, which then gets blown into the room and can make you

even sicker than the dry air did. Minerals in the water become airborne and can leave a white dust, made worse if you have hard water. Depending on the type of humidifier, you’ll need wick and filter replacements, chemicals – and frequent cleanings. Here’s a breakdown of the types of humidifiers you’ll find: • Steam vapor – has a heating unit that creates warm mist • Ultrasonic – vibrates the water to produce a cool mist

• Impeller – uses a rotating disk to produce cool mist • Evaporators – a fan blows water over a wick or filter For tips on keeping your home safe while using a humidifier, check the Mayo Clinic site online ( and search for humidifiers. Read humidifier reviews on before you settle on a particular model. Read Consumer Reports online ( for guidance about better models before you make a purchase. Do the math to calculate the cost of wick, filters and chemicals. Go on YouTube to find ideas for building inexpensive evaporative humidifiers. Meanwhile, try these inexpensive ways to add moisture: Hang your wet laundry in the house to dry. Turn off the auto-dry on your

dishwasher and open the door after the final cycle so the steam will flow into the room. Keep a pot of water simmering on the stove (only if you’ll be home to keep an eye on it). Take a shower with the exhaust fan left off, then place a fan in the doorway to blow the humidified air into the next room. One of the benefits of higher humidity in your home is that you’ll feel warmer and will even be able to lower the thermostat a few degrees. Invest in a hygrometer to test your humidity levels. David Uffington regrets he cannot personally answer reader questions, but he will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Lady Panthers hold on to win over Hillhouse By KEN MORSE They don’t call it March Madness for nothing. When the state tournament rolls around, records and seedings go out the window in an all-out frantic-paced, thiscould-be-our-last-game scenario. That was the mood at the Panthers Den Tuesday night in Southbury when the 22nd seed 10-10 Hillhouse took on the 11th seed 15-5 Pomperaug High School Lady Panthers in firstround action of the Class L state tournament. The Lady Panthers came out hard, taking each possession down the floor like it was the last one of the game, opening up a quick 12-2 advantage. Four different players had assists on the first five baskets of the game as Pomperaug passed the rock around to find the open shooter. “We knew this was going to be a real physical game,” said senior captain Hannah Metcalf. “We knew there were going to be a lot of points scored, but it certainly gave us an edge to have that home court advantage.” Metcalf (22 points, seven rebounds, six steals) opened the scoring with a three-pointer on an assist from Lauren Rubinstein (11 assists, eight points). Katelyn Perrotti (18 points, 16 rebounds) backed up to the basket before dishing it off to Rachel Bonnanzio (10 rebounds, nine points) for a turn-around jumper off the window. Metcalf pulled down a rebound and fired a pass the length of the floor to Perrotti, who raced down the lane for a bucket as Hillhouse immediately called for a time out to try and settle the troops. Jen Catuccio (four points) tried to find room underneath

before spotting Metcalf in the corner for another three-pointer. When Perrotti converted an inbounds pass from Rubinstein, the Panthers were up by 10 with the score 12-2 at the 5:35 mark of the opening period. Hillhouse began to attack the middle and win the battle on the boards. A 24-15 edge in rebounds is what got the Academics back into the game. Shyla Osmond (22 points) started to penetrate the Panthers press. Madison Cowan (15 points) converted second and third chances as Pomperaug scrambled to a time out, clinging to a 14-11 advantage. It was game on at that point when Rubinstein and Metcalf hit on back-to-back threes, and Pomperaug went into the second period holding a 22-17 lead. “We expected this kind of high-scoring game,” said Pomperaug head coach Joe Fortier. “We knew that Hillhouse likes to run, and we were not about to change the way we play just for one game. “They are a tough physical team, and they had the advantage in rebounds. But I thought we did a better job in the second half, boxing out and getting our share of the boards.” Allison Ostar (six points) came on to give the Panthers an added presence in the paint, and she quickly converted two baseline drives that stretched the Pomperaug lead to 36-24 with 2:38 left in the half. Caly Farina (seven points) showed her ability to take the ball through traffic and scored six points in the period to help the Panthers build a 40-30 lead at the half. Hillhouse came out in the third period looking to get back

Pomperaug High School girls’ basketball team’s no. 53, Allison Ostar, battles with Hillhouse no. 41, Alexis Beene, for a rebound during Tuesday’s Class L first-round action. The Panthers prevailed, winning by a score of 74-70.  (Ken Morse photo)

in the game. A 7-0 run pulled them up by the boot straps as they cut the deficit to 43-41 with 4:28 left in the third period. Catuccio mixed it up down low and came away with a hardfought put-back to extend the lead. Metcalf went the length of the floor on a steal to give Pomperaug a little breathing room. But the Academics were not March 7 - 15, 2014 taking no for an answer and responded with another 7-0 run to Gymnastics Saturday, March 8................ CIAC Open (A)........................................... TBA finally take their first lead of the Saturday, March 15.............. New England Tournament (A)..................... TBA game 48-47 with 1:36 left in the period. Boys’ Swimming and Diving Both Metcalf and Rubinstein Friday, March 7................... SWC Swim Championships (A).............. 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13.............. CIAC Class L Diving Trials/Finals (A).. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15.............. CIAC Class L Qualifying (A)............... 6:15 p.m.

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picked up their fourth fouls, and the Panthers were in danger of losing both for the remainder of the game. Ostar and Bonnanzio responded with buckets in the lane to give Pomperaug a slim 5148 lead entering the final period. The Panthers started to pull away, opening up a 58-50 lead on the strength of a 24-20 advantage in rebounds in the second half. Then, over a three-minute span, Hillhouse went on an 11-0 tear led by Osmond, who scored on four straight possessions to put the Academics out in front 64-60 with 3:31 left to play.

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“We had a designed play in the huddle that I would try and get some separation,” said Perrotti. “It worked a couple of times for us, but on the last one I took a hard foul. This was a tough physical game but it was a little easier playing on our home court.” Metcalf went 6 for 6 at the line, and her two foul shots with just four seconds to play made it a two-possession game and left Pomperaug headed to a second-round match-up with 6thseeded Wilton tonight, Friday, March 7, in Wilton at 7 p.m.

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That’s when the Panthers found their poise, and Hillhouse was rattled as a technical foul by the Academics gave the momentum back to Pomperaug. It was time to put the Panthers on the line if Hillhouse was to have a chance. The Panthers, just 4 of 11 from the foul line at that point, found nerves of steel and dropped 10 of 16 through the cylinder with the game on the line. Bonnanzio came up with two huge rebounds in the game’s final minute, and Perrotti put the Panthers ahead twice with two late baskets.

Nuggets for Life By CYNTHIA DE PECOL

paced walking anywhere you go. Sit, stand and walk tall, holding your abdominal muscles strong, creating space for your organs to function well. Choose to take the stairs, whisk around the house, cleaning with a smile on your face. See going to the gym and classes as an adjunct to your already fit lifestyle. When you flop on the couch for your fave series, fully enjoy the rest. Stay mindful of living in the mo-

ment with whatever you’re doing. Leave the past behind, where it’s meant to be, and let the future unfold naturally. Living in the now in an awakened state, truthfully, honestly, happily, is the best preparation for a healthy spring. This week’s nugget for life is to ready yourself for the lightness of spring in the here and now. Drink lots of water every day to help your body systems continually flush toxins and feel hydrated. I’m over a mile high in the Rocky Mountains now, and it reminds me of how vitally important water is because, at this altitude, if you’re not infusing your body with water, the effects are felt immediately. Water is a wonderful gift. Reboot and recharge your life

by letting go of heavy thoughts, weighty issues and stresses of the mind in two ways. Meditate for five minutes in the morning and again at night, focusing on the spaciousness inside your heart while you inhale and exhale quietly and smoothly. Carve out two minutes before bed to journal all the things you appreciate from the day for a better sleep. Today I appreciate the active lifestyle and healthy, happy, fit people of the Rocky Mountains! Good health, nutrition, sound sleep and a positive mind will help you make March matter! De Pecol is a yoga instructor, Reiki master and life coach who lives in Washington, Conn. See or email

Smelly tonsil stones common in young adults DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the best way to get rid of tonsil stones, besides sticking my finger down my throat as far as I can and trying to dislodge the smelly things? More importantly, what is the way to prevent tonsil stones? I never had them until a year or so ago. – S.M. ANSWER: Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are the not uncommon (one study reported them in 7 percent of young adults) but seldom discussed clusters of calcified material that lodge in the tonsils. Your tonsils, those ovalshaped swellings on the sides of the back of your throat, are important for the cells of the immune system. Tonsilloliths form in the crypts (deep valleys) of the tonsil, and sometimes are visible as white


or yellow spots when looking in the mirror. They become bothersome if they are large enough to cause discomfort or difficulty swallowing, but often they are noticed because of their unpleasant odor. Tonsilloliths often spontaneously come out of the tonsils; they usually are described as waxy or hard, with a peculiar odor.


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I don’t recommend sticking your finger in the back of your throat. The gag reflex can be very strong, and the tonsils have a very good blood supply, so damaging them can be very bloody. Some authorities recommend removal using the tongue attachment of a Waterpik (or similar device), but I have had general success with saltwater gargles. Very large or recurrent tonsilloliths are an indication for a visit to the ENT doctor. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My blood count showed that my hemoglobin is too high. Everything else is normal. My doctor says the hemoglobin is high because I smoke. The doctor is on me, every time I see him, to stop smoking. I want to, but I haven’t been able to. Is he putting me on with another scare tactic? – S.C. ANSWER: Hemoglobin is the stuff inside red blood cells that grabs onto oxygen as the blood cells pass through the lungs. Determining a person’s hemoglobin is a surrogate for determining the number of red blood cells. The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke prevents the attachment of oxygen to the red blood cell. The body senses an oxygen deficit. It ups the production of

red blood cells to compensate. The hemoglobin count rises. Your doctor is telling you the truth. Now you’ve got two doctors harping on you. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing to see if the medicine I get in the U.S. is the same that I get from India. I took Evista by Eli Lilly, which says there is no generic; however, my supplier from India says there is a generic. – A.O. ANSWER: India has no patent protection of medications, so many Indian companies make versions of U.S. pharmacologic drugs at greatly reduced cost. Some of the companies are exceedingly reputable, and the drugs are identical. However, you don’t have the guarantee of purity that comes with government regulation of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and Canada. While I understand wanting to save money on an expensive medication, you’re taking a risk. 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 32853–6475. (c) 2014 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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gnawed food containers or disturbed attic insulation – many homeowners will contact a pestcontrol professional. This is a wise choice if they can’t locate where mice are entering the house or where they’re nesting, because exterminators can help pinpoint those locations. From there on things get decidedly DIY, even with a pest-control service. First, you’ll need to decide on the type of trap to deploy. Most are lethal or injurious to the mouse – if you’re opposed to killing, few options are available other than to live trap and relocate the mouse. The exterminator may recommend a number of options, including the familiar “snap” trap, open glue traps or an enclosed glue trap, in combination with a rodent poison. He or she may recommend a slower-acting poison that mice bring back to the nest with bait or on their paws or fur – the poison levels build up until the mouse dies, along with any other mice that have eaten the bait or licked the affected mouse. What to use depends on different factors. Traps and poisons cannot be put into areas of the house where pets or small chil-

By Samantha Mazzotta dren can access them. Enclosed traps (sort of like larger roach motels, where the mouse sneaks inside and gets stuck on a glue pad) are somewhat safer but don’t always work well. The traps need to be placed near suspected nesting areas, but not too close, as mice will figure out the game quickly. And their location and bait need to be changed frequently, about once per week. Place traps or poison in outof-reach areas where you have found evidence of mice infestation, such as the tops of kitchen cabinets, well inside or behind lower cabinets, and attics or crawlspaces that cannot be accessed by pets. Try different baits in different locations, such as peanut butter, pieces of bread or yeast rolls, or meat. If the mouse doesn’t take the first bait, look at the food packages the mouse has gnawed into and use a bit of that food as bait.

Meantime, remove any accessible sources of food. Throw away any packages that have been gnawed open. Undamaged food products that are packaged in cardboard or paper should be repackaged in sturdy plastic or metal containers. Thoroughly clean the cabinets, pantry and other storage areas to remove spilled food, crumbs and mouse droppings. This will allow you to see any new droppings so you can figure out where the mice most often roam. The lack of food also will drive the mice toward the bait and traps. Once a mouse is caught, remove it immediately and clean the spot with an ammonia-based cleaner, like Windex, to remove much of the mouse’s scent and prevent alarming other mice. Bait and place a new trap a few feet away from the old location. Send your questions or home tips to (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

When using a snap trap, try putting the bait inside a small piece of pantyhose before attaching to the trap. The mouse may catch its teeth in the nylon, delaying it long enough for the trap to snap.

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Special feeders are available, but many homeowners just place it on an upright skewer or even rub it onto the tree trunk. Raw suet can be set out throughout the winter and colder spring months, but experts advise against putting it out in warm weather. Suet not only turns rancid in the heat but also melts, creating a risk of coating a bird’s feathers and making flight difficult. Warm-weather brands of suet are available, however. On a side note, avoid putting out bacon drippings for birds. The preservatives used in commercially prepared bacon can be bad for their long-term health. (And ours, too, but that’s another story.) Send your questions or comments to (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Please tell your readers to remember to keep their bird feeders full in cold weather. Use high-energy food or suet, if possible. When the ground and plants are covered with heavy snow, it’s very difficult for birds to find enough to fill their stomachs. I have two feeders that I fill twice a day, and I keep suet out at all times. “My” birds are very happy and full! – D. Oswald, Palmyra, N.Y. DEAR D.: You told them! Even though we’re turning a corner into spring, in much of the country – especially after this difficult winter – snow will cover the ground well into March and even beyond. Birds that do not migrate but “winter over” have to put up with the snow and ice just as we humans do. But food is likely hard to find, particularly in this transition period when wintertime sources of food have been depleted. Keeping a backyard feeder filled with birdseed is helpful, while suet – basically, beef fat – gives birds extra energy and nutrients. Place suet about 5 feet off the ground and close to a tree trunk.

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This fine young dog is quite the character! He is charming but is such a goofball! Dublin is 3 years old and very well behaved. He loves other animals including cats! He would do well with an active family or person. He does extremely well with females (the two-legged ones), and if he can have it, he would prefer to be with them! Not saying he can’t get along with males; he just will have to get to know them first. Come down and meet the sweet boy and prepare to fall in love!

This is Mr. Pistachio. He was taken in by a woman who found him in one of her feral colonies (he just showed up for lunch one day). He clearly did not belong there, so she scooped him up, got him vaccinated and neutered, and off to a rescue he went. He is available for adoption and will make someone a truly wonderful family pet. He would rather not be with dogs but seems to be fine with other cats.

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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