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Prepare now for natural disasters By MARJORIE NEEDHAM Mary Grace Keating from the Connecticut Department of Public Health shared disaster preparedness tips April 11 during a free workshop at the Middlebury Public Library. The program was sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation as part of the library’s Lifelong Learners Program. Keating may understand the need for preparedness better than many. She grew up here, but lived in California for a while, returning to Middlebury in 2002. “When I lived in California, we always had a duffel bag ready to go in case of wildfire,” she said. Keating, a registered nurse who trained at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, is in the office of public health preparedness and response. She said the motto in her department is “Learn to live prepared.” She noted our local emergency preparedness director is Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department Chief Paul Perrotti. “I’ve know him since he was a teenager,” Keating said. “You have really committed people here in Middlebury.” Keating said she also serves as the state’s hospital preparedness coordinator and as the state Medical Reserve Corps coordinator. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are trained to respond to public health needs in case of a disaster, and the Torrington Health District, which serves Middlebury, has one. Keating noted state hospital preparedness coordinators were put in place following 9/11. There is one in each state. Keating stressed the importance of letting local authorities know if you have a health condition that would be adversely affected by a natural disaster. For example, do you rely on medical equipment that requires electricity, or do you have medications that require refrigeration? She said some people are reluctant to share such personal information. “Public officials need to know of your special needs so they can help you,” she said. “If you know people who haven’t let officials know about their medical condition, please tell them to report it.” She also urged everyone to sign up for the Connecticut Alert system. You can find it at You can sign up

Mary Grace Keating of the Connecticut Department of Public Health stands by part of the display on disaster preparedness she brought to her workshop on the subject. She spoke at the Middlebury Public Library last Friday.  (Marjorie Needham photo) to receive location-based emergency notifications on multiple devices via mobile phone, email, PDA, fax, VOIP lines and text/voice messaging, and you can set the order in which messages are sent to the devices. You also can have messages sent to other locations, such as your office, your child’s school or towns in which your relatives live. Keating mentioned the Halloween snowstorm that hit this area in 2011 and said it probably left area residents without power for the longest time ever. Keating said it’s important to be prepared for such lengthy power outages. We need to stockpile water, allowing two gallons per person per day. She suggested rotating through the water supply, periodically replacing the older containers with newer ones. She said people with fireplaces need to be sure they have enough clean, dry wood to use their fireplaces as a source

of heat. It’s not enough to have wood stored outside in the weather; it needs to be where it is clean and dry. And it’s best if it is in an easily accessible location, too, so you don’t have to try to get to it under difficult conditions. “It’s nice to be able to stay in your house as long as it’s not dangerous,” Keating said. She noted the need to keep cell phones charged during power outages. That can be done by going to a charging station such as the library or Shepardson Community Center in Middlebury, or by running your car while your cell phone is plugged into it. Keating brought along a large plastic bin set up as an emergency supply kit. She suggested everyone prepare a similar kit, and then went over what the kit contained. One item was a large manila envelope containing copies of important docu-

ments. Make copies of each family member’s driver’s license, Social Security card and birth certificate and your pet(s) vaccination records. Include a list of contact telephone numbers and a list of health information. Also put in the envelope photos of your family members. Should you get separated from your family because of a natural disaster, the photos can help you reunite. Other items in the bin were a blanket, a pocket radio (with batteries or a hand crank), a first aid kit, aspirin, a flashlight, trash bags, all-purpose wipes, plastic cutlery, napkins and paper towels, dust masks, pliers, a can opener, plastic sheeting, duct tape, spare batteries, bleach, an eye dropper, a toothpaste and toothbrush, soap, a whistle, a threeday supply of nonperishable food, a three-day supply of water and books, playing cards and crayons.

The list of items is available at www. Other resources available at that site are brochures and a video. All the brochures Keating brought to the workshop can be downloaded at the site, including the pamphlet, “Connecticut Guide to Emergency Preparedness.” For those who prefer, a printed copy of the pamphlet can be requested through the web page. The nine-page pamphlet walks readers through preparing for an emergency, starting with educating yourself about potential dangers, making a plan for you and your family and putting together the emergency supply kit. It also discusses considerations for children and those who have difficulty seeing, walking, hearing or have medical conditions. The pamphlet also has a form on which you can list important names and phone numbers. It tells you what to do in case of a number of different emergencies: natural disasters, biological emergencies, chemical emergencies, nuclear emergencies, pandemic flu emergencies and drinking water emergencies. The pamphlet is available in nine different languages. There also is a downloadable video for the deaf and hard of hearing that presents the material in American Sign Language. In conjunction with the Department of Health, the Department of Homeland Security offers emergency information in the form of pamphlets including preparing for emergencies, preparing your pets for emergencies and preparations older Americans should make. These can be ordered or downloaded at www.ready. gov when you click on “Order Publications” in the bottom left corner of the page. A longstanding issue for pet owners has been that most shelters have not accepted pets. This meant people had a choice of evacuating and leaving their pets behind or staying in their homes with their pets. Keating said, “After Katrina (in New Orleans in 2005), many people died because they stayed with their pets.” She said that has prompted officials to come up with ways to accommodate pets when their owners have to evacuate. She said Connecticut’s State Animal Response Team is working on this issue.

Rescuers use Jaws of Life By MARJORIE NEEDHAM Middlebury Acting Police Chief Richard Wildman reported the Middlebury Police and Fire Departments responded to a one-car accident Thursday, April 10, at approximately 12:27 p.m. The accident was on Route 63 southbound near the I-84 Exit 17 eastbound exit ramp. When they arrived, they determined the driver, Raymond Widziewicz, 76, of Wolcott had drifted off Route 63 for no apparent reason and then went down the right shoulder and struck a fire hydrant, a large rock and, finally, a utility pole. Widziewicz was operating a 2001 Subaru Forester Middlebury firefighters extricated Widziewicz from the vehicle, but he had no pulse and was not breathing. Police, fire, and Campion Ambulance paramedics worked on him and then Connecticut Lighting and Power personnel work to repair electric lines that fell after the Subaru transported him to Waterbury Forester in the photo hit the utility pole. The medical examiner determined the car’s driver, Raymond Hospital, where he later died. Connecticut Lighting and Widziewicz of Wolcott, likely suffered a massive heart attack just prior to the accident.  (Submitted photo) Power responded to the scene

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Library Happenings.......... 2 Obituaries....................... 5 Region 15 School Calendar....3 Senior Center Events....3, 4 Sports Quiz..................... 6 Varsity Sports Calendar.... 6

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because some wires had come down. There were power outages in the area, including at Le Bobadel, for a short time. The Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Accident Investigation Team responded to lend a hand to the Middlebury Police Department with mapping, photographs and evidence recovery. The Connecticut Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control and a traffic pattern while police investigated. There were no other vehicles involved, and the driver was alone in the car. Wildman reported Friday, April 11, that the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said it appears Widziewicz had a massive heart attack just prior to going off the road and it was the cause of his death. Middlebury Police also were expecting to receive assistance from inspectors with the Connecticut Motor Vehicle Department Vehicle Safety Division, who were to examine Widziewicz’s vehicle and determine if any me-

chanical defects may have contributed to the accident. Weidziewicz’s obituary said he graduated from Fairfield University in 1959 and taught social studies at Seymour High School for 35 years until his retirement. Area residents may have known him through his memberships in the Connecticut Education Association, Connecticut Education Association - Retired, Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut and the National After School Association. He also was a board member at the Wolcott Library for 10 years, and was on the Greater Waterbury Cable Council, Waterbury Advisory Board and the Democratic Town Committee. He was a member of the Derby Elks Lodge #571, Polish American Club in Naugatuck, SVAS and a social member of Catholic War Veterans St. Michael’s Post 1562. Sgt. Desmarais and Officer Demers are the investigating officers. The police department asks anyone who witnessed the accident to call them at 203-577-4028.

Boy Scout Troop 444 Annual Flower Sale What: Assorted potted flowers on sale When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: On the green in Middlebury

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What: Annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 3 to 10 When: 1 p.m. Where: Shepardson Community Center field (Rain date April 26)

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The Friends of the Middlebury Library Annual Book Sale will be Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday, May 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Middlebury Public Library. Tuesday, April 22 The sale will feature thousands of Economic and Industrial Development Commission books in more than 40 categories, 6:30 p.m. ............................................Town Hall Conference Room along with audio books, CDs and Conservation Commission DVDs. 7:30 p.m......................................................... Shepardson, Room 26 A preview sale Saturday, May 3, from 8 to 9 a.m. will cost $5; othWednesday, April 23 erwise admission is free. Monday is 50-percent-off day. Tuesday feaNAMI Waterbury General Support Group 7 p.m....................................Room 3D, 969 W. Main St., Waterbury tures a bag sale. Fill a small plastic bag for $5 or a large reusable bag Calendar dates/times are subject to change. for $10. All bags will be provided If your organization would like your event included in the community calendar, please email the information to at the sale. Sale proceeds benefit the Middlebury Public Library and go toTony’s ward services and programs outside the scope of the town budget. “Due to the current state of the USED TIRES In the past this has included sureconomy, YOU CAN’T AFFORD $ round sound audio-visual equip& up NOT TO GO TO TONY’S TIRES!” ment, Kindle ebooks, passes to Manufacturers’ Rebates Available area museums and parks, as well WHEEL PACKAGE LAYAWAYS as many adult and children’s proices grams throughout the year. For “My prorth 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT $ are w e!” more information, call the library our EVERYDAY LOW PRICE! the rid or email FriendsMidLib@gmail. M-F 7:30-6 • SAT 8:30-3 FREE Alignment w/purchase of 4 tires com. 2067 S. Main St. • WTBY 203-575-1350



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This month, you can pick up a “Libraries in the Movies” trivia game at the library. Each completed game will be placed in a drawing to win one of three prizes. First prize is two tickets to the May 2 performance of “Hair” at the Palace Theater, second prize is a Town Tavern gift card, and third prize is a Middlebury Baking Co. gift card. All entries must be turned in by April 30. The Middlebury Public Library is at 30 Crest Road. The telephone number is 203-758-2634, and the website is

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sion. Please arrive by 5:50 p.m. as views taken throughout the seathey start on time. sons in Connecticut. Munno’s photos are available Dating tips through a variety of different me“Spring into Dating: Seven Sim- dia including greeting cards, ple Tips to Build Confidence and DVDs, CDs, ebooks and a 2015 Make Dating Easier” will be pre- Connecticut Calendar. See the exsented by Ronnie Ryan Tuesday, hibit on the gallery wall during April 22, at 6:30 p.m. This fun and regular library hours. The Howard Whittemore Meinformative workshop will empower you with dating skills and morial Library is at 243 Church St. build your confidence when dat- in Naugatuck. For information, call ing. Call the library at 203-729- 203-729-4591 or visit whittemore4591 to register or for more infor- mation.


Career coach to visit The Connecticut Department of Labor’s career motor coach will visit Naugatuck Thursday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The coach is a mobile career center and computer lab serving the citizens of Southwestern Connecticut. Access will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The coach will park on the undeveloped “Parcel C” in downtown Naugatuck at the corner of Maple and Water streets just off Route 8 and the Metro North train station. Call the library at 203-729-4591 for more information.

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Library closings The library is closed today, Good Friday, April 18, and will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20. The library will be open Saturday, April 19, during regular business hours, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday movie The Wednesday afternoon movie April 23 at 1 p.m. in the Kingsley Meeting Room is being shown as part of the library’s celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. In this rollicking comedy, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton engage in a battle of the sexes as Petruchio, a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife, sets his sights on Katherina (Kate), who wants no part of marriage. Stay tuned. Due to licensing and copyright agreements, film titles cannot be listed. The room has surroundsound theater with a listening system available. This program is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 29, starting at 4 p.m., Magic Carpet Readers for children in grades one to three will meet to discuss “The Cloud Spinner” written by Michael Catchpool and illustrated by Alison Jay. In this delightful ecological story, a boy learns he is able to weave cloth from the clouds. When this gift catches the eye of the greedy king, the results are ominous – how will the kingdom survive without the valuable reShake-Scene with source of clouds? Stephen Collins Books are available from the Celebrate William Shakelibrary. Readers will take part in a craft, enjoy refreshments and take speare’s 450th anniversary with away the book for our next monthly actor Stephen Collins, who will present his original one-man show meeting. “Shake-Scene,” Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. in the Kingsley meeting Art exhibit The April art exhibit features room. From the evil machinations photography by Oxford, Conn., of Richard III to the philosophical resident John Munno. Munno is a bantering of Falstaff to the brilliant well-known nature and landscape oratory of Brutus and Antony, Colphotographer whose focus is the lins brings the bard’s words to life. beauty of Connecticut and New Shakespeare’s tragedies, comeEngland. The exhibit features sev- dies, histories and sonnets are all eral seascapes taken at Acadia represented in this exciting show. Collins grew up in Cambridge, National Park in Maine as well as

Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m., the library will host its monthly snacks and shows for seniors event. Watch a 1953 romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in which a princess befriends an American reporter on a trip to Rome. Before the show, participants will make an Italian appetizer, mouthwatering bruschetta with a choice of toppings. “The ONE Thing: The This program is made possible Surprisingly Simple by the Friends of the Whittemore Truth Behind Library. It is open to patrons who are at least 50 years old and their Extraordinary Results” guests. Registration is required. by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Visit or call the reference desk at 203-729-4591 to sign up. (Bard Press, $24.95) Reviewed by Molly Ford

Mass., and received a bachelor’s degree from UMass Boston. After 20-plus years in a sales career, he is back doing what he truly loves – performing and teaching. He has recently been teaching seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost and contemporary poetry at locations throughout the country. “Shake-Scene,” the newest addition to his repertoire, has met rave reviews. This program is sponsored by the Library Board of Director’s Gift Fund. Registration is required. Call 203-262-0626, ext. 130, to register.

Photography exhibit The photography show/exhibit series “Our Natural World – A World Like We’ve Never Seen” by Jeff Pudlinski will be on display in the Gloria Cachion Gallery in the Southbury Public Library until Sunday, May 4. Pudlinski is a selftaught photographer who has won more than 275 awards along with two international features for his photography. For more information, call 203262-0626 or visit The library is at 100 Poverty Road in Southbury.

Woodbury Little clay critters Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m., teens in grades six and higher are invited to create little animals with polymer clay. Using the book “Clay Creation Workshop” for inspiration, teens can make colorful clay animals to take home. All materials will be provided. Drop in any time between 2 and 4 p.m.

Art exhibit Barbara Rose Romaine’s first public art show is the April exhibit at the library. Her art is vivid, colorful and entertaining to the eye. Her two collections being shown are “Dancing People” and “Humans in The Wild.” Most of her pieces are on felt mat board done with pen and chalk pastel; other works are done in watercolor and ink. See her work at For more information, call 203263-3502 or visit The library is at 269 Main St. S. in Woodbury.

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The ongoing meditation practice will meet Tuesday, April 22, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Reading Room. It consists of periods of meditation with time for discusVOICES

If your day-to-day life is feeling like a treadmill where everything is urgent but nothing gets done, bestselling authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan have a solution for you. It is called “the one thing.” The idea is you need to pause, evaluate your end goal, and then

focus only on the “one thing” that will move you toward that goal, working on it until the task is complete – whether it takes minutes or months. In the wake of advice books that focus on multitasking as a productivity solution, this viewpoint is a breath of fresh air. More 3 importantly, according Page to the authors, this “one thing” method is how extraordinary results are

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best achieved, both in today’s society and throughout history. But though the solution is simple in theory, it can be difficult to put into practice. That’s where the authors’ guidance is crucial. The book promises that, by focusing on one thing relentlessly, we can turn a goal into an accomplishment. With advice on how to define, choose, modify and measure the results of pursuing the one thing, we can move closer and closer to achieving our most important goal. While the book is informative, it’s not just a step-by-step manual on productivity. Broken into short chapters that start with motivational quotes, the authors’ mix of case studies and their own experiences running successful ventures offer entertainment as well as guidance. This is more than just a study of productivity concepts; it’s a practical how-to guide for blocking out mundane distractions and managing time in everyday life. Do you want to accomplish that big goal you have been trying to complete for years? This is your read. For more reviews by Molly Ford, visit (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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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.

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Mohegan Sun trip The senior bus is available to transport 20 seniors to the Mohegan Sun Casino Tuesday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $10, which includes transportation only. When making a reservation, please indicate if the senior bus is transporting you from your home or the center. The bus will depart from the center at 8:30 a.m. and will leave the casino promptly at 2:30 p.m. for the return trip to Watertown. There will not be a scheduled stop for dinner. Reservations are needed in person by April 21. Payment is required when making your reservation. The trip will be canceled if there are fewer than 10 reservations.

The center’s free, 30-minute strength, sculpt and tone exercise class meets each Tuesday 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. Kimberly Johnston of Fitness at the Edge in Middlebury teaches this class. Connecticut wills Please register by the Monday before each class. Apple Rehab of If you have questions about Watertown sponsors this 10-week wills in Connecticut, join Judge class. Domenick Calabrese of the 22nd

Probate District Tuesday, April 22, ricultural Experiment Station. Resat 2 p.m. Judge Calabrese will help ervations are needed by April 21. participants understand the laws Cooking class as they apply to creating and executing wills in our state. ReservaFind out what Chef Corky tions are needed by April 21. Plourde is cooking in April by attending her class Thursday, April Preparing garden soil 24, at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are “Preparing the Soil Before needed by April 21. Spring Planting” will be the topic Genealogy 101 of a gardening class Wednesday, April 23, at 10 a.m. Kimberly Kent Local genealogy instructor and will offer instruction on simple soil Town Historian Stephanie Lantiere tests, amendments and ways to till. will discuss the census at this Kent is the owner of Wild at Heart, month’s Genealogy 101 class a landscape maintenance and de- Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m. sign company, and has been an Please bring a notebook and a pen associate with The Garden in or pencil to class. Reservations are Woodbury for the past 14 years. needed by April 23. Reservations are needed by April 22. ‘Dino’ to perform “Dino” is coming back to the Garden pests center Friday, April 25, from 2 to 4 Wednesday, April 23, at 2 p.m., p.m., when talented singer Jack learn about pests in the garden Lynn will present his show. Admisfrom Katherine Dugas, research sion is an appetizer to share. Resassistant with the Connecticut Ag- ervations are needed by April 24.

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Monday, April 21 GES Kindergarten Registration Bright (Easter) Orthodox Holiday

Tuesday, April 22 GES Kindergarten Registration PHS CTE Assessment.....................................................7:30 - 8:30 a.m. PHS Senior Collage Workshop............. Southbury Library, 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23 GES Kindergarten Registration PHS College Fair......................................PHS Main Gym, 6 - 7:30 p.m. RMS Parent Meeting (tentative)...................................... 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 24 GES Kindergarten Registration RMS PTO After School Tennis............................................... 3 - 4 p.m.

Friday, April 25 GES Kindergarten Registration GES Spirit Day Region-wide Annual Art Gallery.................................. PHS, 6 - 9 p.m.

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Middlebury Senior Center News Computer classes Sean Howard from the Middlebury Senior Center’s computer lab is giving classes on Windows 8. Students who wish to learn Windows 8 are asked to bring their laptops. Sean also teaches basic to advanced personal computer skills for Windows 7 and 8. He can be reached from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call 203-577-4166, ext. 711. There is a $15 hourly fee. Or you can sign up for four classes for $25. Each class is approximately one hour long. You don’t have to be a senior citizen to take advantage of these classes.

Table tennis Join Rene Cunningham for some table tennis at Shepardson Community Center every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge.

Driver safety program The next AARP Driver Safety course will be Monday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the senior center. The course is the nation’s first and largest driver-refresher course. Using new materials and new videos, the course covers new defensive driving techniques, new laws and regulations, how to deal with aggressive drivers, and how aging affects drivers. Drivers who attend this class will receive a completion certificate and may be entitled to a discount on automobile insur-

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ance (contact your insurance company for details). AARP membership is not required, and drivers of all ages are invited to attend. The cost to participate is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. All checks must be made out to “AARP.” Call 203-577-4166 to register.


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Calvary Chapel in Southbury Easter services will be Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services will be at 9 and 11 a.m. Childcare for ages 5 and under will be provided Friday and Saturday, and a full children’s ministry will be available Sunday. Calvary Chapel Southbury is at 134 Main St. S. in Southbury in the Bennett Square shopping center. For more information, call 203-267-5441 or email


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The Middlebury minibus will go to IKEA in New Haven Thursday, April 24, leaving the senior center at 9:30 a.m. It will be back at the senior center by 3 p.m. To reserve your seat, call 203-5774166. IKEA offers its customers a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. There is a café in IKEA, so you can have lunch right inside.

Janice Zwicker and Ken Winkelstern will offer the free “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” course Wednesdays, April 23 through May 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Danbury Senior Center at 10 Elmwood Place in Danbury. Preregistration is required. Materials need to be obtained, so it is helpful to know the number of attendees ahead of time. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country. Over the course’s six weeks, caregivers develop strategies to help them reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate their feelings, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help participants identify the “tools” needed for successful care-giving and put them into action in daily life. Participants receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook developed specifically for the class. The manual’s cost is covered by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant and other local grantors. To register, contact Zwicker at 203-758-8080.

Painted Pony restaurant As part of the Senior Dine lunch program, the minibus will go to the Painted Pony restaurant in Bethlehem Friday, April 25. You must have a Senior Dine card to participate. If you do not have a card, stop by the senior center office to get one. If you want to go to the Painted Pony, call 203-577-4166 to reserve a seat.

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will be canceled. For more information, call The Orchards in Southington will host a 203-263-3711, ext. 10, or visit www. free screening of “The Typist,” a film about the Nuremberg Trials, Thursday, April 24, Hop Brook Park trail closings at 1:15 p.m. This film depicts the life story The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New of Minnesota native Larry Tillemans, who England District reminds Hop Brook Park is believed to be the last living clerk-typist visitors that Connecticut Light and Power at the Nuremberg Trials, which were conducted in Germany following World War Company (CL&P) will continue to work along approximately 0.6 miles of the Wetland and II to try Nazi war criminals. As a sergeant in the U.S. 3rd Army, it was North Trails with heavy equipment through Tillemans’ duty to document the testimonies the end of May 2014. Heavy machinery uses of victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust, the trails for access to CL&P’s right-of-way which deeply affected him. The film includes to allow electrical tower replacement. Signs advising of trail closings were posted interviews with Tillemans, his children and along the trails, but have been vandalized. friends, and experts on the Holocaust. Its message emphasizes the importance of Due to continued vandalism, signs will not remembering history so that its atrocities be posted. However, visitors should still remain out of these areas until the CL&P are not repeated. Reservations are required to attend the work is complete. Public access is prohibited screening; call 860-628-5656 to reserve a on the Wetland and North trail areas until seat. The Orchards is at 34 Hobart St. in further notice. Visitors found on closed trails may be subject to fines and/or arrest. Southington. The remaining portions of the recreation area are available to bicycle and foot traffic. Spring walks at Flanders Members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Limited parking is available at the park Club will offer the public guided strolls along entrance on Route 63 in Middlebury. Visitors Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust’s are reminded to lock their vehicles and award-winning Botany Trail three Sunday remove valuables from sight while using the afternoons, April 27, May 4 and May 11, at area. For up-to-date information, call the Hop Brook Lake Project Office at 203-7292 p.m. The Botany Trail was developed by and 8840. has been maintained by the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club since 1965. The trail is a refuge for wildflowers and native plants rescued from area development. The trail is approximately a mile in length and features gentle terrain suitable for any age level. It features more than 250 species of native perennials, trees, shrubs and ferns. In springtime, more than 150 wildflowers bloom along the trail. The walks are free, but donations are welcome. The group will meet in the Flanders Sugar House parking lot, which is off Church Hill Road (1/4 mile east of the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Roads in Woodbury). In case of rain, that day’s walk

Literacy volunteer training Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury is accepting registrations for its spring session of volunteer orientations. Individuals interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities in English as a Second Language are encouraged to attend one of the sessions. The next session will be Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Middlebury Public Library at 30 Crest Road in Middlebury. For more information about the program or to register for the orientation, call Vanessa Vowe at 203-754-1164 or email

Hospital patients risk infections Hospital stays can make you sick. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that one-quarter of patients in hospitals get serious infections. The study of more than 11,000 patients, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as bacterium clostridium difficile (commonly known as c. diff) and methicillinresistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a staph infection, being acquired in hospitals. Devices such as catheters and ventilators were included as the sources of infection. The study estimated

more than 700,000 infections were acquired in hospitals in one year alone. At the root of the massive numbers of antibiotic-resistant infections is the overprescription of antibiotics, which reduces their effectiveness. If you’re due for hospitalization, be bold about your own care. The CDC has a poster with these six steps to help avoid hospital infections.

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Obituaries Helen Ann Hatfield Sister of Mary Brezak

Helen Ann Hatfield, 83, of Woodbury, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at River Glen Health Care Center in Southbury. Helen was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Westport, Conn., a daughter of the late Daniel and Alice (Marz) Hatfield. She resided in Woodbury for many years, previously living in Southbury. She was a nurse’s aide at Fairfield Hills for 36 years. Helen was an honorary member of the Coast Guard for 20 years, an active member of Animals for Life and also a real estate broker. She was a trainer and breeder of horses, which she loved. She leaves three nephews, Brian Henley of Woodstock, Ga.; William “Chuck” Henley of Richmond, Va.; and Mark Henley of Woodbury; a niece, Janice Hiltz of Goshen, Conn.; two sisters, Mary Brezak of Middlebury and Ruth Turcotte of West Haven, Conn.; and numerous other family members. She was predeceased by three brothers, Daniel Hatfield, Owen Hatfield and LeRoy “Red” Hatfield, and two sisters, Alice “Babe” and Edna Brezak. A funeral service was held Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Woodbury. Burial was to follow in West Goshen Cemetery in Goshen. Arrangements were by the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere. Contributions may be made to Animals For Life, P.O. Box 185612, Hamden, CT 06518. Online condolences may be made through

Roland J. Lavallee “Mr. Ron” at MES

Roland J. “Mr. Ron” Lavallee, 69, of Oakville, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care at St. Mary’s Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Sabina (Destefano) Lavallee. Roland was born in Waterbury March 20, 1945, son of the late Leon and Cecile (Gagnon) Lavallee. He graduated from Wolcott High School, class of 1963. He was a foreman for most of his career, having worked at Scovill and Century Brass, Quantum Plastic Corp., and Ansonia Copper and Brass, from which he retired. In his retirement he continued to work at

Middlebury Elementary School, where he was the cafeteria custodian, affectionately known by the staff as “Mr. Ron.” He loved gardening and woodworking, but most importantly spending time with his family. He leaves behind his wife, Sabina (Destefano) Lavallee of Oakville, and their two daughters, Lisa and Gina Lavallee of Meriden; his daughters, Julie Sarandrea and Karen Lavallee; his son, Edward Lavallee; two sisters, Jeanne Levanti and Sheila Windischman; a sisterin-law, Gloria Anne Pavan and her husband, John; a brother-in-law, Joe Destefano and his wife, Ginny, as well as several nieces and nephews. He also will be dearly missed by his beloved Sheltie, “Molli.” Sabina and her girls would like to give a heartfelt thank-you to Gloria Anne and John, Joey and Ginny, and Marc and Chris for their tremendous support and presence throughout his illness. The family also would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Bowen and the staff at the Harold Leever Cancer Center for their supportive care and the staff of O’Brien IV and VITAS hospice nurses for their exceptional care. The funeral was Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Watertown. Burial was to be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home in Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Connecticut, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 or Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. For more information or to send e-condolences, visit www.

Sophie H. Rogers

Widow of Dr. Everett T. Rogers Mrs. Sophie H. (Pilkewich) Rogers, 88, of Middlebury, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Middlebury Convalescent Home. She was the wife of the late Dr. Everett T. Rogers, DDS, who passed away in 2005. Mrs. Rogers was born in Waterbury, Oct. 20, 1925, a daughter of the late Casmir and Sophie (Motuski) Pilkewich, and had been a Middlebury resident for the past 22 years. She and her late husband maintained a dental practice in

Naugatuck for many years, where she served as office manager. She was a communicant of St. John of the Cross Church. She leaves one brother, Charles Pilkewich of Naugatuck, and one sister, Gertrude Bienkowski of Pompano Beach, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Celia Pilkewich and Helen Donahue. Her Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. John of the Cross Church. Burial was to follow in new Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Naugatuck Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 484, Naugatuck, 06770-0484. Arrangements were by the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck. For more information or to send an email condolence, go to

Linda Marie Stoppani Mother of Lisa Tedesco

Linda Marie Stoppani, 70, of Torrington passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Torrington Health and Rehabilitation. Linda was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Torrington, Conn., a daughter of the late Otto and Mary Jean (Sorrentino) Stoppani. She was employed by Big Y Supermarket in Torrington until her retirement. She is survived by one son, Aaron Stoppani of Avon, Conn.; one daughter, Lisa Tedesco of Middlebury; two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by one sister, Juliann Stoppani. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. Peter Church in Torrington. Burial was to follow in St. Francis New Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cook Funeral Home in Torrington. Condolences may be sent to Linda’s family by visiting www.

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Master Mathews will teach intermediate karate (blue and purple) Mondays, April 21 to June 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 28 at Shepardson Community Center. There will be no classes May 26 and June 16. The fee is $45 for residents; $55 for nonresidents. spring/summer blooming after a long winter.


Instructor Shelagh Greatorex will teach Zumba to those 12 and older Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 22 to June 24, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Shepardson Center. Zumba is a fun and effective form of cardiovascular exercise moving and dancing to Latin music. The fee is $55 for residents; $65 for nonresidents.

Spring garden preparation John Cookson is offering a free seminar on spring garden preparation Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at Shepardson Community Center. Topics will include how to prepare your vegetable and flower gardens for productive

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An instructor from Girls Inc. of Southwest Connecticut will lead this six-week program Wednesdays, April 23 to May 28, at Shepardson Community Center. Girls ages 6 to 9 will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; girls ages 10 and older will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The fee is $55 for residents; $65 for nonresidents. This hands-on program gives girls an opportunity to explore the world of science in an all-girl environment. Make lava lamps, volcanoes, slime and much more! A great program for a curious mind!

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MRA boat racks, lockers Entry forms for the MRA boat rack lottery are available online and in the Parks and Recreation office. Racks can accommodate Sunfish, Sailfish, sailboards, kayaks and canoes, and there are six spaces for standard-size rowboats. The limit is one rack per family at a cost of $50 per rack. Boat rack lottery requests must be received in the Parks and Recreation office no later than Friday, April 25. The lottery will be held Wednesday, April 30. Winners must pay for their rack by Wednesday, May 14, or their rack will be offered to the next person on the wait list. Residents must have a valid MRA pass before renting a boat rack. A limited number of wooden storage lockers that rent for $50 for the season are available to pass holders on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one locker per family. No phone reservations accepted.

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Pomperaug High School Varsity Games April 18 - 26, 2014



Monday, April 21.................. Joel Barlow (A)................................. 4:15 p.m. The Pomperaug High School softball team is off Wednesday, April 23............. Bunnell (A)....................................... 4:15 p.m. to a quick start at 3-1 on the season. The Lady Pan-

thers opened with a 10-0 win over Ridgefield as senior

Tuesday, April 22.................. Stratford (H).......................................... 3 p.m. pitcher Lauren Reilly spun a three-hitter and sparked Wednesday, April 23............. Bunnell (A)............................................ 3 p.m. the attack with two doubles. Thursday, April 24................. Brookfield (A)........................................ 3 p.m. Erin Ruggerio and Brianna Antonazzo collected

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Saturday, April 19................. Lewis Mills (A)..................................... 10 a.m. Monday, April 21.................. Newtown (H)......................................... 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24................. Immaculate (H)..................................... 7 p.m.

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two hits and two RBIs each to pace the offense in the win over the Tigers. Rebecca Meyer and Ashley Antonazzo each came through with three hits as the Panthers came away with 15 hits in the victory. Last Friday, the bats stayed hot as Pomperaug unleashed a nine-hit attack, earning a 9-1 win over Joel Barlow and improving to 2-0 on the season. Ashley Antonazzo went five innings in the pitcher’s circle, allowing five hits and striking out four with catcher Anabella Pastorok getting the job done behind the plate. “The girls are all doing a good job, and it’s all coming together,” said Pomperaug head coach Paul Masotto. “We are getting timely hitting, solid pitching, and the defense is making the plays in the field. Certainly a good way to start the season.” The Panthers didn’t waste any time in putting Barlow on notice as Pomperaug plated two runs in the first inning to take the lead. Reilly led off with a base on balls and took second on a passed ball. Ruggerio popped up between the catcher and the pitcher’s circle, beating out an infield hit with Reilly pulling into third to put runners at the corners. Brianna Antonazzo didn’t waste the opportunity as she came through with a two-out single to right field that sent Reilly across the plate. Ruggerio came home on a wild pitch for a 2-0 advantage. “I thought we were heads up on the bases and that helped us to score a few runs,” added Masotto. “This is the most versatile team I’ve had in years. We have a lot of young kids who are contributing, and that will help us out now that senior Kennedy Gibson is out for a couple of weeks.” Pomperaug was at it again in the next inning when Ashley Antonazzo singled and pinch runner Lauren Rubinstein stole second and third. Barlow pitcher Brianna Marcelino managed to get out of the inning without further damage. Barlow did get something going in the third when Sam Hilford came through with the first hit for the Falcons. That uprising was short-lived as Ashley Antonazzo turned up the heat and struck out two batters to get out of the jam. The Panthers tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the frame as Ruggerio reached on a dropped throw to first base. Kaela Harris belted a single up the middle, and Ruggerio scored on a ground out to shortstop off Meyer’s bat.

Pomperaug’s Erin Ruggerio, no. 5, slides across the plate with the second run in the first inning as the Panthers went on to defeat Barlow by a 9-1 final margin last Friday in Southbury. (Ken Morse photo) The Falcons closed the gap in the fourth in spite of some heads-up defense by Pomperaug when Meyer fielded a smash down the third-base line and erased the lead runner. Zoe Marcelino scored on a run-scoring single to center by Gloria Davey, and Barlow trailed by a slim 3-1 margin. If there was any thought the Barlow Falcons would make a comeback, that was quickly erased in the next inning when Pomperaug erupted for five runs to put the game away. Ruggerio led off with an infield hit to start the bottom of the fifth, and Harris got every bit of her pitch, driving a triple into the gap. Brianna Antonazzo singled to center, and Laurel Williams reached on a throwing error by the third baseman. Annie Yacavone drew a walk, and Jess Eisenbach hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly. Lauren LaCava hit one up the middle that second baseman Lydia Dazzo managed to get a glove on to end the uprising, but Pomperaug was in command, holding an 8-1 advantage. Bella Buonosso came on to pitch the final two innings in relief to close out the win. Pomperaug added a run in the sixth when Reilly hit an infield single and came around to score on a wild pitch. After losing a tough game to Lauralton Hall Saturday, the Panthers got back in the win column by earning a hard-fought 4-3 win over New Milford Monday. Reilly scattered six hits in the complete game effort with Harris’s two hits and two RBIs pacing the offense along with Meyer’s two hits and one run. Pomperaug will be back in action next week at Barlow on Monday and at Bunnell of Stratford on Wednesday with both contests starting at 4:15 p.m.

1. Who were the last teammates before Baltimore’s Manny Machado and Chris Davis in 2013 to lead the A.L. in doubles and home runs in the same season? 2. How many times did New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio have seasons of more RBIs than games played? 3. Who holds the Pac-12 record for most touchdown passes in a season? 4. In 2013, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan became the fourth player to play in the NBA Finals during three different decades. Name two of the other three. 5. When was the last time before the 2013-14 season that the Philadelphia Flyers won at least 10 consecutive games at home in regulation? 6. How many times has a Tour de France bicycling champion come from Great Britain? 7. Who gave heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali his second professional defeat?

Answers 1. Lou Gehrig (doubles) and Babe Ruth (home runs) did it for the New York Yankees in 1927. 2. Four seasons (1937, ‘39, ‘40, ‘48). 3. Southern Cal’s Matt Barkley, with 39 in 2011. 4. Elgin Baylor, A.C. Green and John Salley. 5. They won 14 consecutive home games in 1984-85. 6. Twice – in 2012 (Bradley Wiggins) and 2013 (Chris Froome). 7. Ken Norton beat him in 1973.


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We self-installed a kitchen faucet last year, an expensive single-lever unit with a faucet that curves up several inches high so there’s plenty of room for pots and pans underneath. For several weeks now, whenever I turn off the water, a thin stream of water continues trickling out of the faucet for several minutes. I make sure to push the lever all the way down when I turn it off, but that doesn’t fix it. How do we repair this? – Joyce G., Burlington, Vt.


If you saved the manufacturer instructions or warranty card, dig that paper out and look for a customer service number. The most likely problem with the faucet is a faulty cartridge, and in a unit that was only purchased about a year ago, that part should be covered in the faucet’s warranty. Contacting the manufacturer through the number given on the manual or warranty card will connect you with a troubleshooting department that can walk you through addi-

By Samantha Mazzotta tional steps to determine whether a replacement cartridge is needed. If you can’t find those documents, go to the manufacturer’s website and look up the faucet model – a manual may be available online, along with a contact number. Or, if it’s out of warranty but you have the receipt, contact the store where you bought the faucet; some home-improvement stores have return or parts replacement policies in place for many of their items, particularly pricier ones. If the manufacturer (or the store) agrees it’s a cartridge issue and is covered, it will send you a replacement cartridge. A new set of O-rings also should be included; if not, you’ll want to pur-

chase the correct-size rings for your faucet model at the homeimprovement store. The beauty of a cartridge faucet is that, compared to older valvetype faucets, replacement is almost a breeze. You don’t have to struggle with reseating the valve stem – praying that you haven’t ground the reseating tool around too far. Instead, you just pop in the new cartridge and replace the faucet seals. You shouldn’t have to worry about servicing that faucet again for several years. A number of online videos detail the replacement of a kitchen faucet cartridge, which should help you with the repair. Send your questions or home tips to (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

Purchase a set of O-rings or seals for each type of faucet in your home, and tape the bag of replacements to the side or back of each sink cabinet so you have them on hand.

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18 percent still have symptoms even a year later. An expert in balance problems, often an ENT doctor, would be most likely to be familiar with this condition. The booklet on vertigo explains dizziness in detail and outlines its treatment. Readers can order a copy by writing Dr. Roach, No. 801W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. ROACH: I look down in the toilet and see my urine is white and foamy. What is this, what causes it and is there anything I can do? – A.V.R. ANSWER: Foamy urine raises concern of excess protein. High amounts of protein in the urine could result from nephrotic syn-

drome, an indication of a serious kidney condition. Any doctor can do a urine test for protein; if it’s positive, your doctor will have you collect all the urine you make in 24 hours to see how much protein there is. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m wondering about the commercials regarding eating ice cream. The way they sound, it’s OK to eat it without fear of fat. I’m a male in his 70s, in fine health, and I am wondering if eating it is fine, but just once in a while. Thank you. – A.A. ANSWER: Ice cream has more saturated fat and sugar than is good for you. People who want to be super-healthy don’t eat ice cream at all. However, I am a believer that it’s OK to indulge yourself once in a while in something that might not be the healthiest for you. Just make sure it’s something closer to once a month than it is to once a day. Dr. Roach 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

Spring cleanup continues I am out in my gardens every day now. I don’t always have time to perform chores, but I do get to see the results of all the hard work I did in the fall. Everyone should keep a log of what they plant in the fall. I am not always good at doing this. When you buy perennials, there is usually a plastic stake in

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so I would know what I planted. My spring bulbs are all emerging, and some of my daffodils are blooming. My hellebores are finally blooming. I was afraid my Montauk daisies were not going to come back because of the drought-like conditions last fall, but I just saw the leaves are starting to sprout. Now I will cut them back to make them look neat. I will cut them back again in June so that they do not become too leggy. As you clean up your gardens, try to clean up the weeds as well. It will give you a head start on controlling them. I have one more garden to clean up, and then the next chore is amending the soil and fertilizing. Enjoy your time in the garden!

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Marley is a black Lab, possibly mixed with a tad of chow. He has the sweetest disposition and loves everything. He is a bundle full of fun and energy, but also has his laid-back time when he just wants to lie directly on top of you. Marley is a cuddle bug and would like a home where he can run and play, as any dog will, but also be your best buddy and friend. He loves other dogs and will play with them here. As for cats, he does not seem to mind them at all. He will be neutered soon and ready for adoption!

BooBoo, Marley’s sidekick, is a sweet and lovable little guy that is just the happiest little guy you could want to meet! He loves other animals and would acclimate to most any home. He was surrendered by his owner, who just wanted the very best for his animals. Living in a car was just not the life he desired for his buddies. Soon Booboo will be neutered and ready to go to a new home. For more information, please send an email to us!

PET OF THE WEEK Reeses lives with the Schmincke family in Middlebury.

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: With a couple of family members already heavily into it, I’m interested in becoming a birdwatcher too – if only to have something interesting to talk about at holiday dinners. I thought it would be easy, but even just bird-watching in my backyard, I haven’t seen much more than sparrows. Any tips? – Bart L., Portland, Ore. DEAR BART: As a new birdwatcher myself, I’ll fall back on the experts on this one. That’s because starting out in the hobby (or is it a sport?) can be surprisingly difficult in some respects, such as finding birds that are more interesting than your common backyard species. The “10,000 Birds” blog has a very nice post that lays out some key tips for new bird-watchers. First, the time of year is key to spotting certain types of birds; but more importantly, find experienced bird-watchers, and pay attention to what they tell you. It’s not as easy as grabbing a good pair of binoculars and striding forth into nature; you need to know where certain birds are likely to nest or hunt, and the best areas from which to spot them. The Internet is a great resource, particularly group meetup sites like, on which you can locate birdwatching groups in your area. If you can’t find one that suits your schedule or that looks “right” for you, contact your local Audubon chapter to find out about other groups, chapter meetings, or educational seminars or classes. Send your questions or comments to (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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